PERSIA & TURKEY EXPLORE
|Tour Name||:||Persia & Turkey Explore|
|Details||:||Shiraz (1N), Yazd (2N), Isfahan (2N), Tehran (2N), Istanbul (2N), Kusadasi (1N), Pamukkale (1N), Cappadocia (1N), Istanbul (1N)|
Tour Details & Price
Day 1: Shiraz
Arriving in Shiraz early in the morning, to be met and greet and transfer to Hotel. In the morning visit Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque (Pink Mosque), Narenjestan Ghavam Garden, KarimKhan Citadel, Vakil Traditional Bazar and Mosheer Serai. In the afternoon visit Iran poet tomb, Hafez. O/N Shiraz.
Day 2: Shiraz-Yazd (425 Km Drive)
Drive to Yazd. En-Route, visit Persepolis World Heritage Site, the glorious stage of Achaemenid dynasty and Pasargadae World Heritage Site, the first Capital of Persian Empire and the tomb of Cyrus the Great. In Yazd visit Zurkhaneh at night. O/N Yazd.
Day 3: Yazd
A full day tour Including Fire-Temple and Zoroastrian’s Tower of Silence, Amir-Chaqmaq Tekiyeh, Jam’e Mosque, Traditional Avenues and houses. In the afternoon visit Dowlat Abad Wind Tower and Garden World Heritage Site. O/N Yazd.
Day 4: Yazd-Isfahan (300 Km Drive)
Drive to Isfahan. En-Route, stop by Maybod to visit Narin Castle remains, Mud-Brick Ice House and Caravansarai. Then in Naien visit Jam’e Mosque. In the afternoon visit Chehel Sotoun(40 Columns) Palace(reception palace in Safavid dynasty). O/N Isfahan.
Day 5: Isfahan
A full day sightseeing including Imam(Naghsh-e-Jahan) Square World Heritage Site, Abbassi(Imam) mosque, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Ali-Qapu Palace and Bazaar. In the afternoon visit Isfahan Jam’e Mosque World Heritage Site and 3 famous Zayandehrood river bridges, Syioseh-Pol, Khadju and Shahrestan. O/N Isfahan.
Day 6: Isfahan-Tehran (450 Km Drive)
Day 7: Tehran
Day 8: Tehran-Istanbul (3.5 Hrs. Flight)
Transfer to IKA airport and take a flight to Istanbul. O/N Istanbul.
Day 9: Istanbul
A full day Istanbul Sightseeing, like Haghia Sophia Museum, Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace (harem not included). O/N Istanbul.
Day 10: Istanbul-Kusadasi (1 Hr. Flight)
Early transfer to the airport for your flight to Izmir. Join your Ephesus tour on arrival. Then visit the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven ancient wonders of the world, Ephesus Ancient City, the best-preserved Greco-Roman city in the world. Explore the Agora, Odeon, Celsius Library, Hadrian Temple, Roman Baths, Grand Theatre & Marble Street. In the afternoon visit the House of Virgin Mary. O/N Kusadasi.
Day 11: Kusadasi-Pamukkale
In the morning drive to Pamukkale. In the afternoon, tour the ‘Cotton Castle.’ Pamukkale is an extraordinary natural wonder to visit. Cream-colored stalactites are formed as the water overflows from the pools, creating a breathtaking sight unequalled in the world. Also visit the ancient ruins of the City of Hierapolis with its basilica, theatre, Roman Bath and Necropolis. O/N Pamukkale.
Day 12: Pamukkale-Cappadocia (1 Hr. Flight)
In the morning flight to Cappadocia (via Istanbul). In the afternoon exploring the cave town of Goreme. O/N Cappadocia.
Day 13: Cappadocia-Istanbul (1 Hr. Flight)
At 05:00 am you will have hot air balloon flight (optional, surcharge applies). Then we drive to the take-off site, while watching the balloon inflate. Then soaring over fairy chimneys, and dipping low to skim cave dwellings. Then return to your hotel for breakfast, and then have a Cappadocia Tour. Next visit Zelve open air museum, which once housed one of the largest communities in the region. And visit Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy-chimneys. Drive to Pasabag (Monks Valley) to see the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles, Visit Goreme Open-Air Museum and the natural Castle at Uchisar. After the tour, transfer to the airport for your flight back to Istanbul. O/N Istanbul.
Day 14: Istanbul
A half day explore the Grand Bazaar more, then have tea and play backgammon. Then transfer to Istanbul airport to have return flight and go back home.