Turkey Express (7n/8d)

The Limestone Cliffs At Pammukkale have long been held to have healing properties

The Limestone Cliffs At Pammukkale have long been held to have healing properties

Day 1 : Arrival to Istanbul
Welcome to Turkey. Arrive in Istanbul Airport, meet by our representative and private transfer to the hotel for overnight stay in Istanbul.

Day 2 : Full Day Istanbul Tour ( Breakfast )
09.00 a.m. After breakfast pick up from hotel and our journey begins in Istanbul, the only city in the world situated on two continents. Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul – its three names span more than 2600 years, nearly 1600 of them as the capital of two of the greatest empires the world has known, Byzantine and Ottoman. We visit the Topkapi Palace ,Hagia Sophia, The Blue Mosque and Hippodrome, where chariot races and the Byzantine riots took place.Visit the Grand Bazaar for shopping. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 3: Istanbul & Full Day / Ephesus Tour ( Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner )                
Transfer to Istanbul airport to take an early flight to Izmir. Our driver and guide will be ready to meet you at the Izmir airport. Tour start in the morning from Izmir airport. Visit to the Ephesus area with Ephesus Antique City (Hillside Houses are excluded), Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world; Virgin Mary’s House and St. John Church. Overnigt in Kusadasi.

Day 4: Full Day / Pamukkale Tour ( Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner )                                     
Early departure for Pamukkale. On the way visit to Aphrodisias and the museum. Later, have a  lunch. Then drive to visit the ancient Hierapolis with the Theatre, Apollo Temple and magnificent Necropolis, the graveyard in Pamukkale.  Overnight in Pamukkale.

Day 5: Konya Tour / Cappadocia ( Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner )                                          
Early departure for Cappadocia. On the way visit to the Mausoleum of Mevlana, the world-wide famous mystic, proceed to Karatay Theological School in which  beautiful tiles are on display. After lunch 13th century Seljukian masterpiece Sultanhan Caravanserai and arrival in Cappadocia. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 6: Full Day /  Cappadocia Tour ( Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner )               
After having breakfast in the hotel visit to the Pigeon Valley near Uchisar; then proceed to the Open Air Museum in Goreme through Avcilar Valley and visit to the early Christian churches decorated with unique frescoes depicting various scenes from the Bible. Lunch in a restaurant and then visit to Kaymakli Underground City, the place early Christians hid from persecutors. Pasabagi in Zelve region and Avanos with shopping facilities for the world-wide famous handicrafts. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 7: Cappadocia – Istanbul ( Breakfast )                                         
After breakfast at the hotel transfer to Nevsehir or Kayseri Airport according to your flight time to Istanbul. Arrival at Istanbul airport. Our transferman will be ready to meet you at the airport. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight stay in Istanbul.

Day 8: Home ( Breakfast )
After breakfast check out from the hotel and private transfer to Istanbul airport for your flight back home. End of our services.

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