Start the Turkish Delight tour in Istanbul, a city that connects East and West and separated by the Bosphorus Strait. Travel to the home of the ancient gods in Ephesus. Walk on the clouds at Pamukkale and enjoy its hot spring waters. Miss the sun? No problem, Antalya, an excellent Mediterranean resort is included in your tour program. Enjoy its beautiful beaches, historical and natural treasures. Leave the coast and travel inland to Konya, Turkey's mystical city. Continue to Cappadocia and its natural and historical sites
On your last day board, your flight back to Istanbul filled with happy memories of Turkey
At a glance
|Day 1||Welcome to Istanbul. Transfer to hotel|
|Day 2||Full Day Istanbul tour. Flight to Izmir|
|Day 3||Full day Ephesus Tour|
|Day 4||Full day Pamukkale tour|
|Day 5||Road transfer to Antalya|
|Day 6||Antalya City and Waterfall tour|
|Day 7||Onwards to Konya|
|Day 8||Konya tour. Continue to Cappadocia|
|Day 9||Full day South Cappadocia tour|
|Day 10||Return flight to Istanbul. End of tour|
> Tour departs daily
> Private transfers in Istanbul, Izmir and Cappadocia
> Istanbul tour includes visits to Palaces, Mosques and the famous Grand Bazaar
> See the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the world in Ephesus
> Bathe in the Thermal Pools of Pamukkale filled with warm mineral waters
> Discover the ancient sites of Antalya and allow some relaxation time
> See the most impressive scenery of the Cappadocia region, including underground cities
Istanbul Arrival Day
- Meet at the airport Transfer to your hotel.
- You will be given your room key and the rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul.
- Overnight in Istanbul.
Istanbul City Tour - Flight to Izmir (B/L)
- You will be picked up around 8:00 am from your hotel. Travel to the Sultanahmet district, the oldest, most historic part of the city.
- The first stop of the day will be the Hagia Sophia, our tour guide will explain the significance of this massive building that was once a Christian church, then a mosque, and now a museum.
- Travel past the Hippodrome of Constantinople, where we will see the sites impressive obelisk
- Arrive at the Blue Mosque. Make sure to take pictures of both the interior and exterior of this impressive building.
- Continue to the Grand Bazaar, a massive, bustling complex to find clothing, decorative furnishings, food, and more. On the way to the bazaar, we will see other historical monuments, such as the Tomb of Sultan Ahmet I, the Firuz Aga Mosque, and the exterior of the Tomb of Mehmed II.
- After our visit to the Grand Bazaar, a brief stop is made for lunch.
- In the afternoon, visit Topkapi Palace, the primary residence of the Ottoman sultans for nearly 400 years. Our final stop is made at the Little Hagia Sophia
- After the tour, transfer to the airport for onward flight to Izmir.
- On arrival, you are transferred to Kusadasi hotel.
Full day Ephesus Tour (B/L/D/)
- After breakfast, travel to the House of the Virgin Mary passing the Byzantine fortress in Selcuk and the Temple of Artemis.
- A winding road with wonderful views of the valley takes us the Shrine of St. Mary. The diminutive house, beautifully located in the Solmissos Mountains, is considered by the Vatican to be the final resting place of the Virgin Mary.
- Your tour continues to ancient Ephesus. Pass through the arched Magnesia Gate and begin a slow, downhill walk to the ruins of the Roman provincial capital. Your knowledgeable guide will highlight sights such as the beautifully preserved Temple of Hadrian, the magnificent Trajan Fountain, the Odeon Theater, once used for both political and entertainment purposes, and the beautiful Celsus Library with its imposing façade and two-story Corinthian-style columns.
- The dramatic Great Theater is one of the few structures still used today. It seats twenty-five thousand and, although it was once an arena for gladiator games, it is now home to annual spring festivals.
- Temple Of Artemis (Diana), on the side of one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World.
- Return to your hotel after the tour
- Meet and assist on arrival and departure by our local representative
- Transfer and intercity transportation as per itinerary in AC vehicle
- Domestic Airfares (subject to conditions)
- Accommodation in selected hotels in double/twin sharing
- Meals: as mentioned
- Local English speaking Guide
- Entrance fees
- International flights – Departure & Fuel taxes (Contact us for best airfares)
- Personal expenses, meals and drinks unless otherwise specified
- Travel insurance
- Turkey Visa fee
- Services not stated in the itinerary
- Rate valid for travel between 01 MAY to 15 NOV 2019
Contact us for any other date of travel required
Turkey, meeting point of east and west, blue and green, history and future, is one of the most popular destinations. History, nature and local culture in Turkey offers a breathtaking variety of choices.
Istanbul is a major city in Turkey that straddles Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait. Its Old City reflects cultural influences of the many empires that once ruled here. In the Sultanahmet district, the open-air, Roman-era Hippodrome was for centuries the site of chariot races, and Egyptian obelisks also remain. The iconic Byzantine Hagia Sophia features a soaring 6th-century dome and rare Christian mosaics.
Kuşadası is a beach resort town on Turkey’s western Aegean coast. A jumping-off point for visiting the classical ruins at nearby Ephesus (or Efes), it’s also a major cruise ship destination. Its seafront promenade, marina, and harbor are lined with hotels and restaurants. Just offshore on Pigeon Island is a walled Byzantine castle that once guarded the town, connected to the mainland via causeway.
Pamukkale is a town in western Turkey known for the mineral-rich thermal waters flowing down white travertine terraces on a nearby hillside. It neighbors Hierapolis, an ancient Roman spa city founded around 190 B.C. Ruins there include a well-preserved theater and a necropolis with sarcophagi that stretch for 2km. The Antique Pool is famous for its submerged Roman columns, the result of an earthquake.
Antalya is a Turkish resort city with a yacht-filled Old Harbor and beaches flanked by large hotels. It’s a gateway to Turkey’s southern Mediterranean region, known as the Turquoise Coast for its blue waters. Remnants remain from Antalya’s time as a major Roman port. These include Hadrian’s Gate, built to honor the Roman emperor’s visit in 130 A.D and 2nd-century Hidirlik Tower, with harbor views.