Arrival to Istanbul Airport. After immigration and customs formalities, take a direct flight to Cappadocia. On arrival, transfer & check into your hotel. Dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight in Cappadocia. (D)
After breakfast meet with your guide, and tour start with Devrent valley; walking in Pasabag near Zelve ; "fairy chimneys" where the voice of wind mixes with the "songs of fairies". Lunch in Avanos, centre of terra cotta work of art since 3000 BC. and a demonstration in a traditional pottery workshop. Afternoon, visit the famous Goreme Open Air Museum and see the best examples of Byzantine art in Cappadocia in rock-cut churches with frescoes and paintings (10th to 13th century). Continue to the Uchisar Rock-Castle to have a panoramic view of the valleys of Cappadocia. Dinner in a local restaurant. and overnight at your hotel. (B/L/D)
After breakfast check out from your hotel and transfer to airport for your flight to Antalya. On arrival transfer to your hotel in Antalya. Dinner & overnight at your hotel.( B/D )
After breakfast, tour start with Perga now commonly spells Perge which was the capital city of the Pamphylia region, south western Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Today it is a large site of ancient ruins 15km east of Antalya in the coastal line. There is an acropolislocated, dating back to the Bronze Age. In Perge you will see city gate, Roman Bath, Column Street, Agora andStadium. Aspendos was an ancient city in Pamphylia, Asia Minor. It was situated on the Eurymedon River about 10miles (16km) inland from the Mediterranean Sea. Here we will visit the best protected theatre of the little Asia, which the theatre has amazing acoustics and during the summer months concerts are held here (listeningto an opera or a musical under the stars in such an ancient setting is an evening not to be missed). Then we will drive to Side antique city, and we will see the splendid Agora, Theatre and Temples built in the seventh century B.C.Afterwards, visiting Kursunlu Waterfalls. End of the tour transfer back to your hotel. Dinner at your hotel. Overnight in Antalya.(B, L, D)
The day is yours to explore city by yourself. Overnight in Antalya. (B/D)
After breakfast check out from your hotel and transfer to airport for your flight to Kusadasi. On arrival, transfer & check into your hotel. Dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight in Kusadasi. (B/D)
After breakfast Our first stop is the Virgin Mary s House you will drive nearly for 25 minutes. According to Predominant Christian tradition, Mary was brought to Ephesus by the Apostle John after the Resurrection of Christ and lived out her days there. This is based mainly on the traditional belief that John came to Ephesus combined with the biblical statement that Jesus Consigned her to John's care. Ephesus tour is starting with your local Ephesus guide; walking tour will take you through one of the most magnificent excavations in the world. See the Odeon, The Fountain of Trajan, the five terraces of apartment houses, the stream baths of Scholastic, the temple of Hadrian and impressive library of Ephesus. The library is adorned with columns and statues. The Grand Theatre, where Saint Paul preached, is the largest theatre is antiquity with capacity of 24.000 seats. You will return to the bus through the Arcadian Way, where Mark Anthony and Cleopatra once rode in procession. The visit of Ephesus Open Air Museum takes nearly 2 hours. After the Lunch Break, The next stop on your tour is the Temple of Artemis (Diana), built in a honour of the Greek Goddess of hunting, wild nature and fertility, Deemed as one of the Seven wonders of the ancient world .The temple of Artemis used to be the largest marble temple in the ancient Greek world since it was four times as the big as the Parthenon in Athens, Greece. The temple served as both a marketplace and religious' institution. Offerings by thousands of pilgrims each year enable the temple to grow so wealthy that it became the world`s first bank. Today, little remains of the magnificent structure. Your guide will describe its importance, its wealth and tension that existed between the Romans and Christians that settled in the area over the centuries. End of the tour, transfer back to your hotel. Dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight in Kusadasi. (B/L/D)
After breakfast check out from your hotel and transfer to airport for your flight to Istanbul. On arrival, transfer & check into your hotel. Indian Dinner in a local restaurant. (B/D)
Today after breakfast; we begin our tour of the Sultanahmet district, the heart of old Istanbul, at Saint Sophia. Built by Emperor Justinian in the 6th century AD, this church is one of the marvels of world architecture. Its massive dome dominates the skyline of old Istanbul. It is famed for its mosaics, including glittering portraits of emperors and empresses. Next we visit the Blue Mosque, which owes its name to the exquisite tiles adorning its interior. Dating from the 17th century, it is the only imperial mosque with six minarets. The Hippodrome, the stadium of ancient Byzantium, held 100,000 spectators and featured objects from all corners of the empire. Of these, an Egyptian obelisk and a bronze sculpture of three entwined serpents from Delphi survive.
Lunch at Indian Restaurant.
Afternoon; we begin our tour at Topkapi Palace, which, from the 15th to the 19th century, was the principle residence of the Ottoman Sultans. We will visit the fabolous Imperial Treasury and the Baghdad Kiosk. Topkapi Palace is now a museum and has unrivalled collections of jewelry, including the Spoonmaker's Diamond, the 3rd largest in the world, Ottoman court costumes and ceramics, notably one of the world's finest collection of early Chinese ceramics, much of it gifts from other rulers. Interestingly, some of the ceramics have a special glaze that was said to change color in the presence of poison. We also visit the Imperial Armory, displaying centuries of Ottoman weaponry. But perhaps the loveliest features of Topkapi Palace are its courtyards with their ancient trees, and it is easy to imagine the sultan strolling here far from the cares of state and empire.
The last stop, Grand Bazaar, was the commercial heart of the old city and its 4,000 shops are full of treasures - including carpets and kilims, silks, jewelry, ceramics, icons, and leather goods. Wandering through the Grand Bazaar, indulge in some shopping, Ottoman style. Dinner in a Indian restaurant. Overnight in Istanbul. (B/L/D)
After breakfast, start your tour. Spice Market visit Bosphorus Cruise by boat. End of the tour, transfer back to hotel.
Lunch at Indian Restaurant.
Dinner in a Indian restaurant. Overnight in Istanbul. (B/L/D)
After breakfast c/out from the hotel & transfer to airport International flight. Have a safe flight to home! (B)