Istanbul to Cappadocia

Uncover the beauty of Turkey with two of the most important bucket-list places, Istanbul and Cappadocia. Learn about the vast and diverse history while you roam the old town decorated with beautiful monuments and mosques. Cruise along the Bosphorus before driving to the fairy-tale land of Cappadocia. Experience the breath-taking formations as you walk around and take off on a hot-air balloon for a better view! Then fly back to Istanbul in comfort.

Duration

Destination

Start/Ends in

5 Days

Turkey

Istanbul / Istanbul

Hotels

Group Size

Age Requirement

5 & 4 Star

13-35 People

18+

Trip Rating

Trip Theme

Departs

4.5

10 reviews

Overland,Short Break

Al Year Round

Why You’ll Love This Tour

  • Explore Turkey’s two most iconic destinations on a 5-day tour with included flight from Cappadocia and Istanbul.
  • Stay in 5 & 4-star accommodation with all breakfasts, two dinners and airport transfers on Day 1 of tour included.
  • Follow your local guide through the busy city of Istanbul – tasting local treats, shopping in the lavish bazaars and visiting the historical heart of Istanbul’s old town to see the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia Museum and more.
  • Visit the Derinkuyu Underground City to roam the marvellous chambers and chapels carved 60 metres underground.
  • Experience a sunrise like nothing you’ve seen before with an optional hot-air balloon ride over Cappadocia!
  • Shape your trip they way you want with other optional extras such as a traditional Turkish Bath experience, Bosphorous River boat cruise or Turkish Night Show.

Sights Visited on This Tour

Blue Mosque

The exterior features a beautiful cascade of domes and six minarets and blue Iznik tiles adorn the interior giving the building its unofficial but commonly used name.

Cappadocia

A region of exceptional natural and man-made wonders. Take the chance to discover underground cities carved into rock, fairy chimneys and many more...

Hagia Sophia

The Hagia Sophia, among the Seven Wonders of the World, awaits you with all its magnificence. The hundreds of years old structure will fascinate you on sight.

Istanbul

Istanbul is a major city in Turkey that straddles Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait. Its Old City reflects cultural influences of the many empires that once ruled here.

Topkapi Palace

Home of the Sultans, heart of the Ottoman Empire… Roam through the royal palace of the Ottomans and follow their footsteps to see their most valued treasures.

Tour Inclusions

Accommodation

5 and 4 star hotels

Meals

4 breakfasts, 2 dinners

Transportation

A/C coach or mini-bus, Domestic flight.

Airport Transfer(s)

From Istanbul Airport and Sabiha Gokcen Airport (on day 1)

Tour Guiding

Services of experienced Travel Talk local guides licenced by the Ministry of Tourism

Flight

Domestic Flight between Cappadocia and Istanbul

Sightseeing

Blue Mosque Hagia Sophia Topkapi Palace Museum

Derinkuyu Underground City Goreme Open Air Museum Cavusin

Pigeon Valley Uchisar Ihlara Valley

What is NOT included?

What is NOT included?

- Any flights not mentioned above
- Travel Insurance
- Meals not stated above
- Items of a personal nature

- Tips and gestures
- Entrance fees to the sights and museums
- Optional activities
- Other services not stated in the itinerary

Dates & Rates

All prices are per person, based on double, twin or triple share occupancy. Solo passengers not wishing to pay a single supplement will be accommodated in a double, twin or triple room according to availability with a passenger(s) of the same gender.  

