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Duration
8 days

Max Group Size
40

Tour Code
8DWTET

Tour Type
Request as Private

Age Requirement
12 - 90 Ages

Guiding Method
Fully guided

Operated In
English

Physical level
relax

Tour route map

Istanbul

Pickup Time:

11:49

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Istanbul

Dropoff Time:

11:49

Tour Overview

If you are looking for something special and extraordinary then look no further. The best tour in Turkey, including Istanbul, Kusadasi, Ephesus, Pamukkale & Capppadocia. This an exquisite tour for you with all the bells and whistles. There are no long bus rides just domestic flights getting you to your destination comfortable and relaxed.

Highlights

  • Istanbul Old City
  • Bosphorus Cruise
  • Ephesus
  • Pamukkale
  • Cappadocia
  • Underground City
  • Goreme Open Air Museum

Itinerary

Greetings and welcome to Istanbul! Once you've arrived at the airport, be on the lookout for the TSG sign, which will guide you to your transfer to the hotel. Once you've checked in, the remainder of the day will be free for you to spend at your leisure. However, you need not wait until tomorrow to begin exploring the city. Take a look at our optional tours. Overnight in Istanbul.

(Breakfast and Lunch are included)

The Istanbul city tour will start at the Old City after the delicious breakfast. Hippodrome is the main rota that was inscribed on the Unesco World Heritage List in 1985 and the living heritage of both Byzantines and Ottomans can be seen. Around Sultanahmet, The German Fountain -which was gifted by German Emperor Wilhelm II in 1898-, the Obelisk of Theodosius – nearly 3,500 years old, was brought to the Hippodrome by Theodosius from the Temple of Karnak about in 390- can be seen. Serpent Column -considered that it was at the Temple of Apollo in Delphi before- and the Column of Constantine that was brought from Apollon temple in Rome are other highlighted sites of the tour.


The next stop is the Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Mosque). Its breathtaking design is the synthesis of 200-year-old of Ottoman mosque architecture with Byzantine church architecture. The mosque is reflecting majesty and grandeur concepts through its architectural features and its green, white Iznik tiles are fascinating with the blue ornaments of the dome.


Hagia Sophia Mosque which is referred to as the “8th Wonder of the World” is another amazing site that is more than 1,500 years old. The light creates a fascinating atmosphere while flowing inside from the dome windows, combining a colorful, mystic view when it reaches the mosaics on the wall. The lunch break will be around at 13:00 After that TSG will take you to the bazaar, where you can find exotic spices and herbs, Turkish Baklava, delicious Turkish Delights, Turkish Coffee, nuts and fruits, hand made souvenirs, and more. Dinner and overnight in Istanbul.

 

Please Note: Please do not forget to carry a headscarf with you for the visit to religious places such as Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia Mosque.




 

 (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included)

An amazing Bosporus Boat tour will be waiting for you after breakfast. On the shoreline, you will witness the imposing view of old wooden villas, palaces, fortresses, and small fishing villages. The Ottoman palaces Dolmabahce, Yildiz, Ciragan, and Beylerbeyi will admire you by their elegant architecture with a warm welcome. Ortaköy with its iconic view, and Rumeli Fortress which is a well-designed military architecture will be next. 

 

The tour ends with transportation to İstanbul Airport for a domestic flight to Izmir. Next check in to hotel in Kusadasi, have dinner, and overnight in Kusadasi.

(Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included)

Ephesus is a 9000 years old city that houses The biggest temple dedicated to Artemis is The Artemision which is considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. This guided tour will focus the Curetes street, famous Roman baths, Celsus Library, Grand theatre House of the Virgin Mary with details in this outstanding example of a Roman port city.


Sirince is local 19th-century architecture is well preserved and the village in its reputation goes beyond the borders of the country İzmir. It is famous for its homemade wines that are specially made from different kinds of fruits such as blackberries, blueberries, melons, and strawberries. Here the tour includes wine tasting and learning how to make fruit wine in the wine houses. Plus handicrafts made by local women can be bought and a very famous leather production center will be the next stop. After a rich daily trip overnight in Kuşadası.



(Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included)

Around 8:00 the tour will move to the world-famous marvel of calcite travertines to Pamukkale. Before walking or swimming in Pamukkale’s travertine pools we will have a lunch break around 13:30. Walking around white calcium terraces and the ruins of Hierapolis, lying in the natural, hot springs waters will renew your body. The region at the same time has well-known textile products that and there will be an outlet shopping chance. At approximately 18.30 we will be on the way back. Overnight in Kusadasi.


(Breakfast and Dinner included)

After breakfast, there will be a domestic flight from Izmir Airport to Cappadocia. After check-in, the hotel rest of the day is yours to explore Cappadocia.


