12 DAYS SPECIAL DUBAI AND TURKEY COMBINED TOUR ITINERARY:
Day 1 Dubai - Arrival Day
Arrive to Dubai International Airport, Clear Customs & Immigration. Meet & Greet
upon arrival by English speaking representative and arrival transfer from Dubai
International Airport to hotel. Check in to your Hotel. Overnight in Dubai.
Day 2 - Dubai City Tour
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Dubai City Tour. The city tour is a
great introduction to Dubai especially if you are on a short visit, as you will
get to see some of the most popular sights. You will be visiting amazing and
picturesque landmarks that combines fabulous architecture with the rich culture
of the Middle East. There is plenty of time at each stop to enjoy and photograph
along with a very pleasant tour guide. It helps you to learn about the city and
hit the major tourist spots and then make follow up trips to places you want to
spend more time at. Photo stop outside Jumeirah Mosque, visit Dubai Creek,
explore the Dubai Museum, visit Gold and Spick Souk, and stop at Burj Al Arab
Hotel for photographs. After the tour return to the hotel. Overnight in Dubai.
Day 3 - Dubai to Istanbul - Turkey
Today we will transfer you to airport for your flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival
to Istanbul, meet at the airport and transfer to your hotel. You will be given
your room key and the rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight in
Day 4 Turkey - Istanbul City Tour
Pick up at 08:30am from your hotel for the a day tour of old Istanbul city.
Visit to ST. SOPHIA This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great in the
4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the
architectural marvels of all time. TOPKAPI PALACE The great palace of the
Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite
collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans
and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the
Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed. SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL
MOSQUE Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet,
is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of
blue Iznik tiles. HIPPODROME Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races,
with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine
Column and the Column of Constantine. Lunch break at 13:00pm after the lunch
Murtis Tour will then take you to the GRAND COVERED BAZAAR In this labyrinth of
streets and passages are more then 4, 000 shops with each trade having its own
area: the goldsmiths street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such
as hand painted ceramic plates, hand - honed copperware, brassware and trays,
water ewers, onyx - ware and meerschaum pipes. After the tour, transfer back to
your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 5 Turkey - Istanbul to Izmir and Kusadasi
After breakfast depart for Bosphorus Cruise tour. Enjoy a magical Istanbul
Bosphorus Boat Cruise and Spice Market Tour starting at 08:30. Enjoy the array
of sites you can see from the boat including: SPICE BAZAAR (Egyptian Bazaar).
BOSPHORUS BY BOAT a traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating
Europe and Asia.. Lunch break at the Turkish restaurant. After the lunch depart
for Istanbul Ataturk airport for domestic flight to Izmir. Transfer from airport
and check in to your hotel in Kusadasi. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 6 Turkey - Kusadasi - Ephesus Tour - Turkish Village Sirince
08:30 Departure from hotel fully guided tour of Ephesus, one of the best
preserved ancient sites in the world en - route, visiting the Temple of Artemis,
Curetes street, famous Roman baths, Celsus Library, Grand theatre and House of
the Virgin Mary. Lunch break around 13:00pm. After the lunch, we will visit a
place which continues to perform one of the oldest arts of Turkey; a carpet
weaving center. After Lunch we will do a Turkish Village Tour. Sirinces
construction style today belongs to Anatolian Greeks. The houses on the slope
are all original with their white paints. Sirince Village also has a fantastic
reputation for making some of the best wines in Turkey - especially fruit wines.
We will visit the vineyards and it is time to learn how to make fruit wine with
Turkish wine makers. In the evening you will be tested about your knowledge of
making fruit wine. On the way we will visit one of the famous leather production
centers of the region, where you will have the opportunity to get a good factory
rate. On this guided tour, you will avoid the constant nagging and sometimes
bullying that is well known in the markets of Turkey. Enabling you to enjoy the
shopping experience whilst gaining the knowledge of the ancient craftsmen Dinner
and overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 7 Turkey - Kusadasi - Pamukkale Tour
At 08:00 we depart for Pamukkale. We will check at the hotel around 12.00 and we
have a lunch break until 13.30. Afterwards we shall visit the calcium terraces
of Pamukkale (cotton castle) and the ruins of Hierapolis, then walk around this
natural phenomenon and have the option of lying in the waters of the natural
springs. Dinner and overnight in Pamukkale.
