Welcome to Istanbul! Where the continents meet.
Meet at Istanbul Airport: Once you arrive at Istanbul Airport or Sabiha Gokcen Airport, after the luggage claim, you will be greeted by a Romos Travel Representative at the meeting area.
Transfer with VIP class vehicle to the hotel: You will be taken to your Hotel and after check-in, you will have time for leisure and rest of the day is yours.
Overnight stay in Istanbul.
After breakfast, your pick up will be scheduled upon your desire from the hotel to start the Old City tour. Your private professional tour guide will be introducing the ancient sights of Istanbul.
Today you will explore the following highlights of Istanbul.
Hippodrome: An ancient Roman and Ottoman square where the chariot races were held. Within the square are some Roman remains, Egyptian Obelisk, Serpent Column and Constantine Column.
The Blue Mosque: An Ottoman Imperial mosque which was built by the Sultan Ahmet I in 1609-1616 CE, famous for the blue Ottoman tiles.
Hagia Sophia: Once the largest cathedral of Christianity when it was built in 532-537 CE by the Roman Emperor Justinian; later converted into a mosque by the Ottomans.
Topkapi Palace: The palace was built by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II after the conquest of Constantinople. Topkapi Palace was the home of the royal family and the headquarters for the administrative center of the Ottoman Empire.
Basilica Cistern: Was built by the Roman Emperor Justinian in 6C CE. The Basilica Cistern was the main water supply to the Roman Palace and the churches. It has over three hundred columns within and houses the head of the ancient Greek figure Medusa. The head is the bases of two columns and is viewed upside down and right-side down.
Grand Bazaar (Covered Market): The largest and the oldest functioning shopping center in the world. The Grand Bazaar was built by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II in the 15th century. The market consists of 5,000 stores, 66 streets, 24 gates and many more eye pleasing architecture. Within the bazaar are many Turkish handicraft stores such as: rugs, carpets, kilims and beautiful Turkish tiles. Upon your request ,our guide will be more than happy in assisting you to find your masterpiece of Turkish art.
After the Private Istanbul Old City sightseeing tour, you will be driven back to the hotel. Overnight stay in Istanbul.
Note: Breakfast at hotel.
After breakfast, your pick up will be scheduled upon your desire from the hotel to start the 2 hours Private Bosphorus tour with private yacht. Your private professional tour guide will be introducing you to the Bosphorus.
Today you will explore the following highlights of the Bosphorus:
Spice Market ( Egyptian Bazaar): The market was built by the Ottomans in the 17th century. Unlike the Grand Bazaar, the Spice market is much smaller but full of beautiful fragrances of mixed spices, herbs and traditional sweets. It consists of around 100 stores, 2 streets and 5 gates.
Bosphorus Cruise: The channel divides Istanbul as two continents and stretches about 32 km between the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara. Along the Bosphorus there are many settlements to see such as great Palaces, hotels, yali (private houses) etc. While you are on the boat, you will see the highlights of the Bosphorus including the Dolmabahçe Palace, Ortaköy Mosque, Çırağan Palace, Bosphorus Bridge, Rumeli Fortress, Küçüksu Palace, Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge ( the second bridge on the Bosphorus) Maiden’s Tower to name a few.
Beylerbeyi Palace: After the sultans westernized the Ottoman Empire, they built some Palace’s with modern-western architectural styles. The Beylerbeyi Palace is one of them, located on the Asian side by the Bosphorus. The garden is full of statues and the rooms with handcrafted arts will take you back in time to the 19th century.
Çamlıca Hill: The highest hill of Istanbul, situated on the Asian side. The walking path with 360 panoramic views will let you take the best pictures of Istanbul and the Bosphorus.
After the Private Bosphorus sightseeing tour, drive back to the hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Note: Breakfast at hotel
After breakfast, your pick up will be scheduled upon your desire from the hotel to start the Private Free Schedule Tour. Your private professional tour guide can recommend the other parts of Istanbul. Or if you have got any other ideas depending on your own interests, you can discuss with your guide. This is a flexible,comfortable,free programme everything is up to you.You can start the tour at anytime that you request. You can visit and learn many things about sites of Istanbul with Romos Travel.
Note: Breakfast at hotel.
After breakfast and check-out from the hotel, we organize your domestic business flight to Cappadocia with VIP vehicle. After landing Cappadocia/Kayseri Airport, you will be greeted by a Romos Travel Representative at the meeting area.
Transfer with VIP class vehicle to the hotel: You will be taken to your special cave Hotel and after check-in, you will have time for leisure and rest of the day is yours.
Overnight stay in Cappadocia.
After breakfast, your pick up will be scheduled upon your desire from the hotel to start the Private Cappadocia Tour. Your private professional tour guide will be introducing the ancient sights of Cappadocia.
Today you will explore the following highlights of Cappadocia:
Fairy Chimneys; What makes Cappadocia so popular are those rock formations, called as “ fairy chimneys” by the people. Those different rock formations are the results of millions years of natural events, such as; rain, wind, erosion. The fairy chimneys had been dwellings, churches, shelters, natural fortress for many years. Although, the locals are living in the towns today, the fairy chimneys can be visited by the travellers.
Red Valley; is a hiking trail and famous for its red-rose colour. The valley is located in the middle of Goreme town where they appreciate with sun-rise and sun-set. The Red Valley houses some abandoned churches; Uzumlu Church, Hacli Church and Direkli Church with murals and frescoes.
