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From Istanbul: Best of Turkey 8 Days, 7 Nights Guided Tour

From Istanbul: Best of Turkey 8 Days, 7 Nights Guided Tour

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Discover some of Turkey's most famous landmarks in Istanbul, Cappadocia, Konya, Pamukkale, and Ephesus with professional guides. domestic flights, with accommodation included across 8 days.

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Duration 8 days
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pick ups from Istanbul Airport ( IST ) and Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport ( SAW ) and any hotel located in Istanbul

Experience

Highlights
  • Exlore the magical city of Istanbul including Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque, and Hagia Sophiae
  • Discover the natural beauty of Cappadocia including Goreme Open Air Museum and the underground city of Kaymakli
  • Visit Konya, the home of the Whirling Dervishes
  • See Ephesus and its Grand Theater
  • Explore the ancient Greek city of Hierapolis
Full description

Day 1: Arrival in Istanbul

Be picked up from the arrivals terminal at Istanbul or Sabiha Gokcen Airport. Be transferred to your accommodation and enjoy some time to relax in the city after your journey. 

Day 2: Full-Day Istanbul Tour (Breakfast)

Discover the highlights of Istanbul on a guided tour. Visit the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, and Hippodrome, Visit the Grand Bazaar for some shopping and bargain hunting. spend a second night in Istanbul.

Day 3: Istanbul to Cappadocia by flight – Cappadocia Tour (Breakfast)

Begin the third day with an early-morning pickup and transfer to Istanbul airport for your flight to the Cappadocia region. Upon arrival in Cappadocia, your tour guide will meet you at the airport. Start by visiting the Three Sisters Fairy Chimneys in Urgup which are the iconic symbol for the region. Descend into the Kaymakli underground city, which is one of the largest and the deepest of its kind in the region.

Day 4: Full-Day Cappadocia Tour (Breakfast)

Discover the lunar-like landscape of Cappadocia with spectacular rock formations in the Devrent Valley. Enjoy lunch in Avanos, a center of terracotta artwork since 3000 BC. Watch a demonstration in a traditional pottery workshop. In the afternoon, visit the Goreme Open Air Museum and Uchisar Rock Castle to get a panoramic view of the valleys of Cappadocia.

Day 5: Cappadocia – Konya – Pamukkale (Breakfast – Dinner)

Begin the journey to Pamukkale early in the morning. On the way, visit the Seljukian masterpiece of Sultanhan Caravanserai, built in the 13th century. Arrive in Konya and visit the Mausoleum of Mevlana, the world-famous mystic. Continue the journey to Pamukkale and enjoy an overnight stay in a Thermal Hotel. Enjoy a swim in the hotel's rejuvenating thermal pools.

Day 6: Pamukkale – Kusadasi (Breakfast – Dinner)

In the morning, visit the ancient Greek city of Hierapolis, white terraces and traventines. Travel onwards to Kusadasi for an overnight stay.

Day 7: Kusadasi – Ephesus – Istanbul by flight (Breakfast)

Visit the Artemis Temple which is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Continue to the famous Grand Theater of Ephesus. After Ephesus, visit the Catholic shrine of the House of the Virgin Mary. , it is said that the Virgin Mary lived here for the remainder of her life after Christ's Ascension into heaven. Then drive to Izmir airport, flight back to Istanbul. Upon your return to Istanbul, meet a representative of the local partner and be transferred to your hotel for the night.

Day 8: Departure from Istanbul (Breakfast)

Enjoy a private transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

Includes
  • Transfers to and from the Istanbul Airport and Sabiha Gokcen Airport
  • 7 nights accommodation based on bed and breakfast:
  • Istanbul: Dosso Dossi Old City or similar
  • Kusadasi: Efe Boutique Hotel or similar
  • Pamukkale: Colossae Thermal Hotel or similar
  • Cappadocia: Melekler Evi Cave Hotel or similar
  • 7 breakfasts and 2 dinners
  • Professional licensed English and Spanish-speaking guides
  • All entrance fees to the sites stated in the itinerary
  • All airport transfers
  • All transportation by air-conditioned private vehicle
  • Domestic flight tickets from Istanbul to Cappadocia and Izmir to Istanbul
    Not suitable for
    • People with heart problems
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat

    Know before you go

    • It is recommended that you wear comfortable low-heeled shoes and casual clothing
    • Please note that Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is closed on Sundays, the Spice Market will be visited on Sundays instead of Grand Bazaar

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