Foreign Independent Tours (FIT) is offering a special 7-day Istanbul and Cappadocia modern and ancient package, a privatley escorted Turkey tour.
The number of tourists visiting Cappadocia ,one of the most popular tourism destinations in Turkey, exceeded 2 million people through the first 10 months of 2013. This region is a must see destination.
Sunday arrivals are used as a guideline for this package, however, daily arrivals are available. The intinerary looks like this:
DAY 01: SUN - Arrive in Istanbul International Airport. Meeting and greeting by a representative. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight In Istanbul.
DAY 02: MON - Visit the Blue Mosque built between 1609 and 1616 by Mehmet Aga with stops for Hippodrome, Haghia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and The Grand Bazaar. Overnight In Istanbul.
DAY 03: TUE - Visit the Dolmabahce Palace which was built by Sultan Abdülmecid between 1843 and 1856 to exceed the European palaces in extravagance. Proceed to embark on a boat for an unforgettable Bosphorus cruise. This boat ride takes you past Ottoman Palaces, as well as beautiful wooden mansions and modern villas of the 19th & 20th century which from this elegant section of the city. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 04: WED - After breakfast, flight from Istanbul to Nevsehir – Cappadocia. After landing in Cappadocia visit Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy-chimneys. Drive to pasabag (Monk’s Valley) to see the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles. Drive to the city of Avanos. In the afternoon visit another beautiful open air museum at Göreme where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years. Lastly, before returning to your hotel, visit the natural castles at Uçhisar. Overnight in Cappadocia.
DAY 05: THU - Depart from your hotel to visit Red valley,and explore the famous rock- cut churches and hike 5 km through the Güllüdere valley. Then visit Çavusin village.This village is famous for the houses and churches of the christian clergymen. After lunch drive to the pigeon valley. In the afternoon visit Kaymakli underground city. Overnight in Cappadocia. (B/L)
DAY 06: FRI - Proceed to the Nevsehir or Kayseri airport and fly back to Istanbul. After check in at the hotel, day at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul. (B)
DAY 07: SAT - You will be transferred to the airport for your return flight. (B)
The package includes transfers at airports, 4 nights in Istanbul, 2 nights in Cappadocia (upgrade available), meals, English speaking guide and more. The FAM rate is from $1,189. Companions can join and the rate is from $1,319. The companion rates are commissionable.
Foreign Independent Tours, www.fittours.com