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Day 1: Istanbul

Welcome to Istanbul the only capital city that is build on 2 continents. Upon arrival you will be met by our local represenatives and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight Istanbul.

Day 2: Istanbul

Enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Classic Istanbul where you will visit the Topkapi Palace that was the primary residence of the Ottoman Sultans. St. Sophia a former Orthodox patriarchal basilica. The Blue Mosque named this because of the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior and the Grand Bazaar where you can barter and grab some souvenirs. Overnight Istanbul.

Day 3: Istanbul - Cappadocia

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport in time for your flight to Cappadocia. On arrival you shall start a full day sightseeing excursion in Cappadocia including visits to the Kaymakli Underground City, Open Air Museum in Goreme and natural fortress in Uchisar. Overnight stay in Cappadocia.

Day 4: Cappadocia

Another full day of sightseeing in Cappadocia awaits you today. Today you will visit Narligol the crater lake between the underground city and valley. You will visit Ihlara valley and visit the cave churches. The valley is 14 km. long, 100 m. height and Melendiz river flows through it. You will visit the local village of Belisirma; which is situated in the valley, with its magnificent landscape, mosques, and churches of the region provide a richly textured panorama of Anatolian history, religion, culture, art, and architecture. Overnight in Cappadocia

Day 5: Cappadocia - Izmir

After breakfast, you will be transferred back to Kayseri Airport for your domestic flight to Izmir via Istanbul. On Arrival you will transfer to hotel. Rest of the day is yours to explore this city on your own. Overnight in Izmir.

Day 6: Izmir - Pamukkale

Today you will visit the Ancient City of Ephesus. Enter through the Magnesia Gate and begin a slow, downhill walk into the ruins of this Roman provincial capital. Your route takes you past the Odeon, the Celsus Library, the Temple of Hadrian, the Fountain of Trajan and the Great Theatre. The theatre had seating for 24,000, which was the site where it is believed St. Paul preached to the Ephesians and is used today for a local spring festival. 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. A small shrine dedicated to St. Mary was found when the ruins of the house were first discovered. After the tour we will continue to Pamukkale for Over night.

Day 7: Pamukkale - Istanbul

After Breakfast, visit to the ancient Hierapolis with the magnificent Necropolis, graveyard and the lime cascade. After the tour, we will transfer you to Denizli Airport for your domestic flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival you will be met by our local representatives and transferred to your hotel. Overnight Istanbul.

Istanbul view

Day 8: Istanbul

Today you say your good byes to Istanbul and Turkey as you are transferred to the airport in time for your departure flight to your next destination.

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