What To Expect:
Turkey Travel Tour Highlights
This unique, in-depth tour offers travelers the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the magnificent wonders of Istanbul, and the ethereal beauty of Cappadocia. Spend three days touring Istanbul’s highlights: the looming majesty of Aya Sofya, the Blue Mosque, resplendent with Iznik tiles, and the Grand Bazaar, teeming with treasures old and new. Also explore the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art, home to an unsurpassed array of carpets and fine art. Cruise the Bosphorus, refreshed by sea breezes as you sail past palaces and the meeting point of East and West. Travel inland to the stunning landscape of Cappadocia. This vast range of hills, mountains, and delicate spires is the result of ancient volcanic tuff being hewn into wonderful shapes by millions of years of wind and rain. This land is mentioned in the Bible, and was the home of a thriving Christian community in Byzantium that carved churches into the hills, still adorned with original wall paintings. Tour the underground cities of Kaymakli and Derinkuyu, as well as the myriad of cave churches that surround Goreme and Uchisar. The fairy chimneys of Zelve are sure to delight you, as are the many carpet and pottery workshops that have been established in this inspiring land. Return to Istanbul for some free time at the luxurious Four Seasons Istanbul.