Istanbul – Cappadocia – Kusadasi
Daily departures. Price on request.
Day 1 Istanbul
Arrival in Istanbul and transfer to your hotel. Check-in at the hotel. The remainder of the day is free. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2 Istanbul
After breakfast, enjoy a half day tour of Istanbul – visit Topkapi Palace, residence of Ottoman sultans, the Hippodrome, site of chariot races, the Blue Mosque, famous for its colorful ceramics, and Saint Sophia, decorated with ancient frescoes. Enjoy the 3,000 shops in the Covered Bazaar. Overnight in Istanbul. (B)
Day 3 Istanbul
Free time to explore the city or enjoy an optional($) half-day cruise on the Bosphorus, depending on the weather conditions. Overnight in Istanbul (B)
Day 4 Istanbul – Kayseri – Cappadocia
Transfer from hotel to Istanbul airport for your flight to Kayseri. Arrive in Kayseri airport and transfer to your hotel in Cappadocia – the rest of day is free. Overnight in Cappadocia (B)
Day 5 Cappadocia
After breakfast, start our Cappadocia tour including Goreme Open Air Museum, Dervent Valley, and Pasabag Valley. After lunch, we will make a shopping tour in which you will be aware of the ancient arts of Turkey like carpet weaving, leather manufacturing and jewelry. Overnight in Cappadocia (B, L)
Day 6 Cappadocia
After breakfast we head to one of the most interesting sites of Cappadocia: Kaymaklı Underground City. The Christians hid from the armies of Rome and the raids of hostile tribes in these self-sufficient cities in which there were halls for stocks of crop, barns, rooms, kitchens & ventilation channels. The second part of our Cappadocia Tour will include Uchisar Castle, Avcılar, and Pidgeon Valley. Overnight in Cappadocia. (B, L)
Day 7 Cappadocia – Izmir – Kusadasi
After breakfast, transfer to Kayseri airport for your flight to Izmir via Istanbul. Arrival in Izmir and transfer to your hotel in Kusadasi. The remainder of the day is free. Overnight in Kusadasi. (B)
Day 8 Kusadasi- Ephesus tour
Begin a full day guided tour of glorious Ephesus – the site of one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the world, the site of Temple of Artemis and the ancient city of Ephesus with its well preserved colonnaded Arcadian Way, Hadrians Temple, Celsus Library, market and theatre.. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the city and stadium where chariot and horse races were once held. You will also have the chance to experience some Turkish handicrafts and to visit the pilgrimage point claimed to be the last home of the Virgin Mary and your last visit will be Sirince village which is located on the top of a mountain and famous with wines that you can taste. After the visit of Sirince you will return to your hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi(B,L)
Day 9 Kusadasi
Free day at leisure to discover this beautiful city or take one of the optional tours ($) to Pamukkale, Pergamum or Prienne-Miletos-Didyima. Overnight in Kusadasi (B)
Day 10 Kusadasi/ End of the services
After breakfast you will be transferred to Izmir airport/Kusadasi port. End of services. (B)
B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner
All the transfers to/from hotels
Accommodation in 3* hotels – double occupancy, as per itinerary (Istanbul- 3 nights, Capadoccia – 3 nights, Kusadasi – 3 nights)
Half day tour of Istanbul
Two full day tours in Capadoccia with lunch
Full day tour of Ephesus from Kusadasi with lunch
Domestic flights Istanbul – Kayseri – Izmir
Meals as indicated in the itinerary
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