Istanbul – Cappadocia – Antalya with domestic flights 8 days / 7 nights
Istanbul Cappadocia Antalya 8 day tour - The comfort of visiting Turkey with internal flights between Istanbul, Cappadocia and Antalya avoiding long journeys and staying in charming ideally located hotels.
Day 1: WELCOME IN ISTANBUL - Istanbul Cappadocia Antalya 8 day tour
Arrival in ISTANBUL according to flight schedules.
Welcome by your guide and transfer to the charming hotel in the old town.
Free dinner and accommodation.
Day 2: Classic city tours. Capital of 3 empires in history, the city has unique treasures such as the Cathedral of Ste. Sophie dates from the 6th century, the Topkapi Palace which was the residence of the Ottoman Sultans from the 15th to the 19th century, a museum to the present day and the Blue Mosque from the 17th century, decorated with splendid Iznik tiles. Lunch in a Turkish specialty restaurant. In the afternoon, the Basilica Cistern, the Byzantine era water reserve with 336 columns. The day ends with a tour of the Grand Bazaar, a real labyrinth with 4000 shops. Free dinner and accommodation.
Day 3: Morning visits to the district of the Golden Horn. Pierre Loti's café where you can have a beautiful view of the Golden Horn, a jewel of the Byzantine era, the Church of St. Sauveur in Chora and the beautiful 16th century Suleymaniye Mosque. After lunch we visit the always colorful and lively spice market. The day ends with a boat trip on the Bosphorus. Return to the hotel, free dinner and accommodation.
4th day: Crossing by the the bridge of the Bosphorus in Asia, the hill of Camlica to have a panoramic view on all the city. Lunch and transfer to the airport for a flight to Cappadocia. Arrival in Cappadocia, free dinner and accommodation in a cave hotel.
Day 5: Visits to Cappadocia, the 10th century cave churches of Goreme, decorated with frescoes on the Chrystological Cycle. Stops at the villages of Uchisar and Cavusin. After lunch, visit an underground city, refuge of the first Christians. The valleys with fairy chimneys of Dervent, and of Love. In the evening a dinner show in a troglodyte restaurant.
Day 6: A flight in a Montgolfier. After lunch we have a transfer to Kayseri airport and fly to Antalya. Dinner and accommodation in a charming hotel in Kaleici, the old port district.
Day 7: Visits to the waterfalls of Düden, the old port. Visit to the one of the largest jewelry stores in Turkey where you can admire unique pieces and sets with precious stones; Turkey is currently ranked 2nd in the world in this area. Visit to the Archaeological Museum of Antalya. Free dinner and accommodation.
Day 8: Transfer to the airport for a return flight, or extension to a 5 * hotel in Antalya.
Highlights - Istanbul Cappadocia Antalya 8 day tour
* Carefully chosen hotels: Charming hotel in the ancient city of Istanbul, cave hotel in Cappadocia, traditional house hotel in the old port of Antalya, to make you experience the atmosphere of the region.
* Internal flights between Istanbul-Cappadocia and Cappadocia-Antalya, to avoid long bus trips and save you more time for the sites