Day 1 : ISTANBUL
Arrive in Istanbul. Transfer to hotel. Rest of the day and evening at leisure.
Day 2 : ISTANBUL
In the morning drive to the old town. Visit the Blue Mosque and the Hippodrome where chariot races were held in Roman times and Hagia Sophia, Church built by th emperor Justinian in the sixth century. After lunch, tour the Topkapi Palace museum with its priceless jewelled objects and the Porcelain Collection. Shopping at the Grand Bazaar.
Day 3: ISTANBUL – ANKARA
Transfer to airport for a short flight to Ankara. Upon arrival transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit the remarkable Anatolian Civilizations Museum, the Augustus Temple and the Mausoleum of Kemal Ataturk. Overnight in Ankara.
Day 4: ANKARA – CAPPADOCIA
Morning departure, drive along the Salt Lake to Cappadocia region. Visit the rock carved churches, monastries with a spectacular atmosphere in the valleys of Goreme, Zelve, Avanos, see the settlements atOrtahisar and Uchisar.
Day 5: CAPPADOCIA – ISTANBUL
Visit the underground city of Kaymakli with nine floors down the earth used by early Christians in the region. After lunch drive to Ankara airport, flight to Istanbul Transfer to hotel and overnight in Istanbul.