10 DAYS FAMILY TOUR TURKEY ITINERARY:
Day 1 - Istanbul - Arrival Day
Meet at the airport 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.
There are two airports in Istanbul. Istanbul Ataturk airport is 20 km away from
city center and Sabiha Gokcen airport is 55 km away from city center. Transfer
from Ataturk airport to your hotel is included, if you arrive to Sabiha Gokcen
airport please contact us for transfer rates.
Day 2 - Istanbul City Tour
We depart at 08:30 for the Istanbul city tour. TOPKAPI PALACE The great palace
of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite
collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans
and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the
Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed. 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. Lunch break and then we head to the SPICE
BAZAAR (Egyptian Bazaar) the air here is filled with the enticing aromas of
cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and
spice. The rest of the evening is yours to enjoy Istanbul in Istanbul. Overnight
Please Note: Hagia Sofia is closed on Mondey, Topkapi Palace closed on Tuesdays,
Grand Bazaar closed on Sundays. If your tour is on one of these days we would
offer you to visit Underground Cistern instead of Topkapi
palace museum, instead of Grand Bazaar you will visit Spice Bazaar.
Day 3 - Istanbul Vialand Tour
After breakfast at 09:0am we dapart for Vialand Tour. Vialand ,Turkey’s first
modern theme park, is located in Eyup district in Istanbul. The complex is
settled on 600.000 m2 with more than 50 attractions including a 110 km/h
fast-launched rollercoaster, a water coaster combining a rollercoaster
experience with a water ride, and a family coaster. Other attractions contain a
rapid river ride, drop tower, dark ride, and more. For the kids there is a
carousel, playgrounds, mini-cars and 3D movies. The park’s theme reflects the
daily life in old Istanbul and furthermore features a large shopping centre next
to the park. Vialand has been designed as different areas in order to serve to
guests of all ages and choices. It also allows guests access easily to any
variety of fun they want to join within the park. We will back to hotel around
16:30pm. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 4 - Istanbul Aquarium Tour
After breakfast at 09:30 am. Come with TravelShop Turkey to visit the thousands
of different inhabitants of the sea world including sharks, giant stingrays,
piranhas and octopus. Turkuazoo, the first modern giant aquarium in Turkey
presents an unprecedented experience to visitors and introduces various
inhabitants of underwater collected from all around the world. There are 29
different aquariums with different themes from the Mediterranean and Aegean
seas. The largest of 29 aquariums in Turkuazoo is filled with 5 million litres
of water and includes an 80 meter long acrylic underwater tunnel.The most
spectacular site is the colossal observation deck featuring 270 degrees
underwater views of the magnificent aquarium.
Murtis Tour invites you to explore the magical world of the underwater. Do not
miss this fascinating experience... Turkuazoo is open weekdays between 10:00am
and 04:00pm, and weekends and holidays between 10:00am and 7:00pm. We will back
to hotel around 16:00pm. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 5 - Istanbul to Izmir and Kusadasi
(Breakfast and Local dinner included)
Free Day until departure for your domestic flight to Izmir. Transfer from
airport and check in to your hotel in Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 6 - Kusadasi - Ephesus Tour - Turkish Village Sirince
(Breakfast, and Local dinner included)
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. Lunch break around 13:00pm. After the lunch, we will visit a
place which continues to perform one of the oldest arts of Turkey; a carpet
weaving centre. After Lunch we will do a Turkish Village Tour. Sirinces
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.
Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 7 - Kusadasi Horse Riding
(Breakfast and dinner included)
Today we have horse ridding. Except pick-ups from hotels, the program is
conducted by horse back, Experienced staff will ride alongside with you and
there are horses that are suitable for both complete beginners and experienced
riders. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 8 - Kusadasi - Izmir to Nevsehir / Kayseri airport and Cappadocia
(Breakfast, Local Dinner included)
After breakfast, we depart for Izmir airport for our domestic flight to
Cappadocia. Transfer from Kayseri airport to your Cave hotel. The rest of the
day is yours to explore Cappadocia. Overnight in Cave Hotel in Cappadocia.
Day 9 - Cappadocia Tour
(Breakfast, Local Lunch and Local Dinner included)
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 Cavusin you go
to the restaurant in Avanos to have lunch. After lunch, 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. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 10 - Cappadocia to Istanbul - End of Tour
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.
We hope your tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in the future
in one of our tours again. Have a nice trip back home and thanks for choosing
10 DAYS FAMILY TOUR TURKEY INCLUDES:
TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk airport
- Domestic flight from Istanbul to Izmir
- Domestic flight from Izmir to Cappadocia
- Domestic flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul
- 4 nights hotel in Istanbul
- 3 nights hotel in Kusadasi
- 2 nights hotel in Cappadocia
- 9 open buffet breakfasts
- 5 local dinners at hotels
- Guided Istanbul city tour
- Vialand Tour Istanbul
- Guided Aquarium Tourv
- Guided Turkish village tour
- All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
- Transportation in a fully air - conditioned, non - smoking coach
- Professional English - speaking tour guides
- Return airport transfer
- International flights
- Insurance: All types
- Turkey entry visa
- Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned at the included section
Please Note: Hagia Sophia is open on every day, Topkapi Palace closed on tuesdays, Grand Bazaar closed on sundays.
If this hotel list is not available at the time of your booking then we will arrange similar hotels. If you prefer a different category hotel, there might be an additional cost.
What are the discounts for children?
Children under 6 years are free of charge.
Children 7-11 years of age are charged 50%.