Mini Group 8 Day Istanbul - Cappadocia - Ephesus - Pamukkale Tour

Mini Group 8 Day Istanbul - Cappadocia - Ephesus - Pamukkale Tour

This 8 days Mini group ( Max. 10 pax ) tour gives you a thorough overview of the country's most popular destinations, without making you feel rushed. Perfect for travelers who are short on time or people who hate planning, all logistical details, including domestic flights, accommodation, and most meals, are included and accounted for.. Istanbul is the world’s most gorgeous and mysterious city. Check out the History, Religion, the Beauty, the culture and lifestyle.
Cappadocia is the land of Mysterious with amazing rock formations, underground cisties.
In Ephesus Walk through history along marble streets lined with wonderful public buildings, Pamukkale Thermal Springs and Laodicea Ancient city.
* Cave Hotel accommodation in Cappadocia,
* Selected centrally Located Boutique and 4 star Hotels
* Small group ensures personal service with
* Informative, friendly and professional guide
* Domestic flights included.
* Option with Private Tour for your family

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Istanbul

Stop At: Istanbul, Istanbul
Welcome to Turkey. Arrive in Istanbul Airport ( IST ) or to Sabiha Gokcen Airport ( SAW ) , Our representative will meet you at the airport with your name sign and private transfer to the hotel for overnight stay in Istanbul.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in Istanbul in a 4 star Boutique hotels located in Sultanahmet

Day 2: Full Day Istanbul Tour (Breakfast)

Stop At: Hippodrome, Binbirdirek, Sultan Ahmet ParkI No:2, Istanbul Turkey
Our tour starts with Hippodrome Square where used to take place for chariot races and the Byzantine riots during Roman and Byzantine period.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Hagia Sophia Mosque, Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
Only a short walk away, reaches Hagia Sophia built in 532 AD by Roman Emperor Justinian I.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Blue Mosque, Sultanahmet Mah At Meydani Cad No 7, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
Visit Blue Mosque, which has its fame from its beautiful blue Iznik tiles.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Topkapi Palace, Cankurtaran Mahallesi Gulhane Park, Near Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
We will continue walking to Topkapi Palace, was not only the residence of the Ottoman sultans, but also the administrative and educational center of the state. It was constructed between 1460 and 1478 by Sultan Mehmed II, the conqueror of Constantinople. We will visit the Topkapi Palace including weapons section.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Grand Bazaar, Grand Bazaar, Istanbul
We will visit Grand Bazaar where is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with more than 58 covered streets and over 1,200 shops which attract between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily. Opened in 1461, it is well known for its jewelry, pottery, spice, and carpet shops.

Drive back to our hotel
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in Istanbul in a 4 star Boutique hotels located in Sultanahmet

Day 3: Istanbul Tour (Breakfast)

Stop At: Misir Carsisi (Spice Market), Rustem Pasa Mahallesi, Erzak Ambari Sok. No:92 Eminonu - Fatih, Istanbul 34116 Turkey
Pick up from your hotel and start your second tour day in Istanbul.
First visit Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar): The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other concievable herb and spice.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
After Spice Market, boat trip on the Bosphorus will start. It is a traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Basilica Cistern, Alemdar Mahallesi, Yerebatan Caddesi, No:1/3, Istanbul 34410 Turkey
One of Istanbul's splendid historical buildings is the Basilica Cistern located in the southwest of Hagia Sophia. This large underground cistern built by Byzantine Emperor Justinian I (527-565) was named as Yerebatan Palace ere among the people due to the marble columns rising from the water and countless seemingly like. It is also known as Basilica Cistern since there is a Basilica in the place where the cistern is located.
Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Istanbul, Istanbul
End of the tour, turn back to your hotel for overnight in Istanbul.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in Istanbul in a 4 star Boutique hotels located in Sultanahmet

Day 4: Istanbul to Cappadocia by flight - Cappadocia Tour (Breakfast)

