10-Day Istanbul, Cappadocia, Konya, Pamukkale and Ephesus Tour

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Planning an exotic trip with your friend? Avail of our Turkey 10 Days tour at reasonable prices and explore the beauty of Turkey at the exotic cities of Istanbul, Cappadocia, Konya and Pamukkale with local expert guides. This 10-Day Turkey tour package covering accommodation in high-quality hotels, all transfers, breakfasts, lunches on the full day tours, and domestic flight and bus tickets.

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Day 1: Arrival in Istanbul

Arrive at any time. Upon arrival in Istanbul, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city that lies on two continents.

  • Overnight in Istanbul
  • Included Meal(s): No
  • Accommodation: Muyan Suites OR Midtown Hotel Taksim OR Grand Oztanik Hotel OR Deluxe Golden Horn Hotel

Day 2: Istanbul Old City Tour

After your breakfast, at the agreed time, we will pick you up from your hotel to begin a full-day tour of this magnificent city. It includes an official English-speaking guide, tickets, lunch at a central city restaurant and a visit to the most resplendent monuments that the Ottoman, Byzantine, and Roman empires have handed down to future generations: Hagia SophiaThe Blue MosqueHippodrome, Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar, which houses more than 4000 stores. At the end of the visit, you may linger some more in the old city, enjoying the amazing atmosphere, and finally, you will make your own way to your hotel.

  • Overnight in Istanbul
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Muyan Suites OR Midtown Hotel Taksim OR Grand Oztanik Hotel OR Deluxe Golden Horn Hotel

Day 3: Bosphorus Cruise — Fly from Istanbul to Kayseri

After breakfast at around 8:30 am, you will join the Half-day Morning Bosphorus Cruise. At the start of this tour, you will enjoy a drive to the pier in Eminonu for a short visit to the historical Spice Market (Egyptian Bazaar). Following this, you will join a shared boat tour and cruise along the Bosphorus which is a narrow strait between the continents of Europe and Asia connecting the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara. You will be able to view the Ottoman palaces, Bosphorus bridge, citadels, centuries-old mansions, and the European and Asian shorelines while onboard the boat. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back to your hotel to pick up your luggage and then will be transferred to the Istanbul domestic airport for your flight to Kayseri which is approximately 1 hour and 25 minutes in duration. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Cappadocia. Check in to your hotel in Cappadocia and the rest of the day is free.

  • Overnight in Cappadocia
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Holiday Cave Hotel OR Heaven Cave House OR Dedeli Konak Cave Hotel

Day 4: North Cappadocia Tour

After breakfast around 9:30 am you will be picked up from your hotel to join the full-day tour of North Cappadocia. 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 trip is completed, we will transfer you back to your hotel.

  • Overnight in Cappadocia
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Holiday Cave Hotel OR Heaven Cave House OR Dedeli Konak Cave Hotel

Day 5: South Cappadocia Tour

After breakfast at the hotel around 9:30 am 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 or Ozkonak Underground City where early Christians lived. This will be the end of your full-day tour. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Optional: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon flight is available, feel free to ask your travel consultant for detailed information.

  • Overnight in Cappadocia
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Holiday Cave Hotel OR Heaven Cave House OR Dedeli Konak Cave Hotel

Day 6: Transfer from Cappadocia to Konya by Bus — Konya Tour

You will be picked up in the early morning for your transfer to Konya on a public bus. (The driving time is approximately 3.5 hours). You will arrive into Konya around noon time. After lunch, you will begin your private tour of Konya.

First you will be visiting the Tomb of Rumi in the glittering Mevlana Museum, an important place of pilgrimage for Muslims and indeed all lovers of Rumi. Next door, we visit the Ottoman-era Sultan Selim mosque before having lunch in a traditional Turkish restaurant. We drive along Mevlana Caddesi, Konya’s main avenue, to reach the age-old Alaettin Hill (a prehistoric tumulus) to visit the 1000-year-old Alaaddin Mosque, where Rumi often prayed. In its courtyard are the tombs of many of the Seljuk Turkish sultans who ruled during Rumi’s lifetime, and who consulted him for spiritual guidance. Walking down the north side of the Alaettin Hill we pass the remains of the Seljuk sultan’s palace, then cross the street for a view of the elaborate portal of the medieval Great Karatay Medrese theological college, after which we walk to the Mosque and Tomb of Sems-i Tebrizi, Rumi’s closest companion, spiritual mentor, and inspiration for many of his poetic works. At the end of the private tour of Konya, you will check in to your hotel in Konya. Rest of the day is free at your leisure.

