Are you interested in exploring what Turkey has to offer outside Istanbul? Then, the Yalova Tour From Istanbul is definitely what you are looking for. This full day exploration adds an extra touch of adventure in your holidays, while it enhances your sightseeing schedule. Visit some important monuments of the Ottoman Empire, admire spots of impeccable natural beauty, and purchase nice souvenirs form a ceramics bazaar.
Cappadocia Long Day Tour begins early in the morning. With a comfortable vehicle you will be transferred to the airport in order to fly to Cappadocia. The duration of the flight is approximately 1 hour. The members of our team will be waiting for you at the airport in order to welcome you and explain to you the final details of this excursion. An assigned professional tour guide will accompany you in order to provide interesting descriptions about the places of interest.
From the airport, a fully air conditioned bus will drive you towards the first stop of this tour, at Devrent Valley. Unlike other valleys in the region, this particular one was never inhabited by humans. Devrent Valley features pink-coloured rock formations and fairy chimneys that will impress you from the very first moments. This location is also known as Imagination Valley as often the rock formations look like animals. Set your imagination free and admire this impressive natural wonder.
Then, you will have the opportunity to visit the Monks Valley. During the 4th century, this valley was inhabited by monks who created their houses by carving the rocks. The tour guide will explain everything you need to know while you walk around the impressive fairy chimneys.
After spending some time there, the bus will drive you towards the city of Avanos which is known for the ceramics and its pottery tradition. There, you will visit a pottery workshop and get the chance to learn how ceramics are made. You may also purchase some souvenirs to take back home. A lunch break will be offered at a local restaurant in Avanos. Enjoy your meal in a quiet and relaxing setting before proceeding with the rest of the tour.
Energized and relaxed, you will then continue to the infamous Goreme Open Air Museum. In fact, this is one of Cappadocia’s most impressive sites and attracts thousands of visitors every year. During your time there, you can observe caves, monasteries and churches. The last stop of the tour will take place at Uchisar Castle. It is located 5km away from Goreme at the highest point of Cappadocia. The castle was used as a fortification and nowadays visitors can enter in order to admire spectacular panoramic views over the valleys.
The tour finishes during the afternoon and by that time you will be transferred to the airport. After a 1-hour flight, you will arrive back to Istanbul full of great images and long lasting memories from Cappadocia. A fully air conditioned vehicle will transfer you back to your hotel in the city centre. Cappadocia day tour will surely be a special memory from your holidays.
Cınarcık, Yalova Thermal Baths, Ataturk Mansion, Susdusen Waterfall
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Join the ultimate sightseeing experience away from Istanbul and get the opportunity to explore both, history and spots of natural beauty. The Yalova Tour from Istanbul promises to offer you an incredible full day experience full of interesting and important sites in Iznik and Yalova. This tour is ideal for people of all ages as it combines history, nature exploration and relaxation.
Pick up: A bus will pick you up from your hotel during the morning and drive you to the Asian side of the city, until you reach Yalova. From there, you will enjoy a short boat trip to Iznik, a district of Bursa.
Iznik Hagia Sophia: This particular monument was constructed during the Byzantine period as a basilica and then it served also as a mosque. However, in 1932 the mosque was converted into a museum and today it’s divided to represent three different periods of history.
Lefke Gate: The schedule includes also a visit at Lefke Gate which is the biggest of the gates protecting the gated city that was built during the 4th century. It is important to note that on the left side of the gate there is a frieze and drawings of human figures. The guide will explain everything you need to know about the history of this site.
Iznik Museum: This museum is another interesting stop. It has items from the Prehistoric, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods. However, it is known for its incredible design as a reversed “T”, the first of this type in the Ottoman architecture.
Green Mosque: The tour continues to the Green Mosque which is the reason Bursa is called “Green Bursa”. The blue, turquoise and green tiles of this mosque create a unique and beautiful design like no other. The mosque includes other structures as well such as Turkish baths and a mausoleum.
Ceramics Bazaar: The guide will then take you to a ceramics bazaar to observe these beautiful handcrafts. If you are interested you can purchase some souvenirs to take back home.
Sudusen Waterfall and Thermal village: Another stop will take place at the Sudusen waterfall where you can relax and admire the beauty and the serenity of this location. The last stop will be at Thermal village and if you wish you can swim into the thermal pool.
Return: During the night, the bus will drop you off at your hotel in Istanbul full of new memories and great images.