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)
Welcome to Cappadocia - best known for its moon-like landscape, Underground cities and Caves Churches and houses in the rocks. In the evening we enjoy whirling dervish show. Next day , walk and explore the UNESCO World Heritage site – Goreme open air museum. It is the first sight to be visited by any traveller in Cappadocia as its Cave churches containing beautiful frescoes and finest rock cut churches. We also stroll around the famous valleys of Cappadocia like Devrent Valley – also known as Imagination Valley as there are lots of Fair Chimneys and Pasabag Valley – also known as Monk Valley wherein we can see Mushroom shaped fairy chimneys. Later we get a chance to visit the widest Underground city – Kaymakli. Later we visit ceramic workshop.
Today we proceed to Pamukkale - Famous for its healing thermal / mineral Baths and beautiful snow-white “petrified” waterfalls. En route we visit Mevlana Mausoleum at Konya.
Today we proceed to Pamukkale- Famous for its healing thermal / mineral Baths and beautiful snow-white “petrified” waterfalls. On arrival we visit the beautiful snow white ‘Cotton Castle’, the ancient city of Hierapolis, including the magnificently preserved Necropolis, the main Street and Gates, the thermal Baths, the devil’s hole, and masterpiece theatre. Pamukkale’s terraces are made of travertine, a sedimentary rock deposited by water from the hot springs. Later we proceed to Ephesus- The cradle of early Christianity. On arrival we visit Great Theatre, Temple of Hadrian and Library of Celsus. Then we proceed to Kusadasi. En route we visit Textile Outlet. Breakfast Lunch Dinner Night Stay in Kusadasi
Today we visit Pigeon Island, also known as Bird Island- The symbol of Kusadasi. Then we proceed to Sirince village, famous for its wine production. Here we walk through this beautiful village. Later we drive Canakkale
Today we visit Trojan Horse statue, which is famous for Trojan War about the subterfuge that the Greeks used to enter the independent city of Troy and win the war. Then we proceed to Eceabat by ferry. Then we drive through Anzac Cove- A small cove on the Gallipoli peninsula & the site of World War I. Later we proceed to Istanbul. On arrival we enjoy Turkish dinner with show.
Today we visit Topkapi Palace – which offers a true insight into the heart of the Ottoman Empire. Then the famous Hippodrome square also known as Atmeydani (Horse Square) in Turkish, then we move onto Sultan Ahmet Tsami popularly known as Blue Mosque for the blue tiles adorning their interior walls. Later we visit Hagia Sofia Museum – once a church, later a mosque and now a museum. Next day, we Experience the most scenic and beautiful Bosphorous strait through a Cruise which takes you around the city wherein you can see the European as well Asian lifestyle altogether. Later In the evening, we shop for famous flavoured Turkish tea, Turkish Ceramics, Carpets, textiles, Glass lamps and designer wares to decorate your house from the Famous Grand Bazaar – largest and oldest covered markets in the world. It’s time now to say goodbye to our travel companions. Let us be in contact with each other through email, Facebook, and meet again on one more memorable tour. See you all!!
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 a cruise along the Bosphorus Strait, that links Europe and Asia. Savour the beautyof the ancient wooden mansions, marble palaces and small fishing villages, as well as the massive Rumeli Fortress and the Byzantine Leander’s Tower as you sail past them. (No interior visits).
