DURATION 6 Days – 5 Nights
STANDARDS Luxury
HIGHLIGHTS Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, St. Sophia, Topkapi Palace Grand Bazaar, Spice Market, Bosphorus Cruise, Underground Cistern, Cappadocia, Underground cities, Göreme, Uchisar Rock Castle, Pasabay Fairy Chimneys, Devrent Valley and Valleys in Cappadocia
DEPARTURE Everyday for individuals and groups
INCLUDED Deluxe rooms in Istanbul’s premier luxury hotels including breakfast
Your private guide and driver for flexible tour based on your interests
Fluent English speaking tour guide
Host / Hostess from arrival till departure for luggage handling, hotel & airline check in procedures, tickets to the museums, restaurant reservations and many other things…..
Deluxe transportation by new brand vehicles (Fully Air-conditioned. Specially designed comfortable seats, 7 / 24 internet connection, Minibar service (water, soda water, soft drinks, beer, red & white wine, Jack Daniels & Chivas Regal onboard.
Domestic flights by Turkish airlines
Personalized sightseeing as indicated in day-by-day itinerary.
Meals as specified in day-by-day itinerary
Hotel tax and service charges
Government fees and local handling charges
Admission fees
Luggage handling based on a maximum of two large pieces of luggage per person, plus carry-on bags
Complimentary return transfer and dinner reservation to selected restaurants in Istanbul
NOT INCLUDED  Personal expenses
Meals not indicated in includes section,
Drinks during meals
International flights
Tipping
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Day 1

Arrival to Istanbul
Welcome to Turkey. Arrive in Istanbul Airport, your private tour guide and host will welcome you at the airport with a sign written “Your Name “on it. Welcome info during your Private transfer to the hotel. Check in to your hotel for overnight stay. Complimentary return transfer and dinner reservation at selected restaurants in Istanbul on request
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Day 2

Full Day Istanbul Tour
After breakfast, pick up from hotel and Our journey begins in Istanbul, The only city in the world located on two continents is Istanbul, which has been the capital of three great empires – Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman – for more than 2000 years.

Our tour starts with Hippodrome Square where used to take place for chariot races and the Byzantine riots during Roman & Byzantine period. Only a short walk away, reaches Hagia Sophia built in 532 AD by Roman Emperor Justinian I. and Blue Mosque, has its fame from its beautiful blue Iznik tiles. We will continue walking to Topkapi Palace, was not only the residence of the Ottoman sultans, but also the administrative and educational center of the state. It was constructed between 1460 and 1478 by Sultan Mehmed II, the conqueror of Constantinople. We will visit the Topkapi Palace including treasury, Chinese Porcelain, weapons section.

After that, we will visit Grand Bazaar where is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with more than 58 covered streets and over 1,200 shops which attract between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily. Opened in 1461, it is well known for its jewelry, pottery, spice, and carpet shops. Overnight in İstanbul

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Day 3

Full Day Istanbul Tour
After breakfast, Our tour stars with Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar). The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice.

Then take a traditional excursion by boat on the Bosphorus along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion you will pass the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace, and further along, the parks and imperial pavilions of Yildiz Palace. On the coastal edge of this park, is Ciragan Palace, 300 meters of is marble facade faces the shore.

Afternoon visit Underground Cistern which was the largest covered water reservoir in Istanbul, built by Justinian I. Overnight in Istanbul

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Day 4

Istanbul – Cappadocia Tour
08.15 a.m. Pick up from hotel and transfer to Istanbul airport for 10.00 a.m. flight to Cappadocia . Arrive in Nevsehir airport at 11.25 a.m. Transfer to your hotel. Check in. 14.00 start for Private Cappadocia tour. First meeting with Cappadocia, visiting Three Sisters Fairy Chimneys in Urgup which are the most popular and seen on advertisements. Then we head on to Pigeons Valley, Pigeons have been always important for Cappadocian people. That’s why people carved some pigeon houses to keep them in certain places. You will see that the houses for the pigeons are like the houses for the people. Then we descend into the center of the earth in the Kaymakli Underground City one of the largest and the deepest of 200 others in Cappadocia. We drive to Mustafapasa through the unspoiled villages of Cappadocia, surrounded by the “table-top” mountains. On the way, we visit the Ayvali Village. We continue to Mustafapasa (Sinasos), an old Greek town with its spectacular old Greek houses; very fine examples of late Greek settlements and architecture. Overnight in a cave hotel
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Day 5

Cappadocia Tour – Istanbul
Optional Hot air Ballooning

After breakfast take our second day private Cappadocia tour. Drive to Devrent Valley, take a walk through this lunar landscape where different rock formations can be seen. Seeing the best examples of the fairy chimneys at Pasabag Fairy Chimneys, we drive further to Avanos Town, which is famous with tile and pottery workshops. After lunch our next stop is Goreme Open Air Museum where you will enjoy the fantastic rock churches and beautiful frescos from various centuries decorating the walls of the churches. Then we drive to the Uchisar Rock Castle, which is the highest and the most dominant point, giving us a breathtaking panorama. We end the day visiting Esentepe Windy Hill for panoramic view and taking photos. Transfer to the airport for flight back to Istanbul. Arrive in Istanbul. Transfer to the hotel for overnight

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Day 6

Home
After breakfast check out from the hotel and private transfer to Istanbul airport for your flight back home.
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