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Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Tour

Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Tour

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Prepare to be awed by Istanbul’s magnificent architecture, rich history, and eclectic bazaars as you discover the unmissable highlights of the Old City on this 1-, 2-, or 3-day private tour. Marvel over the glorious Hagia Sophia, learn how the Blue Mosque earned its famous nickname, and see the ancient Basilica Cistern. Tour Topkapi Palace to gain an insight into the lavish lifestyles of the Ottoman sultans and their harem, and browse the legendary Grand Bazaar, where you find everything from carpets to Turkish delight.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$125.00
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$125.00
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Full Day: Classic Istanbul Tour Including Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace

Full Day: Classic Istanbul Tour Including Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace

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Experience Istanbul’s timeless sights on a full-day tour of the city’s stunning historic places. Listen for the ancient echoes of pounding hooves and charioteers at Hippodrome Square and spot the distinctive tiles of the Blue Mosque. See the Byzantine mosaics and minarets of Hagia Sophia, then follow in the footsteps of powerful sultans, courtiers, and generals at Topkapi Palace. Finish your tour in the vibrant Grand Bazaar, browsing bright displays of handicrafts, carpets, and souvenirs.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.00
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$65.00
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Small-Group Istanbul in One Day Tour Including Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia

Small-Group Istanbul in One Day Tour Including Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia

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Fit all of Istanbul's attractions at the top of your bucket list into one packed day, with the help of an expert local guide. Stroll Istanbul’s historic Sultanahmet neighborhood, brimming with iconic buildings and storied streets. Tour the Blue Mosque, one of the most important sites in the Muslim world. Delve into history of the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and Istanbul Hippodrome as well as the 'sunken palace' of Basilica Cistern. And you won’t want to miss the and the bustling Grand Bazaar or savory 3-course lunch.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$90.00
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$90.00
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Big Bus Istanbul Hop-On Hop-Off

Big Bus Istanbul Hop-On Hop-Off

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Istanbul is one of the world’s greatest cities, and this hop-on hop-off tour offers a truly flexible way to explore it. Board your open-top, double-decker bus at any stop along the two routes, and enjoy the views as you listen to the audio commentary. Then, create your own sightseeing itinerary as you hop on and off at any of the stops to visit highlights such as the spectacular Topkapi Palace, the UNESCO-protected Hagia Sophia, the Egyptian Bazaar, and more. Your ticket is valid for 1, 2, or 3 days and entry to select attractions.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.27
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$60.27
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Gallipoli Day Trip from Istanbul

Gallipoli Day Trip from Istanbul

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Experience somber battlefields and historic World War I memorial sites during this guided day trip to Gallipoli from Istanbul. With an expert guide, visit heartbreaking sites on the Gallipoli peninsula where Australian, New Zealand and Turkish soldiers lost their lives during a merciless WWI campaign. Hear rare stories about the fallen troops at famous sites including Lone Pine, ANZAC Cove, Ari Burnu Cemetery and the Nek.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$107.28
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$107.28
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1-2 or 3 Days Best of Istanbul Private Tour

1-2 or 3 Days Best of Istanbul Private Tour

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Make your Istanbul adventure totally unique with a 1- to 2-day private sightseeing tour. Opt for a single day and see the whole of the Old City, plus the Grand Bazaar. Extend the tour to include a second day and visit the Spice Bazaar, Dolmabahce Palace, Taksim, and Istiklal Street, plus a Bosphorus cruise. Please note that your guide is happy to alter the itinerary completely to accommodate your personal interests.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$120.00
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Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Best of Istanbul Private Tour

Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Best of Istanbul Private Tour

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Benefit from a flexible schedule and personalized attention on this half-day private tour in Istanbul. Perfect for those short on time, this private tour lets you move at your own pace and focus on things that interest you. Highlights can include a tram ride, a funicular ride, the neighborhood of Karakoy, and the Blue Mosque. All private transportation included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$71.12
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Morning Istanbul: Half-Day Tour with Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar

Morning Istanbul: Half-Day Tour with Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar

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See the sights of Istanbul on a half-day tour that takes in the city’s famous historical landmarks and cultural sites. See Hagia Sophia, the Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque, and the Grand Bazaar. Entrance fees are included, as is hotel pickup and drop-off for your convenience.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$38.00
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$38.00
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Small Group Tour: Essential Istanbul

Small Group Tour: Essential Istanbul

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Explore the top attractions in Sultanahmet (the old city) on a full-day tour with a knowledgeable guide. Take in UNESCO World Heritage sites and famous monuments in Istanbul including the stunning Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Hippodrome. Then follow your guide through the Grand Bazaar, browsing the shops of hundreds of vendors with an array of textiles, jewelry, perfumes, spices and more. Your guide shares the long history of Istanbul with your small group, which is limited to 10 participants to ensure a more intimate experience.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.00
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$59.00
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Whirling Dervishes at Hodjapasha

