April 2020 / March 2021
Detailed day by day description
Dear Traveler: thank you for choosing us to perform this Tour! We hope you enjoy your trip.
Here we give you a guidance on their tour with the information that we believe may be of your interest. The information is indicative, may exist variations on designated hours.
TRANSFER from the airport, if you have it included or purchasing. Our transfer will be waiting for you with a poster on behalf of Europamundo or its name to the output of the custom (after collecting your luggage)..
Remember to inform us by phone if you lost your connection flight or expected delay of their arrival, in your VOUCHER figure the phone of the transfer.
IMPORTANT: If you had additional nights upon arrival the hotel will have your reservation, but his travel guide normally will not be until the night before the start of the tour.
On arrival, transfer from the airport to the hotel. Free time.
You will receive information about the start of the circuit during the afternoon, or you can check the informative panels in the hotel reception area.
09.00hrs.- Istanbul.- A sightseeing tour of the city taking in the walls, the Golden Horn, the fishing district, and Taksim. We will skirt round the Topkapi Palace and admire the exterior of Hagia Sophia. On our tour, we will include a cable car ride up to the Pierre Loti viewpoint and we will look round the Mosque of Suleyman the Magnificent (the largest in Istanbul). We find ourselves in a city built in two continents. Views over the Bosphorus, with its huge mosques and ramparts: the city has magnificent sights. The visit is accompanied by a local guide, and lasts about two hours (admission to the monuments is not included).
19.30 hrs - At the end of the afternoon we will provide a transfer to the Taksim neighbourhood, the most commercialised and lively area of ??the city. There will be time to dine in one of its many restaurants, and you can also take the old tram that crosses the area or go to see the nearby Galata Tower.
Today we include a boat trip on the Bosphorus t hat will last about two hours. We will undertake the trip on a boat exclusively for Europamundo travellers. The Bosphorus is a strait that connects the Black Sea with the Sea of ??Marmara, which separates Istanbul into two parts: the European part and the Asian one. We will enjoy seeing the liveliness of the strait with its multitude of boats. We will pass under the two bridges that unite Europe and Asia and we will admire the palaces of the sultans, the typical wooden houses and the Ottoman villas.
Distancia total realizada: 360 km.
Paisajes: Tierras frías en el interior de Anatólia.
Nota: La salida de nuestro ferry es muy temprana. No podemos garantizar la prestación de un servicio normal de desayuno (desayuno continental sustitutorio sería dado en el ferry). En ocasiones se toma ferry de Estambul a Yalova (en lugar de Bandirma).
Tomamos ferry rápido para cruzar el mar de Marmara desde Estambul (Yenikapi) hasta las costas de Asia. Los horarios de los ferrys son variables. Normalmente nuestro ferry estará saliendo a las 07:00 hrs de la mañana (salida del hotel a las 06:00 hrs). Un barco muy moderno nos hace cruzar el mar de Marmara. Duracion de travesía unas dos horas.
09:00 hrs (variable).- Bandirma . Llegada y continuación por Anatolia. Bonitos paisajes en la península de Anatolia. Parada en ruta para almorzar.
14:00 hrs.- Éfeso – Llegada. Nos encontramos en este fantástico complejo de ruinas romanas, la ciudad antigua mejor conservada de Asia Menor; hace 2000 años la ciudad contaba con un cuarto de millón de habitantes. Conocemos (entradas incluidas) la Basílica de San Juan, la casa de la Virgen María y el impresionante recinto Arqueológico.
18.00 hrs.- Efeso- Salida. Viajamos hacia la costa del Egeo.
18.30 hrs.- Kusadasi.- Llegada a esta popular ciudad costera del Egeo con mucha vida comercial, bazares y con pequeño castillo. Tras un tiempo para pasear por el centro nos dirigimos a nuestro hotel donde tenemos la cena incluida.
Total distance covered: 165 km.
Scenery: Various beautiful sights over the Aegean.
Free morning in Bodrum , a beautiful fortified city of Greek origin. You can visit its castle, walk through its streets which are full of life and tourist activity or its leisure marina. Time for lunch.
14.30 hrs- Bodrum, departure.
17.15 hrs.- MARMARIS, arrival to another beautiful coastal tourist enclave, with its castle, its marina and its fountains. Dinner a nd accommodation.
NOTE: On some high difficulty dates (especially in summer ), some groups can be accommodated in a nearby town.
Total distance covered: 335 km.
Scenery: Varied: mountain areas and beautiful coast. Fantastic
Notes: We recommend that you also bring comfortable shoes and if you wish, bring your bathing costume and towel to this place!
08.00hrs.- Marmaris. Departure.
09.30 hrs.- DALYAN, arrival to this incredible place next to a beautiful navigable river. We include a boat ride of about two hours to see the ROYAL LYCIAN TOMBS . Also by boat, we will continue on to a large lake where we will stop at the hot springs. If you wish, you can swim in its warm waters or take a mud bath! We allow time to eat at one of the many Dalyan restaurants by the river.
