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8 Days Turkey Tour including Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Konya and Cappadocia

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Day 1: Istanbul: Arrival

Pass By: Sultanahmet District, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
Upon your arrival to Istanbul, we will welcome and transfer you to your hotel.

You may spend the rest of your day freely to relax.

You will spend the night in Istanbul.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in 3-star Hotel in Istanbul

Day 2: Istanbul: Full Day Sultanahmet Old City Walking Tour

Stop At: Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul Turkey
Following your breakfast, your guide will pick you from your hotel for a full day Old City Tour in Sultanahmet. This tour covers most the major/well-known attractions in Istanbul.

Highlights you will visit: Sultanahmet (Blue) Mosque, Hagia Sophia, The Hippodrome, The Obelisk of Theodosius, Serpent Column, German Fountain, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace.

In the end, you will be accompanied back to your hotel.

You will spend the night in Istanbul.
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight in 3-star Hotel in Istanbul

Day 3: Ephesus: Flight from Istanbul to Izmir – Full Day Ephesus Tour

Stop At: Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk 35920 Turkey
Early in the morning you will be transferred to airplane terminal from your hotel for a flight to Izmir.

Upon your arrival to Izmir, we will welcome and transfer you to our Selcuk office for a full day Ephesus Tour.

Highlights we will visit: Temple of Artemis -considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, Celsus Library - while most libraries serve only the function of archiving books and documents, this one served as the final resting place of Tiberius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus, in whose honor the library was built. Ephesus Ancient City with its marvelous highlights. House of Virgin Mary - is believed to be where she lived and died. Also, we will see old theatres, hammams, passing through harbor.

In the end, we’ll transfer you to your hotel in Kusadasi.

You’ll stay in Kusadasi.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight in 3-star Hotel in Kusadasi

Day 4: Pamukkale: Full Day Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour

Stop At: Pamukkale Natural Park, Pamukkale orenyeri kocacukur alani pamukkale kasabasi, Pamukkale Turkey
Following your breakfast, we will pick you up from your hotel to start your full day Pamukkale Hierapolis Tour.

Deriving from springs in a cliff almost 200 m high overlooking the plain, calcite-laden waters have created at Pamukkale (Cotton Palace) an unreal landscape, made up of mineral forests, petrified waterfalls and a series of terraced basins. We will also visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hierapolis which is one of the sacred sites of Turkey, dates back thousands of years and also admire the white limestone terraces, known as travertine's of Pamukkale.

We will see Necropolis - a large burial site generally it was located outside the settlement including Sarcophagus of a general of Marcus Aurelius. You will a chance to swim in famous Cleopatra Swimming Pool. During your tour you will have lunch.

In the end, we will transfer you to your hotel in Pamukkale.

You will spend the night in Pamukkale.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight in 3-star Hotel in Pamukkale

Day 5: Konya: Pamukkale to Cappadocia via Konya

Stop At: Mevlana Muzesi, Konya Turkey
Following your breakfast and your check-out from the hotel, we will depart for Cappadocia.

On our way we will visit Konya, which has been a home for the first Christian settlement and sanctuaries, also known as the embraced home of Rumi (Mevlana), the Sufic spiritualist who established the Whirling Dervish.

Besides, Konya was one of the most vital exchanging center on the Silk Road in the past. After your optional lunch, we will depart for Cappadocia by around 3-hour minibus drive.

You will be transferred to your hotel to spend the night in Cappadocia.

Overnight in Cappadocia.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in 3-star Hotel in Cappadocia

Day 6: Cappadocia: Full Day North Cappadocia (Red) Tour

Stop At: Goreme National Park, Goreme Turkey
Pre-sunrise you can enjoy the Hot Air Balloon Ride in Cappadocia today.

After your breakfast, we will pick you up for a full day North Cappadocia Tour.

Highlights you will visit: Goreme Open Air Museum consisting of five Byzantine Orthodox churches, Devrent Valley and Pasabag where you will see animal and fairy-tale like rock formations, the ancient towns of Urgup and Avanos famous for its red clay pottery. You will also have fun trying to make potteries after a small demonstration.

In the end, you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight in 3-star Hotel in Cappadocia

Day 7: Cappadocia: Full Day South Cappadocia (Green) Tour – Flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul

Stop At: Goreme Tarihi Milli Parki, Goreme Turkey
After your breakfast and check out from your hotel, your Full Day South Cappadocia Tour will start with a pick-up.

Highlights: Hiking in Red & Rose Valley, Cavusin Village, one of the oldest settlements in the region with its cave houses, Love Valley, Kaymakli Underground City, Pigeon Valley and Uchisar Castle.

In the end, you will be transferred back to your hotel to wait for your pick-up to airplane terminal for your flight to Istanbul.

Upon your arrival to Istanbul, we will welcome and transfer you to hotel in Istanbul.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight in 3-star Hotel in Istanbul

Day 8: Istanbul: Departure

Pass By: Sultanahmet District, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
We will lead you to the airport depending on your flight time for checking in after your breakfast and check-out from your hotel.

Your memorable journey ends here.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up all travelers from Istanbul Airport (IST) or Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW).

Airports

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


Ports
Karakoy Galata Port
Duration
8 days
Inclusions
  • 7x Breakfast
  • 5x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • Domestic Flight Ticket: Istanbul to Izmir
  • Domestic Flight Ticket: Cappadocia to Istanbul
  • 7 Nights Accommodation
  • Tours with Transportation and Lunch
  • Tours with Professional Tour Guide, Licensed by the Ministry of Tourism
  • Airport Transfers
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Sultanahmet Square
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
  • Entry/Admission - Pamukkale Natural Park
  • Entry/Admission - Mevlana Muzesi
  • Entry/Admission - Goreme National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Goreme Tarihi Milli Parki
Exclusions
  • Drinks with meals (except the drinks served with breakfast)
  • Optional entrances to Ephesus Houses and Cleopatra Swimming Pool
  • Gratutities (optional)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • For 1 traveler: 1 Single Room Accommodation is provided
  • For 2 travelers: 1 Double/Twin Room Accommodation is provided
  • For 3 travelers: 1 Triple Room Accommodation is provided
  • For 4 travelers: 2 Double/Twin Room Accommodation is provided
  • For 5 travelers: 1 Double/Twin Room and 1 Triple Room Accommodation is provided
  • For 6 travelers: 3 Double/Twin Room Accommodation is provided
  • For 7 travelers: 2 Double/Twin Room and 1 Triple Room Accommodation is provided
  • For 8 travelers: 4 Double/Twin Room Accommodation is provided
  • For 9 travelers: 3 Double/Twin Room and 1 Triple Room Accommodation is provided
  • For 10 travelers: 5 Double/Twin Room Accommodation is provided
  • For 11 travelers: 4 Double/Twin Room and 1 Triple Room Accommodation is provided
  • For 12 travelers: 6 Double/Twin Room Accommodation is provided
  • For 13 travelers: 5 Double/Twin Room and 1 Triple Room Accommodation is provided
  • For 14 travelers: 7 Double/Twin Room Accommodation is provided
  • For 15 travelers: 6 Double/Twin Room and 1 Triple Room Accommodation is provided
  • If there's no direct flight on related day, supplier may provide stop-over flights included in price
  • Please note that per person the luggage limit for the domestic flights will be 15 kg (33 lb) for your checked luggage, 8 kg (17 lb) for your hand luggage, totally 23 kg (50 lb). You may pay the extra luggage fee at the airport upon your check-in.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays and it's not replaced with another attraction.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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