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Bon voyage! Today, you are off to for your exciting tour of turkey. Embark on your flight to istanbul Upon arrival at istanbul, you will be greeted by your friendly and experienced thomas cook tour Manager/ local representative outside the baggage hall. Proceed to your hotel and check in. Enjoy istikal street tour with dinner at kebab house or similar restaurant.Check into your hotel.
After American breakfast at your hotel, Proceed to the airport for your flight to Kayseri. Later proceed to Cappadocia and then check in. Post your local lunch at the hotel we take you for a quick panoramic city tour of Cappadocia to get a feel of this amazing destination. Enjoy local Dinner tonight.
Morning you have a chance to take a mystical Hot Air Balloon ride. Discover Cappadocia from the air on this early morning 1-hour hot air balloon ride. Pick up time: 4:00 am - Drop off time: 7:00 Am (Approx) Travel to the launch site in an air-conditioned minivan, and climb aboard for your scenic flight. Then, it’s up, up and away over the lunar-like chimneys, spires, pinnacles and valleys, all made extra magical by the soft morning light. Ogle the views, spot cave houses and villages, and capture the panoramas on camera as your pilot points out places of interest. Finally, float gently back to earth and collect a special souvenir certificate of your flight.
Today after breakfast at the hotel, take a flight to Istanbul. Pick up by your coach at Istanbul and visit Blue Mosque, standing directly opposite the Hagia Sophia the Blue Mosque is one of the most beautiful mosques in the world. Famous for its Iznik tiles this Turkish jewel is a must-see for everyone visiting Turkey. Next we proceed to the Hippodrome (Serpent Column, Obelisk of Theodosius & German Fountain of Wilhelm): Visit the square once used as a sporting arena predating Constantinople itself.Though a few fragments of the original structure survive, the square still boasts some of the most glorious monuments built in this great city. The Serpent Column, Obelisk of Theodosius & German Fountain of Wilhelm are the ancient treasures to be seen. Today’s Lunch is at one of the most authentic Turkish Kofte restaurants. Next we Topkapi Palace which is the grand palace that served as a residence to the Sultans for over 400 years. A must-see attraction in Turkey, the museum carries some of the most revered treasures in Islamic history including items belonging to the Prophet Mohammad. It also displays a magnificent collection of jewels, different weaponry, clothing and calligraphy. Harem not included Evening we visit the Grand Covered Bazaar - In this labyrinth of streets and passages are more than 4,000 shops with each trade having its own area the goldsmiths' street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as hand painted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers, onyx-ware and meerschaum pipes. Enjoy a delicious dinner at a local Indianrestaurant.
Today after breakfast at the hotel, start with the Full Day Bosphorus tour. We start with the Dolmabahce Palace which was the last residence for Ottoman Sultans with 365 rooms and 22 saloons. Famous with the great collection of European antiquity, furniture and 4.5 tons chandelier. Next visit Yildiz Royal Garden a historical, urban park in Besiktas district of Istanbul, Turkey. It is one of the largest public parks in Istanbul. The park is located in Yildiz quarter between the palaces of Yildiz and Ciragan. Yildiz Park was once part of the imperial garden of Yildiz Palace. Extending down the slopes from the palace, this walled park was reserved only for palace dwellers during the reign of Sultan Abdulhamid II. Local lunch will be provided today. Visit the City Walls next - The first breach of the walls was by the Fourth Crusade in 1204, the second by the cannons and troops of Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror in 1453.
After breakfast, bid good-bye to all the friends you made on the Tour. After checking out from the Hotel, proceed to the airport, where your memorable Thomas Cook tour of Turkey Delights comes to an end.
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Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.
Enjoy a Full day tour of Istanbul, the only city that straddles two continents! Your tour includes Hippodrome, the place chariot races and competitive athletic events took place during the Roman period. Blue Mosque; a 17th century Ottoman Mosque famous with its six minarets and magnificent interior with blue tiles. Continue to St Sophia – the great Byzantine Basilica built in the 6th century, which remained the largest cathedral in the world for almost a thousand years, it was later converted to a mosque and now serves as museum. Then your tour will take you to Topkapi Palace, residence of Ottoman Sultans housing the richness of 700 years. Finally visit the Grand Bazaar, world famous shopping arcade with over 4,000 shops under one roof.
