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Cappadocia

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Pullman Istanbul Airport & Convention Center Hotel

Pullman Istanbul Airport & Convention Center Hotel

Blue Mosque, Istanbul

Bosphorus Bridge, Istanbul

Pullman Istanbul Airport & Convention Center Hotel

Pullman Istanbul Airport & Convention Center Hotel

Istanbul

Pullman Istanbul Airport & Convention Center Hotel

Pullman Istanbul Airport & Convention Center Hotel

Pullman Istanbul Airport & Convention Center Hotel

Best Western Premier Cappadocia

Best Western Premier Cappadocia

Cappadocia

Best Western Premier Cappadocia

Best Western Premier Cappadocia

Best Western Premier Cappadocia

Cappadocia

Best Western Premier Cappadocia

Best Western Premier Cappadocia

Cappadocia

Best Western Premier Cappadocia

Best Western Premier Cappadocia

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul

Ottoman palaces, vivid mosques and rock marvels in Turkey

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A Turkey trip bursting with culture and curiosity, from ancient Istanbul to mythical Cappadocia - includes tours and all travel

With a ravishing history stretching back through empires and much-trampled trading ground connecting Europe with Asia, Turkey has quite the story to tell. This compact break has you whirling like a dervish through Istanbul's Old City, bejewelled with rich architecture, and traversing the unique and almost mythical Cappadocia landscape, punctuated with fairy chimneys and mysterious cave dwellings where hermits once hid.

You'll begin a kofta's throw from the airport where you'll land, at the huge and gleaming Pullman Istanbul Airport & Convention Center Hotel. After settling into your luxe base west of the city centre, the next morning you'll head out on a tour of Istanbul's Old City, from where the powerful Byzantine and Ottoman empires ruled. You'll visit the magnificent Hagia Sophia, the 6th-century Church of Divine Wisdom, with its moodily resplendent interior of gold and black, before drinking in the sky-tinged Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome, and Topkapi Palace, where Ottoman Sultans once slept. In the afternoon, get your bartering game on at Istanbul's Grand Bazaar, one of the largest markets on the planet and bursting at the seams with Turkish antiques, jewellery, gold, carpets and more.

The next morning, you'll wave goodbye to Istanbul's domes, spires and sea, and fly inland to the magical Cappadocia region. Your second hotel, Best Western Premier Cappadocia, is embedded into a magical landscape where wizards wouldn't look out of place among the curious fairy chimneys protruding up into the horizon. Carved into the rock itself, you can hide away in the hotel's indoor cave pool and spa to get grips with the bewitching scenes outside.

After a night's sleep in your cosy cave room, you'll launch off to conquer North Cappadocia on a guided tour. You'll walk through the astonishing Devrent Valley and visit Pasabagi, also named Monk's Valley, spotting fairy chimneys boasting a number of stems and caps. After driving to Avanos and perusing its famed pottery, you'll have some lunch before delving into the mysterious underground city of Özkonak.

You can then snap some classic shots at the landmark Uçhisar Castle - a volcanic rock mountain hollowed out with tunnels where villagers used to hide from marauding armies, before returning to your own cool cave dwelling and flying home the next day.

Pullman Istanbul Airport & Convention Center Hotel (two nights)

A shiny, gargantuan airport hotel with an industrial-glam design, Pullamn Instanbul is a suitably showy introduction to this city of myriad colours. Located in the Yeşilköy neighbourhood, just west along the coast from the city centre, you're a 40-minute drive from the Old City's treasures, like the 6th-century Hagia Sophia church and Topkapı Palace.

The hotel houses a moodily lit restaurant serving international cuisine breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus two chic bars. After traversing this imperial city, hide away in the hammam, Jacuzzi and sauna, and perhaps shell out for a well-earned massage. Superior rooms are spacious and dressed in coffee hues, with a statement dark leather headboard and black marble bathroom.

Best Western Premier Cappadocia (two nights)

Carved out of the hillside and seamlessly blending into its wild and rocky environment, this Best Western sleep occupies a prime position on the cusp of UNESCO-listed Göreme National Park. After exploring the unique Cappadocia land, retreat to the hotel's indoor cave swimming pool, Turkish bath, sauna, steam room and spa to reconnect with yourself.

Befitting the story-like landscape, the cosy cave rooms slot you straight into another (more monastic) lifetime, with added contemporary luxuries like underfloor heating, a flatscreen TV and minibar, plus a spa bath in select rooms. Breakfast features seasonal ingredients and other meals can be taken al fresco on the terrace in clement weather. Alongside a handy shuttle service, there's a tour desk to book your essential hot-air balloon ride over this fantastical terrain.


Yenibosna Merkez Mahallesi, 1 Asena Sok No:15, Bahcelievler, 34295, Istanbul, Turkey

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One piece of hand luggage allowance per person is included. Please note that hold luggage is not included, but for most airlines can be added when you select your flight.

Shared airport transfers are included.

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  • Mixing city culture and rural wonders on one compact Turkey trip
  • Gazing up at Istanbul's vivid dome-topped mosques and palaces, beautiful inside and out
  • Waking up in your own Cappadocia cave hideaway in a land where hermits once shied away from the world

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