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Explore the best of Turkey with our 7-day tour, starting in the vibrant city of Istanbul. Journey through history with visits to the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, and the Grand Bazaar. Enjoy a scenic boat tour on the Bosphorus before traveling to Cappadocia, known for its unique landscapes, fairy chimneys, and underground cities. The final stop is Ankara, the nation’s capital, where you’ll visit the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations. This tour offers a rich blend of history, culture, and natural beauty, providing a comprehensive experience of Turkey.

Day 1: Arrival in Istanbul – Welcome to Turkey

Upon your arrival at Istanbul New Airport(IST) or Sabiha Gökcen Airport(SAW), our team will be waiting for you at the exit of the international line of the Airport, holding a sign with your name written on it. After which, you will be transferred to your hotel. The afternoon is free for you to spend at leisure. Alternatively, you can join the Night Cruise on the Bosphorus with Dinner & Show.

  • Overnight in Istanbul
  • Included Meal(s): No meals are included on this day
  • Accommodation: Antea Hotel OR Ayasultan Hotel OR Deluxe Golden Horn Hotel or similar (Standard quality)

Day 2: Istanbul Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Tour

After breakfast, at around 8:30 am, you will be picked up from your hotel for a full-day tour of Istanbul. The tour includes an official English-speaking guide, tickets, lunch at a central city restaurant, and visits to the most resplendent monuments that the Ottoman, Byzantine, and Roman empires have handed down to future generations: Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Mosque), Hippodrome (Sultanahmet Square), Topkapi Palace, and the Historical Grand Bazaar, which houses more than 4,000 stores. After the full-day tour of Istanbul, you will be transferred back to your hotel around 5:00 pm. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy at leisure.

  • Overnight in Istanbul
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Antea Hotel OR Ayasultan Hotel OR Deluxe Golden Horn Hotel or similar (Standard quality)

Day 3: Bosphorus Boat Tour – Fly to Cappadocia

After breakfast at around 8:30 am, you will join the Half-day Morning Bosphorus Cruise. At the start of this tour, you will enjoy a drive to the pier in Eminonu for a short visit to the historical Spice Market (Egyptian Bazaar). Following this, you will join a shared boat tour and cruise along the Bosphorus which is a narrow strait between the continents of Europe and Asia connecting the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara. You will be able to view the Dolmabahce PalaceBeylerbeyi PalaceBosphorus Bridge, citadels, centuries-old mansions, and the European and Asian shorelines while onboard the boat. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel to pick up your luggage. Then, you will be transferred to the Istanbul airport for your flight to Ankara, which is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes in duration. Upon arrival at Kayseri or Nevsehir airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

  • Overnight in Cappadocia
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Heaven Cave House OR Dedeli Konak Cave Hotel OR Romantic Cave Hotel or similar (Standard quality)

Day 4: North Cappadocia Tour

For an additional option, you can book an early morning hot air balloon ride and enjoy breathtaking aerial views of the valleys. Please be aware that this activity comes at an extra cost.

After breakfast around 9:30 am, you will be picked up from your hotel to join the 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 Valley (Monks Valley) to see the mushroom-shaped pinnacles. After this visit, you will drive to the city of Avanos. After lunch, you will visit the Zelve Open Air Museum in Cappadocia. The museum features a series of carved caves and ancient churches, providing a glimpse into the region’s monastic history. Finally, towards the end of the day tour, before returning to your hotel, you will have the opportunity to visit the natural castles of Uchisar. Please note that the interior of the Uchisar castles is not accessible for visits. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel around 4:00 pm. You will have the rest of the day free to relax, explore the city on your own, or take part in any optional activities that are offered.

  • Overnight in Cappadocia
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Heaven Cave House OR Dedeli Konak Cave Hotel OR Romantic Cave Hotel or similar (Standard quality)

Day 5: South Cappadocia Tour – Take an intercity bus to Ankara (299 km)

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 Rose Valley (Gulludere Vadisi). Next, you will visit Cavusin Village which is famous for its houses and churches of Christian Clergymen. We will take a break for lunch around noon. After lunch, you will drive to the Pigeon Valley (Guvercinlik Vadisi). 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.

In the afternoon, board an intercity bus for Ankara, where you’ll be staying overnight. Expect the bus journey to last approximately five hours. Upon your arrival at the main bus station in Ankara, you will be greeted by our representative, who will transfer you to your hotel.

  • Overnight in Ankara
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Best Western Plus Center Hotel OR Holiday Inn Ankara or similar (Standard quality

Day 6: Ankara Tour – Fly back to Istanbul

After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel at around 9:00 am to begin your Ankara tour. The tour includes a visit to the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, which houses artifacts from up to 7,500 years old, including a comprehensive and striking collection of Hittite artifacts.

Following this enlightening visit, we will take a midday break for lunch at a local restaurant, allowing you a chance to rest and sample some delicious local cuisine.

After lunch, you will continue on to the Mausoleum of Ataturk, the final resting place of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the Republic of Turkey.

At the end of the tour, you will be driven to Ankara Airport for your flight back to Istanbul. Upon your arrival in Istanbul, you will be met by our airport representative and transferred to your hotel.

  • Overnight in Istanbul
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Antea Hotel OR Ayasultan Hotel OR Deluxe Golden Horn Hotel or similar (Standard quality)

Day 7: Departure from Istanbul – End of Tour Service

After breakfast, you will check out from your hotel in Istanbul (hotel check-out is before 12:00 noon) 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 in the Tour Price:

  • All transfers mentioned in this itinerary, including arrivals and departures.
  • Domestic flight tickets (from Istanbul to Cappadocia and Ankara to Istanbul) as specified in the itinerary.
  • Intercity bus ticket from Cappadocia to Ankara.
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Istanbul at Special Class or 4-Star Hotels, inclusive of breakfast.
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in Cappadocia at a cave hotel, inclusive of breakfast.
  • Accommodation for 1 night in Ankara at a 4-Star hotel, inclusive of breakfast.
  • Professional licensed English-speaking guide during the tours.
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch).
  • All entrance fees are as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Local taxes and service charges.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • International Flight Tickets.
  • Visa to enter Turkey.
  • 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.
  • Dinner and Drinks
  • Travel insurance (recommended).

IMPORTANT INFO:

  • The order of the itinerary is indicative and subject to change, but all visits described will take place.
  • 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.
  • Vegetarian lunch option available upon request.
  • For 1 traveler: 1 Single Room Accommodation
  • For 2 travelers: 1 Double/Twin Room Accommodation
  • For 3 travelers: 1 Triple Room Accommodation
  • For 4 travelers: 2 Double/Twin Rooms Accommodation
  • For 5 travelers: 1 Double/Twin Room and 1 Triple Room Accommodation
  • 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.
  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesday, it will be replaced with the Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Sarnici).
  • Grand Bazaar is closed on Sunday.
  • During religious holidays, the spice market and Grand Bazaar are closed.
  • On flights luggage allowance is 15 kg per person for checked-in luggage. For carry-on, you can take up to 8 kg per person. One carry-on is allowed per person.

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7-Day Istanbul, Cappadocia and Ankara Tour
7-Day Istanbul, Cappadocia and Ankara Tour

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