Highlights of Turkey Tour - Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus and Pamukkale

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Experience Turkey’s highlights during this amazing 8-days best of Turkey tour Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus and Pamukkale. This tour starts in Istanbul with visits to cultural highlights like the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia than then take multi-day excursions and discover the fascinating history at Ephesus, the fairytale-like geologic formations at Pamukkale and the other-worldly geology in Cappadocia.

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Itinerary Details

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Istanbul. Transfer to your hotel in Istanbul.

Stop At: Istanbul, Istanbul
We will meet you at the airport in Istanbul ( Istanbul Airport or Sabiha Gokcen Airport ) to transfer to your hotel in Istanbul. You may spend the rest of your day freely to relax.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at Recital Hotel in Istanbul or similiar boutique hotel

Day 2: Istanbul in One Day Tour

Stop At: Hagia Sophia Museum, Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
The ancient Byzantine church, Hagia Sophia was built by Justinian I. And later it converted to a mosque by the order of Fatih Sultan Mehmet. And after the declaration of the Republic, was converted to a museum. Today, you can see both Christian and Islamic art in here.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Blue Mosque, Sultanahmet Mah At Meydani Cad...
Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Istanbul. Transfer to your hotel in Istanbul.

Stop At: Istanbul, Istanbul
We will meet you at the airport in Istanbul ( Istanbul Airport or Sabiha Gokcen Airport ) to transfer to your hotel in Istanbul. You may spend the rest of your day freely to relax.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at Recital Hotel in Istanbul or similiar boutique hotel

Day 2: Istanbul in One Day Tour

Stop At: Hagia Sophia Museum, Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
The ancient Byzantine church, Hagia Sophia was built by Justinian I. And later it converted to a mosque by the order of Fatih Sultan Mehmet. And after the declaration of the Republic, was converted to a museum. Today, you can see both Christian and Islamic art in here.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Blue Mosque, Sultanahmet Mah At Meydani Cad No 7, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
The mosque is known as the Blue Mosque because of blue tiles surrounding the walls of interior design.Mosque was built between 1609 and 1616 years, during the rule of Ahmed I. just like many other mosques, it also comprises a tomb of the founder, a madrasa and a hospice. Besides still used as a mosque, the Sultan Ahmed Mosque has also become a popular tourist attraction in Istanbul.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Topkapi Palace, Cankurtaran Mahallesi Gulhane Park, Near Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
Topkapı Palace which is at the top of the list of places to be seen in Istanbul, was lunched in1478 by Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror who took the city in 1453.

After the conquest of Istanbul by Mehmed the Conqueror at 1453, construction of the Topkapi Palace was started at the year 1460 and completed at 1478 . Palace was built upon a 700.000 squaremeters area on an Eastern Roman Acropolis located at the Istanbul Peninsula between Sea of Marmara, Bosphorus and the Golden Horn.

Topkapı Palace which is at the top of the list of places to be seen in Istanbul, was lunched in1478 by Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror who took the city in 1453.

After the conquest of Istanbul by Mehmed the Conqueror at 1453, construction of the Topkapi Palace was started at the year 1460 and completed at 1478 . Palace was built upon a 700.000 squaremeters area on an Eastern Roman Acropolis located at the Istanbul Peninsula between Sea of Marmara, Bosphorus and the Golden Horn.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Grand Bazaar, Grand Bazaar, Istanbul
The Grand Bazaar Istanbul is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with 61 covered streets and over 4,000 shops.

Starting as a small vaulted bedesten(warehouse) built by order of Mehmet the Conqueror in 1461, it grew to cover a vast area as lanes between the bedesten, neighbouring shops and hans (caravanserais) were roofed and the market assumed the sprawling, labyrinthine form that it retains today.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Obelisk of Theodosius, Sultanahmat Meydani Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul Turkey
The oldest monument of Constantinople is the obelisk in the Hippodrome, which was erected by the emperor Theodosius I in 390.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Lunch: Lunch will be served at a local restaurant during the tour. Vegetarian choices available.
• Breakfast: Breakfast will be served at the hotel before tour start. Vegetarian choices available.
Accommodation included: Overnight at Recital Hotel in Istanbul or similiar boutique hotel

Day 3: Panorama of Istanbul Tour

Stop At: Dolmabahce Palace, Visnezade Mahallesi Dolmabahce Cd, Istanbul 34357 Turkey
Dolmabahce Palace built in 19 th century is one of the most glamorous palaces in the world. It was the administrative center of the late Ottoman Empire with the last of Ottoman Sultans was residing there.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Camlica Hill, Turistik Camlica Cd. Uskudar, Istanbul Turkey
Camlica Hill is one of the highest hills of the city, located on the Asian side, from where you can have a great panorama over the city and the Bosphorus.
Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Bosphorus Bridge, Kuzguncuk Mahallesi 15, Istanbul Turkey
The Bosphorus Bridge is one of two bridges that spans the Bosphorus Strait, connecting the European and Asian sides of Istanbul.

