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Temple of Apollo...
House of Virgin Mary... The magnific athmosphere of holly site.
Celsus Library at Ephesus Ancient Site.
Kusadasi & Izmir are available to visit with Shore Excursion Trips while your vessel docked during the day .
Day – 1 Arrival in Istanbul (choose your own travel dates)
Arrival in Istanbul International Airport, pick up and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2 – Full Day City Tour / Byzantine & Ottoman Relics(B-L)
Your Tour Guide will meet you at your hotel lobby at 08:30 am 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 Afternoon / Bosphorus & Black Sea Tour (B-L)
Breakfast at the hotel and free time until 1:00 pm. At 1:30 pm. Transfer from the hotel to the boat and embarkement. We will have open buffet lunch on the boat on this unique tour program.We will have seasonal salad,delicious hors d’oeuvre, chicken kebap and rice. (drinks are extra). We will see Rumeli Fortress (from the sea) and arrive to Black Sea and get the best shot where Bosphorus meets Black Sea and we will have stopover at a beautiful village of Anadolu Kavagi at the Bosphorus on the Asiand Side of Istanbul.Return to hotel around 5:00pm.
Overnight in Istanbul.
Day – 4 Flight to Cappadocia / North Cappadocia Tour (B-L)
Early transfer to airport and flight to Cappadocia.Arrival and transfer.Depart for the tour and visit Devrent Valley to see the unigue fairy-chimneys. Drive to Love valley to see the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles.Drive to the city of Avanos .In the afternoon visit another beautiful open air museum at Göreme where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years.Lastly,before returning to your hotel, visit the natural castles at Uçhisar.Overnight in Cappadocia
DAy – 5 Full Day / South Cappadocia Tour (B-L)
Depart from your hotel to visit Red valley,and explore the famous rock- cut churches and hike 5 km through the Güllüdere valley. Then visit Çavuşin village.This village is famous for the houses and churches of the christian clegymen.After lunch Drive to the pigeon valley . In the afternoon visit Ozkonak underground city. Where early christians lived in fear and faith.Overnight in Cappadocia
NOTE: You can make Hot Air Balloon Ride between (04:30-07:30 am.) (190 $ extra per person)
Day – 6 Flight to Izmir & Transfer to Kusadasi (B)
Flight from Cappadocia to Izmir. Depending on the day of the week, you will either fly directly or via Istanbul. Arrival in Izmir airport, pick up and transfer to the hotel in Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day – 7 Full Day / Pamukkale Tour (B-L)
08:00 am pick up from the reception and depart for the tour (2.5 hours drive). Visiting Pamukkale “Cotton Castle”, once known as Hierapolis, famous for healing thermal/ mineral baths and beautiful snow-white “petrified waterfalls”. After lunch, visiting Hierapolis, including the magnificently preserved Necropolis, the Main Street and Gates, the Thermal Baths, the Devil`s Hole, and the Masterpiece Theater. Swimming or a therapeutic bath in a hotel pool`s hot spring mineral waters (but Cascade Pools are extra) is one of your year-round options, before returning back to your hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi.
DAY – 8 Transfer to Airport (B)
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to airport.Flight to Istanbul. Arrival and tour ends.
What’s NOT included