Turkey Pearls
  • Turkey Pearls


    Hagia Sophia Museum • Blue Mosque • Topkapi Palace • Grand Bazaar • Hippodrome Square • Bosphorus Cruise • Bellerby Palace • Goreme Open Air Museum • Differential Valley • Passapage • Avanos • Uchisar • Cavusin Village • Kaymakli Underground City • Pigeon Valley • Rose Valley • Ortahisar • Pamukkale • Hierapolis • Ephesus • House of the Virgin Mary • Berg • Aspendos Theater • Sideside • Corsunlu Waterfall • Mira • Kekova • Seminyak Castle • Senkin City • San Nicolas Church

    • Day 1: Istanbul, Cappadocia

      Arrival in Turkey (Istanbul), meet at the airport, transfer to the local station. Then fly to Cappadocia. Transfer to the hotel.

      The stayer in Cappadocia.

      Day two: Cappadocia

      After breakfast, the tour begins in Cappadocia. Visit Kaymakli underground city. It is one of many underground settlements in Cappadocia, and the Byzantines used it as a shelter.

      A trip to the Soganli Valley. Then visit the rock churches with frescoes dating back to the thirteenth century. Then enter the village surrounded by mountains above Ôtable. Lunch at Soganli Village in a small village restaurant.

      We will head to the archaeological site of Sahinfende (Sobisos), a Roman town from the fourth to the ninth century. Discovered by locals in 2002. You will see beautiful mosaics and Roman baths.

      The tour continues to Kislik Monastery and look at the cave community with its ninth and eleventh century frescoes.

      Next, visit Mustafapasa, an ancient Greek village. You will see very impressive examples of Greek homes and churches.

      The stayer in Cappadocia.

      Day 3: Cappadocia

      After breakfast at the hotel, we will visit the Devrent Valley to see the landscape of the moon and various rocks After breakfast at the hotel, we will visit the Devrent Valley to see the landscape of the moon and its impressive rock formations.

      We will walk in Pasabag to see the longest imaginative chimneys and caves in which Christian monks lived in their small communities.

      Lunch at Avanos and visit a traditional pottery workshop.

      In the afternoon, we will visit the Goreme Open-Air Museum and see churches decorated with rocks, beautiful frescoes, and paintings from the tenth to the thirteenth centuries.

      After the museum, we will go to Uchisar Rock Castle for a beautiful view of the Cappadocia valleys.

      The stayer in Cappadocia.

      Fourth day: Cappadocia, Antalya

      Take an early morning flight from Nevsehir Airport to Antalya. Then move to the city. Check in to the hotel. Free time at your hotel.

      Fifth day: Antalya

      An excellent day begins with Perge, one of the largest ancient cities in the Pamphylia region. Berg was the capital of Pamphylia. It includes Roman Baths, Agora, Colonnaded Street, Nympharium and Stadium.

      Then we leave for the ancient Aspendos Theater. This incredibly well-preserved ancient theater was built in the 2nd century AD, can seat 15,000 people and is still used in festivals and concerts.

      We will have lunch in a restaurant on a nearby river, then leave for Side (pronounced Sidai).

      Side is one of the most interesting classic old cities in Turkey, it was the coastal city serving the largest slave market in this region. During the Roman era, much was built in Side including the Grand Theater, Roman Baths and the Temple of Apollo. Guests will have an hour's free time here to enjoy the sea and the city. On the way back, if time permits, we will stop at the Kusunlu Waterfall and then return to Antalya and move to your hotel.

      The stay in Antalya.

      Day 6: Pamukkale

      Leave the hotel and head to Pamukkale. Visit the travertine terraces and the ancient city of Hierapolis. The terraces were formed by hot spring water flowing to the surface and down the hill. These are different colors and shapes in the form of balconies with pools. Pamukkale, which means cotton castle, takes its name from these configurations.

      The stayer in Pamukkale.

      Day 7: Pamukkale, Ephesus, Kusadasi

      The trip to Selcuk, then visit the house of the Virgin Mary. Saint Mary was brought here by Saint John after Jesus was crucified and lived her last years near the city of Ephesus, on top of an isolated mountain. He was appointed a pilgrimage site by the Pope.

      After visiting Virgin Mary, we will visit Ephesus, the well-preserved ancient Turkish city. Ephesus, where Heracles (the philosopher who said "There is nothing permanent except change") lived, we will visit the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

      This temple, which Alexander the Great visited and which St. Paul preached to early Christians, was surprisingly beautiful. Finally, we will visit the Church of St. John, where he was buried.

      The stay at Kusadasi.

      Day 8: Kusadasi, Istanbul

      In the afternoon, we will drive to the airport and fly to Istanbul. Arrival in Istanbul. Transfer to the hotel.

      The residence in Istanbul.

      Day 9: Istanbul (Old City)

      The tour begins with a visit to the old horse racing field. The original building of the Hippodrome was built in the 3rd century AD by Septimus Severus. The Hippodrome was the civil center of the people. In Hippodrome, you may also see the Egyptian Obelisk (Dikilitaş), the Serpentine Column, the Column of Constantine, and the German Wilhelm Fountain 2.

      The tour continues to visit the Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmed Mosque). It was built by Sultan Ahmed I in the seventeenth century. Visitors are fascinated by the beautiful blue tiles. This is followed by a visit to Topkapi Palace, which was the second palace in Istanbul for the Ottoman Sultans between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries.

      After lunch, the tour continues with a visit to Hagia Sophia built by Emperor Justinian. It was the largest church in the world for centuries and today it is the fourth largest church. You will see beautiful mosaics and impressive samples of Byzantine art.

      We will also visit Underground Tank, which is the largest decorated tank in Istanbul.

      The tour continues with a visit to the Grand Bazaar. (You will have spare time at Grand Bazaar to walk through the vast maze and see the beautiful crafts.)

      The residence in Istanbul.

      Day 10: a cruise in Istanbul. Bosphorus Palace and Dolmabahce Palace

      Today we will go to the Bosphorus. First, we will visit the Egyptian spice market. It was built in 1664 as part of the complex