12 Days Turkey Tour Package: Istanbul ➝ Troy ➝ Ephesus ➝ Pamukkale ➝ Cappadocia

Explore Istanbul, Troy, Ephesus, Pamukkale, and Cappadocia on a 12-day Turkey tour package.
Visit iconic landmarks like Hagia Sophia and the Temple of Artemis. Enjoy Turkish cuisine, vibrant markets, and stunning natural sites with a well-organized itinerary. Ideal for history, culture, and nature enthusiasts.

  • Iconic Sites: Visit Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia, Troy’s ancient ruins, Ephesus’ Temple of Artemis, Pamukkale’s travertine terraces, and Cappadocia’s unique rock formations.
  • Cultural Immersion: Experience Turkish cuisine, local markets, and vibrant traditions.
  • Convenience: Well-organized tour with comfortable accommodations and knowledgeable guides.
  • Diverse Activities: Historical sightseeing, cultural experiences, nature walks, and relaxation
Duration: 12 Days
Tour Type: Regular
Departure Days: Everyday
Starting Place: Istanbul
Ending Place: Istanbul
Transportation: +
Istanbul, Troy, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Cappadocia

ITINERARY

Day 1 - Arrival in Istanbul

Meal: No Meal

According to your arrival details at Istanbul Airport, our staff will welcome you.
Transfer to your hotel in Istanbul.

Stay overnight in Istanbul.

Day 2 - Istanbul Historical City Tour

Meal: Breakfast and Lunch

08:30 ─ After breakfast, we will pick you up from your hotel.
Transfer to the Istanbul historical city tour area.

  1. Hagia Sophia: This architectural gem, a former basilica and mosque, now a museum, stands as a testament to Byzantine and Ottoman splendor.
  2. Blue Mosque: Famous for its six towering minarets and magnificent blue İznik tiles, this mosque epitomizes Ottoman grandeur.
  3. Hippodrome: Once a vibrant chariot racing arena, this historic site is now a bustling square adorned with ancient relics like the Obelisk of Theodosius.
  4. Grand Bazaar: A labyrinthine market, among the largest and oldest globally, offering an eclectic array of goods in a vibrant, bustling atmosphere.
  5. Topkapi Palace: This expansive palace, former residence of Ottoman sultans, features lavish rooms, serene courtyards, and a treasure trove of historical artifacts.

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

Stay overnight in Istanbul.

Day 3 - Bosphorus Lunch Cruise

Meal: Breakfast and Lunch

13:00 ─ We will pick you up from your hotel.
Transfer to the Bosphorus cruise boat.

  1. Scenic Views: Enjoy panoramic views of Istanbul’s skyline, historic landmarks, and the Bosphorus Strait.
  2. Relaxing Experience: Unwind on the water with a leisurely cruise, away from the city’s hustle and bustle.
  3. Delicious Cuisine: Savor a delicious lunch featuring traditional Turkish dishes and fresh seafood.
  4. Cultural Insight: Learn about the rich history and significance of the Bosphorus from informative commentary.
  5. Photo Opportunities: Capture stunning photos of iconic sites like the Bosphorus Bridge, Dolmabahçe Palace, and Rumeli Fortress.

16:00 ─ Bosphorus lunch cruise ends.
Transfer back to your hotel in Istanbul.

Stay overnight in Istanbul.

Day 4 - Troy Tour & Transfer to Kusadasi

Meal: Lunch

06:30 ─ After check out, we will pick you up from your hotel.
Transfer to Troy Ancient City.

  1. Legendary Ruins: Wander through the storied remnants of the ancient city immortalized in Homer’s epic.
  2. Trojan Horse Replica: Marvel at the symbolic wooden horse, a nod to the timeless Greek tale.
  3. Fortified Walls and Gates: Stroll along the ancient defenses and imposing entryways.
  4. Athena’s Temple: Uncover the ruins of the sacred temple devoted to the goddess Athena.
  5. Schliemann’s Excavation: Explore the historic trench dug by archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann.
  6. Roman Odeon: Visit the remnants of the ancient Roman theater, once a hub for performances and gatherings.
  7. Bouleuterion (Council House): See the remains of the building where city council meetings were held.
  8. Lower City Ruins: Discover the lesser-known ruins of the lower city, offering insights into daily life in ancient Troy.
  9. Sacred Altars: Inspect the ancient altars where rituals and offerings were made to the gods.
  10. Megaron Houses: Observe the foundations of large, rectangular buildings that once served as royal residences.

