Turkey Familiarization Tour
Familiarization Trip - 7 day/6 night package featuring Istanbul and Cappadocia. This program includes International Flight tickets, accommodation in Deluxe hotels, daily breakfast, private arrival transfers and sightseeing according to your itinerary.
Usa - Istanbul
International flight on Turkish Airlines to Istanbul.
Istanbul - Arrival
Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to Istanbul Raffles hotel. Welcome briefing and cocktail will be held.
Morning sightseeing tour of Topkapi Palace Museum, residence of the Ottoman Sultans between 1453–1852 (excluding harem). Blue Mosque and the underground Basilica Cistern. Tonight, welcome dinner (B,D)
Morning tour of St. Sophia, a church built in the 6th century Byzantine capital, and now a museum and one of the world's greatest architectural wonders. Later, Grand Bazaar followed by lunch. After lunch, continue along the Bosphorus, enjoying the strait that separates Asia and Europe. Its shores are lined with fine neighborhoods, Ottoman palaces, fortresses, old wooden villas, hotels, parks and gardens, and restaurants and cafes. This afternoon, visit some local hotels. (B,L,D)
Istanbul - Cappadocia
Morning transfer to airport for your flight to Cappadocia. Upon arrival, transfer and check-in to Ariana Sustainable Luxury Lodge. After lunch in the afternoon, walking tour of Uchisar Citadel and Pigeon Valley followed by a wine tasting and dinner at Plum for a Turkish food experience in a fine dining restaurant. (B,D)
Optional early morning hot air balloon ride. After breakfast, start a full day sightseeing visiting of the UNESCO site, Goreme Open-Air Museum, the underground city of Kaymakli, and the pottery-making town of Avanos. Dinner at a local restaurant. (B,L,D)
Cappadocia - Istanbul - Usa
Morning at your leisure. Around noon, you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight to USA via Istanbul. (B)