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8 Days Turkey Highlights Tour

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Duration

8 Days

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

12 people

Languages

English

Overview

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.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cities to discover: Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pamukkale
  • 8 days tour of Turkey’s classic sights from Istanbul with an expert guide.
  • Visit Göreme Open-Air Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Upgrade to see aerial views of Cappadocia’s lunar landscape from a hot air balloon.
  • Explore spectacular Ephesus, perhaps Europe’s best-preserved Greco-Roman city.
  • Admire the snow-white, calcified rock terraces of Pamukkale.

Itinerary

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Day 1 - Arrival in Istanbul
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 - Panorama of Istanbul Tour
Day 2 - Panorama of Istanbul Tour

Departure from your hotel at around 08:45am. and start the day by visiting Dolmabahce Palace, the last residence of Ottoman Sultans located on the shores of Bosphorus. After Dolmabahce Palace we will go to Asia Side of Istanbul by Bosphorus Brigde to where the highest point of Istanbul called Camlıca Hill and than continue to see City Walls of the Istanbul. Finally we will go on boat cruise up to Black Sea. It ends around 06:00 pm. Return back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Admission Tickets : Included

Day 3 - Istanbul in One Day Tour and Fly to Izmir
Day 3 - Istanbul in One Day Tour and Fly to Izmir

Ready to enjoy a full day walking tour of Istanbul right after having your open buffet breakfast at your hotel. You will have an opportunity to see the fascinating contrasts of history and today, which makes Istanbul a unique place for numerous emperors since the past. Commence our trip from the Hippodrome Square where sport competitions used to take place during Romans. Continue to 17th century Ottoman Mosque with its six minarets touching to skies also known as Blue Mosque by non-muslims due to its blue İznik tiles within. Right across the blue mosque we will visit legendary monument of Byzantine era the, St.Sophia (Museum and Mosque). Lunch in a Local Restaurant and afterwards we will visit to Topkapi Palace and finish our day wandering the labyrinth streets of Grand Bazaar. Tour ends around 4:00 pm. Return back to your hotel. Transfer to Airport. Fly to Izmir. Transfer to Hotel in Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Admission Tickets : Included

Day 4 - Pamukkale Tour
Day 4 - Pamukkale Tour

We will pick you up from your hotel around 07:30am. 08:00 am. and 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 back to Kusadasi. Return back to your hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Admission Tickets : Included

Day 5 - Ephesus Tour and Fly to Cappadocia
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. You will start your visit with Artemis Temple, city ruins as Hadrian Temple, Celcius library, theater, hamams, passing through old harbor path. Then you will feel the holy atmosphere of exceptional Isabey Mosque. You will have your lunch in a traditional restaurant. In the afternoon you will visit House of Virgin Mary where she spent her last 5 years. After tour you will be transfered to airport. Fly to Cappadocia.Transfer to hotel in Cappadocia . Overnight in Capadocia.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Admission Tickets : Included

Optional - Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Ride
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.

Admire the stunning landscape of Cappadocia from a hot air balloon at sunrise on this tour. Depart from your hotel in an air-conditioned minivan and make your way to Goreme. Enjoy a light breakfast before boarding your balloon with your pilot.

Enjoy memorable panoramic views from up to 1,000 feet (300 meters) above ground, then celebrate your safe landing with a champagne toast and a personalized flight certificate.

Additional Info : You can add it in this package on reservation tab from 'Extras'

Day 6 - Cappadocia North/Red Tour
Day 6 - Cappadocia North/Red Tour

Our tour guide and driver meet you at your hotel loby at around 09:00am. in the morning. We will start the tour from Devrent valley ( Imagination Valley), spectacular fairy chimneys and beautiful landscapes. After Devrent Valley, we will visit Pasabag( known as monk valley) where double and triple headed rock formation. Lunch at Avanos, famous for pottery and Red river (Kızılırmak). After lunch, you will visit Goreme Open Air Museum which heart of Cappadocia. Goreme open air museum famous for wall painting dates back to 10th century describing the life of Jesus Christ and monks. The last stop will be Uchisar castle, natural and one of the biggest mass fairy chimney of the region. After the tour transfer to hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Admission Tickets : Included

