Tour > Discover West of Turkey - 7 days

About the tour in general

Also known as "Anatolia", the beautiful land of Turkey has one million years of stunning historical, cultural, natural and biblical riches. Turkey' s history goes back to the beginning of civilization.  The earliest known inhabitants appeared at Catal Hoyuk, located in  Central Anatolia, in 10,000 B.C. One of the first civilizations was known as the Hittites. When Noah made his magnificent journey during the great flood,  he settled his ark in Mount Ararat (Ağrı), East Anatolia.   When the Apostle Paul made his missionary journeys, he traveled through the Southeast, Mediterranean, Aegean and Marmara Regions of Turkey. Efes, biblically known as Ephesus, the most impressive archaeological site in Turkey, is where you can visit and tour inside the Virgin Mary's home. When ]esus spoke of the Seven Churches in the Book of Revelation, he was speaking to the Church in Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamos , Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea all located in Turkey. Alexander The Great conquered the area until his death in 323 B. C., several small states appeared and the Roman Empire gained control of the whole region, and Christianity began to be dominant. Later, about the 11 the century AD, the Seljuk’s invaded the area, took control and Islam began to be the dominant religion. After Seljuk' s, the Ottoman Empire began to grow and gain power and became one of the biggest, and long lived Empires known. Ottoman Empire, established in 1299 had power over three continents, Eastern Europe, Western Asia and North Africa. They ruled from 1299,thru 1923 when the Ottoman was split up and defeated during the First World War. Turkish commander  Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. In 1923 he founded today's modern Republic of Turkey. Today's Turkey is located between two continents, 97% on the Asian side and 3% on the European side. Turkey is surrounded by the Black Sea, Marmara Sea, Aegean Sea, and the Mediterranean. Today's Turkish people are very modern and education is very important. Through the ages, Turks are very friendly and always show their hospitality. They are eager to make visitors welcome.   Caprinae Travel of Turkey wants you to experience A World of Wonder, A World of Beauty.   We want you to EXPLORE TURKEY & FEEL THE DIFFERENCE.

Daily Programme

DAY 1
Arrive in Istanbul, and transfer to hotel &check in. You’ll relax in the hotel for a short period and then take a boat trip in famous Bosphorus (between the two continents). Have a welcome dinner in the evening. (D)

Istanbul
DAY 2
Visit Topkapı Palace (where Sultans of Ottoman Empire lived) and its historical surroundings such as Hippodromme and Blue Mosque in the morning and Byzantium Basilica Cistern,  Haghia Sophia Museum from Byzantines in the afternoon and return to hotel for overnight stay.   (B/ L / D)

Basilica Cistern
Blue Mosque / Sultan Ahmed Mosque
German Fountain of Wilhelm II
Haghia Sophia Museum
Hippodromme
Obelisk of Theodosius
Serpent Column
Topkapi Palace
DAY 3
Check out of the hotel and drive to West of Istanbul; Dardanel (Gallipoli) Area. Visit Anzac bay, Dardanels, monuments (tracks of 1st World war,) and check into the hotel for overnight. (B / L / D)

Grand Bazaar
Spice Market
Suleymaniye Mosque
DAY 4
Check out of the hotel and drive down to Aegean Coast. You’ll visit ancient city of Troy and Assos ancient ruins and experience of 4,000 years old history. Early evening, you will drive to Kusadasi and check into the hotel for overnight stay. (B / L / D)

Cappadocia
Göreme Open Air Museum
Mustafapasa (Sinasos), an old Greek town
Soganli Valley, an Open Air Museum
The Medrese (Theological School) from Seljuk Turks in Taskinpasa
DAY 5
Drive to  Ephesus (one of biggest cities of ancient times with its 3000 years old history), visit ancient city of Ephesus and Artemis Temple (one of the Seven wonders of the world). You will also visit  house of Virgin Mary and St.John church and Ephesus Museum (History from BC.1200 thru AD 200).  Drive back to Guvercin Island and enjoy the sunset then return to hotel for overnight stay. (B / L / D)

Avanos
Dervent / Fairytale Chimneys
Göreme Open Air Museum
Uchisar Rock Castle
DAY 6
Check out of the hotel, drive to  ancient city of Hierapolis,  Holy City which is having one of the biggest necropolis in Asia minor. Check into the hotel in the afternoon and visit  Pamukkale- Cotton castle and enjoy free time to explore the sights, natural cascades, pools and marvelous travertens.  Return to hotel for overnight.  (B / L / D)

Belisirma village, the ancient Peristrema
Ihlara Valley
Kaymakli Underground City
Selime Village (Cave Houses)
DAY 7
Check out of the hotel, drive to  ancient city of Hierapolis,  Holy City which is having one of the biggest necropolis in Asia minor. Check into the hotel in the afternoon and visit  Pamukkale- Cotton castle and enjoy free time to explore the sights, natural cascades, pools and marvelous travertens.  Return to hotel for overnight.  (B / L / D)

 

 

Your tour  covers;

  • Meeting in Istanbul and all necessary transfers  during the trip (with Mercedes AC luxury vehicles, max. 2 years old),  
  • All domestic flights mentioned in tour schedule,
  • Professional guiding service - English speaking guide,  
  • All entrance fees for museums, historical places, tickets to national parks, cisterns, etc…
  • Accommodation in exclusive 5 star hotels,
  • Full board (FB) accommodation during the  trip;  breakfast + lunch + dinner,
  • All soft drinks,  
  • VIP tour during the trip (no one will be allowed to join the group)
  • Gifts & surprises from Caprinae Travel during the tour

     Your tour doesn’t cover;

  •  Personal expenses & international air fares,  alcoholic drinks 

Price: 315 USD per day, per person (11 & up in a group)