Brief Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Istanbul. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul
Day 2 Jewels of Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3 Explore Old City. Fly to Cappadocia. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 4 Explore Cappadocia. Overnight in Cappadocia. ( Optional Hot Air Balloon Ride )
Day 5 Explore Cappadocia. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 6 Explore Pamukkale ( Cotton Castle ). Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 7 Explore Ephesus Ancient City and House of Virgin Mary. Fly back to Istanbul.

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DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Istanbul Airports
TYPE OF TOUR Private or Small Group Tour
You can join our small group tour (max.16 people) or we can organize a private tour for only your party.
FLEXIBLE DEPARTURE TIME Every day, all year around
CUSTOMIZABLE You can change our tours as you like or we can organize your desired tour.
INCLUDED
All accomodation B&B at choise of selected 4-5 star, boutique or cave hotels
All seightseeing tours of the places mentioned in the program
All meals where shown in the itinerary with this legend (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)
Domestic flight tickets (May be operated by Turkish Airlines, Anadolu Jet, Atlas Jet, Sun Express, Onur Airlines or Pegasus Airlines)
All tours with English speaking guidance licenced by ministry of culture and tourism
All transport with new & AC vehicles
All airport transfer throughout the trip
All parking fees, ferry tools and petrol
All entrance fees and taxes
EXCLUDED
International airfare to Turkey
Drinks, travel insurance, visas, personel expenses, posters, tips

 

Detailed Itinerary

B: Breakfast   L: Lunch

Day 1 – Arrive Istanbul  / Airport Transfer

Welcome to Istanbul. Our driver will meet with you at the airport. You will be transferred to your hotel.

Overnight Istanbul

Day 2 – Jewels of Istanbul – Full Day Guided Tour / B,L

DOLMABAHCE PALACE The Dolmabahce Palace, a blend of various European architectural styles, was built between 1843 – 1856 by Karabet Balyan, the court architect of Sultan Abdulmecid. The three –storied palace built on a symmetrical plan has 285 rooms and 43 halls. The palace has survived intact with its original decorations, furniture and the silk carpets and curtains. Its surpasses all other palaces in the world in wealth and magnificence.

Across to Asia : Have this great experience cross from Europe to Asia by bus on Bosphorus Bridge.

CAMLICA (Asian) HILL, we climb a Bosphorus side hill by bus for a few which commands a magnificent view that embraces the Bosphorus and old Istanbul. one of the highest point in Istanbul. At the top of it you can rest and admire the magnificent panorama of  Istanbul and the Bosphorus from the beautiful gardens, landscape in traditional style, as you sip your drinks in a cafeteria.

PIERRE LOTI HILL, The hill was named after the French novelist and noval officer Pierre Loti who visited Istanbul several times and stayed many years.

Fly over by Cable Car Enyoy the beautiful view from cable car all the way down to the hill.

CITY WALLS, The first breach of the walls was by the Fourth Crusade in 1204, the second by the cannons and troops of Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror in 1453.

BOAT TRIP ON THE BOSPHORUS, An amazing cruise between the two continents, EUROPE and ASIA, along the Bosphorus by the Dolmabahçe and Beylerbeyi Palaces, wooden villas and mansions.

THE RUMELI FORTRESS(FROM THE SEA) (NO INTERIOR VISIT)

Istanbul had been besieged many times before Mehmet the Conquer  took the city in 1453,but it managed to defend itself with the help of the Roman city walls.

BOSPHORUS BRIDGES, Unique chance to step from one continent (ASIA) to another (EUROPE).

BEYLERBEYİ PALACE, The summer residence of Ottoman Sultans with its original furniture and magnificent gardens with the HAREM on the ASIAN SIDE.

Overnight Istanbul

Day 3 – Explore the Old City & Fly to Cappadocia – Full Day Guided Tour / B,L

After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar.

After the tour we will transfer you to Istanbul airport and you will take your flight to Cappadocia.  Upon your arrival we will transfer you to your hotel.

Overnight Cappadocia

Day 4 – Explore Cappadocia – Full Day Guided Tour / B,L

Marvel at the lunar landscape with a fully guided  tour of Cappadocia, visiting Devrent Valley to see the unigue fairy-chimneys. Drive to pasabag (Monk’s Valley) to see the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles. Drive to the city of Avanos .In the afternoon visit another beautiful open air museum at Goreme where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years. Lastly,before returning to your hotel, visit the natural castles at Uchisar. After the tour we will be back to our hotel.

Overnight Cappadocia

Day 5 – Explore Cappadocia & Fly to Izmir – Full Day Guided Tour / B,L

After having breakfast at the hotel, we will again depart for a full day Cappadocia tour. Depart from your hotel to visit Red valley,and explore the famous rock- cut churches and hike 5 km through the Güllüdere valley. Then visit Cavusin village. This village is famous for the houses and churches of the christian clegymen. After lunch Drive to the pigeon valley . In the afternoon visit Kaymaklı underground city. Where early christians lived in fear and faith.

After the tour we will transfer you to Cappadocia airport and you will take your flight to Izmir. Upon your arrival we will welcome you  and transfer you to your hotel in Kusadasi.

Overnight Kusadasi

Day 6 – Pamukkale (Cotton Castle) – Full Day Guided Tour/ B,L

After breaksfast you heading to the magnificent White calcium terraces, known as Cotton Castle (Pamukkale) where you also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. This city was used in Roman time for their therapeutic powers. Today bring your swim suit with you because you will have time to enjoy with the thermal water of Pamukkale.

Overnight Kusadasi

Day 7 – Explore Ephesus & Departure from Turkey – Full Day Guided Tour / B,L

Absorb yourself in history today. Today you visit Ephesus , Temple of Artemis and House of Virgin Mary. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient times. Ephesus is one of the most important ancient city in the World and it was capital of the Asia Minor.

After the tour you will be transferred to Izmir Airport to take your flight back to Istanbul.

End of the service!!