Istanbul Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF TURKEY 884

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Day 1: Istanbul

Welcome to Istanbul! Upon arrival you shall get transferred to the hotel where you have the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 2: Istanbul - Cappadocia

Today you have a full day of sightseeing scheduled. The tour includes St. Sophia (Closed on monday), the Byzantine Hippodrome with its various monuments including a 3500-year-old red granite obelisk brought from Egypt and erected here in 390 AD. The Ottoman Empire produced marvelous architecture and you'll see two of its finest works: Topkapi Palace(closed on Tuesday), home of the sultans, and the famed Blue Mosque of Sultan Ahmet I. After all these visits, you'll venture into the labyrinthine Grand Bazaar. In the afternoon take a flight to Kayseri. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel.

Day 3: Cappadocia

Today we will be touring within valleys to see the remnants of some older churches, rock formations and Kaymakli Underground City, the place early Christians hid from persecutors. We will also stop by Avcilar and pigeons valley to experience the moon-like topography of Cappadocia and continue to Open Air Museum in Goreme to see the best examples of Byzantine art in Cappadocia in rock-cut churches with frescoes and paintings (10th to 13th century). and Pasabagi Valley. Later proceed to the pottery town of Avanos where Kizilirmak (Hallys), the longest river of Turkey, meanders leaving the red clay on its banks that has been the raw material of pottery for centuries. Continue to your hotel after the tour.

Day 4: Cappadocia - Canakkale

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your early flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival depart for tour of Gallipoli. After arriving in Gallipoli you will visit, The World War I open air museum, Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery, Johnston’s jolly (Turkish and Allied Trenches and tunnels), The Nek, Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial. After the tour transfer to your hotel in Canakkale.

Day 5: Canakkale - Istanbul

Today visit ancient city of troy and return back to Istanbul.

Day 6: Istanbul

Today we bid you farewell and transfer you to the airport for your onward flight home.

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