Ervaar een van die mees verrassende lande ter wêreld!
Turkye - seker die mees verrassende land…..
Istanbul is iets wat mens nooit vir iemand kan beskryf nie. Ons gaan in die strate en by markte rondloop, die Spice Market en Grand Bazaar is meer as ‘n belewenis, ‘n bootvaat op die Bosphorus, ons besoek Efese waar Paulus duisende jare gelede gepreek het en waar hulle toe reeds spoeltoilette en waterverwarming gehad het!
Jy kan gaan lê in die warm water van die kalsiumpoele van Pamukkale. In Cappadoccia sien jy hoe honderde meter se lawa-as gekompakteer geraak het en ‘n onbeskryflike kabouter-maanlandskap geskep het waarin mense gewoon het en waarin ons hotel gedeeltelik ingebou is. Ons neem jou vir ‘n rit in ‘n warmlug-balon wat jy nooit (NOOIT) as te nimmer sal vergeet nie. Dan, die ondergrondse stede waar die Christene vir die Romeine weggekruip het –
8 verdiepings onder die grond! Ongelooflik!
Dis ‘n paradys vir koop met die oog of met die beursie: Matte, leerware, juweliersware, kruie en speserye, Turkish Delight…..
Opsomming van ons toer uit die oogpunt van die toersamestellers in Turkye:
Day 1 - Istanbul - Arrival Day - Transfer to your hotel. You will be given your room key and the rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2 - Istanbul City Tour - Pick up at 08:30am from your hotel for the a day tour of old Istanbul city. Visit to ST. SOPHIA. This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architectural marvels of all time. Time for a lunch break. SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. HIPPODROME Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. Tour will then take you to the GRAND COVERED BAZAAR. In this labyrinth of streets and passages are more then 4,000 shops with each trade having its own area: the goldsmiths' street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as handpainted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers, onyx-ware and meerschaum pipes. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3 - Istanbul Bosphorus Boat Cruise and Istanbul to Izmir and Kusadasi - After breakfast depart for Bosphorus Cruise tour. Enjoy a magical Istanbul Bosphorus Boat Cruise and Spice Market Tour starting at 08:30. Enjoy the array of sites you can see from the boat including: SPICE BAZAAR (Egyptian Bazaar). BOSPHORUS BY BOAT a traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. Time for Lunch break. Depart for Istanbul Ataturk airport for domestic flight to Izmir. Transfer from airport and check in to your hotel in Kusadasi. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 4 - Kusadasi - Ephesus Tour - Turkish Village Sirince - 08:30 Departure from hotel fully guided tour of Ephesus, one of the best preserved ancient sites in the world en-route, visiting the Temple of Artemis, Curetes street, famous Roman baths, Celsus Library, Grand theatre and House of the Virgin Mary. Time for lunch break. We visit a place which continues to perform one of the oldest arts of Turkey; a carpet weaving centre & we will do a Turkish Village Tour. Sirince's construction style today belongs to Anatolian Greeks. The houses on the slope are all Orginal with their white paints. Sirince Village also has a fantastic reputation for making some of the best wines in Turkey - especially fruit wines. We will visit the vineyards and it is time to learn how to make fruit wine with Turkish wine makers. In the evening you will be tested about your knowledge of making fruit wine. On the way we will visit one of the famous leather production centers of the region, where you will have the opportunity to get a good factory rate. On this guided tour, you will avoid the constant nagging and sometimes bullying that is well known in the markets of Turkey. Enabling you to enjoy the shopping experience whilst gaining the knowledge of the ancient craftsmen Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 5 - Kusadasi - Pamukkale Tour - At 08:30 we depart for Pamukkale. We will check in at the hotel around 12.00 and we have time for a lunch break. Afterwards we visit the calcium terraces of Pamukkale (cotton castle) and the ruins of Hierapolis, then walk around this natural phenomenon and have the option of lying in the waters of the natural springs. Overnight in Pamukkale
Day 6 - Pamukkale to Antalya - After breakfast, at 10:00m we depart for Antalya. Your hotel in Antalya will be All inclusive concept which means that you can take soft drinks and alcoholic drinks during to meals. Overnight in Antalya
Day 7 - Antalya Old City Tour and Waterfalls - After breakfast at 08:30 am drive to Antalya old City ( Kaleiçi ) Marina, Clock Tower, Hadrian's Gate, Broken Minaret, Hıdırlık Tower: Kaleici is a small historic part of Antalyas modern city, also known as the Old City of Antalya. In history it was once the sprawling modern Roman town, then the Byzantine Empire, then Seljuks, and finally the Ottoman Turkish town. The Hadrian's Gate (or Hadrianus Gate or The Three Gates is a triumphal arch which was built in the name of the Roman emperor Hadrian. Antalya's broken wonder is the Broken Minaret of the Korkut Mosque, which itself was built originally as a Roman temple in the 2nd century AD, and thus did not have a minaret at all. Hıdırlık Tower is a landmark tower of tawny stone in Antalya, Turkey, where Kaleiçi meets Karaalioglu Park. It is believed to be built in Hellenistic era on a square plan and later turned into circular tower in 2nd century AD and was either used as a fortification or a lighthouse in the past. Time for lunch break & depart for Duden waterfalls. All the streams of the region aim at finding their way into the Mediterranean and they pour down the slopes of the Taurus, sometimes overland sometimes underground and reaching their destination, result in lovely waterfalls, of which there are more than twenty. After tour come back to hotel and rest of day is yours. Overnight in Antalya.
