Early morning flight or night bus/train to Ankara from Istanbul Visit to Anatolian Civilization (Hittite) Museum in Ankara and continue to Cappadocia via Salt Lake. Seljuk Agzikarahan Kervansaray, view of the Petrified Valley from the ancient citadel of Uchisar. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia. (Lunch & Dinner included)
Full day tour of Cappadocia. Valley of Goreme and Zelve Valley of "Fair Chimneys", underground cities of Derinkuyu and Kaymakli, villages of Ortahisar and Avanos. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included)
Early departure for Konya, city of the "Whirling Dervishes", visit to Mausoleum of Mevlana, world famous philosopher and poet. Continue to Pamukkale (Hierapolis), and visit the ruins. Dinner and overnight in Denizli. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included) Next day, visit to the Ancient city of Hierapolis with its unique formation of petrified calcium cliffs and stalactites, drive to Aphrodisias, well preserved Greco-Roman settlement. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included)
Visit the ancient Ionian city of Ephesus, House Of Virgin Mary, St. John Basilica. Lunch & Overnight in Izmir. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included)
Drive to Pergamum, where different healing methods like therapy with music and sound of water were first used. Visit to Aesculapium, ancient medical center built in the name of Aesculapis, "God of Medicine". Lunch and continue to Pergamum Acropolis. Visit Athena and Trojan Temples, Temple of Zeus, Temple of Dionysos, Gymnasium of Youth, Odeon, Library, Agora, Great Theatre and Roman Bath. Drive to Canakkale and overnight. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included)
Early start to the ancient city of Troy, famous with the legendary Trojan Horse from the times of Beautiful Helen, the Queen of Sparta and Paris, the Trojan Prince. Lunch at Canakkale and ferry across Dardanelles. Visit to GALLIPOLI, famous battle-field, Anzac Cove, War Cemeteries (Beach Cemetery, Quinn's Post, The Nek) and the ANZAC MEMORIALS (Lone Pine - Australian Memorial), Conk Bair - New Zealand Memorial, Hellespont-English Memorial) of the naval battle (18 March 1915) during World War I. Dinner on the way and late evening return to Istanbul by tour bus. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included)
Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, depart for a half-day Bosphorus Cruise. Take in the sights and sounds of this legendary waterway lined with historic villages, grand wooden mansions, imposing fortresses, and the Baroque summer palaces of the late Ottoman sultans. After the cruise, visit the Spice Bazaar, a thrilling riot of colours, sounds, and the rich smells of exotic spices .
After breakfast, depart for a half-day sightseeing tour of the Sultanahmet district at the heart of old Istanbul. Visit St. Sophia (On Mondays replaced by the Chora Church Museum). Next, visit the Blue Mosque, which owes its name to the exquisite tiles adorning its interior. Walk through the Hippodrome, the stadium of the ancient Byzantium. Finish the tour at the Grand Bazaar, which was the commercial heart of the old city. Its 4,000 shops are full of treasures – including carpets and kilims, silks, Jewellery, ceramics, icons, and leather goods. Wandering through the Grand Bazaar (closed on Sundays), you may indulge in a little shopping, Ottoman style.
After breakfast, free at leisure till evening. Afternoon transfer to airport to catch flight to Kayseri or Nevsehir. Upon landing transfer to Cappadocia.
After breakfast start the sightseeing of the area including; The Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy-chimneys. Drive to Pasabagi (Monk's Valley) to see the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles. Drive to the city of Avanos for lunch. In the afternoon visit Open Air Museum at Goreme where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years. Lastly, before returning to your hotel, visit the natural castle at Uchisar.
After breakfast depart from the hotel at 09.30-10.00 depending on the arrival time of the participants from the other hotels, for a tour with 4kms hike through the Rose Valley with visits to the churches. Afterwards visit to the old Christian village of Cavusin. Stop for lunch near Pigeons Valley and then continue on to see the Kaymakli Underground City. You will also visit the Ortahisar natural rock castle. Transfer back to the hotels.
