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8 Days Discover Turkey Tour

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Duration

8 days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

20 people

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Tick off the highlights of coastal and central Turkey—without dealing with travel logistics—during this multi-day, attraction-packed tour. Sleep comfortably each night in a hotel, included in the price. Relax with door-to-door vehicle transfers and most meals. See Ottoman-era palaces and mosques in Istanbul, the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia, the ancient cities of Troy and Ephesus, and many other sights.

Highlights

  • Experience a wide range of Turkey’s highlights with ease on this 8-day tour. Explore Istanbul, Cappadocia, Kusadasi, Ephesus, and more . Travel comfortably in an air-conditioned vehicle and by plane.
  • Relax on a hassle-free trip with included accommodation, most meals, and entry fees.
  • Tour Istanbul’s European and Asian sides
  • Sample a wide range of dishes, enjoy Turkish coffee and breakfast, and more
  • Visit spice markets, different neighborhoods, restaurants, and cafes

Day 01 Istanbul

Welcome to Istanbul-Turkey. You arrive at the Istanbul Airport, we transfer you to your hotel and you stay overnight.

Day 02 Istanbul - Cappadocia

Let’s start to explore Istanbul. The first visit is to Hippodrome. It was the center of sports activities in Constantinople. Famous with 4 monuments; The German Fountain of Wilhelm II, Egyptian Obelisk, Serpentine Column, and Column of Constantine
Hagia Sophia is the most famous museum in Turkey and one of the greatest marvels of architecture. Hagia Sophia was built as a church in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian then in 1453 renovated into a mosque by Ottoman Emperor Fatih Sultan Mehmet. It was converted into a museum in 1935 and welcomed both local and foreign visitors. (Closed on Monday)
Blue Mosque, as known as the Sultanahmet Mosque, this breath-taking building is one of the most majestic Ottoman mosques in all of Turkey. Also, it was built with unique 6 minarets. (Closed on Friday)
Topkapi Palace, which has been home to the Ottoman dynasty for many years, was used for educational administration and as the art center of the state. Get knowledge about the imperial treasury's sacred Islamic relics, palace kitchens, and weapons. (Closed on Tuesday)
Grand Bazaar, is the biggest market and the most attractive shopping center of Istanbul which has lots of shopping opportunities with carpets, leather, jewelry, Turkish delight, gold, antique tiles, etc... (Closed on Sunday)
At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to the airport and fly to Cappadocia, meet with the driver and then transfer to the hotel in Cappadocia.
Stay overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 03 Cappadocia – Kusadasi

You will be picked up by our tour guide from your hotel. We visit Goreme Open-Air Museum which is a member of UNESCO World Heritage consisting of five Byzantine Orthodox churches.
After, we visit Uchisar Castle which has many rooms shallowed out into the rock are connected with stairs, tunnels, and passages.
After the lunch break, we visit Pasabagi (Monks Valley) the mushroom-shaped fairy chimneys within and even triple rock caps are very unique even for Cappadocia. Also, we visit Avanos (Pottery).
The last stop is Devrent Valley which is famous for its unique landscape.
At the end of the tour, you go back to your hotel and you stay overnight in Cappadocia.
Stay overnight in Cappadocia.

Optional Tour: Hot Air Balloon

Day 04 Cappadocia – Kusadasi

You will be picked up by our tour guide from your hotel. First, we visit Cavusin Village (Rose Valley), the Fairy Chimneys look like mushrooms.
After having time for lunch, we visit Kaymakli Underground City where early Christians lived in fear and faith. On the way back, we visit Panoramic Pigeon Valley where pigeons contributed to the lives of locals with their manure to fertilize the vineyards.
At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to the airport and fly back to Izmir and then, you will be transferred to your hotel in Kusadasi.
Stay overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 05 Ephesus

In the morning, your tour guide will meet with you at Kusadasi hotel. Then, we go to Ephesus, which was the second-largest city in the Roman Empire over 250.000 people in the 1st BC. Ranking only behind Rome it was the second-largest city in the world. Ephesus was also a harbor city. And, this giant city was built only with marble. Did you know Ephesus had the largest amphitheater in the ancient world over 25.000 seats? Also see Goddess Nike, Local pharmacy, Hadrian Gate, Library of Celcius (the third largest library), Marble Street, and Harbour Street.
Temple of Artemis or Artemision, also known as the Temple of Diana, was a Greek Temple dedicated to the goddess Artemis. It was located in Ephesus and it was one of the seven wonders of the world.
The House of Virgin Mary is a place where according to the beliefs of many people Mary, the mother of Jesus, spent her last years of her life. She was supposed to arrive at Ephesus together with St. John and lived there in the years 37-45 CE until her Assumption or Dormition.
The Isabey Mosque, constructed in 1374 – 1375, is one of the oldest and most impressive works of architectural art remaining from the Anatolian Beyliks. The mosque is situated on the outskirts of the Ayasuluk Hills at Selcuk – Ephesus.
At the end of the tour, you go back to the Kusadasi hotel and stay overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 06 Pamukkale – Istanbul

In the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel and the tour will begin. Pamukkale, listed as a World Heritage Sides by UNESCO. The white beauty of Pamukkale has happened after warm tears of nature as if the beauty of the white pearl on Cleopatra´s chest has been the inspiration for this artwork of nature. These unique calcium terraces and pools with hot spring water will amaze you as you walk barefoot on the vast white beauty.
Hierapolis, “Holy City” or “Hierapolis” was evangelized by Paul and Epaphras. Also, the Apostle Philip lived and was buried here. We visit Odeon, Roman Baths, and Theatre.
At the end of the tour, you go back to the airport and fly to Istanbul. You will be transferred to your hotel in Istanbul.

Day 07 Istanbul

After breakfast you will be picked up by our guide and visit Dolmabahce Palace, which was built in the 19th century is one of the glamorous palaces in the world. It was the administrative center of the late Ottoman Empire with the last of Ottoman Sultans was staying there. The first parliament convened in the grand hall. Atatürk passed away in there too then you go to visit Spicy Bazaar that you can buy delightful and lovely presents for your family and mates.
After lunch, you have a Bosphorus tour by boat and you see Ciragan Palace, Ortakoy Mosque, and Rumeli Fortress.
Suleymaniye mosque, or better known as the mosque of Suleyman the Magnificent, was built in the 16th century by the great Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan for Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent, also known as the Legislator. It stands on a hilltop (3rd hill) dominating the Golden Horn and contributing to the skyline of Istanbul. The mosque is the largest in Istanbul.
End of the tour back to the hotel and stay overnight in Istanbul.

Day 08 Istanbul

Depending on your flight, you will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the Istanbul Airport.

  • All domestic flight tickets
  • Airport transportations
  • 7 Nights Accommodation
  • Admission fees to attractions
  • Professional licensed tour guide
  • Meal
  • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • Fully Air-Conditioned vehicle
  • All local taxes
  • Beverages
  • All personal expenses
  • Tips to the tour guide and driver
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