8 Days 7 Nights Istanbul - Cappadocia - Ephesus

Air Ticket SIN-IST/ADB-SIN by Turkish Airlines
7 nights hotel accommodation
Meals as specified in the itinerary
Transportation
English-speaking guide
Entrance fees
Tips to hotel and restaurants
Description

Day 1. Istanbul arrival (Meals on Board)
Meet at the Ataturk Airport and transfer to the hotel. Free at leisure.

Day 2. Istanbul full day (Breakfast/Lunch)
Breakfast at hotel. Start today tour by Tour of "Sultan Ahmet Center", the heart of the "Old City" from where the Byzantian and Ottoman Empires were ruled. St. Sophia, One of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as abasilica in the 6th.century by Emperor Justinian. Blue Mosque, facing St. Sophia, famous with its blue Iznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet. Hippodrome, center of sportive (chariot races, athletics) events and political activities of the old city. Obelisk of Theodosius, Serpentine Column and German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating Hippodrome. Topkapi Palace, imperial residence of Ottoman Sultans exhibiting imperial treasury, Chinese porcelain, weapons, calligraphy section etc.

Day 3. Istanbul - Cappadocia (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Breakfast at hotel.
After breakfast check-out from the hotel. We will visit the aromatic Spice Bazaar, where the smells of cinnamon, cloves and thyme, rise from hundreds of colourful muslin bags at every store-front. Then embark on a scenic tour of the Bosphorus, the natural waterway that divides Asia from Europe, passing palaces, castles, palatial homes, and the two magnificent suspension bridges.
Afternoon transfer to the airport for domestic flight to Cappadocia. Transfer to the hotel. Further on, we come to Cappadocia, which reminds the visitor of a village out of Grimm’s Fairy Tales.

Day 4. Cappadocia (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Optional Hot Air Balloon tour (Early in the morning)
Full day Cappadocia tour
Classical Cappadocia tour covering Dervent Valley (imagination valley), Pasabag fairy chimneys valley(mushroom shapes), , Goreme Open Air Museum see the best examples of Byzantine art in Cappadocia in rock-cut churches with frescoes and paintings (10th to 13th century), Uchisar Castle the highest point in Cappadocia. Then visit Avanos Village centre of terra cotta work of art since 3000 BC. followed by the famous local pottery and carpet shows allowing ample time for shopping.
Dinner and overnight at hotel in Cappadocia.

Day 5. Cappadocia – Izmir (Breakfast/Dinner)
After breakfast check-out from the hotel and transfer to the airport for domestic flight to Izmir.
Meet and transfer to the hotel.
Free at leisure
Dinner and overnight at hotel in Izmir.

Day 6. Izmir – Ephesus – Izmir (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Breakfast at hotel
Full day Ephesus tour
Leave for Ephesus and after Leather Fashion Show and shopping time, first visit the House of the Virgin Mary where she spent the last years before she died. Moving on to Ephesus, we will visit the Fountains, Temples, the Agora, the Great Theatre, the Library of Celsus together with the Odeon and Gymnasiums. After lunch we will move on to St.John's Basilica. Return to Izmir.
Dinner and overnight at hotel in Izmir.

Day 7. Izmir – Pergamon – Izmir(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Full day Pergamon tour,
Drive to Pergamon, visit the Acropolis, Temple of Athena, Library, Royal Palace, Temple of Trojan, Temple of Dionysus, Altar of Zeus. Following lunch in the town of Bergama we will visit the ruins of Asclepium. Return to Izmir
Dinner and overnight at hotel in Izmir.

Day 8. Izmir / Istanbul departure(Breakfast)
Transfer to Izmir airport for flight to home via Istanbul.

PACKAGE INCLUDES:
~ Air Ticket SIN-IST/ADB-SIN by Turkish Airlines
~ 7 nights hotel accommodation
~ Meals as specified in the itinerary
~ Transportation
~ English-speaking guide
~ Entrance fees
~ Tips to hotel and restaurants

NOT INCLUDE:
- Airport taxes
- Tips to guide & driver
- Domestic flight - Istanbul/Cappadocia, Cappadocia/Izmir, Izmir/Istanbul
- Optional Hot Air Balloon Tour