This morning depart for Cappadocia by taking an early domestic flight. After 1 hr flight, your tour guide will meet you at the airport and directly join to tour to visit Kaymakli Underground city, where early Christian lived in fear and faith. You will see the beautiful Pigeon Valley and rock formations amazes you.
Depart your hotel for a Full Day tour in Cappadocia. Visit Goreme Open Air Museum in Goreme Valley to see the early Christian churches decorated with unique frescos depicting various scenes from the Bible. Visit Pasabaglari (Monk’s Valley) to see the world famous fairy chimneys which have unique shape. Later you will visit Avanos, the very well-known pottery and craft center since Hittite times. Enjoy hand made ceramics, fashion design jewelry.
After breakfast you will be transferred to Cappadocia Airport for your flight back home. (B)
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Arrive at Kayseri International airport, upon arrival you will be met by our professional and experienced tour manager/ local representative in the arrival area located outside the customs hall, proceed towards Cappadocia. Enjoy lunch at an Indian restaurant. After lunch, proceed to hotel and check-in. Rest of the day is at leisure. Enjoy dinner at the restaurant.
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed on a city tour of Cappadocia. We first visit to Pigeon Valley near Uchisar - one of the longest valleys that reflects distinctive formation challenging the time. Later, 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. Enjoy lunch at the restaurant. After lunch, visit the Kaymakli Underground City - the place early Christians hid from persecutors. It is the widest, enchanting, one of the most famous and wonderful underground city in Cappadocia. Later, visit Pasabagi in Zelve region - Valley of the Monks. We also visit Avanos – a tented market that has everything for the house, clothing, fruits and vegetables and some world-wide famous handicrafts. Enjoy dinner at the restaurant.
En-route visit Konya. Visit the famous sights in Konya. After breakfast at the hotel, check-out & drive to Konya - one of Turkey's oldest continuously inhabited cities and was known as Iconium in Roman times. En-route visit 13th century Sultanhani Caravanserai built on the famous silk route. It is the biggest masterpieces in Seljuk period. We also visit Mausoleum of Mevlana, the worldwide famous Persian Sufi mystic. Later, visit Karatay Theological School known for its tilings and mosaic decorations. It is now the Museum of Tile Works. Enjoy Lunch at a restaurant. After lunch, drive to Pamukkale. Upon arrival, check-in to the hotel. Enjoy dinner at the restaurant.
After breakfast at the hotel, check-out & proceed to Pamukkale Cotton Fortress, ancient city of Hierapolis with the Theatre, Apollo Temple and magnificent Necropolis, the graveyard. Enjoy Lunch at a local restaurant. Later visit to Aphrodisias, an ancient city dedicated to the goddess of love, Aphrodite and famous for its sculpture school. Continue your drive to Kusadasi. Upon arrival check-in at hotel. Enjoy dinner at the restaurant.
After breakfast at the hotel, check-out & proceed for tour to Ephesus Antique City (Hillside Houses are excluded). Ephesus is a 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 theatre. Enjoy lunch at the restaurant. After lunch, visit the House of Virgin Mary, Selcuk Ephesus Museum and St. John Church. Later, transfer to Izmir Airport for a Domestic flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival at Istanbul Ataturk Airport, transfer to the hotel and check-in. In the evening relax and experience the Turkish bath. Dinner at Indian restaurant.
fter breakfast at the hotel, proceed on a full-day tour of Istanbul. Visit the 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 (closed to visit on Friday mornings due to Friday Pray), 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. Enjoy lunch. Evening we experience the Dinner Cruise. Sail along the Bosporus, separating two continents of ‘Europe’ and ‘Asia’. Enjoy your dinner while watching Traditional Shows including Belly Dance Show at the cruise. Don’t miss to look around outside as you will be sailing just between two continents. One side is the continent ‘Europe’, and the other side is the continent ‘Asia’. You will be amazed by the view of two continents at the same time. Enjoy dinner on board the cruise. Next day, After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and visit to Topkapi Palace Museum that exhibits the imperial collections of the Ottoman Empire and maintains an extensive collection of books and manuscripts in its library. Topkapi Palace was the official residence of the Ottoman Sultans, starting with Fatih Sultan Mehmet until 1856. Enjoy lunch at an Indian restaurant. Later, drive to Ataturk Airport for an international flight back home. Return home with wonderful memories of your holiday .
