TREASURES OF ISTANBUL AND CAPPADOCIA

Treasures of Istanbul

DAILY DEPARTURES

DAY 1: ISTANBUL Arrival and reception at the airport. Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation.

DAY 2: ISTANBUL Breakfast and departure for the visit of the old part where the most outstanding Byzantine and Ottoman monuments are concentrated. We will start with a visit to the old Roman Hippodrome where the obelisks of the Serpent and Theodosius stand out, as well as the famous Egyptian Obelisk. After visiting the gardens of the Blue Mosque, the only one in the world with six minarets, you will visit the famous temple of Hagia Sophia. It was the largest sanctuary in the world until the 17th century built by Emperor Justinian during the 6th century. After lunch, visit the Topkapı Palace, famous giant enclosure from where the whole Ottoman Empire was run for almost 400 years. Return to the hotel accommodation.

DAY 3: ISTANBUL – ANKARA Full day tour that starts with the Cruise through the Bosphorus (narrow that separates the two continents, Asia and Europe), where you can see the beautiful Ottoman villas, the Dolmabahçe, Çiragan and Beylerbeyi Palaces , the Rumeli Hisari Fortress, among others. Our tour ends in the Spice Bazaar, made by the Ottomans 5 centuries ago and used since then. After the visit we left en route to Ankara capital of the Turkish Republic. Arrival at our hotel Dinner and accommodation.

DAY 4: ANKARA – CAPPADOCIA Breakfast. and departure to make a panoramic tour with our bus to meet the second most populous city of Turkey (Ankara), a modern and cosmopolitan city steeped in history and ancient culture. Later we will know the Anitkabir Mausoleum symbol of Ankara, because it is the place where Atatürk lies the founder of the Turkish Republic. Continue to Cappadocia. En route we will see the second largest lake in Turkey, The Salt Lake. Arrival in Cappadocia. Dinner and accommodation.

DAY 5: CAPPADOCIA At dawn you will have the possibility of participating in an optional hot air balloon excursion. Breakfast. Visit this fantastic region for its fascinating and original landscape, formed by the lava thrown by the volcanoes Erciyes and Hasan 3 million years ago. Visit of Pasabag Valley, Çavusin, Avcilar and Güvercinlik; which have a spectacular landscape of the ‘Fairy Chimneys’. Departure to the Göreme valley, visit the numerous monasteries and chapels carved out of the rocks and decorated with frescoes from the 10th century, some of them very well preserved. Opportunity to visit one of the typical onyx and turquoise workshops and / or carpets. Back to the hotel. Dinner and accommodation. Possibility of attending a folk dance show in a typical cave with unlimited alcoholic regional drinks.

DAY 6: CAPPADOCIA – ISTANBUL Breakfast and at the scheduled time of departure to take the flight to Istanbul. Arrival transfer to the hotel. accommodation

The price includes: – Accommodation in first superior hotel in Istanbul

– Accommodation in first superior hotel in Cappadocia

– A lunch in Istanbul

– Airline Istanbul / Ankara // Cappadocia / Istanbul

– Cruise on the Bosphorus

– Transfer airport – hotel – airport (in Cappadocia)

– Spanish-speaking local guide

– All the entries described in the program

Price does not include:

– Expenses not specified in the program

– Tips

– Drinks

Price per person in double accommodation from 890 USD Price of the balloon from 200 USD

Important note: The order of the visits can be modified in favor of the passenger but always respecting the fulfillment of the same. The domestic flight includes 1 suitcase per person up to 15KG. For 5 * hotels in Istanbul and a cave hotel in Cappadocia you will have a supplement of 150 USD