Explore Turkey's Wonders: 10 Days Istanbul, Bursa, Cappadocia, Konya, and Pamukkale Adventure!
Embark on a mesmerizing 10 days journey through the heart of Turkey with our exclusive tour package. Discover the magic of Istanbul's vibrant streets, delve into the rich history of Bursa, witness the surreal landscapes of Cappadocia, feel the spiritual essence of Konya, and rejuvenate in the awe-inspiring Pamukkale. Unveil the diverse tapestry of Turkey, blending culture, history, and natural beauty. Book now and let the adventure begin!
Discover the Essence of Turkey: A 10 Days Journey Through Istanbul, Bursa, Cappadocia, Konya, and Pamukkale
Embark on an extraordinary 10 days adventure through the heart of Turkey, unraveling the mysteries and marvels of Istanbul's historical wonders, experiencing the tranquility of Bursa, embracing the surreal landscapes of Cappadocia, delving into the spiritual aura of Konya, and being awestruck by the natural beauty of Pamukkale. This meticulously crafted tour package promises not only a journey through diverse landscapes but also an immersion into the rich tapestry of Turkish culture and history. Each day unfolds a new chapter, revealing the multifaceted beauty of this enchanting country, leaving you with memories to cherish for a lifetime.
Day 1: Arrival in Istanbul - Your Gateway to Turkey
Begin your 10 days odyssey in enchanting Istanbul. Upon arrival at Istanbul or Sabiha Gokcen Airport, our team warmly welcomes you. Enjoy a seamless transfer to your hotel and check in. Overnight stay in Istanbul.
Day 2: Immersive Journey through Istanbul's Historical Wonders
Embark on a fascinating exploration of Istanbul's rich history with a full-day Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Tour.
- Hagia Sophia: Marvel at the grandeur of the Church of Divine Wisdom, a true masterpiece revered across civilizations. Its beauty captivates both the Islamic East and Christian West.
- Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Mosque): Experience awe and wonder as you witness the stunning architecture and ambiance of the iconic Blue Mosque, an unforgettable symbol of Istanbul.
- Hippodrome and Obelisk: Discover the vast Hippodrome, known as 'Plaza of the Horses,' stretching between Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque, steeped in history and culture.
- Shopping Opportunity: Explore local markets to capture a piece of Istanbul's vibrant culture and take home unique souvenirs.
- Grand Covered Bazaar (Kapali Carsi): Immerse yourself in the oldest and largest covered market in the world, a true hub of history and trade at the heart of the city.
- Lunch: Delight in a delicious lunch, savoring Turkish flavors and replenishing your energy for the rest of the day.
- Topkapi Palace: Step into the main residence of the Sultan and his court, a palace steeped in political and imperial significance. A city within a city, it offers a glimpse into the empire's political workings.
- Little Hagia Sophia Mosque: Explore this former Eastern Orthodox church, now a mosque, a splendid testament to Ottoman Arts and a center of cultural heritage.
At 17:00 PM, this enchanting tour concludes, and we'll transfer you back to your hotel. Your day immersed in Byzantine and Ottoman history leaves you with lasting memories of Istanbul's grand past.
Day 3: Explore Istanbul's Scenic Wonders and Historical Marvels
Embark on a captivating full-day Bosphorus Cruise, Dolmabahce Palace, and Two Continents Tour, a journey through Istanbul's rich history and mesmerizing landscapes.
- Dolmabahce Palace: Delve into the opulent Dolmabahce Palace, a residence of Sultans and later a presidential abode. Feel the echoes of history in every corner.
- Bezm-i Alem Valide Sultan Mosque: Discover the stunning Bezmialem Valide Sultan Mosque, also known as Dolmabahçe Mosque, nestled along the Bosphorus shore.
- Lunch: Enjoy a delectable lunch, recharging for the rest of your adventure.
- Golden Horn: Witness the magnificence of the Golden Horn, the world's largest natural harbor, where history and nature converge.
- City Walls: Explore the formidable Constantinople city walls, standing strong for centuries, breached only twice in 1600 years.
- Bosphorus Bridge: Marvel at the architectural wonder of the Bosphorus Bridge, connecting Europe and Asia, dominating Istanbul's skyline.
- Ebu Eyyup El Ensari Tomb: Visit the tomb of Ebu Eyyup El Ensari, an important figure in Islamic history, visited by Prophet Mohammed during his first visit to Medina.
- Pierre Loti Hill: Ascend Pierre Loti Hill, named after the French novelist Pierre Lotti, and enjoy a breathtaking view of Istanbul from the cable car.
