UNESCO Istanbul and Cappadocia

Istanbul rises from the Bosphorus, a vision of minarets and domes sparkling in the light. The capital of vanished empires, Istanbul is a true crossroad, the only city on Earth to span two continents. This meeting place of Europe and Asia, of Christian and Muslim, is one of the great adventures a traveler encounters. Browse the stalls of the world's largest bazaar, explore ancient mosques and churches, and gaze at the stunning jewels in the Topkapi Palace.

Your Journey takes you from the former capital of the Eastern Roman Empire to Cappadocia, the land of fairy tales, both mysterious and enchanting. Amazing formations of volcanic rock, underground cities and valleys make this region a not-to-miss on a Mediterranean voyage.

Starting at $3,099 USD per guest

Pre-Cruise Itinerary Overview

Day 1 - Arrive to Istanbul and transfer to your Hotel. Spend the day and evening at leisure. 
Hotel: Istanbul Hotel Shangri-La 

Day 2 - Istanbul City tour: Byzantine Hippodrome/Obelisk of Constantine/Blue Mosque (inside visit), St. Sophia (inside visit), Topkapi Palace (inside visit). Lunch followed by Grand Bazaar and flight to Cappadocia (Kayseri). Check-in at your hotel and have the evening at your leisure.
Hotel: Cappadocia Cave Resort Hotel 

Day 3 - Tour of Kaymakli Underground City, Zelve Open Air Museum, lunch followed by visit to Göreme Valley Open Air Museum. Early evening at historical Saruhan caravanserai for a Whirling Dervish Show, followed by dinner.
Hotel: Cappadocia Cave Resort Hotel 

Day 4 - Flight back to Istanbul, followed by Spice Bazaar visit, lunch and transfer to the ship for embarkation.

This Pre-Cruise Seabourn Journey Is Available: 

April 21, 2022 Pre-Cruise (April 24, 2022 Cruise Date)

May 5, 2022 Pre-Cruise (May 8, 2022 Cruise Date)

June 2, 2022 Pre-Cruise (June 5, 2022 Cruise Date)

June 30, 2022 Pre-Cruise (July 3, 2022 Cruise Date)

July 28, 2022 Pre-Cruise (July 31, 2022 Cruise Date)

August 25, 2022 Pre-Cruise (August 28, 2022 Cruise Date)

September 22, 2022 Pre-Cruise (September 25, 2022 Cruise Date)

October 20, 2022 Pre-Cruise (October 23, 2022 Cruise Date)

November 3, 2022 Pre-Cruise (November 6, 2022 Cruise Date)

Post-Cruise Itinerary Overview

Day 1 - Following disembarkation, Istanbul city tour: Byzantine Hippodrome/Obelisk of Constantine/Blue Mosque (inside visit), St. Sophia (inside visit). After lunch, transfer to the airport. Flight to Cappadocia and check in at hotel. Enjoy dinner and the evening on your own.
Hotel: Cappadocia Cave Resort Hotel 

Day 2 - Tour of Kaymakli Underground City, Zelve Open Air Museum, lunch followed by visit to Göreme Valley Open Air Museum. Early evening at historical Saruhan caravanserai for a Whirling Dervish Show, followed by dinner.
Hotel: Cappadocia Cave Resort Hotel 

Day 3 - Flight back to Istanbul. Visit Spice Bazaar and Topkapi Palace. After lunch, check-in at your hotel and enjoy a farewell cocktail.
Hotel: Istanbul Hotel Shangri-La

Day 4 Transfer to the Airport.

This Post-Cruise Seabourn Journey Is Available: 

April 24, 2022 Post-Cruise (April 17, 2022 Cruise Date)

May 8, 2022 Post-Cruise (May 1, 2022 Cruise Date)

June 5, 2022 Post-Cruise (May 29, 2022 Cruise Date)

July 3, 2022 Post-Cruise (June 26, 2022 Cruise Date)

July 31, 2022 Post-Cruise (July 24, 2022 Cruise Date)

August 28, 2022 Post-Cruise (August 21, 2022 Cruise Date)

September 25, 2022 Post-Cruise (September 18, 2022 Cruise Date)

October 23, 2022 Post-Cruise (October 16, 2022 Cruise Date)

November 6, 2022 Post-Cruise (October 30, 2022 Cruise Date)