Istanbul Cappadocia (6 Days/5 Nights)


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Prices are per person, double occupancy, in US dollars, and in your own private group:
Single room supplement: +$690
Subject to availability on dates selected 
A 10% discount is applicable to the following period: November 15 to March 15


Day 1: Arrival at Istanbul Ataturk International Airport
Meet your guide and enjoy a private transfer to your hotel, located in the charming Old City district of Sultanahmet. Traveling along the old city fortifcation walls, you’ll learn a bit about this exciting city along the way. The remainder of the day is at leisure; why not stretch your legs with a walk around the neighborhood, then perhaps with dinner on your own at a rooftop restaurant. We can suggest several with great views over the Sea of Marmara! 

Day 2: Istanbul
Enjoy two full days of private sightseeing in Istanbul with your knowledgeable guide. Today we explore the Sultanahmet area and visit the Roman-era HippodromeBlue MosqueHagia Sophia Museum, the underground Basilica Cistern, and the Grand Bazaar. (B) 

Day 3: Istanbul
Private sightseeing continues today with visits to the sprawling Topkapi Palace and its Harem Quarters and the Spice Market, followed by a leisurely boat ride on the Bosphorus Strait, and, finally, time permitting, a walking tour through Istanbul's winding backstreets. (B)

Day 4: Istanbul / Cappadocia – Flight to Kayseri or Nevsehir
This morning, after breakfast, enjoy a comfortable transfer to the airport and a short flight to Cappadocia. Upon arrival, we’ll begin to discover the wonders of this magical region. We’ll explore the beautiful panoramas of Ortahisar Valley and also visit the unique Goreme Open Air Museuma UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afterwards, return to your hotel. (B) 

Day 5: Cappadocia
An optional early morning hot-air balloon ride is available for those wishing to try this unforgettable experience. After breakfast, we head out on another private tour  to one of the remarkable underground cities of Cappadocia (such as Ozkonak or Kaymakli), which housed amazingly-complex communities replete with houses, churches, storage areas, a communal kitchen, burial chambers and many more astounding features. Next, we visit the beautiful town of Uchisar -  its natural fortress was used both for housing and defense.  You will also see the iconic and otherworldly fairy chimneys at Pasabag, and the small town of Avanos, known for its local pottery made with clay from the Kizilirmak River. Enjoy a traditional lunch in a cozy family village home. (B, L) 

Day 6: Cappadocia / Istanbul - Homebound departure
Transfer to either the Kayseri or Nevsehir Airport for a flight to Istanbul, where you will connect to your homebound flight. (B) 

Price of the package includes:

  • Accommodations: 
    3 nights in Istanbul: Hotel Ottoman Imperial - Premium Room 
    2 nights in Cappadocia: Yunak House Cave Hotel - Deluxe Room
  • Domestic flights in coach class as mentioned in the program (Istanbul to Kayseri or Nevsehir, Kayseri or Nevsehir to Istanbul)
  • Meals as indicated by (B, L, D) - B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner 
    6 meals: 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch
  • Private, licensed, professional English-speaking guides throughout trip
  • All transfers and travel in a non-smoking, modern, air-conditioned vehicle with a driver
  • All entrance fees to the sites and museums mentioned in the program
  • Parking, ferry, and toll road fees
  • Gratuities at restaurants where a meal is included in the program

Price of the package excludes:

  • Airfare for international flights
  • Beverages other than water during included meals
  • Optional gratuities to tour guide(s) and driver(s)
  • Tipping for porters at hotels
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas, laundry, and personal items