Meet the tour leader at 08:30 hrs at the Malta International Airport for check-in on your flight to Neveshir Airport in Turkey, via Istanbul. During your short stop at the new Istanbul’s airport considered by many as a destination in itself, enjoy the massive duty-free shopping and the impressive terminal building which reflects the artistic richness of Istanbul’s historic structures. Upon arrival in Neveshir, your private coach will transfer you to your 4* Hotel in the Cappadocia region. After check-in and room allocation, you may want to join the group for dinner (optional) before overnight.
After breakfast, join your other group members for an excursion to the Cappadocian region. Travel the region with an informative local guide and immerse yourself in some of the most historic and cultural sites in the country. Your first real encounter with Cappadocia almost Martian landscape is in the Dervent valley. Visit Pasabag’s fairy chimneys and then continue on your way towards Avanos center of terracotta art which is a popular destination because of its attractive old town and views over the river and its production of earthenware pottery. Later visit the famous Goreme Open Air Museum (entrance extra) to see the best examples of Byzantine art in Cappadocia. A visit to the area of the Uchisar castle, where you can enjoy a sweeping view of the area from the highest point in the region is also included. Return to your hotel in time for dinner (optional) and overnight.
An early wakeup call awaits you today. The fairy tale chimneys of Cappadocia rank as one of the world’s most magical destinations, but the most spectacular views are by air. During this sunrise hot air balloon ride, you’ll float above rock-cut churches, scenic valleys, and centuries-old beehive homes for an unforgettable bird’s eye panorama. After this once in a lifetime experience, head back to your hotel for your deserved breakfast before re-joining the tour leader for another memorable excursion. Visit Çavuşin, an abandoned rock village known for its old Christian churches and houses. Later drive to Kaymakli Underground City (entrance extra), the widest and one of the best-preserved underground cities in the region. Roam this subterranean network of homes, stables, cellars and kitchens and learn how it was used by early Christians to escape persecution. Return to your hotel in time for dinner (optional), but not before visiting the Pigeon Valley, known for its pigeon houses carved from the cliffs and rocks.
After early packed breakfast, your private coach will transfer you to Neveshir’s airport for your domestic flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival, head to your 4* hotel in Istanbul. After check in and room allocation enjoy your free time in this magical city. Some cities are the sum of their monuments, but İstanbul factors a lot more. Chief among its manifold attractions are the locals, who have an infectious love of life and generosity of spirit. This vibrant, inclusive and expanding community is full of people who have no problem melding tradition and modernity in their everyday lives. Join them in their favourite haunts whilst doing some bargain shopping from one of the many bazaars scattered along the city.
After breakfast join the tour leader for an excursion to Istanbul’s main attractions, culminating with a bot ride along the Bosphorus. Start your day with a brief visit to the 17th century Spice Bazaar, one of Istanbul’s most colorful, bustling attractions. Later head towards the Golden Horn before an unforgettable cruise along the Bosphorus, the majestic strait that runs through Istanbul, linking Europe and Asia. View the dramatic sights lining the Bosphorus’ wooded shores: mosques, a bridge that for a time was the world’s longest and Rumeli Hisari, a massive fortress built by Mehmet the Conqueror in just three months as he prepared to take Istanbul. Also noteworthy on this tour are the 19th century mansions of the Ottoman elite and the Sultans’ fanciful gingerbread palaces and hunting lodges.
After breakfast and check out (safe luggage room will be made available), enjoy your last few hours in Istanbul before heading to Istanbul’s airport in time for your check-in on your direct flight back to Malta departing at 16:35 hrs.
|Child (under 12 years sharing with 2 Adults)||€549||€499|
|Rate for all Excursions||€129||€117|
- Turkish Airlines flight to Neveshir (via Istanbul)
- 20 Kgs Check in Luggage
- 10 Kgs Hand Luggage
- All Transfers
- 3 Nights at the 4* Kapodokia Lodge (or similar) on HB Basis
- 2 Nights at the 4* Konak hotel (or similar) on B&B Basis
- Tour Leader
- English Speaking Guide as per itinerary
- Protection by the Insolvency Fund
Sunrise hot Air balloon ride: Adult @ €129 | Child @ €129