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. (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), and walk through the Hippodrome, - the centre of Constantinople, capital of the ancient Byzantine Empire. Finish at the Grand Bazaar where you can shop for carpets and kilms, silks, jewellery, ceramics, icons and leather goods and more. 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) Next day, proceed to Kayseri airport for your flight to Izmir. On arrival at Izmir travel to Kusadasi by road. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Kusadasi (B)
Today proceed to Kayseri airport for your flight to Izmir. On arrival at Izmir travel to Kusadasi by road. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Kusadasi (B) Next day, proceed to Kayseri airport for your flight to Izmir. On arrival at Izmir travel to Kusadasi by road. Rest of the day is at leisure. Today proceed to Ephesus ancient city. Visit the ancient city Ephesus ruins,including The Polio Fountain,The Temple of Hadrian, Great Theatre,the largets ancient theatre with 25,000 seat capacity. Later visit Library of Celsius, one of the most beautiful structure of Ephesus, continue and visit the shire of Virgin Mary. Overnight in Kusadasi. (B, L & D)
Today, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home or to your next destination. (B)
In the morning visit to the Anatolian Civilizations Museum at which numerous remnants from Stone age, Neolithic Age, Hittites,Urartians, Phrygians and many others are on display; Mausoleum of Ataturk, the burial place of the national hero who founded modern Republic of Turkey. Then continue on to Cappadocia with lunch on the way. After a picturesque trip along the Salt Lake visit to the 13th century Seljukian Caravanserai Agzikarahan. After visiting Kaymakli Underground City, the place early Christians hid from persecutors, proceed to the hotel for overnight in Cappadocia (Lunch & Dinner).
(Optional balloon tour). Depart from the hotel at 09.30-10.00 depending on the arrival time of the participants and visit the Imagination Valley where animal-like natural formations like camels and fair chimneys are abundant. Drive on to Pasabagi in Zelve area where monks used to live in seclusion in rock cut rooms. Proceed to the pottery town of Avanos where Kizilirmak (Hallys), the longest river of Turkey, meanders leaving the red clay on its banks that has been the raw material of pottery for centuries. After lunch break visit to the Pigeon Valley near Uchisar. Continue on to Open Air Museum in Goreme to visit to the early Christian churches decorated with unique frescoes depicting various scenes from the Bible. After shopping time for the well-known merits of the area, drive back to the hotel (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
Today's ride will be fairly long and tiring due to the long distance between Cappadocia and Pamukkale and lack of convenient lodging location. Drive to visit to the 13th century Seljukian masterpiece Sultanhan Caravanserai and arrive in Konya. Lunch. Visit the Mausoleum of Mevlana, the world-wide famous mystic and then proceed to Karatay Theological School in which beautiful tiles are on display. After lunch time drive to Pamukkale and overnight (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
our the beautiful snow-white "Cotton Castle" and the ruins of Hierapolis including the magnificently preserved cemetery "Necropolis", the Main Street and Gates, the Thermal Baths, the Roman Theatre and the Museum. After lunch tour Aphrodisias, the city of Aphrodite; visit the Museum, the Temple of Aphrodite, the Theatre, the Stadium, the Agora, the Hadrian Baths, the Odeon, and the Bishop's Palace. Proceed to the hotel in Kusadasi (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
Morning tour to Ephesus area with Ephesus Antique City (Hillside Houses are excluded; entrance requires additional admission fee), one of the most popular ancient sites of Turkey with many acres of carefully excavated ruins; Virgin Mary's House, where St. Mary is supposed to spend her last years together with St. John. Lunch. Selcuk Ephesus Museum or St. John Church. Time for shopping. Overnight in Kusadasi (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
Early departure for Bergama and visit to the Asclepion and Acropol with the well preserved remains. After lunch continue on to Troy, the place where the legendary Trojan War took place in the historical work of Homer of Smyrna. After visiting the site with nine inhabitation levels covering a period of 3000 years, drive to Canakkale for overnight. (When there is unavailability at the hotels in Canakkale there might be overnight in Assos as well) (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner). Next day, after breakfast sail to the other side of Dardanelles by a ferryboat and drive to Istanbul with visit to Gallipoli, historically famous for being the site of many battles - particularly involving the Allied Forces including Australians and New Zealanders during World War I. Arrive in Istanbul early afternoon (due to the flight schedules of some participants) and transfer to the hotel or airport (Breakfast & Lunch).
