Explore Turkey's History and Nature with Luxury in 9 Nights 10 Days, Full Board and all Inclusive...
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DAY 01 ARRIVAL –
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 Square former 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, check in hotel to have rest to cover jet-lag until transfer for dinner. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 02 ISTANBUL – CANAKKALE (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
After breakfast at hotel, we 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. After lunch we visit, Troy Ancient City is the famous mythology city in Homer’s epic poem, lliad, one of the oldest settlements in the world. Check in hotel. Overnight in Canakkale.
DAY 03 CANAKKALE -
PERGAMUM – KUSADASI
After breakfast at the hotel, we drive to Pergamum, in Asia Minor. we have Cable Car experience to visit Acropolis. Acropolis is on the highest part of the city. Some of the sites include acropolis Temple of Athena, Temple Of Trojan, Arsenals, Altar of Zeus, and the Library. Acropolis;In Asia Minor. One of the Seven Churches was planted here. 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 visit Artemis Tempel; one of the seven wonders of ancient world. We visit this place to see the ruins of the tempel and taking pictures with the beauty of the town. 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 04 KUSADASI – PAMUKKALE (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
After breakfast at the hotel we visit St. John’s Tomb and Church,After Jesus Christ was taken up to heaven in Jerusalem Virgin Mary and St. John went to Ephesus and St. John built his church in Ephesus.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. Cotton Castle is 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.HierapolisThe 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. Overnight in Pamukkale.
Don’t forget to bring your swimwear to enjoy the thermal swimming pools of Pamukkale year-round!
DAY 05 PAMUKKALE –
KONYA – CAPPADOCIA
After 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 06 CAPPADOCIA (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
This morning we enjoy with Hot Air Balloon Tour as your optional choice. After breakfast at the hotel we have full day Cappadocia tour. We visit 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 plunder.you will get a chance to see bedrooms, kitchens, dining halls, wine cellars, chapels, stables and more. We have lunch at a special kebap restaurant and we have free time for shopping and taking picture in Urgup Town which is famous place with traditional Turkish Houses. We visit and take some pictures with Fairy Chimneys which are unique sights of Cappadocia region. On route, make a stop at the Carpet Factory. We will enjoy dinner with Belly Dance and Turkish Folk DanceShow with unlimited drinks. Overnight in Cappadocia.
DAY 07 CAPPADOCIA –
ISTANBUL By Domestic Flight
Breakfast at the hotel, 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. Gather some picture perfect memories atDerventandPasabag ValleyAfter lunch transfer to domestic airport to take flight for Istanbul. Upon arrival, we have Taksim Walking Tour, Taksim is known as the non-muslim part of istanbul.It is alive for 24 hours, you can find shopping, dining entertainment, nightlife at Taksim. We will visit theSt. Antuan Catholic Churchat Taksim. St. Anthony of Padua Church, alternatively known as the Sant'Antonio di Padova Church, or locally as Sent Antuan, is a basilica and the largest church of the Roman Catholic Church in Istanbul. Dinner and check in hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 08 ISTANBUL
After breakfast at the hotel, 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. We visit Dolmabahçe Palace which is the second Ottoman Palace for Sultans in the city. Its built with European Style in 19th Century. We will see original decoration and furnitures with Barok Style Architecture. After lunch we visit Topkapı 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. Then proceed to Spice Market which is the most popular bazaar in Istanbul for local people where you can find dried fruits,nuts, apple tea etc… Dinner and check in hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 09 ISTANBUL(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Breakfast at the hotel andwe drive to Asian part of Istanbul by crossing over a Suspension Bridge, it is a unique experience to drive between Asia and Europe Continents. We visit Camlica Hill in Asian part of Istanbul which is one of the highest points in the city to see beautiful view of Istanbul City on two continets. We drive back to European part of the city to visit Suleymaniye Mosque, The Suleiman Mosque was built on the order of sultan Suleiman the Magnificentand constructed by the great Ottoman architect Sinan. The construction work began in 1550 and the mosque was finished in 1557. Lunchwill be served at a triditional Halal Turkish Cusine Restaurant. After lunch, visit 500 years old Grand Bazaar, a maze of over 4000 stalls and shops selling jewelery, handicrafts, ceramics, turkish Coffee and other local products. Dinner and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 10 ISTANBUL – DEPARTURE (Breakfast)
After breakfast it is your ree time at your leisure. Transfer to airport to take flight back home.
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