Istanbul Cappadocia Tour
Duration: 6 Days
Arrival in Istanbul
Upon arrival, you will be met at Istanbul Airport and transferred to your hotel in the city of Istanbul.
Historical Istanbul Tour (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
08:25 Your day will begin with a visit to the ancient ByzantineHippodrome where you will tour the Egyptian Obelisk, Serpentine Column, Fountain of Wilhelm II, the elegant Blue Mosque, and the Hagia Sophia Museum. After lunch, you will visit the TopkapiPalace, residence, and administrative center of the Ottoman Sultans. The final stop of the day will be the Grand Bazaar, exploring a labyrinth of streets and passages housing more than 4,000 shops. After the tour, you will make your way back to the hotel.
Flight to Kayseri / North Cappadocia Region Tour (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
05:30 After breakfast & check-out, you will be transferred to Istanbul Airport for a 07:00 domestic flight to Kayseri
08:30 Upon your arrival to Kayseri, you will be met & transferred to Cappadocia to meet the other participants of the tour.
In the morning section of the tour, you will visit Three Beauties, Devrent Valley, Pasabag Valley, Avanos Village & Old Streets, Kizilirmak River, and join a Discovery Series “Art of Pottery in Asia Minor” event. After a lunch break at a local restaurant, you will join for trekking at Red Valley which will take around 1hr, the and day tour will conclude with a visit to Cavusin & Goreme Open Air Museum. Tonight will offer you the wonderful opportunity to sleep in a traditional Cappadocian cave hotel.
South Cappadocia Region Tour/ Flight to Istanbul (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
On your second day in the Cappadocia region, you will visit the Mustafa Pasa Village, Kaymakli Underground City, Ortahisar Castle & Village, Pigeon Valley, Uchisar Castle (no interior visit) & Esentepe View Point. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant at Ortahisar Village. You will join the Discovery Series for the day and the “Art of Turkish Carpets” event at the end of the tour.
18:00 After the tour, you will be transferred to Kayseri Airport
19:30 Departure for a domestic flight to Istanbul
21:00 On your arrival in Istanbul, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Bosphorous Cruise & Asia Sightseeing Tour (Meal: Breakfast, Lunch)
08:15 Your day starts with a journey along the Golden Horn, the arm of the Bosphorus peninsula which separates the old and new cities of Istanbul. Follow the traces of history in Balat at the Fener Orthodox Patriarchate, the Metal Church of St Stephen the Bulgarian, Ahirda Synagogue, Eyup Sultan Mosque and see the 21km long City Walls of Istanbul. Next stop, the Egyptian Market (Spice Bazaar), with mystical aromas of various spices, followed by a cruise along the Bosphorus on one of the iconic ferries of Istanbul, Intercontinental Bosphorus Bridge to Camlica Hill, the highest hill in AsiaticIstanbul. Travel back to Europe with a stop at Dolmabahce Palace (excluding harem section).
Transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport (Meal: Breakfast)
After you have checked out, we will arrange for the transfer to Istanbul Airport.