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Day 1: Arrive to Istanbul and Fly to Cappadocia

Pass By: Cappadocia, Cappadocia
Arrive to Istanbul Airport and domestic flight to Cappadocia. Transfer from Kayseri airport to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore Cappadocia. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Meals included:
• Dinner
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Cappadocia Underground City & Goreme Open Air Museum

Pass By: Cappadocia, Cappadocia
You will be picked up approximately 09:30 We will drive you to Ozkonak Underground City, one of the best preserved Underground cities in Cappadocia. Than visit to Uchisar Castle, the highest point of Cappadocia. After Uchisar, you visit Goreme Open Air Museum, the Heart of Cappadocia. Goreme Open Air Museum is famous for frescoes dating to 10th century describing the life of Jesus Christ and monks. Next stop is Cavusin, which is an abandoned village with old cave Greek houses. After Cavusin you go to the restaurant in Avanos to have lunch. After lunch, you visit a pottery work shop, to see how to make potteries. Then you go Pasabagi where you can see three - headed fairy chimneys. After Pasabagi you visit another workshop to see Cappadocian handwoven carpets and kilims. Next stop is Devrent Valley, which is also called Imagination Valley, where you can see natural rock formations looking like animals. Then you head to a wine shop in Urgup for wine tasting. Last stop is Three Beauties, three beautiful fairy chimneys with their hats, which is the symbol of Cappadocia. This tour will end approximately at 18.00 and you will be returned back to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 3: Cappadocia to Sivas and Sivas City Tour - Tokat

Pass By: Tokat, Tokat, Tokat Province
After the Breakfast in the Hotel, we will depart to Sivas.Visiting Ottoman highlights; Meydan Mosque and Şems-i Sivasî Tomb, İhramcızade Cultural and Art House, Subaşı Kervansarayı, Taşhan Kervansarayı. After the Sivas tour depart for Tokat. Overnight in Tokat.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 4: Tokat City Tour

Pass By: Tokat, Tokat, Tokat Province
After breakfast, depart for Tokat City Tour, the city of Anatolian civilizations, visiting the famous Tokat Castle and historical places of Tokat such as historical lodging and dwelling points, forums and religious educational centers, Tokat Museum that is awarded globally as well as Clock Tower in downtown. While sightseeing in the city, you will notice the sincere hospitality and honest warmth of the local people. You will also get a chance to visit local shops with very affordable prices for shopping souvenirs. You will have opportunity to visit Farm fields between May to November for picking fresh fruits and vegetables fress off their branches and meet with local people. On other dates, we will witness Traditional Turkish village wedding ceremonies if we come across or may get a chance to perhaps cook authentic dishes with villagers.Overnight in Tokat.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 5: Tokat - Tour of Ballica Cave - Zile Castle Tour

Pass By: Zile Kalesi, Tokat Turkey
After breakfast we depart for famous Ballica Caves that is known to have healing powers for Asthma patients. After Ballica Cave tour depart for Zile. Zile where the famous saying of “Veni Vidi Vici” by Roman Emperor Caesar, took place. Also the traditional homes that have historical texture to the every stone. Overnight in Zile.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 6: Hattusa Tour - Ankara Tour

Pass By: Ankara, Ankara
After breakfast we will depart for Hattusa afterwards. Located in the region of Alacahoyuk. Hattusa, a true historical heaven, in UNESCO World Heritage List as well as World Memory List with the hieroglyphics archives found as of 2001, having housing all 4 civilization periods from bronze ages on. Being a Hittites’ cultural and religious center, these grounds have witnessed 1500 years of humanity’s development along with Anatolian Heritage that is also world famous with its roasted chickpeas, gourmet rice varieties. After the Hattusa tour depart for Ankara. Visit to modern Turkey's founder's (Mustafa Kemal ATATURK) final resting place called Anıtkabir, the mausoleum. Overnight in Ankara.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 7: Ankara – Abant Lake and Bolu

Pass By: Bolu, Bolu, Bolu Province, Turkish Black Sea Coast
After breakfast we will check out and depart for Abant Lake. Abant is most probably the most famous lake in Turkey. The lake is at the end of a 22 km drive. The seven kilometer walk around the lake offers a great opportunity to enjoy the area. Those who don't wish to walk can ride horseback or complete the tour on a horse cart. Abant lake is surrounded with pine trees.. Overnight in Bolu.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 8: Bolu – Bursa City Tour

Pass By: Bursa, Bursa
After breakfast, at 08:00m, we depart for Bursa will drive to Bursa which was the first capital city of the Ottoman Empire. We will visit Grand Mosque, Green Tomb, which is famous with their Iznik tiles, and the historical Silk Market. Overnight in Bursa.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 9: Bursa - Troy Tour - Çanakkale

