10 Days Istanbul, Bursa, Kusadasi, Pamukkale and Antalya (PKG 17)

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1. Day Arrival Istanbul and after meet the group Transfer to Hotel. Overnight in Istanbul

2. Day Istanbul Full Day City Tour (B,L)
Departure at 8am. We begin our tour of the Sultanahmet district, the heart of old Istanbul, at Hagia Sophia . Built by the Emperor Justinian in the early 6th century AD and designed by Anthemius of Tralles and Isodore of Miletus, the church is one of the marvels of world architecture. Converted into a mosque in 1453, it is now a museum. Its massive dome still dominates the skyline of old Istanbul. It is also famed for its mosaics, including glittering portraits of emperors and empresses and a poignant Virgin and Child. Next we visit the Blue Mosque which takes its name from the exquisite tiles adorning its interior. Built by Sultan Ahmet I in the early 17th century and designed by a pupil of Sinan, the greatest of Ottoman architects, it is the only imperial mosque with six minarets. Its courtyard is especially grand. The Hippodrome, the stadium of ancient Byzantium, held 100,000 spectators and featured objects from all corners of the empire. Of these, an Egyptian obelisk and a bronze sculpture of three entwined serpents from Delphi survive.

The Grand Bazaar was the commercial heart of the old city and its 4,000 shops are full of treasures including carpets and kilims, silks, jewelry, ceramics, icons, and leather goods. Wandering through the Grand Bazaar, indulge in some shopping, Ottoman style.

Our tour is continued at Topkapı Palace, which, from the 15th to the 19th century, was the principal residence of the Ottoman Sultans. We will visit the fabulous Imperial Treasury and the Baghdad Kiosk. Topkapı Palace is now a museum and has unrivalled collections of jewelry, including the Spoonmaker’s Diamond, the 3rd largest in the world. It also possesses numerous Ottoman court costumes and ceramics, notably including one of the world’s finest collections of Chinese celadon ceramics, many of which were gifts from other rulers. Interestingly, some of the ceramics have a special glaze that was said to change color in the presence of poison. We also visit the Imperial Armory, displaying centuries of Ottoman weaponry. But perhaps the loveliest feature of Topkapı Palace are its courtyards with their ancient trees; it is easy to imagine the sultan strolling here far from the cares of state and empire.

Dating back to 4th century, the Hagia Irene (Aya Irini in Turkish), formerly church, now a museum and a center cultural activities and exhibitions, is situated inside the 1st court of the Topkapi Palace.  Hagia Irene also called as “St. Eirene” or “St.Irene’s” Church. It is one of the oldest Byzantium churches in Istanbul, was the 2nd largest church of the Eastern Roman Empire after Hagia Sophia.

Last but by no means least, we visit the Grand Covered Bazaar, most attractive shopping center and the biggest “souk” in the world  with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewellery, gold, carpets, leatherware and souvenir.  Overnight in Istanbul

3. Day Princess Island Tour (B,L)
There is no better way to escape the bustle of Istanbul for a day than with a visit to the idyllic Princes’ Islands. Enjoy cool breezes and charming sights along the way to Büyükada, the largest Island in the chain. Famous for their mild climates, lush vegetation, and ornate Ottoman houses, all the islands are unspoiled by traffic.

We will enjoy our lunch at the best of one of the many excellent fresh fish restaurants that line the waterfront, gazing across the Asian shore of Istanbul, so close – though it feels worlds away. Please mind that horse carriages are not operated since December 201.  Overnight in Istanbul

4. Day Bursa Full Day City Private Tour (B,L)

The first capital city of the Ottoman Empire!

We pass to Asian side of Istanbul by driving on Bosphorus bridge with stunning view. We will pass to Yalova from Asian side of Istanbul by ferry and you will have a great voyage to take photo of amazing sea view.

Green Mosque and Green Mausoleum will be first stop in Bursa, both built by 5th Ottoman Sultan Mehmet Çelebi in 15th century. Then we will climb up Uludag Mountain by Cable Car and have fun with magnificent city view. You will want to take photo in every seconds while passing through forest with lots of tree species.

You will go to top of mountain which is 2.486 metres above sea level and feel fresh air. We will have lunch on the Mountain with Barbeque on Sarialan Uludag.

After finishing activities we will have Coffee / Tea stop at Gorgeous Old Tree (ULUCINAR) which is more than 600 years old. While coming back to Istanbul, we will stop one of the most famous delight factory with most delicious ones in Bursa.

Bursa City which was the first capital of Ottoman Empire. We will visit Tophane area , where Osman Gazi and Orhan Gazi, the founders of the Ottoman dynasty, were laid for their final rest in two ancient Byzantine structures, which underwent drastic alteration or were even completely rebuilt after the earthquake of 1855. The tour ends by visiting Bursa Grand Mosque; built in the Seljuk style, it was ordered by the Ottoman Sultan Bayezid I and built between 1396 and 1399. Overnight in Bursa.

5. Day – Private Transfer Bursa to Kusadasi (B,D)
Today ve departing a bit earlie due our transfer by road to Kusadasi. We have a jorney of 4 hours with rest breaks. After reach check in and rest for the left day. Overnight in Kusadasi.