After breakfast free till check-out (latest check-out time is 1200 hours) and departure transfer to the airport to catch the flight to the next destination via Istanbul.
Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure. Overnight in 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.
This morning depart for Cappadocia by taking an early 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 formations amazes you.
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.
After breakfast you will be transferred to Cappadocia Airport for your flight back home. (B)
In the morning visit to the Anatolian Civilizations Museum at which numerous remnants from Stone age, Neolithic Age, Hittites,Urartians, Phrygians and many others are on display; Mausoleum of Ataturk, the burial place of the national hero who founded modern Republic of Turkey. Then continue on to Cappadocia with lunch on the way. After a picturesque trip along the Salt Lake visit to the 13th century Seljukian Caravanserai Agzikarahan. After visiting Kaymakli Underground City, the place early Christians hid from persecutors, proceed to the hotel for overnight in Cappadocia (Lunch & Dinner).
(Optional balloon tour). Depart from the hotel at 09.30-10.00 depending on the arrival time of the participants and visit the Imagination Valley where animal-like natural formations like camels and fair chimneys are abundant. Drive on to Pasabagi in Zelve area where monks used to live in seclusion in rock cut rooms. Proceed to the pottery town of Avanos where Kizilirmak (Hallys), the longest river of Turkey, meanders leaving the red clay on its banks that has been the raw material of pottery for centuries. After lunch break visit to the Pigeon Valley near Uchisar. Continue on to Open Air Museum in Goreme to visit to the early Christian churches decorated with unique frescoes depicting various scenes from the Bible. After shopping time for the well-known merits of the area, drive back to the hotel (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
Today's ride will be fairly long and tiring due to the long distance between Cappadocia and Pamukkale and lack of convenient lodging location. Drive to visit to the 13th century Seljukian masterpiece Sultanhan Caravanserai and arrive in Konya. Lunch. Visit the Mausoleum of Mevlana, the world-wide famous mystic and then proceed to Karatay Theological School in which beautiful tiles are on display. After lunch time drive to Pamukkale and overnight (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
our the beautiful snow-white "Cotton Castle" and the ruins of Hierapolis including the magnificently preserved cemetery "Necropolis", the Main Street and Gates, the Thermal Baths, the Roman Theatre and the Museum. After lunch tour Aphrodisias, the city of Aphrodite; visit the Museum, the Temple of Aphrodite, the Theatre, the Stadium, the Agora, the Hadrian Baths, the Odeon, and the Bishop's Palace. Proceed to the hotel in Kusadasi (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
Morning tour to Ephesus area with Ephesus Antique City (Hillside Houses are excluded; entrance requires additional admission fee), one of the most popular ancient sites of Turkey with many acres of carefully excavated ruins; Virgin Mary's House, where St. Mary is supposed to spend her last years together with St. John. Lunch. Selcuk Ephesus Museum or St. John Church. Time for shopping. Overnight in Kusadasi (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
Early departure for Bergama and visit to the Asclepion and Acropol with the well preserved remains. After lunch continue on to Troy, the place where the legendary Trojan War took place in the historical work of Homer of Smyrna. After visiting the site with nine inhabitation levels covering a period of 3000 years, drive to Canakkale for overnight. (When there is unavailability at the hotels in Canakkale there might be overnight in Assos as well) (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner). Next day, after breakfast sail to the other side of Dardanelles by a ferryboat and drive to Istanbul with visit to Gallipoli, historically famous for being the site of many battles - particularly involving the Allied Forces including Australians and New Zealanders during World War I. Arrive in Istanbul early afternoon (due to the flight schedules of some participants) and transfer to the hotel or airport (Breakfast & Lunch).
Meet and greet at Istanbul Ataturk Airport. Transfer to hotel (early check-in subject to availability, but we will do our best to arrange it). Afternoon at around 13:00hrs hotel pick-up for half-day tour. Visits to City Walls, Golden Horn and cable car to Pierre Loti Hill. Then, Bosphorus Cruise along the Bosphorus, the winding strait separating Europe & Asia. Bosphorus coastline is a delightful mixture of the past and the present where one can enjoy the grand splendour and quaint beauty of the ancient wooden mansions, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. Rumeli Fortress (from the boat, no interior visit) and Leander�s Tower (from the boat, no interior visit). Lunch and dinner excluded. Overnight at Hotel / Istanbul.
