WHY RICKSHAW?

The Rickshaw Travel Group ("Rickshaw Travels") was founded in May 1988. From our humble beginnings as a small travel agency, we have grown and expanded into several countries and today have 28 years of experience in the travel business, both corporate and leisure... read more .

DISCOVER TURKEY


Turkey has so much to offer its visitors - breathtaking natural beauties, unique historical and archaeological places, steadily improving hotel and touristic infrastructure and a tradition of hospitality.

From USD 1018 *

per person sharing

Day 01 Istanbul Arrival Day (No Meals)
 
Welcome to Istanbul! After meeting with Tempel Travel’s English speaking tour director we will transfer you to the hotel for overnight and check in.
 
Check in time to hotel 1200/1400hrs afternoon time. Today is free day in Istanbul our tour director will meet with you at hotel at 1800hrs evening time for product briefing. Overnight in Istanbul
 
Day 02 Istanbul (Breakfast)
 
After breakfast our tour director will commence with sightseeing in Istanbul, covering the following: Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Mosque), a 16 th century’s religious center and the only mosque in Istanbul with 6 minarets. Hippodrome square where horse carriage and gladiator fights took place during the Byzantian Empire. It is decorated today with an Egyptian Column, Serpentane Column and Ibrahim Pasa Palace (view only). Next, Topkapi Palace – a museum palace with a wide collection of Porcelains, Treasuries, religious collect peace. It is the first Great Imperial Palace of Ottoman Dynasty. Visit St. Sophia (Hagia Sophia), at one time a cathedral and a mosque, a now a magnificent museum. Next, visit the 500 year-old Grand Bazaar, which has more than 4000 shops selling local products handicrafts. Overnight in Istanbul
 
Day 03 Istanbul – Izmir – Kusadasi (Breakfast, Dinner)
 
After breakfast, check out and free time till departure. Then we depart for Istanbul airport for our domestic flight to Izmir. Transfer from Izmir airport to
your hotel. The rest of the days is yours to explore Kusadasi. Dinner and Overnight in Kusadasi.
 
Day 04 Kusadasi (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
After breakfast our tour will star with the visit of Isa Bey Mosque. It is one of the oldest and most impressive works of architectural art remaining from the Anatolian Beyliks. Next, drive to visit ancient Greek city, later a major Roman city, on the west coast of Asia Minor which called Ephesus, stroll past the celsus library, the Temple of Hadrian and the Trajan Fountain in the Ancient Ephesus. After walking on the historical marble street the Great Theater where St. Paul preached will meet at the end. Next, proceed to shrine of Mother Mary, it is believed where she spent recent years of her life. Temple of Artemis (Diana), on the side of one of the seven wonders of ancient World. At the end Leather Fashion show will be full of fun. Overnight in Kusadasi
 
Day 05 Kusadasi – Izmir – Kayseri – Cappadocia (Breakfast, Dinner)
 
After breakfast, check out and free time till departure. Then we depart for Izmir airport for our domestic flight to Kayseri. Transfer from Kayseri airport to your hotel. The rest of the days is yours to explore Cappadocia. Dinner and Overnight in Cappadocia
 
Day 06 Cappadocia (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Meet at the hotel lobby in the morning and visit to Devrent Valley where various types of fairy chimneys are abundant. We will walk through this amazing valley. Thereafter visit Pasabagi with multiple stems and caps, peculiar to this area. After visiting Pasabagi, drive to Avanos which is known for the pottery, a craft dating back to the Hittite period. Further to the time for lunch proceed to Goreme Open Air Museum (Dark Church is excluded; entrance requires additional admission fee) to visit the churches, chapels and monasteries carved into the fairy chimneys from the 10th to the 13th centuries with frescos painted on the walls. Thereafter time to take photos in the neighboring valleys before going back to the hotels.
 
Day 07 Cappadocia – Istanbul (Breakfast)
 
After breakfast you will have free time shopping in Cappadocia. Evening we depart for Kayseri airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul. Transfer from Ataturk airport to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.
 
Day 08 Istanbul – Departure (Breakfast)
 
We hope your tour was an enjoyable one. After breakfast check out from the hotel. We make your return airport transfer services. Have a nice trip back home.

 

Includes:

 
  • 3N Istanbul
  • 2N Kusadasi – 2N Cappadocia
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Deluxe transportation
  • 3 domestic flights
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees, parking, taxes, highway charges
  • Return airport transfer Ataturk Airport

Excludes:

  • Tipping guide and driver
  • Personal Expenses
  • Domestic Flight (estimated 1 way domestic trip domestic cost is 95 USD per pax)
  • Visa expenses if required. 

 

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