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Istanbul: Laodicea & Aphrodisias Day Trip with Flights

1. Istanbul: Laodicea & Aphrodisias Day Trip with Flights

Enjoy an all-inclusive trip to Leodicea and Aphrodisias with lunch and all transportation. We will pick you up from your hotel between 04:30-05:00 in Istanbul, and travel to the airport. You will then take a morning flight to Denizli City (depending on flight schedules, a flight can also be arranged from Izmir airport). Upon arrival in Denizli, we will begin the one hour drive to Laodiceia Ancient city. Laodicea is situated on a hill amongst the valleys, with the running Asopus and Kapros streams that flow into the Lycus River, now known as Curuksu Cayi. It is one of the Seven Churches of early Christianity, and you will learn about the history from our professional guide while you take in the views. Laodicea was founded on an important trade route. Throughout the area, there are many historic ancient cities. Just 10km to the north is the famous Roman spa of Hierapolis, while Colossae lies 14.5km to the east. The city of Tripolis on the Meander is also 26km north-west of Laodicea. After your visit to Laodiceia City, we will drive to the ancient city of Aphrodisias, a small Greek city in the province of Caria. Aphrodisias was one of several ancient cities dedicated to the goddess of love. Learn about the ancient history of the area, including Roman triumphs and tribulations, and the hand the city played in the assassination of Julius Ceaser. We end of the tour by driving you back to Denizli airport for your evening flight to Istanbul (in case of flight unavailability, flights will take a Istanbul-Izmir-Istanbul route).

From Istanbul: 10-Day Turkey Guided Tour with Transfer

2. From Istanbul: 10-Day Turkey Guided Tour with Transfer

DAY 1 : Arrival to Istanbul Welcome to Turkey. Arrive at Istanbul Airport (IST) or at Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW). Meet your driver with your name sign and private transfer to the hotel for an overnight stay in Istanbul. DAY 2 : Full Day Istanbul Tour ( Breakfast ) We visit the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and Hippodrome, where chariot races and the Byzantine riots took place. Visit the Grand Bazaar for shopping. Overnight in Istanbul. DAY 3 : Full Day Istanbul Tour ( Breakfast ) Visit Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar), Boat trip on the Bosphorus. Afternoon visit to the underground cistern. Overnight in Istanbul. Day 4 : Istanbul – Izmir – Ephesus Tour – Kusadasi ( Breakfast – Dinner ) Pick up from hotel and transfer to Istanbul airport for your flight to Izmir. Arrive at Izmir Airport and be met by your tour guide and drive to Ephesus ( 45 minutes drive ) First visit the Artemis Temple, which is one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World. Continue to Ephesus. After Ephesus, lunch will be served in the garden of a local handicrafts center. Here you can see some of the traditional carpet weaving techniques used and enjoy viewing some splendid displays of beautiful carpets. After Lunch visit House of Virgin Mary. Drive to the hotel for overnight in Kusadasi. DAY 5 : Kusadasi – Pamukkale Tour ( 3,5 hours drive ) ( Breakfast – Dinner ) Drive to Pamukkale, on the way, visit to Laodicea. Discovery of Travertine terraces and Hierapolis. Overnight Pamukkale. DAY 6 : Pamukkale – Konya ( 4,5 hours drive ) ( Breakfast ) Drive to Konya, visit to Mevlana Sufi temple. Overnight in Konya. DAY 7 : Konya – Cappadocia Tour ( 5 hours drive ) ( Breakfast ) Drive to Cappadocia. Visit to Sultanhani Caravanseria, a roadside inn where travelers could rest and recover from the day’s journey. Overnight in Cappadocia in a cave hotel. DAY 8 : Cappadocia Tour ( Breakfast ) Optional: Hot air ballooning with sunrise, once in a lifetime experience in Cappadocia Tour to Kaymaklı Underground City, Soğanlı Valley, an Open Air Museum. Continue with Keslik Monastery near Cemil. Our tour finishes with a visit to Mustafapaşa (Sinasos). Overnight Cappadocia in a cave hotel. DAY 9 : Cappadocia Tour ( Breakfast ) Visit Devrent valley, Pasabag “fairy chimneys” where the voice of wind mixes with the “songs of fairies” near Zelve. Lunch in Avanos, centre of terra cotta work of art since 3000 BC. Afternoon, visit the famous Goreme Open Air Museum, Uchisar Rock-Castle. Overnight Cappadocia in a cave hotel. DAY 10 : Cappadocia – Istanbul ( Breakfast ) Transfer to airport for your domestic flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul. Arrival and transfer to Hotel. Overnight Istanbul. DAY 11 : Home ( Breakfast ) After breakfast check out from the hotel and private transfer to Istanbul Airport or to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen airport for your flight back home.

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