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Welcome to Turkey! Arrive Istanbul and transfer to hotel in Sultanahmet. Rest of day free. Hotel check in time is 14:00.
Enjoy a guided tour of the Sultanahmet, the compact old city of Istanbul, is full of parks, gardens and stunning sights. The Blue Mosque is famed for it’s blue Iznik tiles and unique 6 minarets. The Hagia Sofia, constructed in the 6th century, eigned as the grandest and biggest church in Christendom until the conquest of Constantinople in 1453, when it became a mosque. Just around the corner, we visit the Underground Cistern.
Today, Free Day - perhaps visit the Topkapi Palace before we transfer you to the airport for your short flight to Cappadocia, a World Heritage listed site, where you will be met and transfered to your hotel.
Early this morning, enjoy a hot air balloon ride over the amazing fairy chimneys of the Cappadocia region. Afternoon at leisure to explore this fascinating world of it's own. Cappadocia is an extraordinary national treasure and perhaps even the top jewel in Turkey's illustrious crown. The utter improbability of the seemingly surreal landscapes have to be seen to be believed, with the 'stuff of fables' cave dwellings and phallic ' fairy chimneys' landscape.
Today, we leave Cappadocia and fly back to Istanbul.
Departure transfer to the airport. Hotel check out time is 12:00.
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