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TURKISH DELIGHT TOUR - 8 nights/9 days, arrive any day
1 night Ankara
2 nights in Cappadocia
2 nts Antalya
3 nts Istanbul
Priced from $2,895 per person in a double room

*This is a privately escorted tour.

This is a tour of contrasts, from otherworldly Cappadocia, where ancient chapels hide in rocky folds, to Istanbul, where dazzling churches and mosques reach for the heavens.

 


DAY 1 – ANKARA
Upon arrival in Ankara, you will be met by a Ya'lla Tours USA representative and transferred to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

DAY 2 – CAPPADOCIA
In the morning, visit the world famous Anatolian Civilizations Museum and the Mausoleum of Ataturk, the burial place of the Turkish hero. Then depart for Cappadocia. Lunch en route. After a picturesque trip along the Salt Lake, visit the 13th century Caravanserai Agzikarahan. Arrive Cappadocia for dinner and overnight.

DAY 3 – CAPPADOCIA
After breakfast, visit Devrent Valley near Uchisar. Then proceed through the Avcilar Valley to the Open Air Museum in Goreme and visit the early Christian churches decorated with frescoes of Biblical scenes. Lunch en route. In the afternoon, visit the Kaymakli Underground City, where early Christians hid from persecution. Continue to Pasabagi in the Zelve region and Avanos, famous for its handicrafts.
Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

DAY 4 – ANTALYA
Depart for Antalya.
On the way, visit the 13th century Sultanhan Caravanserai. Continue to Konya and the Mausoleum of Mevlana, the famous mystic also known as Rumi. Continue to Antalya for dinner and overnight.
Lunch en route.

DAY 5 – ANTALYA
Drive to the ancient city of Perge, one of the best preserved Greco-Roman cities in the world and once one of the richest cities in the area. See the stadium and the theater of Aspendos, the most perfectly preserved Roman theater in the world. Built around 160 - 180 CE, it has a capacity of more than 15,000 seats. Lunch en route. Continue to Side, another well known ancient city on the Mediterranean coast. Return to Antalya and your hotel for dinner and overnight.

DAY 6 – ISTANBUL
After a morning at leisure, you will be transferred to the Antalya Airport for your flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival, you will be met by a Ya'lla Tours USA representative and transferred to your hotel for overnight.

DAY 7 – ISTANBUL
Visit the legendary Blue Mosque, named for the beautiful Iznik tiles that cover its walls. Then stroll around the historical Hippodrome where chariot races were held. Continue to St. Sophia, originally a Christian Basilica built by Justinian in the 6th century, then converted to a mosque during the Ottoman Empire. See the beautiful mosaics on display at the museum. Next, visit Topkapi Palace, legendary residence of the Ottoman Sultans. Lunch en route. Enjoy some free time to explore the exhilarating Grand Bazaar.
Return to your hotel for overnight.

DAY 8 – ISTANBUL
Visit the Egyptian Bazaar, used as the spice market since 1665. Next, board the ferry which crosses the Bosphorus, visiting both Europe and Asia, with stops en route to take photos of the natural beauty. Sites along the way include the 15th century Rumelihisar fortress, summer palaces, and the unique wooden houses of the area. Visit the Beylerbeyi Palace, the summer residence of Ottoman Sultans, with original furniture and magnificent gardens. Drive by coach via the Intercontinental Bosphorus Bridge to Camlica Hill on the Asian side to see A breathtaking view of Istanbul. Lunch en route.
Return to your hotel for overnight.

DAY 9 –
You will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.


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