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Geo 13 Magic Triangle GD 7 Nights

Geo 13 Magic Triangle GD 7 Nights

The three most popular destinations in Turkey are waiting for you on this itinerary. Fly between the three points for a more comfortable experience.

Day 01 Fly / Istanbul (-)
Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, depart for a half-day Bosphorus Cruise. Take in the sights and sounds of this legendary waterway lined with historic villages, grand wooden mansions, imposing fortresses, and the Baroque summer palaces of the late Ottoman sultans. After the cruise, visit the Spice Bazaar (closed on Sundays), a thrilling riot of colours, sounds, and the rich smells of exotic spices. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 02 Istanbul (B)
After breakfast, depart for a half-day sightseeing tour of the Sultanahmet district at the heart of old Istanbul. Visit St. Sophia (On Mondays replaced by the Chora Church Museum), built by Emperor Justinian in the 6th century AD. This church is one of the marvels of world architecture. Its massive dome dominates the skyline of old Istanbul. Next, visit the Blue Mosque, which owes its name to the exquisite tiles adorning its interior. Dating from the 17th century, it is the only imperial mosque with six minarets. Walk through the Hippodrome, the stadium of the ancient Byzantium, which held 100,000 spectators and featured objects from all corners of the empire. Finish the tour at the Grand Bazaar, which was the commercial heart of the old city. Its 4,000 shops are full of treasures – including carpets and kilims, silks, jewellery, ceramics, icons, and leather goods. Wandering through the Grand Bazaar (closed on Sundays), you may indulge in a little shopping, Ottoman style. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 03 Istanbul (B)
After breakfast, free at leisure or take one of the optional tours http://www.geotourism-tr.com/city_breaks_istanbul.php . Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 04 Istanbul / Cappadocia (B/L/D)
After breakfast transfer to the airport to catch the early flight to Kayseri (suggested flight is at 07:30 hours TK 2010). Upon arrival transfer to Cappadocia and start the sightseeing of the area including;
the Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy-chimneys. Drive to Pasabagi (Monk’s Valley) to see the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles. Drive to the city of Avanos for lunch. In the afternoon visit Open Air Museum at Goreme where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years. Lastly, before returning to your hotel, visit the natural castle at Uchisar. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 05 Cappadocia (B/L/D)
After breakfast depart from the hotel at 09.30-10.00 depending on the arrival time of the participants from the other hotels, for a tour with 4kms hike through the Rose Valley with visits to the churches. Afterwards visit to the old Christian village of Cavusin. Stop for lunch near Pigeons Valley and then continue on to see the Kaymakli Underground City. You will also visit the Ortahisar natural rock castle. Transfer back to the hotels. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia

Day 06 Cappadocia / Antalya (B/D)
After breakfast transfer to the airport to catch the flight to Antalya via Istanbul. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day. Overnight in Antalya.

Day 07 Antalya (B/L/D)
PERGE, ASPENDOS, WATERFALLS The best possible tour to the ancient ruins and cities of Antalya, which reflects the glorious age of classical era. Perge is the largest ancient settling of both Hellenistic and Roman Age, which possesses a Roman Bath, Colonnaded Street, Agora, Stadium, and Water Aqueduct. These structures are in good order and well protected after the excavation. Second visit to Aspendos may excite the history like clients, as this is the best preserved Roman Theatre in the World which is still in use. This 15.000 seated theatre hosts many concerts and competitions, during the Song Festival. The third impressive site is Side whose name meant “Pomegranate” in antiquity. Today, it is a pretty Resort Town with two sandy beaches, many shops along the ancient street as well as Theatre, Agpra, ancient harbor, archeological museum. This triangle historical tour ends at Manavgat Waterfalls with refreshment break at the edge of showering water drops. This tour is also organized for the clients staying in Side & Alanya. Apart from the above program, the tour includes Antalya instead of Side. Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri

Day 08 Antalya / Istanbul / Fly (B)
After breakfast free till check-out (latest check-out time is 1200 hours) and departure transfer to the airport to catch the flight to the next destination via Istanbul.

Inclusions
* 7 nights accommodation
* 7 breakfasts
* 4 dinners at hotels in Cappadoica and Antalya
* 3 lunches during the full day tours in Cappadocia and Antalya
* Return airport transfers on SIC basis
* The tours on SIC basis as per itinerary with English speaking guidance with pick up and drop at the hotel
* Entrances
* Tips and portrage at hotels
Exclusions
* Flights
* Personal expenses
* Drinks at meals
* Tips to the driver and the guide


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