Istanbul(2N)+Cappadocia(2N)

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: Istanbul

Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure.

Day 2: Istanbul

Enjoy a Full day tour of Istanbul, the only city that straddles two continents! Your tour 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. Continue to St Sophia – the great Byzantine Basilica built in the 6th century, which remained the largest cathedral in the world for almost a thousand years, it was later converted to a mosque and now serves as museum. Then your tour will take you to Topkapi Palace, residence of Ottoman Sultans housing the richness of 700 years. Finally visit 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 3: Istanbul to Cappadocia by flight

This morning depart for Cappadocia by taking domestic flight. After 1 hr flight, your tour guide will meet you at the airport and directly join to tour to visit Kaymakli Underground city, where early Christian lived in fear and faith. You will see the beautiful Pigeon Valley and rock formation amazes you.

Average Pick-up time: 07:00 Approximate Tour Duration: 04 hrs

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

 

Day 4: 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 handmade ceramics, fashion design jewelry

Average Pick-up time: 09:00 Approximate Tour Duration: 08 hrs

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

Day 5: Departure

Pack your luggage and say good-by to this lovely landmark.

Meals: Breakfast only

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