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Turkish Delight

PRIVATE TOUR - 6 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM $2075+

Private Tour Highlights

  • Explore the majestic land of Cappadocia, see the fairy-chimneys and mushroom shaped pinnacles.
  • Haggle over the price of Turkish jewelry, carpets, ceramics, and other goods in the famous Grand Bazaar.
  • Wander through Sultanahmet Square, where both the Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque are located. This section is enriched with so much history and beauty.
  • Hike through the Rose Valley in Cappadocia and see the remnants of underground cities.
  • Cruise the Bosphorus to get the best view of both the European and Asian sides of the city.
  • Marvel over the incredible decoration of Topkapi Palace, once home to Ottoman sultans for almost 400 years. There are many buildings and courtyards to explore.
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Tour Overview

Experiencing Istanbul and Cappadocia will be a real Turkish Delight! Discover all of the iconic sites of historic Istanbul, including the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, and the Grand Bazaar. Explore the majestic land of Cappadocia, filled with moon-like landscape, fairy chimneys, and underground cities!

Begin exploring the ancient city of Istanbul. Visit the extravagant Topkapi Palace, once the main residence of Ottoman Sultans. Wander through the many buildings and admire the beautiful mosaic decorations. See the Hagia Sophia, an ancient seat of the Byzantine Church. Marvel over the Blue Mosque, still a functioning mosque and one of Istanbul biggest attractions. Walk through the Roman Hippodrome that was once used for chariot races. Discover the seemingly never-ending Grand Bazaar. One of the world’s first and largest covered shopping areas, the Grand Bazaar is filled with many small shops offering the best in Turkish goods including jewelry, carpets, and ceramics. Visit a 17th century Spice Bazaar, one of Istanbul’s most colorful, bustling attractions. Take an unforgettable cruise along the Bosphorus, the majestic strait that runs through Istanbul, linking Europe and Asia. From the cruise boat, see the dramatic sights lining the Bosphorus’ wooded shores: mosques, a bridge that for a time was the world’s longest and Rumeli Hisar, a massive fortress built by Mehmet the Conqueror in just three months as he prepared to take Istanbul. Admire the 19th-century mansions of the Ottoman elite and the Sultans’ fanciful gingerbread palaces and hunting lodges.

In Cappadocia, take in all of the breathtaking views this region has to offer. Visit the Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy-chimneys. Drive to Pasabagi (Monk’s Valley) to see the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles. Go to the Open Air Museum in Goreme where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years. Hike through the Rose Valley and visit the churches. Explore the old Christian village of Cavusin. Discover the incredible Kaymakli Underground City and see the Ortahisar natural rock castle.

Inclusions
Price includes domestic and regional flights within the itinerary; all hotel accommodations including daily continental or buffet breakfast and daily city tax; all transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling; guided tours in English including entrance fees.
Exclusions

International airfare (unless specifically included), airport departure taxes that must be paid on-site, gratuities, meals not mentioned, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages with meals, early / late check-out, room service, visa fees/services and other personal items or services not mentioned.

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Pricing Details
  3-Star 4-Star 5-Star Luxury
Double £$2075 £$2385 £$2489 £$3226
Single £$2999 £$3537 £$3767 £$5332

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Istanbul

Upon arrival into Istanbul, be met by a local Yampu representative who will transfer the traveler to the hotel.

At night, be taken to an exclusive night club to enjoy a spectacular oriental show and dinner. The party includes belly dancers, folk groups from various regions of Anatolia and Turkish singers and two soft drinks/half a bottle of wine. Transfer back to the hotel at the end of the evening.

Upon arrival into Istanbul, be met by a local Yampu representative who will transfer the traveler to the hotel.

At night, be taken to an exclusive night club to enjoy a spectacular oriental show and dinner. The party includes belly dancers, folk groups from various regions of Anatolia and Turkish singers and two soft drinks/half a bottle of wine. Transfer back to the hotel at the end of the evening.

Day
2

Historic Istanbul

Go on a guided tour exploring the ancient city of Istanbul. The tour includes a visit to the Topkapi Palace, the main residence of Ottoman Sultans. See the Saint Sophia Basilica, an ancient seat of the Byzantine Church. Marvel over the Blue Mosque, still a functioning mosque and one of Istanbul biggest attractions. Walk through the Roman Hippodrome that was once used for chariot races. Finish the day wandering through the seemingly never-ending Grand Bazaar. The Grand Bazaar is filled with many small shops offering the best in Turkish goods including jewelry, carpets, and ceramics. ...read less

Blue Mosque-Istanbul
Day
3

Bosphorus Cruise

Begin the day with a brief visit to the 17th century Spice Bazaar, one of Istanbul's most colorful, bustling attractions. Next, travel through the Golden Horn on the way to an unforgettable cruise along the Bosphorus, the majestic strait that runs through Istanbul, linking Europe and Asia. From the cruise boat, view the dramatic sights lining the Bosphorus' wooded shores: mosques, a bridge that for a time was the world's longest and Rumeli Hisar, a massive fortress built by Mehmet the Conqueror in just three months as he prepared to take Istanbul. Also noteworthy on this tour are the 19th century mansions of the Ottoman elite and the Sultans' fanciful gingerbread palaces and hunting lodges. ...read less

Bosphorus cruise
Day
4

Transfer to Cappadocia and Cappadocia Tour

At the appropriate time, be met at the hotel to transfer back to the Istanbul airport for the departing flight.

