One of our most popular 3 centre holidays sandwiching Cappadocia, one of Turkey’s most fascinating regions, between historic Istanbul and a relaxing gulet cruise.
Day 1: UK to Istanbul
Fly to Istanbul and will be met by our representative for private transfer to your hotel for overnight.
Day 2 - 3: Istanbul
Choose to explore the city independently or book a sightseeing tour through our representative.
Day 4: Istanbul to Cappadocia
Pick up from your hotel and private transfer to Istanbul airport and fly to Cappadocia and meet by our local representative at Kayseri or Nevsehir airport for transferring to your hotel in Cappadocia (private transfer).
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 (included in price) 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 (included in price) 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 (included in price) 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
Relax and enjoy the beauty of the Turkish Coast (or Greek Islands). Gulets are built from wood in traditional style and are very attractive. Sizes vary and these gulets usually have between 6 to 10 cabins.
As an example, we have chosen our top luxury, deluxe gulet - Semercioglu IV, which operates on an all-nclusive basis. Prices include breakfast, lunch, dinner, te & coffee, soft drinks and unlimited alcoholic drinks. The itinerary that you will follow will change depending on the week that you would like to book.
Day 15: Gulet cruise to the UK
Pick up from your gulet for the return private transfer to the airport and fly back to the UK.
Please note: the durations above are given as an example, you can stay shorter or longer in any resorts, Please ask for a personalised quotation.