6 Nights 7 Days İstanbul& Cappadocia

Day 1- İstanbul

Arrival in İstanbul. After meeting your private tour guide and driver, you will be transfered to your hotel.

Day 2- İstanbul

After having breakfast, our first destination is going to be Spice bazar second biggest coverd bazaar in İstanbul after Grand bazaar. Spice Bazaar is also called ‘Egyptian Bazaar’ because it was built with the revenues from the Otoman state of Egypt in 1660. Then we will  embark on a scenic tour of the Bosphorus, the naturel waterway that divides Asia Continent from Europe Continent. After having lunch we will head for Dolmabahçe Palace  which served as the main administrative center of the Otoman Empire(1856 to1922), with 365 rooms and 22 saloon. Following this our last stop will be Çamlıca Hill which is very famous with its panoramic view of İstanbul and Bosphorus.

End of the day, drive back to your hotel. diner and overnight in İstanbul.

 

Day 3- İstanbul

 

The first destination of us will be Byzantine Hippodrome. The hippodrome was built in Roman period (203A.D.)  by the order of Emperor Septimius Severus, and started to be used as an arena for charriot races and other entertainment.  İn 324 after the arrival of Emperor Constantine the Great,  the Hippodrome got his final shape. Following this we will head to The Blue Mosque which took its name from its blue tiles surrounding the walls of interior design , was built between 1609-1616 during the rule of  Ahmet l. . Although The Blue Mosque has tourist attraction, it’s also an active mosque. Afterward  we will visit  Hagia Sophia Museum which was chosen A world heritage site by UNESCOİn 1985. Hagia Sophia was built by the order of Emperor Justinian in 537, following 900 years Hagia Sophia had been the centre of Orthodox Christianity. After İstanbul conquered by Ottoman Empire, it had been used as the grand mosque of the sultans. Finally in 1935 Hagia Sophia was converted into a museum of Turkish Republic by the ordes of Ataturk. After having lunch  we will explore Topkapı Palace which is a museum tooday with its unrivalled collections of jewelry, including the Spoonmaker's Diamond; the 3 rd largest in the world, Ottoman Court Costumes and ceramics.İnterestingly, some of the ceramics have a special glaze that was said to change color in the presence of poison. We will also visit the Ipmerial Armony with centenary Ottoman weaponry.  As an final destination you will pay a visit to Grand Bazaar( Kapalı Çarşı in Turkish) is the largest covered market in Turkey it has 4000 shops, among them ; Turkish Carpet Shops, Leather Shops, Souvenier Shops, Jewelry Shops plus Restaurants that allow you have lunch in the midst of your shopping..

End of the day, drive back to your hotel. diner and overnight in İstanbul.

 

Day 4- İstanbul , Cappadocia

After the breakfast we will have a transfer to İstanbul Airport to take a flight to Kayseri Airport.  From  Kayseri Airport transfer to Cappadocia area.  First stop of us will be Devrent  Valley which is also called ‘Imagination Valley’  we will explore  animal-shaped fairy chimneys  there then, we will head for  Pasabag Valley which is also called Monks Valley, contains some of the most striking fairy chimneys in Cappadocia with twin and even triple rock caps. After having lunch we will visir Goreme Open Air Museum that contains the finest of the rock –cut churches , with beautiful frescoes( wall paintings) whose colors stil retain all their original freshness. Then we will drive to Uchisar Castle , the highest point of the region where we  have a fabulous panaromic view over Cappadocia. End of the day diner and overnight in Cappadocia.

 

Day 5 – Cappadocia

After having breakfast we will set off to to Kaymaklı  Under Ground City which is the widest underground city of Cappadocia region, it was carved underneath  a rock hill. Next we will head for Ihlara valley , the deepest gorgeof Anatolia which houses more than four thousand dwellings and a hundred cave churches decorated with frescoes. After having lunch in a traditional restaurant we will drive to Selime Monastry which is the biggest religious building in Cappadocia with a cathedral-size church. Following this we will pay a visit  to Agzıkarahan Caravanserai, one of the best examples of Selcuk Art, built in 13 th century to suply  accomodation for the Silk Road traders. End of the day  drive back to hotel. diner and overnight  in  Cappadocia.

 

Day 6- Cappadocia, İstanbul

After having breakfast, transfer to Kayseri Airport for flight to İstanbul.  Arrival at İstanbul Airport and transfer to the hotel. Free at leisure.  Overnight in İstanbul.

 

Day 7- İstanbul

Free time until transfer time.  Flight back home..

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