Day 1: Arrival Istanbul
Welcome to Istanbul where the West meets the East. You will enjoy your private transfer to the hotel. Time at leisure.
Day 2: Old City Tour
We will visit to St Sophia Museum, the pride of the Byzantine architecture, Byzantine Hippodrome, where once chariot races were held; the Blue Mosque, famous for its blue Iznik tiles; and enjoy shopping in the world’s largest covered bazaar with 4000 shops, is known as Grand Bazaar. After lunch, we will visit to Sultan Tombs and Topkapi Palace, the famous residence of the Sultans (The Harem section is not included in the tour). Imperial Treasury, gardens, Sultan’s kitchen, Sacred Relics. -St. Sophia Museum closed on Mondays – Topkapi Palace closed on Tuesdays – Grand Bazaar closed on Sundays…
Day 3: HD Bosphorus Tour
Breakfast at hotel. Check out from your hotel and join our tour. We will take a cruise along the Bosphorus. You will amazed by the forested hills, Bridges and shore villages with Ottoman architecture. Finally stroll through the Spice Market for an enjoyable shopping. (We will drop you at noon at the central location)
Day 4: Istanbul – Cappadocia by Flight
According to your flight time transfer to Istanbul Airport for Kayseri Flight. Upon arrival transfer your Hotel. Overnight stay in Cappadocia.
Day 5: Cappadocia City Tour
Begin the day with a visit to Devrent and Pasabagi valleys, to see the amazing fairy chimneys of Cappadocia. Then you will be driven to the famous pottery town called as Avanos where you will have lunch. We will have a demonstration in a traditional pottery workshop before depart from Avanos to see the beautiful examples of Byzantine art in the churches of Goreme Open Air Museum. Finally head to Uchisar castle, the highest point of the region, where we have a romantic view over Cappadocia.
Day 6: Cappadocia – Izmir by flight
Breakfast at hotel. Check out and transfer to airport for Izmir flight. Upon arrival transfer your hotel in Kusadasi. Dinner there.
Day 7: Ephesus Tour
Begin the day with a visit to Virgin Mary House which discovered by Lazarist priests after a German nun described the house and the mountain as the last residence of Virgin Mary after she had some visions about the place. Then we will drive to Ephesus which is the one of the most important harbor cities in antique world and also it is mentioned in the book of Revelations as one of the seven churches. In Ephesus we will see, Celcus Library, Temple of Hadrian, the fountain of Trajan and the Theater. We will have lunch in a local Turkish restaurant.
After lunch we will visit Isa Bey Mosque which is built in 1375 by Anatolian Seljuks. The last stop of the tour will be the Artemis Temple, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, standing today next to Ephesus antique city.
Day 8: Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour – Antalya by road
After breakfast, check out from your hotel. Meet your guide and drive to Karahayit to see Red Spring Water. We will drive to Pamukkale and visit Hierapolis after Karahayit. The highlights of Hierapolis are Necropolis, Roman Baths, Domitian Gate, Latrina, Oil Factory, Frontinus Street, Agora, Byzantium Gate, Triton Fountain, Cathedral, Apollon Temple, Plutonium, Theater and Antique Pool. Later we will take some photos from the nicest corners of Pamukkale. Free time for about 60 minutes to explore the natural beauties of Pamukkale. Then meet with the guide, start walking in the middle of travertines from up to down without shoes and socks. We will have lunch in a local restaurant. After tour, transfer to Antalya by private vehicle.
Day 9: Antalya City Tour
Meet your guide and drive to Duden Waterfalls the place where the falls meet the sea and have a photo break in Konyaalti beach. Our next stop will be Tunektepe for Cable car ride. Lunch will be in Kaleici than visit to old town with the gate of Hadrian, the Clock Tower, Fluted Minaret, Palm Street and the ancient harbor. There are many beautiful old houses in Kaleici.
Day 10: Antalya – Istanbul by flight
Check out from your hotel and transfer to Antalya Airport. The most default part of the trip. Fly back with lots of memories.
End of tour.