Pass By: Walls of Constantinople (Istanbul City Walls), Istanbul Turkey
One of the most elaborate fortification systems of ancient times, the Walls of Constantinople were built by Constantine the Great to protect the city against attacks by both land and sea, ever since he established it as the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire

Stop At: Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
A cruise on the Bosphorus is probably the most overlooked Istanbul tourist attraction. After to tour return to your hotel.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch: Lunch will be served at a local restaurant during the tour. Vegetarian choices available.
• Breakfast: Breakfast served at the hotel before tour start. Vegetarian choices available.
Accommodation included: Overnight at Recital Hotel in Istanbul or similiar boutique hotel

Day 4: Fly to Denizli and Pamukkale Tour

Stop At: Pamukkale Natural Park, Pamukkale orenyeri kocacukur alani pamukkale kasabasi, Pamukkale Turkey
Today, we will pick you up from Istanbul hotel and transfer to airport to fly to Denizli. After you arrive, drive to Pamukkale or ‘Cotton Castle’, famous for the healing properties of its thermal mineral baths and beautiful cascading snow-white terraced cliff side basins and waterfalls.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Hierapolis & Pamukkale, Pamukkale 20280 Turkey
See the magnificently preserved Necropolis, Avenue of Tombs, Gates, Thermal Baths, Devil’s Hole and the Masterpiece Theater. After tour you will be transfered to Kusadasi.
Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Kusadasi, Kusadasi, Turkish Aegean Coast
Kusadasi is one of the busiest holiday resort towns on the southern Aegean Coast, it is a must see for anyone visiting Turkey.

Meals included:
• Lunch: Lunch will be served at a local restaurant during the tour. Vegetarian choices available.
• Breakfast: We will start very early today. We recommend you to ask hotel reception for make an arrangement some snacks for you.
Accommodation included: Overnight at Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel in Kusadasi or similiar boutique hotel

Day 5: Ephesus Ancient City Tour and Fly to Cappadocia

Stop At: Ephesus Museum, Selcuk Turkey
Explore the marble white ancient city of Ephesus, with spectacular monuments such as the Library of Celsus, Agora, Odeon, Trajan Fountain, Hadrian’s Gate, Domitianus Temple, Theater and Roman Latrines.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), Selcuk 35100 Turkey
House of Virgin Mary is located on the top of the "Bulbul" mountain 9 km ahead of Ephesus, the shrine of Virgin Mary enjoys a marvelous atmosphere hidden in the green. It is the place where Mary may have spent her last days. Indeed, she may have come in the area together with Saint John, who spent several years in the area to spread Christianity. Mary preferred this remote place rather than living in crowded place.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Temple of Artemis, Ataturk, Park Ici Yolu No:12, Selcuk Turkey
The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus was a great building belonging to the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Lunch: Lunch will be served at a local restaurant during the tour. Vegetarian choices available.
• Breakfast: Breakfast served at the hotel before tour start. Vegetarian choices available.

Accommodation included: Overnight at Devish Cave House in Cappadocia or similiar cave hotel

Day 6: Cappadocia South Green Tour

Stop At: Goreme Panorama, Uchisar Yolu uzeri 1.km, Goreme 50180 Turkey
A stop to take nice pictures of Goreme town at a spectacular viewpoint.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kaymakli Underground City, Derinkuyu Turkey
In Cappadocia there are numerous historical underground cities, which were largely used by early Christians as hiding places.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Ihlara Valley, Guzelyurt 68500 Turkey
It is an open air museum and ideal choice for trekking route. In the middle of the valley runs the Melendiz Stream, whose ancient name was Potamus Kapadukus.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Selime Monastery, Guzelyurt Turkey
One of the biggest monasteries in Cappadocia. Cut into the soft tuff rocks, it contains many caves for all the different needs of a medieval life in a monastery.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Pigeon Valley, Uchisar KasabasI Nevşehir Kapadokya, Goreme 50240 Turkey
Pigeons live in these dovecotes carved into the rocks and cliffs. Years ago the pigeons were used to carry messages from this remote region. Another great place for hiking.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Lunch: Lunch will be served at a local restaurant during the tour. Vegetarian choices available.