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Welcome to Istanbul. You will be transferred to your hotel and at 13:00 we will tour the exotic city that spans both Europe and Asia visiting the Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum and the Hippodrome. Cruise between two continents on the stretch of water that separates Europe from Asia in the afternoon with an optional 'Half day Bosphorous cruise'." Overnight at hotel. Next day, after breakfast we drive towards the nation's capital, Ankara to visit Anitkabir, the Mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Kemal Ataturk before continuing on to the surreal landscape of Cappadocia. Overnight at hotel.
Today we tour the Goreme open-air museum, Pasabag and Uchisar castle. Photo opportunities are everywhere so have your cameras ready! Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand what determines their value. Tonight, don't miss the optional Turkish folklore evening featuring folklore and belly dancers... a night you won't forget! Overnight at hotel in Cappadocia.
This morning we visit and explore Kaymakli underground city. Then leaving Cappadocia we head south, towards Konya, along the ancient Silk Road, visiting Sultanhani Caravansary, just as the ancient traders did. Once in Konya we tour the Mevlana Museum and Alaeddin Mosque. Overnight at hotel in Konya.
Today we head for Pamukkale and it's calcium travertines. Along the way we visit the ancient site of Sagalassos. Conquered by Alexander the Great in 333 BC, earthquakes and plague saw its demise in 541-2. Today it is one of the best preserved sites in Turkey and is on the UNESCO Tentaice list. Overnight at hotel in Pamukkale.
Visit the ruins of Hierapolis, the Temple of Apollo, Necropolis, and stroll over the magnificent white calcium terraces of Pamukkale. This afternoon we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods. Overnight at hotel in Pamukkale.
Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand what determines their value. Then you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Istanbul. (Optional Bosphorous By Night Dinner Cruise ).Overnight at hotel in Istanbul. Next day, breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends and you will be transferred to the airport for your flight with sweet memories.
Meet at the airport Transfer to your hotel. You will be given your room key and the rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul. Next day, embark on for the Istanbul city tour. Visit the TOPKAPI PALACE The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed. SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. HIPPODROME Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. Lunch break and then we head to the SPICE BAZAAR (Egyptian Bazaar) the air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice. The rest of the evening is yours to enjoy Istanbul in Istanbul.
Free Day until departure for your domestic flight to Denizli. Transfer from airport and check in to your hotel in Pamukkale. Overnight in Pamukkale
08:00 we depart on our tour of Pamukkale travertines and the ancient city of Hierapolis. You will visit Domitian Gate, Colonnaded Gate, and Cathedral, Red waters of Karahayit, Lunch, Pamukkale, and The Travertines of Pamukkale. After Pamukkale tour transfer to coach station for Antalya. It takes around 4 hours. Upon arrival, meet with our representative and proceed to hotel for check in. Rest of the day is yours. Dinner and overnight in Antalya
After breakfast we will depart for Perge and Aspendos. PERGE: According to the geographer Strabon. Perge has been founded by Akhas who came down here after the Trojan wars. Perge was first mentioned in 334 BC when Alexander the Great passed through here. In the following years, Perge went under the control of Pergamon when the Kingdom of Pergamon became a part of the Roman city. In the first and the second centuries BC, Perge became one of the richest towns in Pamphylia. Therefore it is not a surprise that St. Paul started his campaign in Anatolia from Perge in 46 AD. After Perge, we will depart for Aspendos. Lunch break on the way. ASPENDOS: The eastern land of Antalya was called Pamphylia in ancient times. Aspendos (Belkis) lies 47 km east of Antalya in the Pamphylian plain. In 486 BC, Greeks and Persians had a great battle here (Greeks won, they didn't stay for long). During the reign of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (161-80 AD) Aspendos got its theatre, which is the best preserved of all. It was built by Romans and maintained by Byzantines and Seljuks. The ruins of the ancient city are extensive and include a stadium, an agora, and a basilica. Dinner and overnight in Antalya.
