Tour Style : Group Tour
Duration : 8 Days – 7 Nights
DAY 1 – ARRIVAL IN ISTANBUL
Upon your arrival we will pick you up from the airport and transfer to the Boutique Hotel in Sultanahmet area. Overnight in Istanbul
DAY 2– BYZANTINE & OTTOMAN RELICS TOUR (
08:30 You will be picked up from your hotel for Full day tour of Old City. In this day you will be able to see:
Hagia Sophia: Byzantium largest cathedral, converted to mosque 1453 by the Ottoman Empire and today open as a museum to see both religion remains.
SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE: This mosque complex, containing Istanbul’s only mosque with six minarets was built by Sedefkar Mehmet Aga for Sultan Ahmed 1st. early 17th century.
HIPPODROME: Center of sport activities and political events of the Eastern Roman Empire.
GRAND COVERED BAZAAR: Famous shopping center worldwide. Shopping possibilities for carpets, jewellery, leather etc
Topkapi Palace : Built between 1475 and 1478 by Mehmet II, Fatih, the conqueror of Istanbul, served as the residence of the sultan and administrative seat of the Ottoman Empire for 400 years.
After the tour you will be transferred back to your hotel at around 17:30. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 3 -HALF DAY MORNING BOSPHORUS CRUISE WITHOUT LUNCH
08:30 You will be picked up from your hotel for half day tour of Two Continents . In this day you will be able to see:
Spice Bazaar : Mystical smells of various spices. Shops selling fruits, vegetables, flowers, caviar and dry fish etc…
BOSPHORUS Boat Cruise: On the waterway separating the two continents, Asia and Europe. Opportunity to take photographs of marble palaces and ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture, besides modern residences and luxurious apartments.
BOSPHORUS BRIDGE: Unique chance to go from one continent (Asia) to another (Europe) in two minutes.
CAMLICA HILL: Offers a panoramic view of Istanbul and Bosphorus from the highest point of the city.
Evening flight to Pamukkale
Overnight in Pamukkale
DAY 4 – PAMUKKALE TOUR at 09:45am
08:30 You will be picked up from your hotel for Full day tour of Pamukkale & Hierapolis. In Pamukkale, you will see the Cotton Cliffs, one of the natural wonders of the world formed by deposits of calcareous salts. Also visit the ancient ruins of the City of Hierapolis with its basilica, theatre and Roman Baths.
After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel at around 19:00. Overnight in Kusadasi.
DAY 5 – EPHESUS TOUR
After breakfast around 08:30 am departing for Full day tour of Ephesus. First you will visit The Temple of Artemis, which once was one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Then you will visit the world famous ancient Greco-Roman City of Ephesus, the most well preserved example in the world. After visiting this impressive site, you will have a lunch break.
After lunch, you will visit The House of Virgin Mary, where it is believed she spent her last days. This is a holy place for both Christians and Muslims.
After the tour, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to KAYSERI
Ovenight in Cappadocia.
DAY 6 –Fairy Chimneys Tour at 09:30am
In this day you will be able to see:
DEVRENT VALLEY: Devrent is situated on the northern slopes of Aktepe, 1km from Pasabaglari (Monks’ Valley) and 5 km from Avanos. The ruins at Devrent are spread over three valleys, which also house several pointed fairy chimneys with large stems.
Pasabag, the Pasha’s Vineyard, is surrounded by incredible natural rock formations; a spectacular scene.
AVANOS: A center of terra cotta work of art since 3000 BC, it is a town where you will be invited to visit a traditional pottery workshop, which is possibly set deep into the hillsides. The clay, which comes from the Red River passing through the town, gives life both to the land and to the local economy.
UCHISAR: Uchisar is a troglodyte town situated right in the middle of Cappadocia. It is named after the enormous piece of rock in the center of the town, which was once used as a castle. This extraordinary rock is the highest peak of the area with the view of whole Cappadocia and Erciyes (Argeus) Mountain.
After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.
After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel at around 17:30. Overnight in Cappadocia.
DAY 7 –Rose Valley & Underground City Tour at 09:30am
You will be picked up from your hotel for Full day tour of South Cappadocia. In this day you will be able to see:
KIZILCUKUR: is an isolated valley behind Urgup. It has beautiful rock formation with some great hidden rock-carved churches. The most interesting part of this area is the countless tracks connecting the small villages and towns through vineyards and gardens like a spider net. It is always possible to see villagers working in the area and offering grapes, apples or apricots to you.
CAVUSIN: One of the oldest settlements in the area, Cavusin is situated 2km from Goreme, on the Göreme-Avanos road. The Church of St.John the Baptist offers a panoramic view of the village. This church and its paintigs date back to the 5th century, making the oldest church in the region. It had a large courtyard which is unusual for Cappadocia, this has been eroded away
UNDERGROUND CITY: One of largest and deepest of the 40 others in Cappadocia. They both have eight floors, although not all are open to the public.
PIGEON HOUSE: Visit the pigeon houses and rock formations.
EVENING FLIGHT TO ISTANBUL.
DAY 8 – ISTANBUL / DEPARTURE (Meals: Breakfast)
After breakfast check out from hotel (before 12:00), transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport regarding your flight details. End of tour and services. (If you would like, you can extend your trip by adding extra
nights in Istanbul, please advise).
What is included
Arrival, departure airport transfers and ground transportation.
• Domestic Air tickets -(Istanbul to Pamukale and Izmır to Kayserı and kayserı to ıstanbul
• All Hotels wıth Breakfast
• 2 Full Day Istanbul Tour
• HALF DAY BOSPHORUS CRUISE TOUR
• 2 Full Day Cappadocia Tours
• 1 Full Day Ephesus Tour
• 1 Full Day Pamukkale Tour
• Professional Guide licensed by the Ministry of Tourism
• Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coaches on local tours.
• Carpark, Gasoline, Highway & Bridge fees
• All taxes, entrance & museum fees.
Not included :
Drinks, tips to guide and driver, personal expenses and optional tours:
Highly Recommended in Cappadocia :
• Hot-Air Balloon Ride: 200 Euros per person (no child reduction)
• Whirling Dervishes Show: 40 Euros per person
• Turkish Night (traditional folk dances, belly dancers, unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, 3-course meal, transfer to and from your hotel): 60 Euros per person
• Turkish Baths (Hamam): 40 Euros per person
• Horseriding: 30 Euros per person (1 hour)
• ATV / Quad: 30 Euros (1 hour)