Home » Group travel » Istanbul and Cappadocia

Istanbul and Cappadocia


7 days / 6 nights


Clio Travel guided tours

Group Size



A postcard from Turkey amid mosques, soaring hot air balloons and mysteries carved out of tuff.
For those who have never been to Turkey and, in a short time, want to get to touch its
spirit by visiting the two symbols of the nation, this is the ideal trip.
Istanbul is the first stop, essential for feeling overwhelmed by an oriental charm
indescribable, worthy of the pages of tales from A Thousand and One Nights. The magic of this nation all mysteries and unexpected suggestions and
sudden and of which Cappadocia is the true icon and destination. One is never quite ready, beyond the
beyond individual expectations, to the emotions that this land conveys when it is colored with
orange and the sky is filled with hot air balloons, silent and colorful, while long shadows stretch
and shape a landscape so evocative and lunar that it is nicknamed “fairyland.”

13/10 – 19/10/2023

Flight Operations

13/10 MXP – IST 10:45/14:40 A.M.

19/10 ASR – IST 13:25/14:55

19/10 IST – MXP 16:25 – 18:15



  • Tour confirmed with minimum 15 participants
  • Registration by 1/8/2023
  • Total balance at time of reservation
  • Useful documents Passport or identity card valid for expatriation, with at least 5 months remaining validity
  • Optional excursions Istanbul Harem entrance in Topkapi Palace € 12.00 per person
  • Cappadocia sunrise hot air balloon flight (bookable only on site fee subject to reconfirmation) € 280.00 per person
  • Cappadocia rotating dervishes ceremony in an ancient caravanserai € 39.00 per person


Day 1 13.10.2023 Italy /Istanbul
Meet at the airport and depart by Turkish flight to Istanbul. Arrival in Istanbul, transfer to hotel and
Time at leisure for an initial individual discovery of the city.
Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2 14.10.2023 Istanbul
Breakfast at the hotel. The day begins by reaching Sultanahmet Square, the monumental center of the city. This square is overlooked by the splendid Blue Mosque (exterior tour) and the Roman Hippodrome.
We continue to the Archaeological Museum and after lunch visit inside the Suleiman Mosque, an absolute masterpiece of architect Sinan. Lunch at a restaurant. In the afternoon we will take a cable car up Pierre Loti Hill, named after the well-known French novelist who liked to spend time here writing and drinking coffee.
From the top we will be able to see a unique panorama of the Golden Horn. Return to the hotel for dinner.
Day 3 10/15/2023 Istanbul
Breakfast at the hotel.
In the morning return to the Sultanahmet district to visit the Hagia Sophia, now converted into a mosque. Built at the behest of Emperor Constantine beginning in 532, the building is a true masterpiece of Byzantine architecture. With a short walk we reach the Serefiye Cistern, also known as Theodosius' Cistern, and visit it inside. After lunch we continue on to the Topkapi Palace, which was the residence of the sultans for many centuries, consisting of a series of several pavilions set in a sumptuous garden, opening onto breathtaking views of the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. (Entrance to the harem section is optional and must be booked from Italy). We spend the rest of the afternoon at the Grand Bazaar and have the opportunity to taste some excellent Turkish coffee, an experience worth trying. After dinner at the hotel we are treated to a short night walk to discover the illuminated city. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 4 10/16/2023 Istanbul/Ankara
rima breakfast at the hotel.
In the morning we visit the Spice Market with its heady scents and vibrant colors and enjoy a mini
Bosphorus cruise followed by lunch at a restaurant. In the afternoon we leave by bus to Ankara, where we
We arrive for dinner.
Hotel accommodation and overnight stay.
Day 5 Oct. 17, 2023 Ankara / Cappadocia
Breakfast at the hotel.
In Ankara we visit with the guide the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, with rich collections of Hittite art, the Mausoleum
Of Ataturk, the Father of the Turkish Fatherland. After lunch, we set off toward Cappadocia passing nearby
of the Tuz Golu salt lake, and admiring the extraordinary landscape of the region.
Hotel accommodation, dinner and overnight stay.
Day 6 10/18/2023 Cappadocia
Breakfast at the hotel. Today's day begins with the opportunity to participate in an optional scenic sunrise hot air balloon ride over the beautiful scenery of Cappadocia. (Optional, not included bookable only on site depending on weather conditions). Afterwards we admire the peculiarities of this region, starting with the characteristic "fairy chimneys" and then visiting its villages and monasteries carved into the rock.
We have lunch on the hike. In the afternoon we visit Avanos, a well-known center of ceramics production,
where we can see an artisan at work in a local workshop. After dinner, those who wish may
Attend a ceremony of the Rotating Dervishes. (Optional excursion that must be booked from Italy).
Day 7 Day 19.10.2023 Cappadocia / Italy
Breakfast at the hotel. We reach Kayseri in time to board our flight back to Italy, via Istanbul.

The fee includes / The fee does not include

  • Return flight with checked baggage included
  • Airport taxes subject to reconfirmation at time of ticket issuance
  • Private transfers from airport to hotel and v.v.
  • Travel by GT coach for the exclusive use of the group
  • Guide - local Italian-speaking escort throughout the tour
  • 6 nights and breakfasts in 4-star hotel
  • Hotel porterage
  • 5 lunches during visits and 6 dinners, excluding drinks
  • Bosphorus cruise by private boat
  • Personal WI-FI radio guides for the duration of the trip
  • Medical, baggage and cancellation insurance
  • Clio Travel Companion
  • Mandatory tips to be paid on site and amounting to approximately 40.00 euros per person
  • Drinks with meals
  • Personal extras and anything not expressed under includes

Tour's Location

from 1,990

You might also like