Best of Turkey

Daily Tour 5 Days Availability: 2019-04-01
Turkey Europe

Departures
Daily – Starting April 01 2019

 Prices valid when booked 45 days before departure date 

EXPLORE THE BEST OF TURKEY

This trip is ideal for the traveller who is short on time but wants to experience as much of Turkey’s stunning scenery and fascinating history as possible. 


Start
Istanbul, Turkey
Finish
Istanbul, Turkey
Destination
Turkey
Physical rating
Grade 1 (Light walking  for all fitness levels.)
Group size
Min 4, Max 15

 


  Trip Highlights


  Inclusions

ALL OUR SMALL GROUP TOURS HAVE NO LOCAL PAYMENTS, HIDDEN EXTRAS OR COMPULSORY SINGLE SUPPLEMENTS
Meals Meals
4 Buffet Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 4 Dinners
Accommodation Accommodation
2 nights in Istanbul (Ramada Hotel & Suites Golden Horn) • 2 nights in Cappadocia (Hanedan Cave Hotel)
Airfare Airfare
Domestic flight from Istanbul to Cappadocia • Domestic flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul
Transportation Transportation
Private airport transfers, country travel in Flights, Sightseeing in luxury coach
Tour Leader Tour Leader
Expert local guides at sights visited
Included activities Included activities
  • Istanbul – Guided City Tour
  • Istanbul – Bosporus Cruise
  • Cappadocia – Guided city Tour with Underground City and Goreme Open Air Museum

Not Included

  • International Flights
  • Insurance: All types
  • Entry visa
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned at the included section
  • Optional Activities, if any

Important notes

ARRIVAL TRANSFER
Arrival transfer is included in the price of the trip. Please advise your travel agent of your flight times at the time of booking.
LEVEL OF FITNESS
This trip can be enjoyed by anyone with a reasonable level of fitness.
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
A single supplement is bookable on this trip, subject to availability at the time of booking. Please note that due to the small properties we use in Europe there is only a limited amount of single supplements available per trip departure. If you would like to book a single supplement and enquire about availability please speak to your booking agent.

DAY 1: Arrive Istanbul

Welcome to Turkey.

Meet at the airport, transfer to your hotel. You will be given your room key and the rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.

Accommodation Accommodation
Ramada Hotel & Suites Golden Horn or similar (1night)
Included Activities Included Activities
None
Meals Meals
Dinner
Day 2: Explore Istanbul

Pick up at 08:30 am from your hotel for the day tour of old Istanbul city. Visit TOPKAPI PALACE The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed. SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. HIPPODROME Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. Lunch break at 13:00 pm after lunch we will take you to the GRAND COVERED BAZAAR In this labyrinth of streets and passages are more than 4,000 shops with each trade having its own area: the goldsmiths’ street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as hand-painted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers, onyx-ware and meerschaum pipes. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel.

 Please Note: St. Sophia Museum is closed on Mondays, Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays and The Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays  

 

Accommodation Accommodation
Ramada Hotel & Suites Golden Horn or similar (1night)
Included Activities Included Activities
Guided City Tour
Meals Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3: Istanbul Bosporus Cruise and Istanbul to Cappadocia

After breakfast depart for Bosporus Cruise tour. Enjoy a magical Istanbul Bosporus Boat Cruise and Grand Spice Bazaar. Tour starting at 08:30. Enjoy the array of sites you can see from the boat including GRAND SPICE BAZAAR.

BOSPHORUS BY BOAT a traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. Lunch break at a Turkish restaurant. After the lunch depart for Istanbul Ataturk airport for domestic flight to Cappadocia. Transfer from airport and check in to your hotel in Cappadocia.

Overnight in Cappadocia

 The boat trip is operated depending on weather conditions. The local cruise boats are with standard conditions and should not be considered of high-quality deluxe boats, but rather daily operational boats to introduce you the Bosporus. Drinks are available on the boat at an extra charge.  

 

Flight Flight
Istanbul to Cappadocia (approx 1.15 hours)
Accommodation Accommodation
Hanedan Cave Hotel or similar (1night)
Included Activities Included Activities
Istanbul Bosporus Cruise
Meals Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4: Cappadocia Tour with Underground City and Goreme Open Air Museum

You will be picked up approximately 09:30. We will drive you to Ozkonak Underground City, one of the best preserved Underground cities in Cappadocia. Then visit Uchisar Castle, the highest point of Cappadocia. After Uchisar, you visit Goreme Open Air Museum, the Heart of Cappadocia. Goreme Open Air Museum is famous for frescoes dating to 10th century describing the life of Jesus Christ and monks. Next stop is Cavusin, which is an abandoned village with old cave Greek houses. After Cavusin you go to the restaurant in Avanos to have lunch. After lunch, you visit a pottery workshop, to see how to make potteries. Then you go Pasabagi where you can see three-headed fairy chimneys. After Pasabagi you visit another workshop to see Cappadocian handwoven carpets and kilims. Next stop is Devrent Valley, which is also called Imagination Valley, where you can see natural rock formations looking like animals. Then you head to a wine shop in Urgup for wine tasting. Last stop is Three Beauties, three beautiful fairy chimneys with their hats, which is the symbol of Cappadocia. This tour will end at approximately 18:00 and you will be returned back to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia

 

Accommodation Accommodation
Hanedan Cave Hotel or Similar (1 night)
Included Activities Included Activities
Cappadocia Tour with Underground City and Goreme Open Air Museum
Meals Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Cappadocia to Istanbul – End of Tour

After breakfast, you will have free time in Cappadocia. Today we depart for Kayseri Airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul and then back home.

 

Flight Flight
Cappadocia to Istanbul (approx 1.20 hours)
Included Activities Included Activities
None
Meals Meals
Breakfast

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