Discover Turkey's Rich Tapestry: 13-Day Tour of Istanbul, Cappadocia, Konya, Antalya, Pamukkale, and Ephesus

Embark on a 13-day adventure through Turkey's iconic destinations. From the vibrant streets of Istanbul to the surreal landscapes of Cappadocia, the cultural allure of Konya, the coastal beauty of Antalya, the terraces of Pamukkale, and the ancient wonders of Ephesusexperience the best of Turkey in one extraordinary tour package.

13 Days Istanbul, Cappadocia, Konya, Antalya, Pamukkale, Ephesus Tour Package Itinerary

Let us take you on a journey of a 13 Days Istanbul, Cappadocia, Konya, Antalya, Pamukkale, Ephesus Tour Package.

Day 1: Arrival in Istanbul

Welcome to Istanbul, Turkey! Whether you arrive at Istanbul Airport or Sabiha Gokcen Airport, our staff will be there to greet you. They will assist you with the transfer to your hotel, ensuring a smooth journey from the airport to your accommodation. After arriving at the hotel, you will check in and have the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight stay in Istanbul.

Day 2: Full Day Byzantine, Ottoman Relics Istanbul City Tour

  • Hotel Pick-up (08:00 - 09:15): Your day begins with a personalized pick-up from your hotel or specified location between 08:00 and 09:15. Our friendly team ensures a comfortable start to your adventure.
  • Hagia Sophia: Also Called the Church of Divine Wisdom, it is a masterpieceof grandeur and proportion. Coveted by the Islamic East and Christian West, the Hagia Sophia is one of mankind's greatest treasures.
  • Blue Mosque ( Sultanahmet Mosque): No one has been to Istanbul at least once can ever forget the feeling of awe and wonder at seeing the Blue Mosque for the first time.
  • Hippodrome and Obelisk: The vast Hippodrome, known as At Meydani or " plaze of the horses" stretches between Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque.
  • Shopping Opportunity
  • Grand Covered Bazaar ( Kapali Carsi): The Oldest and the largest covered market place in the world is situated in the center of the city.
  • Topkapi Palace: Topkapi Palace was the main residence of the Sultan and his court. It was initially the seat of government as well as the imperial residence. Even though access was strictly regulated, inhabitans of the palace rarely had to venture outsince the palace functioned almost as an autonomous entity a city within a city. Audience and consultation chambers and areas served for the political workings of the empire.
  • 17:00 PM is the end of the tour, then participants will be transferred back to their hotel and full day Byzantine,Ottoman Relics Tour will be ended.

Day 3: Daily Bursa and Uludag Discovery Tour

  • Hotel Pick-up (8:00 - 8:30 AM): Our professional team will pick you up from centrally located hotels, ensuring a prompt and comfortable start to your day.
  • Ferry to Yalova Embark on a scenic ferry ride to Yalova, setting the stage for an immersive exploration of Bursa's treasures.
  • Bursa Center: Delve into the heart of Bursa, once a significant Ottoman capital. Navigate its charming alleys, each cobblestone whispering tales of centuries past.
  • Uludag Mountain (Olympos Mountain): Ascend the majestic Uludag, Turkey's premier winter sports destination. Whether adorned in powdery snow or verdant greenery, Uludag promises an exhilarating playground for outdoor enthusiasts.
  • Green Mosque and Green Mausoleum: Uncover the profound history and exquisite architecture of the Green Mosque and Green Mausoleum, standing as enduring symbols of Bursa's regal legacy.
  • Silk Market (The Covered Bazaar): Step into the vibrant tapestry of Bursa's bustling marketplace, where centuries-old craftsmanship in silk production thrives. Witness the intricate process of creating luxurious textiles.
  • 600-Year-Old Pine Tree: Marvel at the ancient beauty of the Inkaya tree, a living testament to Bursa's history that has graced the city for over six centuries.
  • Cable Car Adventure: Enjoy scenic cable car ride from Uludag back to the city. Revel in panoramic views that will leave an indelible mark on your memory.
  • Tour Conclusion: As the day concludes, our tour ensures a seamless return to your hotel between 21:00 - 21:30. Reflect on the day's discoveries and cultural immersion

Day 4: Full Day Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise Tour - Fly to Cappadocia and Overnight in Cappadocia

