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Turkey Land Of 1001 Nights - Istanbul And Cappadocia

  • Luxury
With this program we’re going to take you to the land of a thousand and one nights.Luxury boutique hotels, private cruise on the Bosphorus, deluxe hot air balloon flight over the moonlike landscapes of Cappadocia - quality services whilst still enjoying authenticity and priviliged contact with the locals.

Customisable trip itinerary

This tour idea is fully customisable

The itinerary has been created by our local agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Arrival in Istanbul

Transfer from Ataturk airport to your boutique hotel in the historical quarter of Istanbul.

Visited:
Istanbul

Day 2: Istanbul visit and embark for a private cruise

In the morning visit the Egyptian bazaar, also called the Spice market, with your private guide. Then board a private yacht for a 2 hours cruise on the Bosphorus. From your yacht, you will admire the Topkapi Palace, the “Maiden’s Tower”, the palace of Dolmabahçe, the Ciragan Palace, the Yildiz park, the Ortakoy baroque mosque and the bridge suspended between two continents.

You will disembark in the north of the Bosphorus in Sariyer where your driver will be waiting for you. After lunch, you will drive along the European bank of the Bosphorus to Ortakoy, a lively neighbourhood with artists displaying their craft and an overall Bohemian feel. The Bosphorus in all its splendour. Overnight stay.

Visited:
Istanbul Bosporus

Day 3: Visit of the mythical Aghia Sophia

Private walking tour: a short walk will take you first to the pearl of Byzance, Aghia Sophia, a 6th century masterpiece of Byzantine architecture, built as a Christian church, converted to a mosque in 1453, and turned into a museum in the middle of the 20th century.

Walk around the Hippodrome, the heart of Constantinople’s political and sporting life. See also the Mosque of Sultan Ahmet I, called the Blue Mosque because of its interior tiles, with its six minarets and a great cascade of domes. We will go down to the Basilica Cistern (or Sunken Palace) with its hundreds of columns and serene atmosphere. After lunch, we continue to the Topkapi Palace, which was the official and primary residence in the city of the Ottoman Sultans from 1465 to 1853 to admire its displays of Ottoman treasures and jewellery. You’ll also see the Sultans’ harem. Return to the hotel by foot.


Day 4: Stroll through the Grand Bazaar

Take a free day to stroll through the thousands of stalls at the Grand Bazaar.

Visited:
Istanbul

Day 5: Explore Cappadocia

Transfer to the aiport and fly to Cappadocia. Transfer to your hotel. Lunch on your own.  In the afternoon, private vehicle and guide to visit the famous open air museum of Goreme, a complex of Byzantine cave churches with colourful frescoes. We will admire the fairy chimneys of Pasabag with their multiple “hats”. At the end of the day, visit the traditional pottery workshops of the village Avanos.

Visited:
Göreme Pasabag Avanos
Accomodation
Museum (Göreme)

Day 6: Deluxe hot air balloon flight at dawn and underground city

At dawn, a one and a half hour hot air ballon flight.  Admire at sunrise the extraordinary moonlike landscapes of Cappadocia. A mind-blowing experience you’ll never forget. 


After breakfast, you'll explore an underground city with your private driver and guide, a unique feature of this area where the local inhabitants hid during times of danger. 

Lunch on your own.

Afternoon at leisure.

Visited:
Göreme Guzelyurt Vallée d’Ihlara Belisirma
Accomodation
Museum (Göreme)

Day 7: Departure

Private transfer to the airport and outgoing flight.

Visited:
Istanbul

Istanbul Bosporus Hagia Sophia Göreme Pasabag Avanos Guzelyurt Vallée d’Ihlara Belisirma

Price details

This tour idea is fully customisable

The price reflects this specific tour itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. £1,360 / 7 days
Excluding international flights
2 Person 4 Person 6 Person
Per person in 4* accommodation £1,660 £1,360

Included in price:

  • 6 nights in boutique hotels with breakfast
  • Private tours with a professional guide, transport, entrance fees and lunch included, as described
  • A private Bosphorus cruise on a yacht
  • All airport transport
  • A deluxe hot air balloon flight in Cappadocia

Not included in price:

  • International and domestic flights
  • Lunch day 5 and all dinners
  • Drinks, tips and personal expenses.

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