Details of 9 Days Turkey Tour with Hot Air Baloon Tour
Let us take you on a journey of a 9 Days Turkey Tour with Hot Air Baloon Tour.
Day 1 - Istanbul arrival day
Welcome to Turkey Istanbul or Sabiha Gokcen Airport. Meet with staff and transfer to your hotel, transfer from airport and check in to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2 - Istanbul City Tour
Between 08:00 -08:30 AM pick up from hotel and transfer to meeting point of group and tour guide for the Full Day Byzantine, Ottoman Relics Istanbul City Tour.We will visit to;
Hagia Sophia: Also Called the Church of Divine Wisdom, it is a masterpieceof grandeur and proportion. Coveted by the Islamic East and Christian West, the Hagia Sophia is one of mankind's greatest treasures.
Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Mosque): No one has been to Istanbul at least once can ever forget the feeling of awe and wonder at seeing the Blue Mosque for the first time.
Hippodrome and Obelisk: The vast Hippodrome, known as At Meydani or " plaze of the horses" stretches between Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque.
Grand Covered Bazaar (Kapali Carsi): The Oldest and the largest covered market place in the world is situated in the center of the city.
Topkapi Palace: Topkapi palace was the main residence of the Sultan and his court. It was initially the seat of government as well as the imperial residence. Even though access was strictly regulated, inhabitans of the palace rarely had to venture outsince the palace functioned almost as an autonomous entity a city within a city. Audience and consultation chambers and areas served for the political workings of the empire.
Little Hagia Sophia Mosque: Little Hagia Sophia (KüçükAyasofya Camii), formerly the Church of the Saints Sergius and Bacchus, is a former Eastern Orthodox church dedicated to Saints Sergius and Bacchus in Constantinople, later converted into a mosque during the Ottoman Empire. Today the environment is a worth seeing natural culture center of the lost Ottoman Arts.
17:00 PM is the end of the tour, we will drop you back to your hotel and full day Byzantine,Ottoman Relics Tour will be ended.
Day 3- Full Day Bosphorus Cruise , Dolmabahce Palace and Two Continents Tour details
Between 08:00 -08:30 AM pick up from hotel and transfer to meeting point of group and tour guide for the Full Day Bosphorus Cruise tour and visit to;
Dolmabahce Palace: Dolmabahce Palace was home to six Sultans from 1856, when it was first inhabited, up until the agbolition of the Caliphate in 1924 . Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder and first president of the Republic of Turkey, used the palace as a presidential residence during summers.
Bezm-i Alem Valide Sultan Mosque: Located on the shore of Bosphorus in Dolmabahçe, Bezmialem Valide Sultan Mosque also called Dolmabahçe Mosque (Dolmabahçe Camii)
Golden Horn: The Golden Horn is an inlet of the Bosphorus with two rivers draining into it at the far end. It is considered to be the world's largest natural harbor.
City Walls: Constantinople's great city walls were breached only twice in 1600 years. The first breach occured in 1204 during the fourth Crusade.
Bosphorus Bridge: Overshadowing Istanbul's traditional architecture is one of the world's largest suspension bridges, the Bosphorus Bridge, linking Europe and Asia.
Ebu Eyyup El Ensari Tomb: Who was visited by Mohammed the Prophet during his first visit to Medina.
Pierre Loti Hill: The hill was named after the French novelist and naval officer Pierre Lotti who visited Istanbul several times and stayed many years.
Fly Over by Cable Car: Enjoy the beautiful view from the cable car all the way down to the hill.
Rumeli Fortress( From The Sea): The biggest fortification of Istanbul can be seen dearlyduring our Bosphorus Cruise.
The Black Sea: Get the best shot where Bosphorus meets Black Sea.
17:30 PM is the end of the tour, we will drop you back to your hotel and Bosphorus Cruise Tour Istanbul will be ended.
Day 4- Breakfast at hotel, free day.
Day 5 - Fly to Izmir, Full Day Ephesus Ancient City Tour, Overnight in Kusadasi.
05:00 AM in the morning we will pick you up from your hotel and transfer to airport and fly to Izmir. Upon arrival you will meet with your tour guide and drive to Ephesus to discover the ancient city Ephesus. Visit to;
Temple of Artemis: Isone of the Seven Wonders of the World and located in Ephesus. Throughout the excavations in Ephesus, the actual location of the temple was presumed in different places. Its ancient cult dedicated to Artemis was famous in antiquity and made ancient Ephesus a much-visited pilgrimage place. Each year one month was considered a holiday and set aside for the religious ceremonious observations.
The Ruins of Ephesus: Concert hall, market places, colonnaded street, temples, fountains, library, theather, arcadian way and more.
The House of Virgin Marry: It is known with certainty That the Virgin Mary went to Ephesus and lived there for some time. Whether or not she died in Ephesus was not known until Anne Catherine Emmerich's vision. At the end of the tour transfer to hotel and overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 6 - Pamukkale Hierapolis Ancient City Tour, Overnight in Kusadasi.
After breakfast we will pick you up and you will meet with your tour guide and drive to Pamukkale to discover the ancient city Hierapolis Visit to;
View the geographical phenomenon of the unique white calcium waterfall, Lunch break, Hierapolis, an ancient health spa with the largest necropolis (cemetery) in the Asia Minor, Impressive ruins and splendid theatre. At the end of the tour transfer to hotel in Kusadasi and overnight.
