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Classic Istanbul Mini Adventure

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Absolute Turkey: Winter

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The Best of Turkey

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The Best of Turkey — Plus

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Turkey: Coastlines & Kebabs

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Absolute Turkey

Budapest to Istanbul

Budapest to Istanbul

ANZAC Day Memorial Tour

ANZAC Day Memorial Tour

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Cruising the Turkish Coast

Cruising the Turkish Coast From Fethiye

Cruising the Turkish Coast From Fethiye

Cruising the Islands of Greece & Turkey

Cruising the Islands of Greece & Turkey

Turkey Family Holiday

Turkey Family Holiday

Turkey Real Food Adventure

Turkey Real Food Adventure

Taste of Istanbul

Taste of Istanbul

Turkey: Hike, Bike & Kayak

Turkey: Hike, Bike & Kayak

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Five Days in Cappadocia

Real Turkey

Real Turkey

Essential Turkey

Essential Turkey

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Turkey: Women's Expedition

Best of Turkey

Best of Turkey

Turkey Highlights

Turkey Highlights

Turkey Winter Discovery

Turkey Winter Discovery

Highlights of Turkey & the Greek Islands

Highlights of Turkey & the Greek Islands

Turkey Backroads

Turkey Backroads

Turkey Family Retreat: Fethiye

Turkey Family Retreat: Fethiye

Turkey Retreat: Fethiye

Turkey Retreat: Fethiye

Turkey Uncovered

Turkey Uncovered

Turkey Explored

Turkey Explored

Gallipoli Pilgrimage Upgraded

Gallipoli Pilgrimage Upgraded

Cappadocia Short Break

Cappadocia Short Break

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Turkey Family Holiday with teenagers

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Turkey Encompassed

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Turkey Tours 

If you love the finer things in life, such as touring to some of the most exotic and popular travel destinations, you’ll be interested in Turkey tours. As a country in the East and West, Turkey tours are filled with a multitude of world-class attractions and unusual destinations you shouldn’t miss. Let your senses and spirit wander free in this beautiful transcontinental land by booking exciting Turkey tours today. 

Turkey tours are packed with ancient, modern, and natural attractions that range from impressive ruins and ancient monuments to the bustling city life and the lush natural beauty. 

If you’re interested in Turkey tours, you’ll be delighted to find out that we offer various tours that are suitable for whole families and seniors. Solo adventurers can also benefit from Turkey tours that include hiking, adventure cruising, photography, and more. 

When you go on Turkey tours, you’ll be wise to include visits to the following attractions to get the most out of your tour – Aya Sofya, Cappadocia, Pamukkale Pools, Topkapi Palace, and the Mediterranean region.

Many travelers regard Aya Sofya Museum as one of the top attractions during Turkey tours. Located in Istanbul, this marvelous Byzantine building, also called Hagia Sophia, is considered one of the world’s most beautiful buildings. Today this ancient building stands in its intricate glory as a powerful reminder of the power of Constantinople and attracts a huge crowd of tourists each year. 

Cappadocia is a dramatic destination to visit during Turkey tours, with glorious hill crests and cliff ridges that house a rippling expanse of rock and pinnacles. This natural attraction is formed by the activity of wind and water over the years. The stunning view of the descending rock valleys attracts a huge number of photographers to this attraction. Aside from exciting hikes, you can also engage yourself in thrilling balloon rides for a one-in-a-million experience.

Another surreal natural wonder to visit during Turkey tours is the Pamukkale pools. If the pictures have tempted you to visit this destination, you’ll be greeted with an out-of-the-world experience when you finally see this wonder in person. The white travertine terraces descend the slope amid the green surroundings making it a heavenly destination. You may also want to check out the ancient ruins of Roman Hierapolis while in this place. 

If you’re a history buff, take a tour back in time by visiting Topkapi Palace during Turkey tours. This fascinating palace holds a rich history that dates back to the times of the sultan of the Ottoman Era. You’ll also be thrilled to explore the public gardens around the palace that was once exclusively accessible to the Royal Court. 

For outdoor enthusiasts and adventurers, Turkey tours to the Mediterranean will not disappoint. Aside from lazing under the sun and admiring the beautiful coastal surroundings, there are countless activities to enjoy in this place. Yacht cruising is one of the top reasons that attract tourists to the Mediterranean. While cruising, you can embrace the splendid view of the sloping forested hills, the dramatic white and golden beaches, and beautiful islands. 

Tour Turkey 

For those who wish to tour Turkey, you’ll be intrigued to know that this nation is one of the top tourist destinations with so many attractions and activities that will keep you hooked up. This transcontinental country lies in a part of Western Asia and Southeastern Europe. The city of Ankara is the capital, while the largest city in Turkey is Istanbul, both of which are must-visits when you tour Turkey. 

Turkey is bordered by Greece and Bulgaria to the northwest, the Black Sea to the north, Georgia to the northeast, Armenia, Iran, and Azerbaijan to the east, Iraq to the southeast, Syria and the Mediterranean Sea to the south, and the Aegean Sea to the west. When you tour Turkey, you will be amazed at how diverse the nation is. The nation boasts of diverse cultures of Turkic, Anatolian, Ottoman, and Western cultures. Tour Turkey and prepare to be amazed at the significant Turkish paintings, Ottoman miniature, and carpet weaving, among others. 

Tour Of Turkey 

A tour of Turkey welcomes you to a myriad of attractions that range from ancient history and monuments and the remarkable and stunning beauty of the natural landscapes and scenery. As the only country in the world to lie on two continents, a tour of Turkey provides an unforgettable experience. The rich culture, the interesting history, and the delicious food fascinate everyone who takes a tour of Turkey, while its glorious Mediterranean region and the lofty mountains provide a haven for every adventure seeker. 

Turkey is blessed with plenty of natural attractions, from the breath-taking panoramas in Cappadocia and Pamukkale. Active adventurers on a tour of Turkey will highly enjoy tours to the blue lagoon in the village of Ölüdeniz, where they can enjoy thrilling activities like paragliding and kayaking. You can also embark on an exciting hike on the Lycian Way trail, which begins in this village. If you aren’t into active sports, you can always enjoy the sight of the beautiful blue lake and the stunning pebble shore. 

Turkey Tour Packages 

From tours to the stunning natural attractions to the impressive historical highlights, our Turkey tour packages offer every type of traveler what they’re looking for to enjoy in the nation. Be it remarkable natural wonders like the pools of Pamukkale or sites of historic importance like the sparkling Blue Mosque; you can get the opportunity to marvel at them in person with our Turkey tour packages. 