- Rumeli Fortress (From The Sea): Admire the grandeur of Rumeli Fortress, an iconic fortification along the Bosphorus.
- The Black Sea: Capture the best shots where the Bosphorus meets the Black Sea, a picturesque vista.
At 17:30 PM, this enchanting tour concludes, and we'll transfer you back to your hotel. Your day of exploring Istanbul's beauty and history leaves you with memories to cherish.
Day 4: Discover the Enchanting Princess Islands
Embark on a delightful Princess Islands Cruise Tour, a journey to the serene and picturesque islands near Istanbul.
- Pickup and Transfer: Begin your day with a convenient pickup from your hotel and a transfer to the ferry port.
- Heybeliada Island: Hop on a boat and cruise to Heybeliada, the first island, where you'll enjoy a guided tour via electric cars, exploring the island's beauty.
- Buyukada Island: Continue your island adventure to Buyukada, the largest island, accompanied by insightful information from your guide about the Princes' Island.
- Lunch with a View: Indulge in a delicious lunch featuring fresh seafood, Turkish kebabs, or vegetarian options while taking in scenic views.
- Free Time: After lunch, delight in free time on the island. You can savor coffee at charming cafes or even take a refreshing swim during the summer.
- Return to Istanbul: Gather at the designated meeting point, and we'll head back to Istanbul by boat, followed by a transfer to your hotels.
A day filled with island discoveries and relaxation comes to a close as we drop you back to your hotel, leaving you with cherished memories of the Princess Islands.
Day 5: Explore the Verdant Beauty of Bursa
Embark on a memorable Green Bursa Tour, a day filled with natural wonders and historical gems.
- Hotel Pickup and Journey: Your adventure begins with a convenient pickup from your hotel. We'll drive to Kocaeli and then take a ferry to Yalova before reaching Bursa, the first Ottoman Capital.
- Historical Inkaya Tree: Our first stop is the remarkable Historical Inkaya Tree, a living testament over 610 years old, echoing tales of the past.
- Scenic Lunch: Delight in a scrumptious lunch at a charming mountainside restaurant, offering delightful mixed grills and panoramic views.
- Uludag Mountain Adventure: Proceed to Uludag Mountain, a haven for winter sports enthusiasts. Enjoy free time for skiing, snow activities, and a chairlift experience amidst stunning mountain landscapes.
- Cable Car Descent: Return to downtown Bursa via a breathtaking Cable Car ride, soaking in the beauty of the surroundings.
- Historical Exploration: Explore the Green Mosque and Green Tomb, architectural marvels reflecting the city's rich history. Visit the Silk Market for a taste of local culture.
- Return to Istanbul: As the day comes to an end, we'll drive back to Istanbul, leaving you with cherished memories of Bursa's natural and historical wonders.
Day 6: Discover the Enchanting South of Cappadocia
Start your day with a fascinating journey exploring the magical landscapes and historical wonders of Cappadocia's southern region.
- Early Morning Transfer to Airport: Around 05:00 AM, we'll pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the airport for your flight to Kayseri or Nevsehir at 07:00 AM.
- Arrival in Cappadocia: Upon landing at Kayseri or Nevsehir airport, our team will warmly welcome you, holding a sign with your name. A 45-minute drive will take you to Cappadocia.
- Full Day South Cappadocia Tour: Your Cappadocia adventure begins at 09:30 AM with a visit to enchanting destinations:
- Devrent Valley: Explore the unique pointed fairy chimneys and ruins in this captivating valley.
- Monks Valley (Pasabag): Witness the famous three-headed fairy chimneys in a breathtaking natural setting.
- Avanos: Immerse yourself in the art of terra cotta at a traditional pottery workshop, reflecting the town's rich history.
- Goreme Open Air Museum: Discover ancient Christian centers and marvel at monasteries and churches with iconic architecture.
- Uchisar: Explore the troglodyte town and its striking rock formations, offering panoramic views of Cappadocia.
- Return to Hotel: The tour concludes around 05:00 PM, and we'll drop you back at your hotel, allowing you to unwind and savor the memories of an unforgettable day. Enjoy an overnight stay in Cappadocia.
Day 7: Journey to Konya - Unveiling the Wisdom of Rumi
Start your day with a hearty breakfast before embarking on a scenic drive to Konya, a journey that promises glimpses of the unspoiled beauty of rural Turkey. As you pass through quaint villages, witness farmers tending to their fields and embrace the cultural tapestry that connects cities.
- Arrival in Konya: Upon arrival in Konya, immerse yourself in the profound spirituality and mysticism that define this city, particularly embodied by the revered figure of Jalal ad-Din Rumi.