Please Note: If you are wishing to join the optional activity of Cappadocia Hot Air Ballooning for tomorrow, please contact your guide and register because it will take place early the next morning.

(Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included)

A new day, new destinations… The day starts with an Ozkonak Underground city visit that was built in Idis Mountain where volcanic granite-made tuff layers are quite dense and the galleries are connected by tunnels. The Goreme Open Air Museum will be the following destination that can be said that it is the heart of Cappadocia. The region was Listed as a Unesco World Heritage site in 1985 and it hides the churches of Durmuş Kadir, Yusuf Koç, El Nazar, Saklı, Meryem Ana (Virgin Mary) Kılıçlar, Tokalı, and Dark churches. Plus Convent of Monks and Nuns, Chapel of St Basil, and St. Barbara can be seen either with lots of captivating church interior paintings that have reached today. With a few minutes’ walk, Cavusin will be waiting for you and you can explore The Christians who created living spaces for themselves in the fairy chimneys of those fleeing the oppression of the Romans. Lunch will be in Avanos which is the home of pottery dating way back to the Hittites. There will be a workshop visit and shopping chances here that can’t be missed. Love Valley and Devrent Valley that you can see the symbols of Cappadocia Three Beauties. This tour will end approximately at 18.00 and overnight in Cappadocia.


(Breakfast included)

The tour ends this morning after eight amazing days. Join your fellow travelers for breakfast at the hotel, and take the opportunity to bid farewell to your newfound friends. You can sign up to take advantage of TSG credits, and this is the best way to snag credits and use them for your next trips as a discount, as well as to hear about the hot deals according to your interests. We look forward to welcoming you back on another adventure in the near future!

Trip includes

Included

2 nights hotel in Istanbul The Central Palace Taksim Hotel Istanbul

3 nights hotel in Kusadasi F5 Star Ramada Hotel & Suite

2 nights hotel in Cappadocia El Puente Cave Hotel


Note: After November 2023, The Hotel will be 5 Star La Quinta by Wyndham in Istanbul

Please Note: If the above hotels are not available we will provide the similar category hotels.

Professional English-speaking tour guides

7 open buffet breakfasts

5 lunches

5 dinners

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

Arrival transfer from Istanbul Airport

Istanbul Airport transfer after Bosphorus Cruise Tour

Arrival Transfer from Izmir Airport

Return Transfer to Izmir Airport

Arrival Transfer from Kayseri / Nevsehir Airport

Return Transfer to Kayseri / Nevsehir Airport

Guided Istanbul City Tour

Guided Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise

Guided Ephesus tour

Guided Sirince village tour and wine tasting

Guided Pamukkale tour

Guided Cappadocia Tour with Underground City and Goreme Open Air Museum

All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary

Please check the information below before your departure

1-    International & Domestic Flight Tickets

2-    Covid-19 PCR Test

3-    Tour Itinenary

4-    Confirmed Documents are sent by us to include Hotel reservations etc.

5-    Domestic Flight Tickets if any (Please check your title/name spelling printed correctly)

6-    Passport Validation Terms

7-    Visa if needed (check before your trip for the dates on your visa)

8-    If visa needed, please ask us for invitation letter to ease the visa application process

9-    Flight details for on time Airport transfer services

10- Observe the luggage limitation by Airlines for domestic flights if any

11- Obtain emergency contact details from our office 

If you have any further information that is not listed above, please contact us by the details below:

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Excluded

International flights

Domestic flight from Istanbul to Izmir

Domestic flight from Izmir to Kayseri / Nevsehir

Domestic flight from Kayseri / Nevsehir to Istanbul


Please Note: Domestic flight price for adult travelers is approximately: 80,00 Euros for one way. For the last-minute arrangements, the price might differ. You will be informed during the ticket arrangements.


Please Note: Domestic flight price for under 2 years old, approximately: 20,00 Euros as an insurance policy.

Insurance

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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Below cancellation policy is only for land services and we will follow the cancellation policy of airline companies for domestic flights.

  • If the booking is canceled 8 weeks to the departure you can get full refund.
  • If the booking is canceled 7 weeks to the departure, we will refund 100 EUR only.
  • If the booking is canceled 3 weeks prior to the departure, you will not be refunded. Under any circumstances, there will be no refund for the promoted tours. The balance will be identified as "Future Tour Credits" to use in the future. Please contact [email protected] or your tour operator to change tour dates and other details.

Under any circumstances, there will be no refund for the promoted tours. The balance will be identified as "Future Tour Credits" to use in the future. Please contact [email protected] or your tour operator to change tour dates and other details.

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