7-Night Turkey Highlights from Istanbul with Ephesus and Cappadocia

Duration: 8 days
Destination: Turkey, Turkey, Istanbul
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  • 8 days
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

With its breathtaking natural beauty, unique historical sites, and the famous Turkish hospitality, Turkey has so much to offer the traveler during their vacation. As you step foot on the soil, you discover remains from the Hittites to the Ottomans and more classical Hellenistic sites than Greece! On this Turkey tour you we will visit Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamum, Ephesus, Pamukkale and Cappadocia.

Highlights

  • Small group ensures personal service
  • All entrance fees included
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Breakfast included

Itinerary

Day 1: Istanbul & Bosphorous

Stop At: Misir Carsisi (Spice Market), Rustem Pasa Mahallesi, Erzak Ambari Sok. No:92 Eminonu - Fatih, Istanbul 34116 Turkey
Welcome to Istanbul. You will be transferred to your hotel and at 13:00 we will have a short visit to the Egyptian Spice Bazaar and a cruise along the European and Asian shores of the Bosphorous.
Duration: 6 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at Lalahan Hotel, Port Bosphorus Hotel or Sirkeci Mansion Hotel, a boutique hotel in Istanbul

Day 2: Istanbul Old City & Flight to Kusadasi

Stop At: Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
fter breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum, Turkish and Islamic Arts Musuem and the Hippodrome. This afternoon, we will be transferred to airport for the flight to Izmir and upon arrival transferred to Kusadasi.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel, a boutique hotel in Kusadasi

Day 3: Ephesus, Kusadasi

Stop At: Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk 35920 Turkey
Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre before continuing to the former Greek village of Sirince, famous for its fruit wines. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand and what determines their value.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel, a boutique hotel in Kusadasi

Day 4: Pamukkale, Hierapolis

Stop At: Pamukkale Thermal Pools, Pamukkale Turkey
This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading to the the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as Travertines, in Pamukkale where we also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. Take a dip, amongst ancient columns, in the hot springs that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers.
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Colossae Thermal Hotel, a 4 star hotel in Pamukkale

Day 5: Silk Road, Konya

Stop At: Mevlana Muzesi, Mevlana Cd. No:1, Konya 42030 Turkey
Today we travel the ancient Silk Road visiting Sultanhani Caravansary and the Mevlana museum in Konya along the way. Tonight, don't miss the optional traditional Turkish folklore evening!
Duration: 9 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Elevres Stone House, a boutique hotel in Cappadocia

Day 6: Cappadocia, Goreme, Underground City

Stop At: Goreme National Park, Goreme 50180 Turkey
Marvel at the lunar landscape of Cappadocia today as we visit the Goreme Valley Open Air Museum and the fairy chimneys, and explore the many levels of an underground city.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Elevres Stone House, a boutique hotel in Cappadocia

Day 7: Ankara

Stop At: Anitkabir, Mebusevleri Mh. Akdeniz Caddesi Yucetepe, Ankara 06570 Turkey
Early morning departure to the nation's capital, Ankara where we visit Anitkabir, mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, before returning to Istanbul.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Lalahan Hotel, Port Bosphorus Hotel or Sirkeci Mansion Hotel, a boutique hotel in Istanbul

Day 8: Istanbul

Pass By: Istanbul Airport, Tayakadın, Terminal Caddesi No:1, 34283 Arnavutköy/İstanbul, Turkey
After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends and are transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions
  • 7x Breakfast
  • 5x Dinner
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional tour guide for the duration of the tour
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Domestic flight between Istanbul and Izmir and transfers
  • Entrance fees
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Entry/Admission - Misir Carsisi (Spice Market)
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
  • Entry/Admission - Pamukkale Thermal Pools
  • Entry/Admission - Mevlana Muzesi
  • Entry/Admission - Goreme National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Anitkabir

Exclusions
  • Suggested optional activities
  • Tips - driver and guide
  • Compulsory Travel Insurance
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
If you choose to start and end your tour with an airport transfer, please provide your flight arrival and departure times when booking. Alternatively, if you choose a hotel-to-hotel transfer, please specify your hotel details when booking. Both options require you to reconfirm your details at least 24 hours before departure (contact info will be provided on your booking voucher).

Airports

  • Istanbul International Airport, Istanbul Turkey
  • Sabiha Gokcen, Istanbul Turkey



Departure Time

1:00 PM


Return Details

The tour concludes with airport transfers to Ataturk airport or Sabiha Gokcen Airport

Voucher info

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

Duration

8 days

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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