Day 7 - Fly to Kayseri, Cappadocia Tour and Overnight in Cappadocia
Early in the morning we will pick you up from your hotel and transfer to İzmir Airport, fly to Cappadocia. When you arrive Kayseri or Nevsehir Airport we will pick you up and transfer to Cappadocia. Journey takes from airport to Cappadocia aprox. 45 minutes. When you arrive Cappadocia you will meet with your tour guide and full day Cappadocia tour will start, you will visit to;
Devrent Valley: Devrent is situated on the northern slopes of Aktepe, 1 KM from Pasabaglari (Monks’ Valley) and 5 KM from Avanos. The ruins at Devrent are spread over three valleys, which also house several pointed fairy chimneys with large stems.
Monks Valley: The best place to see three-headed fairy chimneys. Pasabag, the Pasha's Vineyard, is surrounded by incredible natural rock formations; a spectacular scene.
Avanos: A center of terra cotta work of art since 3000 BC, it is a town where you will be invited to visit a traditional pottery workshop, which is possibly set deep into the hillsides. The clay, which comes from the Red River passing through the town, gives life both to the land and to the local economy.
Goreme Open Air Museum: Goreme was an important Christian centre in the early years of the Middle Ages, was a bishopric administered by Mokissos near Aksaray in the 11th and 13th centuries. Despite the vast numer of monasteries, churches and chapels in the vicinity of Goreme, there are not many inscriptions bearing dates. For this reason, these religious buildings are mainly dated according to the iconography or architectural features.
Uchisar: Uchisar is a troglodyte town situated right in the middle of Cappadocia. It is named after the enormous piece of rock in the center of the town, which was once used as a castle. This extraordinary rock is the highest peak of the area with the view of whole Cappadocia and Erciyes (Argeus) Mountain. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back to your hotel at approximately 05:00 PM. overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 8 - Hot Air Baloon Tour, Cappadocia Tour, Fly To Istanbul, overnight in Istanbul
We will pick you up from your hotel depends of the weather conditions between 04:00 AM - 04:30 AM for hot air balloon tour. Transfer to balloon area with our luxury vehicles and take you our launch site. While you have your coffee or tea and snacks, we prepare the balloons on the ground. You will have an oppurtunity to watch. The preparations take just 15 min. At around sunrise, our balloons begin to take off. They rise approximately 1000 feet to show you sunrise and extraordinary views of Cappadocia. Then they descend, float through valleys, between fairy chimneys and caves which you will have nice views to take pictures or video. The duration of this tour is 45 minutes. At the landing, we have a champagne toast service for you. After Hot Air Balloon Tour we will drop you back to your hotel.
You will have breakfast at the hotel, we will pick you up from your hotel and you will join south of Cappadocia tour. You will visit;
Kizilcukur: Is an isolated valley behind Urgup. It has beautiful rock formation with some great hidden rock-carved churches. The most interesting part of this area is the countless tracks connecting the small villages and towns through vineyards and gardens like a spider net. It is always possible to see villagers working in the area and offering grapes, apples or apricots to you.
Cavusin: One of the oldest settlements in the area, Cavusin is situated 2 KM from Goreme, on the Goreme-Avanos road. The Church of St. John the Baptist offers a panoramic view of the village. This church and its paintigs date back to the 5th century, making the oldest church in the region. It had a large courtyard which is unusual for Cappadocia, this has been eroded away however.
Hospital Monastery: One of the oldest monastries in Cappadocia.
Kaymakli Underground City: Kaymakli and Derinkuyu underground cities are the two largest and deepest of the 40 others in Cappadocia. They both have eight floors, although not all are open to the public.
Pigeon House: Visit the pigeon houses and rock formations.
After the tour, you will be transferred from Cappadocia to Kayseri or Nevsehir Airport for your flight to Istanbul. Arrive in Istanbul. Meet on arrival and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 9 - Free Day and Transfer to Airport to finalize your trip in Istanbul.
After breakfast you will have a free time according to your time frame to fly, you will picked up from your hotel to be transferred to airport to finalize your trip in Turkey.
Includes of 9 Days Turkey Tour with Hot Air Baloon Tour
- All Airport to hotel and hotel to airport transportations
- 5 nights accomadation in Istanbul with breakfast
- 2 nights accomadation in Kusadası with breakfast
- 1 night accomadation in Cappadocia with breakfast
- Full day Istanbul city tour includes all museum fee, guiding service, lunch
- Full Day Bosphorus Cruise includes all museum fee, guiding service, lunch
- Istanbul to İzmir flight ticket
- Izmir to Cappadocia flight ticket
- Cappadocia to Istanbul flight ticket
- Full day Ephesus tour includes all museum fee, guiding service, lunch
- Full day Pamukkale tour includes all museum fee, guiding service, lunch
- 2 Full day Cappadocia tour includes all museum fee, guiding service, lunch
- Hot Air Baloon Tour
Excludies of 9 Days Turkey Tour with Hot Air Baloon Tour
- Personal Expenses
Pick-up and Drop-off Details of 9 Days Turkey Tour with Hot Air Baloon Tour
- Istanbul International Airport or Sabiha Gokcen Airport