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Turkey

ISTANBUL & CAPPADOCIA

SEPT 27TH - OCT 4TH, 2021

Turkey is known for its history, culture, hospitality, and natural beauty and we're so excited to visit! We'll be visiting Istanbul and Cappadocia for a week of adventure!

 

Istanbul is vibrant city with an amazing cultural heritage. At a crucial confluence where Europe meets Asia minor, the city can legitimately claim to be the point at which east meets west. During our time in Istanbul, we'll visit the highlights of Istanbul such as the mosques, spice markets, bazaars, colorful districts, palaces, and much more! 

 

Cappadocia is located in south central Turkey and is most famous for its unique geological features called fairy chimneys. The large cone-like formations were created over time by erosion of the soft volcanic ash around them. Cappadocia is also famous for its hot air balloon rides that take off for sunrise that you'll have the option to experience. We'll fly to Cappadocia from Istanbul and during our time in Cappadocia we'll visit sites such as the Open Air Musuem, Goreme Panorama, Cavusin old village, Avanos pottery village, and much more! 

 

Istanbul and Cappadocia, Turkey are to places we can't wait to explore with you!

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TRIP OVERVIEW

  • Dates: 

    • September 27th - October 4th, 2021

  • Locations: Istanbul and Cappadocia

  • Trip Type: Explorer, Culture

  • Group size: 12 max

  • Airport Arrival/Departure: Istanbul International Airport

INCLUSIONS

  • Luxury accommodation in Istanbul and Cappadocia

  • Airport meet and greet with private transfers (includes departure)

  • Professional photos

  • Private group ground transportation

  • Round trip flights from Istanbul to Cappadocia

  • Private English-Speaking local tour guides 

  • Daily breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners

  • Tour of Balat district, Egyptian Space Baazar and Galata Tower

  • Tour of the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Tokapi Palace, Bosphorus Cruise, Grand Baazar, and the Umbrella Street

  • Visits to Galerie Ikman (Maze of Rugs) and other shops

  • Turkish night dinner with entertainment

  • Turkish bath

  • Tour of Open Air Museum, Goreme Panorama, Avanos pottery village and more

  • All activity entrance fees and taxes listed in itinerary

  • 24/7 Trip Leader support

  • Guide of optional tours to participate in (hot air balloon ride, ATV safari, and etc.)

  • Welcome gift for all attendees

EXCLUSIONS

  • International flights and other travel fees

  • Activities outside itinerary

  • Personal expenses

  • Food and alcohol (except as noted)

  • Tips for guides and drivers (at your own discretion)

PRICING

 

Double occupancy - $3000

Single occupancy - $3600 USD

*WE OFFER PAYMENT PLANS*

We require a $550 USD deposit at booking and can then create a payment plan that works for you. Payment plans can be broken up to 10 payments depending on how many months until the start of our trip. Please note that your balance must be paid off one month prior to the trip start date.

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ACCOMMODATION

Luxury accommodation in Istanbul

  • 4-nights in at a luxury boutique hotel 

Luxury accommodation in Cappadocia

  • 2-nights in a luxury boutique hotel 

SAMPLE ITINERARY

DAY 1: ARRIVALS

You've finally made it to Turkey! You will be picked up from Istanbul International Airport by our private driver and be dropped off at our accommodation in Istanbul. After, you'll have the day to relax before it's time to go to our welcome dinner.

*Airport pick up will be at 3 pm*

Included: Airport pick up, welcome dinner

DAY 2: INTO THE CITY WE GO

Today, we'll wander through the colorful Balat District. The Balat district is a laid-back neighborhood of narrow cobbled streets, colorful houses, and amazing cafes. We'll also visit the Galata Tower (a medieval stone tower in the Galata/Karaköy quarter of Istanbul), the Umbrella Street, a spice market, and the Grand Bazaar!

 

Included: Breakfast, lunch, tour fees, group ground transportation

DAY 3: HIGHLIGHTS OF ISTANBUL

It's going to be a long day of exploring! Today, we'll be taking you on a tour  to highlight some of the "must dos" of Istanbul. We'll visit the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia (an Ottoman imperial mosque and now a museum famous for it's large dome), Topkapi Palace (an enormous palace where sultans and their families lived), stop for lunch and go on a Bosphorus Cruise

Included: Breakfast, lunch, tour fees, group ground transportation

DAY 4: OFF TO CAPPADOCIA

It's time to head to Cappadocia! We'll fly into Cappadocia from Istanbul and check into our jaw dropping hotel where you'll have memorable views. Afterwards, we'll head to Galerie Ikman (Maze of rugs), visit other shops, and get lunch. We'll also treat you to a Turkish bath pamper session! Later that evening, we'll enjoy a Turkish dinner with live entertainment.

Included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, flights from Istanbul to Cappadocia, group ground transportation

DAY 5: HIGHLIGHTS OF CAPPADOCIA

Get ready to explore Cappadocia! Today, we'll go on a full-day tour of Cappadocia and visit many sites such as the Open Air Museum, Goreme Panorama, Cavusin old village, Avanos pottery village, and more.    

Included: Breakfast, tour fees, group ground transportation

 

DAY 6: FREE DAY IN CAPPADOCIA

We want to give you a full-day of doing whatever you choose. Want to go on a hot air balloon ride, hiking, or horseback riding? We'll provide you a list of optional tours/activities you can participate in. 

Included: Breakfast, add-on guide of optional tours

DAY 7: BACK TO ISTANBUL WE GO

We'll check-out from our Cappadocia hotel and fly back to Istanbul. After check-in, you can choose to relax or explore some more and get any last minute gifts that you'd like! We'll also help you with any activities that you'd like to participate in. Later that evening, we'll go to our goodbye dinner in a beautiful restaurant.  

Included: Breakfast, flights from Cappadocia to Istanbul, goodbye dinner

DAY 8: DEPARTURES

Our time together has come to an end and its time to head home. We have arranged transportation for everyone to be picked up from our hotel in Istanbul and dropped off at Istanbul International Airport.

Included: Breakfast, airport drop off

 

READY TO JOIN US?

Please ONLY SIGN UP if you are serious about attending, you can travel on the specific trip dates, if the cost to attend is within your budget, and if you are ready to make your $550 deposit. 

 If you have any questions, please email us at hello@theladiesabroad.com.