Breakfast. Departure in the morning to perform one of the most famous activities in Istanbul, a boat trip on the Bosporus, a channel that separates Europe and Asia. During this journey you will appreciate the palaces of the Sultans, old and typical wooden houses and enjoy history in a different way. We will then visit the mosque Rustem Pasha, famous for its large number of tiles of different geographical shapes and decorated with floral motifs. (Lunch not included) We will culminate our day with one of the star visits, the spice bazaar, constituted by the Ottomans 5 centuries ago and used since then. We will enjoy free time. Accommodation in hotel in Istanbul.
Day 3: ISTANBUL
Breakfast. Free day with possibility to make optional full day visit to the city knowing Hagia Sophia, culmination of Byzantine art, and the pearl of Istanbul; Then visit the Topkapi Palace, residence of the Ottoman sultans for four centuries, including the treasure and sacred relics. Lunch at a local restaurant and visit to the Blue Mosque, prodigy of harmony, proportion and elegance; And to the Hipódromo that conserves the Obelisk of Theodosius, the Serpentine Column, the Fountain of the Emperor Guillermo and the Egyptian Obelisk. Accommodation.
DAY 4: ISTANBUL -ANKARA- CAPPADOCIA
Breakfast. Early departure from the hotel towards Ankara. Leaving Istanbul, we cross the suspension bridge that takes us from the European continent to the Asian continent, ascending to the Anatolia peninsula, passing through the Bolu mountains, we will enjoy the natural views during the route. Arrival to Ankara capital of the Turkish Republic and visit of the Mausoleum of Ataturk founder of the Republic. Lunch. Continue to Cappadocia. We will stop for a visit to the second largest salt lake lake in Turkey. Arrival in Cappadocia. Dinner and accommodation.
DAY 5: CAPPADOCIA
Optionally at sunrise you can take advantage of a trip in GLOBO by capadocia.
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit this fascinating region and original landscape, formed by the lava thrown by the volcanoes Erciyes and Hasan 3 million years ago. We will visit the valley of Göreme, an incredible Byzantine monastic complex made up of churches excavated in the rock with beautiful frescoes. Lunch at local restaurant. Then we will visit the Valley of Avcilar and the Pasabagi and Gándorcinlik Valleys where you can admire the best view of the volcanic forms called "fairy chimneys" We will visit the typical workshops of carpet and stones of Onix and Turquesa. Dinner at the hotel. Accommodation in hotel in Cappadocia.
Optionally, you can take part in the Turkish oriental night with a show in the special atmosphere of a Cave-Restaurant-show of folk dances with unlimited drinks
DAY 6: CAPPADOCIA - KONYA- PAMUKKALE
Breakfast at the hotel. Early departure to Konya capital of the Seljuk sultans. Where we will visit the Mausoleum of Mevlana, poet and philosopher who founded the mystical and religious sect of the Derviches Danzantes Lunch at a local restaurant en route. Continuation of the Trip Towards Pamukkale. Arrival and visit to Hierapolis, ancient Hellenistic city that today is in ruins. Visit to the famous Cotton Castle, natural wonder of gigantic white waterfalls, stalactites and Natural Pools formed throughout the centuries by the passage of the waters loaded with calcareous salts coming from hot springs. Arrival at the hotel Dinner and overnight.
DAY 7: PAMUKKALE - FEESO- KUSADASI
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure in the morning To Ephesus Greco-Roman city, former capital of Asia Minor and one of the best preserved of antiquity where the Temple of Hadrian, Temple of Trajan, the theater and the Library of Celsus. Lunch at a local restaurant and visit to the House of the Virgin Mary, where she spent the last years of her life. Continue to Kusadasi Arrival Dinner at the hotel and Lodging.
DAY 8 - KUSADASI / PATMOS
Breakfast and transfer to the port of Ephesus to embark on the 3 night cruise on the Greek islands and Turkey. In the afternoon arrival to the island of Patmos, where participating in one of the optional excursions, you will have the opportunity to visit the Monastery and Grotto of San Juan, where the Apostle lived and wrote the book of Revelation.
DAY 9 - WHEELS
Breakfast A whole day on the beautiful island of roses. At the top of the Lindos town rises the ancient Acropolis. Near the Acropolis, San Pablo Bay. The knights of San Juan left the island, leaving behind the medieval walled city. Traces of the occupation of the Turks are seen in the minarets, mosques and Turkish baths. Do not miss the opportunity to visit this island, participating in one of the optional excursions.
DAY 10 - HERAKLIO / SANTORINI
Breakfast In the morning arrival to the capital of Crete, Heraklion. You will have the opportunity to know the most important of this island, taking the optional excursion to the Palace of Knossos, the center of the Minoan civilization. The cruise then arrives at the magical island of Santorini, believed by many to be the Lost Continent of Atlantis.
DAY 11 - PIREO / ATHENS
Arrival early in the morning to the port of Piraeus. After breakfast, disembark and transfer to the center of Athens. In the morning, panoramic visit of the Athenian Neoclassical center: Parliament, University, Library and National Academy, Ilion Palace, Temple of Zeus, Hadrian's Gate, Panathenaic Stadium and many other mythical monuments. After the panoramic view, visit the spectacular Acropolis. Free afternoon in the city.
DAY 12 - ATHENS
Breakfast Free day in the city for personal activities, walks or shopping. The full day excursion to Argolis is an excellent option to take advantage of this free day.
DAY 13- ATHENS / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
At the indicated time transfer to the airport to take the flight to your home.