4 Days Turkey Tour Of Istanbul And Cappadocia

The best tours with local guides in Istanbul and Cappadocia. You will have chance to visit the highlights of these two areas.

Istanbul, one of historical capitals of the world and Cappadocia, a unique place in the world with its lunar lanscape – these two areas are among the highlights of Turkey.

This is a tour option to start with, perfect for the first-time visitors who do do not have time for longer trip…

Istanbul And Cappadocia Tour Summary:

  • Day 1: İstanbul old city tour
  • Day 2: İstanbul tour
  • Day 3: South Cappadocia tour (Green tour)
  • Day 4: North Cappadocia tour (Red tour)

Turkey Itinerary 4 Days

Day 1: Istanbul City Tour

  • biblical tours hagia sophiaYour guide will meet you at the hotel between 08.00 and 08.30 am; you will visit Istanbul Old City area:
  • Byzantine Hippodrome (used for public entertainments organised by emperors)
  • Blue Mosque (or Blue Mosque, famous for its tiles)
  • Hagia Sophia (Church of Holy Wisdom, museum that used the be the biggest Orthodox church in the World)
  • Grand Bazaar (the oldest and the largest covered market in the world)
  • Topkapi Palace (imperial residence of Ottoman sultans).
  • You will have lunch during the tour.
  • At the end of the tour guide will leave you in your hotel.

The average duration of this tour is 8 hours.

Day 2 : Istanbul and Fly to Cappadocia

Golden Horn

  • Your guide will meet you in hotel lobby between 08.00 and 08.30. During this tour you will visit:
  • Bosphorous boat trip (during this tour you will see the bridges of Istanbul, Dolmabahce and Beylerbeyi Palaces, Anadolu and Rumeli fortresses and beautiful houses around the strait)
  • Spice Market (17 century structure that housed the majority of the city’s spice trade)
  • Suleymaniye Mosque (majestic structure built by famed architect Sinan)
  • There is a lunch stop during the tour.
  • Tour ends around 05.00 pm. Please do not forget to take your luggage in the morning. As after the tour you will be transferred to airport to fly to Cappadocia. In Cappadocia you will have organized transfer from the airport to your hotel.
  • Overnight stay in Cappadocia

Day 3 : South Cappadocia Tour (Green Tour)

Derinkuyu Underground City

  • Guide will meet you in hotel lobby around 09.00 am. You will have have a tour of South Cappadocia, also known as Green Tour:
  • Kaymakli Underground city (the widest underground city in the area with 4 floors open to visitors).
  • Rose Valley, interesting for walking, as you can see many vineyards and gardens throughout the valley
  • Red Valley, interesting for its rock layers of unusual colours
  • Cavusin village (one of the oldest settlements in the area)
  • Pigeon Valley, famous for its pigeon dwellings carved into rock
  • Uchisar Castle panorama – the highest point in the region
  • Love Valley, known for especially unusual rock formations
  • You will have a lunch stop during this tour
  • Return to hotel and overnight stay

Day 4: North Cappadocia Tour and Back to Istanbul


  • Guide will meet you in hotel lobby around 09.00 am and take you to North Cappadocia tour, known as Red tour:
  • Esentepe viewpoint, a typical photo stop
  • Goreme open-air museum (important early Christianity center)
  • Monks valley or Pasabag, famous for its fairy chimneys
  • Avanos village (with stop in traditional pottery workshop)
  • Three beauties, another unique formation and famous symbol of the area
  • Dervent valley, well known for its lunar landscape
  • You will have a lunch stop during the tour
  • After the tour you will be transferred to airport for your flight to Istanbul.

Average tour duration is 8 hours.

Further Details About Istanbul and Cappadocia Tour Package

Some Questions

What can you do in Turkey in 4 days?

If you are planning to spend 4 days in Turkey, you can start your sightseeing from Istanbul. You would need 1 day to visit city’s top attractions and if you prefer more detailed tour, you can spend one more day in the city to have Bosphorus Cruise and visit Galata Tower, Istiklal Street and Beyoglu District or some of historical mosques. Another 2 days you can spend in Cappadocia or in the Aegean region, visiting some of the ancient cities...

