Visit treasures of Turkey with knowledgeable guides and comfortable accommodations.

Itinerary

10

days
Istanbul, Cappadocia, Kusadasi, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Istanbul

Day 1: Arrive in Istanbul
Day 2: Full Day Istanbul Old City
Day 3: Half Day Spice Market & Bosphorus Cruise
Day 4: Flight to Cappadocia
Day 5: Full Day Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia
Day 6: Full Day Valleys & Underground Cities of Cappadocia
Day 7: Flight to Izmir & Transfer to Kusadasi
Day 8: Full Day Ephesus & House of Virgin Mary
Day 9: Full Day Pamukkale & Hierapolis
Day 10: Flight to Istanbul & Departure

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Day

1

Arrive in Istanbul

Arrive Istanbul Airport and proceed to meeting point. Transfer to your hotel.
Time at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.

* No meals included.

Day

2

Full Day Istanbul Old City

Meet your guide at the hotel lobby and join group. First visit is to Hagia Sophia, a former Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later a mosque and now a museum. Continue the tour with Sultan Ahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque), the culmination of two centuries of both Ottoman mosque and Byzantine church development. Visit Hippodrome of Constantinople, once the sporting and social center of Constantinople. Then, have some free time in Grand Bazaar, one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the World. After lunch, visit Topkapi Palace, the official and primary residence in the city of the Ottoman sultans for approximately 400 years. Finally, visit Rustem Pasha Mosque, which is famous for its large quantities of exquisite Iznik tiles. After the tour, transfer back to the hotel. Time at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.

* Breakfast and lunch are included.

Day

3

Spice Market & Bosphorus Cruise

Meet your guide at the hotel lobby and join group. Before embarkation on the boat, visit the Spice Bazaar (or Egyptian Bazaar), the second largest covered shopping complex after the Grand Bazaar. Filled with spices, dried fruits, nuts and seeds, lokum (Turkish delight) and other edibles, Spice Bazaar have a smell of the fragrance of the exotic East. Then, embark on a ferryboat for an excursion on the Bosphorus. Enjoy viewing Ottoman palaces, citadels, centuries-old mansions and old and new faces of Istanbul on the European and Asian shorelines at the same time. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel. Time at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.

* Breakfast is included.

Day

4

Flight to Cappadocia

Pick up from your hotel and transfer to airport to take the flight to Cappadocia. Arrive Cappadocia and transfer to your hotel.
Time at leisure. Overnight in Cappadocia.

* Breakfast is included.

Day

5

Full Day Cappadocia

Pick up from your hotel.
Visit Devrent Valley, Monks Valley (Pasabagi), Avanos, Goreme Open-Air Museum and Uchisar Town.
After the tour, transfer back to hotel.
Time at leisure. Overnight in Cappadocia.

* Breakfast and lunch are included.

Day

6

Full Day Valleys and Underground Cities

Pick up from your hotel.
Hike through the Rose Valley. Then visit the old Christian village of Cavusin, Kaymakli Underground City, Pigeon Valley and Ortahisar.
After the tour, transfer back to the hotel.
Time at leisure. Overnight in Cappadocia.

* Breakfast and lunch are included.

Day

7

Flight to Izmir & Transfer to Kusadasi

Pick up from your hotel and transfer to the airport to take the flight to Izmir. Arrive Izmir, meet at the airport and transfer to your hotel in Kusadasi. Time at leisure. Overnight in Kusadasi.

* Breakfast is included.

Day

8

Full Day Ephesus & House of Virgin Mary

Pick up from your hotel.
Visit the House of Virgin Mary, Ephesus Antique City and the Artemis Temple; one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Lunch is included as well.
After the tour transfer back to hotel.
Time at leisure. Overnight in Kusadasi.

* Breakfast and lunch are included.

Day

9

Full Day Pamukkale & Hierapolis

Pick up from your hotel.
Visit Hierapolis Antique City, and Pamukkale (Cotton Castle), which is made of sedimentary rock deposited by water from the hot springs. You have the chance to walk on the terraces. Lunch is included as well.
After the tour, transfer back to your hotel in Kusadasi.
Time at leisure. Overnight in Kusadasi.

* Breakfast and lunch are included.

Day

10

Flight to Istanbul & Departure

Transfer to Izmir Airport and take the flight back to Istanbul to take your international departure flight. End of our services.

* Breakfast is included.
** Flight time to Istanbul can be adjusted according to your departure flight time from Istanbul.

Services

Included

  • Airport meetings and transfers with deluxe A/C vehicle.
  • Accommodation at hotels for 9 nights.
  • Sightseeing tours, including professional English speaking guide, entrance fees and transportation in air conditioned vehicles.
  • Meal plan as stated in the itinerary.
  • Domestic flight tickets from Istanbul to Cappadocia, Cappadocia to Izmir and Izmir to Istanbul.
  • Local taxes.


Excluded

  • Tips to staff, items of a personal nature.
  • Drinks with meals (except the drinks served with breakfast).
  • International flight tickets.
  • Entry Visa (if needed).

Dates

* This tour is available all year round depending on the flight schedule and can be customized upon your request.
** For starting dates, please contact us.

Pricing

Price of this program depends on your travel dates, number of participants and category of hotels preferred. As soon as we receive your request, we will start working on your program and then e-mail you our proposal including itinerary, price and accommodations of the package with their websites for your convenience.

Notes

* Hagia Sophia is closed on Monday. Chora Church will be visited instead.
** Grand Bazaar is closed on Sunday.
*** Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesday
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