Our program in Turkey will commence with a visit to Istanbul's most iconic landmarks, including the Topkapi Palace, St. Sophia, Blue Mosque, and the Grand Bazaar. After enjoying breakfast, we will depart for Ankara, where we will pay our respects at the Mausoleum of Ataturk and explore its accompanying museum. Continuing our journey, we will travel to the enchanting region of Cappadocia, with a scenic drive along the Salt Lake. Prepare for an overnight stay in Cappadocia, where you will have the option to partake in an early morning balloon tour, offering a unique perspective of the region. A full day of exploration awaits, with visits to the Kaymakli Underground City, Open Air Museum in Goreme, and the natural fortress in Uchisar. Don't miss the opportunity to dine in a cave restaurant, savoring the famous Pottery Kebap and immersing yourself in the history of local handicrafts, such as carpets, Turkish tiles, onyx, and pottery.
The following day, we will depart early for Pamukkale, making a stop at the magnificent 13th-century Sultanhan Caravanserai along the way. Upon arrival in Konya, we will visit the Mausoleum of Mevlana, before continuing our journey to Pamukkale for an overnight stay. Discover the ancient city of Hierapolis, with its mesmerizing Necropolis, graveyard, and lime cascade. Our next destination is Selcuk, where we will visit the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Afterward, we will drive to Izmir for an overnight stay, enjoying the beautiful scenery along the way.
In the morning, we will embark on a drive to the remarkable ancient city of Ephesus. Explore its magnificent library, theater, and temples, and indulge in a delicious lunch in a nomadic tent in Selcuk, tasting Turkish Gozleme. Later, we will visit the picturesque village of Sirince, known for its beauty and delectable wines. Take the time to shop for local treasures before heading to either Kusadasi port for the ferry to Samos or Izmir airport, concluding our unforgettable journey through Turkey.
Upon your arrival, you will be met by our representative before transfer to your Hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your own leisure .
After breakfast at the hotel, a guided tour to Topkapi Palace, St. Sophia, Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazaar will commence. The day ends with an overnight stay in Istanbul. Meals; Breakfast.
After breakfast, we depart for Ankara where we will visit Mausoleum of Ataturk and its Museum. This is the burial place of the national hero who founded modern Republic of Turkey. We then depart for Cappadocia. After a picturesque trip along the Salt Lake, we will arrive in Cappadocia for an overnight stay. Meals; Breakfast & Dinner.
Early in the morning an optional Balloon tour is available. Then, full day excursion in Cappadocia including visits to the Kaymakli Underground City, Open Air Museum in Goreme and natural fortress in Uchisar. Lunch in a cave rest. to taste famous Pottery Kebap. Here, we will have the opportunity to discover and understand the rich history behind local handicrafts like hand-made carpets, Turkish tiles, onyx and potteries. Optional night tour with a Turkish show and dinner is avaliable tonight. Overnight stay in Cappadocia. Meals; Breakfast & Lunch.
Early departure for Pamukkale. On the way, visit the 13th century Seljukian masterpiece Sultanhan Caravanserai before arrival in Konya. After visiting the Mausoleum of Mevlana, we continue our drive to Pamukkale for an overnight stay. Meals; Breakfast & Dinner.
After breakfast, visit the ancient Hierapolis with the magnificent Necropolis, graveyard and the lime cascade. Thereafter, we continue our drive to Selcuk to visit Temple of Artemis ''one of the seven wonders of the ancient world'' then continue to Izmir for overnight stay. Meals; Breakfast & Dinner.
Morning drive to Ancient city of Ephesus where we will visit its magnificent library, theater and temples. Lunch in nomadic tent in Selcuk to taste Turkish Gozleme. Continue to marvelous village of Sirince where you be able to experience one of the most beautiful villages in Turkey. You can do shopping and taste delicious wines of the village. Return to Izmir for overnight stay. Meals; Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Transfer to either Kusadasi port for the ferry to Samos or Izmir airport. Meals; Breakfast.