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5 Days - 4 Nights
Tour Details

Departure & Return Location

Istanbul Hotel & Airport

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • All airport transfers
  • All tours with professional English-speaking guidance
  • All transport by new-model a/c vehicles
  • Pick up and drop off from hotel
  • All entrance and museum fees
  • All parking tickets
  • Lunch
  • All taxes
  • Round-trip flight tickets

Price Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tips
Itinerary

Day 1Istanbul - Cappadocia

Take the morning flight from Istanbul to Kayseri. Arrival and meeting at the airport just outside the arrival’s gate with a sign bearing your name and transfer to Cappadocia. First meeting with the lunar landscape of Cappadocia: rock formations beyond belief in Devrent valley; walking in Pasabag near Zelve ; “fairy chimneys” where the voice of wind mixes with the “songs of fairies”. Lunch in Avanos, centre of terra cotta work of art since 3000 BC. and a demonstration in a traditional pottery workshop. Afternoon, visit the famous Goreme Open Air Museum and see the best examples of Byzantine art in Cappadocia in rock-cut churches with frescoes and paintings (10th to 13th century). Continue to the Uchisar Rock-Castle to have a panoramic view of the valleys of Cappadocia.Return to your hotel and overnight.

Day 2Cappadocia

After breakfast visit to Kaymaklı Underground City, one of the most interesting underground settlements in Cappadocia. Soğanlı Valley, an Open Air Museum in a wild natural setting near a typical Cappadocian village with its different style Rock-Cut churches and frescoes. Villages in the valleys, surrounded by the “table top” mountains, are spectacular. Lunch and Visit to Sahinefendi ( Sobesos ) newly discovered (01 May 2002) mosaic houses & Archaeological excavation site. Continue with Keslik Monastery near Cemil, that hides its frescoes behind a very thin smoke layer which we can only see by torch light. The Medrese (Theological School) from Seljuk Turks in Taşkınpaşa is the witness of an early and rich Turkish settlement in the town. Our tour finishes with a visit to Mustafapaşa (Sinasos), an old Greek town with its spectacular old Greek houses; very fine examples of late Greek settlements and architecture. Return to your hotel and overnight.

Day 3Cappadocia - Nemrut Mountain

Departure in the morning from Göreme,After Kayseri, visit the 13 th century Seljuk Caravansarai “Karatayhan”.The next stop is Pinarbasi for a short tea break and then drive to Tekir for Lunch.Take a picture of the beautiful scenery of the Tekir Valley.Drive to Kahraman Maras to have world famous icecream(dondoruma), then drive to Kahta.Tea break,transfer to hotel,O/N Nemrut ( L-D )

Day 4Nemrut - Sanliurfa - Gobeklitepe

Very early departure up to the ruins, After get off the minibus twenty five minutes climbing on foot to the top where you will watch the beautiful sun rise between the colossal size statues and heads of the kings and Gods. After sun rised time to walk around and taking pictures. Then drive back to the hotel for breakfast.

Drive to Kahta, on the way visit the ruins of the arsemia Roman bridge of Cendere and Tumulus Tomb of Karakuş. Tea break in Kahta. Drive to Sanli Urfa-Harran on the way visit Ataturk Dam which is the biggest dam in Middle east. C/in to hotel in Sanli Urfa,after lunch visit Abrahams Cave and the Pools of Holy Carp surrounding it, then walk around oriental covered bazaar.

Drive to A fantastic journey to Gobekli Tepe ancient city that dates back to 9000 bC to 10500 bC is 6,000 years older than Stonehenge. Incredible architecture changes the entire known history of advanced civilizations. Gobekli Tepe This private tour will let you discover the region and the testimony of excavation that is currently running on the site. Sanliurfa, formerly known as Edessa. Edessa was always known as one of the most important holy places of the world. The discovery of Gobekli Tepe is strong evidence that changed the entire known history of advanced civilizations. Upon arrival at the airport in Sanliurfa, you will meet your guide that will lead to Gobekli Tepe to visit the site. You’ll be surprised how people built this structure 10,000 years BC using stone tools. After the tour drive back to the hotel, dinner and O/N Sanli Urfa ( B-L-D )

Day 5Sanliurfa - Istanbul

After breakfast ,Transfer to Kayseri airport. Flight back to Istanbul

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