Turkey: 8-day tour
Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Cappadocia
Day 1 Istanbul: Arrival to Istanbul.
Transfer to a hotel. 1 night stay in a 4-star hotel in Istanbul.
Day 2 Istanbul: Free day. 1 night stay in a 4-star hotel in Istanbul.
Day 3 from Istanbul to Ephesus by flight:
Ephesus and the house of the Virgin Mary. 1 night accommodation in a 4-star hotel in Kusadasi.
Day 4 Kusadasi to Pamukkale: Pamukkale and Herpolis tour.
Pamukkale to Cappadocia by bus during the night.
Day 5 Cappadocia: Arrival in Cappadocia. Cappadocia Tour 1.
One night stay at the Cave Hotel in Cappadocia.
Day 6 Cappadocia to Istanbul by plane: second round Cappadocia.
Transfer to the airport. Then return to Istanbul. 1 night stay in a 4-star hotel in Istanbul.
Day 7 Istanbul: Free day. 1 night stay in a 4-star hotel in Istanbul.
Day 8 Departure:
Departure to the airport to return home.
8 days Turkey itinerary
Day 1 Arrive in Istanbul
Upon your arrival at Istanbul Airport, our driver will meet you with a sign bearing your name, and they will transfer you to your hotel, the bed and breakfast in the 4 * hotel in Istanbul.
Day 2 Entertainment day
Meals included: breakfast
You can have a free day alone to get some rest and some shopping or you can visit the Old Town as shown below Saint Agia Sofia Church, built by Emperor Justinian. It was the largest building in the world for more than 1000 years. See the complex mosaics and the huge central dome. (Saint Sophia is closed on Monday) Then we will continue the tour to Topkapi Palace, which was used by the Ottoman Sultans from the fifteenth century until the nineteenth. We will also see an impressive array of priceless jewelry, crystal, silver, and porcelain, robes worn by sultans and the relics of the Prophet Muhammad. (Entrance to the harem is additional). The Blue Mosque, designed for Sultan Ahmed I, is a unique architectural piece with its six minarets and houses 20,000 beautiful Iznik tiles. We will visit the old horse racing field with Obelisk of theodosius, Snake Pillar and the German Wilhelm II fountain. You can walk in the back streets of old Istanbul and visit the elegant Little Hagia Sophia Mosque, as well as see the covered Grand Bazaar. The Bath at the 4 * hotel in Istanbul.
Day 3 Istanbul to Ephesus. Ephesus - the home of the Virgin Mary - Kusadasi
Meals included: breakfast - lunch - dinner
05:00 AM You will be transferred from your hotel early in the morning to the airport.
07:00 You will travel from Istanbul to Izmir
08:00 Upon your arrival at Izmir airport, we will have a driver waiting for you with your name written on the board to connect you and take you to the ancient Ephesus region.
The tour will start. The itinerary: Today we will visit the house of the Virgin Mary, then Ephesus with a visit to the Centenary Library, Hadrian's Temple, Agora, the magnificent Greco-Roman Theater and St. John's Church .. After the tour you will be transferred to your hotel, you can stay for one night in a 4 * hotel in Kusadasi .
Day 4 Pamukkale - Hierapolis - Cappadocia
Meals included: breakfast - lunch
After breakfast and check-out at the hotel, you will be transferred from the hotel at 08:30 am and depart from Kusadasi by car to Pamukkale (Duration 3 hours) to see the sites: Today we will visit Pamukkale, the ancient city of Hierapolis, the Temple of Apollo, the breathtaking theater and the ancient Nikropolis, and the last archeological baths of the city of Hierapolis where the saint was martyred Philip. Saint Philip is associated with the early church in Hierapolis where he played an important role in Pamukkale. We will also visit the city of Karahayt, known for its red waters and healing thermal springs. Finally, we will visit the calcium balconies and pools, and you will have time (about 1 hour) to swim in the Cleopatra pool at an additional cost..After the tour, you will get a non-smoking and air-conditioned bus all night. Then we will move to Cappadocia 21:00 or 22:00. (Duration 10 hours) The bus will be stopped 3 times for personal needs. Or if you want. We can arrange a trip for you at an additional cost instead of bus transportation.
Day 5 Cappadocia 1 tour (North Cappadocia)
Meals included: Breakfast - lunch upon arrival in Cappadocia early in the morning; our representative will meet you at the bus station and take you to the hotel, check-in, and after breakfast, you will join the full-day Cappadocia tour at 09:00 am
Itinerary: Today we are exploring the open-air Cappadocia Zelve Museum where three canyons meet in the valley. Then visit Devrent Valley to see unique fairy chimneys. Then we will head to Pasabag (Valley of the Monks) to see the highest mushroom peak. We will head to Avanos for lunch. In the afternoon, we will visit the Göreme Open Museum where the remains of churches carved into rocks and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years. Before the end of the tour, we will visit the Naturelle Castle in Uchisar. After the tour, you will be returned to the hotel. The stay at the 4 * hotel (or Cave Hotel). In Cappadocia.
Day 6 Cappadocia to Istanbul Cappadocia Tour 2 (South Cappadocia)
Meals included: breakfast - lunch - hot air balloon is optional (if you like, we can arrange a hot air balloon flight early in the morning at 5:30 am (journey takes one hour). You will be transferred from your hotel in the morning at 09:30 am and you will join This round.
Itinerary: Today we will visit the underground city of Drenkoyu to visit the huge refugee settlement carved by the early Christians, where they are used to hiding from the persecuted. Then we will move from Derinkuyu to the beautiful Ihlara Valley, known as Peristerema. You will discover with us famous churches carved into rocks and horseback riding 4 km across the valley. On the way back to the monasteries in Selime Village and Caravansar