Honeymoon Turkey 11 Days
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Tour of “Sultan Ahmet Center”, the heart of the “Old City” from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled.
Hagia Sophia (Aya Sofya) is a UNESCO-listed museum that contains Ottoman and Byzantine works. From golden age of Byzantine, this once Christian church is one of the most extraordinary buildings in the history of architecture. Listen the history and examine the architecture displays with your professional guide.
Next stop is Topkapi Palace , the largest and oldest palace in the world to survive to our day and also was the primary residence of the Ottoman sultans for approximately 400years. Topkapi Palace was more than just the private residence of the Sultan and his court. It was centre of the supreme executive and judiciary council, the Divan and the training school. The best artist and craftsman’s produced some of the finest work in the whole empire.
Then, make a visit to the Blue Mosque with six minarets, was built at the bequest of Sultan Ahmet I and one of the best preserved and most significant examples of Ottoman architecture.
Continue to Istanbul Hippodrome where chariot races were held and also the centre of Byzantium’s life for 1000 years and of Ottoman life for another 400 years and has been the scene of countless political dramas.
Stop by Caferaga Medresesi, of foundation for serving Turkish Culture, also organises various workshop about handicrafts and music.
Then give a little break for lunch in a local restaurant with typical Turkish cuisine.
The next stop is the Grand Bazaar, one of the most famous bazaar around the world. Discover the bazaar with your guide and make some shopping. It is full with jewellery, leather and spices shops.
Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar) was built between 1597 and 1664, also it is the second oldest covered bazaar in the city. You can find exotic aromas and various spices. It contains fruit vegetable, flower and fish shops inside.
Rustem Pasha Mosque, for a tour. It was built by a famous Bosnian, Rüstem Pasha and designed by -one the most famous architect in history- Mimar Sinan. One of the most famous mosque in Istanbul for her interior design.
Dolmabahce Palace, was the first European style palace. It was built by Ottoman Sultans between 1843 and 1846.This is the last residence for Ottoman Sultans with 365 rooms and 22 saloons. Also famous with the great collection of European antiquity. Ataturk lived the final part of his life in the palace and died there.
Bosphorus Strait connects the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara and splits the European and Asian sides of Turkey. Bosphorus Bridge, pass through the bridge and watch the beautiful view. It is 1704m long and was the 4th longest bridge around the world. Don’t miss this unique chance to pass from one continent (Europe) to another (Asia) in 2 minutes.
Camlica Hill, the highest point in Istanbul, exposing a panoramic view of Istanbul city and Bosphorus.
Give a little break for lunch here and enjoy the view while you are eating your tasty meal.
Ortakoy, is a cosmopolitan area, bordering waters of the Bosphorus. Turks, Greeks, Armenians and Jews are leaving here. The neighbourhood hosts many different religious. It is also a popular spot for locals with art galleries, night clubs, and restaurants.
Afterward, walk through Ihlara Valley for 4 km, watching very famous and interesting valley with many churches and underground caves.
Then visit a restaurant for a delicious, local, otantic Anatolian lunch.
Next stop is Belisirma Village. Although a small village, Belisirma is well known because of various ruins around it. The church ruins of Ala, Bezirhane, Karagedik and Direkli are Byzantine cave churches.
Then drive to Selime who has a breathtakingly beautiful and complex church compound cut into the rock.
South Cappadocia Tour final stop is Nar Lake, a volcanic crater lake, about 36 km southeast of Aksaray inCappadocia.
Afterward drop-off your hotel. Overnight Hotel
Discover Cappadocia from the air on this early morning 1-hour hot air balloon ride. Amaze Cappadocia. Travel to our Goreme Office from your HOTEL by air-conditioned coach. Enjoy a cup of coffee, tea and snacks. Time to watch preparing balloons at the take-off area for 15-20 minutes. Flight begins, fly up and away over the lunar-like chimneys, spires, pinnacles and valleys. All looks extra magical under the soft morning sunshine. Spot cave houses, villages, and capture the unique panoramas on camera as your pilot points out places of interest. Finally, float gently back to earth with unforgettable Cappadocia Balloon Ride memories, enjoy a glass of champagne and collect a special certificate of your flight.
Mustafapasa, also called as Sinasos, where Cappadocian Greeks had been living in Cappadocia since antiquity. Afterward, Keslik Monastery built in volcanic tuff stone and used in Byzantine Era until end of Ottoman Empire. Next stop is Taskinpasa which is a typical Cappadocian Village. There is a Medrese (theological school) and a antiquated mosque, both are built during the Seljuk period. Then visit a restaurant for a delicious, local, otantic Anatolian lunch. Next, Soganli valley, which is divided into two, has been occupied since the Roman period. The rock cones found on the sides of the valley were used as graves by the Romans, and later as churches by the Byzantine. The frescoes in the churches date back to the 9th and 13th centuries. Then visit the church of Cemil (Greek-orthodox church) built just before the 2nd World War. South Cappadocia Tour final stop is Kaymakli Underground City. It is a complex underground city with eight levels, big enough to house 5,000 people. There are different rooms for all purposes like grain storage, stables for the animals, wine cellars, and all other needs of rural life. Afterward drop-off your hotel. Overnight Hotel
Ephesus, one of the world’s finest examples of a classical ancient city; You will have to see, Temple of Artemis (Diana), the site is one of the seven wonders of the old world; House of Virgin Mary, the spot is thought where she probably spent last years of her life; Isa Bey Mosque, this impressive mosque from XIVth. Century A.D. has a unique architecture in many aspects. The antiquity will just embrace you peacefully.
Hierapolis is one of the sacred sites of Turkey. You will have chance to see the ruins of Hierapolis, Domitian Gate, Colonnaded Gate, Cathedral, Red waters of Karahayit, Pamukkale Museum & The Travertines of Pamukkale.
- Istanbul Classics Walking Tour
- Bosphorus Cruise and Two Continents
- Bosphorus Dinner Cruise
- Ephesus tour
- Pamukkale tour
- Cappadocia tour
- Balloon tour
- Flight tickets
- English speaking guide
- Entries Fee
- Transportation A/C
- Breakfast and lunch
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drink, unless specified