This 7 day tour, starts and ends in Istanbul, Turkey. This tour travels to the Magical centre of Turkey, Cappadocia, before catching the high speed train back to Istanbul. Highlights are :- Istanbul Old City - Blue Mosque - Hippodrome - St. Sophia Museum - Topkapi Palace - Alaeddin Mosque - Mevlana Museum - Sultanhani Caravansary - Göreme - UNESCO Heritage site - Göreme Open Air Museum
Welcome to Istanbul. You will transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours, free to explore Istanbul.
Tour the exotic city that spans both Europe and Asia visiting the Topkapi Palace (including Hagia Irene), Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum and the Hippodrome. Cruise between two continents on the stretch of water that separates Europe from Asia in the afternoon with an optional 'Half day Bosphorus cruise'.
After breakfast we drive towards the nation's capital, Ankara to visit Anitkabir, the Mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Ataturk before continuing on to the surreal landscape of Cappadocia.
Marvel at the lunar landscape of Cappadocia today as we visit the Goreme Valley Open Air Museum and the fairy chimneys, and explore the many levels of an underground city. Photo opportunities are everywhere so have your cameras ready! Tonight, don't miss the optional Turkish folklore evening featuring folklore and belly dancers... a night you won't forget!
Leaving Cappadocia we head south, towards Konya, along the ancient Silk Road, visiting Sultanhani Caravansary, just as the ancient traders did. Once in Konya we tour the Mevlana Museum, the mausoleum of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi and Alaeddin Mosque.
Today, after breakfast, we catch the new high speed train from Konya to Istanbul, arriving into Istanbul mid afternoon. You will be transferred to your hotel and the rest of the day is free to explore.
After breakfast, our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends before being transferred to the airport for your onward flight.