Upon arrival, visit Topkapi Palace, once the seat ofthe Ottoman Empire. Presently it is a museum palacewith a wide collection of porcelain, antiques, holyrelics and other treasures Enjoy a cruise along the Bosphorus.Overnight in Istanbul.
After breakfast, continue exploring the city. Visit theBlue Mosque, also known as Mosque of SultanAhmet, which boasts a unique feature of 6 minarets.View its glorious interiors and distinctive blue tiles.Next, view only remains of Hippodrome ofConstantinople, which consists of 3 monumentalcolumns and a fountain. This is where chariot racestook place in the past. Then, visit St. Sophia Church; aformer Eastern Orthodox Church converted to amosque. A must see attraction because of its religiousand architectural significance.Drive to Canakkale in the afternoon. After a ferry crossing dinner and overnight in Canakkale.
After breakfast visit the House of Virgin Mary. Youmay attend the mass there. Proceed to antiqueEphesus. See the State Agora, The Odeon, Temple ofHadrian, Library of Celsius, the Harbour Agora and theRoman Theatre.Enjoy a fashion show of local leather products. Havesome time for shopping.
After breakfast travel to Konya. Enjoy lunch at a localrestaurant. Visit the museum of 13th century philosopherMelvana Celaleddin-I-Rumi, which used to be thecloister for Mevlevi Dervishes. Mevlana was aphilosopher and mystic of Islam. His doctrineadvocates unlimited tolerance, positive reasoning,goodness, charity and awareness through love.Continue for Cappadocia.. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.
Early morning you may take an optional Hot AirBalloon tour, which is considered a “must-do” for
and the Sultanit stone. Overnight in Cappadocia.