  • Overnight in Konya
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Bera Konya Hotel OR Hilton Garden Inn

Day 7: Transfer from Konya to Pamukkale by Bus

After breakfast in the morning, you’ll be transferred to Konya main bus station. From here you will board the intercity day coach to Denizli (duration 7 hours). You will be met on arrival in Denizli and transferred to your hotel in Pamukkale. Rest of the day is free at your leisure.

  • Overnight in Pamukkale
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Colossae Thermal Hotel OR Richmond Pamukkale Thermal OR Pam Thermal Hotel

Day 8: Pamukkale, Cotton Castle & Hierapolis Tour — Transfer to Kusadasi

After breakfast at the hotel around 9:30 am you will be picked up from the hotel to begin your guided tour of the Pamukkale and Hierapolis area with a professional licensed tour guide. Around 09:30 am you will be picked up from the hotel to begin your guided tour of the Pamukkale and Hierapolis area with a professional licensed tour guide. Around 10:00 am 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 am. The highlights of Hierapolis are Necropolis, Roman BathsDomitian GateLatrinaOil FactoryFrontinious StreetAgoraByzantium GateTriton FountainCathedralApollon TemplePlutoniumTheater, and Antique Pool. You will also be able to take some photos from the nicest corners of Pamukkale. Around 12:30 pm 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 your own expense) during this free time. At 1:30 pm you will meet the guide and will visit the Pamukkale Travertines, also known as Cotton Castle in Turkish, where mineral-rich thermal waters flow down white travertine terraces. You will get a chance to enjoy the beauty of the Cotton Castles and to walk in the middle of the Pamukkale travertines, from top to down without shoes and socks. At 2:30 pm you will be taken for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch at approximately 3:30 pm, you will visit an Onyx Factory for approximately 30 minutes. At the end of the tour around approximately 4:00 pm, you will begin your drive to Kusadasi (approximately 3 hours). We will drop you at your hotel in Kusadasi.

  • Overnight in Kusadasi
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Derici Hotel OR Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel OR Efe Boutique Hotel OR Marina Hotel

Day 9: Ephesus Tour — Fly back to Istanbul

After breakfast at the hotel around 8:30 am 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. Next, you will be taken to the Sirince Village; which is an old Greek village and is well-know for its quaint beauty and wine tasting and production. Here you will have one hour free to explore on your own without a guide the different foods and wines of the area and visit various small traditional village shops.

After the tour,  you will be transferred to Izmir airport for your flight to Istanbul. Upon your arrival at the Istanbul airport, a representative will be present holding your name sign to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel.

  • Overnight in Istanbul
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Muyan Suites OR Midtown Hotel Taksim OR Grand Oztanik Hotel OR Deluxe Golden Horn Hotel

Day 10: Departure from Istanbul — End of Tour Service

After breakfast, you will check-out from your hotel in Istanbul (hotel check-out is before 12:00 noon) and will then be transferred to the Istanbul International airport according to your flight details. This will be the end of our tour and services.

  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast

INCLUDED in the Tour Price:

  • All transfers as mentioned in this itinerary.
  • Domestic flight tickets from Istanbul to Kayseri and from Izmir to Istanbul only.
  • Intercity Bus Tickets from Cappadocia to Konya and Konya to Pamukkale.
  • Professional licensed English-speaking guide during the tours.
  • 3 nights accommodation at a 4-star or special-class hotel with breakfast in Istanbul.
  • 3 nights accommodation at a cave hotel with breakfast in Cappadocia.
  • 1 night accommodation at a 4-star hotel with breakfast in Konya.
  • 1 night accommodation at a 4-star hotel with breakfast in Pamukkale.
  • 1 night accommodation at a 4-star hotel with breakfast in Kuşadasi.
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Entrance fees are mentioned by the itinerary.
  • Local taxes and service charges.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • International flight tickets
  • Visa to enter Turkey
  • Tips & Personal Items
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride
  • Any optional tours
  • Drinks with meals (except the drinks served with breakfast)
  • Travel insurance

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.
  • The order of the itinerary is indicative and subject to change, but all visits described will take place.
  • 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 the 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.
  • Grand Bazaar is closed on Sunday.
  • During religious holidays, the spice market and Grand Bazaar are closed.

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1 review for 10-Day Istanbul, Cappadocia, Konya, Pamukkale and Ephesus Tour

  1. Tara S.

    This first tour of Turkey and with One Nation Tours exceeded our expectations. The ongoing support and attention while planning the tour was extremely helpful and reassuring. All details promised were delivered. We were delighted with the full attention of our tour guides and the depth of information shared about each site and cultural background – past and present. We definitely recommend One Nation Travel.

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10-Day Istanbul Cappadocia Konya Pamukkale and Ephesus Tour
10-Day Istanbul, Cappadocia, Konya, Pamukkale and Ephesus Tour

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