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Breakfast and Lunch Today we will pick you up from your Hotel to join a small friendly Boutique tour with a naximum of 14 perople. Topkapi Palace Museum: This Museum was once the extensive residence of the Ottoman Sultans, It has several interesting and unique exhibition halls, including the porcelain section, the armory section and the Holy rooms devoted to the Holy Relics and the Treasury. These rooms house an impressive display of the Royal Jewels. Topaki Palace also has an Harem section which is included in your tour ! Underground Cistern: This impressive Cistern is a mysterious subterranean architechural Surprise that was once lost to memory. It was Built by Justinian after 532. The Basilica Cistern stored water for the Great Palace and nearby buildings It was rediscovered by Petrus Gyllius, who came to Constantinople in search of Byzantine monuments. Gyllius noticed that the local people were lowering buckets through holes in the floors of their houses to retrieve water, he then discovered an entrance and thus put put this mesmerizing Cistern back on the map. Sultanahmet Mosque/Blue Mosque: Built between 16.09 and 1616 by the ottoman Sultan Ahmet 1, The mosque stands prominently in the old district of Sultanhamet and is distinquised by its 6 tall and slender Minarets, The mosat central dome is 43 m in height and 33,4 in diameter.The mosque has 260 stained glass windows and the interior is intricately decorated with Blue, Green and Red tiles which were produced and painted by hand in Iznik (ancient Nicaea), and are an attraction by themselves, it is due to these tiles that the Mosque is now better known as the Blue Mosque. The Quranic inscriptions that you will see throughout the mosque were made by Seyyid Kasım Gubari, one of the most famous calligraphers of his time. Roman Hippodrome and Monuments: The ancient Hippodrome played a huge part in the social life of the Byzantines and was the scene of very fierce and competive Chariot Races. It was located in the square in front of the Blue Mosque, the site still has relics from the glory days including the Obelisk of Theosius and the Bronze Serpentine Column of Constantine. On the southwest of the the three monuments remians of the curved end of the Hippodrome wall can be seen. Hagia Sophia Museum: The Hagia Sophia Museum started off as a Byzantine Constantinople Church, This Church was commissioned by Emperor Justinian 1 (527-565) and materials were bought in from all over the empire to construct this massive church that would be the most important church of the Christian East. Hagia Sophia was the first of its design and boasted the largest dome to have been constructed at that time. Hagia Sophia was converted to a Mosque in 1453 when Constansinople fell to the Ottomans. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the modern Turkish Republic’s most revered founding father and its first Prime Minister, initiated the process to have the Hagia Sophia transformed into a museum which opened for visitors in February 1935. Overnight Istanbul
Breakfast and Lunch Pick up from your Hotel to join the small friendly Unique Istanbul Boutique tour Bosphorus Cruise: Crusing along the Bosphorus, the historic waterway that connects the Black Sea and the Marmara Sea, here you will enjoy a prime view of the exquisite Places, Pavillions and Ottoman houses including Rumeli Fortress seen from the Sea which is the largest fortification for the protection of Istanbul, it was built in 1451 by Sultan Mehmet II Cable Car to Pierre Loti: Enjoy a panoramic view of Istanbul from the Cable car or the Cafe at the top of the Hill named after the Famous french writer and naval officer Louis Marie Julian Viad a.k.a Pierre Loti (1850-1923) Rustem Pasha Mosque: This suprisingly small Mosque is majesticly grand designed by a famous Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan, it was built for the Grand Vizier Rustem Pasha who had married Princess Mihrimah, one of the daughters of Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent. City Walls and Golden Horn by vehicle: Driving along the shores of the Marmara Sea you will follow a major portion of the city’s Byzantine walls and will continue to follow them when we turn inland from the sea. Saint Savior in Chora Church Museum: This wonderous church will delight you with the many colourful Mosiacs and frescos, it was built in the 16th century just within the Theodosian Walls of Constantinople, as the city was known throughout the Byzantine era. It was converted to a Mosque during the ottoman rule and subsequently became a Musuem in 1948 Suleymaniye Mosque: This elegant ottoman imperial mosque is located on the Third Hill of istanbul, it was commissioned by Suleiman the Magnificent and designed by Minar Sinan between 1550 and 1558, it is the second largest Mosque in Istanbul distinquised by its four slender minerets. Overnight Istanbul
Breakfast and Lunch Today we leave Istanbul early morning for the drive to the Gallipoli Penninsula in Çanakkale, What was once the battle fields of World War I is now a tranquil site where you can reflect and remember soldiers from all sides. During your trip we will visit the Brighton Beach, ANZAC Cove, Beach Cemetery Lone Pine (Australian memorial) Ari Burnu Cemetery,Johnsons Jolly original tunnels, 57th Regiment Turkish Memorial, the Nek original trenches and the Chunuk Bair (New Zealands memorial) Overnight Canakkale.
