DAY - 1 ARRIVAL IN ISTANBUL (choose your own travel dates)
Arrive at Istanbul International Airport, pick up, and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY - 2 BYZANTINE & OTTOMAN RELICS TOUR (B-L)
08:45 am Pick up from the reception and depart for the tour. Visiting, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar (Closed on Sundays and Feast days), and Topkapi Palace (Closed on Tuesdays). The tour ends around 4:00 - 5:00 pm. Return back to the hotel and overnight in Istanbul.
DAY - 3 FLIGHT TO CAPPADOCIA / CAPPADOCIA TOUR #1 (B-L)
03:45 am Pick up from the reception and transfer to the airport. You will fly into either Kayseri or Nevsehir. Arrive at the airport and depart for the tour. Visiting Devrent Valley, Monk`s Valley (Pasabagi) where you will find the world-renowned fairy chimneys. After lunch break continues on to the Goreme Open-Air Museum where you will visit the numerous rock-carved churches and monasteries. The tour will end with a visit to Uchisar, a natural rock castle. Transfer back to the hotel around 5:00 pm. Overnight in Cappadocia.
DAY - 4 CAPPADOCIA TOUR #2 (B-L)
09:30 am, depart from your hotel to visit Red Valley, explore the famous rock-cut churches, and walk 4-5 km through the Gulludere Valley. Then visit Cavusin village. This village is famous for the houses and churches of Christian clergymen. After lunch drive to the Pigeon Valley. In the afternoon visit Kaymakli underground city where early Christians lived in fear and faith. Transfer back to the hotel around 5:00 pm. Overnight in Cappadocia.
OPTIONAL TOUR: Hot Air Balloon Ride
DAY - 5 FLIGHT TO IZMIR & TRANSFER TO KUSADASI (B)
Flight from Cappadocia to Izmir. Depending on the day of the week, you will either fly directly or via Istanbul. Arrive at Izmir airport, pick up, and transfer to the hotel in Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi.
DAY - 6 EPHESUS TOUR (B-L)
09:15 am Pick up from the reception and depart for the tour. Visiting the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Following this, we will make our way to Ephesus, one of the ancient world's most important cultural centers. Visiting Ephesus ruins, Odeon, Celcus Library, and the Theatre which is still in use today for concerts. As we walk through this ancient site, you will notice the streets paved with marble which gives a hint to this city`s great wealth many years ago. Our last stop is the House of the Virgin Mary where it is believed that she arrived with Saint John 4-6 years after the death of Christ and spent her final days. Overnight stay in Kusadasi.
DAY - 7 PAMUKKALE TOUR & FLIGHT BACK TO ISTANBUL (B-L)
Luggage on the bus. 08:00 am Pick up from the reception and depart for the tour (3 hours drive). You are visiting Pamukkale "Cotton Castle", once known as Hierapolis, famous for healing thermal/ mineral baths and beautiful snow-white "petrified waterfalls". After lunch, visit Hierapolis, including the magnificently preserved Necropolis, the Main Street and Gates, the Thermal Baths, the Devil`s Hole, and the Masterpiece Theater. Swimming or a therapeutic bath in a hotel pool`s hot spring mineral waters (but not in the Cascade Pools) is one of your year-round options, before your flight to Istanbul. Transfer to Denizli airport after the tour. Early evening flight back to Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY - 8 GOODBYE (B)
Pick up 3 hours before your international flight and transfer to the airport. Have a safe trip back home!
No extra hidden cost..!
All mentioned transfers in the program (some regular, some private).
All mentioned tours in the program include transportation with air-conditioned buses, guidance (in English), and entrance fees (Regular local tours).
(You can ask for other language options for groups).
All meals as described in the itinerary as B Breakfast, L Lunch.
All local taxes.
Accommodation in 3,4 or 5-star hotels according to your choice as bed/breakfast.
What’s Not Included
International flight tickets.
Flight tickets from Istanbul to Cappadocia /Cappadocia to Izmir/ Denizli to Istanbul. Will be calculated during the booking.
Drinks with meals (except the drinks served at breakfast).
Visa (if needed).
No extra hidden cost!