We also offer Turkey tour packages that bring out the treasures in both ancient cities like Hierapolis to the buzzing capital of Istanbul. When you’re choosing a tour package, make sure you go through the features and amenities it offers. Our Turkey tour packages are all unique, and each features varying attractions, locations, and amenities. You will also find differences in food and accommodation, so make sure you select the best one for the best experience. 

Turkey Escorted Tours 

Our popular Turkey escorted tours are perfect for those who are experiencing the country for the first time or those who want a more relaxed and comfortable tour. With our Turkey escorted tours, you get to travel with a professional tour ranger, so you don’t have to fear getting lost or having your safety compromised. All you have to do is join the tour when you get in the nation and secure yourself a convenient and memorable experience. Turkey escorted tours are also a great way to learn more about the nation during your tour. 

Turkey Group Tours 

If you enjoy the company of like-minded people, our Turkey group tours are going to excite you. With our Turkey group tours, you can travel in your own group with your loved ones and have an unrivalled experience touring the nation together and making memories. Or you can also join another group which is going on the same tour you wish to book. If you have a group of up to 18 people, you can check out our interesting special private Turkey group tours and continue with your vacation. 

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Are you wondering where you can find the best Turkey tours? Head right to our tour section and browse through the extensive tour list and score yourself a chance to embark on the best Turkey tours. You can find more interesting options with our thrilling Turkey vacations and Turkey trips .

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Travelers marveling at the sights on a 6-Day tour by plane, including Istanbul's skyline, Pamukkale's thermal pools, Ephesus ruins, and Cappadocia's fairy chimneys.

6-Day Istanbul, Pamukkale, Ephesus and Cappadocia Tour By Plane

$ 1,370.00   per person

Discover the magic of Turkey in 6 days! Explore Istanbul’s rich history, Pamukkale’s stunning thermal pools, the ancient wonders of Ephesus, and Cappadocia’s fairy-tale landscapes. Immerse in culture, cuisine, and breathtaking views. Ready for an unforgettable journey? Book now!

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Day 1: Arrival in Istanbul, Airport Transfer and Free Day

Upon your arrival at Istanbul New Airport (IST) or Sabiha Gökcen Airport (SAW), our team will be waiting for you at the exit of the international line of the Airport, holding a sign with your name written on it. After which, you will be transferred to your hotel. The afternoon is free for you to spend at leisure. Alternatively, you can join the Night Cruise on the Bosphorus with Dinner & Show .

  • Overnight in Istanbul
  • Included Meal(s): No meals are included on this day
  • Accommodation: Muyan Suites OR Antea Hotel OR Ayasultan Hotel OR Deluxe Golden Horn Hotel or similar (Standard quality)

Day 2: Istanbul Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Tour

After breakfast around 8:30 am, you will be picked up from your hotel to begin the full-day tour. Istanbul, rich in historical and cultural treasures, is ready to unfold its wonders before you.

Your first destination is the magnificent  Hagia Sophia , a marvel of Byzantine architecture. Be awed by its massive dome and beautiful mosaics, telling stories of ages past. Then, move on to the serene and beautiful  Blue Mosque , renowned for its striking blue tiles and unique architectural features.

A visit to the historic  Hippodrome  brings to life the tales of ancient chariot races and political events. Following this, explore the opulent  Topkapi Palace , the residence of Ottoman sultans for centuries, filled with a rich collection of artifacts and breathtaking views.

Enjoy a delightful lunch in the Old City, savoring the local flavors and the bustling atmosphere. Post-lunch, dive into the vibrant and historic  Grand Bazaar . This is an ideal spot for souvenirs, with its myriad of shops offering everything from handmade crafts to exotic spices.

After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel at approximately 5:00 pm. The rest of the day will be at leisure.

  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Muyan Suites OR Antea Hotel Oldcity OR Ayasultan Hotel or similar (Standard quality)

Day 3: Fly from Istanbul to Denizli – Pamukkale Tour – Transfer to Kusadasi for Overnight Stay

You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the airport for your early morning flight from Istanbul to Denizli. (Flight time between 6:00 – 7:00 am as indicated on your e-ticket). Upon arrival at Denizli airport, a transfer will take you to Pamukkale where you will meet your professional tour guide to begin your full-day Pamukkale tour.

During the tour, you will visit the ancient city of Hierapolis , which is home to the  Temple of Apollo , the  Theater , the  Necropoli s, and the  Roman Baths  where St. Philip was martyred. After exploring these sites, you will take a lunch break. In the afternoon, you will travel to  Karahayit , known for its red water and healing thermal springs. You will then visit the famous  Cotton Cliffs , also known as the Cotton Castle, in Pamukkale. These beautiful terraces and pools are formed from calcified mineral deposits, and you will have the opportunity to swim in the  Cleopatra Antique Pools for an additional cost.

At the end of the tour, around 4:00 pm, we will depart for a 3-hour drive to Kusadasi. Upon arrival, you will check into your hotel in Kusadasi.

  • Overnight in Kusadasi
  • Accommodation: Efe Boutique Hotel OR Neopol Hotel Deluxe OR Derici Hotel or similar (Standard quality)

Day 4: Ephesus Tour – Fly to Kayseri/Nevsehir from Izmir

After breakfast at the hotel around 8:30 am, you will be picked up and met by your tour guide to begin your full-day tour of Ephesus . You will visit the  ruins of Ephesus , the ancient Greek city that became an important centre of this time. Visit the  Temple of Hadrian ,  Great Theater , and Trajan Fountain. After lunch, let’s visit the  House of the Virgin Mary , where it is believed she spent her last years. We will pass by the  Temple of Artemis ; there is little to see of this that was one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world. Afterwards, you will visit the  Isa Bey Mosque . Next, you will be taken to the  Sirince Village ; which is an old Greek village and is well-know for its quaint beauty and wine tasting and production. Here you will have one hour free to explore on your own without a guide the different foods and wines of the area and visit various small traditional village shops. After the tour,  you will be transferred to Izmir Airport for your flight to Kayseri or Nevsehir through Istanbul. Upon your arrival at the Kayseri or Nevsehir airport, a representative will be present holding your name sign to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel.

  • Overnight in Cappadocia
  • Accommodation: Heaven Cave House OR Dedeli Konak Cave Hotel OR Romantic Cave Hotel or similar (Standard quality)

Day 5: Full Day Cappadocia Tour – Fly back to Istanbul

For an extra option, reserve an early morning hot air balloon ride to see spectacular valley views from above. Note that this activity incurs an additional cost.

After breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up from your hotel around 9:30 am to start your full-day tour of Cappadocia’s enchanting landscape and historical sites.

The morning part of the tour includes:

  • Göreme Open-Air Museum : Explore the cave churches adorned with ancient Byzantine art and frescoes.
  • Pigeon Valley : Offers a panoramic view of the region, known for its unique pigeon houses carved into the volcanic tuff.
  • Uçhisar Visit – Photo Stop (15 minutes) : A brief stop at Uçhisar to capture some memorable photos of the stunning landscapes.
  • Lunch : Savor a meal at a local restaurant, experiencing the traditional flavors of Cappadocian cuisine.

In the afternoon, the exploration continues:

  • Fairy Chimneys in Pasabag : Witness these natural wonders, famous for their unique geological formations.
  • Kaymakli Underground City : Tour this ancient, multi-level underground city, rich in history and culture.
  • Devrent Valley : Known as Imagination Valley, famous for its surreal lunar landscape and animal-shaped rock formations.

As the day winds down, you’ll be transferred to either Kayseri or Nevsehir airport for your late evening flight back to Istanbul. Upon arrival in Istanbul, you will be greeted at the airport and provided with a transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 6: Departure from Istanbul – End of Tour Service

After breakfast, you will check out from your hotel in Istanbul (hotel check-out is before 11:00 am) and will then be transferred to the Istanbul International Airport according to your flight details. This will be the end of our tour and services.

  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast

INCLUDED in the Tour Price:

  • All transfers mentioned in this itinerary, including arrivals and departures.
  • Domestic flight tickets (from Istanbul to Izmir and Izmir to Kayseri and Kayseri to Istanbul) as per the itinerary.
  • Tours and activities as indicated in the itinerary.
  • 3 nights in Istanbul at Special Class or 4-star Hotels including breakfast.
  • 1 night in Kusadasi at a 4-star hotel including breakfast.
  • 1 night in Cappadocia at a cave hotel including breakfast.
  • Professional licensed English-speaking guide during the tours.
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary as specified (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch).
  • All entrance fees mentioned by the itinerary.
  • Local taxes and service charges.


  • International Flight Tickets.
  • Visa to enter Turkey.
  • Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Ride.
  • Optional tours mentioned in the program, they will be provided at an additional cost.
  • Services not mentioned in the program.
  • Drinks with meals.
  • Travel insurance (recommended).


  • The order of the itinerary is indicative and subject to change, but all visits described will take place.
  • This is a regular group tour, but if requested at cost can be provided as a private tour.
  • The regular group tour has shopping stops included in the tour.
  • Vegetarian lunch option available upon request.
  • For 1 traveler: 1 Single Room Accommodation
  • For 2 travelers: 1 Double/Twin Room Accommodation
  • For 3 travelers: 1 Triple Room Accommodation
  • For 4 travelers: 2 Double/Twin Rooms Accommodation
  • For 5 travelers: 1 Double/Twin Room and 1 Triple Room Accommodation
  • Please note that the Blue Mosque is not open for visitation on Fridays as it is closed for religious prayer services. You will only be able to visit the outside of the Blue Mosque area on tours operated on Fridays. No visitation will be allowed inside the Blue Mosque for tourists on Fridays.
  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesday, it will be replaced with the  Basilica Cistern  (Yerebatan Sarnici).
  • Grand Bazaar is closed on Sunday.
  • During religious holidays, the spice market and Grand Bazaar are closed.
  • On flights luggage allowance is 15 kg per person for checked in luggage. For carry-on, you can take up to 8 kg per person. One carry-on is allowed per person.
  • The hot air balloon ride operates in optimum weather conditions. The decision for the flight to take off on any given day is decided by the local government at the last minute depending on weather conditions to ensure passenger safety. If your paid and scheduled hot air balloon ride gets cancelled by the tour company at the last minute for weather conditions, we will provide you with a refund of USD 360.00 for the hot air balloon ride if you have it booked with us.


  • Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
  • You can book up to 2 days before (Istanbul local time) if there are still places available. If less than 2 days before start of your requested tour date, please contact us by email or phone as it would be a last-minute booking that will need to be checked for availability before your tour reservation is confirmed.

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We recently enjoyed the 6-Day Istanbul, Pamukkale, Ephesus, and Cappadocia Tour organized by One Nation Travel. The tour guides were remarkably knowledgeable, bringing each historical site to life with their insights. The accommodations provided were clean and comfortable, adding to our overall satisfaction. This tour offered by One Nation Travel was a wonderful way to explore Turkey’s rich history and stunning landscapes with friends.

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Overflowing with Mediterranean energy and Middle Eastern hospitality, Turkey feels like a continent unto itself.

With Greco-Roman ruins, a sun-drenched Turquoise Coast , tiny hillside villages, delicately decorated minarets, and the world’s most spectacular historic mosques – Turkey is impossible to pigeonhole. If you know where to look among the shifting mountain backdrops, you’ll find one-of-a-kind sights and experiences that will set up camp in your heart. Break bread (and the fast) with new friends during Ramazan in the courtyard of the 17th-century Blue Mosque. Explore the hand-forged cave churches of Cappadocia in a landscape of towering wind-carved fairy chimneys. Sink your teeth into a gozleme filled with veggies you pulled from the dirt yourself. Discover Turkey with a local who is passionate about the land they call home.

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Culture and customs.

Turkey has a strong national identity and both its location and the legacy of the Ottoman Empire have contributed to a cultural mix of influences from  Europe ,  Asia  and the  Middle East . Cultural practices vary significantly depending on which region of Turkey you are travelling in. It's important to remember that while most Turkish cities are modern metropolises, Turks can still be quite traditional.

Travelers will find Turkish people to be polite and quite formal in their greetings, kind and hospitable as hosts and friendly as new acquaintances. While bars and nightclubs are common in big cities like Istanbul, outside of these environments it’s a good idea to take your cues from the locals and behave in a subdued manner. This doesn’t mean you can’t have fun, but raucous behavior should be contained to the appropriate venues and kept off the street.

While Turkey is nominally secular, the vast majority of the population identifies as Muslim and Islamic holidays like Ramazan (Ramadan) and Eid are widely observed and recognized as public holidays.

