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8 Days Turkey Highlights Tour

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About This Activity

Experience Turkey’s highlights during this amazing 8-days best of Turkey tour Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus and Pamukkale. This tour starts in Istanbul with visits to cultural highlights like the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia than then take multi-day excursions and discover the fascinating history at Ephesus, the fairytale-like geologic formations at Pamukkale and the other-worldly geology in Cappadocia.

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Live tour guide

English

Duration

8 Days

Route

Istanbul - Pamukkale - Kusadasi - Ephesus - Cappadocia - Istanbul

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Our team will welcome you at each airport.

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Optional tours & hotels
  • Premium Hotel (per person)(688,80$)
  • Dinner Cruise Istanbul (per person)(57,40$)
  • Istanbul Dervish Show (per person)(52,48$)
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride (per person)(319,80$)
  • 2 Hours Atv Safari (per person)(90,20$)
  • Cappadocia Turkish Night (per person)(90,20$)
  • Horse Riding Cappadocia (per person)(90,20$)
  • Whirling Dervishes Cappadocia (per person)(65,60$)

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05/16/2024 - Verified booking
Mr. Murat was responsive to any queries and in resolving any issues. The tour was well organised and enjoyable. The hot air ballooning in Cappadocia was not part of the tour, but an extra that is recommended.

Experience

Day 1 - Arrival in Istanbul
Arrival in Istanbul Airport or Sabiha Gokcen Airport, We will meet you at the airport pick you up and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2 - Istanbul Old City Tour with Private Tour Guide
Experience the best of Istanbul's historic and cultural treasures on this comprehensive tour. After breakfast you will meet your guide at your hotel loby. Begin your day with a visit to the iconic Blue Mosque, a masterpiece of Islamic architecture. Admire its striking blue tiles and serene atmosphere. Next, explore the magnificent Hagia Sophia, a marvel of Byzantine engineering and artistry. Witness its grandeur and historical significance. Descend into the mysterious depths of the Basilica Cistern, an ancient underground reservoir with intriguing history. Step into the opulent world of the Topkapi Palace, once home to Ottoman sultans. Discover its ornate rooms, courtyards, and the priceless treasures within. Conclude your tour at the Grand Bazaar, a bustling market where you can shop for a wide array of Turkish goods, from carpets to spices. This tour offers a rich tapestry of Istanbul's heritage, art, and culture, making it an unforgettable exploration of the city's most iconic landmarks. End of the tour return back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

• Places We'II Visit: Blue Mosque - Hagia Sophia - Topkapi Palace - Hippodromme and Obelisk - Grand Bazaar - Basilica Cistern
• Meal: Breakfast
• Skip the line Tickets: Included
Day 3 - Bosphorus Cruise and Spice Bazaar Tour
Departure from your hotel at around 08:15am. - 08:45am. The adventure begins with a scenic Bosphorus Cruise, where participants embark on a boat journey along the Bosphorus Strait. The Bosphorus Strait is a narrow waterway that connects the European and Asian sides of Istanbul, offering breathtaking views of the city's skyline, stunning palaces, ancient fortresses, and charming waterfront neighborhoods. As the boat glides through the sparkling waters, visitors can marvel at iconic landmarks such as the majestic Dolmabahçe Palace, the picturesque Ortaköy Mosque, and the historic Rumeli Fortress. Following the cruise, the tour continues with a visit to the Spice Market, also known as the Egyptian Bazaar. This bustling marketplace is a feast for the senses, filled with a vibrant array of colors, scents, and flavors. Visitors can wander through a labyrinth of stalls selling a wide variety of spices, herbs, teas, dried fruits, nuts, and traditional Turkish sweets. The Spice Market is a perfect place to immerse oneself in the local culture, interact with friendly shopkeepers, and even sample some delectable Turkish treats.. End of the tour, return to hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

• Places We'II Visit/Do: Bosphorus Cruise - Spice Bazaar ( Egyptian Bazaar )
• Meal: Breakfast
• Skip the line Tickets: Included
Day 4 - Fly to Denizli and Pamukkale Tour
Pick up at the hotel early in the morning to transport you to the airport. Flight to Denizli. After arrival, transport to the office where you will join your group for full day tour of Pamukkale, meaning “cotton castle” in Turkish, is a famous for the healing properties of its thermal mineral baths and beautiful cascading snow-white terraced cliff side basins and waterfalls. After lunch, we will also visit the ancient Roman city ruins of Hierapolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the magnificently preserved Necropolis, Avenue of Tombs, Gates, Thermal Baths, Devil’s Hole and the Masterpiece Theater. End of the tour drive to Kusadasi. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi.

