8 Days Turkey Tour Package from Istanbul: Ephesus, Pamukkale, Antalya, Cappadocia

Unveil Turkey’s gems on our 8-day tour package from Istanbul. Explore Ephesus, Pamukkale, Antalya, and Cappadocia with expert guides. Reserve your seats for an unforgettable Turkish adventure!

  • Iconic Destinations: Explore four of Turkey’s most iconic destinations in just 8 days.
  • Historical Richness: Immerse yourself in the rich history of Ephesus, Pamukkale, Antalya, and Cappadocia.
  • Expert Guidance: Benefit from knowledgeable guides who provide insights into each destination’s history and culture.
  • Convenience: Enjoy a hassle-free experience with all accommodations, transportation, and meals included.
  • Natural Wonders: Witness the stunning natural beauty of Pamukkale’s travertine terraces and Cappadocia’s unique rock formations.
  • Cultural Diversity: Experience the diverse cultural heritage of Turkey, from ancient ruins to modern cities.
  • Memorable Experiences: Create unforgettable memories with activities like hot air balloon rides in Cappadocia.
  • Value for Money: Get the most out of your trip with a well-planned itinerary that maximizes your time and experiences.
Duration: 8 Days
Tour Type: Regular
Departure Days: Everyday
Starting Place: Istanbul
Ending Place: Istanbul
Transportation: +
Ephesus ➝ Pamukkale ➝ Antalya ➝ Cappadocia

ITINERARY

Day 1 - Fly to Izmir & Ephesus Tour

Meal: Lunch

04:00 ─ Our driver will come to your hotel in Istanbul for the transfer service.
Transfer to the airport.
07:00 ─ You will fly to Izmir Airport from Istanbul. (Flight details may change according to date and season)
08:00 ─ Landing to the Izmir Airport.
You will be transferred to the Ephesus Ancient City and the tour starts.

  1. Ephesus Ancient City: Walk through history in one of the most well-preserved ancient cities in the world.
  2. Marble streets: Stroll along the ancient streets paved with marble, experiencing the grandeur of the past.
  3. The Odeon: Discover the ancient theater where concerts and political debates once took place.
  4. The Agora: Explore the marketplace where merchants and locals gathered for trade and socializing.
  5. The Temple of Hadrian: Admire the beautifully preserved temple dedicated to the Roman emperor Hadrian.
  6. The Monumental Fountains: Marvel at the intricate fountains that adorned the city streets.
  7. The Library of Celsius: Stand in awe of the grand facade of one of the most famous libraries of the ancient world.
  8. The Great Amphitheatre: Imagine the roar of the crowds in the largest ancient theater in Anatolia.
  9. The Roman Baths: Experience the luxurious bathing rituals of ancient Romans in the well-preserved baths.
  10. House of Virgin Mary: Visit the peaceful pilgrimage site believed to be the final home of the Virgin Mary.
  11. Temple Of Artemis: Witness the remnants of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
  12. Isabey Mosque: Admire the beautiful architecture of this historical mosque, a masterpiece of Islamic art and culture.

16:00 ─ When the tour ends, we will transfer you to your hotel in Kusadasi.

Stay overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 2 - Pamukkale Day Tour

Meal: Breakfast and Lunch

08:00 ─ After the breakfast at the hotel, you will be picked up and transferred to Pamukkale. And the Pamukkale tour begins.

  1. Famous Pamukkale: Explore the iconic white calcium terraces, a natural wonder formed over millennia.
  2. White Calcium Terraces: Marvel at the surreal landscape of cascading mineral-rich pools, known for their therapeutic properties.
  3. Hierapolis Ancient City: Step back in time as you wander through the ruins of this ancient Greco-Roman city, known for its well-preserved structures.
  4. Cleopatra Antique Pool: Take a refreshing dip in the legendary thermal pool where Cleopatra is believed to have bathed.
  5. The Temple of Apollo: Admire the majestic remains of the ancient temple dedicated to the god of the sun, a testament to Pamukkale’s historical significance.

16:00 ─ The Pamukkale day tour will be ended.
You will be transferred to your hotel in Pamukkale.

Stay overnight in Pamukkale.

Day 3 - Bus to Antalya & Free Day

Meal: Breakfast

You will have breakfast at the hotel.
10:00 ─ You will be transferred to the Pamukkale Bus Station. Bus departure time is changeable according to the season and availability
You will have a bus trip to Antalya which will take 3,5 hours to arrive.
14:15 ─ You will arrive at Antalya Bus Station.
Upon your arrival in Antalya, you will be transferred to your hotels.

The rest of the day is free. You can explore the amazing sights of Antalya yourself.

Stay overnight in Antalya.

Day 4 - Perge, Aspendos, Side Tour

Meal: Breakfast an Lunch

08:00 ─ After the breakfast at the hotel, you will be picked up and transferred to the Ancient City of Perge.

  1. Perge Ancient City: Immerse yourself in the well-preserved ruins of Perge, once a prosperous ancient city with impressive structures such as theaters, stadiums, and baths.
  2. Aspendos Ancient City: Explore the ancient ruins of Aspendos, renowned for its magnificent theater, one of the best-preserved examples of Roman theater architecture in the world.
  3. Side Ancient City: Wander through the fascinating archaeological site of Side, where ancient ruins blend seamlessly with the modern town, offering insights into its rich history as a prominent port city.

17:00 ─ The Perge, Aspendos, and Side tour will be ended.
We will transfer to your hotel in Antalya.

Stay overnight in Antalya.

