TURKEY PACKAGE TOURS

11 DAYS TURKEY PACKAGE TOUR ISTANBUL CAPPADOCIA PAMUKKALE EPHESUS ANTALYA BY FLIGHT

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HIGHLIGHTS: • Hagia Sophia Museum • Blue Mosque • Topkapi Palace • Grand Bazaar • Hippodrome Square • Bosphorus Cruise • Beylerbeyi Palace • Goreme Open Air Museum • Devrent Valley • Pasabag • Avanos • Uchisar • Cavusin Village • Kaymakli Underground City • Pigeons Valley • Red Valley • Gulludere Valley • Ortahisar • Pamukkale • Hierapolis • Ephesus • Virgin Mary House • Perge • Aspendos Theatre • Side • Kursunlu Waterfall • Myra • Kekova • Simena Castle • Sunken City • St. Nicolas Church

Low Season: 609 Euro per person (November to March)
High Season: 779 Euro per person (April to October / New Year)

Included: 
All airport transfers, 10 nights accommodation, 8 daily city tours, 8 lunches, entrance fees, all local transportations, professional guides

Excluded: Drinks at lunch, personal expenses, all domestic flight tickets (ask for the prices*) 
*Why it is not included?: Flight fares can be changed depending on the low / high season as well as making the reservations in advance. 

DAY 1 - CHECK IN TO HOTEL
Pick up from Ataturk Airport and transfer to your hotel.

Accommodation in Istanbul Sultanahmet

DAY 2 - HAGIA SOPHIA MUSEUM - BLUE MOSQUE - GRAND BAZAAR - HIPPODROME SQUARE - TOPKAPI PALACE TOUR (B, L)
Pick up from your hotel around 08:30am. We will start visiting Hippodrome Square where we will see Obelisk of Theodosius, Serpentine Column, and Fountain of Wilhelm II. After that, we will visit Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. Grand Bazaar will be our last place to visit before having the lunch. After lunch, we will continue to visit Topkapi Palace (Harem is not included). At the end of the tour, we will see Hagia Irene Church (from outside), Caferaga Medrese, Sogukcesme Street. Return to your hotel around 17:00. 

Accommodation in Istanbul Sultanahmet

DAY 3 - BOSPHORUS CRUISE - SPICE BAZAAR - BEYLERBEYI PALACE - CAMLICA HILL TOUR (B, L)
Pick up from your hotel around 08:00am. We will drive along the old city wall and the Golden Horn. Then, we will visit Spice Bazaar. After that, we start Bosphorus Cruise tour by boat. We can see Galata Tower, Maiden's Tower, Dolmabahce Palace, Ortakoy Mosque, Bosphorus Bridge, Rumeli Fortress etc from the sea. After lunch, we will continue to visit Beylerbeyi Palace (Harem is not included). At the end of the tour, we will drive to Camlica Hill which is the one of the best viewpoints in Istanbul. Return to your hotel around 17:00.

Accommodation in Istanbul Sultanahmet

DAY 4 - DEVRENT VALLEY - MONK'S VALLEY - AVANOS - GOREME - UCHISAR CASTLE (L)
Transfer from your hotel in Istanbul to Ataturk Airport to catch an early flight (around 07:00am) to Cappadocia. Pick up from Kayseri or Nevsehir Cappadocia Airport and shuttle transfer to Cappadocia. 
First, we will visit Devrent Valley to see the animals shaped fairy-chimneys. After that, we will drive to Pasabag (Monk's Valley) to see the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles. Avanos is our next stop where you can watch the potters at work using kick wheels. In the afternoon, we will continue to the beautiful open air museum at Goreme where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years. We finish our tour visiting the natural castle at Uchisar. Return to your hotel around 17:00.

Accommodation in Cappadocia

DAY 5 - RED VALLEY - GULLUDERE VALLEY - CAVUSIN VILLAGE - PIGEONS VALLEY - KAYMAKLI UNDERGROUND CITY - ORTAHISAR CASTLE (B, L)
Pick up from your hotel around 09:15. We will start visiting Red Valley and explore the famous rock-cut churches by walking 5 km through the Gulludere Valley till Cavusin Village. This village is famous for the houses and churches of the Christian clergymen. After lunch, we will continue to Pigeons Valley and then drive to Kaymakli underground city, where early Christians lived in fear and faith. On the way back, visit the natural castles at Ortahisar. The tour finishes around 16:30.

One of the before mentioned tours can be replaced with Derinkuyu and Ihlara Valley Tour upon your request. 

Shuttle transfer to Kayseri Airport to catch an evening flight to Izmir Airport (if you prefer to book a flight ticket by your own, the flight time should be after 18:30pm).

Shuttle transfer from Izmir Airport to your hotel.

