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8 Days Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pamukkale and Antalya Tour

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Duration

8 Days

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Group Size

15 people

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Languages

English

Overview

Are you looking for Cappadocia tour from Istanbul? Wait! We can offer something better than Istanbul daily tours. In one trip you can explore the former Constantinople, learn the history, see thousands of hot air balloon in Cappadocia, bath in Pamukkale and enjoy the Mediterranean sea! If you’re excited with the variety of options, we would like to suggest you 8 days package Turkey tour. During the trip, you’ll be accompanied by a professional tour guide who will help you with everything you need. Please, scroll down for the details.

Please Note:

  • Prices are per person in double-twin or triple shared room.
  • Single traveler should pay 25% 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.
  • Daily boat cruise might not operate during winter months. Please ask your tour consultant for information.
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

1) Tour Package with comfort hotels

  • Istanbul – Sirkeci Mansion Hotel / Sultania Hotel / Sura Design Hotel
  • Cappadocia – Hera Cave Suites / Holiday Cave Hotel Suite Room / Fresco Cave Suites Hotel
  • Kusadasi – Double Tree by Hilton (Standard Room) / La Vista Boutique Hotel (Standard Room) / Celsus Boutique Hotel
  • Antalya – Mediterra Art Hotel (Standard Room) or Alp Pasha Hotel (Standard Room)

Price: Per person 1400USD with credit card or 1330USD 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
  • Kusadasi – Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel (Standard Room) / Efe Boutique Hotel (Standard Room) / Hotel by Karaaslan Inn (Standard room)
  • Antalya – Antalya Inn Hotel  (Standard Room)

Price: Per person 1085USD with credit card or 1030USD 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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Itinerary

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Day 1: Northern Cappadocia Tour
Day 1: Northern Cappadocia Tour

After you arrive at one of Istanbul's 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 + Travel to Cappadocia
Day 2: Free day + Travel to  Cappadocia

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 to the flight time, we’ll pick you up from the hotel and transfer to the airport to fly to Cappadocia. On your arrival, you’ll be transferred to the hotel for overnight stay.

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 hotel around 9.30 - 10.00 am and you’ll head to Southern Cappadocia. Our day will include:


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

  • Lunch break in a local restaurant in the midday.

  • After the lunch, we’ll continue our trip in 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 tour, you’ll be transferred to the airport from where you’ll take a flight to Izmir. On your arrival, we’ll pick you up and transfer to the hotel for overnight stay in Kusadasi.

Day 5: Ephesus Tour
Day 5: Ephesus Tour

Breakfast first, around 9.30 we’ll start our tour to Ephesus. 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 Vatican. At the end of the day we’ll transferred you to your hotel in Kusadasi.

Day 6: Pamukkale Tour
Day 6:  Pamukkale 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.
At the end of the tour, you’ll be transferred to the local bus station from where you’ll head to Antalya (the ride will take around 3-4 hours). On your arrival, we’ll pick you up and transferred to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 7: Free day in Antalya
Day 7: Free day in Antalya

This day you can do whatever you want: have a rest on the beach, go shopping or just enjoy Antalya resorts. You can your tour guide for some additional activities if you wish. The night you’ll spend in the hotel.

Day 8: Travel back to Istanbul
Day 8: Travel back to Istanbul

According to your boarding time we’ll transfer you to the airport and you’ll return to Istanbul. On your arrival at the airport, our driver will pick you up and transfer to the hotel.

Included/Exclude

  • Hotels with breakfast
  • Domestic flights
  • Airport pick ups and drop offs mentioned on the itinerary
  • Bus transfers
  • Lunch on tours
  • Entrance fees for sights and museums mentioned on the itinerary
  • Professional English speaking guide

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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