Domestic Flight from Istanbul to Cappadocia (Kayseri)

Upon arrival into Cappadocia, be met by a local Yampu representative who will transfer the traveler to the hotel.

Depart from the hotel and visit the Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy-chimneys. Drive to Pasabagi (Monk's Valley) to see the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles. In the afternoon visit Open Air Museum in Goreme where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years.
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Day
5

Cappadocia Valleys and Underground Cities

Hike through the Rose Valley and visit the churches. Afterwards visit the old Christian village of Cavusin. Stop for lunch near Pigeons Valley and then continue on to see the Kaymakli Underground City. Visit the Ortahisar natural rock castle. Transfer back to the hotel.

Hike through the Rose Valley and visit the churches. Afterwards visit the old Christian village of Cavusin. Stop for lunch near Pigeons Valley and then continue on to see the Kaymakli Underground City. Visit the Ortahisar natural rock castle. Transfer back to the hotel.

Cappadocia Rose Valley
Day
6

Depart Cappadocia

At the appropriate time, be met at your hotel to transfer back to the Cappadocia airport for departing flight.

At the appropriate time, be met at your hotel to transfer back to the Cappadocia airport for departing flight.

Istanbul, İstanbul, Turkey

Cappadocia, Nevşehir, Turkey

Places You'll See

  • Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia-Istanbul

    Istanbul

    Visit the city that has a long, rich history. First known as Byzantium in 660 BC, this city has been home to many different civilizations. Beginning in 330 AD, the city was renamed to Constantinople during the Roman, Byzantine, Latin, and Ottoman empires. After the country’s establishment in 1923, the city was renamed again to Istanbul. The city served a hub for the growth of Christianity until the Ottomans conquered, whose religion was Islam. The city has so many different layers of history, making it an exciting place to explore! The city itself is split by the waters of the Bosphorus strait, onto two different continents, Europe and Asia. This makes it easy to hop from one continent to another without even leaving the city! Istanbul is well known for its landmarks such as the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, the Grand Bazzar, and the popular Turkish hammams(Turkish bath houses). This city has so much to offer!

  • Cappadocia featured-Turkey

    Cappadocia

    Visiting Cappadocia is like stepping into another land. The region of Cappadocia is filled with majestic landscape. The land is moon-like and fairy-esque. This spectacular land was formed by the remnants and erosion of lava covered land from the once active volcanic mountains. There are unique rock formations, breathtaking valleys, underground cities, and caves to explore.

Hotel Options

3 Star Properties

Istanbul : Hotel Olimpiyat Istanbul

Istanbul : Erbil Hotel

Istanbul : Golden Crown Hotel

Istanbul : Hotel Nena

Istanbul : Hotel Perula

Istanbul : Orient Express Hotel

Cappadocia : Burcu Kaya Hotel

Cappadocia : Yusuf Yigitoglu Konagi

4 Star Properties

Istanbul : Kent Hotel Istanbul

Istanbul : Alzer Hotel

Istanbul : Arena Hotel

Istanbul : Best Western Plus The President Hotel

Istanbul : Celal Sultan Hotel

Istanbul : Faros Hotel Old City

Istanbul : Grand Yavuz Hotel

Istanbul : Hotel Beyaz Saray

Istanbul : Hotel Mina

Istanbul : Klas Hotel

Istanbul : Levni Hotel

Istanbul : Konak Hotel

Istanbul : Ramada Old City

Istanbul : Sirkeci Mansion

Istanbul : Sultanahmet Palace Hotel

Cappadocia : Cappadocia Cave Suites

Cappadocia : Argos in Cappadocia

Cappadocia : Gamirasu Cave Hotel

Cappadocia : Kapadokya Lodge

Cappadocia : Yuank Evieri

5 Star Properties

Istanbul : Eresin Crown Hotel Sultanahmet

Istanbul : Novotel Hotel Istanbul Bosphorus

Cappadocia : Tafoni Hotel

Luxury Properties

Istanbul : Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus

Istanbul : Grand Hyatt Istanbul

Istanbul : Ciragan Palace Kempinski

Istanbul : Four Seasons Sultanahmet

Istanbul : Radisson Blu Hotel Istanbul Pera

Istanbul : Radisson Blu Hotel Istanbul Sisli

Istanbul : Pera Palace

Istanbul : Shangri-La Bosphorus

Istanbul : Swissotel The Bosphorus

Cappadocia : Cappadocia Cave Resort

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