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Istanbul, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Ephesus- TURKEY


Now that the Sun Express Lines (charter by Turkish Airlines) have direct flights between Izmir and Cappadocia as from 26 march 2006, without going via Istanbul we have new itinerary below.


Day 1
Arrival in Istanbul and meeting at the airport, transfer to the hotel, check- in.
Leisure afternoon.
Overnight Istanbul.

Day 2
Full day guided sightseeing in Old Istanbul. Discovery of Sultanahmet, Blue
Mosque, St. Sophia, Hippodrome, Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazaar.
Overnight Istanbul

Day 3
Guided Bosphorus Cruise with Dolmabahçe Palace. Visit to the exotic and
aromatic Egyptian Spice Market, cross over to Asia to Camlica Hill for a
view of Istanbul. During the cruise, view of Ottoman seaside mansions,
marble palaces and small fishing villages
Overnight Istanbul

Day 4
Take the morning flight from Istanbul to Cappadocia, arrival and transfer to Cappadocia. Tour to Underground city, Soganli valley, Sobessos mosaics, Keslik monastery and Mustafapasa old Greek town Overnight Hotel Cappadocia.

Day 5
Full day guided discovery of Cappadocia. Visit to Goreme Open Air Museum, Uchisar Castle, Fairy Chimneys, Avanos
Overnight Hotel Cappadocia.

Day 6
Walking in Ihlara Canyon, a "mirage" in the Steps of Anatolia up to Belisirma village, the ancient Peristrema: "Valley of the Sky" along the
Melendiz River. Rock-cut churches, spread across a wild plantation, surprise you with their successfully painted representations from the Bible. Lunch in
Belisirma a local restaurant by the river. Stop by Selime, a village with cave houses at the end of the canyon and a "star wars" like landscape.
Overnight Hotel Cappadocia.

Day 7 - Thursday or Sunday
In the morning, transfer to airport in Kayseri and take the Sun Exprees direct flight (withouth going via Istanbul) to Izmir. Arrival at 11am and meeting at the airport in Izmir. Drive to Pamukkale, arrival and visit to Hierapolis and Pamukkale travertine castles. Overnight Pamukkale.

Day 8
Drive from Pamukkale to Ephesus, on the way, visit to Aphrodisias arrival
and check in Hotel near Ephesus.

Day 9
Full day guided tour to antique city of Ephesus, Virgin Mary house, St. John
Church and temple of Artemis one of the seven wonders of the antique world.
Overnight Near Ephesus.

Day 10
Transfer to airport in Izmir and take a flight to Istanbul.

PS: With some modifications, similar tour can be done by bus. The order of visits may be changed.

PS.Call us at (90) 212 527 68 59  or send us EMAIL to request the complete itinerary and PRICE of the tour. You can also customizing your own itinerary.








Silk Road Hotels: Ishak Pasa Caddesi No: 6 Cankurtaran, Sultanahmet - Istanbul / Turkey
Tel: +90 212 527 68 59 Tel1: +90 212 638 12 15   Fax: 90 (212) 527 68 59 - 527 68 59  E-mail:  info@silkroadhotels.com