Post Greek Island Cruise Extension to Turkey

Magical Cappadocia and Istanbul – 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.

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.

Post Greek Islands Cruise Extension Itinerary for Source Events Magical Cappadocia and Istanbul


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

Arrive Istanbul airport from Athens. Upon arrival transfer to city center for Lunch. Visit world famous St. Sophia and Grand Bazaar. Check in at the Pera Palace  Hotel. After rest get ready for Welcome Dinner . (B,L,D) 


Day 2: Sunday – September 01,  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. (B,L,)


Day 3: Monday – September 02,  2019 – Cappadocia

After breakfast, transfer to 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 hotel.  (B, L, D)


Day 4: Tuesday – September 03,  2019 – Cappadocia

Rise up early for those interested in the Hot Air Balloon ride. Come back to hotel for breakfast. 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. (B,L, D)


Day 5 : Wednesday – September  04,  2019 – Cappadocia/Istanbul

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

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 noveau 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.

Source Events Magical Cappadocia and Istanbul

August 31 – September 4, 2019 – 4 Nights/5 Days – Extension after our Greek Islands cruise

Price per person based on double occupancy $1,799. Single Supplement $769.


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:

  • Domestic airfares
  • International 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

For more details and reservations please call our office at 305.672.9779 or email us to reservations@sourceevents.com