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

Discover the allure of Turkey’s top destinations on our exclusive 8-day Istanbul, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, and Ephesus Tour. From the bustling streets of Istanbul to the surreal landscapes of Cappadocia, immerse yourself in a journey through Turkey’s rich history and natural beauty. Relax in Pamukkale‘s thermal pools, explore the ancient ruins of Ephesus, and indulge in authentic Turkish cuisine along the way. With expert guides and seamless organization, this tour promises an unforgettable experience. Book now and let the exploration of Turkey’s wonders begin!

  • Efficiency: Cover Turkey’s top spots in just 8 days, saving time and ensuring you don’t miss out on must-see attractions.
  • Expert Guidance: Benefit from knowledgeable local guides who provide insights into each destination’s history, culture, and hidden gems.
  • Comfort and Convenience: Travel worry-free with all logistics taken care of, including transportation and accommodation arrangements.
  • Unique Experiences: Enjoy exclusive activities like hot air balloon rides in Cappadocia, creating unforgettable memories.
  • Safety and Camaraderie: Explore with peace of mind in a supportive group environment, and make new friends along the way.
  • Cultural Immersion: Immerse yourself in Turkish culture through authentic experiences and interactions with locals.
Duration: 8 Days
Tour Type: Regular
Departure Days: Everyday
Starting Place: Istanbul
Ending Place: Istanbul
Transportation: +
Istanbul ➝ Cappadocia ➝ Pamukkale ➝ Ephesus

ITINERARY

Day 1 - Arrival in Istanbul

Meal: No Meal

When you arrive at Istanbul, after a long journey, you will be picked up from the airport and taken to your hotel in Istanbul. Rest of the day, you will be free. Our recommendation is to rest because of a tiring day.

Stay overnight in Istanbul.

Day 2 - Istanbul City Tour

Meal: Breakfast and Lunch

08:30 ─ After the breakfast, you will be picked up from the hotel to start the exploring tour.

  • Hagia Sophia: Begin your day at the Hagia Sophia, a marvel of Byzantine architecture. Admire its stunning domes, intricate mosaics, and rich history as you delve into the heart of Istanbul’s past.
  • Blue Mosque: Next, visit the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, famously known as the Blue Mosque for its exquisite blue tiles adorning its interior. Marvel at its grandeur and take in the serene atmosphere of this architectural masterpiece.
  • Hippodrome: Wander through the ancient Hippodrome, once the center of Byzantine life and chariot races. Explore its historic monuments, including the Egyptian Obelisk, Serpent Column, and Constantine Column, each steeped in fascinating tales of the past.
  • Grand Bazaar: Dive into the bustling atmosphere of the Grand Bazaar, one of the world’s oldest and largest covered markets. Lose yourself in its labyrinthine lanes filled with treasures, from vibrant textiles and exquisite jewelry to aromatic spices and traditional handicrafts.
  • Topkapi Palace: Conclude your day at the majestic Topkapi Palace, the former residence of Ottoman sultans for nearly 400 years. Wander through its opulent chambers, lush gardens, and impressive collections of artifacts, including the dazzling jewels of the imperial treasury.

17:00 ─ The Istanbul tour will be over.
You will be transferred to your hotels.

Stay overnight in Istanbul.

Day 3 - Bosphorus Cruise & Two Continents Tour

Meal: Breakfast and Lunch

08:30 ─ You will have breakfast at the hotel and met the tour guide at the hotel lobby. Then, you will drive to Spice Market and Egyptian Bazaar which is one of the world’s largest spice bazaars since 1665. Soon after, we embark on the Bosphorus ferry for an unforgettable cruise along the Bosphorus is a narrow, natural strait and an internationally significant waterway located in northwestern Turkey. You will have a break for lunch. After lunch, we continue driving across the first Bosphorus Bridge & head for the summit of Camlica Hill, which offers 360° panoramic views of Istanbul overlooking the Sea of Marmara. After exploring the European side, we will drive back to Anatolian side to visit Beylerbeyi Palace which served as a summer house of Sultans from 1856 to 1887 and 1909 to 1922.

17:00 ─ The Bosphorus cruise and two continents tour will be over.
You will be transferred to your hotels.

Stay overnight in Istanbul.

