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Istanbul is Turkey's most populous city as well as cultural and financial center. Located on both sides of the Bosphorus, the narrow strait between the Black Sea and the Marmara Sea and bridges Asia and Europe both physically and culturally. Discover Istanbul and it's rich culture it has to offer on this 5 day trip. 


Day 01: Istanbul Arrival Day
Welcome to Istanbul! Arter meeting with our English speaking tour director drive to hotel and overnight stay.

Day 02: Istanbul (B)
After breakfast meet at the hotel lobby for sightseeing. Visit Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Mosque), a 16th century’s religious center and the only mosque in Istanbul with 6 minarets. Hippodrome square where horse carriage and gladiator fights took place during the Byzantian Empire. It is decorated today with an Egyptian Column, Serpentane Column and Ibrahim Pasa Palace (view only). Next, Topkapi Palace – a museum palace with a wide collection of Porcelains, Treasuries, religious collect peace. It is the first Great Imperial Palace of Ottoman Dynasty.  Visit St. Sophia (Hagia Sophia), at one time a cathedral and a mosque, a now a magnificent museum. Later visit Grand Bazaar  and stroll around this World famous 15th Century built shopping center which is still an important attraction today. End of the day transfer back to hotel for overnight.

Day 03: Istanbul (B)
Pick-up from hotel after breakfast. Visit the famous Spice Bazaar. Embark on a boat to have a cruise on the Bosphorus. As cruising on this waterway separating two continents view the marble palaces, Ottoman wooden villas and modern residences on both shores. 

Day 04:Istanbul- Northern Cappadocia Tour(B,D)
Early morning pick up from your hotel and transfer to airport to take a flight to Cappadocia.
On your arrival you will be dropped to your agency office and 09:30-10:00am then you will join your tour. You will start your tour visit by Goreme Panorama with its splendid over Goreme village, land of fairy chimneys. Then you will be fascinated by Open Air Museum, the biggest monastery complex of the region. You will continue with Ortahisar, a typical village with its castle and cave food storages. After you will visit one of the most interesting places, Fairy Chimney valley, Pasabag, with its mushroom like formed rocks. Passing through Imagination valley, Devrent, where you have the impression that animals are petrified in the rocks. You will enjoy your lunch in a restaurant with open buffet variety. End of the day transfer to your hotel and overnight stay in Cappadocia.

Day 05: Southern Cappadocia Tour(B,D)
Optional balloon tour available for this morning.
Your guide will take you from your hotel around 09:30-10:00am then you will join your tour.
Your visit start with Uchisar Castle, the biggest fairy chimney used as a fortress by many civilizations. Then be ready to hike about 4km in beautiful Red Valley passing through Rose valley discovering beautiful rock churches, arriving to Cavusin village, one of the ancient settlement of the region with its cave houses.
For lunch you are going to traditional Turkish Restaurant.
In the afternoon you will be amazed by Underground City widest of the regions served many centuries as refuge for the local people and saved early Christians from roman persecution. Then you will visit Pigeon Valley with its lovely pigeons still living in pigeons houses which has a wonderful view over Uchisar. End of the day transfer to your hotel and overnight stay in Cappadocia

Day 06: Cappadocia- Istanbul Departure (B)
After breakfast transfer to airport to take a flight back to Istanbul.Upon arrival Transit to your flight back home, bringing back wonderful memories and superb souvenirs from your Turkish vacation.


  • English speaking guide
  • Ac deluxe transportation 
  • 12-15 Seat Mercedes Sprinter up to 12 Pax
  • Breakfast (B), lunch (L), Dinner (D) as it is indicated at above itinerary 
  • Entrance fees, parking, local taxes, highway charges. 
  • Tips for portages in and out at hotels and tips for local restaurants


  • Gratuity to guide and driver (Minimum 6USD for guide + 4USD for driver suggested)
  • Personal Expenses
  • Visa Expenses if required
  • Portage services in the airport 
  • Domestic Flights (Istanbul to Cappadocia, Cappadocia to Istanbul one way flight ticket starts from 70 USD PP and subject to increase due to dynamic price policy) 
  • Any drinks of water
  • Any free pax
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