8 Days Bus Tour of Turkey


Summary: 8 Days - Cappadocia - Pamukkale -Pergamum - Miletus - Priene - Didyma - Ephesus - By bus
Category: Turkey Small Group Tours
Date: 13 Nisan 2012, 00:04
Site: istanbul tours, istanbul day trips, turkey tours
URL: http://www.allistanbultours.com/package-tours-turkey/248-turkey-small-group-tours-8-days-bus-tour-of-turkey.html


8-Days Turkey Tour - By Bus

Visits: Cappadocia - Pamukkale - Pergamum - Kusadasi - Miletus - Priene -  Didyma -  Ephesus


TOUR ITINERARY

DAY 1 - BUS TO CAPPADOCIA
Departing from your hotel or our office at 19:00pm we provide a transfer to the main Istanbul bus station. For the overnight bus to Cappadocia.

DAY 2 - CAPPADOCIA TOUR 1 (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
When you arrival Cappadocia bus station transfer to hotel. Take in breakfast and start tour. you will be pick up from hotel for full day tour of Northern Cappadocia.

09:30 Full day tour of North Cappadocia
In this day you will be able to see:

DEVRENT VALLEY: Devrent is situated on the northern slopes of Aktepe, 1km 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 Göreme, 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.

After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel at around 17:30. Overnight in Cappadocia.

DAY 3 - CAPPADOCIA TOUR 2 / BUS TO PAMUKKALE (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
Breakfast & check out the hotel.
09:30 You will be picked up from your hotel for Full day tour of South Cappadocia. In this day you will be able to see:

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 2km from Goreme, on the Göreme-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 MONASTRY: One of the oldest monastries in Cappadocia.

KAYMAKLI: 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 tour overnight bus to Pamukkale with non smoking, fully air-conditioned bus at 20:00 (duration 10 hours).There are three breaks on the way for your personal needs.

DAY 4 - PAMUKKALE TOUR (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
When you arrival Pamukkale bus station transfer to hotel. Take in breakfast and start tour. you will be pick up from hotel for Full day tour of Pamukkale & Hierapolis. In Pamukkale, you will see the Cotton Cliffs, one of the natural wonders of the world formed by deposits of calcareous salts. Also visit the ancient ruins of the City of Hierapolis with its basilica , theatre and Roman Baths. At the end of the day, we will drive to your hotel in Kusadasi for dinner and overnight stay in Kusadasi.

DAY 5 - PERGAMUM TOUR (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
08:30 You will be picked up from your hotel for Full day tour of Pergamum. In Pergamum, you will be delighted to visit the Asclepion and Health Centre. As you make your to Acropolis, the Red Basillica, originally a temple of Serapis, can be viewed. The most spectacular structure is certainly the theatre, a remarkable piece of engineering built into the steep hillside.
After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi.

DAY 6 - MILETUS, PRIENE, DIDYMA TOUR (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
08:30 You will be picked up from your hotel for Full day tour of Priene Miletus & Didyma. First you will see Priene which in its time was one of the most spectacular of all the ancient Ionians cities. Then we will lead our way to Miletus to see Miletus with its magnificent theatre and the Byzantine fortress on the acropolis above. Our last stop will be Didyma. Here you will find the largest Ionic Temple in the world, that of Apollo. Also in Didyma lies the huge, cracked head of Medusa which long ago fell from the freeze. End of the tour transfer to the hotel around 6:00 pm and overnight stay in Kusadasi.

DAY 7 - EPHESUS TOUR / BUS TO ISTANBUL
(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
08:30 You will be picked up from your hotel for Full day tour of Ephesus & The House of Virgin Mary. First you will visit The Temple of Artemis, which once was one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Then you will visit the world famous ancient Greco-Roman City of Ephesus, the most well preserved example in the world. After visiting this impressive site, you will have a lunch break. After lunch, you will visit The House of Virgin Mary, where it is believed she spent her last days. This is a holy place for both Christians and Muslims.

After the tour, you will be transferred to Bus station. Overnight bus to Istanbul.

DAY 8 - ARRIVE TO ISTANBUL / DEPARTURE
7:30
Arrival early to the Istanbul bus station. Transfer to city center or A/P according to your flight time. (If you would like, you can extend your trip by adding extra nights in Istanbul, please advise..).


Please contact us for more information:
info@allistanbultours.com



What's Included:

• Pick up and drop off at your hotel.
• Intercity coach ticket (Istanbul to Cappadocia to Pamukkale / Ephesus to Istanbul)
• 1 Night accommodation in Cappadocia at very good Cave Hotel with Breakfast.
• 3 night 4 Star Hotel accommodation in Kusadasi with Breakfast and dinner.
• 2 Full Day Cappadocia Tour
• 1 Full Day Pamukkale Tour
• 1 Full Day Pergamum Tour
• 1 Full Day Ephesus Tour
• 1 Full Day Miletus, Priene, Didyma Tour
Professional English speaking guide on the tours.
• Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coaches on local tours.
• Meals mentioned by the itinerary

• Entrance fees per itinerary
• Local taxes and service charges


Hotels:
In Cappadocia : Dedeli Konak Hotel http://www.dedelikonak.com or Peri cave Hotel http://www.pericavehotel.com/
In Kusadasi :
Dabaklar Hotel http://www.dabaklarhotel.com/mainen.html or Derici Hotel http://www.dericihotel.com/en/

Prices::

Email us for our special discounted prices for this season.