This tour contains the most popular attractions in Turkey and its surroundings. You will be met by your tour guide at the airport and start to the excellent tour.
Day 1: Istanbul (L/D)
Upon your arrival, you will be met by our representative at the airport/port and transferred to your Hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure Overnight in Istanbul.
(No long drive today.)
Day 2: Istanbul-Full Day Tour (B)
After breakfast at the hotel, a guided tour to Hippodrome, Topkapı Palace, St. Sophia, Blue Mosque, and the Grand Bazaar will commence. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3: Istanbul-Ankara-Cappadocia (B/L/D)
After breakfast, we depart for Ankara where we will visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk and its Museum. This is the burial place of the national hero who founded the modern Republic of Turkey. We then depart for Cappadocia. After a picturesque trip along Salt Lake, we will arrive in Cappadocia for an overnight stay. (Optional night tour with a Turkish Show is available tonight). Dinner and Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 4: Cappadocia (B/L/D)
This morning you have the chance of doing an optional hot-air balloon tour. After having late breakfast depart for a day tour of Cappadocia; the amazing landscape of soft volcanic rocks; shaped by erosion into towers, cones, valleys, and caves. Today you will visit Pigeon Valley; where pigeon houses are available, Uchisar Fortress; a fortress where people were protecting themselves, Pashabag Valley; where a variety of fairy chimneys are available, underground city; one of the places where people were hiding themselves during the attacks. You will also enjoy some nice shows such as carpet weaving demonstrations and gemstone factories. Today you have also the chance of doing some optional entertainment activities such as quad safari, horse safari, jeep safari during the day and whirling dervish show and Turkish night where you can watch dancing performances belong to different regions of the country plus the belly dance show. Overnight in Cappadocia.
(No long drive today)
Day 5: Cappadocia-Konya-Pamukkale (B/L/D)
Early in the morning, have a short photo break at the 13th-century Sultanhani Caravanserai the formal stopover place for the traders along the silk road before proceeding to Konya, The City of Hearts. Visit Mevlana Museum. During that period of cultural, political, and religious growth, the mystic Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi founded Sufism, in the West known as the Whirling Dervishes. Then proceed to Pamukkale to have overnight in a thermal hotel.
(Cappadocia-Konya; 226 km-3.5 hours to drive.Konya-Pamukkale; 397 km-5.5 hours to drive)
Day 6: Pamukkale-Kuşadası (B/L/D)
Early in the morning, you have a chance of doing hot-air balloon and enjoying the striking view of beautiful white travertines. After breakfast, have a shopping stop at the textile outlet as Denizli is the center of cotton production and textile manufacturing inTurkey. In this area visit fascinating white terraces, an important place for the healthcare of the people throughout history, and Hierapolis Ancient City.
(Pamukkale-Kuşadası 190 km-3 hours to drive)
Day 7: Kusadasi-Full Day Tour (B/L/D)
Morning drive to the Ancient City of Ephesus where we will visit its magnificent library, theater, and temples. Then, we continue to Virgin Mary’s House. In the afternoon, experience and participate in an upbeat fashion show showcasing the unique leather products manufactured in Turkey. Dinner and Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 8: Kusadasi-Fly (B)
After breakfast, check out from the hotel. You will have free time until transfer to the airport for your flight from Izmir airport to your next destination/ home. The tour ends with great memories. Have a safe trip back home and thanks for your holiday.
Note: Small changes may happen in the itinerary due to flights and unforeseen circumstances.