8 Days Popular Cities Turkey Tour - 8 Days

8 Days Popular Cities Turkey Tour

Visit Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Antalya and Cappadocia by plane, all transport and small group day tours in each places. Multi-Day Tours of Turkey
Daily departure multi-day tours.

Highlights:

Hagia Sophia (Santa Sophia) Museum

Blue Mosque

Hippodrome

Topkapi Palace

Grand Bazaar

Perge

An Ancient Paraphilia

The Aspendos

Dervent Valley

Pasabag

Avanos

Goreme open air museum

Kaymakli underground city

Ihlara Valley

Selime Monastery

Old Gates

Cemetery

Amphitheater

The Celsius Library

House of the Virgin Mary

Theatre of Hierapolis

Travertines

The calcified pools

Temple of Artemis

Day 1
Arrival to Istanbul and transfer to hotel

Upon arrival in Istanbul, we will meet you at the airport with your name and transfer you to your hotel in the Old City area (Sultanahmet). You will check in to the Boutique hotel, which is close to all the historic sites. You will have free time for the rest of the day and spend the night in Istanbul.

Day 2
Istanbul Old City Walking Tour (B,L)

Our guide will pick you up from your hotel at 09:00 a.m and you will depart for your full day "Best of Istanbul" walking tour. You will see: the Hagia Sophia (Aya Sofya) Museum, the Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome, Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar. At the end of the tour, our guide will drop you back at your hotel. Free time and overnight in Istanbul.

Day 3
Istanbul to Izmir by plane and Day tour of Ephesus (L)

You will be picked up from your hotel at 05:30 in the morning and transferred to the airport for a one hour flight to Izmir. Upon arrival in Izmir we will meet you at the airport with your name and transfer you to our office in Selcuk town. At 09:30 you will depart for a full day Ephesus tour. When you arrive, you will have a fully guided tour of the ruins. During the tour you will see the Temple of Artemis (one of the 7 Ancient Wonders of the World), the Amphitheater, the Celsius Library, which is still active, ruins left from the ancient city, and the House of the Virgin Mary, her last dwelling place. At the end of the tour you will be transferred to your hotel in Selcuk town or Kusadasi.

Day 4
Day tour of Pamukkale and Hierapolis / Transfer to Antalya (B,L)

Following breakfast at your hotel, you will check out and we will pick you up at 8:30 AM and begin the 3-hour journey. Around 12:00 PM you will arrive in the small but friendly town of Pamukkale and stop for lunch. Then, you will be taken to the ancient city of Hierapolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your guide will show you how the citizens lived, worked and enjoyed themselves back when the city was a thriving metropolis. Highlights include the Temple of Apollo, the Roman Theater and the Martyrion of St. Philip. From there, you will move on to the main attraction, the travertines. You will have free time to explore and relax in the travertines and have a rejuvenating swim in Cleopatra’s Pool. At the end of the tour we will transfer you to Antalya (4-hour drive). There, you will check into your hotel in Antalya Kaleici area (City Centre) and spend the night in Antalya.

Day 5
Day tour of Perge, Aspendos, Kursunlu, and Manavgat (B,L)

After breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up at 08:30 a.m for a full day tour of the historic and naturally beautiful sites of Antalya. You will see: Perge, which is an important city of ancient Paraphilia, originally settled by the Hittites around 1500 BC. St. Paul visited Perge on his first missionary journey. Next, on to Aspendos, which boasts one of the best-preserved Roman theaters in Anatolia. From there, we will visit one of the best waterfalls in Antalya region. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to the hotel. At 20:00 p.m you will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the bus station for the 8-hour night bus to Cappadocia.

Day 6
Arrival to Cappadocia- (Goreme Town) and Day tour of Northhern Cappadocia -Red Tour (L)

The bus will arrive at 07:30 a.m in Goreme town and you will be transferred to the Cave hotel. Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before being picked up at 9:30 AM for your tour of Northern Cappadocia. The first stop will be a vista point overlooking Goreme where you will see Uchisar Castle. From there you will go to the Goreme Open Air Museum and then stop for lunch is Avanos. Next, you will see a kick-wheel pottery demonstration and then get the chance to try yourself! On the way back to your hotel you will stop at photo points such as Cavusin, the animal shaped rock formations of Devrent, the mushroom shaped fairy chimneys in St. Monk’s Valley and St. Simeon’s monk cell. You will have the rest of the evening free.

Day 7
Day tour of Southern Cappadocia and Flight back to Istanbul (B,L)

If you choose to do the Hot Air Balloon Ride, you will be picked up from your hotel at 5:30 AM and taken to the balloon departure point. The balloon ride will finish around 7:30 AM and you will be taken back to your hotel where you can have breakfast before your next tour. You will be picked up at 9:30 AM for a tour of Southern Cappadocia. You will explore the Underground City of Derinkuyu, stroll through the scenic Ilhara Valley and stop for lunch at a restaurant near the river. After lunch, you will continue to Selime Monastery and then Pigeon Valley for some breathtaking views and great photo ops! At 6:00 PM you will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the airport for your flight back to Istanbul. When you arrive, we will meet you at the airport with your name and take you to your hotel.

