Istanbul - Blue Mosque
Istanbul - Blue Mosque
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Tailor Made Example Itineraries


2019 - 'Istanbul Ephesus Pamukkale Cappadocia - 9 Days'
9 - Day itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Istanbul

Welcome to Istanbul! You will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours free to explore at your own pace.

Day 2

Istanbul Old City

Visit the most important and popular sites of Istanbul in one full day tour. St Sophia Museum, the Byzantine Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazaar.

Day 3

Istanbul Two Continents

One of the most beautiful sights in the world, the Bosphorous is the strait separating two continents - Europe and Asia. Highlights today will include a visit to the Spice Bazaar, Rustempasa Mosque, a cruise along the Bosphorous, Beylerbei Palace, the Bosphorous Bridge and Camlica Hill.

Day 4

Istanbul to Ephesus

After breakfast transfer to Istanbul airport for your flight to Izmir. Upon arrival, you will be met at Izmir airport and transferred to meet your tour group. Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of the ancient city of Ephesus. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the city and stadium where chariot and horse races were once held. We also visit the site of the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. You will also have the chance to learn about some Turkish handicrafts and to visit the House of Virgin Mary, where it is believed she spent her last days. Your last visit of the day will be to Sirince village, located on top of a mountain, and famous for its fruit wines, which you can taste.

Day 5


This morning we drive approximately 3 hours to Pamukkale, home of the magnificent white calcium terraces known as the travertines. We will tour the ancient city of Hierapolis, and you can take a dip amongst ancient columns in the hot springs that have been used since ancient times for their therapeutic powers. Drive back to Kusadasi.

Day 6

Kusadasi to Cappadocia

After breakfast you will be transferred to Izmir airport for your flight to Cappadocia. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel.

Day 7

North Cappadocia

Our first stop is Esentepe, followed by a visit to Uchisar Castle. We then visit Goreme Open Air Museum and Ortahisar Castle. Afterwards we visit the fairy chimneys of Pasabag followed by Devrent Valley.

Day 8

South Cappadocia

This morning we head to Pigeon Valley and then Red Valley. After visiting some cave churches we head to one of the area's undergound cities. Afterwards we visit Cavusin village and finally the town of Avanos where we learn about hand-made pottery.

Day 9


After breakfast your tour concludes with a transfer to Kayseri or Nevsehir airport for your outbound flight.

(B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner)
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Please Note:
1. Group Size : Minimum Group Size of 1.
2. Age : Minimum Age of 8. Whilst there is no Maximum Age set it is assumed the customer is fit enough to take part in the activity or tour. Health documents may be requested.
3. Single travellers are obliged to pay Single Supplement and will have the hotel room to themselves.
4. Domestic flight times may vary due to various circumstances
5. You will need to have your passport handy at check-in for any domestic flights
6. Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays and is replaced with Underground Cistern & Turkish and Islamic Arts Musuem.
7. The Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays and will be replaced with a visit to the Spice Bazaar.
8. Though all hotels include breakfast, other meal inclusions depend on your requirements. We can book a hotel to include breakfast and dinner (Half Board HB), we can book a hotel to include breakfast, lunch and dinner (Full Board FB). Its completely up to you
9. St. Sophia Museum is closed on Mondays and will be replaced with the Underground Cistern
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Tour includes :-
  • Inbound Transfer - Istanbul
    New Istanbul Airport (IST)
    Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
  • Outbound Transfer - Cappadocia
    Erkilet International Airport (ASR)
    Nevsehir Airport (NAV)
  • Professional English speaking local tour guides
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Domestic flight between Istanbul and Izmir and transfers
  • Domestic flight between Izmir and Cappadocia and transfers
  • Tips except driver and guide
  • Entrance fees
  • 8 Breakfasts
Tour does not include :-
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  • Cappadocia - Avanos - Pottery Village
  • Cappadocia - Devrent Valley
  • Cappadocia - Northern Cappadocia Tour
  • Cappadocia - Paşabağ - Fairy Chimneys
  • Cappadocia - Red Valley
  • Cappadocia - Üçhisar - Citadel
  • Göreme - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Istanbul - Beylerbeyi Palace
  • Istanbul - Bosphorus Bridge (Boğaziçi Köprüsü)
  • Istanbul - Çamlıca Hill - Panoramic Views
  • Istanbul - Hippodrome
  • Istanbul - Rustempasa Mosque
  • Istanbul - St. Sophia Museum - (closed Mondays and will be replaced with the Underground Cistern)
  • Pamukkale - Calcium Travertines - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Şirince - Village
  • Virgin Mary's House
  • Cappadocia - Çavuşin Village
  • Cappadocia - Kaymakli - Underground City
  • Cappadocia - Ortahisar - Citadel
  • Cappadocia - Pigeon Valley
  • Cappadocia - Southern Cappadocia Tour
  • Ephesus - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Göreme Open Air museum
  • Istanbul - Blue Mosque
  • Istanbul - Bosphorus Cruise
  • Istanbul - Grand Bazaar - (closed Sundays, replaced by Spice Bazaar)
  • Istanbul - Old City - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Istanbul - Spice Bazaar
  • Istanbul - Topkapi Palace - (closed Tuesdays, replaced by Underground Cistern & Turkish and Islamic Arts Musuem)
  • Pamukkale - Hierapolis
  • Site of the Temple of Artemis
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Departure Dates

This tour is an '
On Demand
' tour. This means it doesn't have fixed departure dates, can depart any day within the season, except where otherwise stated. Where the product includes accommodation, single travellers must pay Single Supplement (S.S.).
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