- Mevlana Museum Visit: Explore the Mevlana Museum, a sanctuary that preserves the tomb of Rumi, also known as Mevlana. Rumi, a revered Muslim poet and mystic, left a profound impact on the world with his wisdom and spirituality.
- Free Time for Local Market: Enjoy leisure time to wander through the vibrant local market, where you can engage in shopping and immerse yourself in the local culture.
- Check-in and Overnight Stay: After a day of spiritual exploration and cultural enrichment, check into your hotel in Konya and unwind, carrying the essence of Rumi's teachings into your dreams.
Experience the tranquility and wisdom that define Konya, embracing the spiritual journey that follows in the footsteps of the great Rumi.
Day 8: Journey to the Enchanting Pamukkale
Begin your day with a delicious breakfast, preparing for a day of travel and discovery.
- Departure from Konya: After breakfast, our team will pick you up from your hotel and accompany you to the Konya bus station, where you'll embark on a scenic bus ride to Pamukkale.
- Scenic Bus Ride: Enjoy a picturesque 5-hour bus journey through the Turkish landscape, offering glimpses of the diverse beauty the country has to offer.
- Arrival in Pamukkale: Upon reaching Pamukkale bus station, our team will be there to warmly welcome you with a page board bearing your name and surname. Your transportation to the hotel will be efficiently arranged.
- Hotel Check-in and Dinner: Check into your hotel and unwind. Later, delight in a hearty dinner at the hotel, savoring delicious flavors that capture the essence of Turkish cuisine.
- Overnight in Pamukkale: After a day of travel and anticipation, rest peacefully at your hotel in Pamukkale, ready for the adventures that await you in this mesmerizing region.
Embrace the journey as you make your way to the captivating landscapes of Pamukkale, a destination known for its unique beauty and historical significance.
Day 9: Pamukkale and the Flight to Istanbul
Begin the day with a delightful breakfast, energizing you for a day of exploration and travel.
- Hierapolis Ancient City Tour: After breakfast, join your knowledgeable tour guide to explore the ancient city of Hierapolis. Witness the unique white calcium waterfall, a geological marvel. Immerse yourself in the fascinating history of Hierapolis, discovering its impressive ruins, splendid theatre, and the vast necropolis, a testament to ancient life.
- Lunch Break: Enjoy a leisurely lunch, savoring the flavors of the region and replenishing your energy for the day's adventures.
- Flight to Istanbul: Following the tour, we'll transfer you to Denizli airport for your flight to Istanbul, where a new chapter of your journey awaits.
- Arrival in Istanbul and Hotel Transfer: Upon your arrival in Istanbul, our team will be there to welcome you. You'll be transferred to your hotel, allowing you to settle in and relax.
- Overnight in Istanbul: Unwind and rejuvenate, anticipating the exciting experiences that Istanbul has in store for you.
Prepare for a day filled with historical wonder and a seamless transition to Istanbul, where the magic of Turkey continues to enchant.
Day 10: Leisure Time and Departure
- Morning at Leisure: Enjoy a leisurely morning after breakfast. Take this time to explore any last-minute sights, indulge in some shopping, or simply relax and soak up the vibrant atmosphere of Istanbul.
- Hotel Check-Out: Prepare for your departure and check out from your hotel. Ensure you have all your belongings and souvenirs securely packed.
- Airport Transfer: At the designated time, our team will pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to the airport. Bid farewell to the enchanting city of Istanbul.
- Safe Travels: Embark on your journey home or to your next adventure, cherishing the wonderful memories and experiences from your 10-day exploration of Turkey.
Thank you for choosing our services to guide you through this remarkable journey in Turkey. We hope to welcome you back soon for another unforgettable adventure.
Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Tour: Elevate your experience with an optional Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon tour, available at an extra cost.
- All Airport to Hotel and Hotel to Airport Transfers.
- Domestic Flight: Istanbul to Cappadocia, Cappadocia to Konya, Pamukkale to Istanbul.
- 6 Nights Accommodation in Istanbul with Breakfast.
- 1 Night Accommodation in a Cave Hotel in Cappadocia with Breakfast.
- 1 Night Accommodation in Pamukkale with Breakfast and Dinner.
- Full Day Istanbul City Tour, including all museum fees, guiding service, and lunch.
- Full Day Bosphorus Cruise with museum fees, guiding service, and lunch.
- Full Day Princess Island Tour with transportation, lunch, guide, and horse carriage tour.
- Full Day Bursa Tour with transportation, lunch, and guide.
- Full Day Cappadocia Tour with all museum fees, guiding service, and lunch.
- Full Day Konya Tour with all museum fees, guiding service, and lunch.
