8 Days Best of Turkey Tour Package
8 Days Best Turkey Tour Package is quintessential for those in search of free as a bird travel style. This way of travel enables to choose your dates, change of tour itinerary as you wish and even extension with Greek Islands tours
This is an individual Turkey travel itinerary ideal for those travelling with their friends or family at own pace. You will participate in our day trips in the region with our experienced local guides to make the most of your holiday.However this is a holiday we need to warn you that most wake-up calls will be early due to early departures of some excursions such as hot air balloon tour in Cappadocia is before sunrise.
1st Day-Travel to Istanbul and Free Time(No Meal)
Meet the team in the Istanbul airport upon your arrival and private transfer to your selected hotel. Check-in to your room and have some rest. If your time is within Office hours, one of our agent will pick you up and bring to our Office to pay the balance and receive your documents as well as brief info about country and your package tour. If not, just relax tonight as you will have a busy day tomorrow. You can walk around your hotel to seek out where you can taste your first Turkish meal in a cafe or restaurant nearby your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul
2nd Day-Private Tour of Istanbul Old City(Breakfast-Lunch)
Ready to enjoy a full day walking tour of Istanbul right after having your open buffet Turkish breakfast? You will have an opportunity to see the fascinating contrasts of history and today, which makes Istanbul a unique place for numerous emperors since the past. Commence our trip from the Hippodrome Square where sport competitions used to take place during Romans. Continue to 17th century Ottoman Mosque with its six minarets touching to skies also known as Blue Mosque by non-muslims due to its blue İznik tiles within. Right across the blue mosque we will visit legendary monument of Byzantine era the, St.Sophia Museum. Lunch in a Turkish Restaurant and afterwards we will pay a visit to Topkapi Palace and finish our day wandering the labyrinth streets of Grand Bazaar. Overnight in Istanbul
3th Day-Scenic Cruise on the Bosphorus and Spice Bazaar/Flight to Canakkale
Breakfast at the hotel and meet your guide and join the small group tour. We will commence today by visiting the Spice Market which is located in Eminonu district. Continue to pier and board the boat and sail over the river that connects Marmara and Black Sea known as Bosphorus. There are 3 bridges over the Bosphorus and we will be passing under two of them. Our tour finish in the noon time and you are free to explore city self-guided until your transfer to airport for your flight to Canakkale. Overnight in Canakkale .
4th Day-Tour of Troy / Tour of Gallipoli Battlefields- Flight to Ankara
Open buffet breakfast at the hotel. Check out from your room. Meet your guide at the lobby and head out to Troy which is half an hour distance from Canakkale. The town of Troy is known by Homer’s Iliad and almost old settlements are scattered in wide area dates back 4,000 years of archaeological evidence that was only discovered within last century. After our lunch start to explore the battlefields and graveyards of Gallipoli with the assistance of our local guide. At the end of the day we will ride the ferry boat and cross the Dardanelles and reach to Canakkale again. If time permits, we will offer you some free time to have your dinner and explore the center of this beautiful city. Transfer to airport and flight to Ankara at time indicated. Arrival and transfer to your hotel in Ankara. Overnight in Ankara.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
5th Day-Ankara City Panoramic Tour and Travel to Cappadocia
Breakfast at the hotel. Pick up and start a panoramic tour of Ankara and continue to Cappadocia. We will stop by the 2nd largest lake of Turkey for a short time. Arrival in Cappadocia and checkin to our selected hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Note: We in principle prefer not to organise journey more than 2-3 hours by land but there are some exceptions such as Ankara to Cappadocia due to lack of direct flights in between.
6th Day-Optional Balloon Tour and Guided Excursion of Cappadocia
Early in the morning before dawn, you can participate the balloon ride over Cappadocia. Return to hotels about 1,5 or 2 hours before your day trip departure at 09h30. You will have enough time to have a shower and breakfast at the hotel. During this trip the more you visit Turkey the more you believe you should come again and again every year to explore more to our country of fascinating contrasts. Departure for the 1st day excursion at 09h30 with our guide in small group and visit Devrent Valley, Monks Valley, Avanos(Vanessa), Pottery Workshop for enjoying demonstration by a craftsman on a Hittite style kick wheel. Lunch will served in a local Turkish Restaurant. Continue to Goreme Open Air Official Museum. Finalising our day back in your hotel in Goreme. Free time and overnight in Cappadocia.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
7th Day -Tour of South Cappadocia – Balloon Tour in Cappadocia (Breakfast,Lunch)
Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel before you kick off for your second day trip. You can pack up your luggages and leave them in the reception. Departure from the hotel and start our day trip with a 3 km hiking in red valley. You would leave no stone unturned on this journey through Cappadocia. During this slow hiking you will have a chance to see many hidden cave dwellings and natural formations while ending up our trail in Cavusin Village where you can picture the oldest church in the region dedicated to St.John. Lunch in a local restaurant and continue paying a visit to underground city of Kaymakli which is considered as the architectural masterpieces of Hittite people dug in the ground almost 3000 years ago. We will see their ventilation shafts, round stone doors for protection from enemy attacks, winery and much more. Photo and Tea break in panoramic point over pigeon valley. Returning our hotels and pick up our luggages and continue to airport for your flight back to Istanbul. End of our services.
Note:Return flight may be exchanged with any other domestic destination of Turkey if you would like to extend your holiday with Izmir or Antalya with additional cost if any. Please kindly inform your sales agent to get a proper quotation with your dates and availability.
✓ Domestic Flight Tickets in Economy Class
✓4 Star Quality Hotels with Breakfast
✓English Speaking Guide Escort during day trips
✓Ankara to Cappadocia by Private Car and Driver
✓ Lunch, Entrance Fees to Museums, A/C Minibus
✓ Airport/Hotel/Airport Transfers shared or private
✓Local Taxes- No Hidden Costs
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