8 Days Istanbul and Cappadocia Tour Package
Day 1 : Arrival in Istanbul & Transfer to Hotel
Upon your arrival at Istanbul Ataturk Airport our representative will meet you and transfer you to your hotel. Time at leisure. Stay overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2 : Byzantine & Ottoman Tour (Including Lunch)
08:30 You will be picked up from your hotel for Full Day Tour.
Tour Highlights ; Hagia Sophia Museum, Bzyantine Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazzar,Topkapi Palace.After the tour, you will be transfered back to your hotel.Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3 : Bosphorus and Two Continents Tour ( Including Lunch )
08:30 You will be picked up from your hotel for Full Day Tour. Tour Highlights : Spice Bazaar (Egyptian ), Bosphorus Tour on Boat, Beylerbeyi Palace,Bosphorus Bridge, Camlica Hill. After the tour, you will be transfered back to your hotel.Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 4 : Full Day Princes Islands Tour ( Including Lunch )
Breakfast Included. Your tour will commence at 08:20 Cruise in Marmara Sea to Princes’ Islands, stop at Büyükada, the popular summer resort with sandy beaches and pinewood scenery, once the pleasure island of Byzantine Princes. Tour of the island with horse-drawn carriages before lunch at a fish restaurant. Also visioned during the tour: Topkapi Palace, Leander’s Tower, Uskudar from the sea. Overnight at your hotel in Istanbul.
Day 5 : Afternoon Flight to Cappadocia
Upon arrival Caappadocia Airport meet with driver & Transfer to Hotel in Goreme/ Urgup. Stay overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 6 : Full day Cappadocia Tour 1 ( Including Lunch )
08:30-17:00 : Full day Cappadocia Tour 1
Place will visit :
The tour starts with Kaymakli Underground City which is one of the most interesting underground settlements in Cappadocia. The underground city was originally carved out as eight floors; however four floors are visit able. In war time about 5000 people can refuge in. Soganli Valley, an Open Air Museum in a wild natural setting near a typical Cappadocian village with its different style Rock-Cut churches and frescoes. Villages in the valleys, surrounded by the “table top” mountains, are spectacular. The valley was continuously inhabited since the earliest days of the Christian era, has churches that date from the 9th to 13th centuries. Some of the churches contain inscriptions giving the exact dates of construction and thus have provided scholars with valuable clues to help date other churches in Cappadocia. Lunch and Visit to Sahinefendi (Sobesos) – Sobessos, newly discovered (01 May 2002) mosaic houses & Archaeological excavation site. Continue with Keslik Monastery near Cemil that hides its frescoes behind a very thin smoke layer which we can only see by torch light. Our tour finishes with a visit to Mustafapasha (Sinassos), an old Greek town with its spectacular old Greek houses; very fine examples of late Greek settlements and architecture. End of the tour Transfer to Hotel.Overnight in Cappadcoia.
Day 6 : Cappadocia – Istanbul –
Full day Cappadocia Tour 2 ( Including Lunch )
08:30-17:00 : Full day Cappadocia Tour
Place will visit :
An impressive day will start with Dervent valley. Than we keep going on with Pasabag “fairy chimneys”, where you can feel the mystic of Fairy Chimneys. We will break at Avanos center of terracotta art. Ceramic dated back to the 3000 BC in the area and survived from to generations A visit to ceramic & tile center to see how the ceramics made by hand. After lunch we visit the famous Goreme Open Air Museum to see the best examples of Icons in Cappadocia. Soft rocks OF Cappadocia from the clefts carved out to form stables,churches, monasteries. A visit to the carpet weaving co-operation to see how the Turkish carpet made by hand. We will enjoy the day by taking a look to the Goreme Valley from next to the Uchisar Rock-Castle. We complete the tour with a visit to the Kaymakli Under Ground ancient City, dated back to the Hittites than used by the early Christians. Under Ground city specially carved to be used during the war time to save their lives as well as early Christians hide themselves from the Roman pressure, you can still see stables kitchen living room bedroom and more. End of the Tour Transfer to Kayseri Airport flight to Istanbul. Met on arrival and transfer to hotel in Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul
Day 7 : Free day in Istanbul until 19:30 PM
You will be picked up from your hotel at 19:30 transfer to yacht. Sail up the Bosphorus, the waterway between Europe and Asia, passing under the suspension bridges and viewing Ottoman summer palaces, waterside mansions and modern villas which line the European and Asian coasts. The panoramic view of Istanbul by the Bosphorus at night and dinner will both be memorable.
Program: (19:45 – 24:00)
– Welcome cocktail on deck
– D.J music
– Uskudara Gideriken (A traditional Turkish melody musical performance)
– Asuk Masuk (Asuk Masuk is an imitation play of dwarfs which belongs to the Taseli district of Silifke and is performed by 2 male dancers).
– Belly Dancer
– Anatolian Folk Dance (mixed show different part of Turkey)
– Turkish Romany Dance
– Hors d’oeuvres dishes
– Break hot foods (cigarette pastry and sausage)
– Fresh seasonal salad
– Grilled Fish or Chicken Steak
– Unlimited local drinks ( include a selection of local wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks.) (Imported drinks are available for an extra charge)
– Turkish coffee
Around midnight we will transfer you back to your hotel. Overnight at your hotel in Istanbul.
Day 8 – Istanbul (Departure)
After breakfast check out from the hotel(11:30am). We hope your tour was a memorable one and we look forward to seeing you in the future on another Istanbul Amazing Tours. Have a safe trip back home and thank you for choosing Istanbul Amazing Tours.
Included Services :
** Flight tickets mentioned in the itinerary.
** All accommodation mentioned in the itinerary.
** All mentioned transfers in the itinerary.
** All tours with transportation, lunch and entrance fees.
** All tours with professional tour guide, licensed by the Ministry of Tourism.
** Vegetarian meals available.
** All domestic taxes.
** Visa assistance
** Service charge
What is not Included:
** Drinks with meals (except the drinks served with breakfast).
** Any tips to guide, driver or staff at hotels.
** Items of a personal nature.
** Medical services.