5 Star Hotels:
Istanbul: Hagia Sophia Hotel Old City – Mercure Istanbul Bosphorus
Cappadocia: Best Western Premier Cappadocia – Cappadocia Cave Resort
Day 1: Arrival in Istanbul
You will be met by our representative before transfer to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your own leisure.
Day 2: Full Day Istanbul Old City Tour
After breakfast you will be picked up from your hotel to begin the full day tour at 10:00 am.
Hagia Sophia,Blue Mosque,Egyptian obelisks, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace, Rustem Pasha Mosque
Morning Part of the Tour:
Hagia Sophia Museum, which is considered 8th Wonder of the World, was constructed by Emperor Justinianos as a church at the beginning of the 6th Century. The Church was converted into a mosque in 1453 and subsequently into a museum in 1935 by M. Kemal ATATURK. Hagia Sophia, which sheds light to history with its beautiful mosaics, is among the museums that are visited the most in the world.
Blue Mosque, which is the most magnificent mosque of Istanbul, was constructed at the beginning of the 17th Century. It is called the Blue Mosque because of more then 20.000 blue and yellow Iznik tiles inside. In addition to its courtyard, domes and its characteristic as the mosque of Turkey with six minarets, it has beautiful calligraphy ceiling decoration
Egyptian obelisks are the oldest historical works in Istanbul. These stones, which were made of pink granite, were constructed in year 390 in the era of Theodosius.
Grand Bazaar (Covered market) is a historical location with an extraordinary atmosphere that separates you from the chaos of the modern world and makes you feel as if you are somewhere in the 1001 nights with the positive energy that surrounds you when you enter it. This structure, which is constructed on a very broad area in a labyrinth shape, is called the covered market because it is completely covered and it has numerous doors opening to the exterior. There are approximately 4.000 stores with jewelry and hand-woven carpets waiting for you inside this unique building.
Afternoon Part of the Tour:
Topkapi Palace, which has been the headquarters for 400 years for the Ottoman Empire, which has ruled the world for 600 centuries, was constructed by Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror in 1478.
Topkapi Palace, which is used as a museum, contains the Kasikci Diamond, which is third largest diamond in the world in addition to the numerous unique works of the Ottoman era.
Rustem Pasha Mosque, which is selected as the most beautiful mosque of Europe by the American Newsweek, was constructed in 1561 by Architect Sinan, who is one of the greatest architects of the Ottoman Empire with the order of Rustem Pasha, who was one of the viziers of Suleiman the Magnificent. It will dazzle your eyes as soon as you enter the mosque with its Iznik tiles and mosaics.
Day 3: Full Day Bosphorus Cruise
After breakfast approximately around 9:30 am you will be picked-up from your hotel to start Full day Bosphorus Tour.
Istanbul City Walls, Golden Horn, Spice Bazaar, Boat Trip on Bosphorus, The Rumeli Fortress, Bosphorus Bridge, Camlica hill, Marmara Sea, Beylerbeyi Palace
Morning Part of the Tour:
Firstly, we will visit Istanbul’s one of the oldest bazaars, Spice Bazaar. With the smell of the spices and the voice of the merchants that are thrust into your face as you take the first step through its massive door, you will slip away from today and find yourself in the Ottoman Empire of the 17th century.
After the Spice Bazaar, we will take a short Golden Horn tour and go to Kabatas for a Bosporus tour on our private boat. Not only does the Bosporus connect the Black Sea and the Mediterranean, it also separates the continents of Asia and Europe from one another.
While watching Asia on one side and Europe on the other during the tour, you will have the chance to visit an open air museum of incredible size. You will see the modern side of Istanbul with the Bosporus Bridge and the historical side with the Rumeli Fortress, mosques and old mansions. Note: The Bosporus has always been kind to photographers.
Afternoon Part of the Tour:
The first highlight of the Asia tour is the Bosporus Bridge which was the 4th biggest suspension bridge at the time it was built. The first bridge to connect Asia and Europe, the Bosporus Bridge was opened in 1973. The first and only marathon to ever be held on two continents the Eurasia Marathon has been held here since 1978 with a great participation from the people.
Our first stop is, with unquestionably the best view in Istanbul, the Camlica hill. Camlica hill is the highest point in Istanbul. Therefore, offers the best view of Istanbul. While sipping your coffee here, you will have a hard time getting all the Marmara sea, Bosporus and island views to your photos/istanbul-bosphorus-tour.
In 1865, Sultan Abdulaziz had a 2500m² palace built to demonstrate the might of the Ottoman Empire to the important state guests. In the structure where all architectural masteries of the era are profoundly visible, particularly the works on the columns and the ceiling catch the eye.
