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Day 1: Istanbul

Welcome to Istanbul the only city in the world that stands in two different continents. Upon arrival you will be met by our representatives and transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight Istanbul.

Day 2: Istanbul - Kusadasi

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Izmir. Upon arrival to Izmir, you will be transferred to your hotel in Kusadasi. Spend the rest of the day at your lesiure. Overnight Kusadasi.

Day 3: Kusadasi

A full day tour of Ephesus and Virgin Mary’s House. First, visit the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Then proceed to the Ancient City of Ephesus where you will explore some of the best preserved theatres, fountains and buildings in the world. A definite must while in Turkey. Then visit to the House of Mother Mary where she is supposed to have spent her last years with St. John. After the tour, we will drive back to our hotel in Kusadasi.

Day 4: Kusadasi - Pamukkale

After breakfast depart Kusadasi and drive to Pamukkale which is the center of natural thermal spring waters with healing properties. Due to the chemical properties in the water, pure white colored travertines and stepped water terraces have been created on the mountain slope. It is for its resemblence to cotton piles that it is called 'Cotton Castle' in Turkish. Then visit the travertines and the ancient city of Hierapolis which has the biggest Nekropol with 1200 gravestones in Anatolia. The sacred pool also is one of the highlights of the site. There shallow thermal waters ripple over a wonderful scattering of ancient roman ruins that lie beneath. Overnight Pamukkale.

Day 5: Pamukkale - Olympos

Today we drive to Olympos and transfer to your Tree hotel. Spend the Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight ANTALYA (OLYMPOS).

Day 6: Olympos - Antalya

Today we drive to Antalya and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure . Overnight Antalya

Day 7: Antalya

Depart your hotel and visit Perge, originally settled by the Hittites around 1500 B.C, the place with the impressive colonnaded street and where most of the statues that are on display in Antalya Museum were unearthed. Afterwards we drive to Aspendos that bears one of the best preserved amphitheatres in the world. Finally visit Duden Waterfalls that are the highest ones in the region. Overnight Antalya.

Day 8: Antalya - Cappadocia

Today you will be transferred to Antalya Airport for your domestic flight to Kayseri. Upon arrival to Kayseri you will be transferred to your hotel in Cappadocia. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight Cappadocia

Day 9: Cappadocia

Full day touring with valleys to see the remnants of some older churches, rock formations and Kaymakli Underground City, the place early Christians hid from persecutors. Stop by Avcilar and pigeons valley to experience the moon-like topography of Cappadocia continue to Open Air Museum in Goreme to see the best examples of Byzantine art in Cappadocia in rock-cut churches with frescoes and paintings (10th to 13th century) and Pasabagi Valley. Proceed to the pottery town of Avanos where Kizilirmak (Hallys), the longest river of Turkey, meanders leaving the red clay on its banks that has been the raw material of pottery for centuries. Overnight Cappodocia

Day 10: Cappadocia - Istanbul

Today you will be transferred to Kayseri Airport for your domestic flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival to the airport/ port you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure.

Day 11: Istanbul

After breakfast enjoy a full day guided tour which includes St. Sophia (Closed on monday), the cathedral built by Emperor Justinian in 537 which was the largest church in Christendom for a thousand years, the Byzantine Hippodrome with its various monuments including a 3500-year-old red granite obelisk brought from Egypt and erected here in 390 AD. The Ottoman Empire produced marvelous architecture and you'll see one of its finest works: Blue Mosque of Sultan Ahmet I. We will also visit the underground Cistern. Later today, you'll venture into the labyrinthine Grand Bazaar. Overnight Istanbul.

Istanbul view

Day 12: Istanbul

We say our good byes today as you are transferred to the airport for your return flight to your next adventure.

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Amphitheatre in Kusadasi

Kusadasi

The earliest settle of Kusadasi dates back to the Leleges people in 3000BC and all through the ages, Kusadasi was ...

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