- Amérique Latine
DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN ISTANBUL
Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Welcome briefing will be held.
DAY 2: ISTANBUL
Enjoy a full day tour including a visit to Topkapi Palace Museum (excluding Harem Section), residence of the Ottoman Sultans between 1453 – 1852. Visit the Hippodrome, which was once the center of life where chariot racing and other public events took place. Tour the Blue Mosque built between 1609 and 1616, famous for its blue ceramic tiles. Next, see St Sophia, a church built in the 6th century Byzantine Capital, converted into a mosque by the Ottomans, and now a museum and one of the world’s greatest architectural wonders. Your last stop will be the famous Grand Bazaar, the world’s largest and oldest covered market with over 60 streets. (B)
DAY 3: ISTANBUL – CAPPADOCIA
Before your visit to the Spice Market – a true taste of Turkish Cultural Mosaic, enjoy a cruise on the Bosphorus against the spectacular skyline of Istanbul while sailing between the continents. The tour will end by 1 P.M. At the end of the tour, you will have free time at Grand Bazaar Late afternoon departure for Istanbul Airport to take your flight to Cappadocia. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. (B)
DAY 4: CAPPADOCIA
Early Morning Option: Hot Air Balloon Tour. Experience floating through volcanic valleys, fairy chimneys and caves at sunrise. After breakfast visit Goreme, a historical region of Turkey, located among the rock formations, which were first settled back in the Roman period. Many rock churches can still be seen today, as Christianity was then the prevailing religion in that region. Continue to the town of Avanos renowned for its high-quality earthenware. Also visit Pasabagi, Red Valley and attend a brief regional Pottery Workshop. (B)
DAY 5: CAPPADOCIA – EPHESUS – IZMIR
After an early breakfast, you will depart for Cappadocia Airport to take your flight to Izmir. Upon arrival, you will be driven to the remarkable Greco-Roman archaeological site of Ancient Ephesus. You will also visit the ongoing excavations of the Greco Roman palaces the »Elite Yamac Homes of Antiquity » (Terrace Houses) with their magnificent mosaics and frescoes being restored by archeologists as you visit the site. In addition to the historic monuments, your excursion will also include a visit to the House of the Virgin Mary, a lovely little chapel believed to be the Virgin Mary’s last home. (B)
DAY 6: IZMIR – ISTANBUL
After breakfast and leisure time at the hotel, you will depart for Izmir Airport to take your flight back to Istanbul. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day will be at leisure. (B)
DAY 7: ISTANBUL
Transfer to airport to take your outbound flight. (B)
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