Cappadocia Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF TURKEY 415

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Day 1: Istanbul

Upon your arrival, you will be met by our representative before transfer to your Hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your own leisure .

Day 2: Istanbul

After breakfast, there is a full day guided tour which includes St. Sophia the cathedral built by Emperor Justinian in 537 which was the largest church in Christendom for a thousand years, Basilica Cistern, the Byzantine Hippodrome with its various monuments including a 3500-year-old red granite obelisk brought from Egypt. The Ottoman Empire produced marvelous architecture and you'll see two of its finest works: Topkapi Palace, home of the sultans, and the famed Blue Mosque of Sultan Ahmet I.

Day 3: Istanbul - Cappadocia

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Kayseri. Upon arrival transfer to Cappadocia for a full day excursion including visits to the Kaymakli Underground City, the place early Christians hid from persecutors, Goreme Open Air Museum to see the best examples of Byzantine art in Cappadocia in rock-cut churches with frescoes and paintings (10th to 13th century) and natural fortress in Uchisar. .Overnight stay in Cappadocia

Day 4: Cappadocia

Early in the morning take a Balloon tour over magical landscape of Cappadocia. After breakfast you will be having a full day walking tour . Our tour starts with walking in Ihlara Canyon, a "mirage" in the Steps of Anatolia up to Belisirma village, the ancient Peristrema: "Valley of the Sky" along the Melendiz River. Rock-cut churches, spread across a wild plantation, surprise you with their successfully painted representations from the Bible. Lunch in a local restaurant by the river overlooking the beautiful land. Stop by Selime, a village with cave houses at the end of the canyon as "moon" like landscape will welcome you.Overnight in Cappadocia

Day 5: Cappadocia - Kusadasi

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Izmir. Upon arrival drive to your hotel in Kusadasi

Day 6: Kusadasi

Morning drive to Ancient city of Ephesus where you will explore some of the best preserved theatres, fountains and buildings in the world. A definite must while in Turkey. Then visit to the House of Mother Mary where she is supposed to spend her last years together with St. John. In the afternoon, experıence and participate in an upbeat fashion show showcasıng the unique leather products manufactured ın Turkey. Overnight stay in Kusadasi

Day 7: Kusadasi

Day at leisure in Kusadasi

Day 8: Kusadasi - Pamukkale

After breakfast drive to Pamukkale. Upon arrival visit the ancient Hierapolis which has the biggest Nekropol with 1200 gravestones in Anatolia. The sacred pool also is one of the highlights of the site. There shallow thermal waters ripple over a wonderful scattering of ancient roman ruins that lie beneath, graveyard and the lime cascade.After the tour continue to our hotel in Pamukkale for overnight.

Day 9: Pamukkale - Istanbul

Today you take an early flight to Istanbul . Upon arrival you will be met by your guide and taken on a tour. You will visit spice Bazaar and it goes on with Bosphorus Cruise. The magical journey which covers both European and Asian shores will let you see the marvelous monuments and districts like: Maiden Tower (Kiz Kulesi), Dolmabahce Palace, Ciragan Palace and Ortakoy.

Istanbul view

Day 10: Istanbul

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight abroad

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last updated - 26 Jan 2015 3:07 PM