Trip Duration – 9 Nights / 10 Days
- Istanbul city tour; visits to City Walls, Golden Horn, Bosphorus Cruise, Rumeli Fortress, Leander’s Tower, St.Sophia, Byzantine Hippodrome and Blue Mosque.
- Pigeon Valley
- Open Air Museum in Goreme
- Kaymakli Underground City
- Sultanhani Caravanserai
- Mausoleum of Mevlana
- Pamukkale Cotton Fortress
- Ephesus Antique City
- House of Virgin Mary
Meet and greet at Istanbul Ataturk Airport. Transfer to hotel (early check-in subject to availability, but we will do our best to arrange it). Rest of the day free at leisure. Lunch and dinner excluded. Overnight at Hotel / Istanbul.
Breakfast at hotel. Morning free at leisure. Afternoon at around 13:30 hrs pick-up from hotel for Half-Day city tour. Visits to City Walls, Golden Horn and cable car to Pierre Loti Hill. Then, Bosphorus Cruise along the Bosphorus, the winding strait separating Europe & Asia. Bosphorus coastline is a delightful mixture of the past and the present where one can enjoy the grand splendor and quaint beauty of the ancient wooden mansions, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. Rumeli Fortress (from the boat, no interior visit) and Leander’s Tower (from the boat, no interior visit). After the tour back to the hotel. Lunch and dinner excluded. Overnight at Hotel / Istanbul.
Breakfast at hotel. Hotel pick-up at around 07:50 am for half-day city tour. Visits to St.Sophia, Byzantine Hippodrome, in which stand the obelisk brought from Egypt by Theodosius and the Serpent Column taken from Delphi by Constantine. Blue Mosque, which has six minarets and a middle dome of 109 feet and Grand Covered Bazaar (closed on Sundays) dating back to 15th century. It covers over 4,000 shops under one roof. After the tour back to the hotel. Lunch and dinner excluded. Overnight at Hotel / Istanbul.
Breakfast at hotel. Day free till departure. Hotel check-out latest at 12:00hrs. Hotel pick-up and transfer to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen airport to take a domestic flight to Kayseri. Arrival to Kayseri Erciyes Apt (arrival to Kayseri Erciyes Apt anytime between 07:30am-22:00hrs only) meet and greet with our assistant and transfer to hotel in Cappadocia (early check-in subject to availability). Rest of the day free at leisure. Lunch excluded. Dinner and overnight at Hotel / Cappadocia.
Breakfast at hotel. Visits to 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 at local 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. Dinner and overnight at Hotel / Cappadocia.
Breakfast at hotel. Morning drive to Konya. En route visit 13th century Sultanhani Caravanserai built on the famous silk route. In Konya visit to Mausoleum of Mevlana, the worldwide famous mystic. Continue to Pamukkale. Dinner and overnight at Hotel / Pamukkale.
Breakfast at hotel. In the morning visits to Pamukkale Cotton Fortress, ancient city of Hierapolis with the Theatre, Apollo Temple and magnificent Necropolis, the graveyard. After lunch at local restaurant drive to Kusadasi. Dinner and overnight at Hotel / Kusadasi.
Breakfast at hotel. Morning tour to Ephesus Antique City (Hillside Houses are excluded). Ephesus, Roman capital of Asia Minor. Visit the ruins of Odeon, Hercules Gate, the temple of Hadrian, the magnificent library, Agora and the fantastic Greco-Roman theater. After lunch visit to House of Virgin Mary and transfer back to the hotel. Dinner and overnight at Hotel / Kusadasi.
After breakfast check-out from hotel and transfer to Izmir airport to take a domestic flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival at Istanbul Ataturk Apt meet with our assistant and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure. Lunch and dinner excluded. Overnight at Hotel / Istanbul.
Breakfast at hotel. Free till departure. Hotel check-out latest at 12:00 hrs. Transfer to Istanbul Ataturk airport for an international flight back to India. Tour concludes.