Are you passionate about sightseeing or interested in exploring all the important regions in Turkey? This The Greatest Turkey Tour Package (8 Days Tour) takes you to visit 4 of the most interesting, yet important cities and allows you to unfold the history and culture, while witnessing the beauty of nature. Join this 8-day excursion and enjoy every moment of your vacations. If you are looking for Hot Air Balloon Ride in Cappadocia this tour is also ideal for you.
Day 1: On the first day of this 8-day excursion package you need to fly from Istanbul to Izmir with a morning flight. Therefore, if you are coming from abroad members of our team will meet you at the airport or pick you up from your hotel in Istanbul. After a 1-hour flight, you will arrive there and a guide will welcome you. The sightseeing begins from Ephesus where you will be transferred with a comfortable bus. The ancient city of Ephesus is one of the most important settlements of the Roman period and has multiple sites to observe. During this day, you will also visit the House of Virgin Mary and the Church of St. John. The day tour finishes during the afternoon when you arrive to a hotel in Kusadasi.
Day 2: The day begins with a breakfast at the hotel before checking out from the room. A bus will pick you up from the hotel and drive you to Pamukkale. The tour guide will explain everything you need regarding the schedule during the road trip. Once you arrive at Pamukkale, after a lunch break, the exploration begins. The first site to visit is the Cotton Castle that has a unique natural beauty and a flawless atmosphere like no other place. Then, you will explore the ancient city of Hierapolis and unfold its history. During your time there, you may also swim into the Cleopatra’s Pool at an extra cost. Before sunset, the bus will drive you to a hotel in Pamukkale to spend your evening as you wish and get some rest.
Day 3: The third day of the 8-day excursion package begins with a tasty breakfast at the hotel. Right after, you will check out and a bus will be waiting for you. After an almost 3,5 -hours road trip, you will arrive at Antalya and transferred to a hotel. This day is free of schedule so that you can explore the city as you wish.
Day 4: After a breakfast at the hotel, a bus will drive you for a short distance to the ancient Roman city of Perge. The settlement is known for its architectural style and for the marble sculptures that has. The schedule includes a visit at the ancient city of Aspendos. The most important site there is the theatre as it is probably the most well-preserved ancient theatre in the country. The last stop of this day will take place at Side which is the oldest ancient city in Anatolia. During the afternoon you will return back to your hotel in Antalya.
Day 5: This day is another opportunity to explore the charming seaside city of Antalya. After the breakfast, you are free to do anything you like. Spend some time at the beach, enjoy some ore sightseeing, walk around the streets and interact with the locals so that you can feel the real atmosphere of Antalya. During the afternoon, an overnight bus will drive you to Cappadocia. The road trip takes approximately 9 hours and the bus is fully air conditioned and comfortable so that you can sleep.
Day 6: Early in the morning, you will arrive in Cappadocia. The bus will drop you off at a hotel in order to freshen up and enjoy a tasty breakfast. This 6 has no schedule so feel free to explore Cappadocia and enjoy the experiences and activities that you like.
Day 7: The day begins with a breakfast at the hotel. A bus will transfer you towards the first stop of the excursion as the tour guide explains the schedule of the day. During this day, you will visit infamous valleys such as the Devrent and the Monks’ Valleys. You will also explore the Goreme Open Air Museum and enjoy panoramic views from Uchisar Castle. A stop will also take place at Avanos town. The day finishes during the afternoon when you return back to your hotel.
Day 8: The last day of this 8-day tour package includes another interesting tour in Cappadocia. The schedule includes visits at Rose and Red Valleys where you can admire the spectacular scenery. At Cavusin village you can observe some interesting rock-cut houses. A stop will also take place at Kaymakli Underground City. The day tour finished during the afternoon, when the bus transfers you to the airport so than you can fly to Istanbul. Upon landing, we will transfer you back to your hotel or assist you for your connection flight.
Most of our guests join this tour for Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Ride, please also book your balloon tour online.
