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Turkey: Istanbul & Cappadocia

$1695 $1595

per person

Explore the best of Turkey in one week. Tour Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and many other amazing historical attractions in Istanbul. Float above the magical volcanic landscapes of Cappadocia in a colorful hot air balloon. Experience authentic local culture and delicious cuisine.

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7 Days, 6 Nights: Istanbul, Cappadocia

β“˜ Every Thursday Departures Includes hotels, daily breakfast, tour guide, driver, admission fees, and private airport transfers

β“˜ Airfare is not included in the price that is listed

Classic (Included)
⭐⭐⭐ Hotels + Istanbul Old City Tour + Bosphorous Dinner Cruise with Turkish Night Show + Cappadocia North & Fairy Chimneys + Cappadocia South, Ihlara Valley & Underground City
Premium
⭐⭐⭐⭐ Hotels + Same Excursions
β“˜ Optional Add-on
Hot Air Balloon Ride
β“˜ Upgrade to Deluxe or Private Tour
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Hotels OR you pick your departure dates with select trip upgrades and personalizations

 

 

Bosphorus Strait

Blue Mosque

Hagia Sophia in Istanbul


Grand Bazaar

Hot Air Balloon Ride

Istanbul Street Food by the water front


6 Night Accommodation

Itinerary

DAY 1: ARRIVE ISTANBUL (IST)

Upon arrival into Istanbul, you’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free.

*Hotel check-in time is generally 3 pm or later. If your flight arrives in the early morning (e.g. midnight or 7 am) we suggest you add a pre-tour hotel night during booking for a well-deserved rest before starting your tour.

πŸ›οΈ.Β  3 Nights in Istanbul 🍴  Meals: None

 

DAY 2: ISTANBUL OLD CITY TOUR

Discover the best of Historic Areas of Istanbul (UNESCO World Heritage Site) on this guided group tour (3 hours @8:30am). Stop at four of Istanbul’s most visited attractions in one morning. Skip the long lines and stroll to the timeless Hagia Sophia mosque which was the pride and glory of Byzantine architecture. Take in the structure’s imposing faΓ§ade matched only by the grandeur of its towering vaulted ceilings within. Visit the Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmed Mosque) that is famous for its architecture as well as its iconic blue tiles and then the Hippodrome (Sultanahmet Square) where chariot races were held. Followed by shopping at the lively Grand Bazaar dotted with over 4000 shops filled with traditional Turkish handicrafts.

🍴  Meals: Breakfast

 

DAY 3: BOSPHOROUS DINNER CRUISE

This morning and afternoon are free.

In the evening we enjoy an all-inclusive Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Turkish Night Show (4 hours @7:30pm).

Admire Istanbul’s illuminated mosques, palaces and bridges from the water. Savor a delicious 3-course dinner with a choice of fish or meat menus. Enjoy live entertainment, including belly dancing, gypsy and whirling dervish shows. Finish with a live DJ show. Select drinks are included and you can optionally upgrade to an unlimited alcoholic drinks package.

🍴  Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

 

DAY 4: ISTANBUL – CAPPADOCIA

Transfer to the airport and fly to Cappadocia this morning (one hour flight). Airport-hotel transfer.

The rest of the day is free.

πŸ›οΈ.Β  3 Nights in Cappadocia 🍴  Meals: Breakfast

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DAY 5: RED (NORTH) CAPPADOCIA EXCURSION

This small group tour follows the β€˜Red Route’, taking in the most-photographed sights of North Cappadocia. (6-7 hours @9:30am).

Visit ancient rock-hewn churches, towering fairy chimneys, and karst caves that dot the landscape of Cappadocia, making for some unforgettable photo opportunities.

Marvel at the fairy chimneys of Love Valley and Monk Valley. Visit Uchisar Castle and Imagination Valley, and explore the UNESCO-listed Goreme Open-Air Museum.

Finally, visit the pottery-making town of Avanos and maybe even have a go on the potter’s wheel yourself.

🍴  Meals: Breakfast

β“˜ Add-on: Enjoy an early morning hot air balloon excursion over Cappadocia including transfer (2.5 hours). Your colorful balloon glides silently over the sublime hills and valleys of Cappadocia giving a true sense of the region’s fairytale terrain.

 

DAY 6: GREEN (SOUTH) CAPPADOCIA EXCURSION

Explore a lush part of the southern Cappadocia region on this small-group day tour. (7-8 hours @9:30am).

