This tour contains the most popular attractions in Turkey and its surroundings. You will be met by your tour guide at the airport and start the excellent tour.
Day 1: Istanbul (L/D)
Upon arrival, welcoming, meet and greet your tour guide. The first thing you will do is a Bosphorus cruise and see the highlights of Istanbul which are facing the sea. In the evening go for Taksim Square; the heart of Istanbul and a shopping arcade. After you have your dinner the outside do your check-in. Overnight is in Istanbul.
(No long drive today.)
Day 2 : Istanbul-Ankara- (B,L,D)
After having an early breakfast at the hotel depart for Ankara. On the way to Ankara give a stopover at Abant Lake; a nice natural place. And then proceed to Ankara, the capital of Turkey. Visit Anıtkabir, the Mausoleum of Atatürk which is the final resting place of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk the first president and the founder of the modern Turkish Republic. After the visits check in to your hotel. Overnight in Ankara.
(Istanbul-Ankara 449 km- 5 hours
Day 3: Ankara-Cappadocia (B,L,D)
After breakfast depart for Cappadocia and have a break at Salt Lake, one of the largest hypersaline lakes in the World. Then proceed to Cappadocia. Upon arrival go for Göreme Panorama point and watch the outstanding view of the volcanic region. After that watch, the pottery demonstration; as Cappadocia is being the home of the potteries throughout history. After visits check in to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.
(Ankara-Cappadocia 295 km- 3.5hours to drive)
Day 4: Cappadocia (B/L/D)
This morning you have the chance of doing an optional hot-air balloon tour. After having late breakfast depart for a day tour of Cappadocia; the amazing landscape of soft volcanic rocks; shaped by erosion into towers, cones, valleys, and caves. Today you will visit Pigeon Valley; where pigeon houses are available, Uchisar Fortress; a fortress where people were protecting themselves, Pashabag Valley; where a variety of fairy chimneys are available, underground city; one of the places where people were hiding themselves during the attacks. You will also enjoy some nice shows such as carpet weaving demonstrations and gemstone factories. Today you have also the chance of doing some optional entertainment activities such as quad safari, horse safari, jeep safari during the day and whirling dervish show and Turkish night where you can watch dancing performances belong to different regions of the country plus the belly dance show. Overnight in Cappadocia.
(No long drive today)
Day 5: Cappadocia-Konya-Pamukkale (B/L/D)
Early in the morning, have a short photo break at the 13th-century Sultanhani Caravanserai the formal stopover place for the traders along the silk road before proceeding to Konya, The City of Hearts. Visit Mevlana Museum. During that period of cultural, political, and religious growth, the mystic Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi founded Sufism, in the West known as the Whirling Dervishes. Then proceed to Pamukkale to have overnight in a thermal hotel.
(Cappadocia-Konya; 226 km-3.5 hours to drive.Konya-Pamukkale; 397 km-5.5 hours to drive)
Day 6: Pamukkale-Kuşadası (B/L/D)
Early in the morning, you have a chance to do hot-air balloon and enjoy the striking view of beautiful white travertines. After breakfast, have a shopping stop at the textile outlet as Denizli is the center of cotton production and textile manufacturing inTurkey. In this area visit fascinating white terraces, an important place for the healthcare of the people throughout history, and Hierapolis Ancient City. Then proceed to Selçuk, visit one of the best-preserved archaeological sites of the World, Ephesus Ancient City. The city is mainly based on Roman structures and consists of the parliament building, agora, DomitianTemple, Trajan Fountain, Hadrian Temple, Celsius Library, Grand theatre, streets, houses, and many others. Another place to visit will be the Temple of Artemis, which was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Overnight in Kusadasi, one of the most popular resort towns in Turkey.
(Pamukkale-Kuşadası 190 km-3 hours to drive)
Day 7: Kuşadası-Bursa (B,L,D)
After breakfast, enjoy the leather-fashion show, as İzmir is the center of leather production in Turkey. Proceed to Bursa city, the earliest capital of Ottoman empire, including Grand Mosque; which is considered as the fifth important mosque of Islam, Green Mosque and The Tomb because of its bluish-green tile sand the turquoise color used in the ornaments, named as ‘’Green’’and Silk Bazaar where the famous silk products of Bursa are sold throughout the history. Visit also Candy & Olive oil shop. Overnight in Bursa.
(Kuşadası-Bursa 417 km-5.5hours to drive)
Day 8: Bursa-Istanbul (B,L,D)
After check-out and breakfast, proceed to Istanbul, which was the capital city of 4 great empires including the Ottomans. After having lunch, visit the historical peninsula of Istanbul which will be including Hagia Sophia; the highlight of Istanbul which represents both Christianity and Islam religion, Blue Mosque; one of the masterpieces of the Ottoman Empire, became a famous mosque with its bluish color tiles, Hippodrome Square. Then proceed to Grand-Bazaar and enjoy your shopping there. Overnight in Istanbul.
(Bursa-İstanbul 170 km-2.5 hours to drive)
Day 9: Istanbul (B)
After having your breakfast depart for the airport. We hope you’re leaving with excellent memories and hope to see you again.
Note: Small changes may happen in the itinerary due to flights and unforeseen circumstances.
Those prices are per person