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Discover Cappadocia

DURATION

08 days

ACCOMMODATION

Hotels & a Cave Hotel

DIFFICULTY
Relaxing holiday with easy activities

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LOCATION

Europe, Turkey

MEETING POINT

London or Istanbul Airport

BUCKET LISTER SATISFACTION RATING

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Discover Cappadocia

Move over Disney, this is the real deal when it comes to fairytales. A whimsical wonderland of extraordinary, untouched beauty, Cappadocia deserves a spot right at the top of your Bucket List. 

Visit Turkey with The Bucket List Company and you’ll see the very best bits of Istanbul before flying to the breathtaking region of Cappadocia. The fun starts on the plane as you peer down and wonder how on earth the topography could look this way… And it won’t be long before you find out, with several detailed tours of this most surreal of places included in the trip.

Toadstool houses carved out of caves? Underground cities and strange fairy chimneys? Step into another world in Cappadocia and see all the very best bits – from the sky too! This incredible adventure includes a sunrise hot air balloon tour of beautiful Cappadocia, for glistening views over the intricate (and totally bizarre) rock formations. 

If you want to experience the unimaginable and do it in style, visit Cappadocia with The Bucket List Company. 

What is 'Discover Cappadocia' like?
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What's Included
All Activities Mentioned In The Itinerary
Max 16 Travellers Per Group
4* Hotels (Twin Share)
2 Domestic Flights & Private Minibuses
7 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch & 1 Dinner
Experienced Guides With You Throughout The Trip
Itinerary
  • Day 1: Hello, Istanbul!

    Hello, Istanbul! You will meet your Bucket List Leaders at the airport and fly out as a group for Bucket Lister + Trips. If you have booked a Bucket Lister Trip we will see you in Turkey soon! If you have Transfers with us we will take to the hotel. For those making their own way - we will see you in Istanbul Your adventure begins with a Welcome Meeting at 6pm today.

  • Day 2: Guided tour of Istanbul

    Guided tour of Istanbul Your local guide will meet you at reception and take you on a leisurely guided walk to discover some of Istanbul’s most fascinating sites – We will visit the 17th-century Blue Mosque and learn more about its one-of-a-kind architecture, with its six minarets and 20,000 dazzling handmade Iznik tiles. Next, head to the ancient Hippodrome, with its intriguing monuments, like the Obelisk of Theodosius, Snake Pillar and German Fountain of Wilhelm II. Then continue with 6th century Hagia Sophia which has been the largest temple of Christianity once. Following Hagia Sophia, finish your morning touring with a visit to mystical Underground Cistern (Yerebatan Sarnıcı in Turkish or Basilica Cistern) which had been one of the largest water storage of the city with over 300 columns.

  • Day 3: Fly to Cappadocia

    Fly to Cappadocia After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport to catch your flight to Cappadocia. Upon arrival your guide will take you on a tour of the region. You will visit the The Zelve Valley, now known as the Zelve Open Air Museum, is among the earliest-settled and last-abandoned monastic valleys in Cappadocia. Then head to Devrent Valley, better known as Imagination Valley, is home to very interesting fairy chimney formations. Continue your explorations at the red river of Cappadocia – famous for its clay which is still used to make magnificent pieces of art. Meet a local potter and learn about this ancient craft and perhaps take the opportunity to purchase a hand-crafted souvenir. In the afternoon, you’ll check in at your hotel in Goreme then enjoy some free time to discover the local area. Optional Tours Afternoon: Sunset Horseriding Tour

  • Day 4: Up, up, up and away!

    Up, up, up and away! You’ll be picked up early for your hot air balloon, where you’ll witness the sun rising over the majestic topography from a new perspective. It’s the highlight of the trip for many, but it’s by no means all you’ll do today. After breakfast back at the hotel you’ll be picked up for a tour of all the untouched, must-see sites in Cappadocia (Mustafapasa Village, Goreme Open Air Museum and the Aydinli Caves will wow you beyond belief). Later in the afternoon you’ll have some free time to explore more or you can add in a fantastic ATV tour of the Red Rose Valley and Love Valley.