• Places We'II Visit: Pamukkale Travertines - Hierapolis Ancient City - Cleopatra Pools
• Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
• Skip the line Tickets: Included
Day 5 - Ephesus Tour and Fly to Cappadocia
Departure from the hotel at around 09:00am. with pick-up service to where we start to tour. Embark on a remarkable journey through history with our Ephesus Tour. Begin by paying homage at the sacred Virgin Mary House, a place of pilgrimage and spirituality. Then, step into the ancient world as we explore the magnificent Ephesus city, home to the iconic Artemis Temple and captivating ruins. After immersing in the rich past, we'll pause for a delightful lunch, ensuring a day filled with discovery and culinary delights. After tour you will be transfered to airport. Fly to Cappadocia.Transfer to hotel in Cappadocia . Overnight in Capadocia.

• Places We'II Visit: Virgin Mary House - Ephesus Ancient City - Artemis Temple
• Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
• Skip the line Tickets: Included
Day 6 - Cappadocia North/Red Tour
Our tour guide and driver meet you at your hotel loby at around 09:45am. Embark on a captivating journey through Cappadocia's enchanting landscapes and cultural treasures. Explore the ancient rock-cut churches and monastic dwellings of the Goreme Open Air Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Witness the breathtaking panoramic views of Goreme from the hilltop vantage point. Delve into the centuries-old pottery traditions of Avanos, where skilled artisans craft exquisite ceramics. Marvel at the surreal rock formations of Devrent Valley and Pasabaglari, where fairy chimneys and otherworldly landscapes abound. Conclude your adventure with a visit to the iconic Ortahisar Castle, a fortress-like rock formation steeped in history and heritage. This immersive tour promises a blend of history, culture, and natural beauty, offering unforgettable moments in the heart of Cappadocia. After the tour transfer to hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.

• Places We'II Visit: Goreme Open Air Museum - Goreme Panoroma - Avanos - Devrent Valley - Pasabaglari (Monks Valley) - Ortahisar Castle
• Meal: Lunch
• Skip the line Tickets: Included
Day 7 – Cappadocia South/Green Tour and Fly to Istanbul
Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel before you start your second day tour. Begin at Uchisar Castle, where panoramic views awe you. Explore Kızılçukur's striking red landscapes, and delve into the ancient Cavuşin village's rock-cut dwellings. Discover the whimsical Love Valley and venture deep into an Underground City (Özkonak or Kaymaklı) to unravel Cappadocia's hidden history. Relish a delightful lunch break, savoring local cuisine. Conclude your journey in the picturesque Pigeon Valley, where unique rock formations and pigeon houses await. After the tour transfer to airport. Fly back to Istanbul. Transfer to your hotel in Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.​

• Places We'II Visit: Kaymakli or Ozkonak Underground City - Uchisar Castle - Kizilcukur - Cavusin - Love Valley - Pigeon Valley
• Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
• Skip the line Tickets: Included
Day 8 - Airport Transfer Service to Istanbul Airports - GoodBye!
After breakfast, check-out from your hotel in Istanbul and will then be transferred to the Istanbul Airport or Sabiha Gokcen Airport according to your flight details. End of Service.

Meal: Breakfast
Optional - Dinner Cruise Istanbul on Bosphorus
Embark on a magical evening in Istanbul with our Dinner Cruise, where a culinary and cultural voyage awaits. Sail along the Bosphorus, soaking in the illuminated skyline of this vibrant city. Indulge in a delectable dinner featuring Turkish and international cuisine, accompanied by live music and entertainment. As the city lights shimmer on the water, our enchanting show begins, showcasing traditional Turkish dances and performances.

Additional Info : You can add it in this package on reservation tab from 'Optional tours & hotels'. It can be attended on DAY-1 after arrival your Istanbul hotel. This activity starts with pickup service from hotels between 19:15 - 19:30
Optional - Istanbul Hocapasha Whirling Dervishes Show
Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing spiritual tradition of the Whirling Dervishes at the Hocapasa Cultural Center in Istanbul. Witness the sacred Sufi ritual as the dervishes whirl in graceful harmony, embodying a spiritual journey of transcendence.

Additional Info : You can add it in this package on reservation tab from 'Optional tours & hotels'. It can be attended on DAY-2 or Day 3 after tour.
Optional - Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Ride
Float over Cappadocia’s fairy chimneys, tuff valleys and rock-cut churches and experience the sunrise from a unique aerial viewpoint on this 1-hour hot air balloon flight. Hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia is one of the major attractions best things to do in Cappadocia. The Cappadocia hot air balloon tour also considered as one of the most interesting and exciting attractions in the world.

