(Istanbul, Cappadocia, Kusadasi)
A cave hotel, wild jeep safari, hot air balloon ride, vineyard visit (for the adults), a water park & time at the beach turn timeless Turkey into a one-of-a-kind family adventure. Follow in the footsteps of the ancient Ottomans & Trojans as they discover Istanbul, Cappadocia & Kusadasi with private guide. From the bazaars & souks of Istanbul to Cappadocia’s Valley of the Fairy Chimneys & relaxation on the beaches of the Aegean coast at a family-friendly resort. A kaleidoscope of adventures await to be enjoyed by children of all ages.
This tour features family friendly hotels, delicious cuisine, private guide, driver, transfers, all internal flights & more.
Enjoy a private airport transfer today with a car/driver and airport assistant.
A welcome package with your vouchers, a city map, plane tickets (if relevant) and any other touristic information that you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.
The Ottoman Imperial (4*) hotel will provide you with traditional Turkish hospitality, comfort, elegant premium service, an unbeatable view of Hagia Sophia Museum and Sultanahmet Square, as well as a blend of Ottoman and Istanbul cuisine. With its exquisitely furnished guest rooms reflecting Ottoman art, trend-setting restaurants and bars, extensive guest services and in-house amenities, the Ottoman Imperial responds to the needs of the most demanding leisure and business travellers.
Enjoy your walking tour to Cistern Basilica, Topkapi Palace and Blue Mosque and Hippodrome. Cistern Basilica is the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul. Then walk over to Topkapi Palace, which contains holy relics of the Muslim world. Next, visit the historical Blue Mosque, otherwise known as Sultan Ahmed Mosque. To conclude this walking tour, enjoy the Hippodrome, one of the oldest sites in Istanbul.
Spend your afternoon at leisure visiting the Grand Bazaar, a short walk from your hotel. Savour the unique atmosphere in one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world. This tapestry of sights, smells and sounds will leave an impression you will not soon forget!
In Istanbul, enjoy a port transfer with a private vehicle and driver.
In the morning, take a private transfer to the pier before boarding a public boat to the Princes' Islands. Cruise on the sea of Marmara to Buyukada, the largest and most popular of the islands. Enjoy a day at leisure on this beautiful island where time appears to stand still. Motorized vehicles are forbidden. Consider hiking, taking a phaeton ride (horse-drawn carriage), or renting bicycles to explore the pine capped hills of the island, while admiring the beautiful facades and gardens of the old wooden mansions. Cruise back to Istanbul by public boat.
Airport transfer with your private car and driver.
Enjoy a direct flight from Istanbul to Capadoccia. The flight duration is about 1 hour.
Enjoy a full day tour with your own private car and guide in Cappadocia. You will be driven to Devrent Valley and then to Pasabagi Valley, to see the amazing fairy chimneys of Cappadocia. From here you will be driven to Avanos, the famous pottery town, to have lunch. After lunch depart from Avanos to see the beautiful examples of Byzantine art in the churches of Goreme Open Air Museum. Then you will be driven to Uchisar Castle, the highest point of the region, where we have a fabulous panoramic view over Cappadocia. Conclude with a visit to the Pidgeon Valley.
Immerse yourself in true Turkish culture when you are welcomed into the home of a local family. Enjoy a traditional feast of fresh, local Cappadocian food. 100% of the proceeds of this visit are provided to the local Turkish family in thanks for their generous hospitality.
Gamirasu Cave (4*) is an exquisitely restored 30 room, troglodyte cave house opened in 1999, in Ayvali Village near Urgup in the heart of Cappadocia, Turkey. The hotel is located in a restored thousand-year-old Byzantine monastic retreat which offers modern conveniences without distracting from the spiritual feeling of the area which, has been known to be inhabited for more than five thousand years. Gamirasu cave Hotel is featured in major international travel guides as one of the best cave hotels of Cappadocia. It is often mentioned as a romantic escape for honeymooners in wedding magazines.
As an optional activity you can choose to have a Hot Air Balloon and have a complete view of Cappadocia area
Enjoy a full day tour in Capadoccia and visit the Ortahisar, a natural citadel carved in rocks. Then visit the subterrenean city of Kaymakli or Derinkuyu, established in the 7th century by Christians fleeing persecution, in which a visitor is able to descend several levels underground. You will be driven to Cavusin Valley to see the troglodyte dwellings where people lived until mid 20th century. After lunch a visit to the Red valley, finally a visit to a Wine House, Cappadocia is famous for its fertile vineyards due to the mineral-laden volcanic soil of the area.
Experience the spectacular beauty of Turkey's Cappadocia region on horseback. Traversing the countless valleys and mountains by horseback is a unique way to explore and brings riders in touch with the area's breathtaking beauty. Visit Byzantine cave churches and fascinating underground cities or simply take in the breathtaking scenery.
Enjoy your flight from Cappadoccia to Izmir. The flight has a stopover in Istanbul.
Transfer to Kusadasi with private vehicle and driver.
Korumar (5*) located on a cliff protruding the Aegean Sea. Located off Kusadasi, a getaway to explore nearby Kirazli, a traditional Koy village and the Hellenistic remains of Pygale, both within a 20-minute drive. The hotel is constructed on its own private bay which overlooks the nearby Pigeon Island. Rooms open out onto private furnished balconies with sea views. Each room is fitted with satellite TV channels, an intimate seating area and includes en suite bathrooms with either shower or bathtub. Guests can choose among Turkish cuisine and international classic dishes. Food can be enjoyed overlooking the sea on the terrace, or indoor in a more elegant ambiance, both complemented by a varied wine selection. Facilities of the hotel include tennis courts, gym, a traditional hammam, a jacuzzi pool and massage treatments.
Enjoy a jeep safari through Kusadasi today. This is for those who like adventure, and don't mind a little mud and dust. You will see nature at its best!
Enjoy a day at Europe's biggest aqua park! The entire family will love this park along the Aegean coast. From 80km/hr rides to a kiddie pool with a pirate ship - to a lazy river, there is something for everyone. Not just water, there is a dryland with restaurants and rooms with Wi-Fi and television.
Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.
Enjoy a domestic flight from Izmir airport to Istanbul. The flight duration is approximately 1 hour.
Depart from Istanbul airport - end of itinerary.
Citizens of other countries may require a visa. Please ask your Sales Advisor. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Embassy of Turkey for the most up to date visa information.
HEALTHHealth insurance is recommended. Medical facilities are good quality. We recommend that you see a health-care provider who specializes in Travel Medicine. The doctor or health-care provider will determine what vaccinations and medication you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities. For more information on travel requirements, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website: http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/turkey.aspx COUNTRY INFOCapital: Ankara. Government: Republic since 1923. Language: Turkish. Kurdish is also spoken by a minority in the southeast. French, German and English are widely spoken in major cities and tourist areas. Religion: Muslim, mostly Sunni, with a very small Christian minority. Turkey is a secular state which guarantees complete freedom of worship to non-Muslims. Time: GMT + 2 (GMT + 3 from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October). Electricity: 220 volts AC, 50Hz. Telephone: Country code +90. Mobile Telephone: Roaming agreements exist with most international mobile phone companies. Coverage is mostly good, but can be patchy in some rural areas in eastern Turkey. Internet: Internet cafes exist in main urban areas. Some restaurants and hotels have Wi-Fi Internet access.
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