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8 Days Turkey Deluxe tour

Tour Code: TK8E

Dates & Rates

Highlights

  • • Stay at 5 star hotel in Istanbul, special cave hotel in Cappadocia, superior spring hotel in Pamukkale!
  • • Well-selected attractions in Istanbul.
  • • Visit one of the top 10 beautiful attractions in the world- Cappadocia.
  • • See the special scenery of Pamukkale.
  • • Stroll along the seaside of Aegean.
  • • Explore the remains of the ancient city of Izmir.
  • • Opportunities to taste local turkish food.
  • • Arrange for English-speaking tour guides (or driver guide).

Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Istanbul(IST)     /
Upon arrival at Istanbul Airport in Turkey, transfer to the hotel with our receptionist’s assistance. The hotel check-in time is after 2pm.
Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul Esentepe or Pullman Istanbul or similar

Day 2: Istanbul/Kayseri-Cappadocia     (B,D)
After breakfast, visit the Sultan Ahmet Camii, which is definitely a must-see regardless of how much time you have in the city. Next, you will visit one of Istanbul’s most renowned structures, the Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque. Just down the road from the Blue Mosque is the Basilica Cistern, a “sunken palace” that lies beneath the surface of Istanbul’s streets. Lunch is on your arrangement today. Then, visit the Grand Bazaar. It is the historic center of shopping and commerce in the city. Fly to Kayseri and transfer Cappadocia upon arrival.
Hotel: Yunak Evleri Cappadocia or similar

Day 3: Cappadocia     B,L,D
After breakfast, visit Goreme Open Air Museum, it is known as the knowledge and thought of Cappadocia, and one of the most special places with its monastery which lives for years. The story of the valley started in the 4th century AD, at the early Christian periods and was the center of the education and training system until the 13th Century. Visit the beautiful Uchisar Castle and Pigeon Valley from outside, the rocks everywhere are covered with dense pigeon holes. The ancient trees above the valley are covered with the amulet “Blue Eyes” which is popular among Turks. Afterwards, visit the Kaymakli Underground City. It is the biggest and deepest underground settlement in the Cappadocia region and carved from the soft volcanic stone that are connected with each other by narrow tunnels. Visitors may visit stalls, stables, stores, refectories, churches, wineries, kitchens and the other sections
Hotel: Yunak Evleri Cappadocia or similar

Day 4: Cappadocia-Konya-Antalya      B,L,D
After breakfast, transfer to Konya and visit Mevlana Museum, located in KonyaTurkey, is the mausoleum of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, a Persian Sufi mystic. It was also the dervish lodge (tekke) of the Mevlevi order, better known as the whirling dervishes. Sultanhan caravanserai is one of the most significant tourist attractions in central Anatolia, also the largest and best preserved Seljuk caravanserai in Turkey. which is an important point on the ancient Silk Road. Then, visit the ancient city of Aspendos. A number of ancient structures survive today, including the nymphaeum, basilica, and agora, the architectural jewel of Aspendos is its theater, widely consider the best-preserved ancient theater in the world.
Hotel: The Marmara or similar

Day 5: Antalya- Denizili     B,L,D

After breakfast, enjoy yourself in Antalya City. At afternoon, transfer to Denizli, and visit Pamukkale, the Turkish name refers to the surface of the shimmering, snow-white limestone, shaped over millennia by calcite-rich springs. Then, transfer to Hierapolis ruins. The name Hierapolis also means the sacred city, containing the Temple of Oktokonus set in a square area, the theatre with reliefs depicting the mythology of Apollo and Artemis, the Frontinus Street, the Agora, the ruins of Basilica and ect.
Hotel: Lycus River Thermal or similar

Day 6: Denizili-Kusadasi     B,L,D

After breakfast, transfer to Kusadasi. Then, visit Sirince, on the road up you will see the remains of several Roman aqueducts as the village was an important water source for ancient Ephesus. The lush greenery of the natural setting of Şirince is complemented beautifully by the two-storey architecture of the buildings in the village. From afar the village looks like a painting, and its homes are as enchanting from afar as they are from up close.
Hotel: Ramada Hotel & Suites Kusadasi or similar

Day 7: Kusadasi-Izmir/Istanbul      B,L,D
After breakfast, transfer to Izmir Airport and take flight return to Istanbul. Then, you will do PCR test. A stay in Istanbul is not complete without a traditional and unforgettable boat excursion up the Bosphorus, the strait that separates Europe and Asia.
Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul Esentepe or Pullman Istanbul or similar

Day 8: Leave Istanbul     B
Transfer to airport and fly back home.
 

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Remarks

* Travelers must hold a negative COVID‑19 PCR test certificate for a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure or a vaccination certificate showing full vaccination and a travel insurance cover for COVID-19.

* Turkey is a country where tipping is popular. Generally, it is recommended to give about 1 dollar or 10 lira at a time to restaurant waiters, baggage porters, room attendants, etc..

* Our group provides assistance regarding PCR Tests: for flight back to USA/Canada (the expenses need be paid extra, each time around $50/pp).

*The tour fee includes air tickets from Istanbul to Kayseri, from Izmir to Istanbul with luggage of 15kg per peson each way.

