Duration: 9 Days and 8 Nights
Focus: Site Seeing, Culture, Leisure, Air-Ballooning
Transportation: Flight and Surface Drive
9 Days 8 Nights
In the midnight, flight to Istanbul TK8870 ADDIST 0125-0740. Morning, arrival Istanbul Airport meet with hour tour guide at exit gate 14 then meet with driver.Then drive to city center first having breakfast after visit Suleymaniye Mosque, or better known as the mosque of Suleyman the Magnificent, was built in the 16th century by the great Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan for Sultan Suleyman the Magnificient, also known as the Legislator. It stands on a hilltop (3rd hill) dominating the Golden Horn and contributing to the skyline of Istanbul. The mosque is the largest mosque of Istanbul.Then you go to visit Spicy Bazaar that you can buy delightful and lovely presents for your family and mates.After lunch you have Bosphorus tour by shared boat and you see Ciragan Palace, Ortakoy Mosque, and Rumeli Fortress.End of the tour back to hotel ,check in and stay overnight in Istanbul.
In the morning, start to explore Istanbul. The first The first visit is Hippodrome. It was the center of sports activities in Constantinople. Famous with 4 monuments; The German Fountain of Wilhelm II, Egyptian Obelisk, Serpentine Column, and Column of Constantine.Haghia Sophia, is the most famous museum in Turkey and one of the greatest marvels of architecture. Hagia Sophia was built as a church in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian then in 1453 renovated into a mosque by Ottoman Emperor Fatih Sultan Mehmet. It was converted into a museum in 1935 and welcomed both local and foreign visitors.Blue Mosque, as known as the Sultanahmet Mosque, this breath-taking building is one of the most majestic Ottoman mosques in all of Turkey. Also, it was built with unique 6 minarets. Topkapi Palace, which has been home to the Ottoman dynasty for many years, was used for educational administration and as the art center of the state. Get knowledge about the imperial treasury´s sacred Islamic relics, palace kitchens, and weapons. (Closed on Tuesday)Grand Bazaar, is the biggest market and the most attractive shopping center of Istanbul which has lots of shopping opportunities with carpets, leather, jewelry, Turkish delight, gold, antique tiles, etc.. (Closed on Sunday)At the end of the tour, you go back to the hotel and you stay overnight in Istanbul.
In the morning at 5.30 am transfer to the Istanbul Airport fly to Antalya,meet with driver then drive to Perge.Perge is an ancient Pamphylian city believed to have been established between the 12th and 13th centuries BC. Over time, the city came under the rule of Lydia and Persia, and in 334 BC, it surrendered to Alexander the Great. However, the city's golden era occurred during the Roman Empire's reign between the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD.For many years, Perge has been a popular Christian pilgrimage destination. This is because Saint Paul, who travelled the region in 46 AD, preached his first sermon in the city after arriving from Antioch. Perge is a treasure trove of ancient ruins and archaeological discoveries that date back to the Hellenistic period.After lunch visit Antalya Archaelogical Museum.It is a great archaeological museum located in the Antalya city center. With its unique masterpieces of its kind, it is one of the most important and leading museums in both Turkey and in the world. The museum is a must-visit for anyone interested in ancient civilizations and the history of Turkey. With an extensive collection of artifacts spanning thousands of years, the museum provides a fascinating insight into the region’s rich past.End of the tour check in hotel and stay overnight in Antalya.
Early in the morning depart to Cappadocia. On the way we take our lunch then reach to Kaymakli Underground City. Kaymakli Underground City where early Christians lived in fear and faith. Then reach the hotel and stay overnight in Cappadocia.
After breakfast at 10 am we visit Goreme Open Air Museum which is a member of UNESCO World Heritage consisting of five Byzantine Orthodox churches. After, we visit Uchisar Castle(outside) which has many rooms shallowed out into the rock are connected to each other with stairs, tunnels, and passages. After the lunch break, we visited Avanos (Pottery). The last stop is Devrent Valley which is famous for its unique landscape. At the end of the tour, you go back to your hotel and you stay overnight in Cappadocia.
After breakfast at 9.30 am transfer to the Kayseri Airport and fly to Istanbul, meet with driver then will be dropped off the hotel in Istanbul.Stay overnight in Istanbul.
On these days, you will have a free, leisure and shopping dayon your own in Istanbul
Check out the hotel at 12 pm and walk around until 3 pm then will be transferred to the Istanbul Airport and flight back to Addis Ababa.
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