Stop At: Cappadocia, Cappadocia
Our driver will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to airport for your flight to Cappadocia.
Upon your arrival to Kayseri or Nevsehir airport, your guide will meet with you with your name sign. After greetings, you will continue to the Cappadocia region aroun 50 minutes.
Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Fairy Chimneys, Goreme Turkey
First meeting with Cappadocia, visiting Three Sisters Fairy Chimneys in Urgup which are the most popular and seen on advertisements.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Pigeon Valley, Uchisar KasabasI Nevşehir Kapadokya, Goreme 50240 Turkey
Then we head on to Pigeons Valley, Pigeons have been always important for cappadocian people. That’s why people carved some pigeon houses to keep them in certain places. You will see that the houses for the pigeons are like the houses for the people.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kaymakli Underground City, Derinkuyu Turkey
Then we descend into the center of the earth in the Kaymakli Underground City one of the largest and the deepest of 200 others in Cappadocia.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Cappadocia, Cappadocia
After the tour program drive to your hotel for overnight in Cappadocia.
Duration: 25 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in a Cave Hotel in Cappadocia.

Day 5: Cappadocia Tour & Fly to Izmir (Breakfast - Dinner )

Stop At: Devrent Valley, Devrent Mevkii No:1 Urgup Yolu, 50500 Turkey
After breakfast take our second day Cappadocia tour. Drive to Devrent Valley, take a walk through this lunar landscape where different rock formations can be seen.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Pasabag, Urgup Turkey
Seeing the best examples of the fairy chimneys at Pasabag Fairy Chimneys Valley.
Pasabağ contains some of the most striking fairy chimneys in Cappadocia with twin and even triple rock caps - formations that are unique even for Cappadocia! Locals refer to them as the mushroom-shaped fairy chimneys.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Avanos, Avanos, Cappadocia
We drive further to Avanos Town, which is famous with tile and pottery workshops. We will have a lunch break here in Avanos.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Goreme Open-Air Museum, Merkez, Muze Cd., Goreme 50180 Turkey
After lunch our next stop is Goreme Open Air Museum where you will enjoy the fantastic rock churches and beautiful frescos from various centuries decorating the walls of the churches.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Uchisar Castle, Uchisar Turkey
Then we drive to the Uchisar Rock Castle, which is the highest and the most dominant point, giving us a breathtaking panorama.
Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Cappadocia, Cappadocia
End of the tour, drive back to Kayseri or Nevsehir airport for your flight to Izmir.

Pass By: Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport, Dokuz Eylül, 35410 Gaziemir/İzmir, Turkey
Upon your arrival to Izmir Airport, our representative will meet with you and transfer you to Kusadasi and check in your hotel for overnight.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in Kusadasi in a Boutique class or 4 star hotel.

Day 6: Ephesus Tour - Pamukkale Overnight (Breakfast - Dinner)

Pass By: Kusadasi, Kusadasi, Turkish Aegean Coast
After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Ephesus region around 25 minutes.


Stop At: The Temple of Artemis, Ataturk, Park Ici Yolu No:12, Selcuk Turkey
First visit Artemis Temple where is one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk 35920 Turkey
Continue to Ephesus, walk through history along marble streets lined with wonderful public buildings, among them The State Agora, Odeon, Memnius Monument, the Temple of Domitian, , Polio Fountain, Curetes Street, The Trajan Fountain, The Baths of Scholastica, Hadrian Temple, Latrina, Celcus Library, the gate of Mihridates and Mazues, Commercial Agora and The Grand Theater are two of the most impressive buildings in Ephesus. Grand theatre was built in 3rd century B.C and it was later expanded to 24.000 spectators by the Romans in the 1st century A.D.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), Selcuk 35100 Turkey
Then, we will visit the House of Virgin Mary. This house is located on the Aladag Mountains 5 miles from Ephesus. At the third Ecumenical Council of 431 in Ephesus, it was claimed that Mary came to Ephesus with St. John in 37 A.D. and lived there until her death in 48 A.D. After the discovery of the house, the Archbishop of Izmir declared it a place of pilgrimage in 1892. On July 26, 1967, Pope Paul VI visited this place and prayed here.
Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Pamukkale, Pamukkale
After Ephesus, drive to Pamukkale ( 3 hours ) arrival and check into our thermal Hotel. Swim in Hotels Thermal Pools and overnight
Duration: 3 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in Pamukkale in a 5 star Thermal Hotel

