If you are planning to visit Istanbul but you still don’t have any schedule, there is nothing to worry about. The Treasures of Turkey Tour (6-day), that enables you to visit the most important and well-known regions of the country. This tour package includes a guided tour in Istanbul, Pamukkale and Ephesus and is ideal for all those who wish to explore as much as possible within a limited timeframe. If you are looking for Hot Air Balloon Ride in Pamukkale this tour is also ideal for you.
Day 1: The 6-day experience begins with your arrival in Istanbul. At the airport, members of our team will welcome you and transfer you to a nice hotel. The first day will be free of schedule so you can explore Istanbul according to your interests and receive the authentic vibes of the city.
Day 2: During the morning, a breakfast will be offered at the hotel and then a modern vehicle will transfer you towards the first stop of your day tour in Istanbul. Accompanied by a professional tour guide you will visit some of the most important sites and monuments of the city. More precisely, you will visit Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome, Topkapi Palace and the Sultans’ Tombs.
The tour includes also a visit at the enormous Grand Bazaar, where you will have the opportunity to enjoy some free time exploring the market before your lunch break. The day finishes during the afternoon, when a car transfers you back to the hotel in order to relax and enjoy your evening.
Day 3: Early in the morning, you will check out from the hotel and arrive at the airport. From there, you will enjoy a comfortable 1-hour flight to Izmir. A professional tour guide will welcome you upon landing and let you know the final details of the schedule. For the third day of this excursion you will have the opportunity to explore Ephesus.
The first thing to visit is the infamous Temple of Artemis, one of the 7 ancient wonders of the world. After listening to some interesting facts about this temple, the sightseeing experience continues to the ancient city of Ephesus so you can admire the upgraded aesthetics of this site.
In the mid day you will have a tasty lunch at a local restaurant, you will also visit Isabey Mosque that has an impressive Ottoman architecture, and the house of Virgin Mary. At the end of the day, the bus will transfer you to a hotel where you can spend your night as you wish.
Day 4: The fourth day of the excursion includes a breakfast at the hotel during the morning. For this day participants will travel to Pamukkale with a bus that takes approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes. Upon arrival, a much-needed lunch will be served so you can enjoy some typical recipes and relax in a cosy setting. The tour guide will take you to visit the imposing Calcium Terraces of Pamukkale, a natural wonder with unparalleled beauty not to be missed.
Then, you will also visit the ancient city of Hierapolis in order to learn the history of the settlement and observe some important ruins and structures. A free time will also be available to participants so they can explore more places of interest in Pamukkale, such as the Cleopatra’s Pool. During the afternoon, a bus will transfer you to the airport in order to fly back to Istanbul. Upon landing, members of our team will drive you to a beautiful hotel so that you can relax and spend your night there.
Day 5: After enjoying a delicious breakfast at the hotel, you will have some hours of free time to explore the city as you wish. During midday, our staff will pick you for another great sightseeing experience in Istanbul. A comfortable and fully air conditioned bus will drive you to a point close to Bosporus. From there, you will enjoy an extraordinary boat trip in Bosporus, between Asia and Europe.
By the end of the cruise, you will also have the chance to visit the Golden Horn and the Pierre Loti Hill for panoramic views over the city. From that hill, a cable car ride is included so you can reach the city again in an alternative and fun way. The day finishes during the afternoon, when you arrive back to the hotel.
Day 6: The last day of the Treasures of Turkey 6-day Tour includes a breakfast served at the hotel during the morning. After check out from the room, a vehicle will drive you to the airport in order to fly back home. Joining this magnificent tour will surely offer you long lasting memories and great images from Turkey’s most known regions.
Istanbul – Ephesus – Pamukkale
Spend six days in Turkey and explore the country’s most known and important sites. The Treasures of Turkey Tour is an exceptional 6-days tour that combines sightseeing, excitement and relaxation in an all in one package. Visit Istanbul, Pamukkale and Ephesus and create long lasting memories from this exploration.
Arrival at Istanbul: Once you arrive at Istanbul, our dedicated personnel will welcome you and drive you to a hotel in the city centre.
Free Day: The first day of your 6-day adventure is free of schedule. Take your time to explore the city as you wish and feel the incredible cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Breakfast: After the breakfast at the hotel, a comfortable vehicle will transfer you to a central location in order to start exploring Istanbul with an experienced tour guide.
Sightseeing in Istanbul: The city is known for having multiple important sites and monuments to visit. The guided tour will take you to explore the imposing Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome, the majestic Topkapi Palace and the Sultans’ Tomb. During your sightseeing experience, the tour guide will let you know interesting details about the history and the importance of these sites.
Grand Bazaar and Lunch: For those who wish to experience the real vibes of the city, a visit at Grand Bazaar is also included in the tour. There, you will spend some free time strolling around and exploring the small stalls and shops before going for a lunch break.
Hotel: The tour finishes during the afternoon. By that time, a vehicle will take you back to the hotel in order to relax and enjoy a pleasurable evening.
Flight to Izmir: On the third day, during the early morning hours, you will be transferred to the airport and fly to Izmir. Upon landing, the Ephesus tour begins.
Temple of Artemis: The most known monument in Ephesus is the Temple of Artemis. It is listed as one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world due to the imposing size and excellent design that used to have. Today, visitors can only observe ruins of this temple.
Ancient city of Ephesus: The tour continues with an exploration at the ancient city of Ephesus. During the roman times, this city was the second most important city after Rome. During your time there you can observe the marble streets, statues, temples, houses with mosaic and many more.
Isabey Mosque and House of Virgin Mary: The schedule includes also a visit at Isabey Mosque, after the lunch break. This worship place is known for being an exquisite example of the Ottoman architecture. In addition, you will also visit the house where Virgin Mary spent her last days.
Hotel: During the afternoon the bus will drive you to a hotel where you will have the rest of the day free of schedule.
Road trip to Pamukkale: After enjoying a tasty breakfast at the hotel, a fully air conditioned bus will drive you towards Pamukkale. The road trip is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes and upon arrival, a lunch will be served at a local restaurant.
Calcium Terraces: Pamukkale is known for having incredible landscapes and thermal springs. The first stop of the guided tour will be made at the Calcium Terraces. This location has a limestone mountain with terraces that are filled with thermal water.
Ancient city of Hierapolis: Accompanied by the tour guide, you will then visit the ancient city of Hierapolis. The ruins include, among others, an ancient theatre, roman baths and a necropolis.
Free Time: After your visit at the archaeological site, you will have some free time to explore Pamukkale as you wish. During this time, you may visit the antique thermal pool and swim so you can receive the therapeutic benefits of the water. By the end of the tour, you will fly back to Istanbul and spend your evening at a beautiful hotel.
Breakfast and Free Time: The next day of the tour starts with a breakfast at the hotel. After that you will have free time until the midday so you can explore the charming neighbourhoods of Istanbul.
Bosporus Cruise: The tour guide will meet you again in the midday and accompany you for an incredible Bosporus cruise. The boat trip allows you to sail between two continents, Asia and Europe. During the trip you may enjoy views over some notable monuments and Ottoman mansions.
Cable Car: By the end of the cruise, you will visit the Golden Horn and the Pierre Loti Hill from where you can observe panoramic views over the city. From there, a cable car will transfer you to the city.
Return: The last day of your excursion includes a breakfast just before the check out from the room. A comfortable and modern vehicle will then drive you to the airport in order to fly back home. This incredible 6-day tour package will be a memorable experience from your holidays in Turkey.