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Explore Turkey’s top destinations in this 4-night tour. In Istanbul, see the famous Byzantine and Ottoman landmarks. And in Cappadocia, enjoy two days of exploring man-made caves and Derinkuyu Underground City as well as UNESCO-listed Göreme Open-Air Museum. An optional hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia is also offered. limited number of people is 12 .
4-night Istanbul and Cappadocia tour: what to see in Istanbul? See Istanbul’s Byzantine and Ottoman highlights including the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace Marvel. what to see in Cappadocia? the volcanic peaks, cones, caves and villages of Cappadocia and the Devrent Valley, the frescoed chapels of UNESCO-listed Göreme,Derinkuyu Underground City .
Istanbul airport or Istanbul hotel pickup and drop-off Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes minibus Local guides Entrance fees 4 nights' accommodation in 'S' Class hotels Return economy class flights between Istanbul and Cappadocia Meals as per itinerary (B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner)
4-night tour of Istanbul and Cappadocia start in Istanbul. full-day tour of Istanbu’s most famous sights. Then, fly to Cappadocia, where you will have the opportunity to explore this unique region and its lunar landscapes. feel free to enjoy two days of exploring its caves, villages, trails and skies. Day 1: at your Hotel – Istanbul Start your experience and spend this day as you wish. maybe you'll enjoy dinner at the hotel or any of the city’s tempting array of restaurants. Day 2: Istanbul After breakfast, we'll meet at your hotel and set off on a city tour to see Istanbul’s Ottoman and Byzantine highlights. Ride a luxury minivan and drive into old Sultanahmet, its mosques, palaces and relics that date back to these two, powerful empires, when Istanbul was known as Constantinople. Take in Topkapi Palace, seeing the precious treasures of what was the Ottoman seat of power between the 15th and 19th centuries, and be astonished by the spectacular Hagia Sophia, once the greatest church in Christendom before it was turned into a mosque in 1453. After a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, head inside the Blue Mosque to view its huge and vast expanses of blue Iznik tiles, and pose for photos at the Hippodrome, a city park that once staged ancient chariot races. Then, dive into the Grand Bazaar to peruse its massed ranks of souvenir, carpet and trinket stalls. In the late afternoon, enjoy a drop-off at your hotel in time for dinner Day 3: Istanbul – Kayseri – Cappadocia After an early hotel breakfast, travel by minibus to the airport for your flight to Kayseri . After your 1.5-hour flight, we'll meet and drive to the north Cappadocia region in an air-conditioned minibus. Start at the Devrent Valley, where volcanic cones and ‘fairy chimneys’ crowd the hillsides. Discover how wind and water erosion shapes the formations, and then visit Monks Valley, whose conical rocks once offered seclusion for monks and hermits. After a stop at the pottery town of Avanos and lunch at a local restaurant, enjoy the hand-carved dovecotes of Pigeon Valley and visit Göreme Open-Air Museum. Wander the rock-cut chapels of this UNESCO-listed gem to see the vivid Byzantine frescoes on their walls, and continue to Uchisar Castle, an amzaing natural rock castle riddled with tunnels and chambers. Later, go to your hotel and enjoy dinner and spend the evening at leisure. Day 4: Cappadocia breakfast at your hotel, travel to south Cappadocia to scout out more natural wonders. Begin at Derinkuyu Underground City, an incredible cave-city dating back to Hittite times that is the deepest of its kind in Cappadocia. Discover its courtyards, tunnels and rooms. Continue through the stunning, 10-mile (16-km) gorge of the Ihlara Valley and visit Selime Monastery, an astonishing monastery-fortress complex truncate in the 13th century and consisting of a vast, hollowed-out cathedral, monastic quarters and secret passageways. See the cliff-face caves and houses at Yaprakhisar as your guide reveals how they featured in several Star Wars movies. Then, visit the magnificent Agzikarahan Caravanserai, a 10th-century stone compound complete with refectories and chambers that provided much-needed shelter for the caravan trains that traveled the ancient Silk Road. Return to your hotel by minibus and spend the evening as you wish.Day 5: Cappadocia – Kayseri – Istanbul After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to Kayseri airport for your return flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival in Istanbul, conclude your tour with a drop-off at Istanbul .