11-Day Heritage Exploration of Turkey & Jordan
Tour Style: Private Tour (No Join-in Group Tour)
- Skip the line to visit famed landmarks of Turkey with the private guide
- Appreciate the well-preserved Roman ruins in the ancient city of Ephesus
- Take excellent pictures with the amazing architecture in the rose city of Petra
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- Day 1
Welcome to Turkey! Once your flight lands on Istanbul, your private driver is waiting to greet you and escort you to your hotel. The remaining time can be spent at leisure.
- Day 2
Today, you will visit several famed landmarks of Istanbul. The tour will conclude the Topkapi Palace, the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, and the Basilica cistern. After the tour, take a relaxing walking around the ancient Hippodrome to see the German Fountain, the Theodosius Obelisk, the Serpent Column, and the Walled Obelisk.
- Day 3
After breakfast, fly to Cappadocia for its unique heritages. Upon arrival, head to your hotel for a short rest. Later, you will marvel at the natural wonder - fairy chimneys in the Devrent Valley and the Pasabag Valley. Continue to appreciate the man-made cave churches in the Goreme Open Air Museum. Finally, relax with the stunning sights of the Pigeon Valley, and take a panoramic view of Cappadocia from the top of the Uchisar Castle.
- Day 4
Your tour today will conclude the Ortahisar - a citadel carved into rocks, the subterranean city of Kaymakli, and the troglodyte dwellings in the Cavusin Valley. After these cultural heritages, you will enjoy the nature beauty of the Red Valley, with a stopover at a Wine House.
Optional: Taking a sunrise hot air balloon flight might give you a wonderful view from a special perspective.
- Day 5
After breakfast, you will fly to Izmir with a stopover in Istanbul. Upon arrival, pay a visit to the Open Air Museum of Izmir for its famous Agora. Continue to visit the Kizlaragasi Hani, one of the rarest works of architecture in Izmir. Finally, head to the Asansor to watch the old water-operated elevator system.
- Day 6
You will spend a full day to explore the ancient city of Ephesus. As one of the largest Roman archaeological sites in the eastern Mediterranean, it shows extensive ruins including the Arcadian Way, the Antique Theater, the Roman Baths, and the Celsus Library. At the same time, Ephesus is an important center of Early Christianity. Therefore, you can also visit the Shrine of Virgin Mary and Basilica of St. John. After the tour, fly to Istanbul for overnight.
- Day 7
After breakfast, you will say goodbye to Turkey and fly to Jordan. Upon arriving in Amman, our representative will assist in custom formalities and then escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
- Day 8
This morning, you will drive to Jerash for its ancient Roman ruins including the spectacular forum, Roman colonnaded street, the Nymphaeum and the Temple of Artemis. On the way, make a stopover in a small town of Umm Qais, overlooking the North Jordan Valley, the Golan Heights and the Sea of Galilee. After visiting Jerash, you will continue your exploration to the Ajloun Castle, a 12th-century Muslim castle situated in northwestern Jordan.
- Day 9
Today, your private driver will take you from Amman to Petra. While en route, make a stopover at the Mt. Nebo, where you can overlook the Jordan Valley, Dead Sea, Jericho, and Jerusalem. The next stop will be Madaba for its old mosaic map of Palestine in St. George’s Church. Before arriving in Petra, enjoy some leisure time at the Dead Sea.
- Day 10
You will spend a full day to explore Petra, a historical and archaeological city in southern Jordan. Passing through the Siq canyon, the amazing architecture will unfold before your eyes. This city has another name, the rose city, due to the buildings carved into the rose-red rocks. After the tour, you will be transferred to Amman for overnight.
- Day 11
Enjoy the last minute of your Jordan vacation until our representative escorts you to the airport to board your homebound flight.
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