How to be a respectful traveler in Turkey

  • Clean your plate If you’re eating with locals (particularly as a guest in their home), you’ll make them very happy if you eat multiple servings and finish everything on your plate. Plan ahead and arrive on an empty stomach for extra points.
  • Know when to haggle Remember the first rule of bartering is to decide how much you’re willing to spend beforehand and use that as your guide. In regular shops – as opposed to markets – don’t attempt to haggle over prices.
  • Respect the elderly Small gestures like letting elderly folks go ahead of you through doors, offering them your seat on public transport and generally being considerate and respectful of older people will be greatly appreciated.
  • Keep criticism private It’s a good rule of thumb not to criticize the culture, government or politics of Turkey. While not all Turks are strict nationalists, you could cause a lot of trouble and offense. You should especially avoid discussing topics related to the Kurdish or Armenian people. When in doubt, follow the conversational lead of the locals. If you’re traveling with Intrepid, ask your leader for guidance. If you’re after a little insight into the geopolitical complexities of Turkey, check out the 'further reading' list below for some perspectives from Turkish authors.

History and government

Ancient history.

There is evidence of hominin habitation in the region known as Anatolia, or Asian Turkey, that dates as far back as 500,000 years and ample evidence of numerous Neolithic settlements popping up between 8000 and 10,000 years ago. 

Notable civilizations who occupied the prehistoric Anatolian region were the Hattians (circa 2500 BC to 2000 BC), the Hittites (circa 1700 BC to 1200 BC) and the Assyrians. From around 2000 BC, Greeks began settling in north-western Anatolia and the southern coasts, establishing individual city-states.

Pre-modern history

The majority of Anatolia was conquered by Alexander the Great in 334 BC. After his death, a succession of various Greek-Macedonian rulers controlled the area until 133 BC when the region was given to the Roman Republic.

Roman control had little impact on the dominant classical Greek culture, which continued to thrive in Anatolia until the region’s absorption into the Byzantine Empire.

Between the sixth and 11th centuries a massive wave of what is known as the ‘Turkic migration’ occurred, and millions traveled across Central Asia into Europe and the Middle East . Among this migratory wave were various Turkic tribes who brought the Islamic religion and Turkic languages that dominate modern Turkey.

The Byzantine Empire sustained a number of invasions and limped forward before finally collapsing in the 14th century, by which point much of Anatolia was already controlled by tribal micro-kingdoms. One of these Turkic tribal groups, the Ottomans, emerged as the dominant regional power during the 15th century and enjoyed a few hundred years of expansion and growth until territorial losses forced its eventual decline in the 19th century.

20th century

The final dissolution of the Ottoman Empire after defeat at the hands of the Allies in WWI was followed by a brief period of Allied occupation before the establishment of the Republic of Turkey in 1923.

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk became the republic’s first president and introduced radical reforms to modernize Turkey and imbue it with a unique identity that was separate from that of the former empire. His ideas continue to be influential in contemporary politics today.

In the decades since the death of Ataturk in 1938, Turkey has seen a number of swings between democratic and autocratic governance, interrupted by brief periods of military governance and occasional political chaos.

Turkey today is a presidential republic where the ruling political parties have historically been nationalist and somewhat economically liberal, with a varying amount of Islamic influence. 

Far-left political activist groups and minority rebel groups have waxed and waned in terms of public and political influence. The most notable is the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), a militant political group originally formed with the intention of creating a Kurdish separatist state. The arrest of PKK founder Abdullah Ocalan in 1999 was a crushing blow to the once-powerful group, though they continue to operate with the stated aim of ensuring the rights and autonomy of the Kurdish people in Turkey and beyond.   

More recently, Turkey has experienced relative prosperity and political stability, though the economy – based on mineral mining, agriculture, tourism and construction – continues to fluctuate between growth and stasis.

Eating and drinking

Home to some of the tastiest produce you can get your hands on, traditional cooking methods and influence from Asia, Europe and the Middle East, Turkey’s food is surprising, delicious and delightful (pun definitely intended).

Plant-based options

Many Turkish favorites are already non-meat. Gozleme, simit and cig kofte are all vegetarian and easy to find in markets, street corner food stands and restaurants. Vegans will have a trickier time finding pre-made dishes that contain no animal products. However, Turkey has an abundance of markets selling fresh produce, bread and extras like hummus and fava bean dip. With a little planning, vegans will be able to assemble meze-style lunches when pre-made options aren’t available.

In dishes like soups and stews it’s a good idea to watch out for beef stock – called et suyu – as it is used frequently even in ‘vegetarian’ dishes.

Must-try Turkish dishes and beverages

  • Gozleme This spinach and cheese pastry is a tasty budget-friendly bite that will satisfy everyone (especially vegetarians).
  • Lokum Love it or hate it, this divisive treat (known internationally as Turkish delight) can be found in shops, bazaars and street stalls nearly everywhere in Turkey. Made from rosewater, lemon, sugar, cornflour and water, it's relatively easy to make… and even easier to eat.
  • Simit As far as quick and easy snacks go it’s hard to pass up simit, a bread similar to a sesame-encrusted bagel. Carts selling simit can be found at bus and train stations, main streets and other busy thoroughfares in most cities.
  • Cig kofte Made with bulgur, onion, tomato paste and spices, this south-eastern specialty is essentially a big ol’ vegetarian ‘meatball’. The traditional kind (made with raw meat) is now banned, so you can eat without fear of food poisoning.
  • Fish sandwiches Particularly if you’re spending time in the Bosphorus, a fish sandwich (or balik ekmek) is a must-try local dish. Made with white fish, onion and salad, it’s a simple classic that hits the spot.
  • Manti Though the ingredients that fill these handmade dumplings vary, the best kind are filled with lamb and served with yogurt and butter. It’s hard to move after polishing off a plate, but so worth it.
  • Turkish coffee Turkish coffee is known around the world for its unique brewing method. It's made with arabica beans which are ground into a fine powder and boiled with cardamom and water in a cevze – a pretty copper or brass pot with a long, thin handle.

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Turkey travel highlights

One of the best-preserved classical cities in the Eastern Mediterranean and arguably the greatest Greco-Roman site in the world, the ruins of Ephesus are essential viewing for amateur historians.

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3. Istanbul

People are passionate about Istanbul. Allow at least a few days to explore the sights of this continent-straddling city and discover the indefinable quality that inspires such devotion.

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5. Mt Nemrut

Hike to the summit of this remote mountain and you’ll be rewarded with the ruins of an ancient mausoleum, including gigantic stone heads which are all that remain of epic statues of various gods.

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Geography and environment

A fairly mountainous country sharing borders with Bulgaria , Greece , Syria, Iraq, Iran , Armenia , Georgia and Azerbaijan , Turkey also has wide stretches of coastline along the Aegean, Mediterranean and Black Seas.

