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Istanbul to Central Anatolia
Istanbul to Central Anatolia
Istanbul to Central Anatolia
Istanbul to Central Anatolia
Istanbul to Central Anatolia
Istanbul to Central Anatolia
Istanbul to Central Anatolia

Istanbul to Central Anatolia

This tour takes you to the highlights of Turkey capital, Ankara and then to the legendary Hittite capital Hattusas (Yazilikaya & Alacahoyuk). 4 days are allocated to taste the amazing beauty of Cappadocia and then it takes you to the center of Whirling Dervishes and the old capital of Seljuklians: Konya.

HIGHLIGHTS

Istanbul, Ankara,Hattusa, Cappadocia

TOUR SCHEDULE

Day 1
Arrival in Istanbul you are going to be picked up from the airport and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy your free time.
 
Day 2
After having breakfast in your hotel you will walk out to the fascinating city, Istanbul. Every step you make you will be walking on the history. Your first visit will be the Hippodrome of Constantinople which was the place for chariot-racing and social centre of the old city. Then you will head to the Blue Mosque the only Imperial mosque of Ottomans with six minarets just the opposite is The Hagia Sophia which was built as a church in 6th century AD but then converted into a mosque in 1453. After the lunch you will visit the Topkapi Palace the Imperial residence of Ottoman sultans for 400 years. It houses exhibits of art, jewels, plates, costumes, the Treasury and Holy Relics. In the afternoon you will visit the Grand Bazaar dates back to 15th century with more than 58 streets and 4000 shops. Then you will be dropped off to your hotel.
 
Day 3
After the breakfast you will start to discover the natural beauties of the city. You will be picked up from your hotel and will drive through the Golden Horn and visit the Spice Market the cruise trip after this will give you the chance to see both side of Bosphorus. You will view the pavilions, the bridges, the new and the old part of the city. Then you head back to your hotel and stay in Istanbul overnight.
 
Day 4
After the breakfast in your hotel you will drive to the capital city of Turkey: Ankara. In the city your first visit will be Anatolian Civilizations Museum where you will be able to see different items from the beginning of the history in Anatolia to the recent times. Then you will visit the mausoleum of Ataturk the founder of the Turkish Republic. After the lunch you will start your way to Sungurlu and stay there overnight.
 
Day 5
After the breakfast in your hotel you will set off to Hattusa which was the capital city of Hittites. You will visit the lower city with the great temple, the upper city with the citadel and double walls, the royal gate, the Lions Gate then head to Yazılıkaya. After the lunch you will continue to Cappadocia. On the way there visit the Derinkuyu underground city. Arrive in Cappadocia and stay there overnight.
 
Day 6
Wake up to a mystical area which looks like the moon. After the breakfast in your hotel you will drive to Goreme Open Air Museum. Plenty of Christian churches and living parts will be very interesting to discover. Then you head to Uchisar with a natural rock castle. After the lunch in a local restaurant you will head to Pasabagı, Zelve and Avanos the town near the Kıızılırmak river and famous for its hand made poterry.
 
Day 7
After the breakfast in your hotel you will be transferred to Kayseri to take a plane back to Istanbul.

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