The Best of Turkey

(8 customer reviews)
Tour is rated as #14 in destination Turkey
Duration 📅

9 Days

Flights ✈️

International flights are NOT included

Airport Transfer 🧳

Drop-Off, Pickup

Accommodation 🛏️

4 Star Hotel

Tour Size 🧑🏻‍🤝‍🧑🏻

Small Group

Language 🌐

English, Turkish

Difficulty 🚥

Easy

Transport 🚍

Airconditioned Vehicle

Visa 🛂

NOT Included

Inclusions

3-night accommodation in Istanbul
2-night accommodation in Kusadasi
2-night accommodation in Cappadocia
1-night accommodation in Antalya
Admission fees for all sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary
Economic class domestic flight tickets
Transfer services from/to Airports on a private basis
Tour guide throughout the tour
8xBreakfast
6xLunch

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💎 Why we love it ?

Explore magnificent Turkey with 9 Days customized Best of Turkey package by plane from/to Istanbul. Visit Istanbul; where Asia Meets Europe and was the capital of 3 different empires, enjoy cruising on the Bosphorus, and see the monuments among such as Ottoman mansions, Ortakoy Mosque, and Dolmabahce Palace. Explore the Underground cities of Cappadocia and see rock-cut churches, storage rooms, and kitchens, learn history about early Christians from your local guide, take photos of the fairy chimneys from the best photoshoot points. Walk on the ancient roads of best-preserved Greko-city with House of Holy Mary nearby. Swim in Pamukkale’s healing thermal springs. Enjoy the sunset on the Mediterranean from the best panoramic point of Antalya. Walk in the cobblestone paved with colorful flowers streets of the old town and see the clock tower, Hadrian Gate, and Kesik Minare.

🏁 Tour Itinerary: The Best of Turkey

Day 1: Arrival in Istanbul

Upon arrival at IST / SAW Airport, you will be greeted and drives to your hotel. Check-in. Overnight in Istanbul.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Avicenna Hotel or similar. (3-Star and 5-Star Hotel is also available on request.)

 

Day 2: Treasures of Istanbul (B, L)

According to your tour pick up a time to meet with your guide and start your full-day tour. Explore Hagia Sophia; was the largest building on earth barring the Egyptian Pyramids or the Great Wall of China. It was the religious center of the city during the Byzantine period. Next; Topkapı Palace; As well as being the imperial residence of the Sultan, the palace was also the seat of government for the ottoman empire. It housed the Ottoman sultans for nearly 400 years. Continue to with Hippodrome; Built by the Roman Emperor Septimus Severus in 203AD, during the Roman period hippodrome was the civil center for the people of the city where once 100,000 spectators could be held. Next, Blue Mosque; Built by the Ottoman Sultan Ahmet I in the year 1616, Blue mosque today is one of the most famous landmarks of the old city with its famous six minarets and magnificent dome. Next, Grand Bazaar; With 18 entrances and more than 4000 shops, it is one of the greatest bazaars in the World. At the end of the tour drive you back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Avicenna Hotel or similar.

 

Day 3: HD Bosphorus Cruise / Flight to Izmir (B)

Upon breakfast at the hotel check out, leave your luggage at the lobby. According to your pick-up time meet with your guide and start your half-day tour. Visit Spice Bazaar; It was called Egyptian Bazaar during the ottoman period because shopkeepers used to sell herbs and spices brought throughout Egypt and Asia. Next, Cruising on Bosphorus; where you will enjoy a magnificent view. A great history wıth beautiful nature. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion, you will pass the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace, Rustem Pasa Mosque, Rumeli Fortress, and further along with the parks and imperial pavillions of Yildiz Palace. After the tour drives you back to your hotel. Take your luggage and drive to Airport for your 1hour 30min domestic flight to Izmir. Upon arrival, you wıll be greeted by your driver who wıll drıve you safely to your hotel. Check-in. Overnight in Kusadasi.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Ilayda Hotel or similar.

✈️Domestic flight from Istanbul to Izmir is included.

