Jewels of Istanbul and Cappadocia

Starts in
Istanbul
Duration
6 Days
Price from
$1,489
Route
Istanbul, Cappadocia
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Your journey through Istanbul and Cappadocia will have you spinning from modern to ancient traditions and eastern and western cultures so fast, you'll feel like the iconic whirling dervishes! Explore the highlights of Istanbul including the Grand Bazaar and the lavish Topkapi Palace before heading to Cappadocia to experience a landscape ravished by the elements and used by early settlers for shelter and worship.6 day/5 night package featuring Istanbul and Cappadocia. This program includes accommodation in Deluxe hotels, Sightseeing per itinerary, Arrival and departure transfers, daily breakfast and 2 lunches.

Includes

  • Hotels per itinerary or similar
  • Meals per itinerary; (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner
  • Sightseeing per itinerary
  • Private arrival and departure transfers
  • Emergency assistance

Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours
  • Customary tips and gratuities
  • Domestic flights

Itinerary

Day

1

Istanbul - Arrival

Deluxe Class: Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul or similar hotels

Upon arrival in Istanbul, meet your driver for a private transfer to your hotel for the remainder of the evening at your leisure.

Day

2

Discover Istanbul

Deluxe Class: Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul or similar hotels

Enjoy a full day tour including a visit to Topkapi Palace Museum (excluding Harem Section), residence of the Ottoman Sultans between 1453 – 1852. Visit the Hippodrome, which was once the center of life where chariot racing and other public events took place. Tour the Blue Mosque built between 1609 and 1616, famous for its blue ceramic tiles. Next, see St Sophia, a church built in the 6th century Byzantine Capital, converted into a mosque by the Ottomans, and now a museum and one of the world’s greatest architectural wonders. Your last stop will be the famous Grand Bazaar, the world’s largest and oldest covered market with over 60 streets. (B, L)

Day

3

Istanbul & Cappadocia

Deluxe Class: Ariana Sustainable Luxury Lodge or similar hotels

Before your visit the Spice Market – a true taste of Turkish Cultural Mosaic, enjoy a cruise on the Bosphorus against the spectacular skyline of Istanbul while sailing between the continents. The tour will end by 1 P.M. At the end of the tour, you will have free time at Spice Market. Late afternoon departure for Istanbul Airport to take your flight to Cappadocia (Ticket not included). Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. (B)

Day

4

Explore Cappadocia

Deluxe Class: Ariana Sustainable Luxury Lodge or similar hotels

Early Morning Option: Hot Air Balloon Tour. Experience floating through volcanic valleys, fairy chimneys and caves at sunrise. After breakfast visit Goreme, a historical region of Turkey, located among the rock formations, which were first settled back in the Roman period. Many rock churches can still be seen today, as Christianity was then the prevailing religion in that region. Continue to the town of Avanos renowned for its high quality earthenware. Also visit Pasabagi, Red Valley and attend a brief regional Pottery Workshop. (B,L)

Day

5

Cappadocia - Istanbul

Deluxe Class: Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul or similar hotels

After breakfast and leisure time at the hotel, you will depart for airport to take your flight back to Istanbul (Ticket not included). Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. (B)

Day

6

Istanbul - Departure

After a final Turkish breakfast at your hotel, you will be transferred to the airport for your journey home. (B)

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