Breakfast at hotel. Hotel pick-up at around 07:50am for half-day city tour. Visits to St.Sophia (closed on Mondays), Byzantine Hippodrome, in which stand the obelisk brought from Egypt by Theodosius and the Serpent Column taken from Delphi by Constantine. Blue Mosque (closed to visit on Friday mornings due to Friday Pray), which has six minarets and a middle dome of 109 feet and Grand Covered Bazaar (closed on Sundays) dating back to 15th century. It covers over 4,000 shops under one roof. Afternoon free at leisure. If desired we can leave the clients at Bazaar, and they can return to their hotels by their own. Lunch and dinner excluded. Overnight at Hotel / Istanbul. (B)
After breakfast at hotel transfer to Ataturk Airport for an early flight to Ankara (Arrival to Ankara needs to be latest at 09:05am). Ankara, the capital of Turkey and one of the fastest growing cities in the world with a history that can be dated back 3000 years. Visit to the world-wide famous Anatolian Civilizations Museum (also known as Hittite Museum) and the Mausoleum of Ataturk, the burial place of the Turkish Hero. Then, departure for Cappadocia. Lunch en route. After a picturesque trip along the Salt Lake visit to the 13th century Seljukian Caravanserai Agzikarahan. Arrival to Cappadocia. Dinner and overnight at Hotel / Cappadocia. (B,L,D)
Breakfast at hotel. Visit to the Pigeon Valley near Uchisar (or Devrent Valley). Then, proceed to the Open Air Museum in Goreme through Avcilar Valley and visit to the early Christian churches decorated with unique frescoes depicting various scenes from the Bible. Lunch at a local restaurant and then visit to Kaymakli (or Ozkonak) Underground City, the place early Christians hid from persecutors. Pasabagi in Zelve region and Avanos with shopping facilities for the world-wide famous handicrafts. Dinner and overnight at Hotel / Cappadocia. (B,L,D)
Breakfast at hotel. Free till departure. Hotel check-out latest at 12:00hrs. Transfer to Kayseri or Nevsehir Airport (anytime between 07:00am-22:00hrs only) to take a domestic flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival at Istanbul Ataturk Apt directly taking international flight back to India. Lunch and dinner excluded. (B)
Bon voyage! Today, you are off to for your exciting tour of turkey. Embark on your flight to istanbul Upon arrival at istanbul, you will be greeted by your friendly and experienced thomas cook tour Manager/ local representative outside the baggage hall. Proceed to your hotel and check in. Enjoy istikal street tour with dinner at kebab house or similar restaurant.Check into your hotel.
After American breakfast at your hotel, Proceed to the airport for your flight to Kayseri. Later proceed to Cappadocia and then check in. Post your local lunch at the hotel we take you for a quick panoramic city tour of Cappadocia to get a feel of this amazing destination. Enjoy local Dinner tonight.
Morning you have a chance to take a mystical Hot Air Balloon ride. Discover Cappadocia from the air on this early morning 1-hour hot air balloon ride. Pick up time: 4:00 am - Drop off time: 7:00 Am (Approx) Travel to the launch site in an air-conditioned minivan, and climb aboard for your scenic flight. Then, it’s up, up and away over the lunar-like chimneys, spires, pinnacles and valleys, all made extra magical by the soft morning light. Ogle the views, spot cave houses and villages, and capture the panoramas on camera as your pilot points out places of interest. Finally, float gently back to earth and collect a special souvenir certificate of your flight.
