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zIstanbul & Cappadocia

8 days

Never more than 16 guests. Guaranteed.

Small Group Discoveries

  • Relax on a private afternoon cruise on the Bosphorus... The historic waterway that separates Europe from Asia is graced with historic palaces and seaside mansions.
  • Savor the rich flavors and diversity of Turkish cuisine... At our favorite eateries, in colorful local markets and at our special cooking class in an Istanbul home.
  • With his insider’s knowledge of the valley, Mehmet is the perfect guide for our exclusive walking tour into the amazing landscapes of Cappadocia.

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Day
1

Welcome to Istanbul

Check in to the Innova Hotel. Meals D

Day
2

Full day sightseeing in Istanbul c

Visit the Roman Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque. Enjoy the Turkish cuisine of Hamdi and visit the Spice Market before a private cruise on the Bosphorus. Meals B,L

Day
3

Fly to Cappadocia

Arrive to Cappadocia in time for lunch at Aravan Evi, famed for the fresh produce from its own garden. Tour the ancient Kaymakli Underground City which descends 8 floors below ground! Dine tonight at Elai and spend 2 nights at the Argos Hotel. Meals B,L,D

Day
4

The Goreme Open Air Museum c

Set out on a walking tour with Mehmet, a lifelong resident with an intimate knowledge of the region. Tour the painted cave-churches of Goreme and enjoy a special picnic lunch in the valley. Then visit the carpet, pottery and onyx studios of Avanos. Tonight, enjoy a haunting performance by the Whirling Dervishes at an ancient caravanserai. Meals B,L

Day
5

Back to Istanbul

Fly to Istanbul and transfer to your hotel. An afternoon walking tour along historic Istiklal Street offers a rich experience of city living as you join locals in one of their favorite pastimes – savoring authentic Turkish delicacies in numerous small eateries. Meals B,L

Day
6

Cooking class & Topkapi Palace

Join your host in her home for a cooking class featuring seasonal recipes. Tour the fabled Topkapi Palace, including the Treasury, and end your day at the Grand Bazaar. Meals B,L

Day
7

Istanbul at your own pace

After a free day, enjoy a festive farewell dinner on an island in the Bosphorus! Meals B,D

Day
8

Depart Istanbul

Our tour services end this morning. Meals B

Private Tour Add-Ons

Jerusalem

Our 4-day FreeStyle Travel package includes your choice of hotel, daily breakfast, chauffeured airport transfers, and in-depth sightseeing with your own private guide

Petra

Our 3-day FreeStyle Travel package features the deluxe Moevenpick Hotel, daily breakfast, roundtrip transportation from Amman by private car and expertly-guided sightseeing.

MapSearch

Prices are per person, land only. We offer air on Turkish Airlines. Add extra nights.

Family + Friends

Travel is one of  life's most rewarding experiences, perhaps even more so when it's shared with those you love! Combine our limited-time pay-in-full discount with our Family & Friends offers and save even more:
  • Save $50 more per person when 3 guests go
  • Save $100 more per person with 4 people
  • Save $150 more per person with 5 people
  • Save $200 more per person with 6 or more people!

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