10 Days Turkey Tour from Izmir: Izmir ➝ Ephesus ➝ Pamukkale ➝ Cappadocia ➝ Istanbul

Discover Turkey’s highlights with our 10 Days Turkey Discovery Tour from Izmir. Begin in the bustling city of Izmir, unwind on Kusadasi’s stunning beaches, and explore the historic ruins of Ephesus. Be amazed by Pamukkale’s white travertine terraces, experience Cappadocia’s otherworldly rock formations, and immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Istanbul.

  • Izmir: Start your journey in this vibrant coastal city.
  • Ephesus: Explore the ancient ruins of this historic city.
  • Pamukkale: Marvel at the stunning white travertine terraces.
  • Cappadocia: Discover the unique rock formations and cave dwellings.
  • Istanbul: Experience the rich history and culture of Turkey’s largest city.
Duration: 10 Days
Tour Type: Regular
Departure Days: Everyday
Starting Place: Izmir
Ending Place: Istanbul
Transportation: +
Izmir ➝ Ephesus ➝ Pamukkale ➝ Cappadocia ➝ Istanbul

ITINERARY

Day 1 - Arrival in Izmir and Leisure Day

Meal: No Meal

After land at Izmir Airport, picking up with your name sign and transfer to the hotel in Kusadasi for your leisure day.
Please note that this tour can be started also from your hotel in Izmir.

Overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 2 - Explore Ancient Ephesus & Virgin Mary House

Meal: Breakfast and Lunch

08:30 ─ After breakfast, we will transfer you to Ephesus Ancient City.

  1. Marble Streets: Walk along the ancient marble-paved streets of Ephesus.
  2. The Odeon: Visit this small theater used for musical performances and council meetings.
  3. The Agora: Explore the bustling marketplace of ancient Ephesus.
  4. The Temple of Hadrian: Admire the beautifully restored temple dedicated to Emperor Hadrian.
  5. The Monumental Fountains: See the grand fountains that once provided water to the city.
  6. The Library of Celsus: Marvel at the impressive façade of this ancient library.
  7. The Great Amphitheatre: Experience the grandeur of this massive theater, which could seat up to 25,000 spectators.
  8. The Roman Baths: Discover the remains of the public baths, a center for socializing and relaxation.
  9. House of the Virgin Mary: Visit the site believed to be the final home of the Virgin Mary.
  10. Temple of Artemis: Explore the ruins of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
  11. Isabey Mosque: See the beautiful architecture of this historic 14th-century mosque.

16:00 ─ Ephesus tour ends.
Transfer back to your hotel in Kusadasi.

Overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 3 - Pamukkale Tour & Overnight Bus to Cappadocia

Meal: Breakfast & Lunch

08:00 ─ After breakfast and check out, we will transfer you to Pamukkale.

  1. White Calcium Terraces: Marvel at the stunning white travertine terraces formed by mineral-rich waters.
  2. Hierapolis Ancient City: Explore the ruins of this ancient Roman spa city.
  3. The Necropolis: Wander through the vast ancient cemetery with hundreds of tombs.
  4. Bath and Basilica: Discover the grand Roman bath complex and early Christian basilica.
  5. Frontinius Gate: Enter through the impressive main gate of Hierapolis.
  6. Frontinius Street: Stroll along the main street lined with ancient columns and ruins.
  7. Latrina: See the well-preserved public latrine, showcasing Roman engineering.
  8. Northern Byzantine Gate: Pass through the northern gate from the Byzantine era.
  9. Fountain of the Tritons: Admire the decorative fountain featuring mythological figures.
  10. The Temple of Apollon: Visit the sacred temple dedicated to the god Apollo.
  11. Cleopatra Antique Thermal Pool: Enjoy a dip in the thermal pool where Cleopatra is said to have bathed. (Swimming is extra.)

16:00 ─ Pamukkale tour ends.
Transfer to the bus station.
20:30 ─ You will have an overnight bus trip to Cappadocia. The bus journey has breaks for your personal needs.