Take a gentle hike in the stunning canyon of the Ihlara Valley. Monks (7th and 11th century) settled in the valley and carved their houses, churches, and monasteries directly from the soft volcanic rock of the canyon walls. These structures are adorned with frescoes that reflect a range of artistic influences, including Persian and Syrian styles. Walk along the trails and explore the rich tapestry of nature and history it offers.

Have lunch by the river and check out the ancient Selime Monastery and the amazing Kaymakli Underground City.

🍴  Meals: Breakfast

 

DAY 7: DEPART TURKEY VIA ISTANBUL

After breakfast, transfer to Nevsehir airport to fly to Istanbul airport for your flight home.

🍴  Meals: Breakfast

*Hotel check-out time is generally aroundΒ 11 am.Β If your flight departs in the evening or past midnight, we suggest you consider adding aΒ post-tour hotel night during booking, to be comfortable and well rested before your flight home.

*The duration and start time of excursions are subject to change without prior notice.


Every Thursday Departure (Except Surcharge Dates, Land Only)

  • Group Size: 2 – 16
Year 2024 Β  Β 
  • Tour Dates
  • Thursday – Wednesday

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  • Classic
  • ⭐ ⭐⭐
  • (Max 16 Guests)

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  • Premium
  • ⭐ ⭐⭐⭐
  • (Max 16 Guests)Β Β Β 
May 9 – May 15 $1695Β  $1595 + Air $1990Β  $1890 + Air
May 16 – May 22 $1915Β  $1815 + Air $2380Β  $2280 + Air
  • May 23 – May 29
  • May 30 – Jun 5
  • Jun 6 – June 12
  • Jun 13 – June 19
  • Jun 20 – Jun 26
$1915Β  $1815 + Air $2160Β  $2060 + Air
  • June 27 – Jul 3
  • Jul 4 – Jul 10
  • July 11 – July 17
  • July 18 – July 24
  • July 25 – Jul 31
  • Aug 1 – Aug 7
  • Aug 8 – Aug 14
  • Aug 15 – Aug 21
  • Aug 22 – Aug 28
$2000Β  $1900 + Air $2160Β  $2060 + Air
  • Aug 29 – Sep 3
  • Sep 5 – Sep 11
  • Sep 12 – Sep 18
  • Sep 19 – Sep 25
  • Sep 26 – Oct 2
  • Oct 3 – Oct 9
  • Oct 10 – Oct 16
  • Oct 17 – Oct 23
  • Oct 24 – Oct 30
$2000Β  $1900 + Air $2380Β  $2280 + Air
  • β€£ Day 5: Hot air balloon ride is available starting at $225 per person, subject to availability at the time of booking your tour

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Hotels We carefully handpick our hotels to ensure they provide you with the best comfort and experience. For Private Tours, you may request a specific hotel as one of the customizable options.

Destination Classic ClassΒ  Premium ClassΒ 
Istanbul The Premist Taksim Hotel
Cappadocia Terra Cave Hotel
 
  • * Hotels mentioned are subject to availability at the time of reservation.
  • *Β Standard double room is included with your tour. Room upgrade available in the same hotel.

Accommodation Classification

  • CLASSIC ⭐⭐⭐-Β 3-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations
  • PREMIUM ⭐⭐⭐⭐- 4-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations
  • DELUXE ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐- 5-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations

Hotel Check-in and Check-out

Hotel check-in time is generally 3 pm or later. Check-out time is around 11 am. Hotels usually allow early arrivals and late departures to store your luggage in their luggage room for a few hours.

Pre-Tour HotelΒ Add-onΒ and Post-Tour Hotel Add-on

Depending on your flight arrival and departure times we may suggest you consider aΒ pre-tour hotel night and/or post-tour hotel night during booking.Β  Β The additional night allows you to be well rested before your tour or your flight home.

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Available in Fixed Date or Private Tour
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β“˜Β Instant Savings up to $100Β  discount when you book by May 31

Every Thursday Departure (Except Surcharge Dates, Land Only)

