Day 01 MON. Istanbul.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Arrival. Transfer to the hotel. Welcome to Europe!!!.
Upon arriving at the airport we will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel.
You can enjoy free time until your tour starts. Please, check the informative
posters placed at the hotel reception area which have all the information about
your upcoming services such as meeting place, time and the guide’s name.
Day 02 TUE. Istanbul.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Sighseeing tour. Cable car to Pierre Loti viewpoint.
Topkapi Palace .Night transfer to Taksim.
A sightseeing tour of the city. We find ourselves in a city built in two
continents. On our tour, we will include a cable car ride up to the Pierre
Loti viewpoint and we will lenter the Mosque of Suleyman the Magnificent
(the largest in Istanbul). We will see the walls, the Golden Horn, the fishing
district, and we will admire the exterior of Hagia Sofia. After the visit, we
will offer tickets and a visit to the Top Kapi Palace,
which was the administrative centre of the Ottoman Empire, with its magnificent
courtyards and its pavilions.
At the end of the afternoon we will provide a transfer to the Taksim
neighbourhood, the most commercialised and lively area of the city. There
will be time to dine in one of its many restaurants, and you can also take the
old tram that crosses the area or go to see the nearby Galata Tower.
Day 03 WED. Istanbul.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Boat trip on the Bosphorus.
Today we include a boat trip on the Bosphorus that will last about two
hours. We will undertake the trip on a boat exclusively for Europamundo
travellers. The Bosphorus is a strait that connects the Black Sea with the Sea
of ??Marmara, which separates Istanbul into two parts: the European part and
the Asian one. We will enjoy seeing the liveliness of the strait with its
multitude of boats. We will pass under the two bridges that unite Europe and
Asia and we will admire the palaces of the sultans, the typical wooden houses
and the Ottoman villas.
Day 04 THU. Istanbul- Ankara- Capadocia.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: High speed train. Arrival to the fantastic Cappadocia
region. Dinner included.
Today we travel by train: from the station in the Asia district, we take the
most modern and fast train in Turkey, a pleasant 4-hour trip through the Anatolian
landscapes, perhaps having a coffee in the train café. Arrival in ANKARA.
After a time to have lunch in the area of ??the station, travelling by bus, we
will take you to discover the Mausoleum of Ataturk. After that, we will
continue en route to Cappadocia. We will pass through the SALT LAKE,
with its incredible landscapes. Arrival in AVANOS (CAPPADOCIA), dinner
Day 05 FRI. Cappadocia.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: landscapes of spectacular shapes. Picturesque towns.
Full day in the fantastic region of CAPPADOCIA, with its lunar
landscapes, its churches and troglodyte villages. We will discover the GOREME
Valley with its open air museum and its churches carved into the rocks, entry
tickets included. We will visit UCHISAR, a natural fortress. In KAIMACLI
we will visit the underground city that could house 30,000 people.
Returning to Avanos we stop at PASABAG, the valley of the fairies, we
will walk in this spectacular natural area. Free time and dinner included.
Day 06 SAT. Avanos- Ankara- Safranbolu.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Turkey´s interior whose landscape changes as we get
closer to the Black Sea.Traditional Turkish tea. Dinner included.
We have a fantastic day in the heart of Anatolia. We stop in ANKARA,
where we leave a free time to walk around and have lunch in the thriving center
of the city. We continue towards the north of Turkey. The landscapes become
greener. SAFRANBOLU; arrival in this wonderful little city which was
declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was an important stopping point on
the caravan routes. In the couryard of a magnificent old Caravanserail we will
include a traditional Turkish tea. Dinner and accommodation.
Day 07 SUN. Safranbolu- Gokgol Magarasi- Eregli- Eydinpinar- Istanbul.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: A green and rainy Turkey. Eydinpinar waterfalls.
Today, the leg of our trip follows the Black Sea and its verdant landscapes. In
GOKGOL MAGARASI we provide entry tickets to this magnificent cave with
its underground river and its multiple colours. InEREGLI, next to the Black
Sea, we set aside time to have lunch. We also include a visit to its impressive
Cehennemagzi Magarasi caves and tombs that are overflowing with
mythology. On our way back to Istanbul, we stop to relax at EYDINPINAR,
with a walk between its green paths to the waterfalls! Arrival in ISTANBUL at
the end of the day.
End of our services. Please, check the time of your flight in case you might
need an additional night