Tourism in Turkey is focused largely on a variety of historical sites, and on seaside resorts along its Aegean and Mediterranean Sea coasts. In recent years, Turkey has also become a popular destination for culture, spa, and health care tourism. Istanbul is one of the most important tourism spots not only in Turkey but also in the world. Turkey has a number of major attractions derived from its historical status.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrive Istanbul
Arrive Istanbul and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon depart for a half day Bosphorus Cruise. After the cruise, visit the Spice Bazaar (closed on Sundays), a thrilling riot of colours, sounds and the rich smells of exotic spices. Overnight in Istanbul.
Bosphorus Cruise The best way to see the Bosphorus in all its beauty is to take a boat trip. This is the strategic waterway connecting the Black sea to the Merranean, and ...
Day 2: Istanbul Sightseeing
After breakfast, depart for a half day sightseeing tour of the Sultanahmet district at the heart of old Istanbul. Visit St. Sophia (On Mondays replaced by the Chora Church Museum). Next, visit the Blue Mosque (closed on Friday during pray time). Finish the tour at the Grand Bazaar (closed on Sunday). Overnight in Istanbul.
Chora Church (Kariye Müzesi), Edirnekapı (near the city walls; bus: #87 from Taksim), ☎ +90 212 631-92-41 (fax: +90 212 621-34-35), . Th-Tu 09:00-16:30. Also known as the ...
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Day 3: Istanbul To Cappadocia
After breakfast transfer to the airport to catch the flight to Kayseri (not included). Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Free for the rest of the day. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Travel from Istanbul to Capadoccia
Fly Istanbul to Nevsehir
Fly Istanbul to Kayseri, bus
Ferry to Sabiha Gokcen, fly to Nevsehir
Ferry to Sabiha Gokcen, fly to Kayseri, bus
Day 4: Cappadocia
After breakfast start the sightseeing of the area including the Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy chimneys. Drive to Pasabag (Monk's Valley) to see the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles. Local lunch. In the afternoon visit Open Air Museum at Goreme and the natural castle at Uchisar. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 5: Cappadocia
After breakfast depart for a tour with 4 kms hike through the Rose Valley with visits to the churches. Afterwards visit to the old Christian village of Cavusin. Stop for lunch and on to Pigeons Valley and Underground City visit. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 6: Cappadocia To Izmir To Kusadasi
After breakfast transfer to the airport to catch the flight to Izmir directly or via Istanbul (not included). Upon arrival transfer to Kusadasi check in to your hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Travel from Capadoccia to Kusadasi
Fly from Nevsehir, train
Bus to Kayseri, fly, train
Bus via Izmir
Day 7: Kusadasi
After breakfast depart for the sightseeing of Ephesus, the cradle of early Christianity. Visit the House of Virgin Mary, where she spent her last days. After lunch, visit the Archaeological Museum. Return to Izmir and overnight stay at hotel in Kusadasi.
A major attraction is the Roman city of Ephesus which is located only 4km away from the center of the village. Entrance fee cost 25 TL per person.
Day 8: Izmir To Antalya
After breakfast transfer to the Izmir airport to catch the flight to Antalya (not included). Upon arrival transfer to the hotel and check in. Overnight in Antalya.
Travel from Kusadasi to Antalya
Day 9: Antalya Tour
Tour of the ancient ruins of Perge, Aspendos amphitheater, best preserved Roman Theatre in the World which is still in use. This is the best possible tour to the ancient ruins and cities of Antalya, which reflects the glorious age of classical era. The triangle historical tour ends after a local lunch at Manavgat Waterfalls. Return to hotel for overnight stay.