  • Day 5: An underground city, a canyon and Pigeon Valley

    An underground city, a canyon and Pigeon Valley Today you'll visit Ihlara Valley Canyon formed by the Melendiz River thousands of years ago. Next you will visit Kaymakli, Cappadocia’s wildest underground city (one of 36 in the region, parts of which are still used for storage by locals today!) Next up visit a carpet weaving co-operative that empowers women by giving them the tools to produce one-of-a-kind traditional rugs. Hear local insight on the history of traditional carpet weaving and see how the intricate pieces are made. Later in the afternoon you’ll stop for amazing views over Pigeon Valley and discover the incredible story behind the mysterious pigeon houses. There’ll be time for shopping back in Goreme in the early evening before an exciting Turkish dance night with dinner!

  • Day 6: Goodbye Cappadocia, we loved you!

    Goodbye Cappadocia, we loved you! Goodbye Cappadocia- You will transfer to the airport in the morning and fly back to Istanbul. The day is your's to spend as you want and explore some more sites of Istanbul. Optionally, jump on a ferry and in just 20 minutes you’ll arrive at the side of Turkey that lies on the continent of Asia, and the vibrant neighborhood of Kadikoy where you’d taste the delicious street foods of Turkey. Hit the Sarkuteri (delicatessen) to sample some olives, pastirma (seasoned cured beef) and a variety of delicious pickles.

  • Day 7: Free day in Istanbul

    Free day in Istanbul Use this day to visit any of the beautiful sites you didn’t have time for first time around, or why not add in the optional street food tour and really get a taste for Turkey?! Grab those souvenirs you spotted in the bazaar at the start of the trip, take it easy in a bar or visit the spice market so you can recreate some delicious dishes once you’re home. There’ll be an optional group meal in the evening at one of our favourite restaurants too. Optional Tours for the Day Morning: Fener & Balat Neighborhoods Morning Walking Tour Afternoon: Spice Market & Public Bosphorus Cruise

  • Day 8: Time to go ):

    Time to go ): It’s time to say goodbye to Turkey and fly back home to the UK. Swap stories from the trip, exchange numbers with new friends made and wish each other a fond farewell – until next time!

  • Day 1

    Istanbul Hotel
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 2

    Istanbul Hotel
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 3

    Cave Hotel Cappadocia
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 4

    Cave Hotel Cappadocia
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 5

    Cave Hotel Cappadocia
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 6

    Istanbul Hotel
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 7

    Istanbul Hotel
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Our Different Types Of Trips

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Bucketlister Trips

Bucketlister trips are our standard for all our incredible trips. When you book a Bucketlister trip we will organise everything for you from the first to the last location on your adventure and you'll have a local guide with you every step of the way. All you'll need to organise is your own flights and transfers. (Additional Options for Land Only Transfers)

Bucketlister+ Trips

Bucketlister+ trips are a done-for-you service from start to finish. We organise everything for you. You'll have a UK Guide with you all steps of the way and all you'll have to do is just pack you bag. (Additional Options for UK Group Flights & Transfers)

Trailblazer Trips

Trailblazer trips are our first run throughs of our trips. Get the benefits of a Bucketlister+ Trip at the cost of a Bucketlister and all we'll ask for in return is your feedback! For more information click here!

Bucketlister trips are our standard for all our incredible trips. When you book a Bucketlister trip we will organise everything for you from the first to the last location on your adventure and you’ll have a local guide with you every step of the way. All you’ll need to organise is your own flights and transfers. (Additional Options for Land Only Transfers)

Bucketlister+ trips are a done-for-you service from start to finish. We organise everything for you. You’ll have a UK Guide with you all steps of the way and all you’ll have to do is just pack you bag. (Additional Options for UK Group Flights & Transfers)

Trailblazer trips are our first run throughs of our trips. Get the benefits of a Bucketlister+ Trip at the cost of a Bucketlister and all we’ll ask for in return is your feedback! For more information click here!

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Frequently Asked Questions
  • Local currency?

    Turkish Lira £100 in Turkish Lira is 3200 TRY



  • Will it be cold up in the hot air balloon?

    As it can get a little cold up in the balloon, it is advised that you wear long trousers and tops with long sleeves or a jacket. It is important that you are comfortable, as you will be standing in the balloon for at least an hour, so suitable footwear is highly recommended. For passengers blessed with height, wearing a hat is useful to protect against the radiant heat from the balloon’s burners.



  • Power supply/plugs?

    For Turkey there are two associated plug types, types C and F. Plug type C is the plug which has two round pins and plug type F is the plug which has two round pins with two earth clips on the side.



  • How long before the trip departs can I decide to add add-ons?

    You must inform us no later than 30 days before the trip departure date if you would like any of the add-ons so that we can inform our local team.



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