  • Hotel Pick-up (08:00 - 09:15): Your day begins with a personalized pick-up from your hotel or specified location between 08:00 and 09:15. Our friendly team ensures a comfortable start to your adventure.
  • Camlica Hill: Begin your day by ascending Çamlıca Hill, the highest point in Istanbul, where panoramic views unfold before you. Marvel at the sprawling cityscape, bridging the continents of Asia and Europe.
  • Camlica Mosque: Delve into the serene ambiance of Camlica Mosque, a architectural gem that uniquely spans both continents. Admire the intricate details and the distinctive feature of six minarets that grace the mosque on the Asian side.
  • Lunch at a Local Restaurant: Savor a delightful lunch at a local restaurant, relishing a variety of flavors. (Drinks are extra.) Immerse yourself in Turkish culinary delights as you recharge for the rest of your journey.
  • Bosphorus Boat Trip: Embark on a Bosphorus boat trip, cruising along the iconic waterway that separates Asia and Europe. Witness the majestic landmarks of both sides, creating a visual tapestry of Istanbul's rich history.
  • Pierre Loti Hill: Visit Pierre Loti Hill for more breathtaking views of the city. Explore the area and soak in the serene atmosphere, capturing moments of tranquility amidst the bustling city.
  • Cable Car Descent: Experience a unique descent from Pierre Loti Hill with a cable car ride, providing a scenic journey over the Golden Horn. Enjoy the picturesque landscapes unfolding beneath you.
  • Eyüp Sultan Mosque: Explore the sacred precincts of Eyüp Sultan, absorbing the spiritual ambiance and historical significance of this revered site. Take time to wander through the surrounding areas, immersing yourself in the cultural tapestry.
  • Shopping Possibility: Conclude your day with a shopping opportunity, where you can discover local treasures and souvenirs. Embrace the chance to take home a piece of Istanbul's vibrant culture.17:30 PM is the end of the tour, then participants will be transferred back to their hotel and Bosphorus Cruise Tour Istanbulwill be ended.
  • Fly to Cappadocia : Experience seamless travel with our evening transfer to the airport, where you'll catch a flight to Cappadocia. Upon your arrival, our team will be ready to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel in Cappadocia for a comfortable and restful overnight stay.

Day 5: Full Day Cappadocia Tour - Overnight in Cappadocia.

After a delightful breakfast, our Cappadocia adventure begins at 09:30 AM. Allow us to whisk you away to explore the captivating landscapes and historical marvels of this unique region.

Highlights of the Day:

  • Devrent Valley: Begin your day at Devrent Valley, a surreal landscape adorned with fairy chimneys, an awe-inspiring scene that will transport you to a world of wonder.
  • Monks Valley: Visit Monks Valley, where the best view of three-headed fairy chimneys awaits. Pasabag, also known as Pasha's Vineyard, is surrounded by extraordinary natural rock formations, creating a truly spectacular sight.
  • Avanos: Explore Avanos, a town steeped in the art of terra cotta dating back to 3000 BC. Visit a traditional pottery workshop nestled in the hillsides and learn about the town's rich artistic heritage.
  • Goreme Open Air Museum: Venture into the fascinating Goreme Open Air Museum, a vital Christian center during the early Middle Ages. Marvel at the numerous monasteries, churches, and chapels adorned with unique iconography and architectural features.
  • Uchisar: Conclude your day with a visit to Uchisar, a troglodyte town located at the heart of Cappadocia. Named after a colossal rock formation once used as a castle, Uchisar offers a stunning panoramic view of Cappadocia and Erciyes (Argeus) Mountain.

As the day unfolds, you'll be immersed in the allure of Cappadocia's landscapes and history. At approximately 05:00 PM, we'll bid adieu and drop you back to your hotel, where you'll spend the night, eagerly anticipating the wonders that await in Cappadocia.

Day 6 Drive to Konya, Free day and , Overnight in Konya

Enjoy a hassle-free journey as we provide a transfer to the bus station for your 4-hour scenic bus ride to Konya. Upon reaching Konya bus station, our team will be there to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel. Spend the day at leisure exploring Konya before settling in for a relaxing overnight stay.

Day 7: Konya Tour and Bus to Antalya, Overnight in Antalya

Tour of Jalal ad-Din Rumi and Sufism, and Travel to Antalya for an Overnight Stay. After breakfast, we will pick you up to commence your Konya tour. During the tour, you will have the opportunity to visit:

  • Mevlana and Dervishes Cultural Centre: Immerse yourself in the teachings and cultural richness of Mevlana, the renowned Islamic mystic and philosopher. Explore the Dervishes cultural center, gaining insights into the mystical traditions.
  • Karatay Tile Museum: Discover the exquisite tiles from the Seljuk Empire, showcasing the artistic prowess of the era.
  • Ince Minare: Marvel at the architectural wonders of Ince Minare, featuring wooden and stone works from the Seljuk period.
  • Alaaddin Hill and Mosque: Visit the oldest historical building in Anatolia from the Seljuk period, the Alaaddin Mosque, situated on the picturesque Alaaddin Hill. The mosque and palace are testament to the grandeur of the Seljukian Empire.

