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10-Day Ephesus, Antalya, Cappadocia Tour from Istanbul with Airport Transfers - Tour Code: 17888

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Start City: Istanbul End City: Cappadocia

Duration: 10 Day(s) Language: English Airport Pickup: Yes

Highlights

All meals as mentioned in programme included!

Nine nights accommodation in 4* and 5* hotels 

☆ All entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary: old city in Istanbul, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar, Bosphorous Cruise, fully guided tour in Ephesus, Meryem Ana, Sirince, visit the vineyards in Sirince, visit the calcium terraces of Pamukkale, ancient city of Hierapolis, visit the old marina in Antalya, Clock Tower, Hadrian's Gate, Broken Minaret and Hidirlik Tower in Kaleici, the Lower Duden Waterfalls, Mausoleum of Mevlana, Derinkuyu underground city, Uchisar Castle, Goreme Open Air Museum, Cavusin, Avanos, Pasabagi, Devrent Valley, a wine shop in Urgup for wine tasting

See impressive historical highlights in Istanbul and the geological wonderland in Cappadocia, discover the ruins of Ephesus, and relax on its mesmerising Mediterranean Coast, on this memorable ten-day tour of some of Turkey's most impressive sights. 

Itinerary

Day 1: ARRIVAL ISTANBUL

Summary of The Day

Arrive at Istanbul airport where a representative will meet and greet you before you are transferred to your hotel for check-in.

Enjoy the afternoon at leisure, relaxing in the hotel or exploring the surroundings on your own. 

Meals
Hotel (included)
Superior Hotel Category = Dosso Dossi Old Town Hotel or similar 4*

Day 2: ISTANBUL

Summary of The Day

Begin your day with a delicious breakfast before you are picked up from the hotel to start a tour of the old city, known as Sultanahmet.

The first stop is 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 and the Holy Mantle, as well as enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed.

Stop for a delicious lunch and then see Sultanahmet Imperial Mosque located across from St. Sophia and built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet. It is also known as the Blue Mosque because of its’ magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles.

Continue with visiting the ancient Hippodrome and admiring the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column, and the Column of Constantine.

Next, wander around the Grand Covered Bazaar. In this labyrinth of streets and passages, there are more than 4,000 shops with each trade having its own area, such as the goldsmiths street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, and many other surprises.

You can end your day in Istanbul with an optional 1001 Nights Dinner Show.

Meals
Hotel (included)
Superior Hotel Category = Dosso Dossi Old Town Hotel or similar 4*

Day 3: ISTANBUL – KUSADASI (575 KM – 1 Hr by flight + 1Hr Transfer each end)

Summary of The Day

After a tasty breakfast, enjoy an exciting Bosphorus Cruise.

From the boat, admire the array of beautiful sites, including the Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar), old city walls, Topkapi Palace and many other impressive landmarks.

After this traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia, indulge in a delicious lunch at a local restaurant and head towards the Istanbul Ataturk airport to catch your flight to Izmir.

On arrival, enjoy a comfortable transfer to your hotel in Kusadasi for check-in and, if time permits luxuriate in a relaxing Turkish bath.

Your flight to Izmir and the Turkish bath are not included.

  • Day 3: Istanbul – Izmir flight is not included and our recommendation is not to book a flight (recommended TK2328 IST-ADB) prior to 16:00 hrs.


Meals
Hotel (included)
Superior Hotel Category = Charisma Deluxe Hotel or similar 5*

Day 4: KUSADASI – EPHESUS – KUSADASI (40 km – 30 mins)

Summary of The Day

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel and depart for a fully guided tour of Ephesus, one of the best preserved ancient sites in the world. This once thriving metropolis gives a real feel of how the city once looked, as you walk down marble-paved streets and admire the remains of the Celsus Library, Hadrian’s Temple and the amphitheatre.

We then move on to Meryamana or House of the Virgin Mary which is in a hilltop location a short distance from Ephesus.

According to the stories, Mary spent her last years here and it has been sanctified by the Roman Catholic Church. Indulge in a delicious lunch and then visit a carpet weaving centre to watch the ancient practice of carpet-weaving.

Afterwards, explore Sirince, a pretty village which sits high up in the hills behind Selcuk and was once inhabited by Anatolian Greeks. The narrow, cobbled streets are packed with stalls selling local products such as homemade jams, souvenirs, wine, and textiles.

Famous for its fruit wines, we will visit the vineyards and learn how to make fruit wine with the local winemakers.

Before returning to Kusadasi, the final stop is at a leather production centre where you will have the opportunity to get good factory rates.  

Meals
Hotel (included)
Superior Hotel Category = Charisma Deluxe Hotel or similar 5*

Day 5: KUSADASI – PAMUKKALE (200 Km – 3 Hrs)

Summary of The Day

After a tasty breakfast, we depart for Pamukkale.

On arrival, check into the hotel and relax while enjoying a luscious lunch.

Afterwards, visit the spellbinding calcium terraces of Pamukkale and walk around this natural phenomenon which has been formed by calcium deposits in the water trickling down the hillside and solidifying into white travertines.

