3 Centre Holidays: Istanbul & Cappadocia & Gulet Cruise

3 Centre Holidays: Istanbul & Cappadocia & Gulet Cruise

Prices from £2,448 per person

Special offer: 
Aug 12  £2,090 pp (was £2,590 - save £1,000 per couples)
Aug 26  £2,290 pp (was £2,590 - save £600 per couples)

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Total 2 weeks holidays: Istanbul 3 nights & Cappadocia 4 nights (including Guided Tours) & Gulet cruise 7 nights

Enjoy a 2-week adventure that combines the rich history of Istanbul, the captivating landscapes of Cappadocia, and the serenity of a 7-night Gulet cruise along the picturesque Turkish coast. This sought-after 3-center holiday immerses you in the cultural treasures of Istanbul, the surreal beauty of Cappadocia, and the blissful relaxation of a Gulet cruise, making it one of our most popular and unforgettable experiences

Day 1: To Istanbul

Embark on your journey as you board a flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival, our dedicated driver / representative will warmly welcome you and provide a private transfer to your Istanbul hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 2 - 3: Istanbul

Choose to explore the city independently or book a sightseeing tour through in advance. Please click here to see all optional Istanbul Tours here >

Day 4: Istanbul to Cappadocia

Cappadocia Depart from your Istanbul hotel as we transfer you to Istanbul airport. Fly to Cappadocia, where our local  driver (representative) will greet you at Kayseri or Nevsehir airport. Enjoy a private transfer to your Cappadocia hotel.

Day 5: Cappadocia Fairy Chimneys & Göreme Tour

After breakfast our tour guide will pick you up around 9 am 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. 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. Drop off at your hotel at approximately 17:00pm.

Day 6: Rose Valley and Kaymakli Underground City Tour

After breakfast our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel around 9 am. 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 6: Ilhara Valley and Derinkuyu Underground City Tour

After breakfast our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel around 9 am 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 to the beautiful Ihlara Valley where you will hike 4km through the valley exploring the hidden churches. After lunch finish with a visit to the Selime Monastery, than return to your hotel at approximately 17:00pm.

Day 6: Cappadocia to your chosen coastal resort

Our representative will pick you up from your hotel and private transfer to the Cappadocia airport for flying via Istanbul to Dalaman (your luggage will go directly to your final destination, you will be transferred by your hand luggage to another airplane in Istanbul). On arrivall you will be met by our representative and private transfer to your chosen Gulet Cruise. Please note if you choose to join a Greek island gulet cruise, then you will be flying to Bodrum airport via Istanbul and your luggage arrangments will be the same as for Dalaman as explained above.

Day 9 - 14: On board an authentic gulet cruise

During your time on board an authentic gulet cruise along the Turkish Coast, you'll have the opportunity to relax and soak in the beauty of the Mediterranean. Gulets are traditional wooden sailing vessels, known for their charming and attractive style. These boats come in various sizes, typically featuring between 6 to 10 cabins to accommodate passengers.

For this particular itinerary, we've selected the popular Gulet Syhan Cann, which operates on a full-board (FB) basis. This means that your package includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner on board. Keep in mind that the specific itinerary may vary depending on the week you choose to travel. Be sure to ask for the exact route and destinations you'll be visiting during your cruise.

Day 15: Departure back home

On Day 15, it will be time to bid farewell to your gulet cruise adventure. We will will arrange a private transfer for you from the gulet to the airport. From there, you will catch your flight back home, bringing your memorable Turkish Coast experience to a close.

Nowy Efendi Hotel

Istanbul - 4* - Bed & Breakfast


Romance Istanbul Hotel  4*  B&B

Superior  Boutique Hotel  Special category - Istanbul  


Sultania Hotel 4*  B&B

Superior  Boutique Hotel  Special category - Istanbul


MDC Cave Hotel - Cappadocia

4* Bed & Breakfast


Hera Cave Suites  4* B&B Cappadocia


Mithra Cave Hotel 4* B&B Cappadocia


Standard Gulet Fethiye - Kekova -  Fethiye Cruise 


Seyhan Jan Standard Plus


North Dodecanese Greek Islands



Istanbul is uniquely positioned at the crossroads of the Orient and the Occident, with one foot in Europe and the other in Asia. For the perfect Two-centre holiday, combine a stay in Istanbul with a Turkish coastal resort or Cappadocia or just the city break alone.



Cappadocia’s landscape was formed around 30 million years ago when volcanic activity left the region blanketed with ash. The ash solidified into what is known as ‘volcanic tuff’, this is an easily eroded material and as it wore away over many years, it left the distinctive rock formations seen in Cappadocia today.


Istanbul Daily Tours

Day 1 - Istanbul Classic Tour
Duration: 9 am to 4 pm.
Visit the most important popular sites of Istanbul in one full day tour.
St Sophia Museum, Byzantine Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazaar.