Day 7: Hierapolis Laodicea - Istanbul (Breakfast)

Stop At: Hierapolis & Pamukkale, Pamukkale 20280 Turkey
We drive to the healing city of Hierapolis, actually Pamukkale, the white «cotton fortress» where hot mineral water bursts from the earth and cascades over steep cliffs forming pools, channels and stalactites. The therapeutic waters were known to the founders of Hierapolis and of Laodicea in 190 BC.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Laodicea, Just off Denizli - Pamukkale, Denizli Turkey
Continue to visit to Laodicia. The city established in the C3 BCE by the Seleucid Antiochus II, the city was named after his wife Laodicea. Built on the Lycus Tributary of the Meander River, it was surnamed Laodicea on Lycus, to distinguish it from other similarly named cities. Laodicia is the last of the seven churches. As a crossroad of two important roads, this city had an important commercial and logistical position.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Denizli Airport, Cumhuriyet Mah., Küme Evler Sok. No:1, 20350 Çardak/Denizli, Turkey
Transfer to Denizli Airport for your 1 hour flight back to Istanbul
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Sabiha Gökçen Havalimanı, Sanayi, 34906 Pendik/İstanbul, Turkey
Arrival to Sabiha Gokcen airport or to Istanbul airport. Our representative will meet you at the airport with your name sign and private transfer to your hotel.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in Istanbul in a 4 star Boutique hotels located in Sultanahmet

Day 8: Home ( Breakfast )

Stop At: İstanbul Havalimanı, Tayakadın, 34277 Arnavutköy/İstanbul, Turkey
After breakfast check out from the hotel and private transfer to airport for your flight back home. The end of our services.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Dress code is smart casual"
"Stroller accessible"
"Infant seats available"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Face masks provided for 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"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"



Start Time: Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. Private Tour for your family 4/1/2021 - 10/2/2022
Monday - Sunday:01:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Mini group Tour Max. 10 Guests 4/1/2021 - 10/2/2022
Tuesday:01:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Saturday:01:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Sunday:01:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Duration: 8 Days
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered
Private pick up and Private transfer from Istanbul Airport ( IST ) and Sabiha Gokcen ( SAW )

Airports

  • Istanbul Airport, TayakadIn Terminal Street No. 1, Istanbul 34283 Turkey
  • Sabiha Gokcen, Istanbul Turkey



Cancellations and refunds: If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Included

  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • 7 nights accommodation based on bed & breakfast.
  • Domestic flights ( Istanbul-Cappadocia-Izmir & Pamukkale - Istanbul )
  • Entrance fees (Our guide will have pre-paid tickets to skip the line)
  • Professional licensed tour guide
  • 7 Breakfasts and 2 Dinners
  • Hotels in Istanbul : Yasmak Sultan or Dosso Dossi Old City or similar
  • Cave Hotel in Cappadocia. Yunak Evleri or Gamirasu Cave Hotel or similar
  • Hotels in Kusadasi : Carina Hotel or Marina Suits or similar
  • Hotel in Pamukkale : 5 Star Pam Thermal or Colossea Thermal or similar
  • Transportation with brand new air-conditioned minivan/minibus
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Bosphorus Strait
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica Cistern
  • Entry/Admission - Fairy Chimneys
  • Entry/Admission - Pigeon Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Kaymakli Underground City
  • Entry/Admission - Devrent Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Pasabag
  • Entry/Admission - Goreme Open-Air Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Uchisar Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
  • Entry/Admission - Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
  • Entry/Admission - Hierapolis & Pamukkale
  • Entry/Admission - Laodicea
  • Entry/Admission - Denizli Airport

Not Included

  • International flight tickets
  • Any drinks and the meals not mentioned in including section
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities

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