Explore Istanbul and Anatolia

Duration 10 Days
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1st Day: You will arrive in Istanbul, the biggest city of modern Turkey. We will welcome you and you can rest in your hotel.

2nd Day: We will have an extensive tour of Istanbul. Istanbul is the only city located in 2 continents and was the capital city of 3 empires. Our first visit will be to the legendary St. Sophia which was built 1.500 years ago as the first cathedral of the world. It was the biggest and last construction of The Roman Empire. Following that we will visit the famous Blue Mosque. After lunch you will visit the Topkapi Palace, the administrative center, for nearly 400 years, of the Ottoman Empire. In 1461, less than ten years after the Conquest, Fatih Mehmet ordered the construction of Topkapi Palace would be known as Dar-us Saadet, the "House of Felicity". Walk along the Byzantium Hipodrom.Overnight in Istanbul.

3rd Day: In the morning we will have a Bosphorus cruise tour and you will see the beauty of Istanbul. Later you will visit the Suleymaniye Mosque and Dolmabahce Palace you will have free time at the famous Istiklal Street. Turkish Night Show at the historical Galata Tower. Overnight in Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.

4th Day: You will fly from Istanbul to Izmir Airport and after driving for 45 minutes, you will reach the spectacular ancient site of Ephesus. We will have an extensive tour of this ancient site where you will see the Hadrian’s, Trajan’s and the Domitian’s Temples, the huge Roman bath, the Celcus Library and the biggest amphitheater of Turkey. After lunch you will visit the Ephesus museum where the finds of excavations in the site are displayed. Visit the authentic Village Sirince. Overnight in Kusadasi.

5th Day: Another archeological day is waiting for you since today you will make the famous PMD Tour; our first stop will be in Priene, which is an ancient city dedicated to Goddess Athena. Later we will drive to Miletos, which was a science and cultural centre in the ancient time. After lunch we will visit Didyma which means twins in Greek for God Apollo and his twin sister Artemis. The biggest oracle temple which was dedicated to Apollo has been erected in Didyma. Watching the temple you will enjoy your lunch.Overnight in Kusadasi.

6th Day: Today you will fly from Izmir to Cappadocia and see dreamlike Cappadocia, Goreme open air museum, monasteries and churches with the most beautiful frescos inside founded by St. Basil. Overnight in Cappadocia.

7th Day: Before the breakfast you have an opportunity to take a fascinating balloon tour and have a chance to view the unforgettable view of Cappadoccia. Later we will see Uchisar, Urgup, Avanos, Zelve and the famous Underground city where early period Christians were living and hiding. Overnight in Cappadocia.

8th Day: Today our bus will drive on the historical Silk Road and will stop at the biggest Caravanserai situated on that road. After having our lunch in Konya we will visit the museum of Mevlana Rumi who was a very famous philosopher who lived in the 13th century A.D. After dinner you will see the whirling dervishes show. Overnight in Konya.

9th Day: Fly to Istanbul.Free time at two historical and famous Bazaars of the Otoman time the Grand Bazaar, which was built at the command of Fatih Sultan Mehmet. It contains 4399 shops, 2195 workshops, 497 stalls and 18 fountains.The second Bazaar is the Spice Bazaar..Farewell diner at a special Restaurant. Overnight in Istanbul.

10th Day: Home flight from Istanbul Airport.


INCLUDED
  • 3 domestic flight (Istanbul-Izmir / Izmir-Kayseri / Konya-Istanbul)
  • 9 Breakfast-7 Lunch-9 Dinner
  • Entrance fees to the museums stated in itinerary
  • All domestic transfers
  • Escort by a professional guide-lecturer throughout
  • Dance of the Whirling Dervishes in Konya or Cappadocia
  • Turkish Night Show at Galata Tower
  • Bus with A/C
  • Lectures on Turkey, history, and culture during the journey
NOT INCLUDED
  • Visits and services not mentioned in program
  • International flights
  • Travel insurance (should be done at home)
  • Drinks during the tour
  • Personal expenses and all beverages
  • Visa
  • Tips to guide and driver
NOTES

Over nights (4-5 Star hotels)

Istanbul: 4 nights
Kusadasi: 2 nights
Capadoccia: 2 nights
Konya: 1 night

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