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7 Days - Ephesus and Cappadocia Tours from Istanbul

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Day 1: ARRIVAL TO ISTANBUL/TURKEY

Pass By: Istanbul, Istanbul
Welcome to Turkey! After your arrival to Istanbul (IST) or Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW), pick up at the exit of the first gate by our team. We will be holding a sign with your name on it. Transfer to hotel and overnight stay in Istanbul.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: -Celal Sultan Hotel
-Lady Diana Hotel
-Avicenna Hotel or Similar

Day 2: FREE DAY IN ISTANBUL & AFTERNOON FLIGHT TO CAPPADOCIA

Pass By: Sultanahmet Square, Binbirdirek, Sultan Ahmet Parkı No:2, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
After having an open buffet breakfast in the hotel, you have a free day to explore Old City on your own. If you like to have a guided tour, we can also arrange you Istanbul Old City Small Group Tour.

Istanbul Old City Small-Group Tour will cost 75 EUR per person, including English speaking licensed tour guide, entrance fees and lunch in a local restaurant. According to flight time, transfer to the airport and to take a flight to Cappadocia. Once you arrive to Istanbul Airport, do self-check-in and take your boarding pass by presenting your passport, then take your flight to Cappadocia. After your arrival to the Cappadocia, pick up at the exit of the first gate by our team (holding a sign with your name on it). Transfer to Cappadocia Hotel and stay overnight.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: -Dervish Cave Hotel
-Osman Bey Cave Hotel
-Historical Cave Hotel
-Aura Cave Hotel
-Garden Inn Avanos Hotel

Day 3: CAPPADOCIA NORTH TOUR

Stop At: Cappadocia, Cappadocia
If you want to join a Hot Air Balloon Flight, your schedule is suitable to do it this morning (an additional cost of 250 € per person). After you have booked this package, our team will contact you and ask that if you wish to join this tour. If you add this optional tour, you may pay the price as cash during your tour. We start collecting the people from the Hotels at around 04:00 – 05:00 and return at around 07:30. Cappadocia is considered the best place in the world to take hot air balloon trips. Beyond its wonderful landscape, the balloon trip is a unique experience where you can experience the sensation of flying through the skies and caressing the clouds with your own hands. At the end of the activity, we take you back to your Hotel and you have free time until your North Cappadocia Tour.

Breakfast at the hotel and departure around 09:45-10:00 to take a full day tour for Northern Cappadocia and other places around it.

During the tour, we visit the sights below;
-Panoramic View of Goreme
-The Open Air Museum
-The Valley of Three Beauties
-The Village of Avanos
-The Valley of Devrent (Imagination Valley)
-The Valley of Paşabağ

At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight stay in Cappadocia.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: -Dervish Cave Hotel
-Osman Bey Cave Hotel
-Historical Cave Hotel
-Aura Cave Hotel
-Garden Inn Avanos Hotel

Day 4: CAPPADOCIA SOUTH TOUR

Stop At: Cappadocia, Cappadocia
Breakfast at the hotel and departure around 09:45-10:00 to take a full day tour for Southern Cappadocia and other places around it.

During the tour, we visit the sights below;
-The Valley of Red
-The Çavuşin Valley
-The Valley of Love
-The Underground City of Kaymakli or Derinkuyu
-The Valley of the Doves
-The Castle of Cavuşin

At the end of the tour, according to your flight, we will make our way back to the Airport and you will have your flight to Izmir(Ephesus). When you arrive to the Izmir Airport, we will meet you at the exit gate inside the domestic terminal in the Izmir Airport where you will see our crew holding a sign with your name written on it. Then an hour transfer to your Hotel in Kusadasi.
Duration: 15 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: -Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
-Ilayda Hotel
-Efe Boutique Hotel

Day 5: EPHESUS RUINS & HOUSE OF VIRGIN MARY TOUR

Stop At: İlayda Avantgarde, Türkmen, Atatürk Blv. No:42, 09400 Kuşadası/Aydın, Turkey
Breakfast at the hotel and departure around 09:00 to take a full day tour for Ephesus Ruins and other places around it.

During the tour, we visit the sights below;
-Ancient Ruins of Ephesus,
-House of the Virgin Mary,
-Temple of Artemis
-Isabey Mosque (Panoramic View in a distance)
-Basilica of St. John (Panoramic View in a distance)
-Selcuk Castle (Panoramic View in a distance)

At the end of the tour around 16:00 – 17:00, you will be transferred to your hotel. Accommodation in Kusadasi.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: -Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
-Ilayda Hotel
-Efe Boutique Hotel

Day 6: PAMUKKALE TRAVERTINES & HIERAPOLIS ANCIENT CITY TOUR

Stop At: Kusadasi, Kusadasi, Turkish Aegean Coast
Breakfast at the hotel and departure around 07:30 08:00 and drive 3 hrs for a full-day tour of Pamukkale & Hierapolis. Cappadocia and Pamukkale are the only places that look for surrealist sites which are not from this world.

