Arrival Istanbul Arrival City - Istanbul –Cappadocia - Upon arrival at Istanbul International Airport, please proceed to domestic terminal for your connecting flight to Kayseri (Cappadocia). On arrival at Kayseri Airport, you will be met by your guide who will transfer you to your hotel. Enjoy the relaxing and mysterious atmosphere at Cappadocia. Overnight hotel in Cappadocia Recommended Optional Tour: Turkish night show in Cappadocia
Cappadocia City Tour Cappadocia- City tour Of Cappadocia - After breakfast, enjoy a visit to Pigeon Valley and the natural citadel of Uchisar, followed by Goreme Open-Air Museum, which is full of pink, rose and white tapering columns. These tall free standing cones of stone, curve and twist as if pulled from earth like taffy. The caves were settled in the 4th century as monasteries. Visit some caves on the cliffs to see Byzantine frescoes decorating early Christian churches. Lunch will be at a typical restaurant of the region. Next visit Avanos in Zelve region followed by free time for shopping. Overnight hotel in Cappadocia Recommended Optional Tour: Hot Air Balloon Cappadocia
Transfer Pamukkale Cappadocia – Konya – Pamukkale - After breakfast, transfer to Konya. En route visit 13th century Sultanhani Caravanserai built on the famous silk route. In Konya, visit the Mausoleum of Mevlana, the worldwide famous mystic. Continue to Pamukkale, the cotton fortress. Hot mineral waters burst from the earth and cascade over cliffs forming pools and stalactites. Overnight hotel in Pamukkale
Pamukkale City Tour Pamukkale – Aphrodisias – Kusadasi - After breakfast, stroll through the ruins of ancient Roman City Hierapolis and transfer to Kusadasi. En route have lunch at a local restaurant and then visit Aphrodisias, an ancient city dedicated to the goddess of love, Aphrodite and famous for the sculpture school. Overnight hotel in Kusadasi
Kusadasi Tour & Transfer Istanbul Kusadasi - Ephesus – Izmir - Istanbul - After breakfast, visit the House of Virgin Mary. Continue to Ephesus, Roman capital of Asia Minor. Here you will visit the ruins of Odeon, Hercules Gate, temple of Hadrian, the magnificent library, Agora and the fantastic Greco-Roman theatre. After lunch visit the Basilica of St.John. Next, drive to Izmir airport for the flight to Istanbul. On arrival at Istanbul you will be met and transferred to the hotel. Overnight hotel in Istanbul
Istanbul City Tour Istanbul – Full day city tour of Istanbul - After breakfast enjoy full day tour of Istanbul city where you will see the Byzantine Hippodrome and Blue Mosque, which has six minarets and a middle dome of 109 feet. You will also visit Topkapi Palace; the ancient residence of mighty Ottoman Sultans. Next proceed to the magical St Sophia Museum; which is considered as one of the eight wonders of the world and also occupies a prominent place in the history of art and architecture. It is one of the rare works of this size and age that has survived to our day. Finally proceed to the Grand Covered Bazaar, which covers over 4,000 shops under one roof. You are free in the evening to enjoy your valued time in this lively city. Overnight hotel in Istanbul
Transfer Istanbul Airport Depart from Istanbul - Post breakfast morning is at leisure for any last minute shopping. Next you will be met and transferred to Istanbul airport for your flight back home. Recommended Optional Tour: Egyptian Bazaar and Bosphorus Cruise Important Note: The above itinerary is tentative and subjected to change without prior notice.
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