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

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This 9 days Istanbul Ephesus Pamukkale Konya and Cappadocia tour is ideal for people who are looking for

Turkey tour packages

that combine plenty of sightseeing with some time for quality relaxation as well.

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Day 1: Arrive and Overnight in Istanbul

Arrive at any time. 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 then be transferred from the airport to your hotel in Istanbul. After hotel check-in, the rest of the day is at leisure on your own.

  • Overnight in Istanbul
  • Accommodation: Muyan Suites OR Deluxe Golden Horn Hotel OR Askoc Hotel

Day 2: Istanbul Old City Tour

Have breakfast in the hotel. Then our guide will lead you to explore the Istanbul Old City. We will firstly visit Sultanahmet Mosque. For walls there were decorated with more than 20,000 blue and white tiles, it has a more popular name - the Blue Mosque. Then we'll continue our Turkey tour to go to the ancient Roman Hippodrome. Afterwards, We'll also visit the Hagia Museum opposite the Blue Mosque, a building used to be a church during the period of the Roman Empire. It then was taken as a mosque for 481 years and changed into a museum until 1935. Therefore it is a rare religious architecture in the world as well as a fusion of Eastern and Western cultures.

After lunch, you'll be guided to Topkapi Palace, the imperial palace like a small city within Istanbul; and Grand Bazaar, one of the largest fairs of the world. After the visits today, we will transfer you back to the hotel.

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

Day 3: Bosporus Cruise — Fly to Izmir

After breakfast at the hotel, the guide will transfer you to the wharf for a two-hour Bosporus Cruise. It is a great way to enjoy the amazing views of European and Asian areas in Istanbul. You can see Dolmabahce Palace, Bosporus Bridge, Camlica Hill, and many Ottoman-style buildings on the cruise trip. After the cruise, we will send you to the airport for an afternoon flight to Izmir. On your arrival at Izmir Airport, you will be picked up and transferred by our driver to the hotel in Kusadasi. The rest of the day is on your own to explore Kusadasi, a beautiful and charming seaside town.

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

Day 4: Ephesus Tour

We will drive to visit Ephesus ancient city after breakfast. Ephesus ancient city is the best-preserved Roman city in the world currently, including Marble Street; Celsus Library, one of the three major libraries in the Byzantine era; the Temple of Hadrian, which was named after the Roman Emperor Hadrian with the statue of snake-haired Madusa exquisitely carved on the front of the interior wall; the Trajan Fountain and Great Theater where Saint Paul preached.

We will then arrange lunch for you at a Turkish restaurant and take a short break. After lunch, you'll be guided to the Ephesus Archeological Museum and the Temple of Artemis, which is the most famous ancient site in Turkey and one of the seven ancient wonders of the world. We will also visit the House of Virgin Mary, as it is considered to be the place where the Virgin Mary spent her last 5 years. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

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

Day 5: Drive to Pamukkale, Visit Hierapolis ancient city

You'll check out this morning, please pack your luggage in advance and prepare your swimsuit, because you will have the opportunity to swim today in the hot spring pool in Pamukkale. Our guide will drive you to Pamukkale in 2.5 hours, 224km. There are high-quality hot springs since ancient times. Clean hot spring waterfalls flow slowly, and formed natural pools gradually with deposited calcium continually. Because the calcium ponds is as white as cotton, looking like a castle made from cotton in the distance, so Pamukkale was named as Cotton Castle. After lunch, we will visit Hierapolis ancient city on the mountain top of Pamukkale, where you'll see a large number of cemeteries, beautifully carved Roman stone pillars, amphitheaters and city gates. 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. Return back to the hotel and we'll stay overnight in Pamukkale.

  • Overnight in Pamukkale
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Colossae Thermal Spa Hotel OR Richmond Termal Hotel

Day 6: Drive to Konya for a visit, then to Cappadocia

Early this morning we will leave for Konya, taking approximately 5 hours (400km). Upon reaching Konya, you will meet your private professional English speaking local tour guide to begin your tour of Konya. Your tour will start with a visit to the Mausoleum of Mevlana. Mevlana is the most famous sage of Turkey, who was not only the founder of Whirling Dervishes but also the spiritual leader of Islam. Thus it is a holy temple for all Muslim. Then we'll continue the private tours of Turkey to visit Sultanhani Caravanserai, a 13th-century caravan station survived and well protected on the ancient Silk Road. After lunch at a local Turkish restaurant, we'll go on the drive to Cappadocia for about 2.5 hours, 165km.

