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4-Day Cappadocia Ballon Ride Tour from Istanbul with Airport Transfers - Tour Code: 17882

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Start City: Istanbul End City: Cappadocia

Duration: 4 Day(s) Language: English&Spanish Airport Pickup: Yes


☆ Breakfasts as per itinerary & Two lunches

3 nights accommodation in 4* hotel 

Local guides. Licensed English and Spanish- speaking tour guides

See historical highlights in Istanbul and a geological wonderland in Cappadocia, central Turkey on this memorable four-day tour of some of Turkey's most impressive sights.



Summary of The Day

Arrive at Istanbul airport where a representative will meet and greet you before you are transferred to your hotel for check-in.

Enjoy the afternoon at relaxing in the hotel or exploring the surroundings at leisure or, depending on your arrival time, join an optional Bosphorus Cruise Tour.

The one hour shared boat cruise departs from and returns to Ortaköy on the European side of the Bosphorus. It sails north as far as the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge then turns and heads back passing old towns along the waterfront such as Arnavutköy, Bebek, Aşiyan and Kandilli and historic sites like the Rümeli and Anatolian Fortresses. 

The tour includes your hotel pick-up and drop-off. 

The optional activity is not included.

Hotel (included)
Superior Hotel Category = Dosso Dossi Old City hotel or similar 4*


Summary of The Day

Indulge in a delicious breakfast at the hotel and prepare for an early meeting with your guide.

Today, the tour begins with a visit to Topkapi Palace, which was used by the Ottoman Sultans from the 15th to 19th centuries. Here you will see the impressive collection of priceless jewels, crystal, silver and porcelain, robes worn by the sultan, and relics of the prophet Mohammed.

Stop for a tasty lunch and then see the Blue Mosque, a unique piece of architecture with its six minarets built for Sultan Ahmet I, featuring 20,000 beautiful blue Iznik tiles. Afterwards, enjoy a visit to the ancient Hippodrome where you will see the Obelisk of Theodosius, Snake Pillar and the German Fountain of Wilhelm II. 

Continue with strolling the back streets of Old Istanbul and visiting the Yerebatan underground Cistern.

At the end of the tour, we will have time to wander around the Grand Bazaar.

Hotel (included)
Superior Hotel Category = Dosso Dossi Old City hotel or similar 4*


Summary of The Day

Early morning departure from your hotel and transfer to Istanbul Airport to catch your flight to Cappadocia.

On arrival at the airport in Cappadocia, your driver will wait to greet you outside the arrival gate, with a sign bearing your name.

Transfer to your hotel for a short rest before the start of this mesmerising tour.

Your adventure begins with a visit to the spectacular Goreme open-air museum, home to ancient churches carved out of the volcanic rock and with interiors adorned with beautiful Byzantine frescoes.

We then continue to see the lunar landscape of the different rock formations in Devrent Valley and its troglodyte houses.

Move on to Pasabag and the ‘fairy chimneys’ where the voice of the wind mixes with the ‘songs of fairies’ near Zelve.

A delicious lunch is served in Avanos, a town which was the centre of terra cotta work since 3,000 BC. 

After lunch, we will visit one of the region’s underground cities, where early Christians used to hide from invading armies.

The tour will end with visiting the highest point of Cappadocia, Uchisar rock castle, to enjoy a panoramic view of the valleys below.

Flights to and from Cappadocia are not included.

Hotel (included)
Superior Hotel Category = Tas Konaklar Hotel or similar 4*


Summary of The Day

Early in the morning you are picked up from your hotel and taken to the balloon ascent point for a briefing before the one-hour flight.

After sailing over this spellbinding landscape, we land and join a celebration of the flight with a toast of champagne before returning to your hotel for a tasty breakfast.

Later, a representative will meet you at the hotel and transfer you to the local airport to continue with your travel arrangements.

