Turkey City Tour
Istanbul - Arrival Day
Welcome to Turkey, Istanbul Airport. Meet with our representative staff and transfer to your hotel for your first night. Transfer from airport & check in to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Istanbul City Tour
Pick up at 08:30am from your hotel for the full day tour of old Istanbul city.
HIPPODROME, The scene of ancient chariot races, the ancient Hippodrome, with its four monuments; the GERMAN FOUNTAIN OF WILHELM II, the OBELISK OF THEDOSIUS, the bronze SERPENTINE COLUMN and the COLUMN OF CONSTANTINE.
SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE Across from St. Sophia built in the 17th century by the architect Mehmet, this is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles.
St. SOPHIA This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great, in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architectural marvels of all time.
GRAND BAZAAR(COVERED MARKET) In this labyrinth of streets and passages are more than 4000 shops with each trade having its own area; the goldsmiths' street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as hand painted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers, onyx ware and meerschaum pipers.
LUNCH (Drinks are extra)
LITTLE HAGIA SOPHIA MOSQUE is known as one of the oldest standing churches in Istanbul dating back to 6th century. It's early domed-basilica architectural plan of famous Hagia Sophia which was applied here first time in the history. Temple is founded by powerful emperor Justinianos whose reign was golden age of Roman Empire and now is used as a mosque since 1497.
TOPKAPI PALACE The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries, housing an exquisite collection of precious gems, jewellery thrones of sultans, robes worn by the sultans and their families; miniatures, the Holy Mantle; CHABER OF SACRED RELICS.
(Harem is not included in the program and visit is due to extra entrance fee.)
After the tour, transfer back to your hotel. Free evening and optional Istanbul evening shows or Bosphorus dinner cruise including traditional Turkish entertainment and dinner. Overnight in Istanbul.
Istanbul - Ankara - Cappadocia
After an early breakfast, transfer to the airport to take a flight to Ankara.
Tour starts from the airport. Visit the Hittite Museum and Mausoleum of Atatürk. After lunch drive to Cappadocia, dinner & overnight
Breakfast at the hotel, morning visit to the underground city of Kaymaklı& Citadel of Uçhisar. After lunch continue with the valley of "Göreme" & open air museum. The last sites will be Paşabağ valley and Avanos. Return to hotel for dinner & overnight.
Cappadocia - Konya - Pamukkale
Early departure for Konya. On the way visit the 13th century Seljukian caravanserai "Sultanhan". The next stop will be Konya which is famous with Mevlana Museum and the Theological Scholl of Whirling Dervishes. Lunch enroute, drive to Pamukkale.
Pamukkale - Kusadasi
Breakfast and visit the ancient city of Hierapolis. The ruins of the biggest Necropolis Graveyard of the ancient world, Roman Baths, Basilica and calcium cliffs. Drive to Aphrodisias.After lunch visit the Greco-Romen settlement which is remarkably well preserved.The ancient city is dedicated to the Godess of Love,Aphrodite.Drive to Kuşadası, dinner and overnight.
After breakfast at the hotel drive to Meryemana and visit the House of Virgin Mary. Continue to Ephesus, the Romen Capital of Asia Minor. 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.Return to Kusadası.Free afternoon.Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Kusadasi - Canakkale
Early departure for Pergamum. After lunch visit Asklepion and continue for Troy. The legendary town in the iliad of Homeros. Drive to Çanakkale, dinner and overnight.
Canakkale - Istanbul
After breakfast cross the strait by ferry and drive to İstanbul along the shores of Marmara sea. Overnight in Istanbul.
After breakfast, transfer to the airport.