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7 Days - Ephesus and Cappadocia Tours from Istanbul

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Day 1: ARRIVAL TO ISTANBUL

Pass By: Istanbul Airport Transfer, Prof. Muammer Aksoy Cd. Gokalp Mahallesi, Istanbul 34020 Turkey
Welcome to Turkey! After your arrival to Ataturk (IST) or Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW), pick up at the exit of the first gate by our team. We will be holding a sign with your name on it. Transfer to hotel and stay overnight in Istanbul.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: -Celal Sultan Hotel
-Lady Diana Hotel
-Dosso Dossi Hotel Old City

Day 2: FREE DAY IN ISTANBUL & AFTERNOON FLIGHT TO CAPPADOCIA

Pass By: Sultanahmet Square, Binbirdirek Mh., Sultan Ahmet Parkı No:2, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
After having an open buffet breakfast in the hotel, you have a free day to explore Old City on your own. If you like to have a guided tour, we can also arrange you Istanbul Old City Small Group Tour.
Istanbul Old City Small Group Tour will cost 60 EUR per person instead of 75 EUR, including English speaking guidance, entrance fees and lunch in a local restaurant. According to flight time, transfer to the airport and to take a flight to Cappadocia. Once you arrive to Istanbul Airport, please proceed to counter to do self-check-in and take your boarding pass by presenting your passport. Upon the boarding pass information, please go to the boarding gate and embark. After your arrival to the airport, pick up at the exit of the first gate by our team (holding a sign with your name on it). Transfer to Cappadocia Hotel and stay overnight.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: -Dervish Cave Hotel
-Osman Bey Cave Hotel
-Historical Cave Hotel

Day 3: CAPPADOCIA NORTH TOUR

Stop At: Dervish Cave House, Gaferli Mah. Cevizler Sok. No :6, 50180 Göreme Belediyesi/Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Turkey
If you want to join a Hot Air Balloon Flight, your schedule is suitable to do it this morning (an additional cost of 170 € per person). After you have booked this package, our team will contact you and ask that if you wish to join this tour. If you add this optional tour, you may pay the price as cash during your tour. We start collecting the people from the Hotels at around 04:00 – 05:00 and return at around 07:30. Cappadocia is considered the best place in the world to take hot air balloon trips. Beyond its wonderful landscape, the balloon trip is a unique experience where you can experience the sensation of flying through the skies and caressing the clouds with your own hands. At the end of the tour, we take you back to your Hotel and you have free time until your North Cappadocia Tour.
Breakfast at the hotel and departure around 09:30 to take a full day tour for Northern Cappadocia and other places around it.
During the tour, we visit the sights below;
-Panoramic View of Goreme
-The Open Air Museum
-The Valley of Three Beauties
-The Village of Avanos
-The Valley of Devrent (Imagination Valley)
-The Valley of Paşabağ
At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel. Stay Overnight in Cappadocia.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: -Dervish Cave Hotel
-Osman Bey Cave Houses Hotel
-Historical Cave Hotel

Day 4: CAPPADOCIA SOUTH TOUR

Stop At: Dervish Cave House, Gaferli Mah. Cevizler Sok. No :6, 50180 Göreme Belediyesi/Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Turkey
Breakfast at the hotel and departure around 09:30 to take a full day tour for Southern Cappadocia and other places around it.
During the tour, we visit the sights below;
-The Valley of Red
-The Çavuşin Valley
-The Valley of Love
-The Underground City of Kaymakli or Derinkuyu
-The Valley of the Doves
-The Castle of Cavuşin
At the end of the tour around 16:00 – 17:00 we will make our way back to the Airport and you will have your flight to Izmir(Ephesus). When you arrive to the Izmir Airport, we will meet you at the exit gate inside the domestic terminal in the Izmir Airport where you will see our crew holding a sign with your name written on it. Then transfer to your Hotel in Kusadasi.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: -Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
-Ilayda Hotel
-Efe Boutique Hotel

Day 5: EPHESUS RUINS & HOUSE OF VIRGIN MARY TOUR

Stop At: İlayda Avantgarde, Türkmen Mahallesi, Atatürk Blv. No:42, 09400 Kuşadası/Aydın, Turkey
Breakfast at the hotel and departure around 09:00 to take a full day tour for Ephesus Ruins and other places around it.
During the tour, we visit the sights below;
-Ancient Ruins of Ephesus,
-House of the Virgin Mary,
-Temple of Artemis
-Isabey Mosque (Panoramic View)
-Basilica of St. John (Panoramic View)
-Selcuk Castle (Panoramic View)
At the end of the tour around 16:00 – 17:00, you will be transferred to your hotel. Accommodation in Kusadasi.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: -Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
-Ilayda Hotel
-Efe Boutique Hotel

