Day 1: Departure from Bodrum. Marmaris or fethiye and drive to Pamukkale In the morning, pick-up from the boat or hotel and drive to Pamukkale, arrival and visit to Hierapolis and Pamukkale travertine castles. Overnight Pamukkale.
Day 2: Pamukkale - Ephesus. Drive from Pamukkale to Ephesus, on the way, visit to Aphrodisias arrival and check in Hotel near Ephesus.
Day 3: Ephesus. Full day guided tour to antique city of Ephesus, Virgin Mary house, St. John Church and temple of Artemis one of the seven wonders of the antique world. Overnight Near Ephesus.
Day 4: Izmir - Cappadocia. Transfer to airport in Izmir and take a direct flight to Kayseri by Sun express. Departure at 07:30 am and arrival at 08:50 am. Upon arrival transfer to Cappadocia. Walk in the Red and Rose valleys and discovery of partly abandoned Cavusin village.
Day 5: Cappadocia. Guided discovery of Cappadocia. Visit to Goreme Open Air Museum with cave churches, Uchisar Rock Castle, Fairy Chimneys in Pasabag, Avanos. Overnight in the hotel of Cappadocia.
Day 6: Cappadocia. Tour to Underground city, Soganli valley, Sobessos mosaics, Keslik monastery and Mustafapasa old Greek town. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 7: Cappadocia. Walking in Ihlara Canyon, a "mirage" in the Steps of Anatolia up to Belisirma village, the ancient Peristrema: "Valley of the Sky" along the Melendiz River. Rock-cut churches, spread across a wild plantation, surprise you with their successfully painted representations from the Bible. Lunch in Belisirma a local restaurant by the river. Stop by Selime, a village with cave houses at the end of the canyon and a "star wars" like landscape.
Day 8: Istanbul - Cappadocia. Transfer to airport and take the morning flight from Kayseri to Istanbul. Arrival and transfer to hotel and leisure afternoon.
Day 9: Istanbul. Full day guided sightseeing in Old Istanbul. Discovery of Sultanahmet, Blue Mosque, St. Sophia, Hippodrome, Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazaar. Overnight in Istanbul.
Days 10&11: Istanbul. Guided Bosphorus Cruise with Dolmabahçe Palace. Visit to the exotic and aromatic Egyptian Spice Market, cross over to Asia to Camlica Hill for a view of Istanbul. During the cruise, view of Ottoman seaside mansions, marble palaces and small fishing villages. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 12: Departure. Transfer to airport and leave Turkey. End of the service.
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