ISTANBUL 46ºF - 54ºF
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ISTANBUL 46ºF - 54ºF
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Visit to Istanbul city, transfer to Taksim.Panoramic tour of the city, we are in a city built on two continents. On our tour we will enter the Mosque of Suleyman the Magnificent (the largest in Istanbul), we will visit the walls, the golden horn, the fishing district and admire the exterior of Hagia Sophia.At the end of the afternoon, we will provide a transfer to the neighborhood of Taksim, the most commercial and local area of the city. Time for dining in one of its many restaurants, you can also take the old tram that crosses the area or approach the nearby Galata Tower.
ISTANBUL 46ºF - 54ºF - ANKARA 37ºF - 50ºF
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Visit to Topkapi palace, boat trip on the Bosporus, dinner included in Ankara.Early in the morning we will include the entrance and visit to the Topkapi Palace, which was the administrative center of the Ottoman Empire with its magnificent courtyards and pavilions.After that, we will take a boat trip on the Bosporus of about two hours. We will travel on a private boat for Europamundo travelers. The Bosporus is a strait that connects the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara separating Istanbul into two parts: European and Asian. We will enjoy watching the animation of the strait with all its boats, we will pass under the two bridges that connect Europe and Asia and we will admire the palaces of the sultans, the typical wooden houses, the Ottoman villas.We will disembark on the Asian side and we will have time to walk through the neighborhood of Uskudar, with its large mosques, where Yemi Valide, the maiden´s tower and its quiet streets are a stand out. Time for lunch. In the afternoon we continue our route to the Anatolian peninsula. Arrival in ANKARA, dinner included.
ANKARA 37ºF - 50ºF - CAPADOCIA
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Visit of Ankara, beautiful landscapes in Cappadocia, dinner included.After breakfast we include a visit to Ankara, the cosmopolitan capital of Turkey, with more than 5 million inhabitants and a lot of cultural life with its performing arts center, which houses the State Ballet and Opera, the Presidential Symphony Orchestra and many national theater companies. We will visit the impressive Mausoleum of Ataturk, the powerful castle of Ankara, whose first construction was 8 centuries before Christ. We also include the entrance to the Museum of Anatolian civilizations that allows us to understand the different cultures that left their mark on Turkey. At the end of the morning, we will stop at a large shopping mall, with different choices of food in its food court.After lunch we continue to the region of Cappadocia, on route we will stop next to the SALT LAKE, with its incredible landscapes and visit HACIBEKTAS, with the utmost respect to the pilgrims (appropriate clothing and silence suggested during the visit). This sanctuary houses the tomb of Hacibecktas, a Sufi mystic of the thirteenth century. Continuation to NEVSHEIR -dinner included-.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: landscapes of spectacular shapes. Picturesque towns. Dinner included.Full day in the fantastic region of CAPPADOCIA, with its lunar landscapes, its churches and troglodyte villages. We will discover the GOREME Valley with its open air museum and its churches carved into the rocks, entry tickets included. We will visit UCHISAR, a natural fortress. In KAIMACLI we will visit the underground city that could house 30,000 people. Returning to Avanos we stop at PASABAG, the valley of the fairies, we will walk in this spectacular natural area. Free time and dinner included.
CAPADOCIA - SAFRANBOLU 48ºF - 48ºF
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Turkey´s changing landscapes as we get closer to the Black Sea. Traditional Turkish tea. Dinner included.We have a fantastic day in the interior of Anatolia traveling to the north of the country where the landscapes turn green. SAFRANBOLU, arrival in the early afternoon to get to know this wonderful small city declared a World Heritage Site that was an important stage in the caravan routes. In the courtyard of a magnificent old Caravanserai, we will include a traditional Turkish tea. Dinner included.
SAFRANBOLU 48ºF - 48ºF - GOKGOL MAGARASI - EREGLI 46ºF - 46ºF - ISTANBUL 46ºF - 54ºF
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Green landscapes of Turkey.Today our stage follows the Black Sea and its green landscapes. In GOKGOL MAGARASI we include the entrance to this magnificent cave with its underground river and its multiple colors. In EREGLI, next to the Black Sea, we have time for lunch, we also include the visit of its impressive caves and tombs of Cehenemagzi full of mythology. Arrival in ISTANBUL at the end of the day.End of our services. Please, check the time of your flight in case you might need an additional night.
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