Blessed with large tracts of fertile soil, Turkey is one of the world's biggest agricultural producers, and visitors can expect to see many farms, orchards, plantations and areas of permanent crops occupying certain regions.

Due to its location, Turkey is home to a wide variety of landscapes, from the rocky, forested coastline of the Black Sea region to the fertile plateaus of the Marmara, the white sand beaches of the Aegean and the limestone formations of the Mediterranean. Adding further environmental diversity, the Anatolia highlands (considered the heartland of the country) feature rugged snow-capped peaks and crystalline lakes.

With one of the biggest bazaars in the world, flea markets aplenty and a cutting-edge contemporary fashion scene in the bigger cities, shopping in Turkey is more diverse than you might think.

It's a good idea to check with your local customs officials to ensure that you are able to bring certain items back into your home country, particularly perishable items. Australia and New Zealand, for example, generally have strict quarantine laws.

A note on ceramics

While beautifully decorated tiles and ceramics overflow from Turkey’s market stalls, you should keep in mind that their point of origin can be hard to decipher. In other words, watch out for fakes. The real deal tends to be pretty expensive (but worth it, if you ask us). Of course, if you’re just after something pretty to remind you of your travels, don’t feel too bad about reaching for the inexpensive option.

Things to buy in Turkey

  • Handwoven carpets Turkish carpets are a worldwide phenomenon and represent centuries of artistic tradition woven into a beautiful work of art. Go in with an idea of how much you’re willing to pay and don’t be afraid to bargain a little. Just keep in mind that quality craftsmanship deserves to be rewarded with a fair price. A lot of vendors and stores will give you the carpet in a bag suitable to transport as luggage, or you might consider shipping it back home.
  • Nazar boncuk (evil eye talisman) Want to bring home a little piece of Turkey and ward off evil spirits and intentions at the same time? An evil eye talisman is a perfect thing. You’ll see these little blue ‘eyes’ in every shop and the majority of Turks carry one with them wherever they go.
  • Jewelry Turkey's artisan-made gold and silver earrings, rings and bracelets are good buys. Bazaars, boutiques, museum gift shops and silversmiths offer a wide range of designs from modern to Ottoman-inspired.
  • Brass and copper You can find an assortment of brass and copper decorative objects for the home in the bazaars of Turkey. Serving platters, pitchers, trays, pots and urns will add some souvenir flair to your kitchen.

Festivals and events

If you want an adventure with a point of difference, consider planning your travels to coincide with these popular events.

Whether or not you want to travel during Ramazan (Ramadan) will depend on what kind of adventure you’re after. If you love immersing yourself in local culture and religious practices (and don’t mind a little inconvenience) you might just find traveling during this holy month a fascinating and enriching experience. While the days are dedicated to fasting and contemplation, the evenings are full of colorful celebration and, of course, feasting! Plus, there are fewer tourists around to compete with.

Anniversary of the Anzac campaign

Thousands of people head to Gallipoli every year to pay their respects to fallen Australian , New Zealand and Turkish soldiers who died during the bloody Gallipoli campaign of WWI. The moving dawn ceremony is an iconic event that grows in popularity each year, so if you're hoping to head to Gallipoli in April for Anzac Day, plan ahead.

Efes Pilsen One Love Festival

This annual summer music festival held in Istanbul presents two days of rock, pop, folk and electronic entertainment for masses of locals and visitors keen on soaking up some tunes and summer love.

Kirkpinar Oil Wrestling Championships

Want to see thousands of oiled-up men wrestle and grapple with each other? Then this is the festival for you! This wrestling championship is held over several days, usually in late June, when Turkey's national sport is celebrated with gusto and fanfare. Apart from the one-on-one wrestling bouts, there’s Romani bands, traditional food and belly dancers providing the perfect sideshow attractions.

Cappadox Festival

Set in the otherworldly landscape of Cappadocia, this eco-friendly music festival features artists and musicians performing on solar-powered stages and inside the ancient caves that the region is famous for. Held around June, the festival was originally an annual event but has moved to a biennial timetable.

Learn more about festivals in Turkey

Further reading

For inspiring stories to prepare you for your Turkey adventure, check out these books:

  • Turkey: A Short History – Norman Stone
  • The Bastard of Istanbul – Elif Shafak
  • Last Train to Istanbul – Ayse Kulin
  • Poems of Nazim Hikmet – Nazim Hikmet
  • Istanbul: Memories and the City – Orhan Pamuk
  • Portrait of a Turkish Family – Irfan Orga
  • A Fez of the Heart – Jeremy Seal
  • Turkish Coast Through Writers' Eyes – Rupert Scott (ed.)

Similar destinations

Thinking about a trip to Turkey but still browsing other destinations? Or, maybe you've already traveled to the crossroads of Europe and Asia and you're looking for somewhere similar? Check out tours to neighboring locations:

  • Greece tours
  • Cyprus tours
  • Bulgaria tours

Turkey travel FAQs

Do i need a covid-19 vaccine to join an intrepid trip.

Trips from 1 January 2023 onwards

From 1 January 2023, Intrepid will no longer require travelers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (excluding all Polar trips and select adventure cruises).

However, we continue to strongly recommend that all Intrepid travelers and leaders get vaccinated to protect themselves and others.

Specific proof of testing or vaccination may still be required by your destination or airline. Please ensure you check travel and entry requirements carefully.

Do you need a visa to travel to Turkey?

You may need a visa to enter Turkey depending on where you’re from. Foreign nationals from several countries will need an e-visa that allows stays of up to 90 days within a 180-day period, including:

  • South Africa

Travelers from many countries – including  New Zealand , the  United Kingdom , Denmark, Finland, France, Germany,  Japan , Norway, Sweden and  Switzerland  – don’t require a visa for stays of less than three months if the trip is for tourism or business purposes.

When is the best time to visit Turkey?

The best time to visit Turkey is typically during the shoulder seasons of March to May or September to October when the temperatures are still warm and there aren't yet large summer crowds.

For the best beach weather, the hottest time of year is June and July, however, this collides with the summer holidays, so it will be busy.

The cooler months are quieter and accommodation (when still open) is cheaper.

If you are planning to travel to the eastern reaches of Turkey during Ramadan/Ramazan, it’s important to consider that many restaurants and shops will either be closed or operating at reduced hours. However, the carnival atmosphere that erupts when the fast breaks in the evening is magical, so travelers who enjoy immersive cultural experiences might prefer to travel during the holy month.

What's the weather like in Turkey?

