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5 Days Private Turkey Tour; Istanbul, Ephesus, Cappadocia

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5 Days Private Turkey Tour; Istanbul, Ephesus, Cappadocia


Overview

Duration: 5 days
Tour starting point: Istanbul Airport/hotel
Tour ending point: Istanbul hotel or Istanbul Airport
Includes: Private tours, officially licensed local tour guides, private transportation, domestic flight tickets, all mentioned airport transfers, entrance tickets, Hot Air Balloon Ride
Excludes: International Flights, hotel booking, lunch, drinks, gratitudes ( recommended)
Sights to see: Istanbul, Ephesus, Cappadocia


Inclusions

Private Tours in English
Professional Local Guides
Domestic Flight Tickets
Airport Transfers
Museum/Attraction Tickets
Transportation With Private Vans
Balloon Flights


Exclusions

International flights
Hotel Bookings
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Gratitude (suggested)


Itinerary

Day 1: Upon arrival in Istanbul in the morning you will be met by our representative at the airport holding name sign with your name on it. You will be transferred to the central location of Old City (Sultanahmet area) for discovering the relics of Byzantine and Ottoman Empires.

Sights to see: Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace Museum, Hagia Irene Church, Theodosius Cistern, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Sogukcesme Street, Grand Bazaar.

After tour you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight in your Istanbul hotel.

Day 2: You will be picked up from your hotel with private van and private tour guide at 09:00am for tour on the Bosphorus to discover the jewels of Istanbul.

Sights to see: Dolmabahce Palace, Spice Market, Bosphorus Cruise, Taksim Square with Istiklal Street.

After tour you will be transferred to Istanbul Airport for flight to Izmir city. Upon arrival in Izmir you will be met by our representative at the airport holding name sign with your name on it. You will be transferred to your Kusadasi hotel with private van. Overnight in your Kusadasi hotel.

Day 3: You will be picked up from your Kusadasi hotel for Ephesus tour with your guide who will inform you about the history of Ephesus before discovering the ancient city.

Sights to see: Temple of Artemis, Great Theater, Celsius Library, Temple of Hadrian in Ephesus, Harbor Street of Ancient City, House of the Virgin Mary, Isa Bey Mosque.

After tour you will be transferred to Izmir Airport for flight to Kayseri city. Upon arrival in Kayseri you will be met by our representative at the airport holding name sign with your name on it. You will be transferred to your Cappadocia hotel with private van. Overnight in your Cappadocia hotel.

Day 4:  In the early morning you will be picked up from your hotel for Balloon Ride over the valleys of Cappadocia for duration of 1-hour. After Balloon flight you will have a celebration in the valley and ceremony of flight certificate. After the ceremony you will be transferred back to your hotel for breakfast.

You will be picked up from your hotel with private van and private tour guide at 10:00am for tour in the North Cappadocia.

Sights to see: Uchisar Castle, Goreme Open Air Museum, Avanos, Valley of Monks, Pasabaglar, Devrent Valley.

After tour your driver and tour guide will drop you off to your hotel. Overnight in your Cappadocia hotel.

Day 5: Your private tour guide and the driver will meet you at your hotel at 10:00am for tour of South Cappadocia.

Sights to see: Kaymakli Underground City, Soganli Valley, Sobesos Roman Bath, Taskinpasa Madrasah, Mustafapasa – Sinasos.

After tour you will be transferred to Kayseri Airport for flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival in Istanbul you will be met by our representative at the airport holding name sign with your name on it. You will be transferred to your hotel with private van. Or we can end your tour at the airport so you can connect your international flight.


F.A.Q.

Q: Is it possible to change the tour route?
A: Of course, as this is a private tour we can change the tour route and make a new program according to your wish. Please feel free to advise us your preference if you would like to swap the route.

Q: What are the language options?
A: We can operate your tour in English, Spanish and Italian upon request. Please contact us for other language options.

Q: Why hotels are not included?
A: As hotels offer good rates in online booking platforms we don't include hotel booking service however we will suggest you the central locations in each destination to book your hotel, so you can make your hotel booking in accordance with your priorities.

Q: Can we end our tour at the airport instead of Istanbul hotel?
A: Depending on the flight time, we can leave you at the airport so you can connect your international flight.

Q: How long is the Balloon Ride?
A: Balloon flights generally take about 1 hour in the air. Including pick up and drop back duration is approximately 2 hours.

Q: What if the Balloon Ride is cancelled?
A: In case of poor weather conditions Balloon Ride will be cancelled and you will get full refund for the Balloon Ride.

Q: Is it very cold in the air in the early morning?
A: It's recommended to take your jacket with you as it's generally cold in the early morning.

Q: Which Balloon company do I fly with?
A: Due to the difficulty in finding availability for Balloon ride you need to book it as early as possible, once we check the availability of the Balloon flights we can inform you the company name.

Q: Can we add another site or choose the sites of visit to our program?
A: Please advise us in advance if you would like to choose the sites of visit or add another site of visit to your tour itinerary, so we can revise it accordingly. Please send us the list of sites that you would like to see so our professional team will make revisons for you in advance and quote for your customized itinerary.

Q: How to meet my tour guide?
A: Your tour guide will be waiting you at the lobby of your hotels for departure. Also you will see our represantatives with name signs at each airport to meet you for transfer.

Q: Are we alone with the guide or will there be a group?
A: As this is a private tour service, you/your family will be alone with your tour guide whole day.

Q: What kind of vehicle is used for transportation?
A: Depending on your number vehicle choice is managed however our tours are generally operated with Mercedes vito or Mercedes Sprinter for larger families.


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