Istanbul and Cappadocia Walking Tours

Istanbul and Cappadocia Walking Tours

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Included in the tour : * the Musuem fee * All the transfers from/ to iarport * Hotel and meal as written in itinerary * English professional local guide   Not included in the tour : * Domestic flight tickets * Drinks *Dinner Price :…

Included in the tour :

* the Musuem fee
* All the transfers from/ to iarport
* Hotel and meal as written in itinerary
* English professional local guide

 

Not included in the tour :

* Domestic flight tickets
* Drinks
*Dinner

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Day 1 : Arrvial to IStanbul and transfer to hotel
Hotel : 4 Stars hotel located in Sultanahmet Area Meal : Not included
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Day 2 : Departure from hotel at 0830 am and walk to Sultanahmet Square.
Today we will see SultanAhmet Are on foot. We walk first to the hipodrome which was constructed in 2 CAD and was able to house 100.000 people. Today wea re able to see only the big monuments in the hipodrome such as The German Fountain, Serpent Pillar, Obelisk and Orme Pillar. We walk to Sultanahmet mosque which is called the blue mosque too because of its blue tiles. Delil tarvel guides will tell you the story of the Blue Mosque and leave the Blue Mosque and walk to Saint Sophia which was built a church in 535 during Justinen era and converted to mosque in 1453 after the TUrks conquered Istanbul later desputed between the christians and muslims and finally Ataturk converted it to museum. We will see the gilded mosaics of Hagia Sophai and other embellishments and walk to Topkapi palace. Topkapi PAlace is requried about 2 hours and 45 minutes to visit. Topkapi PAlace was the residential palace of the Ottoman Sultans from 15 th C till 19 C AD. Today Ottoman palace is reflecting the glorius days of Ottoman Palace with its treasury, holy relics, the royal kitchens, the Harem and many other kiosks .We walk from Topkapi Palace to the Grand Bazaar . On the way we will see The ‘ Millon ‘ the mile stone and Cemberlitas pillar and arrive to the Grand Bazaar which is the biggest Bazaar in the world with aproximetly 4000 shops. Here after orientation you will be free to explore the little street of the Bazaar and back to hotel Hotel : 4 STars Hotel located in Sultanahmet Area Meal : Breakfast at hotel Lunch at a local restaurant , tradtional food
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Day 3 : Departure from hotel to Shehzade Camii .
On the way we pass by Sahaflar Bazaar, the ancient books’ Bazaar. Arrival to Shehzade Mosque and visit it. Shehzade Mosque was built in 16 C for Mehmet who died very young , son of Suleiman the Magnificent. After Shehzade Mosque we walk to Suleymaniye Mosque which was built for Suleiman The Magnificent by famous Sinan The Architect . Still it keeps its architechtural mystre. Here we will also see the tomb of Suleiman The MAgnificent and his favorite wife Hurrem Sultan. From the hill where teh mosque is built we walk at the textile and clothes street till The Egyption Bazaar. The Egyption Bazaar was the biggest Spice Market mostly imported from Egypt. Today there are still spice shops but besides there are another shops too. We walk in this spice fragrant street to Yeni Camii which means the new mosque coz it was built after the other Royal Mosque, built in 17 C AD. Then we arrive to water front of Eminonu. Here we will have fish sandawich from the historical boats which is in the sea with pickles. After the lunch we walk to Galata Bridge and cross the Golden Horn to Karakoy. We walk in the little old streets and arrive to Galata Tower which was built in 13 C AD by the Genoese . Galata Tower offers fantastic view of Sultanahmet Area including the mosques and Topkapi PAlace and the Golden horn and the Bosphorus. We view all the beauties of IStanbul . After decend from teh Tower we walk further uphill and arrive to IStiklal Street , the modern face of IStanbul Here we walk and see Saint Anthony Church and arrive to Taksim Square and meet the vehicle and transfer to Hotel Hotel : 4 STars Hotel located in Sultanahmet Area Meal : Breakfast at Hotel Lunch ( fish sandawich )
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Day 4 : Departure from hotel to tramway station. We get on a tram and  go to Eminonu Quay.
We embark on  boat and Sail in the Bosphorus  and view the kiosks, palaces, villa built on the coasts of the Bosphorus  till USkudar . We disembark in USkudar and  walk along the Bosphorus and view the European side from Asian side  of teh city. We embark on little boat and go to Kiz Kulesi  which means The Maiden Tower . The Maiden Tower was built on little islet in the sea and provide  360 degree view of IStanbul. We return back to the  quay with little boat and we take the metro which connects the Asian side of  Istanbul with  European side underneath the water . Back to Asian side and transfer to Ataturk Airport and  fly to Cappadocia Upon  arrival to Airport in Cappaodcia  transfer to  Hotel and check in . Meal : Breakfast at hotel Lunch at local restaurant Hotel : Boutique Cave Hotel ( Cave room with jakuzi
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DAY 5 : Walk in Love Valley ( duration 2 hours ) and see the pillar like natural rock formations and many rock combs
* We arrive to Uchisar. We visit some of the pigeon houses and the ancient cave houses. We have a break at one of the cave houses which is still used as a cafeteria today. After relaxing and having some drinks we continue our walk to the Pigeon Valley.* Walk from Uchisar to Goreme Village in the Pigeon valley and view countless dove cotes which is dug out in the cliff of the valley. The walk duration is 2 hours. * Lunch at a Local Village Restuarant in Goreme * In the end of the day we will see Goreme Open Air Musuem Churches with frescos and Rock-Cut and Monasteries. End of tour, return to hotel. Meal : breakfats at hotel Lunch at  local restaurtant Hotel :
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Day 6 : Cavusin Village - Rose Valley- Red Valley
* Pick up from Hotel and drive to Cavusin Village. * Visit Cavusin Cave Village, the troglodites, the biggest rock-cut church saint John The Baptist Church and start to walk in Rose Valley. We walk from Rose Valley to Red Valley and we visit the church of the cross , the hidden Ak Church arrive to red valley. * Lunch in Red Valley ( BBQ in the valley ) * After lunch we drive to Pashabagi Fairy-Chimneys free time at Pashabagi to photograph the mushroom shaped rock formations and the Monks cells in the rock formations . * Avanos ( We visit one of the potters place and shopping opt.) End of tour, return to hotel. Meal : breakfast at Hotel lunch BBQ in the valley Hotel : Boutiqe Cave Hotel ( room with jakuzi)
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Day 7 : Derinkuyu and Ihlara Canyon
*  Ihlara Valley. We walk from Ihlara Village to Belisirma Village in Ihlara Canyon which has nearly 4000 troglodites and 100 churches and chapels. The walk duration is  2 hours and 30 minutes. * Lunch at Belisirma at a village restaurant in the canyon. * Drive to end of the Canyon by vehicle and visit Selime Monastery which is carved into the cliff of a small mountain. * Derinkuyu Underground city ( one of the biggest shelter in World )by vehicles and visit the undergroundcity. End of tour and transfer to Airport Meal : breakfast at hotel lunch at local restaurant

TOUR LOCATION

Cappadocia, Istanbul