ISTANBUL & CAPPADOCIA 

 6 Days / 5 Nights

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Mr. Ali Cakar

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Tour Rates

Superior Class Hotels

Type

In Double Room

Single Suppl.

Price

 395 USD

60 USD

First Class Hotels

Type

In Double Room

Single Suppl.

Price

 580 USD

130 USD

This tour is only available with at least 10 participants

                                          Tour and Tour Information are subject to change.

Day 1 - Istanbul (D)

After clearing customs you will be met by your guide. There will be a short drive to hotel where there will be some time to rest and settle in. We will have a dinner at a nice local Turkish restaurant. All dinners in Istanbul will be at nice local Turkish restaurants.

Day 2 - Istanbul (B)(L)(D)

Discover the classical highlights of Istanbul:  Roman Hippodrome, Blue Mosque and Saint Sophia. The Basilica or St. Sophia, now called the Ayasofya Museum is unquestionably one of the finest buildings of all time. Built by Constantine the Great and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century. You will also visit the Topkapi palace, which like the others, is formed by many smaller palaces and apartments. After lunch visit the Magnificent Suleymaniye Mosque. You are free to explore the labyrinth tunnels of the Grand Bazaar. One could visit Istanbul for the shopping alone. The Grand Bazaar, in the old city is the logical place to start. This labyrinth of streets and passages houses more than 4,000 shops.  The names recall the days when each trade had its own quarter: the goldsmiths' street, the carpet sellers' street, and the street of the skullcap makers. Still the commercial center of the old city, the bazaar is the original shopping mall with something to suit every taste and pocket. Turn back to hotel. Dinner overnight.

Day 3- Istanbul - Abant - Ankara - Cappadocia (B)(L)( D )

Leave the hotel and drive to Bolu. Visit the villages in the forests and see the magical Abant Lake. We will continue to Ankara. After lunch we will visit the Mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the father of modern Turkey. This beautiful landmark is perched atop a hill with a panoramic view of the city. We will visit a famous Sufi's place in 'Haci Bayram Mosque'. We will also visit the magnificent Museum of Anatolian Civilizations. In the afternoon, we will depart Ankara and turn the sights toward Cappadocia. During the 4 1/2 hour drive to this region, we will stop frequently for rest.

Day 4- Cappadocia (B)(L)( D )

Full day Cappadocia visit, including Goreme Open Air Museum, Avanos the pottery making town. Explore one of the oldest settlements of the region - Goreme. The chimney-like, rock formations that spread throughout Cappadocia's rugged landscape are as fantastic as man's accomplishments within its stone. Visit the Byzantine churches of Goreme carved into the cliffs and caves with colorful frescoes dating to the 7th century. Originally, there was a church for every day of the year. Learn how the colorful kilims (carpets) that echo the earth tones of the region are made during a demonstration by local weavers and a photo stop at the ancient natural citadel of Uchisar. We will also visit the Valley of Fairy Chimneys, Village of Cavusin , Zelve Open-Air Museum and Urgup and Rose Valley to see the sunset. Turn back to hotel and dinner overnight.

Day 5- Cappadocia Kayseri - Istanbul (B)(L)( D )

We will visit the underground city of Kaymakli, built in the 7th century by the early Christians of the region to escape from the invading Roman armies. Literally walk in the footsteps of early Christians during a morning visit of the underground city.  Descend 8 stories beneath the surface of the earth to the underground city with its wine cellars, classrooms and tombs where early Christians, fleeing persecution, lived for months at a time undetected.  Approximately 15,000 people used to live in this underground city. The city was sub-divided into separate sections for better defense purposes. Each section could be isolated from each other by closing the mill stone shaped round rock gates with a diameter of 1.5m. The passages between these sections are about 30kms long. The corridors are very narrow. But the living rooms, meeting halls, churches and other facilities are very comfortable. The storage rooms were capable of storing enough food for the residents for many months. The airshafts and water wells were adequate for 15,000 people, living all together for a very long time. We will also Ihlara Canyon,in the Valley of Ihlara which is arrived at by diverging from the Aksaray-Nevsehir road, there are 36 churches each one of which is more interesting than the other. When one descends the steps and reaches the valley at the end of the road, the Churches of Agacalti, Sumbullu, Kokar and Yilanli can be seen in the Open Air Museum of Ihlara. The other churches of importance such as those of Egritas, Purenliseki, Karagedik, Kirkdamalti, Bahattin Samanligi and Ala Kilise are also situated in this valley. Drive to Kayseri. Flight back to Istanbul. Dinner and overnight in Istanbul.

Day 6- Istanbul (B )

Transfer to Airport. End of tour.

What is Included:  

What is not Included:

  • 5 nights accomodation in hotels,plus one night in camp.

  • All domestic flight/s mentioned on the itinerary.

  • All meals mentioned on the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner) .

  • All transfers mentioned in the itinerary.

  • Professional guidance on each activity.

  • Comprehensive sightseeing as specified in the itinerary.

  • Local taxes & service charges.

  • Luggage and Port rage tips.

  • Entry fees to sites and museums.

  • Tips to restaurants and hotels.

  • Travel documents kit.

  • International flights.

  • Tips to bus driver & tour guide.

  • Expenses of personal nature such as beverages, laundry, phone calls at the hotels.

  • All services which are not specifically mentioned.

  • Airport taxes or visa fees.

City First Class Hotel Deluxe Hotel
Istanbul
Cappadocia