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Islamic Turkey Discovery Tour

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Day 1 - Istanbul: Arrive in Istanbul airport, meet your driver and private car, will be ready to transfer you to the hotel.

A welcome package with your tour vouchers, a tourist map, and any other touristic information that you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your hotel.

Day 2 - Istanbul: Breakfast - Ottoman Heritage Tour - Overnight in Istanbul 

Today you will have a full day tour of visiting: - Hagia Sophia Museum (the Ayasofya Mosque) - Sunken Palace or Sunken Cistern - the Blue Mosque - the world’s largest covered bazaar with 4000 shops, is known as Grand Bazaar - Lunch - Topkapi Palace Museum – Great Ottoman Sultans Palace. Breakfast, Lunch included

Day 3 - Breakfast - Drive to  Bursa City The 1st Ottoman Capital - Travel by ferry to Yalova, Then Drive to Bursa, Cable Car to Mountain - Drive Back to Istanbul  and Overnight

where we visit: - the early 15th century Green Mosque - the Green Tomb, where Sultan Mehmet I was buried in 1421 - the imperial Great Mosque, with its 20 domes and 12 massive pillars. Breakfast, Lunch included

Day 4 - Istanbul: Breakfast - Full Day  Bosphorus Views & Cruise – Fly To Cappadocia - Overnight in Cappadocia 

In the morning a visit to: - the Spice Market, where locals still shop for herbs and spices coming from all over the world - Then, embark on a cruise by boat on Bosphorus, the unique winding strait separating two continents. You will take a direct one-hour flight from Istanbul to Cappadocia. Enjoy your stay in this authentic CAVE hotel Breakfast included

Day 5 - Breakfast - Full Day  Cappadocia Tour - Overnight in  Cappadocia 

Today you will take enjoyable visits to: - Devrent and Pasabagi valleys and Avanos - Goreme Open Air Museum and - Uchisar Castle. Breakfast, Lunch included

Day 6 - Breakfast  - Drive to Konya - Full Day  Konya - a place of Jalal ad-Din Rumi/Sufism  Tour - Overnight in Konya 

After breakfast drive along the region, which will give you a chance to see untouched beauties of the country. Arrive at Konya to see: - the Mevlana Museum, which shelters the tomb of Rumî, known to his followers as Mevlana, a Muslim poet and mystic. Breakfast, Lunch included

Day 7 -Breakfast -  Konya capital of Seljuk Turks Muslim State  Tour - Overnight in Konya 

After breakfast visits to: - Karatay Tile Museum, This museum features tiles from the Seljuk Empire - Ince Minare , houses wooden and stone works of the Seljuk period - Alaaddin Hill and Mosque, Breakfast, Lunch included

Day 8 - Breakfast - Transfer to Konya Airport  – Fly To Istanbul 

After breakfast, transfer to the airport with your private car and driver. Take a direct flight from Konya to Istanbul. Arrive in Istanbul airport. This is the end of the itinerary. Breakfast included
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Important Information
Departure Point
Istanbul Ataturk airport, Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen airport or All Istanbul Hotels
Duration
8 days
Return Details
Istanbul Ataturk airport, Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen airport or All Istanbul Hotels
Inclusions
  • Bed & Breakfast accommodation in mentioned hotels,
  • Transportation by air-conditioned, non-smoking and comfortable vehicles,
  • Services of qualified local tour guides,
  • Private transfers,
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
Exclusions
  • International Airfares, airport taxes, visa and passport fees, insurance, beverages, meals not detailed in the itinerary, tips and gratuities to motor-coach drivers and local city guides, items of a personal nature, excess baggage, hotel extras and optional excursions.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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By: Goreme Open-Air Museum
jose s
729
Unique landscape
An out of this world landscape. Seems like a haunted place in the outside. Excelente lugar para visitar. Vista
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Alex
Hong Kong, China
135411
Totally Magnificent
One of a must if you travel to Cappadocia. 1. Series of tower shaped buildings which was constructed during the
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arzanstudio
Mumbai, India
739
The most gorgeous and intriguing collection of rock settlements and internal churches in Cappadocia
One of the few places where you can get a first hand experience of what the settlements looked like from the
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Andyrock81
Rockhampton, Australia
600297
Impressive sight, take care in the snow
We decided to stop in here on the way back from Avanos to Goreme. Desipite heavy snowfall overnight, we enjioyed
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Nikita Totlani
New Delhi, India
546
Must Visit
We went to Goreme open air museum as a part of the Private Highlights of Cappadocia where we could see the
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Yazeed P
Cape Town Central, South Africa
22
Crammed Full of Tourists
I love the history of the place and highly recommend taking a walk to the museum instead of public transport.
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Kristi S
Minneapolis, Minnesota
15760
must do!
The entire Goreme area is spectacular. I would never seen anything like this in my home country. highly recommend
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Wennie W
Singapore, Singapore
446223
Historic wonder
Very interesting visit, amazing to see structures so old surviving to tell a story. The open air museum is a
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what666
502177
Remarkable, preserved history of early persecuted Christians
This is one of the places well worth spending a few hours at after one has seen the Fairy Chimneys and Love Valley
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Carol A S
Marietta, Georgia
1132572
Complex of 11th-13th century churches carved into the rock
Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme (Göreme Open Ar Museum) is 1.5km southeast of the village center. This large site
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