Welcome to Istanbul! Check into your hotel and unwind.In the evening: get your first taste of delicious Turkish food at a welcome dinner + meet your new travel crew
Explore Istanbul’s most fascinating sites, including The Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, and Topkapi Palace.You’ll also test your bargaining skills at The Grand Bazaar! It’s the ultimate oriental shopping experience.
This morning, fly to Kayseri and transfer to Cappadocia.Then: learn to make tasty traditional dishes at a cooking class by the locals! Afterwards, enjoy an authentic Turkish lunch.
Take a hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia ( optional activity ). It’s truly an unmatchable experience.Later: explore the subterranean city of Kaymakli + visit the rock citadel of Uçhisar.Then, we’ll be visiting the open air museum in Goreme valley after which we’ll see the striking fairy chimneys in Pasabag valley and also visit Avanos.
This morning, we’ll drive to Konya (en-route: The Seljukian Caravanserai ‘Sultan Han’).At Konya, visit the tomb of the famous poet and philosopher,Rumi.Then, watch the mesmerizing dance of the Whirling Dervishes as they twirl, and twirl and twirl in a trance.
After breakfast, drive to Pamukkale. Then, explore the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Hierapolis, including the biggest Necropolis graveyard of the ancient world. You’ll also visit the area’s famous calcium cliffs, truly an incredible sight.Afterwards, make your way to Aphrodisias, a city dedicated to the Goddess of Love, Aphrodite.
After breakfast, we’ll drive to Kusadasi. Here, you’ll have a lot oftime to explore the town and go shopping #Protip Don’t forget to pick up a box of Turkish delight or halwah for your family and friends back home.
This morning, drive to Meryemana and visit the House of Virgin Mary.Continue to Ephesus, the Roman Capital of Asia Minor and visit the ruins of Odeon, the Greco-Roman theatre, temple of Hadrian,and the Basilica of St. John.In the evening: you’ll be back in Kusadasi to enjoy some leisure time and explore the locality.
After breakfast, board your flight back to Istanbul.In the evening: it’s time to celebrate your last day on an exciting cruise. Sail across the Bosphorus, watching Istanbul come to life at night.And you can also enjoy in-house entertainment such as a belly dance show, plus folklore music and local DJ performances (Note:This is subject to cruise schedule)!There's something magical about dancing that makes you feel free. Enjoy the music, exotic dances, and have fun!
Sadly, it’s your last morning in Turkey. You’ll be transferred to the airport to catch your flight home