Day 1 - Istanbul

Welcome to Turkey Istanbul Airport. You can take a rest at the hotel and in the evening you will enjoy the welcome cocktail and get information about Turkey and or programs at the presentation. You will get an idea what we are offering. After the presentation, we will have a welcome dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Istanbul. (Dinner included)|

Day 2 - Istanbul City Tour

In morning after breakfast we will depart for our hotel inspections. We will visit to ST. SOPHIA This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architectural marvels of all time. TOPKAPI PALACE The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed. SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. HIPPODROME Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. Murtis Tour will then take you to the SPICE BAZAAR (Egyptian Bazaar). After the tour, transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 3 - Istanbul to Izmir & Kusadasi

After breakfast depart for Bosphorus Cruise tour. Enjoy a magical Istanbul Bosphorus Boat Cruise and Spice Market. Enjoy the array of sites you can see from the boat including: SPICE BAZAAR (Egyptian Bazaar). BOSPHORUS BY BOAT a traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. Lunch break at the Turkish restaurant. After the lunch depart for Istanbul Ataturk Airport for domestic flight to Izmir. Transfer from airport & check in to your hotel in Kusadasi. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 4 - Kusadasi / Ephesus Tour / Turkish Village Sirince

08:30 Departure from hotel fully guided tour of Ephesus, one of the best preserved ancient sites in the world en-route, visiting the Temple of Artemis, Curetes street, famous Roman baths, Celsus Library, Grand theatre and House of the Virgin Mary. After the lunch, we will visit a place which continues to perform one of the oldest arts of Turkey; a carpet weaving centre. After Lunch we will do a Turkish Village Tour. Sirince's construction style today belongs to Anatolian Greeks. Sirince Village also has a fantastic reputation for making some of the best wines in Turkey - especially fruit wines. On the way we will visit one of the famous leather production centers of the region, where you will have the opportunity to get a good factory rate. Enabling you to enjoy the shopping experience whilst gaining the knowledge of the ancient craftsmen. Overnight in Kusadasi. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 5 - Kusadasi / Pamukkale Tour

At 08:30 we depart for Pamukkale. We will check at the hotel around 12.00 and we have a lunch break until 13.30. Afterwards we shall visit the calcium terraces of Pamukkale (cotton castle) and the ruins of Hierapolis, then walk around this natural phenomenon and have the option of lying in the waters of the natural springs. Overnight in Pamukkale. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 6 - Pamukkale and Antalya Old City Tour

After breakfast, we depart for Antalya. After reaching then continue to Antalya. Upon arrival in Antalya we have lunch break around 13:30pm. After lunch visit to Old city Kaleici, Clock Tower and Alexander the Great gate. After the tour, drive to your hotel for checking. Overnight in Antalya. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 7 - Antalya Perge Aspendos Tour

After breakfast we will depart for Perge and Aspendos.

PERGE: According to the geographer Strabon. Perge has been founded by Akhas who came down here after the Trojan wars. Perge was first mentioned in 334 BC when Alexander the Great passed through here. In the following years, Perge went under the control of Pergamon when the Kingdom of Pergamon became a part of the Roman city. In the first and the second centuries BC, Perge became one of the richest towns in Pamphylia. Therefore it is not a surprise that St. Paul started his campaign in Anatolia from Perge in 46 AD. After Perge, we will depart for Aspendos.

ASPENDOS: The eastern land of Antalya was called Pamphylia in ancient times. Aspendos (Belkis) lies 47 km east of Antalya in the Pamphylian plain. In 486 BC, Greeks and Persians had a great battle here (Greeks won, they didn't stay for long). During the reign of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (161-80 AD) Aspendos got its theatre, which is the best preserved of all. It was built by Romans and maintained by Byzantines and Seljuks. The ruins of the ancient city are extensive and include a stadium, an agora, and a basilica. Overnight in Antalya. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)|

Day 8 - Antalya / Konya / Cappadocia

After breakfast early in the morning at 08:00 drive to Konya for lunch at 13:00pm and after the lunch visit the imposing green-tiled Mausoleum of Mevlana, the mystic founder of the Sufi sect (Whirling Dervishes). After the Konya Mevlana tour drive to Cappadocia. Arrival to Cappadocia around 18:30pm and check into your hotel. If you wish to join our optional activity of Ballooning for tomorrow, please contact with your guide and register because it will take place early the next morning. Overnight in Cappadocia. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 9 - Cappadocia Tour

You will be picked up approximately 09:30 from your hotel to join our regular tour. Tour starts with Uchisar Castle, the highest point of Cappadocia. After Uchisar, you will visit Goreme Open Air Museum, the Heart of Cappadocia. Goreme Open Air Museum is famous for frescoes dating to 10th century describing the life of Jesus Christ and monks. Next stop is Cavusin, which is an abandoned village with old cave Greek houses. After Cavusin you go to the restaurant in Avanos to have lunch. After lunch, you visit a pottery work shop, to see how to make potteries. Then you go Pasabagi where you can see three-headed fairy chimneys. After Pasabagi you visit another workshop to see Cappadocian hand woven carpets and kilims. Next stop is Devrent Valley, which is also called Imagination Valley, where you can see natural rock formations looking like animals. Then you head to a wineshop in Urgup for wine tasting. Last stop is Three Beauties, three beautiful fairy chimneys with their hats, which is the symbol of Cappadocia. Overnight in Cappadocia. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 10 - Cappadocia to Istanbul

After breakfast you will have free time shopping in Cappadocia. Today we depart for Kayseri Airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul and then back to home. We hope your Family trip was a memorable one and we would like to see you in the future.(Breakfast included)

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