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Istanbuland Cappadocia Tour 5-day

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.

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.

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.

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, CirtaganPalace, 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.

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.

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.

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

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)

 


Istanbul and Cappadocia Tour 5-day

 

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.

Istanbul 5 Star Hotels

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Bosphorus

Peninsula Hotel Bosphorus Transfer

Shangri-la Bosphorus

CVK Park Bosphorus Hotel

Swissotel The Bosphorus

St.Regis Hotel Transfer

Hagia Sofia Mansions

Six Senses Kocatas Mansions

Raffles Hotel Istanbul

Four Seasons Sultanahmet

Pera Palace Hotel Istanbul

Four Seasons Bosphorus

Ciragan Palace Kempinski

Highlights

Istanbul
Topkapı Palace
Saint Sophia Church
Blue Mosque
Grand Bazaar
Hippodrome Square
La Columna de la Serpiente
Obelisco Egipcio
Cappadocia
Uçhisar Kalesi
Devrent Valley
Paşabagi Valley
Love Valley
Whirling Dervishes show
Kaymakli Underground City
Cappadocia Balloon Tour

F.A.Q.

What is the description of Regular Group Tour - Private Tour – Guaranty Departure Tour.

Private Tours, on the other hand, is between 1 person and 40 people. It usually consists of small and private groups such as Families, groups of friends, or professional groups. No other travelers are allowed in Private groups. In private tours, the guide is given according to the group’s request (available in Turkey)

How many people is the quota of the tours?

There is no limit on the number of private tours, usually between 1 and 18 people.

What clothes should I bring to Turkey Tours, there is a dress code for local and private visits.

You can bring clothes and auxiliary items according to Turkey Tour regions and Tour season. During the winter seasons, you should bring thick and cold protective clothing and rain protective clothing.
Items such as clothes and umbrellas are required against rains that may occur in Spring and Autumn. In summer, have sunglasses, sunhat, comfortable walking shoes, swimming clothes, and equipment in lake and seashore tour programs.
It is appropriate for men and women to wear closed clothes in religious areas such as Churches, mosques, and synagogues. In Turkey, which is a Muslim country, mosques are not visited during prayer times. Mosques are visited after worship.

How to make tour reservations ?

After you write your contact information such as the name of the tour you prefer, the tour code number, the date of the tour, the number of people to attend, on the tour request form, you can send us your request by reading and approving the rules written in the (Terms and conditions) section.
Your registration is done and your official confirmation is sent to you. Then you make some payment.

How to make Tour Payments?

Tour payments are made by money transfer systems such as Credit Card, bank transfer or Western Union.

Is it possible to withdraw foreign currency or Turkish lira from ATMs in Turkey?

Visitors can withdraw money in Turkish Lira, Euro, and US Dollars with their bank cards from ATMs in Turkey. Most ATMs offer English or other language options for foreigners’ convenience.

Can I use my credit cards for shopping in Turkey?

Visitors can use their credit and debit cards for all kinds of shopping. During the tour, you can travel to smaller towns or villages far from the city center, where your credit card may not be valid, so it is recommended to always have cash, foreign currency, and Turkish Lira with you.

What kind of Sockets are used for electrical appliances in Turkey?

Two-pin sockets used in Europe are also widely used in Turkey.
If you are using a three-pin socket, it is recommended to bring a converter adapter.

Can I use my mobile phone in Turkey?

If you want to use your own country’s GSM operator in Turkey, you should ask your GSM operator to activate the international roaming function of your mobile phone before coming to Turkey. Or you can get a new SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) card from one of the local GSM operators such as Türk Telekom, Vodafone, to use while you are in Turkey.

Can I drive in Turkey with my driver's license?

Foreigners in Turkey can drive in Turkey, provided that they always have their passports, international driving licenses, and their car licenses with them. It is legally forbidden to drink and drive and there are penalties. In Turkey, the vehicle is driven on the right side of the road.

What are the working hours of Banks, Shopping Centers, Museums, and Pharmacies in Turkey?

Banks working hours 09:00 – 17:00 money transfer ends at 16:00.
Shopping Centers: 10:00 – 22:00
Pharmacies: 08:00 – 18:00 In each region, one on-duty pharmacy remains open between 18:00 and 08:00 at night.
There is a pharmacy on duty that remains open in every region on Sundays and public holidays. It is a legal obligation to keep the pharmacies on duty open.

Turkey Health Tourism treatment packages informations.

For the treatments, you want to have in Turkey, travel agencies that have work and agreements with Hospitals and Doctors, who are experts in their fields, provide communication with the patient by transmitting the patient information to the relevant hospitals and Doctors. Travel Agencies, during the treatment period, provide services such as flight tickets, hotel or house reservations for accommodation, transfer services, and tour organizations for the patient and their relatives.
Hair transplant, Dental treatment, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery tour packages are among the most preferred health tourism packages in Turkey.

Why is medical treatment highly preferred in Turkey? What are the advantages?

Compared to other European and Asian countries, Turkey has a large number of JCI (Joint Commission International) accredited hospitals and medical institutions. It has world-renowned Doctors who are experienced in their special branches and private or corporate hospitals equipped with modern medical devices. You don’t have to wait in line for the highest quality medical treatment people deserve. Moreover, prices are much cheaper than world standards. You can find the best quality medical treatment at the lowest price in Turkey. You can find the best quality medical treatment at the lowest price in Turkey Hospitals. Such as Dental treatments, Hair Transplantation, Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery, Oncology, Urology, IVF – In Vitro fertilization, Cardiology treatments.

Is PCR test, Covid 19 or other vaccinations mandatory before going to Turkey?

For foreigners who come to Turkey, there is no other vaccination obligation other than the Covid 19 Vaccine. It is obligatory for foreigners who come to Turkey during the Covid-19 Pandemic to be vaccinated or have a PCR test 72 hours before. In addition, there is an obligation to document this information.
As in all countries of the world, Cpvid-19 travel rules change from time to time according to countries. For this reason, you should learn the current travel data from the Turkish Consulate in your own country before traveling.

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