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Duration
5 days

Max Group Size
40

Tour Code
tsbgaranteree

Tour Type
Request as Private

Departure Type
Guaranteed

Age Requirement
0 - 0 Ages

Guiding Method
Fully guided

Operated In
English

Physical level
relax

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Istanbul

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Tour Overview

From the capital of emperors Istanbul to the colorful earth layers and fantastic atmosphere of Cappadocia with Guaranteed Departure Tour Package…

Highlights

  • Istanbul Old City
  • Blue Mosque
  • Shopping
  • Cappadocia
  • Underground City
  • Goreme Open Air Museum

Itinerary

Welcome to Istanbul, the city of dreams! Upon your arrival at the airport, TSG will be ready and waiting to transport you to your hotel. The remainder of the day is yours to spend as you please, whether that means meeting up with your tour companions, taking it easy and unwinding, or embarking on one of our optional tours to discover the city. Overnight in Istanbul.

(Breakfast and Lunch are included)

The city tour will start at the Old City after the delicious breakfast. Hippodrome is the main rota that was inscribed on the Unesco World Heritage List in 1985, and the living heritage of both Byzantines and Ottomans can be seen. Around Sultanahmet, The German Fountain -which was gifted by German Emperor Wilhelm II in 1898-, the Obelisk of Theodosius – nearly 3,500 years old, was brought to the Hippodrome by Theodosius from the Temple of Karnak about in 390- can be seen. Serpent Column -considered that it was at the Temple of Apollo in Delphi before- and the Column of Constantine that was brought from Apollon temple in Rome are other highlighted sites of the tour.


The next stop is the Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Mosque). Its breathtaking design is the synthesis of 200-year-old of Ottoman mosque architecture with Byzantine church architecture. The mosque is reflecting majesty and grandeur concepts through its architectural features, and its green, white Iznik tiles are fascinating with the blue ornaments of the dome.


Hagia Sophia Mosque which is referred to as the “8th Wonder of the World,” is another amazing site that is more than 1,500 years old. The light creates a fascinating atmosphere while flowing inside from the dome windows, creating a colorful, mystic view when it reaches the mosaics on the wall. The lunch break will be around at 13:00 After that TSG will take you to the bazaar, where you can find exotic spices and herbs, Turkish Baklava, delicious Turkish Delights, Turkish Coffee, nuts and fruits, hand made souvenirs, and more. Dinner and overnight in Istanbul.

 

Please Note: Do not forget to carry a headscarf with you for visits to religious places such as the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia Mosque.

(Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included)

An amazing Bosporus Boat tour will be waiting for you after breakfast. On the shoreline, you will witness the imposing view of old wooden villas, palaces, fortresses, and small fishing villages. The Ottoman palaces of Dolmabahce, Yildiz, Ciragan, and Beylerbeyi will admire you by their elegant architecture with a warm welcome. Ortaköy with its iconic view, and Rumeli Fortress, which is a well-designed military architecture, will be next. After a lunch break in a Turkish restaurant the Grand Spiece Bazaar where you can find authentic goods such as Turkish tastes, Turkish coffee, exotic spices, herbs, and handicrafts.

 

The tour ends with transportation to İstanbul Airport for a domestic flight to Cappadocia. Next, check in to the hotel, have dinner, and overnight in Cappadocia.

(Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included)

A new day, new destinations… The day starts with a Cappadocia Ozkonak Underground city visit that was built in Idis Mountain where volcanic granite-made tuff layers are quite dense and the galleries are connected by tunnels. The Goreme Open Air Museum will be the following destination that can be said that it is the heart of Cappadocia. The region was Listed as a Unesco World Heritage site in 1985 and it hides the churches of Durmuş Kadir, Yusuf Koç, El Nazar, Saklı, Meryem Ana (Virgin Mary) Kılıçlar, Tokali, and Dark churches. Plus Convent of Monks and Nuns, Chapel of St Basil, and St. Barbara can be seen, along with lots of captivating church interior paintings that have reached today. With a few minutes’ walk, Cavusin will be waiting for you and you can explore The Christians who created living spaces for themselves in the fairy chimneys of those fleeing the oppression of the Romans. Lunch will be in Avanos which is the home of pottery dating way back to the Hittites. There will be a workshop visit and shopping chances here that can’t be missed. Love Valley and Devrent Valley that you can see the symbols of Cappadocia Three Beauties. This tour will end approximately at 18.00 and overnight in Cappadocia.

 

Please Note: Our guests who are wishing to experience the Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Tour will be picked up from the hotel at about 05:30 by sunrise. On the Hot Air Balloon, the sunrise over splendid fairy chimneys and valleys can be watched. The flight will last about 1 hour and end with a champagne celebration on the land. Please contact with your guide and registration.

 

(Breakfast included)

The tour ends this morning after five amazing days.. Join your fellow travelers for breakfast at the hotel, and take the opportunity to bid farewell to your newfound friends. You can sign up to take advantage of TSG credits, and this is the best way to snag credits and use them for your next trips as a discount, as well as to hear about the hot deals according to your interests.


We look forward to welcoming you back on another adventure in the near future!

Trip includes

Included

2 nights hotel in Istanbul 5 Star La Quinta by Wyndham Istanbul

2 nights hotel in El Puente Cave Hotel



Note: After November 2023, the hotel will be 5 Star La Quinta by Wyndham in Istanbul

Plus Note: If the above hotels are not available we will provide the similar category hotels.

Professional English - speaking tour guides

4 breakfasts

3 lunches

2 dinners

Transportation in a fully air - conditioned, non - smoking coach 

Arrival transfer from Istanbul Airport

Istanbul Airport transfer after Bosphorus Cruise Tour

Arrival transfer from Nevsehir / Kayseri Airport

Return transfer to Nevsehir / Kayseri Airport

Guided Istanbul City Tour

Guided Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise Tour

Guided Cappadocia Tour with Underground City and Goreme Open Air Museum

All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary

Local taxes

Excluded

International flights

Domestic flight from Istanbul to Cappadocia

Domestic flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul

Please Note: Domestic flight price for adult travelers is approximately Euros: 120,00 for one way and for under 2 years old, approximately Euros: 20,00 as an insurance policy.

Insurance

City tax

Turkey entry visa

Personal expenses: Extras at hotel or additional meals

Tipping: Tips for guides and drivers

Insurance: All types

Any others expenses which are not mentioned in the "included" section

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