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Program (Dream of Gaudi) Culture in Cappadocia and Istanbul

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 6 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 12 people
Destination(s): Turkey  
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking   Archeology/History  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 360 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 399 US Dollar (USD)

Mesopotamia is between the rivers Tigris and the Euphrates, the coffer of Noah in Ararat, the Trojan horse in the borders of the Aegean Sea, the civilization of the hitites in the heart of the Halys river, the temple of Artemis or the mausoleum of Halicarnasus that are two wonders of the world. King Midas turned everything into gold, Thet Alexander Great and Saint Paul are the most famous travellers and the virgin Mar completed her trip in Éphesus. Hagia Sophía, Byzantine, the eternal residence of sultans Ottoman; it is the Topkapi palace. The gardens of Tulips, the Turkish bath, the turquoise water beaches, the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia, the Bosphorus and Istanbul, the modern country of the Ataturk. Anatolia; it is the cradle of the civilizations and bridge between Asia and Europe

The fantastic landscapes of the region of Turkey that formerly was called Cappadocia are the result of a orogenic whim, in which it has taken divides the powerful action of volcanos, rain and the time. The volcanic sediments that conform the crust of the ground of Cappadocia have undergone during eras the ferocious erosion of the climatic elements of the plateau anatolia, little by little creating an unreal scenery populated with formation stony improbable, own of the world of the dreams that of the real one. As well, the men have taken part to torment still more these landscapes, drilling their entrails to carve churches and monasteries, pestering the rock walls and grounds to construct to labyrinth underground cities. The rock architecture reaches in the Cappadocia its apotheosis

Old capital of three successive empires - Roman, Byzantin, Ottoman, Istanbul is the economic center of the Republic of Turkey. A continuous parade of oil tankers and merchant boats crosses to newspaper waters of the Bosphorus. It is in fact, the variety of Istanbul which fascinates its visitors: the museums, churches, palaces, great mosques, bazaars and the views of natural beauty seem inexhaustible

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 2: Istanbul. Free day in Istanbul.

Day 3: Istanbul. Free day in Istanbul. Transfer to airport for Kayseri (ASR). Transfer to hotel in Cappadocia. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 4: Cappadocia - Soganli. After breakfast, drive to Ozluce (Zeylia) underground city. Ozluce underground city was used by Christians as refuge to save of the persecution at IV drive to Soganli valley. Visit a colorful bond numerous chapels, churches, houses and tombs in Soganli valley. You can see improvement of byzantine art here between VI and XII centuries and dovecotes and daily life of typical Anatolian village. Daily trek 3-4 hours. Overnight in Cappadocia. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 5: Cappadocia - Kizil Vadi (Red Valley - Greme - Uchisar). After breakfast, drive to imagination valley (Dervent Valley). Tufa was eroded by rain water and wind. Get today's unique form called as fairy chimneys. Visit to Pasabaglari (monks valley). Visit to Red valley, during the daytime a lot of wonderful colors can be seen here. Visit to Grape church (Uzumlu) dated back IX century in Red valley. Daily trek 4-5 hours. Overnight in Cappadocia. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 6: Cappadocia. Transfer to Kayseri airport (ASR). Flight to Istanbul.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Hotels in Cappadocia HB
- House of Ulas: In Cappadocia BB
- Transportation:
* All transfers with private Mercedes, VWVolt, A/C
* All transfers from airport to hotel or from hotel to airport
- Multilingual Guides.

Price Excludes:
- Guide in Istanbul
- Lunches and dinners
- Transportation at 10-11th days in Istanbul
- Flights and entrance of museums.

- Groups for 4-5 people: %10 discount
- For 6-7 people: %13 discount
- For 8 and above people %16 discount.