Istanbul & Cappadocia

If you are interested in visiting the areas of Turkey with the most historic and modern importance, our Istanbul and Cappadocia tour is perfect for you. The tour begins in Istanbul, where you will visit such places as The Blue Mosque, Hippodrome and the Grand Baazar. You will continue onto Ankara, where you will get to experience the capital city of Turkey before you make your way to Cappadocia. Cappadocia is known for its rich historical and cultural heritage, as well as its many natural wonders.

Thursday Departure Itinerary

 

Day 1
Arrival to Istanbul
Istanbul-Blue-Mosque-outside

The Blue Mosque

Upon arrival at Istanbul Ataturk airport you will be meet by our local representative and transferred to your hotel

Relax and enjoy the evening in one of the worlds most fascinating cities.

Day 2

Ancient treasures of Istanbul (B)
Hagia Sophia, Istanbul - Turkey

Hagia Sophia

 

After breakfast you are going to be taken to some of the most wonderful ancient monuments of Istanbul on our half day Istanbul City Tour:

  • Visit  the Hagia Sophia, the 6th century Byzantine basilica, the largest church of its era, and the architectural glory of the Byzantines.
  • Visit the Blue Mosque, a 17th century imperial mosque, famous for its six minarets, as well as its interior blue tiles.
  • Visit the Byzantine Hippodrome, now an open air exhibition park with a number of monuments, where chariot races once were held.
  • Visit the Grand Bazaar, the world’s largest covered market with more than 4,000 shops, and multitude of alleys.

 

Evening at Leisure.

Day 3

Istanbul (B)

Free at leisure or optional add on a full day tour of the Asian side of Istanbul and Bosphorus cruise including lunch. (Extra cost – please ask your travel consultant today)

Day 4

Turkey: a Republic (B,L,D)
Mausoleum of Ataturk

Mausoleum of Ataturk

After Breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your short flight to Ankara.
Ankara is the capital city of the Republic of Turkey and, you are going to have the opportunity to learn a bit more about this wonderful city.

You will visit the Hittite Museum of the Anatolian Civilizations and The Mausoleum of Ataturk, the founder of the Turkish Republic.

After this tour you will enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before you depart for Cappadocia, about 300km from Ankara. On the way, there is a stopover to see Lake Tuz, the second largest lake in Turkey and one of the largest hyper saline lakes in the world.

Enjoy a lovely dinner upon check in at your Cappadocia hotel and prepare for another great day ahead

Day 5

The valleys of Cappadocia (B,L,D)
Cappadocia - TurkeyCappadocia

After having breakfast at the hotel, you are going to embark in a full day tour, including lunch, through beautiful Cappadocia.

  • Visit the Valley of Uchisar, with spectacular views of the natural cliffs.
  • Visit the Goreme Valley, filled with cave-churches decorated with frescoes.
  • Visit the Pasabag Valley, where highly remarkable earth pillars can be seen.
  • Visit Kaymakli, or Derinkuyu, one of the most famous underground cities in the world.
  • Visit to a local business to see the production of antique and modern Turkish carpets and handicrafts.

Finish the day with a relaxing dinner at your Hotel.

Day 6

Cappadocia – Istanbul (B)

It’s time to start another day with a splendid breakfast before you are transferred to the airport to catch your short flight back to Istanbul, where everything started.

Day 7

Istanbul (B)

It’s almost over, but you still have one free day in Istanbul. After breakfast, take the opportunity to visit again your favourite attractions or to discover hidden treasures of the city.

Day 8

Departure (B)

Free at leisure until transfer to Istanbul Ataturk airport for your return flight home.

Istanbul accommodation to choose:

 

4* Old City Accommodation


Double from €860 pps
Single from €230 supplement

 

5* Old City Accommodation


Double from €890 pps
Single from €290 supplement

 

4* Taksim Accommodation


Double from €960 pps
Single from €240 supplement

 

5* Taksim Accommodation


Double from €980 pps
Single from €315 supplement

 

Pricing is subject to availability & per person sharing

Valid until October 2014

 

Cappadocia accommodation

5* Accommodation


 

What is included in this Tour:

  • Return flights from Dublin with the award winning Turkish Airlines.
  • Internal flight from Istanbul to Ankara.
  • Internal flight from Kayseri to Istanbul.
  • 30kg baggage allowance.
  • 7 Nights accommodation in selected hotels.
  • 7 breakfast buffet, 2 lunches and 3 dinners.
  • Professional English speaking guide.
  • All Transfers, excursions and tours by car/minibus/coach depending on the number of people.
  • Entrance fees into museums and sites.
  • Tipping in hotels and restaurants.
  • Please note: Travel insurance quoted separately.

 

 

Country Information

Currency: Turkish Lira

Vaccinations: No compulsory. Please check with your GP.

Visa: A visa is required to enter into turkey prior to travel. This is not included in the price but can be easily purchased online at www.evia.gov.tr at a charge of $20. Orient Travel can complete the form on your behalf, an administration fee of €15 applies per person.

Best time to Travel: Spring (April to May) and autumn (September to October) are the best times to visit, since the climate will be perfect for sightseeing in İstanbul and on the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts

 

 

Call us now to book: (01) 207 9650

1 Frankfort Centre, Dundrum Road, Dublin 14

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