5 DAYS TASTE OF CHRISTMAS TOUR ITINERARY:
Day 1 - Istanbul - Arrival Day
Meet at the airport Transfer to your hotel. You will be given your room key and
the rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul. DOvernight in Istanbul.
There are two airports in Istanbul. Istanbul Ataturk airport is 20 km away from
city center and Sabiha Gokcen airport is 55 km away from city center. Transfer
from Ataturk airport to your hotel is included, if you arrive to Sabiha Gokcen
airport please contact us for transfer rates.
Day 2 - Istanbul City Tour
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
Pick up at 08:30am from your hotel for the a day tour of old Istanbul city.
Visit to ST. SOPHIA This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great in the
4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the
architectural marvels of all time. Lunh break at the Turkish restaurant.
SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by
the architect Mehmet, is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent
interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. HIPPODROME Ancient Hippodrome, the
scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the
bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. Lunch break at 13:00pm
after the lunch Murtis Tour will then take you to the GRAND COVERED BAZAAR In
this labyrinth of streets and passages are more then 4,000 shops with each trade
having its own area: the goldsmiths' street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts
and crafts, such as handpainted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware
and trays, water ewers, onyx-ware and meerschaum pipes. After the tour, transfer
back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3 - Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise and Istanbul to Cappadocia
(Breakfast Lunch and dinner included)
After breakfast depart for Bosphorus Cruise tour. Enjoy a magical Istanbul
Bosphorus Boat Cruise and Spice Market Tour starting at 08:30. Enjoy the array
of sites you can see from the boat including: SPICE BAZAAR (Egyptian Bazaar).
BOSPHORUS BY BOAT a traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating
Europe and Asia.. Lunh break at the Turkish restaurant. After the lunch depart
for Istanbul Ataturk airport for domestic flight to Izmir. Transfer from airport
and check in to your hotel in Kusadasi. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi..
Transfer from airport and check in to your hotel in Cappadocia. Overnight in
Day 4 - Cappadocia Tour with Underground City and Goreme Open Air Museum
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
You will be picked up approximatley 09:30 We will drive you to Derinkuyu
underground city, one of the best preserved and deepest Underground cities in
Cappadocia.Derinkuyu Underground city is 55 meters deep and 8 levels open to
visitors, then visit to Uchisar Castle, the highest point of Cappadocia. After
Uchisar, you visit Goreme Open Air Museum, the Heart of Cappadocia. Goreme Open
Air Museum is famous for frescoes dating to 10th century describing the life of
Jesus Christ and monks. Next stop is Cavusin, which is an abandoned village with
old cave Greek houses. After Cavusin you go to the restaurant in Avanos to have
lunch. After lunch, you visit a pottery work shop, to see how to make potteries.
Then you go Pasabagi where you can see three - headed fairy chimneys. After
Pasabagi you visit another workshop to see Cappadocian handwoven carpets and
kilims. Next stop is Devrent Valley, which is also called Imagination Valley,
where you can see natural rock formations looking like animals. Then you head to
a wineshop in Urgup for wine tasting. Last stop is Three Beauties, three
beautiful fairy chimneys with their hats, which is the symbol of Cappadocia.
This tour will end approximately 18:00 and you will be returned back to your
hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 5 - Cappadocia to Istanbul - End of Tour
After breakfast you will have free time shopping in Cappadocia. Today we depart
for Kayseri Airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul and then back to home.
We hope your tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in the future
in one of our tours again. Have a nice trip back home and thanks for choosing
TravelShop Turkey.in one of our tours again. Have a nice trip back home and
thanks for choosing TravelShop Turkey.
3 DAYS NEW YEAR TOUR IN ISTANBUL INCLUDES:
- All airport transfer services mentioned inside the itinerary
- Arrival airport transfer to Kayseri / Nevsehir airport
- Domestic flight from Istanbul to Cappadocia
- Domestic flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul
- 1 Christmas Gift Box
- 2 nights hotel in Istanbul
- 2 nights hotel in Cappadocia
- 4 open buffet breakfasts
- 3 lunches
- 4 dinners
- Guided Istanbul city tour
- Guided Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise
- Guided Cappadocia Tour with Underground City and Goreme Open Air Museum
- All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
- Transportation in a fully air - conditioned, non - smoking coach
- Professional English - speaking tour guides
- Return airport transfer
Please Note: Hagia Sophia is open on every day, Topkapi Palace closed on tuesdays, Grand Bazaar closed on sundays.
- International flights
- Personal expenses: Lunches, extras at hotel or additional meals
- Tipping: Tips for guides and drivers
- Insurance: All types
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