Taste of Turkey with Cappadocia

Look no further if If you are looking for something special and extraordinary. Enjoy first class service and guided transportation through some of the historical and picturesque sites. Visit Istanbul and the underground cities of Cappadocia. This an exquisite tour for you with all the bells and whistles. There are no long bus rides just domestic flights getting you to your destination comfortable and relaxed.

At a GlanceTaste of Turkey with Cappadocia Tour view of the rock formations at Goreme open air museum
Wed  Welcome to Istanbul. Transfer to hotel
Thu    Full Day Istanbul tour
Fri      Bosphorus cruise and flight to Cappadocia
Sat    Underground City and Open Air Museum tour
Sun   Return flight to Istanbul. End of tour

Turkey, the crossroads of Europe and Asia. It is an exotic land steeped in history and touched by many civilizations. But you’ll find much more than just history here. Including jaw-dropping landscapes, sun-splashed Mediterranean beaches, quaint seaside towns, glistening cities, colorful bazaars, whirling dervishes, and more.

The fairytale destination of Cappadocia is located in the vast Anatolian plains. This destination is known for its impressive natural beauty and unique topography, as well as its expansive history, breathtaking panoramic views and numerous outdoor activities.

The  Taste of Turkey Tour gives travelers a taste of some of the country’s most-loved highlights, including Cappadocia attractions like Goreme, Derinkuyu Underground City and the Devrent Valley.

Take a short break in Istanbul and Cappadocia, Turkey. Discover the amazing city of Istanbul and explore the lunar landscape of Cappadocia. Don’t miss this short vacation in Turkey.



Istanbul – Arrival Day – (Dinner included)
* Meet at Istanbul airport for transfer to your hotel.
* You will be given your room key and the rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul at your leisure.
* There are two airports in Istanbul.
– Istanbul Ataturk airport is 20 km away from city center and;
– Sabiha Gokcen airport is 55 km away from city center.
– Transfer from Ataturk airport to your hotel is included. If you arrive to Sabiha Gokcen airport please contact us for transfer rates.


Istanbul City Tour – (Breakfast; lunch and dinner included)
* Pick up at 08:30 am from your hotel for a day tour of old Istanbul city.
* Visit St. Sophia; this ancient basilica; built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century; is one of the architectural marvels of all time.
* Topkapi Palace; The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of crystal; silver; and Chinese porcelain; robes worn by the sultans and their families; the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury; miniatures and the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed.
* Sultanahmet Imperial Mosque; across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet; is known as the Blue Mosque because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles.
* The Ancient Hippodrome; the scene of chariot races; with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius; the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine.
* Lunch break at 13:00 pm.
* Afterwards your tour guide will take you to the Grand Covered Bazaar; in this labyrinth of streets and passages are more than 4;000 shops with each trade having its own area: the goldsmiths’ street; the carpet sellers; Turkish arts and crafts; such as hand painted ceramic plates; hand-honed copper-ware; brass-ware and trays; water ewers; onyx-ware and meerschaum pipes.
* After the tour; transfer to your hotel.
* Overnight in Istanbul.


Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise and Istanbul to Cappadocia – (Breakfast; lunch and dinner included)
* After breakfast depart for Bosphorus Cruise tour.
* Enjoy a magical Istanbul Bosphorus Boat Cruise and Spice Market Tour starting at 08:30.
* Enjoy the array of sites you can see from the boat including: Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar).
* Bosphorus by Boat; is a traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia.
* Lunch break at a Turkish restaurant.
* After lunch we depart for Istanbul Ataturk airport for our domestic flight to Izmir.
* Transfer from airport and check in to your hotel in Cappadocia.
* Overnight in Cappadocia.


Cappadocia Tour with Underground City and Goreme Open Air Museum –  (Breakfast; lunch and dinner included)
* You will be picked up approximately 09:30 am.
* We will drive you to Derinkuyu underground city; one of the best preserved and deepest Underground cities in Cappadocia.
* Derinkuyu Underground city is 55 meters deep and has 8 levels open to visitors.
* Then visit the Uchisar Castle; the highest point of Cappadocia.
* After Uchisar; you visit the Goreme Open Air Museum; the Heart of Cappadocia.
* Goreme Open Air Museum is famous for its frescoes dating back to the 10th century describing the life of Jesus Christ and monks.
* Next stop is Cavusin; which is an abandoned village with old cave Greek houses.
* After Cavusin you go to a restaurant in Avanos to have lunch.
* After lunch; you visit a pottery work shop; to see how to make potteries.
* Then you go Pasabagi where you can see the three – headed fairy chimneys.
* After Pasabagi you visit another workshop to see Cappadocian handwoven carpets and kilims.
* Next stop is Devrent Valley; which is also called Imagination Valley; where you can see natural rock formations looking like animals.
* Then you head to a wine shop in Urgup for wine tasting.
* Last stop is the Three Beauties; three beautiful fairy chimneys with their hats; which is the symbol of Cappadocia.
* This tour will end approximately 18:00 and you will be returned back to your hotel.
* Overnight in Cappadocia.


Cappadocia to Istanbul – End of Tour – (Breakfast included)
* After breakfast you will have free time shopping in Cappadocia.
* Today we depart for Kayseri Airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul and then back to home.
* Services end at Isatanbul Airport
* Thank you for choosing Azure Travel for your Turkey experience. We thank you for your patronage & look forward to serving you again in the near future.

* All airport transfer services mentioned inside the itinerary
* Arrival airport transfer to Kayseri / Nevsehir airport
* Domestic flight from Istanbul to Cappadocia
* Domestic flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul
* 2 night’s hotel in Istanbul
* 2 night’s hotel in Cappadocia
* 4 open buffet breakfasts
* 3 lunches
* 4 dinners
* Guided Istanbul city tour
* Guided Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise
* Guided Cappadocia Tour with Underground City and Goreme Open Air Museum
* All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
* Transportation in a fully air – conditioned, non – smoking coach
* Professional English – speaking tour guides
* Return airport transfer

* Seasonal Supplements MAY apply
* Rates valid at time of quoting, and all subject to any exchange rate fluctuations, airlines and supplier rate changes and fuel levies.
* The tour leaves from Istanbul on Wednesday from the 9th of November 2016 to the 19th April 2017

* Rates are LAND ONLY, and Exclude International flights; departure & Fuel taxes
* Seasonal Supplements MAY apply
* Rates valid at time of quoting, and all subject to any exchange rate fluctuations, supplier rate changes and fuel levies.
* The tour leaves from Istanbul every Saturday from the 1st October 2016 to the 15th April 2017.

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Turkey view from the Bosphorus River to Istanbul
Turkey view of cave houses in Cappadocia
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Turkey view from the Bosphorus River to Istanbul
Turkey view of Blue Mosque Istanbul
Turkey View of Istanbul across the Bosphorus