7-Night Turkey Beauty Highlights from Istanbul with Ephesus and Cappadocia
With its breathtaking natural beauty, unique historical sites, and the famous Turkish hospitality, Turkey has so much to offer the traveler during their vacation. As you step foot on the soil, you discover remains from the Hittites to the Ottomans and more classical Hellenistic sites than Greece! On this Turkey tour you we will visit Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamum, Ephesus, Pamukkale and Cappadocia.ItineraryDay 1: IstanbulStop At:
Welcome to Istanbul. You will be transferred to your hotel from the airport in Istanbul today. We offer an optional short visit to the Egyptian Spice Bazaar and a cruise along the European and Asian shores of the Bosphorus for our guests who arrive in Istanbul by 11am.
Duration: 6 hours
No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at 4 star hotel in IstanbulDay 2: Istanbul Old City & Flight to KusadasiStop At:
Hagia Sophia Mosque, Sultan Ahmet, Ayasofya MeydanI No:1, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
fter breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum, Turkish and Islamic Arts Musuem and the Hippodrome. This afternoon, we will be transferred to airport for the flight to Izmir and upon arrival transferred to Kusadasi.
Duration: 8 hours
Accommodation included: Overnight at Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel, a boutique hotel in KusadasiDay 3: Ephesus, KusadasiStop At:
Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk 35920 Turkey
Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre before continuing to the former Greek village of Sirince, famous for its fruit wines. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand and what determines their value.
Duration: 6 hours
Accommodation included: Overnight at Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel, a boutique hotel in KusadasiDay 4: Pamukkale, HierapolisStop At:
Pamukkale Thermal Pools, Pamukkale Turkey
This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading to the the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as Travertines, in Pamukkale where we also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. Take a dip, amongst ancient columns, in the hot springs that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers.
Duration: 7 hours
Accommodation included: Overnight at Adem Pira Hotel, a 4 star hotel in PamukkaleDay 5: Silk Road, KonyaStop At:
Mevlana Muzesi, Mevlana Cd. No:1, Konya 42030 Turkey
Today we travel the ancient Silk Road visiting Sultanhani Caravansary and the Mevlana museum in Konya along the way. Tonight, don't miss the optional traditional Turkish folklore evening!
Duration: 9 hours
Accommodation included: Overnight at Gamirasu Cave Hotel, a boutique hotel in CappadociaDay 6: Cappadocia, Goreme, Underground CityStop At:
Goreme National Park, Goreme 50180 Turkey
Marvel at the lunar landscape of Cappadocia today as we visit the Goreme Valley Open Air Museum and the fairy chimneys, and explore the many levels of an underground city.
Duration: 6 hours
Accommodation included: Overnight at Gamirasu Cave Hotel, a boutique hotel in CappadociaDay 7: AnkaraStop At:
Anitkabir Command Anittepe, Ankara 06570 Turkey
Early morning departure to the nation's capital, Ankara where we visit Anitkabir, mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, before returning to Istanbul.
Duration: 8 hours
Accommodation included: Overnight at 4 star hotel in IstanbulDay 8: IstanbulPass By:
Istanbul Airport, Tayakadın, Terminal Cad No:1, 34283 Arnavutköy/İstanbul, Turkey
After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends and are transferred to the airport for your onward flight.
No accommodation included on this day.
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Infant seats available"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
Duration: 8 Days
Traveler pickup is offered
If you choose to start and end your tour with an airport transfer, please provide your flight arrival and departure times when booking. Alternatively, if you choose a hotel-to-hotel transfer, please specify your hotel details when booking. Both options require you to reconfirm your details at least 24 hours before departure (contact info will be provided on your booking voucher).Airports
Cancellations and refunds:
- Istanbul International Airport, Istanbul Turkey
- Sabiha Gokcen, Istanbul Turkey
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.