Additional Info : You can add it in this package on reservation tab from 'Optional tours & hotels'. It can be attended on DAY-7 in the morning before tour start.
Optional - Cappadocia Atv Safari
Explore the unique terrain, winding through fairy chimneys, ancient valleys, and lunar-like landscapes on your all-terrain vehicle. Feel the adrenaline rush as you traverse Cappadocia's iconic trails, discovering hidden gems and panoramic viewpoints along the way.

Additional Info : You can add it in this package on reservation tab from 'Optional tours & hotels'. It can be attended on DAY-6 after tour.
Optional - Cappadocia Turkish Night Show with Dinner
Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Turkish culture with a mesmerizing Turkish Night Show in Cappadocia, paired with a delightful dinner. Indulge in a feast for the senses as you savor authentic Turkish cuisine, complemented by traditional music and dance performances. Be captivated by the vibrant colors of traditional costumes, the rhythmic beats of folk dances, and the enchanting melodies of Turkish music. This unforgettable evening promises a sensory journey through Turkey's cultural heritage, creating lasting memories under the starlit Cappadocian sky.

Additional Info : You can add it in this package on reservation tab from 'Optional tours & hotels'. It can be attended on DAY-6 in the evening after tour.
Optional - Cappadocia Horse Riding
Whether you're a novice or an experienced rider, our expert guides ensure a safe and enjoyable journey, providing insights into the region's rich history. Discover the magic of Cappadocia from a different perspective, forging a special connection with your horse and the captivating surroundings.

Additional Info : You can add it in this package on reservation tab from 'Optional tours & hotels'. It can be attended on DAY-6 after tour.
Optional - Whirling Dervishes Cappadocia
Experience the mesmerizing tradition of the Whirling Dervishes in the heart of Cappadocia. Our Whirling Dervish Show transcends time and space, showcasing the graceful ritual of the Sufi dance. In a captivating performance, watch as the dervishes whirl in symbolic harmony, expressing spiritual devotion and seeking divine connection.

Additional Info : You can add it in this package on reservation tab from 'Optional tours & hotels'. It can be attended on DAY-6 after tour.

Included/Excluded

  • 7 Nights hotel accommodation with breakfast (selected package)
  • Domestic Flights ( Istanbul to Pamukkale - Izmir to Cappadocia - Cappadocia to Istanbul )
  • Istanbul Old City Tour with Private Tour Guide
  • Half Day Bosphorus Cruise and Spice Market Tour
  • Pamukkale Tour with Lunch
  • Ephesus Tour with Lunch
  • North Cappadocia Tour with Lunch
  • South Cappadocia Tour with Lunch
  • All hotel pick-up services for tours from/to hotel mentioned in the itinerary
  • All transfers from/to airport and your hotel mentioned in the itinerary
  • All Entrance fees & Museum fees mentioned by the itineraries
  • All local taxes and services
  • Drinks at lunch
  • Lunch Day 2 and Day 3
  • Ephesus Terrace Houses Fee
  • Pamukkale Cleopatra Pool Fee for swimming
  • Optional Tours (Unless selected)
  • Dinner

Where You'll Stay

Standard Package – Standard package style accommodation is where you will stay at boutique hotels, they will have clean, comfortable rooms.

Istanbul Hotels :

Cappadocia Hotels :

Kusadasi Hotels :

Premium Package : Premium package can include your large chain hotels ( 4*,5* stars ) and you will also find a variety of smaller locally run Premium Boutique Hotels.

Istanbul Hotels :

Cappadocia Hotels :

Kusadasi Hotels :

*Please mention on your request. Extra charges apply in this category.

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Prices & Payment

Prices are per person and varies by group size, for more details click here to Contact Us ->

HotelsDouble RoomTriple RoomSingle Room
Standard1395 €ur1295 €ur1985 €ur
Premium1815 €ur1715 €ur2405 €ur
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Payment

We will ask %40 percent of total amount as a deposit at the time of booking ( credit card or bank transfer ) and remaning can be paid at the tour ( credit card extra %3 or cash without any extra ).

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Prices & Payment

Prices are per person and varies by group size, for more details click here to Contact Us ->

HotelsDouble RoomTriple RoomSingle Room
Standard1395 €ur1295 €ur1985 €ur
Premium1815 €ur1715 €ur2405 €ur
Without HotelPlease AskPlease AskPlease Ask

 

Payment

We will ask %40 percent of total amount as a deposit at the time of booking ( credit card or bank transfer ) and remaning can be paid at the tour ( credit card extra %3 or cash without any extra ).

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Itinerary & How We'll Meet

First day we will meet you at Istanbul Airport (IST) or Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) pick you up and drop off your hotel in Istanbul.

Day 1– Arrival to Istanbul.
 
