Day 1: Istanbul
Meet and greet at Istanbul airport. Transfer to the hotel. (Early check-in subject to availability, but we will do our best.) PM Bosphorus Cruise along the Bosphorus, the winding strait separating Europe and Asia. Bosphorus coastline is a delightful mixture of the past and the present where one can enjoy the grand splendour and quaint beauty of the ancient wooden mansions, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages and visit of Spice Market. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Istanbul
After Breakfast start the visits with Byzantine Hippodrome, in which stand the obelisk brought from Egypt by Theodosius and the Serpent Column taken from Delphi by Constantine, followed by the visit to Blue Mosque, which has six minarets and a middle dome of 109 feet. The last stop is the Grand Covered Bazaar dating back to 15th century. It covers over 4,000 shops under one roof. PM free for leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Istanbul-Ankara(Overnight Train)
Open buffet breakfast in the hotel. Day free for leisure. Hotel check-out latest at 12:00hrs, mid-day. Evening transfer to the station for overnight train to Ankara. Overnight on board.
Day 4: Istanbul / Izmir / Kusadasi
After breakfast transfer to the airport to catch the flight to Izmir. Upon arrival transfer to Kusadasi (45 min). Free at leisure to enjoy Kusadasi town or the hotel facilities. Overnight at Kusadasi.
Day 5: Kusadasi
After breakfast depart for the sightseeing of Ephesus, the cradle of early Christianity. Visit the House of Virgin Mary, where she spent her last days. Proceed to visit Ephesus, and see the spectacular ruins from the period of St. Paul, some of which are recently excavated. After lunch, visit the Archaeological Museum, Temple of Diana (one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.). Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 6: Kusadasi/ Pamukkale/ Kusadasi
Drive to Pamukkale, ΓÇ£Cotton CastleΓÇ¥, famous for its healing thermal / mineral Baths and beautiful snow-white ΓÇ£petrifiedΓÇ¥ waterfalls. After lunch, visit the ancient city of Hierapolis, including the magnificently preserved Necropolis, the main Street and Gates, the thermal Baths, the devilΓÇÖs hole, and masterpiece theater. Pamukkale's terraces are made of travertine, a sedimentary rock deposited by water from the hot springs. In the afternoon, free time for swimming or a therapeutic bath in the hot spring mineral waters. Back to Kusadasi for overnight. Dinner at the hotel.
Day 7: Departure Kusadasi
After breakfast free till check-out (latest check-out time is 1200 hours) and departure transfer to the airport to catch the flight to the next destination via Istanbul.