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||Arrive in Istanbul. Meet and transfer to your hotel|
|Day 2||Full-day Istanbul tour|
|Day 3||Morning Bosphorus Cruise. Flight to Izmir/Kusadasi|
|Day 4||Full-day Ephesus tour|
|Day 5||Visit Pamukkale. Overnight in Pamukkale|
|Day 6||Coach transfer to Antalya|
|Day 7||Full-day City and Waterfall tour|
|Day 8||Flight to Cappadocia|
|Day 9||Full day South Cappadocia tour|
|Day 10||Transfer to the Airport for return flight to Istanbul|
> 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 (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
- Return to your hotel for overnight
St. Sophia Museum is closed on Mondays, Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays and The Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays
Istanbul - Izmir/Kusadasi (B)
- You will be picked up from their hotel around 08:00 for the Bosphorus cruise.
- First, you will visit the Spice Bazaar, one of the city's most colorful and bustling attractions and operating since the 17th century. It still remains a very popular attraction for locals and visitors alike.
- Your tour guide will give you tips on the best stalls and kiosks to visit as to not become overwhelmed by the busy market. You will have some 45 minutes of free time to explore and shop.
- Next, head to the shores of the Bosphorus Strait for a cruise, learning about this important, strategic waterway that straddles the Asian and European continents.
- On your voyage see impressive historic Istanbul buildings: the façade of Dolmabahce Palace; 15th-century fortress Rumelihisari; the Beylerbeyi Palace, the summer home of Ottoman sultans; and many more.
- After the tour, transfer to IST Airport and board the flight to Izmir.
- You are met on arrival and transfer to your hotel in Kusadasi
- 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 NOV to 20 DEC 21
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.