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Geo 16 Wonders of Anatolia 4 Nights

Geo 16 Wonders of Anatolia 4 Nights

A magical journey through the heart of Anatolia… Istanbul, Ankara, Cappadocia…

Friday Fly / Istanbul (-)
Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to your hotel – check-in time is 1400 hours. In the afternoon, depart for a half-day Bosphorus Cruise. Take in the sights and sounds of this legendary waterway lined with historic villages, grand wooden mansions, imposing fortresses, and the Baroque summer palaces of the late Ottoman sultans. After the cruise, visit the Spice Bazaar, a thrilling riot of colours, sounds, and the rich smells of exotic spices. Overnight in Istanbul.

Saturday Istanbul (B)
After breakfast, depart for a half-day sightseeing tour of the Sultanahmet district at the heart of old Istanbul. Visit St. Sophia (On Mondays replaced by the Chora Church), built by Emperor Justinian in the 6th century AD, this church is one of the marvels of world architecture. Its massive dome dominates the skyline of old Istanbul. Next, visit the Blue Mosque, which owes its name to the exquisite tiles adorning its interior. Dating from the 17th century, it is the only imperial mosque with six minarets. Walk through the Hippodrome, the stadium of the ancient Byzantium that once held 100,000 spectators and featured objects from all corners of the empire. Finish the tour a the Grand Bazaar, the commercial heart of the old city with 4,000 shops full of treasures – including carpets and kilims, silks, jewellery, ceramics, icons and leather goods. Wandering through the Grand Bazaar, you may want to indulge in some shopping, Ottoman style. Overnight in Istanbul.

Sunday Istanbul / Ankara/ Cappadocia (B/L/D)
After breakfast transfer to the airport to catch the 08:00 hrs flight to Ankara, capital of Turkey and one of the fastest growing cities in the world with a history dating back 3000 years. Upon arrival visit the Anatolian Civilisations Museum that also exhibits the remains of Catalhoyuk, the Neolithic village dating back to 6500 BC. Then, visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey. After lunch at a local restaurant, your next destination is the mysterious Cappadocia. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Monday Cappadocia (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel, morning visit to the underground city of Kaymaklı & Citadel of uchisar. after lunch continue with the valley of Goreme and the Open Air museum. The last sites of the tour will be Pasabag Valley and Avanos village where you can enjoy a demonstration of local pottery artisans. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.

Tuesday Cappadocia / Istanbul (B)
After breakfast , transfer to Kayseri airport for the morning flight to İstanbul.

Inclusions
* 4 nights accommodation * 4 breakfasts * 2 lunches as per itinerary * 2 dinners as per itinerary * Return airport transfers on SIC basis * The tours as per itinerary with English speaking guidance on SIC basis * Entrances * Tips and portrage at hotel

Exclusions
* Flights * Personal expenses * Drinks at meals * Tips to the driver and the guide

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