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

Day 7: North Cappadocia Tour

After breakfast at the hotel, the guide will pick you up to start the wonderful North Cappadocia tour, which is the highlight of our 9 days Turkey tour. You will visit the Goreme Open Air Museum with more than 30 rock cave churches, most of which are Byzantine-style with beautiful frescoes. Then we'll visit Avanos, a small town making pottery. Lunch will be at a local restaurant. After lunch, we'll go to the Devrent Valley, where the Martian landscape lies in Cappadocia. And you will see many tall and natural stone pillars of mushroom shape in Pasabag Monk Valley, so it is also called Fairy Chimney valley. On the way back to the hotel, we will also pass by the Love Valley, where you can take stunning evening views of Cappadocia. After the tour, you will be transferred 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 8: South Cappadocia Tour — Fly back to Istanbul

For you will check out today, please pack your luggage beforehand. After breakfast, the guide will lead you to have your South Cappadocia tour. First, you'll go to Uchisar Castle, which is Cappadocia's highest and largest Fairy Chimney that had been used as a defensive fortress in ancient times. Here you can overlook the whole Cappadocia, so remember to leave enough memory for your camera. Then we're going to hike in the Red Valley noted for many stone-carved churches. After 2 hours of hiking to arrive at Cavusin village, you can visit two well-known churches, namely Great Basilica and Cavusin Church.

After lunch, we'll drive to visit Pigeon Valley and Kaymakli Underground City. Kaymakli is the largest underground city in the Cappadocia, with more than 100 tunnels. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to Kayseri or Nevsehir airport for your late evening return flight to Istanbul. Upon your arrival in Istanbul, you will be met at the airport and transferred from the airport to your hotel.

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

Day 9: Departure from Istanbul — End of Tour Service

After breakfast at the hotel, you will check-out from your hotel in Istanbul (hotel check-out is before 11:00 am) 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:

  • Transfers from/to airport on arrival and departure.
  • Domestic flight tickets (from Istanbul to Izmir and Kayseri to Istanbul) as per the itinerary.
  • Tours and activities as indicated in the itinerary.
  • 3 nights in Istanbul at Special Class or 4-star Hotels including breakfast.
  • 2 nights in Kusadasi at a 4-star hotel including breakfast.
  • 1 night in Pamukkale at a 4-star hotel including breakfast.
  • 2 nights in Cappadocia at a cave hotel including breakfast.
  • Professional licensed English speaking guide during the tours.
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary as specified (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner).
  • All entrance fees mentioned by the itinerary.
  • Local taxes and service charges.

NOT INCLUDED:

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

IMPORTANT INFO:

  • The order of the itinerary is indicative and subject to change, but all visits described will take place.
  • 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.
  • For 1 traveler: 1 Single Room Accommodation.
  • For 2 travelers: 1 Double/Twin Room Accommodation.
  • For 3 travelers: 1 Triple Room Accommodation.
  • For 4 travelers: 2 Double/Twin Rooms Accommodation.
  • For 5 travelers: 1 Double/Twin Room and 1 Triple Room Accommodation.
  • 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.
  • The hot air balloon ride operates in optimum weather conditions. The decision for the flight to take off on any given day is decided by the local government at the last minute depending on weather conditions to ensure passenger safety. If your paid and scheduled hot air balloon ride gets cancelled by the tour company at the last minute for weather conditions, we will provide you with a refund of USD 290.00 for the hot air balloon ride if you have it booked with us.

WHEN TO BOOK?

  • Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
  • You can book up to 2 days before (Istanbul local time) if there are still places available. If less than 2 days before start of your requested tour date, please contact us by email or phone as it would be a last-minute booking that will need to be checked for availability before your tour reservation is confirmed.

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

In Istanbul: Muyan Suites OR Deluxe Golden Horn Hotel OR Askoc Hotel
In Kusadasi: Derici Hotel OR Efe Boutique Hotel OR Marina Hotel
In Pamukkale: Colossae Thermal Spa Hotel OR Richmond Termal Hotel
In Cappadocia: Holiday Cave Hotel OR Kismet Cave House OR Heaven Cave House OR Dedeli Konak Cave 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 the 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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