When East Meets West

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5D4N When East Meets West

This three-day tour, not including your two travel days, will give you a taste of two of the most interesting destinations in Turkey, Istanbul and Cappadocia.

Cappadocia, located in almost the geographic center of Turkey, is often called the jewel of Central Anatolia.  Its otherworldly landscape is hard to describe.  Perhaps moonscape says it best.  From its conical rock outcrops to its churches, chapels, and homes carved into lava rocks to its underground cities, Cappadocia is like few other places on earth.  Its churches cut into the lava rock date back hundreds of years.  Many are filled with Byzantine religious art.  Its underground cities, some eight floors deep, were built to protect the early Christian inhabitants from invaders.  Your day in Cappadocia will include an open-air museum, a pottery demonstration as well as a driving tour of the various valleys with their unique rock formations of fairy chimneys, mushroom-shaped pinnacles and other unique rock formations.

We will spend two days exploring the historical highlights of amazing, magical Istanbul. Istanbul is unique among the great cities of the world.  It straddles two continents, Europe and Asia.  Its history encompasses three major civilizations of the ancient world: Roman, Greek and Byzantine.  Not to mention its history as the center of the Ottoman Empire.  All that history is visible on almost every street corner with modern buildings perched atop ancient ruins and remnants of ancient walls lining today’s bustling streets.  It is truly a feast for the eyes and mind. The Istanbul tour includes Hagia Sofia, the Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome, Topkapi Palace, and the Grand Bazaar.  You will also take a Bosphorus Cruise and visit the Spice Bazaar.

5D4N When East Meets West

Route: Istanbul & Cappadocia
Tour Type: Small Group Tour
Duration: 5 days 4 nights

INCLUDED

  • Airport transfers from and to hotel
  • 4 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast
  • All transportation by A/C No Smoking vehicles
  • 4 Breakfasts & 2 Lunches
  • English speaking professional tour guide
  • Entrance fees for sites and museums

EXCLUDED

  • All international & domestic flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional programs
  • Tips – driver and guide
  • Any other meals or services not specified in ‘Prices Included’

Check our blog about the Best Time to Visit Turkey for Holiday and experience the most out of this country.

NOTE: The price quoted is based on a minimum of 2 pax staying in double-room on a sharing basis. Please contact us if you have less than 2 participants.

Day 1 : Istanbul – Cappadocia

Upon arrival in Istanbul, take connecting flight to Cappadocia. Arrive in Cappadocia, meet our representative at airport and transfer to cave hotel in Cappadocia. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 2 : Cappadocia Regional Tour

After breakfast at your hotel, we will depart at approximately around 09:30AM to visit the sights and unique geographical landscape of Cappadocia, including the Dervent Valley and its fairy-chimneys; Paşabağ (Monk’s Valley) and its mushroom-shaped pinnacles; and Avanos, a center of terra-cotta art, for a pottery demonstration and lunch. After lunch, we will visit the Goreme Open Air Museum with its rock-cut churches that date back to hundreds of years, of which many filled with excellent examples of Byzantine art. Our last stop is a visit to the Uchisar rock castle for a panoramic view of the valleys of Cappadocia. Transfer to hotel after the tour.

You will be picked up from hotel in the evening and transfer to Cappadocia airport for your evening flight back to Istanbul. Upon your arrival in Istanbul, meet our representative and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 3: Istanbul Classics & Highlights Tour

After breakfast at your hotel, we will depart at approximately 09:30AM for your Istanbul Old City tour. Today we will visit the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome, the Obelisk of Theodosius, the Serpentine Column, the German Fountain of Wilhelm II. After lunch, we will explore Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 4: Morning Bosphorus Cruise & Spice Bazaar

After breakfast at your hotel, we will depart at approximately 09:30AM for your morning Bosphorus Cruise. Enjoy the magnificent view of Istanbul’s landmarks such as Dolmabahce Palace, Ortakoy, Bebek, Arnavutkoy Bosphorus Bridge, etc. After the cruise, the tour continues with a visit to one of the most famous bazaars in Istanbul, namely the Spice Bazaar. This spice heaven is great for spice lovers and those who are looking for local delicacies. Free afternoon at your own leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 5: Depart from Istanbul

Breakfast at hotel. You will be picked up from hotel at approximately 3 hours before your departing time and be transferred to Istanbul Ataturk International Airport.

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