Breakfast Lunch and Dinner Today we head for the Ancient City of Troy one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world, it is here where the legendary Trojan Horse seige took place in the times of Helen, the Queen of Sparta and Paris the Trojan Princess. We will continue on to Pergamon and after lunch see the sites of the magnificient Acopolis with one of the steepest Amphitheaters in the world, you will also see stunningTemples, the Library and Medical facilities that made it the most renowned Culteral and Policital Centre of its time. We conclude the day by travelling onto Kusadasi ( Ephesus ). Where you will check into your Hotel. Overnight Kusadasi.
Breakfast Lunch and Dinner Today we will vist the Ancient City of Ephesus the best preserved and most vsisted site in Turkey, it was the most important Port and Cultural Center of the Eastern world. The remains of this City are extremely impressive. The city had spectacular buildings dedicated to the Goddess Artemis whose Temple was considered one of the seven wonders of the world. Walk along the street of Arcadian, visit the majestic Theatre, Marble road, the Celsius Library, Market place street of the Curettes, baths of Scholastic state agora, Prytaneion, Odeon and Basilica of St. John; built in the 5th century. During the tour we will also vbist The House of Virgin Mary; The Vatican has recognized this small house in the Solmissos Mountains as the final resting place of Virgin Mary. A small shrine dedicated to St. Mary was found when the ruins of the house were first discovered. Overnight Kusadasi.
Tour Breakfast and Lunch After breakfast we will drive to Pamukkale (Cotton Castle) famous for the natural thermal spring waters with healing properties. Calcite-laden waters have created at Pamukkale an surreal landscape, made up of mineral forests, petrified waterfalls and a series of Pure white terraced travatines. It is for its resemblence to cotton piles that it is called ‘Cotton Castle’ in Turkish. The sacred pool is also a highlight of the site. The shallow thermal waters ripple over a wonderful scattering of ancient roman ruins that lie beneath, the water derives from springs in a cliff almost 200 m high overlooking the plain, At the end of the 2nd century B.C. the dynasty of the Attalids, the kings of Pergamon, established the thermal spa of Hierapolis. After the tour we the take the overnight bus to Cappadocia
Pick up from your Hotel for a tour of North Cappadocia. Firstly we will start with one of the many surreal landscapes found in Cappadocia “Imagination Valley” (Devrent Valley) where your imagination will run wild. Next we call at Pashabagi known as Monks valley due to the Christain Hermits that chose to live in Hermit cells and churches in the three headed pinnacles symbolising the Holy Trinity, the Fairy Chimnies had many stages of formation and all these can be witnessed at Monks valley. We will proceed to the pottery centre of Cappadocia Avanaos (Venessa) this picturesque Village is set on the banks of the Kizilirmik/Red River which derives it name from the red clay deposits, here you will have a chance to watch the potters at work using kick wheels, if your feeling artistic then why not give it a go yourself ! Lunch will be served in a Local Restaurant After lunch we will head to Goreme home of the famous Open Air Museum. The world’s most important Byzantine Cave churches are located in these once remote Valleys where monks and nuns pursued monastic life from the 3rd century on. The churches here have the best preserved Byzantine Cave paintings and Frescos from the Lonoclastic period to the end of the Selcuk rule. Icons with scenes from the Old Testament and the New Testament above portraits of Church Fathers and saints depict the structure of the Byzantine universe. We will end the tour with two amazing Panoramic view points: Esentepe: With a breathtaking view over Göreme, a complete view of Goreme valley and Goreme village: fairy chimneys, rock formations and Cave houses. Uchisar Castle: One of the highest points of Cappadoica a very prominent Landmark with stunning views for miles around. Overnight Cappadocia.
Breakfast and Lunch Optional Sunrise Balloon Flight Today we will pick you up from your Hotel for the South Cappadocia tour. Starting the day with a leisurely hike in the Red & Rose Valley, this walk will include astounding views of volcanic rock formations and Caves within the magical Valleys which are in the heart of Cappadocia, this tranquil walk is far from the mainstream tourist haunts. The walk will end in the Cavusin Cave Village with a Rock Castle and troglodyte dwellings which were occupied right up until the 20th century. Lunch will be served in a traditional local restaurant Next we make our way to the Underground City of kaymakli one of the many underground settlements in the region. Kaymakli Underground City is one of the largest and deepest which is approximately 40m deep and contains all the usual rooms found in such settlements such as (stables, cellars, storage rooms, refectories, churches, wineries etc.) To finsh this interesting day off we will visit Pigeon Valley which has glorious views of Dovecotes, Old abandoned Cave homes and Old Greek houses of uchisar. Overnight Cappadocia.