After breakfast, at 12:00 check out and free time till departure. Then we depart for Antalya airport for our domestic flight to Cappadocia. Transfer from Kayseri airport to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore Cappadocia. Dinner and Overnight in Cappadocia. Next day, we will get to know the Cappadocia region, a volcanic area in which the geological formation started 10 million years ago. As a result of these formations phallic like pillars have come to life. The beautiful horse country Katpatuka, (as the Persians called her) is an unbelievable strip of land, enchanting and mysterious. Cappadocia region is also famous for its arts, including ceramic and carpets. You will be picked up approximatley 09:30 from your hotel to join our regular tour.
After breakfast you will have free time for shopping in Cappadocia. Then we depart for Kayseri airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul and then back to home. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in the future in one of our tours again. Have a nice trip back home.
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Private airport transfer to the hotel. Check in the Hotel and relax and in the evening embark on Bosphorus Cruise tour. Overnight in Istanbul.
Travel to Cappadocia on your own . Dinner at hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Embark on day tour of Cappadocia, visit Pigeon Valley near Uchisar, Open Air Museum in Goreme and Kaymakl Underground City. Visit Pasabagi in Zelve Avanos with shopping. Breakfast, Local Lunch & Dinner are included in this days itinerary.
Cappadocia departure by road Visit 13th century Seljukian masterpiece. Arrive Konya, visit the Mausoleum of Mevlana Karatay Theological School. Later, arrive Pamukkale. Breakfast, Lunch (local), Dinner are included. Overnight in Pamukkale.
Today visit the ancient Hierapolis with the Theatre, Cotton Castle, Apollo Temple, and Necropolis. Continue to Kusadasi. Breakfast, Lunch (local), Dinner are included. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Morning tour to Ephesus , Ephesus Antique City, Temple of Artemis, and Virgin Mary’s House. Transfer to the airport. Overnight in Istanbul .Next day, Embark on City tour . Visit Hippodrome, Blue Mosque St Sophia and Grand Bazaar. Airport transfer at noon. Depart home with happy Turkish memories.
arly morning flight or night bus/train to Ankara from Istanbul. Visit to Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in Ankaraand continue to Cappadocia via Salt Lake. Seljuk Agzikarahan Caravanserai, view of the Petrified Valley from the ancient citadel of Uchisar. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia. (Lunch & Dinner included)
Full day tour of Cappadocia. Valley of Goreme and Zelve Valley of "Fairy Chimneys", underground cities of Derinkuyu and Kaymakli, villages of Ortahisar and Avanos. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included)
Early departure for Konya, city of the "Whirling Dervishes", visit to Mausoleum of Mevlana, world famous philosopher and poet. Continue to Pamukkale (Hierapolis), and visit the ruins. Dinner and overnight at Denizli. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included)
Visit the ancient city of Hierapolis with its unique formation of petrified calcium cliffs and stalactites, drive to Aphrodisias, well preserved Greco-Roman settlement. Dinner and overnight at Kusadasi.( Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included)
Visit to the ancient lonian city of Ephesus, House of the Virgin Mary, St. John Basilica. Lunch and drive to Izmir for flight or bus to Istanbul. (Breakfast & Lunch included)
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Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon approx departure 01:00 pm for half day tour. Bosphorus Cruise- the strait between Black Sea and Marmara Sea which separates Istanbul into two continents. A beautiful cruise to see different aspects of Istanbul.Visit Egyptian Spice Market-to see the atmosphere of an Ottoman shopping center which still have several shops for spices.After the tour,return to your hotel.The rest of the day is yours.
After breakfast departure approx 08:00 am for a half-day sightseeing tour of Istanbul. Hagia Sophia-6th C. One of the oldest, the biggest and the most beautiful buildings of Istanbul. A Byzantin church , an Ottoman Mosque, a Republican museum; a temple for all civilizations.”, Blue Mosque-The only Imperial mosque of the Ottomans with six minarets. The mosque takes its name from its 21043 dominant blue colored hand made tiles. It's built on the site of the Great Palace of Byzantium, on the southeastern side of the Hippodrome” “ The Hippodrome of Constantinople-a chariot-racing track and the sporting and social center of Constantinople. Grand Bazaar-Free time for shopping.
