8 Days Small Group Turkey Tour Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Konya, Cappadocia

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

Overview

Istanbul - Cappadocia - Konya  - Pamukkale - Ephesus - Istanbul.  7 nights & 8 days Domestic flights from Istanbul to Cappadocia and from Izmir to Istanbul are included. Fully guides in 4 and 5 star hotels .This is the best program to visit popular highlights in a short time. We will visit Topkapi Palace, St. Sophia, Hipodromme, Blue Mosque, Grand bazaar in Istanbul. Ephesus, The House of Virgin Mary, Artemission temple in Ephesus, White Terraces and Hierapolis in Pamukkale, Whirling Dervishes museum in Konya, Underground city, Goreme, Uchisar in Cappadocia and many more.

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Istanbul Arrival day.

Stop At: Istanbul Ataturk Airport, Yeşilköy, 34149 Bakırköy/İstanbul, Turkey
Arrival at Istanbul Airport ( Any of them as there are 2 airports in Istanbul ) Meet, assist and Private transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in Istanbul
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Special Class Boutique Hotel in Old City

Day 2: Full Day Guided Istanbul Tour (Breakfast)

Stop At: Blue Mosque, Sultanahmet Mah At Meydani Cad No 7, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
09:00 a.m. After breakfast , our guided tour starts with Blue Mosque has its fame from its beautiful blue Iznik tiles
Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Hippodrome (At Meydani), Istanbul Turkey
Our next stop is Hippodrome Square where used to take place for chariot races and the Byzantine riots during Roman & Byzantine period.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Topkapi Palace, Cankurtaran Mahallesi Gulhane Park, Near Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
We will continue walking to Topkapi Palace, was not only the residence of the Ottoman sultans, but also the administrative and educational center of the state. It was constructed between 1460 and 1478 by Sultan Mehmed II, the conqueror of Constantinople. We will visit the Topkapi Palace including weapons section.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
Only a short walk away, reaches Hagia Sophia built in 532 AD by Roman Emperor Justinian I.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Kapali Carsi, Eminounu Eminounu, Istanbul 34126 Turkey
Last stop is Grand Bazaar where is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with more than 58 covered streets and over 1,200 shops which attract between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily. Opened in 1461, it is well known for its jewelry, pottery, spice, and carpet shops.

Drive back to the Hotel
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Special Class Boutique Hotel in Old City

Day 3: Cappadocia by flight – Cappadocia Tour (Breakfast – Dinner )

Stop At: Kayseri Erkilet Airport, Ahmet Yasevi Mahallesi, Mustafa Kemal Paşa Blv., 38090 Merkez/Kocasinan/Kayseri, Turkey
Early morning pick up from hotel in Istanbul and transfer to Istanbul airport for flight to Cappadocia . Arrival to Cappadocia. Our Tour guide will meet you at the airport and start for Cappadocia tour.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Ürgüp açık hava müzesi, 50180 Göreme/Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Turkey
Drive to Cappadocia and First meeting with Cappadocia, visiting Three Sisters Fairy Chimneys in Urgup which are the most popular and seen on advertisements… That’s why people carved some pigeon houses to keep them in certain places. You will see that the houses for the pigeons are like the houses for the people.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kaymakli Underground City, Derinkuyu Turkey
Our Next stop is Kaymakli Underground City. We descend into the center of the earth in the Kaymakli Underground City one of the largest and the deepest of 200 others in Cappadocia. After the tour program transfer to your hotel
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight in 4 star hotel in Cappadocia

Day 4: Full Day Tour of Cappadocia (Breakfast – Dinner )

Stop At: Fairy Chimneys, Goreme Turkey
In the morning, first meeting with the lunar landscape of Cappadocia: rock formations beyond belief in Devrent valley; a journey in the past with its troglodyte houses, visit to Pasabag “fairy chimneys” where the voice of wind mixes with the “songs of fairies” near Zelve.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Avanos Oren Yeri, Goreme Turkey
Avanos, center of terra cotta work of art since 3000 BC and a demonstration in a traditional pottery workshop
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme, Merkez, Muze Cd. Merkez Mah., Goreme 50180 Turkey
Afternoon, visit the famous Goreme Open Air Museum and see the best examples of Byzantine art in Cappadocia in rock-cut churches with frescoes and paintings (10th to 13th century).
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Uchisar Castle, Uchisar Turkey
Continue to Uchisar Rock-Castle to have a panoramic view of the valleys of Cappadocia. After the tour program transfer to your hotel.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight in 4 star hotel in Cappadocia

Day 5: Cappadocia – Konya – Pamukkale (Breakfast – Dinner )

