10. Istanbul: 8-Day Cappadocia, Ephesus, Konya, Pamukkale Tour
Discover the highlights of Turkey on a guided 8-day sightseeing tour. See the best of Istanbul, Cappadocia, and Konya. Visit the famous sites of Ephesus, Pammukale, and the Devrent Valley.
Day 1: Arrival in Istanbul
Arrive at Istanbul Airport (IST) or SAW airport where the tour representative will meet you with your name sign and private transfer to the hotel for your overnight stay in Istanbul.
Day 2: Full Day Istanbul Tour (Breakfast)
After breakfast, enjoy a walking tour of Istanbul. Visit the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and Hippodrome, where chariot races and the Byzantine riots took place. Visit the Grand Bazaar for shopping and spend the night in Istanbul.
Day 3: Istanbul – Izmir – Ephesus Tour – Kusadasi (Breakfast-Dinner)
Start with pickup from the hotel and transfer to Istanbul IST or SAW airport for your flight to Izmir. Arrive at Izmir Airport and be met by your tour guide.
Next, drive to Ephesus for 45-minutes. First visit the Artemis Temple, before continuing to Ephesus, one of the 12 cities of Ionia. After Ephesus, visit the House of the Virgin Mary. Transfer to the hotel for overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 4: Kusadasi – Pamukkale Tour (Breakfast-Dinner)
Drive to Pamukkale to visit the Travertine terraces and Hierapolis. Stay overnight in Pamukkale.
Day 5: Pamukkale – Cappadocia Cave Hotel (Breakfast)
Drive to Cappadocia. Visit the Mausoleum of Mevlana, the worldwide famous mystic, and Sultanhani Caravanseria, a roadside inn where travelers could rest and recover from the day’s journey. Overnight in Cappadocia in a cave hotel.
Day 6: Cappadocia Tour Cave Hotel (Breakfast)
Optional: Hot air ballooning with sunrise. See the Three Sisters Fairy Chimneys in Urgup. Then, visit Kaymakli Underground City. Visit the famous Goreme Open Air Museum Continue to Uchisar Rock Castle to have a panoramic view of the valleys of Cappadocia. Spend the night in a traditional Cappadocia cave hotel.
Day 7: Full Day Cappadocia Tour-Istanbul (Breakfast)
In the morning, admire the lunar landscape of the Devrent Valley. Enjoy lunch in Avanos, the center of terra cotta works of art since 3000 BC, and enjoy a demonstration in a traditional pottery workshop.
Transfer to the airport for your domestic flight from Kayseri to Istanbul. Transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 8: Home (Breakfast)
After breakfast check out from the hotel and enjoy a private transfer to the airport.