How do you get from Istanbul to Cappadocia?

If you decide to travel by bus, it would take 11-12 hours. The easiest way is to fly from Istanbul to Nevsehir or Kayseri airport, which would take less than one and half hour, and the plane tickets are very affordable.

Is there a train from Istanbul to Cappadocia?

There is no direct train from Istanbul to Cappadocia; you can travel by train to Ankara and Konya. From these two cities you can continue to Cappadocia by bus.

How much is a balloon ride in Cappadocia?

Depending on the balloon company you choose and the balloon type (basket capacity), balloon price can be between 180 and 300 USD. There is also a private balloon ride which is the most expensive option.


  • My family and I visited turkey at the end of 2010..we were very impressed with our tour guides Mr Nizam Adsiz as as well as Mrs Aylin Sekban.. Both spoke good english and we managed to develop a friendship with both of them which made the tours more enjoyable. Will definitely be going back to Turkey.
  • We have just arrived from Turkey, we had an splendid adventure from Efesus to Capadoccia, visiting wonderful cities and archeological sites. Pamukkale, Afrodisias, Sagalassos….Konya, everything was wonderful Ertunga, Blüent and Mustafa made our journey fantastic.
    Maria Graciela G-Mexico City, Meksika
  • Ertunga is a great guide, super friendly, very big knowledge of the area and very pleasant to be around. He arrived with a driver and a Mercedes van, good space for the 3 of us. He made the tour as we went along, so we did see exactly what we wanted, and as our son is only 4 years old, we did have to speed up some places. All made possible by Ertunga, though I am sure he could tell much more in each place, since his knowledge seems extreme. Be sure to book with Ertunga.
  • Amazing guide with a lot of patience and a wealth of information about every sight we visited. Would definately recommend him highly for a smaller or a larger group.
    Aslam K
  • Turkey wouldn’t be the same without Ertunga…he treated us just like family and was the best private tour I could ever have !!!

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FAQ About Our Turkey Tours

Most of our Turkey tours are private. We do not have definite departure dates for any of our tours, as we usually customize tours depending on your requests in the inquiries. Of course, if you have a group – we can always arrange your tour in Turkey.

Depending on your itinerary, available time and distances between sights it can be ground transportations only, or combination of ground transportation and domestic flights.

Depending on the size of your group, we can use Mercedes Vito or Mercedes Sprinter. All our vehicles are new (model 2016 or newer), comfortable and air-conditioned. You can see our vehicles

It depends on your itinerary… If you plan to fly between areas, in each one you will have a local guide; in that way you can get the best experience in each area and also avoid some extra costs (hotel accommodation and domestic flights for guide). If you plan to have a ground transportation, you will have a same guide during entire trip (in some small places it is not possible to find a local guide) and that is something that some of our guests prefer…

Prices depend on the size of your group and services that are included. For example, some guests prefer to arrange accommodation on their own. The itineraries listed on our site are there just to give you idea about how much you can see during your trip. Depending on your specific ideas and thoughts, we customise your trip and send you price offer…

Once we receive an inquiry, we can send you itinerary option with price in 24 hours, as latest. Afterwards, depending on your ideas and suggestions we can change some details until we have the options that you want to book.

You can pay via bank transfer, credit card or cash. We also accept PayPal / Payoneer deposit payments. You should pay 20% deposit when you decide to book; balance can be paid during your stay in Turkey.

Once you decide to book a tour with us, you should pay 20% deposit and it is refundable for 30 days from the date it is received. If you decide to cancel the trip afterwards, we will not be able to refund your deposit.

Please visit www.evisa.gov.tr to get all information and obtain electronic visa if necessary.

During your tour you will eat like a local. Local beer and wine are optional and at your own expense. We can arrange vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free meals if requested.

Normally it is 15 kg checked laggage and 8 kg in cabin, but for our guests we arrange eco flexible tickets so your baggage allowance would be 20 kg + 8 kg in cabin.

You are strongly advised to buy travel insurance before you arrive to Turkey. Our vehiches have full traffic insurance, but we can’t arrange your travel insurance. You can choose one of many travel insurance policies in your country…

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