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12 Days Istanbul, Cappadocia, Konya, Antalya, Pamukkale, Ephesus and Kusadasi Tour

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Duration

12 Days

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Group Size

15 people

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Languages

English

Overview

Are you still looking for the options on how to spend your vacations? Well, we have one amazing idea for you. If you are fond of traveling and history but don’t want to be in a rush, you’ll definitely like our 12 days package tour. It includes multiple different destinations in Turkey, but don’t worry, all the nights you’ll spend in comfortable hotels. In this tour, you’ll explore the former Constantinople, see the amazing landscapes and hot air balloons in Cappadocia, bath in Pamukkale and see some antiquities in Ephesus and Konya. During the trip, you’ll be accompanied by a professional tour guide who will help you with everything you need.

Maximum Tour Group Sizes:

  • Cappadocia tours group size maximum of 15 people
  • Pamukkale tour group size maximum of 15 people
  • Ephesus tour group size maximum of 15 people
  • Aspendos Perge Waterfall tour group size maximum 15-20 people

Please Note:

  • Prices are per person in double-twin or triple shared room.
  • Single traveler should pay 60% extra for this trip.
  • Flights might be from Ataturk or Sabiha Gokcen airport.
  • Due to weather conditions if your balloon tour is canceled you will be totally reimbursed.
  • Aspendos Perge Waterfall tour might not operate during low season. Please ask your tour consultant for information.

1) Tour Package with comfort hotels

  • Istanbul – Sirkeci Mansion Hotel / Sultania Hotel / Sura Design Hotel
  • Cappadocia –Hera Cave Suites / Holiday Cave Hotel Suite Room / Lale Saray Hotel / Fresco Cave Suites Hotel
  • Antalya – Mediterra Art Hotel (Standard Room) or Alp Pasa Hotel (Standard Room)
  • Pamukkale – Pam Thermal Hotel (Standard Room) or Colossae Hotel (Standard Room)
  • Kusadasi – DoubleTree by Hilton (Standard Room) / La Vista Boutique Hotel (Standard Room) / Celsus Boutique Hotel

Price :  Per person 1975USD with credit card or 1880USD with cash payment

2) Tour Package with economical hotels

  • Istanbul – Uyan Hotel / Ilkay Hotel / Olimpiyat Hotel
  • Cappadocia – Holiday Cave Hotel / The Cove Cappadocia / Roca Cappadocia Hotel / Heaven Cave Hotel
  • Antalya – Antalya Inn Hotel (Standard Room)
  • Pamukkale – Tripolis Hotel (Standard Room) or Haltur Hotel (Standard Room)
  • Kusadasi – Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel (Standard Room) / Efe Boutique Hotel (Standard Room) / Hotel by Karaaslan Inn (Standard room)

Price: Per person 1450USD with credit card or 1380USD with cash payment

The quoted price of this tour covers accommodations in hotels as mentioned above or in similar quality hotels.

Hot Air Balloon Tour is optional with this itinerary in Cappadocia. The balloon tour costs 180 Euro in cash or 190 Euro credit card payment per person.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Istanbul
  • Antalya
  • Ephesus Ancient City
  • Artemis Temple
  • Cleopatra Swimming Pool (optional)
  • Pamukkale
  • Konya
  • Hierapolis Ancient City
  • Hiking in Cappadocia
  • Göreme Open Air Museum
  • Hot air balloon tour (optional)
  • Uchisar Castle
  • Underground city: Kaymakli
  • And more!

Itinerary

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Day 1: Your arrival to Istanbul
Day 1: Your arrival to Istanbul

After you arrive at one of the Istanbul airports, we’ll pick you up and transfer to the hotel. This day you’ll have free time, so you can rest after your flight.

