• 8 Days | 9 Nights
  • Semi-Private
  • Daily Departure
  • Min Age: No Limit

Tour Overview

Discover the Best of Turkey on this captivating 8-day tour, journeying through the heart of Istanbul, the mystical landscapes of Cappadocia, the ancient ruins of Ephesus, and the stunning natural terraces of Pamukkale. Begin your adventure in Istanbul, where East meets West, exploring its rich history and vibrant bazaars. Fly to Cappadocia to experience its surreal landscapes and ancient cave dwellings. Continue to Ephesus, one of the world’s best-preserved ancient cities, before concluding your journey in Pamukkale, famous for its white calcium terraces and thermal waters. Each location is steeped in history and unique beauty, making this tour a perfect blend of culture, history, and natural wonders—truly the Best of Turkey.

Detailed Itinerary

Upon arrival at Istanbul Airport, our staff will greet you at the exit gate and transfer you to your hotel. You will have the rest of the day to relax and explore Istanbul at your leisure.

On day two, start your day with a visit to the famous Hagia Sophia basilica, followed by a tour of the Sultan Ahmet Mosque, also known as the Blue Mosque. Explore the ancient Hippodrome and the Grand Bazaar before enjoying lunch. After lunch, visit Topkapi Palace, the center of the Ottoman Empire. Return to the hotel for overnight in Istanbul.

Start the day with a visit to the Dolmabahce Palace, followed by a trip over the Intercontinental Bosphorus Bridge to Camlica Hill. Afterward, tour the Golden Horn and see the 21km long City Walls of Istanbul. Enjoy the beautiful view from the cable car as you climb the hill to the café named after the famous French writer Pierre Loti. Then, take a cruise along the Bosphorus and enjoy lunch on the boat. Return to the hotel for overnight in Istanbul.

After breakfast, transfer to Istanbul Airport for the early morning flight to Kayseri. Upon arrival, transfer to Cappadocia and start your day with a gentle hike through orchards and unusual volcanic rock formations. Visit the old Christian Village of Cavusin, followed by lunch break and an excursion to Pigeon Valley. Continue on to the Goreme Open-Air Museum and Uchisar for a panoramic view of the landscape. Overnight in Cappadocia.

On Day 5, you can take an optional Hot Air Balloon Tour for a unique view of Cappadocia. After the tour, return to the hotel for breakfast. Then, proceed to Rose Valley to see the first inhabited rock-cut houses, and visit the Church of St. John the Baptist for a panoramic view of the village. After lunch, visit Kaymakli Underground City, the widest underground city in Cappadocia, and Ortahisar with its Castle of Ortahisar. Overnight stay in Göreme.

After breakfast, transfer to Kayseri Airport for a flight to Izmir. Visit the Ancient City of Ephesus, one of the best-preserved Greco-Roman cities in the world. Located in modern-day Turkey, it was an important center of trade and culture in the ancient world, with a history dating back to the 10th century BC. We will visit Ephesus Open Air Museum, the House of Virgin Mary, and the remains of the Artemis Temple. Then, transfer to Kuşadası to check in the hotel for a free evening at leisure. Overnight stay in Kusadasi.

Today, we will visit Pamukkale, a natural wonder featuring thick white layers of limestone and travertine cascading down the mountain slope, resembling a frozen waterfall. After free time to walk on the terraces, we will visit the adjacent ancient city of Hierapolis, which covers over a mile of ruins. Here we will see the Martyrium of St. Philip, where the apostle is said to be buried in a worship chamber surrounded by eight chapels. After the tour, we will transfer you to Denizli Çardak Airport for your early evening flight to Istanbul.

Upon arrival in Istanbul, you will be transferred to the hotel for a free evening to explore and shop. You will stay overnight in Istanbul.

On Day 8, depending on your flight time, you will check out (at 12:00) and transfer to Istanbul Airport for your departure flight.

What's Included

  • Hotel accommodation in the category of your choice.
  • Domestic flight tickets including taxes.
  • Sightseeing tours on a semi-private basis (or private basis on request).
  • Licensed tour guide assistance during the sightseeing tours.
  • Main entrance fees to all sites visited as per the itinerary.
  • Fast-track entries to the museums and natural parks.
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Deluxe air-conditioned vehicles for tours and airport transfers.
  • Domestic land and air transport between each destination.
  • Optional hot air balloon ride experience with an extra cost.
  • Taxes and handling service.
  • 24/7 support during your trip.

Please note that the specific details of inclusions may vary depending on the package and any additional services you may have requested.

Additional Info

This tour can be customized upon your needs and can also be organised on private basis.


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