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FLYING CARPET / 9 DAYS 8 NIGHTS

FLYING CARPET / 9 DAYS 8 NIGHTS
DAY 1: ISTANBUL

Welcome to Istanbul-Turkey. Arrive to Istanbul Airport, transfer to your hotel and stay overnight.

DAY 2: ISTANBUL

Let’s start to explore Istanbul. First visiting is Hippodrome. It was the center of sport activities of Constantinople. Famous with 4 monuments, The German Fountain of Wilhelm II, Egyptian Obelisk, Serpentine Column, Column of Constantine.

Haghia Sophia, is the most famous museum in Turkey and one of the greatest marvels of architecture. Haghia Sophia was built as a church in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian then in 1453 renovated into a mosuqe by Ottoman Emperor Fatih Sultan Mehmet. It was converted into a museum in 1935 and welcoming both local and foreign visitors. (Closed on Monday)

Blue Mosque, as known as the Sultanahmet Mosque, this breath-taking building is one of the most majestic Ottoman Mosques in all of Turkey. Also it was built with unique 6 minarets. (Closed on Friday)

Topkapi Palace, which has been home to the Ottoman dynasty for many years, was used educational administrative and art center of state. Get knowledge about the imperial treasury sacred islamic relics, palace kitchens, weapons. (Closed on Tuesday)

Grand Bazaar, is the biggest market and the most attractive shopping center of Istanbul which has lots of shopping oppurtunities with carpets, leather, jewellery, turkish delight, gold, antique tiles etc.. (Closed on Sunday)

End of tour drive to airport and flight to Cappadocia. Stay overnight in Cappadocia.

DAY 3: CAPPADOCIA

In the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel. Drive to first place you that visit Goreme Open-Air Museum which is member of UNESCO World Heritage consisting of five Byzantine Orthodox churches. After we visit Uchisar Castle which has many rooms hollowed out into the rock are connected to each other with stairs, tunnels and passages.

After lunch break, a visit to Pasabagi (Monks Valley) the mushroom-shaped fairy chimneys with twin and even triple rock caps are very unique even for Cappadocia. Also visit Avanos (Pottery).

The last stop is Devrent Valley which is famous for its unique landscape.

After tour you will be transfered to your hotel. Stay overnight in Cappadocia.

DAY 4: CAPPADOCIA

In the morning, you will be picked up by our guide from your hotel. We visit Cavusin Village (Rose Valley), The Fairy Chimneys looks like mushrooms. Amazing churhes, Christian’s history. After we visit Ortahisar Castle similiar to Uchisar Castle in style where storage caves can also be observed.

After having time for lunch, visit Kaymakli Underground City where early Christians lived in fear and faith. On the way back, visit to Panaromic Pigeon Valley where pigeons contributed to the lives of locals with their manure to fertilize the vineyards.

End of the tour, you will be transfered to airport and flight to Izmir. Stay overnight in Kusadasi.

DAY 5: PERGAMON

In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel and drive to Pergamon. Pergamon, a most memorable experience will be Pergamon with its Acrapolis and Great Theatre, Altar of Zeus, Red Basilica (Once pagan temple then converted Christian church) then visit Asclepion the famous medical center of Antiquity.

After tour drive to Kusadasi and stay overnight in Kusadasi.

DAY 6: EPHESUS

In the morning you will be picked up from hotel and Ephesus tour begin. Ephesus, was the second largest city in the Roman Empire over 250.000 people in the 1st BC. Ranking only behind Rome it was the second largest city in the world. Ephesus was the harbour city. This giant city was built only with marbel. Did you know Ephesus had a largest amphitheater in the ancient world over 25.000 seats. Also see Goddess Nike, Local pharmacy, Hadrian Gate, Library of Celcius (the third largest library), Marbel Street, Harbour Street.

Temple of Artemis, is located near Ephesus and was built in 6th century. It was before Seven Wonders of the world.

The House of Virgin Mary, is located top of the Ephesus and 9km far away. The places where Virgin Mary has spent her last days and the Shrine of Virgin Mary pleasures wonderful atmosphere latent in the green.

After tour back to hotel and stay overnight in Kusadasi.

DAY 7: PAMUKKALE

After breakfast depart to Pamukkale. Pamukkale in Aegean Turkey is also called the “Cotton Castle”, because of the white cotton appearance of the mineral bath spas that abound the province, which is rich in calcium. Known as a “spa town” since the Roman era, tourists travel to Pamukkale to relax in warm, soothing and therapeutic waters in the myriad spas. Hierapolis or “Holy City” evangelized by Paul and Epaphras. Also the Apostle Philip lived and burried here. What makes Hierapolis different from most places on Earth is that it is not built on land, neither on water, but on limestone deposits above the mineral springs in the area. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of the ruins that are littered all over the city, including the necropolis that houses the sarcophagi of important ancient figures like Marcus Aurelius.

After the tour, back to hotel and stay overnight in Kusadasi.

DAY 8: IZMIR-ISTANBUL

Flight to Istanbul and transfer to the hotel.

Stay overnight in Istanbul.

DAY 9: ISTANBUL

Free time till departure flight. Transfer to Istanbul Airport and fly back to your home.
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