Istanbul, Antalya, Cappadocia Tour Package
Let’s join us to discover the top-visited cities in Turkey with the customized 8 Days package by plane from/to Istanbul. Visit highlights of Istanbul such as Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar. Explore the Underground cities of Cappadocia, learn history about early Christians from your local guide, take photos of the fairy chimneys from the best photoshoot points. Walk on the ancient corridors of the Underground cities of Cappadocia, enjoy the sunset on the Mediterranean from the best panoramic point of Antalya. Domestic flight tickets, airport transfers, accommodation, day tours with English speaking tour guide, Skip-The-Line tickets to the historical sites, lunch at tours provided
Day 1: Arrival in Istanbul
Upon arrival at Istanbul Airport meet with your driver and drive to your hotel, Check-in. Overnight in Istanbul. (Hotel: Avicenna Hotel or similar)
Day 2: Istanbul City Highlights Tour (B, L)
According to your tour pick-up time meet with your guide and start your full-day tour. Explore Hagia Sophia; was the largest building on earth barring the Egyptian Pyramids or the Great Wall of China. It was the religious center of the city during the Byzantine period. Next; Topkapi Palace; As well as being the imperial residence of the Sultan, the palace was also the seat of government for the ottoman empire. It housed the Ottoman sultans for nearly 400 years. Continue to with Hippodrome; Built by the Roman Emperor Septimus Severus in 203AD, during the Roman period hippodrome was the civil center for the people of the city where once 100,000 spectators could be held. Next, Blue Mosque; Built by the Ottoman Sultan Ahmet I in the year 1616, Blue mosque today is one of the most famous landmarks of the old city with its famous six minarets and magnificent dome. Next, Grand Bazaar; With 18 entrances and more than 4000 shops, it is one of the greatest bazaars in the World. At the end of the tour drive you back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul. (Hotel: Avicenna Hotel or similar)
Day 3: Cruising on the Bosphorus / Flight to Antalya (B)
According to your pick-up time meet with your guide and start your half-day tour. Visit Spice Bazaar; It was called Egyptian Bazaar during the ottoman period because shopkeepers used to sell herbs and spices brought throughout Egypt and Asia. Next, Cruising on Bosphorus; where you will enjoy a magnificent view. A great history wıth beautiful nature. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion, you will pass the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace, Rustem Pasa Mosque, Rumeli Fortress, and further along with the parks and imperial pavillions of Yildiz Palace. After the tour drive to Airport and flight to Antalya. Upon arrival at Antalya Airport, meet with your driver and drive to your hotel. Check-in. Overnight in Antalya. (Hotel: Mediterra Art Hotel or similar)
Remarks: Domestic flight from Istanbul to Antalya is included.
Day 4: Antalya City Tour (B, L)
According to your tour pick-up time meet with your guide and start your full-day tour. Drive to the Duden Waterfalls National Park located 15 km outside the city. Duden waterfalls are the most beautiful and the most visited in the Antalya region. Walkthrough the beautiful park and listen to the sound of falling water. Enjoy a green environment, fresh air and pine scent, cool atmosphere, and spectacular waterfalls. Duden Waterfall is 15 meters high and 20 meters wide. Behind the waterfall, there is a natural cave you can go in and watch the cascades. Do not leave this place without taking great pictures behind the water flow and walking along the river with turquoise waters.
After lunch at a local restaurant with a beautiful panoramic view you will have 1-1,5 hours of free time to explore the old town (Kaleici). You will see top attractions of the city: Hadrianus Gate, Clock Tower, Kesik Minare (Truncated Minaret), and city walls dated back to the 2d century. Old Town with its narrow stone streets is also a great place to explore numerous boutiques, art galleries, and interesting museums. Do not forget to buy some memorable souvenirs from the authentic shops before leaving Kaleici.
The tour will continue the cable car ride ‘from sea to sky’. Enjoy amazing views from the top of Tunektepe which stands 1365 mt above sea level. You will see the beautiful coastline of the Antalya region, gorgeous mountains, pine forests, and the turquoise Mediterranean sea. Great pictures taken during the trip will remind you of this unforgettable experience. At the end of the tour drive you back to the departure point. Overnight in Antalya. (Hotel: Mediterra Art Hotel or similar)
Day 5: Flight to Cappadocia (B)
Upon breakfast at the hotel check out, According to your flight departure time meets with your driver, and drive to Antalya Airport for your domestic flight to Cappadocia. Upon arrival, greeted by your driver and drives to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia. (Hotel: Cappa Rossa Cave Suites or similar)
Remarks: Domestic flight from Antalya to Cappadocia is included.
Day 6: Cappadocia Red Tour (B, L)
According to your tour pick-up time meet with your guide and start your full-day tour. Explore Goreme Museum; Consists of many rock-cut churches from the second half of 9C with beautiful colorful frescoes decorating the walls. Next; Pasabagi which means: the Pacha’s vineyard. This site is also called Monks Valley. The hermitage of Simeon monks was here. A chapel dedicated to St. Simeon (Simon) and a hermit’s shelter is built into one of the fairy chimneys with three heads. Proceed to Zelve; was the name of a village with homes carved from natural tufa and was inhabited until the 1950s. Early churches and houses can be seen in three different canyons intersecting with each other.
Next continues to with Pigeon Valley earnıng its name from the countless man-made dovecotes (Pigeon Houses) that have been carved into the soft volcanic tuff. Next; Devrent Valley; famous for its quirky animal-shaped rocks. It looks like a sculpture zoo made by nature. Take in the unique lunar landscape of the valley and feel like you’re in another World. At the end of the tour drive you back to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia. (Hotel: Cappa Rossa Cave Suites or similar)
Day 7: Cappadocia Green Tour / Flight to Istanbul (B, L)
Upon breakfast at the hotel check out, According to your tour pick-up time meet with your guide and start your full-day tour. Explore Underground Cities; once a place of refuge for 15000 Christians. Witness the ancient bedrooms, church, meeting hall and food storage rooms in this eight-story city connected by 30km of corridors and passageways. Next; Panorama Esentepe; Thıs ıs a variety of great panoramıc vıewpoınts for the ones who want to enjoy the stunning views of Cappadocia, don’t forget your camera. Ortahisar; famous for its friendly inhabitants, picturesque stone houses, narrow streets, and lovely churches as well as the castle-like rock formation after which the town is named. Next; Uchisar the Natural highest Rock Castle provides a magnificent panorama of the surrounding area. At the end of the tour drive you to Kayseri Airport for your 1hour 30min domestic flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival, you wıll be greeted by your drıver who wıll drıve you safely to your hotel. Check-in. Overnight in Istanbul. (Hotel: Avicenna Hotel or similar)
Remarks: Domestic flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul is included.
Day 8: Departure Day (B)
According to your flight time meet with your guide at the lobby of your hotel and drive to Istanbul Airport. End of the service.
Specification: Istanbul, Antalya, Cappadocia Tour Package
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