Day 2: Free day in Istanbul
Day 2: Free day in Istanbul

After breakfast at the hotel, you can either explore Istanbul Old City by on your own or we can offer you an Istanbul Old City small group tour for 59$ per person. This price includes English speaking guide, entrance fees and lunch in a local restaurant. Please, mind that the tour will be operated only for 2+ people. Depending on the flight time, we’ll pick you up from the hotel and transfer to the airport to fly to Antalya. On your arrival, you’ll be transferred to the hotel.

Day 3: Northern Cappadocia tour
Day 3: Northern Cappadocia tour

This morning you’ll head to Goreme Village, the land of mysterious chimneys in the rocks and the biggest monastery complex in the region. Then, we'll head to Ortahisar castle and Pasabag, the valley with rocky chimneys famous for their unusual forms. We’ll pass through Devrent valley, where you’ll see the animals that are petrified in the rocks.
Around 12 o’clock our group will have a lunch break in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, you'll walk along the Red River and visit a small village Avanos well-known for its pots craft. If you wish, you can attend the pottery workshop there. At the end of the day, we’ll back to the hotel by passing through the Love Valley (the place with an incredible view).

Day 4: Southern Cappadocia Tour
Day 4: Southern Cappadocia Tour

This day is for Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon activity (please, mind that this is optional, so if you wish to fly, tell about that to your tour guide the day before). If you are not going to fly, but only to observe the remarkable sky, our guide will pick you up from the hotel around 09:30 - 10:00 am and you’ll head to Southern Cappadocia Tour package includes:


  • Uchisar Castle which is one of the biggest fairy chimney used as a fortress by many civilizations.

  • Hiking in Red Valley (about 4 km.) and passing through Rose Valley by exploring the rock churches that saved early Christians from Roman prosecution.

  • Arriving in Cavusin village, which is known for its ancient settlement.

  • Lunch break in a local restaurant in the midday.

  • After lunch, we’ll continue our trip to Kaymaklı Underground City, the widest one in Cappadocia. Previously it was used as a hideout by refugees and people running away from the catastrophes.

  • Then, we’ll head to Pigeon Valley from where you can observe a nice view over Uchisar Castle and a dozen of pigeon houses.

  • Our last visiting point for today is Three Beauties Valley famous for its wineries and amazing view.


At the end of the day you’ll be transferred to your hotel.

Day 5: Visiting Konya on the way to Antalya
Day 5:  Visiting Konya on the way to Antalya

Today we’ll head to Antalya via Konya. We’ll picked you up around 8.30 and start our trip. The way to Konya lasts 3 hours, after we reach this nice town, you’ll have some lunch time and taste some local cuisine. Then, it’s time to visit Konya Mevlana Museum, the school of whirling dervishes. In 4 hours more we’ll reach Antalya and you’ll be transferred to your hotel for overnight stay.

Day 6: Antalya Tour
Day 6: Antalya Tour

After breakfast in the hotel, around 8 o’clock in the morning, we’ll start our tour to Aspendos - the place in Anatolia with the ancient Roman theaters. The annual Aspendos International Opera and Ballet Festival is being held here. After we’ll visit the ancient city of Perge which has a large agora, public baths, and gymnasium. At the end of the day, we’ll go to see one of the most amazing waterfalls in this area.
Lunch break in a local restaurant. The end of the tour, transfer to hotel in Antalya for the overnight stay.

Day 7: From Antalya to Pamukkale by bus
Day 7: From Antalya to Pamukkale by bus

Breakfast first, then you’ll be transferred to a local bus station from where you’ll take a bus to Pamukkale. On your arrival, the guide will meet you and transfer to the hotel in Pamukkale for free time and night stay.