 

Day 4: Ancient Ephesus Tour (B, L)

According to your tour pick-up time, meet with your guide and start your full-day tour. Visit The House of Virgin Mary; a church was built from 6C AD to the top of the foundations of a house from 1C AD and it is declared by the church to be the final house where Mary spent her last days.
Your tour continues with the Ancient Ephesus; The best-preserved classical city in the Eastern Mediterranean. During the 1C AD, Ephesus was the second-largest city on the planet after Rome with more than 250,000 citizens. Ephesus is also so well preserved that, walking on the ancient streets among the beautiful monuments such as the third largest library of the ancient world or the largest roman theatre on the Asia continent, gives you the feeling of a time traveler.
Next; the Temple of Artemis or Artemision was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Its ancient cult dedicated to Artemis was very famous in antiquity and made Ephesus a much-visited pilgrimage place. After the tour drives you back to your hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Ilayda Hotel or similar.

 

Day 5: Pamukkale Tour (B, L)

Upon breakfast at the hotel check out, According to your tour pick-up time, meet with your guide, and start your full-day tour. Visit Pamukkale; Pools of Heaven on Earth… Pamukkale has always been a very popular settlement where hot springs were believed to have healing powers so it is considered to be the earliest spa on earth wherein history people traveled long distances in order to find a cure. The unique terraces were formed by running warm spring water at a temperature of 35 C, containing calcium bicarbonate. Today Pamukkale is declared as a world’s heritage site by UNESCO. Visit; the ancient city of Hierapolis which has the biggest Necropolis with 1200 gravestones in Anatolia. Also, The Sacred Pool is one of the highlights of the site. Theır shallow thermal waters ripple over a wonderful scattering of ancient roman ruins that lie beneath. At the end of the tour drive you to Denizli bus station for your 5 hours bus journey to Antalya. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by your driver who will drıve you safely to your hotel. Check-in. Overnight in Antalya.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Best Western khan or similar.

🚍 Coach from Pamukkale to Antalya is included.

 

Day 6: Antalya City Tour / Flight to Kayseri (B, L)

Upon breakfast at the hotel check out, According to your tour pick-up time, meet with your guide, and start your full-day tour. Drive to the Duden Waterfalls; the most beautiful and the most visited in the Antalya region. Enjoy a green environment, fresh air and pine scent, a cool atmosphere, and spectacular waterfalls.
After lunch at a local restaurant with a beautiful panoramic view you will have 1-1.5 hours of free time to explore the old town (Kaleici). You will see the top attractions of the city: Hadrianus Gate, Clock Tower, Kesik Minare (Truncated Minaret), and city walls dated back to the 2d century. Old Town with its narrow stone streets is also a great place to explore numerous boutiques, art galleries, and interesting museums.
The tour will continue wıth the cable car ride ‘from sea to sky. Enjoy amazing views from the top of Tunektepe which stands 1365 mt above sea level. You will see the beautiful coastline of the Antalya region, gorgeous mountains, pine forests, and the turquoise Mediterranean sea. Great pictures taken during the trip will remind you of this unforgettable experience. At the end of the tour drive you to the airport for your 1hour 30min domestic flight to Kayseri. Upon arrival, you wıll be greeted by your driver who wıll drıve you safely to your hotel. Check-in. Overnight in Cappadocia.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Mahzen Cave or similar.

✈️ Domestic flight from Antalya to Kayseri is included.

 

Day 7: Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia (B, L)

According to your tour pick-up time, meet with your guide, and start your full-day tour. Explore Goreme Museum; consists of many rock-cut churches from the second half of 9C with beautiful colorful frescoes decorating the walls. Next; Devrent Valley; famous for its quirky animal-shaped rocks. It looks like a sculpture zoo made by nature. There is even a rock pillar that looks like the Virgin Mary, holding Jesus Christ. Take in the unique lunar landscape of the valley and feel like you’re in another World. Next; Pasabagi which means: the Pacha’s vineyard. This site is also called Monks Valley. The hermitage of Simeon monks was here. A chapel dedicated to St. Simeon (Simon) and a hermit’s shelter is built into one of the fairy chimneys with three heads. Pasabag valley contains some of the most striking fairy chimneys in Cappadocia with twin and even triple rock caps. This style is unique even for Cappadocia and these fairy chimneys are named mushroom-shaped fairy chimneys.
Next Avanos; where you will enjoy typical Turkish Lunch and experience make Potter with local experts. Next, we continue to Goreme Panorama, which has one of the best panoramic views of the fairy chimneys. Next Uchisar the Naturel highest Rock Castle provides a magnificent panorama of the surrounding area At the end of the tour drive you back to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Mahzen Cave or similar.