• Breakfast: Breakfast served at the hotel before tour start. Vegetarian choices available.
Accommodation included: Overnight at Devish Cave House in Cappadocia or similiar cave hotel

Day 7: Cappadocia North Red Tour and Fly to Istanbul

Stop At: Goreme National Park, Goreme 50180 Turkey
The most famous tourist attraction in Cappadocia, in this museum of ancient cave churches, cut into the rock by Orthodox monks, you will see beautiful , original 11th, 12th, 13th century frescoes, as well as rectories, dwellings and a religious school, forming a large monastic complex carved into rock in the stunning Cappadocian landscape.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Uchisar Castle, Uchisar Turkey
Where you have a breathtaking view of the castle and the fantastic cone-shaped rock formations surrounding it. The Guide provides you with information about the formation and history of Cappadocia.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Love Valley, Goreme 50180 Turkey
Love Valley Panorama, where you can admire the most amazing creations formed naturally over millions of years by wind erosion.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Avanos, Avanos, Cappadocia
The ancient town of Avanos, which was called Venessa in the olden times. It overlooks the longest river in Turkey, the Kızılırmak (Red River), which separates Avanos from the rest of Cappadocia. The most famous historical feature of Avanos, which is still relevant and prominent today, is its production of earthenware products. The ceramic trade in this district and its countless pottery factories date back to the Hittites. The ceramic clay from the red silt of the Kızılırmak has always been used. You can watch the potters at work using the kick wheel, a technique that hasn’t changed over generations. Later you can also try making your own pottery.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Pasabag, Urgup Turkey
Where highly remarkable mushroom-shaped rock formations can be seen. Pasabag valley contains some of the most striking fairy chimneys in Cappadocia with twin and even triple rock caps. This type of formation is unique, even for Cappadocia and these fairy chimneys are named mushroom-shaped fairy chimneys.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Devrent Valley, Devrent Mevkii No:1 Urgup Yolu, 50500 Turkey
Devrent valley has many different red-coloured rock formations, forming a lunar landscape with their strange appearance. The valley has many animal-shaped rocks. Some of the most commonly seen shapes include a camel, snake, seals, and a dolphin. If you use your imagination, you can find many others. There is even a rock pillar which looks like Virgin Mary holding baby Jesus.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Lunch: Lunch will be served at a local restaurant during the tour. Vegetarian choices available.

• Breakfast: Breakfast served at the hotel before tour start. Vegetarian choices available.
Accommodation included: Overnight at Recital Hotel in Istanbul or similiar boutique hotel

Day 8: Departure to Istanbul Airport

Stop At: Istanbul, Istanbul
Pick up from your hotel transfer to Airport. End of Service.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Breakfast served at the hotel before tour start. Vegetarian choices available.
No accommodation included on this day.

Important Details

Included
  • 6x Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Pamukkale Natural Park
  • 4 Nights hotel accommodation in Istanbul
  • All hotel pick-up services for tours from/to hotel.
  • 1 Night hotel accommodation in Kusadasi
  • Entry/Admission - Pasabag
  • Entry/Admission - Devrent Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Hierapolis & Pamukkale
  • Entry/Admission - Goreme National Park
  • Services of professionally licensed tour guide and service fee.
  • 7x Breakfast
  • All local taxes and services
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • Entry/Admission - Kaymakli Underground City
  • Entry/Admission - Dolmabahce Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Ephesus Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Bosphorus Strait
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
  • Entry/Admission - Selime Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Uchisar Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Ihlara Valley
  • All transfers from/to airport and your hotel.
  • Flight Ticket: Cappadocia to Istanbul
  • 2 Nights hotel accommodation in Cappadocia
  • Flight Ticket: Istanbul to Denizli
  • All Entrance fees & Museum fees mentioned by the itineraries.
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
  • Flight Ticket: Izmir to Cappadocia
Not Included
  • Drinks with meals (except the drinks served with breakfast)
Departure Point
1: Istanbul Airport, Tayakadın, Terminal Caddesi No:1, 34283 Arnavutköy/İstanbul, Turkey
2: Sabiha Gokcen International Airport, Sanayi, 34906 Pendik/İstanbul, Turkey
Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 1/16/2020 - 12/15/2020
Wednesday:04:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

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