Day 5 - Free Day in Antalya & Overnight Bus to Cappadocia

Meal: Breakfast

Today is the free day in Antalya. After your breakfast, you can discover Antalya until 19:00.
19:00 ─ You will be transferred to the Antalya Bus Station. (Bus details may change according to date and season)
20:45 ─ You will have a bus trip to Antalya which will take around 9 hours. (The bus trip has breaks for your personal needs.)

Overnight bus trip to Cappadocia.

Day 6 - Arrival in Cappadocia & Free Day

Meal: No Meal

07:00 ─ You will arrive at the Kapadokya Bus Station.
You will be transferred to your hotel in Cappadocia.

The rest of the day is free. You can explore Cappadocia by your own after resting at your hotel. Or, you can join optional activities like ATV, Horse riding, Turkish Dinner & Night Show.

Stay overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 7 - 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 at the hotel, you will be transferred to the Cappadocia tour area.

You will visit these sights:

  1. Devrent Valley: Devrent Valley is a special valley where very different fairy chimney formations can be observed.
  2. Monks Valley: You can be sure that you will enjoy trekking along the roads through the fairy chimneys. The valley is a position where you can see the intensely interesting masters of the fairy chimneys.
  3. Avanos: Avanos has an important place in Cappadocia with its history dating back to at least 4000 years ago.
  4. Goreme Panoramic: Cappadocia has worldwide prestige for its cultural and spontaneous beauties. Fairy chimneys, emplacements carved into the rocks, exceptional soil structure, valleys reflecting the dance of colors, and cave hotels that have witnessed history, give this destination a well-deserved recognition. Goreme’s panoramic viewing point charms those who want to watch the beauties of Cappadocia and the sunrise and sunset with its liberality.
  5. Zelve Open Air Museum: Almost every rock block has churches, chapels, dining halls, and living spaces.
  6. Uchisar: It has been used to hide hidden secret ways in the castle. At the top of the castle are three graves. Since Uchisar Castle is one of the highest residential areas, it is possible to watch the whole region from here.

17:00 ─ The Cappadocia day tour will be over.

Stay overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 8 - Cappadocia Yellow Tour & Fly to Istanbul

Meal: Breakfast and Lunch

09:30 ─ After breakfast, check out from the hotel. Then, you will be picked up from your hotels and transferred to the Cappadocia Yellow Tour area.

  1. Red Valley: The valley, housed in the majority of the red-tuff-rock formations in the region, is reddish with sunsets, offering a unique view that is frequently visited by local and foreign tourists wanting to watch the sunset.
  2. Rose Valley: The Rose Valley, located between Goreme and Cavusin Village, is also famous for its fairy chimneys in Goreme. At the same time, the valley, which is a magnificent trekking area, extends over Meskendir Valley past 4 km.
  3. Cavusin: It is very important for people who have lived in the region that the natural structure formed by the burning of the lava from the volcanoes is in three aspects.
  4. Underground City: The construction of the underground city started during the Hittite and Phrygian civilization periods. For over 1500 years, underground cities have been used for various purposes.

17:00 ─ The Cappadocia Yellow tour ends.
You will be transferred to the Nevsehir or Kayseri Airport. (Departure point can be changed according to availability)
20:40 ─ You will fly from Cappadocia to Istanbul. (Flight time can be changed according to availability.)
21:50 ─ Arrival at Airport in Istanbul.
Our staff at the airport will welcome you.
Transfer to your hotel in Istanbul.

8 days the greatest Turkey package tour will be ended.

Thanks for choosing the best tour company in Turkey: ToursCE!

INCLUSIONS

  • All accommodations as per the itinerary
  • Internal flight & bus tickets
  • All Airport transfer as mentioned
  • Professional tour guide
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • Car park, gasoline, highway, and bridge fees
  • All transportations in the tour
  • Local taxes and service charges
  • Personal Expenses
  • Drinks at lunch
  • Dinners
  • Entrance to the Cleopatra Antique Pool in Pamukkale

HOTELS

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 Pamukkale

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Venus Hotel info tripadvisor
Melrose Viewpoint Hotel info tripadvisor
Ayapam Hotel info tripadvisor
Tripolis Hotel info tripadvisor
Herakles Thermal 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 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.

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REMARKS

  • 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 prior to 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, you can book it at the optional activies section in the booking form.

9 REVIEWS

  1. Kathy

    The Greatest Turkey Tour Package was a fabulous experience that exceeded our expectations in all ways. We can not think of a better way to see a country that we have never been to before, not knowing what sites to pick or how to safely immerse ourselves into a culture that is new to us. The people we met at the shops and restaurants were interesting, personable, and accommodating. If you go on this tour, you must complete your experience with a hot air balloon flight in the Cappadocia region.

  2. Deborah

    Hello Erkan, Thanks for all your help with our tour and hotel bookings in Turkey! We had a fabulous time on our Turkey holiday! Thank you very much for your hotel recommendations and personal travel plan in Turkey. We liked the Kolin Hotel, Ilyeda Avantgarde Hotel, and Sealife Family Resort. Also, all your daily tours and transfers were immaculate. We will strictly recommend you to all our family and friends. Thanks again for all your help! Regards. Deborah & Janice

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  5. Yassine

    We booked this 8 days for Ephesus, Kusadasi, Pamukkale, Antalya, and Cappadocia when we are in Brazil. Coskun arranged our Turkey trip including internal flights, transfers and hotels, and all tours. The tour was well organized and very flexible. Our package organization of the trip was impeccable, the hotels were as described and there was no delay. Coskun and the team were great at organizing extra day trips to visit particular locations I wanted to see. The guides on the tours were very well organized, attentive, punctual, and knew very well each city and place visited. we would highly recommend using them and great value for money.

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