 

Day 8: Underground Cities of Cappadocia / Flight to Istanbul (B, L)

Upon breakfast at the hotel check out, Today you visit Rose and Red Valley; is an incredibly unique area of Cappadocia with sharp ridges, tinted in pink especially during sunset! the minerals in the sandstone have a pink tinge. This pink becomes more and more evident throughout the day, peaking at sunset when the sun glows directly onto the Rose Valley giving it that fine shade of pink so many people come to see. Next Cavusin; is surrounded by a valley, which becomes gradually wider, called Red Valley. The houses of the village were cut into massive rock formations. The village is famous for its rock churches. Next; Pigeon Valley; earned its name from the countless man-made dovecotes (Pigeon Houses) that have been carved into the soft volcanic tuff. Pigeon Valley is one of the best spots for walking in the marvelous Cappadocia region. Next; Underground Cities; once a place of refuge for 15000 Christians. These settlements were of enormous value to the development of Christianity as they provided shelter and worship and were in use until the end of 7C AD. Witness the ancient bedrooms, church, meeting hall, and food storage rooms in this eight-story city connected by 30km of corridors and passageways. Tour continues with Ortahisar; famous for its friendly inhabitants, picturesque stone houses, narrow streets, and lovely churches as well as the castle-like rock formation after which the town is named. After the tour drives to Kayseri Airport for your 1hour 30min domestic flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival, you wıll be greeted by your driver who wıll drıve you safely to your hotel. Check-in. Overnight in Istanbul.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Avicenna Hotel or similar.

✈️ Domestic flight from Kayseri to Istanbul is included.

 

Day 9: Departure Day (B)

Upon breakfast at the hotel check out and according to your flight departure time drives to Istanbul Airport. End of our service.

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  1. Kerr

    Kerem has helped me organised a budget-friendly tour that covers the highlights of Turkey (Istanbul, Izmir, Ephesus, Pamukalle and Capadoccia) and was flexible when we wanted to do Istanbul as DIY tour. He has been constantly following-up how we are doing with the tour, always available for every concern/updates we’ve asked during the tour. Very efficient and very customer focused – I have met some other people who booked from him and we shared the same feedback. I would definitely recommend! Thanks for all the help Kerem. Regards, Kerr

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  2. Danielle

    I can’t say enough good things about this company. From the start when I booked the tour, Karem reached out to me and kept me updated of all the details of the tour, flights, changes in schedules and availability of services due to the pandemic/ local lockdowns. The agents meeting me at each location were not only on time, but courteous and the guides were knowledgeable and willing to adapt the tour to my needs and wishes. I can’t wait to go back to Turkey and visit new areas in non – pandemic times. I would definitely use this company again.

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  3. Anonymous

    This trip could be better everyone of my guides are not only on time very efficient and knowledgeable about each place we visited. Every stop on our trip had something different to offer and it made it very enjoyable.

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  4. Maria

    My Tour was excellent, always on time every day or early, great service, awesome tour guides on each and every city. very friendly, knowledgeable and super coordial. very supportive and flexible. always aming to pleased. Hotels were gorgeous and location were excellent.

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  5. Robert

    The pick up at airport, transportation during tours, transfers during tours and transportation to airports were exceptional.

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  6. Chamika

    Highly responsive and ensured that every change we made to airport transfers and Tours.
    Thanks a lot. We had an amazing moments.

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  7. Annie

    After lot of research we finally decided to try this tour company. I can say this with conversation that, we had a wonderful time with them. Kerem made sure that we got all details on time he was contently in touch with us. Selection of hotels was good and all our tour guides were excellent. Not but the least they offer great price. Total worth it. In fact I recommend them to my friend who also liked them. Don’t think twice just book with them Thanks

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  8. Emma

    Good organization, a small group with knowledgeable, our guide Emrey was just amazing and funny. he informed a lot. Highly recommend this company to visit Turkey

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