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 Saturday Istanbul
Arrive in Istanbul. Transfer to your hotel to leave your luggage. In the afternoon we pick you from your hotel to enjoy a relaxing Bosphorus Cruise tour among two continents.
Meals : NA
Day 2 Sunday Ankara – Cappadocia
Tour start in the morning from the Hotel to the airport. Arrive in Ankara ,visit the world- wide famous Anatolian Civilizations Museum (Hittite Museum), then the Mausoleum of Ataturk, the burial place of the Turkish hero. Then departure for Cappadocia. After a picturesque trip along the Salt Lake visit to the 13th century Seljukian Caravanserai Meals : Breakfast – Lunch (local) – Dinner (Hotel)
Day 3 Monday Cappadocia
Visit to the Pigeon Valley near Uchisar; then Open Air Museum in Goreme through Avcilar Valley. Visit to Kaymaklı Underground City, the place early Christians hid from persecutors. Pasabagi in Zelve region and Avanos with shopping facilities for the world-wide crafts.
Average Pick-up time: 09:00 Approximate Tour Duration: 08 hrs Meals : Breakfast – Lunch (local) – Dinner (Hotel)
Day 4 Tuesday Konya – Pamukkale
Early departure for Pamukkale.On the way visit to the 13th century Seljukian masterpiece Sultanhan Caravanserai and arrival in Konya. After visiting the Mausoleum of Mevlana, the world-wide famous mystic, proceed to Karatay Theological School
Average Pick-up time: 08:00-08:30 Approximate Driver Duration: 09 hrs Meals : Breakfast – Lunch (local) – Dinner (Hotel)
Day 5 Wednesday Kuşadası
In the morning visit to the ancient Hierapolis with the Theatre, Apollo Temple and magnificent Necropolis, the graveyard. Then drive to Aphrodisias
Average Pick-up time: 08:15-08:45 Approximate Tour Duration: 08 hrs Meals : Breakfast – Lunch (local) – Dinner (Hotel)
Day 6 Thursday Istanbul
Morning tour to Ephesus area with Ephesus Antique City , Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world; Virgin Mary’s House, St. John Church
Transfer to the Airport for Istanbul.
Average Pick-up time: 08:30-09:00 Approximate Tour Duration: 08 hrs Meals : Breakfast – Lunch (local)
Day 7 Friday Departure
Half Day tour starts with Hippodrome, Blue Mosque and St Sophia – the great Byzantine Basilica built in the 6th century. In the afternoon we transfer you to the airport .
Average Pick-up time: 08:15-08:45 Approximate Tour Duration: 04 hrs Meals : Breakfast