DAY 1: Arrival in İstanbul and transfer to your hotel.
DAY 2: Byzantine & Ottoman Relics tour
09:00 am pick up from your hotel to visit Topkapı Palace from which Ottoman Sultans ruled their grand empire for over 400 years then visit the Hagia Sophia a 6th century church' once the greatest in all over the World. After lunch visit Blue Mosque renowned for its striking blue İznik tiled interior. Afterwards, visit the ancient Roman Hippodrome. Then visit Grand Bazaar the oldest and largest covered market place in the World with 4000 shops with its rich collection of handmade carpets, Jewellery and souvenirs. Overnight in İstanbul
DAY 3: Bosphorus cruise tour
09:00 am pick up from hotel to visit the spice market ( Egyptian Bazaar ) is the second oldest covered market in the city. You may find there mystical smells of different aromas of various spices. Then followed by a boat cruise through the Bosphorus strait connects the sea of Marmara to the Black Sea and separates Europe and Asia, making İstanbul one of the most beautiful cities in the World. This romantic cruise along the bosphorus will allow you to admire the Dolmabahçe Palace, Beylerbeyi Palace, Çırağan Palace and the Rumeli Fortress, ancient wooden villas ( Yalı ) and bridges and all the wonderfull and unique maritime landscapes. After lunch visit Dolmabahçe Palace, the last residence of the Sultans. Overnight in İstanbul
DAY 4 : Princes' Islands tour
Cruise in Marmara Sea to Princes' Islands, stop at Büyükada the popular summer resort with sandy beaches and pinewood scenary once the pleasure island of Byzantine Princes. Tour of the island with horse- drawn carriages before lunch. Evening return to Istanbul and transfer to hotel. Overnight in İstanbul
DAY 5: Gallipoli tour
06:30 am pick up from hotel to drive to Eceabat and have breakfast on the way. After lunch in Eceabat visit, Brighton beach, Beach cemetary, Anzac cove, Arı burnu( first ANZAC landing place), Lone Pine cemetary, Turkish Memorial, The Nek and Chunuk Bair ( main New Zealand memorial ) then back to Çanakkale. Overnight in Çanakkale
DAY 6: Troy & Pergamon tour
07:30 depart from hotel to Troy ancient city and will be able to see; the trojan horse, sacrifical altar, 3700 year old city wall, houses of Troy I and II 3000 BC - 2500 BC, odeon, Roman bath and remains of the various cities from Troy I to Troy IX, Then drive to Pergamon ancient city. After lunch drive up to the Acropolis and see Hadrian Temple, king palaces and Zeus Altar. Then drive to Kuşadası. Overnight in Kuşadası.
DAY 7: Ephesus & Virgin Mary house tour
After breakfast depart from hotel at 09:00 am and visit Virgin Mary house reputed to be where she spent her final days. Then visit proceeds to the spectacular main site of Ephesus, undoubtedly the most superbly preserved Greco-Roman city. Unmistakable highlights surviving among the ruins are the Celcius Library, Agora, Theater, Odeon, Trajan fountain, Domitianus Temple and Roman Latrines. After lunch visiting the remains of the Artemis Temple, one of the seven wonders of the ancient World. Then back to Kuşadası. Overnight in Kuşadası.
DAY 8: Aphrodisias & Pamukkale tour
Depart from hotel at 07:30 and drive to Aphrodisias and visit the Aphrodisias is the city of Aphrodite, Goddess of Love. After lunch drive to Pamukkale and arrive at 4 pm then visit the Pamukkale and ancient city of Hierapolis with the Temple of Apollon, breathtaking theather, the fascinating Necropolis and finally visit the calcium terraces ( travertine ) and pools. Overnight in Pamukkale
DAY 9: Konya Mevlana tour
07:30 Depart from hotel to drive to Konya. After 5 hours drive and after lunch visit the Tomb of Rumi in the Museum. Mevlana Celaladdin Rumi is founder of Sufi Tradition in Konya and learn more about Rumi's philosophy. Then drive to Alaaddin Hill ( a prehistoric tumulus ) to visit the 1000 year old Alaaddin Mosque. In its courtyard are the tombs of many of the Seljuk Turkish Sultans. Walking down to hill we pass the remains of the Seljuk Sultan's palace ruins, then cross the street for a view of the elaborate portal of the İnce Minareli Medrese (theological school). Overnight in Konya
DAY 10: Cappadocia tour
08:30 am Depart from hotel to drive to Avanos, a village situated on the banks of Kızılırmak River, famous for its clay pottery. After a lunch break there, where you can also participate hands-on in a pottery work shop. The last stop-off will be at Uçhisar village then back to hotel.
Overnight in Cappadocia.
DAY 11: Cappadocia tour
04:30 am pick up from hotel for hot air balloon and at 08:00 am back to hotel. 10:00 am depart for Devrent Valley, one of the most impressive monastery complexes in the area. Then visit Paşabağ, also known as Monk's Valley. After lunch visit Göreme Open Air Museum, featuring the most impressive of all rock-carved churches in Cappadocia. Overnight in Ürgüp
DAY 12: Cappadocia tour
09:00 depart for visit kaymaklı underground city. Then visit Red Valley, presenting an opportunity to hike through orchards and vineyards, between fairy chimneys and rock-carved houses. Continue the walk in Rose Valley. Afterwards, visit the old Christian village of Çavuşin. After lunch break visit Pigeon Valley, so names after the hundreds of little windows carved into the rocks to attract nesting pigeons.Overnight in Ürgüp
DAY 13: Ankara tour
08:00 am depart from hotel to drive to Ankara. After lunch visit to Anatolian Civilisation museum and its also call Hittite museum then visit Anıtkabir. Overnight in Ankara
08:30 am depart from Hotel to drive to İstanbul and drop off to your hotel. End of the tour.
- All transfers,
- Accommodation in 3* hotel or boutique hotel standart with Bed & Breakfast service,
- Full English speaking guiding,
- All entrance fees,
- Travel Agency & Vehicle insurances,
- Bosphorus boat tour,
- Extra expenses,