Day 4 - Fly to Cappadocia & Cappadocia Tour

Meal: Lunch

05:00 ─ You will be picked up from your hotels.
You will be transferred to the Airport.
06:40 ─ Flying to Cappadocia from Istanbul. (The flight departure time can be changed due to operation and season.)
08:00 ─ Landing to the Kayseri or Nevşehir Airports.
You will be transferred to the first destination of the Cappadocia tour.

You will see first the Devrent Valley where the rock formations are some of the best formed and most thickly clustered in Cappadocia, and looking at their fantastic shapes is like gazing at the clouds as a child. Next, we will visit Pasabag Monks Valley, which has a three-headed rock formation and some of Cappadocia’s best examples of mushroom-shaped fairy chimneys. After visiting the pottery center of Avanos Pottery Workshop and Goreme’s panoramic viewpoint, you will have a lunch break. The next stop is the Zelve Open Air Museum, the place of fresco-adorned rock-cut churches. Finally towards the end of the day tour before returning to your hotel, you will see the natural castles of Uchisar, the place of landscapes.

16:00 ─ The Cappadocia tour will be over.
You will be transferred to your hotels.

Stay overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 5 - Full Day Cappadocia Tour & Fly to Izmir

Meal: Breakfast and Lunch

Additional activity 1: Hot air balloon flight is strongly recommended. The price of the balloon flight 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. Because you can take great photos only on the ground.

09:30 ─ After having breakfast and checkout from the hotel, you will be picked up and transferred to the meeting point for the beginning of the South Cappadocia tour. Your tour guide will brief you on the day’s activities. The tour will begin by visiting Red Valley an area of spectacular rock formations and peaks. Then, we will visit Çavuşin Village dominated by a cliff where a cluster of abandoned houses spills down the slope in a crumbling stone jumble. We will take a break for lunch around noon. After lunch, visit the Underground City then you will drive to the Pigeon Valley which homes to thousands of dovecotes carved from the cliffs.

16:00 ─ Cappadocia tour ends.
Transfer to Nevşehir or Kayseri Airports.

Generally there is no direct flight to Izmir from Cappadocia.
If there is a direct flight on your travel date, we will book it for you.
If there is no direct flight, you will fly to Izmir through Istanbul and your arrival time at Izmir Airport will be around midnight.

Upon your arrival at Izmir Airport, we will welcome you by your name sign and transfer to your hotel in Kuşadası.

Stay overnight in Kuşadası.

Day 6 - Full Day Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour

Meal: Breakfast Lunch

08:00 ─ You will be picked up from the hotel in Kuşadası, and taken to the meeting point in Selçuk where the full group will first meet.
08:30 ─ The tour, takes three hours and has a break for personal needs, will begin with the departing from Selçuk to Pamukkale
11:45 ─ Arriving in Pamukkale. You will have a lunch at a local restaurant.
13:00 ─ The guided tour will begin in Pamukkale which has been made eternally famous by the gleaming white calcite travertines (terraces) overrunning with warm, mineral-rich waters on the mountain above the village. Just above the travertines lies Hierapolis, once a Roman and Byzantine spa city which has considerable ruins and a museum. After seeing the Cotton Cliffs, which one of the natural wonders of the world formed by deposits of calcareous salts, our tour guide will provide an hour free time to explore the area on your own. As an option, you may choose to swim in the Cleopatra antique pools (at own expense) during this free time.

16:00 ─ The Pamukkale tour will be over.
You will be transferred to your hotels.
Arriving in Kuşadası.

Stay overnight in Kuşadası.

Day 7 - Full Day Ephesus Tour & Fly to Istanbul

Meal: Breakfast and Lunch

08:30 ─ After the breakfast and checkout from the hotel, you will be picked up and met by your tour guide to begin your full day tour of Ephesus Ancient City. Your tour guide will brief you on the day’s activities. You will first visit the Temple of Artemis, on the western edge of present-day Selçuk, was the biggest on earth, and one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Next point is Europe’s most complete classical metropolis, Ephesus Ancient City. After visiting this impressive site, you will have a break for lunch. When the lunchtime is over, you will see the House of Virgin Mary hidden within a beautiful atmosphere of the mountain covered with all trees, nature, and magnificent view. At the end of the Ephesus tour, we will visit the Isabey Mosque.

