Istanbul and Cappadocia Tour – 5 Days/4 Nights. The 5-day Istanbul and Cappadocia tour starts in Istanbul with a magnificent atmosphere. 2 days to discover Istanbul’s ancient treasures and natural beauty. Your trip continues in Cappadocia, the land of beautiful horses with fairy chimneys and fascinating views. Cappadocia tours from Istanbul, Ankara, and Antalya can be done all year round. The highlights of the Cappadocia guided tour are Göreme Open Air Museum, Pasabagi Valley Devrent Valley, Avanos Fantastic Fairy Chimneys, and Göreme Open Air Museum. Churches carved into the rocks, fairy chimneys that stretch your imagination, and karst caves adorn the landscapes of Cappadocia and offer great photo opportunities. Admire the fairy chimneys in the Monk Valley and Love Valley. One of the indispensable places for Cappadocia Turkey visitors is the UNESCO-listed Göreme Open Air Museum. Visit the pottery town of Avanos and maybe even get on the potter’s wheel and have an experience.

  • Destination

  • Departure

    Istanbul / Nevsehir / Cappadocia
  • Departure Time

    Please arrive by 9:15 AM for a departure at 9:30 AM.
  • Return Time

    9:15 AM - 17 PM
  • Dress Code

    Casual, comfortable athletic clothing, hat and light jacket.
  • Included

    5 Star Accommodation
    Airplane Transport
    Breakfast
    Personal Guide
  • Not Included

    Airport Fast Track
    Departure Taxes
    Dinner
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Day 1 : Arrival at Istanbul

The Istanbul and Cappadocia 5-day combo tour starts when you arrive at the Istanbul Airport. Transfer to the hotel. After check-in, you will have free time to discover Istanbul by yourself. Overnight stay in Istanbul.
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Day 2 : Istanbul Byzantine & Ottoman Relics Tour 09:30 – 17:00

Istanbul Byzantine & Ottoman Relics Group Tour 09:30 – 17:00

After breakfast, you will meet your tour guide and start discovering the Byzantine and Ottoman treasures of Istanbul with the group. First, we will visit St. Sofia (Hagia Sophia), built by the emperor Justinian in the 6th century AD as a church and later converted into a mosque after the fall of Constantinople in 1453. We will stroll the historical Hippodrome Square, which was used as a meeting place for chariot races during the Byzantine period. Here, we will see the Serpent Column from Delphi and the Egyptian Obelisk. Next, we will visit the Blue Mosque, also known as the Sultanahmet Mosque, with its blue Iznik tiles and unique six minarets. Lunch break in a local restaurant. ( Excluded) Visit the Topkapı Palace, the residence of the Ottoman sultans, to see its fabulous treasure chambers. We’ll continue with the Grand Bazaar, the world’s most prominent “souk. ” It has more than 4,000 shops and 60 streets.
Overnight stay in Istanbul
Note: Museum entrance fees are included for the Istanbul tour.
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Day 3 : Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise, Spice Bazaar – Flight Cappadocia ( By Plane )

After breakfast, check out from the Hotel at 09:30 and head for the Grand Bazaar, we’ll be visiting the Grand Bazaar, the world’s oldest and largest covered bazaar, made up of 61 covered streets. It is home to over 4.000 shops selling anything from carpets, jewellery, leather, and souvenirs to garments, bags, decorations, spices, and home textiles in an exotic and unique atmosphere, always bustling with locals and tourists.

After Grand Bazaar Lunch break in a local restaurant. ( Excluded)

Private Yacht: Next, we’ll drive to Kabataş or Bebek for a cruise along the Bosporus Strait, which separates Europe and Asia and connects the Black Sea with the inland Marmara Sea. From the boat, we will see the Rumeli Forest, Maiden Tower, Topkapi Palace, Ciragan Palace, Bosphorus Bridge, and beautiful Wooden Mansions.
At the end of the cruise, transfer to the Airport Flight to Cappadocia. And Transfer to the Cappadocia Hotel.
Overnight stay in Cappadocia.
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Day 4 : Cappadocia Tour

You will meet your tour guide at hotel lobby Cappadocia is one of the most extraordinary places in the world with its fantastic fairy chimneys. It is also famous for its arts and crafts, such as ceramics and hand-woven carpets. Visit the Uçhisar Castle, which consists of volcanic rocks and is the highest point of Cappadocia. From here, we will watch the fairy chimneys, valleys, and the fantastic view of the region. Next, we will visit the Pigeon Valley.

