9D8N
Small Group Tour

9D/8N Small Group Turkey Tour €555 / per person

Min 8- 10 pax price

 1 November 2020 – 31 March 2021  availabale dates

 

 Hotel Info :

 

Bursa                     Tiara Thermal Hotel

Kusadası                RamadaSuites  Hotel

Pamukkale            Tripolis Hotel

Cappadocia           Bezirhane Hotel

Cappadocia           Bezirhane Hotel

Bolu                       Bolu Koru Hotel

Istanbul                 Ramada Bayrampaşa Hotel

 

·  Hotel Room mentioned in the itinerary are subject to availability upon bookings.
Similar Class Rating Hotel will be exchange if the hotel is fully booked.

 

 

 

 

INCLUDED

  • All accommodation
  • All sightseeing tours of the places mentioned in the program
  • All tours with English speaking guidance licenced
  • All transport with new & AC vehicles
  • All airport transfer throughout the trip
  • All entrance & parking fees,ferry,tolls and petrol
  • All local taxes and insurances
  • All meals listed ( breakfast, lunches, dinners )

EXCLUDED

  • International airfare to TURKEY
  • Drinks personal expenses,porters
  • Tipping ( 8 usd per person per day)
  • Optional tours

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 : (2021) : Arrival Day

Welcome to Istanbul. After arriving we will meet and transfer to your hotel in Istanbul.

Overnight Istanbul

Day 2 : (2021) : Istanbul – Bursa

Meet and greet with our local guide Today, visit Hippodrome – once a stadium used traditionally for horse and chariot racing, Blue Mosque – the only mosque in Istanbul with six minarets and a treasury of some of Turkey’s greatest artworks and artifacts, Haghia Sophia – a church that has converted into a mosque and finally The Topkapi Palace – the seat of the Ottoman Empire after it shifted its capital from Bursa to Istanbul. It is today, a museum palace with a wide collection of Kitchen wares and Porcelains, Treasuries, Royal Antiques, Courtyards, Holy Relics and etc.

Transfer to Bursa. Overnight Bursa

Day 3 : (2021) : Bursa – Kusadasi

The tour then begins with a visit to the Green Mosque and Green Tomb, continue by a visit to The Grand Mosque which is one of the most attractive examples of Ottoman architecture in the transition period. The mosque, with an interior fountain and a beautiful wooden pulpit, is considered a classic.

Overnight Kusadasi

Day 4 : (2021) : Kusadasi – Pamukkale

Today, explore the Ancient City of Ephesus. A downhill walk with your guide will take you into the ruins of the Roman capital. Your route then takes you past the Bouleuterion, Temple of Domitian, Hercules Gate, Temple of Hadrian, The Celsus Library, and finally The Great Theater. Drive toward Pamukkale and explore the Antique City of Hierapolis, where Calcareous Thermal Springs descending over cliffs have created fascinating travertine’s in the form of white terrace and basins also known as the Cotton Castle. After dinner, you may relax and enjoy soaking into an authentic thermal bath at the hotel.

Overnight  Pamukkale

Day 5 : (2021) : Pamukkale – Konya – Cappadocia

After breakfast drive toward Konya. Arrive in Konya and visit the Mevlana Museum. Konya was the center of the Selcuk Empire as well as the city of Mevlana and famous for his Whirling Dervishes dance (all white garments and long red hat ). Next visit a 13th-century Sultanhani Caravanserai, a “hotel” for ancient traders and travelers. Drive to Capadoccia.

Overnight Cappadocia

Day 6 : (2021) : Cappadocia

Today start with Love valley where you can discover the spectacular rock formations, magical fairy chimnies, and our guide tells you about the history of Cappadocia and the volcanic formation of fairy chimnies. After you will visit the Paşabağları ( known as a Fairy Chimney Valley ) and you have a chance to see many fairy chimnies with one body and multiple caps and then we drive to Avanos town famous for embarking on an educational tour to learn the art of pottery making and carpet weaving. We spend approximately one hour for the lunch. After lunch, we drive to Devrent valley where you can see various types of fairy chimnies like mushroom shape and animal shape, and then we through to Ürgup and Ortahisar rock-cut castle to watch the view of the old Greek house which was built in the 1800s. After watching, the best view of Cappadocia we drive to Goreme Open Air Museum is a place where you can visit carved churches and chapels, and monasteries. The churches were painted with frescoes from between the 10th and 13th centuries.

