This is a good itinerary for the ones enjoy more comfort to visit the most special places in Turkey in 9 days including Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus (Kuşadası) 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…
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: 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 at your hotel about 13.00. (breakfast at hotel)
Afternoon is optianal choise: free day or take a VIALAND Theme Park with Pierre Lotte Cable Car Ride.
Fly to Cappadocia: (check out from hotel in the morning) You will be picked up from your hotel at around 09:30 and will be transferred to Ataturk Airport to take an noon 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: (check out from hotel in the morning) You will be picked up from your hotel at around 09:30 transferred to İzmir Adnan Menderes Airport to take an noon flight to Istanbul. Your tour ends with arrival to Istanbul Airport. Change the İnternatioanl Gate to flight your country. (breakfast at hotel)
- Accommodation in 5* hotels
- İstanbul (3 nights)
- Cappadocia (3 nights) (or boutique cave hotels in Cappadocia)
- Kuşadası (2 nights)
- Breakfasts in all hotels (8 days)
- Land transportation by A/C vehicle ( Mercedes Vito / Sprinter )
- All airport transfers mentioned in the itinerary
- Professional licensed guiding services
- Entrance fees to the museums during guided tours (Topkapı Palace, Hagia Sophia, Dolmabahce Palace, Kaymaklı Underground City, Göreme Open Air Museum, Uçhisar castle, Ephesus Ancient City, House Of Virgin Mary…)
- Parking fees
- 8 nights Dinner ( at hotels )
- 3 Domestic flight tickets
1. From İstanbul Atatürk Airport to Kayseri Airport
2. From Kayseri Airport to İzmir Adnan Menderes Airport
3. From İzmir Adnan Menderes 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
- VIALAND Theme Park with Pierre Lotte Cable Car Ride / optional
- Optional Tour Rate for One Hour of Boating / optional