Ephesus – Pamukkale – Antalya – Cappadocia
Explore Turkey like never before by combining visits to some of the most important sites and regions of the country. This The Greatest Turkey Tour Package (8-days) promises to offer you a broader understanding of the country’s history and culture. Visit the infamous Ephesus, Pamukkale, Antalya and Cappadocia, as well as many other interesting locations and create some fun memories with your friends or family. This 8-day tour package is ideal for people of all ages as it covers multiple interests and preferences.
Ephesus Ancient City: On the first day of this multi-day tour, you will visit the infamous ancient city of Ephesus. This settlement used to be the second most important city, after Rome, during the Roman period. It is characterized by upgraded aesthetics as it is built with marbles. There, you may observe several interesting ruins such as temples and houses with mosaics. Most importantly, you will visit the Temple of Artemis which is one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world.
Religious Monuments: In Ephesus you will also visit some important religious monuments. The House of Virgin Mary is the first site to visit. According to findings, Virgin Mary chose to spend her last days there and many Christian Orthodox visit this site every year. Another interesting place to visit is the Church of St. John which is one of the oldest early-Christian churches of the area.
Cotton Castle: During the second day you will explore the impeccable beauty of Pamukkale and admire its charming landscape. The first spot to visit is the Cotton Castle. This limestone white-washed mountain is a feast you’re your eyes! Naturally shaped terraces full of thermal water create a truly unique backdrop for your photos.
Hierapolis Ancient City: Close to the cotton castle, you can also visit the ancient city of Hierapolis. This settlement used to be known as a healing and spiritual centre due to the existence of the nearby thermal springs. Among the ruins, there is an ancient theatre, Roman baths and a necropolis.
Cleopatra’s Pool: As Pamukkale is known for its thermal springs, you can take some time to enjoy swimming into a famous antique pool. Please note that if you wish to access the Cleopatra’s Pool you have to pay an extra fee.
Free Day in Antalya: On the morning, a bus will drive you from Pamukkale to Antalya. Once you arrive there, your day is free of schedule. Take you time to explore the city as you wish and enjoy some fun activities.
Perge Ancient City: The day begins with a breakfast at the hotel and then a bus will drive you for a short distance towards the ancient city of Perge. This settlement is one of the most known Roman cities in the region. The tour guide will explain everything you need to know about the interesting architecture of this city as you walk around the site.
Aspendos and Side: During the day you will also visit another two interesting ancient cities, Aspendos and Side. The most interesting highlight is the ancient theatre in Aspendos which is one of the most well-preserved in the country.
Free Day in Antalya: The 8-day excursion package continues with a free half-day in the beautiful city of Antalya. During the afternoon, a bus will transfer you to Cappadocia with an over-night road trip.
Free Day in Cappadocia: After a long over-night road trip, you will arrive in Cappadocia during the morning hours. After the check in at the hotel, you are free to explore the city as you wish or take some rest.
Devrent and Monks Valleys: Cappadocia is known for having some spectacular and beautiful valleys that are full of fairy chimneys and rock formations. Devrent Valley is one of the most interesting ones as it has multiple rocks that look like animals or objects. In Monks Valley, you can spend some time observing the fairy chimneys and feeling the unique atmosphere of this location.
Avanos Town: This town is famous for its pottery tradition and production. For this reason you will visit a local workshop and receive some interesting information about pottery. You may also purchase some nice souvenirs from there.
Goreme: The Open Air Museum in Goreme is probably the most visited site in Cappadocia. The area is full of rock-cut churches and monasteries and demonstrates a long history. Inside the churches you can observe some beautiful frescoes.
Uchisar Castle: The schedule includes also a visit at Uchisar castle, from where you can enjoy some breath-taking panoramic views over the valleys of Cappadocia.
Red and Rose Valleys: On the last day of this 8-day excursion you will visit two famous valleys. The Red and Rose Valleys have interesting rock formations of red colour and create a beautiful and charming setting.
Cavusin Village: A stop will also be made at Cavusin village. This abandoned Greek settlement has a unique architecture with rock-cut houses.
Kaymakli Underground City: The last stop of the day will take place at the Kaymakli Underground City. With 5 floors, many corridors and multiple rooms, this underground settlement promises to impress you with its atmosphere and history.
Return to Istanbul: During the evening, you will fly back to Istanbul.