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Arrival in Istanbul and meeting at the airport, transfer to the hotel, check- in. Leisure afternoon. Overnight Istanbul.
Day 2 – Istanbul – Old city
Visit The St. (Haghia) Sophia, which was built by the Emperor Justinian. It was the largest building in the world for over 1000 years. See its intricate mosaics and huge central dome. Continue to the Topkapi palace, which was used by the Ottoman Sultans from the 15th to 19th centuries. We will also see the impressive collection of priceless jewels, crystal, silver and porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and relics of the prophet Mohammed. (Entrance to the Harem is extra). After lunch we will see the Blue Mosque, built for Sultan Ahmet I, which is a unique piece of architecture with its six minarets and features 20,000 beautiful Iznik tiles. Visit the ancient Hippodrome with Obelisk of Theodosius, Snake Pillar and German Fountain of Wilhelm II. Walk through the back streets of Old Istanbul and visit the hidden underground Cistern. See the Grand Covered Bazaar. *May be done as a walking tour if your hotel is centrally located. Overnight Istanbul.
Day 3 – Istanbul- Bosphorus
The tour starts with a visit to the exotic and aromatic Egyptian Spice Market. You may buy spices, caviar, and almost anything imaginable. Continue over the Galata Bridge and the Golden horn. We will visit the “Selamlik” chambers of the incredible 19th c. Dolmabahce Palace. We continue up the Bosphorus and cross over to Asia to Camlica Hill for a view of Istanbul. After lunch visit the Sadberk Hanim Museum, with its well-organized archaeological and ethnographical sections. The Bosphorus cruise begins in the afternoon (ferry). We pass by the Rumeli Fortress and you will enjoy crossing from continent to continent traveling down the Bosphorus, which is lined with old Ottoman seaside mansions, marble palaces and small fishing villages. Overnight Istanbul.
Day 4 – Istanbul – Cappadocia
Take the early morning flight at 08:35am by Turkish Airlines from Istanbul Ataturk airport to Kayseri. Arrival at 10:00am and meeting at Kayseri airport just outside the arrival’s gate with a sign bearing your name and transfer to Cappadocia. Tour to Kaymaklı Underground City, one of the most interesting underground settlements in Cappadocia and walk in the Red Valley, and stop by the Sunset point. Overnight Cappadocia.
Day 5 – Cappadocia
In the morning, first meeting with the lunar landscape of Cappadocia: rock formations beyond belief in Devrent valley; walking in Pasabag near Zelve ; “fairy chimneys” where the voice of wind mixes with the “songs of fairies”. Lunch in Avanos, centre of terra cotta work of art since 3000 BC. and a demonstration in a traditional pottery workshop. Afternoon, visit the famous Goreme Open Air Museum and see the best examples of Byzantine art in Cappadocia in rock-cut churches with frescoes and paintings (10th to 13th century). Continue to the Uchisar Rock-Castle to have a panoramic view of the valleys of Cappadocia.Overnight Cappadocia.
Day 6 – Cappadocia
Hot air ballooning with the sunrise and enjoy the afternoon at your Cave Hotel.
Day 7 – Cappadocia – Bodrum
Take a flight from Kayseri to Bodrum via Istanbul and drive to your hotel, overnight Bodrum.
Day 8 – 13 ( Bodrum )
Breakfast at the hotel and leisure stay in Bodrum.
(total of seven nights stay)
Suggested extra activities:
–Daily boat trip to Islands
–Daily boat trip to Rhodes
Stay more in Turkey or transfer to airport in Bodrum and take a flight to Istanbul connecting to your international flight.
PS: You may add extra days in any part of your program.
This itinerary is subject to change and may be reversed without prior notice according to weather, museum closing days, daily events or other unforeseen circumstances outside the control of Custom Travel Services.