- All airport transfers
- Domestic flight from Istanbul to Cappadocia
- Domestic flight from Cappadocia to Antalya
- Domestic flight from Antalya to İstanbul
- 3 nights hotel in Istanbul
- 2 nights hotel in Cappadocia
- 3 nights hotel in Antalya
- 8 open buffet breakfasts
- Guided Istanbul City Tour with Lunch
- Guided Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise with Lunch
- Guided Cappadocia Fairy Chimneys Tour with Lunch
- Guided Antalya PergeAspendos Tour with Lunch
- All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
- Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
- Professional English-speaking tour guides
Istanbul - Arrival Day
Meet at the airport Transfer to your hotel. You will be given your room key and the rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.There are two airports in Istanbul. Istanbul Ataturk Airport is 20 km away from city center and SabihaGokcen airport is 55 km away from city center.
Istanbul - City Tour
Pick up at 08:30am from your hotel for the a day tour of old Istanbul city.
Visit to ST. SOPHIA This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architectural marvels of all time. TOPKAPI PALACE The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of cyrstal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed. SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE Across from St. Sophia 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.
HIPPODROME Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine.
Lunch break at 13:00pm after the lunch Murtis Tour will then take you to the GRAND COVERED BAZAAR In this labyrinth of streets and passages are more then 4,000 shops with each trade having its own area: the goldsmiths’ street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as handpainted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers, onyx-ware and meerschaum pipes. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise
Pick up at 08:30am from the hotel and depart for the Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise and Shopping Tour. Visit the SPICE BAZAAR (Egyptian Bazaar) The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice.BOSPHORUS BY BOAT a traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion you will see the magnificent sights of the following attractions from your boat. See Dolmabahce Palace, and further along, the parks and imperial pavilions of Yildiz Palace. On the coastal edge of this park, is Ciragan Palace, 300 meters of its marble facade faces the shore.
At Ortakoy a great variety of artists gather every Sunday to display their work along the street. Ortakoy is a symbol of tolerance with a church, a mosque and a synagogue existing side by side for centuries.RUMELI FORTRESS Built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452 prior to the conquest of Istanbul was completed in only four months to control and protect the infamous Bosphorus passage. It is one of the most beautiful works of military architecture anywhere in the world.BEYLERBEYI PALAS (PALACE) The summer residence of Ottoman sultans exists in its original renovated glory featuring original antique furniture and magnificent gardens with the Harem on the Asian side of Istanbul.
BOSPHORUS BRIDGE enjoy a unique chance to step from one continent (Asia) to another (Europe).CAMLICA HILL the highest point in Istanbul. At the top of it you can rest and admire the magnificent panorama of Istanbul and the Bosporus from the beautiful gardens, landscaped in traditional Turkish Ottoman style.SHOPPING TOUR (after cruise) Experience the traditional silk weaving skills of Turkish women at the carpet weaving courses provided by The Ministry of National Education. You will get the opportunity to see jewellery, handcrafts centre and a modern leatherwear show.
Enjoy the experience of shopping whilst gaining the knowledge of the ancient craftsmen, with Murti’s Tour’s local escort full of knowledge about how to haggle the streets of Istanbul. The rest of the evening is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul
Istanbul to Cappadocia
Today is yours, you don’t have to wake up early, enjoy the time in most magical city in world .At afternoon depart for Istanbul Ataturk Airport for domestic flight to Cappadocia. Transfer from airport and check in to your hotel in Cappadocia. Upon arriving to Cappadocia also the day is your,get ready for tomorrow to discover Cappadocia, Overnight in Cappadocia
Cappadocia Fairy Chimneys Tour
Tour starts with Uçhisar Castle, the highest point of Cappadocia. After Uçhisar, you visit Göreme Open Air Museum, the heart of Cappadocia. Göreme Open Air Museum is famous for frescoes dating back to 10th century describing the life of Jesus Christ and monks. Next stop is Çavuşin, which is an abondened village with old cave Greek houses. After Çavuşin you go to the restaurant in Avanos to have lunch. After lunch, you visit a pottery workshop, to see how to make potteries.
Then you go to Paşabağı, where you can see three-headed fairy chimneys. After Paşabağı you visit another workshop to see Cappadocian handwoven carpets and kilims. Next stop is Devrent Valley, which is also called İmagination Valley, where you can see natural rock formations looking like animals. Then you head to a wineshop in Urgup for wine tasting. Last stop is Three Beauties, three beatiful fairy chimneys with their hats, which is the symbol of Cappadocia. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Cappadocıa to Antalya Free day
After breakfast you will have free time shopping in Cappadocia. Today we depart for Kayseri Airport for our domestic flight to Antalya. Upon arrival in Antalya. The day is yours. enjoy natural magnificent beach & crystal clear sea and explore the city, If this is your first time in Turkey and you have never experienced a Turkish Night, we strongly recommend you go to one!
This evening you will see Belly Dancers, Turkish folkdance, taste Turkish food and wine, and enjoy a lot of music and dancing. The program usually starts at 20:30 and goes on until midnight. Turks really know how to have fun all together. Join us for an evening of eastern promise; sample the local cuisine, local mezzes and soft drinks. You will be amazed the folk dances from all over the country and be entranced by the belly dancers in addition to traditional Turkish hospitality. Overnight in Antalya.
Antalya Free Day
The day is yours. You don’t have to wake up early, enjoy the sunshine and take in the views and natural magnificent beach & crystal clear sea and explore the city, shop in the local markets, relax on the beach or enjoy one of the many day trips you can choose. These include Aqua Park, horse riding, river rafting, paintball, diving or snorkelling, fishing tours and many more. Overnight in Antalya.
Antalya to Istanbul - End of Tour
After breakfast today we depart for Antalya Airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul and then back to home. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in the future in one of our tours again. Have a nice trip back home and thanks for choosing “GLAD holidays” – just a call away!!!