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 – Bursa (B/L/D)
After breakfast drive to Bursa. After lunch, we Visit
Grand Mosque; Ulu Cami is the largest mosque in Bursa and a landmark of early Ottoman
architecture, which carried many elements from the Seljuk architecture. Our last visit will be
Silk Market; Koza Han (Silk Bazaar) The Koza (Cocoon) Han was commissioned by Bayezid
II and built in 1490 in the market neighborhood between Ulu Cami and Orhaniye, to provide
income for the sultan's mosque in Istanbul. Then shopping stop at Turkish Delight ( Candy )
& Olive Oil Outlet . Transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight in Bursa.
Day 6: Bursa / Istanbul (B/L/D)
After breakfast drive back to Istanbul. Upon arrival have lunch at local restaurant. Then visit
Leather Outlet Center for live fashion show. Free time for shopping. Drop at famous Grand
Bazaar. The Grand Bazaar (or Covered Bazaar, Turkish: Kapalicarsi) in Istanbul is one of the
largest covered markets in the world with more than 58 streets and 4,000 shops, and has
between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily. Then visit Taksim Square; situated in the
European part of Istanbul, is a major shopping, tourist and leisure district famed for its
restaurants, shops and hotels. It is considered the heart of modern Istanbul. Continue to
Beyoglu; is a district located on the European side of Istanbul, separated from the old city
(historic peninsula of Constantinople) by the Golden Horn. And Istiklal Street, Istiklal
Avenue; is one of the most famous avenues in Istanbul, visited by nearly 3 million people in a
single day over the course of weekends. Dinner and overnight.
Day 7: Departure Istanbul (B)
After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight