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Istanbul, Cappadocia Pre & Post Tour – 5 Days / 4 Nights

Summary

CEx3
5 Days / 4 Nights
FIT & Groups
Daily, Year-Round

Basic Itinerary

  • Day 1: Istanbul | Arrival, meet and greet, and transfer to your hotel for check-in.
  • Day 2: Istanbul | Full day tour of Istanbul. Sites observed: Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar.
  • Day 3: Istanbul | Full day tour of Istanbul with Bosphorus Cruise. Sites observed: Spice Bazaar, Dolmabahce Palace, Camlica or Yeditepe Hill, Rumeli Fortress from the boat, Yildiz Palace from the boat.
  • Day 4: Cappadocia | Full day Northern Cappadocia Tour. Sites observed: Uchisar Castle, Goreme Open Air Museum, Cavusin Old Greek Village, Pasabagi, pottery gallery, Devrent Valley, Urgup Fairy Chimneys.
  • Day 5: Cappadocia | Full day Southern Cappadocia Tour. Sites observed: Goreme Panorama, Derinkuyu Underground City, Ihlara Valley, Selime Cave Monastery, Pigeon Valley, onyx demonstration.

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Group Options

10+0 Pax From 469 EUR

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  • Mercedes Sprinter
  • Private Guide
  • Max 14 People
  • No free passenger
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15+1 Pax From 449 EUR

5 (Gold), 4 (Silver), 3 (Bronze)

  • Turkuaz Sultan VIP
  • Private Guide
  • Max 24 People
  • +1 free passenger
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25+1 Pax From 389 EUR

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  • Turkuaz Sultan VIP
  • Private Guide
  • Max 14 People
  • +1 free passenger
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35+1 Pax From 379 EUR

5 (Gold), 4 (Silver), 3 (Bronze)

  • Tourismo Travego
  • Private Guide
  • Max 45 People
  • +1 free passenger
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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Istanbul | Welcome

You will be met by your guide either at Istanbul International Airport (for Pre-Cruise) or at the Port of Istanbul (for Post-Cruise) and transferred to your hotel by private vehicle. After checking into your hotel, you will have some time to relax. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 2: Istanbul | Istanbul Old City Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel at 08:15 and depart for the tour. Tour will start with a visit to the Sultanahmet Square, the heart of the “Old City”, including a tour of the Hippodrome; Hagia Sophia, one of the greatest marvels of Byzantine architecture; Blue Mosque, famous with its blue Iznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets; Grand Bazaar, most attractive shopping center and the biggest “souk” in the world; Lunch at a Turkish Restaurant; Topkapi Palace, residence of Ottoman Sultans exhibiting imperial treasury, sacred Islamic relics of Prophet Mohammed and many more artifacts (Harem is not included in the program); Rüstem Pasa Mosque, a typical sample of Islamic architecture, designed by the court architect Sinan for the Grand Vizier of Süleyman the Magnificent. Tour terminates at Grand Bazaar at approximately 17:00. You may choose to be transferred back to your hotel, or explore your surroundings on foot. Overnight in Istanbul. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 3: Istanbul – Cappadocia | Bophorus Cruise with Dolmabahce Palace, Late Night Flight to Cappadocia

You will be picked up from your hotel at 08:15 and depart for the tour. Make sure to check out of your hotel before the tour starts. You may store your luggages at the hotel’s storage room until your transfer in the evening.

Our day will start with a visit to the Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar), with its mystical smells of different aromas of various spices. The day will continue with the Bosphorus Cruise, through the waterway separating the two continents of Europe and Asia, viewing the marble palaces and luxurious residences. After lunch, we will proceed to Dolmabahçe Palace, recent residence for Ottoman Sultans, which served as the main administrative center of the Ottoman Empire in the 19th century; Bosphorus Bridge, offering a unique chance to step from one continent (Europe) to another (Asia); Camlica Hill or Yeditepe, exposing a panoramic view of Istanbul and the Bosphorus from one of the best points of view in the city. Also visioned during the tour (from the boat) are Imperial Gardens of Royal Yildiz Palace, Bosphorus Bridge, Beylerbeyi Palace, Rumeli Fortress. Tour ends approximately at 17:00.

After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel, where our vehicle will be waiting for your transfer to Istanbul Airport, for your domestic flight to Cappadocia. You will be greeted upon arrival by our representative and transferred to a marvelous cave hotel, very unique to Cappadocia. Overnight in Cappadocia. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 4: Cappadocia |Tour of Nouth Cappadocia

After breakfast, you will be picked up approximately at 09:30 from your hotel to join your tour of Cappadocia, including Uchisar Castle, Goreme Open Air Museum, Cavusin Old Greek Village, Pasabagi (Monk’s Valley). After a short lunch break, we will continue our tour by going to a pottery art gallery and carpet factory, unique to Cappadocia. These will be followed by Devrent Valley and Urgup Fairy Chimneys. After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5: Cappadocia – Istanbul | Tour of South Cappadocia, Return to Istanbul

After breakfast and check out; you will be picked up from your hotel at 09:30 for your tour of South Cappadocia. The day will start with the Goreme Panorama for a breathtaking view of Cappadocia, followed by the Derinkuyu Underground City. Afterwards, we will go to Ihlara Valley for a 3 km hike. Following lunch, we will visit the Selime Cave Monastery and Pigeon Valley. The day will end with the onyx demonstration. At approximately 18:00 you will be dropped off at your hotel. You will then be transferred to Kayseri Airport from the Hotel for your flight back to Istanbul, from where you will, depending on your program, either take your connecting flight home (for Post-Cruise) or transferred by us to the port of Istanbul to embark on your ship (for Pre-Cruise tours). (Breakfast, Lunch)

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • 4 nights of accommodation at the chosen hotel categories, with cave hotels in Cappadocia
  • Domestic return flights between Istanbul (IST) and Kayseri (ASR).
  • A deluxe air-conditioned VIP vehicle with professional driver.
  • All meals mentioned within the program.
  • Entrance fees of all sites and museums as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Licensed professional tour guide in the preferred language
  • All arrival and departure transfers by private vehicle.
  • VAT on all the services
  • International and domestic flights
  • Any tours labelled as “optional” or otherwise not mentioned in the program
  • Drinks during the meals, use of minibars and other hotel extras
  • Any meals that have not already been mentioned in the program

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