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Best of Turkey Tour

TTK03: 9 Days Private Tour of Istanbul - Cappadocia - Ephesus - Pamukkale - Istanbul
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized
Guide: English-speaking guide, experienced and knowledgeable
Driver: Private driver with a spacious air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 4 to 5-star hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: Authentic local cuisines and western-style food for your choice
From $2189 per person Free Inquiry
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Day 1 Arrival in Istanbul, Airport pick-up
Welcome to Turkey! Our representative will pick you up with a board at the airport and drive you to the local hotel. You can have a good rest after checking in and get ready for your best Turkey tours!

Accommodation: Fer Hotel
Day 2 Istanbul old city tour
After breakfast, your tour guide will pick you up and lead you to explore this charming city, which separates Europe and Asia. The first stop of your best Turkey tours is the ancient Hippodrome, which is now a public square, and only three monuments still stand there. Then we move to the nearby Blue Mosque, one of Istanbul's landmarks. The origin of its name is because its walls used more than 20,000 pieces of blue and white İznik tiles. Next, we will visit Hagia Sophia (Aya Sofya in Turkish), which is a masterpiece of religious architecture that combines Christian and Islamic styles.

After lunch, we will continue to visit the Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar. The bazaar has 65 streets and houses more than 4,000 shops. There are tea sets, spices, porcelain, carpets, gold and silver ornaments, lamps and lanterns, paper art gadgets and so on. Some shops also serve local Turkish delicacies such as barbecued meat and burritos. This is a must-visit spot to Istanbul for tourist. After the trip, we will return to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Fer Hotel
Day 3 Bosphorus cruise, Fly to Cappadocia
Today, your tour guide will take you to the Spice Bazaar, also known as the Egyptian Bazaar, where you can buy some Turkey's most traditional spices and food. Not only tourists, but locals also come here to buy daily goods, so it's a great place to have an in-depth understanding of the lives of ordinary Turks. Then we will board the boat to take a 2-hour Bosphorus Cruise. The Bosphorus strait bisects Istanbul and comprises a part of Turkey's dividing line between Asia and Europe. On the cruise ship, you can see many historical sites along the shore, such as Dolmabahce Palace, Ciragan Palace, Bosphorus Bridge and many other ottoman-style buildings. After then, the driver will transfer you to the airport and you will take a flight to Cappadocia. Upon your arrival, you will be transferred to the cave hotel.

Tips: Hot Air Balloon Ride in Cappadocia is available, so please let us know in advance if you wish to book it as places are limited.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Kayakapi Premium Caves
Day 4 North Cappadocia tour
After breakfast, your tour guide will pick you up from the hotel to start today's North Cappadocia tour of the best Turkey tour packages. We are going to visit Goreme Open Air Museum, which houses over 30 rock cave churches and all are decorated with exquisite paintings. Next, we will visit Avanos Valley, a small town specializing in pottery; Pasabag Monk Valley, which is also called Fairy Chimney Valley; Devrent Valley and Kizilirmak River. On the way back, we'll pass through Love Valley, where you can take great pictures of the spectacular views of Cappadocia in the evening. After the tour, we will drive you to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Kayakapi Premium Caves
Day 5 South Cappadocia tour
The tour guide will pick you up at the hotel and today's South Cappadocia tour of the best of Turkey tours with start with Uchisar Castle, which was used as a defensive fortress in ancient times because it is the highest and largest Chimney in the Cappadocia region. Then we'll go to Rose Valley, famous for the red color of the land and rocks. And we will go hiking here for about 2 hours. At Cavusin village and Kaymakli Underground City, we can visit the largest Underground City in the Cappadocia region. Tonight we will stay in Cappadocia.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Kayakapi Premium Caves
Day 6 Fly to Izmir from Cappadocia, airport pick-up
Today, your driver will pick you up at the hotel and drive you to the airport after breakfast because you will fly from Cappadocia to Izmir. Please note that direct flights are not available every day. So if there is no direct flight, we will arrange for you to transfer in Istanbul. Upon arrival at the Izmir airport, there will be a driver meeting you at the airport exit and transfer you to the hotel in Kusadasi area. You can explore this beautiful coastal town by yourself for the rest of the time.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Double Tree by Hilton Hotel
Day 7 Ephesus full day tour
After breakfast, your tour guide and driver will pick you up for today's Ephesus full day tour, one of the best of Turkey tours. We will first visit the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Then we will go to Ephesus Ancient City, including Hadrian Temple, Celsus Library and Old Theater and Hamams. After lunch, we will visit the House of the Virgin Mary, the last place where the Virgin Mary lived, and Isabey Mosque. After the visit, we will escort you back to the hotel. We will stay one night in Kusadasi.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Double Tree by Hilton Hotel
Day 8 Drive to visit Pamukkale, Fly to Istanbul
Since you are flying back to Istanbul today, so please pack your bags in advance and check out. Your guide will pick you up from the hotel after breakfast. About 2.5 hours' drive later, we will arrive in Pamukkale. Pamukkale has been famous for its numerous mineral springs since ancient times, and the Ruin of Hierapolis flourished because the ancient royal and noble families used to soak in the hot springs here. You can not only see a huge amphitheater, but also a large number of burial areas because many people chose to die here. Then we'll visit Pamukkale, a natural terrace of calcium carbonate hot springs, known as Cotton Castle for its white appearance as clouds. Please take your swimsuit as you may have a chance to the hot springs here or to relax in Cleopatra Swimming Pool (extra fee applies).

At the end of the trip, we'll send you to the airport to fly to Istanbul. Upon arrival at Istanbul airport, you will be greeted by your driver and transferred to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Fer Hotel
Day 9 Departure from Istanbul
Please check out before 12:00 pm after breakfast. The driver will pick you up and escort you to the airport on time. Hope you can enjoy your best Turkey tour packages!

Meals: Breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
Tour Prices
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Year Round
$2639
$2189
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • Any parts of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Domestic airfare(economy class seat): Istanbul - Cappadocia, Cappadocia - Izmir, Pamukkale - Istanbul
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
  • Service of English speaking guides as itinerary specifices
  • Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees for mentioned sights visited (except Cleopatra Antique Pool, Ephesus Terrace Houses)
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All government applicable taxes and service charges
Price Excludes
  • International flights into and out Istanbul
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Turkey Visa fees
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