ISTANBUL AND CAPPADOCIA - 6 DAYS
Day 1 : ISTANBUL
Arrive in Istanbul. Transfer to hotel. Rest of the day and evening at leisure.
Day 2 : ISTANBUL
In the morning drive to the old town. Visit the Blue Mosque and the Hippodrome where chariot races were held in Roman times and Hagia Sophia, Church built by th emperor Justinian in the sixth century. After lunch, tour the Topkapi Palace museum with its priceless jewelled objects and the Porcelain Collection. Dinner and overnight.
Day 3: ISTANBUL
Enjoy a cruise along the shores of the Bosphorus in the Morning with views of summer palaces of the sultans and old Turkish houses, as well as the fortresses built by the Ottomans. Stroll the Asian side of Istanbul and view the city from Camlica Hill then visit Beylerbeyi Palace. Return to the old city for shopping at the Grand Bazaar. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 4: ISTANBUL - ANKARA
Transfer to airport for a short flight to Ankara. Upon arrival transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit the remarkable Anatolian Civilizations Museum, the Augustus Temple and the Mausoleum of Kemal Ataturk. Overnight in CAPPADOCIA.
Day 5: ANKARA - CAPPADOCIA
Morning departure, drive along the Salt Lake to Cappadocia region. Visit the rock carved churches, monastries with a spectacular atmosphere in the valleys of Goreme, Zelve, Avanos, see the settlements at Ortahisar and Uchisar.
Day 6: CAPPADOCIA - ISTANBUL.
Drive to the airport for flight back to Istanbul.