Accommodation in Kusadasi

DAY 6 - PAMUKKALE and HIERAPOLIS TOUR (B, L)
Pick up from your hotel around 08:00. Then, we will drive to Pamukkale. We will visit the north gate of Hierapolis ancient city, the Necropolis (cemetery) with over 1.200 graves, Roman Bath, Domitian Gate, the Main Street, and Byzantine Gate. After that, we will continue to natural part of Pamukkale. We walk down on walking path while 35ºC Spring water flowing around your feet.

After lunch, you will have free time for relaxing in the ancient Cleopatra’s pool (entrance fee is not included in the tour price), where you can swim amongst Roman ruins. Please take your towel, sunglasses and swimming suit. Return to your hotel in Kusadasi around 19:15. 

Accommodation in Kusadasi

DAY 7 - EPHESUS - VIRGIN MARY HOUSE - THE TEMPLE OF ARTEMIS TOUR (B, L)
Pick up from your hotel around 09:00. We will start visiting the Virgin Mary‘s House which is located on the top of the "Bulbul" Mountain. After that, we will drive to Ephesus Ancient Site to see the Odeon, Agora, Domitianus Temple, Roman Latrine, Theatre, The Fountain of Trajan, the stream baths of Scholastic, the temple of Hadrian, impressive library of Ephesus (Celsius Library) and the Grand Theatre where Saint Paul preached.

After lunch, we will continue to the Temple of Artemis (Diana) to see little remains of the temple. The tour finishes around 16:30. 

Shuttle transfer to Izmir Airport to catch an evening flight to Antalya Airport (if you prefer to book a flight ticket by your own, the flight time should be after 18:30pm).

Pick up from Antalya Airport and transfer back to your hotel in Antalya

Accommodation in Antalya Old City

DAY 8 -  PERGE - ASPENDOS - SIDE - KURSUNLU WATERFALL TOUR (B, L)

Pick up from your hotel around 08:00. We will start visiting the Ancient city of Perge which was the capital city of the Pamphylia region. After a short break, we will drive to see Aspendos Theatre. After lunch at an open buffet restaurant by the river, we will continue to visit the Ancient city of Side. We will have half an hour as free time for shopping in Side. At the end of the tour, we will relax at Kursunlu Waterfalls. Return to your hotel around 18:00. 

Accommodation in Antalya Old City

DAY 9 - MYRA - KEKOVA - SIMENA - SUNKEN CITY – ST. NICOLAS CHURCH TOUR (B, L)
Pick up from your hotel around 07:00. We will drive to Kekova (Sunken city) - Simena Village where we can see the sunken ruins of Dolchiste/Dolikisthe.  We will also see the ruins of a Byzantine church in Tersane. After that, a boat tour is waiting for us to see around from the sea. After the boat trip, we will go to have a delicious lunch in Demre and will visit the ancient site of Myra. We finish our tour with seeing St. Nicolas Church in city center of Demre. Return to your hotel around 19:00. 

Accommodation in Antalya Old City

DAY 10 – free day in Antalya (B)

Shuttle transfer to Antalya Airport to catch a flight to Istanbul Ataturk Airport

Pick up from Ataturk Airport and transfer back to your hotel in Istanbul

Accommodation in Istanbul Sultanahmet

DAY 11 - Transfer from your hotel to Ataturk Airport to catch your flight.

END OF OUR SERVICE

Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pamukkale, and Hierapolis are in the UNESCO World Heritage List, Perge and Kekova are in the tentative list of UNESCO.

NOTES
• We can also arrange ticket bookings for domestic flights. Flight fares are changeable according to your travel dates. Please let us know your travel dates to check flight fares. 
• Please ask for a single supplement.
• Hotels are based on bed and breakfast. Check in time is 14:00 and check out time is 11:00.
• All tours are regular. Please contact us for private tour options.
• You can make any changes on the programme, if our programs are not suitable for you. We can work together on your itinerary.
• Programmes may change due to bad weather conditions.
• Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesday. It will be replaced with Chora Museum
• Grand Bazaar is closed on Sunday.
• Beylerbeyi Palace is closed on Monday and Thursday. It will be replaced with Chora Museum.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES
Turkish Mystic Music and Whirling Dervishes in an old hamam located in Sirkeci-Istanbul  (duration is one hour) with the cost of 22 Euro per person
Balloon Tour in Cappadocia with the cost of 110 Euro per person
Turkish night with dinner in Cappadocia with the cost of 49 Euro per person
Whirling Dervishes show in Cappadocia with the cost of 29 Euro per person
Alternative tours in Cappadocia such as horse riding, ATV, and Jeep Safari
Balloon Tour in Pamukkale with the cost of 110 Euro per person
Tandem Paragliding in Pamukkale with the cost of 59 Euro per person