Sample itinerary: 7 night holiday based on 3 nights in Istanbul + 4 nights in Cappadocia.
Cappadocia & Istanbul twin centre holidays are the perfect combination for an amazing holiday in Turkey. A stay in historic Istanbul combined with fairytale Cappadocia is a great mix which will provide a fabulous experience. We are specialists in twin centre Cappadocia and Istanbul holidays with a wealth of knowledge of both places, ensuring you get the holiday you desire. We can tailor Istanbul & Cappadocia holidays for 3 nights in Istanbul and 4 nights in Cappadocia Total of 7 as per our sample itinerary below. However, this holiday is very flexible you can stay longer or shorter in both resorts, please fill the enquiry form and submit to us, we will consult you and create your perfect holidays to suite your requirements.
Day 1: UK to Istanbul.
Fly to Istanbul and meet our English-speaking driver (representative) in Istanbul airport for private transfer to your chosen hotel.
Day 2 - 3: Istanbul.
Choose to explore the city independently or book a sightseeing tour through our representative or hotel reception. If you choose to explore the city on your own phase, don’t forget to visit the most important popular sites of Istanbul, including St Sophia Museum (mosque), Byzantine Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Dolmabahce Palace and Grand Bazaar. On your second day, you should book a local Bosphorus Cruise (in Port of Sirkeci departs every hour) and sail between 2 continents, on your right-side Asia and on your left side Europe. During your trip you will see some more Ottoman Palaces, mosques and Bosphorus bridges. Over nights in Istanbul.
Day 4: Istanbul to Cappadocia.
Private transfer back to Istanbul airport for your internal flight to Cappadocia – we will meet you in Cappadocia (Kayseri) airport for private transfer to your hotel in Cappadocia.
Day 5: Fairy Chimneys & Göreme Tour.
Cappadocia is huge, therefore we include your regular tours automatically, with a small group of around 10 to 15 people. (It is not advisable to tour yourself the transportations in Cappadocia not easy and it can be very costly). On your first day, after breakfast our tour guide will pick you up around 9am from your hotel for a full day small group tour which includes a visit to the Devrent Valley to see the unique ‘fairy chimneys’ and Pashabagi to see the fascinating mushroom shaped Pinnacles and stop some local restaurant for lunch. After lunch at Avanos visit the ancient rock-cut churches and Christian settlements of the Göreme Open Air Museum before finally heading to see the natural castle of Üçhisar. Finally, our guide will drop off you at your hotel at approximately 17:00pm.
Day 6: Rose Valley and Kaymakli Underground City Tour.
on your second day, after breakfast, our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel around 9am again. You will enjoy another full day small group tour that includes a visit to the Red Valley to explore the famous rock-cut churches and hike 5km through the Gulludere Valley. Visit Cavusin with its famous houses and churches of the Christian clergymen. After lunch visit Pigeon Valley and then the underground city of Kaymakli, which was home to the early Christians, and finish the day with a visit to the natural castle of Ortahisar. Drop off at your hotel at approximately 17:00pm.
Day 7: Ihlara Valley and Derinkuyu Underground City Tour.
On your 3 rd day, after breakfast our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel around 9am and enjoy a third small group tour, this time visiting the huge underground city of Derinkuyu carved out of the rock by the early Christians, continuing on to the beautiful Ihlara Valley where you will hike 4km exploring the valley's hidden churches. After lunch finish with a visit to the Selime Monastery, then return to your hotel at approximately 17:00pm.
Day 8: Cappadocia to the UK.
Our driver or representative will pick you up from your hotel for your private transfer to the airport and your flight back to the UK via Istanbul. (your luggage will go directly to your final destination in the UK, you will be transferred with your hand luggage to another plane in Istanbul).
Please note if you have walking difficulties and prefer not to participate every walking in Cappadocia, please tell the Guide and you can stay in nearest café or in Minibus till everybody return.
Please note the above durations are provided as a sample itinerary - you can stay shorter or longer in any points. You may also choose to stay in a different hotel.