Arrive in Istanbul. Transfer to your hotel to leave your luggage. In the afternoon you will be picked up from your hotel to enjoy a relaxing Bosphorus Cruise tour among two continents. Overnight in Istanbul. (B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner)
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to airport for your flight to Cappadocia. Upon arrival, meet & greet and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day will be free at leisure for relax and freshen up. Overnight in Cappadocia. (B, D) Next day, visit to the Pigeon Valley near Uchisar then Open Air Museum in Goreme through Avcilar Valley. Visit to Kaymakli Underground City, the place early Christians hid from persecutors. Pasabagi in Zelve region and Avanos with shopping facilities for the worldwide crafts. Overnight in Cappadocia. (B, L& D)
Early departure for Pamukkale. On the way visit to the 13th century Seljukian masterpiece Sultanhan Caravanserai and arrival in Konya. After visiting the Mausoleum of Mevlana, the world-wide famous mystic, proceed to Karatay Theological School. Overnight in Pamukkale. (B, L & D)
In the morning visit to the ancient Hierapolis with the Theatre, Apollo Temple and magnificent Necropolis, the graveyard. Then drive to Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi. (B, L & D)
Morning tour to Ephesus area with Ephesus Antique City , Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world; Virgin Mary’s House. Transfer to the Airport for Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul. (B & L)
Tour starts with Hippodrome, Blue Mosque and St Sophia – the great Byzantine Basilica built in the 6th century. Finally visit the Grand Bazaar, world famous shopping arcade with over 4,000 shops. Self-transfer to hotel. In the afternoon pick-up from the hotel and we transfer you to the airport .
Arrive to Istanbul and transit connection to domestic sector for your flight to Kuşadası (Izmir). You will reach Izmir after 1hr flight, then Kuşadasi 1hr drive to reach your hotel. Next day, embark on tour to Ephesus ancient city the greatest of all ancient sites in Anatolia. Celsius Library, the Temple of Hadrian, Marble Street and the great theatre with 24,000 seats. The House of Virgin Mary where she spent her last days.
Early depart for domestic flight to Antalya. The airport representative will meet you at the airport to transfer you to your hotel.Today you are free to enjoy this easy city on your own. City center is small enough to have a walk trip. Optional tour ; Perge & Aspendos city tour with supplement cost: The world famous ancient theatre with 50,000 seating capacity and Perge along with Manavgat Waterfalls is available. Overnight in Antalya.
After the breakfast,free day at lesuire on your own.Overnight in Antalya.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Istanbul. Arrive in Istanbul, check-in to the hotel and leave for Half day tour in the afternoon by sailing along Bosphorus Sea. Overnight in Istanbul. Average Pick-up time for Afternoon City Tour: 13:00 Approximate Tour Duration: 04 hrs
Full day tour starts with Hippodrome and Blue Mosque; a 17th century Ottoman Mosque with magnificent interior with blue tiles. St Sophia and Topkapi Palace, residence of Ottoman Sultans. Finally the Grand Bazaar, world famous shopping arcade. Overnight in Istanbul.
After the breakfast, free day at leisure on your own. Overnight in Istanbul. Next day, return home to India 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
Pick up at 08:30am from your hotel for the a day tour of old Istanbul city. Visit to 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 at 13:00pm after the lunch Murtis Tour will then take you to 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. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
06:30am we depart for Gallipoli to visit the battle fields. Two hours later we will give you 20 minutes for relax in a restaurant area. We arrive Gallipoli around 12:00am and we have lunch break, relax a little bit and then depart for the battle fields. Visit Gabatepe Museum. Start visiting the fields with Ariburnu Cemetery and Anzac Cove because these are the places where the war had started. Then Beach Cemetery, Shrapnel Valley and Plugges Plateau. After the tour drive to your hotel. Overnight in Canakkale.