- Full Day Pamukkale Tour with all museum fees, guiding service, and lunch.
- Optional Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Tour (extra cost).
- Personal expenses
Pick-up and Drop-off Details
- Arrivals and departures from Istanbul International Airport or Sabiha Gokcen Airport.
Unveiling the Magic of Turkey: A 10 Days Adventure
Embarking on a 10 days expedition across Istanbul, Bursa, Cappadocia, Konya, and Pamukkale is more than a mere journey. It's an odyssey through time, culture, and natural wonders that leaves an indelible mark on your soul.
Istanbul's Timeless Allure
The journey begins in Istanbul, a city that thrives at the intersection of history and modernity. Hagia Sophia, an architectural masterpiece, stands as a living testament to the grandeur of the Byzantine era. As you step inside, the whispers of ancient empires echo through the halls, creating a connection with centuries past. And then, the Blue Mosque, an awe-inspiring marvel of Islamic architecture, leaves you spellbound. Its intricate tiles and towering minarets evoke a sense of wonder that lingers long after your visit.
Cruising the Bosphorus
Cruising along the Bosphorus strait offers a unique glimpse into Istanbul's captivating past and vibrant present. The Dolmabahce Palace, with its opulent interiors and sprawling gardens, narrates tales of sultans and Ottoman history. The Bosphorus Bridge, an engineering marvel, stands as a symbolic link between two continents, Europe and Asia. From Pierre Loti Hill, the panoramic view of the city unfolds like a mesmerizing painting, showcasing Istanbul's architectural splendor.
Princess' Islands - A Tranquil Escape
Setting sail to the Princes' Islands feels like entering a time capsule. Heybeliada and Buyukada, the prominent islands, exude a peaceful charm with their historic houses and serene landscapes. The electric car tour around Heybeliada immerses you in the island's rich history and allows you to witness its tranquil beauty. The absence of cars, replaced by the gentle clatter of horse carriages, transports you to a bygone era.
Bursa's Blend of Nature and History
Bursa, the first capital of the Ottoman Empire, unfolds its story against a backdrop of stunning natural beauty. The Uludag Mountain, a hub for winter sports enthusiasts, offers not only adventure but also breathtaking views. The Green Mosque and Green Tomb, with their intricate architecture and tranquil ambiance, provide a glimpse into the city's rich history and culture.
Delving into Sufism in Konya
Konya, a city steeped in mysticism, beckons you to explore the teachings of Mevlana Rumi. The Mevlana Museum, dedicated to Rumi, offers insight into the mystic's philosophy and way of life. Walking through the museum, surrounded by artifacts and stories of Rumi's spiritual journey, allows for a profound understanding of Sufism and its impact on the world.
The Marvels of Cappadocia
Cappadocia, a land of surreal landscapes, presents a captivating canvas of natural wonders. The hot air balloon ride, an exhilarating adventure, is more than just a tour; it's an ascent into a dreamscape. The underground cities and cave dwellings, carved into the soft volcanic rock, tell tales of ancient civilizations and the resilience of humanity in the face of adversity.
Pamukkale - Nature's Artistry
Pamukkale, meaning 'cotton castle' in Turkish, is a natural wonder that defies imagination. The terraces of gleaming white travertine, resembling cascading pools, are a sight to behold. Walking barefoot on these unique formations is an experience that connects you with nature's artistry. Hierapolis, an ancient spa city, with its grand theatre and ancient ruins, invites you to step back in time and immerse yourself in Roman history.
Soaking in Pamukkale's Charm
Pamukkale offers not only stunning landscapes but also a chance to relax and rejuvenate in its thermal pools. The warm, mineral-rich waters are not only soothing for the body but also a soothing balm for the soul. As you soak in the pools, surrounded by the beauty of Pamukkale, you can't help but feel a profound sense of tranquility and bliss.
A Glimpse of History in Hierapolis
Hierapolis is not merely a collection of ancient ruins; it's a portal to another time. The grand theatre, once a hub of entertainment, echoes with whispers of the past. The unique white cascades of Pamukkale, adjacent to Hierapolis, are a visual marvel that leaves an indelible mark. It's a day to delve into history, marvel at architectural brilliance, and embrace the wonder of nature.
Farewell to an Enchanting Adventure
As the 10-day sojourn draws to a close, what remains are memories that have woven themselves into your very being. It's more than a tour; it's an odyssey, a transformative journey through the marvels of Turkey. Each day has been a revelation, a step closer to the heart of this remarkable nation. And as you bid farewell, you carry with you not just photographs and souvenirs, but a part of Turkey's soul that will forever reside within you.