Arrival point: Istanbul Airports
Last point: Istanbul Airports
Visiting: Istanbul, Ankara, Cappadocia, Konya, Antalya, Kaş, Pamukkale, Ephesus
Hotels: 5 * superior or special category hotels
Include: See below
Arrival at Istanbul airport. Meeting at the International arrivals gate. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Ankara. Meeting at the domestic arrivals gate. Visits to Atatürk’s Mausoleum and Museum of Anatolian Civilizations. Drive to Cappadocia (aprox. 4 hours), on the way visit the Salt Lake. Overight in Cappadocia.
Meet with tour guide in the hotel lobby at 09:30. Visit to the Valley of imagination (Devrent). Walking through the center of Avanos province, famous for its pottery. After taking the photos in Pigeon Valley (Güvercinlik), visit to Göreme Open Air Museum which is a world heritage site and which has numerous churches carved into the rock 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). At the end of the tour, transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Meeting with tour guide in the hotel lobby at 08:00. Departure from the region towards Konya (about 2 hours). Visit to the Seljuk inn Sultanhan. Continuation to Theological School of the dervishes and the Museum of Mevlana, illustrious thinker and Mystic Sufi , whose followers are known as the whirling dervishes. Driving towards Antalya (approx. 4 hours) Overnight in Antalya.
Free Day. Ancient wonders Perge, Aspendos and Side Tour (optional). Overnight in Antalya.
Departure to visit the church of St Nicolas (Papa Noel) in Demre. Continuation to Kekova Island (the sunken city) by boat from Demre. (Enjoy your day on the boat that makes small stops to bathe at the different points allowed in the bay). Transfer to Kaş which is a wonder among the hidden cities of the coast). Overnight in Kaş.
Meeting with tour guide in the hotel lobby at 09:00. Driving to Pamukkale
(about 3 hours). Walking through the travertine terraces and the Hierapolis Ancient City. The
thermal water terraces in Pamukkale are one of the most spectacular natural wonders. The word Pamukkale means the cotton castle and comes from the
beauty of white and turquoise colors. Overnight in a thermal hotel with free pools in Pamukkale.
Meeting with tour guide in the hotel lobby at 09:30.Visits to ; 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 takes the attention of the whole world for its ruins today. Visit a leather center where there is a fashion show. Overnight in Kuşadası.
Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Istanbul. Meeting at the gate of domestic arrivals. Excursion to experience the timeless sights of
Istanbul with a full-day tour of the impressive historical sites of the
town; Hippodrome Square, Topkapi Palace, Sultan Ahmet Mosque, known as the Blue Mosque by tourists for its fabulous tiles, Grand Mosque of Hagia Sophia that carries a history composed in each step of the Byzantines, Romans and Ottomans, also visiting the Grand Bazaar, observing brilliant displays of local handicrafts and souvenirs. 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 the services till next trip!
- Private transfers hotel-airport-hotel
- Domestic flights Istanbul-Cappadocia, Kuşadasi-Istanbul
- 11 nights accommodation including breakfast
- Lunches on the days of the tour (drinks not included)
- All visits detailed in the program sent, including transportation in
high-end vehicle, driver, local english speaking guide and
all tickets to museums / venues
- All expenses of the vehicle, driver and guide
- Water by car during services
- All applicable fees