Departing

Finishing

Availabilty

Deal/Discount

Price Per Person ( $ )

Sat 4 Dec 2021

Wed 8 Dec 2021

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$1469

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Wed 15 Dec 2021

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$1469

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Wed 22 Dec 2021

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$1469

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$1469

January 2022

Sat 15 Jan 2022

Wed 19 Jan 2022

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50 % Off

$1599 $800

Sat 29 Jan 2022

Wed 2 Feb 2022

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60 % Off

$1599 $640

February 2022

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Wed 16 Feb 2022

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$1599 $640

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Wed 2 Mar 2022

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55 % Off

$1599 $720

March 2022

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$1629 $733

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$1629 $652

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$1629 $815

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End 2 Feb

Per Person in Share Room

$1599 $640

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$1599 $640

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End 2 Mar

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$1599 $720

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55 % Off

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End 16 Mar

Per Person in Share Room

$1629 $733

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End 30 Mar

Per Person in Share Room

$1629 $652

April 2022

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End 6 Apr

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$1629 $815

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50 % Off

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$1629 $815

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End 20 Apr

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End 27 Apr

Per Person in Share Room

$1629 $652

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55 % Off

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End 4 May

Per Person in Share Room

$1629 $733

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50 % Off

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Per Person in Share Room

$1629 $815

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Budgeting for This Tour

Istanbul

Topkapı Palace

100 TRY

Blue Mosque

Free

Hagia Sophia

Free

Cappadocia

Underground City

50 TRY

Goreme Museum

100 TRY

Pigeon Valley

Free

Pamukkale

White Terraces

80 TRY

Ephesus Ancient City

100 TRY

Canakkale

Asklepion Ancient City

45 TRY

Troy Ancient City

50 TRY


525 TRY ( Approx. US$70 )

The Turkish Lira is the currency of Turkey. While every person has different spending habits, we have estimated your average daily expenses to help out with the planning. Please find below in USD the approximate spending to expect for meals not included and more.

Meals

Lunch at restaurant

US$ 5-7 

Dinner at restaurant

US$ 10-15 

Sandwich at a stall

US$ 1-2

Simit - Turkish Bagel

US$ 0.15 

Drinks

Bottle of water

US$ 0.15 

Coffee

US$ 1-1.5 

Tea

US$ 0.5-1 

Bottle of beer

US$ 2-3

Tipping

Tipping good service is common in Turkey, typically ~ 10% for a restaurant meal. No need to tip taxi drivers, however you can round up the fare for convenience. Your guide and driver would also appreciate this kind of traditional gratitude at the end of your tour.
With plenty of markets, stores, shops and bazaars to choose from you’re able to discover a wide range of beautiful unique crafts, textiles, jewellery, clothing and furniture. Turkey is also home to the Grand Bazaar; the biggest old covered bazaar in the world, with over 3,000 shops of all kinds. Haggling is also part of the experience, so brush up on your skills. Turkey is especially known for its:

Pottery & Ceramics

Cappadocia

Famous for its fertile lands and other-worldly landscape, the volcanic soil of Goreme, Cappadoccia has allowed for marvellous works of pottery for centuries. A perfect souvenir that comes in many shapes and sizes! Prices may range from 1 to 100 USD.

Hand-woven carpets

Cappadocia

Famously known for its high-quality hand-woven carpets, it might be the best souvenir to give yourself or to a loved one… Prices may range from 100 to 1000+ USD.

Evil-eye Talisman

Countrywide

Believed to ward of the evil, these bright blue eyes of glass (Nazar Boncugu) are found in many sights visited and come in various sizes as decorative items, keychains and more. Prices may range from 0.50 to 50 USD.
How to budget
Entrance Fees To The Sights

Topkapı Palace: 100 TRY

Blue Mosque: Free

Hagia Sophia: Free

Underground City: 50 TRY

Goreme Museum: 100 TRY

Pigeon Valley: Free

White Terraces: 80 TRY

Ephesus Ancient City: 100 TRY

Asklepion Ancient City: 45 TRY

Troy Ancient City: 50 TRY

Total: 525 TRY

(Approx. GBP 50)

How to budget
Optional Activities

Hot Air Ballooning: EUR 130

Turkish Night: 160 TRY

Turkish Bath: 130 TRY

Bosphorus Cruise: EUR 10

How to budget
Personal Spending

The Turkish Lira is the currency of Turkey.

Please find below approximate prices in USD to give you an idea.

