Grand Voyage through Turkey: A 7-Day Private Tour of Istanbul and Cappadocia

Grand Voyage through Turkey: A 7-Day Private Tour of Istanbul and Cappadocia

Duration: 6 Nights 7 Days
cost: ₹ 245,000
* per person without airfare

Experience the best of Istanbul and Cappadocia on this 7-day private tour, featuring historic landmarks, scenic landscapes, and luxurious accommodations.

Travel Itinerary

Luxury Tailor Made Journeys depart on the dates that work for you and feature expert local guides throughout your journey. The itinerary below can be customized to your interests.

  • 01

    Day

    Arrival in Istanbul & Private Yacht Trip

    Arrival in Istanbul & Private Yacht Trip

    Upon your arrival at Istanbul International Airport, we will meet, assist, and transfer you to the hotel. Istanbul, the former capital city of the Byzantine, Roman Empires, and Ottoman State, is a city that spans two continents—Europe and Asia.

    It is a captivating city, characterized by a blend of museums, bazaars, minarets, mosques, churches, palaces, and restaurants catering to every taste, custom, and its fifteen million inhabitants.
    In the afternoon, you will enjoy a 2-hour private Bosphorus yacht trip from 15:00 to 17:00. This excursion by yacht takes you along the waterway that separates Europe and Asia. The shores are lined with old wooden villas, marble palaces, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the trip, you will see magnificent sights including Dolmabahce Palace, the parks and imperial pavilions of Yildiz Palace further along, and Ciragan Palace, whose 300-meter marble facade faces the shore. In Ortakoy, artists gather every Sunday to display their work along the streets—a symbol of tolerance with a church, mosque, and synagogue existing side by side for centuries. You will also see the RUMELI FORTRESS (viewed from the boat), built in 1452 by Mehmet the Conqueror in just four months to control and protect the Bosporus passage—a masterpiece of military architecture. BEYLERBEYI PALACE (viewed from the boat), the summer residence of Ottoman sultans, shines in its original renovated glory with antique furniture and magnificent gardens on the Asian side of Istanbul.

    After the trip, return to the hotel for relaxation. Overnight in Istanbul.

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  • 02

    Day

    Istanbul to Cappadocia by flight

    Istanbul to Cappadocia by flight

    (Breakfast included)
    Today, we depart for the airport to catch our domestic flight to Kayseri or Nevsehir. Upon arrival, proceed to the hotel in Cappadocia. The rest of the day will be at your leisure. Overnight in Cappadocia.

    In the afternoon, you can take an optional ATV Safari. This is a great way to get off the beaten track in Cappadocia! Take an ATV Safari tour through the most beautiful of Cappadocia’s spectacular rock-cut valleys. These sturdy ATVs provide an opportunity for great sight-seeing, enabling you to roam the hills, valleys, dunes, and trails of Cappadocia.

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  • 03

    Day

    Cappadocia Full-Day Tour

    Cappadocia Full-Day Tour

    (Breakfast included)
    Optional Regular Hot Air Balloon Flight at Sunrise!
    The optional Hot Air Balloon Tour offers a minimum of 1 hour flight time in the air. You will be collected from your hotel early in the morning, usually before sunrise, and driven to the take-off site. While enjoying a light breakfast, you will watch the inflation of the balloon and receive a passenger briefing that explains the basic rules and safety measures for the flight.

    Then, it’s time to climb into the basket, and the highlight of your Turkey trip begins! The takeoff is gentle, and soon you will be taking hundreds of pictures over the valleys of Cappadocia. After landing, there is a small celebration with champagne, and you will receive a flight certificate. You will be driven back to your hotel around 8:30 am, just in time for breakfast, before starting the daily tour.

    After breakfast, we will depart to visit:

    Uchisar Castle (from the outside): the highest point in Cappadocia.
    Goreme Open Air Museum: the Heart of Cappadocia, famous for its frescoes dating to the 10th century that describe the life of Jesus Christ and monks.
    Cavusin: an abandoned village with old cave Greek houses.
    Love Valley: a hidden valley with scenic rock formations. Despite their resemblance to human figures, these amazing formations are entirely natural.
    Cappadocian Handwoven Carpets and Kilims Workshop: see traditional handwoven carpets and kilims.
    Devrent Valley (Imagination Valley): known for its natural rock formations that resemble animals.
    Three Beauties: three beautiful fairy chimneys with their hats, a symbol of Cappadocia.
    Overnight in Cappadocia.

