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Culture Cappadocia and Istanbul, Dream of Gaudi (9 Days)

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 - 9 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 12 people
Destination(s): Turkey  
Specialty Categories: Archeology/History  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 470 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 540 US Dollar (USD)

Istanbul - old capital of three successive empires - Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman. 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.

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.

Tour Itinerary:

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

Day 2: Cappadocia - Goreme - Uchisar - Kaymakli. After breakfast, drive to Goreme open air museum to visit rock-cut church. Visit Uchisar fortress. Visit Kaymakli underground city. It has over 1200 rooms in 8 layers. Cappadocia was frequently subjected to foreign raids, for this reason the underground cities were built to act as short term refuges in times of danger. Overnight in Cappadocia. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 3: Cappadocia - Devrent - Pasabag - Zelve - Avanos. After breakfast, drive to imagination valley (Dervent Valley). Tufa eroded by rain water, wind get today's unique form called as fairy chimneys. Visit Pasabaglari (monks valley). Visit Red valley, during the daytime a lot of wonderful colors can be seen here. Overnight in Cappadocia. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 4: Cappadocia - Soganli. After breakfast, drive to Soganli valley. Visit a colorful bond numerous chapels, churches, houses and tombs in Soganli valley. You can see development of byzantine art here between VI and XII centuries and dove cotes and daily life of typical anatolian village. Overnight in Cappadocia. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 5: Cappadocia - Istanbul. After breakfast transfer to Kayseri airport. Flight to Istanbul airport. Overnight in Istanbul. Includes: (B).

Days 6-8: Istanbul. Day of leisure. Includes: (B).

Day 9: Istanbul. 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 by private Mercedes, VW Volt, A/C, Bus Fridge. All transfers to the hotel and to the airport.
- English speaking guide (excluded the days in Istanbul).