Day 7 – Cappadocia South/Green Tour and Fly to Istanbul
Day 7 – Cappadocia South/Green Tour and Fly to Istanbul

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel before you start your second day tour. Your tour guide will meet you at your hotel lobby at around 09:00am. and tour start from Derinkuyu underground city, the deepest underground city of the region. After Derinkuyu, you will explore Ihlara valley and Melendez river. Ihlara is famous hiking place of the region. After 4 km hiking lunch over Melendiz river. You will taste local foods, cooked by local peoples. The last place is Selime cathedral, wonderful and huge fairy chimney. After the tour transfer to airport. Fly back to Istanbul. Transfer to your hotel in Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.​

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Admission Tickets : Included

Day 8 - Ariport Transfer Service to Istanbul Airports - GoodBye!
Day 8 - Ariport 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

Included/Excluded

  • 7 Nights hotel accommodation with breakfast
  • All Domestic flights
  • 3-course lunch at the tours
  • Services of professionally licensed tour guide and service fee
  • 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
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks at lunch

Price Details

Prices varies by group size and flexible for different season. We kindly ask you to contact us with form below to get our best offer for you.

 

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    Tour Date

    Languages

    English

    Meeting Point & Return

    Airport Transfer - We will meet you at the airport in Istanbul.
    Returns to Istanbul Airports.

    Covid-19

    All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Customers are required to bring and wear masks
    Customers must bring their own headphones
    Customers must keep distance in vehicles
    Customers will get a mandatory temperature check
    The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

    Additional Info

    Baggage allowance for domestic flights is 15 kg for each person.
    If the hot-air balloon flight is canceled due to weather conditions a refund will be provided.
    Passport name, number, expiry and country is required for flight ticket.
    Walking shoes and sunglasses are recommended for hiking.

    Duration

    3 to 8 Days

    Starting Location

    Istanbul

    FAQs

    Can I cancel my tour?
    You can cancel the booking 3 days prior to the start of the tour, a refund will be made total of paid amount minus cost of the domestic flights. You can cancel the booking within 3 days the start of the tour, a refund will be made total of paid amount minus cost of the domestic flights and cost of the first night hotel stay. The cancellation must be confirmed by customer service.
    Can I pay by credit card?
    Yes you can pay it by VISA or MASTERCARD.
    Do you accept different currencies for payment?
    Yes we accept TRY, EURO, USD, GBP and AUD for the payment.
    **You can pay the tour with currencies mentioned above with Turkish Liras exchange rate at the day of payment.
    What are the necessary documents to book this tour?
    We need all participants's passport details to book flight ticket.
    *After you confirm tour itinerary you can send it by E-mail.
    What are the age restriction for Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Ride?
    There are no firm age limits on who can fly. Children are always welcomed, however they should be at least 110 cm tall to be able to see over the basket edge.

    Children under 5 years of age are not allowed on balloon tours for safety reasons and mainly because they'll have to stand still for an hour.
    Which hotel will we stay in Istanbul Kusadasi and Cappadocia?
    Standard Package : Standard package style accommodation is where you will stay at boutique hotels, they will have clean, comfortable rooms.
    Recital Hotel (Istanbul), Efe Boutique (Kusadasi), Dervish Cave House (Cappadocia) or similiar - Included in this package


    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.
    Hotel Amira (Istanbul), Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel (Kusadasi), MDC Capadocia Cave Hotel (Cappadocia) or similiar
    *Please mention on your request. Extra charges apply in this category.

    Luxury Package : You can customize your programme with Luxury Style accommodation.
    FER Hotel (Istanbul), DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel (Kusadasi), Kayakapi Premium Caves (Cappadocia) or similiar
    *Please mention on your request. Extra charges apply in this category.

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    Extras
    • Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Ride (5+ Age)(65,00€)

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