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Istanbul and Cappadocia Tour 5 Days


Day 1 – Arrive in Istanbul
Welcome to Istanbul! Where the continents meet.

Meet at Istanbul Airport: Once you arrive at Istanbul Airport or Sabiha Gokcen Airport, after the luggage claim, you will be greeted by a Romos Travel Representative at the meeting area.

Transfer to the hotel: You will be taken to your hotel, and after check-in, you will have time for leisure, and the rest of the day is yours.

Overnight stay in Istanbul.

Day 2 – Istanbul Old City Tour
After breakfast, your pick-up will be scheduled for 8:30 am from the hotel to start the Istanbul Old City tour. Our professional tour guide will be introducing the ancient sights of Istanbul.

Today you will explore the following highlights of Istanbul.

Hippodrome: An ancient Roman and Ottoman square where the chariot races were held. Within the square is some Roman remains, Egyptian Obelisk, Serpent Column, and Constantine Columns.

The Blue Mosque: An Ottoman Imperial mosque built by Sultan Ahmet I in 1609-1616 CE, famous for the blue Ottoman tiles.

Hagia Sophia: Once the largest cathedral of Christianity when it was built in 532-537 CE by the Roman Emperor Justinian; later converted into a mosque by the Ottomans.

Topkapi Palace: The Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II built the palace after the conquest of Constantinople. Topkapi Palace was the home of the royal family and the headquarters for the Ottoman Empire’s administrative center.

Grand Bazaar (Covered Market): The largest and the oldest functioning shopping center in the world. The Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II built the Grand Bazaar in the 15th century. The market consists of 5,000 stores, 66 streets, 24 gates, and much more eye-pleasing architecture. Within the bazaar are many Turkish handicraft stores such as rugs, carpets, kilims, and beautiful Turkish tiles. Upon your request, our guide will be more than happy to help you find your masterpiece of Turkish art.

After the Istanbul Old City sightseeing tour, you will be driven back to the hotel. Overnight stay in Istanbul.

Note: Breakfast at hotel and lunch at a local restaurant is included

Day 3 – Flight to Cappadocia/ Cappadocia Tour
After breakfast, we will pick you up from the hotel and head towards the airport for the domestic flight to Cappadocia. At Cappadocia (Kayseri) Airport, you will meet with your professional guide and start the tour.

Devrent Valley, known as imagination valley or pink valley. The geological situation of Cappadocia gives different shapes and colors to the rocks. Some of them look like animals or humans. In here, prominently, there is a camel-shaped rock formation. Derwent valley is located in the North of Cappadocia between Urgup and Avanos road.

Love Valley valley is situated a few kilometers away from Goreme. Mushroom-shaped fairy chimneys are located here. Some of those cones split into several cones on the upper side of the valley.

Avanos is situated on the North of Cappadocia by the Red River, the longest river in Turkey. The river’s name derives from its red clay, which still makes the most beautiful potteries in Turkey. Avanos is a local town where you can see ancient streets, dwellings, and artisans.

Goreme Open-air Museum dates back to the 2nd century where the ascetic monks who adopted seclusion lived. They had their own independent churches and monasteries where they created a community. Today, the museum houses St. Basil’s Church, Elmalı Church, Boys and Girls, St. Barbara Church, Serpent Church, etc.…

Esentepe Hill, located on the way to Goreme and Avanos road. As an observation hill, it allows you to explore the landscape of Cappadocia, where you can see the fairy chimneys and take remarkable photos.

Uchisar Castle, almost the peak point of Cappadocia, which can be seen miles away, is about 60 meters high and is located on the edge of Goreme. It served as a residential place to the locals for many years. The caves and the dwellings still exist on the slopes.

After the Cappadocia sightseeing tour, we will drive you back to the hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Note: Breakfast & Dinner at hotel, Lunch at a local restaurant.

Day 4 – Cappadocia Day Tour
After breakfast, we will pick you up from your hotel and then start the Cappadocia Day Tour.

We will now be visiting other highlights of Cappadocia.

Fairy Chimneys: What makes Cappadocia so popular are those rock formations, called “ fairy chimneys” by the people. Those different rock formations result from millions of years of natural events, such as; rain, wind, erosion. The fairy chimneys had been dwellings, churches, shelters, and natural fortresses for many years. Although the locals live in the town today, the fairy chimneys can be visited by travelers/tourists.