Pass By: Çanakkale, Turkey
We depart at 08:30 and drive to ancient sight of Troy. Visit the famous archeological and mythological site of Troy, home of the Trojan Horse and Helen of Troy. After Troy tour, Arrival to Canakkale by 18:00pm. Overnight in Canakkale.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 10: Canakkale - Gallipoli Tour – Istanbul - Turkey

Pass By: Istanbul, Istanbul
At 08:30am, we depart for Gallipoli to visit the battle fields. Start visiting the fields with Ariburnu Cemetery and Anzac Cove because these are the places where the war had started. Then Beach Cemetery, Shrapnel Valley and Plugges Plateau. After Gallipoli Tour, Drive to Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 11: Istanbul City Tour

Pass By: Istanbul, Istanbul
We depart from the hotel at 08:30am for the Istanbul City Tour. "TOPKAPI PALACE" The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries. The palace houses an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain. Robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, and the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed. Next on the list is the "SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE" Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the "BLUE MOSQUE" because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. Outside the Blue Mosque we find the "HIPPODROME". The Ancient Hippodrome was the scene of chariot races and entertainment. The Hippodrome comprises of three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. After a short enjoyable lunch break we head to the Grand Spice Bazaar for shopping. After the tour you have the option to experience the Bosphorus Cruise which will depart after the city tour. You will have the chance to enjoy magnificent views of Bosphorus which is connecting Asia to Europe. Overnight in Istanbul.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 12: Istanbul - End of the Tour

Pass By: Istanbul, Istanbul
After breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer back to Istanbul Ataturk airport. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we look forward to seeing you in the future on another TravelShop Turkey tour. Have a safe trip back home and thanks for choosing TravelShop Turkey.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We will inform you one day in advance for the tour from the hotels!

Airports

  • Istanbul International Airport, Istanbul Turkey
  • Sabiha Gokcen International Airport, Sanayi, 34906 Pendik/İstanbul, Turkey
Departure Time
2:00 PM
Duration
12 days
Inclusions
  • 11x Breakfast
  • 11x Dinner
  • 10x Lunch
Exclusions
  • International flights
  • Insurance: All types
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned at the included section
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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By: Travel Shop Turkey - Istanbul Day Tours
537 reviews
Nareshlax
Los Angeles, California
110
9 Day Custom Tour Istanbul/Antalya/Cappadocia
The good aspects of this company are it is excellent and everything was arranged as said. All transportation was
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U641WXcindyc
30
Excellent tour!
The tour is arranged at a its best. Thanks Gamze, my perfect agent for the flawless support all the time! All
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Naty1273
10
VISIT TURQUEY
I can only express how much I liked Turquey. We visit several cities and I loved the beauty and history of each
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MathanPrasadJaisun
10
PRIVATE 8 DAYS WONDERFUL TURKEY TOUR
Tour arrangements was well and good. Specially taking care of all guest. Well pre-planned service. Food and
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Erik M
23
Dolmabahce Palace is a must see!
I was very lucky to have Dilek as a guide, she gave me a very detailed lesson about the history of the castle. If
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wattalla1
Los Angeles, California
417
Is it Safe to Visit Istanbul
My wife and I visited Istanbul for 4 days on our way back from Israel. Before we left Los Angeles, I almost
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hamo1010
Melbourne, Australia
51
Anzac Day tour
The tour was a great way to take out the hassle of finding a way to experience the Anzac Day dawn service. The
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Amira450
London, United Kingdom
313
DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY
Our tour guide was terribly rude, and not a very nice man. (I believe) he deliberately took us to places that were
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Sadaf R
84
Well organized, great value for money
I was travelling alone with my five year old so was a little apprehensive at landing in an unfamiliar country
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Olimpia Luminit... B
Oradea, Romania
30
Amazing value,I strongly recommend Travel Shop Turkey for your Istanbul Tour
We felt the incomparable turkish hospitality from the moment the friendly and professional Travel Shop Turkey
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Adriana M
10
Travel Shop - Reliable partner for Turkey
I had the pleasure of using the services of Travel Shop Turkey - Tour operator 2 times this year. Both in January
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Abu_Firas_11
Doha, Qatar
1614693
Wonderful
It's the time to express my feelings after completion of 6 days Tour in Turkey. My family and I arranged a full
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21
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12
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I was deeply impressed by Travel Shop Turkey's Balkan trip. Thank you TST for arranging the great trip.
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FatimaBibiS
Johannesburg, South Africa
132
Tour of Istanbul
Thank you Travel shop. Your service was immaculate. The hotels were amazing. The tours were good, but were just a
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  • Duration: 12 days
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