Tour Code: WV001G
Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA1)
3 Hours Before Flight Time
Guests gather at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) for flights to Istanbul, Turkey via Muscat. Upon arrival at Istanbul Airport, guests will be brought in to the hotel.
Breakfast at hotel. Start a visit to Istanbul’s iconic city of Topkapi Palace which was once home to the Ottoman sultanates for 400 years. Here, guests have the opportunity to see the Prophet’s relics such as beards, teeth, robes and swords besides the remains of other prophets such as the sword of David, the Prophet Moses and Yusuf’s turban.
Later, guests will go to Hagia Sofia which is quite synonymous with Istanbul. It was an Orthodox Christian Basilica during the Byzantine empire which was later converted into a mosque by Sultan Mehmet in 1453. Today, Hagia Sophia is a museum and remains a monument and important architectural work of the Byzantine and Ottoman empires. The visit goes to the Blue Mosque, which gets its name from the blue tiles surrounding the inner walls and the only mosque in Istanbul which has 6 towers. Hippodrome Square where today it is decorated with Egyptian Obelisk, Serpentane Column and Ibrahim Pasa Castle (see from outside). Then head to Bolu, check in hotel and dinner.
Breakfast at hotel. Continue to Ankara to visit the Ataturk Museum (from outside). It is also known as the Ankara Ethnographic Museum. Inside this museum there are relics of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and his grave. Then stop in Salt Lake before departing to Cappadocia. Check in hotel and dinner.
After breakfast at the hotel, guests will be taken to visit the early settlement of Cappadocia in ancient times, the Caydakli Underground City where at one point nearly 5,000 people live in this subterranean city. Then see the caravan of Turkish carpets at the Carpet Factory which is quite famous for the subtlety of his artwork and to Avanos Village to see the work of hand-made pottery decorated with traditional turquoise stones.
Lunch and guests will be taken to take panoramic pictures of Goreme and Pasabag Valley. Visit the Pigeon Valley, where guests can see the stunning landscapes of rocks and pits carved on the rock as pigeons. Especially for you where we will take you to the Zelve Archeological Site to watch a show called Zelve 3D Mapping featuring the history of Cappadocia from the first place in the form of visuals and musicals on the fringes of the Fairy Chimneys. Return to hotel and dinner.
Breakfast at hotel. The visit is continued to Konya city where guests will be taken to visit the Sultanhani Caravanserai which was one of the earliest hotels for the Silk Road Traders once. Then visit the Mevlana Museum, the earliest and largest school for Sufi members during the Ottoman period and place the founder’s tomb, Jalaluddin Rumi. Get off to Pamukkale. Check in hotel and dinner.
Breakfast at hotel. Guests will be taken to visit the main attractions of Pamukkale, Hierapolis & Necropolis, famous for its thermal baths and wellness center. It is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Alternatively, visit the famous Castle Cotton with white-hot pool terraces. In addition, there is also Cleopatra’s Thermal Pool built in the Roman era believed by ancient people that hot water in Pamukkale can cure diseases such as asthma, arthritis and digestive problems. Leave to Kusadasi. Visiting the city of Kusadasi famous for its historical heritage of Ephesus, the ancient Greek and Roman city of Rome built in 10 BC which houses the monuments of the Greek and Roman empires such as the Library of Celsius and the Great Theater, as well as the remains of the Temple of Artemis which are one of the of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The visit goes to 7 historic Sleepers Caves, the cave where 7 Ashabul Kahfi youths are hiding and developed from sleep after about 300 years as told in the Quran. Check in hotel and dinner.
After breakfast, head to Bursa, the city that once became the first capital of the Ottoman Empire before Edirne and Istanbul. On arrival at Bursa, guests visited the Green Mosque, a magnificent mosque of its architecture and got the name from the tiles inside the green-blued mosque and the Green Mausoleum, the tomb of Sultan Mehmet I and his family members who built this mosque. Next visit Ulu Cami, also known as the Grand Mosque of Bursa which is the earliest landmark of Ottoman architecture and the largest mosque in Bursa with 20 domes and 2 towers. The mosque also exhibits the best Islamic calligraphy calligraphy written on the walls, columns and plates by the greatest calligraphy writers of that time. Then, head to Istanbul. Check in hotel and dinner.
After breakfast, guests will be go on the Bhosporus Cruise and through the Bosphorus Strait connecting the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea, where guests have the opportunity to see Istanbul’s landmarks along the cruise between Rumelian Castle, Anatolian Castle and Dolmabahçe Palace. The visit will continue to Istanbul, the city between two continents, namely Asia and Europe. Visit the Suleymaniye Mosque, one of the mosques built during the Ottoman rule and among the prettiest in Turkey. Visit the famous Fatih Mosque known on its magnificent interior architecture, built by the conqueror of Constantinople, Sultan Muhammad Al-Fatih who intends to build a greater Islamic monument than Hagia Sophia and here his body is buried. Free time shopping at Spice Market, and buy souvenirs at the Grand Bazaar, which houses more than 3,000 shophouses selling different types of goods and has been around since 1455. Then, head to the airport for a return flight to Kuala Lumpur via Muscat.
Arrived at Kuala Lumpur International Airport