This is a good itinerary for the ones enjoy more comfort to visit the most special places in Turkey in 8 days including Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus (Kuşadası), Pamukkale by flihgt transportation.
İstanbul Old City (Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Topkapı Palace, Dolmabahce Palace, Bosphorus), Cappadocia (Fairy Chimneys, Underground City, Rock Churches, Rock Castles, Natural Valleys), Ephesus Ancient City, The House Of Virgin Mary, Pamukkale, Travertine, Hierapolis Ancient City, …
Arrival to Istanbul: One of our colleagues will be waiting for you at the arrival hall bearing a sign of written your name on nameboard. He/she will accompany you to our vehicle and you will be transferred directly to your hotel. Accommodation in Istanbul.
Istanbul Old City Tour: You will be picked up from your hotel at around 09:00. You will visit: Hagia Sophia , Blue Mosque, Roman Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar After the lunch, you will see Dolmabahçe Palace, Topkapi Palace and Sultan Tombs. The tour ends about 17:00 and back to hotel. Accommodation in Istanbul. (breakfast at hotel, lunch on the tour)
Please note that Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays and Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays. Blue Mosque will not be visited on Fridays.
Bosphorus Cruise Tour, Fly To Cappadocia: : (check out from hotel in the morning) You will have a half day Bosphorus Cruise Tour. Pick up time is at around 09:00 from the hotel. You will visit: Golden Horn (from the bus), Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar) and then have a boat cruise on Bosphorus by public boat. You will also view Imperial gardens of Royal Yildiz Palace, Çiragan Palace Hotel Kempinski and Beylerbeyi Palace during the tour. After the cruise, drop off Atatürk Airport to take afternoon flight to Kayseri. Upon your arrival, you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel in Cappadocia. Dinner will taken with Turkish Night Show. İt s an experience the Turkish culture and traditional dances. There will be live music performed by traditional custom band. Enjoy the folk dances from different parts of Turkey. The highlight of the night is the Belly Dancer with her breathe taking dance. The night will also be consumed with a fire dance, Caucasian dance with knives and a drum show. During the night the waiters will serve unlimited soft and alcoholic drinks with appetizers. The main course will be lamb with rice, which is the traditional wedding meal in Turkey. Accommodation in Cappadocia. (breakfast at hotel)
The Heart Of Cappadocia: You will be picked up from your hotel at around 09:00, then you will drive to Devrent Valley where the geographical formations remind a place of another planet. Then in Pasabagi, you will take a stroll between the amazing fairy chimneys of Cappadocia. From there driving to Avanos to have lunch. After having the lunch, you leave from Avanos to see the most beautiful examples of Byzantine art in Goreme Open Air Museum. Then you will drive to Uchisar Castle, the highest point of the region, where you will have a fabulous panoramic view over Cappadocia. After the tour, you will be dropped off at your hotel at around 17:00. Accommodation in Cappadocia. (breakfast at the hotel and lunch on the tour)
Underground City and Hiking in Cappadocia: You will be picked up from your hotel at around 09:00 for a tour on a 4km hike through the Rose Valley visiting the churches. Afterwards visit the old Christian village of Cavusin. You will ride Quid ATV Safari in nature of Cappadocia. Stop for lunch in Pigeons Valley and then continue on to see the marvel of construction that is the Kaymakli Underground City. After the tour, you will be dropped off at your hotel at around 17:00. Accommodation in Cappadocia. (breakfast at hotel and lunch on the tour)
Flight to Kusadasi and Free Day: (check out from hotel early morning) You will be picked up from your hotel and transfer to Kayseri Airport to take a day flight to Izmir. You will be transfer to your hotel in Kusadasi. Free day. Accommodation in Kusadasi. (breakfast at hotel)
Shopping at Kusadasi Market to taste delicious, healthy and traditional Turkish food. ( Optional Tour Rate for One Hour of Boating )
Please note that there are limited direct flights between Kayseri and Izmir. In case there would not be suitable flight for your travel dates, a connecting flight will be arranged for you, which might incur extra costs.
Ephesus Ancient City Tour : You will be picked up from your hotel at around 09:00 for full-day Ephesus Ancient City Tour. Visit the premiere Greco-Roman City of the ancient world, Ephesus. Explore the Temple of Hadrian, Domitian’s temple, Hercules gate, famous Celsus Library, Great theater and other Roman sites. We will also visit House of Virgin Mary where she is believed to have spent her last years. On November 29th, 2006, Pope Benedict XVI proclaimed the House of the Virgin Mary at Ephesus to be sacred. Take your way to the Temple of Artemis, which is the one of the seven wonders of ancient world. Then you will be transferred back to your hotel. Accommodation in Kusadasi. (breakfast at hotel, lunch on the tour)
Flight to Istanbul: You will be picked up from your hotel at around 08:30 for the tour of Pamukkale, leaving the colorful town behind as you will pass through the verdant countryside. We will drive for 3 hours for Pamukkale (Hierapolis) to east of Kusadasi. Half-way through, you will have break for the needs. You will arrive at North Gate of Pamukkale (Hierapolis). You will see the Necropolis (cemetery) of Hierapolis which is one of the biggest ancient cemeteries in Anatolia with 1.200 graves, Roman Bath, Domitian Gate, and the Main Street, Byzantium Gate. Then, you walk to the natural warm water terraces which were formed by running warm water that contains calcium. The temperature of the water is about 35 oC. You can see the gleaming white travertine terraces of Pamukkale, located next to the ruins of Hierapolis. The extraordinary effect is created when water from the hot springs loses carbon dioxide as it flows down the slopes, leaving deposits of limestone. The layers of white calcium carbonate, built up in steps on the plateau, gave the site the name Pamukkale (cotton castle). After the lunch, free time at site. If you like to swim in the Ancient Pool which is also called Cleopatra’s Pool they charge extra entrance fee of 50 TL per person. (Please have your own towels and slippers with you) The Cleopatra Pool is warmed up by hot springs and littered with underwater fragments of ancient marble columns. Possibly associated with the Temple of Apollo, the pool provides today’s visitors a rare opportunity to swim with antiquities! During the Roman period, columned porticoes surrounded the pool; earthquakes toppled them into the water where they lie today. After the tour, you will be transferred to Denizli Airport to take an early evening flight to Istanbul. Your tour ends with arrival to Istanbul Airport. (breakfast at hotel, lunch on the tour)
All hotels are subject to availability at the time of definite confirmation and may changed with asimilar one with advance notice.
1. From İstanbul Atatürk Airport to Kayseri Airport
2. From Kayseri Airport to İzmir Adnan Menderes Airport
3. From Denizli Çardak Airport to İstanbul Atatürk Airport
- Dinner Cruıse on the Bosphorus
- Standard Hot Air Baloon Ride
- Ride Qoad ATV Safari
- Turkish Night Show in the naturel cave restaurant
- Optional Tour Rate for One Hour of Boating / optional