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The Highlights of Turkey: Istanbul & Cappadocia & Coastal resort

Total 14 nights: 3 nights in Istanbul + 4 nights in Cappadocia + 7 nights at your choice of coastal resort.
Our most popular 3 centre holiday: combining Cappadocia, truly one of Turkey’s most fascinating and scenic regions, with imperious Istanbul and a relaxing coastal resort of your choice. Connections between resorts on this 3-centre holiday will be made using internal flights.


Istanbul

Istanbul is uniquely positioned at the crossroads of the Orient and the Occident, with one foot in Europe and the other in Asia. Standing on the shores of the Bosphorus, the narrow strait where the waters of the Black Sea mingle with those of the Sea of Marmara, Istanbul is also divided by the Golden Horn. Surrounded by water, the city guards the precious remains of the empires of which she has been capital from the Byzantine to the Ottoman.

Soak up the history of Topkapi Palace, the centre of the Ottoman Empire, the place from which the Sultans ruled their Empire, or marvel at the sheer beauty of the Blue Mosque and Hagia St. Sophia,  and the incredible Grand Bazaar.

However long you stay, your time in this unforgettable city will be a unique experience.


Cappadocia

The region of Cappadocia is visually stunning; its haunting landscape is best seen from the air. We highly recommend you take a hot air balloon ride during your stay; it is the most popular way to enjoy the amazing scenery. Eerily resembling a moonscape, soft volcanic rock has sculpted caves, clefts and the magical ‘fairy chimneys’.

A stay in this region provides a unique insight into the lives of the early Christians who sheltered here, hiding from persecution in their underground cities with their beautiful churches, decorated with frescoes. It also gives a feel for the lives of villagers in rural Turkey, carrying out traditional handicrafts or working on the land in the same way as they have for hundreds of years.

Our atmospheric cave hotels are the perfect setting for a romantic break, and are highly recommended for couples.


Coastal Resorts

Diamond Sky Holidays offers a range of authentic and traditional Turkish resorts to suit all tastes including, Fethiye, Kalkan, Kas, Selimiye, Akyaka, Gocek  etc - please click here to explore all our Turkish coastal resort options.


Sample Itinerary

Total 14 nights: 3 nights in Istanbul + 4 nights in Cappadocia + 7 nights at your choice of coastal resort.


Day 1: UK to Istanbul

Fly to Istanbul and will be  met by our representative  for transferring to your hotel for  overnight.


Day 2 - 3: Istanbul

Choose to explore the city independently or book a sightseeing tour through our  representative.


Day 4: Istanbul to Cappadocia

Pick up from your hotel and transfer to Istanbul airport and fly to Cappadocia and meet by our local representative at Kayseri or Nevsehir airport for transferring to your hotel in Cappadocia.


Day 5: Cappadocia Fairy Chimneys & Göreme Tour

After breakfast our tour guide will pick you up around 9 am from your hotel for a full day small group tour which includes a visit to the Devrent Valley to see the unique ‘fairy chimneys’ and Pashabagi to see the fascinating mushroom shaped Pinnacles. After lunch at Avanos visit the ancient rock-cut churches and Christian settlements of the Göreme Open Air Museum before finally heading to see the natural castle of Üçhisar. Drop off at your hotel at approximately 17:00pm.


Day 6: Rose Valley and Kaymakli Underground City Tour

After breakfast our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel around 9 am. You will enjoy another full day small group tour that includes a visit to the Red Valley to explore the famous rock-cut churches and hike 5km through the Gulludere Valley. Visit Cavusin with its famous houses and churches of the Christian clergymen. After lunch visit Pigeon Valley and then the underground city of Kaymakli, which was home to the early Christians, and finish the daywith a visit to the natural castle of Ortahisar. Drop off at your hotel at approximately 17:00pm.


Day 7: Ilhara Valley and Derinkuyu Underground City Tour

After breakfast our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel around 9 am and enjoy a third small group tour, this time visiting the huge underground city of Derinkuyu carved out of the rock by the early Christians, continuing to the beautiful Ihlara Valley where you will hike 4km through the valley exploring the hidden churches. Finish with a visit to the Selime Monastery, than return to your hotel at approximately 17:00pm.
 

