Istanbul and Cappadocia

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Istanbul and Cappadocia

Discover the quaintest corners of Turkey on this 6-day tour that takes you through some of the oldest monuments, ruins and attractions in history and acquaints you with culture, customs, history and geography of the region. Learn about the history of Cappadocia and develop a stronger bond with the place during the course of your tour.

 

Tour Nights

  • Istanbul: 3 nights
  • Cappadocia: 2 nights
  • Tour code: AWTK05
  • Accommodation Grade
  • Group Tour

Tour At a Glance

  • Go on a dinner cruise and savour sumptuous traditional delicacies and watch entertaining cultural and local dance performances
  • Explore the popular and historical attractions in the Old City, including Topkapi Palace, Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, St. Sophia and the Grand Bazaar
  • Enjoy a thrilling cable car ride as well as tour of Bosphorus to know more about the past and present of the place
  • Discover the popular historical attractions in Cappadocia including the Devrent Valley, Monk’s Valley, Göreme and the natural castles of Uçhisar

Itinerary details

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  • Day 1 Arrival in Istanbul and Dinner Cruise (Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Show Included)
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    Arrival in Istanbul and Dinner Cruise (Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Show Included)

    Upon arrival at Istanbul new Airport, meet with our English-speaking representative who will arrange for your transfer to a hotel by a private vehicle. Check in and spend the rest of your afternoon at leisure. In the evening, our representative will meet you in the hotel lobby and transfer you to a local pier for your dinner boat cruise comprising of traditional Turkish delicacies and unlimited soft drinks. You will enjoy an entertaining Dervish, Folk Dances & Belly Dance on the Bosporus later. Transfer back to your local hotel for overnight stay.
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  • Day 2 Full Day Old City Tour in Istanbul (Buffet Breakfast & Local Lunch included)
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    Full Day Old City Tour in Istanbul (Buffet Breakfast & Local Lunch included)

    After breakfast, you will meet your local guide in the hotel lobby. Today is reserved for the exploration of quaint quarters of Old City. Start by visiting the Topkapi Palace, the seat of government during the Ottoman Empire and a large museum now. Look for the ‘Spoonmaker’s Diamond’, the 7th largest diamond in the world in the treasury section and search for sacred leavings from Prophet Mohammad at the chamber of Holy Mantle. Visit Hippodrome next, one of the largest chariot race grounds in the Byzantine Empire. Your explora tion will then take you to Blue Mosque, built in the 17th century and named after blue Iznik tiles that adorn its interiors. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant before you visit St. Sophia, built during the reign of Emperor Justinian in AD537.  The church remained one of the greatest churches in Christendom until the conquest of Constantinople in 1453 by Sultan Mehmet II who ordered to convert it into a Mosque. Culminate your day by visiting the renowned Grand Bazaar, the largest and oldest covered Bazaar in Turkey with more than 4,000 shops selling everything from handicrafts, carpets, rare jewels, antiques, home wares, books, copper ware, ceramics, gold and souvenirs. Have dinner at your own expense. Overnight stay at your local hotel.
    Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch 
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  • Day 3 Half Day Cable Car & Bosphorus Tour (Buffet breakfast included)
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    Half Day Cable Car & Bosphorus Tour (Buffet breakfast included)

    After breakfast, spend some leisurely time till it’s time for your Cable Car & Bosphorus Tour. Meet with your tour guide at the beginning of the tour and proceed towards City Walls and learn about the history of the place. Next, take the bus to Golden Horn area, a natural harbour crucial to the development of Istanbul. Your next stop will be at Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar) where you will see heaps of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and other spices and herbs. Take a scenic boat trip on the Bosphorus next, followed by a visit to the Ru meli Fortress.
    Meals included: Breakfast  
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  • Day 4 Istanbul-Cappadocia
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    Istanbul-Cappadocia

    Check out of your hotel and take a direct flight from Istanbul to Kayseri or Nevsehir Airport. Be transferred to your local hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.
    Meals included: Breakfast  

  • Day 5 Highlights of Cappadocia Tour
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    Highlights of Cappadocia Tour

    After breakfast, meet with your local guide in the hotel lobby and usher on your full day regular tour of Cappadocia, a historical region in Central Anatolia. Start by visiting the Devrent Valley, popular for its many different rock formations. Don’t miss the small fairy chimneys in the valley that form a lunar landscape. Drive to Paşabağ (Monk’s Valley) next and check out some of the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles. Have lunch at a local restaurant in the city of Avanos (set menu, drinks extra). In the afternoon, make your way to Göreme and marvel at the ruins of rock-cut churches and ancient Christian settlements. Culminate your visit by visiting the natural castles of Uçhisar. Dinner and overnight stay at your local hotel.
    Meals included: Full Board 
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  • Day 6 Cappadocia – Istanbul Departure
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    Cappadocia – Istanbul Departure

    Spend some leisurely hours by yourself. Later, proceed towards Kayseri or Nevsehir Airport for your flight back to Istanbul. After arrival at Istanbul new Airport, connect to your international flight for your onward journey. 

Dates & Guide Prices

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Hotels

  • Metropolitan Taksim Hotel
    Metropolitan Taksim Hotel
    Istanbul
  • Burcu Kaya Hotel
    Burcu Kaya Hotel
    Cappadocia
  • Suhan Cappadocia Hotel & Spa
    Suhan Cappadocia Hotel & Spa
    Star Rating Cappadocia
  • Crowne Plaza Old City Hotel
    Crowne Plaza Old City Hotel
    Star Rating Istanbul

Suhan Cappadocia Hotel & Spa

Cappadocia
  • Suhan Cappadocia Hotel & Spa

SUHAN CAPPADOCIA placed at central Avanos, Nevsehir, near Kizilirmak River. On the banks of the Kizilirmak River, this upscale fortress-style hotel is an 8-minute walk from the underground ceramics museum Güray Müze, and 13 k

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Metropolitan Taksim Hotel

Istanbul
  • Metropolitan Taksim Hotel

located in Taksim at the heart of Istanbul within talking distance to the Istiklal Avenue, the famous shopping district. Metropolitan Hotels Taksim offers a unique accommodation experience to its distinguished guests wit

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Burcu Kaya Hotel

Cappadocia
  • Burcu Kaya Hotel

Located in Ortahisar District of Cappadocia; Burcu Kaya Hotel has an outdoor swimming pool with views of the surrounding fairy chimneys. The town centre of Ortahisar is a 5-minute walk from the property. Goreme Open Air Museu

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Crowne Plaza Old City Hotel

Istanbul
  • Crowne Plaza Old City Hotel

The hotel is within walking distance of the Grand Bazaar, the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia Museum, the Basilica Cistern and the Topkapi Palace. It is located 5 km away from the Taksim Square as well as Nisantasi, Osmanbey an

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What's Included?

  • Transfers on private basis by air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Sightseeing tours on Seat-in coach basis.
  • Accommodation at specified hotels or similar.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Services of professional tour guide in English languages.
  • Service charges & local taxes.

What's not Included?

  • International Flights.
  • Domestic flights if any.
  • Visa fees.
  • Gratuities to the Restaurants, Guide & Driver.
  • Any personal expenses such as: phone calls, laundry, drinks, etc..
  •  Porter service in hotels and airports.
  • Supplements for Chirstmas & New Year period.
  • Any other services not mentioned in the itinerary and inclusions.

Additional Information

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£) based on twin sharing. 
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