    1. Local guides. Licensed English and Spanish- speaking tour guides
    2. 3 nights accommodation in 4* hotel on a bed and breakfast basis.                          
    3. Modern air-conditioned vehicles
    4. Local airport transfers as mentioned in itinerary
    5. Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul.
    6. Breakfasts as per itinerary
    7. Two lunches: one on day 2 and one on day 3.
    8. As noted in the itinerary, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, ancient Hippodrome, Old Istanbul, the Yerebatan underground Cistern, Grand Bazaar in Istambul, Goreme open-air museum, Uchisar rock castle                                                     
    9. Hot-air balloon ride in Cappadocia.
    10. All applicable government taxes and fees
    11. Meet and Greet on day 1 and day 3.
    1. International and domestic flights
    2. Meals other than specified in itinerary
    3. Drinks/beverages  
    4. Admission fees
    5. Porterage 
    6. Tips
    7. Optional excursions and activities. 
    8. All personal expenses, such as laundry, phone, and travel insurance
Booking Info
    1. Globerouter cooperates with top local tour operators and ensures the best quality of services to all travelers.
    2. The sequence of itineraries is subject to change without prior notice according to departure date, weather, traffic, etc. 
    3. Please ensure safety of your luggage always, especially in public areas. The tour operator or the tour guide cannot be held responsible for any loss of personal belongings.
    4. In case of attraction closures (due to holidays or construction, etc.), the tour guide may make some necessary changes to the itinerary accordingly.
    5. In case of extreme weather condition, war, strike and other force majeure events, local operator reserves the right to change the itinerary and all costs are not refundable.
    6. In case of guests voluntarily giving up the tour because of personal reasons, all costs including hotels, transportation etc. are not refundable.
    7. You are advised to confirm with local tour operators one day ahead of the tour.
    8. Please bring valid documentation on travel date (passport, driving license, visa, etc).
    9. National Park Pass / City Pass / Entry Tickets / Annual or Season Passes / Senior Pass (or) any admission tickets to attractions purchased on your own are not allowed on this tour. All mandatory / optional tour services, have to be purchased as instructed in the exclusions section.
    10. Children at 18 or under 18 years old must be accompanied by a partner at 19 or 19+ years old.
    11. The attractions may be subject to change on November 28, December 25, January 1 and other special days.
    12. Tour is not wheel chair accessible.
    13. The adult price applies to all children (18 and under).
    14. We highly suggest all customer to book your flights tickets only after you receive your tour E-Voucher. Globerouter will not be responsible for any flight cancellation/change charges in case of any changes before final confirmation. 
    15. Day 3: Istanbul - Cappadocia flight is not included and our recommendation is to book a flight (TK2006 IST-NAV) prior to 7:00 hrs.
    16. Day 4: Late arrival in Cappadocia. If you are booking onward flights it is recommended not to book a flight prior to 15:00 hrs.
    17. The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is closed on Sundays
    18. An age limit of 7+ to participate in the hot-air balloon ride
    19. Please note that local conditions prevalent at the time of travel may result in modifications to the tour contents without prior notice.
    20. Visitors should not wear sleeveless shirts, shorts, short skirts or skimpy clothing when visiting religious or official buildings in Turkey. Shoes should be removed before entering a mosque or private house. Sun protection, sun glasses, a hat and mosquito repellent can be very useful during your stay.

Cancellation / Modification and Refund Policy

1. Cancel or change an order

The following terms apply to the refund policy when canceling or changing an order

1) Reducing the number of travelers

2) Canceling the entire order

3) Change to a different tour

Possible only 31 days prior to the tour departure date.

Modification service fee will be applicable over & above the cancellation charges.

4) Rescheduling tour departure date

This request will not be accepted if the travel date is within 07 days or lesser.

Subject to availability of seats

Modification service fee will be applicable over & above the cancellation charges.

Cancellation Made Within Refund Policy
35 Days (or) more prior to tour departure date 80% of tour cost paid will be refunded
21-35 Days prior to tour departure date 60% of tour cost paid will be refunded
11-20 Days prior to tour departure date 50% of tour cost paid will be refunded
10 Days (or) lesser prior to the tour departure date The entire tour cost will be forfeited & No-Refund

2. Modify an order

Charges to modify an order apply for the following:

1) For requests to add more number of travelers

Subject to availability of seats.

2) For requests to change to a different tour

Possible only 31 days prior to the tour departure date.

Cancellation charges as above will be applicable over & above the modification service fee.

3) For requests to reschedule tour departure date

This request will not be accepted if the travel date is within 07 days or lesser.

Subject to availability of seats.

Cancellation charges as above will be applicable over & above the modification service fee.

4) For requests to change name of passengers

This request will be accepted until 3 days prior to the travel date, however same service fee as below will be applicable.

Modification Notice Period Service Charge
Requests made from the date of booking until 13 days prior to the tour departure date US $ 30 will be charged for each order
Requests made 13 days (or) lesser from the date of tour departure No requests will be accepted & No Refund

3. Notes

1) We recommend all our passengers to avail "Travel Insurance" to protect themselves against personal / natural / manmade exigencies of all kind (including medical & family emergencies, accidents, flight delays, traffic delays, theft or personal- acts of terrorism, natural calamities etc.) that may affect you from participating in our tours (OR) arise while on tour.

2) Globerouter will take no responsibility for matters as stated above under personnel / natural / manmade exigencies.

3) No part / full refund / compensation will be offered to passengers who miss taking our tours (OR) for any un-utilized services, as per the date / time scheduled on the E-Voucher because all services are reconfirmed and prepaid for Charges as mentioned in our "Cancellation / Modification and Refund Policy" would be applicable.

4) All cancellation & tour modification requests should be emailed to info@globerouter.com.

5) We will not accept any cancellation / modification requests made through local tour provider / tour guide (OR) verbal requests made over the phone to our customer support staff / by voice mail

6) Cancellation request emails will not be accepted unless they have a complete, signed and attached "Globerouter Cancellation Request Form".

Cancellation and Refund Policy

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