• 8 Day Highlights Of Turkey By Train Tour
  • 8 Day Highlights Of Turkey By Train Tour
  • 8 Day Highlights Of Turkey By Train Tour
  • 8 Day Highlights Of Turkey By Train Tour
  • 8 Day Highlights Of Turkey By Train Tour
  • 8 Day Highlights Of Turkey By Train Tour
  • 8 Day Highlights Of Turkey By Train Tour
  • 8 Day Highlights Of Turkey By Train Tour
  • 8 Day Highlights Of Turkey By Train Tour
  • 8 Day Highlights Of Turkey By Train Tour

Tour overview

Highlights Of Turkey By Train Tour Istanbul - Kusadasi  Pamukkale - Izmir - Konya  Cappadocia

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 8 Day Highlights Of Turkey By Train Tour , Istanbul Old City Walking Tour , Ephesus Tour and Sirince Village Wine Wasting ,Hierapolis Tour ,Cappadocia Tour with Underground City and Goreme Open Air Museum

Itinerary

(No Meals)

Welcome to Istanbul, the continent-straddling metropolis that the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, and Ottomans have called home. Your adventure begins at 1 pm in the meeting point, followed by a guided tour of the Old City with your expert leader. Visit the scene of many a chariot race in the ancient hippodrome, check out the Blue Mosque, take a walk past the wares of the Grand Bazaar and marvel at the architectural masterpiece that is Suleymaniye Cami. The tour will be over around 17:30. Overnight in Istanbul.

VISITED PLACES

Istanbul

(Breakfast included)

After breakfast pick up from your hotel and transfer to Istanbul Airport for your flight to Izmir. Upon arrival board a local train and head to Selcuk from where you will be transferred to Kusadasi. This resort town lies on Turkey's western Aegean coast and is the perfect base for visiting the classical ruins at Ephesus. It's also a great spot to soak up the vibes along the seafront promenade, check out the local beaches or have a bit of a fun enjoying the vibrant nightlife. Despite being a resort town, Kusadasi isn't all new hotels and marinas – it has a long history and some phenomenal cuisine featuring fresh seafood and local olive oil. Overnight Kusadasi.

VISITED PLACES

Istanbul Izmir Kusadasi

(Breakfast and Lunch included)

Lace up your sensible shoes and charge your camera. Today starts with a visit to Ephesus, one of the best-preserved classical cities in the Eastern Mediterranean and arguably the greatest Greco-Roman site in the world. Once the capital city of Roman Asia Minor, the city has a fascinating history that really comes alive with a local guide to enhance the experience. The ruins are in incredible shape considering their age, and it’s not difficult to image them in their full glory 2000 years ago. This ancient city was extremely sophisticated with running water, public toilets, a renowned medical institute, a brothel and Roman baths. The theatre is well preserved and regularly hosts concerts, but it's the magnificent library that takes most people's breath away. From Ephesus, drive to Selcuk to feast on the popular gozleme (Turkish pancake) as it's made in front of you, then visit the Isa Bey Mosque, and the remains of the Artemis Temple.

This afternoon there is an opportunity to visit a carpet weaving center where you can discover all about this traditional art form, from dying the wool to traditional weaving on wooden looms. Regardless if you are in the market for a new rug or not this is an opportunity to support local weavers enjoy some Turkish hospitality, over a cup of tea of course, and discover the beauty of Turkish Rug Making.

Late afternoon head to the small village of Sirince to taste the local fruit wine and enjoy sunset.

After the tour drop back to your hotel. Overnight Kusadasi.

VISITED PLACES

Kusadasi

(Breakfast included)

Enjoy a full day at leisure to do as much (or as little) as you like! You might like to take a day tour to the famous Pamukkale World Heritage Site, Turkey's 'Cotton Castle' thermal pools that have been used as a spa since the 2nd century BC. Though you won't be able to bathe in these pools, you can take a walk through them, visit the nearby ancient city of Hierapolis and take a dip in what used to be Cleopatra’s old pool. Alternatively, you could take to the Aegean and explore the coastline on a gulet, a traditional wooden Turkish vessel, and swim in the crystal-clear waters of Soguksu Bay, Claros Island and Baradan Beach while enjoying lunch on deck. If you'd rather have a low-key day, there are plenty of beaches in town to relax on. Whatever you do, make sure you're ready to head back to Izmir by 6 pm as the Mavi Konya, an overnight train, will be waiting to transport you through the night to the central Anatolian city of Konya. Overnight in Train.

