DAY 01 : Arrival to 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 : 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 : 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 08 : Cappadocia Tour (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 Valley On 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. In the evening back to hotel. 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 Airport.