DAY WISE ITINERARY
ISTANBUL ARRIVAL (no meal)
On the time of your arrival to Istanbul airport the welcome staff will be waiting for you at the exit, after which, you will be transported to the hotel and stay overnight in Istanbul.
ISTANBUL- Byzantium & Ottoman Tour (breakfast-lunch)
After breakfast, pick-up from the hotel and meet your guide for a full day Ottoman and Byzantium Tour, visit The Hagias Sophia, the biggest church constructed by the East Roman Empire in Istanbul, It was used as a church for 916 years but, following the conquest of Istanbul by Faith Sultan Hemmed, the Hagias Sophia was converted into mosque.
Afterwards, it was used as a mosque for 482 years. Under the order of Ataturk and the decision of the Council of Ministers, Hagias Sophia was converted into a museum in 1935.
The Blue Mosque (Called Sultana met Camay in Turkish) is an historical mosque in Istanbul. The Mosque was built between 1609 and 1616 years, during the rule of Ahmed I. just like many other mosques, it also comprises a tomb of the founder, madras and a hospice. Then visit Hippodrome of Constantinople, located in Sultana met/Istanbul that was a public arena mainly for chariot races. The oldest monument of
Constantinople is the Obelisk in the Hippodrome, which was erected by the emperor Theodosius I in 390, but is in fact much, much older. Grand Bazaar, the oldest and the largest covered market place in the world is situated in the centre of the city. These beautiful sites will all be visited during this picturesque tour!
Following this Topkapi Palace Museum that exhibits the imperial collections of the Ottoman Empire and maintains an extensive collection of books and manuscripts in its library. It is housed in a palace complex that served as the administrative centre and residence of the imperial Ottoman court from about 1478 to 1856.Go back to the
hotel after the tour and stay overnight.
IISTANBUL – KUSADASI (breakfast-dinner)
After breakfast, get transferred to the airport for a domestic flight to Izmir. After arrival at the destination airport, transfer to Kusadasi Hotel where you will stay overnight.
KUSADASI – Ephesus Tour (breakfast-lunch-dinner)
After breakfast you will be picked up from the hotel for the Ephesus Full Day Tour, according to your group tour choose the pick up time to meet with your guide and start this exciting day.
The first stop on the tour is Ancient Ephesus:the best preserved classic city in the Eastern Mediterranean. The largest Open-Air Museum in Turkey Ephesus contains more than 30 buildings and structures linked together. Originally holding 25,000 people, this theatre was built in the Hellenistic period and was renovated by several Roman emperors. Designed for theatrical performances, later alterations allowed gladiatorial contests to be held here. Library of Celsus: The face which has been remarkably restored and is probably the most photographed place in Ephesus.
Also visit the Odeon Temple, Fountain of Trajan, Temple of Hadrian,Stream baths of scholastic, Marble road, Agora, Temple of Domitian. After lunch at a local Turkish restaurant continue to the House of Virgin Mary: Mary was brought to Ephesus by the apostle john after the resurrection of Christ and lived her final days here. This church was Erected on the Foundations of that house and its authenticity has been confirmed by Pope live and Pope John Pool .Many visitors describe this as an uplifting and spiritual experience. Next visit the Temple of Artemis which is considered to be one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Only the foundation and one column remains of this temple which once measured 425 feet long, 220 feet long.
Our last tour stop is Isa Bay Mosque: one of the most delicate examples of Seljuk architecture, situated below the basilica of Saint john. The mosque was built by the master Syrian architecture Ali between the years of 1374 and 1375. After this fabulous tour be driven back to the hotel where you will stay overnight in Kusadasi.
KUSADASI – Pamukkale Tour (Breakfast-lunch-dinner)
After breakfast depart from the hotel (according your group / private tour pick up time) meet with your guide and start your full day tour. Along the way, feast your eyes on the beautiful Turkish Villages resplendent with lush olive trees. The road trip takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes to Pamukkale; located in the province of Denali this natural wonder is comprised of terraces and travertine formed by hot springs and streams depositing carbonate minerals. Pamukkale has gained eminence for its waters that are believed to have curative powers and have been used as a thermal bath since centuries. Noted for its extraordinary characteristics, the ancient site has been
inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1988.
