Turkey 5N/6D


Turkey is a nation straddling eastern Europe and western Asia with cultural connections to ancient Greek, Persian, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires. Cosmopolitan Istanbul, on the Bosphorus Strait, is home to the iconic Hagia Sophia, with its soaring dome and Christian mosaics, the massive 17th-century Blue Mosque and the circa-1460 Topkapı Palace, former home of sultans. Ankara is Turkey’s modern capital.Istanbul is a city in Turkey that straddles Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait. The Old City reflects cultural influences of the many empires that once ruled here. In the Sultanahmet district, the open-air, Roman-era Hippodrome was for centuries the site of chariot races, and Egyptian obelisks remain. The iconic Byzantine Hagia Sophia features a soaring dome and Christian mosaics.

Turkey

  • Highlights

  • Detailed Itinerary

  • Inclusions

  • Exclusions

  • Reviews

Highlights of the tour


  • Cappadocia
  • Goreme Open Air Museum
  • Pasabaglari
  • Avanos
  • City tour of Istanbul
  • Bosphorus
  • Spice market

Detailed Itinerary of the tour


  • Day 01 : Arrive Istanbul

    • Upon your arrival in Istanbul, we proceed to Cappadocia
    • You will reach Cappadocia in the afternoon. The rest of the day is free for you to rest of spend at leisure
    • You can have your dinner in the near by restaurant
    • Overnight stay at hotel


  • Day 02 : Cappadocia

    • We will leave for a full day tour of Cappadocia after breakfast
    • We visit to Goreme Open Air Museum in Goreme Valley, to see the early Christian churches decorated with unique frescos depicting various scenes from the Bible
    • Have lunch in the afternoon
    • We will proceed to visit Pasabaglari (Monk’s Valley) to see the world famous fairy chimneys
    • Later we will visit Avanos, the very well known pottery and craft center since Hittite times. This is a great place to enjoy hand-made ceramics and fashion jewelry
    • You can have your dinner in the near by restaurant
    • Overnight stay at hotel


  • Day 03 : Kaymakli

    • After breakfast, check-out from your hotel with your luggage
    • We will tour Kaymakli Underground City even though the whole city has not been completely opened, and only 4 floors have been uncovered. It is accepted as the widest underground city of Cappadocia, among the explored ones. The number of storage rooms in such a small area supports the idea that a great number of people resided here. Archeologists think that this could have been up to 3500 people. After this tour, you will be dropped to the airport for your flight to Istanbul.


  • Day 04 : Istanbul

    • Enjoy a Full day tour of Istanbul, the only city that straddles two continents
    • Your tour begins with a visit to the Hippodrome, the place chariot races and competitive athletic events took place during the Roman period
    • We continue with Blue Mosque: a 17th century Ottoman Mosque famous for its six minarets and magnificent interior with blue tiles
    • We will continue to St Sophia –the great Byzantine Basilica built in the 6th century Finally visit the Grand Bazaar, world famous shopping arcade with over 4,000 shops under one roof
    • Overnight stay at hotel


  • Day 05 : Istanbul

    • Tour starts in the morning with a visit to the Spice Market, the last stop on Silk Road where various types of spices, Turkish delights, Turkish coffee, herbal teas and souvenirs are available
    • After this, we will cruise the Bosphorus on a public boat, sailing the winding straits separating Europe and Asia. Imperial palaces, kiosks, pavilions, gardens and toda´s million dollar mansions can be seen on both sides of the river
    • You can have your dinner in the near by restaurant
    • Overnight stay at hotel


  • Day 06 : Return home

    • After breakfast you have free time at leisure until your departure time
    • Check out from hotel, proceed to airport
    • Return home with plesant memories

     


Inclusions of the tour


  • 03 nights accommodation in Istanbul
  • 02 nights accommodation in Cappadocia
  • 05 breakfasts
  • 03 lunches
  • 03 dinners
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Entrance fees for all sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary

Exclusions of the tour


  • Visa cost
  • Porterage and tips, mineral water, laundry, telephone or any other expense personal in nature
  • Personal insurance
  • Drinks and lunches/dinner except where mentioned
  • Items of a personal nature, driver and guide gratuities
  • Any expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as bad weather, natural calamities (landslides, floods), flight delays, excess baggage, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes, war, airline or hotel policies etc
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