Day 1 ARRIVAL ISTANBUL – BURSA (Dinner)
Arrive at Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul. Welcome and assist by our English speaking tour guide. Upon arrival we depart to Eskihisar and embark on a ferryboat to Yalova, Orhangazi and Gemlik enjoying the countryside followed by a drive to Bursa, enjoying the idyllic scenery. (around 2,5 hours). Upon arrival to Bursa we will visit Ulu Mosque, Green Mosque, Green Mausoleum and the Silk Market where time will be allocated to shop for local souvenirs. Then transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 2 BURSA – PAMUKKALE (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast at hotel we drive to Pamukkale. Lunch enroute. We will tour the Antique City of Hierapolis where Calcareous hot springs descending over cliffs have created fascinating travertines in the form of white terrace and basins. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Pamukkale.
Day 3 PAMUKKALE – KONYA – CAPPADOCIA (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast, drive to Konya. One of the first centers of population in the history of humankind and was once the famous capital city of the Anatolian Seljuk Empire. Konya is also famous for the Islamic Elders lived here. After visit to Mevlana Museum; In the museum there are properties belonging to Mevlana and other dervishes as well as valuable samples of hand-painted kerchiefs, handwritings, ornaments, wooden works of art and instruments of the Mevlevi music, carpets and pileless carpets. Then, proceed to Cappadocia which is considered to be one of the natural wonders of the world with its surrealistic geological creation A stop will be made at Sultanhani Caravanserai, an outstanding example of the Inns used by traders during the Silk Road and lunch will be served in caravanserai. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Cappadocia.
Day 4 CAPPADOCIA (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Breakfast at the hotel. Full day excursion tour of the Cappadocia region. Highlights of the day; Underground city, Pasabag Valley, Uçhisar village, traditional hand made Carpet Factory, Pottery in Avanos Village. Lunch at local restaurant. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 5 CAPPADOCIA – ANKARA – BOLU (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Breakfast at hotel drive to Ankara and transfer to city center. Ankara can be identified as “the city of Ataturk” from the very beginning of the founding of the Republic. Visit to the magnificent Mausoleum constructed to commemorate Ataturk. After then drive to Bolu. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 6 BOLU – ISTANBUL (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast drive to Istanbul. Upon arrival to Istanbul we will have lunch at local restaurant. Then we visit to the Mosque of Rustem Pasa, famous for most beautiful tiles. Then visit to the Mosque of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent and the Mosque of the Ayyob Al Ansar. Transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 7 ISTANBUL (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast visit Blue Mosque, famous for its blue tiles and unique with its 6 minarets built in the name of Sultan Ahmet. Then Hippodrome – where chariot races and gladiator sports used to take place. Then visit the marvelous oriental Topkapi Palace. Then finally drop to the 500year old Grand Bazaar – a maze of more than 4000 stalls and shops. Transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 8 DEPARTURE ISTANBUL (Breakfast)
After breakfast free time until transfer to airport. Transfer to the airport.