Tehran to Istanbul Express

Duration : 9 days
Itinerary : Tehran, Masuleh, Caspian Sea, Tabriz, Tatvan, Mt Nemrut , Khata, Cappadocia region, Kayseri, Istanbul

    • Day 1: Arrive Tehran – Check-in to your hotel in the morning and have time to freshen up before an afternoon tour of northern Tehran. (D)
      • Sa’d Abad Museum Complex
    • Day 2: Masuleh / Anzali Port-Caspian Sea – A stop at the millennium old village of Masuleh is a must before continuing onto the Caspian Sea town of Bandar-e Anzali. (B)
      • Masuleh village walk
    • Day 3: Arbadil / Tabriz – A scenic drive along the Caspian Sea coast brings us to the bustling city of Ardabil to visit a UNESCO site and then onto Tabriz in the afternoon. (B)
      • Ardabil – Sheikh Safi-od-Din Mausoleum (UNESCO Site)
      • Blue Mosque & Bazaar area
    • Day 4: Iran/Turkey border / Tatvan – A long day of driving first brings to the Iran / Turkey border where we cross into Turkey and continue driving past Lake Van to the ever expanding city of Tatvan for the night.(B)
      • Lake Van scenery
      • Local island excursion (time and weather permitting)
    • Day 5: Mt Nemrut region / Khata – A scenic drive to the town of Kahta where we can visit the mysterious Nemrut Dagi National Park, home to the splendid Nemrut Dagi peak and its enigmatic statues.(B)
      • Nemrut Dagi
    • Day 6: Kayseri / Cappadocia region – A full day’s drive brings us to an economic powerhouse, Kayseri has a long history. Invaded by Romans, Arabs, Mongols and crusaders, this city is rich in history and a perfect place to explore Cappadocia. (B)
    • Days 7: Kayseri / Cappadocia region – One of the most fascinating places to visit in Turkey must be Cappadocia riddled with man-made cave homes and dovecotes. The day is yours to explore the area and take in the stunning scenery.(B)
      • Goreme Open Air Museum
      • Bus and walking tour of Pigeon Valley
    • Day 8: Istanbul – A morning flight brings us to the historic city of Istanbul where we have time to visit the most famous sites of the city. (B)
      • Aya Sofya
      • Topkapi Palace
      • Grand Bazaar
  • Day 9: Istanbul and Depart – After breakfast you are free to depart at anytime. (B)