Marhaba! Arrive at Istanbul Airport! On your way, you will also witness the twinkling lights of Europe from Tarabya to Bebek. Later, you are transferred to your hotel.
Upon arrival in Istanbul, you are dropped to your hotel where you can relax and freshen up. In the evening, you will be picked up for the Turkish Dinner Cruise on the Bosphorus.
This night cruise is an enchanting experience and you will be served a ‘welcome drink’ as soon as you board the cruise. Passing through the moonlight, your cruise will glide past Hotel Kempinski, Dolmabahce Palace on the European shores and the Beylerbeyi Palace, Kanlica and Anatolian Fortress from the Asian side. The Dinner Cruise will host you with live Turking entertainment including Turkish Folk & belly dance.
The cruise will host an open buffet including Turkish specialities, unlimited local drinks, and barbeque.read less
After breakfast, you proceed for a full-day Istanbul City Tour. You begin in the Old City of Istanbul and visit the ‘Sultanahmet Centre’ in the heart of the old city. Next is the Hagia (St.) Sophia, a basilica known for its incredible architecture.
Just opposite the Hagia is the Blue Mosque which is famous for its blue Iznik tiles and 6 unique minarets built in the name of Sultan Ahmet. There is also the Hippodrome, a centre of all the sportive, political, and eventive activities.
The Obelisk of Theodosius, Serpentine Column, and German Fountain of Wilhelm II is the famous monuments decorating the Hippodrome.
The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is one of the most famous shopping destinations and hosts the biggest ‘souk’ in the world with approx 4000 shops selling antiques, jewellery, gold, carpets, leatherware and souvenirs.
After lunch, you proceed to Topkapi Palace, the Imperial Residence of Ottoman sultans exhibiting Chinese porcelain, weapons, and calligraphy.
You will also visit the Suleymaniye Mosque - built in the name of Suleyman, the magnificent during the 16th century which is famous for its architecture.
Post the tour, you will be transferred to the hotel for a comfortable stay.read less
After breakfast today, we check out from the hotel and our journey begins. Drive to Bursa, former Ottoman Capital which was founded by the Bitnynian King Prusias I Cholus "the Lame" (reigned 228-185 BC), and he also gave his name -altered to the Hellenistic "Prusa"- the city. Legend has it that the great Carthaginian general Hannibal helped him to choose the site. The city is frequently cited as "YeÅŸil Bursa" (meaning "Green Bursa") in a reference to the beautiful parks and gardens located across its urban tissue, as well as to the vast forests in rich variety that extend in its surrounding region.
The city is synonymous with the mountain Uludag which towers behind the city core and which is also a famous ski resort. The mausoleums of early Ottoman sultans are located in Bursa and the numerous edifices built throughout the Ottoman period constitute the city's main landmarks. The surrounding fertile plain, its thermal baths, several interesting museums, notably a rich museum of archaeology, and a rather orderly urban growth are further principal elements that complete Bursa's overall picture. We also visit Orhan Ghazi Mosque which is the first Ottoman Mosque with a lead dome built in 1392.
Highlights of the day:
After a fun-filled day exploring Bursa, we check-in at the hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.
Distance from Istanbul to Bursa: 160 km approx.
Travel Time: 2 hours 10 min approx.
After breakfast today, we check out from the Bursa hotel and drive to Sogut where everything started in Ottoman History.
Especially thinking of the fact that a great hero Ertugrul Ghazi had been in these places and walked here and now it is our chance to walk in his footsteps. We will visit the tomb of Ertugrul Ghazi where he died in 1288 and lots of monuments which are tributed to him, scattered around the town. You will have free time here to take photos. We will also visit the Tomb of Sheikh Edebali who was the mentor of Ertugrul Ghazi and considered the spiritual founder of the Ottoman Empire. After the sightseeing in Sogut, we stop for lunch at a local Turkish restaurant to enjoy a delicious meal. After lunch, we depart for Pamukkale (a 5-hour drive).
Dinner and overnight in Pamukkale.
Distance from Bursa to Pamukkale: 490 km approx.
Travel Time Today: 6 hours and 40 mins approx.