Stop At: Sultanhani Kervansarayi, SultanhanI Zafer Mahallesi Sehit Murat Caddesi No 3, Sultanhani 68190 Turkey
Early departure for Pamukkale. On the way visit to the 13th century Seljukian masterpiece Sultanhan Caravanserai
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Mevlana Muzesi, Konya Turkey
After visiting the Mausoleum of Mevlana, the world-wide famous mystic, Drive to Pamukkale and overnight in a Thermal Hotel in Pamukkale. Swim in thermal pools till 22.30
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight in Hierapolis in a Thermal Hotel

Day 6: Pamukkale ( Hierapolis ) – Kusadasi (Breakfast – Dinner )

Stop At: Hierapolis & Pamukkale, Pamukkale 20280 Turkey
Discovery of Travertine terraces and Hierapolis. The travertine terraces at Pamukkale are one of the most spectacular natural wonders we ever have seen from various mineral springs in a vast white cliff side, about 200 m overlooking the plain, calcite-laden waters have dripped down over a series of terraced levels and created a fairyland of bizarre solidified cascades and shell-shaped basins. It looks like creations from snow or like balls from cotton, which gave the scenery the Turkish name Pamukkale (cotton castle): Moreover the water in the basins is changing its color according to how the light enters Then drive to Kusadasi and overnight.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight in Kusadasi in a 4 star hotel

Day 7: Kusadasi - Ephesus - The House of Virgin Mary - Artemission temple and flight to Istanbul

Stop At: Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), Selcuk 35100 Turkey
After breakfast drive to The House of Virgin Mary. This house is located on the Aladag Mountains 5 miles from Ephesus. At the third Ecumenical Council of 431 in Ephesus, it was claimed that Mary came to Ephesus with St. John in 37 A.D. and lived there until her death in 48 A.D. After the discovery of the house, the Archbishop of Izmir declared it a place of pilgrimage in 1892. On July 26, 1967, Pope Paul VI visited this place and prayed here.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk 35920 Turkey
Continue to Ephesus, Walk through history along marble streets lined with wonderful public buildings, among them The State Agora, Odeon, Memnius Monument, the Temple of Domitian, , Polio Fountain, Curetes Street, The Trajan Fountain, The Baths of Scholastica, Hadrian Temple, Latrina, Celcus Library, the gate of Mihridates and Mazues, Commercial Agora and The Grand Theater are two of the most impressive buildings in Ephesus. Grand theatre was built in 3rd century B.C and it was later expanded to 24.000 spectators by the Romans in the 1st century A.D.After Ephesus
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: The Temple of Artemis, Selcuk Turkey
Our last stop the Artemis Temple where is one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World.

After Ephesus tour Drive to Izmir airport for our flight back to Istanbul. Arrival to Istanbul, met by our representative and transfer to the hotel for overnight
Duration: 20 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Special Class Boutique Hotel in Old City

Day 8: Private Transfer to Istanbul Airport (Breakfast)

Stop At: Istanbul Ataturk Airport, Yeşilköy, 34149 Bakırköy/İstanbul, Turkey
After breakfast check out from the hotel and private transfer to Istanbul airport or Sabiha Gokcen airport for your flight back home.

The end of our services
Duration: 1 hour

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

Inclusions
  • 7x Breakfast
  • 4x Dinner
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • 7 nights accommodation in 4 star and 5 star hotels
  • Professional licensed tour guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • Domestic flights Istanbul to Cappadocia and Izmir to Istanbul
  • All airport transfers by private vehicle and transportation by A/C ´NO SMOKING’ vehicle
  • Istanbul Hotel : Special Class Hotels:Yasmak Sultan or Dosso Dossi or Innova or similar
  • Hotel for Cappadocia:5 star Perissia Hotel / 4 star Dinler Nevsehir / similar(Cave hotel with extra)
  • Hotels for Kusadasi: Carina Hotel or La Vista Boutique or similar
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)
  • Entry/Admission - Ürgüp açık hava müzesi
  • Entry/Admission - Kaymakli Underground City
  • Entry/Admission - Fairy Chimneys
  • Entry/Admission - Avanos Oren Yeri
  • Entry/Admission - Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme
  • Entry/Admission - Uchisar Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Sultanhani Kervansarayi
  • Entry/Admission - Mevlana Muzesi
  • Entry/Admission - Hierapolis & Pamukkale
  • Entry/Admission - Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Any drinks and the meals not mentioned in including section
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered


Departure Time

Anytime  on Saturdays and Sundays


Return Details

Istanbul airport or Hotel in Istanbul

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Duration

8 days

Package is not cancellable.

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