Overnight Cappadocia

Day 7 : (2021) : Capadoccia – Bolu

Today, you can see a magnificent view of Uçhisar Castle, after the fascinating view and salt lake on the way. We will visit the tomb of Ataturk in Ankara. We then make a way to Bolu for a night.

Overnight  Bolu

Day 8 : (2021) : Bolu – Istanbul

Today, enjoy the Bosphorus cruise by boat and experience the magnificent view between Asia and Europe free leisure to visit Spice Bazaar.

Overnight  Istanbul

Day 9 : (2021) : Istanbul – Departure

Upon your flight time, you will be transferred to Istanbul Airport to take your international flight.

End of the Service !!

Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Turkish Entertainment

We will pick you up from Hotel at approximately 07:45 pm and transfer you to the Istanbul Kabatas Port from where your Dinner Cruise will commense.

You are in for a treat with our exciting dinner Cruise that presents you the beauty of Istanbul at night while
cruising the Bosphorus. You will dine on a delicious assortment of authentic Turkish Cuisine, PLUS you enjoy an outstanding Turkish Night of entertainment which will feature traditional dances from the seven different regions of Turkey as well as an oriental belly-dance show. Your performance will include Ottoman dancers, Romany Gypsy Girls, belly dancers, and the Asuk Masuk comedy team, etc. This is a night you will not forget and one loved by ALL our customers who have attended previous cruises. Your dinner cruise ends at about midnight,
at which time we will transfer you to the Hotel. .(50Euro Per Person)

Hamam

Well, the ritual is simple. You will find yourself in the warm Hamam ,a room filled with the sound of splashing water, the scent of soap, and wafting steam through which daily concerns and worries cannot penetrate. In the gentle moist heat your body relaxes, and your nerves are soothed. You sit down at one of the marble wash basins which line the walls, and adjusting the temperature of the water to a delicious warmth, dip the copper bathing bowl into the basin and tip the water over your head and body. Waves of relaxation seem to pour right through you as the water envelops your body.

Laying on the warm stone in the center of the room, your attendant will pour hot water on you and begin to scrub every square inch of your body. Basically, every millimeter of dead and dirty skin is scrubbed off, even the skin between your fingers and toes.Then you are given fresh towels and again brought to Sogukluk (the cool room) to rest, dry off and marvel at your glowing, soft as a baby’s skin.

Hodja Pasha Dervish Show Istanbul

Near the mighty Hagia Sophia Basilica and the magnificent Topkapi Palace, Hodjapsha Cultural Center is a delightful piece of the city’s striking cultural mosaic. Transformed from a large 15th-century hamam (Turkish bath), it now welcomes visitors under its high dome ceilings to showcase some of the best of this vast country’s traditions.

Watch the mystical ritual of the Mevlevi Order, whose whirling dance has been declared a UNESCO Heritage
of Humanity. The Sema ceremony is a journey through man’s spiritual ascent to “perfection” through mind and love-a truly unmissable and astonishing experience of music and moves.

Jeep Safari Cappadocia

Jeep safari is one of best way explore Cappadocia , The daily Jeep Safari tour for you to experience the exciting landscapes.Drive with 4×4 jeeps. We start our adventure in Goreme winding our way through Zemi Valley to Urgup, Mustafapasa and the Uzengi River. We will drive by pigeon houses, orchards and grape vines used for local wine to the village of Ortahisar and the famous Roman Castle. After a short break in Ortahisar we continue off-road to Red Valley where we visit a cave church as well as the local cave depots – traditionally foods such as lemons and potatoes are stored year-round in caves, taking advantage of the perfect conditions of the caves. Mushrooms are also grown in the caves for local consumption. Next on the tour is lunch. We will enjoy lunch in Monks Valley (Pasabag) and continue off-road through Honey Valley to Uchisar. After another picture stop in Uchisar, we will drive off-road back to Goreme through the Pigeon and Babaccik Valleys.

