Private guided tours
Day 1 :ISTANBUL
Welcome to Istanbul. After clearing customs and immigration, your guide meets you at the airport and helps you transfer to your hotel. After check-in to the hotel, afternoon is at leisure. You can rest in your room or you can take a walk around the hotel.
Day 2 : ISTANBUL
Firstly we visit The Topkapı Palace after the departure from your hotel, in the palace we will see the kitchens in where the second largest porcelain collection of the world is exhibited , then Council Hall,Treasury,Pavillions.Your guide will help you to have a lunch in your trip.Then we will see the Hagia Sophia which was the largest church in its era when it was built in 537 A .D under the reign of Justinian
.On the opposite side of its location where we will discover the Blue Mosque with its beautiful İznik tiles .And we come to Hippodrome to remember the history of the emperor Theodosius and see the Obelisk from Egypt, the Serpentine Column from Greece, Byzantine column and Wilhemn Kaiser Fountain.Your guide will take you into the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art, which has a remarkable collection of articrafts.Overnight in hotel in İstanbul.
Day 3 :ISTANBUL
The Bosphorus Cruise is one of the higlights of the city ..You have 2 options here, you want to sail on a local boat or with a yacht .Then we start sailing on the blue Marmara watersea while we are watching the wooden houses called yalı on the Bosphorus river.After our sail, we arrive in Sarıyer fish restaurants where we have lunch near the river close to Black Sea.We join with our driver here to go to Asian side to climb to the highest point called Çamlıca Hill and we drive to Kanlıca known with its famous yoghurt where can taste here in a cafe then we go across the Bosphorus Bridge to arrive in Ortaköy to join with the local people under the bridge , maybe to immortalize the moment with the picture of city's lovely silhouette Ortaköy Mosque.Overnight in İstanbul.
Day 4 : ISTANBUL
On the way we will see the ancient city walls then we will see The Saint Saviour- Chora Church which is covered with the entricate golden mosaics inspired from the Bible and the life of Virgin Mary, Jesus.Then we drive to see the Eyüp Mosque and witness the religious life and their ritual visits to tomb of beloved friend of Prophet Muhammed, then we climb up to hill to have a beautiful view over the golden horn in Pierre Loti Cafe.. After your lunch we drive to the Patriarch Of Orthodox Christianity and see the ancient restored church with the wooden building.Then we go to see the life of İstanbul citizens in Taksim
We guarantee that you will gain different perspectives of the life of this fabulous city throughout the day..Overnight in İstanbul.
Day 5 : ISTANBUL / KAYSERI / CAPPADOCIA
This morning after breakfast you will check-out and transfer to Istanbul Airport where you will board your flight to Kayseri for Cappadocia. Upon arrival, meet with your guide and start to discover the wonders of Cappadocia . Then we will arrive in Uçhisar , the highest point of the region where you can see all different valleys , rock dwelling houses, wineyards and the pigeonaries on the landscape..After our castle visit , we walk in the village which is really so rich with the volcanic houses.Then we will have our lunch in a nice place.After that, wego to visit the Göreme Open Air Museum where we will see the beautiful frescoes dating back to 4-13. century A.D. On the way we can stop in a carpetweaving rug palace to learn the history of Turkish carpets from a local lecturer in Cappadocia region.Then we can go to see the sunset on the panoramic view point depending on the weather conditions.Overnight in hotel in Cappadocia.
Day 6 : CAPPADOCIA
Optional Tour: hot air balloon ride in the early morning.This tour includes one hour balloon ride , a glass of champagne, transfer ,flight certificate.A hot air balloon flight is unique from all other experiences of flights because the feeling in balloon is one of peace and tranquility while floating over the rock formations in the various valleys of the splendid landscape of Cappadocia.
Today firstly we go to see the undegroundcity of Kaymaklı or Derinkuyu on the south part of the region .After one hour drive we arrive in Ihlara Valley where many kinds of flowers ,types of birds, a branch of the longest river in turkey and frescoed churches will meet you.Upon your request, we are ready to hike about 2 hours in the valley and visit some frescoed churches inside.Then we will have our lunch in the mid-valley near the Melendiz River.We hope you enjoy eating the throut caught from the river.On the way back to our hotel we will stop at the end of the valley with our car, we can take pictures of the fairy chimneys which can remind you the Sandy People from StarWarsmovie in 1970.Our last stop is Agzikarahan Ceravansarai which is known as the palace of commercant tribes in the historyOvernıght in Cappadocia.
Day 7 :CAPPADOCIA / IZMIR /KUSADASI
This morning after breakfast you will check out and transfer to Kayseri Airport where you will board your flight to Izmir. Upon arrival, you will meet with your guide and transfer to Kusadasi. Visit the Ancienty city of Ephesus by learning the history and the importance of the historical monuments including library of Celcus, the Agora, Trojan Fountain, Hadrian's Gate, Domitianus Temple, Theater.. Next, visit the house of Virgin Mary , where she spent the last years of her life. After lunch, take a short walk in the village of Sirince , where you can see the wooden houses, a lovely green nature and taste some local wine. Finally see the church of St. John whose burial chamber i laid inside located on a hill overlooking the Artemis temple, the Isa Bey Mosque and the Aegean sea in further.We stay overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 8:KUSADASI / BODRUM
This morning we will drive to Bodrum .Our first stop is Priene which used to be a strategic port and trading center and nowadays hosts many examples of Hellenistic art and architecture.Then we drive to Didyma an ancient Ionian sanctuary and temple which is known as one of the most renowned oracle of Hellenistic world in Didyma.After our lunch, we will head further South to Bodrum which is a holiday paradise with sandy beaches, lush forests and rocky hills.Then arrive at hotel.Overnight in Bodrum.
This morning your guide will meet you then drive to Mausoleum of Halicarnasos known as one of the Seven Wonders of Ancient World .After our archeological visit we go to visit the Castle of St.Peter built by the Knights of St. John to include five towers,representing the nationalities of its inhabitants.Nowadays the castle houses the famous Museum of Underwater Arcahelogy in itself.You will be free to explore the city on your own.Overnight in Bodrum.
Day 10 : BODRUM / ISTANBUL
This morning after breakfast you will check out and transfer to Izmir Airport where you will board your flight to Istanbul.Upon arrival, you will meet with your guide.Then we go to see the splendid mosque called Suleyman Magnicient with its burial chamber with his wife, Roxelana. After our lunch we go to see Grand Bazaar where you can see many jewellery ,silver, leather , kilim shops.You will return to your hotel for an evening at your leisure.Overnight in İstanbul.
Day 11 :ISTANBUL / HOME
This morning your guide meets you and pick you up from the hotel and transfer to the airport.
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