Cappadocia Turkey Tour from Istanbul

Small group tours

Daily departures in 2014 with
5  Nights/ 6 Days or 2 nights/3 days Cappadocia only
 

Visit Cappadocia, Turkey's natural wonder and historical heritage site with its mushroom-like rock formations, ancient Byzantine churches and hidden underground cities carved deep into the tufa rock. Optional balloon ride at dawn.

hot baloon cappadocia

 Day 1.Istanbul.
 
Individual arrival at the airport from where you will have a transfer to your hotel. Free time. Overnight.

Day 2 : Istanbul
Visit the major tourist sites of  Istanbul: Topkapi Palace, (closed on Tuesdays) residence of Ottoman sultans, the Hippodrome, site of chariot races, the Blue Mosque, famous for its colorful ceramics, and Saint Sophia, (closed on Mondays) decorated with ancient frescoes. Afternoon enjoy the hundreds of  shops in the famed covered Bazaar. Overnight in Istanbul. B. L

Day 3 : Istanbul
A half-day cruise on the Bosphorus, depending on weather conditions. Also visit to the spice market. rest of the day free to explore the city on your own. B

Day 4 : Istanbul – Kayseri – Cappadocia( extra charge-flight is not included approx. USD 190.00 per person
Morning flight to Kayseri. Arrive in Kayseri Airport or pick up from the Cappadocia hotels.  Pick up at Kaiseri airpotr followed by a full day touring with valleys to see the remnants of some older churches, rock formations and the famous underground cities where locals used to hide from enemy intruders and  Christians from persecutors. After lunch visit Ortahisar Castle, with its cave dwellings carved in tufa rock. In the afternoon visit Kaymakli Underground City where early Christians lived in fear and faith. On the way back visit to panoramic Pigeon Valley where pigeons contributed to the lives of locals with their manure to fertilize the vineyards. You may also like to taste Cappadocia wine in a local winery. Overnight in Cappadocia. B.L.

Day 5 : Cappadocia
For those interested and do not mind getting up very early, an optional hot balloon tour can be arranged to view Cappadocia's unique formations from above.
After breakfast depart from the hotel. Visit to Devrent Valley with their unique Fairy Chimneys are abundant. We will walk through this amazing valley, then continue to Pasabagi (Monk’s Valley) with multiple
mushroom- like stems and caps, peculiar to this area. Drive to Avanos, the pottery village where clay is has been worked on since ancient times dating back to the Hittite period. The red clay which is used by local craftsmen comes from the mud of the Kizilirmak river, the longest river of Turkey.  Continue to Goreme  to Goreme Open Air Museum whre you can visit Byzantine are churches, chapels and monasteries carved into the the rock, some dating back to the 10th to the 13th centuries with frescos Byzantine-style frescos on the tufa walls. free time. return to the hotel, overnight in Cappadocia. B L.

Day 6 : Cappadocia / Kayseri
After breakfast transfer to the airport in Kayseri (B)


Prices in US Dollars, small groups minimum 2 passengers!

2014 Prices in US$

Hotels Per person in double
Package
Per person in Triple room Single Supplement

5 nights/5 Days
First Class Historical Innova Hotel in Istanbul and Lykia Lodge with dinners in Cappadocia

   
22 Apr -26 June and  27 Jul - 31 Oct 2014 835 812 394
1 Mar- 15 Mar and 27 June to 26 July 2014 806 782 371
Cappadocia only      
Apr - 31 Oct 2014 330 330 71
MDC Cave hotel in Cappadocia. Breakfast only, Cappadocia only
14 Mar-15 Nov 2014
Cave hotel BB
342 340 83
5 nights/6 days
Historical and Typical hotels

Antique hotel in Istanbul with breakfast and cave-inspired Burcu Kaya hotel in Cappadocia with dinners
     
16 Mar-27 June and 28 Jul - 31 Oct. 2014 688 664 318
28 June- 27 July 2014 635 612 394
Cappadocia only with dinners 224 224 18

Price Includes:

  • 3 nights accommodation in Istanbul

  • 2 nights accommodation in Cappadocia

  • Istanbul arrival transfer

  • Regular sightseeing in Istanbul

  • Istanbul departure transfer to Cappadocia

  • Transfer from Kayseri to Cappadocia

  • Regular sightseeing in Cappadocia

  • Transfer from Cappadocia to Kayseri

Excludes: Air fares, drinks, visas, customary tips to tour guide and driver.



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