  • Group Size: 2 - 16
Year 2024 Β  Β 
  • Tour Dates
  • Thursday - Wednesday
Β 
  • Classic
  • ⭐ ⭐⭐
  • (Max 16 Guests)
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  • Premium
  • ⭐ ⭐⭐⭐
  • (Max 16 Guests)Β Β Β 
May 9 – May 15 $1695Β  $1595 + Air $1990Β  $1890 + Air
May 16 – May 22 $1915Β  $1815 + Air $2380Β  $2280 + Air
  • May 23 – May 29
  • May 30 – Jun 5
  • Jun 6 – June 12
  • Jun 13 – June 19
  • Jun 20 – Jun 26
$1915Β  $1815 + Air $2160Β  $2060 + Air
  • June 27 – Jul 3
  • Jul 4 – Jul 10
  • July 11 – July 17
  • July 18 – July 24
  • July 25 – Jul 31
  • Aug 1 – Aug 7
  • Aug 8 – Aug 14
  • Aug 15 – Aug 21
  • Aug 22 – Aug 28
$2000Β  $1900 + Air $2160Β  $2060 + Air
  • Aug 29 – Sep 3
  • Sep 5 – Sep 11
  • Sep 12 – Sep 18
  • Sep 19 – Sep 25
  • Sep 26 – Oct 2
  • Oct 3 – Oct 9
  • Oct 10 – Oct 16
  • Oct 17 – Oct 23
  • Oct 24 – Oct 30
$2000Β  $1900 + Air $2380Β  $2280 + Air
 

Fixed Date Tour Price Details

  • β€£ Prices are in USD and are inclusive of all applicable taxes but do not include airfare.
  • β€£ Prices are per person based on double occupancy. A special rate for single travelers is available on request - please inquire.
  • β€£ If the hotels mentioned are unavailable then similar properties will be substituted. You will be advised of any changes to the price.
  • β€£ This tour operates with aΒ minimum of 2 guests.Β Excursion group size varies from 12 - 50 people.

Flex-Date Guided Departures (Land Only)

  • Guaranteed Departure with 2 Persons
Year Tour Dates Premium Deluxe
2024 Jan 5 – Dec 15 From $2200 + Air From $3000 + Air

Price Details (Land Only)

  • β€£ You Choose Your Own Dates
  • β€£ Required add-on: domestic airfare Istanbul-Cappadocia. Indicative fare from $100, actual price available at tour booking.
  • β€£ Daily departures.
  • β€£ Prices are in USD and are inclusive of all applicable taxes but do not include airfare.
  • β€£ Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Special rates for single travelers or larger groups are available on request - please inquire.
  • β€£ Seasonal surcharges may apply during applicable major holidays. 2024 surcharge dates: Jan 1-5, March 29-April 1, Dec 22 - 05 Jan 2024, and major holidays.
  • β€£ Note that tour prices vary according to season. If your tour straddles two seasons then each portion will be priced according to that season.

Flight Add-On

  • β€£ We work with all major airlines for the best routes and competitive pricing.
  • β€£ The nearest arrival airport is IST (Istanbul Airport).
  • β€£ The nearest departure airport isΒ Cappadocia - Nevsehir Kapadokya Airport (NAV)
  • β€£ Contact us for more detail and pricing.

Inclusions

  • β€£ Private Airport Transfers
  • β€£ Hotel Accommodations
  • β€£ 6 Breakfasts and selected dinners (See tour plan for details)
  • β€£ English-speaking Local Guide
  • β€£ Entrance Fees to Monuments & Attractions per Itinerary

Exclusions

  • β€£ Hot Air Balloon with Transfer
  • β€£ Air Fare
  • β€£ Travel Insurance
  • β€£ Medical Expenses
  • β€£ Visa Fee
  • β€£ Gratuity
  • β€£ Personal Expenses

Optional Add-Ons

  • β€£ Pre-tour hotel night
  • β€£ Post-tour hotel night
  • β€£ Day 5: Hot air balloon ride is available starting at $225 per person, subject to availability at the time of booking your tour
  • β€£ Note: must be booked with your tour reservation

Deposit

  • β€£ A deposit of $575 (classic tour) is due within 3 days of booking confirmation. Full payment to be made 70 days prior to the departure date.
  • β€£ The airfare is due upon flight booking. Airfare and flight schedule shown are indicative only. Actual prices and schedule will be available at flight booking. All airfares are subject to change until paid in full at time of ticketing..
  • β€£ Monthly installment plan is available - please inquire.
  • β€£ Credit card fee for American Express and non-US issued credit card is 1%. No charge for most other credit cards.

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Suggested Gratuity

  • β€£ Local Guide: US $7 per person per day of sightseeing. US $4 per half day of sightseeing.
  • β€£ Driver: US $5 per person per day of sightseeing. US $3 per half day of sightseeing.
  • β€£ Gratuities may be paid in local currency or US dollars. You can tip the guides and drivers when they finish their assignment with you e.g. end of day, end of city stay, on departure, etc.

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