Called Byzantium and later Constantinople, Istanbul is the only city to span two continents. It sits on the Bosphorus, the ...
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Welcome to the magnificent city of Istanbul. You will be met upon arrival at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to spend as you choose.
Today you will be taken on a full day tour of Istanbul highlights to include Topkapi Palace, Aya Sofya Cathedral, Roman Hippodrome and amazing Blue Mosque. Return to your hotel upon completion of the tour.
Today you have a car and driver (NO GUIDE)to see some of Istanbul's Flee Markets including the Grand Bazaar, Egyptian Spice Market and Kadijoy Flea Market. Return transfer to your hotel when finished.
Morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Cappadocia. Arrival and onward transfer to your hotel.
This morning enjoy an included hot air balloon ride over the incredible landscape of Cappadocia before embarking upon a full day sightseeing tour of the region. Highlights today include Kaymakli Underground City, Open Air Museum in Goreme and the natural fortress of Uchisar. Return transfer to your hotel upon completion.
Today we drive onward to Pamukkale via the 13th century Seljukian masterpiece of Sultanhan Caravanserai and Konya. In Konya visit the 13th century Mevlana Museum; the original lodge of the Mevlevi Whirling Dervishes, a mystical Sufi Muslim group. It contains the tomb of Mevlana, a leading philosopher and mystic of Islam, which remains an important place of pilgrimage. Afterwards continue your journey onward to Pamukkale.
After breakfast visit the incredible white calcium terraces of Pamukkale and ancient Hierapolis, with its Necropolis graveyard of over 1200 graves. This afternoon, en route to Sirince village we visit the ruins of the great Temple of Artemis (one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World), which is situated in a marshy basin between Selcuk and Ephesus.
Today you will get a full day with guide to explore the extraordinary Ancient city of Ephesus. Return transfer to your hotel upon completion.
Enjoy a free day to be in the beautiful village in the hills you can go for a walk in the surrounding country side or just enjoy the atmosphere of the town.
Today a transfer to Izmir airport for your flight to Istanbul arrival and connect to your flight home.