12 Days Turkey Tour: Istanbul ➝ Ephesus, ➝ Pamukkale ➝ Antalya ➝ Cappadocia

Join our 12 Days Turkey tour and explore Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Antalya, and Cappadocia. Discover historical landmarks, natural wonders, and immerse yourself in Turkish culture with expertly guided tours, comfortable accommodations, and seamless travel. Perfect for a memorable and enriching adventure.

  • Varied Destinations: Visit Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Antalya, and Cappadocia.
  • Historical Sites: See famous places like Hagia Sophia and ancient Ephesus.
  • Natural Wonders: Enjoy Pamukkale’s terraces and Cappadocia’s fairy chimneys.
  • Cultural Experience: Taste Turkish food, shop at local markets, and see pottery making.
  • Easy Travel: Well-planned tour with transport, hotels, and guides included.
  • Fun Activities: City tours, hot air balloon rides, and exploring underground cities.
  • Expert Guides: Learn from knowledgeable guides at each location.
  • Unforgettable Moments: Create lasting memories with unique experiences.
Duration: 12 Days
Tour Type: Regular
Departure Days: Everyday
Starting Place: Istanbul
Ending Place: Istanbul
Transportation: +
Istanbul ➝ Ephesus, ➝ Pamukkale ➝ Antalya ➝ Cappadocia

ITINERARY

Day 1 - Arrival in Istanbul

Meal: No Meal

Our staff will welcome you accoding to your flight’s arrival time.
Transfer to your hotel in Istanbul.

Stay overnight in Istanbul.

Day 2 - Best of Istanbul City Tour with Bosphorus Cruise

Meal: Breakfast and Lunch

08:30 ─ The tour guide will pick you up from your hotel.
Transfer to the tour area.

  1. Hagia Sophia: See the amazing building that was once a church and a mosque.
  2. Blue Mosque: Visit the famous mosque with its beautiful blue tiles and six towers.
  3. Hippodrome: Walk around the historic area where chariot races used to take place.
  4. Bosphorus Cruise: Enjoy a boat ride on the Bosphorus Strait. See great views of Istanbul’s skyline, famous spots like the Dolmabahçe Palace and Rumeli Fortress, and the impressive Bosphorus Bridge. The cruise gives a unique look at the city’s lively waterfront.

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

Stay overnight in Istanbul.

Day 3 - Free Day in Istanbul

Meal: Breakfast

Spend a free day in Istanbul exploring its famous sites, shopping in lively markets, and enjoying delicious local food at your own pace.

Stay overnight in Istanbul.

Day 4 - Fly to Izmir & Ephesus Tour

Meal: Lunch

04:00 ─ Our driver will pick you up from your hotel in Istanbul. (Pick up time is changeable according to the flight availability.)
Transfer to the airport in Istanbul.
07:00 ─ Fly to Izmir. (Flight time is changeable according to season.)
08:10 ─ Arrival at Izmir Airport.
Our staff will welcome you at the airport.
Transfer to Ephesus Ancient City.

  1. Ephesus Ancient City: Explore the old ruins of this ancient Greek city.
  2. Marble Streets: Walk on the old streets made of marble.
  3. The Odeon: Visit the small theater used for music and meetings.
  4. The Agora: See the old market where people bought and sold goods.
  5. The Temple of Hadrian: Look at the temple built for Emperor Hadrian.
  6. The Monumental Fountains: Find the big fountains that gave water to the city.
  7. The Library of Celsus: Marvel at the grand front of this ancient library.
  8. The Great Amphitheatre: Explore the large theater used for shows and fights.
  9. The Roman Baths: Visit the old public baths where people relaxed.
  10. House of Virgin Mary: Discover the place believed to be the last home of Mary, mother of Jesus.
  11. Temple of Artemis: See the ruins of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
  12. Isabey Mosque: Admire the beautiful old mosque built in the 14th century.

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

Stay overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 5 - Pamukkale Tour & Bus to Antalya

Meal: Breakfast & Lunch

08:00 ─ After brekfast and check out, our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel.
Transfer to Pamukkale.

  1. White Calcium Terraces: Admire the stunning white terraces formed by natural calcium deposits.
  2. Hierapolis Ancient City: Discover the ancient ruins of this historic city.
  3. The Necropolis: Explore the large ancient cemetery with many tombs.
  4. Roman Baths: Check out the well-preserved ancient baths used by the Romans.
  5. Frontinius Gate: See the grand entrance gate to the ancient city.
  6. Frontinius Street: Walk along the main street lined with old ruins.
  7. Temple of Apollon: Visit the ruins of the temple built for the god Apollo.
  8. Cleopatra’s Pool: Enjoy a dip in the warm thermal pool, said to be used by Cleopatra. (Swimming extra)

16:00 ─ Pamukkale tour ends.
Transfer to the bus station.
17:00 ─ Bus to Antalya.
20:30 ─ Upon your arrival at Antalya Bus Station, our staff will welcome you.
Transfer to your hotel in Antalya.

Stay overnight in Antalya.

