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From Istanbul: 4-Day Trip to Istanbul & Cappadocia

Activity provider: Tour Altinkum

From Istanbul: 4-Day Trip to Istanbul & Cappadocia

Activity provider: Tour Altinkum
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Discover the best of Istanbul and Cappadocia on an all-inclusive 4-day trip with flights, cave hotel accommodation, airport transfers & guided tours.

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Duration 4 days
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Transfer provided from centrally located Istanbul Hotels (Besıktas, Taksim, Sultanahmet) Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
Small group
Limited to 12 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Tour Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar in Istanbul
  • Explore the rock-cut churches of Cappadocia in the Goreme Open Air Museum
  • Learn about the history of Byzantine & Ottoman Empire from your guide
  • Visit Rose Valley, Uchisar, Pigeon Valley, Avanos, Pasabag, Uchisar, Ortahisar
  • Airport transfers, domestic flights, and guided tours provided
Full description
Make the most of your time in Turkey with this all-inclusive trip. Explore iconic landmarks of Istanbul like Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, and Grand Bazaar. Over the next 2 days, lose yourself in Cappadocia’s fairytale landscape with guided visits to Goreme Open Air Museum, Avanos, Pasabag, Uchisar, Pigeon Valley, Ortahisar, and more. Day 1 City Highlights Tour See the Byzantine mosaics and minarets of Hagia Sophia. Then, retrace the footsteps of Ottoman sultans and courtiers at Topkapi Palace. Continue to Hippodrome and admire its granite Egyptian obelisk. Learn about its significance during the Roman period as the civil center for the people of the city. Move onward to the most famous landmark of the old city, the Blue Mosque. Marvel at its minarets and magnificent dome. End the day tour at the Grand Bazaar. Stroll through its many colorful alleys, buzzing with shop owners and craftspeople. After sightseeing, catch your domestic flight to Cappadocia. Upon your arrival to Cappadocia, check in to a cave hotel. Day 2 Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia After breakfast at the hotel, embark on a full-day tour of Cappadocia. Walk in the land of fairy chimneys. Visit Goreme Open Air Museum, Red River, Devrent Valley, and Pasabag. Make your way to Avanos Village for a traditional lunch and pottery experience. Head to Goreme Panorama for views of fairy chimneys. Get to the top of the Uchisar Castle, the highest point of the region, a perfect vantage point for a panoramic view of the stunning Cappadocian landscape. After sightseeing, be driven to your hotel. Spend the night in Cappadocia. Day 3 Underground Cities of Cappadocia Have a hearty breakfast and meet your guide for another day of exploration. See the Rose and Red Valley, known for sharp ridges that get painted in a riot of pink hues at sunset. Go off the beaten path to visit Cavusin. See its famous rock churches. Then, enjoy a tour of Pigeon Valley, named after the countless man-made dovecotes or pigeon houses carved into the soft volcanic tuff. Walk through a picturesque maze of rock formations. Next, go down to the world of underground cities. Once a refuge for 15000 Christians, these settlements were of great value to the development of Christianity. See the bedrooms, church, meeting hall, and storage rooms in this 8-story city connected by 30 kilometers of corridors and passageways. Continue the tour with Ortahisar, famous for its friendly inhabitants, picturesque stone houses, narrow streets, and lovely churches. See the famous castle-like rock formation standing dominantly over the town. At the end of the tour, be driven back to your hotel. Day 4 Flight to Istanbul After breakfast and check out, be driven to Kayseri Airport for your domestic flight to Istanbul.
Includes
  • 3-night cave hotel accommodation in Cappadocia
  • Economy class domestic flight tickets (2 tickets)
  • 3 lunches
  • 2 breakfasts
  • Airport transfers (3 transfers)
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Licensed tour guides
  • Beverages with meals
  • Tips to the guides&drivers
  • Entrance fees to historical sites
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Smoking in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays
  • Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays
  • Blue Mosque is closed on Fridays due to Friday prayer and can only be seen from the garden
  • Baggage allowence is 15kg+8kg hand luggage
  • Admission Fees per person:
  • - Topkapi Palace Incl. Hagia Irene: 320TL
  • - Goreme Museum: 150TL
  • - Kaymaklı Underground City: 125TL
  • - Zelve (Pasabag) 75TL
  • The guide will have pre-paid skip-the-line tickets to avoid long ticket queues. The cost of used entry tickets can be paid to your guide in cash euro, dollar, or Turkish Lira
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

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For this tour it would have been better 5 days and not 4, 2 days in istanbul and 3 in cappadocia. In fact due to the time of the flight to Cappadocia (organized by them), we could not finish the one day tour in istanbul, missing the blue mosque and the graan bazar. The guides are all very good and kind. They always answered immediately on whatsapp as soon as I had a doubt. A few details had to be better organized but all in all a nice tour.

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July 5, 2022

We booked two weeks in advance of departure and being able to rely on a tour made organization very easy. Having all transportation / travel included fostered a stress-free experience. On the other hand, many stages included in the tour did not include a real visit but a few minutes' descent from the vehicle to take photos (it was not specified in the description). Very nice to be in a group with people from all over the world (tour and guide in English). Very nice experience.

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April 22, 2022

Very well organized.

April 20, 2022

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