The weather in Turkey depends on the time of year and region you're visiting. The southern coastlines typically experience a Mediterranean climate with hot summers and wet winters, while the interior regions can experience drastic temperature changes and even snow.

If you're planning on swimming, the water is generally still warm up until the start of November and October is great as it's much quieter.

Weather in Istanbul is fairly temperate, sheltered from severe weather by its proximity to the coastlines.

Is tipping customary in Turkey?

While tipping isn't mandatory in Turkey, a cash tip that equals a small percentage of the total bill is very much appreciated in restaurants.

It's also customary to tip staff while visiting hammams (bathhouses). It's not necessary to tip taxi drivers, although rounding up the fare for convenience is commonplace.

What is the internet access like in Turkey?

Free wi-fi is common in Turkey’s cities, but the quality of connection varies. Alternatively, Turkey has an abundance of internet cafes in large cities, and most of them serve coffee and snacks so you can refuel while you catch up with folks back home.

Internet access can be spotty or non-existent in rural areas, so it’s best to treat travel in these regions as an opportunity for a digital detox. 

Can I use my mobile phone while in Turkey?

Mobile phone coverage is good in Turkey, especially in large cities. Coverage may not be available in more remote areas. Ensure you have global roaming activated with your mobile carrier before you leave home if you wish to use your mobile.

What are the toilets like in Turkey?

Turkey has a mix of Western-style and squat-style toilets, sometimes with a jug of water for manual flushing. The latter becomes more common the more remote the region, however, there's typically a Western-style toilet in every bathroom.

Toilets are known as WCs (short for water closets) in Turkey.

Many public toilets require a small payment of roughly 2-10 TRY for use, so make sure you carry change when out and about.

You may find the standards of hygiene and sanitation in Turkey are laxer than you are used to so it's a good idea to carry toilet paper and hand sanitiser if you are concerned.

What will it cost for a…?

Turkey's unit of currency is the lira (TRY). Here's what you can expect to pay for a:

  • Half-litre of beer = 50-60 TRY
  • Simit (local bread roll) = 10 TRY
  • Casual restaurant meal = 300 TRY
  • Mid-range restaurant meal = 600 TRY
  • Basic hammam visit = 1000 + TRY/50 EURO

Can I drink the water in Turkey?

Drinking tap water isn't recommended in Turkey. For environmental reasons, try to avoid buying bottled water. Fill a reusable water bottle or canteen with filtered water or carry water purification tablets with you. It's also advisable to avoid ice in drinks and to peel fruit and vegetables rather than eating washed or unwashed produce.

Are credit cards widely accepted in Turkey?

Major credit cards are widely accepted in tourist shopping areas and large hotels in Turkey, but are less commonly accepted by smaller vendors, in remote towns and rural areas. We recommend carrying cash for purchases to avoid being caught out.

What is ATM access like in Turkey?

ATMs are available in large cities in Turkey but are not common in rural areas and smaller towns. Be prepared for this by having enough cash before traveling out of the city.

What to wear in Turkey

Turkey can get quite warm in summer and during the shoulder seasons but it’s important to remember that clothing that covers you from elbows to below the knee is appropriate in (or even around) mosques. Think linen pants, lightweight tops/shirts and long dresses. Female travelers should also carry a scarf on them to wear when visiting mosques.

Do I need to purchase travel insurance before traveling?

Absolutely. All passengers traveling with Intrepid are required to purchase travel insurance before the start of their trip. Your travel insurance details will be recorded by your leader on the first day of the trip. Due to the varying nature, availability and cost of health care around the world, travel insurance is very much an essential and necessary part of every journey.

For more information on insurance, please go to: Travel Insurance

What public holidays are celebrated in Turkey?

  • 1 January New Year's Day
  • 23 April National Sovereignty and Children's Day
  • 1 May Labour Day
  • 19 May Youth & Sports Day
  • 15 July Democracy and National Unity Day
  • 30 August Victory Day
  • 29 October Republic Day

View a full list of public holidays in Turkey .

The 30-day Islamic holy month of Ramazan (Ramadan) is widely observed in Turkey. The exact dates change every year, so it’s important you check when Ramazan will take place in the year you plan to travel. As a general rule, there are five consecutive public holidays observed at the beginning of the month and a few observed at the end.

The level of celebration varies considerably depending on what part of Turkey you are in. The east has a larger Muslim population and therefore a more devoutly observed Ramazan, whereas the southern and western coasts will be less affected.

Kurban (Eid al-Adha)

A four to five-day public holiday is observed during Kurban (Eid al-Adha), though like Ramazan the exact dates of this observation change every year.

Is Turkey safe for LGBTQIA+ travelers?

LGBTQIA+ travelers should be aware that while Turkey is nominally secular it can also be very conservative. As such, negative attitudes towards LGBTQIA+ individuals are common, particularly outside major cities.  

While same-sex relationships and non-normative gender presentation are not against the law in Turkey, LGBTQIA+ people have no legally enshrined protection from discrimination. Legal prohibitions against ‘ offenses against public morality’ can and have been used to persecute LGBTQIA+ folks, though the likelihood of this being used to target travelers is low.

Transgender travelers, in particular, should be aware that trans people in Turkey report being the targets of violence and overt discrimination. 

Istanbul and Ankara have established queer scenes, both of which are primarily oriented around cisgender gay men and to a lesser extent cisgender gay women. However, same-sex couples are still unlikely to engage in public displays of affection in these cities.

For more detailed and up-to-date advice, we recommend visiting Equaldex or ILGA before you travel.

If you are traveling solo on an Intrepid group tour, you will share accommodation with a passenger of the same gender as per your passport information. If you don’t identify with the gender assigned on your passport, please let us know at the time of booking and we’ll arrange the rooming configuration accordingly. A single supplement is available on some tours for travelers who do not wish to share a room.

Is Turkey accessible for travelers with disabilities?

Intrepid is committed to making travel widely accessible, regardless of ability or disability. That’s why we do our best to help as many people see the world as possible, regardless of any physical or mental limitations they might have. We’re always happy to talk to travelers with disabilities and see if we can help guide them toward the most suitable itinerary for their needs and, where possible, make reasonable adjustments to our itineraries.

While infrastructure is improving, much of Turkey remains difficult to navigate for wheelchair users and people with mobility concerns. Many cities in Turkey have been occupied for thousands of years and their design reflects that, with little regard given to making streets and attractions accessible. Travelers with impaired mobility will find that while tourist locales in Istanbul, such as hotels and mosques, are fitted with ramps and connected by an accessible tram, getting around the rest of the city can be challenging. Rural regions like Cappadocia will be difficult for travelers with mobility impairment to navigate independently. 

