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

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

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From: $1,194.00

Immerse yourself in Turkey’s rich history and natural beauty in this 9-day/8-night tour. Begin your journey in the coastal city of Antalya, known for its charming old city and stunning beaches. Next, witness the surreal white terraces of Pamukkale and explore the ancient cities of Ephesus and Hierapolis. Journey into the fairytale landscapes of Cappadocia with its unique rock formations and underground cities. Finally, immerse yourself in Istanbul’s mesmerizing blend of the East and the West, where Byzantine and Ottoman empires left their indelible marks. From coastal allure to lunar landscapes, and bustling bazaars to iconic historical monuments, this tour is a perfect blend of history, culture, and natural beauty.

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This tour begins in Antalya and finishes in Istanbul.
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Day 1: Arrival in Antalya

Upon your arrival at Antalya airport, our representative will greet you and transfer you to your hotel in the city center. The remainder of the day is yours to relax and explore Antalya at your leisure.

  • Overnight in Antalya
  • Included Meal(s): No meals are included on this day
  • Accommodation: 1207 Boutique Hotel OR Kosa Boutique Hotel OR Alp Pasa Boutique Hotel or similar (Standard quality)

Day 2: Excursion to Perge, Aspendos, Side, and Waterfall

After breakfast at your hotel, we set off at 8:00 am for a full day of exploration. Our journey begins at Perge, a city established by the Hittites around 1500 BC in the Pamphylia region.

Next, we travel to the Aspendos Ancient Theatre, a well-preserved architectural masterpiece from the 2nd century A.D., which still hosts various performances.

Post a scenic riverside lunch, we proceed to Side, an ancient city renowned for its Roman structures and a significant port during the Roman era.

After spending an hour at your leisure in Side, we head back to Antalya, making a pit stop at the refreshing Manavgat Waterfall. The day ends with a transfer back to your hotel.

  • Overnight in Antalya
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: 1207 Boutique Hotel OR Kosa Boutique Hotel OR Alp Pasa Boutique Hotel or similar (Standard quality)

Day 3: Travel from Antalya to Pamukkale by Bus (180 km)

After breakfast, we’ll transfer you to Antalya’s bus station for a 5-hour journey to Pamukkale. Upon arrival, you’ll be picked up and taken to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day exploring Pamukkale on your own.

  • Overnight in Pamukkale
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Adempira Thermal & Spa Hotel OR Colossae Thermal Hotel or similar (Standard quality)

Day 4: Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour – Transfer to Kusadasi

After breakfast, we’ll pick you up from your hotel around 10:30 am. We begin the day with a visit to the ancient city of Hierapolis, renowned for the Temple of Apollo, the Theater, the Necropolis, and the Roman Baths, the martyrdom site of St. Philip.

After immersing ourselves in these ancient wonders, we’ll break for lunch. Post-lunch, we journey to Karahayit, recognized for its therapeutic red waters and thermal springs.

The day continues with a visit to Pamukkale’s ‘Cotton Cliffs‘ or ‘Cotton Castle’, an enchanting landscape of terraces and pools crafted from calcified mineral deposits. Here, you also have the option to swim in the Cleopatra Antique Pools for an extra charge, adding a touch of royal indulgence to your adventure.

The tour will conclude at approximately 4:00 pm. You will then be transferred to your hotel in Kusadasi, which is approximately a 3-hour journey. We aim to arrive at your hotel by 7:00 pm.

  • Overnight in Kusadasi
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Efe Boutique Hotel OR Neopol Hotel Deluxe OR Derici Hotel or similar (Standard quality)

Day 5: Ephesus Ancient City Tour – Fly to Kayseri/Nevsehir from Izmir

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. You will visit the ruins of Ephesus, the ancient Greek city that became an important centre of this time. Visit the Temple of Hadrian, Great Theater, and Trajan Fountain. After lunch, let’s visit the House of the Virgin Mary, where it is believed she spent her last years. We will pass by the Temple of Artemis; there is little to see of this that was one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world. Afterwards, you will visit the Isa Bey 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 Kayseri or Nevsehir through Istanbul. Upon your arrival at the Kayseri or Nevsehir airport, a representative will be present holding your name sign to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel.

