Arrival point: Istanbul airports
Last point: Istanbul Airports
Visiting: Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pamukkale
Price: Euros, per person, based on double
Hospitality: 5 * or special category hotels
Arrival at Istanbul airport. Meeting at the international arrivals gate.Transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Meet with a guide in the hotel lobby at 09:30 AM to experience timeless views of Istanbul with a full-day tour of the city's impressive historical sites; Hippodrome Square, Topkapi Palace, Sultan Ahmet Mosque, known as the Blue Mosque by tourists for its fabulous tiles, Hagia Sophia Mosque that carries a history composed in each step of the Byzantines, Romans and Ottomans, Also visit the Grand Bazaar, looking at brilliant displays of local crafts and souvenirs. Overnight in Istanbul.
Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Cappadocia. Meet in the gate of domestic arrivals. Visit to the Imagination Valley (Devrent). Walk through the center of Avanos province, famous for pottery. After taking photos in the Pigeon Valley (Güvercinlik), visit to Göreme Open Air Museum which is a world heritage site with numerous rock-cut churches with admirable frescoes from the Byzantine period. At the end of the tour, transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Hot air balloon flight (optional). Meeting with tour guide in the hotel lobby at 09:30. Visit to an underground city (Ozkonak or another similar), to the Esentepe viewpoint with a view of the Uchisar Fortress. After visiting a local hand-woven carpet craft center, continue to ancient Greek village Çavuşin, and to Love Valley . Before ending the day, you can take advantage of the gyrovagous dervishes ceremony (optional). Overnight in Cappadocia.
Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Izmir (connected in Istanbul in the low season). Transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Kuşadasi.
Meeting with tour guide in the hotel lobby at 08:30. Drive to Pamukkale (about 3 hours). Discovery of the travertine terraces and the Hierapolis Ancient City .The thermal water terraces at Pamukkale are one of the most spectacular natural wonders. The word Pamukkale means the cotton castle and comes from the beauty of the white and turquoise colors. During the excursion you will have the opportunity to swim in Cleopatra's Ancient Roman Pool (optional) (bring a bathing suit). Overnight in Kuşadasi.
Meeting with tour guide in the hotel lobby at 09:30. Visits to the House of Virgin Mary, the Basilica of Saint John the Evangelist, and the Ephesus Ancient City , an important religious, cultural and commercial center of Asia Minor in ancient times and draws the attention of the whole world for its ruins today. Visit a leather center where there is a fashion show. At the end of the tour airport transfer to take the Istanbul flight. Overnight in Istanbul.
Meeting with tour guide in the hotel lobby at 10:00 to visit the lively Spice Bazaars, navigate the famous Bosphorus Strait that separates Europe and Asia with its impressive views of the coast, palaces, venues and bridges that cross two continents to along the historic waters, Cable Car to climb the coffee hill that is called with the name of famous writer and navy officer Pierre Loti and visit to Rustem Pasha Mosque who had married Princess Mihrimah, one of the daughters of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent. Overnight in Istanbul.
Transfer to the international airport. End of services till next trip
- Private transfers hotel-airport-hotel
- Domestic flights Istanbul- Cappadocia, Cappadocia- Izmir, Izmir- Istanbul
- 8 nights of accommodation including breakfast
- Lunches on tour days (drinks not included)
- All the visits detailed in the program sent, including transportation in a high-end vehicle, driver, local english speaking guide and all entrance fees to museums /venues (mines extra-payment optional places as the Dark Church in Goreme Open Air Museum and the Terrace Houses in Ephesus)