Tour Information

Day 1: Arrival in Istanbul: Upon your arrival at the airport, you will be greeted by one of our colleagues with a sign of “Efendi Travel”. He/she will accompany you to the vehicle outside and will be transferred directly to your hotel. Accommodation in Istanbul.

Day 2: Istanbul Old City Tour: You will be picked up from your hotel at around 08:20 for the tour of the Old City. You will be visiting Hagia Sophia Museum, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome Square, and Grand Bazaar in the morning part of the trip. After lunch, you will visit Topkapi Palace and Sultan Tombs. The tour ends at around 16:30, then you will be dropped off at your hotel. Accommodation in Istanbul. (breakfast at hotel, lunch on the tour)

Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays, Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays, Blue Mosque is not visited on Fridays, Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays.

Day 3: Bursa Tour: You will be picked up from your hotel at around 08:30, then cross to the Asian Side of Istanbul by driving through Bosphorus bridge, which has stunning view. We will get into ferry in Asian side of Istanbul to Yalova. You will have a great voyage to take photo of amazing sea view. We will visit Green Mosque and Green Tomb. Then we will climb up mountain by cable car. The journey by Cable Car which you can find all city under your feet and see lots of tree species in the forest will take 15 minutes and you will want to take photo in every seconds. We will have lunch on the mountain with barbecue. After lunch, we will go up the top of mountain by bus which is 2.486 metres above sea level. Next, You will see amazing old tree which is more than 600 years old. After the tour, you will drive back to Istanbul, dropping off at your hotel around 21:00. Accommodation in Istanbul. (breakfast at hotel, lunch on the tour)

Day 4: Morning Bosphorus Cruise, flight to Cappadocia: (check out from hotel in the morning) You will have a half day Bosphorus Cruise. Pick up time is at around 08:20 from the hotel. You will visit: Golden Horn (from the bus), Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar) and then have a boat cruise on Bosphorus by public boat. You will also view Imperial gardens of Royal Yildiz Palace, Ciragan Palace Hotel Kempinski and Beylerbeyi Palace during the tour. After the cruise, you will be dropped off at Sultanahmet Square at around 12:30, and be advised to return to your hotel on your own. You will have free time until around 14:45, then you will be transferred to Istanbul Airport to take 17:30 flight to Kayseri. Upon your arrival at around 19:00, you will be greeted by partners of Efendi Travel and transferred to your hotel in Cappadocia. Accommodation in Cappadocia. (breakfast at hotel)

Day 5: Cappadocia Tour: You will be picked up from your hotel at around 09:00, then you will drive to Devrent Valley where the geographical formations remind a place of another planet. Then in Pasabagi, you will take a stroll between the amazing fairy chimneys of Cappadocia. From there driving to Avanos to have lunch. After lunch, you leave from Avanos to see the most beautiful examples of Byzantine art in Goreme Open Air Museum. Then you will drive to Uchisar Castle, the highest point of the region, where you will have a fabulous panoramic view over Cappadocia. After the tour, you will be dropped off at your hotel at around 17:00. Accommodation in Cappadocia. (breakfast at hotel, lunch on the tour)

Day 6: Free day, bus to Konya: You will be transferred to Nevsehir Bus Station to take a day bus to Konya, which takes around 4 hours. Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by partners of Efendi Travel, and transferred to your hotel. Accommodation in Konya. (breakfast at hotel)

Day 7: Konya Tour, flight to Istanbul: You will visit the Tomb of Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi in the Museum of Mevlana, an important place of pilgrimage for Muslims. Then, you will visit the Ottoman-era Sultan Selim mosque and you will drive to Alaeddin Hill (a prehistoric tumulus) to visit the 1000-year-old Alaaddin Mosque. In its courtyard are the tombs of many of the Seljuk Turkish sultans. Walking down the north side of the Alaaddin Hill we pass the remains of the Seljukian Sultans' palace, then cross the street for a view of the elaborate portal of the Ince Minareli Madrasah, theological college. After the tour, you will have some free time, then you will be transferred to Konya Airport to take 20:05 flight to Istanbul. Upon your arrival at around 21:30, you will be greeted by Efendi Travel representatives, and get transferred to your hotel. Accommodation in Istanbul. (breakfast at hotel, lunch on the tour)

Day 8: Departure: You will be picked up from your hotel depending on your flight time and will be transferred directly to the airport. End of services by Efendi Travel.

The price is 920 EUR per person in double/twin room, including:
-        7 nights’ BB accommodation at 3* or equivalent quality accommodations
-        3,5 days’ regular group tours w/ professional guidance in English
-        1 day private tour in Konya w/ professional guidance in English
-        Domestic travel tickets
-        Airport and bus station transfers
-        Entrance fees to sites visited
-        Lunch on full-day tours (except drinks)
-        Local transportation w/ A/C vehicles

The price excludes dinner, personal expenses and tips (optional).