Overnight bus trip to Cappadocia.

Day 4 - Free Day in Cappadocia

Meal: No Meal

06:00 ─ Upon your arrival at the bus station, our staff will welcome you.
Transfer to your hotel in Cappadocia.

The rest of the day is free. After resting, you can explore Cappadocia by your own.

Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 5 - Cappadocia Tour 1

Meal: Breakfast & Lunch

Additional activity 1: Hot air balloon flight is strongly recommended. The price of the balloon tour is not included in this package.
Additional activity 2: If you want to take amazing photos with hot air balloons, you should join Cappadocia hot air balloon watching tour.

09:30 ─ After breakfast, we will transfer you to the Cappadocia tour 1 area.

  1. Devrent Valley: Discover whimsical rock formations that resemble animals and objects.
  2. Pasabag Valley: Wander through the iconic fairy chimneys and enjoy the serene atmosphere.
  3. Goreme: Explore the historic town known for its rock-cut churches and stunning landscapes.
  4. Avanos Pottery Workshop: Experience traditional pottery making in this artisanal village.
  5. Zelve Open Air Museum: Visit ancient cave dwellings and religious sites in this extensive outdoor museum.
  6. Uchisar Castle (from the outside): Admire the panoramic views from the towering Uchisar Castle, the highest point in Cappadocia.

17:00 ─ Cappadocia tour ends.
Transfer back to your hotel in Cappadocia.

Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 6 - Cappadocia Tour 2 & Fly to Istanbul

Meal: Breakfast & Lunch

09:30 ─ After breakfast and check-out, we will transfer you to the Cappadocia tour 2 area.

  1. Rose Valley: Wander through stunning pink-hued rock formations.
  2. Underground City: Explore vast subterranean tunnels and chambers.
  3. Pigeon Valley: Admire the dovecotes carved into the cliffs.
  4. Gulludere Valley: Hike through scenic landscapes dotted with historic ruins.
  5. Cavusin Village: Discover ancient cave homes and churches.

17:00 ─ Cappadocia tour 2 ends.
Transfer to the airport.
20:40 ─ Fly to Istanbul. Flight departure time and the airport are changeable according to the season and availability.
21:00 ─ Landing at an airport in Istanbul.
Our staff will welcome you at the airport.
Transfer to your hotel in Istanbul.

Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 7 - Free Day in Istanbul

Meal: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day in Istanbul by exploring its vibrant streets, experiencing the local culture, and indulging in delicious cuisine. Wander through bustling markets, relax at a café, or take in the city’s unique atmosphere at your own pace.

Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 8 - Best of Istanbul Tour with Bosphorus Cruise

Meal: Breakfast & Lunch

08:30 ─ After breakfast, we will pick you up from your hotel and transfer to the old city area in Istanbul.

  1. Hagia Sophia: Marvel at the magnificent architecture and rich history of this former basilica and mosque.
  2. Blue Mosque: Admire the stunning blue tiles and impressive domes of this iconic mosque.
  3. Hippodrome: Explore the ancient arena that once hosted chariot races and public events.
  4. Bosphorus Cruise: Enjoy a scenic boat ride along the Bosphorus Strait, with views of Istanbul’s skyline and landmarks.

17:00 ─ Best of Istanbul City tour ends.
Transfer back to your hotel in Istanbul.

Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 9 - Free Day in Istanbul

Meal: Breakfast

This is your free day in Istanbul.
Immerse yourself in Istanbul’s rich culture by strolling through its lively neighborhoods, savoring local cuisine, and shopping in bustling markets.

Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 10 - Fly Home & End of the Tour

Meal: Breakfast

According to your flight details, our driver will come to your hotel.
Transfer to Istanbul Airport.