Today after breakfast at the hotel, take a flight to Istanbul. Pick up by your coach at Istanbul and visit Blue Mosque, standing directly opposite the Hagia Sophia the Blue Mosque is one of the most beautiful mosques in the world. Famous for its Iznik tiles this Turkish jewel is a must-see for everyone visiting Turkey. Next we proceed to the Hippodrome (Serpent Column, Obelisk of Theodosius & German Fountain of Wilhelm): Visit the square once used as a sporting arena predating Constantinople itself.Though a few fragments of the original structure survive, the square still boasts some of the most glorious monuments built in this great city. The Serpent Column, Obelisk of Theodosius & German Fountain of Wilhelm are the ancient treasures to be seen. Today’s Lunch is at one of the most authentic Turkish Kofte restaurants. Next we Topkapi Palace which is the grand palace that served as a residence to the Sultans for over 400 years. A must-see attraction in Turkey, the museum carries some of the most revered treasures in Islamic history including items belonging to the Prophet Mohammad. It also displays a magnificent collection of jewels, different weaponry, clothing and calligraphy. Harem not included Evening we visit the Grand Covered Bazaar - In this labyrinth of streets and passages are more than 4,000 shops with each trade having its own area the goldsmiths' street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as hand painted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers, onyx-ware and meerschaum pipes. Enjoy a delicious dinner at a local Indianrestaurant.
Today after breakfast at the hotel, start with the Full Day Bosphorus tour. We start with the Dolmabahce Palace which was the last residence for Ottoman Sultans with 365 rooms and 22 saloons. Famous with the great collection of European antiquity, furniture and 4.5 tons chandelier. Next visit Yildiz Royal Garden a historical, urban park in Besiktas district of Istanbul, Turkey. It is one of the largest public parks in Istanbul. The park is located in Yildiz quarter between the palaces of Yildiz and Ciragan. Yildiz Park was once part of the imperial garden of Yildiz Palace. Extending down the slopes from the palace, this walled park was reserved only for palace dwellers during the reign of Sultan Abdulhamid II. Local lunch will be provided today. Visit the City Walls next - The first breach of the walls was by the Fourth Crusade in 1204, the second by the cannons and troops of Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror in 1453.
After breakfast, bid good-bye to all the friends you made on the Tour. After checking out from the Hotel, proceed to the airport, where your memorable Thomas Cook tour of Turkey Delights comes to an end.
Begin your tour upon your arrival at Istanbul. The cultural and financial epicentre of Turkey, Istanbul is the best combination of old and new, manifested in a stunning mélange of domes, minarets, medieval towers, and sky reaching buildings. A representative will meet you at the airport and ensure your transfer to the hotel and upon check-in, spend some time at leisure. You could also step out to explore the exuberant city with your leisure time. At night, make your way to the hotel for a relaxing overnight stay.
After a filling breakfast, meet your guide at the lobby to head out for breath taking sights of Istanbul. Begin the day with an excursion to Roman Hippodrome, an ancient Grecian stadium known for horse racing and chariot racing. Visit the Blue Mosque, the only mosque with six minarets to marvel at the magnificent domes and towering spires. Get a picture clicked in front of the beautiful German Fountain and then head to the Hagia Sophia - the Church of Divine Wisdom. Once an Orthodox and later Roman Catholic cathedral, Hagia Sophia is now the basilica's immersive museum. Follow your guide to the Grand Bazaar for a demonstration of Turkish Handicrafts. Enjoy a short stopover to relish a delicious lunch. Satiated, you will make your way to the Topkapı Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that once served as a major residence for Ottoman sultans and features exhibits of historical importance. Probably the best commentary on Ottoman History, art and its culture is simply to come direct to the First Courtyard of this amazing Palace.
Wake up to a beautiful morning in Istanbul and start your day with a delicious breakfast. Check-out from the hotel and get transferred to the airport from where you would take a flight to Kayseri (own expense). Upon your arrival at the Kayseri Airport, meet a representative who would be assisting you to reach the hotel at Cappadocia. Counted amongst the most incredible sites in Turkey, Cappadocia is a rock wonderland, best known for its unique landscape, underground cities and cave churches. Post check-in, you can spend the rest of your day at leisure. Enjoy dinner and a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel in Cappadocia.
