DAY 1: Arrival in Istanbul. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 2: Old City Tour. The tour begins with a visit to the Imperial Palace of Topkapi, from which Ottoman Sultans ruled their grand empire for over 400 years. Afterwards you will visit Hagia Sophia, a 5th century church, once the greatest in the world. The next stop is at the Blue Mosque, renowned for its striking blue Iznik tiled interior. Next will be Roman Hippodrome, featuring Egyptian Obelisk and other important monuments. The tour will end with a stop at the world famous Grand Bazaar - a shopper's paradise of over 4000 authentic shops. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 3: Bosphorus Tour. Begin the day amid wafting aromas of the Spice Market. This is followed by a sightseeing boat cruise through the Bosphorus, the strait dividing the European and Asian continents where you will admire seeing beautiful palaces, mansions, parks and charming small villages along the shores of both sides. In the afternoon, you will visit Beylerbeyi Palace, the summer residence of the sultans and Camlica Hill which is the highest point of the city where you can see a spectacular panoramic view of the city. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 4: Transfer to the airport. Flight from Istanbul to Kayseri. Arrival and transfer to Cappadocia. You will begin the day in Devrent Valley, followed by Pasabag also known as Monk's Valley. This will be followed by Avanos, a village situated on the banks of Kizilirmak River, famous for its clay pottery. In the afternoon, you will visit Goreme Open Air Museum, featuring the most impressive of all rock-carved churches in the region. The last stop will be Uchisar Village, located next to a natural citadel. Overnight in Cappadocia.
DAY 5: Today you will visit Red Valley, presenting an opportunity to hike through orchards and vineyards between fairy chimneys and rock-carved houses. Later continue to the old Christian village of Cavusin. This is followed by Pigeon Valley, so named after the hundreds of little windows carved into the rocks to attract nesting pigeons. In the afternoon we will visit Kaymakli Underground City, Ortahisar Village and an old Greek village of Sinasos. Overnight in Cappadocia.
DAY 6: Transfer to Kayseri Airport. Flight from Kayseri to Izmir. Arrival and transfer to Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi.
DAY 7: Ephesus Tour. The tour will begin at the remains of the Artemis Temple, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Next, visit the spectacular site of Ephesus, undoubtedly the most superbly preserved Greco-Roman city in the world. In the afternoon, visit House of Virgin Mary, reputed to be where she spent her final days. The tour ends by visiting the old Seljuk Mosque of Isabey in Selcuk. Overnight in Kusadasi.
DAY 8: Pamukkale Tour. We will drive to Pamukkale, the center of natural thermal springs and waters with healing properties. You will visit cascading travertens, ancient city of Hierapolis which has the largest Nekropol in Anatolia with 1200 gravestones. Overnight in Pamukkale.
DAY 9: Transfer to Denizli Airport. Flight back to Istanbul. Arrival and transfer to your hotel. Free afternoon at your own leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 10: Transfer to the airport. Departure and End of our services.
1175 Euro per person that includes;
*All airport pickup and transfers in Istanbul, Cappadocia, Izmir and Pamukkale
*9 night accommodation with breakfast
*6 full day tours including transportation, guidance, admission fees and lunches excluding beverages
*3 domestic flight tickets including taxes
*All applicable taxes
Hotels will be the following ones or similar;
Arena Hotel / Istanbul
Assiana Cave House / Cappadocia
Villa Konak / Kusadasi
Melrose Viewpoint Hotel / Pamukkale