Squat toilets remain the norm in many parts of Turkey, which can pose problems for travelers with certain disabilities.

Traffic in Turkey can be chaotic, and even when traffic lights and pedestrian crossings exist drivers do not always obey them. Taxis are, for the most part, not wheelchair-friendly.         

Travelers who use battery-operated hearing aids should consider bringing a stash of extra batteries, as they can be difficult to locate in Turkey.

If you do live with a visual, hearing or other impairment, let your booking agent or group leader know early on so they’re aware and suitable arrangements can be made. As a general rule, knowing some common words in the local language, carrying a written itinerary with you and taking to the streets in a group, rather than solo, can help make your travel experience the best it can be.

Does my trip to Turkey support The Intrepid Foundation?

Yes, all Intrepid trips support the Intrepid Foundation. In fact, we make a donation on behalf of every traveler. Trips to Turkey directly support our foundation partner, C ontemporary Life Support Association (CYDD) . 

Contemporary Life Support Association (CYDD) provide scholarships and educational programs for economically disadvantaged youth in Turkey. Donations from our trips fund a program where young scholarship awardees undertake outreach workshops with marginalized children in regional villages. Workshops include information sessions on gender equality, health, law, culture, and other human rights topics.

Intrepid will double the impact by dollar-matching all post-trip donations made to The Intrepid Foundation.

How do I stay safe and healthy while traveling?

From Australia?

Go to: Smart Traveller

From Canada?

Go to:  Canada Travel Information

From the UK?

Go to:  UK Foreign Travel Advice

From New Zealand?

Go to:  Safe Travel

From the US?

Go to:  US Department of State

The World Health Organisation also provides useful health information.

What kind of accommodation will I be staying in?

Traveling with Intrepid is a little bit different. We endeavor to provide travelers with an authentic experience to remember, so we try to keep accommodation as unique and traditional as possible.

When traveling with us in Turkey you may find yourself staying in a:

These locally run guesthouses are the perfect blend of a comfortable homestay and a hotel, combining well-situated and authentic Turkish accommodation with modern conveniences.

Immerse yourself in local village life and enjoy Turkish hospitality (and food) during a homestay. Share a home-cooked meal with your hosts and embrace the slow life.

How will I be traveling around Turkey?

Intrepid believes half the fun of experiencing a new country is getting there, and getting around once there! Where possible, Intrepid uses local transport options and traditional modes of transport – which usually have less of an environmental impact, support small local operators and are heaps more fun.

Depending what trip you're on while in Turkey, you may find yourself traveling by:

Explore the rugged beauty of Turkey’s coast on a traditional Turkish sailing gulet. Spend days exploring submerged ruins and nights cozied up on deck under the stars.

What is it like traveling on a small group tour?

Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or you’re about to embark on your first trip, traveling can be as intimidating as it is exciting. That's the beauty of a small group tour. From handling the logistics and organizing amazing cultural activities to local leaders who know each destination like the back of their hand (like which street has the best markets and where to get the most authentic food), traveling on a small group tour with Intrepid will give you unforgettable travel experiences without the hassle that comes with exploring a new place. Plus, you'll have ready-made friends to share the journey with. All you have to do is turn up with a healthy sense of adventure and we’ll take care of the rest.

Does my Intrepid trip include airfare?

While our Intrepid trips include many modes of transport, from tuk-tuks to overland vehicles, bullet trains and feluccas, airfare to and from your home country is not included in your tour package.

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Duration 9 days

Max Group Size 40

Tour Code 9DTTTP34

Tour Type Request as Private

Age Requirement 12 - 99 Ages

Guiding Method Fully guided

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Physical level easy

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Tour Overview

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Upon our arrival at Istanbul International Airport, your guide will meet, assist and transfer you to the hotel. Istanbul was the capital city of Byzantium & Roman Empires and Ottoman State. It is a most fascinating city, which actually crosses two continents Europe and Asia. It is a city of amalgamation of museums, bazaars, minarets, mosques, churches, palaces, and restaurants catering to every one’s taste, customs and fifteen million people. Overnight in Istanbul.

(Breakfast lunch and dinner included)

Our first visit will be HIPPODROME. Ancient Hippodrome was the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. Than we will visit SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE. Sultanahmet Mosque sits across from Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque, which was built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, and is famously known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. Our next visit will be HAGIA SOPHIA GRAND MOSQUE . The Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque, previously known as the Church of Divine Wisdom, is simply the best of its kind! Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque is the greatest surviving example of Byzantine Architecture. For 1000 years, it was the largest church in the world, decorated with stunning 6th century golden mosaics. Today it serves a mosque. Lunch break at 13:00 pm. After the lunch, TravelShop Group will take you to the Souvenir Shop which is a unique atmosphere with reasonable prices for your shopping. Here you will find; Exotic Spices and Herbs, Turkish Baklava, Turkish Delights, Turkish Coffee, nuts and fruits, small souvenirs such as Ceramic Handicrafts, Evil Eyes totems, all naturel and organic olive oil, soaps and many other goods in Souvenir Shops and stores. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

DINNER CRUISE ON THE BOSPHORUS TOUR : Tonight Between 19:3 0pm to 23:30pm we have an optional Entertaining Dinner Cruise program on the Bosphorus, where Europe and Asia are connected. You will spend an unforgettable night on the Bosphorus with dinner, unlimited local alcoholic and non-alcoholic & soft drinks, belly dance show, Turkish Folklore show, DJ Performance and great entertainment on Bosphorus Dinner Cruise. End of the entertainment at about midnight 23:30 pm, transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

Please Note: Please do not forget to carry headscarf with you for the visit of religious places as Blue Mosque & Hagia Sophia Mosque.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

After breakfast enjoy BOSPORUS BY BOAT ; a traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. The shore lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion, you will see the magnificent sights of the following attractions from your boat. See Dolmabahce Palace, and further along, the parks and imperial pavilions of Yildiz Palace. On the coastal edge of this park, is Ciragan Palace, 300 meters of its marble facade faces the shore. At Ortakoy a great variety of artists, gather every sunday to display their work along the street. Ortakoy is a symbol of tolerance with a church, a mosque and a synagogue existing side by side for centuries. RUMELI FORTRESS (view from boat), Built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452 prior to the conquest of Istanbul was completed in only four months to control and protect the infamous Bosporus passage. It is one of the most beautiful works of military architecture anywhere in the world. BEYLERBEYI PALACE (view from boat), is the summer residence of Ottoman sultans exists in its original renovated glory featuring original antique furniture and magnificent gardens with the Harem on the Asian side of Istanbul. Lunch break at the Turkish restaurant. After the lunch we will then take you to the GRAND SPICE BAZAAR, which is a unique atmosphere with reasonable prices for your shopping. Here you will find; Exotic Spices and Herbs, Turkish Baklava, Turkish Delights, Turkish Coffee, nuts and fruits, small souvenirs such as Ceramic Handicrafts, Evil Eyes totems, all naturel olive oil, soaps and many other goods in Souvenir Shops and stores. After the tour transfer to Istanbul Airport for domestic flight to Cappadocia. Transfer from airport and check in to your hotel in Cappadocia. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.

