Istanbul & Cappadocia Signature

6 days from $2,292 per person*
  • Marvel in the glory of the Hagia Sophia with private guide.
  • Explore the amazing fairy chimneys of Cappadocia.
  • Enjoy a private guided tour of Istanbul’s historic highlights.
  • Private transfers throughout.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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Ancient homes carved directly into the cliff face at Cappadocia cast long, eerie shadows as you stroll amongst these remarkable centuries-old architectural achievements and ponder life as it must have been for their long-forgotten residents.

Turkey presents a cavalcade of ancient monuments and stirring natural wonders, and perhaps the best way to soak them in is from a hot air balloon ride over the 30-million-year-old volcanic rock formations of the aptly named ‘Valley of the Fairy Chimneys’. Cappadocia is also home to the eerie subterranean cities of Kaymakli and Derinkuyu that were established in the 7th century by Christians fleeing persecution; the famous pottery town of Avanos; and the beautiful Byzantine art on view in the churches of Goreme Open Air Museum. In Istanbul, stimulate all your senses in the frenzy of culture, history, commerce and nightlife in the city’s bustling bazaars and buzzing old town.

Turkey serves up an overwhelming range of stunning natural sights and vibrant cultural experiences, and your experienced team of local, English-speaking guides will be by your side to guide you through the rich maze of ancient monuments and vibrant city life that makes this country such a wonderful travel experience. You’ll stay in boutique city hotels with an emphasis on the best in customer service and an incredible mountain resort that must be seen to be believed. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Istanbul
    Istanbul
    • Private Transfer - Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Assistant/Driver
    • Turkey - Welcome Package
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Istanbul
    Istanbul
    • Private Tour - Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace & Grand Bazaar Tour - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Istanbul
    Istanbul
    • Private Tour - Ottoman & Byzantine Tour - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Istanbul to Cappadocia
    Istanbul to Cappadocia
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Air - Istanbul - Cappadocia [Direct (1 hr)] - Economy
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Private Tour - Cappadocia Panoramic (with Lunch) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Cappadocia
    Cappadocia
    • Optional: Hot Air Balloon Ride - Vehicle
    • Private Tour - Cappadocia Wonders (with Lunch) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Cappadocia
    Cappadocia
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Air - Cappadocia - Istanbul [Direct Flight] - Economy
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Istanbul

Today you will have an English-speaking guide assistance waiting for you outside of customs with a sign with your name on it. For your added comfort, your representative will help you to co-ordinate meeting up with your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation.

A welcome package with a city map, e-tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Accommodation: Tomtom Suites (4*)

Tomtom Suites is an authentic Istanbul building whose posture reflects the social history of Pera from 1850’s to recent. Throughout its history, this building was home for French nuns and some well-known Levantine families. Now it is ready to host its new guests with its "younique" service policy and a new design, pairing modern comfort with historical background. Tomtom has 20 suites, a terrace offering a panoramic view of old town and a nostalgic outlook. It tells the story of an over 100 years old building with a stylish language, but without loosing the essence of the story.

Istanbul & Cappadocia Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Istanbul
Istanbul
Istanbul & Cappadocia Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Tomtom Suite
Tomtom Suite

Day 2: Istanbul

Enjoy a full day tour of Istanbul with a private guide who will show you the most important sights. Visit the Hagia Sophia, the pride and glory of the Byzantine architecture, the Blue Mosque, the Byzantine Hippodrome, where chariot races were once held, the Grand Bazaar, the world’s largest covered bazaar with 4000 shops, and Topkapi Palace, the famous residence of the Sultans. The Harem section of Topkapi Palace is not included.

Accommodation: Tomtom Suites (4*)
Istanbul & Cappadocia Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Hagia Sophia
Hagia Sophia

Day 3: Istanbul

During this private tour you will be brought to Dolmabahce Palace to visit the beautiful 19th century residence of Ottoman Sultans, located on the banks of the Bosphorus. Afterwards, you will be driven to the Spice Bazaar where people have been selling spices, coffees, and herbs for centuries. You will then proceed to the Sultanahmet Square with a visit to the underground cistern, the largest of the underground water reservoirs from the Byzantine era. The pillars were brought from antique cities of Asia minor. The next stop is the Suleymaniye Mosque, commissioned by Suleyman the magnificent, this mosque is a masterpiece of the grand architect Sinan. After the tour you will be brought back to your hotel.

Accommodation: Tomtom Suites (4*)
Istanbul & Cappadocia Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Suleymaniye Mosque
Suleymaniye Mosque

Day 4: Istanbul - Cappadocia

Meet your private driver for a comfortable private airport transfer.

Enjoy a direct flight from Istanbul to Capadoccia. The flight duration is about 1 hour.

Meet your private driver for a comfortable private airport transfer.

During this full day tour, 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 you will depart from Avanos to see the beautiful examples of Byzantine art in the churches of the Goreme Open Air Museum. Then you will be driven to Uchisar Castle, the highest point of the region, with a fabulous panoramic view over Cappadocia. The tour will be concluded with a visit to Pidgeon Valley.

Accommodation: Gamirasu Cave (4*)

Gamirasu Cave Hotel is an exquisitely restored 30 room, troglodyte cave house in Ayvali Village near Urgup in the heart of Cappadocia, Turkey. The hotel is located in a restored thousand-year-old Byzantine monastic retreat that 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.

Istanbul & Cappadocia Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Fairy Chimney's
Fairy Chimney's
Istanbul & Cappadocia Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Cappadocia
Cappadocia

Day 5: Cappadocia

As an optional activity you may choose to take a hot air balloon ride and have a complete view of Cappadocia.

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 the mid 20th century. After lunch a visit to the Red Valley and Wine House, Cappadocia is famous for its fertile vineyards due to the mineral-laden volcanic soil of the area.

Accommodation: Gamirasu Cave (4*)
Istanbul & Cappadocia Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Hot Air Balloons
Hot Air Balloons
Istanbul & Cappadocia Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Cave Dwellings
Cave Dwellings

Day 6: Cappadocia

Meet your private driver for a comfortable private airport transfer.

Enjoy a direct flight from Kayseri airport to Istanbul. The flight duration is around 1 hour.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Tomtom Suites (4*): Istanbul

Tomtom Suites is an authentic Istanbul building whose posture reflects the social history of Pera from 1850’s to recent. Throughout its history, this building was home for French nuns and some well-known Levantine families. Now it is ready to host its new guests with its "younique" service policy and a new design, pairing modern comfort with historical background. Tomtom has 20 suites, a terrace offering a panoramic view of old town and a nostalgic outlook. It tells the story of an over 100 years old building with a stylish language, but without loosing the essence of the story.

Istanbul & Cappadocia Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Tomtom Suite
Tomtom Suite

Gamirasu Cave (4*): Cappadocia

Gamirasu Cave Hotel is an exquisitely restored 30 room, troglodyte cave house in Ayvali Village near Urgup in the heart of Cappadocia, Turkey. The hotel is located in a restored thousand-year-old Byzantine monastic retreat that 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.

Istanbul & Cappadocia Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Gamirasu Cave Exterior
Gamirasu Cave Exterior

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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