Day 1 : Arrival at Istanbul & City Tour
Today on arrival our Holidays At representative meet you and later assist to transfer for your hotel. After check-in formalities, proceed for your day tour to Istanbul.
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 SPICE BAZAAR (Egyptian Bazaar) The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice. Rest of the evening is yours to explore Istanbul.
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 2 : 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 3 : 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 4 : Kusadasi - Pamukkale Tour
Today at 08:30 Am we proceed for Pamukkale. Afterwards we shall 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. After the tour transfer to hotel for check in.
Overnight in Pamukkale. (B, L, D)
Day 5 : Pamukkale - Konya - Cappadocia
After breakfast we proceed to Konya, on arrival meet with your guide. Later move forward to visit the imposing green-tiled Mausoleum of Mevlana, the mystic founder of the Islamic Sufi sect (Sufism is less an Islamic sect than a mystical way of approaching the Islamic faith. It has been defined as mystical Islamic belief and practice in which Muslims seek to find the truth of divine love and knowledge through direct personal experience of God. Whirling Dervishes). After the Konya Tour proceed to Cappadocia. Upon reaching complete your hotel check-in formalities.
Overnight in Cappadocia. (B, L, D)
Day 6 : Cappadocia Tour with Underground City and Goreme Open Air Museum
Today at 09:30 Am we will proceed for today excursions 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 stop is Cavusin, which is an abandoned village with old cave Greek houses. After Cavusin you go to the restaurant in Avanos to have lunch. Later proceed to visit a pottery work shop, to see how to make potteries. Then you go 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. This tour will end approximately 18:00 Pm and drive back to your hotel.
Overnight in Cappadocia. (B, L, D)
Day 7 : Cappadocia - Istanbul & Departurer
After breakfast you will have free time shopping in Cappadocia. Today we depart for Kayseri Airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul and then back to home. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in the future in one of our tours again.