Day 8
Istanbul Airport transfer

You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the airport according to your flight. You can change the itinerary according to your wishes and schedule.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Flight tickets with all domestic taxes
  • All airport transfer
  • 1 Night Cave Boutique Hotel with breakfast in Cappadocia
  • 1 Night hotel in Kusadasi with breakfast
  • 3 Night Hotel in Istanbul with Breakfast
  • 1 Night Boutique hotel in Antalya City Centre with breakfast
  • 6 day small group tour with guide, lunch, transportation and entrance fees
  • All meals mentioned by the itinerary (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner)
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Full travel insurance

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Dinner
  • Drinks
  • Tips

All About 8 Days Popular Cities Turkey Tour

Short Turkey Tour

Antalya:

Antalya (population 2 million), “capital” of the Turkish Mediterranean Coast, is a sprawling modern city with a small, charming historic center, a good archeology museum, long sunny beaches to east and west, the Turquoise Coast’s busiest airport, good hotels, Blue Cruise Turkey, Gulet Cruise Turkey, lots to see and do, and dramatic sea and mountain views.

The historic center, called Kaleiçi (Kah-leh-ee-chee, Old Antalya) surrounds the Roman harbor. Many buildings here date from Ottoman times, a few from Roman times, and some have been restored as houses, boutique hotels, pensions and restaurants.

Antalya’s prime beach is Konyaaltı Plajı, a l-o-n-g swath of rough sand and pebbles running west for several kilometers.

The sand is somewhat softer along Lara Plajı to the east. Other beaches are farther afield at Side and Alanya to the east, or Kemer, Phaselis and Olimpos to the south.

Visit Antalya for Kaleiçi, the museum and beaches, and because it’s the transport hub of the region with a big, modern airport 10 km (6 miles) east of the city center, and a big, modern bus terminal (Otogar) 4 km (2.5 miles) north. Here’s more on how to get to Antalya, and how to get around.

Istanbul

Plan at least 3 days in Istanbul — so much to see & do (even with kids), lots of good hotels, hostels, apartments/flats, restaurants, bazaars & shops, even beaches. Here are the best tours & itineraries…Western Turkey Tour

Istanbul verifiably otherwise called Constantinople and Byzantium, is the most crowded city in Turkey and the nation’s financial, social, and noteworthy focus. Istanbul is a cross-country city in Eurasia, straddling the Bosphorus strait between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. Its business and authentic focus lies on the European side and around 33% of its populace lives on the Asian side. The city is the managerial focal point of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality both facilitating a populace of around 14 million residents Istanbul is one of the world’s most crowded urban areas and positions as the world’s seventh biggest city appropriate and the biggest European city.

Established under the name of Byzantium on the Sarayburnu projection around 660 BCE, the city created to wind up a standout amongst the most huge ever. After its restoration as Constantinople in 330 CE, it served as a majestic capital for very nearly 16 centuries, amid the Roman and Byzantine (330–1204 and 1261–1453), the Latin (1204–1261), and the Ottoman (1453–1922) empires. It was instrumental in the progression of Christianity amid Roman and Byzantine times, before the Ottomans vanquished the city in 1453 and changed it into an Islamic fortification and the seat of the Ottoman Caliphate.

Istanbul’s key position on the notable Silk Road, rail systems to Europe and the Middle East, and the main ocean course between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean have created a cosmopolitan masses, albeit less so since the foundation of the Turkish Republic in 1923. Ignored for the new capital Ankara amid the interwar period, the city has subsequent to recovered quite a bit of its unmistakable quality. The number of inhabitants in the city has expanded tenfold since the 1950s, as transients from crosswise over Anatolia have moved in and city limits have extended to oblige them. Arts, music, film, and social celebrations were set up toward the end of the twentieth century and keep on being facilitated by the city today. Base upgrades have delivered an unpredictable transportation system.

Cappadocia:

Turkey is the historic area of central Anatolia bounded by the towns of Hacıbektas, Aksaray, Nigde and Kayseri. It was known as Cappadocia in ancient times, and is still called Kapadokya informally today.Cappadocia is Turkey’s most visually striking region, especially the “moonscape” area around the towns of Ürgüp, Göreme, Uçhisar, Avanos and Mustafapaşa (Sinasos), where erosion has formed caves, clefts, pinnacles, “fairy chimneys” and sensuous folds in the soft volcanic rock.Although the volcanic landscape can appear inhospitable, the mineral-rich soil is excellent for growing vegetables and fruits, making Turkey Tour Cappadocia a rich agricultural region. It has always been one of Anatolia’s prime grape-growing areas, and still boasts many productive vineyards and wineries.

