Istanbul, Ankara and Cappadocia – 7 days 6 nights
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Day 01: Istanbul
breakfast. Take a boat ride on the Bosphorus and look at Istanbul, with its palaces, mosques, and famous places, go back to the port and keep going to the Egyptian Bazaar (spice market). After lunch, see the city's most important landmarks: the Hippodrome, which was the most important place in Byzantine times and where all Byzantines went to watch political or sporting events, and the Blue Mosque, which is unique because it has six minarets and is known all over the world for its blue interior. Go on to Hagia Sophia, a Byzantine architectural masterpiece. Go back to the hotel.
Day 02: Istanbul - Ankara
breakfast. Mehmet sultan started building Topkapi Palace on the site of the old acropolis of Byzantium in 1478. It was once the home of the Ottoman sultans. The palace is known for its porcelain collection, internal treasure room, and relics du Prophète (harem section with supplement). Continue to the Grand Bazaar, which is a maze of over a thousand shops.
On the way to Ankara, the Intercontinental Bosphorus bridge will be passed. Ankara, the capital of Turkey since 1923, is reached. Dinner and a night's sleep at the hotel.
Day 03: Ankara - Cappadocia (via Salt Lake)
breakfast. Visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, which is known for its unique collections of Hittite artifacts, and then go to the Anitkabir, which is the tomb of Ataturk, which is known as the "Father of Modern Turkey." Take the road along Salt Lake to get to Cappadocia. Visit an underground city while you're on the road. People live there when there are invasions. Start of the Ceremony of the Whirling Dervishes, which will give you a window into the mystical side of the country and make you feel emotional and amazed. Dinner and getting to the hotel
Day 04: Cappadocia
breakfast. see the valley of Goreme, which is like an open-air museum with its beautiful frescoed cave churches and "fairy chimneys," and a walk through the troglodyte village of Uchisar. The Derbent valley has some strange rock formations. Visits to a carpet and onyx workshop are possible. Dinner and a night's sleep at the hotel.
Day 05: Istanbul - Ankara - Cappadocia
A ride in the air over Cappadocia to see the magical landscape of its open-air park, with its fairy chimneys, troglodyte houses, and volcanic valleys. Reserve early!
Day 06: Cappadocia - Istanbul
Breakfast. Transfer to the Cappadocia airport and flight to Istanbul. When you get to Istanbul, you'll be taken to your hotel.
Day 07: Istanbul Departure