Day 1: Istanbul
Meet with our professional tour guide at the Istanbul Airport and then transfer to your hotel.
Day 2: Istanbul
After breakfast, our tour guide pick you up from your hotel and tour will start. You are going to visit;
Hippodrome – The center of sport activites in Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine empire, today named Sultanahmet Meydani with its four monuments; The German Fountain of Wilhelm II, Egyptian Obelisk,Serpentine Column (Spiral column), Column of Constantine.
Blue Mosque – Unique with its 6 minarets built in the name of Sultan Ahmet which was until 19th century traditional point for the pilgrimage to Mecca (closedon Friday).
Hagia Sophia – The most famous Christian church in Turkey,one of the greatest marvels of architecture, which was constructed as a basilica inthe 6th century by Emperor Justinian (closed on Monday).
Topkapi Palace -The residence of Ottoman Sultans. See the imperial treasury, sacred Islamic relics, palace kitchens, Chinese porcelain, weapons (closed on Tuesday)
After the tour back to hotel.
Stay Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3: Istanbul
After breakfast 08:30 We will pick you up from hotel(city center hotels),then you will meet with your group and guide at the meeting point. We will visit City Walls (by bus), Golden Horn (by bus), Spice Bazaar. After visiting Spice Bazaar we will cruise on Bosphorus where we will see from the sea Ciragan Palace,Ortakoy Mosque,Military High School, Rumeli Fortress. End of the tour we will drop you off to your hotel.
Spice Bazaar, Bosphorus Tour on Boat, City Walls, Golden Horn
City Walls – Built by Constantine the Great, they have surrounded and protected thecity of Constantinople.
Golden Horn – Ithas long been a natural harbour of the city. The Horn was the favoured meetingof the sweet waters.
Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar) – The air here is filled with theenticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, mint, saffron.
Bosphorus by boat – An amazing cruise between Europe(Ortakoy) and Asia(Beylerbeyi Palace), along the Bosphorus by the CiraganPalace, Ortakoy Mosque, Military High School, Rumeli Fortress.
The Rumeli Fortress – Castle was built by Mehmet II toprevent the Byzantine fleet, which had control of the Bosphorus, from communicating with its northern allies.
After the tour you will be back to your hotel with tour guide
Day 4: Istanbul
Afternoon we will pick up from your hotel and continue for a half day tour; you will meet with your group and guide at the meeting point.We will visit Dolmabahce Palace, Bezm-i Alem Valide Sultan Mosque. End of thetour we will drop you off to your hotel.
Dolmabahce Palace, Royal Garden Of Dolmabahce, Bezm-i Alem Valide Sultan Mosque Grand Bazaar
Grand Bazaar – The most attractive shopping centre in the world with nearly 4000 shops, selling antique, jewellery, gold, carpets, leather wear and souvenirs (closed on Sunday).
After the tour you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Day 5: Istanbul – Cappadocia
Check out from in the morning, fly to Kayseri transfer from airport to your hotel and free day.
Day 6: Cappadocia
After breakfast full day Cappadocia full day tour start;
Many room shollowed out into the rock are connected to each other with stairs,tunnels and passages. At the entrances of the rooms, there are millstone doors, just like the ones in the underground settlements, used to control access to these places.
Göreme Open Air Museum:
Göreme Open Air Museum ( member of UNESCO World Heritage ) contains the finest of the rock-cut churches, (belong to the 10th, 11th and 12th centuries) with beautiful frescoes and the colors still retain all their original freshness.
The Fairy Chimneys looks like mushrooms. Amazing Churhes , Christian’s History, Greek Civilization ‘s History
Monks Valley (Paşabağları):
The mushroom-shaped fairy chimneys with twin and even triple rock caps are very unique even for Cappadocia.
Devrent Valley is famous for its unique landscape. there are many animal shaped rocks and the most famous is the camel one.
After tour back to hotel.
Day 7: Cappadocia
After the breakfast, second day of Cappadocia full day starts.
Derinkuyu Underground City:
Derinkuyu is the deepest underground city in the Cappadocia region.
Pigeons will meet you on the top of the valley. Pigeons have always been important for Cappadocian people. Their eggs and droppings were used for different purposes.For this reason, local people carved houses for them to the slopes ofvalley.You will see the reason why people call them houses, when you see them.
Panoramic view of Göreme, you get information about history, formation of Cappadocia while watching the fairy chimneys. Free time for photograph.
After tour back to hotel
After breakfast, meet our guide and going to visit Ihlara Valley and Selime Monastery;
Ihlara Valley was formed by the volcanic actions of Mt. Hasan, next to IhlaraValley. Melendiz River eroded the valley for millions of years besides the layers cracked and fell down. Eventually, 80 meter deep canyon were composed. The whole valley is 14 km. length. In the past, generally Christians lived in the several parts of the Valley; also they carved churches and painted them.
At first look, the monastery looks like a castle, but shelters, churches,chapels,bedrooms, storages and big cathedral proves us its being a monastery.You get information about the monastic life in Cappadocia.
After tour back to hotel.
Day 9: Cappadocia – Izmir
After breakfast, check out from hotel. Take a flight to İzmir transfer to your hotel in Kuşadası. Free day.
Day 10: Kusadasi
After breakfast, our tour guide meet to you at the hotel then you are going to visit;
Ephesus Ancient City
House of Virgin Mary
Temple of Artemis
Basilica of St. John
After the tour back to hot.
Day 11: Kusadasi
After breakfast, we meet tour guide at the hotel and drive to;
Priene Ancient City
Miletos Ancient City
Didim Ancient City(Temple of Apollon)
After the tour, transfer back to your hotel.
Day 12: Kusadasi – Pamukkale
This excursion allows you to visit Pamukkale and neighbouring Hierapolis.Pamukkale is an example of mother nature at its best ! It is formed by hot thermal springs which poured down the hillside forming amazing terraces,Travertines of Carbonate minerals. The waters are famous for their medicinal properties.
Hierapolis is an Ancient city walking distance from Pamukkale. The Hierapolis Archeological Museum has been located in what was originally a former Roman bath since 1984. It has artifacts from Laodiceia, Colossae, Tripolis, Attuda and other towns in the Lycos valley.
UNESCO have warranted it a World Heritage Site, it was founded as an Ancient Healing Centre in 190B due to the healing properties of the waters.
You will also have time to wonder Pamukkale and bath yourself in the waters. Lunch is taken in the hotel. After the excursion we transport you back to your Hotel in Kusadasi.
Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 13: Izmir – Antalya
After breakfast Transfer to İzmir airport. Take a flight to Antalya when you arrive Antalya guide meet you at the airport. Transfer to your Hotel. Free day.
Overnight in Antalya.
Day 14: Antalya
After breakfast you are going to visit full day Perge and Aspendos Ancient cities and sightseeing tour then back to your hotel.
Day 15: AntalyaAfter breakfast you are going to visit full day Kursunlu and Duden waterfalls and sightseeing tour then back to your hotel.
Day 16: Antalya
You can join optional tours or stay in the hotel.
Day 17: Antalya – Istanbul
After breakfast transfer to Antalya airport and flight to Istanbul. From Istanbul airport to back to hotel in the afternoon walking tours around Sultanahmet area.
After tour stay overnight in Istanbul.
Day 18: Istanbul – Tour End
After check out from hotel. transfer to Istanbul airport.
Have a safety flight!