Starting with great beachesof Dubai, this tour will give you the opportunity to visit marvels of Turkey and feel the great history of two most important cities of the World, Istanbul and Athens. Get ready to dive into the history and enjoy the natural beauties of three great countries.
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.
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, stop at Burj Al Arab Hotel for photographs. After the tour return to the hotel. Overnight in Dubai.
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 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.
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, 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.
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 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.
After breakfast, we depart for Denizli airport for our domestic flight to Cappadocia. Transfer from Kayseri airport to your Cave hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore Cappadocia. Overnight in Cave Hotel in Cappadocia.
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 approximatley 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 wineshop 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. Overnight in Cappadocia.
After breakfast you will have free time shopping in Cappadocia. Today we depart for Kayseri airport for our flight to Istanbul and then to Athens. Arrival Athens airport â€“ meet and assist with our local staff and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Athens.
After breakfast pick up for city seat in coach tour of Athens includes visit to the NEW Acropolis museum.
This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our expert guides will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (short stop). Continue and pass by the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrianâ€™s Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma). On the Acropolis site visit the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally â€œthe harmony between material and spiritâ€, the monument that â€œputs order in the mindâ€, the Parthenon. Continue and visit the place where at last the statues found their home and admire the wonders of the classical era: The new Acropolis museum.
Free afternoon. Overnight in Athens
Breakfast at the hotel. Free time at leisure for shopping and walking down to Plaka the oldest place in Athens.Overnight in Athens
After breakfast check-out from the hotel. 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 backhome and thanks for choosing TravelShop Turkey.
Tour Does Not Include
Available On Dates
1 February, 2019 - 31 March, 2019
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
ISTANBUL RAMADA HOTEL & SUITES GOLDEN HORN
KUSADASI 5 STAR CHARIRSMA HOTEL
PAMUKKALE 5 STAR COLOSSAE HOTEL
CAPPADOCIA GAMIRASU CAVE HOTEL
DUBAI 4 STAR FORTUNE GRAND HOTEL
ATHENS 4 STAR POLIS GRAND HOTEL
|Dubai|| - ||Istanbul|
|Istanbul|| - ||Kusadasi|
|Kusadasi|| - ||Ephesus|
|Ephesus|| - ||Pamukkale|
|Pamukkale|| - ||Cappadocia|
|Cappadocia|| - ||Istanbul|
|Istanbul|| - ||Athens|