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Culture Travel in Cappadocia and Istanbul (Dream of Gaudi)

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 7 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 12 people
Destination(s): Turkey  
Specialty Categories: Archeology/History   Cultural Journey  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 390 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 440 US Dollar (USD)

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 Capadocia its apotheosis.

Old capital of three successive empires - Roman, byzantine, 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.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Istanbul - Kayseri (Cappadocia). Flight to Kayseri airport via Istanbul. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 2: Cappadocia - Goreme - Uchisar - Kaymakli. After breakfast drive to Goreme. This is an open air museum to visit rock cut churches. Visit Uchisar fortress and Kaymakli, one of the underground cities of Cappadocia. It has over 1200 rooms in 8 stages. 10.000 persons could live there in danger times. Overnight in Cappadocia. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 3: Cappadicia - Devrent - Pasabag - Zelve - Avanos. After breakfast drive to Imagination valley (Devrent), a lot of different shapes can be seen here because tufa was eroded by wind, rain get today's unique form. Visit pasabaglari (monk's valley). Go to Red valley, where can be seen a lot of different colors during the day time. Visit to Red River in Avanos. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 4: Cappadocia - Istanbul. After breakfast transfer to Kayseri airport. Flight to Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul. Includes: (B).

Days 5-6: Istanbul. Day of leisure in Istanbul. Includes: (B).

Day 7: Departure. Transfer to airport. End of the service.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

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

Price Includes:
- Hotels (4-star in Cappadocia, Super 3-star in Istanbul)
- Breakfast and dinner
- All transfers and transport Private Mercedes, VW Volt, A/C, Bus Fridge
- English speaking guide (excluded the days in Istanbul).