This 9 day tour, starts from Istanbul, Turkey, and ends at Cappadocia, Turkey.
Welcome to Istanbul! You will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours free to explore at your own pace.
Visit the most important and popular sites of Istanbul in one full day tour. St Sophia Museum, the Byzantine Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazaar.
One of the most beautiful sights in the world, the Bosphorous is the strait separating two continents - Europe and Asia. Highlights today will include a visit to the Spice Bazaar, Rustempasa Mosque, a cruise along the Bosphorous, Beylerbei Palace, the Bosphorous Bridge and Camlica Hill.
After breakfast transfer to Istanbul airport for your flight to Izmir. Upon arrival, you will be met at Izmir airport and transferred to meet your tour group. Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of the ancient city of Ephesus. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the city and stadium where chariot and horse races were once held. We also visit the site of the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. You will also have the chance to learn about some Turkish handicrafts and to visit the House of Virgin Mary, where it is believed she spent her last days. Your last visit of the day will be to Sirince village, located on top of a mountain, and famous for its fruit wines, which you can taste.
This morning we drive approximately 3 hours to Pamukkale, home of the magnificent white calcium terraces known as the travertines. We will tour the ancient city of Hierapolis, and you can take a dip amongst ancient columns in the hot springs that have been used since ancient times for their therapeutic powers. Drive back to Kusadasi.
After breakfast you will be transferred to Izmir airport for your flight to Cappadocia. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel.
Our first stop is Esentepe, followed by a visit to Uchisar Castle. We then visit Goreme Open Air Museum and Ortahisar Castle. Afterwards we visit the fairy chimneys of Pasabag followed by Devrent Valley.
This morning we head to Pigeon Valley and then Red Valley. After visiting some cave churches we head to one of the area's undergound cities. Afterwards we visit Cavusin village and finally the town of Avanos where we learn about hand-made pottery.
After breakfast your tour concludes with a transfer to Kayseri or Nevsehir airport for your outbound flight.