Tour Route: Istanbul Cappadocia Istanbul
Embark on an unforgettable 6-night journey through the enchanting cities of Istanbul and Cappadocia. Begin in Istanbul, where you’ll cruise along the sparkling Bosphorus, exploring both the European and Asian sides of this captivating city. Immerse yourself in Istanbul’s rich history with a tour of the Old City, visiting iconic landmarks such as Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque, and Hagia Sophia. Then, venture to Cappadocia, a land of surreal landscapes and ancient wonders. Discover the North region of Cappadocia, exploring the fascinating Devrent Valley, Pasabag, and the charming town of Avanos. Uncover the secrets of the South region, marveling at the vibrant hues of Red Valley and exploring the rock-cut churches and captivating fairy chimneys. Optional tour: hot air balloon ride offers a truly unforgettable experience, soaring above the breathtaking Cappadocia landscape. This tour promises a perfect blend of cultural exploration and natural beauty, showcasing the highlights of both Istanbul and Cappadocia.
Welcome to the mesmerizing city of Istanbul. Upon your arrival, you will be warmly greeted at the airport and whisked away to your hotel in the comfort of a private car. Take in the sights and sounds of this vibrant metropolis as you make your way to your accommodation. Prepare to immerse yourself in the rich history, cultural diversity, and captivating beauty that Istanbul has to offer. Enjoy a restful overnight stay at your hotel in Istanbul.
Embark on a captivating full-day Istanbul Old City day tour, exploring the fascinating history and cultural treasures of this enchanting city. After a delightful breakfast, meet your knowledgeable tour guide in the hotel lobby and prepare for an immersive experience. Begin your adventure at the historic Hippodrome, once a vibrant center of Byzantine entertainment. Marvel at the architectural marvels of the iconic Blue Mosque, renowned for its intricate tile work and breathtaking design. Step into the awe-inspiring Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque, a true masterpiece of Byzantine architecture that will leave you in awe. Discover the hidden gem of Hagia Irene Church, with its serene atmosphere and captivating ancient history. Continue your journey as you explore the magnificent Topkapi Palace, the former residence of Ottoman sultans (please note that the Harem side is not included). Immerse yourself in the vibrant ambiance of Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, one of the world’s oldest and largest covered markets. Learn about its rich history and cultural significance, spanning over 30,000 square meters and boasting more than 4,000 shops. Get lost in the enchanting labyrinth of stalls, hone your bargaining skills, and experience the bustling energy of this vibrant marketplace. After a day filled with exploration and discovery in Istanbul’s old city tour, retreat to your hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.
Legend: B – L
Enjoy a leisurely morning in Istanbul, with the opportunity to explore the city at your own pace. In the afternoon, join our expert tour guide for an unforgettable half-day Istanbul tour. Embark on a mesmerizing Istanbul Bosphorus cruise and be captivated by the enchanting beauty of Istanbul. As you sail along the Bosphorus, marvel at the majestic Bosphorus Bridge that connects two continents, and admire the iconic landmarks such as Ortakoy, Rumeli Fortress, and the charming Bosphorus houses, all gleaming in the sparkling waters. Discover the architectural masterpiece of Beylerbeyi Palace, with its exquisite design and rich history. Then, ascend to Camlica Hill to witness breathtaking panoramic views of the city, a truly awe-inspiring sight. Immerse yourself in the magic of Istanbul’s Bosphorus and create cherished memories on this remarkable journey. After the Istanbul Bosphorus cruise, we will transfer you back to your hotel, where you can relax and unwind. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay in Istanbul, ready to continue your exploration of this captivating city.
Breakfast at the hotel. On your free day in Istanbul, get ready for an unforgettable adventure as you delve into the enchanting corners of this mesmerizing city. Start your day on the Asian side, where the vibrant neighborhood of Kadıköy awaits. Stroll along the lively streets and immerse yourself in the local atmosphere. Discover the charm of Bagdat Caddesi, a bustling avenue lined with trendy boutiques, cozy cafés, and stylish restaurants. Indulge in some retail therapy, savor delicious Turkish delicacies, or simply relax in one of the many charming parks in the area. Cross over to the European side and find yourself in the chic neighborhood of Nişantaşı. This upscale district is a paradise for fashion enthusiasts, with its luxury brands, designer boutiques, and stylish shops. Take your time to explore the elegant streets, treat yourself to a shopping spree, and enjoy a delightful lunch at one of the trendy restaurants. Continue your journey in the vibrant heart of Istanbul: Beyoğlu. This lively district is a melting pot of cultures, art, and entertainment. Lose yourself in the maze of streets filled with art galleries, vintage shops, and vibrant bars. Climb the iconic Galata Tower and be rewarded with panoramic views of the city, the Bosphorus, and beyond. Overnight stay in Istanbul
After breakfast, transfer to the airport by private car. Flight from Istanbul Kayseri. Private transfer from Kayseri airport to Cappadocia. On arrival in Cappadocia, you will c-in to the hotel and meet your guide for full day Cappadocia tour. On the first day, embark on a mesmerizing full-day Cappadocia tour, where the wonders of this unique region await you. Explore the enchanting northern part of Cappadocia, home to the awe-inspiring fairy chimneys. Marvel at the surreal landscapes of Devrent Valley and Pasabag, where nature’s artistry is on full display. Immerse yourself in the charm of Avanos, renowned for its exquisite pottery craftsmanship, and witness the ancient treasures at the Göreme Open Air Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. End your day with a visit to the magnificent Uchisar Castle, the grandest fairy chimney in the area, offering panoramic vistas of the breathtaking surroundings. After a day filled with awe and discovery on the Cappadocia tour, return to your hotel for a restful overnight stay in cave hotel.
Legend: B – L
After enjoying a hearty breakfast, get ready for a full day of exploration with a captivating Cappadocia tour. On the second day of the tour, we will delve into the southern part of Cappadocia, where a world of wonders awaits. Prepare to be amazed by the vibrant and picturesque landscapes of Red Valley, adorned with stunning rock formations. As we venture deeper into this magical region, we will have the opportunity to visit the renowned rock-cut churches and immerse ourselves in their rich history. A hike through the captivating fairy chimneys will leave you in awe of their unique beauty and charm. Don’t miss the chance to explore the ancient Cavusin village, formerly known as the Greek village, and witness its intriguing architecture and cultural heritage. The tour also includes a visit to the mesmerizing underground city of Kaymakli or Derinkuyu, where you can marvel at the intricate network of tunnels and chambers. Finally, our journey concludes with a visit to the rock-cut Ortahisar Castle, offering panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. After an unforgettable day in Cappadocia, we will transfer you to the airport for your flight back to Istanbul. Upon arrival, our team will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel, where you can relax and reflect on the incredible experiences of the day. Overnight, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the comfort of your accommodation in Istanbul.
Legend: B – L
P.S: You can consider the optional early morning Cappadocia hot air balloon ride for a truly unforgettable experience. Please let us know and reserve before your Turkey trip start!
Breakfast at the hotel. Private transfer to the airport according your flight. TOUR ENDS!
Please note that; this itinerary is fully customizable, allowing you to personalize your trip according to your preferences. You have the flexibility to adjust the pace of the trip by incorporating rest days in the destinations of your choice. Additionally, you can extend your journey by adding extra sightseeing days at any point along the route. This way, you can fully tailor the trip to meet your specific needs and make the most out of your travel experience. Let us know your preferences, and we will be happy to assist you in creating a unique and memorable itinerary!
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