Turkey Honeymoon TourPlaces Covered : Places Covered: Istanbul - Pamukkale - Antalya - Cappadocia
DAY 1 – Istanbul - Arrival Day
Meet at the airport 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.
DAY 2 – Istanbul City Tour (Breakfast included)
After breakfast between 08:00 am and 09:30 am pickups from hotel. Final timing one day before will be given you by your tour consultant. First, 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. Lunch break and then we head to the Grand Spice Bazaar which is a unique atmosphere with reasonable prices for your shopping on many Exotic Spices and Herbs, Turkish Baklava, Turkish Delights, Turkish Coffee, nuts and fruits, small souvenirs such as Ceramic Handicrafts, Evil Eyes totems, all naturel olive oil, soaps and many other goods in Souvenir Shops and stores. The rest of the evening is yours to enjoy Istanbul.
Overnight in Istanbul.
Please Note: Hagia Sofia is closed on Mondays, Topkapi Palace closed on Tuesdays. If your tour is on one of these days we would offer you to visit Underground Cistern instead of Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace Museum.
DAY 3 – Istanbul Domestic flight to Denizli / Pamukkale (Breakfast and dinner included)
Free Day until departure for your domestic flight to Denizli. Transfer from airport and check in to your hotel in Pamukkale.
Overnight in Pamukkale.
DAY 4 – Pamukkale Tour - Pamukkale to Antalya (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
After breakfast between 08:00 am and 09:30 am pickups from hotel. Final timing one day before will be given you by your tour consultant. Today we depart on our tour of Pamukkale travertines and the ancient city of Hierapolis. You will visit Domitian Gate, Colonnaded Gate, and Cathedral, Red waters of Karahayit. After lunch, we will visit Pamukkale, and The Travertines of Pamukkale. After Pamukkale Tour, we head 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.
DAY 5 – Antalya Aspendos and Perge Tour (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
After breakfast between 08:00 am and 09:30 am pickups from hotel. Final timing one day before will be given you by your tour consultant. PERGE: According to the geographer Strabon, Perge has been founded by Akhas who came down here after the Trojan wars. Perge was first mentioned in 334 BC when Alexander the Great passed through here. In the following years, Perge went under the control of Pergamon when the Kingdom of Pergamon became a part of the Roman city. In the first and the second centuries BC, Perge became one of the richest towns in Pamphylia. Therefore, it is not a surprise that St. Paul started his campaign in Anatolia from Perge in 46 AD. After Perge, we will depart for Aspendos. Lunch break on the way. ASPENDOS: The eastern land of Antalya was called Pamphylia in ancient times. Aspendos (Belkis) lies 47 km east of Antalya in the Pamphylian plain. In 486 BC, Greeks and Persians had a great battle here (Greeks won, they didn't stay for long). During the reign of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (161-80 AD) Aspendos got its theatre which is the best preserved of all. It was built by Romans and maintained by Byzantines and Seljuks. The ruins of the ancient city are extensive and include a stadium, an agora, and a basilica.
Dinner and overnight in Antalya.
DAY 6 – Antalya Domestic flight to Cappadocia (Breakfast and dinner included)
After breakfast between 08:00 am and 09:30 am pickups from hotel. Final timing one day before will be given you by your tour consultant. We check out and have free time until departure. Then, we depart for Antalya airport for our domestic flight to Cappadocia. Transfer from Kayseri or Nevsehir airport to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore Cappadocia.
Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.
DAY 7 – Cappadocia Tour (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
After breakfast between 08:00 am and 09:30 am pickups from hotel. Final timing one day before will be given you by your tour consultant. 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. 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 wines hop in Urgup for wine tasting. Last stop is Three Beauties, three beautiful fairy chimneys with their hats, which are the symbol of Cappadocia. This tour will end approximately 18.00 and you will be returned back to your hotel.
Dinner and overnight Cappadocia.
DAY 8 – Cappadocia to Istanbul - End of Tour (Breakfast included)
After breakfast you will have free time for shopping in Cappadocia. Then, we depart for Kayseri or Nevsehir 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.
Tour Price Includes
- 2 night’s hotel accommodation in Istanbul
- 1 night hotel accommodation in Pamukkale
- 2 night’s hotel accommodation in Antalya
- 2 night’s hotel accommodation in Cappadocia
- Meals mentioned in the itinerary
- Guided Istanbul City Tour
- Guided pamukkale Tour
- Guided Antalya Tour
- Guided Cappadocia Tour
- All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
- Transportation in a fully air - conditioned, non - smoking coach
- Professional English - speaking tour guides
- All Hotel/Airport and Intercity train transfers are Included
Tour Price Excludes
- Meals other than those indicated above, drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls & expenses of personal nature.
- Local City tax or Resort fee are to be paid directly at hotel/resort if applicable.
- Anything or any services which are not specified in tour inclusions are excluded.