Day 1 : Arrival at Istanbul
On the day of arrival at the airport our HolidaysAt representative meet you and assist you for your transfer to your hotel. Upon reaching at your pre-booked hotel rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul.
Overnight in Istanbul. (D)
There are two airports in Istanbul. Istanbul Ataturk airport is 20 km away from city center and Sabiha Gokcen airport is 55 km away from city center. Transfer from Ataturk airport to your hotel is included, if you arrive to Sabiha Gokcen airport please contact us for transfer price.
Day 2 : At Istanbul
Pick up at 08:30 Am from your hotel for the day tour of old Istanbul city.
Visit to Topkapi Palace The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed. Sultan Ahmed Mosque Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the Blue Mosque because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. HIPPODROME Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. Lunch break at 13:00 Pm after the lunch we will take you to the Grand Covered Bazaar in this labyrinth of streets and passages are more than 4,000 shops with each trade having its own area: the goldsmiths' street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as hand painted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers, onyx-ware and meerschaum pipes. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel.
Overnight in Istanbul. (B, L, D)
St. Sophia Museum is closed on Mondays, Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays and The Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays.
Day 3 : Istanbul - Bursa Tour
After breakfast at 07:30 Am depart from the hotel and drive to Bursa for a daily guided tour in Bursa. Today we will visit Bursa with all famous and Islamic heritage places. We will visit to Ulucamii (Great Mosque), Cumalikizik Village, Green Mosque, Green Tomb, Ozdilek Factory.
Overnight in Bursa. (B, L, D)
Day 4 : Bursa - Izmir & Ephesus Tour - Kusadasi
Today at 07:00 - 07:30 Am to Izmir Selcuk by local luxury coach. Upon reaching Ephesus your tour guide will meet you and start your sightseeing. We will visit one of the best-preserved ruins in the world Ephesus. Enjoy your tour in this amazing and wonderful site and walk through this ancient city. Later visit the House of Virgin Mary (supposedly where St. John brought her to live out her final Days). After the tour, proceed to visit a carpet-weaving centre, which belongs to the national arts of Turkey. Later drive to your hotel Kusadasi.
Overnight in Kusadasi. (B, L, D)
Day 5 : Kusadasi - Pamukkale Tour
Today in the morning at 08:30 Am we proceed for Pamukkale. On the way we will visit one of the famous leather production centers of the region. In afternoon have your lunch and later visit the calcium terraces of Pamukkale (cotton castle) and the ruins of Hierapolis, then walk around this natural phenomenon and have the option of lying in the waters of the natural springs.
Overnight in Pamukkale. (B, L, D)
Day 6 : Pamukkale - Antalya Old City and Waterfalls Tour
After breakfast at 08:30 Am drive to Antalya old City (Kaleiçi) Marina, Clock Tower, Hadrian's Gate, Broken Minaret, Hidirlik Tower : Kaleici is a small historic part of Antalya’s modern city, also known as the Old City of Antalya. In history it was once the sprawling modern Roman town, then the Byzantine Empire, then Seljuks, and finally the Ottoman Turkish town. The Hadrian's Gate or Hadrianus Gate or The Three Gates is a triumphal arch which was built in the name of the Roman emperor Hadrian. Antalya's broken wonder is the Broken Minaret of the Korkut Mosque, which itself was built originally as a Roman temple in the 2nd century AD, and thus did not have a minaret at all. Hidirlik Tower is a landmark tower of tawny stone in Antalya, Turkey, where Kaleiçi meets Karaalioglu Park. It is believed to be built in Hellenistic era on a square plan and later turned into circular tower in 2nd century AD and was either used as a fortification or a lighthouse in the past. we have lunch than depart for Duden waterfalls. All the streams of the region aim at finding their way into the Mediterranean and they pour down the slopes of the Taurus, sometimes overland sometimes underground and reaching their destination, result in lovely waterfalls, of which there are more than twenty. After tour come back to hotel and rest of day is yours.
Overnight in Antalya. (B, L, D)
Day 7 : Antalya - Konya - Cappadocia
Today early morning after breakfast, proceed to Konya at 08:00 Am. Approx !3:00 Pm we reach to Konya have your lunch and later proceed to visit the imposing green - tiled Mausoleum of Mevlana, the mystic founder of the Sufi sect (Whirling Dervishes). After the Konya Mevlana visit drive to Cappadocia. Upon reaching Cappadocia around 18:30 Pm and check-in to your hotel.
Overnight in Cappadocia. (B, L, D)
Note : Early morning optional activity of Ballooning for next day.
Day 8 : Cappadocia Tour with Underground City and Goreme Open Air Museum
Today at 09:30 Am we will proceed to Derinkuyu underground city, one of the best preserved and deepest Underground cities in Cappadocia. Derinkuyu Underground city is 55 meters deep and 8 levels open to visitors, then visit to Uchisar Castle, the highest point of Cappadocia. After Uchisar, you visit Goreme Open Air Museum, the Heart of Cappadocia. Goreme Open Air Museum is famous for frescoes dating to 10th century describing the life of Jesus Christ and monks. Next destination is Cavusin, which is an abandoned village with old cave Greek houses. After Cavusin you go to the restaurant in Avanos to have lunch. After lunch, proceed to visit a pottery work shop, to see how to make potteries. Then tour moves to Pasabagi where you can see three - headed fairy chimneys. After Pasabagi you visit another workshop to see Cappadocian handwoven carpets and kilims. Next stop is Devrent Valley, which is also called Imagination Valley, where you can see natural rock formations looking like animals. Then you head to a wine shop in Urgup for wine tasting. Last stop is Three Beauties, three beautiful fairy chimneys with their hats, which is the symbol of Cappadocia. Later drive back to hotel.
Overnight in Cappadocia. (B, L, D)
Day 9 : Cappadocia - Ankara City Tour - Istanbul
Today we start our tour at 8:00 Am for Ankara during the trip (4 hours distance). On the way, we will stop at Salt Lake, which it is a natural salt lake and the second biggest lake in Turkey. Arrival to Ankara around 12:30 Pm we take a little break for your lunch. After the lunch proceed for Visit to Ataturk Museum at the Ataturk Mausoleum. (Ataturk is the founder of the modern Turkey). Then move forward for Istanbul. We reached Istanbul around 19:00 Pm.
Overnight in Istanbul. (B, L, D)
Day 10 : Istanbul - End of the Tour
After breakfast and check out from the hotel, later transfer to the Istanbul Ataturk airport.