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Twin Centre Holidays -  Istanbul & Cappadocia 

Cappadocia & Instanbul twin centre holidays are the perfect combination for an amazing holiday in Turkey.  Combining a a stay in historic Istanbul with fairytale Cappadocia is a great mix which will provide a fabulous experience.  We are specialists in multi centre Cappadocia and Instanbul holidays with a wealth of knowledge of both places, ensuring you get the holiday you desire. The itinerary on this page is based on a total of 7 nights but if you would prefer to change the duration of your holiday in any way please let us know and we will help you tailor your perfect Istanbul & Cappadocia twin centre holiday.
 

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 Bosporus, 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.

Istanbul is a unique link between East and West, past and present. 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 stunning; its evocative landscape is incredible when seen from the air. A hot air balloon ride is the best way to take in this visually stunning region. Uncannily resembling a moonscape, the soft volcanic rock has sculpted caves, clefts and magical ‘fairy chimneys’ which visitors are left in awe of.

There are numerous hidden chapels carved into the rock with some dating back to the 4th century AD. A stay in this region of Turkey provides an insight into the lives of the early Christians, who sheltered here, hiding from persecution in their underground cities.  The beautiful churches, decorated with frescoes are amazing. 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.

If you are looking for a couples holiday, our atmospheric cave hotels are the perfect choice for a romantic break. 

We are specialists in multi centre holidays to Istanbul & Cappadocia with a long history of delivering fabulous holiday experiences and as we are ATOL protected you have 100% financial protection when booking with us.


Sample twin centre itinerary

7 night tailor-made/multi-centre holiday based on 3 nights in Istanbul + 4 nights in Cappadocia. We can tailor this holiday for you, please let us know if you would like to stay for a different duration.

Day 1: UK to Istanbul

Fly to Istanbul and meet our representative in Istanbul airport, transfer to your chosen hotel.

Day 2 - 3: Istanbul

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

Day 4: Istanbul to Cappadocia

Transfer to the airport and fly to Cappadocia and meet at the airport transfer to your hotel.

Day 5: 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: Ihlara 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 UK

Our representative will pick you up from your hotel and transfer to airport for flying back to the UK via Istanbul. (your luggage will go directly to your final destination in UK, you will be transferred by your hand luggage to another airplane in Istanbul )
 

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 


Departure dates 

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


Special Offer for 2019 holidays

Early Booking Discount £50 per person

for bookings made by 31.1.2019

7 Nights from £949 per person

The price of this holiday includes:

  • Turkish Airlines flight to Istanbul from Gatwick (Flights also available from Heathrow, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh or Dublin).
  • Transfer from the airport to your hotel in Istanbul
  • 3 nights B&B at the 4* Empire Palace Hotel in Istanbul
  • Transfer from Istanbul hotel to airport
  • Flight from Istanbul to Cappadocia
  • Transfers from airport to your hotel in Cappadocia
  • 4 nights B&B at the MDC Cave Hotel in Cappadocia
  • Three full day tours in Cappadocia as detailed
  • Transfer from your Cappadocia hotel to airport
  • Flight back to the UK via Istanbul

Hot-air Balloon Trips
If you wish to include a hot air balloon trip this can be pre-arranged for you as an early morning departure before any of your full day small group tours in Cappadocia and 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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