We depart at 08:30 and driving 30 minutes for to Troy. Visit the famous archeological and mythological site of Troy, home of the Trojan Horse and Helen of Troy. After Troy tour, 3-hour drive to Pergamum. Lunch break around 13:00pm and after the lunch depart for tour of the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political center at that times. Pergamum is a famous city for its jewelry, stones and silver. So on the way, we will visit a jewelry center for 30 minutes. Arrival to Kusadasi around 18:00pm. Overnight in Kusadasi.
08:30 Departure from hotel fully guided tour of Ephesus, one of the best preserved ancient sites in the world en-route, visiting the Temple of Artemis, Curetes street, famous Roman baths, Celsius Library, Grand theatre and House of the Virgin Mary. Lunch break around 13:00pm. After the lunch, we will visit a place which continues to perform one of the oldest arts of Turkey; a carpet weaving centre. After Lunch we will do a Turkish Village Tour. Sirince's construction style today belongs to Anatolian Greeks. The houses on the slope are all original with their white paints. Sirince Village also has a fantastic reputation for making some of the best wines in Turkey - especially fruit wines. We will visit the vineyards and it is time to learn how to make fruit wine with Turkish wine makers. In the evening you will be tested about your knowledge of making fruit wine. On the way we will visit one of the famous leather production centers of the region, where you will have the opportunity to get a good factory rate. After that you will visit Textile. On this guided tour, you will avoid the constant nagging and sometimes bullying that is well known in the markets of Turkey. Enabling you to enjoy the shopping experience whilst gaining the knowledge of the ancient craftsmen Overnight in Kusadasi.
At 08:30 we depart for Pamukkale. Afterwards we shall visit the calcium terraces of Pamukkale (cotton castle) and the ruins of Hierapolis, then walk around this natural phenomenon and have the option of lying in the waters of the natural springs. After Pamukkale tour check into to Hotel in Pamukkale. Overnight in Pamukkale. Next day, we depart for Denizli 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.
Welcome to Turkey. Arrive in Istanbul airport, meet your guide and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul. Next day, our journey begins in Istanbul, the only city in the world situated on two continents. We will visit the Topkapi Palace, St. Sophia, The Blue Mosque and Hippodrome, where chariot races and the Byzantine riots took place. Overnight in Istanbul.
Transfer from hotel to Istanbul airport for flight to Izmir. Arrival in Izmir. Drive to ancient Smyrna, was the second one of the seven Christian churches in Asia Minor to which St. John the Divine wrote (Revelation l - 11). In the afternoon proceed to Thyatira, another one of the Seven Churches. See the remains of a Basilica and other ruins from the Roman Period. Overnight in Izmir.
Pergamon (Bergama). Visit the Acropolis with its pagan temples and Altar of Zeus. Continue to the healing center, Aesculapius. Overnight in Izmir.
After breakfast depart for Sardes, another one of the Seven Churches mentioned by St. John. Continue to Philadelphia to, another one of the Christian congregations, and a city built in 2 BC by King Eumenos. Continue to Pamukkale (Hierapolis). Watch the sunset over the petrified waterfalls. Overnight in Pamukkale.
Visit Hierapolis and then Laodicea before continuing to Ephesus. See the final abode of the Virgin Mary where she spent her last years. Tour through ancient Ephesus to see the old synagogue, the theatre where St. Paul preached (Acts 10), the Library of Celsus and other sights. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Transfer to the airport for the flight to Istanbul. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Free time at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul. Next day, after breakfast check out from the hotel. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we look forward to seeing you in the future on another TravelShop Turkey Tour. Have a safe trip back home .
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.
Upon arrival at Istanbul International Airport, please proceed to the domestic terminal for your connecting flight to Kayseri (Cappadocia). On arrival at Kayseri Airport, you will be met by your guide who will transfer you to your hotel. Welcome to Cappadocia, a semi-arid region in central Turkey, is known for its distinctive “fairy chimneys,” tall, cone-shaped rock formations clustered in Monks Valley, Goreme and elsewhere. Enjoy the relaxing and mysterious atmosphere at Cappadocia.
