DAY - 1 ARRIVAL IN ISTANBUL (choose your own travel dates)
Arrive at Istanbul International Airport, pick up and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY - 2 BYZANTINE & OTTOMAN RELICS TOUR (B-L)
08:45 am pick up from the reception and depart for the tour. Visiting, Haghia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar, and Topkapi Palace. Tour ends around 4:00 pm. Return back to the hotel and overnight in Istanbul.
DAY - 3 FREE DAY - ISTANBUL (B)
Free day at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.
OPTIONAL TOUR: Circle Istanbul - "See The Real Istanbul" / 9 am to 6 pm or later.
DAY - 4 FLIGHT TO CAPPADOCIA / CAPPADOCIA TOUR #1 (B- L)
05:00 am pick up from the reception and transfer to the airport. You will fly into either Kayseri or Nevsehir. Arrive at the airport and depart for the tour. Visiting Devrent Valley, Monk`s valley (Pasabagi) where you will find the world-renowned fairy chimneys. After lunch break continues on to the Goreme Open-Air Museum where you will visit the numerous rock-carved churches and monasteries. Tour will end with a visit to Uchisar, a natural rock castle. Transfer back to the hotel around 5:00 pm. Overnight in Cappadocia.
DAY - 5 CAPPADOCIA TOUR #2 (B-L)
09:30 am, depart from your hotel to visit Red valley, explore the famous rock-cut churches and walk 4-5 km through the Gulludere valley. Then visit Çavus village. This village is famous for the houses and churches of Christian clergymen. After lunch drive to the Pigeon valley. In the afternoon visit Kaymakli underground city where early Christians lived in fear and faith. Transfer back to the hotel around 5:00 pm. Overnight in Cappadocia.
OPTIONAL TOUR: Hot Air Balloon Ride
DAY - 6 FLIGHT TO IZMIR & TRANSFER TO KUSADASI (B)
Flight from Cappadocia to Izmir. Depending on the day of the week, you will either fly directly or via Istanbul. Arrive at Izmir airport, pick up and transfer to the hotel in Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi.
DAY - 7 PAMUKKALE TOUR (B-L)
08:00 am pick up from the reception and depart for the tour (2.5 hours drive). Visiting Pamukkale "Cotton Castle", once known as Hierapolis, famous for healing thermal/ mineral baths and beautiful snow-white "petrified waterfalls". After lunch, visit Hierapolis, including the magnificently preserved Necropolis, the Main Street and Gates, the Thermal Baths, the Devil`s Hole, and the Masterpiece Theater. Swimming or a therapeutic bath in a hotel pool`s hot spring mineral waters (but not in the Cascade Pools) is one of your year-round options, before returning back to your hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi.
DAY - 8 EPHESUS TOUR (B-L)
09:15 am pick up from the reception and depart for the tour. Visiting the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Following this, we will make our way to Ephesus which was one of the most important cultural centers of the ancient world. Visiting Ephesus ruins, Odeon, Celcus Library, and the Theatre which is still in use today for concerts. As we walk through this ancient site you will notice the streets paved with marble which gives a hint to this city`s great wealth many years ago. Our last stop is the House of the Virgin Mary where it is believed that she arrived with Saint John 4-6 years after the death of Christ and spent her final days. Return back to the hotel around 5:00 pm. Overnight in Kusadasi.
DAY - 9 FLIGHT BACK TO ISTANBUL (B)
Pick up from your hotel 2 hours before your departure and transfer to the airport. Flight back to Istanbul (morning or afternoon). Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY - 10 GOODBYE (B)
Pick up 3 hours before your international flight and transfer to the airport. Have a safe trip back home!
No extra hidden cost..!
All mentioned transfers in the program.
All mentioned tours in the program including transportation with air-conditioned buses,guidance and entrance fees.
Local tours guide is in English (You can ask for other language options for groups).
(Transfer and tours are regular group tour/transfer organizations)
Meals as B Breakfast, L Lunch, described in the itinerary.
9 nights accommodation in 3,4 or 5 star hotels according to your choice.
All local taxes.
Domestic flight tickets in the program.
What’s Not Included
International flight tickets.
Drinks with meals (except the drinks served in breakfast).
Visa (if needed).