Turkey is a nation straddling eastern Europe and western Asia with cultural connections to ancient Greek, Persian, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires. Cosmopolitan Istanbul, on the Bosphorus Strait, is home to the iconic Hagia Sophia, with its soaring dome and Christian mosaics, the massive 17th-century Blue Mosque and the circa-1460 Topkapi Palace, former home of sultans.
Welcome to Turkey, On arrival at Istanbul take a connecting flight to Cappadocia, semi arid region in central Turkey, full of other worldly natural sites, most notably the "fairy chimneys" . On arrival get transferred to the hotel. Evening free at leisure to soak in the ambiance of the city. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel in Cappadocia
After breakfast proceed for a full day tour to Cappadocia. Visit Goreme open Air Museum in Goreme Valley to see the early Christian churches decorated with unique Frescos depicting various scenes from the Bible. Visit Pasabaglari (Monk's Valley) to see the world famous fairy chimneys which have unique shape. Avanos, the famous pottery and craft center since Hittite times. Enjoy hand made ceramics. fashion design jewelry. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel in Cappadocia.
Today after breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed towards airport to board your onward flight to Kusadasi (at your own cost) , beach resort town on Turkey's western Aegean Coast. On arrival check in to the hotel. Day free at leisure to enjoy the lovely resort. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel in Kusadasi.
Today after breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed towards Ephesus ancient city the greatest of all ancient sites in Anatolia. You will see the Celsius Library, the Temple of Hadrian, Marble Street and the great theatre with 24,000 seats where St. Paul preached. In the later afternoon tour will end at the airport for your flight to Istanbul, city in Turkey that straddles Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait. On arrival check in to the hotel. rest of the day free at leisure to explore the city on your own. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel in Istanbul.
After hearty breakfast take a full day tour that starts with Hippodrome, the place of chariot races during the Roman period. Blue Mosque; a 17th century Ottoman Mosque with magnificent interior with blue tiles. Continue to St. Sophia - the great Byzantine Basilica built in 6th century. Topkapi Palace, residence of Ottoman Sultans housing the richness of 700 years. Finally visit the Grand Bazaar, world famous shopping arcade with over 4,000 shops. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel in Istanbul.
After breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed towards Ataturk International airport to board your flight with wonderful memories.