6 DAYS BUTTERFLY OF TURKEY TOUR ITINERARY:
Day 1 - Istanbul - Arrival Day
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 Istanbul.
There are two airports in Istanbul. Istanbul Ataturk airport is 20 km away from
city center and Sabiha Gokcen airport is 55 km away from city center. Transfer
from Ataturk airport to your hotel is included, if you arrive to Sabiha Gokcen
airport please contact us for transfer rates.
Day 2 - 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 cyrstal, 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 handpainted 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.
Please Note: Hagia Sophia is open on every day, Topkapi Palace closed on
tuesdays, Grand Bazaar closed on sundays. If your tour is on one of these days
we would offer you to visit Underground Cistern instead of
Topkapi palace museum, instead of Grand Baazar you will visit Spice Bazaar.
Day 3 - Istanbul to Izmir and Kusadasi
(Breakfast and local dinner included)
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 4 - Kusadasi - Ephesus Tour - Turkish Village Sirince
(Breakfast, local lunch and local dinner included)
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 centre. After Lunch we will do a Turkish Village Tour. Sirinces
construction style today belongs to Anatolian Greeks. The houses on the slope
are all Orginal 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
Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 5 - Kusadasi - Pamukkale Tour
(Breakfast, local lunch and local dinner included)
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. Overnight in Pamukkale.
Day 6 - Pamukkale - Denizli to Istanbul - End of Tour
Today we depart for Denizli 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.
6 DAYS BUTTERFLY OF TURKEY TOUR INCLUDES:
TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk airport
- Airport transfer to Denizli airport
- Domestic flight from Istanbul to Izmir
- Domestic flight from Denizli to Istanbul
- 2 nights hotel in Istanbul
- 2 nights hotel in Kusadasi
- 1 night hotel in Pamukkale
- 5 open buffet breakfasts
- 2 local lunches during tours
- 3 local dinners at hotels
- Guided Istanbul city tour
- Guided Istanbul Bosphorus cruise
- Guided Ephesus tour
- Guided Sirince village tour and wine tasting
- Guided Pamukkale tour
- All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
- Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
- Professional English-speaking tour guides
- Return airport transfer
- International flights
- Insurance: All types
- Turkey entry visa
- Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned at the included section
Please Note: Hagia Sophia is open on every day, Topkapi Palace closed on tuesdays, Grand Bazaar closed on sundays.
If this hotel list is not available at the time of your booking then we will arrange similar hotels. If you prefer a different category hotel, there might be an additional cost.
What are the discounts for children?
Under 2 years of age, your child will travel free of charge by land. Flight ticket insurance cost will be 20 Euro only.
Children under 6 years of age are charged at 50% of a full priced adult tour in Istanbul.
Children 7-11 years of age are charged at 75% of a full priced adult tour in Istanbul.
Children above 11 years are full priced adult fares.