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Turkey: Up, up and away on a low-cost tour of Istanbul, Cappadocia

Visit the ancient bazaars of Istanbul and the magical volcanic-rock landscape of Cappadocia on an eight-day tour that explores the diversity of Turkey.

The budget tour includes three days in Istanbul, which spans Europe and Asia and offers upscale hotels, dining and shops in the midst of Ottoman Empire and Byzantine structures. In Cappadocia, spend three nights in a cave hotel, while exploring the region’s spectacular valleys and mountains.

Dates: Departures every Saturday from Oct. 31 to March 19.

Price: From $1,599 per person, double occupancy; single supplement $490. Includes round-trip airfare from LAX to Istanbul, six nights accommodations, round-trip domestic flights within the country, daily breakfast, guided tours of Istanbul and Cappadocia and entrance fees. Optional balloon tour in Cappadocia is $200.

Info: Troy Tours, (310) 417-3460


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