Exploring Karakoy, Istanbul

Best of Turkey Tour 10 Days / 9 Nights

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USD$1,210.00

This Turkey tour is the ideal introduction to Turkey´s four popular tourist destinations: Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus and Pamukkale. Perfect for travelers who want to see the most of Turkey in the least amount of time. Package price includes round trip domestic flight tickets, airport transfers and ground transportation, hotel accommodations, daily breakfast and guided sightseeing tours by a professional English-speaking tour guide during the tours.

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Day 1: Arrival in Istanbul

Upon your arrival in Istanbul you will be met with our company representative in the arrivals area of the airport who will be holding a sign board with your name on it. After meet and greet, you will then be transferred from the airport to your hotel in Istanbul. Rest of the day will be at leisure.

  • Overnight in Istanbul

Day 2: Full Day Istanbul Old City Tour

After breakfast approximately at 8:30 am pick up from your hotel to begin the full day tour. Visit Hagia Sophia Museum, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace. Lunch at a local restaurant. After the tour you are transferred back to your hotel.

  • Overnight in Istanbul
  • Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3: Full Day Bosphorus cruise & Two Continents Tour

Breakfast at the hotel, then meet your guide at hotel lobby for a short drive to Spice Market, Egyptian Bazaar heaped with various sweets & spices is one of the world’s largest spice bazaars since 1665. Soon after, we embark on the Bosphorus ferry for an unforgettable cruise along the Bosphorus, the beautiful strait that divides Europe from Asia. After lunch break, we continue driving across the first Bosphorus Bridge & head for the summit of Camlica Hill, which offers 360° panoramic views of Istanbul overlooking the Sea of Marmara. Driving back to Europe over the Bosphorus Bridge, we visit Dolmabahce Palace, with more than 340 rooms & eight Turkish Baths the Imperial Residence of the last six Sultans. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

  • Overnight in Istanbul
  • Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4: Flight to Kayseri/Nevsehir, Full Day North Cappadocia Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel for your transfer to the airport to catch your early morning flight to Kayseri or Nevsehir. Upon arrival at the airport you will be transferred to Cappadocia where you will meet your professional tour guide to begin your full day North Cappadocia Tour.

Your tour will start with a visit to the Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy chimneys. Next you will visit the Pasabag Monk’s Valley to see the mushroom-shaped pinnacles. After this visit, you will drive to the city of Avanos. After lunch you will visit the beautiful open air museum of Goreme where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years. Finally towards the end of the day tour before returning to your hotel, you will be able to visit the natural castles of Uchisar. After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in Cappadocia for check-in. 

  • Overnight in Cappadocia
  • Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5: Full Day South Cappadocia Tour

After breakfast at the hotel around 09:30 you will be picked up and met by your tour guide to begin your full day tour of South Cappadocia. Your tour guide will brief you on the day’s activities. Your tour will begin with a visit to the Red Valley where you will be able to explore the famous rock-cut churches and hike approximately 5 km through the Güllüdere (Rose) Valley. Next you will visit Çavusin village which is famous for its houses and churches of the Christian Clergymen. We will take a break for lunch around noon. After lunch you will drive to the Pigeon Valley. In the afternoon you will visit the Kaymakli underground city where early Christians lived. This will be the end of your full day tour. After the tour you will be transferred to your hotel.  

  • Overnight in Cappadocia
  • Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6: Flight to Denizli with overnight in Pamukkale

After breakfast check out of the hotel in Cappadocia. You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to Kayseri airport to take your flight to Denizli. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Pamukkale. Check into your hotel in Pamukkale and rest of the day is free.

  • Overnight in Pamukkale
  • Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 7: Full Day Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour

After breakfast at the hotel around 09:30 you will be picked up from the hotel to begin your guided tour of the Pamukkale and Hierapolis area with a profession licensed tour guide. Around 10:00 you will visit the first destination of Karahayit to see the Red Spring Waters. After Karahayit we will drive to Pamukkale and begin the visit to the ancient city of Hierapolis around 10:30. The highlights of Hierapolis are Necropolis, Roman Baths, Domitian Gate, Latrina, Oil Factory, Frontinious Street, Agora, Byzantium Gate, Triton Fountain, Cathedral, Apollon Temple, Plutonium, Theater and Antique Pool. You will also be able to take some photos from the nicest corners of Pamukkale. Around 12:30 you will be given some free time for approximately 60 minutes to explore the natural beauties of Pamukkale. As an option, you may choose to swim in the Pamukkale Antique Pools (at own expense) during this free time. At 13:30 you will meet the guide and will get a chance to walk in the middle of the Pamukkale travertines from top to down without shoes and socks. At 14:30 you will be taken for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch at approximately 15:30 you will visit an Onyx Factory for approximately 30 minutes. At the end of the tour around approximately 16:00, you will be transferred to your hotel at around 19:00.

