DAY 01 : Arrival to Istanbul (Meals: No)
Upon arrival in Istanbul (Ataturk Airport), our representative will meet you & transfer to the hotel.
(Check-In after 13:00pm) and check in to hotel. Rest of day is leisure and Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 02 : Istanbul old city tour (Meals: Breakfast+Lunch)
Breakfast, visit to the ancient Byzantine Hippodrome where you will tour the Egyptian Obelisk, Serpentine Column, Fountain of Wilhelm II, the elegant Blue Mosque famous with its heavenly six minarets and the Hagia Sophia Museum, built during the reign of Emperor Theodosius and burned down in the fire of Nika Revolt in 532 A.D. After lunch visit the Topkapi Palace (excluding harem), residence and administrative center of the Ottoman Sultans. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 03 : Istanbul to Gallipoli then to Canakkale (Meals:Breakfast+Lunch)
06:30—06:45 am mpick up from hotel and drive to the World War I Battlefields of Gallipoli. Arrival to Eceabat & lunch break at local restaurant. After lunch, you will start touring Gallipoli Peninsula and visit Kabatepe War Museum, Beach Cemetery (John Simpson's Grave), ANZAC Cove, Ari Burnu (First ANZAC landing place), Lone Pine Cemetery (Australian memorial), Johnston's Jolly (Walk in the ANZAC trenches), View Shrapnel Valley, Turkish Memorial, The Nek and Walker's Ridge & Chunuk Bair (Main New Zealand memorial). Overnight in Canakkale.
DAY 04 : Troy & Pergamon Tour then to Kusadasi (Meals:Breakfast+Lunch)
After breakfast at 08:45am we depart for the ancient city of Troy . Your guide will explain the mythology surrounding Troy, the Trojan Horse and Helen of Troy, as well as the history and discoveries of the archeological diggings from its discovery by Heinrich Schliemann in the 1870's to the present day and on going. Nine cities have been discovered built one on top of the other dating back to 3500 B.C. Then the day will continue with a drive to Pergamum. After lunch start the tour of Pergamum with the Acropolis, the Steepest Theater of the ancient world, Temple of Trojan. Overnight in Kusadasi.
DAY 05 : Day trip to Pamukkale (Meals:Breakfast+Lunch)
Breakfast, 08:00 am depart for Pamukkale. Discovery of Travertine terraces and Hierapolis. The travertine terraces at Pamukkale are one of the most spectacular natural wonders we ever have seen from various mineral springs in a vast white cliff side. Walk along the Hierapolis ancient city ruins, see the huge Necropolis, and feel the warmth of the natural spring as you go barefoot on the Travertens. Then If you like to swim in the Ancient Pool which is also called Cleopatras Pool they charge extra entrance fee. In the evening back to hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi.
DAY 06 : Ephesus & Virgin Mary House/ Fly to Cappadocia (Meals:Breakfast+Lunch)
Breakfast, 09:00am depart for Ephesus Tour; First stop, Ephesus Ancient City - Enter through the Magnesia Gate and begin a slow, downhill walk with your guide into the ruins of this Roman provincial capital. Your route takes you past the Odeon, the Celsus Library, the Temple of Hadrian, the Fountain of Trajan. The Grand Theatre, where Saint Paul preached, is the largest theatre is antiquity with capacity of 24.000 seats.Next we will visit the ruins of the Temple of Artemis. Lunch and then visit the House of the Virgin Mary's. Transfer to Izmir airport for flight to Kayseri at 20:00pm.
21:30pm Arrival to Kayseri, meet and transfer to hotel in Cappadocia. Overnight in Cappadocia.
DAY 07 : Cappadocia Tour including Goreme (Meals: Breakfast+Lunch)
Breakfast, 09:45 am, visit Goreme Open Air Museum consisting of five Byzantine Orthodox churches. Visit also Uchisar to take pictures of "The Castle" and sightseeing. Lunch in Goreme and then visit Avanos which is famous for its potteries. You can see their demonstration and you can try to make it. After that a visit to the valley of fairy chimney, the name is Pasabagi then we continue to see Cavusin (Rose Valley) which has amazing beautiful red rock formations. Next is the Devrent Valley and Urgup afterwards. Following that a panoramic view point to observe the fairy chimneys. Overnight in Cappadocia.
DAY 08 : Cappadocia Tour (Meals:Breakfast+Lunch)
(OPTINAL:This morning an hour hot-air balloon ride available with extra cost of 210.00 EUR Per person)
Breakfast, 09:45am, depart to visit Ortahisar we can have good photo opportunity of Ortahisar rock castle. Mustafapasa which was old Greek Village once called Sinasos. There are old Greek churches in this town. After that we drive through Sahinefendi and then visit a roman ruins of Sobesos which is recently excavated that has very nice ground mosaics. Soganli Valley We walk 2 km in the valley and visit famous cave churches. Lunch in Soganli Village then Kaymakli Underground City that is the deepest underground city in Cappadocia. Overnight in Cappadocia.
DAY 09 : Cappadocia/Flight to Istanbul (Meals:Breakfast)
Breakfast served at the hotel. After check-out you will be transfered to the airport for flight to Isanbul at 09:55 am.
11:15 am, Arrival to Istanbul, meet and transfer to hotel. Rest of day is leisure and Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 10 : Half day morning Bosphorus Cruise (Meals:Breakfast)
Breakfast, drive to Spice Market, Egyptian Bazaar heaped with various sweets & spices is one of the world’s largest spice bazaars since 1665. Then embark on the Bosphorus ferry for an unforgettable cruise along the Bosphorus, the beautiful strait that divides Europe from Asia. After cruise back to hotel with rest of day is leisure and Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 11 : Istanbul / Departure (Meals:Breakfast)
Breakfast, check-out from your hotel (before 12:00pm), we will arrange transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.