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: +
Visiting Sights
  • Kusadasi
  • Ephesus
  • Pamukkale
  • Cappadocia
  • Istanbul
  • Bosphorus

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1 - Arrival to 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 the 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 included Celsus Library, Virgin Mary House and of course, you will visit first the Temple of Artemis and Isabey mosque. 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.
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 Cattle 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 on 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 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 to join Hot Air Balloon Ride this morning before breakfast to see unique Cappadocia from the air with the sunrise.

We start to the guided tour at 09:30 after breakfast. Meet with the tour guide and after short brief your the tour, visiting Devent Valley (Fairy Chimneys), Pasabag Monks Valley, and famous Avanos town. We will have a lunch break at the local restaurant. Continue to visit the Open-air Museum of Goreme and Uchisar Castle. We return back 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 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 local restaurant. Afterward, continue to visit Pigeon Valley then Kaymaklı Underground City where earlier Christians lived. After the tour, you will be transferred to Kayseri or Nevsehir airport for fly to Istanbul. Flight to Istanbul. When you arrive in Istanbul pick up and transferred to your hotel. Check into hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 7 - Istanbul Historical City Tour

Meal:  Breakfast & Lunch

After taking the hotel breakfast around at 08:30 am, you will be taken to the starting point of the historical city tour. Throughout the tour, we will visit;
famous Santa Sophia Museum, Blue Mosque, Byzantium old Hippodrome, the largest colorful market Grand Bazaar, and Topkapı Palace Museum. We will have a 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 for to discovery part of Europe continent, Bosphorus and Asia continent today. Drive from part of old Byzantine city walls to famous Spice Bazaar. After visiting the Spice bazaar embark to 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 Bosphorus Bridge to Asia continent and stop to visit Beylerbeyi Palace Museum. Our final stop will be 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.

WHATS INCLUDED

  • All Airport Transfers Mentioned in Program
  • All Hotel Accommodations
  • Professional tour guide during the tours
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • All admission charges are included tour package
  • All Land Transportations
  • Internal Flight & Bus Tickets in Program
  • Car park, gasoline, highway, and bridge fees
  • Local taxes and service charges
  • Personal Expenses
  • Drinks at lunches
  • Unmentioned Meals in the Program
  • Optinal Tours

ACCOMMODATIONS

Hotel in Kusadasi:  Ilayda Avantgarde Hotelor Efe Boutique Hotel or Carina Hotel or Derici Hotel or similar

The mentioned price of this tour package covers hotel accommodations as mentioned above or in similar quality hotels.

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

Option 2: If you would like to book your own hotel. We are able to cut mentioned hotel price out. And, we can quote a new tour package price without the hotel. By this way, you will get all the mentioned services in the itinerary except hotel accommodation.

P.S: If you book your own hotel, the location of the hotel has to be central for pick up and drop off for the tours.

If the mentioned hotels are suitable for you, you can book the tour directly online.

If you would like to change your hotel, please make a request then we will be glad to quote a new price accordingly.

REMARKS

  • 28 Euro discount for children below the age 7, free for the ages 0-2
  • Exact pickup time will be given at the time of booking.
  • You are kindly requested to present yourself at the pickup point 15 minutes prior the pre-advised pickup time.
  • Comfortable shoes and a hat is recommended as shade is limited in the summertime.
  • The order of the tour itinerary may vary in order to avoid congestion.
  • If you want to join the hot air balloon flight, please inform us.
  • If there is no direct flight from Antalya to Cappadocia or Cappadocia to Antalya on your travel dates than we use flight connection via Istanbul.
  • If your next destination is not returned back to Antalya. Also, we can provide your bus or flight ticket to other cities in Turkey instead of return back to Antalya.

REVIEWS

1 review for 10 Days Turkey Discovery Tour from Izmir
  1. 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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