This programme is for 7 nights & 8 days. In this programme; you are going to visit most of the important places. While you are in this programme, you can see Istanbul; where the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace & much more, Cappadocia; where you can see lots of balloon in the morning among the rock-cut churches & valleys, Konya; where one of the Islamic order was born: Sufism by the ruled of Mevlana, Pamukkale; where the thermal pools & the Ancient City of Hierapolis are and Ephesus; where you can visit House of Virgin Mary and the Ancient City of Ephesus with lots of magnificent marble monuments.
Where are we heading during this programme?
1. Day (Istanbul)
Welcome to Turkey! It will be a pleasure to host you here! Upon arrival to Istanbul Airport, our transfer man will be waiting for you holding a sign with your name, You will be transferred you to your hotel which you booked. After check-in to the room, you will be given a brief instruction and controlling of your itinerary by Three Graces Travel representative. You have rest of the day by yourself to explore the area or relax at your hotel.
2. Day (Istanbul)
Your Wonders of Anatolia experience will start in Istanbul. Today, you are going to see marvellous places like Hagia Sophia which was built by the Emperor Justinian hundreds of years before. Then the Topkapi Palace which was used by the Ottoman Sultans between 15th to 19th-centuries. Afternoon; it’s time for Blue Mosque which has more than 20.000 unique Iznik tiles on the walls. While you are walking among these places, you will see Ancient Hippodrome with the unique monuments around. After the tour finished, our tour guide will drop you to your hotel which you booked.
3. Day (Ephesus)
3. day of the programme will start after you check-out from the hotel early in the morning for Istanbul-Izmir flight. Today’s programme will be; Ephesus Ancient City, Artemis Temple which is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. In Ephesus Ancient City, you will walk among the ruins like Celsius Library, Agora, Theater, Odeon, Fountain of Trajan, Latrinas and much more while you are listening to the guide’s explanation. After the visitation of the House of Virgin Mary; reputed to be where she spent her final days before falling a deep sleep. After the tour finished, the tour guide will drop you to your hotel which you booked.
4. Day (Pamukkale)
A new day born. Time to be ready for Pamukkale! After breakfast, you will check-out from the hotel around 8.30 am and the tour guide will pick you with other guests for Pamukkale trip. It will take between 2.30-3.00 hours to reach there. After having lunch at there; you are ready for visiting the Ancient City of Hierapolis with the Temple of Apollo, the breathtaking theatre, the fascinating Necropolis and the last the great baths of the ancient city, where Martyrium of St. Philip the Apostle is. Finally, you’ll visit the calcium terraces and cotton-castle thermal pools. After the tour finished, the tour guide will drop you to bus station for Pamukkale-Cappadocia with intercity overnight bus (around 9 hours). (We can also arrange domestic flight instead of bus upon on request.)
5. Day (Cappadocia)
You will be welcomed in the morning in the bus station (or airport) by our host man for transferring to the Historical Cappadocia Region. Before the tour start, we’ll prepare a soft breakfast box for you. (if you reach to region one night before, we can arrange an hotel in Cappadocia) Then you are ready for the first day of Cappadocia Tour including the “Fairy Chimneys”, rock-cut cave churches, local handcrafts & much more! After the tour finished, the tour guide will drop you to your hotel which you booked.
6. Day (Cappadocia)
After your breakfast, our tour guide will take you to another journey in Cappadocia. Today the programme will be an underground city, valley walking (around 45-60mins), pigeon valley, one of the other handicraft centres with lots of places too! After the tour finished, the tour guide will drop you to the airport for Kayseri-Istanbul flight. When you reach to airport, our partner shuttle company, will drop you to your hotel which you booked.
7. Day (Istanbul)
The last day of the whole programme will start with picking up you from the hotel. The places for today will be Egyptian Spice Bazaar, Galata Bridge, Beylerbeyi Palace, seeing the Golden Horn. After lunch; the Bosphorus cruise begins in the afternoon. You pass by the Rumeli Fortress and you will enjoy crossing from continent to continent travelling down the Bosphorus, which is lined with old Ottoman seaside mansions, marble palaces and small fishing villages. After the Bosphorus programme finished, our guide will drop you to your hotel.
8. Day (Istanbul)
After breakfast, it’s time to be ready for return flight! Our team will pick you up from the hotel between 2-3 hours before the flight. We are kindly saying you thank you and goodbye. The tour and programme finish at the airport. (The pickup time can be changed depends on the crowded.)