This is somewhere that’s been on my bucket list for a few years now! Istanbul is the only city that sits on two different continents and Cappadocia is world renowned for its cave accommodation and hot air balloon rides! Flights from Dublin to Cappadocia usually cost around 400EUR, so this deal embracing both the capital and the place that Lonely Planet describes as “like landing on a different planet” with accommodation included is an absolute bargain!
There are tonnes of things to do in the Turkish capital including seeing the Blue Mosque, Haga Sophia Museum, shopping at the Grand Bazaar, let your inner foodie go mad with a food tour and a cruise on the Bosphorus.
This deal is combining flights with Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines. There are slightly cheaper airlines than the Lufthansa flights but they either arrive or leave Istanbul at unsociable hours. The first flights via Frankfurt on Friday the 1st June and leave Istanbul on Wednesday the 6th June with the Istanbul to Nevsehir flights on the 3rd to the 5th of June, click on the screenshot below to book the Lufthansa flights.
The accommodation in Istanbul, Grand Peninsula Hotel, is in a fantastic location right in the heart of Istanbul. Iconic places of interest like the Blue Mosque and Haga Sophia are only a 5 minute walk from the hotel. Guests from Booking.com have rated this hotel a 9.0 out of 10 and have rated the location an unbelievable 9.5 out of 10, making it an ideal base to explore Istanbul. The standard double room is on offer for 40EUR per person for two nights. Below is a screenshot of the hotel, click on it to see more photos, reviews and to book the property.
The Turkish Airlines flights are direct to Nevsehir, which is 40 minutes from Cappadocia. The dates for flying from Istanbul Ataturk on the 3rd June and returning on the 5th June. Click on the screenshot below to book these flights.
The hotel, Charming Cave Hotel, is rated a flawless 10 out of 10 with Booking.com. This hotel is nothing short of spectacular and is a small boutique hotel. It used to be a family house with cave rooms and restored with local stones. The hotel is located in the heart of Goreme 3.5 km from Cappadocia. The hotel can also arrange an airport shuttle for you. The deal on offer is in a Double Stone Room with breakfast included for only 57EUR per person for two nights. Click on the screenshot below to see more reviews, photos and to book this bargain.
To finish up there is a one night stay in Istanbul to finish up your trip. Grand Hotel de Pera is on offer for only 25EUR per person for the night and is located not far from Taksim Square and gets a rating of 8.4 out of 10 with guests from Booking.com. Below is a screenshot of the room on offer, click on this to see more photos, reviews and to book this hotel.