This 7 day tour starts and ends in Istanbul, Turkey. After 2 nihts in Istanbul it 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, 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 Bosphorous 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.
Today we tour the Goreme open-air museum, Pasabag and Uchisar castle. Photo opportunities are everywhere so have your cameras ready! Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand what determines their value. Tonight, don't miss the optional Turkish folklore evening featuring folklore and belly dancers... a night you won't forget!
This morning we visit and explore Kaymakli underground city. Then 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 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.