Welcome to Istanbul. Get transferred to your hotel. At 13:00 enjoy a short visit to the Egyptian Spice Bazaar and a lovely cruise along the European and Asian shores of the Bosphorous with the Blue mosque and Topkapi palace in the background.
After breakfast, you will enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents. Visit the Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum, Turkish and Islamic Arts Musuem and the Hippodrome. Today afternoon, you will be transferred to the airport for the flight to Izmir. Upon arrival get transferred to Kusadasi.
Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel and later absorb yourself in the history with a guided tour of Ephesus. Visit the Temple of Artemis. Feel the magical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre and from there continue your tour to the former Greek village of Sirince, famous for its fruit wines. Carpet weaving is one of the old traditions in Turkey. Learn how the carpets are made and priced at the carpet village.
Today morning you will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods. Later, head to the amazing white calcium terraces, known as Travertines, in Pamukkale. There we will also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. Take a dip in the hot springs that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers amongst the ancient columns.
Today travel the ancient Silk Road visiting Sultanhani Caravansary and the Mevlana museum in Konya along the way. Tonight, do not miss (optional) the traditional Turkish folklore evening!
Appreciate the lunar landscape of Cappadocia today as we visit the Goreme Valley Open Air Museum and the fairy chimneys. Explore an underground city which spreads in many levels.
Early morning after breakfast, depart to the nation’s capital, Ankara. Visit Anitkabir which is a mausoleum of the Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the first president of the Republic of Turkey. Later, return to Istanbul.
After breakfast our tour concludes. Get transferred to the airport for your onward flight.