Turkey Grand Tour
A historically history region with some of the greatest cuisine you will ever experience, landscape ranging from beaches to mountains, and the magnificent city of Istanbul. A series of historical characters and civilizations, including the Romans, Byzantines, and Ottomans, have all left their imprint on this old Silk Road stopover. Experiencing their legacy takes you from the sultan’s and his harem’s private chambers in Istanbul’s huge Topkap Palace to the lovely and enigmatic Lycian ruins on Mediterranean beaches.
Turkey’s varied landscapes, ranging from Aegean olive fields to eastern steppe, create a beautiful backdrop for the country’s numerous famous ruins. The vertiginous Mediterranean coastline, Cappadocia’s otherworldly ‘fairy chimney’ rock formations and wavy valleys, the alpine meadows of the Kaçkar Mountains, and golden beaches such as the 18km-long Patara present some of the country’s most spectacular views. Whether you sip a çay and gaze out over mountain-ringed Lake Eirdir or explore the rugged hinterland on the southwest coast’s various peninsulas, Turkey’s beauty will leave an indelible impact.
After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and see the Ancient Roman City of Ephesus, to explore the Arcadian Way, Roman Baths, Temple of Hadrian, the Celsius Library, and the Antique Theatre. In the afternoon visit the famous Sirince village with the cute village houses. At the end of the tour transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi
Today you will have a full-day guided tour of the Hagia Sophia Mosque, the pride of the Byzantine architecture Byzantine Hippodrome, where chariot races were held Blue Mosque, famous for its blue Iznik tiles Grand Bazaar, Turkey largest covered market with 4000 shops Topkapi Palace, former residence of Ottoman Sultans
Overnight in Istanbul
Pick up from your hotel in Istanbul and transfer to the airport with your private car and driver. You will take a direct flight from Istanbul to Cappadocia, which is about 1 hour. Upon arrival, you will meet with your private car and driver and be transferred to your hotel in Cappadocia. The rest of the day is free time to explore at your leisure. You can able to have an optional ATV Ride Safari. Overnight in Cappadocia
You can book an early morning optional hot air balloon tour to enjoy the magnificent view of the valleys and the region. After breakfast, we will visit Devrent and Pasabagi valleys, to see the amazing fairy chimneys of Cappadocia. Then head to the pottery town of Avanos. Watch the potters at work using kick wheels, a technique that has remained unchanged for generations. After lunch, visit Goreme Open Air Museum for the world’s most important Byzantine cave churches and the best-preserved cave wall paintings and frescos. Finally, you will be
driven to Uchisar Castle, the highest point of the region, where we will have a fabulous panoramic view over Cappadocia.
Overnight in Cappadocia
After breakfast, we will visit Southern part of Cappadocia. This morning, we head to Pigeon Valley and then Red Valley. After visiting cave churches we head to underground city afterwards visit Cavusin village and lastly Avanos town where we learn about hand-made potteries.
Overnight in Cappadocia
After breakfast, transferred to airport and flight to Izmir. Upon arrival, you will be welcomed and transferred to your hotel in Kusadasi.
Overnight in Kusadasi.
After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and see the Ancient Roman City of Ephesus, to explore the Arcadian Way, Roman Baths, Temple of Hadrian, the Celsius Library, and the Antique Theatre. In the afternoon visit the famous Sirince village with the cute village houses. At the end of the tour transfer back to your hotel.
Overnight in Kusadasi
After breakfast, the first visit will be to Hierapolis, the ancient Greco-Roman city on top of hot springs. You will see the large necropolis, Great Baths, Frontinus Street, Theatre, Martyrion of St. Phillip, and the antique pool also known as Cleopatra’s pool. Finally be amazed by travertines, (the terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water) on which you can enjoy a barefooted walk. Overnight in Pamukkale.
After breakfast, transferred to your hotel in Antalya by private vehicle and we will visit local villages and Overnight in Antalya.
After breakfast, we will visit famous waterfall, Antalyas unique natural wonder, located on the Duden River, afterward pass to Tünektepe Cable Car (Antalya Teleferik); up to 605-meter high, having magnificent Antalya city, new harbor, and Mediterranean sea view. And lastly visit Kaleiçi; the old town where you can see Hadrianus Gate, the Clock Tower, Fluted Minaret, and the ancient harbor enjoy the narrow streets of the old city. End of the tour, we drive to Antalya and Overnight in Antalya
After breakfast, you will be transferred to airport for your flight to Istanbul and upon arrival, welcome and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to airport for your outbound flight.