Turkey Tour from Istanbul
5 Nights/ 6 Days
or 2 nights/3 days Cappadocia only
Cappadocia, Turkey's natural wonder and historical heritage site with
its mushroom-like rock formations, ancient Byzantine churches and hidden
underground cities carved deep into the tufa rock. Optional balloon ride
arrival at the airport from where you will have a
transfer to your hotel. Free time.
2 : Istanbul
Visit the major tourist sites of Istanbul: Topkapi Palace, (closed on Tuesdays) residence of Ottoman sultans, the
site of chariot races, the Blue Mosque, famous for
colorful ceramics, and Saint Sophia, (closed on Mondays) decorated with ancient
Afternoon enjoy the hundreds of shops in the famed covered Bazaar. Overnight
Istanbul. B. L
3 : Istanbul
A half-day cruise on the Bosphorus, depending on
weather conditions. Also visit to the spice market. rest of the day free to explore the city
on your own.
4 : Istanbul – Kayseri – Cappadocia(
extra charge-flight is not included approx. USD 190.00 per person
Morning flight to Kayseri. Arrive in Kayseri Airport or pick up from the
Cappadocia hotels. Pick up at Kaiseri airpotr followed by a full day touring with valleys to see the remnants of some
older churches, rock formations and the famous underground cities where locals
used to hide from enemy intruders and
Christians from persecutors. After lunch visit Ortahisar Castle, with its cave
dwellings carved in tufa rock. In the afternoon visit Kaymakli Underground City
where early Christians lived in fear and faith. On the way back visit to
panoramic Pigeon Valley where pigeons contributed to the lives of locals with
their manure to fertilize the vineyards. You may also like to taste Cappadocia
wine in a local winery. Overnight in Cappadocia. B.L.
5 : Cappadocia
For those interested and do not mind getting up very early, an optional hot balloon tour
can be arranged to view Cappadocia's unique formations from above.
breakfast depart from the hotel. Visit to Devrent Valley with their unique Fairy
Chimneys are abundant. We will walk through this amazing valley, then continue
to Pasabagi (Monk’s Valley) with multiple
mushroom- like stems and caps,
peculiar to this area. Drive to Avanos, the pottery village where clay is has
been worked on since ancient times dating back to the Hittite period. The red
clay which is used by local craftsmen comes from the mud of the Kizilirmak
river, the longest river of Turkey. Continue to Goreme to Goreme
Open Air Museum whre you can visit Byzantine are churches, chapels and
monasteries carved into the the rock, some dating back to the 10th to the 13th
centuries with frescos Byzantine-style frescos on the tufa walls. free time.
return to the hotel, overnight in Cappadocia. B L.
6 : Cappadocia / Kayseri
After breakfast transfer
to the airport in Kayseri (B)
in US Dollars, small groups minimum 2 passengers!
Price and availability on request:
3 nights accommodation in Istanbul
2 nights accommodation in Cappadocia
Istanbul arrival transfer
Regular sightseeing in Istanbul
Istanbul departure transfer to Cappadocia
Transfer from Kayseri to Cappadocia
Regular sightseeing in Cappadocia
Transfer from Cappadocia to Kayseri
Excludes: Air fares, drinks, visas, customary tips to tour
guide and driver.