Day 8: Pamukkale - Hierapolis tour
Day 8: Pamukkale - Hierapolis tour

Breakfast at the hotel, around 8 am you’ll meet the guide. Today we have Pamukkale-Hierapolis trip. Pamukkale (‘Cotton Castle’ in Turkish) is a hillside with white travertine cascades and terraces of shallow pools. This place is known for its hot springs and has been existing since ancient times. Don't worry you’ll have some time to have a bath. After Pamukkale, we’ll visit Hierapolis Ancient City, Unesco World Heritage Site. As an option, you can walk on terraces or swim in Cleopatra Swimming Pool. Midday, lunch break in a local restaurant. After the tour, we’ll drive you to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 9: Ephesus tour
Day 9: Ephesus tour

After breakfast you will start Ephesus tour. What we’ll visit: Artemis Temple (one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world), Ephesus Ancient City, Celcus Library, Hadrian Temple, Theater, Hamams and Old Harbor. Lunch in a local restaurant in the midday.
At the end of the day we’ll visit the House of Virgin Mary, the place where she spent her last 5 years before her death. This house was recognized as a pilgrimage place by the Vatican. Now it’s time to move back to your hotel.

Day 10: Free day in Kusadasi, return to Istanbul
Day 10: Free day in Kusadasi, return to Istanbul

This day you can spend the way you wish. But depending to your flight time, we’ll pick you up from the hotel and transfer to the airport, from where you’ll back to Istanbul.

Day 11: Free day in Istanbul
Day 11: Free day in Istanbul

You have one more day to explore Istanbul. If you have explored the Old town to the full on your first days, you can take Bosphorus tour or hit up to the Asian side. It’s up to you.

Day 12: End of the tour
Day 12: End of the tour

Say bye-bye to Hagia Sofia and Blue Mosque, today you’ll back home. Depending on your boarding time, we’ll pick you up and transfer to the airport.

Included/Exclude

  • Hotels with breakfast
  • Cruise
  • Airport pick ups and drop offs mentioned on the itinerary
  • Domestic flights
  • Bus transfers
  • Lunch on tours
  • Entrance fees for sights and museums mentioned on the itinerary
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Personal expenses
  • Beverages during lunch
  • Dinner
  • Old City Istanbul tour (59$ per person)
  • Cleopatra Swimming Pool entrance fee
  • Medical insurance
  • Hot Air Balloon flight (optional)

Tour's Location

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FAQs

How to Book the Tour?
25% percent of the total amount is required for reservation and the rest of the amount will be charged after you arrive in Istanbul. The deposit payment can be done by credit card or by bank transfer. To be able to get the discounted price shown in our website, the balance (75%) of the total amount needed to be paid cash upon your arrival. Please click the BOOK NOW button and fill out the form and send us for to book the tour you chose. It is a rapid SSL Secure Payment Form. For paying the deposit by bank transfer, please contact us for our bank information.
Are museum entrances fees included during your tours?
Yes. We believe in making it easy for you to budget for your trip, so all our tours entrance fees to museums listed in your itinerary are included.
Will I have a tour guide on my tour?
Yes, all of our tours include the services of a professional, English-speaking tour guide, licensed with the Ministry of Tourism.
I’m a Vegetarian. Will I be able to find vegetarian meals in Turkey ?
Yes. Many dishes in Turkey are vegetarian so it is generally easy to find vegetarian options. Please let us know at the time of booking that you are vegetarian.
What do you mean by a “professional licensed tour guide”?
Taking a tour with the professional licensed guide is very important. Guides in Turkey study a mix of history, archaeology and mythology for 4 years in order to get their tour guiding license and pass special exams in language skills. All our company tour guides are professional licensed guides and expert in their regions. It is illegal for anyone who is not a licensed tour guide to conduct tours of historical sites in Turkey.
What kind of vehicle will be provided on my tour?
Our company provides you with a late model, comfortable, air conditioned vehicle such as a Mercedes Vito,Mercedes Sprinter,Volkswagen Carevalla and Crafter with an experienced driver.
Cancellation Policy?
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1300 for Gallipoli Battlefields Tour, but the deposit of $99 is non-refundable. If you cancel the standard cancellation policy applies.
From where the tour starts?
Start and end in Istanbul.

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