This tour covers both istanbul and cappadocia. You are going to spend 2 days in Istanbul, 2 days in Cappadocia. Enjoy Istanbul which has an endless history and largest city of turkey. Visit the best destinations of Cappadocia. One night accommodation in Istanbul and 2 nights accommodation will be in Cappadocia. This tour starts from Istanbul and ends in Cappadocia. Package includes breakfasts, lunches, enterance fees, pick up&drop off and guiding service. If you have any question in your mind, You can send your enquiry via the form below.
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Highlights : Blue Mosque,Hippodrome,Hagia Sophia,Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazaar
Duration : 08:30-16:00
Istanbul is a must-see city .We have many places to visit. On this tour, top destinations we are going to see.First stop is Blue Mosque .It (Sultanahmet Camii) is an historical mosque in Istanbul. The mosque is known as the Blue Mosque because of blue tiles surrounding the walls of interior design.Mosque was built between 1609 and 1616 years, during the rule of Ahmed I.
Then head on to Hippodrome. Center of sportive (chariot races, athletics) events and political activities of the old city. Obelisk of Theodosius, Serpentine Column, German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating Hippodrome.Next stop is Basilica Cistern. The Basilica Cistern was built to provide water for the city of Istanbul during the reign of Emperor Justinian I in the 6th century AD .
Hagia Sophia is the one of the most visited museums and most prominent monuments in the world in terms of art and the history of architecture. It is one of the greatest surviving examples of Byzantine architecture, rich with mosaics and marble pillars and coverings
Next is the Topkapi Palace. It allows its visitors to witness the history, culture, grandeur, magnificence, and profusion of an Empire which lasted for a very long time. Palace was the official residence of the Ottoman Sultans, from the 15th century until 1856, when until Abdulmecid moved to the Dolmabahce Palace.
Being one of the biggest and oldest closed bazaars, Grand Bazaar is a must go place in Istanbul.It is in fact a separate world within Istanbul. It is an active, crowded, inviting, and indispensable part of Istanbul. This bazaar attracts tourists from all over the world.( Closed on Sundays, replaced with other locations )
Accommodation in Istanbul.
Highlights : City Walls, The Golden Horn, Spice Bazaar, Boat Trip on the Bosphorus, The Rumeli Fortress (from the sea)
Duration : 08:30-12:00 or 13:30-17:00
This program is a day tour.We operate daily Bosphorus Cruise from 08:30 to 12:00 and 13:30 to 17:00.
We see old city wall of Istanbul. It was a system of ancient times that protect the city aganist attacks both from sea and land. It is about 22 km and dates back to 5th century AD.
The second stop is Golden Horn by bus. It is one of the most visited touristic area in Istanbul and the biggest bay of Istanbul Strait.
Later on The Egyptian Bazaar( Spice Bazaar). It is one of Istanbul’s oldest markets, and a time-honored symbol of the city. The main reason for it being called the “Egyptian Bazaar” is that it was built by the taxes collected from Cairo, Egypt. After the 18th century, this name began to be commonly used.
The Last stop will be Rumeli Fortress. We see it from sea ,no interior visit. Rumeli Fotress was constructed around 1452 at the time of Ottoman Empire which is used today as an open air theatre.
Flight to Cappadocia from İstanbul. Transfer from Cappadocia Airport to Hotel in Cappadocia.
Accommodation in Cappadocia.
Highlights : Uchisar Castle,G.O.A.M,Love Valley ,Pasabag, Devrent Valley, Three Beuties
Duration : 09:30-16:30
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We start the day with Uchisar Castle.It is the summit where Cappadocia mingles with clouds; it is the highest point and can be seen from any spot in the region. After Uchisar Castle , have a visit to Goreme Open Air Museum.The Museum is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985. It contains the finest of the rock-cut churches, with beautiful frescoes. Then we continue the tour with Love Valley panorama where you can admire the most amazing creations of nature Have a lunch.
And then since Avanos is totally a pottery paradise,we watch live pottery demonstration. Pasabag (Monks Valley) will be next before Devrent Valley.Pasabag which is full of peculiar fairy chimneys looks remarkable with best formations Devrent Valley is a small place on the outskirts of Goreme. Unlike other valleys in the region, it doesn’t boast of the normal cave churches. Because all you have to do is let your mind run wild and a variety of stone sculptures can be seen .
Finally We see the three beauties of Cappadocia which is the symbol of the region. Also ,the scene of these fairy chimneys were used in many advertisements.
Accommodation in Cappadocia.
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Highlights : Esentepe,Derinkuyu Underground City,Ihlara Gorge,Selime,Pigeon Valley.
Duration : 09:30-17:30
We make an effort to go Esentepe first.It is a spot that we can see panoramic view of Goreme and Goreme valley.After this,we drive to Derinkuyu Underground City.Of all the famed underground cities in Turkey’s Cappadocia region, perhaps the most remarkable is the underground city of Derinkuyu and a proof of what man can achieve when his life is threatened.Before lunch,we have a walk about three km in Ihlara Valley.It is possibly one of Turkey’s most stunning natural landscapes and was home to a large community of people for many centuries with its human dwellings and cave churches.After lunch,next stop is Selime Monastery. Monks settled in the area during the 13th century, and eventually carved out the elaborate facilities required for the monastery to operate, namely a kitchen, living quarters and a church auditorium that comes complete with intricate fresco artwork.On the way to back to hotel,we stop for Pigeon Valley which is another panoramic view .The valley is housing thousands of Dovecotes.
Drop off to Cappadocia Bus Station or Hotels in Cappadocia.
End Of The Tour