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Highlights of Turkey Tour

9 Nights Highlights of Turkey Tour

Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Pergamon, Troy, Gallipoli

Brief  Itinerary: 

Day 1: Arrive in Istanbul
Day 2: Full Day Istanbul Old City
Day 3: Spice Market & Bosphorus Cruise & Flight to Cappadocia
Day 4: Full Day Cappadocia Tour(North tour ) ( Optional Hot Air Balloon Tour)
Day 5: Full Day Cappadocia Tour ( South tour )
Day 6: Flight to Izmir & Ephesus Tour
Day 7: Pamukkale & Cotton Castles of Hierapolis
Day 8: Pergamon & Troy Tour
Day 9: Gallipoli Battler Fields
Day 10: Istanbul, Flight back home

Included Services:

Airport Assistance by our hostess
All airport, hotel and tour transfers with non-smoking A/C vehicles
9 nights accommodation including breakfast

Hotel Accomodations :

2 nights Boutique Istanbul Sirkeci Mansion Hotel
3 nights Boutique Cave Cappadocia MDC Hotel
2 nights Boutique Kusadasi Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
1 night 4 stars Canakkale Buyuk Turuva
1 night Boutique Istanbul Sirkeci Mansion Hotel

9 breakfast, 8 lunches are included in the program
All sightseeing tours as mentioned in the itinerary include; transportation, entrance fees and professional English speaking guides licensed by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism
All Domestic Flight tickets
All local taxes
No hidden or extra costs

Excluded Services:

✖ Personal expenses.
✖ Optional tours.
✖ Tips to the guide and driver.
✖ International Airfares


•    Above the tour package is flexible, This itinerary can be customized as per your request
•    Departure and ending places of this itinerary can be customized other than Istanbul upon request!
•    It is possible to reduce or extend the days of your stay in Turkey.
•    Please complete the booking form. We will contact you at your request and answer any question.
•    One of our expert will contact you in less than 24 hours.

•  Haghia Sophia Museum is closed on Mondays and will be replaced by St.Sauveur Chora Church.



(B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner)

Price: Please contact us for a quotation as a variation of prices are offered by the hotels & airline companies for different periods of the year.

Departure Dates: Daily departure all year around


Day 1: Arrive in Istanbul (B-L)

Upon your arrival to Istanbul International Airport, you will be met by our hostess and transferred to your hotel. Before dinner you can take a walk through the historical Sultanahmet district of Istanbul, having a look at the Hippodrome and the famous Blue Mosque. Overnight stay in Istanbul.

  • Atatürk Havalimanı, Yeşilköy Mahallesi, Bakırköy/İstanbul, Türkiye

Day 2: Full Day Istanbul Old City (B-L)

After having breakfast at the hotel, we will explore the wonderful sites of Old Istanbul, the only city in the world straddling two continents, Europe and Asia. We will visit the Blue Mosque, with its six graceful minarets and famed blue Iznik Tiles, the Hippodrome, ancient Roman arena for chariot racing and Grand Bazaar with its more than 4,000 shops. We will then visit The Topkapi Palace, which from the 15th to the 19th Century was the principle residence of the Ottoman Sultans. We will visit the fabulous Imperial Treasury and the Baghdad Kiosk. Topkapi Palace is now a museum and has unrivaled collections of jewelry, including the Spoonmakers Diamond, the 3rd largest diamond in the world, Ottoman court costumes and ceramics, notably one of the worldu0027s finest collection of early Chinese ceramics, much of it gifts from other rulers. Interestingly, some of the ceramics have a special glaze that was said to change color in the presence of poison. We also visit the Imperial Armory, displaying centuries of Ottoman weaponry. But perhaps the loveliest features of Topkapi Palace are its courtyards with their ancient trees, and it is easy to imagine the sultan strolling here far from the cares of state and empire. We will then proceed to The Suleymaniye Mosque, which is the largest and grandest of Istanbuls imperial mosques. It dates from the 16th Century heyday of the Ottoman Empire, and was designed by Sinan, the greatest architect of his day and originator of the Classical Ottoman style of architecture. Of the 2,000 structures Sinan designed, Suleymaniye Mosque and its complex of charitable institutions rank among the most important. Finally, we will then visit the museum Haghia Sophia* and the Church of The Divine Wisdom. After the tour, we will return to your hotel where you will have the evening at leisure. Overnight stay in Istanbul.

