Mysterious Turkey – Istanbul & Cappadocia

6 Day Tour

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OVERVIEW

Start your tour in Istanbul, the epicenter of Turkey's hustle and bustle. A frenzy of business, nightclubs, entertainment and culture. The city is a haven for those who like all their senses stimulated. Absorb Istanbul's ancient structures, from its mosques to the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empire influenced architecture.

The cityscape is vast, with views of cosmopolitan buildings standing side by side to old traditional buildings. Learn more about Byzantine architecture from your guide. Visit the renowned Topkapi Palace, and massive bazaar where virtually every knick knack is available. After lunch enjoy a cruise by boat on Bosphorus, the world's narrowest internationally travelled strait.

Move forward with a visit to Goreme National Park in Cappadocia, also referred to as "Valley of the Fairy Chimneys". The formations were created after three volcanoes erupted around 30 million years ago. The area is also known for the spectacular houses that have been carved into the rock. Enjoy a complete view of the entire area in a Hot Air Balloon (optional). Enjoy all these in a shared tour with private accommodations, transfers and complete flexibility.

DAY 1 - ISTANBUL ARRIVAL

Arriving at Istanbul Ataturk Airport, transfer to your hotel. After a short rest at your hotel, you are free to explore the city. Overnight in Istanbul.

DAY 2 - ISTANBUL

Full day tour of Istanbul with lunch. After a short stop at the historical Spice Market, board the boat for the cruise along the Bosphorus. After lunch, drive to the Old Town to visit Rustem Pasha Mosque and Topkapi Palace (B, L)

What to See in Istanbul.
Places of interest include Topkapi Palace where for 400 years the Ottomans Empire was ruled, the vast underground basilica water cistern with its 336 columns and masterful Byzantine engineering and the Hagia Sophia – the ‘Church of the Holy Wisdom’. Once Christendom’s greatest church, the Hagia Sofia is over 1,400 years old and today is considered one of the world’s finest architectural and religious monuments. Also visit the Blue Mosque, so called for its sparkling Iznik blue tiles which adorn the interior walls as well as the labyrinthine medieval Grand Bazaar where your senses will be assailed by over 4,000 shop

DAY 3 – ANKARA & CAPPADOCIA

After breakfast, transfer to airport for flight to Ankara. Tour of Ankara including the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations and the Mausoleum of Ataturk. After lunch, drive to Cappadocia for dinner and overnight. (B, L, D)

DAY 4 – CAPPADOCIA

Full day tour of the area including an underground city, Goreme Open Air Museum, the villages of Cavusin & Avanos and the valley of Pasabag. Lunch included during tour. Dinner and overnight Cappadocia. (B, L, D)

DAY 5 – CAPPADOCIA - ISTANBUL

After breakfast, drive to Kayseri airport for flight to Istanbul. Transfer to the hotel in Istanbul. (B, L)

DAY 6 – ISTANBUL DEPARTURE

Transfer to airport for your departure.

PRICE ON REQUEST

It is possible to provide private sightseeing excursions with your own private guide & driver. We have also not included any domestic flights within Turkey as most visitors have these included with their International ticket. We can include these if required.

Prices are for seat in coach sightseeing and are per person based on two people travelling together and sharing a room and include meals indicated.

Mysterious Turkey - Istanbul & Cappadocia - 6 Days
Enjoy Istanbul and Cappadocia and see the historical sites of this amazing country

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