Dazzling Turkey Tour

Istanbul, Ephesus, Kusadasi, Pamukkale




7 days

Tour Type


Take in the main highlights of Turkey on this eight-day tour of the Cultural Triangle. Discover the highlights of Istanbul, from Hagia Sofia and the Blue Mosque to the bustling Grand Bazaar. Marvel at the incredible Roman ruins of Ephesus, take a dip in the thermal pools of Pamukkale, and visit the Roman spa town of Hierapolis. Explore the warren of subterranean cave cities at Cappadocia and opt for a hot air balloon ride over the landscape.


Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Supplement will apply for the single room
  • A maximum of 15 people per booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel


  • Airport transfers in İzmir and Pamukkale
  • 2 nights accommodation with breakfast
  • 2 full day tours with transportation, English speaking guide, entrance fees and lunch without drinks
  • All applicable taxes
  • International flight tickets
  • Admission fees for all sightseeing
  • Visa services & fees
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, taxi, excess baggage etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

Tour Plan

Upon your arrival to Istanbul International Airport, you will be met by our representative in front of GATE 14 (Outside) and transferred to your hotel. Overnight stay in Istanbul.
Pick up 08:00 After having breakfast at the hotel, you will explore the wonderful sites of Old Istanbul, the only city in the world straddling two continents, Europe and Asia. You will visit the Blue Mosque, with its six graceful minarets and famed blue Iznik Tiles, the Hippodrome, ancient Roman arena for chariot racing and Grand Bazaar with its more than 4,000 shops. You will then visit The Topkapi Palace, which from the 15th to the 19th Century was the principle residence of the Ottoman Sultans. You will visit the fabulous Imperial Treasury and the Baghdad Kiosk. Topkapi Palace is now a museum and has unrivaled collections of jewelry, including the Spoonmakers Diamond, the 3rd largest diamond in the world, Ottoman court costumes and ceramics, notably one of the world's finest collection of early Chinese ceramics, much of it gifts from other rulers. Interestingly, some of the ceramics have a special glaze that was said to change color in the presence of poison. You also visit the Imperial Armory, displaying centuries of Ottoman weaponry. But perhaps the loveliest features of Topkapi Palace are its courtyards with their ancient trees, and it is easy to imagine the sultan strolling here far from the cares of state and empire. Finally, visit the museum of Haghia Sophia* and the Church of The Divine Wisdom. After the tour, you will be dropped back to your hotel. Overnight stay in Istanbul. Notes: - Hagia Sophia Museum and Blue Mosque closed on Friday due to Friday Prayer / No replacement - Grand Bazaar on Sunday / Replaced with the Handicraft Store - Topkapi Palace closed on Tuesday / No replacement Day Tour: Full Day Istanbul Old City Tour Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Overnight: Istanbul
Istanbul - Pamukkale After having breakfast at the hotel, you will start your half day Bosphorus tour and visit the 17th Century Egyptian Spice Bazaar* and embark on an unforgettable cruise along the Bosphorus, the beautiful strait that divides Europe from Asia. Winding between wooded hills, it is lined with mosques, castles, 19th Century mansions, picturesque villages and the extravagant baroque places of the late Ottoman Sultans. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel. We will pick you up again approx 03.00pm and transfer to Istanbul airport for your flight to Denizli. Upon your arrival to Denizli airport, you will be transferred to your hotel where you will have the evening at leisure. Overnight stay in Pamukkale. Notes: - The Egyptian Spice Bazaar on Sunday / No replacement Day Tour: Half Day Bosphorus Tour Meals: Breakfast Overnight: Pamukkale Flight: Istanbul to Denizli Pick-up Time: 08.00am (approximately)
Pamukkale - Kusadasi After breakfast at hotel, you will meet with your guide and then continue on to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pamukkale. Also known as Cotton Castle in Turkish, this natural wonder is a sight to behold. The rock formations contain hot springs with terraces of carbonate minerals that are relaxing to bathe in. If you wish, take a dip in one of its many pools, or just admire them and stay dry. From Pamukkale, continue on to the ancient city of Hierapolis where you will visit the Roman Amphitheatre, Odeion theater, Delphinum, the Necropolis and Cleopatra pool (own expense). Then have lunch at a local restaurant and enjoy a display of locally handcrafted ONYX goods before transfer to your hotel where you will have the evening at leisure. Overnight stay in Kusadasi. Day Tour: Full Day Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Overnight: Kusadasi Pick-up Time: 09.30am (approximately) Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Travertines of Pamukkale (Optional - Extra Cost) Get ready for a wonderful experience unique to Pamukkale! We will pick you up from the hotel at early morning (depending on the location of your hotel) and transfer you to the balloon site. Your flight will begin at sunrise, where your pilot will climb to a comfortable altitude of about 400 to 700 meters above ground level. You can watch the travertines, ancient city of Hierapolis, historical beauties of Pamukkale from a height of hundreds of meters and take perfect pictures and videos with your phone or camera. We are confident that these photos will take their place in the best place in your album. You will be returned to your hotel at the end of your tour where you can rest, have breakfast, and then you can continue on with your full-day Pamukkale tour.
Kusadasi - Ephesus - Flight Back to Istanbul Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of the site of one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the world, the site of the Temple of Artemis and the ancient city of Ephesus. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the city and stadium where chariot and horse races were once held. You will also have the chance to experience some Turkish handicrafts and visit the pilgrimage point claimed to be the last home of the Virgin Mary. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to Izmir airport for your flight to Istanbul. After you arrived to Istanbul airport, you will be transferred to your hotel in Istanbul. Overnight stay in Istanbul. Day Tour: Full Day Ephesus Tour Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Flight: Izmir to Istanbul Pick-up Time: 08.30am (approximately)
After breakfast, get a ferry to Prince Islands, approxx. 1 hour 45 min. Then discover beautiful Buyuk ada, between Ottoman Kiosks and Pavillions. Then, get a ferry back to Istanbul again. Transfer to hotel. Overnight in Istanbul. Day Tour: Prince Island Tour Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Overnight: Istanbul Pick-up Time: 08.30am (approximately)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your international flight. Meals: Breakfast



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