8-Days Wonders of Turkey: Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale and Cappadocia

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

Overview

This is a trip for those looking to really see as many of the different parts of Turkey as possible over a short space of time. The whole tour is spread over 8 days and visits five of the major tourist centers, which brings so many people to Turkey. From the architectural splendor of Istanbul, through the historical remains of Ephesus and Pergamon to the geological wonder that is Pamukkale and Cappadocia. For your comfort we have included internal flights and 7 nights’ hotel accommodation.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Istanbul / Meet and Pick up / Transfer to Hotel

Stop At: Istanbul, Istanbul
Arrive to Istanbul. Meet at the Airport (or your hotel), and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at 4 Star or High Class Boutique Hotel (Lady Diana Hotel, Avicenna Hotel, or Recital Hotel Sultanahmet)

Day 2: Full Day Byzantine & Ottoman Relics Tour (Best of Istanbul City Tour)

Stop At: Hagia Sophia Mosque, Sultan Ahmet, Ayasofya MeydanI No:1, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
The magnificent Byzantine Church of all times; one of the finest and largest architectural works of art in the world.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Blue Mosque, Sultanahmet Mah At Meydani Cad No 7, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
One of the biggest mosques of Istanbul from 17th century architecture is one of the principal adornments on the skyline of Istanbul. Also famous for its blue tiles and 6 minarest.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Topkapi Palace, Cankurtaran Mahallesi Gulhane Park, Near Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
The former imperial residence from where the Great Ottoman Empire was ruled. Today a spectacular museum that has one of the largest collections of Chinese and Japanese porcelain and the very famous treasury of the Royal Family. ** closed on Tuesdays and replaces with Basilica Cistern **
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Hippodrome, Binbirdirek, Sultan Ahmet ParkI No:2, Istanbul Turkey
The former center of sprotive and political activities of Constantinople. You will be able to see the Obelisk from Egypt, Serpentine Column from Delphi and fountain of Willhelm II.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Grand Bazaar, Grand Bazaar, Istanbul
In addition to its historical importance, it's a bazaar that will tempt even the nonshoppers with its rich collection of precious handmade carpets, jewellery, leather and souvenirs..
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Meals included:


Accommodation included: Overnight at 4 Star or High Class Boutique Hotel (Lady Diana Hotel, Avicenna Hotel, or Recital Hotel Sultanahmet)

Day 3: Flight to Izmir / Ephesus Ancient Site & House of Virgin Mary Tour

Stop At: Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk 35920 Turkey
Enter through the Magnesia Gate and begin a slow, downhill walk with your guide into the ruins of this Roman provincial capital. Your route takes you past the Odeum, the Celsus Library, the Temple of Hadrian, the Fountain of Trajan and the Great Theater.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), Sultaniye Mahallesi, Selcuk 35100 Turkey
Where Mary had spent her last day, the Basilica of St. John where is believed that the evangelist St. John had spent his last years in the region around Ephesus and buried in the southern slope of Ayosolug Hill.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Temple of Artemis, Ataturk, Park Ici Yolu No:12, Selcuk Turkey
Which is known as one of the seven wonders of the Antic World.
Duration: 45 minutes

Meals included:


Accommodation included: Overnight at 4 Star or High Class Boutique Hotel (Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel, DoubleTree by Hilton Kusadasi)

Day 4: Full Day Tour to Pamukkale and Hierapolis

Stop At: Hierapolis & Pamukkale, Pamukkale 20280 Turkey
Big province and the twenty-first most populous city of Turkey, center of textile products , homeland of a famous rooster which is protected by the state, the last church of the reveletion mentioned in the Bible as the Luke-warm church Laodecia, the wonderful travertines in Hierapolis known as “ Pamukkale - Cotton Castle)

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Pamukkale Thermal Pools, Pamukkale Turkey
Pamukkale, ancient name Hierapolis, is located about 20 kms north of Denizli not only invites millions of visitors each year to see a nice visual feast with waterfalls and travertines, but also to walk among the sarcophaguses and nice remains of ancient Roman city.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:


Accommodation included: Overnight at 4 Star or High Class Boutique Hotel (Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel, DoubleTree by Hilton Kusadasi)

Day 5: Flight to Cappadocia

Stop At: Cappadocia, Cappadocia
Joining in the list of UNESCO World Heritage City in 1985, the extraordinary natural and cultural masterpiece of Central Anatolia in Turkey,’’ Cappadocia ‘’ (Kapadokya in Turkish) dominates 40 kms area in between the districts of Avanos and Urgup located in Nevsehir.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Overnight at High Class Cave Hotel (Holiday Cave Hotel, Heaven Cave House, or similar..)

