11 Days Turkey Tour: Istanbul ➝ Cappadocia ➝ Ephesus ➝ Pamukkale ➝ Antalya

Experience the best of Turkey in 11 days: explore Istanbul’s historic sites, Ephesus’ ancient ruins, and Cappadocia’s rock formations. Relax in Pamukkale’s thermal waters and Antalya’s beaches. Enjoy a hot air balloon ride, Turkish cuisine, and shopping at Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar

  • Explore Istanbul’s rich history (Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace).
  • Walk through the ancient ruins of Ephesus.
  • Discover Cappadocia’s unique rock formations and cave dwellings.
  • Marvel at Pamukkale’s stunning white terraces and thermal waters.
  • Relax on Antalya’s beautiful Mediterranean beaches.
  • Enjoy a hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia. (Extra)
  • Experience a traditional Turkish bath. (Extra)
  • Savor delicious Turkish cuisine and hospitality.
  • Shop at Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar.
Duration: 11 Days
Tour Type: Regular
Departure Days: Everyday
Starting Place: Istanbul
Ending Place: Istanbul
Transportation: +
Istanbul ➝ Cappadocia ➝ Ephesus ➝ Pamukkale ➝ Antalya

ITINERARY

Day 1 - Arrival in Istanbul

Meal: No Meal

Our staff will welcome you at Istanbul Airport according to your flight arrival time.
Transfer to the hotel in Istanbul.

Stay overnight in Istanbul.

Day 2 - Full Day Istanbul Tour

Meal: Breakfast and Lunch

08:30 ─ We will pick you up from your hotel in Istanbul.
Transfer to Istanbul city tour area.

  1. Hagia Sophia: A stunning blend of Byzantine and Ottoman architecture, renowned for its majestic dome and intricate mosaics.
  2. Blue Mosque: Famous for its six minarets and beautiful blue İznik tiles, creating a serene and majestic atmosphere.
  3. Hippodrome: An ancient arena once hosting chariot races and grand events, now a historic site with remnants like the Serpent Column.
  4. Grand Bazaar: A vast, vibrant market with stalls selling jewelry, carpets, spices, and textiles, offering a sensory feast of colors and scents.
  5. Topkapı Palace: A grand Ottoman palace with lavish courtyards, treasure-filled chambers, and the Harem, overlooking the Bosphorus.

17:00 ─ Istanbul city tour ends.
Transfer back to the hotel.

Stay overnight in Istanbul.

Day 3 - Two Continents Tour with Bosphorus Cruise

Meal: Breakfast and Lunch

08:30 ─ We will pick you up from your hotel in Istanbul.
Transfer to the tour area.

  1. Beylerbeyi Palace: An elegant Ottoman summer palace on the Asian shore of the Bosphorus, featuring lavish interiors and beautiful gardens.
  2. Spice Bazaar: A lively market filled with a vibrant array of aromatic spices, sweets, dried fruits, and local delicacies.
  3. Camlica Hill: A scenic hill offering panoramic views of Istanbul, the Bosphorus, and the city’s iconic skyline.
  4. Bosphorus Cruise: A delightful boat ride along the Bosphorus, providing breathtaking views of Istanbul’s waterfront, historic mansions, palaces, and iconic bridges. The cruise offers a unique perspective on the city’s blend of European and Asian influences, making it a memorable experience.

17:00 ─ Two continents tour ends.
Transfer back to the hotel.

Stay overnight in Istanbul.

Day 4 - Fly to Cappadocia & Full Day Cappadocia Red Tour

Meal: Lunch

04:00 ─ Our driver will come to your hotel to pick you up.
Transfer to the airport. (Airport is changeable according to the season.)
06:45 ─ Fly to Cappadocia. (Flight time is changeable according to the season and availability.)
08:00 ─ Landing at Cappadocia Airport.
Our staff will welcome you at the airport.
Transfer to Cappadocia tour area.

  1. Devrent Valley: Enchanting landscape of whimsical, animal-like rock formations.
  2. Pasabag Valley: Mystical valley renowned for its towering fairy chimneys and secluded monk cells.
  3. Goreme: Charming town showcasing magnificent rock-cut churches adorned with ancient frescoes.
  4. Avanos Pottery Workshop: Hands-on experience in the time-honored craft of traditional pottery making.
  5. Zelve Open Air Museum: Fascinating site filled with ancient cave dwellings and Byzantine-era churches.
  6. Uchisar Castle (from the outside): Majestic rock-hewn castle offering breathtaking panoramic views.

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

Stay overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 5 - Full Day Cappadocia Yellow Tour

Meal: Breakfast and Lunch

10:00 ─ We will pick you up from your hotel in Cappadocia.
Transfer to the Cappadocia tour area.

  1. Rose Valley: Enchanting valley famed for its rosy-hued rock formations and stunning vistas.
  2. Underground City: Ancient subterranean labyrinth offering a glimpse into historical refuge life.
  3. Pigeon Valley: Idyllic valley adorned with traditional pigeon houses carved into the cliffs.
  4. Gulludere Valley: Captivating valley perfect for adventurous hikes and exploration.
  5. Cavusin Village: Timeless village featuring intriguing rock-cut dwellings and centuries-old churches.

