Central Turkey 7 Days


Day 1 : ISTANBUL

Arrive Istanbul, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Balance of day at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul at the hotel. 

Day 2 : ISTANBUL - ANKARA - CAPPADOCIA

Breakfast and transfer to domestic morning flight to Ankara(or drive by coach), then visit the Mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the father of modern Turkey. This beautiful landmark is perched atop a hill with a panoramic view of the city. We will also visit the magnificent Museum of Anatolian Civilizations. This particular museum contains relics from Catal Hoyuk, one of the earliest known human communities up through the Roman Classical period, covering 10,000 years. Continue to Cappdocia area.Dinner and overnight. 

Day 3 : CAPPADOCIA

After breakfast, we will enjoy the unique landscapes of the wind and rain eroded volcanic formations. Carved directly into stone, Cappadocia's amazing subterranean cities include ancient underground churches hand-hewn from solid rock by Christians.While in Cappadocia we will enjoy an excellent lecture and a demonstration on Turkish carpets and kilims. We will visit Ihlara Valley.End of tour return to hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel. 

Day 4 : CAPPADOCIA - ISTANBUL

Breakfast and depart for Istanbul. Visit Derinkuyu Underground City. Contuniue to Istanbul. Overnight at hotel. 

Day 5 : ISTANBUL

Half day tour of the old city by coach and guide. Byzantium in the 7th century BC, this ancient city was renamed Constantinople in 326 AD by Constantine the Great when he moved the capital of the Roman Empire to what is now Istanbul. The city received its current name from Mehmet II in 1453 and is the only city in the world that spans two continents. We will also visit several of Turkey's most famous museums and mosques, such as Topkapi Palace which was first built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1453 and was the home of the Sultans until the 19th century. St. Sophia was built by Emperor Justinian of the Roman Empire and it was completed in 537 AD and ruled as the greatest Christian Church in the world for more than 1000 years. The Blue Mosque was commissioned by Sultan Ahmet in 1603 and was constructed with the intention of rivaling St. Sophia. In the afternoon free time. Transfer back to your hotel.Overnight. 

Day 6 : ISTANBUL

Breakfast and half day Bosphorus trip by boat. Before the first stop of the boat which is going to be on the European side, you shall see the second residence of the Otoman Sultans which is called Dolmabahce Palace. It was built in 1849 by Balyan brothers. The boat is going to have the ride close to the European side for a while, and you shall be seeing one of the other works of the Balyan brothers called Ciragan Palace and pass by the Ortakoy area which is especially very important for the summer nightlife of Istanbul with its restaurants, bars and cafes. It is also the area for the three religions. There is church, a mosque and a synagogue. After passing under the first bridge which was built in 1973, you shall see two fancy night clubs on the European side and Beylerbeyi Palace on the Asian side. There will be an artificial island that you shall pass by. On the Asian side there is going to be a massive building with two towers. That is the military high school of Kuleli which was built in 1861. As you go on the way you shall see massive fortress on the European side which is called Rumeli Fortress. It was built in 1452 by the Ottoman Turks. The second bridge was built in 1988. You may have something to eat in a cozy fish restaurant or you may go to the medieval fortification to have a look at the Bosphorus and the entrance of the Black Sea. Disembark and drive back to the hotel by coach. 

Day 7 : ISTANBUL

Departure for your flight. if you want we can add extra nights in Istanbul or in Capadocia. 

 

Tour Includes; 

Accommodation BB in Istanbul, HB in Capadocia Airconditioned Coach during tour Professional speaking guide during tour and transfers Enterancess Fees mentioned in the itinirary Parking Fees Apt / Htl / Apt transfers 

Not Includes;

Air transportation, if not specified; airport departure taxes; port taxes; passport expenses; visas; laundry, wines, liquor, mineral water, and items of a personal nature; lunch; items not on regular menus; optional sightseeing or services not included in the itinerary; excess baggage charges, health, accident, baggage and trip cancellation insurance; tipping for personal service; gratuity to guide and driver; or other items not mentioned as included.


 

 

 

 

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