Day 6: PAMUKKALE TRAVERTINES & HIERAPOLIS ANCIENT CITY TOUR

Stop At: İlayda Avantgarde, Türkmen Mahallesi, Atatürk Blv. No:42, 09400 Kuşadası/Aydın, Turkey
Breakfast at the hotel and departure around 07:45 and drive 3 hrs for a full day tour of Pamukkale & Hierapolis. Cappadocia and Pamukkale are the only places that look for surrealist sites which are not from this world.
Today, we will visit Pamukkale which means “cotton castle” in Turkish, and it is a natural site containing hot springs and travertines; terraces of mineral carbonates left by the water flowing with its temperate climate throughout the years. We will also visit the ancient city of Hierapolis, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The natural sources have been used as a spa since the 2nd century BC, and people came to get some cure. You will also have the opportunity to swim in the Cleopatra pool with an additional charge(by the facility), filled with marble columns from the Roman temple of Apollo & Agora of the City.
At the end of the tour around 16:00 – 17:00 we will make our way back to Airport for an hour drive and you will have your flight back to Istanbul. When you arrive to the Istanbul Airport, we will meet you at the exit gate of the domestic terminal in the Istanbul Airport where you will see our crew holding a sign with your name written on it. Then transfer back to your Hotel in Istanbul.
Duration: 10 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: -Celal Sultan Hotel
-Lady Diana Hotel
-Dosso Dossi Hotel Old City

Day 7: DEPARTURE FROM ISTANBUL

Pass By: Celal Sultan Hotel Special Class, Alemdar Mh., Yerebatan Cd, Alemdar Mh., Salkım Söğüt Sk. No: 16, 34110 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
According to flight time, we will transfer you to Ataturk (IST) or Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW).
End of our service, hope to see you again!

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Reviewed July 6, 2019

DAY 1 Tour was mindblowing...A big thank you to the Day guide Ismaël.He is a mobile Turkish encyclopedia,imparting knowledge efficiently and effectively. More he was attentive to the need of everyone and adjusted accordingly to ensure comfort throughout the visit. Excellent planning and organisation throughout...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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kikuscu, Yönetici at Best Turkey Tour, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2019

Dear Nisha, Thank you very much for sharing travel experience you had with us and share with others on tripadvisor. I hope to see here again and please bring all your friends and family. We will ensure they all enjoy the same quality of service...More

Reviewed July 1, 2019

Our trip was incredibly well organized and timely. The guides were very pleasant and extremely knowledgeable, also very accommodating to our needs. We would definitely refer them or use their services again.

Date of experience: July 2019
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kikuscu, Yönetici at Best Turkey Tour, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2019

Dear Guest, Thanks for leaving review for us . It was pleasure to be guiding for your family. Hope to meet back for next trip! Loves Fatima

Reviewed June 28, 2019 via mobile

the best experiences, with the best guides, they were always on time, the itinerary was fulfilled to the letter, exceptional attention, the hotels were very clean always well located, too organized and in summary I will buy the family tour for the next winter 200%...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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kikuscu, Manager at Best Turkey Tour, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2019

Hi Lilibeth, We are honoured you chose to spend time with us and we hope that you will be with us the next time. Best Wishes Fatima & Ismail

Reviewed June 27, 2019

Our experience with Iglesias tour was great. Ismail was very quick in responding to our enquiries. We spent the 1st day at Pamukkale and enjoyed some relaxing times in travertines the natural pools. The next day was at Ephesus and our plan was to visit...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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kikuscu, Yönetici at Best Turkey Tour, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2019

Hi Alexander, Thank you for leaving a review. It was a pleasure showing you around. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts about services Best wishes Fatima

Reviewed June 15, 2019

Thank you Fatima for such a great experience in Ephesus and Pamukkale. Thanks for taking a great time showing us Turkish history, details and advice about all the places and best shopping. The hotel was great and they picked us up on time. Driver is...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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kikuscu, Yönetici at Best Turkey Tour, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2019

Dear Guest, Thanks so much for your review. I’m delighted you found that booking our tour was the right decision.Thanks again for the feedback and choosing our tour. Best Wishes Fatima

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