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

Stay overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 6 - Fly to Izmir

Meal: Breakfast

09:30 ─ Our driver will pick you up from your hotel in Cappadocia.
Transfer to Cappadocia Airport.
11:55 ─ Fly to Izmir Airport. (Flight time is changeable according to the season. If there is no direct flight, we will book a connected flight for you.)
13:20 ─ Arrival at Izmir Airport.
Our staff will welcome you at the airport.
Transfer to your hotel in Kusadasi.

The rest of the day is free.

Stay overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 7 - Full Day Ephesus Tour

Meal: Breakfast and Lunch

08:30 ─ We will pick you up from your hotel in Kusadasi.
Transfer to Ephesus Ancient City.

  1. Ephesus Ancient City: Wander through the impressive ruins of this storied ancient metropolis.
  2. Marble Streets: Stroll along the ancient, gleaming marble-paved avenues.
  3. The Odeon: Discover the charming small theater once used for musical and poetic performances.
  4. The Agora: Immerse yourself in the bustling heart of ancient commerce and trade.
  5. The Temple of Hadrian: Gaze upon the exquisitely preserved temple dedicated to Emperor Hadrian.
  6. The Monumental Fountains: Admire the grand and ornate fountains that once adorned the city.
  7. The Library of Celsus: Behold the iconic facade of the ancient library, a marvel of Roman architecture.
  8. The Great Amphitheatre: Stand in awe of the vast and majestic amphitheater that once held 25,000 spectators.
  9. The Roman Baths: Explore the extensive and sophisticated ancient bathing complex.
  10. House of Virgin Mary: Visit the serene and sacred site believed to be the final home of the Virgin Mary.
  11. Temple of Artemis: Witness the remains of the legendary temple, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
  12. Isabey Mosque: Appreciate the architectural elegance and historical significance of this 14th-century mosque.

16:00 ─ Ephesus tour ends.
Transfer back to the hotel.

Stay overnight in Kuşadası.

Day 8 - Full Day Pamukkale Tour & Transfer to Antalya

Meal: Breakfast and Lunch

08:00 ─ After breakfast and check out, we will pick you up from your hotel in Kusadasi.
Transfer to Pamukkale.

  1. Pamukkale: Renowned for its breathtaking white travertine terraces.
  2. White Calcium Terraces: Cascading natural thermal pools with gleaming white formations.
  3. Hierapolis Ancient City: Delve into the ruins of this ancient Greco-Roman city.
  4. The Necropolis: Explore the extensive and ancient burial grounds.
  5. Bath and Basilica: Uncover the remains of ancient baths and a historic basilica.
  6. Frontinius Gate: Marvel at the grand, ancient entrance to Hierapolis.
  7. Frontinius Street: Wander the historic main street lined with ruins.
  8. Latrina: View the well-preserved ancient public latrines.
  9. Northern Byzantine Gate: Inspect the remnants of the city’s northern gate.
  10. Fountain of the Tritons: Admire the intricately carved ancient fountain.
  11. The Temple of Apollon: Discover the sacred temple dedicated to Apollo.
  12. Cleopatra Antique Thermal Pool: Relax in the legendary thermal waters once enjoyed by Cleopatra. Swimming extra

16:00 ─ Pamukkale tour ends.
Transfer to the bus station.
17:00 ─ Bus to Antalya.
20:00 ─ Our staff will welcome you at the bus station.
Transfer to your hotel in Antalya.

Stay overnight in Antalya.

Day 9 - Free Day in Antalya

Meal: Breakfast

Enjoy a leisurely free day in Antalya. Relax on its sun-kissed beaches, explore the historic Kaleiçi with its Ottoman-era charm, and visit Hadrian’s Gate. Wander the ancient Roman harbor for stunning views, and savor Turkish delights at a seaside café.

Stay overnight in Antalya.

Day 10 - Perge, Aspendos, Side and Waterfall Tour

Meal: Breakfast and Lunch

08:00 ─ We will pick you up from your hotel in Antalya.
Transfer to Perge and start the tour.

  1. Perge: Wander through the ancient capital of Pamphylia, visiting the Roman Baths, Agora, Colonnaded Street, Nympharium, and grand stadium.
  2. Aspendos Ancient Theatre: Marvel at the exceptionally preserved 2nd-century theater, renowned for its 15,000-seat capacity and ongoing use for festivals and concerts.
  3. Side: Uncover the secrets of this historic port city, with its impressive theatre, Roman Baths, and the majestic Temple of Apollo. Enjoy an hour of leisure by the sea and exploring the city.
  4. Kursunlu Waterfall: Pause to admire the serene beauty of this picturesque waterfall before heading back to Antalya.

17:00 ─ Perge, Aspendos, Side and Waterfall tour ends.
Transfer back to the hotel in Antalya.

Stay overnight in Antalya.

Day 11 - Fly to Istanbul & End of the Service

Meal: Breakfast

??:?? ─ After breakfast and check out, we will pick you up from your hotel.(According to your international flight time, we can book the best flight for you.)
Transfer to Antalya Airport.
??:?? ─ Fly to Istanbul. (Flight time is changeable according to the season.)
??:?? ─ Arrival at an airport in Istanbul. (Arrival airport is changeable.)

