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 2 : 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 visit the Topkapi Palace (excluding harem), residence and administrative center of the Ottoman Sultans. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 03 : Flight to Kayseri / North Cappadocia (Meals: Lunch)
04:00am, pick up from hotel and transfer to Istanbul airport for flight to Nevsehir at 06:45am.
08:00am, Arrival to Nevsehir, transfer to Cappadocia and then start to visit Esentepe vista viewpoint, located between Uchisar and Goreme. This stunning panorama provides breathtaking views 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. Love Valley, the huge phallic formations of Love Valley have been formed naturally thanks to erosion of the volcanic rock. Overnight in Cappadocia.
DAY 04 : South Cappadocia (Meals:Breakfast+Lunch)
(OPTINAL:This morning an hour hot-air balloon ride available with extra cost)
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. In the evening back to hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.
DAY 05 : Istanbul to Izmir by Flight. Optional Half day Sirince Tour (Meals:Breakfast)
Breakfast, check out from hotel and transfer to Kayseri airport for flight to Izmir (Direct OR Via Istanbul)
On arrival Izmir, meet and transfer to hotel in Kusadasi. Rest of day is leisure and Overnight in Kusadasi.
DAY 06 : Ephesus & Virgin Mary House (Meals:Breakfast+Lunch)
Breakfast, 09:00am depart to visit 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 (one of the seven wonders of the world). After Lunch visit the House of the Virgin Mary's. Overnight in Kusadasi.
DAY 07 : Day Trip to Pamukkale (Meals:Breakfast+Lunch)
Breakfast, 08:00am depart for full day Pamukkale tour and 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. If you like to swim in the Ancient Pool they charge extra entrance fee. Overnight in Kusadasi.
DAY 08 : Priene, Didyma and Miletus/ Fly to Istanbul: (Meals:Breakfast+Lunch)
Breakfast depart for Priene which in its time was one of the most spectacular of all the Ancient Ionians Cities. After the visit here we then travel on to Miletus with its magnificent theatre and the Byzantine fortress on the acropolis above. Last, but not least, visit Didyma. Here you find the largest Ionic Temple in the world, that of Apollo. Also in Didyma lies the huge, cracked head of Medusa which long ago fell from the frieze. transfer to Izmir airport for flight to Istanbul at 20:00 pm.
21:00pm, Arrival to Istanbul,meet and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 09 : Half day morning Bosphorus Cruise (Meals:Breakfast)
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 10 : Istanbul / Departure (Meals:Breakfast)
Breakfast, check-out from hotel (before 12:00pm), we will arrange transfer to Istanbul Airport.