1.DAYS: (ARRIVAL IN ISTANBUL AND TRANSFER TO HOTEL)
Your personal guide will meet you at the hotel and you will get the tour documents and briefing about your tour. Overnight in Istanbul.
2.DAYS: (FULL DAY CITY TOUR / BYZANTINE & OTTOMAN RELICS) (B-L)
Your tour guide will meet you at your hotel lobby at 09:00 and you will have a full day city tour
(TOPKAPI PALACE, HAGIA SOPHIA MUESUM, LUNCH AT A OTTOMAN CUISINE, BLUE MOSQUE, HIPPODROMME, GRAND BAZAAR)
Topkapi Palace: The former imperial residence from where the Great Ottoman Empire was ruled. Today a spectacular museum that has one of the largest collections of Chinese and Japanese porcelain and the very famous treasury of the Royal Family.
The Hagia Sophia Museum: One of the historical architectural wonders that still remains standing today, has an important place in the art world with its architecture, grandness, size and functionality. The Hagia Sophia, the biggest church constructed by the East Roman Empire in Istanbul, has been constructed three times in the same location. When it was first built, it was named Megale Ekklesia (Big Church); however, after the fifth century, it was referred to as the Hagia Sophia (holy wisdom). The church was the place in which rulers were crowned, and it was also the biggest operational cathedral in the city throughout the byzantine period.
Lunch: Full course menu at a charming restaurant
Hippodrome: The former center of sprotive and political activities of Constantinople. You will be able to see the Obelisk from Egypt, Serpentine Column from Delphi and fountain of Willheim II.
Blue Mosque: One of the biggest mosques of Istanbul from 17th century architecture is one of the principal adornments on the skyline of Istanbul. Also famous for its blue tiles and 6 minarets.
Grand Bazaar: In addition to its historical importance, it’s a bazaar that will tempt even the nonshoppers with its rich collection of precious handmade carpets, jewellery, leather and souvenirs.
After the tour you will be transferred to your hotel at around 18:00. Overnight in Istanbul.
3.DAYS: (FULL DAY CITY TOUR / BOSPHORUS & TWO CONTINENTS / FLIGHT TO CAPPADOCIA) (B-L)
Your tour guide will meet you at your hotel lobby at 08:00 and you will have a full day city tour.
(SPICE BAZAAR, BOSPHORUS CRUISE BY BOAT, LUNCH AT A CHARMING RESTAURANT, DOLMABAHCE PALACE)
Spice Bazaar: Mystical smells of different aromas of various spices. Shops selling fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish etc.
Bosphorus Cruise: Through the waterway separating the two continents, Europe and Asia, with a possibility to take photographs of marble palaces, ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture besides modern residentials and luxurious apartments.
Bosphorus Bridge: Unique chance to step from one continent (Europe) to another (Asia) in 2 minutes.
Lunch: Full course menu at a charming restaurant.
The guide is going to recommend you the best way to get your hotel on your own. Free afternoon to explore the area. You will be picked up from your hotel at around airport to take an afternoon flight to Kayseri. Upon your arrival, you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.
4.DAYS: (FLIGHT TO IZMIR / FULL DAY TOUR / ARRIVAL TO PAMUKKALE BY HIGHWAY) (B)
In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel in Istanbul and transferred to the airport for a short flight to Izmir. From Izmir we will head directly to the ancient city of Ephesus, the most important of the Seven Churches of Asia Minor. It is thought that the Gospel of John was written here. In Ephesus we will visit the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, as well as the House of the Virgin Mary and the great library of Celsus. Stroll along marble streets lined with stately public buildings including the Baths of Scholastica, the Temple of Hadrian and the Theatre. After lunch we will head to Eskihisar, which is the site of the Church of Laodicea. Here we can explore the ruins of the the ancient theater, the remains of basilica and ancient stone water pipes. We visit the Gate of Domitian, the Arcadian Way, the Temple of Apollo, the Plutonium and the Necropolis. In the evening, you will check into your hotel in Pamukkale. Overnight in Pamukkale.
