Istanbul is the epitome of that overused phrase “East meets West”. Rich in history and folklore, the city which straddles Europe and Asia has much to offer. Coupled with the fabulous Cappadocia region, renowned for its quirky rock formations, this is the perfect introduction to the best of Turkey.

Firstly, your Istanbul luxury holiday will have you staying in the Turkish city for four nights, with a carefully designed itinerary which will let you get under the skin of the city from its history to its cuisine and culture. With the help of expert guides and lecturers, you will be guided on a sensory tour of smells, tastes and learnings about how the past of this city has shaped modern day Turkey. 

Next, discover the renowned Sultanhamet quarter of the city. In the shadows of the great mosques you’ll find your accommodation – the Four Seasons hotel converted from a prison. From here, fly to the land of the fairy chimneys on a Cappadocia tour from Istanbul where you will explore by both land and air to learn its history. Along the way you’ll sample fine wine and dine on traditional Turkish dishes. There is nowhere like Cappadocia, and no better place to stay then in a hotel, which is part museum and has been carefully created using the local rock formations.   


Experience highlights

  • Avoid the crowds with a private after-hours tour of the Istanbul Archaeology Museum, one of the finest in the world. Wander at your own leisure to view some of the best archaeological finds in Turkey. 
  • View the vastness of the Grand Bazaar from its private rooftop viewing areas. The grand Bazaar is just not a shopping arcade, but a way of life for the citizens of Istanbul and you will view how it interacts with tourists and locals alike.   
  • Explore the underground cistern in Istanbul, an engineering marvel from the Roman era. This vast underground cavern has been used in numerous films including James Bond due its uniqueness. 
  • Smell and sample the cuisine from two continents on a specially designed walking tour of Istanbul’s famous markets, where you will taste of Istanbul’s finest street food.
  • View Istanbul from a new perspective whilst cruising on a Bosphorus private yacht tour. Take in the diverse architecture that includes beautiful marble palaces and ancient wooden villas of the Ottoman era.
  • Learn about the history of Istanbul during a private talk with a renowned historian. With Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman rulers, this is a real insight in how this magnificent city was founded and prospered.
  • Wake up early for a hot air balloon flight over the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia (this can be upgraded to a private hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia if you wish). With the dawn light rising, you will see this natural phenomenon in all of its greatness.
  • View the marvellous rock churches of the Goreme National Park with their magnificent mosaics. This open-air museum has a cluster of 15 churches, which have been carved out of the rock.
  • Embark on a moonlight tour of Cappadocia with an expert guide finishing with an acoustic concert. With your expert, you will explore secret trails of the Rose valley leading to candlelit churches.
  • Sample some of Turkey’s finest wines on a Cappadocia wine tour under the guidance of your own sommelier.
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Experience highlights

Explore the city of Istanbul
Avoid the crowds with a private after-hours tour of the Istanbul Archaeology Museum
Enjoy a tour of the underground cistern in Istanbul
The Medusa head pillar in the Basilica Cistern
Smell and sample local cuisine on a private tour of Istanbul's famous markets
View Istanbul from a new perspective whilst cruising along the Bosphorus strait on a private yacht
Wake up early for a hot air balloon flight over the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia
The atmospheric Museum Hotel has been designed to incorporate the rocks and historical features of the Cappadocia landscape
Museum Hotel spa
Explore the marvellous rock churches of the Goreme National Park
This open-air museum has a cluster of 15 churches
Inside one of the churches at the open-air museum
Embark on a moonlight tour of Cappadocia with an expert guide
Rug stalls in Cappadocia

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    Adahan DeComondo Pera, Istanbul

    Originally an elegant townhouse built in 1874 for the wealthy Comondo family, the Adahan DeComondo Pera has been expertly restored to look as good as it did back then. The hotel’s communal areas are adorned with elegant murals splashed across the walls and ceilings, while the fresh, modern rooms offer a contemporary counterpunch. Resting in Istanbul’s Beyoglu district, the hotel is close to some of the city’s best restaurants and nightlife.


    Museum Hotel, Cappadocia

    A hotel which is as unique as its surroundings, the award-winning Museum Hotel in Cappadocia is wonderful base in which to explore the captivating region. Built on former ruins, each of the Museum’s 30 rooms are different in design, style and size yet each offer their own slice of peace and tranquil. Take in the stunning landscape from the hotel’s terrace which offers panoramic views.

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