Day 6 - Free Day in Antalya

Meal: Breakfast

Spend a free day in Antalya enjoying its beautiful beaches, exploring the historic Old Town (Kaleiçi), and visiting local markets. You can also relax at a seaside café, swim in the Mediterranean, or take a scenic boat tour. Perfect for a mix of relaxation and adventure.

Stay overnight in Antalya.

Day 7 - Free Day in Antalya

Meal: Breakfast

This is your second free day in Antalya.

Stay overnight in Antalya.

Day 8 - Perge, Aspendos, Side and Waterfall Tour

Meal: Breakfast

08:00 ─ After breakfast, our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel.
Tansfer to Perge and start the tour.

  1. Perge: Explore one of the largest ancient cities in the Pamphylia region, known for its impressive ruins and historical significance as the former capital.
  2. Roman Baths: Walk through the well-preserved Roman Baths of Perge, showcasing ancient bathing practices.
  3. Agora: Discover the bustling marketplace where ancient traders once bartered their goods.
  4. Colonnaded Street: Stroll down the grand colonnaded street lined with ancient columns and historical remnants.
  5. Nympharium: Admire the remains of the Nympharium, a beautiful fountain dedicated to the nymphs.
  6. Stadium: Imagine the ancient athletic events that took place in the vast stadium of Perge.
  7. Aspendos Ancient Theatre: Visit this remarkably preserved 2nd-century A.D. theatre, still in use today for festivals and concerts, with seating for 15,000 people.
  8. Lunch by the River: Enjoy a relaxing lunch at a charming riverside restaurant, soaking in the serene views.
  9. Side: Explore Side, a classical ancient city once known as the largest slave market in the region.
  10. Large Theatre in Side: Marvel at the grand theatre, a testament to the Roman architectural brilliance.
  11. Temple of Apollo: Visit the majestic Temple of Apollo, a symbol of the city’s ancient glory.
  12. Free Time in Side: Enjoy an hour of free time to relax by the sea or wander through the historic city.
  13. Kursunlu Waterfall: Stop by the picturesque Kursunlu Waterfall on your way back to Antalya, a perfect spot for a tranquil break.

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

Stay overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 9 - Fly to Cappadocia

Meal: Breakfast

After breakfast, our driver will come to your hotel for the transfer service.
Transfer to Antalya Airport.
Flying to Cappadocia. (Flight time is changeable according to season and availability.)
Landing at Cappadocia Airport.
Our staff will welcome you at Cappadocia Airport.
Transfer to your hotel in Cappadocia.

The rest of the day is free in Cappadocia.

Stay overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 10 - Cappadocia Red 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, our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Cappadocia.
Transfer to the Cappadocia tour area.

  1. Devrent Valley: Look at the interesting rocks shaped like animals.
  2. Pasabag Valley: Visit the valley known for its tall, chimney-like rocks.
  3. Goreme Panoramic View: Enjoy a wide view of Goreme and the landscape.
  4. Avanos Pottery Workshop: See how traditional pottery is made in Avanos.
  5. Zelve Open Air Museum: Walk through old cave homes and churches in an open-air museum.
  6. Uchisar Castle (from the outside): See the big rock castle from the outside.

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

Stay overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 11 - Cappadocia Yellow Tour & Fly to Istanbul

Meal: Breakfast & Lunch

09:30 ─ After breakfast and check out, our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Cappadocia.
Transfer to the Cappadocia tour area.

  1. Rose Valley: Explore the valley known for its beautiful pink rocks.
  2. Underground City: Visit the ancient city built entirely underground.
  3. Pigeon Valley: See the valley filled with pigeon houses carved into the rocks.
  4. Gulludere Valley: Enjoy scenic walks and stunning views in this picturesque valley.
  5. Cavusin Village: Discover the historic village with its old rock houses and churches.

17:00 ─ Cappadocia tour ends.
Transfer to Cappadocia Airport.
20:40 ─ Fly to Istanbul. (Flying time is changeable according to season.)
21:00 ─ Arrival at Istanbul Airport. (Arrival airport is changeable according to season.)
Our staff will welcome you at the airport.
Transfer to your hotel in Istanbul.

Stay overnight in Istanbul.

Day 12 - Transfer to Istanbul Airport & End of the Service

Meal: Breakfast

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

12 Days Turkey tour package ends. Thanks for traveling with us!

INCLUSIONS

  • All accommodations as per the itinerary
  • Domestic 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
  • Optional 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

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.

4 REVIEWS

  1. Ranjita

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  2. Anthony

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  3. Erika

    In the beginning, I just wanted to book an Istanbul old city tour. I wanted a guided tour because I love history. I was a little nervous as it was my first trip to your country. After talked with Erkan, I decided to book a 12-day Turkey package tour. He was very helpful in planning the tour package. It changed a lot of parts for me. He kindly answered every question I asked and was very patient. The tours, transfers, hotels, and all services were provided wonderfully and on time. Best of all, I had a travel consultant with whom I could contact via whatsapp at any time. The feeling of being able to reach 3 different numbers in case of need gave me a lot of confidence. Your guides were very knowledgeable, kind, and helpful. A heartfelt thank you to all your travel team.

  4. Graham

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