From its Mediterranean coastline to ancient underground cities, Turkey is the place for culture vultures.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Istanbul Atatürk Airport|
|DEPARTURE TIME||According to your scheduled flight arrival time|
|RETURN TIME||According to your scheduled flight back time|
|WEAR||Comfortable clothing and shoes.|
Day 1: Arrival and Istanbul old city tour
isit Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and the ancient Hippodrome. Explore Grand Bazar, one of the oldest and biggest covered markets. Boat trip on the Bosphourus, an amazing cruise between Europe and Asia continents. Overnight stay in Istanbul.
Day 2: Istanbul
Visit Tokapi and Dolmabahçe Palace, one of the most glamorous palaces in the world. Continue to Üsküdar and see the tower on tiny island called Kız Kulesi. Continue from there to Camlica hill where you can have a great panorama over the city and Bosphorus. Overnight stay in Istanbul.
Day 3: Denizli, Pamukkale Tour
After arrival to Denizli we will start Pamukkale tour. Visit Pamukkale Thermal pools which looks as if they are made out of snow or cloud or balls of cotton, that is why this geological fairyland is called Pamukkale, or “cotton castle”. Visit Hierapolis where are the ruins of the great Roman theater. Overnight stay at Pamukkale.
Day 4: Konya, Cappadocia
On the way to Cappadocia, visit the Tomb of Rumi in the Museum of Mevlana and the Ottoman‐era Sultan Selim mosque. Visit Alaaddin Hill (a prehistoric tumulus) to visit the 1000‐year‐old Alaaddin Mosque. Overnight stay in Cappadocia.
Day 5: Cappadocia Tour, Istanbul
Visit Uchisar Castle and Goreme Open Air Museum famous for its rock churches decorated with incredible Byzantine frescoes, earthen pyramids, and stone dwellings. Visit Devrent Valley with its animal and fairy‐tale like rock formations, the ancient towns of Urgup and Avanos, famous for its red clay pottery.
Day 6: Istanbul, Sarajevo
Visits to the main historical monuments in The Old Town including the National Library of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Emperor’s Mosque, The Latin Bridge, Ashkenazi Synagogue, Congregational Church, Catholic Cathedral and Gazi‐Husrev Bey’s Mosque and Library. Overnight stay in Sarajevo.
Day 7: Konjic, Blagaj, Počitelj, Kravice, Mostar
Travel to Konjic. Refreshments at the six‐arched Ottoman Stone Bridge. Discover the Medieval Blagaj Fort. Visiting River Buna with a view of the historic Dervish House. Travel to Počitelj, the village built in a natural karst amphitheater along the Neretva river. Visit the sparkling Waterfalls at Kravice. Tour of Mostar, the Old Bridge, tower museum. Return back to Sarajevo for overnight stay.
Day 8: Travnik, Jajce, Sarajevo
Travel to Travnik, capital city of Bosnia from 1697 to 1850. Visit the Fortress of Travnik, the Colored Mosque and Elci Ibrahim Pasha’s Madrasah. Continue our tour to Jajce. The city itself is an open air museum with 17 meter waterfall in the heart of the town. Return back to Sarajevo for overnight stay.
Day 9: Ilidza, Mountains Igman and Bjelašnica
Visit natural spring ”Vrelo Bosne” and the Tunnel of Hope (famous war tunnel). Visit two amazing mountains. Enjoy the nature at Olympic mountains Bjelašnica and Igman with long walks on fresh air. Overnight stay in Sarajevo.
Day 10: Departure to Sarajevo airport
Breakfast and free time before departure to the Sarajevo airport.