After breakfast, depart from the hotel for FD Goreme City Tour. Firstly, you will stop to take photos at Uc Guzeller which are famed fairy chimneys in Cappadocia. Later proceed towards visiting Devrent Valley which has various types of fairy chimneys. Among these are those with caps, cones, mushrooms like forms pillar and pointed rocks. We will take a walk through this amazing valley. Continue your tour with visits to Pasabaglari (Monk's Valley) where you will see many fairy chimneys with multiple stems and caps, 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. The Kizilirmak, which divides Avanos into two, is Anatolia's longest 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 churches, chapels, and monasteries carved into the fairy chimmeys from the 10th to the 13th centuries with frescos painted on the walls. Before you return to your hotel, you’ll little time at leisure to take some photos in Uchisar Castle and Esentepe.
After breakfast at the hotel, early departure for Pamukkale and we will drive to Pamukkale via Konya. Today’s ride will be fairly long and tiring due to the long distance between Cappadocia and Pamukkale. Lunch at a local restaurant. After visiting the Mausoleum of Mevlana (the world-wide famous mystic figure), proceed to Pamukkale. Check-in process at the hotel and free time.
Breakfast at the hotel and start sightseeing to enjoy natural spring water beauty with history. Pamukkale, meaning cotton castle in Turkish, is a natural site that contains hot springs and travertines, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. Hierapolis is the place where you will see the Necropolis, the biggest cemetery of Anatolia with 1,200 graves. We will have free time to walk on warm water terraces, where people have bathed in for thousands of years. Lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, we will drive to Kusadasi. Arrival and transfer to your hotel. Check in the hotel and the rest of the day free till dinner. Kusadasi is a beach resort town on Turkey's western Aegean coast. A jumping-off point for visiting the classical ruins at nearby Ephesus (or Efes), it’s also a major cruise ship destination. Its seafront promenade, marina, and harbor are lined with hotels and restaurants
After breakfast at the hotel, check out of the hotel and then we visit Ephesus ruins, including The Polio Fountain, The Temple of Hadrian that dedicated to Emperor Hadrian in 138 AD. Then, we visit the Great Theatre, the largest ancient theatre with 25,000 seat capacity. Later, we visit the Library of Celsius, one of the most beautiful structures of Ephesus, built in 117 AD. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Our last stop will be House of Virgin Mary, where she spent her last years. Next, drive to Izmir airport for the flight to Istanbul. On arrival in Istanbul, you will be met and transferred to the hotel.
After Breakfast at the hotel, the guide will meet at the lobby of your hotel for a Full Day Istanbul Classics and Highlights Tour. You will begin the day with Roman Hippodrome, where the chariot races were organized by the Romans and Byzantines. Blue Mosque-the only mosque with six minarets and its surroundings will be our next place to visit. Next, you will see the German Fountain - a gift of Kaiser Wilhelm 2. And listen to the stories of his liaison with the Orient. St. Hagia Sophia - The Church of Divine Wisdom is the highlight of this day. Following the visits, your guide will take you the Grand Bazaar for a demonstration of Turkish Handicrafts. Lunch will be at any local Turkish restaurant. After lunch, visit Topkapi Museum is the big one the most important museum of Turkey and the Balkan Peninsula. It is an incomparably rich treasure-chest, brimming with things of historical importance. First, second, third and fourth courtyards; the Audience Hall, Divan-the High Court, Historical Kitchens, Royal Stables, the Treasury, gardens, kiosks. Probably the best commentary on Ottoman History, art, and its culture is simply to come directly to the First Courtyard of this amazing Palace. Evening free to enjoy on your own time in this lively city. Next day, morning is at leisure for any last minute shopping. Next, you will be met and transferred to Istanbul airport for your flight back home. Bid farewell to this beautiful country with fond memories.
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