HOT Turkey, Highlights of Turkey. Visit the most important places and most visited sights in Turkey. 

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Upon arrival Istanbul Ataturk International Airport meet and greet your local guide then we proceed to Constantinapole. Visit; Blue Mosque which is the second largest mosque in Istanbul, built to compete with St. Sophia. Dating back from 17th century. Mosque is Famous for its blue tiles and 6 minarets.Hippodrome Squareformer centre of sportive and political activities of Constantinople. See the famous Egyptian Obelisk, Serpentine Column and Wilhelm II fountain.St. Sophia,which has been a cathedral and a mosque, now is a magnificent museum. Its mosaics, stained glass windows & decorated domes create an atmosphere of breath taking beauty.After lunch, drive to Canakkale, make a stop in Çanakkale city center to see the Wooden Horse from Holywood Movie ‘Troy’ After they completed Troy Movie in Malta Island that wooden horse was given as a gift by Holywood to Canakkale City to keep in its original place in the history.Overnight in Canakkale.

DAY 02 CANAKKALE – PERGAMUM - KUSADASI (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
After breakfast at the hotelwe visit, Troy Ancient Citywhich is the famous mythology city in Homer’s epic poem, lliad, one of the oldest settlements in the world. We drive to Pergamum. We will visit Asclepion which is the first organized hospital in Asia Minor. According to Greek mythology they find the secret of immortality there. One of the Seven Churches was planted in Pergamum(Revelation 1:11, 2:17) It was noted for its wickedness, in so much that our Lord says ‘’Satan’s seat’’ was there. The church of Pergamum was rebuked for swerving from the truth and embracing  the doctrines of Balaam and the Nicolaitanes. After lunch in Pergamum we continue to Kusadası on the way we pass by Izmir and panoramic city tour by bus to see famous Izmir Bay. Upon arrival Kusadasi we visit House of Virgin Mary a marvelous atmosphere hidden in the green. It is the place where Mary may have spent her last days…Overnight in Kusadasi.

DAY 03 KUSADASI - PAMUKKALE   (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
After breakfast at the hotel we visit Tempel of Artemis which was one of the Seven Wonders of Ancient World, now only ruins of the tempel can be seen from the Goddess of Moon.Ephesus we will begin as well as viewing one of the Seven Churches of Revelation, you will see impressive structures such as great theatre where St. Paul and St. John met. Arcadian Street,Trajan fountain, Celsius Library, Hadrian Temple etc… We visit a Leather Outlet Center to watch a Fashion Show and we can see the most famous Turkish leather (The Silk Leather)After lunch at a local restaurant, proceed to Pamukkale.We will visit Cotton Castleis a magical and unique terraces and castles created by deposits of white limestone from thermal springs. This spectecular natural wonder is also in world heritage protection list of UNESCO. We will see Cleopatra’s Antique Pool which was built by the Ceaser of Rome Empire Mark Anthoni.Hierapolis The city was founded in 190 B.C. by Eumenes II, king of Pergamum. In the 2nd and 3rd centuries, it reached the height of its development as a Roman thermal bath center.

Don’t forget to bring your swimwear to enjoy the thermal swimming pools of Pamukkale year-round!Overnight in Pamukkale.

DAY 04 PAMUKKALE – KONYA – CAPPADOCIA  (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
After early breakfast, we drive to Konya City by following Silk Road which starts from China and pass through on the way for Constantinople. Visit Konya city. Konya; Seventh largest city of Turkey. It is the city in central Anatolia which has protected its name for centuries. Legend says that Perseus kills a dragon that had been ravaging the town. The people set up a special monument to honor him, a stone obelisk with an icon of Perseua carved in it. This event gave the name of the city as Ikonyon or Ikonyum. Visit Mevlana’s Museum for whirling Dervishes. Continue from Konya and make a photostop at Sultanhani, one of the best-preserved Caravanserais (inns) in Anatolia. Overnight in Cappadocia. 

DAY 05 CAPPADOCIA  (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
This morning we enjoy with Hot Air Balloon Tour as our optional choice. After breakfast at the hotel we have full day Cappadocia tour. Kaymaklı Underground City,one of the largest underground cities in Cappadocia,troglodyte cave-cities were excavated as early as Hittite times, and expanded over the centuries as various marauding armies traversed Central Anatolia in search of captives and will get a chance to see bedrooms, kitchens, dining halls, wine cellars, chapels, stables and more. After lunch we visit Goreme Open Air Museum which is famous with cave churches and with their frescos. Goreme Open Air Museum: It is registered to the World Heritage List by UNESCO. Explore the rock-carved churches with some of it decorated with scratched frescos. We proceed to Uchisar an old village of small dwellings carved into massive rocks. Visit a Cave House there Gather some picture perfect memories at Dervent Valley On route, make a stop at the Carpet Factory. After dinner at the hotel we will enjoy with Belly Dance and Turkish Folk Dance Show with unlimited drinks. Overnight in Cappadocia.

DAY 06 CAPPADOCIA – ANKARA – BOLU  (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) 
This morning, continue our journey to Ankara, the capital of Turkey. On route we stop at theSalt Lake which is the second largest salt lake in the world. Lunch will be on the way for Ankara. Visit the Magnificent Ataturk Mouseleum  where the final resting place for Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (which also known as “Father of Modern Turkey”) Then, continue our journey to Bolu. Overnight in Bolu.

DAY 07 BOLU – ISTANBUL  (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) 
Morning proceed to Istanbul. En-route enjoy a leisure drive along the shores of Marmara Sea and back to Istanbul.After lunch we visit Topkapi Palace,The seat of the Ottoman Empire after it shifted its capital from Bursa to Istanbul. It is today a museum palace with a wide Treasuries, Royal Antiques, Court yards, Holy Relics etc.. In this palace you can see Moes’s stick, St. John’s arm and a part of his scull covered by gold.We have free shopping time at the first largest in door bazaar in the world; Grand Bazaar is one of the most famous shopping area in Istanbul.After your shopping time we have dinner at a fish restaurant with view of Golden Horn After dinner check in hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

This morning we have a unique experience between two continents Bosphorus Cruise, we will see the beauty of Bosphorus Channel which spreads over Asia and Europe Continents. This is the great experience to be between Asia and Europe Continents on the boat. We see and take pictures of Ottoman Palaces, Rumeli Castle, Anatolian Castle and the life style of people on the coast line of Bosphorus. Transfer to airport to take flight back home.


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