ISTANBUL – ANKARA – CAPPADOCIA – KONYA – PAMUKKALE – BURSA – ISTANBUL (8 Days and 7 Nights)
Day 1: Istanbul-Bolu -Kartepe Ski Resort- Ankara (L-D)
Greeting welcoming and pick up at an airport then we will start our journey to Bolu. On our way, we will visit the Kartepe Ski Resort. We will have free time at the mountain. For those who prefer to skiing, snowboarding and or do other activities are available at the resort – at own cost. Then, continue to drive to Capital of Turkey, Ankara, visit Mausoleum of Ataturk. Overnight at hotel in Ankara.
Optional: Ski equipment and other activities with extra cost
Day 2: Ankara-Salt Lake-Cappadocia (B-L-D)
Breakfast. After check out from the hotel then drive to Cappadocia. On our way to Cappadocia, we will visit the Salt Lake or ‘Lake Tuz’ – the second largest lake in Turkey and one of the largest hypersaline lakes in the world, and Ceramic Atelier. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 3: Cappadocia (B-L-D)
Breakfast. We start our program today with Cappadocia. We will visit Fairy Chimneys, Uchisar Castle, Pigeon Valley, Cavusin Greece Village, Goreme Open Air Museum, Cappadocia Underground City – Pasabag, Devrent Valley, Ihlara Valley, and Monk Valley. Then, visit Local Carpet Manufacturer and Gem Stones Factory. Overnight hotel in Cappadocia.
Cappadocia’s Optional activities available with charges
Day 4: Cappadocia- Konya –Pamukkale (B-L-D)
After breakfast, check-out from the hotel. We will drive to Pamukkale via Konya. On the way to Konya, we will visit Sultan Hani Caravanserai and Mevlana Museum. Konya was the center of the Selcuk Empire, one of the Islamic empire as well as the city where the famous sufí, Syeikh Jalaluddin al-Rumi was born. Then we will drive to Pamukkale. Dinner and overnight at Pamukkale.
Day 5: Pamukkale-Selcuk-Ephesus-Soma (B-L-D)
After breakfast. Then we will visit Pamukkale, meaning “Cotton Castle” in Turkish – a natural site in Denizli. The area is famous for a carbonate mineral left by the flowing water. Then, we will visit Hierapolis, an ancient city located on the hot spring. After Pamukkale, we will drive to Selcuk. On arrival Selcuk town we will have lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, we will enjoy the Leather Fashion Show and then we will drive to our hotel in Soma. Overnight at Soma.
Pamukkale’s Optional activities available with charges
Day 6: Bursa – Istanbul (B-L-D)
After breakfast and check out. Then, drive to Bursa city center. Today we will visit Ulu Cami which is one of the most attractive examples of the Ottoman Empire architecture in the transitional period. The mosque with an interior fountain and beautiful Arabic calligraphy. We also visit Yesil Turbesi which is a mausoleum for Sultan Mehmet I, grandfather of Sultan al-Fateh and Green Mosque which also act as government complex for Ottoman Caliph. After that, we will visit Koza Han (silk bazaar) where you can buy a beautiful scarf and silk. After that, we have lunch then by the afternoon drive to Istanbul. Dinner & Overnight at Istanbul
Day 7: Istanbul (B-L-D)
After breakfast, you will be taken for a tour of Istanbul City highlights. Here you will be visiting;
Day 8: Istanbul (B-L)
Breakfast. Our last program today are half-day Istanbul Tour. A place to visit today:
Then you have lunch in between the visits before transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Note: The itinerary subject to change based on flight details, weather forecast, and any unforeseen circumstances. Customized program upon request.
Hotel Use (4* – 5* rated)
|CITY||HOTEL NAME||No. of Nights|
|ANKARA||SERGAH HOTEL OR SIMILAR||01|
|CAPPADOCIA||BURCU KAYA HOTEL OR SIMILAR||02|
|PAMUKKALE||NINOVA THERMAL SPA & HOTEL OR SIMILAR||01|
|SOMA||RAMADA HOTEL OR SIMILAR||01|
|ISTANBUL||MIDMAR HOTEL OR SIMILAR||02|
Note: hotel use subject to change due to unforeseen circumstance
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