DAY 01: ISTANBUL - WELCOME TO ISTANBUL!
Our representative will meet you at your point of arrival and transfer you to your hotel in Istanbul. You will then enjoy your Half-Day Bosphorus Cruise (Morning 08:30 - 12:30; Afternoon 13:30 -17:00) Enjoy the magnificent view of Istanbul’s landmark such as Dolmabahce Palace, Ortakoy, Bebek, Arnavutkoy, the Bosphorus Bridge. After the 90 minutes cruise, visit one of the most famous bazaars in Istanbul, the Spice Ba-zaar. This Bazaar is heaven for spice lovers and those who are looking for local delicacies.
Overnight in Istanbul.
*Optional upgrade for Bosphorous dinner cruise. See description below.
DAY 02: ISTANBUL (OLD CITY) TOUR (B,L)
After breakfast at your hotel, we’ll depart around 08:30 AM for your tour of the Istanbul Old City. We will visit the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome, the Obelisk of Theodosius, the Serpentine Column, the German Fountain of Wilhelm II. After lunch we will explore Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar.
After tour, transfer to airport for domestic flight to Izmir. Meet your driver in the airport and transfer to your hotel in Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi.
DAY 03: KUSADASI (EPHESUS) TOUR (B,L)
Meet your driver and guide in the hotel lobby at 9:00 AM and depart for your tour of Ephesus, an important city of the ancient world. You’ll visit the Temple of Artemis (Diana), one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the House of Virgin Mary, where many believe she spent the final years of her life and Isa Bey Mosque, an impres-sive mosque from the XIV century AD in Selcuk. Transfer to your hotel in Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi.
DAY 04: PAMUKKALE (TOUR) (B,L)
After breakfast at your hotel, you will depart for Pamukkale at 8AM with your driver and guide. Pamukkale or the “Cotton Castle” is famous for its healing thermal mineral waters, and beautiful snow-white petrified waterfalls. After lunch in Pamukkale, you’ll visit Hierapolis, the ancient city known for its magnificently preserved Necropolis. You will see the Main Street and Gates, the Thermal Baths, the Devil’s Hole, and the Theatre. Optional: Swimming in Cleopatra's Pool. At the end of the tour, Return back to Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi.
DAY 05: KUSADASI-CAPPADOCIA (B)
Meet your driver in the hotel lobby at …. Transfer to airport for flight to Kayseri (Cappadocia). Upon arrival our driver pick you up to bring to your hotel in Cappadocia.
Overnight in Cappadocia.
DAY 06: CAPPADOCIA (UNDERGROUND CITY) TOUR (B,L)
After breakfast, meet your driver and guide in the hotel lobby. We’ll depart for your Cappadocia Underground City tour. First, we will visit Red valley to explore its famous rock – cut churches and Hike 5 km through the Gulludere valley. We’ll visit Cavusin village, famous for its houses and churches of Christian clergymen. After lunch we’ll drive to Pigeon Valley and we’ll visit the Kaymakli underground city where early Christians lived in fear of invaders. Over-night in Cappadocia.
DAY 07: CAPPADOCIA (REGIONAL) TOUR (B,L)
After breakfast at your hotel, we’ll depart around 09:00AM to visit the sights and unique geographical landscape of Cappadocia, including the Devrent Valley and its fairy-chimneys; Pasabag (Monk’s Valley) and its mushroom-shaped pinnacles; Avanos, a center of terra-cotta art, for a pottery demonstration and lunch. After lunch, we will visit the Goreme Open Air Museum with its rock-cut churches that date back hundreds of years, many filled with excellent examples of Byzantine art. Our last stop is a visit to the Uchisar rock castle for a panoramic view of the valleys of Cappadocia. Return to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.
DAY 08: CAPPADOCIA-ISTANBUL GOODBYE TURKEY! (B)
Meet your driver in the hotel lobby and transfer to airport, according to the time of your international flight. Fly to Istanbul and to connect with your international flight.