Welcome to the Istanbul, the sublime capital of Turkey, where many different nations with different cultures have lived together history long. Up-on arrival in Istanbul airport, transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy Istanbul or relax at your hotel. Spend your evening in Istanbul cruising around the beautiful Bosphorus Strait while enjoying dinner and an Anatolian folklore show with belly dancing. Gliding through the water, your boat follows a route that includes views of Istanbul’s top attractions – all enchantingly illuminated at night. Cruise past the Blue Mosque and Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge while eating, drinking and enjoying the show! Overnight stay in Istanbul.
Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast visit some of the most magnificent artworks in Istanbul. Visit the impressive Topkapi Palace, one of the greatest palaces of the Ottoman period, which has a superb position overlooking the Bosphorus. Explore the magnificent Hagia Sophia Basilica. Later discover the wonders of the Blue Mosque, famous for its six minarets and beautiful blue Iznik tiles. After lunch visit Grand Bazar for some shopping. Overnight stay in Istanbul.
The best way to immerse you in a short time is to visit the peaceful Prince’ Islands. Enjoy a cruise accompanied by the Seagulls to “Buyukada”. During the cruise, view the charming sights along the way and the memorable view of the old Istanbul. Princes’ Islands are summer places; away from the rush of the city they offer a different experience with their unique climate, vegetation and vehicle free roads. Take a ride around the Island with the Phaeton and enjoy the sights of the island and its elegant mansions. After lunch return back to Istanbul and visit Taskim Square. stroll down Istiklal Street for your shopping needs. You will see the famous Galatasaray Red Tram here. Many good restaurants here as well. Overnight stay in Istanbul.
Early departure from the hotel. Visit the Tomb of Edebali Master of Ertugrul and Osman Ghazi, Visit Orhan Gazi Mosque in BilecikTimeline of Ottoman Museum in Bilecik. The Tomb of Ertugrul is in Sogut. Also visit the Alp’s Mezaar Shrine for shopping and dress like Alp and Hatun with costumes. Drive to visit Turgut Alp in Inegol ( Due to weather conditions we might not be going there in wintertime ) Reach to the shrine of Turgut Alp in Inegol. Drive to Bursa and visit The Tombs of Osman and Orhan Ghazi , key figures in Ottoman History in Bursa. Drive to Istanbul through the fast bridge access and back to the hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to airport for flight to Konya. Upon arrival at Konya which is also known as the adopted
home of Rumi ( Mevlana ), the Sufi mystic who founded the Whirling Dervish. Konya also used to be one of the most important
trading center on the Silk Road. After visting the Shrine of Mevlana Jaluldin Rumi and having a traditional Konya style lunch (own expenses) we will depart for Cappadocia. Arrival in Cappadocia, the rest of the day is free for own leisure. Overnight stay in Cappadocia.
This is your first morning in Cappadocia and we would like to welcome you to this amazing place. If you want to enjoy it to the fullest we recommend you a early morning hot air balloon over and through the unique landscapes of Cappadocia. Rest of the day is at your own leisure to discover the Cappadocia. Visit Salt Lake, Under-ground City, Goreme Panorama, Pottery Demonstration. Pigeon Valley, Devrant Valley. Overnight stay in cave accommodation.
After breakfast at the hotel, flight to Istanbul. Free time for strolling around. Later transfer to airport for your flight back home.