8 Days Private Turkey Tour – Popular Cities tour includes all airport transfers, flights, 7 nights accommodation, fully guided tours in Istanbul, Cappadocia, Antalya, Pamukkale and Ephesus, all museum entrance fees, breakfast and lunch.
Come visit one of the oldest cities in the world, Istanbul. See the famous sites in the Old City such as, the Hagia Sofia, the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, and the Grand Bazaar. Take a relaxing cruise on the Bosphorus. Gaze at the shops as you stroll down Istiklal street or take a ride on the historic trolley. Experience all of the must sees of Cappadocia. Watch the sunrise from a hot air balloon as you float above the fairy chimneys that dot the landscape. Stay in one of the charming cave hotels built into the volcanic rocks of Göreme. Tour the famous sites of the region such as the underground city, Uçhisar Castle, Göreme Open Air Museum. Tour the ancient ruins of Perge and Aspendos. Marvel at the biggest waterfall in the Antalya region. Walk through the famous white travertines of Pamukkale heated by thermal waters. Retain your youth after a swim in Cleopatra’s Pool. Discover what remains of one of the 7 ancient wonders of the world, the Temple of Artemis. Take a fully guided tour of the ruins of Ephesus. See the last dwelling place and tomb of the Virgin Mary. Have an adventure you’ll never forget on your Best Cities Turkey Tour!
Once you arrive in Istanbul, we will pick you up from the airport and take you to your hotel in Sultanahmet. After you check in, you will have the rest of the day free to explore.
Following breakfast at your hotel, you’ll be picked up at 8:30 by our experienced guide to begin a full day walking tour of the Old City. You’ll start by seeing the Hagia Sophia, one of the oldest buildings in the city. From there, you’ll continue on the the Blue Mosque where you can admire the beautiful interior. The Blue Mosque lets out on to the Hippodrome where your guide will tell you of the significance of each item. Lunch is provided at a traditional Turkish restaurant. After lunch, you’ll walk through the historic neighborhoods of Fener and Balat before coming to Topkapi Palace. Admire the longtime palace of the Sultans of the Ottoman Empire as you learn how they spent their days. You’ll finish your tour in the Grand Bazaar, one of the largest covered bazaars in the world. At the end of the tour, our guide will take you back to your hotel. You will have the rest of the evening to rest or explore.
Early morning We will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the airport for a one hour flight to Izmir. Once you arrive, we will pick you up from the airport and take you to our office in Selcuk town. At 9:30 We pick you up then your guide lead you to your vehicle. During drive to Ephesus, your guide gives you a brief introduction and provide information about the area and country. As you arrive into Ephesus, you will first see the Magnesia Gate, a marvelous example of ancient architecture that once stood tall as an entrance to the city. We will then begin a downhill walk with your guide into the city’s ruins. The route will take you past the Odeon, the Celsus Library, Temple of Hadrian, Trajan Fountain and the Great Theater. The theater, one of the city’s best-preserved monuments, it is still used today for the local spring festival. It once had seating space for 24,000 people, and it is believed to be the site where St Paul preached to the Ephesians. After our tour of Ephesus, we will drive to the Virgin Mary House and then enjoy some delicious Turkish cuisine at lunch Following lunch we will visit the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Then At last of tour we we will drive to Selcuk area and visit IsaBey Mosque. IsaBey Mosque is an ancient place of worship that was designed for the leader of this region of the Aydinid Dynasty. When the tour is finished, we will take you back to your hotel in Kusadasi/selcuk.
We pick you up from your hotel in Kuşadasi/Selcuk then your guide lead you to vehicle. During 3 hours drive to Pamukkale, your guide gives you a brief introduction and provide information about the area and country. On arrival we have lunch at one of the local restaurants before beginning our tour. After lunch, We enter from the top of the site in Hierapolis Ancient City exploring the gymnasium, Then we will see the Amphitheatre theatre that had a capacity of 15,000 people and the Temple of Apollo. As we walk through Hierapolis the guide will point out and explain all of the significant structures along the way. Afterwards, we will take off our shoes and walk along the white terraces of Pamukkale. We can dip our feet in the natural hot springs or head up to the man made hot spring baths and take a swim. At the end of the tour, our guide will take you to bus station for bus to Antalya. Upon arrival we will pick you up from bus station and transfer you to your hotel in Antalya.
*Guests must be able to walk approx. 0.5 miles over the travertines without shoes.
*We advise you to bring your sunglasses, sunscreen and comfortable swimsuit with you.
Following breakfast at your hotel, our guide will pick you up at 8:30 AM for a full day tour of the historic sites of Antalya. Your first stop will be in the ancient city of Perge, which was originally settled by the Hittites around 1,500 B.C. From there, you’ll move on to the ruins of Aspendos, which houses one of the best preserved Roman theaters in the country. Lunch will be served at a traditional Turkish restaurant. You’ll finish your tour exploring the impressive Manavgat waterfall. At the end of tour we will transfer you to airport for flight to cappadocia. Upon arrival at cappadocia, we will pick you up from airport and tranfer you to Hotel
Please Note: If there is no direct flight available from Antalya to Cappadocia then we will book connecting flight via Istanbul. Or if you wish we can use Bus from Antalya to cappadocia.
**Optional Hot Air Balloon Ride (contact us for Booking)**
We will pick you up at 9:30 for your South Cappadocia Tour. First, we will stop at the underground city and climb down through the 8 levels that are available for viewing, Then From there, we will visit Love valley. When you arrive at Love Valley you will see clearly why it gets its name. The rock formations here are phallic like, giving the valley the name of love. After lunch, We will visit Red valley. The valley gets its name – Red Valley – from the layers and layers of different coloured rock formations that give it a predominantly red colour. Then we visit Rose valley. Rose Valley is located behind the town of Urgup. After that we will go to Cavusin Village. Cavusin Village is a labyrinth of rock houses scattered into the rock formations that make up the town. Then at last we will move to Pigeon Valley for some excellent views.We will take you back to your hotel at the end of the tour and you will have free time for the rest of the night.
**Optional Hot Air Balloon Ride (contact us for Booking)**
We will pick you up from your hotel at 9:30 for your North Cappadocia Tour. First, we will stop for a photo op at a vista point overlooking Uchisar Castle. Then, we will continue on to the Goreme Open Air Museum, Then we will have lunch at Avanos. After lunch, we will stop for a pottery demonstration. You will get a chance to try yourself! From there we will make short stop at Devrent where you will see some animal shaped rock formations, St. Monk’s Valley with the mushroom shaped fairy chimneys and St. Simeon’s monk cell. At last of tour we will visit Pasabeg. At the end of tour we will take you to the airport for flight to Istanbul. After a one hour flight to Istanbul, we will pick you up from the airport and take you to your hotel.
We will pick you up from your hotel depending on your flight time and take you to the airport. If your flight is later in the day, you can book a half day or full day tour if you would like.