Unlock the Wonders of Turkey: 8 Days Journey from Istanbul to Ephesus!

Embark on an extraordinary 8 days escapade through the marvels of Turkey. Begin your adventure in the vibrant metropolis of Istanbul, then venture to the picturesque coastal haven of Antalya. Explore the ancient ruins and mesmerizing terraces of Pamukkale, wander the historic streets of Kusadasi, and step back in time at the renowned Ephesus. Let this immersive journey showcase Turkey's beauty, history, and culture. Book now and set out on an unforgettable expedition across this diverse and captivating land!

8 Days Istanbul, Antalya, Pamukkale, Kusadasi, and Ephesus Tour Package from Istanbul Itinerary

Embark on an unforgettable 8 days adventure and discover the diverse tapestry of Turkey. From the bustling streets of Istanbul to the ancient ruins of Pamukkale and the coastal beauty of Antalya, this journey promises a glimpse into Turkey's rich history, vibrant culture, and breathtaking landscapes. Immerse yourself in the magic of this enchanting country, where every corner unfolds a new story and leaves you captivated by its allure. Let the adventure begin, and let the heart of Turkey reveal its secrets in this 8 days odyssey.

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.
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  • 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: Full Day Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise Tour - Fly to Antalya and Overnight in Antalya

  • 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.
  • Antalya Awaits: Fly to Antalya and settle into your hotel, where the allure of Antalya's beauty eagerly awaits your exploration. Unveil the charms of this coastal paradise, your next stop on this unforgettable journey.

Day 4: 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 5: Leisurely Day in Antalya and Overnight

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

Day 6: From Antalya to Pamukkale 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 7: 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 8: 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!

Inclusions of 8 Days Istanbul, Antalya, Pamukkale, Kusadasi, and Ephesus Tour Package from Istanbul

  • Private Transportation: Airport to Hotel and Hotel to Airport
  • Domestic Flight Tickets: Istanbul to Antalya, Izmir to Istanbul
  • Accommodation: 3 Nights in Istanbul with Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 3 Nights in Antalya with Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 1 Night in Kusadasi with Breakfast
  • Full Day Istanbul City Tour: Transportation, Guidance, Lunch Included
  • Full Day Bosphorus Cruise: Transportation, Guidance, and Lunch 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

Exclusions of 8 Days Istanbul, Antalya, Pamukkale, Kusadasi, and Ephesus Tour Package from Istanbul

  • 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 8 Days Istanbul, Antalya, Pamukkale, Kusadasi, and Ephesus Tour Package from Istanbul

  • 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 8 Days Istanbul, Antalya, Pamukkale, Kusadasi, and Ephesus Tour Package from Istanbul. Experience hassle-free transportation as we welcome you to this captivating adventure.

Discover the Rich Tapestry of Turkey: An 8 Days Adventure

Are you ready to immerse yourself in the ancient wonders, vibrant culture, and breathtaking landscapes of Turkey? Embark on an unforgettable 8-day journey that will take you through the heart of this captivating country, from the bustling streets of Istanbul to the ancient ruins of Ephesus. This tour promises a kaleidoscope of experiences that will leave you with lasting memories.

Istanbul: Where East Meets West

Begin your odyssey in Istanbul, a city where the echoes of history resonate through the intricate architecture and bustling markets. Visit the iconic Hagia Sophia and marvel at the stunning Blue Mosque, a testament to the city's blend of cultures. Wander through the Grand Bazaar, where vibrant fabrics and exotic spices entice your senses.

Antalya: Gateway to the Turquoise Coast

Your journey continues to Antalya, a coastal paradise known as the Turquoise Coast. Here, you'll be greeted by crystal-clear waters and sun-kissed beaches. Explore the charming old town of Kaleici, wander along the ancient harbor, and indulge in the delectable local cuisine. Don't miss a visit to the Antalya Archaeological Museum to delve into the region's rich history.

Pamukkale: A Natural Wonderland

Next, venture to Pamukkale, a natural wonder that will leave you in awe. The calcium travertines, resembling cotton terraces, are a sight to behold. Bathe in the rejuvenating hot springs and discover the ancient ruins of Hierapolis. The juxtaposition of nature and history here is truly magical.

Kusadasi: Where History Comes Alive

Kusadasi welcomes you with its beautiful beaches and a gateway to the ancient city of Ephesus. Walk in the footsteps of ancient civilizations as you explore the well-preserved ruins of Ephesus. The Library of Celsus and the Great Theatre are sure to transport you back in time.

Ephesus: A Journey Through Time

Ephesus, an archaeological treasure, invites you to wander through its ancient streets and marvel at the grandeur of its structures. As you stand in the midst of the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, you can't help but feel the weight of history all around you.

Unveiling the Secrets of Turkey

This 8 days adventure through Turkey is more than a tour; it's an expedition into the heart of a nation steeped in history and culture. Each day brings new experiences, new stories, and new memories that will stay with you long after you've bid farewell to this remarkable land. Come, discover Turkey - a land of wonders waiting to be explored.