Located near to Pamukkale, Hierapolis was established in 200 BC by Ermines II in dedication to the Amazon Queen Hera, and is an ancient cite that attracts worldwide attention for its majestic buildings and monuments. Welcoming thousands of visitors for its ancient monuments and natural wonders every year, Pamukkale is waiting to welcome you as well! After this fabulous tour get dropped off at the hotel and check in. Stay overnight in Pamukkale.
KUSADASI – CAPPADOCIA (breakfast-dinner)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for a domestic flight to Kayseri. After arrival at the airport, transfer to Cappadocia hotel where you will stay overnight.
CAPPADOCIA – Cappadocia North (Red) Tour (breakfast-lunchdinner)
After breakfast you will be picked up from the hotel for the Cappadocia Full Day Tour. Your day begins with a incredible location Uchisar with views across the region this incredible location is one of the most interesting ancient cities built into the rocks, Uchisar offers the perfect panorama to start your Heritage of Cappadocia tour. Next
you explore the famous UNESCO World Heritage site of the Goreme open air museum. As we walk through the many rock-cut cave churches adorned with intricate paintings from the New Testament, your guide will explain the history of the churches and the impressive iconography in the murals.The tour then continues with Postbag Valley (Monk’s Valley) where the iconic Fairy Chimneys dot the landscape. This is the
perfect location for your guide to explain how the unique landscapes were formed as you can still see the newly forming fairy chimneys in various stages of erosion - many have caves and chapel or churches located inside. Our tour will continue with a delicious lunch at a local restaurant offering traditional Turkish dishes from the region. The next destination is the town of Avalos, located along the longest river in Turkey. This ancient city was the canter of the Hittite pottery-makers and today the same red and white clay from the surrounding hills is used to create the famous pottery. We can watch the artisan potters carrying on the traditions of their forefathers, using the same Hittite kick-wheel techniques that have been used for more than 4000 years and get a chance to try the pottery making. Next, drive on to see some of the most spectacular rock formations - sure to awaken your imagination - the famous Divert Valley (aka. Imagination Valley). Here the rocks have eroded naturally to form magical and interesting shapes which includes the well-known camel rock that stand at the entrance of the valley. Before returning to your hotel stop by the famous three
beauties at Urge (the famous fairy chimneys in urge). At the end of the tour your driver and guide will bring you back to your hotel where you stay overnight.
CAPPADOCIA DEPARTURE (breakfast)
- 2 Nights Accommodation in Istanbul
- 3 Nights Accommodation in Kusadasi
- 2 Nights Accommodation in Cappadocia
- All airport transfers mentioned in the itinerary (Shared or Private)
- 7 open buffet Breakfasts
- 4 Local Lunches
- 5 Local Dinners
- Full Day Byzantium & Ottoman Tour
- Full Day Ephesus
- Full Day Pamukkale Tour
- Full Day Cappadocia North (Red) Tour
- English Speaking Tour Guide
- All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
- Transportation mentioned in the itinerary
- Personal Expenses
- Extra Tours which are not mentioned in the itinerary
- International flights & Domestic Flights
- Turkey visa
- Cleopatra Antic Pool in Pamukkale
- Hotels are not guaranteed, depends on the availability at the time of your reservation!
- Guide service on arrival and departure dates does not included to the price
- Company reserves the right to adjust agreed rates. In addition, company reserve the right to review and adjust agreed rates during the requested period of the devaluation rate of local currency (AZN) against foreign currency to be 5% and more.
- Check in 14:00
- Check out 12:00
- Requirement at the time of booking for visa invitation.
- Scan copy of first and last page of passport.
- Visiting card OR details like Designation/Company Name/Address/Tel.no
Cancellation policy: 100% cancellation applies, once booking is confirmed.