9 Days Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Antalya and Cappadocia Tour

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This tour takes us from Istanbul to Ephesus, Pamukkale, Antalya and Cappadocia within 9 days. This tour is a combination between culture, history, nature as well as the experience of Turkey regions..

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9 Days Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Antalya and Cappadocia 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 Old City Tour

After breakfast at approximately 8:30 am you will be picked up from your hotel to begin the full day tour. During 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 to back to your hotel around 5:30 pm.

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

Day 3: Half Day Bosphorus Cruise

After breakfast approximately 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 at approximately 12.45 pm.

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

Day 4: Flight to Izmir, Full Day Ephesus Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel for your transfer to the airport to catch your early morning flight to Izmir. Upon arrival at the airport, you will be transferred to Selcuk where you will meet your professional tour guide to begin your full day tour. 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. After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in Kusadasi for check-in.

  • Overnight in Kusadasi
  • Included Meal(s): 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 a 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 in Pamukkale for check-in.

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

Day 6: Bus to Antalya

After breakfast in the morning, you’ll be transferred to Denizli main bus station. From here you will board the intercity day coach to Antalya (duration 4 hours). Met on arrival & Transfer to your hotel.

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

Day 7: Full Day Perge, Aspendos and Kursunlu Waterfalls Tour, Bus to Cappadocia

In the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel to travel to Perge, an important city of ancient Pamphylia. St. Paul visited Perge on his first missionary journey. In Perge, the theatre stage has finely carved marble reliefs while other carvings from around the city are displayed in the stadium. You will then travel on to Aspendos, which bears one of the best preserved Roman theatres in Asia Minor. After lunch, you will visit Manavgat Waterfalls and then continue to Side which is one of the best-known classical sites in Turkey. Once an ancient harbor, Side today is a pretty resort town with its ancient ruins, two sandy beaches & many souvenir shops. The magnificent theatre of the ancient city, built on colonnaded arches, is the largest in the whole area. After the tour, you will travel overnight to Cappadocia in a non-smoking, fully air-conditioned local bus departing the bus station at approximately 8:00 pm. The total duration of travel will be 11 hours. There will be four breaks on the way to Cappadocia for your personal needs.

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

Day 8: Full Day North Cappadocia Tour

Upon your arrival at the Goreme bus station in Cappadocia, you will be met at the bus station and transferred to your Cappadocia hotel. At the hotel you can have your breakfast and be ready to meet your tour guide around 09:30. 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. At the end of the tour you will be dropped back to your hotel in the evening.

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

Day 9: Full Day South Cappadocia Tour – Flight from Kayseri to Istanbul Airport

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 around approximately 4:00 pm, you will be transferred to Kayseri airport for your late evening return flight around 7:00 – 8:45 pm (1-hour flight duration) to Istanbul. END OF OUR SERVICE and TOURS.

  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch

INCLUDED in the Tour Price:

  • All transfers mentioned in the itinerary
  • Domestic flight and bus tickets as per the itinerary
  • 7 nights hotel with breakfast
  • English-speaking guide during the tours
  • 6 lunches
  • Entrance fees mentioned by the itinerary
  • Wifi available at all our hotels
  • Transport by air-conditioned Vehicles

NOT INCLUDED:

  • 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
  • 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
  • Grand Bazaar is closed on Sunday
  • During religious holidays, the spice market and Grand Bazaar are closed

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You will stay in 4-Star, Boutique and Cave hotels throughout your tour. You will stay for three nights at the Victory Hotel Istanbul or Muyan Suites, or similar, in Istanbul, one night at the Derici Hotel or Efe Boutique Hotel, or similar, in Kusadasi, one night at the Colossae Thermal Hotel, or similar, in Pamukkale, one night at the Alp Paşa Boutique Hotel, or similar, in Antalya, and one night at the Holiday Cave Hotel or Heaven Cave House or similar in Cappadocia.

1 review for 9 Days Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Antalya and Cappadocia Tour

  1. Pedro A

    We booked a 9 days tour in Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Antalya and Cappadocia from Brazil. Bilal arranged our Turkey trip including internal flights, transfers and hotel and all tours. The organization of the trip was impeccable, the hotels were as described and there was no delay. The guides were very well organized, punctual, attentive and knew very well each city and place visited. I would highly recommend using them and great value for money.

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