In legendary Turkey
  • In legendary Turkey


    The 10-day Turkey tour offers sightseeing opportunities in Istanbul, Cappadocia, Antalya, Berg, Aspendos, Ephesus, Hos of Virgem Marie, Priene, Miletus, Didyma, Aphrodisias, Pamukkale, Hierapolis and many more ...

    • Day 1: Istanbul

      Arrival in Turkey (Istanbul), meeting at the airport, transfer to the hotel. The residence in Istanbul.

      Day 2: Istanbul Old City, Cappadocia

      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, the largest and largest decorated reservoir 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.)

      Transfer to the airport for the flight to Kayseri. Upon arrival at Kayseri Airport, we will make an hour trip to our hotel in the heart of Cappadocia.

      Day 3: Cappadocia

      After breakfast at the hotel, we will visit the Devrent (Imagination) 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.

      Day 4: Cappadocia

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

      Travel to Soganli Valley. Visiting rock churches with frescoes dating back to the thirteenth century. Then enter the village, which is surrounded by tabletop mountains.

      Lunch at Soganli Village in a small village restaurant.

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

      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.

      Fifth day: Cappadocia, Izmir, Pergamum

      Leave the hotel and drive to Kayseri Airport for the flight to Izmir.

      Head to Pergamum, an important Hellenistic kingdom. In ancient times, Bergamum had the second largest library in the world after Alexandria.

      We will visit the Acropolis and Asclepion, which was a haven and healing center built for the god of health, Asclepius.

      Driving to Kusadasi and check in to the hotel.

      The stay at Kusadasi.

      Day 6: Ephesus

      Visit the house of the Virgin Mary. Saint Mary was brought here by Saint John after Jesus' crucifixion and lived her last years near the city of Ephesus atop an isolated mountain. The pilgrimage site has been designated 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, and the Temple of Artemis is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

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

      The stay at Kusadasi.

      Day 7: Priene, Miltus, Didima

      Priene is an ancient Hellenistic city north of Miletus. It was an ancient Greek holy city and home to the important temple of Athena. By the eighth century AD, it was b. Brian is a member of the Ionic Association. The tomb of the Central Patrol, Panionion, is located within the city limits, making Priene an important holy city.

      Miletus owes its importance to its position on trade routes and was the home of Persian philosophers in the sixth century BC Anaximander, Anaximenes and Thales.

      Didima is not an ancient city but it was a protected place for Apollo. We will visit the Temple of Apollo in Didima.

      The stay at Kusadasi.

      Day 8: Kusadasi, Pamukkale, Abrodias, Istanbul

      You can exit the hotel and drive to the ancient city of Aphrodis, the city of Aphrodite.

      Tour of the travertine balconies and the ancient city of Hierapolis. The stands were formed from 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.

      After the tour ends, drive to Denizli Airport. We will travel to Istanbul.

      The residence in Istanbul.

      Day 9: Istanbul

      Today we will go to the Bosphorus. First, we will visit the Egyptian spice market. It was built in 1664 as part of the new Yeni Cami complex. Today, you can buy Turkish spices and eat. The tour continues to Galata Bridge and the Golden Horn.

      We will visit the stunning Dolmabahce Palace from the 19th century. The palace was built by Sultan Abdul Majeed. It consists of 285 rooms and 46 halls containing about 600 paintings. We continue the Bosphorus and cross into Asia, and we ascend to C.