Day 8 - Antalya - Konya – Cappadocia - After breakfast early in the morning at 08:00 drive to Konya. Visit the imposing green - tiled Mausoleum of Mevlana, the mystic founder of the Sufi sect (Whirling Dervishes). After the Konya Mevlana tour drive to Cappadocia. Arrival to Cappadocia around 18:30pm and check into your hotel. Ballooning tomorrow morning if the weather permits. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 9 - Cappadocia Tour - Today we will get to know the Cappadocia region, a volcanic area in which the geological formation started 10 million years ago. As a result of these formations phallic like pillars have come to life. The beautiful horse country Katpatuka, (as the Persians called her) is an unbelievable strip of land, enchanting and mysterious. Cappadocia region is also famous for its arts, including ceramic and carpets. You will be picked up approximatley 09:30 from your hotel to join our regular tour. Tour starts with Uchisar Castle, the highest point of Cappadocia. After Uchisar, you visit Goreme Open Air Museum, the Heart of Cappadocia. Goreme Open Air Museum is famous for frescoes dating to 10th century describing the life of Jesus Christ and monks. Next stop is Cavusin, which is an abandoned village with old cave Greek houses. After lunch break, you visit a pottery work shop, to see how to make potteries. Then you go Pasabagi where you can see three - headed fairy chimneys. After Pasabagi you visit another workshop to see Cappadocian handwoven carpets and kilims. Next stop is Devrent Valley, which is also called Imagination Valley, where you can see natural rock formations looking like animals. Then you head to a wineshop in Urgup for wine tasting. Last stop is Three Beauties, three beautiful fairy chimneys with their hats, which is the symbol of Cappadocia. This tour will end approximately 18:00 and you will be returned back to your hotel. Dinner and overnight Cappadocia.
Day 10 - Cappadocia Tour - Today we will get to know the Cappadocia region, a volcanic area in which the geological formation started 10 million years ago. As a result of these formations phallic like pillars have come to life. The beautiful
horse country Katpatuka, (as the Persians called her) is an unbelievable strip of land, enchanting and mysterious. Cappadocia region is also famous for its arts, including ceramic and carpets. You will be picked up approximatley 09:30 from your hotel to join our regular tour. Tour starts with Uchisar Castle, the highest
point of Cappadocia. After Uchisar, you visit Goreme Open Air Museum, the Heart of Cappadocia. Goreme Open Air Museum is famous for frescoes dating to 10th century describing the life of Jesus Christ and monks. Next stop is avusin, which is an abandoned village with old cave Greek houses. After lunch break, you visit a pottery work shop , to see how to make potteries. Then you go
Pasabagi where you can see three - headed fairy chimneys. After Pasabagi you visit another workshop to see Cappadocian handwoven carpets and kilims. Next stop is Devrent Valley, which is also called Imagination Valley, where you can see natural rock formations looking like animals. Then you head to a wineshop
in Urgup for wine tasting. Last stop is Three Beauties, three beautiful fairy chimneys with their hats, which is the symbol of Cappadocia. This tour will end approximately 18:00 and you will be returned back to your hotel.
Day 11 - Cappadocia to Istanbul - End of Tour – Tuesday - After breakfast you will have free time shopping in Cappadocia. Today we depart for Kayseri Airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul and then back to home.
Kyk wat is alles ingesluit:
All Airport transfer mention in site the Itinerary
Domestic flight from Istanbul to Izmir
Domestic flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul
2 nights hotel in Istanbul
2 nights hotel in Kusadasi
1 night hotel in Pamukkale
2 nights hotel in Antalya
3 nights hotel in Cappadocia
Dinners at the hotels
Guided Istanbul city tour
Guided Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise
Guided Ephesus tour
Guided Sirince village tour and wine tasting
Guided Pamukkale tour
Guided Antalya Old City tour with waterfalls
Guided Konya tour
Guided Cappadocia Tour with Underground City and Goreme Open Air Museum
Hot air ballooning - weather permitting
All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
Transportation in a fully air - conditioned, non - smoking coach
Professional English - speaking tour guides
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Kyk wat is ingesluit:
Retoervlug SA-Turkye, 4 & 5-ster hotelle, alle ontbyte & aandetes, 2 Turkye-binnelandse vlugte, alle vervoer & toegang volgens program.
Opsioneel: Warmlug-ballonvlug in Cappadocia (+-R1800)
Dag 1 – Vertrek uit SA.
Dag 2 - Istanbul aankoms.
Dag 3 - Istanbul Stadstoer, insluitend bekende plekke soos onder aangedui.
Dag 4 - Istanbul Bosphorus bootvaart & vlieg van Istanbul na Izmir & Kusadasi.
Dag 5 - Kusadasi – Efese gidstoer (waar Paulus rongestap het) - Turkish Village, Sirince.
Dag 6 - Kusadasi - Pamukkale – ongelooflike kalsium-poele.
Dag 7 - Pamukkale na Antalya.
Dag 8 - Antalya ou stadstoer & Waterval.
Dag 9 - Antalya na Capadoccia, ‘n wonderwerkwêreld.
Dag 10 - Capadoccia opsionele Warmlug-balonvlug, besoek Goreme buitelug-museum.
Dag 11- Nog besienswaardighede in Cappadocia soos ondergrondse stad.
Dag 12 – Vrye inkopietyd in Goreme en vlieg middag van Cappadocia via Istanbul terug na SA.
Dag 13 – Aankoms SA