9 DAYS TURKEY - CYPRUS TOUR
Day 1 - Turkey - Istanbul - Arrival Day 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.nThere 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.
Day 2 - Turkey - Istanbul City Tour Pick up at 08:30am from your hotel for the a day tour of old Istanbul city.nVisit 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.
Day 3 - Turkey - Kusadasi - Ephesus Tour - Turkish Village Sirince 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.
Day 4 - Turkey - Kusadasi to Izmir / Kayseri airport and Cappadocia 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.
Day 5 - Turkey - Cappadocia Tour 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.
Day 6 - Cappadocia to Istanbul & Cyprus After breakfast you will Cyprus. Upon arrival you will be given your room key and the rest of the day is yours to explore Cyprus. Dinner and overnight in Cyprus.
Day 7 - Cyprus Nicosia Tour Breakfast at hotel, at 09:00 ready to go to Nicosia excursion, dinner at hotel. Overnight in Cyprus.
Day 8 - Cyprus Kyrenia Tour Breakfast at hotel, at 09:00 ready to go to Kyrenia excursion, dinner at hotel
Day 9 - North Cyprus - End of Tour Transfer to Ercan Airport. 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 back home and thanks for choosing TravelShop Turkey.
9 DAYS TURKEY - CYPRUS TOUR Photos
• Return transfer from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
• All domestic flights
• Return transfer from Izmir Airport
• Return Transfer from Nevsehir / Kayseri Airport
• Return transfer from North Cyprus Ercan Airport
• 1 nights hotel in Istanbul
• 2 nights hotel in Kusadasi
• 2 nights hotel in Cappadocia
• 3 nights hotel in North Cyprus
• 8 breakfasts
• 3 dinners at hotel in Cyprus
• Guided Istanbul City Tour
• Guided Ephesus Tour
• Guided Cappadocia Tour
• Guided Nicosia Tour
• Guided Kyrenia Tour
• All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
• Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
• Professional English-speaking tour guides
Tour Not Includes
• International flights
• Personal expenses: Lunches, extras at hotel or additional meals
• Tipping: Tips for guides and drivers
• Insurance: All types
• Any other expenses which are not mentioned at the included section
• Greece entry visa
Welcome to Istanbul! Your journey will start with the best tour in Turkey, including Istanbul - Kusadasi - Ephesus - Pamukkale & Capppadocia. With your great Memories, you will fly to Cyprus. The natural beauty and great beaches of this small island will capture you. Enjoy first class service and guided transportation from Turkey to Cyprus.