Turkey Tours from Istanbul

Turkey Tours from Istanbul

Just book your international flights on your own and let us take care the rest for your tours in Turkey with this comprehensive package holiday. Amongst our numerous alternative Turkey tours from Istanbul, you can also choose shorter packages like Cappadocia tours with less destinations or even add more extensions like Greece, Egypt or Jerusalem. 

Day 1-Welcome to Istanbul 

Reception with name in the airport according to your time of arrival and private transfer your selected hotel. Depending on your schedule, we can additionally arrange a dinner cruise on the Bosphorus to relieve tiredness of your journey and take a glance at the city before you have a deep sleep before midnight. Have some rest by now, tomorrow will be long day in the old city of Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul

Day 2-Full Day Private City Tour of Istanbul

Savour your breakfast at the hotel and get ready to be in mood of discovering the marvels of Istanbul with its thousands year of history and unique monuments with the narrations of your local guide. Before you depart from your hotel, please empty your room and leave the luggages to your hotel reception.

We will cover a decent amount of distance today so please be advised to wear comfortable shoes with you. First head out to paramount Hippodrome Square which is surrounded by many important monuments such as Sultanahmet Mosque also known as Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia Museum. Lunch will be offered in a local restaurant and proceed to Topkapi Palace and finalising our long day with an meander in the labyrinth streets of 500 years old Grand Bazaar with its almost 3000 boutique stores. Make our way back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3-Free Morning – Flight to Canakkale at noon

Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Transfer to airport and have a half an flight to west edge of the country. Canakkale is the second city of the country that straddle on both continents: Asia and Europe. Upon your arrival, transfer to your hotel in the heart of the city. You can spend the free time exploring this beautiful coastal city nestled by the Dardanalles. Dinner and Overnight in Canakkale.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 4- Tour of Gallipoli Battlefields

Open buffet breakfast at the hotel. Check out from your room. Meet your guide at the lobby and head out to Troy with our luggages 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 visit, drive back to centre of Canakkale and a half an hour ferry ride to European side of this city to Eceabat. After lunch start to explore the battlefields and graveyards with the assistance of our local guide. We will visit numerous important areas where the World War took place on 1915 between Ottomans and Allied powers to gain the control of Dardanelles. Overnight in Canakkale. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5-Visit Troy and Pergamon and Travel to Kusadasi

Early breakfast at the hotel. Check out from your room. Meet your guide at the lobby and head out to Troy with our luggages 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 visit in Troy, we will have a 3 hours bus ride to South in the west and reach to Pergamon. First we will have our lunch and continue to Acropolis. We will see many unique artifacts and drive to Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 6-Tour of Ephesus and Visit to Cottage of Mother Mary 

After breakfast, pick up from the hotel and start the day trip in ruins of Ephesus. Imagine a place that has so much to offer from the ancient history. Ephesus allowing thousands years of architectural monuments that has been carefully preserved and maintained. Some restored relics still displays historical power and majesty. The ancient roman capital of Asia Minor, the Ephesus whom we can call as the Pompeii of Turkey. Because many civilisations lived here and fell into oblivion until it was rediscovered by archaeologists in the late 1800s. Visit major highlights and ruins like Temple of Hadrian, Library of Celsus which is considered as the most important image that looks like temple more than a library. Theatre with the capacity of almost 24.000 people during its time. If you would like to have a general idea of the site and how big is the theatre, you can climb up the stairs and admire the landscape and city’s magnitude with a bird’s eye view. Also visit House of Mother Mary, believed spent her last days having been brought here by St. John from the Jerusalem that is located on a hill near Ephesus, still has an important role in the history of humanity.On the way back to our hotel we will stop by the Basilica of St. John that was built on his tomb. Overnight in Kusadasi.

Meals:Breakfast and Lunch

Day 7-Tour of Pamukkale and Hierapolis / Night Bus to Pamukkale

Early breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Start off another day full of fun and history after driving some 3+ hours driving from Kusadasi. You will commence the tour of Pamukkale and Hierapolis from the top of the mountain. This remarkably well-kept remains of Greek-Roman era with full of supreme combination of human-made structures and natural wonders. Its strictly forbidden to walk with your shoes or slippers to avoid damage over this delicate white deposits but this is a really good thing as you let this surface message your soles while walking its warm healing waters grazing your toes. If you are not willing to swim, you can simply rollup your pants but its recommended to wear your swim suits to splash its mineral waters during your hiking and you may also succumb to your childlike instincts and jump to these natural infinity pools to the best of your ability. Your guide will give you some free time to linger on these White terraces made of limestone deposites and take some pictures for making your family and friends jealous.

The original Hellenistic constructions had been devastated by earthquakes in the first century so majority of the historical artifacts we will visit today are from the Roman era. The antique pool of Cleopatra(additional local cost applies) offers us a rare opportunity to swim in warm healing water amongst the collapsed marble columns of Apollo (divine founder of the city) Temple which was toppled into the water after many successive earthquakes. At the end of the day, travel to Cappadocia by night bus. Overnight onboard.

Day 8-Underground City Tour of Cappadocia

Arrival in Cappadocia and leave our luggages in our office and some free time.  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. Overnight in Cappadocia

Meal: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 9-Balloon Ride in Cappadocia / Tour of Cappadocia 

Making the most of your holiday, every morning at dawn balloons are flying over Cappadocia. You can join an optional Hot Air Balloon Tour in Cappadocia that enables you to admire sites and mushroom shaped chimneys of Cappadocia with stunning panorama of the Goreme, Uchisar, Avanos and surrounding area with bird’s eye view. Return will be around 07h30 back to our hotel depending on the seasonal time change and we will have enough time to have a quick shower and breakfast before you kick off for your second day trip. You can pack up your luggages and leave them in the reception. Departure for the 2n 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 Museum. Transfer to airport and flight to Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 10-Free Day and Transfer to Airport

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to airport 3 hours before your international flight. End of our services. 

Price: 1030 USD  per person in double or triple room and 130 USD per person for Hot Air Balloon Tour

Balloon companies keep updating their prices due to high demand this year and finding availability becomes impossible for some days even many months in advance. This price and availability is out of our control as we are only authorized reseller of this service. You can also contact balloon companies directly as they may offer availability directly however its more costly.

Note: Our tours in Cappadocia Turkey require quite a bit walking on rocky or slippery terrains so comfortable walking shoes or sandals are highly recommended however you have the option sit out these walks if you are not capable.

What is Included in Turkey tours from Istanbul?

✓ Domestic Flight Tickets in Economy Class with 15 kgs luggage allowance (Turkish Airlines)

Hotel Accommodation in double or triple room

**Upgrade to luxury cave suite rooms in Cappadocia with additional fee is possible

✓ 7 Full Day Excursions with English Speaking Guide Escort

✓ Airport Transfers

✓ Entrance fees to the Museums, Local Transportation in Latest Model Luxury, Air Conditioned and No Smoking Minibuses

✓ 7 Lunch will be served in restaurants during excursions (Drinks are additional cost)Vegetarian food is also available

How to book this Turkey Tours from Istanbul?
Please kindly send the enquiry form at the bottom of this page if you are interested in the program or you can send a direct email to info@turkeytraveltours.com .  Our team will be in touch with you less than 6 hours. Once you come to mutual agreement with our sales team about dates and hotel selection, 30% of total payment of the package will be collected at time of booking by secure online payment gateway that our sales team will send through email. (We do NOT demand credit card details by mail order form etc due to security) Balance should be paid in Istanbul minimum one day before your departure by visiting our physical office which is located next to Hagia Sophia Museum in Sultanahmet. 

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