Day 1: Istanbul
After arrival Istanbul Airport, We will pick you up from airport and transfer to hotel, free time and Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2: Istanbul- Daily Bursa Tour ( B / L )
Breakfast at your hotel then we will pick you up from your hotel and taken to the pier for ferry to Bursa. While enjoying the lovely countryside view, we will drive to Bursa, the fisrt capital city of Ottomans where the Ottoman Empire was first started. Taste its famous Iskender Kebap, walk through its old markets, climb to the Uludag, the legendary mount of Grek Gods, Olympos, by cable car. Visit Ulu cami, ( Grand Mosque ), Green Mosque, Green Tomb, The Old Silk Market. See the high quality of silk scarves in here. See the real life of Turkish people in the region.
End of the day drive back to Istanbul, arrival and transfer to your hotel.
Day 3: Istanbul- Bosphorus Cruise & Two Continents Tour (B / L)
Breakfast at your hotel then we pick you up from your hotel and begin with a brief visit to City Walls , Golden Horn, Spice Bazaar, mystical smells of different aromas of various spices. Shops selling fruits, vegetables, fish, flowers, souveniers etc.
Bosphorus Cruise, through the waterway separating the two continents, Europe and Asia, with a possibility to take photographs of marble palaces, small fishing villages, ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture besides modern residentials and luxurious apartments. During the excursion you will pass the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace, Rumeli Fortress, Yildiz Palace, Ciragan Palace and Ortakoy which is a symbol of tolerance with a church, a mosque and a synagogue existing side by side for centuries.
Beylerbeyi Palace, the summer residence of Ottoman Sultans with its original furnitures and magnificent gardens with the Harem on Asian Side.
Bosphorus Bridge, unique chance to step from one continent (Europe) to another (Asia) in a day.
Camlıca Hill, panoramic view of Istanbul and Bosphorus from one of the highest and most appealing place of the city. At the end of the tour we take you back to your hotel and Overnight in Istanbul.
Closed:Beylerbeyi Palace on Monday and Thursday replaced with Chora Museum.
Rumeli Fortress on Wednesday.
Spice Bazaar on Sunday replaced with Golden Horn.
Day 4: Istanbul to Bodrum ( B )
Breakfast at your hotel in Istanbul then we pick you up from your hotel in Istanbul transfer to airport for a flight to Bodrum, arrive in Bodrum then you will be met at the airport by one of our staff and transfer to your hotel, free time for you to discover the hidden beauties of Bodrum, Overnight in Bodrum.
Day 5: Bodrum- Daily Boat Tour ( B / L )
Daily boat trip from Bodrum is a must do experience to see the coast from a different perspective. Spend an incredible day on the Aegean Sea swimming in the crystal clear waters, sunbathing on the boat, visiting spectacular bays and nice beaches. This fascinating trip can be the most memorable part of your holiday in Bodrum. A delicious lunch will be served on board. At the end of this blue cruise the boat sails back to the harbor in Bodrum
We begin a lovely day out with a pick-up from the hotel and drive to the harbor. Take a place on a sailing boat and get ready for an amazing blue cruise along the coastline of Bodrum. The boat makes several stops around the coasts and islands giving a great chance to swim and snorkel in the clear waters. It is also possible to sunbathe on the boat just enjoying the sea breeze and spectacular views.While visiting the Black island, bathe in a small cave to experience hot springs flowing out of the rocks. Then stop at the Camel beach and get a chance to ride a camel. There is a very beautiful Aquarium bay which can be reached only by boats. So sail there to enjoy the pure beauty of this place. At the end of this blue cruise the boat sails back to the harbor in Bodrum. Then return to the hotel and spend the rest of the day enjoying pleasant memories of the trip.Overnight in Bodrum.
Day 6: Bodrum to Pamukkale ( B )
Breakfast at your hotel in Bodrum then transfer to bus station, you will take a bus to Pamukkale which will take about five hours, arrival and transfer to your hotel in Pamukkale. Overnight.
