Istanbul and Cappadocia Tour
1st Day : You will be picked up from your hotel.You will discover the Old City. Your first visit will be to the legendary Hagia Sophia, which was built 1,500 years ago as the first cathedral of the world. It was the biggest and last construction of The Roman Empire.Next we will visit the famous Blue Mosque, completed in 1616. After leaving the Blue Mosque we will explore the Hippodrome, the stadium of ancient Byzantium.Then you will visit Underground Cistern. Finally, you will visit the Topkapi Palace, which was built on the orders of Mehmet the Conqueror. Construction of the Palace began in 1461, shortly after his conquest of the city, and it served as the administrative centre of the Ottoman Empire and seat of the Sultans until 1968. Transfer back to your hotel.
2nd Day : You will be picked up from your hotel.You will enjoy an extensive tour of Istanbul, formerly known as Constantinople, which has been the capital city of three empires and today is the only city to be located in two continents. Firstly you will cruise on the Bosphorus. On the sea you will pass close by Dolmabahce Palace, Ciragan Palace, Rumeli Fortress, the parks and imperial pavilions of Yildiz Palace and Ortakoy. Next you will visit Chora Chruch, which was originally built outside the walls of Constantinople, to the south of the Golden Horn. In the afternoon you will visit Suleymaniye Mosque,the building of which was started in 1558 on the orders of Sultan Suleyman (Suleyman the Magnificent) and was designed by famous Sinan Pasha. Then you will see the Spice Bazaar (built in 1660), which was (and still is) the center for Istanbul’s spice trade. Finally you will have free time in one of the oldest shopping places in the world, the Grand Bazaar, which was built at the command of Fatih Sultan Mehmet. The Grand Bazaar contains 4,399 shops, 497 stalls, 2,195 workshops and 17 fountains. At the end of the tour you will be transferred back to your hotel in Istanbul.
3rd Day : You will be picked up from your hotel and you will be transferrred to Istanbul Airport. You will fly to Nevsehir (Cappadocia).Our diver will welcome you at Nevsehir airport will transferred to our Office in Urgup.Then you will begin your discovery of dream-like Cappadocia. First we will visit the Devrent (Imagination) Valley, where there are many rock formations eroded by time and weather to resemble animals. Next we will travel the short distance to the Zelve Open Air Museum, and see houses carved into the rocks and visit a Seljukian mosque. Next we drive to Avanos Village where you will see a pottery making demonstration using old Hittie techniques. After leaving Avanos you will see Peribaglari which are the world-famous Fairy Chimneys. Next we will have lunch in a traditional cave restaurant. After lunch, we will visit Uchisar Rock-Castle, which is the highest point in the area, Esentepe, where you can wonder at a panoramic view of Goreme valley and then finally visit Goreme Open Air Museum where you can see frescoes, churches, and monasteries cut out of solid rock. Drive to your Cave Hotel in Urgup.
4th Day : We will pick you up from your hotel and we will visit the biggest and most famous underground city, Derinkuyu, After emerging into daylight we will visit Narli Gol, which is a lake formed in the crater of a volcano . Then we will walk through the Ihlara Canyon, followed by lunch in Belisirma Village.. After lunch we will visit Selime where you can admire the panoramic view of Ihlara Valley then onto Agzikarahan, which is located on the old Silk Road and built in the 13th century by Seljukians. After the tour we will transfer you to Nevsehir airport in the evening. From there you will fly to Istanbul.Finally we will transfer from the airport to your Hotel. End of our service.
- 2 Private, Guided Istanbul Tours
- 2 Domestic Flights
- 1 Night at a Cave Hotel in Urgup ( Cappadocia )
- 1 Breakfast at the Cave Hotel in Cappadocia
- 4 Private Airport transfers
- 2 Regular, Guided Cappadocia tours
- 2 Lunches during Cappadocia tours
- All the entrance Fees to the sites and places stated in the itinerary
- Airport extras
- Hotel extras
- Lunches in Istanbul
- Dinners in Cappadocia
- Tips to Guide and Driver
- International Travel Insurance