Day 6: Full Day / North Cappadocia Tour

Stop At: Devrent Valley, Devrent Mevkii No:1 Urgup Yolu, 50500 Turkey
See the unique Fairy Chimneys.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Pasabag, Urgup Turkey
See the most interesting Mushroom-shaped pinnacles.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Avanos, Avanos, Cappadocia
This fantastic region is famous for the pottery, silk, wool and carpet weaving, wine cultivation and agriculture. This wonderful place hosting countless civilizations reflects the visitors both natural and human-made masterpieces today.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Goreme Tarihi Milli Parki, Goreme Turkey
Is the miraculous and amazing small cave city that located at Cappadocia’s famous Goreme Valley. This small cave city was built by early Christians in 11th century to protect their faith and life style within this mystic place. As being notable for historic cave churches, the museum has a very deep and rich history.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Uchisar, Uchisar, Cappadocia
Uchisar village, on between Nevsehir and Goreme road. Having a geostrategic position, dominating whole city from the top of the heap, this magnificent castle presents the visitors a dreamy panorama area with its miraculous landscape.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:


Accommodation included: Overnight at High Class Cave Hotel (Holiday Cave Hotel, Heaven Cave House, or similar)

Day 7: Full Day / South Cappadocia Tour

Stop At: Red Valley, Nevsehir Ortahisar, Nevsehir 50650 Turkey
This breath-taking valley is famous for its having wonderful lanscape and the best various collection of fairy chimneys in Cappadocia.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Cavusin, Cavusin, Cappadocia
Is one of the longest valleys that reflects distinctive formation challenging the time. It is located between the Goreme and Uchisar districts in Cappadocia and grabs the people who visited here by creating a mystic ambiance.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Pigeon Valley, Uchisar KasabasI Nevşehir Kapadokya, Goreme 50240 Turkey
Invites the people to a magical world thanks to not only its wonderful sight, but also providing to be organized many various nature sports with its huge and plain land. It is perfect area for walking, trekking and hiking.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, Derinkuyu Turkey
One of the widest, enchanting, one of the most famous and wonderful underground city in Cappadocia. Miraculously well protected and maintained structure is a part of UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:


Accommodation included: Overnight at High Class Cave Hotel (Holiday Cave Hotel, Heaven Cave House, or similar..)

Day 8: Flight back to Istanbul / Tour Ends

Stop At: Istanbul, Istanbul
Transfer to Cappadocia Airport and take a flight back to Istanbul. Tour ends upon arrival.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:

No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions
  • 7x Breakfast
  • 5x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Mosque
  • Entry/Admission - Blue Mosque
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Hippodrome
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
  • Entry/Admission - Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
  • Entry/Admission - The Temple of Artemis
  • Entry/Admission - Hierapolis & Pamukkale
  • Entry/Admission - Pamukkale Thermal Pools
  • Entry/Admission - Devrent Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Pasabag
  • Entry/Admission - Goreme Tarihi Milli Parki
  • Entry/Admission - Red Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Pigeon Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri

Exclusions
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We provide Free pick up from all Airports in Istanbul, all Cruise Ship Ports, and Centerally located hotels in Istanbul.

