This vacation package in 10 days covers the most important places of Turkey. Istanbul Ankara Cappadocia Konya Pamukkale Ephesus Troy are some of the places.
Taste of Istanbul, visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations and the Mausoleum of Kemal Ataturk in Ankara.
Visit the famous Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Kusadasi with the famous Ephesus and Canakkale with the ancient Troy.
Day by Day Itinerary
DAY 1: ISTANBUL:
Arrival in Istanbul, welcome & assistance at the airport and transfer to hotel. Free day.
DAY 2: ISTANBUL: After breakfast full day visit to Istanbul. We begin our tour from the Sultanahmet district, the heart of old Istanbul at Agia Sophia. Built by Emperor Justinian in the 6th century AD this church is one of the marvels of world architecture. Its massive dome dominates the skyline of old Istanbul. It is famed for its mosaics, including glittering portraits of emperors and empresses (closed on Mondays).
Next we visit the Blue Mosque, which owes its name to the exquisite tiles adorning its interior. Dating from the 17th century, it is the only imperial Mosque with six minarets. The Hippodrome, the stadium of ancient Byzantium, held 100.000 spectators and featured objects from all corners of the empire.
The Grand Bazaar was the commercial heart of the old city and its 4.000 shops are full of treasures – including carpets and kilims, silks, jewellery, ceramics, icons and leather goods (Closed on Sundays).
Lunch in a local restaurant and continuation of our tour. Our afternoon will begin at Topkapi Palace which, from the 15th to 19th century, was the principle residence of the Ottoman Sultans (closed on Tuesdays).
Little Agia Sophia Mosque is known as one of the oldest standing churches in Istanbul dating back to 6th century. It is early domed-basilica architectural plan of famous Agia Sophia which was applied here first time in the history.
DAY 4: CAPPADOCIA: Visit the spectacular Cappadocia region, unique for its fascinating and unique landscape formed by the lava thrown out by volcanoes Erciyes and Hasan, 3 million years ago. Visit the many monasteries and chapels in Goreme, World Heritage Site by UNESCO, dug into the rocks and decorated with frescoes of the tenth century (some of them very well preserved). Pass by and admire a panoramic view of the castle of Uchisar on top of a mound of volcanic rock crossed by tunnels and windows and Avcilar Valley. Lunch and in the afternoon, visit the village of Avanos, famous for its handicrafts and valleys and Gόvercinlik Valley (Pigeon Valley). Visit the underground city of Kaymakli or Serhatli, one of 36 underground cities of Cappadocia served as a refuge for Christians. Return to hotel and dinner.
DAY 7: KUSADASI: Departure Meryemana and visit the House of the Virgin Mary. Continue to Ephesus, the Roman capita in Asia Minor, to visit the ruins of Odeon, the Arch of Hercules, Temple of Hadrian, the magnificent library, Agora and Greco-Roman Theatre. After lunch, visit to the Basilica of San Juan and return to Kusadasi. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 8: KUSADASI – CANAKKALE: Depart to Pergamum, one of the most important cultural, commercial and medical past. Visit the Acropolis, where, alongside the ruins of the Temple of Athena and the Library highlights the Grand Theatre with the greatest inclination of the world and the Temple of Trajan. Continue after lunch to Troy to visit the legendary city described in the Iliad the poet Homer. After visiting the temple of Athena continued to Canakkale, dinner and overnight.
DAY 10: ISTANBUL – AIRPORT: At the indicated time as your return flight, will transfer to the airport
STARTING POINT: Istanbul, Every Friday, Janurary to December
TRAVEL PLAN : 10 DAYS/ 09 nights
• What’s Included
> Full day Istanbul city tour with lunch
> 6 nights/ 7 days Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Kusadasi and Canakkale tour on full board basis in 4* hotels
> Entrances to historical sites during guided excursions
> Daily breakfast
> All transfers per itinerary
> Hotel Taxes