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Welcome to Turkey, the first country on our amazing adventure through Eurasia. Arrive Istanbul with included transfer to your hotel where the rest of the day is free to enjoy at leisure.
Today we explore the fascinating city of Istanbul, straddling the border between Europe and Asia. Our tour begins with the majestic Blue Mosque built by Sultan Ahmet I between 1603-17 and continues with the Hippodrome of Constantinople. St. Sophia Church is one of Istanbul’s most iconic monuments. Originally an Eastern Orthodox Church, it was converted to a mosque and is of great religious and architectural significance. We next visit the opulent Topkapi Palace, once the seat of the Ottoman Empire and subject of dozens of colourful stories.
Enjoy a free day to explore the city at your leisure. This evening you will fly to Kayseri - Arrival and included transfer to your hotel.
For today and tomorrow enjoy full day guided tours through this spectacular scenic region the typical tourist sites can be covered but in addition the guide can take yoU on some interesting walks easy or hard in the natural surroundings on one of the mornings a hot air balloon tour is included.
Early morning departure for Pamukkale, en route stop is made along the Silk Road at the Seljuk - a fine example of an ancient Silk Road caravanserai. we continue on and visit Konya here we tour the monastery of the Mevlana whirling dervishes and the mausoleum of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi.Onward drive to Pamukkale and check into your hotel.
Meandering through the sweeping plains and endless cotton farms we arrive at the ruins of Roman Hieropolis and the hot springs of Pamakkule. All of which you visit today on your guided tour, admire this surreal landscape created by frequent earthquakes in the fault depression of the Menderes river basin. Marvel at the crystalline marble, quartzites and stalagtites, which shimmer in the sunlight. There will be time to paddle our feet as you walk the terraces or opt for a dip in the thermal baths. Later we stop at a leather manufacturing house.
Enjoy your own free time and accommodations booked at your own arrangements in Marmaris.
Make your own want to Dalaman airport in time for your flight home.
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