9 Days Best of Turkey Discovery Tours
Best Turkey Tours: Explore Turkey in 9 days
Day 1 –Upon arrive in Istanbul. Overnight.
Day 2 –Byzantine & Ottoman Relics Tour. Overnight.
Day 3 –Flight to Izmir and Ephesus Tour. Overnight in Ephesus.
Day 4 –Pamukkale Tour and Overnight bus to Cappadocia.
Day 5 –North Cappadocia Tour. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 6 –South Cappadocia Tour and Fly to Istanbul.
Day 7 –Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise. Overnight.
Day 8 –Today is your leisure in Istanbul. Overnight.
Day 9 –Transfer to Airport for your departure flight from Istanbul.
Best of Turkey Discovery Tour Package
Day 1: Arrive In Istanbul
Upon arrival to Istanbul airport. Met on arrival at the airport with your name sign by our travel team. Transfer to hotel. Rest of the day and Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Historical Istanbul Tour (B, L)
You will have breakfast at the hotel.
08.30 – You will be collected right from the hotel by our travel team. Meet with the local tour guide and other tour participants for a full day historical tour of Istanbul included lunch.
Visiting Sights: Blue Mosque, Santa Sophia Museum, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace Museum, and Hippodrome.
17.00 – At the end of the tour, return transfer back to the hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3: Istanbul to Izmir – Ephesus Tour (L)
05-00 – Our travel team will pick you up from the hotel and transfer to airport.
07.00 – Flight from Istanbul to Izmir.
08.00 – Arrival to Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport. Met on arrival by our travel team and meet other tour participants drive to Ancient Ephesus. Meet with the local tour guide and start to the Ephesus Ancient City and Virgin Mary tour.
Visiting Sights: Temple of Artemis, Ephesus Ancient City, Isabey Mosque, and The House of Virgin Mary.
16.30 – At the end of the Ephesus tour, transfer you to the hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 4: Pamukkale Tour – Cappadocia (B, L)
Breakfast and Check out from the hotel.
08.00 – Our travel team will collect you right from the hotel and meet with the local tour guide. Drive to Pamukkale town. You will have Ancient Hierapolis and Pamukkale calcium terraces tour.
Visiting Sights: Hierapolis Ancient City Ruins, White Travertines (Calcium Terraces), Ancient City Cemetery, Antique Thermal Swimming Pool
** After the tour, you will have free time to enjoy on the calcium terraces. Also, you can swim at the antique thermal pool (with the extra charge).
16.00 – After the tour, you will have free time in Pamukkale town center until the bus departure to Cappadocia. Overnight bus to Cappadocia.
Day 5: Cappadocia Tour (L)
Morning arrival to Cappadocia. You will be collected right from the bus station and take you to our office in Cappadocia. Meet with the local guide and start north Cappadocia tour.
Visiting Sights: Pasabaglari, Devrent Valley, Goreme Open Air Museum, Monks Valley, Avanos, and Uchisar Castle.
At the end of the tour, transfer to the hotel. Overnight at hotel in Cappadocia.
Day 6: Cappadocia Tour – Flight to Istanbul (B, L)
Optional Tour: We highly recommend you to join our Hot Air Balloon flight for sunrise before breakfast.
Breakfast and Check out hotel.
09.30 – You are going to be picked up from the hotel for south Cappadocia tour.
Visiting Sights: Cavusin Village, Red Valley (Kizilcukur), Underground City, Hospital Monastery, Ortahisar, and Pigeon Valley.
At the end of the Cappadocia tour, transfer you to Cappadocia airport and flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival to Istanbul. Met on arrival and transfer you to your hotel. Check into hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 7: Bosphorus Cruise Sightseeing with Lunch (L)
Breakfast at hotel. Free in the morning. Our travel team will pick you up from your hotel and meet with other tour participants and local tour guide for a fully guided Istanbul cruise sightseeing tour.
Visiting Sights: Drive from the City Walls, Boat Cruise on the Bosphorus, Bosphorus Bridges (from the Sea), Beylerbeyi Palace (from the Sea), Dolmabahce Palace (from the Sea), Drive to Golden Horn, Old Pasha Villas
At the end of the tour, transfer you back to the hotel around 17:00 pm. Overnight at hotel.
Day 8: Istanbul (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Today will be your free day, so you can discover the city on your own and purchase some gifts for your family and friends. Overnight in Istanbul
Day 9: Departure From Istanbul (B)
Breakfast and check out from the hotel at 11:30 am. Our travel team will pick you up from the hotel according to your flight departure time and transfer to the airport. Tour Ends.
All tranportations as mentioned in program
Domestic Flight Tickets
All Accommodations with breakfast
All guided tours as mentioned in program
All entrance fees to the archaeological sites and museums in the program
All meals where shown in the itinerary with this legend (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)
Entrance Fees in the tours
Local Tour Guide on the Tours
Parking and Road tolls
Dinners and lunch on free days
Drinks at the lunches
Entrance to thermal pool in Pamukkale
If you like to swim in The Ancient Pool which is also called Cleopatra Thermal Pool they charge an extra entrance fee.
You are kindly requested to present yourself at the pickup point 15 minutes prior the pre-advised pick up time.
Remember to take sunscreen & a hat if you’re not fond of direct sunlight as there is minimal shade available.