Duration: 8 Days
Departure: Istanbul Port or Airport or Hotel
Visiting: Istanbul, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar, Bosphorus Cruise, Cappadocia, Goreme Open Air Museum, Avonos, Kaymakli underground City, Uchisar rock-castle, Kusadasi, Ephesus, The House of Virgin Mary – See more at:
Highlights of the 8 Days Istanbul Cappadocia and Kusadasi Tour
The 8 Days Istanbul Cappadocia and Kusadasi City Package includes three days in Istanbul, two days in Cappadocia, and two days in Kusadasi.
Istanbul, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar, Bosphorus Cruise, Cappadocia, Goreme Open Air Museum, Avonos, Kaymakli underground City, Uchisar rock-castle, Kusadasi, Ephesus, The House of Virgin Mary
DAY 1 – ARRIVAL IN ISTANBUL Upon your arrival we will pick you up from the airport and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 2 – FULL DAY ISTANBUL TOUR Meet your tour guide at hotel for your full day sightseeing tour of Istanbul.Today our visits include St. Sophia,ne of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian. The Blue Mosque, facing Hagia Sophia, famous with its blue Iznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets.Hippodrome, the center of sportive (chariot races, athletics) events and political activities of the old city where held.
Topkapi Palace, the Imperial residence of Ottoman Sultans. See the famous jewels of the treasury and a priceless collection of miniatures from medieval manuscripts. Grand Bazaar, most attractive shopping center and biggest “souk” in the world with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewelry, gold, carpets, leatherwear and souvenirs. Overnight at your hotel in Istanbul.
DAY 3 – FULL DAY ISTANBUL TOUR Today our visits include the Beylerbeyi Palace which is a palace situated just North of the Bosphorus Bridge. Designed in the baroque style by Sarkis Balyan. It was commisioned by Sultan Abdulaziz and built between 1861 and 1865 as a summer residence and a place to entertain visiting heads of state.
Then the Chora Church,with its stunning mosaics is one of example though Istanbul has undergone major remodelling over the years, Suleymaniye Mosque, the mosque of suleyman the magnificent which was built between 1550 and 1557 by the famous architect Sinan. Now we will visit Camlica Hill. You will enjoy with an amazing view of Bosphorus.Camlica Hill is one of the highest peaks of Istanbul with 288 meters. You will have a chance to see Bosphorus, Peninsula, Galata, Beyoglu together. Overnight at your hotel in Istanbul.
DAY 4 – FLIGHT FROM ISTANBUL TO CAPPADOCIA / CAPPADOCIA TOUR
On our 4th day, we continue the 8 Days Istanbul Cappadocia and Kusadasi with Cappadocia City tour. Today pick up from your hotel and transfer to Ataturk Airport for the Istanbul flight to Cappadocia. Because there is no airport in Cappadocia, we fly to nearby Kayseri or Nevsehir.
Upon arrival, meet with your guide for a sightseeing tour of Devrent Valley Devrent is situated on the northern slopes of Aktepe, 1km from Pasabaglari (Monks’ Valley) and 5 km from Avanos. The ruins at Devrent are spread over three valleys, which also house several pointed fairy chimneys with large stems.Monks Valley: The best place to see three-headed fairy chimneys.
Pasabag, the Pashas Vineyard, is surrounded by incredible natural rock formations; a spectacular scene. Avanos: A center of terra cotta work of art since 3000 BC, it is a town where you will be invited to visit a traditional pottery workshop, which is possibly set deep into the hillsides. The clay, which comes from the Red River passing through the town, gives life both to the land and to the local economy.
Goreme Open Air Museum: Goreme was an important Christian centre in the early years of the Middle Ages, was a bishopric administered by Mokissos near Aksaray in the 11th and 13th centuries. Despite the vast numer of monasteries, churches and chapels in the vicinity of Goreme, there are not many inscriptions bearing dates. For this reason, these religious buildings are mainly dated according to the iconography or architectural features.
Uchisar: Uchisar is a troglodyte town situated right in the middle of Cappadocia. It is named after the enormous piece of rock in the center of the town, which was once used as a castle. This extraordinary rock is the highest peak of the area with the view of whole Cappadocia and Erciyes (Argeus) Mountain. After the tour, you will be transferred to the hotel for overnight in Cappadocia.
DAY 5 – CAPPADOCIA TOUR
Today our sightseeing tour of Cappadocia will be Kızılcukur: is an isolated valley behind Urgup. It has beautiful rock formation with some great hidden rock-carved churches. The most interesting part of this area is the countless tracks connecting the small villages and towns through vineyards and gardens like a spider net. It is always possible to see villagers working in the area and offering grapes, apples or apricots to you.
Cavusin: One of the oldest settlements in the area, Cavusin is situated 2km from Goreme, on the Göreme-Avanos road. The Church of St.John the Baptist offers a panoramic view of the village. This church and its paintigs date back to the 5th century, making the oldest church in the region. It had a large courtyard which is unusual for Cappadocia, this has been eroded away however.Hospital Monastry: One of the oldest monastries in Cappadocia.
Kaymakli: Kaymakli and Derinkuyu underground cities are the two largest and deepest of the 40 others in Cappadocia. They both have eight floors, although not all are open to the public. Pigeon House: Visit the pigeon houses and rock formations. After the tour return back to the hotel and overnight in Cappadocia.
DAY 6 – FLIGHT FROM CAPPADOCIA TO IZMIR & TRANSFER TO KUSADASI
On our 6th day, we continue the 8 Days Istanbul Cappadocia and Kusadasi with Kusadasi tour. After breakfast pick up from the hotel and transfer to Kayseri or Nevsehir Airport. (non stop or with stop over in Istanbul) Arrive in Izmir airport and transfer to the hotel in Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi.
DAY 7 – EPHESUS TOUR / FLIGHT FROM IZMIR TO ISTANBUL A full day tour of Ephesus sites. Visits include Ephesus ancient site, the House of Virgin Mary. After lunch we will drive up into the mountains to the lovely little Turkish-Orthodox village of Sirince.
Up here, far from the madding crowd, you can wander the narrow streets, where the women sell their handcrafts and oils. You can take a quiet drink in one of the small café’s and sample the local sweet fruity wine. After the tour, transfer to Izmir Airport for your flight to Istanbul. Met on arrival & transfer to hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 8 – ISTANBUL / DEPARTURE After breakfast check out from hotel and transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport regarding your flight details. End of Istanbul Cappadocia and Kusadasi City Package and services. (If you would like, you can extend your trip by adding extra nights in Istanbul, please advise.)
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Istanbul Cappadocia and Kusadasi City Package Included
- 4 Nights Accommodation at a Hotel in Istanbul
- 2 Nights Accommodation at a Hotel in Cappadocia
- 1 Nights Accommodation at a Hotel in Kusadasi
- Licensed professional tour guide in English language for sightseeing in Istanbul & Kusadasi & Cappadocia
- Daily breakfast
- All arrival and departure transfers and baggage handling
- A deluxe air-conditioned VIP vehicle with a professional driver
- Entrance fees to all museums, parks, and historic sites as marked on the itinerary
- Domestic Flights – Istanbul /Nevsehir/ Izmir/ Istanbul
Istanbul Cappadocia and Kusadasi City Package Not Included
- Gratuities to guide and driver
- Items of a personal nature
- Any items not specifically mentioned as included
- Meals that are not indicated on the itinerary.
Prices of the 8 Days Istanbul Cappadocia and Kusadasi Tour
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