17:00 ─ Ephesus tour will be over.
You will be transferred to Izmir Airport.
19:30 ─ Flying to Istanbul from Izmir. Flight times are changeable according to the season and availability
20:30 ─ Landing to the Istanbul Airport.
You will be transferred to your hotels in Istanbul.

Stay overnight in Istanbul.

Day 8 - Departure from Istanbul

Meal: Breakfast

According to your flight time, we will transfer to the airport in Istanbul. 8 Days Turkey tour ends.

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INCLUSIONS

  • All accommodations as per the itinerary
  • Internal flight tickets
  • All Airport transfer as mentioned
  • Professional tour guide on the tours
  • 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 (extra)
  • Entrance to the Hagia Sophia Mosque (extra)

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 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

  • 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 in the optional activities section.
  • If there is no direct flight from Antalya to Cappadocia or Cappadocia to Antalya on your travel dates then we use flight connection via Istanbul.

14 REVIEWS

  1. Sajjad

    Hi Tuna, We are almost going to complete our Turkey’s tour. We had a nice time here and enjoyed it very much. Thank you so much for your arrangements and tour management, We really appreciate it. Everything went very smooth and orderly. Tomorrow morning we are leaving the hotel to get a flight for Canada and Pakistan. Our transfer to Airport is scheduled by you at 4:00 am, It will be much appreciated if you kindly change pickup time to 4:30 instead of 4:00. Thanks and best regards…

  2. Shilpa

    The 8 days short Turkey travellers tour is an excellent choice for travelers who want to explore the highlights of Turkey in a shorter amount of time. The tour offers a well-planned itinerary that covers Istanbul, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, and Ephesus four of the most popular destinations in Turkey. The tour guides are knowledgeable and passionate, providing travelers with valuable insights into the history and culture of each location. The transportation is comfortable and reliable, and the accommodations are a central, and relaxing experience for travelers after a day of exploration. One of the highlights of the tour is the visit to Cappadocia, where travelers can witness the stunning landscape of rock formations and explore the underground cities. The hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia is also an unforgettable experience that should not be missed. Another highlight of the tour is the visit to Pamukkale, with its famous white travertine terraces and thermal pools. The tour allows travelers to soak in the warm waters and experience the natural beauty of this unique location. Overall, we highly recommend the 8 days short Turkey travellers tour offered by this company. It is a well-planned and organized tour that offers travelers an excellent opportunity to explore the highlights of Turkey while enjoying comfortable accommodations and reliable transportation.

  3. Angelique

    I am delighted to write a review for the 8 days top selling Turkey tour package offered by ToursCE. This tour is an excellent way to explore the highlights of Turkey, including Istanbul, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, and Ephesus, all in just eight days. The tour began with a convenient pick-up from the airport in Istanbul and a comfortable drive to our hotel. Our knowledgeable and friendly guide provided us with a comprehensive itinerary and ensured that we had a great experience throughout the tour. We started with a full day tour of Istanbul, exploring the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, and the Topkapi Palace, all of which were fascinating and rich in history. The next day, we flew to Cappadocia and enjoyed a full-day tour of the region’s stunning valleys, fairy chimneys, and ancient rock formations. The hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia at sunrise was a highlight of the tour. From Cappadocia, we flew to Pamukkale, a natural wonder known for its calcium-rich hot springs and terraced pools. We spent a full day exploring the pools and the ancient city of Hierapolis, which was once a thriving center of commerce and culture. Finally, we visited Ephesus, one of the best-preserved ancient cities in the world. We explored the Temple of Artemis, the Library of Celsus, and the Grand Theater, which was once able to seat 25,000 people. Throughout the tour, our guide provided us with a wealth of information about the history, culture, and traditions of Turkey. We learned about the ancient civilizations that once thrived in these regions and their unique architecture and art. The hotels and restaurants selected by ToursCE were excellent, and we enjoyed delicious Turkish cuisine throughout the tour. Overall, the pop selling Turkey tour package for 8 days offered by ToursCE was a fantastic experience, and we would highly recommend it to anyone looking for an unforgettable travel experience in Turkey.

  4. Davide

    It was great. will definitely have to come back for the hot air balloon… I’ll definitely recommend you.

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