Day 1: Arrive Istanbul – Bolu (L/D)
Upon arrival , visit Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace – the seat of the Ottoman
Empire, after it shifted its capital from Bursa to Istanbul. It is today, a museum palace with a
wide collection of Kitchen wares and Porcelains, Treasuries, Royal Antiques, Courtyards,
Holy Relics etc. After lunch, drive to Bolu. Dinner and overnight in Bolu.
Day 2: Bolu - Cappadocia (B/L/D)
After breakfast, drive to Ankara. Visit Mausoleum of Ataturk, the founder of Turkish
Republic. After lunch in Ankara , drive to Cappadocia. Visit Salt Lake on the way. Transfer
to hotel for dinner & overnight.
Day 3: Cappadocia (B/L/D)
In the morning optional Hot Air Balloon tour available
After breakfast, visit Pigeons Valley Then photo stop at Dervent valley. Continue to visit
Uchisar - this old village consists of small dwellings carved into huge rock. The
contemporary village is at the skirts of the rock. If time permits, you may visit one of these
homes and experience life in here. Lunch will be at Avanos Village followed by visit to
famous local pottery workshop and state carpet co-operative allowing ample time for
shopping in the afternoon. Then Pasabag valley with unique volcanic formations. Finally visit
Underground City. Transfer to hotel for dinner & overnight.
Day 4: Cappadocia – Konya – Pamukkale (B/L/D)
After breakfast, drive to Konya. We will visit the 13th century Caravanserai where Silk Road
tradesmen accommodate in those days. Lunch at Konya. Konya was the center of the Seljuk
Empire as well as the city of Mevlana and his Whirling Dervishes. After visiting the Mevlana
Museum , we will continue drive to Pamukkale. Visit Textile Outlet Center in Pamukkale.
Textile is the major export of Turkey. Proceed to the Antique City of Hierapolis, where
Calcareous Thermal Springs descending over cliffs have created fascinating travertines in the
form of white terrace and basins also known as the Cotton Castle. Dinner & overnight in
Day 5: Pamukkale – domestic flight - Istanbul (B)
After breakfast, take domestic flight to Istanbul, transit to your international flight.