From Istanbul: Highlights of Turkey 7-day Guided Tour

From Istanbul: Highlights of Turkey 7-day Guided Tour

From $1,039 per person

Discover some of the highlights of Turkey on this 7-day tour that includes visits to Istanbul, Ephesus, Cappadocia and Izmir. Visit the beautiful Blue Mosque, stay overnight in a cave hotel, and marvel at the picturesque Pasabag Fairy Chimneys.

About this activity

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Duration 7 days
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
You will meet your guide in the international arrivals gate meeting lounge of either Istanbul Airport (IST) or Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW). Your guide will be holding a sign with your name on it.
Small group
Limited to 18 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn the fascinating history of the Hagia Sophia
  • Smell the exotic aromas of cinnamon, saffron, and mint in the Spice Bazaar
  • Descend several stories underground into an ancient cave city
  • Explore Ephesus which was once the 4th largest city in the Roman Empire
  • Shop for unique souvenirs in the Grand Bazaar
Full description
You'll explore the cultural and natural heritage of Turkey on this 7-day, 6-night guided tour. DAY 1: Arrival to Istanbul The local partner will meet you at the airport and provide private transfer to your hotel for your overnight stay in Istanbul. DAY 2: Full Day Istanbul Tour (Breakfast) After breakfast, you'll visit the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Hippodrome, where chariot races and the Byzantine riots took place. In the afternoon, visit Istanbul's Grand Bazaar where you can enjoy some shopping time. Overnight in Istanbul. DAY 3: Full Day Istanbul Tour (Breakfast) After breakfast, your first stop for the day will be at the Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar). Then enjoy a boat trip on the Bosphorus Strait which separates the continents of Europe and Asia. In the afternoon, visit the Underground Cistern. Overnight in Istanbul. DAY 4: Istanbul – Cappadocia Tour (Breakfast) After breakfast, you'll transfer from your hotel to Istanbul Airport for your flight to Cappadocia. On arrival in Cappadocia, you'll meet your guide and transfer to your hotel where you can leave your luggage. Then head out to the famous Three Sisters Fairy Chimneys in Urgup. Next you'll visit the Pigeons Valley and learn how important pigeons have been for Cappadocians. Finally you'll descend deep into the ground at the Kaymakli Underground City, one of the largest and the deepest of Cappadocia's more than 200 underground cities. Overnight in a cave hotel. DAY 5: Cappadocia Tour - Izmir - Kusadasi (Breakfast) After breakfast, head to the Devrent Valley where you'll walk through a lunar-like landscape of fascinating rock formations. You'll also visit Pasabag Fairy Chimneys Valley to see another amazing example of these unique structures. Then visit Avanos Town, which is famous for tile and pottery workshops. In the afternoon, visit Goreme Open Air Museum where you will marvel at fantastic rock churches and the beautiful frescos covering their walls from centuries of church decorating committees. Finally you'll visit Uchisar Rock Castle before transferring to the airport for your flight to Izmir. On arrival in Izmir, transfer to Kusadasi for overnight. DAY 6: Ephesus Tour - Istanbul (Breakfast) After breakfast, your first stop is at Artemis Temple. From there you'll continue on to Ephesus, where you can walk through history along marble streets to see the State Agora, Odeon, the Memnius Monument, the Temple of Domitian, the Polio Fountain, Curetes Street, The Trajan Fountain, the Baths of Scholastica, Hadrian Temple, and the Celcus Library. In the afternoon, you'll visit the House of the Virgin Mary, before the drive back to Izmir to catch your return flight to Istanbul. On arrival in Istanbul, transfer to your hotel for overnight. DAY 7: Home (Breakfast) After breakfast, you'll check out of the hotel and enjoy a private transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Includes
  • Professional licensed tour guide
  • 6 nights of accommodation based on bed & breakfast in boutique and cave hotels
  • Return private airport transfers
  • All entrance fees to the sites listed in the itinerary
  • BBQ lunch in Ephesus
  • Istanbul – Cappadocia – Izmir - Istanbul domestic return flight tickets including airport taxes
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals not listed in the itinerary
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Headscarf

Know before you go

  • You will need to remove your shoes when visiting mosques and other places of worship.
  • Women will need to wear a head scarf to visit mosques.
  • Kaymakli Underground City may not be suitable for some guests, in particular those with claustrophobia, asthma or other respiratory conditions.
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