OPTION 1: We can arrange your transfer from airport to your hotel in Istanbul.
OPTION 2: If you have international flight, you can stay at the airport and proceed to your flight. (Please don’t forget to let us know your international flight. And we will book the best flight for you.)

11 Days Turkey tour package ends.

INCLUSIONS

  • All accommodations as per the itinerary
  • Internal flight & bus tickets
  • Pick up and drop off for the tours
  • Professional tour guide on the tours
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • All transportations in the tour
  • Entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • Car park, gasoline, highway, and bridge fees
  • Local taxes and service charges
  • Personal Expenses
  • Drinks at the lunches
  • Unmenitoned Meals
  • Optinal Tours

HOTELS

Hotel in Istanbul

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Esans Hotel info tripadvisor
Sultan Hamit Hotel info tripadvisor
Sogut Hotel info tripadvisor
Sphendon Hotel Hotel info tripadvisor
Emine Sultan Hotel info tripadvisor
Otel Nanda Hotel info tripadvisor
Hali Hotel info tripadvisor

Hotel in Cappadocia

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Heaven Cave Hotel info tripadvisor
Peace 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
Suhan360 Hotel info tripadvisor
Urkmez Hotel info tripadvisor
Efe Boutique Hotel info tripadvisor
Derici Hotel info tripadvisor
Nilya Hotel info tripadvisor
Rebetika Hotel info tripadvisor

Hotel in Antalya

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Argos Hotel info tripadvisor
Afflon Hotel info tripadvisor
Cender Hotel info tripadvisor
Mediterra Art Hotel info tripadvisor
BW Plus Khan 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

  • 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 there is no direct flight from Cappadocia to Izmir, we will book a connected flight for you.
  • Please let us know about your preference on your last day. First option is hotel transfer from the airport, second option is staying at the airport.

9 REVIEWS

  1. Linda

    That was my dream trip to Turkey and had a wonderful adventure in Turkey. I am truly delighted by the exceptional work done by the Toursce team in Turkey. It was my first time travel to this country. Not only was he very supportive of all my needs, but especially during COVID, it was helpful to have guidance regarding entering the country and tourist sights protocols. I highly recommend Toursce travel Turkey and will use them again in a heartbeat if I return to Turkey.

  2. Charl

    This is just a quick note to thank you and your staff for looking after us. You made our vacation wonderful in Turkey. In general, all service ran very smoothly. I really appreciated the care you gave us in Turkey. I am sure that I speak also for all my friends. Wishing you all every success for yourselves, your staff, and those whom you love.

  3. Manuel

    We booked the tour thru my friend’s travel agency in our country. The staff of the travel agency was very helpful, knowledgeable, and courteous. We had communicated with Coskun and Erkan from home and they were punctual in their responses. According to our request upon our arrival in Istanbul, they even gave us a phone with a charger and a list of emergency numbers in the destinations we could call. Since our company is always punctual, we did not need it. But we met many tourists who needed such numbers at airports and hotels. Some were waiting to be met at the airport, and some were waiting for the tour, and none of them had a phone number to call. Their contact number was not responding to them either. We were very lucky. Whenever we needed it, we were communicating with Coskun and Erkan via WhatsApp. Special thanks to you. The folks who picked us up at the airports and the hotels, the local guides, the transports, and the hotels were all faultless! In many other countries around the world where I have taken guided tours, an annoying aspect has been visiting stores/workshops. Yes, Turkey was no exception. The Ceramic and carpet shops were worth a visit but can not say the same about leather and onyx stops. As you know, everyone’s interests can be different. We understand the economics of this plan but if we had an option, I would rather opt-out. Though there was no compulsion and they even said if you do not want to, do not enter. But we are on the same group tour. Overall, a very satisfactory tour services in Turkey. Had we known about this, we may have booked with you directly. Thank you very much for everything. Sure we will come back to your fabulous country.

  4. Donald

    Hotels were of different types of quality. The best one in Cappadocia and Kusadasi 5* worst was in Bodrum 3* including breakfast. Day time tours were good and interesting from location and with different guide best one I enjoy in Cappadocia, Ephesus, Gallipoli, and Troy. All transfer services from hotels to stations or airport was excellent. Was very helpful receiving updates about the trip every day from tour coordinator Tuna, or you can get an answer from him about the trip anytime. Big thank you to him!

  5. Sarah

    Our group trip was cut short due to Covid19 and we only made it to Istanbul, Cappadocia, Antalya, Pamukkale, and Ephesus but even then what a great trip this was. If you are thinking of booking the tour, then you must ensure that you have enough time for your Turkey trip and contact on Whatsapp with toursce.com travel team for your tailor-made travel plan. They are is simply incredible, super organized, and knowledgeable. We went early March and the weather was great for most activities except it was a bit cold down the Mediterranean coast. Our highlights were the hot air balloon over Cappadocia and also, Whirling Dervish Ceremony in Istanbul. All the tours are well organized with sightseeing and the tour guides are perfect.

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