Then, wander around the charming ancient city of Hierapolis which sits above the travertines. The beautiful city was popular among the Romans for the healing powers of its natural spring water.

If you feel adventurous, enjoy one of the optional activities available here.

You can choose between paragliding and a memorable hot-air balloon ride. 

Meals
Hotel (included)
Superior Hotel Category = Spa Hotel Colossae Thermal or similar 5*

Day 6: PAMUKKALE – ANTALYA (245 Km – 3.5 Hrs)

Summary of The Day

Start your day with a delicious breakfast at the hotel, before departing for Antalya, on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast.

Enjoy a coffee break en route and arrive in Antalya early in the afternoon.

Check into your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, relaxing at the hotel or exploring the surroundings on your own. 

Meals
Hotel (included)
Superior Hotel Category = Best Western Khan Hotel or similar 4*

Day 7: ANTALYA

Summary of The Day

Enjoy a tasty breakfast and continue your adventure driving toAntalya’s old quarter, known as Kaleici. Visit the delightful old marina, Clock Tower, Hadrian's Gate, Broken Minaret and Hidirlik Tower.

Kaleici was once the sprawling modern Roman town, then later inhabited by the Byzantines, Seljuks and finally the Ottomans. Hadrian's Gate is a triumphal arch built in the name of the Roman Emperor Hadrian.

The Broken Minaret of the Korkut Mosque was built originally as a Roman temple in the second century AD and Hidirlik Tower is a landmark tower of tawny stone.

After a delightful lunch, the tour moves on to the Lower Duden Waterfalls, which is where all the streams from the Taurus Mountains find their way into the Mediterranean Sea by pouring over Antalya’s cliffs in a spectacular display.

Enjoy the rest of day at leisure. 

Meals
Hotel (included)
Superior Hotel Category = Best Western Khan Hotel or similar 4*

Day 8: ANTALYA – KONYA – CAPPADOCIA (545 Km – 7 Hrs)

Summary of The Day

Begin your day with a rich breakfast at the hotel. Then, at the indicated time, we depart for beautiful Konya.

On arrival, we stop at a restaurant for a tasty lunch and then we visit the imposing green-tiled Mausoleum of Mevlana, the mystic founder of the Sufi sect (Whirling Dervishes).

After the Konya Mevlana tour, we continue to Cappadocia arriving in the evening and checking into the hotel.

Meals
Hotel (included)
Superior Hotel Category = Tas konaklar Cave Hotel or similar 4*

Day 9: CAPPADOCIA

Summary of The Day

A new day brings more surprises, right after a lovely breakfast at your hotel. 

Drive to Derinkuyu underground city, one of the best preserved and deepest underground cities in Cappadocia, reaching 55 metres below ground and having eight levels open to visitors.

We then visit Uchisar Castle, the highest point of Cappadocia for a panoramic view of the valleys below.

After Uchisar, we visit Goreme Open Air Museum where early Christian churches carved out of the rock are decorated with beautiful religious frescoes dating from the 10th century.

Next stop is Cavusin, which is an abandoned village with old cave Greek houses.

Then, we enjoy a relaxing lunch stop at Avanos and continue with a visit to a pottery workshop, to see how the local ceramics are made.

Afterwards, we move on to Pasabagi where you can see rock formations in the shape of three-headed fairy chimneys and visit a workshop to see Cappadocian handwoven carpets and kilims.

Next stop is Devrent Valley, also called Imagination Valley, where you can see natural rock formations looking like animals.

Then, we go to a wine shop in Urgup for a memorable tasting session.

Our last stop is theThree Beauties, three beautiful fairy chimneys, famous for being the symbol of Cappadocia.

This tour will end in the evening when you are returned to your hotel. 

Meals
Hotel (included)
Superior Hotel Category = Tas konaklar Cave Hotel or similar 4*

Day 10: DEPART CAPPADOCIA

Summary of The Day

Enjoy a tasty breakfast before checking out from the hotel and heading towards the local airport to continue with your travel arrangements.