Whirling Dervishes at Hodjapasha

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Uncover the sacred practice of the mystical Sufis at an authentic Mevlevi Sema Ceremony held at Istanbul’s Hodjapasha, and witness the 800-year-old tradition that has been preserved on UNESCO’s list of Intangible Heritage of Humanity. Be mesmerized by the bizarre yet beautiful sight of the Whirling Dervishes as they perform their unique spiritual rituals during an hour-long show, including a live orchestra and 360-video projections.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$33.33
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Princes’ Island Tour from Istanbul: Buyukada

Princes’ Island Tour from Istanbul: Buyukada

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Experience the serenity of the biggest Princes' Island in Turkey, Büyükada, on this full-day guided tour from Istanbul. After traversing the Sea of Marmara by boat, arrive on the quaint island to spend time exploring by horse-drawn carriage. On Büyükada, learn about the island’s history from your guide, and enjoy ample time to lounge on its beautiful beaches. 
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$78.35
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$78.35
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7-Day Turkey Classics Tour from Istanbul: Gallipoli, Troy, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Cappadocia and Ankara

7-Day Turkey Classics Tour from Istanbul: Gallipoli, Troy, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Cappadocia and Ankara

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Explore the historical attractions in Turkey during this 7-day Turkey tour that begins and ends in Istanbul. You will traverse Istanbul with an expert guide aboard a comfortable air-conditioned coach to visit the poignant battlegrounds of Gallipoli, the mesmerizing Roman-Greco remnants of Ephesus, and the other-worldly geology in Cappadocia. Along the way stop at Pamukkale to marvel at the cream colored rock plateaus, take a dip in the hot Hierapolis natural springs and discover the history of Troy. Enjoy the peace of mind of six nights accommodation and daily breakfast and dinner meals, all included and planned for your convenience.
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  • 7 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$963.07
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8 Days Istanbul Pamukkale Ephesus Cappadocia By Plane - TUR1

8 Days Istanbul Pamukkale Ephesus Cappadocia By Plane - TUR1

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Planning an 8-day excursion through Turkey may be a logistical challenge; booking this tour means everything is taken care of for you. Domestic air travel is included, so you can move quickly through the country and not spend a ton of time on the road. As you check off highlight after highlight, your guide will fill you in on the history, art, culture, and architecture of the areas you're exploring from your guide.
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  • 8 days
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$963.07
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Turkey's Wonders - Pamukkale, Ephesus, Cappadocia Travel from-to Istanbul

Turkey's Wonders - Pamukkale, Ephesus, Cappadocia Travel from-to Istanbul

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Pamukkale, Ephesus, Cappadocia !!! Three beauties of Turkey. If you would like discover those amazing destinations, this travel package is one of the best Turkey travel itineraries. The connection between the destinations (Istanbul-Pamukkale & Izmir-Cappadocia & Cappadocia to Istanbul) will be with the domestic flights and those flights are included.
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  • 4 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$697.90
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4 Day Turkey Tour: Cappadocia, Ephesus and Pamukkale

4 Day Turkey Tour: Cappadocia, Ephesus and Pamukkale

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Embark on an exhilarating tour of Turkey’s most iconic locations on a 4-day excursion to Cappadocia, Ephesus, and Pamukkale from Istanbul. Discover the dramatic valleys and canyons of Cappadocia; delve into the rich Roman history of Ephesus; and sink into the steaming serenity of Pamukkale’s hot springs. Receive three nights’ comfortable accommodation, selected meals, a professional guide, and round-trip hotel transportation on this exhilarating tour.
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  • 4 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$964.28
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Istanbul Sightseeing Walking Tour

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Istanbul Sightseeing Walking Tour

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See Istanbul’s most notable landmarks and secret backstreets on this small-group walking tour. Learn about the city’s Byzantine and Ottoman history from an English-speaking guide. Pass by Hagia Sophia, the Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazaar, and the Spice Bazaar. On this tour, learn about the attractions, but not venture inside. Discover where locals eat and drink.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$22.90
$24.11
$1.21 savings
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Small-Group Full Day Gallipoli & ANZAC Battlefields from Istanbul

Small-Group Full Day Gallipoli & ANZAC Battlefields from Istanbul

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Explore the Gallipoli Peninsula and its famous sites during this small-group guided day trip from Istanbul. During World War I in 1915-16, the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) launched an Allied campaign that resulted in the loss of many lives during a standoff with Turkish troops. Your journey takes you to historic site to remember those who fought and includes ANZAC Cove and Lone Pine, Johnston’s Jolly, The Nek, and Chunuk Bair. Lunch is provided during the trip.
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  • 16 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$117.34
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$117.34
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Cappadocia In One Day Small-Group Tour from Istanbul: Rose Valley, Ortahisar, Kaymakli Underground City and Pigeon Valley

