LANDSCAPE OF HARMONY

DAY 1

Arrive in Istanbul and receive VIP greeting service through passport formalities, luggage pick up and customs. Private escorted transfer to your hotel.Overnight in Istanbul  

DAY 2

Explore the Jewels of Ottoman Art starting with the breathtaking Topkapı Palace; the imperial residence of the Ottoman Sultans between the 15th and the 19th centuries. Visit the Blue Mosque with its exquisite blue tiles. Walk through the world famous Grand Bazaar; one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world. Enjoy the Spice Market for a “real taste” of the cultural mosaic in Istanbul!Overnight in Istanbul  

DAY 3

Start your private tour by exploring the Jewels of Byzantine Art at Hagia Sophia, the great church built in the early 6th century by Emperor Justinian; and an engineering marvel, the Underground Cistern, perhaps the most unusual structure in Istanbul, the 6th century water supply system. The last but not the least will be the Chora Church, known as the richest repository of Byzantine interior wall decorations, rivaled only by a few in the world.Overnight in Istanbul  

DAY 4

Begin your day of excitement by visiting Istanbul Modern Museum of Art. Then, enjoy a two-hour Bosphorus cruise with a private yacht, through the majestic skyline of Istanbul. Your private yacht will cruise along European and Asian shores of Istanbul to witness the harmony of Ottoman and modern architecture. In the afternoon, promenade through the upscale district of Nisantasi, with no doubt the most important shopping and fashion center of Istanbul, boasting elegant boutiques and cafes. Continue to Pera & Istiklal Avenue, the heart of Istanbul to feel the cosmopolitan energy of the city at its peak.Overnight in Istanbul  

DAY 5

Take a morning flight to Kayseri and drive up to the land of wonders, Cappadocia. The region’s unique landscape of multicolored pinnacles and lunar rock formations known as “Fairy Chimneys” with hidden underground Byzantine churches, monasteries and entire subterranean cave towns.Overnight in Cappadocia  

DAY 6

In early morning, enjoy hot-air balloon excursion gently drifting over the fairy chimneys, pigeon houses, orchards and vineyards. Continue the day by exploring Goreme Open Air Museum and the fascinating Kaymaklı Underground City.Overnight in Cappadocia  

DAY 7

Afternoon flight to Istanbul.Overnight in Istanbul  

DEPARTURE DAY

Private escorted transfer to the airport.