6. Day – Kusadasi – Ephesus Tour – Turkish Village Sirince (B,L)
At 08.30, Departure from hotel for 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 baths, Celsus Library and Grand theatre. Lunch break around 13.00. After the lunch, we will visit a place which continues to perform one of the oldest arts of Turkey; a carpet weaving center. We will also do a Turkish Village Tour. Sirinces construction style today belongs to Anatolian Greeks. The houses on the slope are all Original 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.

7. Day – Pamukkale and Hierepolis Tour (B,L)
After breakfast, Pamukkale or literary the “ Cotton Castle “ is a shimmering white cascade, formed by limestone-laden hot spring, which have formed stalactites, pot -holes and magical fairy tables. The water is reputed to be the beneficial to the eyes and skins to alleviate ills of asthma, rheumatism and dermatitis. It is exhilarating to paddle through warm water while gazing the ancient fragment of columns below the water’s surface. As much fun as the baths are, do not miss to visit the ancient Hierapolis with its Theatre, Necropolis, Roman Baths, Agora.

Pamukkale, 19 km north of Denizli, is Turkey’s foremost mineral-bath spa because of its natural beauty: hot calcium-laden waters spring from the earth and cascade over a cliff. As they cool they form dramatic travertines of hard, brilliantly white calcium that form pools.

Your full day excursion begins in the early morning when you’re picked up at your Kusadasi hotel and begin the drive to Pamukkale. After a lunch break you’ll visit the cascading snow-white terraced cliffs of this mysterious Cotton Palace.

The calcite-laden waters that had created this unreal landscape come from springs located in a 200-meter high cliff that overlooks the plain. You’ll marvel at the mineral forests, petrified waterfalls, and the series of terraced basins created by these waters.

At the end of the 2nd century B.C. the kings of Pergamon established the thermal spa of Hierapolis. The ruins of the baths, temples and other Greek monuments can be seen at the site. The temples were significant trade centers for ancient Hierapolis.

See the Roman theater, the Apollo temple, Roman baths, fountains, and the agora. After the tour, you’ll will have a chance to swim in thermal pools. An additional option is to swim in Cleopatra’s Pool, for an extra fee.
Hierapolis Ancient City
The extensive ruins of the Roman mineral water spa city of Hierapolis include a grand theater, a vast necropolis, colonnaded street, baths, and numerous other ruined structures. Pamukkale’s Sacred Pool remains from Roman times, when it was the spiritual center of the spa city of Hierapolis. Overnight in Pamukkale. Dinner at Hotel.

8. Day Private Transfer from Pamukkale to Antalya (B)
We are departing at 11am for our apprx. 4 hor drive to Antalya. On the way we will have photo and rest breaks. After reach at Antalya check in to our rooms and rest for the day. Overnight in Antalya.

9. Day Antalya City Tour (B,L)
Antalya is a city that ranks as one of the most popular places among visitors to Turkey. Our full-day excursion will take you sightseeing in the historic city of Antalya.

Do you still wonder what to do in Antalya, Turkey? We will start the day by picking you up at the main entrance of your hotel. Along the way we will visit the Duden Waterfalls. Duden waterfalls are the most beautiful and the most visited in Antalya region. So you can take photos of the beautiful Antalya Waterfalls.

Kaleici, or Old Antalya, is filled with history and lovely buildings. You will see old houses built in the Ottoman style and from the park you’ll enjoy terrific views of the water. You will see the old town’s harbour, Hadrian’s Gate, and many other sights as well.
This section of the city features many small streets lined with shops, kebab restaurants and pensions. There are some great boutique hotels and pensions here if you decide to return and stay in the ancient heart of Antalya.

Enjoy a boat trip from the old harbour that will take you along the cliffs of Antalya. Enjoy the scenic coast of Antalya Old City, breathe in the fresh sea air and just relax on the boat after hours of exploring the Antalya city.

Tunektepe cable car (Tünektepe Lift) is serving with 36 cabins. Each cabin has 8 person capacity. The cable car can carry 1,200 people per hour. Tünektepe cable car has a length of approximately 1706 meters and a cable length of 3604 meters. Thanks to the project, the distance between Sarısu and Tünektepe will be reduced to 9 minutes. Overnight in Antalya.

10. Day Departure (B)
Departure to Antalya airport upon your international flight time to home.
Legend: B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner

Services and important details

> Private airport transfers
> Hotel accommodation based on 4* category BB
> Tours upon your choice private or regular based if available
> Transportation in comfortable, non-smoking, air-conditioned bus
> All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
> English speaking professional licenced guide
> Visa fees (please research and make sure for visa policy from your countie to turkey)
> Any international or domestic flights (please ask for actual fares
> Travel insurance
> Food and Drinks unless specified
> Personal expenses
> Photos and Videos
> Gratuities for driver and guide
> This tour is all year round available
> Confirmation will be received at time of booking or within latest in 48 hours
> Offered as Package with Private and Regular Tour
> Not wheelchair accessible
> Infants must sit on laps
> Regular tour can have several breaks for shopping with local handicraft productions centers.

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