Discovery Turkey Tour from Izmir - 10 Days

Celsus Library in Ephesus

Join on an exhilarating tour of Turkey’s most iconic locations on a ten days excursion to Kusadasi, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Cappadocia, and Istanbul from Izmir.
Delve into the rich Roman history of Ancient Ephesus, sink into the steaming serenity of Pamukkale’s calcium terraces (Cotton Castle), discover the spectacular valleys and canyons of Cappadocia. Finally, explore the mystical capital city of the three empires and enjoys the boat trip between Asia & Europe continents in Istanbul. Start in Izmir after arrival and end in Istanbul!

Duration: 10 Days
Tour Type: Regular
Departure Days: Everyday
Starting Place: Izmir
Ending Place: Istanbul
Transportation: +


Day 1 - Arrival in Izmir and Leisure Day

Meal: No Meal

After land at Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport, picking up with your name and transfer to the hotel in Kusadasi for your leisure day. Overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 2 - Explore Ancient Ephesus & Virgin Mary House

Meal: Breakfast and Lunch

Pick up is at 08:30 am right after breakfast from the hotel and meet with your local tour guide for an amazing tour to Ancient Ephesus & Virgin Mary House. You are going to explore Ephesus ruins including Celsus Library,  and of course, you will visit first the Temple of Artemis. You will have a break for lunch during the tour. You will have one hour free to explore on your own without a guide to the different foods and wines of the area and visit various small traditional village shops in Şirince Village. 
When the tour ends, you will be transferred to your hotel in Kusadasi.

Day 3 - Pamukkale & Hierapolis Ancient City - Cappadocia

Meal: Breakfast & Lunch

Today after breakfast, we drive to Cotton Castle in Turkey to visit and enjoy the famous Pamukkale white calcium terraces. Our bus journey takes about three hours. We will arrive at Pamukkale town at lunchtime. After lunch, we will start to visit the ancient ruins of the City of Hierapolis with its basilica, theatre, and Roman Baths. Afterward, continue to the famous cotton castle area forsee the Cotton Cliffs, one of the natural wonders of the world formed by deposits of calcareous salts. You will enjoy the amazing white calcium terraces. After the guided tour, you will have some free time to explore sights on your own. As an option, you may choose to swim in the antique Cleopatra thermal pool (at your own expense) during this free time. After the tour, check into the hotel room in Pamukkale town for freshening up till service time to Denizli bus station. Transfer to the bus station and overnight bus to Cappadocia. The bus journey takes 10 hours.

Day 4 - Leisure Day in Cappadocia

Meal: No Meal

Morning arrival to this beautiful horses country. You will check to the hotel and have a leisure day in the hotel town to rest and enjoy to see local life. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 5 - Cappadocia North Tour

Meal:  Breakfast & Lunch

Optional Tour: We highly recommend you join the Hot Air Balloon Ride this morning before breakfast to see unique Cappadocia from the air with the sunrise.

We start the guided tour at 09:30 after breakfast. Meet with the tour guide and after a short brief your the tour, visit Devrent Valley (Fairy Chimneys), Pasabag Monks Valley, and the famous Avanos town. We will have a lunch break at the local restaurant. Continue to visit the Open-air Museum of Zelve and Uchisar Castle. We return to the hotel at the end of the tour. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 6 - Cappadocia South Tour - Flight to Istanbul

Meal:  Breakfast & Lunch

Check out from your hotel after breakfast at 09:30 and pick up from the hotel for a fully guided Cappadocia south tour. Meet with your local tour guide and short brief about the tour. Start to hike in Red Valley about 3,5 km, Cavusin Village. We will have lunch at a local restaurant. Afterward, continue to visit Pigeon Valley and then Ozkonak Underground City where earlier Christians lived. After the tour, you will be transferred to Kayseri or Nevsehir airport to fly to Istanbul. Flight to Istanbul. When you arrive in Istanbul pick up and transferred to your hotel. Check into the hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 7 - Istanbul Historical City Tour

Meal:  Breakfast & Lunch

After taking the hotel breakfast around at 08:00 am, you will be taken to the starting point of the historical city tour. Throughout the tour, we will visit;
famous Hagia Sophia Museum, Blue Mosque, Byzantium old Hippodrome, the largest colorful market Grand Bazaar, and Topkapı Palace Museum with Harem. We will have lunch at a local restaurant during the tour.
17:00 – At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to the hotel.

Day 8 - Bosphorus Cruise & Asia Discovery Tour

Meal:  Breakfast & Lunch

Your breakfast will be at the hotel before pick-up time at 08:30. Pick up from the hotel and meet with the tour guide and other tour participants to discover part of Europe continent, the Bosphorus, and Asia continent today. Drive from part of the old Byzantine city walls to the famous Spice Bazaar. After visiting the Spice Bazaar embark on the unforgettable Boat Sightseeing Cruise on the Bosphorus between Asia and Europe continents. You can see old Pasha Villas, Dolmahabe Palace, Ciragan Palace, Rumeli Fortress, and more from the sea. After our lunch, we continue to drive on the Bosphorus Bridge to Asia continent and stop to visit the Beylerbeyi Palace Museum. Our final stop will be the famous Camlica Hill in Asia and drive back to Europe continent. Transfer back to the hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 9 - Leisure Day in Istanbul

Meal:  Breakfast

After breakfast, you will have a leisure day to relax in this mystic city. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 10 - Fly Home from Istanbul

Meal:  Breakfast

You will have the hotel breakfast and check out from the hotel at 11:00. Pick up from the hotel according to your flight departure time and transfer to the airport for your flight back home. Tour Ends. We will be glad to see you on your next vacation.


  • 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


Hotel in Istanbul

... Hotel Info Link
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
The Cave House Hotel info tripadvisor
ShoeString House Hotel info tripadvisor
Perissia Hotel info tripadvisor
Arte Cave Hotel info tripadvisor

Hotel in Kusadasi and Selcuk

... Hotel Info Link
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.


  • 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.
  • If you want to join the hot air balloon flight, please inform us. We will give you an offer for that.


  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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