DAY 01: ARRIVAL ISTANBUL – BURSA (2-3 HOURS) (Dinner)
Arrive at Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul. Welcome and assist by our English speaking tour guide.
Upon arrival we depart to Eskihisar and embark on a ferryboat to Yalova, Orhangazi and Gemlik enjoying the countryside followed by a drive to Bursa, enjoying the idyllic scenery.
Upon arrival to Bursa we will visit Grand Mosque, Green Mosque, Green Mausoleum and the Silk Market where time will be allocated to shop for local souvenirs.
Then transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
DAY 02: BURSA – PAMUKKALE (5-6 HOURS) (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
After breakfast at hotel we drive to Pamukkale. Lunch enroute.
We will tour the Antique City of Hierapolis where Calcareous hot springs(Cotton Castle) descending over cliffs have created fascinating travertines in the form of white terrace and basins.
Dinner and overnight at hotel in Pamukkale.
DAY 03: PAMUKKALE – KONYA(4-5 HOURS) – CAPPADOCIA(1-2 HOURS) (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
After breakfast, drive to Konya. One of the first centers of population in the history of humankind and was once the famous capital city of the Anatolian Seljuk Empire. Konya is also famous for the Islamic Elders lived here.
After visit to Mevlana Museum; In the museum there are properties belonging to Mevlana and other dervishes as well as valuable samples of hand-painted kerchiefs, handwritings, ornaments, wooden works of art and instruments of the Mevlevi music, carpets and pileless carpets. Then, proceed to Cappadocia which is considered to be one of the natural wonders of the world with its surrealistic geological creation A stop will be made at Sultanhani Caravanserai, an outstanding example of the Inns used by traders during the Silk Road and lunch will be served in caravanserai.
Dinner and overnight at hotel in Cappadocia.
DAY 04: CAPPADOCIA FULL DAY TOUR & SHOPPING (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Breakfast at the hotel. Full day excursion tour of the Cappadocia region.
Highlights of the day; Underground city, Pasabag Valley, Uçhisar village, traditional hand made Carpet Factory, Pottery in Avanos Village.
Lunch at local restaurant.
Dinner and overnight at hotel.
DAY 05: CAPPADOCIA – ANKARA(3-4 HOURS) (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Ankara and transfer to city center.
Ankara can be identified as “the city of Ataturk” from the very beginning of the founding of the Republic.
Visit to the magnificent Mausoleum constructed to commemorate Ataturk,. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
DAY 06: ANKARA – ISTANBUL(5-6 HOURS) (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
After breakfast drive to Istanbul. Upon arrival to Istanbul we will have lunch at local restaurant.
Then we visit to the Mosque of Rustem Pasa, famous for most beautiful tiles.
Then visit to the Mosque of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent and the Mosque of the Ayyob Al Ansar.
Transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight.
DAY 07: ISTANBUL FULL DAY TOUR & SHOPPING (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
After breakfast visit Blue Mosque, famous for its blue tiles and unique with its 6 minarets built in the name of Sultan Ahmet. Then Hippodrome – where chariot races and gladiator sports used to take place. Then visit the marvelous oriental Topkapi Palace. Then finally drop to the 500year old Grand Bazaar – a maze of more than 4000 stalls and shops. Transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight.
DAY 08: FULLDAY SHOPPING – DEPARTURE (Breakfast)
After breakfast, you are free for own leisure.
Later, transfer to the airport for your flight back home, bringing back wonderful memories and superb souvenirs from your Turkish vacation
8 DAYS 7 NIGHTS BEST OF TURKEY
Istanbul : Vialand Palace Hotel or similar
Ankara : Turist Hotel or similar
Cappadocia: Dinler Hotel or similar
Bursa : Burçman Hotel or similar (3.5*)
Pamukkale : Tripolis Hotel or similar
All meals inclusive as specified
All entrances inclusive as specified
Fully guided tours as specified
Hotel accommodation as specified
All transfers inclusive as specified
English speaking guide
Mineral water during the tours & meals
Compulsory tips(5 USD for Guide & 3 USD for Driver Per Person Per Day)