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Discover the best of Turkey in just 8 days! Fly from Istanbul to explore Cappadocia’s unique landscapes, wander ancient Ephesus, and visit the stunning ‘Cotton Castle’ of Pamukkale. Enjoy a free day of optional boat tours in the coastal town of Fethiye, then journey to Antalya to explore its rich historical sites. Adventure, history, and leisure perfectly blend in this unforgettable tour. Book now for a journey of a lifetime!

Day 1: Fly to Kayseri – North Cappadocia Tour

You’ll be picked up from your hotel in Istanbul around 4:00 am and will be transferred to the domestic airport for your flight from Istanbul to Kayseri or Nevsehir between 6:00 – 7:30 am. Upon arrival at Kayseri or Nevsehir airport, you will be picked up and transferred to Cappadocia. In Cappadocia, you will meet your professional tour guide to begin your full-day tour of North Cappadocia. Your tour will start with a visit to the Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy chimneys. Next, you will visit the Pasabag Valley (Monks Valley) to see the mushroom-shaped pinnacles. After this visit, you will drive to the city of Avanos. After lunch, you will visit the Zelve Open Air Museum in Cappadocia. The museum features a series of carved caves and ancient churches, providing a glimpse into the region’s monastic history. Finally towards the end of the day tour before returning to your hotel, you will be able to visit the natural castles of Uchisar. After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in Cappadocia for check-in.

• Overnight in Cappadocia.
• Included Meal(s): Lunch.
• Accommodation: Heaven Cave House OR Dedeli Konak Cave Hotel OR Holiday Cave Hotel or similar (Standard quality).
Day 2: South Cappadocia Tour – Fly from Kayseri to Izmir

After breakfast at the hotel around 9:30 am, you will be picked up and met by your tour guide to begin your full-day tour of South Cappadocia. Your tour guide will brief you on the day’s activities. Your tour will begin with a visit to the Red Valley where you will be able to explore the famous rock-cut churches and hike approximately 5 km through the Rose Valley (Gulludere Vadisi). Next, you will visit Cavusin Village which is famous for its houses and churches of Christian Clergymen. We will take a break for lunch around noon. After lunch, you will drive to the Pigeon Valley (Guvercinlik Vadisi). In the afternoon you will visit the Kaymakli Underground City or Ozkonak Underground City where early Christians lived. This will be the end of your full-day tour. After the tour, you will be transferred to Kayseri or Nevsehir airport for your flight to Izmir through Istanbul. Upon your arrival at the Izmir airport, a representative will be present holding your name sign to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel.

• Overnight in Kusadasi.
• Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch.
• Accommodation: Efe Boutique Hotel OR Neopol Hotel Deluxe OR Derici Hotel or similar (Standard quality).
Day 3: Ephesus Tour

After breakfast at the hotel around 8:30 am, you will be picked up and met by your tour guide to begin your full-day tour of Ephesus. You will visit the ruins of Ephesus, the ancient Greek city that became an important centre of this time. Visit the Temple of HadrianGreat Theater, and Trajan Fountain. After lunch, let’s visit the House of the Virgin Mary, where it is believed she spent her last years. We will pass by the Temple of Artemis; there is little to see of this that was one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world. Afterwards, you will visit the Isa Bey Mosque. Next, you will be taken to the Sirince Village; which is an old Greek village and is well-know for its quaint beauty and wine tasting and production. Here you will have one hour free to explore on your own without a guide the different foods and wines of the area and visit various small traditional village shops. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Kusadasi around 4:00 pm.

• Overnight in Kusadasi.
• Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch.
• Accommodation: Efe Boutique Hotel OR Neopol Hotel Deluxe OR Derici Hotel or similar (Standard quality).
Day 4: Visit Pamukkale (Cotton Castle, Ancient Hierapolis) – Transfer to Fethiye

After breakfast around 7:30 am, you will be picked up from your Kusadasi hotel and taken to the meeting point in Selcuk to join the full group. You will then be driven by road for approximately 3 hours starting around 8:30 am to travel from Selcuk to Pamukkale. En route to Pamukkale after 1.5 hours, there will be a 10-minute stop for a restroom break. Upon arrival around 11:45 am, the group will be taken to have lunch and after lunch at around 1:00 pm, the group will begin a guided tour of the Pamukkale and Hierapolis area with a professional licensed tour guide. In Pamukkale, you will see the Cotton Cliffs, one of the natural wonders of the world formed by deposits of calcareous salts. Also, you will visit the ancient ruins of the City of Hierapolis with its basilica, theatre, and Roman Baths. At the end of the guided tour, you will have some free time to explore the area on your own. As an option, you may choose to swim in the Pamukkale antique pools (at your own expense) during this free time. The tour guide will inform you about the exact meeting point and time. After the Pamukkale tour, which is expected to end at around 4:00 PM, you will be transferred to your hotel in Fethiye by car or van, depending on the size of your group. The journey is expected to take approximately 3 hours. Upon arrival, you will check in to your hotel.