After breakfast transfer to the airport to catch the early flight to Kayseri (suggested flight is at 0830 hours). Upon arrival transfer to Cappadocia and start the sightseeing of the area including; Citadel of Uchisar - The highest point of Cappadocia with a huge big rock Castle with almost 300 caves. Goreme Openair Museum - The biggest monastery of Cappadocia from Byzantine times. The cave churches are beautifully decorated with fresco. Pasabag valley - The most interesting part of Cappadocia in terms of landscapes. The biggest Fairy Chimneys (Mushroom shape rocks), Avanos - The handcraft center of Cappadocia, Avanos is the center of pottery for 4000 years Devrent Valley - The valley famous with its new rock formations. A good place to see the way of formation.
After breakfast approx. departure 9:00-9:30 am for sightseeing of Cappadocia including; Red Valley - 4 km hiking in nature and visit of cave church Cavusin Village - Free time to explore the abandoned Cave Village Kaymakli Underground City - Underground settlements of the early Christians Pigeon Valley,Pigeon Houses in the rocks all along the valley.
After breakfast, check out from the hotel. Transfer to Kayseri airport to catch your flight to Istanbul for your next destination.
On arrival in Istanbul you will be transferred to the hotel for check in. Later in the afternoon proceed for a half-day tour to visit City Walls, Golden Horn and cable car to Pierre Loti Hill. Later, enjoy Bosphorus Cruise along the Bosphorus an amazing cruise between the two continents EUROPE and ASIA. Enjoy beauty of the ancient wooden mansions, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages, Rumeli Fortress and Leander’s Tower. (no interior visit). Overnight in Istanbul.
Today after breakfast proceed for a half-day sightseeing tour of the Sultanahmet district in the heart of old Istanbul. Visit St. Sophia church which is one of the marvels of world architecture and its massive dome dominates the skyline of old Istanbul. (On Mondays replaced by the Chora Church Museum).Later visit the Blue Mosque, (will be visited from outside if the tour is taken on Friday), walk through the Hippodrome, the stadium of the ancient Byzantium, finish the tour at the Grand Bazaar where you can shop for carpets and kilms, silks, jewellery, ceramics, icons and leather goods. Overnight in Istanbul. (B)
Today board flight to Kayseri, (your flight has to be scheduled to depart at around 07:00 am in the morning). On arrival proceed to Cappadocia a city known for underground warren of corridors, chapels, warehouses and living spaces that comprise the underground cave cities of Cappadocia. On arrival proceed for Full Day Goreme City Tour. Visit Devrent Valley to see various types of fairy chimneys. Among these are those with caps, cones, mushroom like forms pillar and pointed rocks.We will take a walk through this amazing valley.Then,you will visit PASABAGLARI (MONK'S VALLEY) where you will see many fairy chimneys with multiple stems and caps can be found here, this style being unique to this area. A chapel dedicated to St. Simeon and a hermit's shelter is built into one such fairy chimney with three heads. After visiting Pasabag, we will drive to AVANOS which is known for the pottery, a craft dating back to the Hittite period. The red clay which is worked by local craftsmen comes from the residue in the Kizilirmak river.And we will have a rest to have lunch in a local restaurant. After having lunch, we will proceed to GOREME OPEN AIR MUSEUM where this religious education was started. You will visit the churhces, chapels and monasteries carved into the fairy chimmeys from the 10th to the 13th centuries with frescos painted on the walls. Overnight in Cappadocia. (B, L, D)
Today after breakfast proceed to full day Kaymakli Underground City Tour. Visit RED VALLEY which is one of the most beautiful trekking valley in Cappadocia and explore the famous rock- cut churches and hike 5 km through in this valley. Later rest in CAVUSIN village – famous for the houses and churches of the christian clegymen. Visit Ortahisar Castle which resembles Uchisar Castle in style. In the afternoon visit KAYMAKLI underground city where early christians lived in fear and faith. On the way back visit Pigeon valley , later taste some Cappadocia wines in a local wine factory. Overnight in Cappadocia. (B &L)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kayseri Airport for your flight to back to Istanbul and connecting flight back home (latest at 22:00hrs flight from Kayseri Erciyes Apt). or to your next destination. (B)
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Embark on a Bosphorus cruise and marvel at the view of extravagant palaces, Ottoman-era villas and other sights ranged along the European and Asian banks. See the crenelated 15th-century Rumeli Fortress, the bustling cafes on the Asian waterfronts, and pass the Beylerbeyi Palace and elaborate gardens of Yildiz Palace. Disembark and enjoy a panoramic coach drive that lines the Golden Horn, an inlet that separates old and new European Istanbul. Pass through the former Jewish quarter of Balat with its synagogues, balconied townhouses, stepped sidewalks and visit the Bulgarian St. Stephen Church, built entirely from cast iron. Continue to visit the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate, Jewish Hospital and explore the remains of Istanbul's Roman- and Byzantine-built city walls. Later, enjoy a cable car ride to Pierre Loti Hill and admire the unbroken views of the entire city.
