Istanbul Cappadocia Tour Itinerary For 8 Days
On your arrival at Istanbul airport, an agent’s representative will greet and escort you to the hotel. Check-in and relax. In the evening, you will be picked up around 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm for an experience like never before. You will be enjoying a Bosphorus Dinner Cruise. Delight in a scintillating music and dance performance. The belly dance is the highlight of the show onboard. Relish the scrumptious dinner having Turkish appetizers among the varied menu. Wash down the food with unlimited soft drinks. Around 11:30 pm, you will return to the hotel. Surrender yourself to the dream world for the night.
Greet the morning with a hearty breakfast and get ready for the old city tour. You will be picked up around 8:00 am – 8:30 am for the day’s fun. To explore the unmissable attractions of the city, you will be transferred to Sultanahment Square or Hippodrome. Visit Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque.
Now, refuel yourself with some lunch and set ahead for the next part of the day’s sightseeing. Hippodrome of Constantinople is your place to be now. Next up is Topkapi Palace, followed by a shopping spree at the Grand Bazaar.
Around 5:30 pm return to the hotel to enjoy the remaining day and a restful sleep.
Note: St. Sophia Museum is closed on Mondays, Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays, and Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays.
Arise with a wholesome breakfast and checkout from the hotel. You will now be transferred to the airport to catch your flight to Cappadocia. On arrival, complete check-in formalities at the hotel and relax. Remaining day is at your leisure. Enjoy it just the way you want. At night, sleep peacefully at the hotel.
Optional: Leisure activities (charges extra)
Kick start your day with a nutritious breakfast after which you will be taken at 9:30 am for a tour of the North Cappadocia. You will first be taken to the lunar landscape of Cappadocia: Devrent (Imaginary) Valley. This landmark valley has a variety of whimsical rock formations. Head to Pasabag “fairy chimneys”.
At Avanos, you will have lunch and watch a demonstration in a traditional pottery workshop here. Avanos has been the centre of terracotta work of art since 3000 BC. Now, it is time to visit Goreme Open Air Museum where examples of Byzantine art in rock – cut churches (10th to 13th century) with frescoes and paintings exist. Up next is the panoramic view point Esentepe. Catch a bird’s eye view over Goreme that treats you to views of Goreme valley and Goreme village: fairy chimneys, rock formations and cave houses. Uchisar Castle - the tall rock and the highest point of the Goreme region imparts a lovely completion to your day’s sightseeing.
Return to the hotel around 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm. Remaining time is free for you to delight in as your please, followed by a comfy night stay at the hotel.
‘Break’ the night long ‘fast’ and gear up for the next happening day. You will be received from the hotel at 9:30 am for sightseeing. Fairy Chimneys in Urgup are the first attraction of the day that are the most famous family of fairy chimneys - mother, father, and daughter. Then, enjoy Red Valley – one of the most attractive valleys of Cappadocia. Your day will be enriched with a visit to Cavusin - one of the earliest inhabited and latest abandoned monastic settlements of Cappadocia.
Now, refuel yourself with a delectable lunch, followed by visits to Kaymakli Underground City and Pigeon Valley. Later, around 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm you will return to the hotel. Rest of the time is yours to indulge in as you want and overnight stay at the hotel.
Begin your day with a toothsome breakfast and checkout from the hotel. Get transferred to the airport and board your flight to Istanbul. On arrival, check-in to the hotel and relax for the day, followed by a relaxing night sleep.
Pick up time 08:00-08:30
Savor a delectable morning meal before you will be picked at 8:00 am - 8:30 am for an enjoyable day. You will cross the Bosphorus bridge that offers amazing views around as you will be moving to Asian side of Istanbul. From here, board the ferry to Yalova to reach Bursa City. First up is Ulu Camii – the Ottaman Empire mosque. Thereafter, you can buy souvenirs at the covered bazaar.
Now, get ready for a cable car ride to Uludag Mountain. Up there, savor a barbeque lunch. Thereafter, go to the mountaintop where a 600-year old tree captures your attention.
After the day’s attractions, get back to Istanbul. Around 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm, you will reach the hotel. Slip in your cozy bed for a sound sleep.
Enjoy one more breakfast and complete checkout formalities at the hotel. Get transferred to the Istanbul airport to fly back home.