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Pre and Post Conference Tours
|Date||24-26 May 2014|
|Price||495 EUR per person in double room, 83 EUR supplement for single room|
Day 1 Istanbul - Cappadocia
In the morning Arrival to Nevsehir or Kayseri Airport and transfer to Cappadocia. You will meet with your guide & driver at the airport. Visit to Kaymakli Underground City; carved out of rock and completely self contained. More than 200 people lived on each of seven floors with the last one 250 feet underground. Then, you will see the citadel of Ortahisar Village where is one of the oldest village in Cappadocia Region. After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight at Cappadocia Estates Hotel.
Day 2 Cappadocia
After breakfast we start our tour. Firstly, you will stop to take photos at Uc Guzeller which are famed fairy chimneys in Cappadocia. Next, visit to DEVRENT Valley has various types of fairy chimneys. Among these are those with caps, cones, mushroom like forms pillar and pointed rocks.We will take a walk through this amazing valley. Then, you will visit PASABAGLARI (Monk’s Valley) where you will see many fairy chimneys with multiple stems and caps can be found here, this style being unique to this area. A chapel dedicated to St. Simeon and a hermit's shelter is built into one such fairy chimney with three heads. After visiting Pasabag, we will drive to AVANOS which is known for the pottery, a craft dating back to the Hittite period. The red clay which is worked by local craftsmen comes from the residue in the Kizilirmak river. The Kizilirmak, which divides Avanos into two, is Anatolia's longest river. And we will have a rest to have lunch in a local restaurant. After having lunch, we will proceed to GOREME Open Air Museum where this religious education was started. You will visit the churhces, chapels and monasteries carved into the fairy chimmeys from the 10th to the 13th centuries with frescos painted on the walls. Before we take you to your hotels, we will have a rest to take some photos in UCHISAR Castle and ESENTEPE. UCHISAR CASTLE is the highest point in the region. The castle and its surrounds used to be the most populated area this settlement. As for Esentepe, this hill provides a magnificent panorama of the surrounding area. After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight at Cappadocia Estates Hotel.
Day 3 Cappadocia
Today, you will visit Mustafapaşa Village where is nearly 5 km away from Urgup. In this old Greek village, you will see Greek houses and churches whose names are Constantine-Heleni Church in the centre of village, the church of Aios Vasilos, churches in the Monastery Valley. Then, you will visit Keşlik Monastery in between Mustafapaşa village and Soganlı Village. After having lunch in Soganlı Village where is also one of the village that is worth of visiting in Cappadocia. Next, you will have nice trekking in Soğanlı Valley. You will see many churches in the path of this valley. After the tour, you will be transferred to airport for your flight.
|Date||29-30 May 2014|
|Price||325 EUR per person in double room, 28 EUR supplement for single room|
Flight to Izmir in the morning. Drive to Ephesus, one of the most well-preserved Greco-Roman city of ancient world. Tour starts with a visit to Mother Mary's House which was announced as to be a pilgrimage place for Roman Catholics by Pope Paul VI. Then visit the spectacular remains and edifices of the city of Ephesus including the State Agora,Odeon, Curetes Street, Marble Road. Temples of Hadrian and Trajan. Then onto Celcius Library and finally the famous Amphitheatre where St.Paul preached to Ephesians. Afternoon continue visiting St.John's Basilica and the local museum where the major findings from Ephesus on display. Dinner & overnight in Kusadasi Ozcelik Hotel.
After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight to Istanbul