Welcome to Turkey - a mesmerizing land of Romans and Ottomans! Upon arrival in Istanbul, you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred by a private chauffeur driven car to your hotel. With an over-abundance of important historic buildings and exciting new art galleries and museums, visitors have more than enough to see during the day, but it’s at night that the place swings into high-velocity, mega-stylish action. Istanbul is the capital for art and culture with a rich tradition in opera and ballet, theatres, concerts, art exhibitions, festivals, auctions, conferences and of course unique museums. Being an imperial capital for 1500 years, Istanbul has acquired a highly original personality. At every turn in the city, you are faced with Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman palaces, mosques, churches, monasteries, monuments, walls and ruins. Yet Istanbul is not a city living only on its past. It is a vibrant, modern and future-oriented metropolis.(Private) Istanbul, Turkey
Afternoon Bosphorus Cruise. (Seat in Coach)
In the afternoon you will proceed on a Bosphorus cruise along the Bosphorus, the winding strait separating Europe & Asia. Along the shores there is a delightfully mixture of the past and the present, as well as the grand splendour and quaint beauty of the ancient wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses and small fishing villages and visit of Spice Market.
Pickup Duration From Time
Hotel 02:00 hrs 00:00 AM
The evening is at leisure. Why not explore the city on a night Tour?OPTIONAL TOUR: Istanbul by Night (Seat In Coach)
The modern city of Istanbul, once the heart of Byzantine and Ottoman Empires, is a fascinating blend of East and West. The graceful minarets and domes of the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and mystical Grand Bazaar are some of the landmarks which have attracted travellers and trade for centuries. After a scenic evening drive through this majestic city of illuminated palaces, mosques and bridges by night, savour the flavours of authentic Turkish cuisine with a special evening dinner in an oriental atmosphere, accompanied by live musical and dance performances from a variety of regional Folk Dancers, Belly Dancers and Turkish Musicians in traditional costumes.
Pick Up Point - Istanbul By Night (seat In Coach) | Pick Up Time - 03:00 hrs | Duration - 03:00 hrs
This morning, you will be transferred to Istanbul airport for an early morning flight to Ankara (Private) After lunch at a local restaurant in Ankara, you will be transferred to the stunning and mysterious Cappadocia.(Seat in Coach) Visit Anatolian Civilizations Museum and the Mausoleum of Ataturk. (Seat in Coach)
The capital of Turkey and one of the fastest growing cities in the world with a history that can be dated back 3000 years. Upon arrival, you will visit the Anatolian Civilisations Museum, which also exhibits the remains of Catalhoyuk, the Neolithic village dating back to 6500 BC. Then visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey.
Pickup Duration From Time Hotel 00:00 hrs 00:00 AM
Enjoy City sights of Cappadocia. (Seat In Coach) Today, enjoy a full day tour of Cappadocia. Visit to Pigeon Valley and the natural citadel of Uchisar, followed by Goreme Open-Air Museum, which is full of pink, rose and white tapering columns. These tall free standing cones of stone curve and twist as if pulled from earth like taffy. Others are tall like fairy chimneys. The caves were settled in the 4th century as monasteries. Visit some caves on the cliffs to see Byzantine frescoes decorating early Christian churches. Have Lunch at a typical restaurant of the region. Later, visit Kaymakli Underground City; carved out of rock and completely self contained. More than 200 people lived on each of seven floors with the last one 250 feet underground. It is connected to Derinkuyu Underground City by six miles of tunnel. Drive to Pasabagi in Zelve Region and then to Avanos Village. You can shop for some souvenirs before you head back to the hotel.
Pickup Duration From Time Hotel 08:00 hrs 00:00 AMOPTIONAL TOUR: Hot Air Balloon Ride (Private)
Cappadocia is a land of deep canyons and fertile valleys. Enjoy a unique and memorable flight over the unreal and amazing Cappadocia landscape. The spectacular surrealistic landscapes combined with excellent flying conditions allow the balloons to gently drift over and between fairy chimneys, pigeon houses hewn into the unique rock formations, orchards and vineyards through impressive valleys, each with distinctive rock formations, colours and features and then float up over rippled ravines for breathtaking views over the region
Pick Up Point - Hot Air Balloon Ride (private) | Pick Up Time - 01:00 hrs | Duration - 01:00 hrs
This morning, transfer from your hotel to Kayseri airport for your flight to Izmir. Upon arrival in Izmir. (Seat in Coach) You will be transferred to your Hotel. Izmir is a very modern looking Turkish city with wide roads and modern buildings. The city has a lovely waterfront promenade that makes for pleasant walks as well as many cafes where you can take a break. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city of Izmir on your own.(Seat in Coach)
This morning you will travel from Izmir to Ephesus. Visit the House of Virgin Mary where she spent the last days of her life. Continue to Ephesus, Roman capital of Asia Minor. The ancient city of Ephesus was an important centre for early Christianity. In the book of Revelation, Ephesus was one of the seven churches addressed by Christ in a vision. It is here that you will find the Temple of Artemis, considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Visit the ruins of Odeon, Hercules Gate, the temple of Hadrian, the magnificent library, Agora and fantastic Greco-Roman theatre. After lunch visit the Basilica of St. John atop Ayasuluk Hill built in honor of the Saint who wrote his gospel on this very hill. See the 4th-century tomb where his remains are said to be housed. (Seat in Coach)
Later, drive to Izmir airport for your flight to Istanbul. (Seat in Coach) Upon arrival in Istanbul, you will be transferred to your Hotel. (Private)
Istanbul, Turkey City tour of Istanbul (Seat In Coach)
Today enjoy morning sightseeing tour of Istanbul city. Visit Byzantine Hippodrome, in which stand the obelisk brought from Egypt by Theodosius and the Serpent Column taken from Delphi by Constantine. Blue Mosque, which has six minarets and a middle dome of 109 feet and Grand Covered Bazaar (closed on Sundays) dating back to 15th century. It covers over 4,000 shops under one roof.
Pickup Duration From Time
Hotel 05:00 hrs 08:30 AM
The rest of the day is free to discover this breathtaking city on your own. Why not take an optional Istanbul by Night tour from the below mentioned list if you haven't already on the previous day?
Today you will be transferred to Istanbul airport for your flight back home (Private). We trust that you enjoyed your Vacation.
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