- Coffee: USD 0.50

- Sandwiches: USD 0.50 - 2

- A bottle of beer: USD 3

- Mid-range restaurant meal: USD 10

How to budget
Shopping

Whilst on a Turkey tour, experiencing the shopping scene is a must. With plenty of markets, stores, shops and bazaars to choose from you’re able to discover a wide range of beautiful unique crafts, textiles, jewellery, clothing and furniture.

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Turkey is also home to the Grand Bazaar; the biggest old covered bazaar in the world, with over 3,000 shops of all kinds. Haggling is also part of the experience, so brush up on your skills.

Accommodation

LEGACY OTTOMAN HOTEL
Istanbul
5 Star

Hotel continues its deep meaning that coming from its history which is adjacent to the most important historical monuments of the city, is the only five-star hotel in the region.

AVRASYA HOTEL
Cappadocia
4 Star

This is a very special place in Cappadocia which has been shaped by magic hands of nature. The hotel is in the intersection of the real world and the world of fairies. Also in a very good location.

Accommodation
Istanbul
LEGACY OTTOMAN HOTEL
5 Star
Accommodation
Cappadocia
AVRASYA HOTEL
4 Star

Tour Reviews

At Travel Talk we do not only strive to provide excellent value for premium adventures but also to exceed expectations in every aspect of our trips, which is reflected in an enviable 98.2% customer satisfaction rate in 2019. Thanks to the invaluable feedback of our incredible travellers, we are continuously working to improve ourselves and the communities we touch, year after year.

4.5/5 10 reviews
  • Accomodation 3.8
  • Transportation 4.4
  • Value for Money 5
  • Guide 5
  • Overall 4.5

A. Riley

It is my first tour and I am verry happy. Mustafa did an amazing job and he set the standard of tour guides high for me.

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S. Barr

The best organised tour I’ve ever been on reasonably priced, incredible knowledgeable guide. We will be booking Morocco, Balkans, Russia & Egypt /Jordan next year. Fantastic company!

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A. Ho

Thanks to Mustafa for being a great guide. Really enjoyed your knowledge, jokes and organisation.

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M. Bahati

Tour guide Mr. Mustafa was so helpful and passionate for me I loved this tour because of Mr. Mustafa made it so special.

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A. Delaney

Mustafa has been a fantastic guide. Showing us a more than just what was on the list. He was funny and helpful at all time.

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V. James

Mustafa (tour guide) has been nothing short of amazing. He is patient, witty, kind and knowledgeable of Turkey’s history and culture. I am sure that Mustafa has made this trip. Thank you to Mustafa and Travel Talk for the experience.

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R. Jones

Mustafa was a fabulous guide! He looked after everybody really well and put us first. All the places he took us to were great for food (I’m a vegetarian he helped me order), toilets and all staff were friendly and helpful. He was very knowledgeable and passionate about sharing information. I have had such a fabulous time on this trip and would recommend it.

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L. Wilson

Great tour. Very well priced. Mustafa was probably the best tour guide. I have had in my many tours.

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S. Denham

Mustafa was an amazing tour guide and went above and beyond for us. Perfect amount of tour and free time.

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H. Gray

This Turkey tour exceeded all my expectations! I could never have seen the sheer amount of incredible places on my own and it was incredible to have everything taken care of in such a careful and professional way. Mustafa has made this tour truly special and i look forward to recommending this to friends.

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Why You’ll Love This Tour

  • Explore Turkey’s two most iconic destinations on a 5-day tour with included flight from Cappadocia and Istanbul.
  • Stay in 5 & 4-star accommodation with all breakfasts, two dinners and airport transfers on Day 1 of tour included.
  • Follow your local guide through the busy city of Istanbul – tasting local treats, shopping in the lavish bazaars and visiting the historical heart of Istanbul’s old town to see the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia Museum and more.
  • Visit the Derinkuyu Underground City to roam the marvellous chambers and chapels carved 60 metres underground.
  • Experience a sunrise like nothing you’ve seen before with an optional hot-air balloon ride over Cappadocia!
  • Shape your trip they way you want with other optional extras such as a traditional Turkish Bath experience, Bosphorous River boat cruise or Turkish Night Show.
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