10 days: Antioquia, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Istanbul

 

TRAVEL SUMMARY

  • First day: Istanbul and Antioch;
  • Second day: Antioch and Tarsus;
  • Third day: Tarsus and Cappadocia;
  • Fourth day: Cappadocia;
  • Fifth day: Cappadocia, Konya and Pamukkale;
  • Sixth day: Pamukkale, Laodicea and Kusadasi;
  • Seventh day: Kusadasi, Ephesus and Istanbul;
  • Eighth day: Istanbul;
  • Ninth day: Istanbul;
  • Tenth day: Istanbul and return.

TRAVEL DETAILS

1ST DAY – ISTANBUL / ANTIOQUIA:

Arrival in Istanbul at 21:55 local time in Turkey. We proceed directly to our boarding lounge for the connecting flight scheduled for 23:55. Arrival in Antioquia at 1:40 am and transfer to the hotel.

 

2nd DAY – ANTİOQUİA / TARSO:

Breakfast. Departure to visit the first diffusion center of Christianity.

  • Visit the grotto of São Pedro;
  • Departure to Tarso, where was born São Paulo and that according to a legend was founded by the third son of Adam and Eve, Seth.

Lodging in Adana.

DAY 3 – TARSO / CAPADÓCIA:

After breakfast we will continue through the mountains of Touro Claro to the region of Cappadocia.

  • Visit the underground city of Kaymakli, built as a warehouse of cereals, dormitories and ventilation wells.

Accommodation in Cappadocia.

DAY 4 – CAPADÓCIA:

Breakfast. A day trip through this fascinating region of lunar landscapes. Time for lunch. Visit the following points:

  • The valley of Goreme;
  • The troglodyte plebiscites of Zelve;
  • Uchisar;
  • The natural fortress;
  • Ortahisar: the fires of Ürgüp;
  • Church of São Jorge;
  • Avanos;

Accommodation in Cappadocia. (In the morning, it is possible to do a balloon ride).

DAY 5 – CAPADÓCIA / KONYA / PAMUKKALE:

Breakfast and early departure to Konya.

  • Celebration in the Church of São Paulo.
  • Time for lunch. Continuation to Antioch of Pisidia;

Continuation and lodging in Pamukkale.

6TH DAY – PAMUKKALE / LAODICEIA / KUSADASI:

  • Breakfast and departure to visit Pamukkale, famous for its thermal waters.
  • Visit the ancient city of Hierapolis, as its name indicates “Sacred City”;
  • Laodicea;
  • Continuation to Kusadasi;

Lodging in Kusadasi.

7TH DAY – KUSADASI / EFES / ISTANBUL:

  • Breakfast and visit to Ephesus, founded in the 11th century BC. Its great temple dedicated to Goddess Artemis, is one of the Seven Wonders of the world;
  • The Roman Baths;
  • Library of Celsius;
  • Temple of Hadrian;
  • Church of the Virgin Mary;
  • Basilica of St. John;
  • House of the Virgin Mary

Night flight to Istanbul and overnight.

8TH DAY – ISTANBUL:

Breakfast and city tour:

  • Basilica of Saint Sophia;
  • Roman Hippodrome;
  • Blue Mosque;
  • Topkapi Palace;
  • Great Bazaar;
  • Lunch included.

Dinner and overnight in Istanbul.

9th DAY – ISTANBUL:

Breakfast.

  • Visit to the Bosphorus;
  • San Salvador in Chora;
  • Orthodox Cathedral;
  • Visit to the Egyptian Bazaar;
  • Boat trip on the Bosphorus contemplating the two continents (Asian and European);
  • Sariyer neighborhood.

Dinner and overnight in Istanbul.

10th DAY – ISTANBUL:

At the scheduled time, transfer to the airport for boarding to fly to home.

 

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