PANAROMIC TURKEY - 8 DAYS
Day 1 : ISTANBUL
Arrive in Istanbul. Transfer to hotel. Rest of the day and evening at leisure.
Day 2 : ISTANBUL
In the morning drive to the old town. Visit the Blue Mosque and the Hippodrome where chariot races were held in Roman times and Hagia Sophia, Church built by th emperor Justinian in the sixth century. After lunch, tour the Topkapi Palace museum with its priceless jewelled objects and the Porcelain Collection. Dinner and overnight.
Day 3: ISTANBUL
Enjoy a cruise along the shores of the Bosphorus in the Morning with views of summer palaces of the sultans and old Turkish houses, as well as the fortresses built by the Ottomans. Stroll the Asian side of Istanbul and view the city from Camlica Hill then visit Beylerbeyi Palace. Return to the old city for shopping at the Grand Bazaar. Drive to airport for your flight to Izmir. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi
Day 4: EPHESUS - PAMUKKALE
Begin a full day excursion to Ephesus. Tour the ancient city with its legendary marble streets, the magnificent amphitheatre, Hadrian Temple and Celcus Library. Then visit the Archeological Museum, St. John’s Basilica and the House of Virgin Mary. Drive to Pamukkale.
Day 5: PAMUKKALE - KONYA
After breakfast visit the ancient city Hierapolis, see the Unesco Heritage Site and see limestone hot springs and spectacular white rock formations. Continue to Konya. In the afternoon tour the highlights of Konya’s architectural and religous legacy. Visit the Mevlana Museum Monastery of Whirling Dervishes, the Ince Minare and Karatay Medrese Islamic Theological Schools. Overnight in Konya
Day 6 : KONYA - CAPPADOCIA
Drive to Cappadocia. Stop at the Sultanhan Caravanserai. Cappadocia region was first settled by ancient people then home to Romans, early Christians, Byzantines and Seljuks. Visit Goreme Church Valley, Zelve, Avanos, Ortahisar and Uchisar, and see some of the many churches carved into the rocks. Dinner and overnight.
Day 7 : CAPPADOCIA - ANKARA
Early morning, leave Cappadocia for Ankara, the capital of modern Turkey. In Ankara visit the remarkable Anatolian Civilizations Museum. Among its treasures are Neolithic frescoes, Bronze Age emblems, the remains of the fabled Phyrigian king Midas, as well as many objects from the Hittites.Pay a visit to the Mausoleum of Kemal Ataturk. Take the evening flight back to Cappadocia.
Day 8: DEPARTURE
Transfer to the airport for departure flight to home.