10 Days Turkey tour from Izmir ends. We will be glad to see you on your next vacation.

INCLUSIONS

  • All Airport Transfers Mentioned in Program
  • All Hotel Accommodations
  • Professional tour guide during the tours
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • All Land Transportations
  • Internal Flight & Bus Tickets in the program
  • Car park, gasoline, highway, and bridge fees
  • Local taxes and service charges
  • Personal Expenses
  • Drinks at lunches
  • Unmentioned Meals in the Program
  • Flight tickets to Izmir on your first day

HOTELS

Hotel in Istanbul

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Olimpiyat Hotel info tripadvisor
Hali Hotel info tripadvisor
Sphendon Hotel Hotel info tripadvisor
Emine Sultan Hotel info tripadvisor
Otel Nanda Hotel info tripadvisor
Sultan Hamit Hotel info tripadvisor

Hotel in Cappadocia

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Heaven Cave Hotel info tripadvisor
Diamond Cappadocia Hotel info tripadvisor
Peace Stone Hotel info tripadvisor
Tibet Stone Hotel info tripadvisor
Nature Park Hotel info tripadvisor
Tafana Cave Hotel info tripadvisor
ShoeString Stone Hotel info tripadvisor
Perissia Hotel info tripadvisor

Hotel in Kusadasi and Selcuk

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Karaaslan Hotel info tripadvisor
Efe Boutique Hotel info tripadvisor
Urkmez Hotel info tripadvisor
Derici Hotel info tripadvisor
Nilya Hotel info tripadvisor
Rebetika Hotel info tripadvisor
Sunday Beach Hotel info tripadvisor

The price of the tour covers hotel accommodations as mentioned above or similar quality hotels.

Option 1: We can upgrade your hotel accommodation according to your request at an additional cost.

Option 2: If you would like to book your hotel, we can cut mentioned hotel price out. And, we can quote a new tour package price without the hotel.

You can book the tour directly online if the mentioned hotels are suitable for you. If not, please make a request.

ACTIVITIES

Option 1: Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Flight
Cappadocia hot air balloon flight is the best activity to do in Cappadocia. Book a hot air balloon flight with the best price guarantee.
Option 2: Cappadocia ATV Quad Safari
If you want to explore Cappadocia region while riding ATV, this tour is the best option for you. Includes guiding, pick-up and drop-off.
Option 3: Cappadocia Horseback Riding Safari
Horseback safari is one of the best activities to do in Cappadocia. Firstly we teach you the basic rules, and then you can start exploring Cappadocia.
Option 4: Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Watching Tour
You should join the Cappadocia hot air balloon watching tour if you want to take amazing pictures and if you have acrophobia.
Option 5: Cappadocia Turkish Night Show and Dinner
Have fun with the traditional Turkish Night Show in Cappadocia. You will have a delicious dinner and unlimited local alcohol.
Option 6: Cappadocia Whirling Dervishes Ceremony
Our program of Whirling Dervishes in Cappadocia will provide you with a unique cultural experience with free transportation service.

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REMARKS

  • The exact pickup time will be given at the time of booking.
  • You are kindly requested to present yourself at the pickup point 15 minutes before the pre-advised pickup time.
  • Comfortable shoes and a hat are recommended as shade is limited in the summertime.
  • The order of the tour itinerary may vary to avoid congestion.

2 REVIEWS

  1. Kate

    Toursce travel group is a customized tour agency that specializes in small groups and gives you an insider peek at Turkey’s rich and diverse culture. I arranged six days with them from Istanbul to Izmir. It was impeccable. They will do the planning and organizing for your holiday. Just follow the suggested tour itinerary. Really enjoyable vacation in Turkey, I would not hesitate to recommend them.

  2. Mariam

    I and my family, have done this tour in Turkey. That was a great service for all the needs of hotels, excursions, transportations, sightseeing. We recommend this tour package itinerary to everyone who wants to visit Turkey and arrive in Izmir. All of them were excellent hotels, service of transportation, and also touring with professional local tour guides that we had time to ask our question marks. For all of the arrangements and having a great time in Turkey, thanks to Mr. Erkan who arranged our reservation for this tour package. From beginning to end, all the services were fabulous.

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