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2 Adults

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6 Nights

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Selected UK airports

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1st May 2022

Year round departures available


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  • Book today for standard deposit of £150pp or low deposit of £49pp plus 7 monthly direct debit payments of £135pp
  • Visit The Blue Mosque in Istanbul, an incredibly beautiful Mosque known for its Blue Iznik (Nicaea) tiles
  • Spend time browsing Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, the vast and legendary covered market with nearly 4000 shops full of antiques, jewellery and carpets
  • See Pigeon Valley, whose name comes from the thousands of pigeon houses that have been carved into the soft tuff since ancient times

This tour includes:
* Return flights from regional airports
* All flights between destinations
* All transfers
* 6 nights’ 4* hotel accommodation
* 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 4 dinners
* Full Day Sightseeing Tour of Istanbul


Full itinerary 

Day 1: UK – Istanbul 
Upon arrival in Istanbul, you will be transferred to your hotel for a four-night stay on a bed & breakfast basis. On arrival, you will receive a welcome gift, Nazar Boncuk, a glass bead that protects the holder from evil eyes. Have a look around and you’ll discover countless Nazar Boncuks dangling from cars’ rear-view windows, backpacks, or hanging above doors in restaurants, hotels and shops. Spend tonight at leisure exploring the local area. 
Hotel: 4* Kent Hotel (or similar)

 

Day 2: Istanbul
After breakfast, you will set off on a full day of sightseeing in Istanbul, starting with a visit to the renewed Sultanahmet Mosque, known popularly as The Blue Mosque. This is an incredibly beautiful mosque, known for its blue Iznik (Nicaea) tiles. From here you’ll go to nearby Hagia Sophia the Church of Divine Wisdom. Ranking as one of the greatest marvels of world architecture, this awe-inspiring building was constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Byzantine Emperor Justinian. After an included lunch, the next visit will be to Topkapi Palace, which for more than 400 years was the imperial residence of the Ottoman Sultans, now home to the priceless collections porcelain, jewellery, calligraphy and many masterpieces of art. The tour will end with the visit to the Grand Bazaar, the vast and legendary covered market that is the biggest souk in the world with nearly 4000 shops of antiques, jewellery and carpets. 
Hotel: 4* Kent Hotel (or similar)

 

Day 3: Istanbul 
Today, after breakfast, you will head on the Bosphorus cruise. You’ll cruise up Istanbul’s winding straits and relax and admire the shoreline of beautiful mosques, lavish palaces, and decadent yal?s. You’ll see Dolmabahçe Palace, Beylerbeyi Palace, Ottoman summer mansions, the Ortaköy Mosque, the defensive Rumeli Fortress, and the Bosphorus Bridge, one of the world’s largest suspension bridges, all while passing fishing boats, yachts, huge cargo ships, and tankers. Your tour ends with a visit to the Spice Market. Built in 1664, this large, old, stone building includes a large number of shops. This collection of shops was actually part of the complex of the adjacent Yeni Camii (the “New Mosque,” whose construction started in 1597 and finished decades later). Since its construction, the Egyptian Spice Market has specialized in the sale of exotic spices. Today, these lovely small shops continue to sell spices and now also sell dried fruits, nuts, seeds, and other edibles. Dinner is included tonight at your hotel.
Hotel: 4* Kent Hotel (or similar)

 

Day 4: Istanbul - Cappadocia
After breakfast, meet your airport transfer, who will take you to Istanbul Airport for a short flight to Kayseri or Nevsehir Airport. Upon arrival, your private transfer will take you to your Cappadocia hotel, where you will stay for the next three nights on a bed & breakfast basis. Spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring the local area. Dinner is included tonight at your hotel. 
Hotel: 4* Kapadokya Lodge (or similar)

 

Day 5: Cappadocia
Today, after breakfast, you will explore the famous valleys of Cappadocia. It is a truly unique location, with one of a kind, natural rock formations. A very long time ago, volcanic eruptions caused the lava flow that dried above the Earth’s crust and formed tufa rocks. Within the Cappadocia region, you will visit Goreme Open Air Museum, Devrent, Pasabag, Uchisar, Avanos and Urgup (three beauties), with the latter giving the opportunity to purchase some pottery made by the kick-wheel method. Lunch and dinner are included today.
Hotel: 4* Kapadokya Lodge (or similar)

 

Day 6: Cappadocia
After breakfast, you’ll drive to the Underground City Kaymakl? or Derinkuyu. You’ll then visit Selimiye Monastry in Selimiye Village, one of the most unexpected surprises in Cappadocia, before reaching Ihlara Canyon and hiking 4km along the Melendiz River. Along this way you will reach the local restaurant in Belisirma and will enjoy your included lunch under the trees. On the way back, stop at panoramic Pigeon Valley, whose name comes from the thousands of pigeon houses that have been carved into the soft tuff since ancient times, to take pictures, and then head to Esentepe Panorama, for a great view over Göreme Village. Dinner is included tonight at your hotel.
Hotel: 4* Kapadokya Lodge (or similar)

 

Day 7: Cappadocia - UK
This morning, after breakfast, you will be collected from your hotel and transferred to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

Call 0800 408 4048 to book

pp from

£994


person

2 Adults

brightness_3

6 Nights

restaurant

Various Board Basis

flight

Selected UK airports

calendar_today

1st May 2022

Year round departures available


Contact us to book

Enquire Online 0800 408 4048