Discover Turkey's Wonders: Unmissable 8 Days Tour from Istanbul!
Uncover the marvels of Turkey's Seven Wonders on an exclusive 8-day journey starting from Istanbul. Limited slots available, book your adventure now and seize the wonder!
Explore Turkey's Marvels: An 8-Day Adventure from Istanbul
Day 1: Arrival in Istanbul
Arrive at Istanbul Airport and we'll swiftly transfer you to your hotel. Receive your room key and enjoy the day exploring the vibrant city of Istanbul. Rest and recharge for the exciting journey ahead. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2: Istanbul City Delights (Includes Breakfast)
Discover the Historic Treasures of Istanbul: Embark on a captivating journey through old Istanbul, starting at 08:30 AM from your hotel. Immerse yourself in the rich history of this ancient city.
- St. Sophia: Step into history at this ancient basilica, an architectural marvel rebuilt in the 6th century, adorned with stunning art and design.
- Topkapi Palace: Explore the opulent palace of Ottoman sultans, a treasure trove of crystal, silver, porcelain, and relics of the Prophet Mohammed.
- Sultanahmet Imperial Mosque: Marvel at the awe-inspiring Blue Mosque, renowned for its intricate blue Iznik tiles that grace its interior.
- Hippodrome: Visit the ancient Hippodrome, once a lively chariot racing arena, and witness its historic monuments.
- Lunch Break: Enjoy a delicious lunch at 13:00 PM, energizing for the adventures ahead.
- Grand Covered Bazaar: Immerse yourself in the bustling Grand Covered Bazaar, a labyrinth of over 4,000 shops offering a glimpse into Turkish arts, crafts, and traditions.
After this enriching tour, we'll transfer you back to your hotel, allowing you to reflect on the day's exploration. Rest well for more exciting adventures await. Overnight in Istanbul.
Note: Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays, Topkapi Palace on Tuesdays, and Grand Bazaar on Sundays. Depending on your tour date, alternative fascinating attractions will be explored.
Day 3: Istanbul to Kusadasi: Bosphorus Cruise and Flight to Izmir (Includes Breakfast)
An Unforgettable Journey Awaits: After a delightful breakfast, embark on a captivating Bosphorus Cruise tour at 08:30 AM. Sail through the Istanbul Bosphorus, a magical waterway uniting Europe and Asia.
- Spice Bazaar: Begin your day with a visit to the enchanting Spice Bazaar, also known as the Egyptian Bazaar, offering a vibrant array of spices and more.
- Bosphorus Boat Cruise: Experience the breathtaking Bosphorus views, a traditional boat excursion that reveals Istanbul's beauty from a unique perspective.
- Lunch Break: Recharge with a delightful Turkish lunch at a local restaurant, savoring the flavors of Istanbul.
Later in the day, we'll transfer you to Istanbul Ataturk Airport for a domestic flight to Izmir. Upon arrival, we'll transfer you to your hotel in Kusadasi for check-in. Enjoy a scrumptious dinner and unwind for an exciting day ahead. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 4: Explore Ephesus and Charming Turkish Village Sirince (Includes Breakfast)
Discover Ancient Wonders and Turkish Delights: At 08:30 AM, embark on an extraordinary journey from your hotel to explore Ephesus, one of the world's best-preserved ancient sites.
- Ephesus Tour: Delve into history as you visit the Temple of Artemis, Curetes Street, Roman baths, Celsus Library, Grand Theatre, and the House of the Virgin Mary.
- Lunch Break: Enjoy a delicious lunch around 13:00 PM, energizing for the day's adventures.
- Carpet Weaving Center: Visit a traditional carpet weaving center, witnessing the ancient art of Turkish carpet making.
- Turkish Village Tour - Sirince: Explore the charming Turkish village of Sirince, renowned for its Anatolian Greek architecture and exceptional fruit wines. Visit vineyards, learn the art of fruit wine making, and even put your knowledge to the test in the evening.
- Leather Production Center: Visit a famous leather production center, where you can take advantage of favorable factory rates.
