Cappadocia, Nemrut & Urfa 6 day tours.
Available on Every Saturdays and Tuesdays
Skip the line addmissions, small groups, good guides...
Saturday - Day 1 - Istanbul to Cappadocia - (B/L)
In the morning we will meet you at your Istanbul hotel and provide a transfer to domestic airport.
Short domestic flight to Cappadocia, whereupon you'll then be transferred to Cappadocia for your comprehensive full-day tour.
We’ll have a full day tour of Cappadocia which has around 36 underground cities, dating back 4000 years to the time of the Hittites. We will walk through the Underground City of Derinkuyu, where ancient people fled for their lives escaping the Arab invaders.
We’ll wander through the oasis-like Ihlara Gorge, here in the middle of the Anatolian plain, see ancient monasteries (complete with pigeon holes they used to send messages), and stroll through traditional Anatolian villages. Note: the head-scarved women out at work in the fields from sun up until sun down, while the mustachioed men are hard at work playing cards in the coffee shops.
You'll get time to stroll in a village such as this and see the average Turkish villager at work...or play.
Overnight in Urgup, Cappadocia.
Sunday - Day 2 – Cappadocia - (B/L)
This day will continue our exploration of the amazing sites of Cappadocia. (optional hot air ballooning tour) including the World Heritage Site of Goreme Open-Air Museum, cut from rock Byzantine churches and monasteries with11th and 12th century frescoes on the cave walls; the famous Fairy Chimneys, shaped over millions of years by volcanic eruptions, some 40 meters in height; the Devrent (or “pink valley”), and natural rock fortress of Uchisar Castle, inhabited during both the Byzantine and Ottoman times. Along the way, we’ll have the chance to visit local crafts people and learn how they make dolls and create traditional pottery.
Overnight in Cappadocia.
- Monday - Day 3 - Istanbul to Adiyaman- (D)
In the morning we will meet you at your hotel and provide a transfer to domestic airport for your flight to Adiyaman.
Upon arrival you will be met by our staff and transferred to your hotel.
Overnight stay in Adiyaman.
Tuesday - Day 4 : Nemrut - Urfa - (B/L/D)
Around 3:00 AM, we'll drive to the summit of the 2,134-meter-high (7,001 ft.) Mt. Nemrut, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and enjoy the magical sunrise over the breathtaking statues of the ancient Commagene temple and tomb. You'll also visit the capital of the Commagene Kingdom; Arsaemia; a tumulus on Karakus Hill and Cendere Bridge, before heading to Sanliurfa.
After lunch we will explore more of Urfa the city that's Famous for kebabs, this city in fact has a great historical past.
*The Lake of Sacred Fish is the focal point and features the adjacent Halilurrahman Mosque and Dersa Mosque. Near Urfa, bordering Syria, we'll visit a famed city of Mesopotamia, Harran, with its earthen mud huts and remains of the palace and mosque.
Overnight stay in Urfa.
Wednesday - Day 5 : Nemrut - Urfa - (B/L/D)
Today we will visit Harran and Gobekli Tepe until afternoon then have day at leisure.
* Harran is famous for its traditional 'beehive' adobe houses, constructed entirely without wood. The mud-based construction keeps them cool inside (essential for the hot Anatolian climate) and is thought to have been unchanged for the last 3,000 years.
* Gobekli Tepe is a hilltop sanctuary set on the highest point of an elongated mountain ridge.
Overnight in Urfa.
Thursday - Day 6 - Urfa to Istanbul - (B)
After breakfast, we'll provide transfer to Trabzon Airport for your flight back to Istanbul. After arrival, we'll take you to your hotel
Total cost _____ Euros per person in a double room & _______ Euros in a single room
* All hotels (Superior Class hotels)
* All land transfers in comfortable vehicles
* All meals mentioned in the itinerary (B-breakfast, L-lunch & D-dinner)
* Professional, English-speaking tour guides
* Domestic flight tickets from Istanbul to Cappadocia
* Domestic flight tickets from Urfa to Istanbul
* All taxes and service charges.
* Drinks with meals
* Hot Air Balloon rides in Cappadocia (15% discount if booked with this tour)