Departure from Manila.
Take the international flight to Istanbul and pickup clients by one of our most professional english-speaking guide.
Check-in at the hotel.
Ottoman Empire. It is today a museum palace with a wide collection of Ottoman artifacts including imperial jewels, porcelain, armor and weapons.
Then, to Chora Church known for its intricate and stunning frescoes. With a history that goes back to the 4th century, the church witnessed many historical events that changed the city of old, Istanbul. Lunch at the local restaurant. Then, drive to Canakkale. Photo stop at the legendary and famous Wooden Horse. Then visit Troy Ancient City.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, proceed for lunch in Kusadasi. Visit one of the World’s Seven Wonders – The Ruins of Ephesus, world’s finest archaeological sites, where we will visit the Arcadia Way, the splendid façade of Library of Celsius and see the Amphitheatre, which is still used for concerts.
Afterwards, visit the House of Virgin Mary later (or Meryem Ana Evi in Turkish) – a place where according to beliefs of many people, is where Mary, the mother of Jesus, spent the last years of her life. She was supposed to arrive Ephesus together with St. John and lived there in the years 37-45 century until her Assumption (according to Catholic doctrine).
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, proceed to the Leather Fashion House and enjoy a Fashion Show there with drinks served.
Continue drive to Pamukkale (Cotton Castle). Visit Hierapolis, the ruins of the biggest Necropolis (graveyard) of the Ancient World, Roman Baths, Basilica, and Calcium Cliffs. Next to the Travertines, one of the UNESCO listed sites, a magical and spectacular natural site unique in the world famous for its fantastic white lime cascades formed by hot mineral springs. Tonight, you may enjoy a free hot spring bath in your hotel (please bring your own swim wear).
Overnight in Pamukkale, dinner inside the hotel.
After breakfast, depart for Cappadocia via Konya. Arrive Konya for lunch and proceed to Caravanserai. The roadside inn where travelers could rest and recover from the day’s journey. Caravanserai’s supported the flow of commerce, information and people across the network of trade routes covering Asia, North Africa and Southeast Europe most notable the Silk Road. Drive to Cappadocia.
Overnight and dinner at the hotel.
OPTIONAL: HOT AIR BALLOON
The region known in ancient times as Cappadocia is the setting for some of nature’s most bizarre wonders. The unique and yet the strange rock formations and subterranean dwellings of Cappadocia provide unforgettable sets of experiences, memories and photographs. Visit the Turkish Carpet Factory with drinks served and continue the journey to the UNESCO listed World Heritage Site- Göreme Open-Air Museum. Lunch at local restaurant and continue to Kaymakli Underground City, which is built by first Christian people to protect themselves from Romans during troubled times and are linked by underground tunnels to other cities. Proceed to Uchisar Hill and Pasabag Valley to have a magnificent and unrivalled view of Cappadocia.
Dinner and Check-in at the hotel.
After breakfast, depart for Ankara, the capital of Turkiye and the second largest city after Istanbul. Lunch at the local restaurant and then visit Mustafa Kemal Ataturk Museum, the leader of the Turkish War of Independence and the founder and first President of the Republic of Turkiye.
Dinner and Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, depart for Istanbul, the largest city of Turkiye.
Lunch at the local restaurant and visit The Church of the Holy Wisdom – St. Sophia Church, a former Eastern Orthodox. Then, continue city tour with Blue Mosque and Hippodrome Square, former center of sportive and political activities of Constantinople. Proceed to Grand Bazaar, one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with 61 covered streets and 4,000 shops.
Dinner at the local restaurant and proceed to hotel for check-in.
After breakfast, enjoy the sunshine thru the Bosphorus Cruise, exploring the Strait at an unforgettable excursion starts between two continents, Europe and Asia. The cruise will take you along the Bosporus, past the European-style palaces of the Great Ottomans, Dolmabahce, and Beylerbeyi, as well as the beautiful wooden kiosks of the 19th century, mansions and modern villas, which form the elegant sections of the city. Lunch at the local restaurant, then, stroll at Taksim Square and Istiklal Street.
Transfer to airport for the flight.
Arrival in Manila
OPTIONAL TOURS (subject to change)