Meet at Istanbul Ataturk Airport at 9am to start city tour. Upon arrival, visit the Topkapi Palace, once the seat of the Ottoman Empire. Today, it is a museum palace with a wide collection of porcelain, antiques, holy relics and other treasures. Visit Roman Hippodrome where horse chariot aces and events were held. Then visit the Blue Mosque-Sultan Ahmet I set out to build a mosque that would rival and even surpass Hagia Sophia (Aya Sofya). This is where chariot races used to take place.
After breakfast, embark on a leisure cruise to Yalova and then to Bursa, the 4th largest city in Turkey. Visit the Grand Mosque is the largest mosque in Bursa and a landmark of early Ottoman architecture, which carried many elements from the Seljuk architecture. Supposedly the twenty domes were built instead of the twenty separate mosques which Sultan Bayezid I had promised for winning the Battle of Nicopolis in 1396. The mosque has two minarets. Continue on a scenic drive to Kusadasi. Transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Set off for Selcuk where you will explore Ephesus, one of the largest archaeological sites in existence. You will find awesome structures such as the Library of Celsius, Hadrian Temple, Marble Street and Agora. Continue to Pamukkale. After dinner, you may wish to enjoy an authentic thermal bath at your own expense.
Today, you will tour the ruins of the Ancient City of Hierapolis and explore Cotton Castle, a World Heritage Site, made up of fascinating white terraces and pools created by calcareous hot spring waters flowing down the mountain. Travel to Cappadocia via Konya, the famous old capital of the Selcuk Turks. Visit the 13th-century Sultanhani Caravanserai, a hotel for ancient traders and travelers.
Enjoy a full-day tour of Cappadocia, which boasts a unique landscape sculpted by wind, sun, rain and snow. Explore the Underground City, one of the largest underground cities. You will get a chance to see bedrooms, kitchens, dining halls, wine cellars, chapels, stables and more. Proceed to Uchisar, an old village of small dwellings carved into massive rocks. If time permits, you can visit one of the homes in the contemporary village and experience life ‘on the rocks’. Make photo stops at Valley of the Birds and Uchisar Castle, where you can capture panoramic views of the beautiful plateaus. Transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight.
After breakfast, depart for Ankara, Turkey’s capital. Visit Ataturk Mausoleum, the final resting place of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, known as the “Father of Modern Turkey”. The mausoleum features a mix of different architectural styles from various Anatolian civilisations. Proceed to stay overnight in Bolu.
Upon arrival in Istanbul, free and easy day until visit shops at the 500-year-old Grand Bazaar, a maze of over 4,000 stalls and shops selling leather goods, jewelry, handicrafts, ceramics, Turkish coffee and other local products. Dinner and overnight in Istanbul.
If time permits, you may take Optional the Bosphorous Cruise to enjoy the unique experience cruising between 2 continents Asia & Europe before transfer to the airport for flight home.
|NO OF PAX||VALIDITY||ADULT TWIN||ADULT SINGLE||CHILD WITH BED||CHILD WITHOUT BED|
|MIN 4 ADULTS||NOV 2017 – MAR 2018||RM2999||RM4180||RM2600||RM1800|
|MIN 2 ADULTS||NOV 2017 – MAR 2018||RM4399||RM5650||RM3750||RM2500|
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ISTANBUL: VIALAND PALACE HOTEL OR SIMILAR 4* (2N)
KUSADASI: TBA HOTEL OR SIMILAR (1N)
PAMUKKALE: LYCUS RIVER HOTEL OR SIMILAR 5* (1N)
CAPPADOCIA: DINLER HOTEL OR SIMILAR 4* (2N)
BOLU : KORU HOTEL OR SIMILAR 4* (1N)