The sightseeing tour of Göreme Village has fascinating cave houses and an authentic atmosphere. Visit Pasabagi Valley (Monks Valley) and Devrent Valley, famous for its rock formations resembling different animal figures. Most formations, such as giant camels, seals, and dolphins, have distinctive shapes. Visit the “Goreme Open Air Museum.

We have a lunch break in Avanos. (Excluded) Then, visit a pottery workshop atelier to see how potteries are made by hand. Then, we’ll visit the Kaymaklı Underground City, which is believed to be the oldest underground city of Cappadocia. It is estimated that people have been living inside the houses built on the rocks here since the Paleolithic Period. However, we know that they were mainly used for protection against Roman, Persian, and Arab attacks throughout history. They were also used as storehouses. You will be amazed to see how people lived in these underground cities with endless narrow tunnels and stairs.

Transfer to the hotel, and overnight in Cappadocia.
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Day 5 : Cappadocia – Hotair Baloon

You will be picked up in early hours of morning between 04.00 am and 05.00 am for hot air baloon. After Baloon You will get back to hotel for breakfast

After Breakfast You will be picked up at 11 am ATV – Quad Tour

ATV and Quad Bike safari is made with the powerful quad motors along the unique Cappadocia landscape. You may experience the powerful quad motor ride and drive on the brand new quads along the outstanding natural scenery of Cappadocia.

A 2-hours ride will give you an exciting sightseeing experience as you drive through the beautiful valleys along Cappadocia. You may explore the beautiful valleys and have an off-road adventure at Cavusin Old Greek Village.

Transfer to the hotel, and overnight in Cappadocia.
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Day 6 : Cappadocia – Departure day (By Plane)

Private Transfer to Kayseri or Nevsehir Airport. Take a flight to Istanbul from Kayseri or Nevsehir Airport for the Istanbul connecting flight back to your country.

Customised Tours
We can create a tour program on your request and offer an itinerary that suits your personal, educational, cultural, and budgetary requirements. Please get in touch with us with your requests.

Remarks
– Topkapı Palace is closed on Tuesdays
– Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays
– The above sites can be replaced with other sites on the days they are closed

Tour Location

Turkey

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Remarks   – Please note that it is mandatory to have travel health insurance. – Our team confirms the selected hotels’ availability on the booking date. However, we will book similar hotels for your stay if unavailable. – The guide may change the tour program due to bad weather, traffic jams, or similar situations. – If any location in the itinerary is closed, we will arrange to visit other places. During the tours, you will walk approximately 2 km daily on uneven and cobblestone surfaces, inclines, and steps. – You should wear comfortable clothing, flat walking shoes, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen during summer. Please bring a raincoat, warm clothes, winter walking shoes, an umbrella, etc. to stay comfortable in winter. – When visiting religious places like churches, mosques, and cathedrals, it is recommended to wear plain clothing, including closed and long skirts – The order of the sites visited may change to avoid crowds. – Please ensure to carry your passport for all domestic flights. Domestic flights are economy class, and the luggage limit is 15 Kg. Domestic Flight Ticket information   Domestic Flight ticket prices for individual or group passengers may differ. It is recommended to buy flight tickets early so that the price increase is not too much. For this reason, group flight tickets should be purchased at least early in advance for domestic flights to Istanbul Cappadocia. Otherwise, there will not be enough plane tickets, and prices will be expensive. Paying 30% of the group flight price within 3 days after the reservation confirmation is obligatory. Otherwise, the airline company will cancel the group request.   Cancellation Policy   – For cancellations made 45 days before the tour, 100% refund. (Except per person 175 € for register, bank commission, and domestic flight ticket cost) – For cancellations made 44 – 30 days before the tour, 50% refund. (Except for the Bank Commission) – For cancellations made 29 – 15 days before the tour, 20 % refund. – No refunds will be made on reservations made 14 days before the tour. %100 Penalty is applied.   Closing Days of Sites in Istanbul Sunday           – Grand Bazaar Monday         – Dolmabahçe and Beylerbeyi palaces, Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum Tuesday         – Topkapı Palace, Military Museum Wednesday   –  Chora (Kariye) Museum, Yedikule, Rumeli Fortress Thursday       – Dolmabahçe and Beylerbeyi palaces Friday             – St. Sophia and Blue Mosques 11:30 – 14:00, not visit worship time. Saturday       – Zulfaris Synagogue (Jewish Museum of Istanbul)