Breakfast Check out of your Hotel,Aspendos and Side Tour Perge Ancient side is a grand exhibit of what an ancient Greek and Roman city looked like. Records date it back as far as the 4th BC. It was visited by Greek colonists after the Trojan War, by St. Paul and companions when it was one of the leading cities ofPamphylia, fell under the leadership of Alexander the Great and also the Byzantines. Side the site of Pamphylia”s largest port, probably first colonized in the 7th BC. Coming from Cyprus, St.Paul would have entered the ancient port enroot to Perge. The great ruins are among the most notable in Asia Minor. They cover a large promontory where a wall and a mote separate it from the mainland. Manavgat Waterfall is where you will take a nice cool rest, sitting right next to the falls. Aspendos famous for its theatre that dates to 160-180 AD. It is the best preserved Ancient Roman Theatre in the World. Depending on performance dates, you may be able to visit this ancient theatre to see the world renowned summer evening opera and ballet performances. After the tour return to your hotel and have a free evening to relax or explore Antalya on your own. Overnight Antalya
Pick up at your Hotel to start the Ephesus tour During both the Hellenistic and Roman periods Ephesus was the most important port and cultural center of the eastern world. The remains of the city are still spellbinding today. Of all the ancient cities of Turkey, Ephesus is the best preserved and most visited one and is as popular as it was in ancient times. This is due to the miraculous discovery of the House of the Virgin Mary. The city had splendid buildings and was dedicated to the Goddess Artemis, whose temple was considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Main monuments that will be visited during today’s tour are; Ephesus Ancient City; Ones the most important trading City of the Aegean Coast.., walk along the street of Arcadian, visit the majestic Theatre, Marble road, the Celsius Library, Market place street of the Curettes, baths of Scholastic state agora, Prytaneion, Odeon. This is the best place in the world to get the feeling of what life was like in Roman times. Basilica of St. John; built in the 5th century. House of Virgin Mary; The Vatican has recognized this small house in the Solmissos Mountains as the final resting place of Virgin Mary. A small shrine dedicated to St. Mary was found when the ruins of the house were first discovered. Artemis Temple; The temple of Artemision is known as one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Overnight Kusadasi.
PRIENE: Despite of its small size, Priene was a very important city in ancient times because on its territory stood the Panionium, the central meeting-place and sanctuary of the Ionian Confederacy. The theatre, the temple of Athena, the agora, the Bouleterion and the temenos of Zeus Olympus will be the steps of this visit. MILETUS: Miletus was the principal port and the richest imperium at the Aegean coast. Thales of Miletus believed that there was a fundamental unity beneath the apparent disorder and complexity of nature and he postulated that water was the basic material for all things. The theatre of Miletus is by far the most impressive of the town’s surviving monuments. There is also the council-chamber, marketplace, temples, baths and Islamic monument: Ilyas Bey Mosque to be visited. After the lunch we will visit the Didyma Apollon temple. DIDYMA: Didyma was an ancient Ionian city, the modern Didim, Turkey. The town formed just outside of the sanctuary containing a temple and oracle of Apollo, the Didymaion. Didyma was a neighbour of Miletus. To approach it, visitors would follow the Sacred Way to Didyma. Both Herodotus and Pausanias dated the origins of the oracle at Didyma before the Ionian colonization of this coast.
Pick up at your Hotel to start the Pergamum tour This was a major city in western Asia Minor in New Testament times. It lies in a spacious valley, sixteen miles from the Aegean Sea in what is today the country of Turkey. In the centuries before Christ, Pergamum was the capital of an independent kingdom. As one of the most beautiful cities of ancient world it became an important kingdom during the Hellenistic period, under the Attalid dynasty, 281–133 BC. Its architecture and statues are among the finest samples of the Hellenistic world. Impressive temples, library, and medical facilities made Pergamum a renowned cultural and political center. By the time Revelation was written, Pergamum had become part of the Roman Empire, but because of its location and importance, the Romans used it as an administrative center for the province of Asia. On this tour you will be visiting; Aesclepium; The god of healing, Aesclepius received worship in cultic centers around the Greek and Roman world. This large complex at Pergamum was originally constructed in the 4th century B.C. and became an official center in the the 3rd c. In the 2nd c. A.D., Hadrian further developed the center and it was added to the list of “wonders of the world.” Acropolis; One of the seven churches addressed in Revelation, the city of Pergamum became the center of a large kingdom in the 3rd century B.C. and retained its status as a political and cultural leader into the Byzantine period. The acropolis rises 1300 feet above the lower city located on the plain of the Caicus River. Serapeum/Red Basilica; A temple to the ancient Egyptian god of the underworld was erected in the lower city of Pergamum. The Serapis cult was founded by Ptolemy I and was centered in Alexandria. Held to be a god of healing, particularly of blindness,Serapis was one of a number of Egyptian deities worshiped in ancient Greece and Rome. Overnight Kusadasi
Breakfast Check out of your Hotel, we will transfer you to to the airport for your domestic flight back to İzmir in time fro your return International flight.
Karagandere Mah. Karagandere Sk. No:20 50400 Urgup /Nevsehir/Turkey Cappadocia