Day 8 Turkey - Pamukkale to Antalya
Today, from Pamukkale to Antalya, we may use luxury public bus. This service is
door to door, we pick you up from your hotel and drop you to Denizli bus station
and again we pick you up from bus station in Antalya and drop you to your hotel
in Antalya. Tea, coffee, snacks and TV are available on the buses. We will also
have one break on the way after 2.5 hours. Only 5 hours drive to Antalya.
Overnight in Antalya.
Day 9 Turkey - Antalya Aspendos and Perge Tour
After breakfast we will depart for Perge and Aspendos.
PERGE: According to the geographer Strabon. Perge has been founded by Akhas who
came down here after the Trojan wars. Perge was first mentioned in 334 BC when
Alexander the Great passed through here. In the following years, Perge went
under the control of Pergamon when the Kingdom of Pergamon became a part of the
Roman city. In the first and the second centuries BC, Perge became one of the
richest towns in Pamphylia. Therefore it is not a surprise that St. Paul started
his campaign in Anatolia from Perge in 46 AD. After Perge, we will depart for
Aspendos. Lunch break on the way.
ASPENDOS: The eastern land of Antalya was called Pamphylia in ancient times.
Aspendos (Belkis) lies 47 km east of Antalya in the Pamphylian plain. In 486 BC,
Greeks and Persians had a great battle here (Greeks won, they didn't stay for
long). During the reign of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (161-80 AD)
Aspendos got its theatre, which is the best preserved of all. It was built by
Romans and maintained by Byzantines and Seljuks. The ruins of the ancient city
are extensive and include a stadium, an agora, and a basilica. Dinner and
overnight in Antalya.
Day 10 Turkey - Antalya to Cappadocia by Flight
After breakfast, 12:00 hrs. Check out and free time till departure. Then we
depart for Antalya airport for our domestic flight to Cappadocia. Transfer from
Kayseri airport to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore
Cappadocia. Dinner and Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 11 Turkey - Cappadocia Tour
Today we will get to know the Cappadocia region, a volcanic area in which the
geological formation started 10 million years ago. As a result of these
formations phallic like pillars have come to life. The beautiful horse country
Katpatuka, (as the Persians called her) is an unbelievable strip of land,
enchanting and mysterious. Cappadocia region is also famous for its arts,
including ceramic and carpets. You will be picked up approximately 09:30 from
your hotel to join our regular tour. Tour starts with Uchisar Castle, the
highest point of Cappadocia. After Uchisar, you visit Goreme Open Air Museum,
the Heart of Cappadocia. Goreme Open Air Museum is famous for frescoes dating to
10th century describing the life of Jesus Christ and monks. Next stop is Cavusin,
which is an abandoned village with old cave Greek houses. After Cavusin you go
to the restaurant in Avanos to have lunch. After lunch, you visit a pottery work
shop, to see how to make potteries. Then you go Pasabagi where you can see three
- headed fairy chimneys. After Pasabagi you visit another workshop to see
Cappadocian handwoven carpets and kilims. Next stop is Devrent Valley, which is
also called Imagination Valley, where you can see natural rock formations
looking like animals. Then you head to a wine shop in Urgup for wine tasting.
Last stop is Three Beauties, three beautiful fairy chimneys with their hats,
which is the symbol of Cappadocia. This tour will end approximately 18:00 and
you will be returned back to your hotel. Dinner and overnight Cappadocia.
Day 12 Turkey - Cappadocia to Istanbul - End of Tour
After breakfast you will have free time for shopping in Cappadocia. Then we
depart for Kayseri airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul and then back to
home. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in the
future in one of our tours again. Have a nice trip back home and thanks for
choosing TravelShop Turkey.
12 DAYS SPECIAL DUBAI AND TURKEY COMBINED TOUR INCLUDES:
TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- All Airport transfer mention in site the Itinerary
- Domestic flight from Istanbul to Izmir
- Domestic flight from Antalya to Cappadocia
- Domestic flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul
- 2 nights hotel in Dubai
- 2 nights hotel in Istanbul
- 2 nights hotel in Kusadasi
- 1 night hotel in Pamukkale
- 2 nights hotel in Antalya
- 2 nights hotel in Cappadocia
- 11 open buffet breakfastsv
- Guided half day Dubai City Tour
- Guided Istanbul city tour
- Guided Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise
- Guided Ephesus tour
- Guided Sirince village tour and wine tasting
- Guided Pamukkale tour
- Guided Antalya Aspendos & Perge Tour
- Guided Cappadocia tour
- All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
- Transportation in a fully air - conditioned, non - smoking coach
- Professional English - speaking tour guides
- International flights
- Insurance: All types
- Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned at the included section
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