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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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Welcome to Istanbul

Check in to the Innova Hotel. Meals D


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


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


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


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


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


Istanbul at your own pace

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


Depart Istanbul

Our tour services end this morning. Meals B

Private Tour Add-Ons


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


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


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! Take advantage of our Family & Friends offer and Save $100 per person anytime you book 4 or more people on the same A+R program.

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