DAY 01/2 MIAMI to ISTANBUL (TK78)
Arrival in Istanbul, meeting with our representative and transfer from the airport to the hotel.
DAY 03 ISTANBUL **
Breakfast. Rest of the day free. Possibility of taking the optional Guided excursion with lunch in a typical food restaurant “TOUR
THROUGH THE BOSFORUS ”: Departure to admire the beautiful
view of the Golden Horn in Pierre Loti and visit
St. George’s Cathedral – seat of the Patriarchate
Ecumenical Greek Orthodox, Visit of the Mosque of Suleyman the Magnificent, to the Bazaar of the
Spices, and a fascinating journey through the Straits
of the Bosphorus.
DAY 04 ISTANBUL
Breakfast. “JEWELS OF CONS- TANTINOPLA + BASILICA CISTERN”: Enter the historic center of the city, where you can observe the variety of vestiges of the different empires that shaped the present Istanbul: the imposing Topkapi Palace, residence of the sultans and main administrative center of the Ottoman Empire; Hagia Sophia with its majestic Byzantine architecture and a mixture of Christian and Islamic religious elements; the Roman Hippodrome, entered the social life of Constantinople for thousands of years; the Blue Mosque with its more than 20,000 handmade ceramic tiles brought from Iznik; the Grand Bazaar, one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world and
where haggling is a tradition; the cistern
Basilica that has more than 300 columns
of marble rising above the water.
DAY 05 ISTANBUL b ANKARA b CAPPADOCIA
Breakfast at the hotel and departure tenprano to
Ankara the capital of TURKEY and visit the Mausoleum of the founder of the Republic. Arrive to
Cappadocia. Dinner at the hotel.
DAY 06 CAPPADOCIA
Breakfast. Departure to visit this region with
its landscape formed by volcanic lava. Visit
to the many mosteros and chapels of Gorene,
dug out of the rocks and decorated with frescoes.
Visit the impressive valleys of the region and
view of the dazzling landscape of the “fairy chimneys”. Visit to an underground city of the old local communities to protect themselves from attacks. Visit to a center
typical Cappadocian jewels and stones and to a carpet factory to learn about the production of these products. Dinner at the hotel.
Optional programs in Cappadocia: – “NIGHT
TURCA ”Presentation of folk dances in
a typical cave with local drinks and and “PASEO
BY BALLOON ”have early in the morning to admire one of the most beautiful landscapes on earth.
DAY 07 CAPPADOCIA b PAMUKKALE
Breakfast. Departure to Pamukkale to visit the
ancient Hierapolis and Cotton Castle, a true natural wonder, a giant waterfall,
stalactites and natural pools. Dinner at the hotel.
DAY 08 PAMUKKALE b EPHESUS b KUSADASI ***
Breakfast. Visit Ephesus, the Greco-Roman city
best preserved of Asia Minor from the first and second centuries, which maintains treasures such as the theater
that, the Library of Celsus and the street of
Marble. Visit us the House of the Virgin Mary,
the supposed last house of the mother of Jesus,
that today is a place of pilgrimage. I continue with a visit to a leather store. Dinner
at the hotel.
DAY 09 KUSADASI
Breakfast. Day off. Possibility of taking the
Optional Guided tour “CHIOS – LA ISLA
GRIEGA ”: Transfer from the hotel to the port of Cesme. After migration, we left for the island of
Chios to know: Mastic production,
the town of Mesta and its labyrinthine streets of the
Byzantine era, Pyrgi and its houses decorated in
black and white, the volcanic beach Mavra Volia
in Enpoios. Transfer to the port. Arrive and transfer to the hotel. Dinner at the hotel.
DAY 10 KUSADASI b BURSA b ISTANBUL
Breakfast. Departure for Bursa and visit of this
important city that was the first capital
of the Ottoman Empire. Visit one of the main mosques in the city and take a walk
by the Silk Market. Continuing towards
DAY 11/12 ISTANBUL to MIAMI (TK77)
Breakfast. Transfer to the Airport (IST) and flight
* The order of the itinerary can be changed,
always respecting the visits to be made.
On holidays, similar visits are offered in
** The nights in Istanbul in two ways:
– 3 at the beginning + 1 at (according to the itinerary
published in this catalog) // or // 2 at the top
+ 2 at the end.
*** Accommodation may be in Izmir or Kusadasi in