FOR THOSE WHO DESIRE TO DISCOVER ANATOLIAN HERITAGES
After the landing, we transfer you to the hotel from airport on the first day of the adventure.
On the second day, after having breakfast at the hotel, your guide meets you at the hotel reception and the Istanbul City Tour starts with visiting the Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, German Fauntain and Theodosius Obelisk and Basilica Cistern in Sultan Ahmet Square. After having lunch break, Hagia Sophia and the Imperial Palace of the Ottoman Empire a.k.a. Topkapi Palace are visited.
On the third day, after having breakfast at the hotel, your guide meets you at the hotel reception and departure for the Kariye Church. After Kariye Church, you can reach Pierre Liotti hill by cable car to watch the estuary and panoramic view of Istanbul. After the lunch break, Süleymaniye Mosque and Spice Bazaar are visited, then a one and a half hour Bosphorus tour is carried out and return to the hotel
On the fourth day, in the early morning you will be transferred to the airport for the flight of Cappadocia. Following the reaching to the hotel and having breakfast, you will be starting touring in north part of Cappadocia. The stops on this day are the Uchisar Castle Panoramic View, Göreme Open Air Museum, Pasabaglari a.k.a. Monks Valley, Ceramic Art Center, Imagination Valley, Love Valley and Carpet Weaving School.
On the fifth day of the trip, you will see Southern Cappadocia. The stops in this line are Piegon Valley, Gem Stone Center, Underground City (which had been used as shelter by the early Christians), nature walking thru the Ihlara Valley (the most nature walked valley in Turkey)and Selime Monastry. Following the end of the tour, you will be transferred to the airport for the flight to Izmir.
We highly recommend to ride a hot air balloon in Cappadocia, which is the most mesmerizing and the most demanded activity in our unique region.
ATV QUAD and horseback ridings are also other thrilling events in Cappadocia.
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On the sixth day of the tour following the breakfast, we drive to the Konya.
The city of Konya is located on South central region of Turkey. Three hours drive away from Cappadocia During Roman times, the city was visited by St. Paul and because of its location on ancient trade routes, it continued to thrive during the Byzantine era. Konyas golden age was in the 12th and 13th centuries when it was the capital of the Seljuk Sultanate of Rum. The founder of Sufism, who is Mevlana Rumi lived and died in Konya. Shrine of Rumi attracts many visitors each years.
On seventh day, we drive to the Antalya from Konya. After reaching Antalya we will visit Aspendos Antique Roman Teathre and Perge Ruins on same day.
On eighth day, we will see the Antalya Museum and Old City & Hadrian Gate.
On the ninth day of the Grand Anatolian Tour, we will take a flight from Antalya to Izmir. On the same day we will visit the Ephesus Ancient Greek City, where encompasses Celsius Library, Hadrian's Temple, Ancient Trajanmas and Theater. The other stop of this tour is Leather Center (you will be able to see leather items) following the end of the day, we drive to the hotel.
On the tenth day of the adventure, after the breakfast we drive to Pamukkale & Greek-Roman city of Hierapolis.
The surreal, brillant White travertine terraces and warm, limpid pools of Pamukkale hang, like the petrified cascade of mighty waterfall. Truly spectacular in its own right, the geological phenomenon that is Pamukkale, literally “Cotton Castle” in Turkish, is also the site of remarkably well preseverved ruins of Greek-Roman city of Hierapolis. With such a uniqe combination of natural and man made wonders it’s little wonder that Pamukkale-Hierapolis has been made a Unesco World Heritage site.
On the final day of the Grand Anatolian Tour, we transfer you to the airport for Istanbul flight.