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Duration
7 days

Max Group Size
30

Tour Code
Highlights7Days

Tour Type
Request as Private

Age Requirement
12 - 99 Ages

Guiding Method
Fully guided

Operated In
English

Physical level
moderate

Tour route map

Istanbul

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Istanbul

Tour Overview

Embark on a thrilling and all-encompassing 7-day journey through Turkey, immersing yourself in its top-rated and culturally meaningful locations.

The tour includes visits to Istanbul, Cappadocia, and Ephesus, three of the country's most iconic cities.

Crafted for adventurers seeking to delve into Turkey's rich history, cultural tapestry, and breathtaking landscapes, this tour offers the added convenience of flights to maximize every moment of their journey.

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Itinerary

You will be picked from Istanbul Airport and taken to your hotel. Today there is no scheduled activity, you will meet with our guide next day at 09:30 AM

Early Morning: You will be picked up from your Istanbul hotel at 04:00 AM and transferred to the airport for your flight at 06:55 AM to Cappadocia.

Morning: Upon arrival in Cappadocia, you will be greeted by our guide and transferred to Goreme, where your exciting adventure begins.

Approximately 09:00 AM, start your first day of the tour, exploring the enchanting Fairy Chimneys and Rock Churches that define the unique beauty of Cappadocia.

Highlights of the day:

Goreme Open Air Museum: Discover the fascinating rock-cut churches adorned with intricate frescoes, offering a glimpse into the region's rich Byzantine history and religious heritage.

Pasabaglar (Monk's Valley): Marvel at the peculiar rock formations known as fairy chimneys, where ancient monks once sought solitude in their cave dwellings. Capture the magical landscapes and learn about the legends surrounding this mystical place.

Devrent (Imagination Valley): Let your imagination run wild as you explore the whimsical rock formations, which resemble various shapes and objects. Be captivated by the surreal landscapes and enjoy the opportunity for unique photo opportunities.

Urgup Town: Immerse yourself in the charming atmosphere of Urgup, a picturesque town in Cappadocia. Explore its narrow streets, visit local shops, and experience the authentic Turkish culture and hospitality.

Avanos Pottery Town: Discover the traditional art of pottery-making in Avanos, known for its skilled artisans and vibrant ceramics. Witness a pottery demonstration and, if you wish, try your hand at creating your own masterpiece.

Afternoon: The tour concludes around 16:00, and you will be dropped off at your hotel in Cappadocia for a pleasant stay.

Take the rest of the day to relax, explore the local surroundings, and soak in the unique atmosphere of this extraordinary destination.

Today you will "hotel check-out" and then take a flight to Izmir.

#Some days there might no direct flights between Cappadocia/Izmir , so flights would be connected flight with 1 stop over.

Embark on an early morning adventure starting with hotel pick-up at 05:00 AM. Catch an **08:00 AM flight to Izmir, a quick one-hour journey.

Upon arrival, we will whisk you away directly to Ephesus, where you'll step foot at the Magnesia Gate of the Ephesus Ancient City around 10:30 AM.

Prepare to be amazed as you discover the captivating highlights of this historical site.

Highlights of the tour include:

 Library of Celsus: Marvel at the grandeur of this ancient library, known for its striking facade and intricate architectural details.

Temple of Hadrian: Explore the impressive ruins of this well-preserved temple dedicated to the Roman emperor Hadrian.

Hercules Gate: Pass through the monumental Hercules Gate, an entrance adorned with impressive reliefs and sculptures.

Grand Theatre: Be awestruck by the sheer size and magnificence of the Grand Theatre, which once accommodated thousands of spectators.

The Snake Cult of Asklepios: Learn about the intriguing ancient snake cult associated with healing and visit the ruins of the Asklepion, an ancient medical center.

Herm (Marker) of Hermes: Admire the stone marker dedicated to the Greek god Hermes, symbolizing travelers and boundaries.

Stone-carving of the goddess Nike: Witness the intricate stone-carving depicting the goddess Nike, a symbol of victory and triumph.

Fountain of Trajan: Discover the ancient fountain dedicated to the Roman emperor Trajan, adorned with ornate sculptures.

Ruins of Artemis Temple: Explore the remnants of the legendary Artemis Temple, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

St. Mary's House (optional): If desired, visit the sacred site believed to be the house where the Virgin Mary spent her final years.

After the tour, you will be taken to your hotel in Kusadasi for an overnight stay.

**Flight times may vary depending on availabilty and airline schedules.

Today you will check-out hotel and then you will take flight to Istanbul to discover highlights of Istanbul.

**Flight will be early morning.

Embark on a captivating full-day tour of the heart of Ottoman and Byzantine history, starting at 09:30 AM, accompanied by our knowledgeable guide.

The day will culminate with a breathtaking Bosphorus Cruise, offering a perfect ending to this memorable experience.

Highlights of the day:

Topkapi Palace (Optional): Delve into the opulence and grandeur of the Topkapi Palace, where Ottoman sultans once resided. Marvel at the intricate architecture, exquisite artifacts, and stunning views of the Istanbul skyline.

Blue Mosque: Step inside the enchanting Blue Mosque, adorned with its famous blue tiles, and immerse yourself in the serene atmosphere of this architectural masterpiece.

Hippodrome: Journey back in time at the Hippodrome, once the center of Byzantine entertainment and chariot races. Discover ancient obelisks and monuments that tell tales of the city's glorious past.

Hagia Sophia: Be awe-struck by the awe-inspiring Hagia Sophia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore its impressive domes, breathtaking mosaics, and the fascinating amalgamation of Byzantine and Islamic influences.

Grand Bazaar: Indulge in the vibrant atmosphere of the Grand Bazaar, one of the world's oldest and largest covered markets. Lose yourself in the labyrinthine alleys filled with colorful stalls, offering a wide array of Turkish treasures.

After the tour you will back to hotel for the overnight.

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before starting the day's activities.

Highlights of the day:

Egyptian Spice Bazaar: Begin by heading to the Egyptian Spice Bazaar, where you can indulge in the diverse aromas and explore the bustling market filled with exotic spices, Turkish delights, and other local products.

Bosphorus Cruise: Next, embark on a relaxing Bosphorus Cruise, where you can admire the city's eclectic architecture as you sail between Europe and Asia. Enjoy the scenic views and pass by the magnificent palaces of the Ottomans, including Dolmabahce and Beylerbeyi.

A day at leisure awaits you in Istanbul, or you have the choice to select from a range of optional activities in the booking form.

After breakfast, you will check out from the hotel. Our representative will assist you with your departure airport transfer, marking the end of our services.

If you like to extend your stay in Istanbul, you can use the booking form and add more days in your package.

Trip includes

Included

4 nights hotel in Istanbul Pullman

1 nights hotel in Kusadasi Ramada Hotel HB

1 nights hotel in Cappadocia El Puente Cave Hotel


Domestic flight from Istanbul to Kayseri / Nevsehir

Domestic flight from Kayseri / Nevsehir to Izmir

Domestic flight from Izmir to Istanbul

Professional English-speaking tour guides

6 open buffet breakfasts

1 dinners

All airport transfer services mentioned inside the itinerary

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

Guided Istanbul City Tour

Guided Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise Tour

Guided Ephesus Tour

Guided Cappadocia Tour

Excluded

Insurance: All types

International flights

Lunch & Dinner

Insurance: All types

Turkey entry visa

Tipping

Hotel room taxes

Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry

Any others expenses which are not mentioned at the included section

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Cancellation Policy

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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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