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8 Days Istanbul, Cappadocia and Antalya Tour

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Duration

8 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

30 people

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Overview

8 Days Istanbul, Cappadocia and Antalya Tour

8 Days Istanbul Cappadocia and Antalya tour package exploring the diversity of the nation. Witness the grandeur of the empire once held by the Ottomans. Explore the royal palaces, iconic architecture, museums, and castles of the country with this Turkey vacation Package.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • This is a regular group tour, but if requested at cost can be provided as a private tour.
  • The regular group tour has shopping stops included in the tour.
  • The order of the itinerary is indicative and subject to change, but all visits described will take place.
  • Please note that the Blue Mosque is not open for visitation on Fridays as it is closed for religious prayer services. You will only be able to visit the outside of the Blue Mosque area on tours operated on Fridays. No visitation will be allowed inside the Blue Mosque for tourists on Fridays.
  • St. Sophia (Hagia Sophia) is closed on Fridays, this will be replaced with the Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Sarnici).
  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesday, it will be replaced with the Beylerbeyi Palace.
  • Grand Bazaar is closed on Sunday.
  • During religious holidays, the spice market and Grand Bazaar are closed.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Istanbul / Meet and Pick up / Transfer to Hotel
Day 1: Arrival to Istanbul / Meet and Pick up / Transfer to Hotel

Arrive at the airport in Istanbul. You will be met by our local representatives and transferred to your hotel in Istanbul. The rest of the day is free for you to start your exploration of Istanbul, a city that never fails to amaze.

Overnight in Istanbul
Included Meal(s): No meals are included on this day

Day 2: Full Day Istanbul Byzantine & Ottoman Relics Tour
Day 2: Full Day Istanbul Byzantine & Ottoman Relics Tour

After having breakfast at hotel, you will be picked up approximately 08:00 am from your hotel you will have a full day city tour.
Today on the tour you will visit Hagia Sophia Museum, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar, and Topkapi Palace. Lunch will be at a local restaurant. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Overnight in Istanbul
Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3: Fly to Cappadocia from Istanbul — North Cappadocia Tour
Day 3: Fly to Cappadocia from Istanbul — North Cappadocia Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel in Istanbul around 04:00 am and will be transferred to the domestic airport for your flight from Istanbul to Kayseri or Nevsehir between 06:00 – 07:30 am. Upon arrival at Kayseri or Nevsehir airport, you will be picked up and transferred to Cappadocia. In Cappadocia, you will meet your professional tour guide to begin your full-day tour of North Cappadocia. Your tour will start with a visit to the Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy chimneys. Next, you will visit the Pasabag Monk’s Valley to see the mushroom-shaped pinnacles. After this visit, you will drive to the city of Avanos. After lunch, you will visit the beautiful open-air museum of Goreme where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years. Finally towards the end of the day tour before returning to your hotel, you will be able to visit the natural castles of Uchisar. After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in Cappadocia for check-in.

Overnight in Cappadocia
Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4: South Cappadocia Tour
Day 4: South Cappadocia Tour

After breakfast at the hotel around 9:30 am, you will be picked up and met by your tour guide to begin your full-day tour of South Cappadocia. Your tour guide will brief you on the day’s activities. Your tour will begin with a visit to the Red Valley where you will be able to explore the famous rock-cut churches and hike approximately 5 km through the Güllüdere (Rose) Valley. Next you will visit Çavusin village which is famous for its houses and churches of the Christian Clergymen. We will take a break for lunch around noon. After lunch, you will drive to the Pigeon Valley. In the afternoon you will visit the Kaymakli Underground City or Ozkonak Underground City where early Christians lived. This will be the end of your full-day tour. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Optional add-on: You can join a traditional Turkish Dinner and Show in Cappadocia.

Overnight in Cappadocia
Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5: Fly to Antalya
Day 5: Fly to Antalya

After breakfast check out of the hotel in Cappadocia. You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to Kayseri airport to take your flight to Antalya. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Antalya. Check into your hotel in Antalya and the rest of the day is free.

Overnight in Antalya
Included Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 6: Perge, Aspendos, and Kursunlu Waterfalls Tour
Day 6: Perge, Aspendos, and Kursunlu Waterfalls Tour

Breakfast at the hotel. You will be picked up from your hotel around 07.30 am. The first place we will visit is the visit Perge, which was originally settled by the Hittites around 1500 BC and was one of the largest ancient cities in the Pamphylia region. We will visit the impressive colonnaded street, baths, nymphaeum, stadium, Hellenistic Gate, and agora and see the fountain of the River God, where waters once poured down the center of the city. We continue to Aspendos to see one of the best-preserved amphitheaters in the world which has a capacity of 15,000 spectators. After a shopping, break continue to Side where you will have time to discover the ancient road, museum, and the picturesque Athena Temple or just spend time in the town (no entry fee included for Side), and then you will visit Kursunlu Waterfalls. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel around (17:30) 5:30 pm.

Overnight in Antalya
Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch

Day 7: Fly to Istanbul
Day 7: Fly to Istanbul

After breakfast check out of the hotel in Antalya. You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to Antalya airport to take your flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival, you will be picked up from the airport and transferred to your hotel.

Overnight in Istanbul
Included Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 8: Departure from Istanbul — End of Tour Service
Day 8: Departure from Istanbul — End of Tour Service

After breakfast, you will check-out from your hotel in Istanbul (hotel check-out is before 11:00 am) and will then be transferred to the Istanbul International airport according to your flight details. This will be the end of our tour and services.

Included Meal(s): Breakfast

Included/Excluded

  • NCLUDED in the Tour Price:
  • All transfers as mentioned in this itinerary.
  • Domestic flight tickets from Istanbul to Cappadocia and Cappadocia to Antalya and Antalya to Istanbul.
  • English-speaking guide during the tours.
  • 3 nights accommodation at a 4-star or special-class hotel with breakfast in Istanbul.
  • 2 nights accommodation at a cave hotel with breakfast in Cappadocia.
  • 2 nights accommodation at a 4-star or special-class hotel with breakfast in Antalya.
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch)
  • Visits and entrances fees as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Local taxes and service charges.
  • NOT INCLUDED:
  • International flight tickets.
  • Turkey Tourist Visa Fees, online before departure
  • Escorting tour guide.
  • Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Ride.
  • Optional tours mentioned in the program, they will be provided at an additional cost.
  • Services not mentioned in the program.
  • Drinks with meals.
  • Travel insurance (recommended).

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