Sanli Urfa Holidays

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Day 1: Istanbul

Upon your arrival, you will be met by our representative before transfer to your Hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your own leisure .

Day 2: Istanbul

After breakfast in your hotel, there is a full day guided tour which includes St. Sophia the cathedral built by Emperor Justinian in 537 which was the largest church in Christendom for a thousand years, the Byzantine Hippodrome with its various monuments including a 3500-year-old red granite obelisk brought from Egypt and erected here in 390 AD. The Ottoman Empire produced marvelous architecture and you'll see two of its finest works: Topkapi Palace, home of the sultans, and the famed Blue Mosque of Sultan Ahmet I. After all these visits, you'll venture into the labyrinthine Grand Bazaar.Transfer back to your hotel for overnight. Optional dinner with a Turkish show is avaliable tonight.

Day 3: Istanbul - Cappadocia

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Ankara. Upon arrival we will visit Mausoleum of Ataturk and its Museum. This is the burial place of the national hero who founded modern Republic of Turkey. We then depart for Cappadocia . After a picturesque trip along the Salt Lake , we will arrive in Cappadocia for an overnight stay. (BD)

Day 4: Cappadocia

Early in the morning an optional Balloon tour is available. After breakfast you will be having a full day excursion in Cappadocia including visits to the Kaymakli Underground City, the place early Christians hid from persecutors, Open Air Museum in Goreme to see the best examples of Byzantine art in Cappadocia in rock-cut churches with frescoes and paintings (10th to 13th century) and natural fortress in Uchisar. Here, we will have the opportunity to discover and understand the rich history behind local handicrafts like hand-made carpets ,Turkish tiles ,onyx and potteries.Overnight stay in Cappadocia. (BD)

Day 5: Cappadocia

Today we will walk through Ihlara Valley . This canyon was created by the cracking and collapsing which occurred as basalt and andesite lava from Mt. Hassadag cooled. The Melendiz river found its way through these cracks, eroding the canyon bed and helping to form canyon we see today. We continue to SELIME village which is situated at the end of the Ihlara valley. Fairy chimneys rest on the steep hillside, and a basilica style cathedral the Selime Sultan tomb, a hollowed out citadel and churches are also found here. We will have opportunity to have lunch by the river. After the tour transfer to your hotel. (BD

Day 6: Cappadocia - Sanli Urfa

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Izmir. Upon arrival visit authentic village of Sirince and transfer to your hotel which located in Sirince. (B)

Day 7: Sanli Urfa

Morning drive to Ancient city of Ephesus where you will explore some of the best preserved theatres, fountains and buildings in the world. A definite must while in Turkey. Then visit to the House of Mother Mary where she is supposed to spend her last years together with St. John. In the afternoon, experıence and participate in an upbeat fashion show showcasıng the unique leather products manufactured ın Turkey. Overnight stay in Kusadasi. (B

Day 8:

Early departure for Pergamum, one of Turkey's oldest civilized settlements and it has been inhabited from pre-historic times through the Ionic, Roman and Byzantine civilizations. It has yielded archeological treasures whose importance is recognized world-wide.Vist the ancient city of acropolis founded on top of a steep hill (300 m) make this area a fascinating stop for history-loving tourists. Also visit Altar of Zeus, before continuing to Troy ;a 5000 years old archaeological city, then you will see a reconstruction of the fabled Wooden Horse, which used in Trojan War. Drive to Canakkale for an overnight stay

Day 9:

After breakfast, we will cross the Dardanelles then continue to Gallipoli to visit The World War I open air museum, Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery, Johnston’s jolly (Turkish and Allied Trenches and tunnels), The Nek, Chunuk Bair. Arrival in Istanbul for an overnight stay. (

Day 10:

fter breakfast you start the tour at the Spice Bazaar and it goes on with Bosphorus Cruise. The magical journey which covers both European and Asian shores will let you see the marvelous monuments and districts like: Maiden Tower (Kiz Kulesi), Dolmabahce Palace, Ciragan Palace and Ortakoy. Return to your hotel after the tour. (B)

Day 11:

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Dalaman. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel in Fethiye where you will staying for 4 nights

Day 12:

Free day and at your leisure.

Day 13:

Free day and at your leisure.

Day 14:

Free day and at your leisure.

Day 15:

Transfer to the Airport in time for your flight back home.

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