Ankara – Cappadocia 4 Days

Tour Code : AHC3N4D

Day 1 – Istanbul – Ankara – Cappadocia
Take the early morning flight from Istanbul to Ankara. Arrival and meeting just outside the arrival’s gate with a sign bearing your name. Visit to Archeological museum of Ankara, received European Museum of the year award in 1997 With its unique collection including Paleolithic, Neolithic, Hattie, Hittite, Phrygian, Urartian and Roman works and Lydian treasures. Drive to Hattusas ( 2 and a half hours), capital of the Hittite empire in the 2nd millennium BC. The ancient city is on the outskirts of present-day Bogazkale, just over 125 miles east of Ankara. The Hittites were the first true empire in the Anatolian area, and is mentioned in texts from other empires outside the area and in The Bible. Lunch and visit the temples and the castles. Transfer to your hotel in Cappadocia and overnight. Drive to Cappadocia (about 3 and a half hours). Check-in to your hotel in Cappadocia and overnight.

Day 2 – Cappadocia
Meeting at the hotel reception at 09:30am
In the morning, first meeting with the lunar landscape of Cappadocia: rock formations beyond belief in Devrent valley; walking in Pasabag near Zelve ; “fairy chimneys” where the voice of wind mixes with the “songs of fairies”. Lunch in Avanos, centre of terra cotta work of art since 3000 BC. and a demonstration in a traditional pottery workshop. Afternoon, visit the famous Goreme Open Air Museum and see the best examples of Byzantine art in Cappadocia in rock-cut churches with frescoes and paintings (10th to 13th century). Continue to the Uchisar Rock-Castle to have a panoramic view of the valleys of Cappadocia and overnight.

Day 3 – Cappadocia Hot air ballooning with sunrise (extra).
Meeting at the hotel reception at 09:30am
Tour to Kaymaklı Underground City, one of the most interesting underground settlements in Cappadocia. Drive to Sahinefendi ( Sobesos )- where we see Byzantine Period Mosaic Art & Archaeological excavation site. Villages in the valleys, surrounded by the “table top” mountains, are spectacular. Continue with Keslik Monastery near Cemil, that hides it’s frescoes behind a very thin smoke layer. Visit to Mustafapaşa (Sinasos), an old Greek town with its spectacular old houses; very fine examples of late Greek settlements and architecture. Continue with panorama of the Red Valley, with its fabulous volcanic rock formations, is in the heart of Cappadocia but away from the tourist crowd. Overnight Cappadocia

Day 4 – Cappadocia – Istanbul
Pick-up from hotel 2 hours before flight departure.
Transfer to airport for your flight to Istanbul.

Abbreviations

B = Breakfast L= Lunch D = Dinner (Lunch excluded on private tours)

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Small Group Tours
Price 598 € Per Person
Departure Guaranteed Departures Daily
Group Min. 2–4 people / Max 8-12 people
Private Tours
1 Person Please ask
2 People 816 € Per Person
3 People 755 € Per Person
4 People 673 € Per Person
5 People 624 € Per Person
6 People+ Please ask
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Hotels
Cappadocia
Hotel Upgrades

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Tour Including
  • Domestic flights in the program.
  • Airport transfers where needed.
  • Transportation by a comfortable AC non smoking Luxurious car/Van with professional driver.
  • Professional and experienced licensed guide during the tours.
  • Accommodation in Charming or Deluxe superior Hotels.
  • Entry fees to the sites and museums.
  • Breakfast included in the hotel.
  • Parking fees.
Tour Excluding
  • International flights
  • Lunch & Dinner *
  • Drinks
  • Tips to guide, driver and hotel personnel
Notes
  • * Refer to itinerary, (B) means breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner is included if printed next to day’s itinerary on small group tours. Lunch excluded on private tours.
  • On daily city tours; flights, hotels, airport transfers are not included.
  • Please ask for discounted rates for family and for large groups.
  • Rates in EURO per person sharing a Double Room.
  • Flights tickets are e-tickets. Calculation is based on promotional class and rates are subject to change until ticketed. You will receive references to flight tickets after booking.
  • This itinerary is subject to change and may be reversed without prior notice according to weather, museum closing days, daily events or other unforeseen circumstances outside the control of Euphrates Tours.
  • Small Group tours are with English speaking guide. On Private Tours, you may ask to have Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, German, Russian or Japanese Speaking guides which will depend on availibility.
  • You may join this tour in Istanbul or Cappadocia, we can reverse the itinerary.
  • For groups over 10 people, contact us for special rates.