Magic of Istanbul & Cappadocia

August 31-September 4, 2019

Post Greek Islands Cruise extension to Turkey

Magical Istanbul and Cappadocia – Aug 31 – Sep 4, 2019

Source Events invites you to combine magical Cappadocia and Istanbul on this 4-night extension. After our Greek Islands Odyssey, your adventure begins in Istanbul, one of the world’s most remarkable cities, full of ancient monuments, awe-inspiring religious building, and intoxicating bazaars. Istanbul’s strategic location has attracted many marauding armies over the centuries. The Greeks, Roman, and Venetians took turns ruling before the Ottomans stormed into town and decided to stay. Exploring the iconic sites of the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, and Grand Bazaar, and cruising on the Bosphorus are sure to be just some of the highlights of spectacular Istanbul.

Magical Cappadocia and Istanbul – Aug 31 – Sep 04, 2019

Source Events invites you to combine magical Cappadocia and Istanbul on this 4-night extension.

After our Greek Islands Odyssey, your adventure begins in Istanbul, one of the world’s most remarkable cities, full of ancient monuments, awe-inspiring religious building, and intoxicating bazaars. Istanbul’s strategic location has attracted many marauding armies over the centuries. The Greeks, Roman, and Venetians took turns ruling before the Ottomans stormed into town and decided to stay. Exploring the iconic sites of the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, and Grand Bazaar, and cruising on the Bosphorus are sure to be just some of the highlights of spectacular Istanbul.

After 2 days in Istanbul, we fly to Cappadocia, It is like landing on another planet filled with lunarscape panoramas and ‘fairy chimney’ rock formations. This regions’ accordion ridged valleys, shaded in a palette of dusky orange and cream, are the stuff of psychedelic daydreams. The fantastical topography is matched by human history here. People have long utilized the regions soft stone, seeking shelter underground and leaving the countryside scattered with underground cavern architecture. Highlights will include staying in one of Cappadocia’s exquisite cave hotels and witnessing the spectacular surreal landscape from a hot air balloon at sunrise.

After 2 days in Istanbul, we fly to Cappadocia, It is like landing on another planet filled with lunarscape panoramas and ‘fairy chimney’ rock formations. This regions’ accordion ridged valleys, shaded in a palette of dusky orange and cream, are the stuff of psychedelic daydreams. The fantastical topography is matched by human history here. People have long utilized the regions soft stone, seeking shelter underground and leaving the countryside scattered with underground cavern architecture. Highlights will include staying in one of Cappadocia’s exquisite cave hotels and witnessing the spectacular surreal landscape from a hot air balloon at sunrise.

Source Events Magical Istanbul & Cappadocia


Day 1: Saturday – August 31, 2019 – Arrive in Istanbul

Arrive at Istanbul airport from Athens. Upon arrival transfer to the city center for Lunch. Visit world famous St. Sophia and Grand Bazaar. Check-in to the Pera Palace Hotel. Rest and Get ready for the Welcome Dinner 


Day 2: Sunday – September 1,  2019 – Istanbul

After breakfast visit Old Peninsula including Byzantine Hippodrome, Topkapi Palace (including Harem Section), Blue Mosque, Under Ground Cistern and Spice Market. Private boat for Bosphorus cruise


Day 3: Monday – September 2,  2019 – Cappadocia

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for 12:20 pm flight to Cappadocia arrive in Kayseri at 1:45 pm. Scenic drive to town, stop for lunch before checking into the Argos Hotel


Day 4: Tuesday – September 3,  2019 – Cappadocia

Rise up early for those interested in the Hot Air Balloon ride. Come back to the hotel for breakfast. A full day of touring Cappadocia: Pigeon Valley, Kaymakli Underground city, Goreme Open Air Museum, Uchisar Rock Castle, Esentepe Valley, Avanos and or Sinasos. Farewell dinner tonight


Day 5: Wednesday – September  4,  2019 – Cappadocia/Istanbul

After breakfast, Depart for Istanbul flight from Keyseri airport. Arrive in Istanbul for your international flight

Pera Palace Hotel – Istanbul

The Pera Palace Hotel is more than just one of Turkey’s most elegant hotels: It is a historic monument that represents the character, style, and spirit of Istanbul. A well-preserved blend of neo-classical, art nouveau and oriental style, this iconic hotel was previously graced by Agatha Christie and Ernest Hemingway. The hotel is located in the heart of Istanbul, walking distance to Istiklal Street and Taksim Square.


Argos Hotel – Cappadocia

Located in the heart of Cappadocia on the site of an ancient monastery, Argos in Cappadocia has carefully restored the remains of the historical dwellings, underground tunnels and caves to offer guests not only an unsurpassed place to stay but also a unique perspective from which to view this magical land. Argos in Cappadocia creates a space that lives and breathes the spectacular sunrises and sunsets. You’ll be waking up to a dream with each dawn.

August 31 – September 4, 2019 – 4 Nights/5 Days 
Price per person based on double occupancy $1,799
Single Supplement Additional $769 – Sold Out!


What’s included:

  • 2 nights at the luxurious Pera Palace Hotel Istanbul

  • 2 nights at Argos Hotel in Cappadocia

  • All Transfers

  • English speaking guides

  • Full day Istanbul tour

  • Full day Cappadocia tour

  • Entrance fees to all sites

  • Daily Breakfast

  • 4 Lunches

  • Welcome Dinner

  • Farewell Dinner

Not included:

  • International Airfares

  • Domestic Airfares

  • Personal Expenses

  • Meals not mentioned above

  • Tips for guides and drivers

  • Alcoholic Beverages

  • Visa For Turkey

  • Hot Air Balloon Ride in Cappadocia

  • Upgraded accommodations

  • Travel Insurance


Requirements

  • Passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months past the date of travel

  • US and Canadian Citizens require visas for Turkey