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Explore Istanbul & Cappadocia


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

8 Days, 6 Nights: Istanbul, Antalya, Cappadocia

Small-Group Tour Includes hotels, daily breakfast with 3 meals, tour guide, driver, admission fees, and airport transfers

Upgrade to Private Tour You pick your departure dates with select trip upgrades and personalizations



(*UNESCO World Heritage Sites)

  • Istanbul City Tour
  • Historic Areas of Istanbul*
  • Topkapi Palace
  • Hagia Sophia
  • Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts
  • Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmed Mosque)
  • Hippodrome (Sultanahmet Square)
  • Grand Bazaar
  • Süleymaniye Mosque
  • Spice Bazaar
  • Dolmabahce Palace
  • Camlica Hill
  • Bosphorus Dinner Cruise
  • Antalya Old City Tour
  • Cable Car Ride
  • Duden Waterfalls
  • Konya
  • Konya Mevlana Museum (Whirling Dervishes)
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride
  • Goreme & Rock Sites of Cappadocia*
  • Devrent Valley
  • Love Valley
  • Avanos
  • Pottery Making Atelier
  • Uchisar Castle


Suleymaniye Mosque

Topkapi Palace

Hot Air Balloon Ride

Grand Bazaar

Bosphorus Strait

Antalya Port

6 Night Accommodation

Premium Small Group (Included)
⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐ 4 Star Hotels
Premium Private Tour +$415
⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ 4 Star Hotels
Deluxe Private Tour +$715
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 Star Hotels


Tour Itinerary

Day 1: North America Departure

Depart from your airport to fly to Istanbul. Night onboard the aircraft.

*If your flight departs in the early morning hours, you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day i.e. early Friday morning means Thursday night!

Day 2: Hello Istanbul!

Upon arrival in 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 4 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.

🛏️.  2 Nights in Istanbul

Day 3: Istanbul City Tour

Discover the best of Historic Areas of Istanbul (UNESCO World Heritage Site) on this city tour. Visit Topkapi Palace, the ornate residence of the sultans of the past. Stroll to the timeless Hagia Sophia mosque, the pride and glory of Byzantine architecture. Take in the structure’s imposing façade, matched only by the grandeur of its towering vaulted ceilings within. Visit Basilica Cistern & Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts. Visit the Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmed Mosque) that is famous for its architecture as well as its 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.

Enjoy a Bosphorous dinner cruise with a Turkish folk music and dance show.

🍴  Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4: Dive into the Culture behind Istanbul

Visit Dolmabahce Palace and Camlica Hill. Explore Süleymaniye Mosque and walk through its vast airy interior while keeping an eye out for some of the finest examples of calligraphy in the city. Head to the adjacent gardens for a chance to appreciate the stunning vistas of the Golden Horn. Continue to Spice Bazaar, wander through this captivating marketplace with your guide and take in the myriad of sights, flavors, and aromas from the stalls selling fragrant herbs, spices and decadent treats.

Transfer to the airport and fly to Antalya this evening (one hour flight). Private transfer from airport to hotel.

🛏️.  2 Nights in Antalya 🍴  Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Antalya Old City Tour

On the Antalya Old City Tour, explore Marina, Clock Tower, Hadrian’s Gate, Broken Minaret, Hıdırlık Tower and Cable Car ride followed by Duden Waterfalls.

🍴  Meals: Breakfast

Day 6: Konya Excusion & Whirling Dervishes

Check-out & drive to Cappadocia.

Enroute stop at Konya to explore famous local foods. Visit Konya Mevlana Museum – school of whirling dervishes.

🛏️.   2 Nights in Cappadocia |🍴  Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7: Hot Air Balloon & Valley Of Fairy Chimneys

This morning, enjoy your hot air balloon excursion over Cappadocia. Your balloon silently glides over the sublime hills and valleys of Cappadocia giving a true sense of the region’s fairytale terrain. The Rock Sites of Cappadocia are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Continue on your full day tour. Visit Devrent Valley – unique fairy-chimneys, Love Valley – mushroom-shaped pinnacles, Avanos that rests on the banks of the longest river in Turkey, pottery making Atelier, Göreme Open Air Museum & Uchisar. 

🍴  Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8: Depart Turkey via Istanbul

After breakfast, transfer to the airport to fly to Istanbul then your flight home.

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

🍴  Meals: Breakfast

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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 Premium Class  Deluxe Class 
* Hotels mentioned are subject to availability at the time of reservation.

Accommodation Classification

  • COMFORT ⭐⭐⭐- 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 4 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 Hotel Add-on and Post-Tour Hotel Add-on

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

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Available in Small Group Tours ᐅ   and  Private Tours ᐅ

Departures for Small-Group Tours (Land Only)

  • Guarantee Departure with 2 Persons & Maximum 12
  • Call for Price
  • Airfare prices and flight schedules shown are indicative only. Actual prices and schedule will be available at flight booking.
Small-Group Tour Price Details
  • ‣ Required add-on: domestic airfare Istanbul-Antalya & Istanbul-Cappadocia. Indicative fare from $200, actual price available at tour booking.
  • ‣ Prices are in USD and are inclusive of all applicable taxes but do not include airfare.
  • ‣ Prices are per person based on double occupancy. A special rate for single travelers is available on request - please inquire.
  • ‣ This tour operates with a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 12 guests

Departures for Private Tours (Land Only)

  • You Choose Your Own Dates
  • Call for price
  • Airfare prices and flight schedules shown are indicative only. Actual prices and schedule will be available at flight booking.
Private Tour Price Details
  • ‣ Required add-on: domestic airfare Istanbul-Antalya & Istanbul-Cappadocia. Indicative fare from $200, actual price available at tour booking.
  • ‣ Daily departures.
  • ‣ Prices are in USD and are inclusive of all applicable taxes but do not include airfare.
  • ‣ Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Special rates for single travelers or larger groups are available on request - please inquire.
  • ‣ Seasonal surcharges may apply during applicable major holidays. 2022 surcharge dates: Jan 1-10, April 16-24, Dec 22 - 03 Jan 2023, and major holidays.
  • ‣ 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

  • ‣ We work with all major airlines for the best routes and competitive pricing.
  • ‣ The nearest airport is IST (Istanbul Airport).
  • ‣ Contact us for more detail and pricing.


  • ‣ Private Airport Transfers
  • ‣ Hotel Accommodations
  • ‣ 6 Breakfasts and 3 Dinners (See tour plan for details)
  • ‣ English-speaking Local Guide
  • ‣ Entrance Fees to Monuments & Attractions per Itinerary
  • Hot Air Balloon with Private Transfer


  • ‣ Air Fare
  • ‣ Travel Insurance
  • ‣ Medical Expenses
  • Visa Fee
  • ‣ Gratuity
  • ‣ Personal Expenses


  • ‣ A deposit of 40% of the land tour price is due within 3 days of booking confirmation. Full payment to be made 70 days prior to the departure date.
  • ‣ 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..
  • ‣ Monthly installment plan is available - please inquire.
  • ‣ 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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Optional Add-Ons

  • ‣ Pre-tour hotel night
  • ‣ Post-tour hotel night

Suggested Gratuity

  • ‣ Local Guide: US $7 per person per day of sightseeing. US $4 per half day of sightseeing.
  • ‣ Driver: US $5 per person per day of sightseeing. US $3 per half day of sightseeing.
  • ‣ 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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