|DAY 1||ARRIVAL TO ISTANBUL On your arrival in Istanbul;Our Driver will meet you at the airport pick you up and transfer to your hotel. Overnight stay ay 4* hotel in istanbul.|
|DAY 2||ISTANBUL OLD CITY TOUR
You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning at 08:15 am for the tour: itinerary: we will visit the St. (Haghia) Sophia, which was built by the Emperor Justinian. It was the largest building in the world for over 1000 years. See its intricate mosaics and huge central dome. (St Sophia is closed on Monday) Continue to the Topkapi palace, which was used by the Ottoman Sultans from the 15th to 19th centuries. We will also see the impressive collection of priceless jewels, crystal, silver and porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and relics of the prophet Mohammed. (Entrance to the Harem is extra). After lunch we will see the Blue Mosque, built for Sultan Ahmet I, which is a unique piece of architecture with its six minarets and features 20,000 beautiful Iznik tiles. Visit the ancient Hippodrome with Obelisk of Theodosius, Snake Pillar and German Fountain of Wilhelm II. Walk through the back streets of Old Istanbul and visit the elegant little Hagia Sophia mosque , See the Grand Covered Bazaar. After the tour transfer to your hotel,Overnight stay in Istanbul.
|DAY 3||ISTANBUL TO EPHESUS EPHESUS – HOUSE OF VIRGIN MARY- BASILICA OF ST JOHN – KUSADASI 06:00 You will be Picked up from your hotel early in the morning and transfer to Airport. 07:45 Fly from Istanbul to Izmir 08:15 On your arrival to Izmir airport,Our Driver will be waiting for you with your name holding on the board to pick you up and transfer to Ephesus.you will begin the tour. itinerary: Today we will visit the house of Virgin Mary, then Ephesus with theLibrary of Celsius, temple of Hadrian, agora and fantastic Greco-Roman theater and the Basilica of St. John.. After the tour transfer to your hotel,Overnight stay at 4* hotel in Kusadasi or Selcuk.|
|DAY 4||PAMUKKALE – HIERAPOLIS – CAPPADOCIA
After breakfast You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning at 08:30 am and depart from Kusadasi drive to Pamukkale to see the sites : Pammukale which means cotton castle, is the result of limestone formations built over thousands of years. Warm calcium rich mineral water flowed over the cliffs and as it cooled it deposited the calcium into the formations that are seen today. Pammukale is now a world heritage site. Hierapolis was founded as a healing care centre in 190 BC, taking advantage of the mineral waters in the area. It was one of the most important intellectual, artistic, religious and commercial centres of the Roman Empire. It eventually had a large Jewish and Christian community. Breakfast and Lunch provided. After tour You will get an overnight bus to Cappadocia with non smoking, fully air-conditioned bus at 21:00 or 22:00. (duration 10 hours) Bus will be stopped 3 times for the personel needs or Optinal we can arrange flight instead of bus transport ?
|DAY 5||CAPPADOCIA TOUR 1 (North of Cappadocia On Upon arrival to Cappadocia early in the morning; our representative staff will meet you at the Bus Station and and transfer to Hotel,check in ,fresh up and after Breakfest you will join in to full day Cappadocia tour at 09:00 am itinerary: Today we explore Cappadocia Zelve open air museum where three canyons meet in the valley.Then visit Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy-chimneys. Drive to Pasabag (Monks Valley) to see most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles. Drive to the city of Avanos for lunch. In the afternoon visit Göreme Open-Air Museum where the remains of rock-hewn churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years. Before end of the tour visit the naturel Castle at Uchisar. After the tour transfer back to the hotel. Overnight in 4* hotel or (Cave Hotel). in Cappadocia.|
|DAY 6||CAPPADOCIA TOUR 2 (South of Cappadocia) included meals:Breakfast -Lunch You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning at 09:00 am and depart for the tour. Hot Air Balloon Ride (Optional: if you like) itinerary : Today we will visit the Derinkuyu Underground City to visit the huge refugee settlement carved by early Christians, where they used to hide from persecutors. From Derinkuyu continue to the beautiful Valley of Ihlara, formely known as Peristerema. Explore the famous rock-hewn churches and hike 4 km through the valley. On the way back to monasteries in Selime Village and 13th century Caravansaray built by Selcuk Turks on the Silk Road. After the tour transfer to Kayseri airport. 18:00 Airport transfer 19:15 Fly from Kayseri to Istanbul 20:35 Arrive in Istanbul and pick up from Istanbul airport to your hotel. Overnight in 4* hotel in Istanbul|
|DAY 7||BOSPHORUS CRUISE included meals:Breakfast -Lunch You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning at 09:00 am and depart for the tour. we will drive to Eminonu Port to board to get the regular city boat for 2 hour Bosphorous Cruise trip. Enjoy this relaxing cruise along the shoreline while your guide explains to you the history of sights seen while onboard. We then continue on land to visit the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace and then also visit Camlica Hill. After the tour transfer to your hotel,time at leisure for you ,Overnight stay in Istanbul.|
|DAY 8||DEPARTURE After breakfast check out the hotel (before 12:00), We will pick you up from your hotel two ours prior(regarding your flight time)and transfer to Istanbul international Airport . End of tour and services|