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6-Day Highlights of Turkey

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From: $860.00

Start and end in Istanbul! With the in-depth cultural tour Highlights of Turkey, you have a 6 day tour package taking you through Istanbul, Turkey and 3 other destinations in Turkey. Highlights of Turkey Tour includes accommodation as well as an expert English speaking guide during the tours, meals, transport and more.


6-Day Istanbul, Cappadocia, Pamukkale and Ephesus Tour


Day 1: Arrival in Istanbul

Upon your arrival, you will be met by our representative before transfer to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your own leisure.

  • Overnight in Istanbul

Day 2: Full Day Istanbul 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
  • Included meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3: 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
  • Included meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4: Full Day South Cappadocia Tour, Flight to Izmir

You may add an optional Hot Air Balloon Ride over picturesque Cappadocia to your tour at an extra cost of USD 175.00. With an early morning pick up around 5:00 am from your hotel you can join an early morning Hot Air Balloon ride for approximately 60 minutes. If interested, please request at the time of booking your tour with us and we can make all necessary arrangements on your behalf!

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. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to the Kayseri or Nevsehir airport for your flight to Izmir through Istanbul. Upon your arrival, you will be picked up and transferred for check-in to your hotel in Kusadasi.

  • Overnight in Kusadasi
  • Included meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5: Full Day Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour

After breakfast around 08:00 you will be picked up from your Kusadasi hotel and taken to the meeting point in Selcuk where the full group will first meet. You will then begin the Pamukkale tour with a drive from Selcuk starting at 8:30 am to Pamukkale which will be around 3 hours. En route to Pamukkale after 1.5 hours, there will be a 10 minutes stop for restroom break. Upon arrival around 11:45, the group will be first taken to have lunch and after lunch at around 13:00 you will begin your guided tour of the Pamukkale and Hierapolis area with a profession licensed tour guide. In Pamukkale, you will see the Cotton Cliffs, one of the natural wonders of the world formed by deposits of calcareous salts. Also you will visit the ancient ruins of the City of Hierapolis with its basilica, theatre and Roman Baths. At the end of the guided tour, you will have some free time to explore the area on your own. As an option, you may choose to swim in the Pamukkale antique pools (at own expense) during this free time. The tour guide will inform you about the exact meeting point and time. At the end of the tour around approximately 4:00 pm, you will be transferred to your hotel at around 19:00.

  • Overnight in Kusadasi
  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Full Day Ephesus Tour / Flight from Izmir to Ataturk Airport – End of Services

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 the end of the tour, you will be transferred to Izmir airport for your late evening flight to Ataturk airport. This will be the end of our services.

  • Included meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Included in this package:
• All transfers mentioned in the itinerary
• Domestic flight tickets as per the itinerary
• 5 nights accommodation with breakfast included
• English-speaking guide during the tours
• 5 lunches & 1 evening meal
• Entrance fees mentioned by the itinerary
• Wifi available at all our hotels
• Transport by air-conditioned Vehicles
• All Local taxes & No hidden costs!

Price Excludes:
• International flight tickets
• Transfer from Airport to Hotel in Istanbul at the End of the Tour
• Personal expenses
• Optional tours
• Travel Insurance
• Drinks with meals (except the drinks served with breakfast)

Important 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
• Upon arrival at the Istanbul Ataturk airport you will have to arrange your own pick-up transfer from airport to your hotel in Istanbul. This transfer is not included as part of your package tour services with us.

Optional add-on tours at an additional charge:

 Highly Recommended in Cappadocia:

  • Hot-air Balloon Ride: Join the hot-air balloon ride at a cost of USD 175.00 per person. To obtain details and book this add-on tour click Book Now.
  • Whirling Dervish Show: Enjoy the whirling dervish show at a cost of USD 70.00 per person. To obtain details and book this add-on tour click Book Now.
  • Traditional Turkish Night Show with Dinner: Join the traditional Turkish night show with dinner at a cost of USD 80.00 per person. To obtain details and book this add-on tour click Book Now.

You will stay in 4-Star, Special-Class and Cave hotels throughout your tour. You will stay for two nights at the Victory Hotel Istanbul or Ayasultan Hotel, or similar, in Istanbul, one night at the Flintstones Cave Hotel, or similar in Cappadocia, and two nights at the Derici Hotel, or similar, in Kusadasi.

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2 reviews for 6-Day Highlights of Turkey

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Adam M

    We travelled to Istanbul, Cappadocia, Pamukkale and Ephesus in May. Wonderful trip. The guides were great and on time picking us up from the airport. The cities and accommodations were fantastic. Highly recommend this group for your travels.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Paulo E

    I was a little worried about traveling alone however the 6-Day Highlights of Turkey was the perfect was to start my travels. Murat and Aylin were amazing guides, they made me feel very welcome from day one. I recommend this trip to anyone.

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