16:00 ─ Troy tour ends.
Transfer to the bus station.
16:30 ─ Bus to Izmir. (Bus departure time is changeable according to the availability.)
22:00 ─ Upon your arrival at Izmir Bus Station, our staff will welcome you.
Transfer to your hotel in Kusadasi.

Stay overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 5 - Free Day in Kusadasi

Meal: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day in Kusadasi, a charming coastal town. Relax on pristine beaches, stroll through vibrant bazaars, or explore the scenic Pigeon Island. Savor fresh seafood at local restaurants, visit the Kusadasi Marina, and take in stunning views of the Aegean Sea. Perfect for a mix of relaxation and adventure

Stay overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 6 - Ephesus Ancient City Tour

Meal: Breakfast and Lunch

08:30 ─ After breakfast, we will pick you up from your hotel.
Transfer to Ephesus Ancient City.

  1. Library of Celsus: Marvel at the stunning façade of this ancient and grand library.
  2. Great Theatre: Explore the grand amphitheater known for its excellent acoustics and historic performances.
  3. Temple of Artemis: Visit the remnants of one of the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
  4. Curetes Street: Stroll along the historic avenue adorned with ancient monuments and statues.
  5. Terrace Houses: Peek into the luxurious homes of Ephesus’s elite, with well-preserved mosaics and frescoes.
  6. Basilica of St. John: Discover the ruins of the basilica where St. John the Apostle is believed to be buried.
  7. Hadrian’s Temple: Admire the intricate reliefs and architectural elegance of this ancient temple.
  8. Odeon: Visit the smaller theater used for concerts and council meetings, showcasing ancient Roman architecture.
  9. House of Virgin Mary: Reflect at the sacred site believed to be the final residence of Mary, mother of Jesus, nestled in the serene hills.
  10. Isabey Mosque: Appreciate the beautiful blend of Seljuk and Ottoman architecture in this 14th-century mosque, featuring intricate designs and historic charm.
  11. Agora: Wander through the remains of the ancient marketplace, once a bustling center of commerce and social life.
  12. Baths of Scholastica: Explore the well-preserved Roman baths, showcasing the sophisticated bathing culture of the time.

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

Stay overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 7 - Pamukkale Tour

Meal: Breakfast and Lunch

08:00 ─ After breakfast, we will pick you up from your hotel.
Transfer to Pamukkale.

  1. White Calcium Terraces: See the beautiful, white natural terraces.
  2. Hierapolis Ancient City: Explore the old city with its rich history.
  3. The Necropolis: Walk through the large ancient cemetery.
  4. Bath and Basilica: Visit the ancient Roman baths and church ruins.
  5. Frontinius Gate: Check out the grand entrance to the old city.
  6. Frontinius Street: Stroll down the main street with historic ruins.
  7. Latrina: Look at the remains of the ancient public toilets.
  8. Northern Byzantine Gate: See the impressive gate from the Byzantine era.
  9. Fountain of the Tritons: View the old fountain with Triton statues.
  10. Temple of Apollon: Explore the temple dedicated to the god Apollo.
  11. Cleopatra Antique Thermal Pool: Relax in the warm waters where Cleopatra is said to have bathed. (Swimming extra)

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

Stay overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 8 - Fly to Cappadocia & Free Day

Meal: Breakfast

After breakfast and check out, our staff will come to your hotel for the transfer service.
Transfer to Izmir Airport.
Flying to Cappadocia. (Flight time is changeable according to the season. If there is no direct flight, we will book a connected flight.)
Landing at Cappadocia Airport.
Our staff will welcome you at the airport.
Transfer to your hotel in Cappadocia.

