DAY 01 : Arrival istanbul (Meals: No)
Upon arrival in Istanbul (Istanbul 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 : Historical Istanbul Tour ( Walking 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 break at local restaurant, you will visit the Topkapi Palace (excluding harem), residence and administrative center of the Ottoman Sultans. Day tour will finish with the visit of Grand Bazaar. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 03 : Morning Bosphorus cruise / Fly to Cappadocia (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 tour back to hotel and 14:00pm Transfer to airport for flight to Kayseri at 17:25pm. 20:45pm, Arrival to Kayseri, meet and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.
DAY 04 : North Cappadocia (Meals: Breakfast+Lunch)
[OPTINAL: This morning an hour hot-air balloon ride available with extra cost ]
Breakfast, 09:45am, We start to visit Esentepe vista viewpoint, located between Uchisar and Goreme. This stunning panorama provides breathtaking views of the town of Esentepe and the surrounding landscape of fairy chimneys. And then we visit Goreme Open Air Museum consisting of five Byzantine Orthodox churches. We will then have time to explore the Pasabag- Monks Valley, famed for its three-headed fairy chimneys. This region of is also known as Pasabag, or “Pasha’s Vineyard. A break for lunch in Avanos. Visit Avanos which is famous for its potteries. You can see their demonstration and you can try to make it. A short drive will take us to the surreal Devrent Valley, famed for its almost lunar landscape of small, pointed fairy chimneys. Today visit also Zelve Open Air Museum and Love Valley, the huge phallic formations of Love Valley have been formed naturally thanks to erosion of the volcanic rock. Overnight in Cappadocia.
DAY 05 : South Cappadocia /Flight to Izmir (Meals:Breakfast+Lunch)
Breakfast, 09:45am,Our first destination is the Meskendir Valley, where groups will embark on a short trek through its magnificent landscape. and then to Rose Valley with its beautiful rock formations and hidden churches carved from rock. After that visit Red Valley, It has beautiful rock formations with some great hidden rock carved churches.Before lunch visit one of the underground cities of Kaymakli OR Ozkonak Of the 36 underground cities built by the Christians to escape persecution, the one we visit is the widest and most famous. After lunch head to Pigeon ValleyOn the outskirts of Goreme, we will stop and take in the views down to Pigeon Valley. And then to Wine yard. During the Cappadocia wine tasting, dozens of wines are produced, where you can find the most suitable one for your taste. Our final stop is in the troglodyte town of Uchisar, Uchisar Castle is named after the enormous rock standing in the center of town that once served as its castle. After tour transfer to Kayseri airport for an evening flight to Izmir ( Direct or Via Istanbul) at 18:20pm
22:00pm Upon arrival to Izmir, meet and transfer to Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi.
DAY 06: Ephesus tour with House of Virgin Mary: (Meals: Breakfast+Lunch)
Breakfast, 09:00am, visit 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. Next we will visit the ruins of the Temple of Artemis. Lunch then visit the House of the Virgin Mary's. Overnight in Kusadasi.
DAY 07: Pamukkale tour/ Fly to Istanbul. (Meals:Breakfast+Lunch)
Breakfast, 07:30am. Drive to 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. After tour, transfer to Denizli airport for an evening flight to Istanbul at 19:55pm.
21:10pm, Arrival to Istanbul, meet at the airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 08 : Istanbul / Departure (Meals:Breakfast)
Breakfast, check-out from your hotel (before 12:00pm), ransfer to Istanbul airport as per your flight departure time.