  • İstanbul, Türkiye

Day 3: Spice Market and Bosphorus Cruise and Flight to Cappadocia (B-L)

After having breakfast at the hotel, we will visit the 17th Century Egyptian Spice Bazaar* and embark on an unforgettable cruise along the Bosphorus, the beautiful strait that divides Europe from Asia. Winding between wooded hills, it is lined with mosques, castles, 19th Century mansions, picturesque villages and the extravagant baroque places of the late Ottoman Sultans. Our tour concludes with a drive along the Istanbul Bosphorus to visit the Rumeli Fortress, built by Mehmed the Conqueror. After the tour, you will be transferred to the Istanbul International Airport to take the flight to Cappadocia. Upon your arrival to Cappadocia, we will transfer you to your hotel.rnrnOvernight stay in Cappadocia.rnrn* The Egyptian Spice Bazaar is closed on Sundays.

  • 350 Evler Mahallesi, Kapadokya Pansiyon, Santral Sokak, Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Türkiye

Day 4: Full Day Cappadocia Tour(North tour ) (B-L)

After having breakfast at the hotel, we will depart for a full day Cappadocia tour visiting, Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy chimneys, Zelve Open Air Museum where three canyons meet in the valley, Pasabag (Monks Valley), Avanos, the stunning valley of Goreme and Open Air Museum where the remains of churches and early Christian dwellings, hewn from the rock, date back thousands of years. After the tour, we will return to your hotel. Overnight stay in Cappadocia.

  • Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Türkiye

Day 5: Full Day Cappadocia Tour ( South tour ) (B-L)

After having breakfast at the hotel, we will again depart for a full day Cappadocia tour visiting the famous rock churches in the red and rose valley and hike the 5 kms through the Gulludere valley. We will visit the houses and churches of the Christian clergymen in the Cavusin village. We will then continue to Kaymakli, and visit the underground city where the early Christians sought refuge. Finally, we will visit the natural castle at Ortahisar. After the tour, we will return to your hotel for overnight stay. Overnight stay in Cappadocia.

  • Kapadokya Balloons, Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Türkiye

Day 6: Flight to Izmir and Ephesus Tour (B-L)

Early transfers to airport and take your flight to Izmir. Meet with you at the airport and depart for a full day tour of Ephesus and Virgin Marys House. First, we will visit the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Then proceed to the Ancient City of Ephesus where you will explore some of the best preserved theater, fountains and buildings in the world. Then we will continue to the House of Virgin Mary on top of the mountain. A pilgrimage site for many people of all denominations.Visit Ephesus Antique City and see the Artemis Temple, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, Library of Celcus, the Odeon, the Temple of Hadrian, the Temple of Domitian, the Theatre, believed to be the largest outdoor theatre in the ancient world, and some other ruins. After the tour, transfer to your hotel. Overnight stay in Kusadasi.

  • Acarlar Mahallesi, Efes Harabeleri, Selçuk/İzmir, Türkiye

Day 7: Pamukkale and Cotton Castles of Hierapolis (B-L)

After having breakfast at the hotel, we will journey inland to Pamukkale to enjoy the spas, pools, and terraces of this natural wonder, called the Cotton Castle. This name is truly fitting, the brilliant white calcified terraces do truly resemble a castle made of cotton. We will also spend time in Hierapolis, with one of the largest and most diverse necropolis in the world. After the tour, we will return to your hotel in Kusadasi. Overnight stay in Kusadasi.

  • Pamukkale/Denizli, Türkiye

Day 8: Pergamon and Troy Tour (B-L)

After having breakfast at the hotel, we will depart for Pergamon, one of the Seven Churches addressed in Revelation. In Pergamum, visit Asklepion, Library of Pergamum, theatre and some other ruins. In the afternoon continue on to Troy Antique City, which is best known for being the focus of the Trojan War described in the Greek Epic Cycle and especially in the Iliad by Homer. Then drive to Canakkale for overnight Overnight stay in Canakkale.

  • Bergama, İzmir, Türkiye

Day 9: Gallipoli Battler Fields (B-L)

After breakfast, we visit the WWI Battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, The Nek, Johnstons Jolly, original trenches and tunnels before driving to back to Istanbul. Overnight stay in Istanbul

  • Gelibolu, Çanakkale, Türkiye

Day 10: Istanbul, Flight back home (B)

After breakfast, our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends before being transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

  • İstanbul, Türkiye

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    17:22 - 24 Şubat 2017. Reply

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    Julia F
    New York City, New York

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    We’re a group of 14 ranging from family with teeners and friends; Toured Istanbul, Bargama, Pamukkale, Ephesus & Cappadocia. The pace was excellent. The guide ( Kai) was very knowledgeable…you can ask any critical questions. The Guide has lots of humor. Excellent! I highly recommend Tayf Tours.

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