Welcome to Turkey! Post-immigration and custom procedures, you will be greeted by our local representative who will assist you with transfer to your hotel in Cappadocia. You have the day to relax and explore the beautiful city on your own. Return back to overnight stay at the hotel.
Today, we take you on full day tour of mysterious Cappadocia. Start your tour from Uchisar - north of Cappadocia, where you will enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of fairy chimneys. Later, visit Avanos, a small town known for its ceramics. Next you will see three coned fairy chimneys at Pasabag. Highly remarkable earth pillars can be seen here, in the middle of vineyards. We, then drive to Dervent Valley, the lunar landscape! Next, we stop at Goreme Open Air Museum, which is full of pink, rose and white tapering columns. These tall free standing cones of stone, curve and twist as if pulled from earth like taffy. Others are tall like fairy chimneys. The caves were settled in the 4th century as monasteries. Visit some caves on the cliffs to see Byzantine frescoes decorating early Christian churches. See the Pigeon valley, where thousands of Pigeon houses are carved into the rocks. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Today, we drive to Pamukkale. En-route, stop at Konya and visit the museum of Mevlana, which is a mausoleum of a Persian Sufi mystic also known as Mevlâna or Rumi. Later, drive to Pamukkale. Overnight in Pamukkale.
Today, we proceed on our tour of Pamukkale meaning ‘Cotton Castle’ in Turkish - a natural site that has hot springs and terraces. These terraces of carbonate minerals are made of travertine, a sedimentary rock deposited by water from the hot springs. Later drive to Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Today, we proceed to visit the ancient city of Ephesus. See the Fountain of Trajan, the five terraces of apartment houses, the stream baths of Scholastic, the temple of Hadrian and impressive library of Ephesus. The Grand Theatre, where Saint Paul preached, is the largest theatre is antiquity with capacity of 24. 000 seats. Also visit the Temple of Artemis Diana. Later proceed to Izmir airport and fly to Istanbul. Or arrival, proceed to the hotel and check-in. Overnight in Istanbul.
Today, we take you on a guided city tour of Istanbul. We drive to the old city and visit the Sultan Ahmet Mosque, popularly known as ‘Blue Mosque’. Later, we visit Hagia Sophia. This Church turned Mosque turned Museum will take your breath away with sheer architectural size of its interior, its magnificent dome, frescoes and mosaic portraits. We then visit the Museum of Topkapi Palace, where you will be amazed by the dazzling displays of the treasures of the Ottoman Sultans. Next, we take you to the Grand Bazaar. The Grand Bazaar is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with 61 covered streets and over 3, 000 shops which attract between 250, 000 and 400, 000 visitors daily. Overnight in Istanbul.
Today, we take a cruise along the shores of the legendary Bosphorus, the winding strait separating Europe and Asia. The Bosphorus coastline is a delightful mixture of the past and the present where one can enjoy the grand splendour and quaint beauty of the ancient wooden Mansions, palaces of marble, fortresses and small Fishing villages. After the Cruise, visit the Spice Market a thrilling riot of colours, sounds and the rich smells of exotic spices. Overnight in Istanbul.
Today is the last day of your journey. After a hearty breakfast, you have the rest of the day at leisure. Depending on your flight timing, you will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the airport where you will board your flight back to India with lots of good memories. We hope you enjoyed your trip to Turkey!
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