5.DAYS: (PAMUKKALE TOUR / ARRIVAL TO BEYSEHIR & KONYA BY HIGHWAY / MEVLANA MUSEUM) (B)
In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel in Pamukkale. Our first stop is the ancient city of Hierapolis, where St. Philip was martyred in 1AD. We can explore this fascinating UNESCO World Heritage site with its necropolis, hot springs and the Avenue of Tombs. We then head to the white cliffs of Pamukkale, where hot mineral water bursts out from the earth and cascades over steep cliffs forming pools, channels and stalactites. The therapeutic waters were known to the founders of Hierapolis and of Laodicea in 190 BC. The next city we visit is Konya. Firstly we drive to the Beysehir Lake. It carries the same name as the principal urban center of its region, Beysehir. Water level in the lake often fluctuates by year and by season. Lake Beysehir is used for irrigation, although it is also a national park. There are thirty-two islets in varying sizes in the lake. Lake Beysehir is also an important site for many bird species. While you are on the Beysehir Lake Tour, you will be able to visit, Esrefoglu Mosque is the only wooden mosque where several decorative techniques of stone, brick, ceramics and painting were used together. It is still a mystery how the wooden portions of the mosque, built in 1299, lasted until today without decay Eşrefoğlu Mosque, built in 1299 in the Beyşehir district of the central Anatolian province of Konya, is an architectural mystery. Afterwards, Mevlâna Museum, where is located in Konya City Center. Today, it is the mausoleum of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, a Sufi mystic also known as Mevlâna or Rumi. It was also the dervish lodge (tekke) of the Mevlevi order, better known as the Whirling Dervishes.You will visit all available section in Mevlâna Museum such as Matbah (Kitchen), tombs, Tilavet Chamber (Quran Reading And Chanting), Semâ-Hâne (Ritual Hall). Overnight in Konya.
6.DAYS: (ARRIVAL TO CAPPADOCIA BY HIGHWAY / NORTHERN CAPPADOCIA) (B-L)
The tour starts about 09.30 from your hotel in the morning, after breakfast wıth your, we’re on our way to Cappadocia. You will drive to Devrent Valley where the geographical formations remind a place of another planet. Then in Pasabagi, you ll take a stroll between the amazing fairy chimneys of Cappadocia. From there, driving to Avanos to have lunch. After having the lunch you leave from Avanos to see the most beautiful examples of Byzantine art in Goreme Open Air Museum. Then you ll drive to Uchisar Castle, the highest point of the region, where you will have a fabulous panoramic view over Cappadocia. Then return to the hotel about 17.30. Overnight in Cappadocia.
7.DAYS: (NORTHERN CAPPADOCIA) (B-L)
If you want join hot balloon tour ın early hour. (EKSTRA) Depart from your hotel at 09.30 for a tour on a 4 km hike through the Rose Valley visiting the churches. Afterwards visit the old Christian village of Cavusin. Stop for lunch in Pigeons Valley and then continue to see the marvel of construction that is the Kaymakli Underground City. You will also visit the Ortahisar Natural Rock Castle. After the tour you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.
8.DAYS: (FLIGHT TO İSTANBUL / FREE AT LEISURE) (B)
After the tour you will be transferred to airport for İstanbul flight. Today is free for you to enjoy Istanbul by your own. Overnight in Istanbul.
9.DAYS: (FREE AT LEISURE) (B)
Today is free for you to enjoy Istanbul by your own. Overnight in Istanbul.
10.DAYS: (NORTHERN CAPPADOCIA) (B-L)
Your personal guide will meet you at your hotel lobby. You may share your good memories with him / her. You will be transferred to the airport according to your flight time.
(If you would like, you can extend your trip by adding extra nights in Istanbul, please advise.)
LEGEND FOR MEALS:
B: BREAKFAST / L: LUNCH / D: DİNNER
We kindly request our guests to be ready 15 minutes before departure time.
We kindly request our guests to be ready 15 minutes before departure time.