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8 Days Istanbul, Cappadocia and Pamukkale Tour

From: $899.00

This is an 8-day Istanbul, Cappadocia and Pamukkale tour journey that uncovers the highlights of Turkey. From the striking architecture of Istanbul and the natural wonders of Pamukkale and Cappadocia. Cruise along the Bosphorus, the beautiful strait that divides Europe from Asia and wander in awe around the colourful Grand Bazaar.

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8 Days Classic Turkey Tour – Istanbul, Cappadocia & Pamukkale


Day 1 - Arrival in Istanbul

Arrive any day 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 signboard with your name on it. After meet and greet, you will be transferred from the airport to your hotel in Istanbul. Rest of the day will be at leisure.

Day 2 - Istanbul Classic and Highlights Tour

After breakfast at approximately 8:30 am, you will be picked up from your hotel to begin the full-day tour. Today on the tour you will visit Hagia Sophia Museum, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar, and Topkapi Palace. Lunch will be at a local restaurant. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel. (Note that Topkapı Palace is closed Tuesday, and Hagia Sophia is closed Monday).

  • Overnight in Istanbul
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3 - Bosphorus Cruise, Flight from Istanbul to Cappadocia

After breakfast check out from your hotel in Istanbul. Around 8:30 am you will be picked up from your hotel to visit the Spice Bazaar (or Egyptian Bazaar). Filled with spices, dried fruits, nuts and seeds, lokum (Turkish delight) and other edibles, Spice Bazaar has a smell of the fragrance of the exotic East. Then join a boat excursion on the Bosphorus on a shared tour. Enjoy viewing Ottoman palaces, Bosphorus bridge, citadels, centuries-old mansions and the European and Asian shorelines at the same time. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back to your hotel to pick your luggage than we will drop off you to Istanbul domestic airport for your flight to Kayseri. Duration is 1 hour and 25 minutes. 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

Day 4 - North Cappadocia Tour

Optional: This morning an hour hot-air balloon ride available with extra cost.

Breakfast, The departure time is 9:30 AM as you will be picked up from your hotel, we visit Goreme Open Air Museum consisting of five Byzantine Orthodox churches. And visit Uchisar to take pictures of “The Castle” and sightseeing. A break for lunch in Goreme. You can enjoy Turkish cuisine in the restaurant. And visit Avanos which is famous for its potteries. You can see their demonstration and you can try to make it.

After that a visit to the valley of fairy chimney, the name is Pasabagi. And then we see Cavusin (Rose Valley) which has amazing beautiful red rock formations. Next is the Devrent Valley and Urgup afterwards. Following that a panoramic view point to observe the fairy chimneys.

Optional: Whirling Dervishes can be arranged in Cappadocia at extra cost.

  • Overnight in Cappadocia
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - South Cappadocia Tour

Breakfast, Pick up from the hotel at 9:30 AM. The tour begins with a visit to Goreme Panorama which is large panorama valley continuing to Uchisar. Still pigeons live in the holes of caves. Some part is called as Pigeon Valley. And then visit the Kaymakli Underground City or Derinkuyu Underground City that is the deepest underground city with 8 levels in Cappadocia Then drive to Nar Lake which is volcanic lake.

Then to the Ihlara Valley which is the largest, deepest and the longest canyon in Cappadocia. The valley is like a paradise with its beautiful nature and rocks. Some animals like sheep which belong to local people can be observed. We hike about 3km beside the river in Ihlara Valley. After hiking Lunch in Belisirma. And continue to Selime Monastery for taking pictures by the pinnacles.

After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel at around 4:00 pm.

  • Overnight in Cappadocia
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6 - Fly to Denizli

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 through Istanbul. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Pamukkale.

  • Overnight in Pamukkale
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 7 - Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour

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 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 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 own expense) during this free time. At 1:30 pm 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 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. This will be the end of your full-day tour. After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel at around 4:00 pm.

  • Overnight in Pamukkale
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch

Day 8 - Fly to Istanbul from Denizli / End of Services

After breakfast check out of the hotel in Pamukkale. You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to Denizli airport to take your flight to Istanbul. END OF OUR SERVICE and TOURS.

  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast
Important notes:
  • Please note that your return flight from Denizli to Istanbul will arrive at either the New Airport in Istanbul or at the Sabiha Gökçen Airport depending on the availability of flights on the ticket purchase date.
  • If you have a preference to return to a specific airport in Istanbul i.e. Sabiha Gokcen or Istanbul New Airport, you must request your choice of the airport in Istanbul by email prior to your tour booking. Any changes requested once your booking is confirmed will incur an additional cost.
  • Upon arrival at Istanbul airport, you will have to arrange your own pick-up service from Istanbul airport to your hotel in Istanbul. This transfer is not included as part of your package tour services with us. Our service ends upon your flight arrival at Istanbul Airport.

Package Includes:

  • All transfers mentioned in the itinerary
  • All hotel accommodations on twin/triple share basis
  • All tours with professional English speaking tour guide
  • All main entrance fees to sights as per itinerary
  • All meals as per itinerary
  • All 3 domestic flight tickets

Package Excludes:

  • International airfare
  • Visa
  • Travel insurance
  • All alcoholic and other beverages
  • All personal expenses
  • Optional activities
  • Resort/hotel facilities and activities
  • Tips

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

In Istanbul: Muyan Suites OR Aya Sultan Hotel OR Askoc Hotel
In Cappadocia: Holiday Cave Hotel OR Heaven Cave House OR Travel Inn Cave Hotel
In Pamukkale: Richmond Pamukkale Thermal OR Spa Hotel Colossae Thermal

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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