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Istanbul and Cappadocia, are two contradictory places! On the one hand, a discovery of historic treasures, beautiful architecture and ambiance;effervescent of Istanbul. On the other hand the Lunar Cappadocia
In this combined program we included also Istanbul to Cappadocia round trip flights in order to avoid 1800km road trip.
Don’t forget to book early with us your Balloon ride in Cappadocia and enjoy your trip with Eskapas!
Departure & Return Location
Istanbul – Cappadocia
Flexible arrival times
Domestic flights (upon specific flight request, supplement applies) with an allowance of 15 kg + 8 kg inside kabin per person Istanbul / Kayseri (or Nevsehir) and Cappadocia to Istanbul
2 Nights in Istanbul at Yiğitalp or similar 4**** hotel in old city center | 3 Nights in Cappadocia at Dinler Nevsehir or similar 4**** hotel
English speaking guide during visits - Entrance fees
Meals: 5 breakfasts & 4 lunches & 2 dinners
All transfers and transportation per itinerary with A/C coach
Before / After Flights and Cappadocia Istanbul or other destination connection flights
Any Private Expenses
Travel insurance (Highly recommended)
COVID-19 RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL RULES
Eskapas is committed to fulfill the following regulations to protect its customers from the risk of Covid-19 :
1 – Eskapas will fulfill all safety rules mentioned in the “Safe Tourism Certification” prepared by Turkish Ministry of Tourism; that plan covers all aspects of the journey from the aircraft to the airport, transfers, touring and hotels (tga.gov.tr/about-safe-tourism-program/ )
2 – Eskapas staff is trained to follow all hygiene rules when in service of our customers; they will respect the social distance
3 –Vehicles will be sanitized regularly as imposed and controlled by Turkish Ministry of Health,
4 – All hotels used to accommodate our customers are certified by “Hotel Association of Turkey”; they all are committed to use maximum 50 % capacity
Day 1Istanbul Arrival
Arrive at Istanbul Airport and meet and transfer to the hotel. Overnight: Istanbul Meals: Not available
Stroll through Sogukcesme Street with typical wooden house which are now landmark buildings of ottoman architecture. Arrive to Topkapi Palace, the largest and oldest of the remaining palaces where Ottoman Sultans used to live; admire the gardens, kitchens, the treasury section as well as terraces overlooking the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. Photo stop at the Fountain of Sultan Ahmet the 3rd and explore Saint Sophia, the masterpiece of Byzantine architecture dating back to the VIth century. After lunch, visit the Blue Mosque covered by more than 20.000 Iznik tiles and continue with the Roman Hippodrome where the char races used to take place. Discover the handcrafts of Anatolia and shop in the labyrinth tunnels of the Grand Bazaar.
Overnight: Istanbul Meals: Breakfast – Lunch
Day 3Istanbul- Cappadocia
In the morning, explore the Spice Market to feel the exotism of the Orient. Enjoy a langourous boat trip along the European and Asian coasts of the Bosphorus. Enjoy a fish lunch under the Galata Bridge with stunning views over the silhouette of the Old City. In the afternoon transfer to airport and flight to Kayseri or Nevsehir. Continue to Cappadocia. Overnight: Cappadocia Meals: Breakfast – Lunch
Entire day to enjoy the natural beauty and the cultural depth of this unique region : explore the frescoed interiors of Goreme’s cave churches, which date from the 8th century, take a walk in Avcilar, Pasabagi and the red valley of Dervent where you will admire the chimney like volcanic formations and a brief photo stop at Uchisar. Overnight: Cappadocia Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner
Optional : In the early morning, possibility to enjoy a hot air balloon flight to admire the breathtaking moonlike landscape of Cappadocia over the Fairy Chimneys, orchards and vineyards (at extra cost)
Visit the isolated valley of Kizilcukur behind Urgup with its beautiful rock formation and some hidden rock-carved churches. Cavusin is one of the oldest settlements in the area offering a panoramic view over the village and visit the pigeon houses and rock formations. In the afternoon, discover one of the largest and deepest of the underground cities in Cappadocia. Overnight: Cappadocia Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner
Day 6Cappadocia / Istanbul (Flight)
After breakfast, transfer to Kayseri or Nevsehir Airport for your onward flight to Istanbul. Arrival to Istanbul airport and end of our services.