9-Day Ecological-Gastronomical Istanbul,Tokat,Sivas,Cappadocia Tour

This is one of the best itineraries in Turkey that is if you want to feel genuine Central Anatolia with Ecological, Gastronomical and Historical sights of Turkey. A visit to Tokat City that is geographically located at the intersection of the Black Sea and the Eastern Region all the way to Central Anatolia and has a lot to offer as far as Ecological & Gastronomical aspects. We continue to Sivas that has been declared as Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2005. Later on, we will visit the historically unique fair chimneys and underground cities in Cappadocia.

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$2,640

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Duration

9 days

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  • What's included :
    • 8x Breakfast
    • 8x Dinner
    • 7x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 8 nights
    • Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul to Tokat
    • Departure Airport transfer from Cappadocia to Istanbul
    • 1 night hotel accommodation in Istanbul
    • 4 nights hotel accommodation in Tokat
    • 1 night hotel accommodation in Sivas
    • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Cappadocia
    • Guided Istanbul City Tour
    • Guided Tokat City Tour
    • Guided Farm Visit and Gastronomical Activities Tour
    • Guided A Traditional Village Visit & Peach Picking Tour
    • Guided Sivas- Divrigi-Kangal City Tour
    • Guided Cappadocia Tour with Underground City and Goreme Open Air Museum
    • Transportation in a fully air - conditioned, non - smoking coach
    • Professional English - speaking tour guides
    • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
    • Hotel Room Taxes
    What's excluded :
    • International flights
    • Insurance: All types
    • Domestic flight from Istanbul to Tokat
    • Domestic flights from Cappadocia to Istanbul
    • City tax
    • Tipping
    • Turkey entry visa
    • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
    • Any others expenses which are not mentioned at the included section

  • Day 1: Istanbul Arrival Day

    Pass By: Istanbul, Istanbul
    Meet at the airport, transfer to your hotel. You will be given your room key and the rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul. Dinner and overnight in Istanbul.

    Meals included:
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Pullman Hotel or Ramada Hotel Golden Horn

    Day 2: Istanbul Half day City Tour – Tokat

    Stop At: Istanbul, Istanbul
    Visit to TOPKAPI PALACE The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of cyrstal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed. SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE Across from St.Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. HIPPODROME Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine.Lunch at restaurant After the lunch, we will visit the unique Leather Factory ‘s leather fashion show. We will then take you to the GRAND SPICE BAZAAR .After Tour transfer to Istanbul Airport for flight to Tokat. Upon arrival at Tokat Airport transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight in Tokat.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Tokat Hotel

    Day 3: Tokat City Tour

    Stop At: Tokat, Tokat, Tokat Province
    We have a City Tour, visiting the historical places of Tokat such as historical lodging and dwelling points, forums and religious educational centers, Tokat Museum, Ethnography Museum, world renowned Turkish Baths as well as Clock Tower in downtown. While sightseeing in the city, you will notice the sincere hospitality and honest warmth of the local people. You will also get a chance to visit local shops with very affordable prices for shopping souvenirs. At noon, we will taste the most delicious Tokat Kebaps for lunch that of the reputation has exceeded its borders. Dinner and Overnight in Tokat.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Tokat Hotel

    Day 4: Farm Visit and Gastronomical Activities

    Stop At: Tokat, Tokat, Tokat Province
    We will take to farm to pick onions, lettuce and such greenery and then to make pancakes with a Turkish touch. We eat what we cooked with villagers and we will depart for cherry orchard and the fields. Picking fruits and eating them from their branch along with the local people that is surely not to be forgotten easily. Overnight in Tokat.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Tokat Hotel

    Day 5: A Traditional Village Visit & Peach Picking

    Stop At: Tokat, Tokat, Tokat Province
    We will see Lake Almus that is one of the biggest lake of Turkey that we will witness the variety of fishes as walking by and visit a village to enjoy all natural & organic food along with villagers and take a part in Folkloric and traditional dances, depart for Peach and seasonal veggie-fruit Picking at its source. You will feel the nature at the palm of your hands and that empathize the sense of being part of the soil. Eating the peaches fresh off the branch appreciating the greatness and witness the earth truly. Afterwards, we will be having Turkish style pizza (“pide”) for dinner and you are cooking! Today, we will see the honored and hospitable villagers’ working conditions and cooking methods, witnessing their farm life. We will see the domestic animals such as donkey, cow and such all around us. After the tour transfer to hotel. Overnight in Tokat.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Tokat Hotel

