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Central Turkey Tour

Central Turkey Tour

This 5 days tour covers central Anatolia with magical Cappadocia and Hattusa where is home of the Hittites who ruled the area some 4000 years ago. You will also visit Anatolian Civilizations Museum & Mausoleum of Ataturk in Ankara.

 

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Day 1 : Welcome to Istanbul

Upon your arrival to the Ataturk airport in Istanbul, BellaTurca Travel representative will welcome you with a sign bearing your name and then you will be transferred to your hotel and take a rest.

  • Overnight in İstanbul
Day 2: Flight to Cappadocia & North Cappadocia Tour

Early morning pick you up from hotel and transfer to airport for Cappadocia flight.

Upon your arrival to Cappadocia, BellaTurca Travel representative will welcome you with a sign bearing your name and then you will be transferred to tour office. After welcome drink start your excursion.

Our first stop is the fantastic view point of Uchisar Castle where you will receive information about the rich history of Cappadocia and the unique rock formations.

After the panoramic view point, we visit Goreme Open Air Museum. Your guide will explain the meanings of frescoes covering the walls of thousand-year-old cave churches as you explore this spectacular UNESCO World Heritage site.

Next, we will see a kick-wheel pottery demonstration and our guests are welcome to show their own talent about pottery.

We will have our lunch in Avanos with traditional Turkish foods. After lunch we will visit Pasabag Fairy Chimneys where is also commonly known as Monks Valley. You will have chance to see the famous mushroom-shaped fairy chimneys as well as St. Simeon’s monk cell carved into the rock.

Devrent Valley is well known as imagination valley where you can take fantastic pictures with animal-shaped rock formations.

Our last visit will be Turkish handmade carpet cooperative where you will be informed about process of handwoven kilims and double-knotted rugs from Turkey.

Tour ends around 17:00

  • Overnight in Cappadocia
  • Lunch
Day 3: Hot Air Balloon Ride & South Cappadocia Tour

Sunrise Balloon Flight over lunar landscape of Cappadocia. After landing celebrate with champagne and back to hotel around 07:30 which will let you take a rest and have a breakfast till excursion’s pick-up time.

Your guide pick you up from hotel around 10:00 and then we will visit Goreme Panorama where you can see wonderful view of Goreme town with its spectacular cave houses.

Then, we will start our hike in the beautiful Red/Rose Valley which will take approximately 4 km and slightly more than one hour. We will see fairy-chimneys, local farms, pigeon houses and cave chapels. Your guide will give information about the history and the unique formations of Cappadocia during the hike. At the end of the hike we will have a quick stop at Cavusin Old Greek Village.

Then we will drive to Love Valley to take amazing pictures of pillar-shaped rock formations of Cappadocia

We will have our lunch with traditional Turkish foods. After lunch we will visit carved underground city which was used by early Christians as a shelter to hide themselves against their enemies.

Next, we will have a stop at the terrific view of Pigeon Valley where you will be informed about carved pigeon houses.

Our final stop will be Onyx factory where you will be informed about semi-precious volcanic stones of Turkey.

Tour ends around 17:00

  • Overnight in Cappadocia
  • Breakfast | Lunch
Day 4: Hattusa & Yazılıkaya

After breakfast at hotel, check out and drive to Hattusa where is home of the Hittites who ruled the area some 4000 years ago.Our first stop is at the Hittite ceremonial site – Yazilikaya (Rock Inscriptions – in Turkish). This open-air natural shrine, with wonderful reliefs of the gods and goddesses cut into the rock walls, was home to fresh water springs and is thought to have been a place of worship. After, we continue to the spectacular city of Hattusa – this sprawling city set on the acropolis – now all in ruins – was the capital of the Hittite empire. As we make our way around and through the grounds we will see excellent carvings and pillars adorning the entrances – including the magnificent Lion’s Gate as well as Sphinx-like carvings. We will also see a great example piece of engineering the pottern tunnel by the royal city walls. After our adventure in the open-air, we will have lunch at a local restaurant featuring traditional meals. In the afternoon we will visit the local archeology museum of Bogazkoy bearing examples of artifacts from the anatolian civilazations in a chronological order, with an emphasize on the Hitite an Hattusa remains,such as written tablets stamps, bronze tools etc. After visiting the museum, we will drive to Ankara.

Upon arrival check in to hotel and take a rest.

  • Overnight in Ankara
  • Breakfast | Lunch
Day 5: Anatolian Civilizations Museum & Mausoleum of Ataturk

After breakfast at hotel check out and tour starts. We first visit Anatolian Civilizations Museum which has a number of exhibits of Anatolian archeology. They start with the Paleolithic era, and continue chronologically through the Neolithic, Early Bronze, Assyrian trading colonies, Hittite, Phrygian, Urartian, Greek, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuq and Ottoman periods.

The museum was elected as the first “European Museum of the Year” in Switzerland on April 19, 1997.

After lunch we will visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk where the founder of Turkish Republic rests in peace. Your guide will inform you about the Great Leader’s life and process of foundation of Turkish Republic.

After that we will drive to airport for your flight back to İstanbul.

Upon your arrival to İstanbul, we will meet you and transfer to your hotel.

If you wish to have a tour, guide for Istanbul, we can arrange it as well.

End of our services.

P.S. This tour is customizable like our other Turkey package tours. You can make your own decision about what to eat for dinners that is why we do not include dinners to the package. But if you want to take your dinners inside of the package we can revise it as well.

  • Breakfast | Lunch
Tour Type Group Size Price
Escorted Private Tour 2 People 1020 € per person
Escorted Private Tour 3 People 890 € per person
Escorted Private Tour 4 People   790 € per person
Escorted Private Tour 5 People   700 € per person
Escorted Private Tour 6 People   640 € per person

Included Services

Transportation with A/C Luxury vehicles
Domestic flight tickets
Airport transfers
Professional licensed guiding
Accommodations at boutique hotels or 4 and 5 Stars hotels
Breakfasts and lunches as shown on itinerary
Admission fees to museums and others sights.
All taxes

Excluded Services

Hot Air Balloon Flight
Dinners
All international flight tickets
Personal expenses
Tips (optional)
Personal travel insurance