Turkish Night

The Turkish Night Show highlights the dance traditions of various regions of Turkey, complete with traditional costumes and of course, exhilarating belly dancers. This lively performance is a great way to enjoy traditional Turkish music, dancing and join in the festivities during audience participation.Optional you could book with
dinner Turkish Night Show.

Hot Air Balloon Tour

Today very early in the morning we will depart for our amazing Balloon Tour we will pick you up from your hotel at approximately 04:30 am (depending on the location of your hotel) and transfer you to the balloon site where you will have the opportunity to watch the balloon being prepared for your flight as you enjoy a light breakfast snack; preparation time is generally 15-20 minutes. Your flight will begin at sunrise, where your pilot will climb about 3000 feet above ground level. It is from this elevation that you will marvel at the beauty of Cappadocia below you. During certain segments of the flight our pilots are also capable of flying as low as 1 meter above the rock formations which will allow you perfect photo taking opportunities. The Standard Flight is a total of 60 fascinating minutes. There will be a champagne celebration at end of the flight, and you will be presented with a Flight Certificate, signed by your pilot, as a souvenir reminder of this magnificent experience. You will be returned to your hotel at the end of your tour where you can rest, have breakfast, and then continue your day.

Dervish Show Cappadocia

The Whirling Dervishes is a Turkish experience that many come to Turkey wanting to see, it truly is an amazing performance to witness. This excursion is not like the other Turkish nights on offer in Cappadocia, as it only has
the Whirling Dervishes; no other dances are performed on the night. Dervishes as they share their religious enlightening ceremony with you.“God turns you from one feeling to another and teaches you by means of opposites, so that you will have two wings to fly – not one.” – Mevlana Rumi.You finish off the night with a drink called ‘Serbet’ after the ceremony concludes.

VISA

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sstai
08 November, 2019
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Thank you for an amazing experience My husband and I are supposed to join a Small Group Turkey Tour, with land tour all the way. However, until a few days before departure, Metin the one who organised my trip said we were the only one joining. So, he had to arrange everything again ,missing a city but adding domestic flights. I was worried that things might not go smooth. Surprisingly, the whole team behind Smartturkeytravel do a good job, including the guides and the drivers. I am happy that even they don't have enough participants in the end, they wont just abandon us irresponsibly. They tried their best to make our trip enjoyable and unforgettable. Thank you very much!
Izzaddiin
22 January, 2019
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Excellent hospitality Selçuk was our travel guide and really cooperative with our small group and very flexible.. Very Recommended
Khoo
24 December, 2018
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Good guide It was a 9 days 7 nights tour. The guide-Ege guided us very well throughout the itinerary. He managed the time at the attractions and change the schedule according to our needs. It was a good experience with the tour and the guide.
Emily
24 December, 2018
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My trip to Turkey I enjoyed the scenery, history and culture in Turkey. The food is above average, however the food at the cave hotel did not match our taste buds. I was quite disappointed because I wasn’t able to experience the hot air ballon ride due to strong winds. We were lucky to have a brilliant tour guide, Ege, and an experienced bus driver, Ali.
Xavier G
15 December, 2018
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Excellent Guide for Turkey trip The guide service is excellent, friendly and knowledgeable, definitely recommend this one for anyone which interest on Turkey trip
Pannir Selvam
21 November, 2018
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Firstly thank you to Smart Turkey Tours for handling everything so perfectly from pick up at the airport until the last day dropping us off at the airport. We enjoyed every moment of the tour from the major city Istanbul through Canakkale, Kusadasi, Pamukkale, Konya to Cappadocia. Fantastic architecture design and unbelievable nature beauty. Special thanks to our tour guide Selcuk Kaya whose detailed explanation about the ancient Anatolian civilazation to Ottoman up to Mustafa Kemal Atuturk, the founder of Turkish Republic was spectacular. Wish to see more amazing leader like this first President. Thank you again #Smart Turkey Tour for making our trip memorable one! p/s : Winter is still nice time to travel because less crowd. Just be prepared with good winter clothes
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