*We reserve the right to change our tour itineraries depending on the local government’s COVID-19 safety policies.

  • • Stay at 5 star hotel in Istanbul, special cave hotel in Cappadocia, superior spring hotel in Pamukkale!
  • • Well-selected attractions in Istanbul.
  • • Visit one of the top 10 beautiful attractions in the world- Cappadocia.
  • • See the special scenery of Pamukkale.
  • • Stroll along the seaside of Aegean.
  • • Explore the remains of the ancient city of Izmir.
  • • Opportunities to taste local turkish food.
  • • Arrange for English-speaking tour guides (or driver guide).

Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Istanbul(IST)     /
Upon arrival at Istanbul Airport in Turkey, transfer to the hotel with our receptionist’s assistance. The hotel check-in time is after 2pm.
Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul Esentepe or Pullman Istanbul or similar

Day 2: Istanbul/Kayseri-Cappadocia     (B,D)
After breakfast, visit the Sultan Ahmet Camii, which is definitely a must-see regardless of how much time you have in the city. Next, you will visit one of Istanbul’s most renowned structures, the Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque. Just down the road from the Blue Mosque is the Basilica Cistern, a “sunken palace” that lies beneath the surface of Istanbul’s streets. Lunch is on your arrangement today. Then, visit the Grand Bazaar. It is the historic center of shopping and commerce in the city. Fly to Kayseri and transfer Cappadocia upon arrival.
Hotel: Yunak Evleri Cappadocia or similar

Day 3: Cappadocia     B,L,D
After breakfast, visit Goreme Open Air Museum, it is known as the knowledge and thought of Cappadocia, and one of the most special places with its monastery which lives for years. The story of the valley started in the 4th century AD, at the early Christian periods and was the center of the education and training system until the 13th Century. Visit the beautiful Uchisar Castle and Pigeon Valley from outside, the rocks everywhere are covered with dense pigeon holes. The ancient trees above the valley are covered with the amulet “Blue Eyes” which is popular among Turks. Afterwards, visit the Kaymakli Underground City. It is the biggest and deepest underground settlement in the Cappadocia region and carved from the soft volcanic stone that are connected with each other by narrow tunnels. Visitors may visit stalls, stables, stores, refectories, churches, wineries, kitchens and the other sections
Hotel: Yunak Evleri Cappadocia or similar

Day 4: Cappadocia-Konya-Antalya      B,L,D
After breakfast, transfer to Konya and visit Mevlana Museum, located in KonyaTurkey, is the mausoleum of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, a Persian Sufi mystic. It was also the dervish lodge (tekke) of the Mevlevi order, better known as the whirling dervishes. Sultanhan caravanserai is one of the most significant tourist attractions in central Anatolia, also the largest and best preserved Seljuk caravanserai in Turkey. which is an important point on the ancient Silk Road. Then, visit the ancient city of Aspendos. A number of ancient structures survive today, including the nymphaeum, basilica, and agora, the architectural jewel of Aspendos is its theater, widely consider the best-preserved ancient theater in the world.
Hotel: The Marmara or similar

Day 5: Antalya- Denizili     B,L,D

After breakfast, enjoy yourself in Antalya City. At afternoon, transfer to Denizli, and visit Pamukkale, the Turkish name refers to the surface of the shimmering, snow-white limestone, shaped over millennia by calcite-rich springs. Then, transfer to Hierapolis ruins. The name Hierapolis also means the sacred city, containing the Temple of Oktokonus set in a square area, the theatre with reliefs depicting the mythology of Apollo and Artemis, the Frontinus Street, the Agora, the ruins of Basilica and ect.
Hotel: Lycus River Thermal or similar

Day 6: Denizili-Kusadasi     B,L,D

After breakfast, transfer to Kusadasi. Then, visit Sirince, on the road up you will see the remains of several Roman aqueducts as the village was an important water source for ancient Ephesus. The lush greenery of the natural setting of Şirince is complemented beautifully by the two-storey architecture of the buildings in the village. From afar the village looks like a painting, and its homes are as enchanting from afar as they are from up close.
Hotel: Ramada Hotel & Suites Kusadasi or similar

Day 7: Kusadasi-Izmir/Istanbul      B,L,D
After breakfast, transfer to Izmir Airport and take flight return to Istanbul. Then, you will do PCR test. A stay in Istanbul is not complete without a traditional and unforgettable boat excursion up the Bosphorus, the strait that separates Europe and Asia.
Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul Esentepe or Pullman Istanbul or similar

Day 8: Leave Istanbul     B
Transfer to airport and fly back home.
 

Images

Remarks

* Travelers must hold a negative COVID‑19 PCR test certificate for a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure or a vaccination certificate showing full vaccination and a travel insurance cover for COVID-19.

* Turkey is a country where tipping is popular. Generally, it is recommended to give about 1 dollar or 10 lira at a time to restaurant waiters, baggage porters, room attendants, etc..

* Our group provides assistance regarding PCR Tests: for flight back to USA/Canada (the expenses need be paid extra, each time around $50/pp).

*The tour fee includes air tickets from Istanbul to Kayseri, from Izmir to Istanbul with luggage of 15kg per peson each way.

*We reserve the right to change our tour itineraries depending on the local government’s COVID-19 safety policies.

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