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8 Days Turkey Tour Turkey Attractions. Spend eight glorious days in Turkey seeing all the must see sights. Soak up the culture and history of Istanbul. Soar above the fairy chimneys at dawn on a hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia. Explore the ancient city of Ephesus and the Temple of Artemis, one of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World. Luxuriate in the thermal hot springs of Pamukkale and retain your youth in Cleopatra's Pool. Relax in the ever-popular seaside resort town of Antalya. Don't miss this trip, which is jam packed with adventure and beautiful places waiting to be seen!

Itineraries

Day 1

Arrival to Istanbul and transfer to hotel

Once you arrive in Istanbul, our driver will be waiting to pick you up and escort you to your boutique hotel in the heart of the Old City, also known as Sultanahmet. After checking in the Byzantium Hotel, or similar, you'll have the rest of the day to get acclimated and explore the city on your own.

Day 2

Istanbul Old City Walking Tour (B,L)

Following breakfast at your hotel, you'll be picked up at 8:30 by our experienced guide to begin a full day walking tour of the Old City. You'll start by seeing the Hagia Sophia, one of the oldest buildings in the city. From there, you'll continue on the Blue Mosque where you can admire the beautiful interior. The Blue Mosque lets out on to the Hippodrome where your guide will tell you of the significance of each item. Lunch is provided at a traditional Turkish restaurant. After lunch, you'll walk through the historic neighborhoods of Fener and Balat before coming to Topkapi Palace. Admire the longtime palace of the Sultans of the Ottoman Empire as you learn how they spent their days. You'll finish your tour in the Grand Bazaar, one of the largest covered bazaars in the world. At the end of the tour, our guide will take you back to your hotel. You will have the rest of the evening to rest or explore.

Day 3

Istanbul to Izmir by plane and Day tour of Ephesus (L)

Our driver will pick you up at 4:30 AM and take you the airport for a one-hour flight to Izmir. Upon your arrival, our driver will pick you up and take you to our office in Selcuk town. At 9:30 AM you'll be picked up for a full day Ephesus tour. The tour begins at the site of the last dwelling place of the Virgin Mary. You can tour her modest home and leave her a message before departing for the main event. Next, your guide will take you through the ancient city of Ephesus explaining the history and stopping for pictures through the site. Following the tour, you will have lunch at a traditional Turkish restaurant before continuing on the view what remains of the Temple of Artemis. Once one of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World, only one pillar remains. You'll make a quick stop to learn about the history and take some photos. At the end of the tour, you'll be taken to your hotel in Kusadasi. You'll be staying at Efe Boutique Hotel or similar. The rest of the evening is free for you to relax or explore.

Day 4

Day tour of Pamukkale and Hierapolis / Transfer to Antalya (B,L)

After a quick breakfast at your hotel, your guide will pick you up at 7:30 for the 3-hour bus ride to Pamukkale. When you arrive around 11:00 AM, you'll begin the tour with lunch at a traditional Turkish restaurant. Following lunch, your guide will gibe you a tour of the ancient ruins of Hierapolis. After, you'll have two hours of free time. You'll be free the explore the onsite archeological museum, swim in Cleopatra's Pool or head to the main attraction, the white travertines where you can wade through the thermal waters. At the end of the tour, you'll make one final stop at the base of Pamukkale for a great photo op. From there, our driver will take you to the bus station and you'll take a four-hour bus ride to Antalya. When you arrive, our driver will pick you up and take you to your hotel in Kaleici.

Day 5

Day tour of Perge, Aspendos, Kursunlu, and Manavgat (B,L)

Following breakfast at your hotel, our guide will pick you up at 8:30 AM for a full day tour of the historic sites of Antalya. Your first stop will be in the ancient city of Perge, which was originally settled by the Hittites around 1,500 B.C. From there, you'll move on to the ruins of Aspendos, which houses one of the best preserved Roman theaters in the country. Lunch will be served at a traditional Turkish restaurant. You'll finish your tour exploring the impressive Manavgat waterfall. Once the tour is finished, our guide will take you back to your hotel in Antalya. At 20:00, our driver will pick you up and take you to the bus station for the 8-hour night bus to Cappadocia.

Day 6

Arrival to Cappadocia- (Goreme Town) and Day tour of Northhern Cappadocia -Red Tour (L)

Your bus will arrive in Goreme town around 7:00 AM. When you arrive, our driver will pick you up and take you to your hotel. You'll be staying at Holiday Cave Hotel or similar. You can rest or have breakfast before our guide picks you up at 9:30 AM for a full day tour of Northern Cappadocia. Your first stop will be at Uchisar Castle, which is one of the best views in the area. Next, you'll visit the Goreme Open Air Museum, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and take in the stunning frescoes. For lunch, you will be stopping in Avanos at a traditional Anatolian restaurant. Following lunch, you'll make short stops for photo ops at the beautifully scenic landscapes of Pasabag Monk's Valley, Devrent Valley and the Urgup Fairy Chimneys. Before returning to your hotel, you'll stop at a traditional kick wheel pottery factory and see a demonstration. If you're lucky, you may even get to try it yourself! At the end of the tour, your guide will drop you back at your hotel. You'll have the rest of the evening free.

Day 7

Day tour of Southern Cappadocia and Flight back to Istanbul (B,L)

You can enjoy breakfast before your tour. Our guide will pick you up from your hotel at 9:30 AM for a full day tour of Southern Cappadocia. You'll begin your tour with a visit to Derinkuyu Underground City before continuing on to the Ihlara Valley. After a pleasant stroll through a section of the gorge, you will stop for lunch at a traditional Turkish restaurant. From there, you will continue on to Selime Monastery and explore the rock formations that the Monks called home. You're next stop is Pigeon Valley for a spectacular view and photo op. Your last stop will be at an onyx factory to learn how it's made. At the end of the tour, our driver will take you to the airport for a one-hour flight to Istanbul. When you arrive, our driver will pick you up and take you back to your hotel.

Day 8

Istanbul Airport transfer (B)

According to your flight time, our driver will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the airport.

Flight tickets with all domestic taxes
All airport transfer
1 Night Cave Boutique Hotel with breakfast in Cappadocia
1 Night hotel in Kusadasi with breakfast
3 Night Hotel in Istanbul with Breakfast
1 Night Boutique hotel in Antalya City Centre with breakfast
6 day small group tour with guide, lunch, transportation and entrance fees
All meals mentioned by the itinerary (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner)
Vegetarian meals
Full travel insurance

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    Available Seats: 15

    Adult ( 1 - 15 Pax ) 890.00 /Person

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    Trip Extras:

    Hot Air Balloon Ride In Cappadocia
    € 300.00 / unit

    We will pick you up from your hotel around 5:30 in the morning. We will then take you to the balloon departure point. After you land we will transfer you back to your hotel. There you will have breakfast before your next trip start's

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    Adult ( 1 Pax - No size limit. ) 1,699.00 /Person

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    Trip Extras:

    Hot Air Balloon Ride In Cappadocia
    € 300.00 / unit

    We will pick you up from your hotel around 5:30 in the morning. We will then take you to the balloon departure point. After you land we will transfer you back to your hotel. There you will have breakfast before your next trip start's

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