After a delicious breakfast at the hotel; prepare to witness dramatic rock formations on a full-day Goreme City Tour. Start your sightseeing with a short stopover at UC Guzeller, the famous fairy chimneys in Cappadocia. Go on to roam the Devrent Valley, with dramatic rock formations shaped by the winds to look like camels, seals, snakes, dolphins and other animals. After lunch, venture into Goreme Open Air Museum to explore churches, chapels, and monasteries carved into the fairy chimneys from the 10th to the 13th centuries with frescos painted on the walls. After your drop to the Airport, return to the hotel for a tasty dinner and retire to the room for a comfortable overnight stay.
Begin this day with a scrumptious breakfast and embark on an hour long drive to reach Kayseri Airport. Thereupon, board a flight to reach Antalya (own expense), a gateway to the Turkish Riviera. A wonderfully preserved historical city cum port, tucked into a crescent-shaped bay amidst the Taurus Mountains, Antalya is a splendid Roman-era harbour with some of the finest beaches. From the airport, board a shared coach/vehicle (SIC) to reach the hotel for a relaxing overnight stay.
Start your day with a delicious breakfast and spend the rest of the day as you please. You could make the most of your free time by exploring the buzzing yet exotic beaches of Antalya (own expense). Make your way to the Lara Beach, an ideal place to indulge in water sports activities like water skiing, kayaking, etc. You could also visit Konyaalti Beach, to the west of the old city, which is lined with plenty of restaurants, cafés, shops and snack bars. After being dropped to the hotel in the evening, relish a scrumptious dinner and a comfortable stay. Next day, check-out from the hotel and get transferred to the Antalya airport on a shared basis in a coach/bus (seat in coach). Head back home filled with lasting memories.
Welcome to Turkey Istanbul Airport. Meet with TravelShop Turkey staff and transfer to your hotel, Transfer from airport & check in to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
(Open buffet breakfast included) Pick up at 08:30am from your hotel for a day tour of old Istanbul city. Visit to TOPKAPI PALACE The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed.Then proceed to ST. SOPHIA This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architectural marvels of all time.
(Open buffet breakfast included) Pick up at 08:30am from the hotel and depart for the Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise and Shopping Tour. Visit the SPICE BAZAAR (Egyptian Bazaar) The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice. BOSPHORUS BY BOAT a traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion you will see the magnificent sights of the following attractions from your boat. See Dolmabahce Palace, and further along, the parks and imperial pavilions of Yildiz Palace. On the coastal edge of this park, is Ciragan Palace, 300 meters of its marble facade faces the shore.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included) Enjoy a cruise in the Marmara Sea to Istanbul's famous Princes' Islands. This is your opportunity to see Topkapi Palace, Leander's Tower and Uskudar from the sea. Stop at Buyukada, the popular summer resort with sandy beaches and pinewood scenery, once the pleasure island of Byzantine Princes. During the summer season, enjoy the magical atmosphere that the Island's beach resort has to offer including many optional water sporting activities. Tour the island with horse-drawn carriages before stopping for an exquisite lunch at a fish restaurant. After your tour we will transfer you back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Open buffet breakfast included) Pick up at 10:00am from your hotel depart for Istanbul Aquarium & Aqua Florya Shopping Mall Tour. First you will visit the Istanbul Akvaryum which is the biggest thematic aquarium of the world. Istanbul Akvaryum holds a leading position among worldwide aquariums thanks to its volume, variety of fish species, and the activities on travel routes. It is a project which makes “firsts” and “mosts” in its field. The visitors, by following a geographical route, will travel on a route that hosts 16 themes and 1 rainforest going from the Black Sea towardsthe Pacific. Optional Avtivities aslo available icluding: Mirror Maze, Diving With Sharks, Flyride Helicopter Tour, Fish Feeding Hours At, Istanbul Akvaryum Diving Course, Opening Banner In The Main Tank and MG Photography. Following your visits you will have free time in mall. The shopping offer is completed by leisure concepts, making Aqua Florya adestination itself, especially for families. Overnight in Istanbul.
