Extend Your Cruise With 3 Nights

Extend Your Cruise With 3 Nights

Extend your cruise experience with 3 nights in Istanbul & Cappadocia. Start your journey with a night in Istanbul before heading to the captivating caves of Cappadocia, where locals have lived for centuries. In Cappadocia, explore churches and underground cities, and enjoy a traditional Turkish dance show in the evening. The region’s ‘fairy chimneys’—millennia in the making—will transport you to an otherworldly realm as you try your hand at local ceramic making and explore impressive Byzantine frescoes. After an evening at your Cappadocia cave hotel, return to Istanbul to begin your voyage.


Transportation by luxury van A/C with free wi-fi internet
Services of Professional English-Speaking Guide(s)
Transfer from the airport to the hotel
First class hotels throughout the tour
Complimentary wifi in hotels
Domestic flights from Istanbul-Cappadocia-Istanbul on a commercial airline, in economy class
Meals as noted in the itinerary
Water service during meals
All planning, handling, and operational charges, including entrance fees to the venues as noted in your itinerary
Transfer from your hotel to the Pier to board your Cruise
Head-set whispering system
Smart Tablet Questionnaire


Any item we mention in the itinerary as being optional.
Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
Excess baggage fees imposed by airlines or storage fees charged by hotels
All beverages consumed during meals other than water
The cost of personal items such as laundry, telephone calls, etc.
Optional and additional exploration not included in the itinerary
Cost of obtaining passports or required visas where necessary



1st Day

Arrival – Istanbul

Upon arrival at Istanbul Airport (IST), you’ll be accompanied to your hotel. After check-in, relax and spend the rest of the day exploring the city on your own. Savor authentic Ottoman cuisine at a famous restaurant. D
2nd Day

Istanbul - Cappadocia

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for a morning flight to Cappadocia. Start your tour by visiting the Ҫavuşin village with its rock-cut dwellings and stone houses. After lunch, drive to the Pigeon Valley. Visit the Underground City, constructed around nearly one hundred tunnels, it’s one of the most interesting underground settlements in Cappadocia and at one time could accommodate thousands of people. Here, visit a carpet cooperative, where you'll see how exquisite Turkish carpets are hand-woven. Following your fabulous day in Cappadocia, you will drive back to your hotel. Then, get ready for an amazing evening of Turkish culture in a local cave restaurant. Take in a bride and groom dance show, and folk and belly dancers over dinner and unlimited local alcoholic drinks. Overnight in Cappadocia. B L D
3rd Day


This morning, join an optional excursion and take to the skies for a hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia. Return to your hotel for breakfast.After breakfast tour to explore the almost-Martian landscape in the Devrent (Imaginary) Valley. Visit Paşabağ’s ‘fairy chimneys’, carved by nature over thousands of years. From here, visit Avanos Center of Terracotta Art with its attractive old town with cobbled streets and lovely river views. Stop by a ceramic and tile center to see how local ceramics are made and try pottery for yourself. After lunch, visit the famous Göreme Open Air Museum to see the best examples of Byzantine art in Cappadocia. Optional carpet-weaving demonstration . Complete the tour with a panoramic view of the valleys of Cappadocia. Return to your hotel for dinner and another overnight stay. B L D
4th Day

Cappadocia - Istanbul

After breakfast, check out of your hotel and be driven to the airport for a late morning flight to Istanbul. After landing in Istanbul, you’ll be taken to the port to embark on your voyage.B

Meals: B= Breakfast L=Lunch D=Dinner

Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays
Dolmabahce Palace is closed on Mondays.
Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays.
Spice Market is closed during Eids
The order of visits and the route of itinerary may be changed if it is necessary.