Day 01 Arrival in Istanbul
On your arrival, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel with the remainder of day at your leisure to explore city or relax before your tour commences.
Day 02 Historical Istanbul Sightseeing Tour
After breakfast at hotel meet with the guide to depart on the full day regular group tour to explore some of the most important sights in Istanbul. Visit the Blue Mosque, the St Sophia, Hippodrome and Obelisk, Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace (exluding harem section). Today tour wil be completed with a visit to Rustem Pasha Mosque.
Day 03 Bosphorus cruise & Dolmabahce Palace Tour
This morning you will drive Eminonu Port to board the regular city boat for a 2 hour Bosphorous Cruise. Enjoy this relaxing cruise along the shoreline while your guide explains to you the history of sights seen while onboard. We then continue on land to visit the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace and then also visit Camlica Hill.
Day 04 Green Bursa Tour
Your tour today will head to Bursa, the capital of ancient Bithynia, which sprawls across the verdant slopes af Mysian Olympus (Mt. Uludag). With your arrival to Bursa, you will visit the Green Mosque, Green Tomb and also Silk Bazaar. After the cable car which will take you up to Mt Uludag, finally visit the Ulu Camii (The Great Mosque), constructed of a golden-hued limestone from Mt Olympus, it measures 56m by 68m and was the first congregational mosque erected by the Ottomans. Drive back to Istanbul with evening arrival.
Day 05 Ephesus Ancient City Tour
Check out and transfer to airport for 65 min flight to Izmir. On your arrival, you will be met and start the tour to Ephesus; one of the grandest cities in the Roman world. Drive to Meryemana and visit the house of Virgin Mary. Continue to Ephesus the Capital of Asia Minor. Visit the ruins of Odeon, herculas gate, the temple of Hadrian, the magnificent library, Agora and fantastic Greco Roman theatre. After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel.
Day 06 Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour/ Bus to Fethiye
After breakfast and check-out, drive inland to Pamukkale (white lime cascades), the noted ancient spa, where pure white travertine forms frozen waterfalls. Visit Hierapolis where you will have free time to walk on the terraces (where allowed), after which you will be transferred to Denizli bus station for the day intercity coach to Fethiye.
Day 07 Free Day in Fethiye
Your day will be at your leisuse to enjoy fascinating beaches of Oludeniz and Fethiye.
Day 08 Free Day in Fethiye / Bus to Antalya
After breakfast, check-out and you will be transferred to Fethiye bus station for the intercity day bus to Antalya. On your arrival to Antalya, you will be met and transferred to your hotel, with the remaşnder of day at your leisure to explore the Old City of Antalya.
Day 09 Perge, Aspendos, Side Tour
Your guided tour today starts with a visit to Perge Ancient City, which once was one of the most important cities along the Mediterranean coast. From here you will visit the world famous ancient Greco - Roman Amphitheater Aspendos, which is the most well preserved example in the world. After visiting this impressive site, you will have a lunch break followed by a visit to Side, an ancient site with attractions including Agora, the Gymnasium, the Apollo Temple and the ancient harbour. Evening is at your leisure to explore the old town by night.
Day 10 Bus to Konya / Konya Tour / Bus to Cappadocia
After check-out from your hotel you will be transferred to the Antalya Central Bus Station, to board the intercity day coach to Konya. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by your tour guide for the tour of Konya, the capital of the Seljuk Turks in the 13th century and home of the Mevlana Museum is also known for its theological school of whirling dervishes. After the tour you will take the bus to Cappadocia with early evening arrival. Tonight will offer you the unique opportunity to sleep in a traditional Cappadocian cave hotel.
Day 11 North Cappadocia Tour
Start the tour to visit Devrent Valley, Monk's valley (Pasabagi) where you will find the world known fairy chimneys. Break for lunch in Avanos and then continue on to the Goreme Open-Air Museum where you will visit the numerous rock carved churches and monasteries. Depart for a panaromic view of Esentepe and then on to Uchisar Castle.
Day 12 South Cappadocia Tour
Another full day tour this time to visit the famous Derinkuyu Underground City. Afterwards a short hike through the green Ihlara Valley along the stream visiting some of the churches along the way. Stop in Belisirma for lunch and then on to Selime for a panoramic view. Stop at the Agzikarahan Caravansarai is included.
Day 13 Bus to Ankara / Ankara City Tour / Flight to Istanbul
Upon check-out you will take the intercity day coach to Ankara. On arrival in Ankara, you will be greeted by your guide. Today you will visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, which is located in a restored bazaar. The museum has the most unique and priceless collection dating back to the Prehistoric Era. The Mausoleum of Ataturk is the next stop. You will also visit the citadel of Ankara for a view. After the tour, you will be transferred to Ankara Airport for the domestic flight to Istanbul. On your arrival to Istanbul Airport, you will be met at the Airport for the transfer to your hotel in Istanbul.
Day 14 Departure
Check out and as per your flight time transfer to Istanbul Airport.
* Hotel accomodations in choice of preferred class
* All mentioned day tours on regular group guided basis
* Domestic flight tickets (Istanbul to Izmir / Ankara to Istanbul)
* Intercity coach tickets (Pamukkale to Fethiye / Fethiye to Antalya / Antalya to Konya / Konya to Cappadocia / Cappadocia to Ankara)
* Required land transport including roundtrip airport transfers with A/C minivans
* Main entrance fees to sights/museums mentioned in the itinerary
* Local taxes and handling services
* Tour Package Service Insurance
International flights and personal travel insurance, any other expenses not noted in the below included section or airport tax, visa for Turkey, any tips to guide, driver or staff at hotels, items of a personal nature, hotel extras (minibar, telephone/internet usage, laundry, etc), drinks with meals (except the drinks served with breakfast) and medical services.
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