Day 7: Pamukkale Tour ( B / L )
After breakfast at your hotel in Pamukkale then you will be picked up for Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour. Pamukkale which is the center of natural thermal spring waters with healing properties. Due to the chemical properties in the water, pure white colored travertines and stepped water terraces have been created on the mountain slope. It is for its resemblance to cotton piles that it is called “Cotton Castle” in Turkish. Visit the travertines and the Ancient City of Hierapolis which has the biggest Nekropol with 1200 gravestones in Anatolia. The sacred pool also is one of the main highlights of the site. There shallow thermal waters ripple over a wonderful scattering of ancient Roman ruins which lie beneath.
At the end of the tour, transfer to your hotel and overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 8: Ephesus Tour (B / L )
Breakfast then you will join to our daily guided Ephesus Tour.The tour begins by visiting Isa Bey Mosque then the remains of the Artemis Temple, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Afterwards, it proceeds to the spectacular main site of Ephesus, undoubtedly the most superbly preserved Greco-Roman city. Unmistakable highlights surviving among the ruins are the Celsius Library, Agora, Theater, Odeon, Trajan Fountain, Domitianus Temple and Roman Latrines. Following a lunch break, visit the House of Virgin Mary; reputed to be where she spent her final days.
After the tour, you will be transfered to your hotel and overnight in Kusadası.
Day 9: Kusadası to Trabzon ( B )
After breakfast at your hotel we will transfer you to Izmir airport then take a flight to Trabzon, arrival transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Trabzon.
Day 10: Trabzon- City Tour ( B )
Breakfast at the hotel then depart for St. Sophia Church/Mosque, a 13th century church and see its extraordinary collections of Byzantine frescoes, depart for Gulbahar Hatun Mosque, Castle and Ataturk’s Mansion (a picturesque hillside retreat), visit Ortahisar Mosque (a Comneni cathedral in the old town). Afternoon we explore the cobbled stone streets of Trabzon. Drive to Boztepe; enjoy your tea from samovar with the panoramic view of the city. We will visit Lake Sera then back to your hotel, overnight in Trabzon.
Day 11: Trabzon-Sumela Monestary – Zigana – Karaca Cave ( B )
Breakfast then depart for Sumela Monastery, we will visit the 4th century Sumela Monastery which clings to a sheer cliff face in a forest, relax beside a flowing stream at Altindere Valley National Park, we will drive along the Silk Road through the Zigana Mountains which will take us to Karaca Cave , considered to be the most beautiful cave in Turkey for its colors and formations. End of the day overnight in Trabzon.
Day 12: Ayder Tour ( B )
We pick you up from your hotel at about 09:00am, the first stop on the tour will be Surmene; famous for handmade knives. Next, we will see how fabrics are woven in tradational looms, we will visit the tea groves at Ziraat Botanic Garden in Rize.
After stopping for a tea break near the historical old Ottoman Stone Bridge in Storm Valley, we continue to the unique waterfalls situated at the summit of the Ayder highland. Enjoy your free time in here to discover the Ayder highland. Enjoy your day by sitting on the grasses and watching the mountains full of trees, breathe the woods smell, taste the local foods being cooked over the tradational stoves of the local restaurants. End of the day drive back to Trabzon by watching all these beautiful greeneries of Black Sea, arrival and transfer to your hotel in Trabzon.
Day 13: Uzungol Tour ( B )
We pick you up from your hotel at about 10:00am and drive to Uzungol , we will visit a horse farm and tea factory on our way to Uzungol. It was declared as a Nature Park due to its rich flora, stunning wildlife and outstanding natural beauty. Everywhere is covered with spruce trees, an impressive array of wildlife exists with species such as roe deer, wild boar, bear, badger, lynx, birds of prey, and trout as well as various kinds of reptiles.
End of the tour transfer to airport and flight to Istanbul, arrival and transfer to your hotel,overnight in Istanbul.
Day 14: Istanbul ( B )
After breakfast, our tour concludes and we say good bye to our new friends and according to your international flight we transfer you to airport and say ” have a good flight ”.