Having everything planned for your holidays is less time-consuming and hazard-free. In fact, joining a fully organized travel plan allows you to enjoy more and worry less during your vacations. This 8-Days Turkey Package Tour gives you the opportunity to visit and explore Turkey’s most important and popular cities. Visit spots of impeccable natural beauty in Pamukkale, admire the valleys of Cappadocia, unfold the cosmopolitan and vibrant atmosphere of Istanbul and make your holidays memorable and special. If you are looking for Hot Air Balloon Ride in Cappadocia this tour is also ideal for you.
Day 1: This multi-days excursion begins once you arrive at the airport of Istanbul. Members of our team will be waiting to welcome you and then transfer you to your hotel. The first day is free of schedule so than you can rest from your trip or just explore Istanbul according to your interest and preferences. Do not forget to taste some typical dishes and feel the real vibes of the city.
Day 2: The second day of this 8-day package tour continues with an exciting, yet interesting sightseeing experience in Istanbul. Also known as the city of contradictions, Istanbul demonstrates a rich and long history from different historical periods. After a breakfast at the hotel, a tour guide will pick you up with a comfortable vehicle and drive you towards the city centre. During this day you will visit infamous sites such as Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and the Byzantine Hippodrome. Another interesting place to visit is the Topkapi Palace that used to be the mansion of some Ottoman Sultans. In order to get the real vibes of the city, you will also visit the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul and enjoy a delicious lunch in the nearby area. There, you will have some time to spend as you wish and purchase some really nice souvenirs. During the afternoon, the bus will take you back to your hotel in order to spend the night.
Day 3: Your third day in Istanbul begins during the morning with a breakfast at the hotel. The first stop of the day is the Egyptian Bazaar, one of Istanbul’s most famous markets. As you walk around the bazaar take some time to explore the amazing variety of spices sold, and purchase some of them. After that, a Bosporus cruise follows during which you can sail between 2 continents, Asia and Europe. After a delicious lunch, you will pass from the first Bosporus Bridge and arrive at Camlica Hill to enjoy some panoramic views over the city and the Marmara Sea. During this day you will also visit the Beylerbeyi Palace which was used as summer house for the Sultans. The day tour finishes during the afternoon when you return back to your hotel in Istanbul.
Day 4: Early in the morning, before the sunrise, a vehicle will pick you up from the hotel and drive you to the airport. From there you will fly to an airport close to Cappadocia. A tour guide will be waiting at the airport to welcome you. Upon landing, a comfortable bus will drive you towards the first stop of the day. As Cappadocia is famous for its valleys, you will visit the Devrent and the Monks Valleys. Both of them are famous for their interesting rock formations and charming fairy chimneys so get ready to snap some photos. During this day you will also visit a pottery workshop and have a lunch at Avanos town. The Open Air Museum in Goreme is also included in the schedule as well as a visit at the highest point in Cappadocia, the Uchisar Castle. During the afternoon, you will be transferred to a charming hotel in Cappadocia to spend the night.
Day 5: After a mouth-watering breakfast at the hotel’s restaurant you will check out from the room and proceed with the second day of your exploration in Cappadocia. On this day you will explore and visit sites at the south part of Cappadocia, starting from the Red Valley. Imposing rock formations of red colour and an incredible atmosphere are some of the things you should expect during your time there. The abandoned village of Cavusin is another place to visit and admire the unique rock-cut houses that has. After a lunch break, the tour continues to the Pigeons’ valley which is famous for having carved nests on the rock formations. By the end of the last stop, you will be transferred to the airport in order to fly to Izmir. During the evening, you will arrive to a hotel in Kusadasi in order to rest and get ready for another exciting day full of sightseeing and exploration.
Day 6: After the breakfast, a bus will transfer you to Pamukkale via Selçuk town which is the meeting point of the tour. You will arrive to Pamukkale during midday and have a lunch break so that you can get the necessary energy for your exploration. Right after lunch, the first stop takes place at the infamous Calcium Terraces. Thermal water, rich in minerals, runs through the naturally-shaped terraces of this white-washed mountain. In fact, this natural wonder is a pole of attraction for many due to its impeccable beauty. The schedule of this day includes also a visit at the ancient city of Hierapolis where you can walk around and observe temples, an ancient theatre, Roman baths and a necropolis among the ruins. During this day you may also swim into the antique thermal pool of Pamukkale, known also as the Cleopatra’s Pool at an extra cost. By the afternoon you will return back to your hotel in Kusadasi.
Day 7: During the morning, you will check out from the room and travel with a comfortable bus to Ephesus. The schedule of this day includes many interesting visits, including the Temple of Artemis which is one of the wonders of the ancient world. You will also visit the ancient city of Ephesus, the House of Virgin Mary and Isabey Mosque. During the afternoon, you will be transferred to Izmir airport in order to fly back to Istanbul. Once you arrive there, a car will drive you to a hotel in order to get some rest.
