Istanbul-Side-Cappadocia package tour
Discover the most popular places of Turkey in a short period. This package will offer you to visit well-known cities like Istanbul, Side and Cappadocia. In 7 days you will experience all aspects of modern tourism which includes both sightseeings and entertainment.
DAY - 1 ARRIVAL AT ISTANBUL & BOSPHORUS DINNER CRUISE
Upon your arrival we will pick you up from the airport and transfer to Nowy Efendi Hotel, located at the centre of Sultanahmet. Free pick up transfer from the hotel in Istanbul to the ship is at 19:15. Enjoy a complimentary welcome drink and live music upon arrival on board. The ship follows a route including views of historical sites, Ottoman palaces and the two beautiful bridges illuminated at night. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY - 2 ISTANBUL CLASSICS FULL DAY TOUR
After breakfast you will meet a tour guide and you will drive to the old town of Istanbul and start a tour.
First you will visit Topkapı Palace, the residence of Ottoman Sultans exhibiting in numerous sections Imperial Treasury, sacred Islamic relics of Prophet Mohammed, Ottoman jewelry, belts and traditional clothes, Chinese porcelain, weapons, etc. Then you will have one hour of free time for a lunch. Istanbul offers many cafes, fast-food takeaways and stylish restaurants with a wide range of tastes.
After lunch you are going to visit Hippodrome Square, the sporting and social center of Constantinople. Serpentine Column, Obelisk of Theodosius and German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating the Hippodrome. Next place to visit is Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet) located in the center of old city. This historical mosque, unique with 6 minarets, was built in the name of Sultan Ahmet and it is known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior. Being an active mosque it is closed for tourists for a half an hour during the five daily prayers.
Next place you are going to visit is Egyptian (Spice) Bazaar. You can practice your bargaining skills there while buying some souvenirs, Turkish delight, spices, etc. Then you have chance to explore Istanbul from the water on Bosporus sightseeing cruise (optional for an extra charge). Around 6:00 pm you will return to your hotel.
DAY - 3 FLIGHT TO SIDE
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport to fly to Side. You will have free time to enjoy the miracle beaches. You can swim even at night as the water still warm to swim. Overnight in Side.
DAY - 4 JEEP SAFARI TO TAURUS MOUNTAINS
Your driver will pick you up from the hotel in the morning directly by jeep and then your exciting journey through the Taurus Mountains will start. Experience the off-road adventure with a professional team of drivers. They will take you to the wonderful places that the other vehicles can only dream about. Enjoy the spectacular views of Side and its surroundings during the stops along the way.
Jeep safari adventure tour will take you to the picturesque countryside that means a great day in the fresh air. You will visit the Sartlar village and the Işıklar village to learn more about the life of local people. The tour guide will give you details about religious traditions as well while visiting a village mosque.
You will have the possibility to try traditional Turkish bread (gözleme) during the stop at an old house in the Oymapinar village. Enjoy a glass of Turkish tea while watching an animation show there. For an extra charge you can take a donkey ride at the village.
After be ready to continue the off-road adventure. You will be amazed to see how beautiful and diverse the Turkish nature is. Lunch will be served at a beautiful scenic place on the mountain. Bring your swimsuit and take a refreshing swim in the emerald waters of Green Lake. Finally you will be driven safely back to the hotel in Side.
DAY – 5 CAPPADOCIA 2-DAY TOUR FROM SIDE
The tour starts early in the morning - 03:30 is the pick-up time for the hotels in Side city centre. About 7 a.m. you will stop for breakfast. If you will not get a lunch box from the hotel, you can buy some snacks, tea, and coffee there in a cafe. There are some other breaks on the way to Cappadocia to make the long journey more easy and comfortable for you. On arrival to Cappadocia you will be amazed by this natural wonder with incredible shapes, rock houses and fairy chimneys.
First you are going to visit the Saratli underground city (Kirkgoz). Explore its rooms and corridors with your tour guide and learn about the history of this interesting place. After drive to the Pigeon Valley, have photo break there and be ready for a lunch at a scenic view restaurant. You will enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of the Uchisar valley and then explore the Uchisar castle. After you are going to visit a rock house and drive to the Goreme Valley to enjoy the stunning panoramic view of Cappadocia.
In Cavusin village you will visit the rock-cut churches and learn about the religious past of this area. On the way to the hotel you will visit onyx fabric where you can buy nice souvenirs if you wish. Overnight accommodation arranged at the hotel in Urgup town. After the open buffet dinner in hotel you can rest, look around the city or visit the 'Turkish Night' - folk dance show (optional for an extra charge).
Early in the morning you can join a hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia (optional, organized by your tour guide).
DAY – 6 RETURNING FROM CAPPADOCIA
The second day starts with an open buffet breakfast in the hotel. Don't forget to take all belongings with you as we make check out from the hotel and continue the tour. You are going to visit 'The three beauties' near Urgup town - amazing fairy chimneys considered to be the symbol of Cappadocia. Then discover the most popular and the most beautiful valleys of Cappadocia - Devrent (Imagination), Pasabag and Lovers valleys. Feel yourself like in a fairy tale walking through the different shaped rocks (mushrooms, camel, etc.). You will have enough time to explore these amazing volcanic rocks and make great photos there. On the way back to Side there are some stops for rest (in Aksaray) and for lunch (near Konya). Arrival time to Side city center is about 7 p.m.
DAY – 7 FLIGHT TO ISTANBUL
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport and fly back to Istanbul. From there you can fly your home.
- Professional Tour Guide
- Domestick Flights
- Photos taken by photographer
- International Flights