Indulge in a flavorsome local lunch in Konya, offering a glimpse into the local and conservative life of the city. Your Konya tour guide will impart a wealth of information about Mevlana and his philosophical contributions throughout the day.

As the Islamic tour in Konya concludes, we'll transfer you to the bus station for a 4-hour scenic drive to Antalya. Upon arrival at the Antalya bus station, our team will be ready to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel, where a night of enchantment in Antalya awaits.

Day 8: Full Day Antalya Old city and Waterfall Tour and overnight in Antalya

Get ready for a day filled with exploration in Antalya. Here's a breakdown of what to expect:

  • Morning Exploration: Your day begins with a hearty breakfast at your hotel, setting the stage for your Antalya adventure. At around 09:30 AM, our team will pick you up.
  • Archaeological Wonders: Your first stop is the Archaeology Museum, the largest of its kind in Turkey, located in Konyaalti, Antalya. Dive into the rich history and cultural heritage of the region.
  • Nature's Beauty: Next, you'll visit the breathtaking Duden Waterfall. This natural wonder provides you with the perfect opportunity to admire the Antalya coastline and the lush green park that surrounds the falls.
  • City Center and Free Time: Following the visit to Duden Waterfall, you'll head to the vibrant Antalya city center. Enjoy a delicious lunch, and then, you'll have some free time to explore the city at your own pace.
  • Guided Exploration: In the afternoon, you'll reconvene with your tour guide at the designated meeting point. They'll provide insights and show you some of the city's hidden gems.
  • Back to Your Hotel: As the day winds down, we'll ensure a comfortable transfer back to your hotel.
  • Overnight in Antalya: Your overnight stay in Antalya is a chance to reflect on the day's experiences and anticipate more adventures in this charming Mediterranean city. Get ready for another day of discovery tomorrow!

Day 9: Leisurely Day in Antalya

Savor a Leisurely Breakfast and Enjoy Free Time, Relish a leisurely breakfast and embrace a day of freedom and relaxation in Antalya.

Day 10 : Pamukkale Tour , Transfer to Kusadasi and overnight in Kusadasi

After a hearty breakfast, check out from your hotel and embark on a journey to Pamukkale to discover the wonders of the ancient city of Hierapolis and the stunning calcium terraces and pools.

Highlights of the Day:

  • Hierapolis: Explore the ancient city of Hierapolis, adorned with the Temple of Apollo, an awe-inspiring Theater, a fascinating Necropolis, and the grand baths where St. Philip, a significant figure in the city's history, was martyred.
  • Calcium Terraces and Pools: Visit the mesmerizing calcium terraces and pools of Pamukkale, a breathtaking display of nature's artistry, leaving you in awe of its beauty.

As the day concludes, drive to your hotel in Kusadasi, reflecting on the captivating landscapes and historical marvels witnessed during the journey.

Note : Cleopatra Pool entrance fee is not included in the Pamukkale tour. Guests who wish to enter the pool can do so by paying the entrance fee separately.

Day 11 Leisurely Day in Kusadasi

Savor a Leisurely Breakfast and Enjoy Free Time, Relish a leisurely breakfast and embrace a day of freedom and relaxation in Kusadasi.

Day 12: Ephesus Tour and Fly to Istanbul - Overnight in Istanbul

After a hearty breakfast, check out from your hotel and embark on a journey to Ephesus to discover the wonders of the ancient city of Ephesus.

  • Temple of Artemis: Start your journey by visiting the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Discover the ancient cult dedicated to Artemis, making Ephesus a renowned pilgrimage destination in antiquity.
  • The Ruins of Ephesus: Immerse yourself in the grandeur of Ephesus as you explore its ruins, including a concert hall, marketplaces, colonnaded streets, temples, fountains, libraries, theaters, and the enchanting Arcadian Way.
  • Lunch: Take a break and enjoy a delightful lunch, refueling for the rest of your day.
  • The House of Virgin Mary: Visit the House of Virgin Mary, a place with deep religious significance, believed to be the residence of the Virgin Mary during her time in Ephesus. The exact location of her passing was revealed through Anne Catherine Emmerich's vision.

Later, embark on a flight from Izmir to Istanbul, seamlessly connecting these historical and sacred dots. Upon arrival in Istanbul, you will be smoothly transferred to your hotel, reflecting on the profound experiences that have enriched your understanding of history and spirituality.