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  • 04

    Day

    Cappadocia Full-Day Tour

    Cappadocia Full-Day Tour

    (Breakfast included)
    After breakfast at the hotel, we will depart at 10:30 am for a full-day tour of Ihlara Valley. We will trek through the valley, visiting churches adorned with frescoes. The walking distance is around 4 km. We will have lunch next to the Melendiz River in Ihlara Valley.

    After our lunch break, we will visit Selime Cathedral and Derinkuyu Underground City, one of the best-preserved underground cities in Cappadocia. We will also pass by Nar Crater Lake during our journey. Afterwards, we will drive back to Pigeon Valley to see the pigeon houses, which were built to collect guano. After the tour, we will return to the hotel to relax. Overnight in Cappadocia.

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  • 05

    Day

    Cappadocia to Istanbul

    Cappadocia to Istanbul

    (Breakfast included)
    After breakfast at the hotel, we will depart for the airport to catch our domestic flight back to Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.

  • 06

    Day

    Istanbul's Cultural Highlights

     Istanbul's Cultural Highlights

    (Breakfast included)
    After breakfast, we will embark on an Istanbul City Tour. Our first stop will be the Hippodrome, the ancient site of chariot races, featuring three monuments: the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column, and the Column of Constantine.

    Our tour continues with a visit to **Topkapi Palace** (closed on Tuesdays), the Ottoman Palace famous for its beautiful landscapes that contribute to Istanbul’s iconic skyline. It is a treasure trove of history located on the historical peninsula.

    Next, Next, we will visit the Sultanahmet Imperial Mosque, also known as the Blue Mosque due to its stunning interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. This mosque, built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, stands across from the Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque.
    we will visit the Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque, previously known as the Church of Divine Wisdom. The Hagia Sophia is the greatest surviving example of Byzantine architecture and was the largest church in the world for 1,000 years, decorated with stunning 6th-century golden mosaics. Today, it serves as a mosque.
    We will take a lunch break at 1:00 pm. In the afternoon, we will visit the Grand Covered Bazaar.
    This labyrinth of streets and passages houses more than 4,000 shops, each specializing in different trades: goldsmiths, carpet sellers, and Turkish arts and crafts, such as hand-painted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers, onyx-ware, and meerschaum pipes.
    After the tour, we will transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

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  • 07

    Day

    Departure from Istanbul

     Departure from Istanbul

    (Breakfast included)
    After breakfast at the hotel, check out and depart for Istanbul Airport for your flight back home. Later, transfer to the airport for your return flight home, marking the end of your memorable trip to Turkey.

Please Note: Please do not forget to carry headscarf with you for the visit of religious places as Blue Mosque & Haghia Sophia Mosque.

Luxury Accommodations included in this Itinerary:
The Ritz Carlton Hotel or Similar Premier Sea View Room in Istanbul.
Yunak Evleri Cave Hotel or similar (Deluxe Room) in Cappadocia.

Inclusions:

  • Arrival Airport Transfers
  • 3 Nights Hotel in Istanbul
  • 3 nights Hotel in Cappadocia
  • Daily breakfasts at Hotel
  • Guided Private Yacht trip in Istanbul – 2 hours
  • Guided Cappadocia 2 full day Tour
  • Guided Istanbul Old City Tour
  • Transportation in a fully air - conditioned, non - smoking vehicle (by Mercedes Vito)
  • Professional English - speaking tour guides
  • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • Return airport transfers
  • Hotel & City Tax

Exclusions:

  • International flights
  • 5% GST and TCS if any is not included
  • Early Check in and Late Check out
  • Meals apart from the above mentioned
  • Domestic flight from Istanbul to Cappadocia
  • Domestic flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul
  • Insurance: All types
  • Optional Tours if any
  • Turkey entry visa
  • Tips
  • Items of a personal nature such as Alcoholic drinks, Cold drinks, Laundry
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned at the included section
  • Peak season surcharges / blackout dates /adhoc change of pricing by hotel if any

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