9 Day Turkey Tours
9 day Turkey Tours, Istanbul Cappadocia Konya Ephesus Pamukkale
Day 1 - Istanbul
9 day Turkey Tours, On your arrival to Ataturk airport, meet our driver who hold a sign M 55 at first exit of the gate. Transfer to hotel in old city and you will meet one of our tour consultant to get brief of your tour and you can pay remainder payment to him/her. Overnight stay in Istanbul. (If you arrive in Sabiha Gokcen airport, we will still pick you up with extra cost.)
Day 2 - Istanbul old city tour (B L)
After breakfast meet your guide at your hotel at 08:30 am. Visit Ottoman and Byzantine relics in old city of Istanbul which will be Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Topkapi palace and Grand Bazaar. End of the tour transfer to hotel, overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3 - Free day in Istanbul (B)
After breakfast free day for you to enjoy Istanbul on your own, you can visit underground cistern, Spice bazaar and also you can join bosphorus cruise. Overnight stay in Istanbul.
Day 4 - Istanbul to Cappadocia by plane
Northern Cappadocia Tour (L)
You will be picked up from your hotel in Istanbul around 5 am and transfered to the airport to take a flight to Cappadocia, on your arrival you will be dropped to your agency office to join your group and we start the day with a splendid view over the region from Goreme Panorama then you will be amazed by the biggest monastery complex Open Air Museum which has many beautiful churches with fantastic wall paintings. Tour continues to pottery town Avanos divided by Red River, the longest river in Turkey and hometown of traditional carpet weaving. After having your lunch you will visit Fairy Chimney Valley and Imagination Valley where you will enjoy lunar landscape. End of the tour transfer to your hotel in Cappadocia.
Day 5 - South Cappadocia Tour - Optional Hot air balloon tour (B L)
After breakfast, You will be picked up from your hotel at around 10 am and we start the day with a panoramic view of Uchisar Castle which was a former fortress since Roman time, a unique and natural formation. Your visit continues to Underground City where you are going to experience Christian survival from Roman persecution passing through the tunnels, living rooms, food storages, etc. Then you will enjoy Pigeon Valley that offers you a splendid scenery with pigeon houses where people used to collect droppings as fertilizer. After having your lunch you will visit Love Valley and old town of Cavusin which is situated on the slopes of Red Valley. End of the day transfer to hotel and overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 6- Cappadocia to Pamukkale via Konya (B)
Breakfast at the hotel and meet our driver 08:30 am at your hotel and drive to Pamukkale via Konya. (7-8 h) On the way to Pamukkale good chance to stop and visit Konya Mevlana museum. We will suggest to try Etli ekmek for lunch If you are not vegetarian. End of the day arrive in Pamukkale and transfer to hotel.
Day 7 - Ephesus Tour (B L)
After breakfast pick up from your hotel (09:30 am) and start for full day tour of Ephesus. You will start your visit with Artemis Temple, city ruins as Hadrian Temple, Celcius library, theater, hamams, passing through old harbor path. Then you will feel the holy atmosphere of exceptional Isabey Mosque. You will have your lunch in a traditional Turkish restaurant. In the afternoon you will visit House of Virgin Mary where she spent her last 5 years, which is recognized by Vatican as pilgrimage destination for Christians, visited by Pope Leo XII and Benedict XVI. End of the tour transfer to hotel and overnight stay in Kusadasi.
Day 8 - Pamukkale Tour (B L)
After breakfast, 08:00-08:30 am we will pick you up from your hotel and join your group for full day tour of Pamukkale meaning “cotton castle” in Turkish, is a natural site contains hot springs and travertine’s, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water with its temperate climate for most of the year. We will also visit the ancient city Hierapolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hot springs there have been used as a spa since the 2nd century BC, and people came to soothe their ailments, with many of them retiring or dying here. The large Necropolis is filled with sarcophagi, including the Sarcophagus of Marcus Aurelius. You will have also the chance to swim in Cleopatra Swimming Pool.
You will have your lunch during the excursion.
End of the day you will be transferred to Denizli airport and take a fly back to Istanbul. Upon arrive in Istanbul transfer to hotel and overnight stay.
Day 9 - Istanbul, departure (B)
After breakfast free day in Istanbul and according to your flight time, transfer to airport.
End of our 9 day Turkey Tours.
Istanbul – Avicenna Hotel, Gulhane Park Hotel, Zeynep Sultan Hotel
Cappadocia – Dervish Cave House, Historical Goreme House
Kusadasi - Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel or Efe Boutique Hotel
Prices are per person in double-twin or triple shared room.
Single supplement is 40% extra for this trip
Due to weather conditions if your balloon tour is cancelled you will be totally reimbursed.
*B breakfast included
*L lunch included
Istanbul can be very cold and snowy in winters, so provide yourself winter clothes.
Springs and autumns are rainy, do not forget your umbrella or raincoat!
Summers are humid and hot, put enough sun cream and bring your hat.
Always for the tours in Turkey wear comfortable shoes.
You can have t-shirts or shorts on the days when you will visit mosques, no problem because they provide you at the entrance scarf and piece of clothes to cover your shoulders or legs.
You may visit any mosque except praying times.
Per person 860 EURO with credit card and 820 EURO with cash payment
Hot air balloon tour per person 150 EURO