Explore the striking architecture of Istanbul and the natural wonders of Cappadocia in this 5-day tour.
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Day 1 (Fri): Arrival Istanbul
Welcome to Istanbul. Upon arrival at Istanbul Airport (new airport), you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Day 2 (Sat): Istanbul
After breakfast, enjoy a half day Istanbul city tour. Start the day with a visit to Hagia Sophia, a marvel of world architecture, before heading to the Blue Mosque, famous for its blue Iznik tiles and the only imperial mosque with six minarets. Continue to the Hippodrome, the stadium of ancient Byzantium that held 100,000 spectators and featured objects from all corners of the empire. Finish with a shopping spree at the Grand Bazaar, a labyrinth of more than 4,000 shops. (B)
Day 3 (Sun): Istanbul / Kayseri / Cappadocia
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Istanbul Airport for flight to Kayseri Airport (*). Pick from airport and transfer to hotel in Cappadocia region. Dinner at hotel and overnight. (B-D)
Day 4 (Mon): Cappadocia / Kayseri / Istanbul
After breakfast at your hotel, visit to the Underground City of Kaymakli and Citadel of Uchisar. After lunch continue with the Valley of Goreme and Open Air Museum. The last sites will be Pasabag Valley and Avanos. Transfer to Kayseri airport (**) for your evening flight to Istanbul. Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to hotel. Overnight. (B-L)
Day 5 (Tue): Istanbul Departure
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Istanbul Airport (new airport) for your onward flight. (B)
(*) Arrival at Kayseri airport should be by TK2020
(**) Departure from Kayseri airport should be by TK2022