  • Overnight in Cappadocia
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Heaven Cave House OR Dedeli Konak Cave Hotel OR Romantic Cave Hotel or similar (Standard quality)

Day 6: North Cappadocia Tour

For an additional option, you can book an early morning hot air balloon ride and enjoy breathtaking aerial views of the valleys. Please be aware that this activity comes at an extra cost.

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 Valley (Monks Valley) to see the mushroom-shaped pinnacles. After this visit, you will drive to the city of Avanos. After lunch, you will visit the Zelve Open Air Museum in Cappadocia. The museum features a series of carved caves and ancient churches, providing a glimpse into the region’s monastic history. 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 back to your hotel at approximately 4:00 pm. The rest of the day will be at leisure.

  • Overnight in Cappadocia
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Heaven Cave House OR Dedeli Konak Cave Hotel OR Romantic Cave Hotel or similar (Standard quality)

Day 7:¬†South Cappadocia Tour ‚Äď Fly back to Istanbul

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 Rose Valley (Gulludere Vadisi). Next, you will visit Cavusin Village which is famous for its houses and churches of Christian Clergymen. We will take a break for lunch around noon. After lunch, you will drive to the Pigeon Valley (Guvercinlik Vadisi). 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. At the end of the tour, you will be taken to either Kayseri or Nevsehir airport for your late evening flight back to Istanbul. Upon arriving in Istanbul, you will be welcomed at the airport and provided with a transfer to your hotel, where you will stay overnight.

  • Overnight in Istanbul
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Muyan Suites OR Antea Hotel OR Ayasultan Hotel OR Deluxe Golden Horn Hotel or similar (Standard quality)

Day 8: Istanbul Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Tour

After your breakfast, around 8:30 am, 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 Sophia, Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Mosque), Hippodrome (Sultanahmet Square), Topkapi Palace and Historical Grand Bazaar, which houses more than 4000 stores. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel at approximately 5:00 pm. The rest of the day will be at leisure.

  • Overnight in Istanbul
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Muyan Suites OR Antea Hotel OR Ayasultan Hotel OR Deluxe Golden Horn Hotel or similar (Standard quality)

Day 9: Departure from Istanbul ‚Äď 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 airport transfer services mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Domestic flight tickets (from Istanbul to Kayseri and Kayseri to Antalya and Denizli to Istanbul) as per the itinerary.
  • Intercity bus ticket from Antalya to Pamukkale.
  • 2 nights in Antalya at a Special Class or Boutique hotel including breakfast.
  • 1 night in Pamukkale at a 4-star hotel including breakfast.
  • 1 night in Kusadasi at a 4-star hotel including breakfast.
  • 2 nights in Cappadocia at a cave hotel including breakfast.
  • 2 nights in Istanbul at Special Class or 4-star Hotels including breakfast.
  • English-speaking guide during the tours.
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner).
  • Entrance fees are mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Local taxes and service charges.

NOT INCLUDED in the Tour Price:

  • International Flight Tickets.
  • Visa to enter Turkey.
  • Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Ride.
  • Optional tours mentioned in the program, they will be provided at an additional cost.
  • Services not mentioned in the program.
  • Drinks with meals.
  • Travel insurance (recommended).

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.
  • 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 be advised that the order /sequence in which the daily tours occur within the above day-by-day package tour itinerary can be subject to change depending on the availability of domestic flight tickets per the itinerary, opening/closing of various historical sites, etc.
  • 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.
  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesday, it will be replaced with the¬†Basilica Cistern¬†(Yerebatan Sarnici).
  • Grand Bazaar is closed on Sunday.
  • During religious holidays, the Spice Market and Grand Bazaar are closed.
  • On flights luggage allowance is 15 kg per person for checked in luggage. For carry-on, you can take up to 8 kg per person. One carry-on is allowed per person.

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

  1. Anuja G.

    Our family trip to Antalya, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Cappadocia, and Istanbul, organized by One Nation Travel, was remarkable. We enjoyed comfortable accommodations, delicious vegetarian meals, and knowledgeable tour guides at every step of our journey. For their attention to detail and exceptional service, we highly recommend One Nation Travel for a memorable experience.

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