Turkey is a nation straddling eastern Europe and western Asia with cultural connections to ancient Greek, Persian, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires. Cosmopolitan Istanbul, on the Bosphorus Strait, is home to the iconic Hagia Sophia, with its soaring dome and Christian mosaics, the massive 17th-century Blue Mosque and the circa-1460 Topkapı Palace, former home of sultans. Ankara is Turkey’s modern capital.
Day 1 Cappadocia
Arrive to Istanbul and transit connection to domestic sector for your flight to Cappadocia. You will reach Cappadocia in the afternoon and transfer to your hotel
Meals : Dinner (Hotel)
Day 2 Cappadocia
Depart your hotel for a Full Day tour in Cappadocia. Visit Goreme Open Air Museum in Goreme Valley to see the early Christian churches decorated with unique frescos depicting various scenes from the Bible. Visit Pasabaglari (Monk’s Valley) to see the world famous fairy chimneys which have unique shape. Avanos, the famous pottery and craft center since Hittite times. Enjoy hand made ceramics, fashion design jewelry
Average Pick-up time: 09:00 Approximate Tour Duration: 08 hrs Meals : Breakfast – Lunch (local) – Dinner (Hotel)
Day 3 Kuşadası
Early depart for domestic flight to Izmir (Kusadasi) via Istanbul. Your guide will meet you at the airport to transfer you to your hotel. Enjoy this lovely resort.
Meals : Breakfast– Dinner (Hotel)
Day 4 Kuşadası
Departure to the center of natural thermal spring waters with healing properties; Pamukkale. Due to the chemical properties in the water, pure white colored travertine and stepped water terraces have been created on the mountain slope. It is for its resemblance to cotton piles that it is called ´Cotton Castle´ in Turkish. Visit the travertine’s and the ancient city of Hierapolis which has the biggest Necropolis with 1200 gravestones Average Pick-up time: 08:15-08:45 Approximate Tour Duration: 08 hrs
Meals : Breakfast – Lunch (local) – Dinner (Hotel)
Day 5 Istanbul
Today your tour will take you to the Ephesus ancient city the greatest of all ancient sites in Anatolia. We will see the Celsius Library, the Temple of Hadrian, Marble Street and the great theatre with 24,000 seats where St. Paul preached. In the late afternoon tour will end at the airport for your connection to Istanbul.
Average Pick-up time: 08:30 Approximate Tour Duration: 08 hrs Meals : Breakfast – Lunch (local)
Day 6 Istanbul
Full day tour starts with Hippodrome, the place of chariot races during the Roman period. Blue Mosque; a 17th century Ottoman Mosque with magnificent interior with blue tiles. Continue to St Sophia – the great Byzantine Basilica built in the 6th century. Topkapi Palace, residence of Ottoman Sultans housing the richness of 700 years. Finally visit the Grand Bazaar, world famous shopping arcade with over 4,000 shops
Average Pick-up time: 08:15-08:45 Approximate Tour Duration: 08 hrs Meals : Breakfast – Lunch (local)
Day 7 Departue Transfer to the airport .
Meals : Breakfast only