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Welcome to Istanbul and the start of your journey through the Land of the Sultans! You will be met upon arrival at the airport by one of our friendly representatives and transferred to your hotel. Why not start the holiday on a high with a romantic dinner at Maidens Tower? Have a read of the Enhance Your Holiday page for info.
After breakfast enjoy a full day tour of the magnificent city of Istanbul. Explore Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sofia, the Blue Mosque and the Roman Hippodrome; once home to chariot races, gladiatorial battles and public executions. We conclude our day with a drive to Eminonu to visit the Spice Bazaar, a trade in this location since 1660.
After breakfast we'll drive to Grand Covered Bazaar; which is the most attractive shopping center and the biggest (souk) in the world with nearly 4000 shops of antiques, jewellery, gold, carpets and leather wear. Then we will have a Bosphorus Cruise; through the waterway separating two continents, Europe and Asia. Along the way there is the possibility to take photographs of marble palaces, ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture besides modern residentials and luxurious apartments.
This morning our driver will escort you to the airport for your flight to Keyseri. Arriving here, our team await to drive you to Cappadocia.
Why not start your day on a hot air balloon? Read the Enhance page for info. We start our day of exploration with visiting the Devrent Valley where various types of fairy chimneys are abundant. Then onto Pasabagi (Monk's Valley) that has multiple stems and caps rock formations particular to this area. We then drive to Avanos which is known for the pottery, a craft dating back to the Hittite period. After lunch we explore the Goreme Open Air Museum to visit the churches, chapels and monasteries carved into the fairy chimneys from the 10th to the 13th centuries with incredible frescoes painted on the walls.
Today is at your leisure to explore the region perhaps you would like to go horseriding or learn about the world famous regional wine or more in depth guided exploration of the region with our Ilhara Valley option? Have a read of the Enhance Your Holiday page for info.
Today you head to the coastline with a flight to Izmir (Via Istanbul) Arriving into Izmir, our local driver will meet you for the transfer to seaside town of Kusadasi.
This morning you will drive to the ancient and magnificent city of Ephesus, one of the largest and most well preserved ancient cities in the Mediterranean, with Roman theatres, fountains, buildings, churches and temples. Ephesus was originally built on the north slope of Mount Pion in 1000 BC but was later relocated to its current location in 4th century BC. Then continue to House of Virgin Mary. The Vatican has recognized this small house in the Solmissos Mountains as the final resting place of the Virgin Mary.
Today is a simple matter of driving to the resort city of Fethiye-Oludeniz. Arriving here, check into your hotel.
Sit back and relax here in this laid back coastal area of Turkey walk along beaches looking for shells or simply kick back at the pool in your hotel.
Taking to the sky once more you fly back to Istanbul. On arrival we await to take you to your hotel. Why not indulge in a Turkish Hammam this afternoon? or perhaps conclude your journey with a night cruise on the river with a tasty dinner and great entertainment on board? Have a read of the Enhance Your Holiday page for info.
Sadly your journey has reached its conclusion, we will transfer you to Istanbul Airport in time for your flight home.
The earliest settle of Kusadasi dates back to the Leleges people in 3000BC and all through the ages, Kusadasi was ...