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Istanbul cited in 'Using Astrology to Plan Travel this Holiday Season'

fshok.com Still vibrant and popular today, the five-thousand-year-old art of astrology can identify, say, business and romantic opportunities or challenges. And those celestial bodies slinking about the stars can also help pinpoint optimal times and places for travel. And since destinations have their own astro-charts -- which interact with yours -- astrology can even serve as a kind of spiritual travel agent. It can tell you, for example, about places likely to be harmonious or challenging…

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    DAY 1   Arrival in Istanbul  
             
             
          Arrival in Istanbul and transfer to your hotel.

    Overnight in Istanbul

     
             
      DAY 2   Bosphorus Cruise Tours  
             
          Breakfast at hotel after which we drive Eminonu Port to board the regular city boat for a 2 hour Bosphorous Cruise. Enjoy this relaxing cruise along the shoreline while your guide explains to you the history of sights seen while onboard. We then continue on land to visit the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace and then also visit Camlica Hill.

    Overnight in Istanbul

     
             
      DAY 3   Fly to Izmir / Ephesus Tour  
             
          06:00 Pick up from your hotel early in the morning
    07:45 Fly from Istanbul to Izmir
    08:15 You will be arriving at the Izmir airport a representative holding your name will be present to pick you up and transfer to Ephesus.
    you will begin the tour.

    Today we will visit the house of Virgin Mary, then Ephesus with the Library of Celsius, temple of Hadrian, agora and fantastic Greco-Roman theater and the Basilica of St. John..

    Overnight in Kusadasi

     
             
      DAY 4   Priene Miletus Didyma Tour  
             
          After Breakfast. Pick up from your hotel and continue to Priene Ancient City, The city was founded in the 2nd millennium BC in an unknown location nearby and then carried to its present location on the clifs around 350 BC. The visit of the archeological site requires some steep walking up after the car park, following a footpath and some steps through the Hellenistic city walls. Didyma Ancient City, In ancient times, these two cities were connected to each other by a sacred road that had statues located on either side of it. Medusa friezes of DidymaThe Didymaion, the temple of Apollo and its oracle at Didyma, had a considerable reputation in the ancient times. German archaeologists excavating at the site have shown that the earliest sanctuary here was built in the 8th century BC Milotus Ancient City, The city was built on the seashore in the ancient times. The Miletus people who had founded about 90 colonies in the Mediterranean and Black Sea regions, after 650 BC, had resisted the Persian invasions in Anatolia, but they were defeated finally and the city was destroyed by the Persians in 5th century BC

    Overnight in Kusadasi

     
             
      DAY 5   Pamukkale & Aphrodisias Tour / Bus to Cappadocia  
             
          Today we will visit the ancient site of Hierapolis, including theater, Apollo Temple and necropolis, then the calcium terraces of Pamukkale. Today we will also visit the Greco-Roman site of Aphrodisias.
    After the tour, you will be transferred to bus station.
    Overnight bus to Cappadocia. Duration: 10 Hours
     
             
      DAY 6   Cappadocia Tour 1  
             
          Arrival in Cappadocia and transfer to hotel to fresh up before start tour.
    Depart from your hotel to visit Devrent Valley to see the unigue fairy-chimneys. Drive to Pasabag (Monk''s Valley) to see the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles.Drive to the city of Avanos for lunch.In the afternoon visit another beautiful 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 castles at Uchisar.


    Overnight in Cappadocia.
     
             
      DAY 7   Cappadocia Tour 2  
             
          Depart from your hotel to visit Red valley,and explore the famous rock- cut churches and hike 5 km through the Gulludere valley (Rose valley). Then visit Cavusin village.This village is famous for the houses and churches of the christian clegymen. Drive to the pigeon valley for lunch. In the afternoon visit Kaymakli underground city. Where early christians lived in fear and faith. On the way back visit the natural castles at Ortahisar. At the end of the tour transfer to bus Airport Fly to ıstanbul.

    Pick up from Airport and transfer to hotel.

    Overnight in Istanbul.

     
             
      DAY 8   Istanbul Old City Tour  
             
          Today we will visit the St. (Haghia) Sophia, which was built by the Emperor Justinian. It was the largest building in the world for over 1000 years. See its intricate mosaics and huge central dome. (St Sophia is closed on Monday) Continue to the Topkapi palace, which was used by the Ottoman Sultans from the 15th to 19th centuries. We will also see the impressive collection of priceless jewels, crystal, silver and porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and relics of the prophet Mohammed. (Entrance to the Harem is extra). After lunch we will see the Blue Mosque, built for Sultan Ahmet I, which is a unique piece of architecture with its six minarets and features 20,000 beautiful Iznik tiles. Visit the ancient Hippodrome with Obelisk of Theodosius, Snake Pillar and German Fountain of Wilhelm II. Walk through the back streets of Old Istanbul and visit the elegant little Sokullu Pasa mosque and the hidden underground Theodosian Cistern (Or instead of the last two a visit to the Suleymaniye Mosque may be made). See the Grand Covered Bazaar. This tour may be done all or partially as a walking tour.
     

    Overnight in Istanbul.

     
             
      DAY 0   Istanbul  
             
          7:30 am. Arrival in Istanbul transfer to airport.

    Fly home

     
             
         

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    Transfers

    • Arrival and Departure Domestic and International Transfers
    • Flight Tickets From Istanbul to Izmir, Cappadocia to Istanbul
    • 1 Overnight Bus Tickets from Pamukkale to Cappadocia
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