Today, we will visit Pamukkale which means “cotton castle” in Turkish, and it is a natural site containing hot springs and travertines; terraces of mineral carbonates left by the water flowing with its temperate climate throughout the years. We will also visit the ancient city of Hierapolis, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The natural sources have been used as a spa since the 2nd century BC, and people came to get some cure. You will also have the opportunity to swim in the Cleopatra pool with an additional charge(by the facility), filled with marble columns from the Roman temple of Apollo & Agora of the City.

At the end of the tour around 15:00 – 16:00 we will make our way back to Airport for an hour drive and you will have your flight back to Istanbul. When you arrive to the Istanbul Airport, we will meet you at the exit gate of the domestic terminal in the Istanbul Airport where you will see our crew holding a sign with your name written on it. Then transfer back to your Hotel in Istanbul.
End of our service!
Duration: 10 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: -Celal Sultan Hotel
-Lady Diana Hotel
-Avicenna Hotel or Similar

Day 7: DEPARTURE FROM ISTANBUL

Pass By: Sultanahmet, Sultanahmet, Istanbul
According to your departure flight time, we will transfer you to Istanbul (IST) or Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW).

End of our service, hope to see you again!

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up and Drop off services available from the Hotels which is located in the Sultanahmet and Taksim Regions. While booking this package, please indicate your Istanbul Hotel.
Departure Time
04:00 - 05:00 am from Sultanahmet or Taksim Hotels
Duration
7 days
Inclusions
  • 6x Breakfast
  • 4x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 6 nights
  • Domestic Flight from Istanbul to Izmir
  • Demostic Flight from Izmir to Cappadocia
  • Domestic Flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul
  • 7 Nights Accommodation
  • All from/to Airport transfers
  • Small-Group or Private Tours as option choosen
  • Transportation during tours
  • Lunch during the tours, breakfast in the Hotels
  • Porfessional Tour Guides licensed by Ministry of Culture and Tourism
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - İlayda Avantgarde
Exclusions
  • Drinks during Lunch (if preferred)
  • Dinner
  • Personal Expenses
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We planned to visit Turkey with family. My parents are old & my mother cannot walk much.I was a little apprehensive before taking the tour but all my fears were futile as Ismail & his wife Fatima took great care of us. They are the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Ankita M
kikuscu, Yönetici at Best Turkey Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear guest, We are honoured you chose to spend time with us and we hope that you will be with us the next time. Best Wishes Fatima &Ismail

Reviewed 7 July 2019

DAY 1 Tour was mindblowing...A big thank you to the Day guide Ismaël.He is a mobile Turkish encyclopedia,imparting knowledge efficiently and effectively. More he was attentive to the need of everyone and adjusted accordingly to ensure comfort throughout the visit. Excellent planning and organisation throughout...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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kikuscu, Yönetici at Best Turkey Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2019

Dear Nisha, Thank you very much for sharing travel experience you had with us and share with others on tripadvisor. I hope to see here again and please bring all your friends and family. We will ensure they all enjoy the same quality of service...More

Reviewed 1 July 2019

Our trip was incredibly well organized and timely. The guides were very pleasant and extremely knowledgeable, also very accommodating to our needs. We would definitely refer them or use their services again.

Date of experience: July 2019
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kikuscu, Yönetici at Best Turkey Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2019

Dear Guest, Thanks for leaving review for us . It was pleasure to be guiding for your family. Hope to meet back for next trip! Loves Fatima

Reviewed 28 June 2019 via mobile

the best experiences, with the best guides, they were always on time, the itinerary was fulfilled to the letter, exceptional attention, the hotels were very clean always well located, too organized and in summary I will buy the family tour for the next winter 200%...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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kikuscu, Manager at Best Turkey Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2019

Hi Lilibeth, We are honoured you chose to spend time with us and we hope that you will be with us the next time. Best Wishes Fatima & Ismail

Reviewed 27 June 2019

Our experience with Iglesias tour was great. Ismail was very quick in responding to our enquiries. We spent the 1st day at Pamukkale and enjoyed some relaxing times in travertines the natural pools. The next day was at Ephesus and our plan was to visit...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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kikuscu, Yönetici at Best Turkey Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2019

Hi Alexander, Thank you for leaving a review. It was a pleasure showing you around. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts about services Best wishes Fatima

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  • Istanbul Kusadasi and 3 more
  • Duration: 7 days
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