Arrival at Istanbul International Airport. The only city on earth that straddles two continents, a visit to Istanbul is truly unique experience. Once you arrive at Istanbul International Airport, after clearing Customs & Immigrations you will be met by our local representative and transferred to your hotel. Late in the afternoon enjoy a cruise on the Bosporus River. The cruise takes you along the magnificent Bosporus, the waterway separating Europe from Asia. Along the shores, there is a delightful mixture of the past and the present, as well as the great splendor and quaint beauty of the ancient wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses and small fishing villages and visit of the spice market(closed on Sundays). Overnight at the hotel.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Today enjoy a half-day city tour of Istanbul. Firstly we visit the magnificent Byzantine Church of St. Sophia, one of the finest architectural works in the world; this church has been nominated as the 8th wonder of the world by many historians. Then continue to the Blue Mosque, one of the largest mosques in Istanbul. Dating back to the 17th century, this is one of the principal adornments on the skyline of Istanbul and is also famous for its blue tiles and 6 minarets. We will also visit the Hippodrome, the former center of sporting and political activities in Constantinople. During the visit, you will be able to see the Obelisk from Egypt, the Serpentine Column from Delphi and the fountain of Wilhelm II. Our final visit of the morning is to the Grand Bazaar, which in addition to its historical importance is a bazaar that will tempt you with its rich collection of precious handmade carpets, jewelry, leather, and souvenirs. Evening at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel; full day is free for leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast transfer to Ataturk Airport to take a morning flight to Kayseri. Upon arrival meet with assistant and drive to Cappadocia. Visiting Kaymakli or Derinkuyu Underground City; carved out of rock and completely self-contained. More than 200 people lived on each of seven floors with the last one 250 feet underground. Then see the citadel of Ortahisar and the old Cavusin Village and its cave houses. Lunch followed by a walking tour of Red Valley and a visit to Urgup wine House. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Breakfast at hotel and then visit Devrent Valley, Pasabag Fairy Chimneys and Avanos Village. After lunch at a typical local restaurant Pigeon Valley and the natural citadel of Uchisar visited, followed by Goreme Open-Air Museum, which is full of pink, rose and white tapering columns. These tall free standing cones of stone curve and twist as if pulled from earth like taffy. Others are tall like fairy chimneys. The caves were settled in the 4th century as monasteries. Visit some caves on the cliffs to see Byzantine frescoes decorating early Christian churches. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast drive back to Kayseri to take a domestic flight to Antalya via Istanbul. Upon arrival at Antalya airport transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Enjoy breakfast at hotel. Today full day to discover ancient Hellenistic and Roman treasures, including the unspoiled ruins of Perga, the magnificently preserved 15,000 person theater of Aspendos and Manavgat Waterfalls. Dinner and overnight at Antalya.
Breakfast at hotel. Free till departure. Transfer to Antalya Airport and connect to International flight via Istanbul.
- Accommodation for 3 nights in the selected category of hotel or similar in Istanbul.
- Accommodation for 2 nights in the selected category of hotel or similar in Cappadocia.
- Accommodation for 3 nights in the selected category of hotel or similar in Antalya.
- 07 Breakfast, 03 Lunches, and 03 Dinners
- Transfers and sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary on seat in coach basis.
- Services of an English speaking guide
- All applicable taxes.
- Visa Costs
- Travel Insurance
- Early Check-in/check out at the hotels.
- Camera/ video permits
- Compulsory Xmas New Year supplements in Dec
- Permit Fees
- Mineral Water/Soft drinks
- Extra usage of vehicle
- All applicable Entrance fees
- Any compulsory room supplement during the tour
- Tips & Personal Expenses
- All other expenses not mentioned in the above