Day 1: ISTANBUL
Today marks the beginning of your adventure as you arrive in Istanbul. Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a Welcome Reception and meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers.
Day 2: ISTANBUL
After the breakfast, we depart for a full day tour including a visit to Topkapi Palace Museum, residence of the Ottoman Sultans between 1453–1852. Visit the Hippodrome, which was once the centre of life where chariot racing and other public events took place. Tour the Blue Mosque built between 1609 and 1616, famous for its blue ceramic tiles. Next see St. Sophia, a church built in the 6th century Byzantine capital, converted to a mosque by the Ottomans, one of the world’s greatest architectural wonders. Your last stop will be the famous Grand Bazaar, the world’s largest and oldest covered market with over 60 streets. The rest of the evening is yours to enjoy Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3: ISTANBUL - BURSA
This morning you can join an optional tour starting with a cruise along Bosporus, enjoying the strait that separates Asia and Europe. An unforgettable excursion starts between two continents, the tour will be ended in Asia side and drive for Bursa UNESCO World Heritage and the birthplace of Ottoman Empire, Visit the Green Mosque, Green Mausoleum, and the old Silk Market. overnight in Bursa.
Day 4: BURSA - EPHESUS - KUSADASI
Drive to Kusadasi. Tour the famous ruins of Ephesus, an important cultural center of the ancient world, and explore 2,000-year-old marble streets, a theater, the Library of Celsius, a gymnasium and Hadrian’s Temple. Take a short drive to see St. Mary’s stone cottage where it is believed Virgin Mary spent her last years accompanied by St. John. Continue to a regional rug production center to have a firsthand experience of this unique art form. On the way we will visit one of the famous leather production centers of the region, Dinner and Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 5: KUSADASI - BODRUM - MUGLA
After the breakfast, we depart for Bodrum one of the main tourist destinations in Turkey Famous for its white houses, blue windows and its fascinating nature, We will visit the center of Bodrum and its famous Castle (Castle of St. Peter) which become a symbol of the region, free Time to walk through its streets full of life and tourism, at the end of the day arrival at Mugla Dinner and Overnight.
Day 6: MUGLA – TURKISH MALDIVES – ANTALYA
Drive to Lake Salda known as the Turkish Maldives for its white beaches and turquoise water also considered the deepest in Turkey with a depth of 184 meters, after time to enjoy this natural wonder, continue to Antalya large coastal city known as the "pearl of the Mediterranean", we will visit its historic center "Kaleici" knowing at Hadrian's gate one of the best-preserved architectural works of Antalya, the old city walls and the old Seleucid and Ottoman houses and inns. Dinner and Overnight.
Day 7: ANTALYA
free day to wander through Antalya’s bazaars, ancient ruins and original harbor. Also, you can join an optional tour to explore the ancient cities of Demre and Myra on a boat. You will also visit the St. Nicolas Church and the Rock Tombs.
Day 8: ANTALYA - CAPPADOCIA
Early morning departure to Cappadocia on the way visit 13th century, Caravansary Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 9: CAPPADOCIA
Consider an optional early morning hot air balloon tour and experience floating through volcanic valleys, fairy chimneys and caves at sunrise. After breakfast visit Goreme Open-Air Museum, the Heart of Cappadocia. it is famous for frescoes dating to 10th century describing the life of Jesus Christ and monk located among the rock formations, which was first settled back in the Roman period. Many rock churches can still be seen today, as Christianity was then the prevailing religion in that region. Continue to the town of Avanos renowned for its high-quality earthenware. Also visit Pasabagi, Red Valley and attend a brief regional pottery workshop in a cave.
Day 10: CAPPADOCIA - AIRPORT
Transfer to the airport of Cappadocia (Kayseri /or Nevsehir) for your return flight home.
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