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  • Day 1 - Saturday, Depart US Departure Cities: JFK, BOS, WAS, CHI, HOU, SFO, LAX
    Tripadvisor Top25 destinations 2015 Istanbul # 3 & Cappadocia #14

    Depart for Cappadocia, Turkey via Istanbul, on Turkish Airlines. Enjoy superior in flight service with free personal entertainment, meals, and beverages.

    Meals: Onboard

    Day 2 - Sunday, Arrive in Cappadocia

    Upon arrival early evening in Cappadocia, you will be met by a Troy Tours representative transferred to Kaya Hotel in Uchisar. A unique landscape consisting of soft volcanic rock sculpted into astonishing shapes by wind and erosion.                       

    Meals: Dinner is your own

    Day 3 - Monday, Cappadocia
    After breakfast, explore mysterious rock-carved churches with dazzling wall decorations at the Goreme Open Air Museum, and tour the Zelve Open-Air Museum. Next, visit the potters of Avanos, whose skillful craft and time-honored tradition of using the clay from the banks of the Kizilirmak (red River) is over 5,000 years in the making. In the afternoon, tour the marvelous underground city of rock-carved subterranean tunnels, hallways, sleeping cells and chapels at Ozkonak underground city. Enjoy a lecture on the tradition and art of weaving in Turkey from the Goreme Village Weavers Association before returning to your hotel. 
    Meals: Breakfast at the hotel. Lunch and Dinner is your own.
    Day 4 - Tuesday, Cappadocia

    Full day at your leisure in Cappadocia.

    OR join our optional Cappadocia Valley Tour

    Depart your hotel at 10AM, visit Uchisar, situated at the highest point in Cappadocia this rock-hewn Byzantine fortress offers a magnificent panorama with Mount Erciyes in the distance. Continue to underground city of Kaymakli, there are 36 troglodyte cave cities in Cappadocia and the largest is Kaymakli, a must-see for visitors, with 8 stories, nearly 20 miles of tunnels, and reaching 85 meters (90 yards) underground to the water table. Christian communities under threat in the 7th century dug these entire complexes underground, some like Kaymakli with populations of 20,000. 4 of Kaymakli’s floors are open for exploration to the public, with wineries, kitchens, churches and living areas - some of which are still used today.

    Afternoon, visit Sinassos, Greek Orthodox families lived in Sinassos, City of the Sun, until Turkey’s war of Independence in the early 20th century. Now known as Mustafapasa, the village is a maze of deserted cave houses fronted by magnificent neo-classical facades that display fine examples of engraving and stonework. Visit the Churches of Aios Vasilos and Constantine-Helene nearby, as well as an Ottoman-era caravanserai exhibiting particularly fine stone masonry and woodwork.

    Price: $50 per person
    Duration: 6 Hours
    Meals: Breakfast at the hotel. Lunch and Dinner is your own
    Day 5 - Wednesday, Cappadocia to Istanbul

    After breakfast, transfer to airport for a short flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival you will be transferred to Wyndham Old City Hotel. Remainder of the day is at your leisure

    Meals: Breakfast at the hotel. Lunch and Dinner is your own.
    Day 6 - Thursday, Istanbul

    Exotic Old City Istanbul Walking Tour

    After Breakfast, you will meet your guide at 9:30AM in the hotel lobby to begin your walking city tour of exotic city of Istanbul. You will tour the blue Mosque, famous for its blue Iznik tiles, followed by the timeless Hagia Sophia, one of the greatest surviving examples of Byzantine architecture. Next is the Topkapi Palace, the seat of the Ottoman Empire for over 400 years. Explore the breathtaking ground, domes, porticos, terraces and great halls of the palace, marveling at its exhibits of costumes, china, jewels and manuscripts. Your final stop is exotic Grand Bazaar with its 4000 shops.   Meet your tour representative in the lobby at 9AM

    Meals: Breakfast at the hotel. Lunch and Dinner is your own.



    Day 7 - Friday, Istanbul

    Full day at your leisure in Istanbul.

    OR join our optional Exotic Spice Bazaar & Bosphorus Cruise Tour

    After breakfast, depart your hotel at 9AM for the Spice Bazaar beckon with an exotic bouquet of fragrances and a kaleidoscope of colors and must-see-and smell experience for foodies on Istanbul tours. Continue you tour with the Bophorus cruise relax enjoy magnifies palaces and huge suspension bridges, and “yalis” along the Bosphorus all sipping your traditional Turkish tea. 
    Duration: 5 hours

    Price: $45 per person
    Duration: 5 Hours
    Meals: Breakfast at the hotel. Lunch and Dinner is your own
    Day 8 - Saturday, Return Home

    Your tour ends. After breakfast, 9 AM morning transfer to Istanbul airport for your journey home.

    Meals: Breakfast at the hotel

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