Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus Antique Roman City, Pamukkale and Kuşadası
TO THE ONES WHO EXPLORE BEYOND THE CULTURES
After the landing, we transfer you to the hotel from airport on the first day of the adventure.
On the second day, after having breakfast at the hotel, your guide meets you at the hotel reception and the Istanbul City Tour starts with visiting the Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, German Fauntain and Theodosius Obelisk and Basilica Cistern in Sul tan Ahmet Square. After having lunch break, Hagia Sophia and the Imperial Palace of the Ottoman Empire a.k.a. Topkapi Palace are visited. On the third day, after having breakfast at the hotel, your guide meets you at the hotel reception and departure for the Kariye Church. After Kariye Church, you can reach Pierre Liotti hill by cable car to watch the estuary and panoramic view of Istanbul. After the lunch break, Süleymaniye Mosque and Spice Bazaar are visited, then a one and a half hour Bosphorus tour is carried out and return to the hotel.
On the fourth day, in the early morning you will be transferred to the airport for the flight of Cappadocia. Following the reaching to the hotel and having breakfast, you will be starting touring in north part of Cappadocia. The stops on this day are the Uchisar Castle Panoramic View, Göreme Open Air Museum, Pasabaglari a.k.a. Monks Valley, Ceramic Art Center, Imagination Valley, Love Valley and Carpet Weaving School.
On the fifth day of the trip, you will see Southern Cappadocia. The stops in this line are Piegon Valley, Gem Stone Center, Underground City (which had been used as shelter by the early Christians), nature walking thru the Ihlara Valley (the most nature walked valley in Turkey)and Selime Monastry. Following the end of the tour, you will be transferred to the airport for the flight to Izmir. We highly recommend to ride a hot air balloon in Cappadocia, which is the most mesmerizing and the most demanded activity in our unique region. ATV QUAD and horseback ridings are also other thrilling events in Cappadocia. Please note to us if you are interested in purchasing these activities.
On the sixth day of the tour, after reaching Izmir and stay overnight, you will start the tour at 10 am in the morning. You will visit Ephesus Antique Greek City, where encompasses Celsius Library, Hadrian's Temple, Ancient Trajanmas and Theater. The other stop of this tour is Leather Center (you will be able to see leather items) following the end of the tour, you will be transferred to the hotel.
On the seventh day of the adventure, after the breakfast we drive to Pamukkale & Greek-Roman city of Hierapolis. The surreal, brillant White travertine terraces and warm, limpid pools of Pamukkale hang, like the petrified cascade of mighty waterfall. Truly spectacular in its own right, the geological phenomenon that is Pamukkale, literally “Cotton Castle” in Turkish, is also the site of remarkably well preseverved ruins of Greek-Roman city of Hierapolis. With such a uniqe combination of natural and man made wonders it’s little wonder that Pamukkale-Hierapolis has been made a Unesco World Heritage site. Following the tour, we drive to Kuşadası to stay overnight.
On the final day of the Best of Turkey Tour, we transfer you to the airport for Istanbul flight