7 DAYS SPECIAL HONEYMOON TOUR ITINERARY:
Day 1 - Istanbul - Arrival Day
Meet at the airport and 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
Pick up at 08:30am from your hotel for 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. 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 at 13:00pm after the lunch
Murtis 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 hand painted 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.
Please Note: Hagia Sofia is closed on Mondays, Topkapi Palace closed on Tuesdays,
and 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 to Antalya
(Breakfast, local dinner included)
After breakfast at 08:30 depart for Bosphorus Cruise tour. Enjoy the array of
sites you can see from the boat including: SPICE BAZAAR (Egyptian Bazaar).
BOSPHORUS BY BOAT is a traditional excursion by boat along the waterway
separating Europe and Asia. After Tour we depart for Istanbul Ataturk airport
for domestic flight to Antalya. Transfer from airport and check in to your hotel
in Antalya. Dinner and overnight in Antalya.
Day 4 - Antalya Aspendos and Perge Tour
(Breakfast, local lunch and local dinner included)
After breakfast we will depart for Perge and Aspendos.
PERGE: According to the geographer Strabon. Perge has been founded by Akhas who
came down here after the Trojan wars. Perge was first mentioned in 334 BC when
Alexander the Great passed through here. In the following years, Perge went
under the control of Pergamon when the Kingdom of Pergamon became a part of the
Roman city. In the first and the second centuries BC, Perge became one of the
richest towns in Pamphylia. Therefore it is not a surprise that St. Paul started
his campaign in Anatolia from Perge in 46 AD. After Perge, we will depart for
Aspendos. Lunch break on the way.
ASPENDOS: The eastern land of Antalya was called Pamphylia in ancient times.
Aspendos (Belkis) lies 47 km east of Antalya in the Pamphylian plain. In 486 BC,
Greeks and Persians had a great battle here (Greeks won, they didn't stay for
long). During the reign of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (161-80 AD)
Aspendos got its theatre, which is the best preserved of all. It was built by
Romans and maintained by Byzantines and Seljuks. The ruins of the ancient city
are extensive and include a stadium, an agora, and a basilica. Dinner and
overnight in Antalya.
Day 5 - Antalya to Cappadocia by flight
(Breakfast and local dinner included)
After breakfast at 12:00 check out and free time till departure. Then we depart
for Antalya airport for our domestic flight to Cappadocia. Transfer from Kayseri
airport to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore Cappadocia.
Dinner and Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 6 - 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. Dinner and overnight Cappadocia.
Day 7 - Cappadocia to Istanbul - End of Tour
After breakfast you will have free time for shopping in Cappadocia. Then 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 TravelShop Turkey.
7 DAYS SPECIAL HONEYMOON TOUR INCLUDES:
TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- All Airport transfer mention in site the Itinerary
- Domestic flight from Istanbul to Antalya
- Domestic flight from Antalya to Cappadocia
- Domestic flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul
- 2 nights hotel in Istanbul
- 2 nights hotel in Antalya
- 2 nights hotel in Cappadocia
- 7 open buffet breakfasts
- 2 local lunches at restaurants during the tours
- 4 local dinners at the hotel
- Guided Istanbul city tour
- Guided Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise
- Guided Antalya Aspendos & Perge tour
- Guided Cappadocia tour
- All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
- Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
- Professional English-speaking tour guides
- 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 your tour is on one of these days we would offer you to visit Underground Cistern instead of Topkapi palace museum, instead of Grand Baazar you will visit Spice Bazaar.
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. During summer season, if you book your tour less than 45 days before arrival date, we might book you a different hotel than our list depending on the hotels availability.