Day 1: Home - Istanbul. Flight to Istanbul. Arrive at the airport of Istanbul. Welcome and assist by our English speaking tour guide. Transfer to the hotel and check-in. During the key distribution “a welcome cocktail” will be served. Rest of the day at leisure. Dinner will be served at hotel. Overnight. Includes: (D).
Day 2: Istanbul. Tour visits to Hippodrome the former centre of sportive and political activities of Constantinople, Blue Mosque for famous for its blue Iznik tiles and unique six minarets, St. Sophia Museum the magnificent Byzantine Church of all times. After lunch visit Topkapi Palace (Treasury is included! and Harem Section is not included!) the former imperial residence from where the Ottoman Empire was ruled. Late afternoon shopping will be done. Dinner and overnight will be at hotel. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 3: Istanbul. After a short visit to the famous Egyptian Spice Market Bazaar embark on a Cruise along the Bosphorus. Disembark at Sariyer and have lunch then drive to the Asian Part of Istanbul. Visit to Yeditepe Hill for a panoramic view of the city. Also visit to Beylerbeyi Palace the summer resident of the Ottoman Sultans. Dinner and overnight will be at hotel. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 4: Istanbul - Ankara - Cappadocia. After breakfast at hotel transfer to the airport and flight to Ankara. Arrival and transfer to the city center. Tour starts in the morning with the tour of Ankara. The first site is the Museum of Anatolian Civilisations which is located in a restored bazaar. The museum has the most unique and priceless collection dating back to the Prehistoric Era. The Mausoleum of Atatürk is the next stop. This magnificent structure serves as a tribute to the founder of modern Turkey. Lunch will be taken in Ankara and after lunch drive to Cappadocia. Dinner and overnight will be at the hotel in Cappadocia. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 5: Cappadocia. Breakfast will be served at the hotel and the full day tour of Cappadocia begins with the Natural Citadel of Uchisar which will enable you to get a panoramic view of the region and continues with the Göreme Valley which is the highlight of the day. This valley houses, the Göreme Open Air Museum with its churches hewn out of rock and the colourful frescoes which decorate them. The tour visits to Avanos Village. Lunch will be served enroute at a typical regional restaurant. Dinner and overnight will be at the hotel in Cappadocia. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 6: Cappadocia - Ankara - Istanbul. Breakfast will be served at the hotel and the morning visits will begin with the Underground City of Kaymakli or Ozkonak which are refugees carved out in the early Christian Era as safe-heavens from persecutors. Lunch will be taken on the way to Ankara. After arrival in Ankara you will be transferred to the airport and flight to Istanbul. Arrive at Istanbul and transfer to your hotel. Dinner and overnight will be at hotel. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 7: Istanbul - Home. Breakfast at hotel and transfer to the Istanbul Atatürk Airport. Fly back home. End of tour with the sweet memories of Turkey! Includes: (B).
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