9 Days Legends of Turkey by High Speed Train Tour5
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Duration
9 days

Max Group Size
45

Tour Code

Tour Type
Request as Private

Age Requirement
0 - 99 Ages

Guiding Method
Fully guided

Operated In
English

Physical level
relax

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Istanbul

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Istanbul

Tour Overview

Legends Of Turkey By High Speed Train Tour , Istanbul – Eskisehir – Konya - Cappadocia  Ankara to Istanbul

Highlights

  • 9 Day Legends Of Turkey By High Speed Train Tour , Istanbul Old City Tour , Bosphorus Cruise , Eskisehir Tour – Konya Tour , Cappadocia Tour with Underground City and Goreme Open Air Museum

Itinerary

Welcome to Turkey, Istanbul Airport. Meet with TravelShop Booking staff and transfer to your hotel & check in. You will be given your room key and the rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.

(Breakfast included)

After breakfast between 08:00 am and 09:30 am pick up from hotel. Final timing one day before will be given you by your tour consultant.

Today you will depart for the Istanbul City Tour. "TOPKAPI PALACE" The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries. The palace houses an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain. Robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, and the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed. Next on the list is the "SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE" Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the "BLUE MOSQUE" because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. Outside the Blue Mosque we find the "HIPPODROME". The Ancient Hippodrome was the scene of chariot races and entertainment. The Hippodrome comprises of three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. After a short enjoyable lunch break we head to the Grand Spice Bazaar for shopping. After the shopping tour come back to Hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

(Breakfast included)

Pick up at 08:30am from the hotel and depart for the Istanbul Tram & Bosphorus Cruise Tour. A First we will have a short drive to Eminonu from where we will take the tram to pier for Bosphorus Cruise, a traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion you will see the magnificent sights of the following attractions from your boat. See Dolmabahce Palace, and further along, the parks and imperial pavilions of Yildiz Palace. On the coastal edge of this park, is Ciragan Palace, 300 meters of its marble facade faces the shore. At Ortakoy a great variety of artists gather every Sunday to display their work along the street. Ortakoy is a symbol of tolerance with a church, a mosque and a synagogue existing side by side for centuries.

RUMELI FORTRESS Built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452 prior to the conquest of Istanbul was completed in only four months to control and protect the infamous Bosphorus passage. It is one of the most beautiful works of military architecture anywhere in the world. BEYLERBEYI PALAS (PALACE) The summer residence of Ottoman sultans exists in its original renovated glory featuring original antique furniture and magnificent gardens with the Harem on the Asian side of Istanbul. Next we will go for shopping and visit places as per your shopping interests. After the tour drop back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

(Breakfast and Dinner included)

After breakfast pick up from your hotel and transfer to Istanbul train station from where you will take the high speed train to Eskisehir and from there to Konya. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Konya.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

After breakfast pick up from your hotel and depart for Konya City Tour. During the tour we will visit the Tomb of Mevlana, founder of the Sufi faith, visit Aladdin Keykubat Mosque, one of the oldest in Turkey, and the Karatay Medrese, with its collection of early ceramic tiles from a nearby Selcuk palace. Try to plan this day for a Saturday, and you can observe the 'Sema', a genuine and deeply spiritual display of Whirling Dervishes, the followers of Mevlana. Next we will have lunch and after that we will drive to Cappadocia and will visit the Sultan Han Caravansarai on the way. Overnight Cappadocia.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

After breakfast between 08:00 am and 09:30 am pick up from hotel. Final timing one day before will be given you by your tour consultant.

We will drive you to Ozkonak Underground City, one of the best preserved Underground cities in Cappadocia. Than see the Uchisar Castle, the highest point of Cappadocia. After Uchisar, you visit Goreme Open Air Museum, the Heart of Cappadocia. Goreme Open Air Museum is famous for frescoes dating to 10th century describing the life of Jesus Christ and monks. Next stop is Cavusin, which is an abandoned village with old cave Greek houses. After Cavusin you go to the restaurant in Avanos to have lunch. After lunch, you visit a pottery work shop, to see how to make potteries. Then you go to Love Valley. Love Valley Cappadocia is a hidden valley with scenic formations to say the least. Despite the resemblance to man hood, these amazing rock formations are far from man-made. After Love Valley you visit another workshop to see Cappadocian handwoven carpets and kilims. Next stop is Devrent Valley, which is also called Imagination Valley, where you can see natural rock formations looking like animals. Then you head to a wine shop in Urgup for wine tasting. Last stop is Three Beauties, three beautiful fairy chimneys with their hats, which is the symbol of Cappadocia. This tour will end approximately at 18.00 and you will be returned back to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia. 

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

After breakfast pick up from your hotel and drive to Ankara. We will also visit the Salt Lake (the second largest lake in Turkey) on the way. Once we reach Ankara we will have lunch and will have Ankara City Tour. First stop is Museum of Anatolian Civilizations. With your guide, explore the museum’s exhibits which pay close attention to Anatolia’s past rulers. Next head to the most recognizable landmark in the city, the impressive Citadel of Ankara, set on a hilltop overlooking the city below. Continue to the Mausoleum of Ataturk and see the grave of modern Turkey’s first president and national hero. Learn about this great leader and courageous soldier who revolutionized Turkey. Stroll through the Mausoleum, constructed in 1953, and observe statues, reliefs and embellishments conceived by Turkey’s art community. After the tour transfer to your hotel for check in. Overnight in Ankara.

(Breakfast included)

After breakfast pick up from your hotel and transfer to Ankara Train Station from where you will take the High Speed Train to Istanbul. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel for check in. Overnight in Istanbul.

(Breakfast included)

After breakfast pick up from your hotel and transfer to Istanbul Airport for your flight back home. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in the future in one of our tours again. Have a nice trip back home and thanks for choosing TravelShop Booking.

Trip includes

Included

4 nights hotel in Istanbul - The Marmara Pera Hotel

1 night hotel in Konya - Bera Hotel

2 nights hotel in Cappadocia - Suhan Cappadocia

1 night hotel in Ankara - Ismira Hotel

PS: If This hotel list not available at the time of your booking then we will arrange smilar other hotel for your group. If you prefer a Different category hotel, there might be an additional cost

Professional English - speaking tour guides

Meal plan as in the itinerary

All airport transfers mentioned in above program

Train tickets mentioned in the itinerary

Transportation in a fully air - conditioned, non - smoking coach

Guided Istanbul Old City Tour

Guided Istanbul Tram & Bosphorus Cruise Tour

Guided Konya City Tour

Guided Cappadocia Tour with Underground City and Goreme Open Air Museum

Guided Ankara City Tour

All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary

Hotel Tax

Excluded

International flights

Domestic Flights

Insurance: All types

City tax

Turkey entry visa

Personal expenses: Extras at hotel or additional meals

Tipping: Tips for guides and drivers

Insurance: All types

Any others expenses which are not mentioned in the "included" section

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