TURKEY PACKAGE TOURS

7 DAYS TURKEY PACKAGE TOUR ISTANBUL CAPPADOCIA PAMUKKALE EPHESUS

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HIGHLIGHTS: • Hagia Sophia Museum • Blue Mosque • Topkapi Palace • Grand Bazaar • Hippodrome Square • Goreme Open Air Museum • Devrent Valley • Pasabag (Monk's Valley) • Avanos • Uchisar • Cavusin Village • Kaymakli Underground City • Pigeons Valley • Red Valley • Gulludere Valley • Ortahisar • Pamukkale • Hierapolis • Ephesus • Virgin Mary House • The Temple of Artemis

Low Season: 369 Euro per person (November to March)
High Season: 425 Euro per person (April to October / New Year)

Included: 3 overnight public bus tickets, 3 nights accommodation, half day accommodation in Pamukkale, 5 daily city tours, 5 lunches, entrance fees, all local transportations, professional guides

Excluded: 
Drinks at lunch, personal expenses

We also offer flight option instead of overnight bus in the same itinerary. Please check: 7 Days Turkey Package Tour Istanbul Cappadocia Pamukkale Ephesus by Flight

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. The tour finishes around 17:00.

Overnight public bus from Istanbul to Cappadocia. Shuttle from Sultanahmet around 18:30 to the bus station where you will get the bus. The road takes about 12 hours.

DAY 3 - DEVRENT VALLEY - MONK'S VALLEY - AVANOS - GOREME - UCHISAR CASTLE (L)
Pick up from the bus station. 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 4 - 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.

Overnight public bus from Cappadocia to
Pamukkale. The road takes about 10 hours.

You will arrive to Pamukkale early in the morning. Pick up from the bus station and transfer to Pamukkale town. We will arrange half day accommodation at a hotel until the tour starts. 

Pick up from your hotel around 09:30. 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. 

Transfer to Kusadasi by public bus or tour bus around 16:00. The road takes about 3 hours.

Pick up from Kusadasi bus station and transfer to your hotel.

Accommodation in Kusadasi

DAY 6 - 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. 

Overnight public bus back to Istanbul. The road takes about 12 hours.

DAY 7 - ARRIVAL TO ISTANBUL
You will arrive to Istanbul main bus station early in the morning. You will have your own way to your hotel or airport.

END OF OUR SERVICE

Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pamukkale, and Hierapolis are in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

NOTES
• 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.
• Programmes may change due to bad weather conditions.
• You can make any changes on the programme, if our programs are not suitable for you. We can work together on your itinerary.
• Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesday. It will be replaced with Chora Museum
• Grand Bazaar is closed on Sunday.

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, 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