Day 13: Transfer to Istanbul Airport

After a hearty breakfast, you'll have free time, allowing you to make the most of your remaining moments in Istanbul. According to your flight schedule, we'll pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the airport, bringing your remarkable journey in Turkey to a close. Safe travels!

Includes of 13 Days Istanbul, Cappadocia, Konya, Antalya, Pamukkale, Ephesus Tour Package

  • Private Transportation: Airport to Hotel and Hotel to Airport
  • Domestic Flight Tickets: Istanbul to Antalya, Izmir to Istanbul
  • Bus Tickets: Cappadocia to Konya, Konya to Antalya
  • Accommodation: 4 Nights in Istanbul with Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 2 Nights in Cappadocia with Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 1 Night in Konya with Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 3 Nights in Antalya with Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 2 Nights in Kusadasi with Breakfast
  • Full Day Istanbul City Tour: Transportation, Guidance, Lunch Included
  • Full Day Bosphorus Cruise: Transportation, Guidance, and Lunch Included
  • Full Day Bursa Tour : Transportation, Guidance, Lunch, Cable Car Tickets Included
  • Full Day Cappadocia: Transportation, Guidance, Lunch, Museum Tickets Included
  • Full Day Konya Tour: Transportation, Guidance, Lunch, Museum Tickets Included
  • Full Day Antalya : Transportation, Guidance, Lunch, Museum Tickets Included
  • Full Day EphesusTour: Transportation, Guidance, Lunch, Museum Tickets Included
  • Full Day Pamukkakle Tour: Transportation, Guidance, Lunch, Museum Tickets Included

Excludies of 13 Days Istanbul, Cappadocia, Konya, Antalya, Pamukkale, Ephesus Tour Package

  • International Flights to Turkey: Please note that the package does not include international flights to Turkey. Travelers are responsible for arranging their own flights to and from Turkey
  • Personal Travel Insurance: To ensure a worry-free journey, we recommend securing personal travel insurance that covers unforeseen circumstances such as trip cancellations, medical emergencies, and lost luggage.
  • Visa for Turkey: Travelers are responsible for obtaining the necessary visa to enter Turkey. Ensure that you have the required travel documents well in advance of your departure. Check with the Turkish embassy or consulate in your country for visa requirements.
  • Personal Expenses: While the package covers a range of services, please budget separately for personal expenses such as souvenirs, additional meals, and any optional activities or excursions not included in the itinerary.
  • Museums: Entrance fees not included.You can obtain the museum entrance ticket for Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia from us.Avoid the extended queues at this prominent attraction too by not waiting in the long ticket lines. With your guide, you'll bypass these lines.

Pick-up and Drop-off Details of 13 Days Istanbul, Cappadocia, Konya, Antalya, Pamukkale, Ephesus Tour Package

  • Our tour package offers convenient pick-up and drop-off services at both Istanbul International Airport and Sabiha Gokcen Airport. Whether you arrive at the bustling Istanbul International Airport or the dynamic Sabiha Gokcen Airport, our team is ready to ensure a seamless transition from your point of arrival to the beginning of your unforgettable journey through 13 Days Istanbul, Cappadocia, Konya, Antalya, Pamukkale, Ephesus Tour Package. Experience hassle-free transportation as we welcome you to this captivating adventure.

13 Days Istanbul, Cappadocia, Konya, Antalya, Pamukkale, Ephesus Tour Package Highlights

  • Istanbul's Rich Heritage: Delve into the heart of Turkey's largest city, exploring iconic landmarks like the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and the vibrant Grand Bazaar.
  • Surreal Landscapes of Cappadocia: Witness the enchanting beauty of fairy-tale-like landscapes, with hot air balloon rides over unique rock formations and cave dwellings.
  • Cultural Delights in Konya: Experience the spiritual and cultural significance of Konya, home to the Mevlana Museum and the Whirling Dervishes, offering a glimpse into Turkey's deep traditions.
  • Coastal Beauty of Antalya: Relax and rejuvenate along the stunning Mediterranean coast, exploring ancient ruins, picturesque beaches, and the charming old town of Antalya.
  • Terraces of Pamukkale: Marvel at the otherworldly terraces of Pamukkale, where thermal waters cascade down white travertine terraces, creating a surreal and captivating natural spectacle.
  • Ancient Wonders of Ephesus: Step back in time as you wander through the well-preserved ruins of Ephesus, one of the best-preserved ancient cities in the world.

This meticulously curated 13-day tour package promises an immersive journey through Turkey's diverse landscapes, centuries-old history, and vibrant culture, ensuring each day is filled with unforgettable moments and enriching experiences.