Day 1: ISTANBUL. Arrival in Istanbul, welcome & assistance at the airport and transfer to hotel. Free Day.
Day 2: ISTANBUL. After breakfast full day visit to Istanbul. Visits to the outstanding monuments of Ottoman & Byzantine Empires, the Roman Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia (closed on Mondays), Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace (closed on Tuesdays), Suleiman the Magnificent Mosque and Grand Bazaar with over 4000 stores. (closed on Sundays). Lunch at local restaurant & back to the hotel at dusk.
Day 3: ISTANBUL - ANKARA – CAPPADOCIA. In the morning, transfer to airport for flight to Ankara. Arrival in Ankara and then to the city to visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations and the Mausoleum of Kemal Ataturk. Lunch and continue to Cappadocia. Dinner and overnight.
Day 4: CAPPADOCIA. Full Day dedicated to this wonderful region, starting with a visit to the village of Uchisar and the underground city of Kaymakli. Lunch and continue the tour by visiting the Goreme Valley and the Open Air Museum. The last places to be visited Pasabag Valley and Avanos. Return to hotel, dinner and overnight.
Day 5: CAPPADOCIA – KONYA - PAMUKKALE. In the morning departure to Konya. En route visit the Caravanserai of "Sultanhan". Arrival to Konya, visit Mevlana Museum and the Theological School of the Dervishes. Lunch & then to Pamukkale. Dinner and overnight.
Day 6: PAMUKKALE- KUSADASI. Morning visit to the ancient city of Hierapolis, the ruins of the Necropolis Cemetery and Roman baths. Continue to Aphrodisias and after lunch, visit to this ancient Greco-Roman city, dedicated to the goddess of love Aphrodite. Departure for Kusadasi. Dinner and overnight.
Day 7: KUSADASI - IZMIR – ISTANBUL. Departure for Meryemana and visit the House of the Virgin Mary. Continued to Ephesus, the Roman capital in Asia Minor to visit the ruins of Odeon, the Arch of Hercules, Temple of Hadrian, the magnificent library, Agora and the only Greco-Roman. After lunch, visit the Basilica of San Juan and then drive to the airport Teatro Greco Romano. After lunch, visit to the Basilica of San Juan and then to Smyrna. Arrival at the airport for your flight to Istanbul. Arrival in Istanbul and transfer to hotel. The rest of the Day at leisure.
Day 8: ISTANBUL – AIRPORT. At theindicated timeasyour return flight, will transfer to the airport.
Minimum price in triple room, maximum price in single room.
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