Airports

  • Istanbul Airport, TayakadIn Terminal Street No. 1, Istanbul 34283 Turkey
  • Istanbul International Airport, Istanbul Turkey
  • Sabiha Gokcen, Istanbul Turkey
  • Istanbul Airport, TayakadIn Terminal Street No. 1, Istanbul 34283 Turkey


Ports

  • Salipazari Cruise Ship Port
  • Istanbul Port
  • Salipazari Port

Voucher info

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

Duration

8 days

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

lhshen3

16 Sep, 2022

I really enjoyed the trip…. Ozgur did a wonderful job seamlessly coordinating the various transfers, day trips remotely . He also did an excellent job screening and managing quality of vendor services. The hotels are all in good locations with reasonable services, tour guides are all knowledgeable and patient, drivers are professional and maintain their vehicle in good condition. Although I had a little glitch at the end…. I am staying in Istanbul for a couple of extra days and thought they will be dropping me off to the hotel, I am glad I asked and got clarification the tour ends when we are back in Istanbul ( not where you will be staying). It was just a misunderstanding on my part, I am mentioning this so it’s clear for future travelers. Overall, I highly would recommend this trip.

BryceS182

04 Sep, 2022

We are a family of 4 from Canada…traveling with our 17 and 21 year old. Love this tour company. Communication throughout the entire process was a 12 out of 10. Accommodation was exactly what we love - unique/boutique… all in the best locations and clean. The restaurant in Capadoccia where we ate lunch, Areni, was excellent and our favorite and we returned for a dinner another day. The drivers were always on time. The guides were excellent and interesting. This entire trip exceeded our expectations in every way. We will leave Turkey with beautiful memories and are grateful to Ozgur and his team for making this trip a special one for our family.

arifoni

13 Aug, 2022

This was a packed trip. I highly recommend adding the optional balloon ride to Cappadocia trip. Ozgur was very helpful with overall planning and always available. We stayed in Kusadasi for Ephesus/Pamukkale leg of the trip. I wish we had more time on our own in Kusadasi to take the half day cruise and take a later flight from Izmir/Kusadasi to Cappadocia. We added an extra day in Istanbul at the end of our trip for sightseeing and it helped a lot with overall logistics. We had some issues with the driver mixing up airports in Istanbul but luckily we were able to catch our flight. Overall, we had a great experience and I highly recommend this tour package.

453sas

09 Aug, 2022

City of sultans I would like to give 6stars! And more! I cannot give enough praise for Ozgur and The City of Sultans for making our trip so worry-free and enjoyable. We just got back home last night from Turkey and have already have recommended them to 2 friends, even before writing this review. We only had 4 days and this company made it work for us. Their all-inclusive package is efficient with time and budget. We were very well taken care of. Ozgur goes above and beyond to make sure your experience is amazing. And very responsive on WhatsApp if you’re in another country. They took care of everything, including: - Pick up from and to airports and hotels; amazing and knowledge tour guides (Gulbahar and Deniz); arranging balloon ride in Capadocia (balloon ride not included in package but totally worth paying the extra); - Flight to Izmir and hotel stay, transportation and tour guide (Barbaros) for Ephesus. - Day trip to Pamukkale with transportation and tour guide. - flight back to Istanbul. It was such a hassle free tour and we made the most of our time at each of these places and could bring back happy memories because we just showed up to enjoy ourselves while the City of Sultans did all the work. We could not have done it so efficiently and would’ve paid a lot more if we tried to do it ourselves. I highly recommend this company

marekurban2018

02 Aug, 2021

We joined for the Ephesus leg of the tour and we absolutely LOVED it! So much incredible history and our guide, Coray, provided us with so much information! We cant quite believe that he could remember all of that and never had to refer to notes or anything. We learnt so much during our tour and none of that would've been possible if we had merely taken the tour privately and researched the information ourselves. We highly highly recommend using City of Sultans for not only the Ephesus day trip but any trip around Turkey. You will definitely get your monies worth and even more :)

User's Picture Gallery

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Recital Hotel Istanbul

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Fresco Cave Hotel Cappadocia

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Hot Air Balloon ride Cappadocia

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Dinner with a view at Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel Izmir

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Uchisar castle Cappadocia

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Travertines Pamukkale

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Akropolis Pergamon

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Celsus Library Ephesus

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Blue Mosque Istanbul - walking around the Hippodrome

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Hagia Sophia Istanbul - having drinks at a hotel after the 8-day tour

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