This guided tour ensures a pleasant shopping experience without the typical hassles, allowing you to appreciate ancient craftsmanship. Return to Kusadasi for a relaxing overnight stay, cherishing the day's cultural and historical immersion.
Day 5: Journey to Pamukkale: Nature's Marvels Await (Includes Breakfast)
Discover the Enchanting Pamukkale: Embark on a mesmerizing journey to Pamukkale, starting at 08:30 AM, to witness the natural wonders that await.
- Pamukkale Exploration: Arrive at the hotel around 12:00 PM and take a lunch break until 13:30 PM, recharging for the exciting day ahead.
- Calcium Terraces of Pamukkale: Explore the iconic calcium terraces, often referred to as the "cotton castle," and the ancient ruins of Hierapolis.
- Immerse in Natural Springs: Walk around this breathtaking natural phenomenon and enjoy the option of relaxing in the waters of the natural springs, a rejuvenating experience.
As the sun sets, painting hues of magic upon the terraces, you'll find yourself immersed in a canvas painted by nature itself. These moments, surrounded by the ethereal beauty of Pamukkale, will be etched in your memory. Retire for the night in Pamukkale, reflecting on the day's wonders. Overnight in Pamukkale.
Day 6: From Pamukkale to Cappadocia: Unveiling the Cave Wonders (Includes Breakfast)
A Journey into the Caves and Beyond: Begin the day with a delightful breakfast, preparing for an exciting journey from Pamukkale to Cappadocia.
- Departure to Denizli Airport: After breakfast, depart for Denizli Airport to catch your domestic flight to Cappadocia, a land of extraordinary beauty and cave formations.
- Transfer to Cave Hotel: Upon arrival at Kayseri Airport, we'll transfer you to your distinctive cave hotel in Cappadocia. These centuries-old carved caves transformed into cozy abodes offer a taste of history and comfort merged into one.
- Free Exploration: The rest of the day is yours to venture into this whimsical land of fairy chimneys, ancient caves, and a unique cultural tapestry. Explore the troglodyte villages, join a hot air balloon ride, or simply wander through the intriguing valleys.
As the moon graces the sky, illuminating the surreal landscape of Cappadocia, you'll find solace in the charm of your cave hotel. The ancient rocks that encapsulate your space narrate tales of a bygone era. Let the magic of Cappadocia serenade you into a peaceful slumber. Overnight in a Cave Hotel in Cappadocia.
Day 7: Discover the Enchanting Cappadocia (Includes Breakfast)
Unveiling Cappadocia's Wonders: Embrace the day with a hearty breakfast as we set out to explore the wonders of the Cappadocia region, a geological marvel shaped over 10 million years.
- Uchisar Castle: Gazing from the Pinnacle: Our adventure commences with a visit to Uchisar Castle, standing tall as the highest point in Cappadocia. From this vantage, the panoramic view of the region astounds, revealing the grandeur of nature's craftsmanship.
- Goreme Open Air Museum: A Canvas of History: Next, we explore the Goreme Open Air Museum, the heart of Cappadocia. This UNESCO World Heritage site showcases 10th-century frescoes, painting vivid tales of Jesus Christ and the monks who once inhabited these caves.
- A Glimpse into Ancient Life: Cavusin: Our journey continues to Cavusin, an abandoned village adorned with ancient cave Greek houses. Walking through its alleys feels like a step back in time.
- Lunch in Avanos: A Culinary Delight: We pause for a delightful lunch at a charming restaurant in Avanos, known for its pottery. Here, you witness skilled artisans molding clay into beautiful ceramics.
- Pasabagi and the Three-Headed Fairy Chimneys: The enchantment persists at Pasabagi, where the surreal sight of three-headed fairy chimneys leaves us in awe.
- Unveiling Nature's Imagination: Devrent Valley: In Devrent Valley, also known as Imagination Valley, we marvel at natural rock formations resembling whimsical animals, a testament to nature's playful creativity.
- The Symbolic Three Beauties: Capturing Cappadocia's Essence: Our day concludes at the Three Beauties, iconic fairy chimneys donned with "hats," symbolizing the allure and magic of Cappadocia.