    Day 6: Tokat to Sivas and Sivas City Tour

    Stop At: Sivas, Sivas
    We will depart to Sivas. Situated at an altitude of 1275 m, Sivas is the highest city of the Central Anatolian Region, and the most mountainous one with the numerous peaks. This uneven land has been the shelter of many tribes, from the earliest ages to more recent periods from which remain many notable monuments. We start exploring the respectively Arkeology Museum, Sifaiye Madrasah, The Double Minaret Madrasah, Buruciye Madrasah, Castle Mosque, Gendarme House, Government House, Great Mosque, Broken and Curved Bridge. Later we will give a break for local lunch. After lunch we will go on with visiting Ottoman highlights; Meydan Mosque and Sems-i Sivasi Tomb, İhramcizade Cultural and Art House, Subasi Karavansarai, Tashan Karavansarai. Dinner and overnight in Sivas.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Sivas Hotel

    Day 7: Sivas – Divrigi – Kangal Tour - Cappadocia

    Stop At: Cappadocia, Cappadocia
    We will drive for Divrigi district about 170 km from the centre. We start with the Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi which is a remarkable building combining a monumental hypostyle mosque with a two storey hospital, includes a tomb. The Mosgue has the unique features of this masterpiece of Islamic architecture. We will go on with Divrigi Castle and historical Mansions until lunch break. After Lunch we will depart for Kangal town and while our visit to Hot Spring Water Pools we will have chance to see the The Kangal dogs (pronounced, khan-ghahl) is a breed of large livestock guardian dog originated in and named after this town. You will have time to spend some time in the pools for relax. After lunch we depart for Cappadocia for 3 hours’ drive. Transfer and check in to your hotel in Cappadocia. Overnight in Cappadocia.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Antique Cave House Hotel or 5 Star Suhan Hotel

    Day 8: Cappadocia Tour with Underground City and Goreme Open Air Museum

    Stop At: Cappadocia, Cappadocia
    We will drive you to Ozkonak Underground City.Than visit to Uchisar Castle, the highest point of Cappadocia. After Uchisar, you visit Goreme Open Air Museum, the Heart of Cappadocia. Goreme Open Air Museum is famous for frescoes dating to 10th century describing the life of Jesus Christ and monks. Next stop is Cavusin, which is an abandoned village with old cave Greek houses. After Cavusin you go to the restaurant in Avanos to have lunch. After lunch, you visit a pottery work shop, to see how to make potteries. Then you go to Love Valley. Love Valley Cappadocia is a hidden valley with scenic formations to say the least. Despite the resemblance to man hood, these amazing rock formations are far from man-made. After Love Valley you visit another workshop to see Cappadocian handwoven carpets and kilims. Next stop is Devrent Valley, where you can see natural rock formations looking like animals. Then you head to a wine shop in Urgup for wine tasting.Overnight in Cappadocia.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Antique Cave House Hotel or 5 Star Suhan Hotel

    Day 9: Cappadocia to Istanbul - End of Tour

    Pass By: Istanbul, Istanbul
    Today we depart for Kayseri Airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul and then back to home. We hope this was a memorable tour for you and looking forward to see you again on another tour of ours. Thank you for joining us.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    The Blue Mosque, Sultan Ahmet, Atmeydanı Cd. No:7, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Istanbul International Airport, Istanbul Turkey
    • Sabiha Gokcen International Airport, Sanayi, 34906 Pendik/İstanbul, Turkey
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Istanbul Airport, Tayakadın, Tayakadın İhsaniye Yolu No:1, 34283 Arnavutköy/İstanbul, Turkey
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by TravelShop Turkey

Activity ID: V-9878P218

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