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  2. Istanbul
  3. Bosphorus Strait

From Istanbul: 10-Day Turkey Tour

Product ID: 209019
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Take a comprehensive, budget-friendly tour of the most-visited attractions of Turkey. See the can't-miss highlights of Istanbul, Ancient Ephesus, Pamukkale, Antalya and Cappadocia.
About this activity
Duration 10 days
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a customized, budget-friendly package tour
  • Discover the most-visited attractions in Turkey
  • Explore the highlights of Istanbul
Full description
Day 1 : Arrival.
Upon arrival at Istanbul Airport, your driver will greet you and transfer you to your hotel.
 
Day 2 : Istanbul Old City Tour
Start your 10-day adventure with a full day of exploring Istanbul’s Old City. Visit the Blue Mosque, known for its 6 minarets and glorious interiors. Next, visit Topkapi Palace, once the seat of the Ottoman Empire, and now a museum palace with a wide collection of porcelain, antiques, holy relics, and other treasures. After lunch in a local restaurant, visit the Hagia Sophia, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, built in the 12th century by Emperor Justinian. The next stop is the Grand Bazaar, one of the largest covered markets in the world. Here, you’ll experience an authentic oriental atmosphere with all kinds of gifts and treasures to explore.
 
Day 3: Bosphorus Cruise Tour
Enjoy a spectacular cruise to Bosphorus and see the magnificent views. The Bosphorus divides Europe and Asia geographically but connects cultures and histories. This cruise will be the highlight of your trip to Istanbul. After your cruise, you’ll be transferred to the airport for a short domestic flight to Izmir, where you’ll be picked up by your driver and taken to your hotel in Kusadasi.
 
Day 4: Ephesus Tour
Start your day with a ride to Ancient Ephesus, the best-preserved classical city in the western Mediterranean. This is the largest open-air museum in Turkey, and contains marble streets, the Library of Celsus, the Great Theater, Odeon Temple, and more. After the tour, you’ll be transferred back to your hotel for a second night in Kusadasi.
 
Day 5: Pamukkale Tour
On day 5, explore Pamukkale, a World Heritage Site made of fascinating white terraces and pools created by calcareous hot spring waters flowing down the mountains. Visit the antique pool of Cleopatra and Ancient Hierapolis. After this tour, you’ll head to the Denizli bus station for a 4-hour journey to Antalya, where you’ll be taken to your hotel.
 
Day 6: Antalya City Tour
Start your day with a round trip on the Tünektepe Cable Car Ride. Reach the top with spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea and the city. Then, head to Düden Waterfall, where you’ll have some free time to relax and eat lunch. Finally, visit the Karpus Kaldiran Waterfall, where the river falls directly into the sea. Head back to your hotel for a second night in Antalya.
 
Day 7: Travel to Cappadocia
Day 7 is a travel day – from the Antalya bus station, you’ll take a 5-hour journey to Cappadocia, where you’ll spend the night.
 
Day 8: Cappadocia Red Tour             
Start your full-day tour in the rock formations in Devrent Valley. Then, continue to Pasabagi, where you’ll walk amongst the amazing fairy chimneys of Cappadocia. Have lunch in a typical center of terracotta artworks and watch a pottery demonstration. Then, head to the Goreme Open Air Museum to admire rock-cut churches, frescoes, and Byzantine paintings. Finally, visit the Uchisar Castle for a unique panorama over the city. Spend the night in Cappadocia.
 
Day 9: Cappadocia Green Tour
Visit the underground city of Kaymakli, once a place of refuge for 15,000 Christians. Next, visit Selimiye Monastery and take a hike along the Ihlara canyon and the Melendiz River. Reach a local restaurant in Belisirma and enjoy your lunch under the trees. On the way back, stop at Panoramic Pigeon Valley to take photos. Enjoy one last night in Cappadocia.
 
Day 10: Flight to Istanbul
Your final day involves a transfer to the airport for your domestic flight back to Istanbul.
Includes
  • Two nights' accommodation in Istanbul
  • Two nights' accommodation in Kusadasi
  • Two nights' accommodation in Antalya
  • Three nights' accommodation in Cappadocia
  • Economy class domestic flight tickets from Istanbul to Izmir and Cappadocia to Istanbul
  • Entrance fees for all sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary
  • Licensed local tour guide throughout the tour
  • Meal plan as mentioned
  • Airport transfers on a private basis
  • Bus station transfers on a private basis
  • Public bus tickets
What’s Not Included
  • Visa for Turkey if needed
  • Optional excursions
  • Meals other than stated
  • Beverage at lunches and dinners
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Personal expenses

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Meeting point

Istanbul Airport - International Arrivals

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Important information
Know before you go
Meals are provided according to the following plan:
• Day 1: No meals
• Days 2 - 6: Breakfast and lunch
• Day 7: No meals
• Day 8 - 9: Breakfast and lunch
• Day 10: Breakfast
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Tour Altinkum

Product ID: 209019