This country, a bridge between Asia and Europe, offers the sensibilities of travelers an enormous cultural wealth, throughout centuries of History it has been a land of passage for almost all the great cultures. Discover Turkey with this circuit!
Day 1: hometown – Istanbul
Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to the chosen hotel. Accommodation.
Day 2: Istanbul
Breakfast. Optionally, a full-day visit to the magnificent city of Istanbul can be made visiting the Basilica of Saint Sophia in the historical part (in the event that the Basilica of Saint Sophia is closed, the visit to the Basilica Cistern will be changed), culmination of the Byzantine art, and the pearl of Istanbul; We will also visit the famous Topkapi Palace, the residence of the Ottoman sultans for four centuries, including the treasure and the sacred relics. At noon we will enjoy a typical lunch in a local restaurant in the Sultanahmet area and we will continue with the visit to the Blue Mosque, prodigy of harmony, proportion and elegance; and the Hippodrome that preserves the Theodosius Obelisk, the Serpentine Column, the Emperor William Fountain and the Egyptian Obelisk. At the end of the afternoon we will visit the famous Grand Bazaar where we will enjoy free time to get lost among its 4,000 stores. Return to the hotel and accommodation.
Day 3: Istanbul – Cappadocia
Breakfast. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport to board a domestic flight to Cappadocia. Arrive and transfer to the hotel. Dinner and accommodation.
Day 4: Cappadocia
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit of this fascinating region and original landscape, formed by the lava thrown by the Erciyes and Hasan volcanoes 3 million years ago. We will visit the Göreme valley, an incredible Byzantine monastic complex made up of churches carved out of the rock with beautiful frescoes. Next, we will visit the Avcilar Valley and the Pasabagi and GÏŒvercinlik Valleys where you can admire the best view of the volcanic forms called “fairy chimneys”. We will visit the typical onyx and turquoise stone and carpet workshops. Dinner at the hotel and accommodation.
Day 5: Cappadocia – Konya – Pamukkale
Breakfast at the hotel. Early departure to Konya capital of the Seleucid sultans. Where we will visit the Mausoleum of Mevlana, poet and philosopher who founded the mystical and religious sect of the Dancing Dervishes. Continuation of the trip to Pamukkale. Arrival and Visit to Hierapolis, an ancient Hellenistic city that today is in ruins. Visit the famous Cotton Castle, a natural wonder of gigantic white waterfalls, stalactites and Natural Pools formed over the centuries by the passage of waters laden with calcareous salts from hot springs. Arrival at the hotel. Dinner and accommodation.
Day 6: Pamukkale – Ephesus – Kusadasi – Izmir
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure in the morning Towards Ephesus Greco-Roman city, ancient capital of Asia Minor and one of the best preserved of antiquity where the Temple of Hadrian, Temple of Trajan, the theater and the Library of Celsus are located. Visit to the House of the Virgin Mary, where he spent the last years of his life. Continuation To Kusadasi where we will have a panoramic visit of this beautiful town admiring its famous port where the cruises to the Greek islands depart. continuation to Izmir arrival Dinner at the hotel and accommodation.
Day 7: Izmir – Istanbul
Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time Transfer to Izmir airport to board a flight to Istanbul. Arrive and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation.
Day 8: Istanbul
Breakfast. Depart for one of the most famous activities in Istanbul, a boat trip on the Bosphorus, a channel that separates Europe and Asia. During this journey you can see the palaces of the Sultans, old and typical wooden houses and enjoy history in a different way. Next, we will make one of the star visits, the spice bazaar, established by the Ottomans 5 centuries ago and used since then. Our visit ends at the bazaar where you can enjoy its atmosphere and variety of shops. Accommodation.
Day 9: Istanbul – city of origin
Breakfast and at the indicated time transfer to the airport. End of Services.