Highlights: Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palace, Spice Market, Cappadocia, Urgup, Goreme Open Air Museum, Mevlana Museum, Pamukkale, Bursa.
- 2 Way flight tickets,
- Inbound and outbound transfers and airport transfers for domestic flights,
- Mentioned hotels in central locations,
- Mentioned meals as in the itinerary,B – Breakfast, L -lunch
- Mentioned guided daily tours,
- Entrance fees to museums and historical sites,
- All local taxes,
- Drinks , Tips, Personal expences,Balloon Flight
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- Bosphorus & Two Continents Tour (B / L )
We pick you up from your hotel then our daily Bosphorus Tour starts with;
Spice Market, mystical smells with its wonderful variety of spices, herbs and sweets.
Golden Horn , the arm of the Bosphorus and a natural harbour of the historical peninsula that seperates the old and newer parts of old Istanbul.
Bosphorus Cruise is an unforgettable cruise up the Bosphorus, the legendary waterway that links Europe and Asia.
Rumeli Fortress an amazing sight built by Mehmet the Conqueror in just three months to help him conquer Istanbul and take control of the Bosphorus.
Bosphorus Bridge, provides a unique chance to step from one continent ( Europe ) to another ( Asia ) in just under two minutes.
Beylerbeyi Palace was built in 19th century where is one of the the most glamorous palaces in the world.
Camlıca Hill, the highest point of Istanbul.
End of the tour, we transfer you to your hotel.
Note: Beylerbeyi Palace closed on Monday and Thursday, replaced with Chora Museum.
Day 3 – Cappadocia-North Tour ( L )
Early morning pick up from your Istanbul hotel and transfer to airport, take a flight to Cappadocia, upon arrival Cappadocia transfer to our agency and start a full day guided tour of Northern Cappadocia. We then visit the monastic complex of Goreme Open Air Museum with its astonishing rock-hewn architecture and vibrant frescoes; Uchisar Castle, the highest point of the rocky region; the lunar landscape of Devrent Valley; the lovely town of Avanos and famous for its pottery and painted tiles in Turkey; Pasabag Valley, which has some of the most stunning fairy chimneys in Cappadocia, Cavusin, an old Christian village and Urgup’s fairy chimneys. End of the tour transfer to hotel and overnight stay in Cappadocia.
Day 4 – Cappadocia-South Tour ( B / L )
*Balloon Flight is highly recommended.
After Breakfast at your hotel departure for your full day guided tour of Southern Cappadocia begins at Pigeon Valley, where you see thousands of pigeon houses lining the steep cliffs. A visit to one of the extraordinary underground cities Derinkuyu. At Selime Village you will be astonished by the beautiful churches carved out of the volcanic rocks. Visit Ihlara Valley, the most beautiful valley in Cappadocia. At the end of your tour you will take a bus to Konya which takes about fours hours, arrival and transfer to your hotel and overnight in Konya.
Day 5- Konya ( B )
After you have your breakfast at your hotel in Konya, it will be your free time on your own. Walk in the old city through Mevlana Museum, historical market area, see the beautiful boutique shops which sells clothes, spices, souvenirs near Aziziye Mosque.
You should taste our world famous ‘Etli Ekmek’ ( Turkish pizza ) and ‘Fırın Kebabı’. Konya cuisine has great contributions to Turkish cuisine, try our famous meals.
You can visit Alaeddin Mosque, Karatay Museum, Ince Minare Museum on your own then in the afternoon you will take a bus to Pamukkale which will take about seven hours by comfortable AC busses, arrival and transfer to your hotel, overnight in Pamukkale.
Day 6- Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour (B / L)
Breakfast at your hotel then we will pick you up from your hotel and join for full day tour of Pamukkale which has always been a very popular settlement with the hot springs and travertines, terraces of carbonate, minerals left by the flowing water with its temperate climate for most of the year.
We will also visit the ancient city of Hierapolis, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The hot springs there have been used as a spa and people come here for their ailments, the large Necropolis is filled with sarcophagi, including the Sarcophagus of Marcus Aurelius. You will have a chance to see Cleopatra Bath.
End of the tour transfer to airport and flight to Istanbul, arrival then transfer to your hotel, Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 7-Istanbul – Walking City Tour (B / L )
We pick you up from your hotel in the morning then start our tour in Sultanahmet, the heart of old Istanbul, where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled.
Hagia Sophia is one the greatest masterpieces of Byzantine architecture, built as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian.
Blue Mosque is one of the most prominent landmarks of the city. It takes its name from the exquisite Iznik tiles that decorate the interior, and it is the only imperial mosque with six minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet.
Hippodrome was the centre of sporting and social events during the Byzantine Empire.
Grand Bazaar is the oldest and largest shopping centre in Turkey, situated in the centre of the old city.
Topkapı Palace was the principal residence of the Ottoman Sultans exhibiting imperial treasury, sacred Islamic relics of Prophet Mohammed, houses a fabulous collection of crystal, silver, Chinese porcelain, jewels and costumes.
End of the tour transfer to your hotel and overnight in Istanbul.
Note: Monday: Hagia Sophia closed, replaced with Chora Museum,
Tuesday: Topkapı Palace closed , replaced with Turkish and Islamic art museum ,
Sunday: Grand Bazaar closed.
Day 8- Daily Green Bursa Tour ( B )
The first capital city of the ottoman Empire!
We pick you up from your hotel and drive to Bursa which was the first capital city of Ottoman Empire start to visit the Grand Mosque and the Green Mausoleum, famous for their Iznik tiles. Lunch will be served in a special ‘Iskender Kebap’ restaurant. Visit the historical Covered Bazaar and the old silk Market then climb by Cable Car to Uludag (Olympos) (first stage) mountain overlooking Bursa for the magnificent panaromic view. Late evening drive back to Istanbul and transfer to hotel.
Note: Due to weather conditions when cable car does not operate as restaurant we go up high to mountain by bus to visit 600 years old pine tree for the view.
Day 9- Istanbul- Princes’ Islands Tour ( B / L )
We pick you up from your hotel and take a ferry to Buyukada, we will be passing through some group of islands. The island takes its name from Roman times when the princes were sent there on exile. It is also known as pleasure realm of Byzantine dynasty youngsters. There are 9 islands with a different size. No car is permitted and transport is provided by horse-drawn carriages. On the islands there are many glorious mansions with characteristic overhanging balconies and most of which are inhabited only during the summer. Area is an awsome place both for swimming and for relaxing in the forest in the sound of silence.
End of the day transfer back to your hotel and overnight in Istanbul.
Day 10- 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 ”.