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Best of Turkey: Istanbul, Cappadocia, Antalya, Ephesus - Tour
  • İstanbul, İstanbul
  • 11 Nights 12 Days

Best of Turkey: Istanbul, Cappadocia, Antalya, Ephesus

$ 2,460

The Best of Turkey tour is the ideal travel choice for those who wish to enjoy the main historic sites and major attractions of Turkey in a longer tour but without a lot of bus travel.  Instead we connect the major destination cities by short 1 hour flights.  We’ll explore Istanbul and it’s ancient structures, from the mosques to the Roman influenced architecture. Next, we’ll fly to Cappadocia and experience this amazing landscape.  While staying at luxurious cave hotels at night, we will explore the lunar like topography and cave mosaics during the day. A quick flight departing Cappadocia to Izmir will allow you to experience the unique Aegean culture.  With a visit to the wonderful village of Sirince.  The next day you'll tour the highlight site of Turkey - Ephesus - once a great Roman city it still has the glory as a must see site.  The next day will allow you to "meander" along the river of its name to the much sought after site of Pamukkale before continuing overland to Antlaya.  This journey will allow you to see some of the Anatolian landscapes and some impressive mountains along the way on our way to the beautiful, turquoise Mediterranean coast of Antalya.   There, we will enjoy a mix of touring and seaside lounging, where 8000 foot mountains rise from a backdrop of crystal clear waters.  3 nights here will allow you to see a mix of sites and enjoy the warm beaches.  You'll return for one last night to Istanbul before departing the final day on your international flight.  

The Churches of Cappadocia Tour with Jason Borges - Tour
  • Avanos, Nevşehir
  • 3 Nights 3 Days

The Churches of Cappadocia Tour with Jason Borges

$ 490

October 28-31, 2020 Join a small group tour with your guides Jason Borges and Cansu Ozer to explore the history of early Christians in the magical land of Cappadocia. Jason Borges (PhD candidate, Durham University) lives in Cappadocia, where he conducts history trainings on Byzantine architecture and monasticism for tour guides and hosts the website Cansu Ozer is an premier tour guide in Cappadocia, having researched the region and translated academic books into Turkish. Full tour days are on Thursday and Friday, with a half day on Saturday. You will see the Dark Church, Keslik and Selime Monasteries. Explore Ihlara Valley, Pasabaglari (Fairy Chimneys), Zelve Open Air Musuem (houses carved in rock, Seljukian Mosque and remains). You'll also visit Goreme Open Air Museum (rock cut churches, frescos, monastery), Kaymaklı Underground City, Guzelyurt, Avanos and Soganli Valley. The tour involves a considerate amount of walking each day along rocky paths, so appropriate shoes are recommended. Please inquire if you have any mobility concerns that may affect your participation. Price: $490   per person $40 additional if you are not a Museum Pass Card holder $140 additional if you would like round trip domestic flights for Cappadocia included Group will form with a minimum of 7 people. If the group minimum is not reached, you will be notified of the cancellation and your payment will be refunded in full to you. If local government restrictions or lockdowns due to Covid prevent the tour, full refunds will be issued. Reservations are open to expats in Turkey.   Optional Programs in Cappadocia: Whirling Dervish Ceremony: $65 per person Hot Air Balloon Ride: 6o Minutes: $220 per person 90 Minutes: $330 per person Horseback Riding Sunset Tour: 1 Hour: $60 person 2 Hours: $90 per person

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