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Hagia Sophia Mosque at sunset

Istanbul & Cappadocia

8 days from £3,140pp

Hagia Sophia Mosque at sunset
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Tour highlights

  • Explore Istanbul's highlights, such as the Blue Mosque and Spice Market.

  • Take a leisurely cruise along the Bosphorus admiring Europe on one side and Asia on the other.

  • Fly high above Cappadocia on a sunrise hot air balloon ride.

  • Try your hand at mastering Turkish cuisine on a cooking class with a local family.

Price includes:

  • Scheduled international flights
  • In-destination transfers
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • All accommodation
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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Itinerary idea in detail

With international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

  • Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Istanbul. Arriving in Istanbul, your driver will meet you and take you to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore.

  • Today, you’ll take a guided walking tour of Istanbul’s highlights, including the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, and the Grand Bazaar.

  • This morning, meet with your guide for further exploration of the city, visiting the Spice Market, Dolmabahçe Palace and taking a shared cruise along the Bosphorus.

  • Meet with your driver and transfer to Istanbul Airport where you’ll take the short flight to Cappadocia. Upon arrival, meet your driver and transfer to your hotel.

  • This morning, you will view the unique landscape of Cappadocia from above on a hot air balloon ride, and then in the afternoon, you’ll explore from the ground on a guided tour of Göreme Open Air Museum.

  • Today you’ll take part in a cooking lesson in the home of a local family. After your lesson you will sit down and enjoy your prepared dishes over lunch.

  • Meet your driver and transfer to the airport for your flight back to Istanbul. You will have the afternoon at leisure to explore the city.

  • Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before being driven to Istanbul Airport for your return flight home. Your return flight will arrive the same day.

Accommodation options

While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodation, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

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