Upon your arrival, our staff will come to pick you up at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in the historical part of the city (Sultanahmet). During the travel, your program will be presented and some suggestions will be given. The rest of the day is free, but if you want we can organize you some activities such as Turkish Bath (a must-do) or Ottoman night shows…
2nd Day: Istanbul Tour
A magnificent series of domes and semi-domes, six slender minarets sprouting from the corners of the mosque, a spacious courtyard, and finally it is grand yet elegant proportions make the Blue Mosque one of the architectural marvels of the world.
Hippodrome and Obelisks
The ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races and the centre of Byzantine civic life, stands in the open space in front of the Blue Mosque.
Hagia Sophia and Museum
Hagia Sophia was built at the command of Emperor Justinian in the years 532 to 537. The courtyard of Haghia Sophia contains a number of minor but fascinating Ottoman structures.
As the administrative centre, for nearly 400 years, for the Ottoman Empire, which was one of the greatest empires of the world, Topkapi Palace is certainly the most important historical site to be visited in Istanbul. It is also one of the most frequently visited museums in Europe with more than 2.5 million visitors per year. In 1461, less than ten years after the Conquest, Fatih Mehmet ordered the construction of Topkapi Sarayi a palace that would be known as Dar-us Saadet, the “House of Felicity”. Topkapi Sarayi remained the seat of the Ottoman Sultans until 1868 when Abdülmecit I moved to the European-style Dolmabahçe Palace farther up the Bosphorus. (Closed on Tuesdays)
The Grand Bazaar was built at the command of Fatih Mehmet shortly after the Conquest. It contains 4399 shops, 2195 workshops, 497 stalls, and 18 fountains (Closed on Sundays)
3th Day: North of Cappadocia
After the check-in at the hotel, you will start your tour of the North Cappadocia, always assisted by our expert guides. Sites visited: Devrent Valley, Pasabagları (Monks Valley), Avanos, Uchisar Castle, Göreme Open air museum, Pigeon Valley. At night you will stay at one of our fabulous cave-hotels in Göreme.
4th Day: South of Cappadocia
The second day you will visit the Southern part of Cappadocia: the Red Valley, Cavusin, Kaymaklı, Derinkuyu Underground city, Ortahisar, Çatalkaya. At night, once agin you will stay at the cave hotel in Göreme.
5th Day: Konya
After the breakfast at the hotel, a shuttle will bring you to the hearth of Anatolia: Konya. In Konya you will visit the museum, the mausoleum of Mevlana and the city (still accompanied by our expert guides). After Konya, the shuttle will continue until Pamukkale, where you will stay at the hotel for one night.
6th Day: Pamukkale
The sixth day of travel will be dedicated entirely to the visit of Pamukkale: the natural-carbonate white terraces of the hill, the archaeological site at the top and the museum are among the attractions that you will visit. In the evening, transfer to Kuşadası (2 hours), where you will stay for the night.
7th Day: Ephesus & Virgin Mary’s house
After breakfast you will have a full-day tour of Ephesus, where you will visit great ruins of Ephesus ancient city, Celsius library, temple of Artemis and house of Virgin Mary with our expert guides. End of the tour transfer to airport and take a flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival Istanbul transfer to hotel and overnight stay.
8th Day: Istanbul (free day)
This day is free, but you may choose one of our tours in the section ‘İstanbul tours’, or just ask to our personnel for a private guide to make you visit some parts and/or sites of the city.
9th Day: Istanbul (departure)
- Engilish-speaking tourist guide
- Minivan for all the sites visited.
- All museum tickets.
- Domestic flight tickets Medical insurance
- All transfers and transportation
- Accomodation in hotels with breakfast
- Lunchs (during the tour)
- Personal Expenses
- Medical Insurance
- Tip to guide and driver