  We will meet you at airport where our meeting point.
Transfer to your hotel in Istanbul.
Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2– Istanbul Old City Tour with Private Tour Guide
Breakfast served at hotel.
( 9:00 ) Please be ready to your guide at your hotel loby for walking tour.
Istanbul Old City  Tour. ( Blue Mosque – Hagia Sophia – Topkapi Palace – Hippodromme and Obelisk – Grand Bazaar – Basilica Cistern )
( 17:00 ) End of the tour walk back to hotel.
Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3– Bosphorus Cruise and Spice Bazaar Tour ( Half Day ) 
Breakfast served at hotel.
( 8:00 – 8:30) Please be ready for pickup service.
Bosphorus Cruise and Spice Bazaar Tour.
( 13:00 ) End of the tour transfer to back hotel or old city center.
Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 4– Fly to Denizli and Pamukkale Tour
 
 ( 04:00 ) Please be ready for pickup service.
Trasfer to Airport in Istanbul.
( 06:30 – 07:30 ) Flight to Denizli.
After aririval Denizli Airport, meet our representitive at airport.
Transfer to where we start our Pamukkale tour in Denizli.
( 10:00 ) Pamukkale Tour. ( Pamukkale Travertines – Hierapolis Ancient City – Cleopatra Pools )
( 16:00 ) End of the tour, drive to Kusadasi and after arrival transfer to your hotel in Kusadasi.
Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 5– Ephesus Tour and Fly to Cappadocia
Breakfast served at hotel.
( 08:45 – 09:00 ) Please be ready for pickup service.
Ephesus Tour. ( Virgin Mary House – Ephesus Ancient City – Artemis Temple )
End of the tour transfer to airport depending on flight time.
Flight to Cappaodocia.
After arrival Cappadocia, meet our representitive at airport.
Transfer to your hotel in Cappadocia.
Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 6– Capadocia North/Red Tour
Breakfast served at hotel.
( 10:00 ) Please be ready for pickup service.
North Cappadocia Tour. ( Goreme Open Air Museum – Goreme Panoroma – Avanos – Devrent Valley – Pasabaglari (Monks Valley) – Ortahisar Castle )
End of the tour transfer to your hotel
Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 7– South Tour and Fly back to Istanbul
Optional Hot Air Balloon Ride is available.
Breakfast served at hotel.
( 10:00 ) Please be ready for pickup service.
South Cappadocia Tour. ( Kaymakli or Ozkonak Underground City – Uchisar Castle – Cavusin – Love Valley – Pigeon Valley – Rose Valley )
End of the tour transfer to airport depending on flight time.
( 19:30 – 21:30 ) Flight to Istanbul.
After arrival Istanbul, meet our representitive at Istanbul Airport.
Transfer to your hotel in Istanbul.
Day 8– Airport Transfer Service to Istanbul Airports ( IST or SAW ) 
Breakfast served at hotel.
Please be ready for pickup service, depending on your international flight.
Transfer to Istanbul or Sabiha Gokcen Airport.
END OF SERVICE.
 

*For reference only. Pickup and flights times are subject to change.

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Know Before You Go

  • All passenger names, passport numbers, passport expiry date and country is required for flight tickets.
  • Each passenger is permitted 15 kg (adults) luggage + 8 kg hand bag for cabin on domestic flights.
  • Hotel check in time at 14:00 and check out time at 12:00 noon.
  • For your domestic flights, the driver will drop you off at the airport terminal entrance doors, this tour does not include assistant services at airports for check in etc.
  • If hot air balloon ride is cancelled because of weather conditions, total cost of hot air balloon ride will be refunded.
  • We use shuttle transport services with group from to airports in Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Ephesus. Upon request, private service is also available.
  • All tours are regular group activities with professional tour guide. Upon request, private tour is also possible.
  • We are member of Turkish Travel Agents ( TURSAB ) and all our tours are operated by Licensed Professional Tour Guides.
  • International flight tickets can be booked on request.
  • We don’t have visa services, please check official website for Turkey Visa – Visit E-Visa Turkey

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Medha P

12/02/2021 - Verified booking
Thanks to Murat for planning an excellent tour! For my first time doing a solo trip, I didn't have to worry about anything and had people on the ground in touch with me from city to city. He arranged all the hotels, meals, tours, hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia, domestic & international airport transfers seamlessly. Everything was of high caliber.Murat also checked in with me throughout to make sure that I was safe and moving along from spot to spot. He is a very kind and honest person who will make sure that you have a memorable trip!
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  • Dinner Cruise Istanbul (per person)(57,40$)
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  • Hot Air Balloon Ride (per person)(319,80$)
  • 2 Hours Atv Safari (per person)(90,20$)
  • Cappadocia Turkish Night (per person)(90,20$)
  • Horse Riding Cappadocia (per person)(90,20$)
  • Whirling Dervishes Cappadocia (per person)(65,60$)

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