Cappadocia (2N) + Istanbul (3N)

Turkey is a nation straddling eastern Europe and western Asia with cultural connections to ancient Greek, Persian, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires. Cosmopolitan Istanbul, on the Bosphorus Strait, is home to the iconic Hagia Sophia, with its soaring dome and Christian mosaics, the massive 17th-century Blue Mosque and the circa-1460 Topkapı Palace, former home of sultans. Ankara is Turkey’s modern capital.

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Day 1  Cappadocia

Arrive to Istanbul and transit connection to domestic sector for your flight to Cappadocia. You will reach Cappadocia in the afternoon after a short duration of 1hr flight. Balance of the day at your leisure.

Meals : Dinner (Hotel)

Day 2   Cappadocia

Depart your hotel for a Full Day tour in Cappadocia. Visit Goreme Open Air Museum in Goreme Valley to see the early Christian churches decorated with unique frescos depicting various scenes from the Bible. Visit Pasabaglari (Monk’s Valley) to see the world famous fairy chimneys which have unique shape. Later you will visit Avanos, the very well known pottery and craft center since Hittite times. Enjoy hand made ceramics, fashion design jewelry Average Pick-up time: 09:00  Approximate Tour Duration: 08 hrs

Meals : Breakfast – Lunch (local) – Dinner (Hotel)

Day 3   Istanbul

Check-out from your hotel with your luggage, your tour will take you to Kaymaklı Underground city ; even though the whole city has not been completely opened, and since only 4 floors have been uncovered. It is accepted as the widest underground city of Cappadocia, among the explored ones. The number of the storage rooms in such a small area supports the idea that a great number of people resided here. Archeologists think that this could have been up to 3500 people. Flight to Istanbul

Average Pick-up time: 09:00  Approximate Tour Duration: 05 hrs Meals : Breakfast – Lunch (local)

Day 4   Istanbul

Enjoy a Full day tour of Istanbul includes Hippodrome, the place chariot races and competitive athletic events took place during the Roman period. Blue Mosque; a  17th century Ottoman Mosque famous with its six minarets and magnificent interior with blue tiles. Later St Sophia – the great Byzantine Basilica built in the 6th century, which remained the largest cathedral in the world for almost a thousand years. Visit Topkapi Palace, residence of Ottoman Sultans housing the richness of 700 years. Finally the Grand Bazaar, world famous shopping arcade  with over 4,000 shops under one roof.

Average Pick-up time: 08:15-08:45  Approximate Tour Duration: 08 hrs Meals : Breakfast – Lunch (local)

Day 5  Istanbul

Tour starts in the morning with a visit of Spice Market, the last stop of Silk Road where today still the various types of spices, Turkish delights, Turkish coffee, herbal teas and souvenirs are offered. . By this tour, you will make cruise on Bosphorus by public boat along the Bosphorus, the winding straits separating Europe and Asia. At both sides house the Imperial palaces, kiosks, pavilions, gardens and today´s million dollars of mansions will be seen. Tour ends in the city without drop to your hotel.

Average Pick-up time: 08:15-08:45  Approximate Tour Duration: 04 hrs Meals : Breakfast only

Day 6   Departure

Pack your luggage and say good-by to your new friends.

Meals : Breakfast only

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