Half day city tour of Istanbul. The highlights of this tour begins with a a visit to the magnificent Byzantine church of Hagia Sophia. The Byzantine architecture of this church ha served as an inspiration for many other Ottoman mosques.It is now a museum and a component of UNESCO World Heritage site. Continue to the Blue Mosque one of the largest mosques in Istanbul, is also famous for its blue tiles and 6 minarets.Proceed to the Hippodrome the former centre of sporting and political activities in Constantinople.It is one of the most popular place and promenades. It is decorated with monuments brought in from the world such as the Obelisk from Egypt, the Serpentine Column from Delphi and the fountain of Willhelm II.Later, end the tour with a visit to the Grand Bazaar,where you can shop for carpets, jewellery, leatherand souvenirs. Next day, transfer from hotel to airport in Istanbul (Ataturk) to board the flight for Kayseri (Private). Transfer from airport in Kayseri to hotel in Cappadocia (Seat in coach). The rest of the day is at leisure.
Visit 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. Post lunch at a local restaurant, visit Kaymakli Underground City, the place early Christians hid from persecutors. Continue to Pasabagi in Zelve region and Avanos with shopping facilities for world-wide famous handicrafts.
Travel part of the Silk Road, visiting where caravans stopped for rest at the caravanserai along the way. Later proceed to Konya where you will visit the Melvana Museum and his mausoleum. It is one of the biggest pilgrimage centres in Turkey, and the building's fluted dome of turquoise tiles is one of Turkey's most distinctive sights. The mausoleum room is highly ornamented with Islamic script and enameled reliefs, and contains the tombs of several of the more important figures of the dervish order. The main tomb enclosed behind a silver gate crafted in 1597 is that of Mevlana. The large complex also houses a huge collection of artifacts belonging to the Mevlana Order: valuable carpets; metal and wooden objects; and books, including a display of priceless Qur'ans.
Enter the UNESCO listed site and enjoy a guided visit of the cotton colored Pamukkale travertines and ancient city of Hierapolis. Unwind in the natural baths with views of the city’s ruins, then feast on lunch at a local restaurant. Later, proceed to great Necropolis, the graveyard where sick people came in search of cure but died. Continue to the white calcium ponds which are filled with heavily mineralized therapeutic warm water flowing from the hot springs around. The hot springs are used as a spa since centuries. Take a walk in these pools and feel rejuvenated. Proceed to the Cleopatra Antique Pool, where you can sit in the shallow waters and rest against the ornate columns, pose for a photo while balancing on one of the other submerged carved stones from the temple. The plants and trees in the lush garden around the pool contribute to the relaxing atmosphere.
Visit the Basilica of St. John which was built in the 6th century. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the city and stadium where chariot and horse races were once held. You will also have a chance to see some Turkish handicrafts and visit the pilgrimage point claimed to be the last home of the Virgin Mary. Lastly, make way to Sirince Village which is located on the top of a mountain and well-known for wines Ephesus was an ancient Greek city near Kusadasi, in Turkey. It was built on the site of a previous Arzawan capital in the 10th century BC. The city prospered under the rule of Roman Republic in 129 BC but underwent damage when it was destroyed by the Goths in a raid. The Emperor Constantine the Great restored most of the city and built new public baths. However, the city was again destroyed by a Roman Orthodox Catholic mob in 401 AD. It went through further deterioration due to a severe earthquake in 614 AD. Also, its land got gradually silted by the Kucukmenderes River and as a result Ephesus lost its importance as a commercial centre. Its major attraction is the famous Temple of Artemis which is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Next day, there is departure transfer from hotel in Kusadasi to airport in Izmir and board the flight for Istanbul (Seat in coach). Fly back home with sweet Turkish memories.