(Open buffet breakfast included) After breakfast check out from the hotel. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we look forward to seeing you in the future on another TravelShop Turkey Tour. Have a safe trip back home and thanks for choosing Us
Welcome to Turkey. Early 5:30 am pick up from you hotel today and you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Izmir. Upon arrival, you'll be met by your tour guide and driven to Ephesus - approximately 1.5 hours south along the Aegean coast from Izmir. Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of the site of one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the world, the site of the Temple of Artemis and the ancient city of Ephesus. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the city and stadium where chariot and horse races were once held. You will also have the chance to experience some Turkish handicrafts and visit the pilgrimage point claimed to be the last home of the Virgin Mary or see the antiquities of the Selcuk Museum. Overnight at hotel.
This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading to the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as Travertines, in Pamukkale where we also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. Take a dip, amongst ancient columns, in the hot springs that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers. Overnight at hotel.
Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Kayseri. On arrival you will be met and transferred to Cappadocia. Cappadocia is an extraordinary national treasure and is perhaps even the jewel in Turkey's illustrious crown. Overnight at hotel in Cappadocia.
Today our first stop is Esentepe, followed by a visit to Uchisar Castle. We then trek through Rose Valley to Cavusin, where we stop for lunch and learn about hand-made pottery. Afterwards, we visit the Pasabag fairy Chimneys, followed by Devrent Valley and Urgup Winery to taste the delicious vines of Cappadocia. Overnight at hotel in Cappadocia.
This morning, we head to Pigeon Valley and then Red Valley. After visiting the village of Cavusin, Cave churches and head to Kaymakli Underground City, the biggest in the region. Overnight at hotel in Cappadocia. This morning, we head to Pigeon Valley and then Red Valley. After visiting the village of Cavusin, Cave churches and head to Kaymakli Underground City, the biggest in the region. Overnight at hotel in Cappadocia.
After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends and you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Istanbul, arriving at approximately 10:30 am, and our tour concludes.
Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon approx departure 01:00 pm for half day tour. Bosphorus Cruise- the strait between Black Sea and Marmara Sea which separates Istanbul into two continents. A beautiful cruise to see different aspects of Istanbul.Visit Egyptian Spice Market-to see the atmosphere of an Ottoman shopping center which still have several shops for spices.After the tour,return to your hotel.The rest of the day is yours.
After breakfast departure approx 08:00 am for a half-day sightseeing tour of Istanbul. Hagia Sophia-6th C. One of the oldest, the biggest and the most beautiful buildings of Istanbul. A Byzantin church , an Ottoman Mosque, a Republican museum; a temple for all civilizations.”, Blue Mosque-The only Imperial mosque of the Ottomans with six minarets. The mosque takes its name from its 21043 dominant blue colored hand made tiles. It's built on the site of the Great Palace of Byzantium, on the southeastern side of the Hippodrome” “ The Hippodrome of Constantinople-a chariot-racing track and the sporting and social center of Constantinople. Grand Bazaar-Free time for shopping.
After breakfast transfer to the airport to catch the early flight to Kayseri (suggested flight is at 0830 hours). Upon arrival transfer to Cappadocia and start the sightseeing of the area including; Citadel of Uchisar - The highest point of Cappadocia with a huge big rock Castle with almost 300 caves. Goreme Openair Museum - The biggest monastery of Cappadocia from Byzantine times. The cave churches are beautifully decorated with fresco. Pasabag valley - The most interesting part of Cappadocia in terms of landscapes. The biggest Fairy Chimneys (Mushroom shape rocks), Avanos - The handcraft center of Cappadocia, Avanos is the center of pottery for 4000 years Devrent Valley - The valley famous with its new rock formations. A good place to see the way of formation.
After breakfast approx. departure 9:00-9:30 am for sightseeing of Cappadocia including; Red Valley - 4 km hiking in nature and visit of cave church Cavusin Village - Free time to explore the abandoned Cave Village Kaymakli Underground City - Underground settlements of the early Christians Pigeon Valley,Pigeon Houses in the rocks all along the valley.
After breakfast, check out from the hotel. Transfer to Kayseri airport to catch your flight to Istanbul for your next destination.
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