The rest of the day is free.

Stay overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 9 - The First Cappadocia Tour

Meal: Breakfast and Lunch

09:30 ─ After breakfast, we will pick you up from your hotel.
Transfer to Cappadocia tour area.

  1. Devrent Valley: See the unique rock formations that look like animals.
  2. Pasabag Valley: Visit the valley famous for its fairy chimneys.
  3. Goreme Panoramic View: Enjoy the breathtaking views of Goreme from above.
  4. Avanos Pottery Workshop: Watch traditional pottery making in Avanos.
  5. Zelve Open Air Museum: Explore the ancient cave dwellings and churches.
  6. Uchisar Castle (from the outside): View the impressive rock castle from the outside.

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

Stay overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 10 - The Second Cappadocia Tour

Meal: Breakfast and 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 pick you up from your hotel.
Transfer to Cappadocia tour area.

  1. Rose Valley: Hike through the beautiful valley with pink-colored rocks.
  2. Underground City: Explore the fascinating ancient city built underground.
  3. Pigeon Valley: See the valley known for its many pigeon houses.
  4. Gulludere Valley: Walk through the scenic valley with stunning views.
  5. Cavusin Village: Visit the charming village with old rock houses and churches.

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

Stay overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 11 - Fly to Istanbul & Free Day

Meal: Breakfast

After breakfast and check out, our staff will come to your hotel for the transfer service.
Transfer to Cappadocia Airport.
Flying to Cappadocia. (Flight time is changeable according to the season.)
Landing at an airport in Istanbul. (Arrival airport is changeable.)
Our staff will welcome you at the airport.
Transfer to your hotel in Istanbul.

The rest of the day is free. Spend a free day in Istanbul discovering its historic sites, lively markets, and beautiful buildings.

Stay overnight in Istanbul.

Day 12 - End of the Service & Fly Home

Meal: Breakfast

According to your international flight details, our staff will come to your hotel for the transfer service.
Transfer to Istanbul Airport.

12 Days Turkey tour package is ended. Thank you for choosing us!

INCLUSIONS

  • All accommodations as per the itinerary
  • Internal bus & flight tickets
  • Pick up and drop off for the tours
  • Professional tour guide on the tours
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • All transportations in the tour
  • Car park, gasoline, highway, and bridge fees
  • Local taxes and service charges
  • Personal Expenses
  • Drinks at lunch
  • Dinners
  • Entrance to the antique pool in Pamukkale
  • 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
Zula Cave Hotel info tripadvisor
Tibet Stone 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

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.
  • There is no direct flight from Izmir to Cappadocia, we will book a connected flight via Istanbul.

17 REVIEWS

  1. Charline

    We booked our Turkey travel with this agency and it was a fantastic experience in Turkey. We customized our itinerary with a rep by email exactly how we wanted it arranged all of the tours and transfers ahead of time and were accommodated every step of the way. They were always on time and responsive to the our many questions and confirmations we asked for both before and when we were in Turkey. The professional tour guides and contacts all spoke English well and were knowledgeable. They provided me with contact numbers in case of any issues those contacts always answered the phone even at 4/5AM early in the morning. we highly recommend this agency to anyone looking to have a great time in Turkey.

  2. Ricardo

    I and my family have just come back from the 6 nights and 7 days package tour organised by Mr. Tuna and had a great time. The trip highlights for us were the Gallipoli peninsula where our tour guide was thoroughly knowledgeable and very respectful in the information he was delivering. Our tour to Troy and Pergamom was also great and were blown away by the Ephesus ancient city, to which our guides were very knowledgeable and full of information about the history. Our favorite destination on this vacation was Cappadocia spot, a great place with enough hustle being Türkiye to all travelers. The view of the countryside in this area is stunning and to see the balloons right outside your hotel roof is a site to be seen. Also, the highlight of the vacation was the hot air balloon ride early in the morning. Thanks, Tuna and Toursce Turkey Travel for organising this, your service and communication has been great. We will highly recommend it to anyone.

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