Red Valley: a hiking trail and famous for its red-rose color. The valley is located in the middle of Goreme town, where they appreciate sun-rise and sun-set. The Red Valley houses some abandoned churches, Uzumlu Church, Hacli Church, and Direkli Church, with murals and frescoes.

Cavusin Village: located on the way to Avanos. The rarest residents were still some people follow the ancient attitudes by using the old stuff. You can see those villagers farming, making potteries, and carving. Cavusin Village houses two churches; one dedicated to St. John the Baptist and the other Nicephorus Phocas. Until the 1920’s the Turks and The Greeks were living there together. After the exchange population, The Greeks left the village.

Kaymakli Underground City: rather than Derinkuyu and the other underground cities, Kaymakli Underground City is different as it has much lower and narrower passageways. But it has more levels than the others. In recent years, four other floors have been unearthed, and some chapels, wineries, kitchens stalls have also been discovered.

Pigeon Valley: one of the panoramic spots of Cappadocia, which is located between Uchisar and Goreme. Since ancient times, there has been feeding the pigeons resulting in the carved soft tuff on the slopes to make dovecotes. You can also see Uchisar Castle from a different perspective and may feed the pigeons around you.

After the Cappadocia sightseeing tour, we drive back to the hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Note: Breakfast & Dinner at hotel, Lunch at a local restaurant.

Day 5 – Cappadocia to Istanbul
Breakfast at hotel, Pick up from the hotel, and transfer to Cappadocia Airport for the flight back to Istanbul for your International flight.

After completing the amazing “5 Days Istanbul and Cappadocia Tour”, Package Tour Turkey wishes all guests a very healthy and wonderful life ahead…

5 Days Istanbul and Cappadocia Tour Details

Departure & Return Location


Istanbul Airport & Sabiha Gokcen Airport – Can be supplied depending on your International flight details.


Price Include


Entrance fees, mentioned in the itinerary
Professional tour guide at tours
Flight tickets from Istanbul to Cappadocia
Flight tickets from Cappadocia to Istanbul
Air-conditioned vehicle for tours and transfers
Accommodations are as below:
Istanbul: Albatros Hagia Sophia Hotel or a similar hotel
Cappadocia: Diamond of Cappadocia or a similar hotel 
4 Breakfasts at hotel
3 Lunch at tours
2 Dinners as mentioned in the itinerary



Price Exclude


Gratuities to guide and driver
Personal expenses
Visa & International flight tickets







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    Introduction to Cappadocia Package Tours

    Why choose a package tour?

    Known for its unusual rock formations, underground cities, and hot air balloon-filled sky, Cappadocia is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Turkey. In the opinion of many tourists, the most practical and pleasurable way to see this interesting area is to sign up for a Cappadocia package tour. With package trips, you can concentrate on the pleasure rather than the logistics because they frequently include lodging, transportation, meals, and guided tours of popular sights.

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    Exploring the highlights

    Göreme Open-Air Museum

    The Göreme Open-Air Museum, a must-see on any Cappadocia travel itinerary, displays the region’s distinctive rock-cut churches, which are embellished with exquisite frescoes from the Byzantine period. The museum provides a look into the daily lives of the early Christian monks who once called these homes home.

    Underground Cities

    Several Hittite-era underground cities, like Kaymakli and Derinkuyu, may be found in Cappadocia. With features like dwelling quarters, kitchens, and ventilation shafts, these amazing multi-level labyrinths functioned as shelters during invasions. A feature of any Cappadocia tour is the surreal sensation of exploring these ancient cities.

    Hot Air Balloon Rides

    A hot air balloon trip is a must-do activity when visiting Cappadocia. As you glide above the fairy chimneys, valleys, and cave residences, take in the stunning scenery from a birds-eye perspective. When making a reservation, be careful to ask if a balloon trip is included because most tour packages do.


    Accommodations in Cappadocia range widely, from pricey guesthouses to opulent cave hotels. The numerous travel packages that include hotels catered to your needs and budget guarantee a comfortable stay in this enchanted location.

    Food and Beverages

    On your trip to Cappadocia, savor the delectable flavors of Turkish cuisine. The majority of package excursions include breakfast as well as certain lunches or dinners, allowing you to try regional cuisine like kebabs, mezes, and pide. Testi kebab—a slow-cooked stew served in a sealed clay pot—is a must-try local delicacy.