This fascinating tour will end around 18:00 PM, leaving you with memories etched in the unique landscape of Cappadocia. You'll be transported back to your hotel, carrying the essence of this magical journey. Overnight in a Cave Hotel in Cappadocia.
Day 8: Cappadocia Farewell and Flight to Istanbul (Includes Breakfast)
Embrace Cappadocia, Farewell, and Flight to Istanbul: After a leisurely breakfast, the morning is yours to enjoy some last-minute shopping or explore more of the charming Cappadocia.
- Free Time for Shopping and Exploration: Spend the morning at your pace, exploring local markets or savoring the unique ambiance of Cappadocia. Collect souvenirs that encapsulate the essence of this enchanting region.
- Journey to Kayseri Airport: In the afternoon, we depart for Kayseri Airport for your domestic flight to Istanbul, marking the end of our unforgettable adventure.
Note: Flight schedules and times may vary.
As the sun sets on this extraordinary journey across Turkey's wonders, you carry with you a mosaic of memories, stories, and newfound appreciation for the beauty of this land. We hope this journey has left an indelible mark on your heart, and we look forward to welcoming you again on another fascinating adventure. Safe travels and until we meet again!
- Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
- Airport transfer to Denizli Airport
- Return Airport transfer to Kayseri / Nevsehir Airport
- Domestic flight from Istanbul to Izmir
- Domestic flight from Denizli to Kayseri / Nevsehir
- Domestic flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul
- 2 nights hotel in Istanbul
- 2 nights hotel in Kusadasi
- 1 night hotel in Pamukkale
- 2 nights hotel in Cappadocia
- 7 open buffet breakfasts
- Guided Istanbul City Tour
- Guided Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise
- Guided Ephesus tour
- Guided Sirince village tour and wine tasting
- Guided Pamukkale tour
- Guided Cappadocia tour
- All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
- Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
- Professional English-speaking tour guides
- Personal Expenses
- Drinks with Meals
Pick-up and Drop-off Details
- Everyday arrangements for pick-up and drop-off.
Unveiling Turkey's Splendors: An 8-Day Odyssey Through Time and Beauty
Are you ready to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure through the enchanting wonders of Turkey? This 8-day journey promises an exploration of Turkey's most captivating sights, offering a blend of history, natural beauty, and cultural immersion that will leave you awe-inspired.
Immerse in Istanbul's Timeless Beauty
Kickstart your adventure in Istanbul, a city where the ancient and modern coalesce seamlessly. Explore architectural marvels like the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque, each bearing witness to centuries of history and culture.
Cruise the Bosphorus: A Glimpse of Two Continents
Embark on a Bosphorus Boat Cruise, cruising along the waterway that divides Europe and Asia. The views of Istanbul's skyline and the historical structures lining the strait will undoubtedly captivate your senses.
Ephesus: A Walk Through Ancient Ruins
Fly to Kusadasi and venture into Ephesus, an archaeological site steeped in history. Wander through its streets, envisioning the lives of ancient civilizations that once thrived here.
Pamukkale: Nature's Surreal Artistry
Journey to Pamukkale, a natural wonder resembling a cotton fortress. Marvel at the cascading terraces of mineral-rich water and immerse yourself in the rejuvenating thermal pools.
Cappadocia: A Fairy Tale Landscape
Arrive in Cappadocia, a land of fairy chimneys and cave dwellings. Discover a geological wonderland, where unique rock formations tell a story of millions of years.
Cappadocia's Hidden Delights: Unveiling History and Culture
Explore Uchisar Castle, Goreme Open Air Museum, and the captivating town of Avanos. Delve into the region's artistic traditions, including pottery making and carpet weaving.
Return to Istanbul: A Journey Full of Memories
As your journey concludes, return to Istanbul, reflecting on the extraordinary experiences and memories gathered. This adventure offers not just a tour of landmarks but an immersion into the heart and soul of Turkey.
Embark on this 8-day escapade and let the wonders of Turkey unfold before you. From the bustling cityscape of Istanbul to the ancient ruins, surreal landscapes, and the mystique of Cappadocia, each moment promises an enriching experience. Turkey is calling — are you ready to answer the call?