Vacation in Turkey is always bright and unforgettable because of a surprising combination of western and eastern services. Turkey will give you the opportunity to experience the rhythm of ancient history and mysterious East.
DAY 1 ARRIVAL IN ISTANBUL
Upon your arrival we will pick you up from the airport and transfer to the hotel, overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 2 BYZANTINE & OTTOMAN RELICS TOUR
08:30 am pick up from the reception. Today's tour is Byzantine and Ottoman Relics. You will visit the following places, Haghia-Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace and Suleymania Mosque. 17:00 back to the hotel and overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 3 CAPPADOCIA-TOUR
08:30 am, depart from your hotel to visit Red valley, and explore the famous rock- cut churches and hike 5 km through the Güllüdere valley. Then visit Çavuşin village. This village is famous for the houses and churches of the Christian clergymen. After lunch drive to the Pigeon valley. In the afternoon visit Kaymaklı underground city where early Christians lived in fear and faith. After the tour return back to the hotel and overnight in Cappadocia.
DAY 4 FLIGHT TO IZMIR & TRANSFER TO KUSADASI
08:30 am pick up from the hotel and transfer to Kayseri Airport. Flight leaves at 10:50 am. Please note that all domestic flights have to pass by Istanbul. Arrival in Istanbul at 12:15 pm. From Istanbul to Izmir airport your flight leaves at 15:00. You will arrive in Izmir airport at 16:00. We will pick you up from the airport and transfer to the hotel in Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi.
DAY 5 EPHESUS-TOUR
After breakfast around 09:00 am departing for fully guided Ephesus tour. Visit Temple of Artemis, Ephesus Ruins (Theatre, Celsius Library, Agora, Odeon, Domitianus Temple, Trajan Fountain, Roman Latrine). Lunch and visit House of Virgin Mary. Tour ends around 5:00 pm, transfer to hotel after the tour and overnight in Kusadasi.
DAY 6 PAMUKKALE-TOUR
08:30 am, meet at your hotel in Kusadasi; proceed to PAMUKKALE “Cotton Castle”, once known as HIERAPOLIS, famous for healing thermal/ mineral baths and beautiful snow-white “petrified waterfalls”. After lunch, visit HIERAPOLIS, including the magnificently preserved Necropolis, the Main Street and Gates, the Thermal Baths, the Devil's Hole, and the Masterpiece Theater. Swimming or a therapeutic bath in a hotel pool's hot spring mineral waters (but not in the Cascade Pools) is one of your year-round options, before returning back to your hotel in Kusadasi. Today after breakfast for the last time in Kusadasi, check-out in the morning and transfer to Antalya by a private minivan. Your journey will last for 5 hours. Arrival in Antalya and transfer to the hotel for check-in. Free afternoon. Overnight in Antalya.
DAY 7 TRANSFER TO ANTALYA (B-)
Today after breakfast for the last time in Kusadasi, check-out in the morning and transfer to Antalya by a public bus. Your journey will last for 5 hours. Arrival in Antalya and transfer to the hotel for check-in. Free afternoon. Overnight in Antalya.
DAY 8 ASPENDOS PERGE KURSUNLU WATERFALLS
08:30 am pick up from the hotel and depart to visit Perge. An important city of ancient Pamphylian, Perge was originally settled by the Hittites around 1500 BC. St. Paul preached some of his first sermons here. The theater stage has finely carved marble reliefs; other carvings from around the city are displayed in the stadium. After lunch, proceed to Aspendos one of the best preserved theatres in the world with seating for 15,000. Still used today, the theater galleries, stage decorations and acoustics all testify to the architects success. We with then proceed to Kursunlu Waterfalls for a refreshing break. Return back to the hotel after the tour and overnight in Antalya.
DAY 9 FREE-DAY
Free day at leisure. Overnight in Antalya.
DAY 10 FLIGHT BACK TO ISTANBUL
Today we will transfer you to Antalya airport from your hotel around 08:30 am. Flight from Antalya to Istanbul at 10:25 am. Arrival in Istanbul at 11:45 am, pick up from the airport and transfer to the hotel. Free afternoon. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 11 GOODBYE
Checkout and we will transfer you to Istanbul international airport according to your flight schedule. Goodbye!