• Overnight in Fethiye.
• Included Meal(s): Breakfast.
• Accommodation: Marina Boutique Hotel OR Infinity City Hotel OR The Orka Boutique Hotel or similar (Standard quality).
Day 5: Enjoy a free day in Fethiye – Optional activities include boat tours

After breakfast at your hotel, the day is yours to explore Fethiye at your own pace. Whether it’s walking through the lively markets, absorbing the town’s rich history, or visiting the picturesque harbor, you have complete freedom to make the day your own.

Optional Add-On: Enhance your free day in Fethiye with a 12 Island Boat Trip. This excursion offers a full day of exploration, including snorkeling and a delightful onboard Turkish lunch. It’s a perfect way to discover secluded bays, hidden caves, and the incredible geography of the Fethiye region.

Alternatively, you can visit the mesmerizing Blue Lagoon in Oludeniz, renowned for its crystal-clear turquoise waters and pristine sandy beaches. It provides a serene atmosphere for relaxation and enjoying the surrounding beauty.

• Overnight in Fethiye.
• Included Meal(s): Breakfast.
• Accommodation: Marina Boutique Hotel OR Infinity City Hotel OR The Orka Boutique Hotel or similar (Standard quality).
Day 6: Transfer to Antalya – Evening free for leisure

After breakfast, depart for Antalya. The drive from Fethiye to Antalya is approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel in Antalya. The rest of the day is free to explore the city or relax at the hotel.

• Overnight in Antalya.
• Included Meal(s): Breakfast.
• Accommodation: 1207 Boutique Hotel OR Kosa Boutique Hotel OR Alp Pasa Boutique Hotel OR Aspen Hotel or similar (Standard quality).
Day 7: Visit Perge, Aspendos, and Side

After breakfast at your hotel, after which you’ll be collected at around 8:00 AM. Our first stop will be Perge, an ancient city originally settled by the Hittites around 1500 BC and one of the most significant cities in the Pamphylia region.

Next, we’ll journey to the Aspendos Ancient Theatre. This marvelously preserved theater, built in the 2nd century A.D., can accommodate up to 15,000 spectators and is still used for festivals and music concerts today.

Lunch will be served at a local restaurant near a beautiful river. Post lunch, we’ll head to Side (pronounced Seeday), a historic port city and former slave market of great significance. During the Roman era, many architectural wonders such as a large theatre, Roman Baths, and the Temple of Apollo were erected here.

Guests will be given an hour of free time to appreciate the city and the sea. On our way back, we’ll stop at the magnificent Manavgat Waterfall. Once this enriching day comes to an end, we’ll drive back to Antalya, where you’ll be transferred to your hotel.

• Overnight in Antalya.
• Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch.
• Accommodation: 1207 Boutique Hotel OR Kosa Boutique Hotel OR Alp Pasa Boutique Hotel OR Aspen Hotel or similar (Standard quality).
Day 8: Fly back to Istanbul – End of tour service

On your last day in Antalya, you will check out of your hotel after breakfast and transfer to the airport. Your return flight to Istanbul will depart in the morning or afternoon, depending on flight availability. Your tour and services will have ended upon your arrival at either Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) or Istanbul Airport (IST).

• Included Meal(s): Breakfast.
• Accommodation: No accommodation is included on this day.

INCLUDED in the Tour Price:

  • Pick up from Istanbul hotel and transfer to Istanbul Airport (on the European side of Istanbul only).
  • Domestic flight tickets (from Istanbul to Kayseri, Kayseri to Izmir, and Antalya to Istanbul) as specified in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation for 1 night in Cappadocia at a cave hotel, inclusive of breakfast.
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in Kuşadası at a 4-star hotel, inclusive of breakfast.
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in Fethiye at a 3-star or boutique hotel, inclusive of breakfast.
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in Antalya at a 3-star or boutique hotel, inclusive of breakfast.
  • Services of a professional licensed English-speaking guide during the tours.
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch).
  • All entrance fees are as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Local taxes and service charges.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • On Day 8: Drop off transportation service from Istanbul (IST) Airport OR Sabiha Gökçen (SAW) Airport to Istanbul Hotel upon returning to Istanbul.
  • International Flight Tickets.
  • Visa to enter Turkey.
  • Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Ride.
  • 12 Island Boat Trip from Fethiye.
  • Optional tours mentioned in the program, they will be provided at an additional cost.
  • Services not mentioned in the program.
  • Dinner and Drinks.
  • Travel insurance (recommended).

IMPORTANT INFO:

  • The order of the itinerary is indicative and subject to change, but all visits described will take place.
  • This is a regular group tour, but if requested at cost can be provided as a private tour.
  • The regular group tour has shopping stops included in the tour.
  • Vegetarian lunch option available upon request.
  • For 1 traveler: 1 Single Room Accommodation
  • For 2 travelers: 1 Double/Twin Room Accommodation
  • For 3 travelers: 1 Triple Room Accommodation
  • For 4 travelers: 2 Double/Twin Rooms Accommodation
  • For 5 travelers: 1 Double/Twin Room and 1 Triple Room Accommodation
  • On flights luggage allowance is 15 kg per person for checked in luggage. For carry-on, you can take up to 8 kg per person. One carry-on is allowed per person.

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