13.30hrs.- Dalyan departure. We continue our route between mountains.
17.15hrs.- ANTALYA, arrival. We will have a brief visit to this great coastal city of more than one million inhabitants; Hadrian’s Gate, the Ottoman district and its great waterfall that falls directly to the sea. Dinner included. .
Total distance covered: 530 km.
Scenery: Spectacular contrasts; landscapes on the sea. High mountains often covered with snow; arid lands of Anatolia.
08.00hrs.- Antalya- Departure.
09.00hrs.- ASPENDOS. We will visit the Roman theatre, for many, it is the best preserved in the world.
09.45hrs.- Aspendos- Departure.
10.30hrs.- SIDE, arrival. We will be able to admire the Greek temple of Apollo by the sea. There’s time to walk through its port and streets that are full of life.
12.30hrs.- Side. Departure. Travelling through breathtaking landscapes, we cross the Taurus mountains – their peaks stand at over 3500 meters high, and are covered in snow for most of the year. We stop for lunch en route, in a beautiful service area by the mountains.
17.00hrs.- KARAMAN arrival to this city with oriental atmosphere. . We will visit TARTAN EVI, an old Ottoman mansion.
18.00hres.- Karaman. Departure. We continue on to the Cappadocia region, great arid plains on the route in southern Anatolia.
20.15 hrs.- NIGDE. Arrival. We suggest you take a walk around its bazaar, its old mosque and its fortress. Dinner included.
Total distance covered: 120 km.
Scenery: We continue amid the beautiful landscapes of Cappadocia. Spectacular scenary. Picturesque towns.
Notes: Today it is again necessary to wear comfortable shoes as we continue to explore Cappadocia.
09.00hrs.- Nigde. Departure. We enjoy a full day in the fantastic region of CAPPADOCIA , with its lunar landscapes, its churches and troglodyte villages.
We start by visiting GUMUSLER, an incredible underground monastery of the 7th century with perhaps the best Byzantine frescoes in Turkey. In KAIMACLI we will visit the underground city that could house 30,000 people. Then, we will visit UCHISAR , a natural fortress where we will know its 60 meter rock filled with houses in excavated caves. Time for lunch.
We will discover after lunch the GOREME Valley with its open-air museum and its churches carved out of the rocks, entry tickets included.
Hotel in Avanos . pleasant town in the center of the region of Capadocia known for its pottery, its attractive old town with cobbled streets and its views over the river. Time to enjoy the hotel facilities or walk through the streets. Dinner is included.
At night, after dinner, we suggest attending the "Turkish night" show (optional).
Total distance covered: 540 km.
Scenery: We begin with arid and flat landscapes of the interior of Turkey, as we approach the Black Sea mountains and forests are emerging.
Notes: Hacibecktas is a sacred place for Muslims; We will visit the mausoleum, but maximum respect to the local population in the sacred places. P lease wear appropriate clothing.
08.00 hrs.- Avanos. Departure. We have a fantastic day in the heart of Anatolia.
09.00hrs.- HACIBECKTAS , arrival to the sanctuary guards the tomb of Hacibecktas, a Sufi mystic of the 13th Century. We visit with the utmost respect to the pilgrims ( suitable clothes, silence recommended in the sanctuaries ).
10.00 hrs.- Hacibecktas. Departure.
13.15 hrs- ANKARA. W e leave a free time to walk around and have lunch in the thriving center of the city.
15.00hrs.- Ankara. Departure. We continue towards the north of Turkey. The landscapes become greener.
18.00 hrs.- SAFRANBOLU; arrival in this wonderful little city which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was an important stopping point on the caravan routes. We will include a bath in a Hammam, for you to have this Turkish experience! Dinner included.
Total distance covered: 470 km.
Scenery: Forests, valleys, mountains, landscapes on the Black Sea; A rainy and green region different from what you probably have in your mind when you think of Turkey.
08.00 hrs.- Safranbolu. Departure. Today, the leg of our trip follows the Black Sea and its verdant landscapes.
10.00 hrs.- In GOKGOL MAGARASI we provide entry tickets to this magnificent cave with its underground river and its multiple colours.
11.00hrs.- Gokgol. Departure. Our road goes towards the sea.
12.00 hrs.- EREGLI, Arrival. Next to the Black Sea, we set aside time to have lunch. We also include a visit to its impressive Cehennemagzi Magarasi caves and tombs that are overflowing with mythology.
15.00 hrs.- Eregli. Departure.
16.00hrs.- EYDINPINAR. On our way back to Istanbul, we stop to relax at EYDINPINAR, with a walk between its green paths to the waterfalls!
17.30 hrs.- Eydinpinar departure. We travel on the highway towards Istanbul. Passing the suspension bridge that separates Asia from Europe.
20.30 hrs.- Arrival in ISTANBUL at the end of the day.
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