    Istanbul to Cappadocia Tour Package

    Transportation Options


    The quickest method of transportation between Istanbul and Cappadocia is by air. The majority of tour packages include round-trip flights, which take about an hour and twenty minutes to complete. Nevsehir Kapadokya Airport and Kayseri Erkilet Airport are the two airports that serve the area.


    Bus transportation is more affordable and takes about 10 to 12 hours to complete. Popular overnight bus routes let you avoid paying for lodging and arrive in Cappadocia rested and ready to explore.

    Combining Istanbul and Cappadocia

    Romos Travel offers trip packages that combine visits to Istanbul and Cappadocia, letting you enjoy the best of both countries. Before taking you to the magical landscapes of Cappadocia, these tours often include guided tours of Istanbul’s major sites, like the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and Topkapi Palace.

    How to Choose the Right Tour Package

    Budget Considerations

    Consider your budget and the inclusions you want when choosing a travel package. While some packages focus on offering a more expensive, no-frills trip, others provide a more opulent experience with posh hotels and gourmet meals.

    Duration and Itinerary

    Select a tour package whose length and itineraries fit your travel preferences and time restrictions. While some visitors might prefer a quick, action-packed tour, others could choose a longer, more leisurely exploration of the area.

    A fascinating travel destination, Cappadocia has a plethora of historical, cultural, and natural treasures to offer. A convenient and pleasurable way to discover everything that this magnificent region has to offer is by selecting a package tour. You can guarantee a memorable and educational vacation to Cappadocia by taking into account variables like budget, duration, and tour operator.

    Istanbul & Cappadocia Tour

    Istanbul: The City of Two Continents

    Istanbul, a city that sits on the border of Europe and Asia, has a lengthy and illustrious history. It offers a distinctive fusion of cultures and architectural wonders as the place where the past and modern collide.

    The Historical Peninsula

    The renowned Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and Topkapi Palace are located on the historic peninsula. By exploring these well-known sites, you can travel back in time and experience the splendor of the Byzantine and Ottoman empires.

    Cappadocia: A Land of Fairy Chimneys

    The central Turkish area of Cappadocia is well-known for its bizarre scenery of fairy chimneys, cave homes, and underground cities.

    The Goreme Open-Air Museum

    A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Goreme Open-Air Museum displays the area’s fascinating history and magnificent rock formations, including old churches hewn out of the rocks.

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    Advantages of Small Group Tours

    Small group tours give you the chance to interact with your fellow travelers and learn more from your local guides, making for a more intimate experience.

    A More Intimate Experience

    Fewer travelers allow for a more customized experience where you can explore the history and culture of each stop without feeling hurried or overburdened.

    Personalized Attention

    Your local guide will have more time to address your specific requirements and answer your questions, making for a more memorable and pleasurable journey.

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    What to Expect from an Escorted Tour

    A hassle-free way to see Turkey is by taking an escorted tour, where knowledgeable tour guides will make sure you get the most out of your time there.

    Guided Sightseeing

    Your guide will lead the route while sharing fascinating information about each destination, whether it is navigating through the busy streets of Istanbul or discovering the hidden beauties of Cappadocia.

    Travel & Accommodation Arrangements

    Leave the planning to the professionals since escorted trips often cover all lodging, meals, and transportation, freeing you to concentrate on the adventure at hand.

    Cappadocia Tour Package from Istanbul

    Planning Your Cappadocia Tour from Istanbul

    When planning a trip to Cappadocia, consider your travel options, lodging options, and package inclusions.

    Flight Options

    Each day, many airlines offer flights from Istanbul to Kayseri or Nevsehir, the entry points to Cappadocia.

    Accommodation Choices

    A range of lodging choices is available in Cappadocia, from pricey guesthouses to opulent cave hotels. Pick the one that best satisfies your requirements and preferences to guarantee a relaxing and memorable stay.

    Package Inclusions

    Hot-air balloon flights, traditional Turkish cuisine, and guided tours of the region’s prominent attractions are frequently included in Cappadocia vacation packages. Make sure the plan you choose fits both your interests and your budget.

    Discovering Turkey’s extensive history, varied culture, and magnificent landscapes is made possible by taking escorted small group excursions or private tours of Istanbul and Cappadocia. Your travel package should be carefully chosen to guarantee a special and memorable experience.

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