Day 2 - Istanbul Two Continents Tour
Duration: 9 am to 4 pm
One of the most beautiful sights in the world, the Bosphorus, is the strait separating two continents Europe and Asia. This tour includes a Bosphorus Cruise and visits the Spice Bazaar, Rustempasa Mosque, Beylerbeyi Palace, Bosphorous Bridge and Camlica Hill


Hot-air Balloon Tours

Cappadocia is known around the world as one of the best places to fly with hot-air balloons. The spectacular surrealistic landscape, combined with excellent flying conditions, allows the balloons to gently drift over and between fairy chimneys and pigeon houses hewn from the unique rock formations, through beautiful orchards and vineyards and impressive valleys with distinctive rock formations and features – and then float up over rippled ravines for breath-taking views across the region.

3 Nights Istanbul & 4 Nights Cappadocia & 7 Nights Gulet Cruise: 14 Nights Price from
Empire Palace 4*BB & MDC Cave Hotel 4* BB & Luxury Seyhan Cann Gulet 1 wk  £2,448


  • Aug 12  £2,090 pp (was £2,590 - save £1,000 per couples)
  • Aug 26  £2,290 pp (was £2,590 - save £600 per couples)
  • Jun 17 now £2,198 pp (was £2,448 - save £500 per couples)
  • Sep 2  now £2,348 pp (was £2,548 - save £400 per couples)

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Please note:  For an upgrade to Istanbul Superior 4* Hotels like Sultania or Romance Hotel an additional £45 per room per night. Staying in Nowy Efendi hotel which is similar standard as Empire Palace is no extra cost.

Price Includes:

  • Return flights, including internal flights (all flights with Turkish Airlines, inclusive of cooked meals, soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages)
  • Return private transfers in Istanbul, Cappadocia, and the resort area
  • 3 nights in a 4-star boutique hotel with bed and breakfast in historic Istanbul
  • 4 nights in a 4-star boutique cave hotel with bed and breakfast in Cappadocia
  • 3 days of regular sightseeing tours in Cappadocia with professional guide and lunch
  • 7 nights Seyhan Cann or similar standard Gulet

Prices do not include: 

  • Sightseeing tours in Istanbul (optional)
  • Hot air balloon experience in Cappadocia (optional)

Flights info: 

The package prices mentioned include return flights with Turkish Airlines, but please be aware that prices may vary based on departure airports and flight schedules. We can accommodate your preferences by booking flights from any airport upon request.

Additionally, we want to assure you that all components of this package holiday, encompassing flights, accommodations, transfers, and tours, are safeguarded by our ATOL license. Rest assured, your financial investment is fully protected, ensuring 100% peace of mind.

Early booking discounts & loyalty discounts

"Our holiday in Turkey exceeded our expectations. Cappadocia was interesting and beautiful. It was exciting staying in cave. Istanbul was amazing. We had very little previous experience of Turkey and Turkish people, so we enjoyed the beauty of the country and friendly hospitality of the people. We felt safe and not at all threatened in the city. The quality of food and service in restaurants was good. Efes beer is very tasty. We were a little confused on our first day in Istanbul as the tour details implied a bus tour, but all become clear when we realised how close all the sights were to our hotel. We had a memorable holiday. Thank you Akin."

Mr David Hyam

"Dear Mr. Koc,I've been meaning to write to you for some time, to say thank you for arranging such a wonderful holiday for us. We had 4 nights B&B at the Empire Palace Hotel in Istanbul, which was wonderfully central - with friendly, helpful staff - and then flew to Cappadocia, staying at the MDC Cave Hotel in Urgup, which was delightful. The location was outstanding and the hotel quite unique. We have travelled all over the world and I can safely say that this holiday was one of the best - full of new experiences including a trip in a hot-air balloon, visiting underground cities, ancient cave dwellings with amazing frescoes and fabulous landscapes. It was fun and exciting. For the first two days of tours in Cappadocia we went with the local representatives, who were excellent and our guide, Mustafa Sahin was outstanding. Thank you again for a brilliant trip and we will recommend your company. We may be interested in Croatia next year. Yours sincerely,"

Barbara Lewis 

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"I wanted to send you an e-mail now that we are back from our wonderful holiday. My wife and I wanted to express our sincere gratitude to you and the team at Diamond Star for arranging a truly unique style of holiday that we are still talking about to friends and family two weeks after we came home. The places we have visited, and the things we have seen were truly amazing, it will take a month or more to sort through our photos"  Andrew and June Welch - 24 Oct 2022

"Back from our holiday to Istanbul/Cappadocia what an awesome holiday. The hot air balloon was out of this world. Thank you Diamond Star for making it all possible special thanks to Nazan. I recommend this company to make your dreams come true."  Mrs Angela Bailey - 6 Oct 2022

"We arrived home from Fethiye on Monday, and would just like to thank you and Akin for planning an amazing trip. The gulet was fantastic and as usual, the Ece Saray Hotel was lovely. The staff there are some of the best we have come across, and the breakfasts were great. We are looking ahead to 2023 and were wondering if you could arrange a quote for a similar trip."  Sue and Mike Fedeczko - 28 September 2022

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