5 Days Istanbul Tour Cappadocia Tour. Spend five glorious days in Turkey seeing some of the must see sights. Soak up the culture and history of Istanbul. Tour the sites in the historic old city. Soar above the fairy chimneys…
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5 Days Istanbul Tour Cappadocia Tour. Spend five glorious days in Turkey seeing some of the must see sights. Soak up the culture and history of Istanbul. Tour the sites in the historic old city. Soar above the fairy chimneys at dawn on a hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia. Explore the underground cities and impressive frescoes. Don't miss this trip, which is jam packed with adventure and beautiful places waiting to be seen!
Arrival in Istanbul and transfer to your hotelOnce you arrive in Istanbul, our driver will be waiting to pick you up and escort you to your boutique hotel in the heart of the Old City, also known as Sultanahmet. After checking in the Byzantium Hotel, or similar, you'll have the rest of the day to get acclimated and explore the city on your own.
Istanbul Old City Walking Tour (B,L)Following breakfast at your hotel, you'll be picked up at 8:30 by our experienced guide to begin a full day walking tour of the Old City. You'll start by seeing the Hagia Sophia, one of the oldest buildings in the city. From there, you'll continue on the Blue Mosque where you can admire the beautiful interior. The Blue Mosque lets out on to the Hippodrome where your guide will tell you of the significance of each item. Lunch is provided at a traditional Turkish restaurant. After lunch, you'll walk through the historic neighborhoods of Fener and Balat before coming to Topkapi Palace. Admire the longtime palace of the Sultans of the Ottoman Empire as you learn how they spent their days. You'll finish your tour in the Grand Bazaar, one of the largest covered bazaars in the world. At the end of the tour, our guide will take you back to your hotel. You will have the rest of the evening to rest or explore.
Istanbul to Cappadocia by plane and day tour of Southern Cappadocia-Green tour (L)Our driver will pick you up at 4:00 AM and take you to the airport for a one-hour flight to Cappadocia. Upon your arrival, our driver will be waiting to pick you up and take you to our office in Goreme town. From there you will join the South Cappadocia Tour. You'll begin your tour with a visit to Derinkuyu Underground City before continuing on to the Ihlara Valley. After a pleasant stroll through a section of the gorge, you will stop for lunch at a traditional Turkish restaurant. From there, you will continue on to Selime Monastery and explore the rock formations that the Monks called home. You're next stop is Pigeon Valley for a spectacular view and photo op. Your last stop will be at an onyx factory to learn how it's made. When the tour is finished, our guide will drop you at your hotel. You will be staying in Holiday Cave Hotel or similar. The rest of the evening is free to rest or explore.
Day tour of Northern Cappadocia (Red Tour) / Flight back to Istanbul (B,L)If you choose to add on the optional hot air balloon ride, you'll be picked up at 4:30 AM and taken to the balloon site where you will watch the balloons be blown up and prepared for departure. You'll enjoy a one-hour hot air balloon ride over the landscape of Cappadocia as the sun rises. Once the balloon ride is finished, our guide will take you back to your hotel where you can enjoy breakfast before your next tour. Our guide will pick you up from your hotel at 9:30 AM for a tour of the North side of Cappadocia. Your first stop will be at Uchisar Castle, which is one of the best views in the area. Next, you'll visit the Goreme Open Air Museum, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and take in the stunning frescoes. For lunch, you will be stopping in Avanos at a traditional Anatolian restaurant. Following lunch, you'll make short stops for photo ops at the beautifully scenic landscapes of Pasabag Monk's Valley, Devrent Valley and the Urgup Fairy Chimneys. Before returning to your hotel, you'll stop at a traditional kick wheel pottery factory and see a demonstration. If you're lucky, you may even get to try it yourself! At the end of the tour, our driver will take you to the airport for a one-hour flight back to Istanbul. When you arrive, our driver will pick you up and take you back to your hotel.
Istanbul (B)According to your flight time, our driver will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the airport.
All Airport transfers mentioned by the itinerary
All flight tickets with taxes (Istanbul-Cappadocia-Istanbul)
3-day tour mentioned by the itinerary (Guide, Lunch, Transportation and all entrance fees )
3-Night Hotel in Istanbul (Boutique Hotel) with breakfast
1- Night S-class cave boutique hotel in Cappadocia with breakfast
All meals mentioned by the itinerary (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner)
Vegetarian meals available
Full travel insurance
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