Meals
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Inclusions
    1. Fully escorted by English speaking tour guide on shared basis
    2. Nine nights accommodation in 4* and 5* hotels 
    3. All meals as mentioned in programme  
    4. All entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary: old city in Istanbul, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar, Bosphorous Cruise, fully guided tour in Ephesus, Meryem Ana, Sirince, visit the vineyards in Sirince, visit the calcium terraces of Pamukkale, ancient city of Hierapolis, visit the old marina in Antalya, Clock Tower, Hadrian's Gate, Broken Minaret and Hidirlik Tower in Kaleici, the Lower Duden Waterfalls, Mausoleum of Mevlana, Derinkuyu underground city, Uchisar Castle, Goreme Open Air Museum, Cavusin, Avanos, Pasabagi, Devrent Valley, a wine shop in Urgup for wine tasting
    5. Arrival airport transfers
    6. Local airport transfers as per itinerary
    7. Modern air-conditioned vehicles.
    8. All applicable government taxes and fees
    9. Meet & Greet on day 1.
Exclusions
    1. International and domestic flights, airport fees of any kind
    2. Meals, other than specified in itinerary
    3. Optional offered tours and events 
    4. Beverages
    5. Porterage
    6. Tips
    7. . All personal expenses, such as laundry, phone, and travel insurance
Booking Info
Reminder
    1. Globerouter cooperates with top local tour operators and ensures the best quality of services to all travelers.
    2. The sequence of itineraries is subject to change without prior notice according to departure date, weather, traffic, etc. 
    3. Please ensure safety of your luggage always, especially in public areas. The tour operator or the tour guide cannot be held responsible for any loss of personal belongings.
    4. In case of attraction closures (due to holidays or construction, etc.), the tour guide may make some necessary changes to the itinerary accordingly.
    5. In case of extreme weather condition, war, strike and other force majeure events, local operator reserves the right to change the itinerary and all costs are not refundable.
    6. In case of guests voluntarily giving up the tour because of personal reasons, all costs including hotels, transportation etc. are not refundable.
    7. You are advised to confirm with local tour operators one day ahead of the tour.
    8. Please bring valid documentation on travel date (passport, driving license, visa, etc).
    9. National Park Pass / City Pass / Entry Tickets / Annual or Season Passes / Senior Pass (or) any admission tickets to attractions purchased on your own are not allowed on this tour. All mandatory / optional tour services, have to be purchased as instructed in the exclusions section.
    10. Children at 18 or under 18 years old must be accompanied by a partner at 19 or 19+ years old.
    11. The attractions may be subject to change on November 28, December 25, January 1 and other special days.
    12. Tour is not wheel chair accessible.
    13. The adult price applies to all children (18 and under).
    14. We highly suggest all customer to book your flights tickets only after you receive your tour E-Voucher. Globerouter will not be responsible for any flight cancellation/change charges incase of any changes before final confirmation. 
    15. Day 3: Istanbul – Izmir flight is not included and our recommendation is not to book a flight (recommended TK2328 IST-ADB) prior to 16:00 hrs.
    16. St. Sophia Museum is closed on Mondays
    17. Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays
    18. The Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays
    19. Please note that local conditions prevalent at the time of travel may result in modifications to the tour contents without prior notice. 
    20. Visitors should not wear sleeveless shirts, shorts, short skirts or skimpy clothing when visiting religious or official buildings in Turkey. Shoes should be removed before entering a mosque or private house. Sun protection, sun glasses, a hat and mosquito repellent can be very useful during your stay.

Cancellation / Modification and Refund Policy

1. Cancel or change an order

The following terms apply to the refund policy when canceling or changing an order

1) Reducing the number of travelers

2) Canceling the entire order

3) Change to a different tour

Possible only 31 days prior to the tour departure date.

Modification service fee will be applicable over & above the cancellation charges.

4) Rescheduling tour departure date

This request will not be accepted if the travel date is within 07 days or lesser.

Subject to availability of seats

Modification service fee will be applicable over & above the cancellation charges.

Cancellation Made Within Refund Policy
35 Days (or) more prior to tour departure date 80% of tour cost paid will be refunded
21-35 Days prior to tour departure date 60% of tour cost paid will be refunded
11-20 Days prior to tour departure date 50% of tour cost paid will be refunded
10 Days (or) lesser prior to the tour departure date The entire tour cost will be forfeited & No-Refund

2. Modify an order

Charges to modify an order apply for the following:

1) For requests to add more number of travelers

Subject to availability of seats.

2) For requests to change to a different tour

Possible only 31 days prior to the tour departure date.

Cancellation charges as above will be applicable over & above the modification service fee.

3) For requests to reschedule tour departure date

This request will not be accepted if the travel date is within 07 days or lesser.

Subject to availability of seats.

Cancellation charges as above will be applicable over & above the modification service fee.

4) For requests to change name of passengers

This request will be accepted until 3 days prior to the travel date, however same service fee as below will be applicable.

Modification Notice Period Service Charge
Requests made from the date of booking until 13 days prior to the tour departure date US $ 30 will be charged for each order
Requests made 13 days (or) lesser from the date of tour departure No requests will be accepted & No Refund

3. Notes

1) We recommend all our passengers to avail "Travel Insurance" to protect themselves against personal / natural / manmade exigencies of all kind (including medical & family emergencies, accidents, flight delays, traffic delays, theft or personal- acts of terrorism, natural calamities etc.) that may affect you from participating in our tours (OR) arise while on tour.

2) Globerouter will take no responsibility for matters as stated above under personnel / natural / manmade exigencies.

3) No part / full refund / compensation will be offered to passengers who miss taking our tours (OR) for any un-utilized services, as per the date / time scheduled on the E-Voucher because all services are reconfirmed and prepaid for Charges as mentioned in our "Cancellation / Modification and Refund Policy" would be applicable.

4) All cancellation & tour modification requests should be emailed to info@globerouter.com.

5) We will not accept any cancellation / modification requests made through local tour provider / tour guide (OR) verbal requests made over the phone to our customer support staff / by voice mail

6) Cancellation request emails will not be accepted unless they have a complete, signed and attached "Globerouter Cancellation Request Form".

Cancellation and Refund Policy

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