and the Bosphorus Bridge... Pearls of Istanbul...
St. Sophia Museum...
Sun Rise at Cappadocia and Hot Air Balloon Tour...
Pamukkale... The magnific landscape and the beauty of thermal waters.
Celsus Library at Ephesus Ancient Site.
Troy... Legendary of History...
Istanbul is available to visit with Shore Excursion Trips while your vessel docked during the day .
Day 1 – Arrival in Istanbul
Arrival and transfer to you hotel in Istanbul.Overnight.
Day 2 – Full Day City Tour / Byzantine & Ottoman Relics(B-L)
Your Tour Guide will meet you at your hotel lobby at 09:00 and you will have a full day city tour. Topkapi Palace:The former imperial residence from where the Great Ottoman Empire was ruled. St.Sophia: The magnificent Byzantine Church of all times; one of the finest and largest architectural works of art in the world.Lunch: Full Course Menu at a charming restaurant.
Blue Mosque:One of the biggest mosques of Istanbul from 17th century architecture. Also famous for its blue tiles and 6 minarest.Hippodrome:The former center of sprotive and political activities of Constantinople. You will be able to see the Obelisk from Egypt, Serpentine Column from Delphi and fountain of Willhelm II.Grand Bazaar:In addition to its historical importance, it’s a bazaar that will tempt even the nonshoppers with its rich collection of precious handmade carpets, jewellery, leather and souvenirs.After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel.
Day 3 – Flight to Izmir & Ephesus Tour (B-L)
Pick up from your hotel and transfer to airport and flight to Izmir. Arrival and transfer to Ephesus. Starting fully guided Ephesus Tour and visiting Temple of Artemis, Ephesus Ruins (Theatre, Celsius Library, Agora, Odeon, Domitianus Temple, Trajan Fountain, Roman Latrine). Lunch and visit House of Virgin Mary. After the tour, transfer to your hotel.Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 4 – Pamukkale Tour (B-L)
After breakfast, depart to visit the ancient city of Hierapolis (fully guided Pamukkale tour) . The ruins of the biggest Necropolis Graveyard of the ancient world, Roman Baths, Bazilica and calcium cliffs, after Lunch Red Spring. Swimming in Kleopatra Thermal Pool (not included tour prices). Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 5 – Flight to Cappadocia & Free Afternoon(B)
Pick up from your hotel and transfer to Izmir airport to take a flight to Kayseri via Istanbul. Upon arrival, meet and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is free to explore Cappadocia by your own.
Day 6 – North Cappadocia Tour (B-L)
Breakfast and transfer from your hotel and starting the tour visiting Devrent Valley, Zelve Open-Air Museum, Monk’s valley (Pasabagi) where you will find the world known fairy chimneys. Break for lunch in Avanos and then continue on to the Goreme Open-Air Museum where you will visit the numerous rock carved churches and monasteries. Depart for a panaromic view of Esentepe and then on to Uchisar, a natural rock castle at the end of the tour back to the hotel. Back to hotel around 5:30pm and overnight stay in Cappadocia.
Day 7 -South Cappadocia Tour (B-L)
09:30 am, depart from your hotel to visit Red valley, and explore the famous rock- cut churches and walk 4-5 km through the Gulludere valley. Then visit Çavusvillage. This village is famous for the houses and churches of the Christian clergymen. After lunch drive to the Pigeon valley. In the afternoon visit Kaymakli underground city where early Christians lived in fear and faith. Transfer back to the hotel around 5:00 pm. Overnight in Cappadocia.
NOTE: You can make Hot Air Balloon Ride between 04:30-07:30 am. (190 $ extra per person)
Day 8 – Flight to Istanbul & Departure (B)
Pick up from your hotel and transfer to Cappadocia A/P to take a flight to Istanbul. Tour ends upon arrival to Istanbul. (You may extend your trip by adding extra nights in Istanbul, please advise..)
What’s NOT included