  • Overnight in Kusadasi
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8: Full Day Ephesus Tour, Flight to Istanbul

After breakfast at the hotel around 08:30 you will be picked up and met by your tour guide to begin your full day tour of Ephesus. Your tour guide will brief you on the day’s activities. You will first visit the Temple of Artemis which was once one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Next you will visit the world famous ancient Greco- Roman City of Ephesus, the most well preserved example in the world. After visiting this impressive site, you will have a break for lunch. After lunch you will visit the House of Virgin Mary, where it is believed she spent her last days. This is a holy place for both Christians and Muslims. Afterwards you will visit the Isabey Mosque. At end of the tour you will be transferred to Izmir airport for your return flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival you will be picked-up from the airport and transferred to your hotel.

  • Overnight in Istanbul
  • Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 9: Istanbul

Enjoy the day at your leisure.

  • Overnight in Istanbul
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 10: Departure Transfer

After breakfast check out from hotel (before 12:00), transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport as per your international flight details. End of tour and services. 

  • Meals: Breakfast

Please note: this is a suggested itinerary and can be customized to meet your exact requirements. Click to customize.

What’s included:
• Arrival, departure airport transfers and ground transportation
• Domestic flight tickets as per the itinerary
• 5 nights in Istanbul at Special Class or Boutique Hotels including breakfast
• 2 nights in Cappadocia at a cave hotel including breakfast
• 1 night in Pamukkale at a 4 star hotel including breakfast
• 1 night in Kusadasi at a 4 star hotel including breakfast
• Professional licensed English speaking guide during the tours
• Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
• Entrance fees mentioned by the itinerary
• Car park, Gasoline, Highway & Bridge fees
• Local taxes and service charges

What’s not included:
• International airfare & airport taxes
• Visa to enter Turkey
• Tips & Personal Items
• Drinks with meals (except the drinks served with breakfast)
• You can swim in the Antique pool in Pamukkale. However, please note that there is an extra charge that you will have to pay directly at your own expense before entry to the pools. This entrance fees to the pools is not covered as part of your tour. as Please note that you must bring your own towel, swimsuit etc. if you need to use the pools.

Additional Info:
• This is a regular group tour, but if requested at cost can be provided as a private tour
• The regular group tour has shopping stops included in the tour
• Please advise your arrival details at time of booking
• Pick up from Sabiha Gokcen Airport will be at an extra cost of USD 50.00 for one way up to 4 people
• Please note that the Blue Mosque is not open for visitation on Fridays as it is closed for religious prayer services. You will only be able to visit the outside of Blue Mosque area on tours operated on Fridays. No visitation will be allowed inside the Blue Mosque for tourists on Fridays.
• St. Sophia is closed on Monday, this will be replaced with the Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Sarnici)
• Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesday, it will be replaced with the Beylerbeyi Palace
• Dolmabahce Palace is closed on Monday and Thursday, this will be replaced with the Kariye Museum (The Chora Church)
• Grand Bazaar is closed on Sunday
• During religious holidays, the spice market and Grand Bazaar are closed

Accommodation in below Hotels (or similar hotels depending on vacancy at the time of booking):

Istanbul: Muyan Suites OR Aya Sultan Hotel OR The Istanbul Hotel
Cappadocia: Flintstones Cave Hotel OR Dedeli Konak Cave Hotel OR Travel Inn Cave Hotel
Pamukkale: Colossae Termal Hotel OR Richmond Pamukkale Thermal OR Pam Thermal Hotel
Kusadasi: Derici Hotel OR Efe Boutique Hotel OR Marina Hotel

The quoted price of this tour covers accommodations in hotels as mentioned above or in similar quality hotels.

If you wish to include a higher quality hotel, we offer two options:

Option 1: We can upgrade your hotel at an additional cost. This cost will be added to the total tour price of the standard package tour.

Option 2: You can arrange your own accommodation on the tour as per your preference. We can offer a new package tour price without including cost of hotel accommodation. If Option 2 is preferred, all services as part of the package tour will be provided except for hotel accommodation.

Please let us know the option you prefer at the time the tour request is made so that we can price the tour accordingly. If no change in hotels is needed and you wish to proceed with the hotels highlighted in our package tour at the quoted tour price then you may book the tour directly online.

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2 reviews for Best of Turkey Tour 10 Days / 9 Nights

  1. 5 out of 5

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    Thank you very much for your help in arranging our tour in Turkey. Everything went well and we are most grateful to have learned so much about Turkey while having fun. I would recommend you to anyone.

    Thank you again.

  2. 5 out of 5

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    I just returned from your 10 day Best of Turkey Tour (Istanbul/Cappadocia/Pamukakle/Ephesus) and had a wonderful time! The tour guides were very friendly and knowledgeable about their cities, the transportation worked just right, and the hotels were first class. I will certainly recommend your organization to friends who want to travel to Turkey.

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