Day 1 : Istanbul – Cappadocia Overnight Bus
This tour package will start with an overnight bus ride to Cappadocia by new model, air-conditioned coach. The buses are non-smoking air-conditioned and have Pullman seats suitable for sleeping. There will be two stops on the way for refreshment.
Depart from our office in Sultanahmet and transfer to the bus station.
Overnight bus to Cappadocia.
Day 2 : Arrival & Cappadocia Tour (B/L)
Your bus will arrive to Cappadocia next day early in the morning. You will be met and transferred to the agency.
Full day Northern Cappadocia tour including transfers, guide and entrance fee.
Lunch will be served during the tour in a nice Turkish Restaurant.
Transfer back & overnight in your hotel
Day 3 : Drive to Kahta / Adiyaman by Bus (B/L/D)
Meet the guide and driver in the hotel at 08:00am, and depart from Cappadocia. After passing Kayseri, we visit the Seljuk Karatayhan Caravanserai on the famous Silk Road. We then drive for lunch through the Taurus Mountains, affording us the opportunity to observe the countryside and everyday life of rural Turkey. After lunch we drive to Kahramanmaras for a different experience-tasting best ice-cream in Turkey. We then drive to Kahta and check-in our hotel.
Half board hotel accommodation in Kahta or Adiyaman.
Day 4 : Nemrud – Commagene – Urfa – Harran – Gobeklitepe (B/L)
Breakfast at your hotel included
Nemrut Mountain Sunrise & Urfa Tours:
We depart from hotel very early in the morning up to the Mount Nemrut. At the end of the road, we get off the van and walk twenty-five minutes until the summit. Here we watch the memorable sun rise between the colossal size statues and heads of the kings and Gods. We then visit Arsemia which was once the capital of the Commagene Kingdom before continues to the ancient Septimus Severus Bridge bridge over the Cendere stream, and the Karakus tumulus where members of the royal family were buried. We keep driving to Sanliurfa and Harran. We visit the Ataturk Dam which is the biggest dam in the Middle East, en route. We check-in the hotel in Sanliurfa and have lunch there. After lunch we visit Abraham’s Cave and the Pools of Holy Carp surrounding it. We than walk around oriental covered bazaar and Gümrükhan. We drive to Harran a village of Mud-Brick “beehive” houses mentioned in the book of genesis where Abraham spent the last years of his life. We also visit Gobeklitepe which is one of the earliest temples of the world. Dinner and overnight in Sanliurfa.
Lunch during the tour and dinner in your hotel included.
Hotel accommodation in Urfa.
Note: Nemrut tours are not operated in winter season because the mountain road is not used after snow fall, usually between mid October until the end of April.
Day 5 : Return to Cappadocia by bus via Brecik (B/L)
Breakfast in your hotel (included)
You will return to Cappadocia via Adana province, shortly visiting Brecik town on the way. Birecik is the well-known with its Kelaynak (bald-ibis) birds. These birds are endemic to this region, living only in Birecik in the whole world, There is a breeding farm of these birds which are in danger of extinction. After lunch, drive up to the Taurus Mountain. Tea break and drive back to Cappadocia, expectedly arriving by 5-6 pm.
Transfer to the airport and evening fight to Istanbul.
Meeting assistance and transfer to the hotel