Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus
DAY 1 : Arrival to Istanbul
Welcome to Turkey. Arrive in Istanbul Airport, meet by our representative and private transfer to the hotel for overnight stay in Istanbul.
DAY 2 : Full Day Istanbul Tour
9.00 a.m. After breakfast pick up from hotel and Our journey begins in Istanbul, the only city in the world situated on two continents. Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul – its three names span more than 2600 years, nearly 1600 of them as the capital of two of the greatest empires the world has known, Byzantine and Ottoman. We visit the Topkapi Palace ,Hagia Sophia, The Blue Mosque and Hippodrome, where chariot races and the Byzantine riots took place.Visit the Grand Bazaar for shopping. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 3 : Istanbul – Cappadocia Tour
After breakfast transfer to Istanbul airport for flight to Cappadocia in the morning. After 1 hour flight arrive in Kayseri. Meet by your guide and transfer to your hotel. After check in and relax start for Private Cappadocia tour at 12.00. visit Goreme Open Air Museum , Underground Cities, Fairy Chimneys and much more. Overnight stay.
DAY 4 : Cappadocia Tour – Izmir
After breakfast take our second day private Cappadocia tour. First visit Zelve then walking in Ihlara Canyon Valley, a “mirage” in the Steps of Anatolia up to Belisirma village, the ancient Peristrema: “Valley of the Sky” along the Melendiz River. Rock-cut churches, spread across a wild plantation, surprises you with their successfully painted representations from the Bible. Climb on top of the Uchisar Rock-Castle to have a panoramic view of the valleys of Cappadocia. Transfer to the airport for flight to Izmir via Istanbul or direct flight depends upon flight date. Arrive in Izmir. Transfer to the hotel for overnight.
Day 5 : Ephesus Tour – Istanbul
After breakfast depart for Ephesus tour. First visit the Artemission Temple where is one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World. Continue to Ephesus.visit Ephesus, one of the 12 cities of Ionia (an ancient Greek district on the western coast of Asia Minor) is located near Izmir. As a port city at the mouth of the Cayster (modern Küçükmenderes) River, it was a major departure point for trade routes into Asia Minor. Known in antiquity for its sacred shrines, notably a famous temple (one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World) to the goddess Artemis, or Diana, the city was also an important center of early Christianity.
After Ephesus, lunch will be served in the garden of a local handicrafts center. Here you can see some of the traditional carpet weaving techniques used and enjoy viewing some splendid displays of beautiful carpets.
After Lunch visit House of Virgin Mary. This house is located on the Aladag Mountains 5 miles from Ephesus. At the third Ecumenical Council of 431 in Ephesus, it was claimed that Mary came to Ephesus with St. John in 37 A.D. and lived there until her death in 48 A.D. After the discovery of the house, the Archbishop of Izmir declared it a place of pilgrimage in 1892. On July 26, 1967, Pope Paul VI visited this place and prayed here.
17.00 Drive to Izmir airport for our flight back to Istanb ul at 18.30. after 1 hour flight arrival in Istanbul at 19.30 and met by our representative and transfer to the hotel for overnight.
DAY 6 : Home
After breakfast check out from the hotel and private transfer to Istanbul airport for your flight back home.
The end of our services
5 nights 4 stars hotel accomodations based on bed and breakfast (cave hotel in Cappadocia)
Professional licensed English speaking guide
Istanbul – Kayseri – Izmir – Istanbul domestic return flight tickets including airport tax
All airport transfers and Transportation with private AC vehicle
All entrance fees to the sites stated above the itinerary
Any meals and drinks