The Bible’s New Testament tells of Cappadocia, but in fact this part of central Anatolia has been important since Hittite times, long before the time of Jesus.

Prime activities here are visiting the historic painted cave churches of the many monastic valleys (especially the Göreme Valley and Zelve Valley), flying in a hot-air balloon at dawn above the incredible landscape, hiking the volcanic valleys (especially the Rose Valley [Güllüdere]), and spending the night in a comfortable cave hotel room with all the modern comforts.

For an excellent full-day excursion, drive to the surprising underground cities at Derinkuyu and Kaymaklı and the formerly Ottoman-Greek mountain town of Güzelyurt before taking a hike of several hours in the Ihlara Valley.

You may also want to spend a half-day hiking the less-visited Soğanlı Valleys of southern Cappadocia, south of Mustafapaşa.

Cappadocia was known as Hatti in the late Bronze Age, and was the country of the Hittite force focused at Hattusa. After the fall of the Hittite Empire, with the decrease of the Syro-Cappadocians after their thrashing by the Lydian lord Croesus in the sixth century, Cappadocia was ruled by a kind of medieval gentry, abiding in solid palaces and keeping the laborers in a servile condition, which later made them well-suited to outside servitude. It was incorporated into the third Persian satrapy in the division set up by Darius however kept on being administered by leaders of its own, none evidently incomparable over the entire nation and all pretty much tributaries of the Great King.

Ephesus:

Ephesus is the best-preserved Roman city in the Mediterranean region, and one of Turkey’s top sights along with Istanbul and Cappadocia, but the Ephesus archeological site is not the only reason to visit this region. Ephesus and Pamukkale Tour

Selçuk, the town 3 km (2 miles) east of the Ephesus archeological site, lies at the foot of Ayasoluk Hill, topped by a Byzantine-Ottoman fortress. On the slope are the St John Basilica and İsa Bey Mosque, both worth a visit, and below them the scant remains of the renowned Artemision. The Ephesus Museum holds the excavation treasures.

Selçuk has a big weekly market on Saturday, rivaling the famous weekly market at Tire (TEE-reh), a town 42 km (26 miles) northeast of Selçuk.

Good beaches are at Pamucak, Kuşadası and Altınkum, or you can take a day-trip for beach and windsurfing to charming Alaçatı.

Kusadasi (Kuşadası):

Kuşadası (pop. 500,000) is a major Aegean resort city and cruise ship port 108 km (67 miles, 1-1/2-hour drive) due south of İzmir (map).

Being so close to the renowned ruins of Ephesus, it gets more than its share of Turkish and foreign visitors.

With more than 140 hotels, Kuşadası has plenty of beds for visitors, though some of them are noisy. More…

Everybody visits Ephesus. Some travelers also come for the city’s vibrant nightlife and shopping, others come for Kuşadası’s beaches.

Although there are some stretches of beach right in the city, the prime beach—rather narrow, and also backed by city—is Ladies Beach (Kadınlar Plajı) south of the center.

Serious beach fans make the 15-minute, 8-km drive north to Pamucak Beach, which is wide, long and uncrowded, and nearer to Ephesus, but with fewer services, some surf, and no lifeguards.

You can use Kuşadası as a base for tours of other sights in the region such as Priene, Miletus and Didyma; Euromos; Pamukkale and Aphrodisias; and even İzmir and Bodrum.

Pamukkale:

Pamukkale, 18 km (11 miles) north of Denizli, is Turkey’s foremost mineral-bath spa because of its natural beauty: hot calcium-laden waters spring from the earth and cascade over a cliff. As they cool they form dramatic travertines of hard, brilliantly white calcium that form pools.

Named the Cotton Fortress (pah-MOOK-kah-leh) in Turkish, it has been a spa since the Romans built the spa city of Hierapolis around a sacred warm-water spring. The Antique Pool is still there, littered with marble columns from the Roman Temple of Apollo. You can swim in it for a fee.

You can spend a pleasant day at Pamukkale, exploring the extensive Roman ruins of Hierapolis, climbing the ranks of seats in the great Roman theater, touring the exhibits in the Archeological Museum, splashing along the travertines (where permitted) and even soaking in the Antique Pool littered with fluted marble columns.

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Trip Facts

  • Antalya, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Istanbul, Kusadasi, Pamukkale
  • 8 days
  • As mentioned in itinerary (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner)
  • Good as mentioned in Cost Included Section
  • Budget Travel, Cultural, Child Friendly, Full Week Trip
  • Cultural Tour, Hot Air Balloon riding, Diving, Hiking, Nature Walk, Peragliding, Swimming, Turkish Night, Turkish Bath, Whirling Dervish Show, Road Cycling
  • Possible According To Group Size (Contact us)

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