9 day Turkey Tour-Istanbul Ephesus Pamukkale Antalya Cappadocia
Day 1: Istanbul
Welcome to Turkey for our 9 day Turkey Tour, On your arrival to the Ataturk airport in Istanbul, our 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: 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, you can book Istanbul tour with us. Overnight in Istanbul
Day 3: Ephesus tour(*B *L)
Early pick up from your hotel and transfer to airport to get a flight to Izmir. After your flight our agency representative will welcome you at the exit gate inside of the domestic terminal where you will see your names written on a board and you will be transferred to join the 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 harbour 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 transfer to hotel and overnight stay.
Day 4: Pamukkale Tour(*B *L)
After breakfast you will be picked from your hotel around 08:00-08:30 am 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. End of the tour we will transfer you to the bus station to take an intercity bus to Antalya(aprx 3 and a half hour).
Day 5: Antalya (*B)
Today is free for you to explore the old town of Antalya or if you like we can organise daily boat trip for you. Overnight in Antalya.
Day 6: Antalya to Cappadocia by plane (*B)
After breakfast you enjoy your morning and transfer to airport for take a flight to Cappadocia, some days direct flight but some days only via Istanbul flights available. After arrive in Cappadocia transfer to hotel and overnight stay.
Day 7: Northern Cappadocia(*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 storages. 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 8: Southern Cappadocia Tour(*B *L)
Optional balloon tour is 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 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 9: 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 for 9 day Turkey Tour.
Istanbul - Avicenna Hotel, Gulhane Park Hotel, Zeynep Sultan Hotel, Uyan Hotel
Kusadasi - Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel, Efe Boutique Hotel
Antalya - Antalya Inn Hotel, Mediterra Art Hotel
Cappadocia - Dervish Cave House, Historical Goreme House
Prices are per person in double-twin or triple shared room.
Solo traveler will pay 25 % extra for single supplement
Sabiha Gokcen Airport transfers can be provided with a little extra cost for international arrivals and departures. Please consult to your tour operator.
*L lunch included
Travel Tips for 9 day Turkey Tour
Springs and autumns are rainy, do not forget your umbrella or raincoat.
Summers are humid and hot, put enough sun cream and bring your hat.
Always for the tours in Turkey wear comfortable shoes.
You can have t-shirts or shorts on the days when you will visit mosques, no problem because they provide you at the entrance scarf and piece of clothes to cover your shoulders or legs.
You may visit any mosque except praying times.
Per person 755 EURO with credit card and 720 EURO with cash payment
Hot air Balloon tour, Per person 150 EURO
- Hotels with breakfast
- Istanbul to Izmir & Antalya to Cappadocia & Cappadocia 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