7 Nts / 8 Days Istanbul | Cappadocia Pamukkale | Kusadasi Istanbul

Itinerary (Day Wise)

Day 1 – Istanbul – Arrival Day & Dinner at Indian Restaurant:
(Dinner Cruise included)
Welcome to Istanbul Airport and meet with your guide and transfer to hotel. Dinner at Indian Restaurant
and Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 2 – Istanbul City Tour TK 7294 – 19:15
(Breakfast, Indian Lunch and Indian Dinner)
Our first visit will be HIPPODROME. Ancient Hippodrome was the scene of chariot races, with the three
monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine.
Then we will visit SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE. Across from Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque, it
built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its
magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. Our next visit will be HAGIA SOPHIA GRAND MOSQUE
(Depends Upon Crowd).
The Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque, previously known as the Church of Divine Wisdom, is simply the best
of its kind! Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque is the greatest surviving example of Byzantine Architecture. For
1000 years, it was once the largest church in the world, decorated with stunning 6th century golden
mosaics. Today it is a mosque. Lunch break at 13:00 pm. After the lunch, Transfer to Airport for your
flight to Cappadocia. Once you reach Kayseri Airport meet with your guide and transfer your hotel.
Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.
Please Note: Please do not forget to carry Scarf with you because of visiting to Blue
Mosque &Haghia Sophia Mosque

(Breakfast, local lunch and local dinner included)
After breakfast, we will drive you to Ozkonak Underground City, one of the best-preserved Underground
cities in Cappadocia. Then, visit to Uchisar Castle, the highest point of Cappadocia. After Uchisar, you
visit Goreme Open Air Museum, the Heart of Cappadocia. Goreme Open Air Museum is famous for
frescoes dating to 10th century describing the life of Jesus Christ and monks. Next stop is Cavusin, which
is an abandoned village with old cave Greek houses. After Cavusin, you go to the restaurant in Avanos
to have lunch. After lunch, you visit a pottery work shop, to see how to make potteries. Then you go to
Love Valley. Love Valley Cappadocia is a hidden valley with scenic formations to say the least. Despite
the resemblance to man hood, these amazing rock formations are far from man-made. After Love Valley,
you visit another workshop to see Cappadocian handwoven carpets and kilims. Next stop is Devrent
Valley, which is also called Imagination Valley, where you can see natural rock formations looking like
animals. Then, you head to a wine shop in Urgup for wine tasting. Last stop is Three Beauties, three
beautiful fairy chimneys with their hats, which is the symbol of Cappadocia. This tour will end
approximately at 18.00 and you will be returned back to your hotel.
Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia
Optional Hot Air Balloning Tour : Before the sunrise we will pick you up and depart to hot air
balloon area. Once approximately one-hour long adventure is over, we will return to hotel.

Day 4 – Cappadocia – Konya – Pamukkale
(Breakfast and local dinner included)
After breakfast early in the morning at 08:00 drive to Konya. Once you reach visit the imposing green –
tiled Mausoleum of Mevlana, the mystic founder of the Sufi sect (Whirling Dervishes). After the Konya
Mevlana tour, we will have lunch at local restaurant. After lunch drive to Pamukkale. Dinner and
Overnight in Pamukkale.

Day 5 – Pamukkale Tour to Kusadasi
(Breakfast, local lunch and local dinner included)
After breakfast we will depart Pamukkale. The dynasty of the Attalids, the kings of Pergamon, established
the thermal spa of Hierapolis. It is registered as cultural and natural heritage on the list of World Heritage
of UNESCO. The ruins of the baths, temples and other Greek monuments can be seen at the site.
Deriving from springs in a cliff almost 200 meters high overlooking the plain, calcite-laden waters have
created at Pamukkale (Cotton Castle) an unreal landscape, made up of mineral forests, petrified
waterfalls and a series of terraced basins.The terraces were formed by running warm spring water containing calcium bicarbonate, at a temperature
of 35C. When the water loses its carbon dioxide it leaves limestone deposits. During your visit to
Hierapolis which is an Open air museum, you will see of the largest ancient graveyard containing over
1200 sarcophagi, many of which are as big as a small house. The Great Theater, the tomb of St. Philip,
the Roman Baths, the gymnasium that is used as a museum and Apollo Temple are the other attractive
ruins. After the tour transfer to Kusadasi. Dinner and Overnight in Kusadasi 

Day 6 – Kusadasi – Ephesus Tour – Istanbul PC 2215 – 16:45
(Breakfast, Local Lunch and Local Dinner included)
After breakfast check out and depart to Ephesus Ancient City. Ephesus, is one of the best-preserved
ancient sites in the world. In our Ephesus your you will also see the Temple of Artemis, Curetes street,
famous Roman baths, Celsius Library, Grand theatre. Lunch break around 13:00pm. After the lunch, we
will visit a place which continues to perform one of the oldest arts of Turkey; a carpet weaving centre.
After your tour transfer to Izmir Airport for your domestic flight to Istanbul. Transfer your hotel and
check in. Dinner and overnight in Istanbu

Day 7 – Istanbul – Grand Bazaar Shopping Tour:
(Breakfast, Local Lunch and Indian Dinner included)
After breakfast, check out from hotel and transfer to İzmir airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul. After the flight
we will take you to the GRAND COVERED BAZAAR in this labyrinth of streets and passages are more than 4,000
shops with each trade having its own area: the goldsmiths’ street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such
as hand painted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers, onyx-ware and
meerschaum pipes. Dinner at Indian Restaurant and Overnight in Istanbul.
Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 8 – Istanbul – End of the Tour
(Breakfast included)
After breakfast check out from the hotel. We hope your tour will be a memorable one and we look forward to
seeing you in the future on another Tour. Have a safe trip back home and thanks for choosing Grand Royal Tours.

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