8 days Turkey Tour - Istanbul Cappadocia Pamukkale and Ephesus
Day 1: Istanbul
8 Days Turkey Tour, On your arrival to the Ataturk airport in Istanbul, our representative will welcome you at the exit gate inside of the international terminalwho hold a sign M 55 at first exit of the gate. 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: Free Day in Istanbul (*B)
After breakfast enjoy Istanbul old city on your own, your hotel will be in a walking distance from Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi palace or other places. If you wish to have a guide for Istanbul old city, book Istanbul old city tour with us. End of the day back to hotel and overnight stay in Istanbul.
Day 3: North Cappadocia Tour( *L)
You will be picked up from your hotel in Istanbul around 5 am and transfered to the airport to take a flight to Cappadocia, on your arrival you will be dropped to your agency office to join your group and we start the day with a splendid view over the region from Goreme Panorama then you will be amazed by the biggest monastery complex Open Air Museum which has many beautiful churches with fantastic wall paintings. Tour continues to pottery town Avanos divided by Red River, the longest river in Turkey and hometown of traditional carpet weaving. After having your lunch you will visit Fairy Chimney Valley and Imagination Valley where you will enjoy lunar landscape. End of the tour transfer to your hotel in Cappadocia.
Day 4: 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 4km 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 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 day, transfer back to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 5: Cappadocia to Izmir by Plane (*B)
After breakfast at the hotel, your driver will take you to the airport to take a flight to Izmir. On your arrival our agents, at the exit gate in the domestic terminal, will hold a board with your names written on. Then we will transfer you to your hotel in Kusadasi for free time and overnight stay.
Day 6: Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour(*B *L)
Around 08:00 - 08:30am we will pick you up from your hotel and join your group for full day tour of Pamukkale meaning "cotton castle" in Turkish, 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. End of the day we will drive you to Kusadasi (3hours) and will be transferred to your hotel in Kusadasi.
Day 7: Ephesus Tour(*B *L)
Your guide will pick you up from the hotel around 09:00-9:30 am. You will start your visit with Artemis Temple, city ruins as Hadrian Temple, Celcius library, theater, hamams, passing through old harbor path. Then you will feel the holy atmosphere of exceptional Isabey Mosque. 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 we will transfer to Izmir Airport (60minutes) to take the flight (1hour 10min) to Istanbul. Upon your arrival in Istanbul, our agents will meet you at the exit gate of domestic terminal baring a board your names written on and you will be transferred to your hotel.
Day 8: Istanbul, departure(*B)
According to your flight time we will transfer you to Ataturk Airport and you will do self check-in.
End of our service for 8 days Turkey Tour
Istanbul - Avicenna Hotel, Gulhane Park Hotel, Zeynep Sultan Hotel, Uyan Hotel
Cappadocia - Dervish Cave House, Historical Goreme House
Kusadasi - Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel, Efe Boutique Hotel
Prices are per person in double-twin or triple shared room.
Solo traveler will pay 25 % extra for single supplement.
Due to weather conditions if your balloon tour is cancelled you will be totally reimbursed.
Sabiha Gokcen Airport transfers can be provided with a little extra cost for international arrivals and departures. Please consult to your tour operator.
*B breakfast included
*L lunch included
*Dr day room
Travel tips for 8 days Turkey Tour
Cappadocia has a continental climate, so summers are dry and hot, so you will need sun-creme and hydrating cremes for your skin. Hat and light clothers are preferables. Winters are cold and snowy, so you will need very warm clothes and winter boots, gloves and beret. Springs are slight hot but nights are always fresh, do not forget to bring your light jackets. Autumns are tenderly hot but might be rainy like springs, better to have umbrella. On your tours always wear comfortable shoes as it has a rocky surface. Pamukkale has more or less the same conditions but do not forget to bring your swimming suit to swim in thermal pools. Enjoy 8 days Turkey Tour with Chora Travel
Istanbul -Uyan Hotel, Zeynep Sultan, Avicenna Hotel, Ferman Hotel
Cappadocia – Dervish Cave House, Historical Goreme House
Kusadasi - Ilayda Hotel or Efe Boutique Hotel
Per person 780 euro with credit card and 740 euro with cash payment
Istanbul - Dosso Dossi Old city Hotel or Levni Spa Hotel
Cappadocia - Artemis Cave Suite or Hera Cave Suite or Cappadocia Inn Hotel
Kusadasi - Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Per person 900 euro with credit card and 860 euro with cash payment
Optional Hot air balloon tour in Cappadocia, per person 180 EURO
- Hotels with breakfast
- Istanbul to Cappadocia & Cappadocia to Izmir & Izmir to Istanbul flight tickets
- Airport transfers mentioned on the itinerary
- Lunch on tours
- Entrance fees for sights and museums mentioned on the itinerary
- Professional English speaking guide
- Personal expenses
- Drink during lunch
- Medical insurance
- Tip to guide and driver
- Cleopatra swimming pool entrance