Cappadocia In One Day Small-Group Tour from Istanbul: Rose Valley, Ortahisar, Kaymakli Underground City and Pigeon Valley

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Journey to Cappadocia for a comprehensive one day small group tour of Rose Valley, Ortahisar, Kaymakli Underground City and Pigeon Valley. With plenty of attention from your local guide discover this otherworldly UNESCO World Heritage region famous for its mushroom topped pinnacles, subsurface cities and cave carved ‘fairy chimneys.’ During this tour, stroll the verdant Rose Valley, visit the deserted village of Çavuşin, marvel at Ortahisar Castle, explore Kaymakli Underground City and admire stunning volcanic monoliths at Pigeon Valley. 
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  • 15 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$360.00
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$360.00
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5-Day Aegean Tour from Istanbul: Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamum, Ephesus, Kusadasi, Pamukkale and Hierapolis

5-Day Aegean Tour from Istanbul: Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamum, Ephesus, Kusadasi, Pamukkale and Hierapolis

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Traverse Turkey’s remarkable Aegean coast on this 5-day tour departing from Istanbul. Soak in the Hierapolis hot springs and marvel at the water pooling in the limestone at Pamukkale. See historic cities, ancient ruins, and the battlefields of Gallipoli, all with your expert guide. Visit Troy, an UNESCO World Heritage-listed city and see such notable sites as Pergamum and Ephesus. Explore the shops in Kusadasi, where you’ll find such handmade treasures as quality leather goods. Perhaps best of all, you will sleep in well-appointed 4- to 5-star hotels that include daily meals. And with all the comfortable transportation being provided, you won’t have to worry about a thing.
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  • 5 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$722.00
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2 Day Cappadocia Tour from Istanbul

2 Day Cappadocia Tour from Istanbul

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Visit Turkey’s Cappadocia region with ease from Istanbul on this 2-day tour with overnight accommodation and meals. Transfer directly from your Istanbul hotel to the airport and fly to Cappadocia. Spend the first day exploring the southern part of the region, including the Pigeon Valley, the underground city of Derinkuyu, and Ilhara Valley. Explore the northern part on the second day and spot by Uchisar Castle, Goreme Open Air Museum, and the town of Avanos.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$482.14
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One Day Gallipoli Tour from Istanbul: Lunch Included

One Day Gallipoli Tour from Istanbul: Lunch Included

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Visit the notorious WWI battlefields of Gallipoli in just one day on this full-day tour from Istanbul, including lunch and hotel pick-up. See ANZAC Cove, where the troops first landed; visit the ANZAC Commemorative Site, where the Dawn Service is held; walk along Brighton beach; and learn about the war from both perspectives as you view the Allied and Turkish trenches at Johnston's Jolly.
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  • 17 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$95.22
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$95.22
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2-Day Troy and Gallipoli Tour from Istanbul

2-Day Troy and Gallipoli Tour from Istanbul

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Go back in time and discover two of Turkey’s most memorable sites during this 2-day guided tour of Gallipoli and Troy from Istanbul. Spend this first day journeying to Gallipoli and learning about the historic events that occurred at this World War I battle site. During a walking tour, see quaint memorials at Chunuk Bair, Lone Pine, Anzac Cove, and Brighton Beach and enjoy time on your own to explore more of the April 25, 1915 aftermath. After a 3-star overnight accommodation in Çanakkale, head to Troy and tour this ancient city’s archaeology with your guide. Hear stories of the Trojan War and see the famous Trojan Horse.
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$215.76
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Bosphorus Dinner Cruise and Turkish Dance Shows

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Bosphorus Dinner Cruise and Turkish Dance Shows

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Begin your 3-hours Bosphorus dinner cruise with either a coach pickup from your hotel or join your guide at the port. Then, board your festive boat for a sightseeing cruise of the Bosphorus Strait and see the monument-laden European and Asian coastlines. To help you settle in, grab a complimentary drink from the cabin bar, and then pick your favorite viewpoint to gaze out at Istanbul’s stunning monuments. Enjoy this exciting performance of music and dancing which sheds light on the city’s Anatolian culture. As the show picks up, get ready for classic belly dancing with playful twists and shakes enjoyed by all. Once the show is over, spend the last few minutes admiring the sparkling city as your boat arrives at the port. Next, either head back to your hotel by coach or continue your evening from here at your leisure.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$43.39
$45.80
$2.41 savings
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2 Days 1 Night Cappadocia Tour from Istanbul by Plane With Optional Balloon Ride

2 Days 1 Night Cappadocia Tour from Istanbul by Plane With Optional Balloon Ride

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Discovering Cappadocia’s eroded landscape is a top experience in Turkey, but reaching the remote region can be a challenge if time is limited. Combining round-trip flights, ground transport, and activities, this small-group tour is an easy way to maximize your sightseeing time. Included boutique accommodations are in a cave hotel, for a uniquely Cappadocian experience that ensures a memorable stay.
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$482.14
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