Day 8: This is the last day of your 8-day tour package in Turkey. In the morning, you will enjoy a breakfast at the hotel and then a car will drive you to the airport so that you can fly back home.
Istanbul – Cappadocia – Pamukkale – Ephesus
Make every moment of your holidays enjoyable by not have to worry about anything. This 8-Days Turkey Package Tour gives you the opportunity to explore some of the most important cities and sites around the country with a specially designed schedule that combines sightseeing, excitement and cultural exploration.
On the first day of this 8-day tour package you will arrive to Istanbul. Members of our team will welcome you at the airport and drive you to a hotel in Istanbul. The first day is free of schedule so that you can explore the city as you wish or get some rest.
Hagia Sophia: Hagia Sophia is one of the most known sites in Istanbul. The building’s imposing size and long history makes it one of the most iconic and most visited monuments in the city. Today it operates as a museum where, among others, you may observe its unique architectural design.
Blue Mosque: It is located next to Hagia Sophia and is known for its beautiful interior design. This active worship place is decorated with blue tiles that create a truly special effect in the interior. It is important to note that Blue Mosque is one of the most important mosques in the country.
Hippodrome: The Square of the Byzantine and Roman Hippodrome is a pole of attraction for many visitors. In the broader area, you may observe many interesting, yet important monuments such as the German Fountain, Columns or Obelisks.
Topkapi: The Topkapi Palace has a special place in the Ottoman history of Istanbul. It was the place where Ottoman Sultans’ used to live and today this beautiful building hosts a museum with an interesting collection of items from the Ottoman era.
Grand Bazaar: This is the largest and most popular bazaars in Istanbul with a great variety of shops and stalls selling almost everything you can imagine. Explore handcrafts of all types, taste local delicacies and shop some interesting souvenirs during your time there. Do not forget to exercise your bargaining skills.
Egyptian Bazaar: Also known as the Spice Bazaar, this market is another popular place to visit in Istanbul. Egyptian Bazaar is mainly known for the excellent variety of spices that are being sold. You may also find multiple local delicacies to taste and interact with the locals so that you can feel the real vibes of the city.
Bosporus Cruise: On the 3rd day you will also enjoy an amazing cruise in Bosporus. The Bosporus Sea divides Istanbul into two parts, a European and an Asian one. Cruising in the Bosporus enables you to observe some beautiful Ottoman mansions and other interesting monuments. It is also a great opportunity to take some photos.
Devrent and Monks Valleys: Cappadocia is known for having stunning valleys of unique beauty full of fairy chimneys and rock formations. On the first day of your exploration in Cappadocia, you will visit two of the most famous valleys. Firstly, you will visit Devrent valley which is known for having rock formations that look like animals or objects. Secondly, you will visit the Monks valley that has some imposing fairy chimneys.
Anavos Town: This small town has a long tradition in pottery art. The tour guide will take you to a local pottery workshop to observe the processes and learn interesting insights about the production. You may also purchase some souvenirs from there.
Uchisar Castle: This is the highest point in Cappadocia and the perfect spot to enjoy some stunning panoramic views over the valleys.
Goreme: The most visited site in Cappadocia is the Goreme Open Air Museum. The area is full of churches and monasteries that are carved into rocks and their interior has some beautiful and well-preserved frescoes.
Red and Pigeons’ Valleys: Red Valley is one of the most thrilling valleys in Cappadocia as the rock formations have an interesting and charming red colour. Another interesting area to visit is the Pigeons’ valley that has nests on the rock formations for the pigeons that pass by the area.
Cavusin Village: This abandoned Greek village showcases an interesting architectural style. As you walk around, you may observe the abandoned cave houses and learn the settlement’s history from the tour guide.
Calcium Terraces: On this day you will explore Pamukkale starting from its most known site, the Calcium Terraces. Also known as the Cotton Castle, this white-washed limestone mountain has naturally-shaped terraces full of thermal water. The scenery is truly spectacular and picture-perfect.
Hierapolis: Close to the cotton castle, there is an ancient settlement. The city of Hierapolis was a spiritual and healing centre during the antiquity. The ruins of the site include, among others, temples, a theatre and a necropolis.
Temple of Artemis: The sightseeing in Ephesus begins with a visit at the Temple of Artemis. This particular site is listed as one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world due to the imposing size and design that used to have. Today, visitors can only observe some ruins and learn the history of this iconic monument.
Ephesus: The ancient city of Ephesus was the second most important city after Rome during the Roman era. What better characterizes this settlement is the upgraded aesthetics as almost everything is made with marble. Houses with mosaics, temples, libraries and theatres are among the ruins.
Religious Sites: In the broader are you will also visit two religious sites, the House of Virgin Mary and the Isabey Mosque. The tour guide will explain everything you need to know about these sites during your time there.
As this is the last day of the package tour in Turkey, a car will drive you to the airport during midday so that you can fly back home.