After a hearty breakfast, we will check out of the hotel and continue to our Pamukkale City tour. You get to witness the Cotton Cliffs.
There will also be the Calceus Waters that rise from the ground at a 35C temperature and flow down the mountain from a height of 100 metres forming many pools. This results in cream colored stalactites formation over the water and creates a breathtaking sight.
Later, you will also visit the ancient ruins of the City of Hierapolis with its theater, basilica, Roman Bath and Necropolis. Post the city tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in Antalya for dinner and a comfortable overnight stay.
Distance from Pamukkale to Antalya: 240 km approx.
Travel Time: 3 hours and 50 mins approx.
After breakfast, your day will begin with a private guide picking you up from your hotel. The tour guide will escort you through the old town of Antalya on foot. The walking tour of Antalya will let you explore the hidden gems of the city through the bustling bazaars and old architecture. Here you will have opportunities for shopping and sightseeing. Your second destination will be the picturesque and stunning Duden Waterfall. There you will have an opportunity to soak in the views of the Antalya coastline and the green park surrounding the falls. Once rested, your guide will transport you to Antalya’s City Center. Your tour will conclude with your guide returning you to your hotel at around 17:00. Free time in the afternoon at leisure.
Dinner and Overnight stay in Antalya Hotel.read less
After breakfast today, we check out from the Antalya hotel and depart for Konya.
Konya is one of Turkey's oldest continuously inhabited cities and was known as Iconium in Roman times. As the capital of the Seljuk Turks from the 12th to the 13th centuries, it ranks as one of the great cultural centres of Turkey. During that period of cultural, political and religious growth, the mystic Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi founded a Sufi order known in the West as the Whirling Dervishes.
The striking green-tiled mausoleum of Mevlana is Konya's most famous building. Attached to the mausoleum, the former dervish seminary now serves as a museum housing manuscripts of Mevlana's works and various artefacts related to the mysticism of the sect.
Afternoon free for relaxation.
Dinner and Overnight stay in Konya.
Distance from Antalya to Konya: 303 km approx.
Travel Time: 4 hours 10 min approx.
Post breakfast, you will be transferred to Cappadocia.
Upon arrival in Cappadocia, we proceed to the city centre for the Cappadocia city tour.
Cappadocia Tour I - This tour will include the Devrent Valley where you will see the different types of fairy chimneys. The famous chimneys include ones with caps, cones, mushroom-like forms, and pointed rocks.
You will also visit the Pasabaglari (Monks Valley) where you will see fairy chimneys with multiple stems and caps. There is also a Chapel dedicated to St. Simeon and a hermit's shelter that has a fairy chimney with three heads.
Next on the tour would be the Goreme Open Air Museum where religious education was started. You will also visit the chapels and monasteries carved into the fairy chimneys from the 10th and 13th centuries with frescos painted on the walls.
The next stop is the Pigeon Valley where you will see a lot of pigeons and hear about how they used to help the send messages and fertilize the grapes. The last point on your tour would be the Uchisar Castle which resembles an Ortahisar in style. The top of the citadel provides an amazing panoramic view of the surrounding area.
Post the tour, you are transferred to the hotel for check-in and a comfortable stay.
Distance from Konya to Cappadocia: 270 km approx.
Travel Time: 3 hours 25 min approx.
After Breakfast today, we will visit the Red River Stone&Jewelery Workshop & a Pottery Workshop where you will learn how Ancient Turkish people used to make their own utensils and art!
Lunch will be a delicious Turkish meal with a touch of culture!
Afternoon free for relaxation.
Dinner and overnight stay at Cappadocia Hotel.read less
After your breakfast today, you will check out from the hotel and will be transferred to the Cappadocia Airport for your flight to Istanbul.
Upon arrival in Istanbul, you will be dropped to your hotel where you can relax and have a comfortable overnight stay.
Flight Time: 1 hour and 25 min approx.
No Lunch & Dinner on this day.
After breakfast today, you have a day free at leisure for you to explore Istanbul city on your own!
No Lunch & Dinner on this day so you can indulge in meals of your own choice!
You can visit Istiklal Street or Sultan Ahmet square for shopping and souvenirs!
Overnight stay at the hotel.read less
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