Cavusin Village; located on the way to Avanos. The rarest residents where still some people follow the ancient attitudes by using the old staff. You can see those villagers, farming, making potteries and carving. Cavusin Village houses two churches; one dedicated to St. John the Baphtist and the other Nicephorus Phocas. Until 1920’s the Turks and The Greeks were living there together. After the exchange population, The Greeks left the village.
Kaymakli Underground City; rather then Derinkuyu and the other underground cities, Kaymakli Underground City is different as it has much lower and narrower passage ways. But it has more levels then the others. In recent years, four other floors have been unearthed. And some chapels, wineries, kithens, stalls have been discovered.
Pigeon Valley; one of the panaromic spots of Cappadocia where located between Uchisar and Goreme. They have been feeding the pigeons since the ancient times that they carved the soft tuff on the slopes to make dovecotes. You can also see Uchisar Castle from different perspective and may be feed the pigeons around you.
After the Private Cappadocia Tour, we drive back to your hotel
Note: Breakfast & Dinner at hotel. Overnight stay in Cappadocia.
After breakfast, your pick up will be scheduled upon your desire from the hotel to start the Private Cappadocia Tour. Your private professional tour guide will be introducing the ancient sights of Ephesus.
Today you will explore the following highlights of Cappadocia;
Devrent Valley; known as imagination valley or pink valley. The geological situation of Cappadocia gives different shapes and colours to the rocks. Some of them look like animals or human. In here, prominently there is a camel-shaped rock formation. Dervent valley is located in the North of Cappadocia between Urgup and Avanos road.
Love Valley, the valley is situated a few kilometers away from Goreme. Mushroom-shaped fairy chimneys are located here. Some of those cones split into severel cones on the upper side of the valley.
Avanos; situated on the North of Cappadocia by the Red River which is the longest river in Turkey. The name of the river derives from its red clay which they still make the most beautiful potteries in Turkey. Avanos is a local town where ancient streets, dwellings and the artisans can be seen there.
Göreme Open air Museum; dates back to the 2nd century A.D where the ascetic monks, adopted seclusion, had lived. There were their independent churches and monastries where they created a community. Today, the museum houses; St. Basil’s Church, Elmalı Church, Boys and Girls, St. Barbara Church, Serpent Church etc…
Esentepe Hill; located on the way to Goreme and Avanos road. As an observation hill, it gives you an opportunity to explore the landscape of Cappadocia where you can see the fairy chimneys and take remarkable photos.
Uchisar Castle; almost the peak point of Cappadocia which can be seen miles away, about 60 meters high and located on the edge of Goreme. It served as residential place to the locals for many years. The caves and the dwellings still exist on the slopes.
After the Private Cappadocia Tour, we drive back to your hotel.
Note: Breakfast & Dinner at hotel. Overnight stay in Cappadocia.
After breakfast and check-out from the hotel, we organize your domestic business flight to Izmir with VIP vehicle. After landing Izmir Airport, you will be greeted by a Romos Travel Representative at the meeting area.
Transfer with VIP class vehicle to Kusadasi where is located on the western coast of Turkey. Kusadasi is a resort town, many people from all over the world would come and visit the beaches, markets or do vacation.
After check-in the hotel, you are free and time in leisure. You can use the hotel facilities The rest of the days is yours.
Note: Breakfast & Dinner at hotel. Overnight stay in Kusadasi.
After breakfast, your pick up will be scheduled upon your desire from the hotel to start the Private Ephesus Tour. Your private professional tour guide will be introducing the ancient sights of Ephesus.
Today you will explore the following highlights of Ephesus ancient city.
We will drive to Virgin Mary’s House, upon the dream of German nun Anna Katherina Emerich, the Lazarist priests followed the descriptions and the signs then discovered the house 1891 CE. According to Catholic belief Mary was taken here by St. John and she spent the rest of her earthly life there. After the Virgin Mary’s House we proceed to Ephesus Ancient City, which was the capital city of the Asia Minor during the Roman era. According to myth, Ephesus was founded by Greek commander Androculos around 1,000 BCE. Moreover, Alexander the Great, Lysimachus, Coressus, Antiochus II either invaded or ruled in this city. While the excavations are still going on, you will see the ancient remains such as: State Agora (a marketplace and meeting point), Odeon (Bouleuterion) concert house and council, Town Hall and Artemis Sanctuary, Domitian Square a complex consisting of temple fountain and a bath, Curetes Street collonaded and monumental Street in Ephesus, The Hadrian Temple dedicated to Emperor Hadrian dating to 200 BCE, Latrines the public toilets, Celsus Library proves us that how Ephesians were intellectual and dates back to 200 BCE with the library having had 12,000 scrolls, Forum a commercial center located by the port and finally The Great Theater the largest ancient theater with 25,000 capacity.
After Ephesus ancient city we drive to lunch at a local restaurant and thereafter the next stop is Isa Bey Mosque, built in 1375 by the Anatolian Seljuks. Unlike the Modern Ottoman architecture, it has a geometrical architecture roof and two minarets. The mosque is still functioning today for the five time prayers. After Isa Bey Mosque we drive to the Temple of Artemis which was one of the seven ancient wonders of the World.
After the Private Ephesus sightseeing tour, drive back to the hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Note: Breakfast & Dinner at hotel.
Breakfast at hotel, Pick up from hotel with VIP vehicle and transfer to airport for domestic flight.
After completing the amazing 10 Days Marvels of Turkey Tour, Romos Travel wishes all guests a very healthy and wonderful life ahead…
During “10 Days Marvels of Turkey Tour”, you will see the below highlights, please click one of each to read more information;