Day 1- Istanbul
The full day tour of Istanbul starts at 08.30. We will spend the day discovering Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Obelisk of Theodosius, Serpentine Column, and German Fountain of Wilhelm II and the Grand Bazaar. We will Enjoy delicious lunch and then continue to Topkapi Palace and Suleymaniye Mosque. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2- Istanbul
Half Day Bosporus cruise with a visit to the spice market. What a way to relax, yet to see the Bosphorus. Overnight stay in Istanbul.
Day 3- Ephesus
You will be picked up from your hotel at 6:30am and transferred to the airport where you will catch 08:00am flight to Izmir. From Izmir you will be transferred to Ephesus for a full day tour. Ephesus is one of the world’s finest examples of classical ancient city. Here you will see the Temple of Artemis (Diana) which is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world; and the House of Virgin Mary, where many speculate that this is where she spent the final years of her life. After the tour you will be transferred to Kusadasi where you will spend the night.
Day 4- Kusadasi to Cappadocia
Breakfast will be served at the hotel. After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport in Izmir where you will catch a mid-day flight to Kayseri. From Kayseri you will be transferred to your hotel in Cappadocia, the rest of the day is yours to explore. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 5- Cappadocia
Breakfast will be served in the hotel. Our first real encounter with Cappadocia’s landscape is in the Devrent valley where we’ll take a walk through the Pasabag’s “fairy chimneys”, where the voice of the wind harmonizes with the songs of the fairies. From here we pause at Avanos center of terracotta art. After lunch we visit the famous Göreme Open Air Museum to see the best examples of Byzantine art in Cappadocia. We complete the tour with a visit to the Uchisar Rock-Castle giving you a panoramic view of the valleys of Cappadocia. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 6- Cappadocia
Breakfast will be served at the hotel. We’ll depart from the hotel to visit Red valley and explore the famous intagliated churches and hike 5 km through the Güllüdere valley. Then we’ll visit Çavusin village which is famous for the houses and churches of Christian clergymen, drive to the pigeon valley for lunch and in the afternoon we’ll visit Kaymakli underground city, an ancient Christian city that spreads 8 floors below ground. On the way back we’ll visit the natural castles at Ortahisar. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 7- Istanbul
Breakfast will be served at the hotel. After breakfast you will be transferred to the Denizli Airport for your mid-day flight back to Istanbul.