Welcome to Turkey! If you are a solo traveler and want to travel with other people to make new friends, enjoy Turkish hospitality, and learn how to cook delicious Turkish food, have dance classes and get lessons to make ceramics, here is our super program for you. For two weeks, you will be visiting the most popular destinations in Turkey, including Istanbul - Kusadasi - Ephesus - Sirince Village - Pamukkale - Bodrum - Antalya â€“ Cappadocia - Istanbul. This is an exquisite tour for you with all the bells and whistles. There are no long bus rides, just domestic flights getting you to your destination comfortable and relaxed. By booking that tour, you will be able to see Istanbul, Aegean Region, Mediterranean Region and Central Anatolia. An Ideal tour for these who want to relax at beautiful coastline of Turkey, you will also have the chance to swim in great waters of Aegean and Mediterranean! You also have the opportunity to visit Greece from Bodrum, Kusadasi or Fethiye. This tour will guarantee a return visit to Turkey to experience the hospitality and culture of a country that will stay in your hearts forever.
Welcome to Turkey, arrival into Istanbul. Transfer from airport and check in to your hotel, offers a welcome drink and a chat with gourmet experts in Turkish cuisine. Tonight you will have a welcome dinner, be introduced to our friendly crew and other travelers while enjoying traditional Turkish food and enjoy the mystical atmosphere of Istanbul at night. Overnight in Istanbul
After a morning orientation sightseeing tour of Istanbul, you participate in your first Turkish cooking lesson: During our Istanbul cooking tour, you will taste various flavors of Turkey from different regions. preparing lunch which you will enjoy! After lunch visit to 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. Overnight in Istanbul.
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. Visit the SPICE BAZAAR (Egyptian Bazaar).The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice. After the Tour return to hotel for a rest. In the evening we depart for your Belly dancing and folklore class. This will be a very memorable class learning belly dancing techniques and folklore dance. You will learn the special moves and how to get the attention of the audience. We have dinner at the Restaurant. Overnight in Istanbul.
After breakfast at 08:30 depart for Bosphorus Cruise tour. Enjoy the array of sites you can see from the boat including: SPICE BAZAAR (Egyptian Bazaar). BOSPHORUS BY BOAT is a traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. After Tour we 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.
A fully guided Ephesus Tour starts at 08:30, one of the best preserved ancient ruins in the world. A visit to Ephesus - once the commercial center of the ancient world - is a highlight of any visit to Turkey. The city, whose wealth and patronage supported its splendid architectural program, was dedicated to the goddess Artemis. Her enormous temple, once considered one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World and rebuilt several times, dates in its latest form from the third century B.C. The tour of the ruins also includes a theatre, gymnasium, agora and baths, as well as the Library of Celsus and the final abode of the Virgin Mary where she spent her last years. On the way to hotel, we will visit a place which continues to perform one of the oldest arts of Turkey; a carpet weaving center. Overnight in Kusadasi.
After breakfast at 08:30 we will depart for Sirince Village. Visit the beautiful village of Sirince and the ruins of 42 churches, the suggested birth place of the Virgin Mary. Today we will go to Sirince Village to see locals making handmade textiles. The textiles that we will see include carpets, kilims, clothing and homewares such as pillow covers. You will see firsthand the ancient techniques used by the Turkish women to make these intricate styles and patterns that are famous to Turkey and the local region. Sirince is also very famous for its many different varieties of fruit wine. We will have a chance to enjoy some of these wines at the local wineries. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi.
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.
After breakfast, transfer depart for Bodrum. It takes around 4 hours. Upon arrival, meet with our representative and proceed to hotel for check in. Rest of the day is yours. Dinner and overnight in Antalya
A day at sea with lunch included and served on board. We set out at approx. 11:00am to cruise the turquoise seas of the Bodrum coastline. We will visit several of the most beautiful bays where you can swim and snorkel in crystal-clear water or simply relax in the mild breeze, enjoy the stunning views and perfect your suntan to the sound of the gently lapping waves. At the black island, half an hour from Bodrum, you can bath in the grotto where the warm mineral waters flowing out of the rocks are believed to beautify the complexion. Back on land at approx. 5:00pm.
After breakfast, transfer to coach station for Antalya. It takes around 4 hours. Upon arrival, meet with our representative and proceed to hotel for check in. Rest of the day is yours. Dinner and overnight in Antalya
The day is yours. You don't have to wake up early, enjoy the sunshine and take in the views and natural magnificent beach & crystal clear sea and explore the city, shop in the local markets, relax on the beach or enjoy one of the many day trips you can choose. These include Aqua Park, horse riding, river rafting, paintball, diving or snorkeling, fishing tours and many more. Overnight in Antalya.
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.
After having had breakfast, participants will take part in the another cooking lesson in Cappadocia. You will have the opportunity to taste great food of Central Turkey, including pancakes and tasting kebab. In the afternoon we 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, visit a pottery work shop, to see how to make potteries. Then you go Pasabagi where you can see three - headed fairy chimneys. Overnight in Cappadocia.
After breakfast, we will depart for our ceramics class. You will be assisted by professional ceramic artists to make your own ceramic piece that you will take home as a memory and souvenir of your trip to Turkey. Ceramic art is the most famous artwork coming from the Cappadocia region. In the afternoon participants will enjoy a guided tour through the spectacular sight of Cappadocia; Derinkuyu Underground City where dwelling was started during the Hittites (2000 BC) and became a big shelter for 12 different nations. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.
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.
All airport transfer services mention to itinerary Domestic flight from Istanbul to Izmir Domestic flight from Antalya to Cappadocia 1 Welcome Dinner Belly Dancing and Folklore Class Textiles and fruit wine tasting Cooking Lesson Ceramics Lesson 3 nights hotel in Istanbul 3 nights hotel in Kusadasi 1 night hotel in Pamukkale 2 nights hotel in Bodrum 2 nights hotel in Antalya 3 nights hotel in Cappadocia 14 open buffet breakfasts 10 local dinners at hotels Guided Bosphorus Cruise Guided Istanbul city tour Guided Ephesus tour Guided Turkish village tour Bodrum Daily Boat Cruise Guided Cappadocia Tour All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary Transportation in a fully air - conditioned, non - smoking coach Professional English - speaking tour guides
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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
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