1. Turkey
  2. Kaymakli Underground City
  3. Grand Bazaar

Turkey: Istanbul & Cappadocia 6-Day Tour

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Explore the culture and history of Istanbul & Cappadocia on a 6-day, 5-night tour. See highlights of Turkey like the Grand Bazaar, Hagia Sophia, and the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, and in Cappadocia see the Fairy Chimneys and stay in a cave hotel.
About this activity
Duration 6 days
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English
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Experience

Highlights
  • See the most popular sites in Istanbul with a local guide including Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia
  • Marvel at the Blue Mosque which was built in 1609 A.D.
  • Visit the ancient Hippodrome where horse chariots took place once upon a time
  • Experience the underground City of Kaymakli
  • Explore UNESCO-listed Goreme Open Air Museum with its unique rock churches
Full description
Day 1: Arrive in Istanbul
Welcome to Turkey. On arrival at Istanbul Ataturk Airport, a tour representative will meet you at the airport holding a sign with your name on it. You'll have a private transfer to your hotel in Istanbul.

Day 2: Full-Day Istanbul Tour
After breakfast, you'll be picked up from your hotel to begin your tour of Istanbul, the only city in the world situated on two continents. Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul – its three names span more than 2600 years of history. You'll visit the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, and the Hippodrome, where chariot races and the Byzantine riots took place. Visit the Grand Bazaar for shopping. Then overnight in Istanbul.

Please note: The Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays. When day 2 falls on a Sunday, the Grand Bazaar will be visited on day 3.

Day 3: Full-Day Istanbul Tour
After breakfast and pick up from your hotel, you'll visit the Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar). The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice. Then enjoy a boat trip on the Bosphorus River. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. In the afternoon, visit an underground cistern. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 4: Fly to Cappadocia and Tour
You'll be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the Istanbul airport for your flight to Cappadocia. Your guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in Cappadocia where you can leave your luggage. Then head out to explore. The first stop is Three Sisters Fairy Chimneys in Urgup. Then you'll head to Pigeons Valley and learn the importance of pigeons in Cappadocian culture. Finally, descend toward the center of the earth in the Kaymakli Underground City, one of the largest and the deepest of the underground cities in Cappadocia. Overnight at a cave hotel.

Day 5: Cappadocia Tour and fly to Istanbul
After breakfast, you'll be picked up for the drive to Devrent Valley where you'll take a walk through this lunar landscape with its unusual rock formations. You'll see some of the best examples of fairy chimneys at Pasabag Fairy Chimneys Valley, before proceeding to the town of Avanos. Avanos is famous for its tile and pottery workshops. Later visit the Goreme Open Air Museum where you will enjoy the fantastic rock churches and beautiful frescos decorating the walls. Then drive to the Uchisar Rock Castle for a breathtaking panorama view. You'll end the day visiting Esentepe Windy Hill for more panoramic views before transfer to the airport for the flight back to Istanbul. In Istanbul, you'll be transferred to the hotel for the night.

Day 6: Home
After breakfast check out from the hotel and enjoy your private transfer back to the Istanbul airport for your flight home.
Includes
  • Licensed, professional tour guide
  • 5 nights accommodation including breakfast
  • Return private airport transfers
  • Transportation in a private air-conditioned vehicle
  • All entrance fees to the sites listed in the itinerary above
  • Domestic return flight tickets including airport tax (Istanbul - Cappadocia)
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks
  • Meals not mentioned in "What's Included" section

When you get there

Meeting point

A tour representative will be waiting for you at Istanbul Ataturk Airport holding a sign with your name on it.

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Know before you go
• To visit holy places of worship such as churches, monasteries, mosques, and synagogues both women and men need to wear appropriate clothing that covers the shoulders and knees
• When visiting mosques, you'll need to remove your shoes
• The underground City of Kaymakli may not be suitable for people who suffer from claustrophobia or asthma