VISITED PLACES

Konya Pamukkale Izmir

(No Meals)

Wake up in Konya, a traditional Turkish city that's closely linked with the whirling dervish sect of Islam developed in the 13th century by Celaleddin Rumi, considered one of Islam's greatest Sufi mystics. Take an opportunity to visit the Mevlana Museum and stretch your legs in town before hitting the road for a 3-hour journey to Cappadocia. Keep an eye out for the fairy chimneys, the hallmarks of Cappadocia's otherworldly landscape, as you drive across the Anatolian plains. Stop enroute at one of the underground cities that once provided a safe haven in times of war or persecution. Arrive in Goreme in the late afternoon and take a sunset valley walk before settling in for the evening. Overnight in Cappadocia.

VISITED PLACES

Konya Cappadocia

(Breakfast and Lunch included)

After breakfast between 08:00 am and 09:30 am pick up from hotel. Final timing one day before will be given you by your tour consultant. We will drive you to Ozkonak Underground City, one of the best preserved Underground cities in Cappadocia. Than see the Uchisar Castle, the highest point of Cappadocia. After Uchisar, you visit Goreme Open Air Museum, the Heart of Cappadocia. Goreme Open Air Museum is famous for frescoes dating to 10th century describing the life of Jesus Christ and monks. Next stop is Cavusin, which is an abandoned village with old cave Greek houses. After Cavusin you go to the restaurant in Avanos to have lunch. After lunch, you visit a pottery work shop, to see how to make potteries. Then you go to Love Valley. Love Valley Cappadocia is a hidden valley with scenic formations to say the least. Despite the resemblance to man hood, these amazing rock formations are far from man-made. After Love Valley you visit another workshop to see Cappadocian handwoven carpets and kilims. Next stop is Devrent Valley, which is also called Imagination Valley, where you can see natural rock formations looking like animals. Then you head to a wine shop in Urgup for wine tasting. Last stop is Three Beauties, three beautiful fairy chimneys with their hats, which is the symbol of Cappadocia. This tour will end approximately at 18.00 and you will be returned back to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.

VISITED PLACES

Cappadocia

(Breakfast included)

Wave goodbye to Cappadocia and transfer to the airport for a flight back to Istanbul, then grab your bags and jump on the metro as the group heads to the Sultanahmet District for the final evening of the trip. Meet up with your travel buds in the evening and take a stroll across the Galata Bridge to one of the city's trendiest neighborhoods, a place of contradictions where tool-selling tradesman share space with chic cafes and galleries – this is the place to be seen. Try a local favourite, balik ekmek (fish sandwich), for dinner, then cleanse the palate with a baklava. Maybe check out a few of the bars, or simply enjoy a farewell cay (Turkish tea) overlooking the Bosphorus. Overnight in Istanbul.

VISITED PLACES

Istanbul Cappadocia

(Breakfast included)

Your Turkey Highlights by Train Tour ends after breakfast and there are no activities planned. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in the future in one of our tours again. Have a nice trip back home and thanks for choosing TravelShop Booking.

VISITED PLACES

Istanbul

Routes

Included

2 nights hotel in Istanbul - The Marmara Pera Hotel

2 nights hotel in Cappadocia - Suhan Cappadocia

2 nights hotel in Kusadasi - Ada Class Hotel

1 night hotel in Train

PS: If This hotel list not available at the time of your booking then we will arrange smilar other hotel for your group. If you prefer a Different category hotel, there might be an additional cost

Professional English - speaking tour guides

Meal plan as in the itinerary

All airport transfer services mentioned inside the itinerary

Transportation in a fully air - conditioned, non - smoking coach

Guided Istanbul Old City Walking Tour

Guided Ephesus Tour

Guided Konya City Tour

Guided Cappadocia Tour with Goreme Open Air Museum and Underground City Tour

Guided Cappadocia Valley Walk Tour

Train tickets mentioned in the itinerary

All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary

Hotel Tax

Excluded

International flights

Domestic Flights

Insurance: All types

Istanbul

1001 Nights Dinner Show

Bosphorus Dinner Cruise


Pamukkale

Hot Air Ballooning

Parasailing Tour


Cappadocia

Daily Turkish Night Show

Daily Whirling Dervishes

Hot Air Ballooning Cappadocia

City tax

Turkey entry visa

Personal expenses: Extras at hotel or additional meals

Tipping: Tips for guides and drivers

Insurance: All types

Any others expenses which are not mentioned in the "included" section

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