Beylerbeyi Palace, which is located right under the Bosphorous bridge and by the sea in the Asian side of İstanbul in contrast to Topkapi Palace, Dolmabahce Palace and Ciragan Palace, was used by the Ottoman Sultans as a summer resort.
Day 4: Full Day Prince’s Islands Tour
You will be picked up from your hotel at: 09:00 am for your transfer to ferry to Prınce’s Island with your Professional tourist guide.
There are nine small islands in the Marmara Sea arranged like an emerald necklace in the South of Istanbul. Justinianus Kuropalatis the Second, the Byzantine Emperor had made a palace and a monastery in the island in A.D. 569, and afterwards it became a place of exile of the princes. There are settlements in five of these islands which are also called the Prince’s Islands accordingly.
It was a place of exile in the past, but it has become a place where the rich families of Istanbul live as from the 17th century. The most popular location of the Istanbulites who want to get away from the crowd of the city today is the Princess Islands.
Our tour of the Islands starts with our taking you from your hotel. Our boat sets sail from Kabatas around 9.30 – 10.00; hence, our boat trip towards the islands which lasts approximately 2 hours together with the sailing of the boat starts.
When we arrive at Buyukada, which is the biggest of the Prince’s islands, we wander all around the island by a horse carriage, and after our carriage trip, we eat lunch in a beautiful fish restaurant and around 15.00, we start our return trip on our boat, and after the 2-hour trip again, we arrive in Istanbul. When we leave you at your hotel, the happiness of leaving a beautiful day behind will hold a nice place in your memories.
5) Flight To Cappadocia – Overnigt in Cappadocia
You will be picked you up at 10:00 am from your hotel and trasferred to Airport. After arrival you will be picked up from Cappadocia Airport. You will be transferred from the airport to the Cappadocia region, a volcanic area where the geological formation began 10 million years ago. Cappadocia was called as Katpatuka in Persians times, means the land of beautiful horses. It is a fascinating and mysterious land. The Cappadocia region is famous for its art, including ceramics and carpets.
Note: If you wish, you can join the night entertainment program below.
Cappadocia Turkish Night Show
With dinner : pp 30 Euro
Without dinner : pp 25 Euro
The Cappadocia Region has hosted hundreds of culture, all of which have been blended into one, and have been passed down from generation to generation.
Cappadocia, which is at the head of the turizm regions and visited with great interest by all the nations, is also a pioneer in introducing Anatolian culture.
Would not you like to join us in a night where we can enjoy side by side with tourists from different countries where Turkish folklore and culture are introduced as a show and entertainment.
You will be entertained in these very special programs from the oriental show, the girls’ request in the Turkish tradition and the wedding ceremony and the shows of the different regions of the folk dances.
Day 6 – Cappadocia Red Tour
You may add an optional Hot Air Balloon Ride over picturesque Cappadocia to your tour at an extra cost of Euro 120.00. With an early morning pick up around 5:00 am from your hotel you can join an early morning Hot Air Balloon ride for approximately 60 minutes. If interested, please request at the time of booking your tour with us and we can make all necessary arrangements on your behalf!
After breakfast in your hotel (open buffet) We’ll start the Red Tour of the most popular destinations in Cappadocia After brekfast you We start to tour with Uçhisar Castle, highest point of Cappadocia. After Uchisar you will visit the Goreme Open Air Museum in the heart of Cappadocia. The Göreme Open Air Museum is famous for its frescoes dating back to the 10th century, about the life of Jesus Christ and the monks. The next stop is the old caves with its Greek houses and the abandoned village of Cavusin. After Cavusin, you will go to Avanos for lunch (open buffet) and visit a pottery workshop. Then you go to Pasabag valley where you can see the pramidal and the big fairy chimneys. After Pasabag valley, you will visit another workshop to see the hand-woven carpets and rugs of Cappadocia. The next stop is the Devrent Valley, also called the Imagination Valley, where you can see natural rock formations that resemble animals. The last stop with three beautiful fairy chimneys, the symbol of Cappadocia.
Day 7 – Cappadocia Green Tour
After breakfast and check out, pick-up from your hotel at 9.30 am then we will see the deepest and largest underground city Derinkuyu in Cappadocia. The Hittites created where used to stay and shelter from Byzantium army during Christianty reaching. Then we will visit Ihlara Canyon that is also known small Grand Canyon, for walk about 5 km in the Canyon with Melendiz River that pass thought in Canyon. Rock-cut churches spread a cross a local wild plantation, surprise you with their succesfully painted representation from the Bible. Then, lunch at a local restaurant in Belisırma by the river. Contiune to Selime a village with cave houses at the end of the canyon.
Day 8 – Transfer to Kayseri Airport and Flight To Istanbul.
You will transfer to airport and flight to Istanbul. End of the services.