10 days Turkey Travel - Istanbul Troy Ephesus Pamukkale Konya and Cappadocia
Day 1: Istanbul
10 days Turkey Travel, Welcome to Turkey! On your arrival to the Ataturk airport in Istanbul, Chora Travel representative will welcome you at the exit gate inside of the international terminal where you will see your names written on a board. Then you will be transferred to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the time in the city. (We might pick you up from Sabiha Gokcen airport with extra cost)
Day 2: Istanbul Free day (*B)
After breakfast free day for you to explore Istanbul by your self. You can visit Blue Mosque, Topkapi palace, St.Sophia and other historical places in old city part of Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul
Day 3: Troy Tour( B *L)
Around 07:30 am your guide will pick you up from your hotel and you will join your group to visit Troy Ancient City. You will be surprised with genially made Trojan Horse and you will discover over 10 ancient cities built one on another, dating back to 3500 BC, passing through Apollo Temple, fortified city walls, battle field where Hector and Achilles fought for power, Roman Theater, Greco-Roman Senate building roundly shaped that hosted deputies of democracy. End of the tour transfer to hotel in Canakkale.
Day 4: Canakkale to Kusadasi (B)
After breakfast drive to Kusadasi with a private car, journey will take 7-8 hours and when ever you need to stop, you can ask your driver for break. After arrive in Kusadasi, transfer to hotel and overnight stay in Kusadasi.
Day 5: Ephesus Tour(*B *L)
After breakfast you will be picked from your hotel around 09:00-09:30 and you will be transferred to full day Ephesus tour. You will start your visit with one of the 7 wonders of ancient world; Artemis Temple, city ruins of Ephesus as Hadrian Temple, Celcius Library, theater, hamams, passing through old harbor path. You will have your lunch in a traditional Turkish restaurant. In the afternoon you will visit House of Virgin Mary where she spent her last 5 years, which is recognized by Vatican as pilgrimage destination for Christians, visited by Pope Leo XII and Benedict XVI.End of the tour transfer to your hotel and overnight stay in Kusadasi.
Day 6: Pamukkale Tour(*B *L)
After breakfast you will be picked from your hotel around 08:00-08:30am and join to Pamukkale Hierapolis tour. Pamukkale means “cotton castle” in Turkish and it is a natural site contains hot springs and travertine, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water with its temperate climate for most of the year. We will also visit the ancient city Hierapolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hot springs there have been used as a spa since the 2nd century BC, and people came to soothe their ailments, with many of them retiring or dying here. The large Necropolis is filled with sarcophagi, including the Sarcophagus of Marcus Aurelius. You will have also the chance to swim in Cleopatra Swimming Pool. You will have your lunch during the excursion. Overnight in Pamukkale.
Day 7: Pamukkale to Cappadocia via Konya by minibus(*B)
Around 08:30-08:45am we will take you from your hotel and after 4 hours of driving you will reach to Konya where you have chance to visit Konya Mevlana Museum, school of whirling dervishes. You will have your lunch in a traditional Turkish restaurant. Then we will drive 3 hours more to arrive to Cappadocia and we will transfer you to your hotel in Cappadocia.
Day 8: Northern Cappadocia Tour(*B *L)
Your guide will pick you from your hotel around 10:00- 10:15 am and you will start your visit by Goreme Panorama with its splendid over Goreme village, land of fairy chimneys. Then you will be fascinated by Open Air Museum, the biggest monastery complex of the region. You will continue with Ortahisar, a typical village with its castle and cave food storage. After you will visit one of the most interesting places, Fairy Chimney valley, Pasabag, with its mushroom like formed rocks. Passing through Imagination valley,Devrent, where you have the impression that animals are petrified in the rocks. You will enjoy your lunch in a restaurant with open buffet variety. Finally you will walk along Red River flourishing Avanos town famous with pottery cave workshops dating thousand years back to Hittites, the first civilization of Cappadocia. You are going to have fun trying to make potteries after you have a small demonstration. On the way back to your hotel, you will get into Love Valley which offers a magnificent view.
Day 9: Southern Cappadocia Tour(*B *L)
Optional balloon tour available for this morning.
Your guide will take you from your hotel around 10:00- 10:15 am then you will join your tour. Your visit start with Uchisar Castle, the biggest fairy chimney used as a fortress by many civilizations. Then be ready to hike about 4 km in beautiful Red Valley passing through Rose valley discovering beautiful rock churches, arriving to Cavusin village, one of the ancient settlement of the region with its cave houses. For lunch you are going to traditional Turkish restaurant. In the afternoon you will be amazed by Kaymakli Underground City widest of the regions served many centuries as refuge for the local people and saved early Christians from Roman persecution. Then you will visit Pigeon Valley with its lovely pigeons still living in pigeons houses which has a wonderful view over Uchisar castle. Finally you will drive to Three Beauties Valley with its beautiful view over Urgup town famous with its wine factories. End of the tour your driver will take you to the airport to take a flight back to Istanbul, Ataturk airport. On your arrival our agents, at the exit gate in the domestic terminal, will bare a board with your names written on. Then we will transfer you back to your hotel.
Day 10: Istanbul, departure
According to your flight time we will transfer you to Ataturk Airport and you will do self check-in.
End of our service.
Istanbul - Avicenna Hotel or Zeynep Sultan Hotel
Canakkale - Grand Anzac Hotel
Kusadasi - Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel or Efe Boutique Hotel
Cappadocia - Dervish Cave House or Historical Goreme House
Prices are per person in double-twin or triple shared room.
Single traveler should pay 25 % extra for this trip.
Flights might be from Ataturk or Sabiha Gokcen airport.
Due to weather conditions if your balloon tour is cancelled you will be totally reimbursed.
Per person 920 USD with credit card payment and 875 EURO for cash Payment
Hot air balloon tour per person 150 EURO
- All airport transfers
- Hotels with breakfast
- Cappadocia to İstanbul flight tickets
- Private transfers
- Daily Tours with entrance fees, guide and lunch
- Dinner and drinks
- Tip to guide or driver (Not obligation)
- Medical insurance