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From Istanbul: Best of Turkey 8 Days, 7 Nights Guided Tour

From Istanbul: Best of Turkey 8 Days, 7 Nights Guided Tour

From US$ 1,199 per person

Discover some of Turkey's most famous landmarks in Istanbul, Cappadocia, Konya, Pamukkale, and Ephesus with professional guides. domestic flights, with accommodation included across 8 days.

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Duration 8 days
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup from Istanbul Airport (IST) and Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW).
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Exlore the magical city of Istanbul including Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque, and Hagia Sophiae
  • Discover the natural beauty of Cappadocia including Goreme Open Air Museum and the underground city of Kaymakli
  • Visit Konya, the home of the Whirling Dervishes
  • See Ephesus and its Grand Theater
  • Explore the ancient Greek city of Hierapolis
Full description

Day 1: Arrival in Istanbul

Be picked up from the arrivals terminal at Istanbul or Sabiha Gokcen Airport. Be transferred to your accommodation and enjoy some time to relax in the city after your journey. 

Day 2: Full-Day Istanbul Tour (Breakfast)

Discover the highlights of Istanbul on a guided tour. Visit the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, and Hippodrome. Visit the Grand Bazaar, or the Spice Market on Sundays, for some shopping and bargain hunting. Spend a second night in Istanbul.

Day 3: Istanbul to Cappadocia flight – Cappadocia Tour (Breakfast)

Begin the third day with an early-morning transfer to the airport for your flight to the Cappadocia region. Transfer to your hotel on arrival. Start by visiting the Three Sisters Fairy Chimneys in Urgup which are the iconic symbol for the region. Descend into the Kaymakli underground city, which is one of the largest and deepest of its kind in the region. Head to Uchisar Rock Castle and take in panoramic views of the valleys of Cappadocia. Overnight stay in a cave hotel

Day 4: Full-Day Cappadocia Tour (Breakfast)

Discover the lunar-like landscape of Cappadocia with spectacular rock formations in the Devrent Valley. Stop at Avanos, a center of terracotta artwork since 3000 BC. Watch a demonstration in a traditional pottery workshop. In the afternoon, visit the Goreme Open Air Museum. Overnight stay in a cave hotel

Day 5: Cappadocia – Konya – Pamukkale (Breakfast – Dinner)

Begin the journey to Pamukkale early in the morning. On the way, visit the Seljukian masterpiece of Sultanhan Caravanserai, Arrive in Konya, and visit the Mausoleum of Mevlana, the world-famous mystic. Continue to Pamukkale and enjoy an overnight stay in a Thermal Hotel. Enjoy a swim in the hotel's rejuvenating thermal pools.

Day 6: Pamukkale – Kusadasi (Breakfast – Dinner)

In the morning, visit the ancient Greek city of Hierapolis, white terraces, and travertines. Travel onwards to Kusadasi for an overnight stay.

Day 7: Kusadasi – Ephesus – Istanbul by flight (Breakfast)

Visit the Artemis Temple which is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Continue to the famous Grand Theater of Ephesus. After Ephesus, visit the Catholic shrine of the House of the Virgin Mary. , it is said that the Virgin Mary lived here for the remainder of her life after Christ's Ascension into heaven. Then drive to Izmir airport, flight back to Istanbul. Upon your return to Istanbul, transfer to your hotel for the night

Day 8: Departure from Istanbul (Breakfast)

Transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

Includes
  • 7 nights accommodation with bed and breakfast in a boutique or 4-star Cave Hotel in Cappadocia
  • Istanbul: either Recital Hotel, Recital Park, Yasmak Sultanor Hotel, or similar
  • Kusadasi: either Efe Boutique Hotel, Neopol Deluxe, or similar
  • Pamukkale: either Pam Thermal Hotel, Colossae Thermal Hotel, or similar
  • Cappadocia: either Melekler Evi, Fresco Mansions, or similar
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 2 dinners (Kusadasi, Pamukkale)
  • Guides
  • Entry fees to the sites listed
  • Airport transfers
  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Domestic flights (Istanbul to Cappadocia and Izmir to Istanbul)
  • Lunches, drinks, and dinners in Istanbul & Cappadocia
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa Fees
  • Travel Insurance
Not suitable for
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • The itinerary can be organized in reverse depending on flight and hotel availability
  • It is recommended that you wear comfortable low-heeled shoes and casual clothing
  • The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is closed on Sundays, the Spice Market will be visited on Sundays instead of the Grand Bazaar
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The guide for our tour, Tez, was very knowledgeable, pleasant and seemed to really love what he was doing. And we appreciate that he didn't smoke. The hotels were great and in good locations. The sites we visited and the cities we went to were definitely worth seeing especially if you love history and ancient civilization. Walking was manageable but it was really sweltering under the sun. The pacing of the tour was just right for us and enterin/exiting the sites was smooth. Food was good and the local restaurants our guide chose were all great. The tour vehicles we used were very spacious and comfortable. Communicating with the tour provider was easy with prompt replies. Will definitely recommend this tour.

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September 4, 2022

Great accommodations, prompt transfers, friendly knowledgeable tour guides, highly recommended

November 1, 2022

Algunos inconvenientes generales pero las cosas buenas lo superan gracias El guía R. Engin Misirci excelente

October 27, 2022

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