Day 8: Cappadocia to your chosen coastal resort

Fly to Dalaman via Istanbul and be met by our rep and transfer to your chosen resort/hotel.


Day 9 - 14: Coastal resort

Relax and enjoy the beauty of the Turkish coast and experience traditional towns and villages for the rest of your holiday.

Day 15: Coastal resort to the UK.

Pick up from your hotel for the return transfer to the airport and fly back to the UK.  You may choose to fly directly with different airlines or remain with Turkish airlines and fly via Istanbul.

Please note the  above durations are provided as a sample itinerary - you can stay shorter or longer in any points, please contact us for a quotation.  

Dear Mr. Koc

I've been meaning to write to you for some time, so say thank you for arranging such a wonderful holiday for us.  We had 4 nights B & B at the Empire Palace Hotel in Istanbul, which was wonderfully central, with friendly, helpful staff, and then flew to Cappadocia, staying at the MDC Cave Hotel in Urgup, which was delightful.  The location was outstanding and the hotel quite unique.We have travelled all over the world and I can safely say that this holiday was one of the best - full of new experiences including a trip in a hot air balloon, visiting underground cities, ancient cave dwellings with amazing frescoes and fabulous landscapes. It was fun and exciting. For the first 2 days of tours in Cappadocia we went with the local representative, who were excellent and our guide, Mustafa Sahin was outstanding.

Thank you again for a brilliant trip and we will recommend your company. We may be interested in Croatia next year.

Yours sincerely,

Barbara Lewis , 30.7.2018

Hotels

Empire Palace, Istanbul - 4* - Bed & Breakfast 

MDC Cave Hotel, Cappadocia - 4* - Bed & Breakfast 

Rhapsody Hotel, Kalkan - 4* - Bed & Breakfast


Departure dates

Daily flights from Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh.


Special Offer

Early Booking Discount £50 per person for bookings made by 31.1.2019


14 nights from £1,499 per person

The price of this holiday includes:

  • Turkish Airlines flight to Istanbul from Heathrow, Manchester, Birmingham or Edinburgh
  • Transfer from the airport to your hotel in Istanbul
  • 3 nights B&B in the 4* Empire Palace in Istanbul
  • Transfer from Istanbul hotel to airport
  • Flight from Istanbul to Cappadocia
  • Transfers from airport to hotel in Cappadocia
  • 4 nights B&B in the MDC Cave Hotel in Cappadocia
  • Three full day regular tours in Cappadocia as detailed
  • Transfer from Cappadocia hotel to airport
  • Flight to Dalaman via Istanbul and transfer to your chosen hotel
  • 7 nights B&B in the 4*+ Rhapsody Hotel in Kalkan (or alternative hotel and resort of your choice)
  • Transfer to Dalaman airport and flight back to the UK via Istanbul
  • Please note we can include sightseeing tours in Istanbul on request

Hot-air Balloon Trips
If you wish to include a hot-air balloon trip in Cappadocia this can be pre-arranged for you as an early morning departure before any of your full day small group tours, subject to extra charge (approximately £125 per person).

Why Book with Diamond Sky Holidays...

I established Diamond Sky Holidays to offer to our discerning clients the most selective products using the 26 years knowledge and experience I have gained in the holiday industry. Whilst running my previous company Anatolian Sky for 26 years, I personally inspected all products, ensuring the quality of the every aspect. For Diamond Sky I have selected only the finest of those collections with unique products such as Small Ship Cruises, Tailor Made Holidays and relaxing Beach Holidays for families and couples. As a small family run company we take pride in being able to offer you a truly personalised service and we pay attention to the smallest of details. We are passionate about holidays and our biggest satisfaction is seeing our clients with the upmost satisfaction in their holiday. We put memorable experiences and the special memories at the heart of everything we offer.  Please feel free to call me 0121 242 00 36. I am happy to talk to you personally and recommend the ideal holiday to suit your requirements and ensure that you and your family get the perfect holiday you deserve.

Akin Koc

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