Please Note: If you wish to join our optional activity of Cappadocia Hor Air Ballooning for tomorrow, please contact with your guide and register because it will take place early the next morning.

After breakfast at 09:30 depart for Cappadocia Tour. We will drive you to Ozkonak Underground City , one of the best preserved Underground cities in Cappadocia. After Underground City tour, you visit Goreme Open Air Museum , the Heart of Cappadocia. Goreme Open Air Museum is famous for frescoes dating to 10th century describing the life of Jesus Christ and monks. Next stop is Cavusin , which is an abandoned village with old cave Greek houses. After Cavusin you go to the restaurant in Avanos to have lunch. After lunch, you visit a pottery work shop, to see how to make potteries. Then you go to Love Valley . Love Valley Cappadocia is a hidden valley with scenic formations to say the least. Despite the resemblance to man hood, these amazing rock formations are far from man-made. Next stop is Devrent Valley , which is also called Imagination Valley, where you can see natural rock formations looking like animals. Last stop is Three Beauties , three beautiful fairy chimneys with their hats, which is the symbol of Cappadocia. This tour will end approximately at 18.00 and you will be returned back to your hotel. Dinner and Overnight in Cappadocia.

(Breakfast and Dinner included)

After breakfast, we depart for Cappadocia Airport for our domestic flight to Izmir Airport Cappadocia.

Transfer from Izmir airport to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore Izmir. Dinner and Overnight in Kusadasi.

We depart for Pamukkale at 08:00 am. Upon arrival to Pamukkale we have a lunch break until 13:30 pm. Afterwards we shall visit the calcium terraces of Pamukkale (cotton castle) and the ruins of Hierapolis , then walk around this natural phenomenon and have the option of lying in the waters of the natural springs. Denizli/Pamukkale means seaside in Turkish and is located on the Buyuk Menderes River. It is a growing industrial town, known for its textile industry and outlet shopping. You will visit one of the famous textile factories of Pamukkale. This tour will end approximately 18.30 and you will be back to your hotel. Dinner and Overnight in Kusadasi.

After breakfast between 08:30 am, departure from hotel fully guided tour of Ephesus , one of the best-preserved ancient sites in the world en - route, visiting the Temple of Artemis, Curetes street, famous Roman baths, Celsus Library and Grand theatre. Lunch break around 13:00 pm. After the lunch, we will visit a place, which continues to perform one of the oldest arts of Turkey; a carpet-weaving centre. After lunch, we will do a Turkish Village Tour. Sirince’s construction style today belongs to Anatolian Greeks. The houses on the slope are all Orginal with their white paints. Sirince Village also has a fantastic reputation for making some of the best wines in Turkey - especially fruit wines. We will see the vineyards and it is time to learn how to make fruit wine. In the evening, you will be tested about your knowledge of making fruit wine. On the way, we will visit one of the famous leather production centers of the region, where you will have the opportunity to get a good factory rate. On this guided tour, you will avoid the constant nagging and sometimes bullying that is well known in the markets of Turkey. Enabling you to enjoy the shopping experience whilst gaining the knowledge of the ancient craftsmen. Dinner and Overnight in Kusadasi.

(Open buffet breakfast included)

Proceed to Izmir airport for your flight to Istanbul. On arrival in Istanbul airport. We depart for Grand Spice Bazaar which is a unique atmosphere with reasonable prices for your shopping on many Exotic Spices and Herbs, Turkish Baklava, Turkish Delights, Turkish Coffee, nuts and fruits, small souvenirs such as Ceramic Handicrafts, Evil Eyes totems, all naturel olive oil, soaps and many other goods in Souvenir Shops and stores. The rest of the evening is yours to enjoy Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.

After breakfast check out from the hotel. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we look forward to seeing you in the future on another TravelShop Booking Tour. Have a safe trip back home and thanks for choosing TravelShop Booking.

Trip includes

3 nights hotel in 5 Star La Quinta by Wyndham Istanbul

3 nights hotel in Kusadasi 5 Star Ramada Hotel & Suite

2 nights hotel in Cappadocia El Puente Cave Hotel

Professional English-speaking tour guides

8 open buffet breakfasts

Bosphorus Dinner Cruise 

All airport transfer services mentioned inside the itinerary

 Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach

Guided Istanbul City Tour

Guided Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise Tour

Spice bazaar Tour

Guided Ephesus and Sirince Village Tour

Guided Pamukkale Tour

Guided Cappadocia Tour with Underground City and Goreme Open Air Museum

All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary

Domestic flight from Istanbul to Izmir

Domestic flight from Izmir to Kayseri / Nevsehir

Domestic flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul

International flights

Insurance: All types

Turkey entry visa

Hotel room taxes

Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry

Any others expenses which are not mentioned at the included section


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Additionally, all suppliers (worldwide companies providing land services) are responsible for adding their cancellation terms and conditions to their dashboard, which can be viewed in the "Cancellation Policy" section on the front page of the website. However, if a supplier fails to include their cancellation terms and conditions, the following rules apply, and by booking a tour, both the supplier, operators, and travelers agree to abide by them.

All parties must understand that this text will be valid if any Supplier has not added their cancellation policy to the system. By booking any supplier's tour via our website, all parties will be deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions.

  • Suppliers are global companies that provide land tours and services to operators and travelers. According to the TravelShop Booking Supplier agreement, all Suppliers are responsible for adding their own terms and conditions, including information on tour cancellations.
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  • Reservations : Reservations can be made from the Tour Detail page , from the Availability section located below the itinerary. Additionally, right below the Availability section, travelers can select the Private Tour option to contact the tour operator and book the tour privately. Simply fill out your contact details and write your question; one of our experts will promptly respond to assist you. Please note that some tours may not be customized privately; therefore, there is no Private Tour option in the Availability section. Once you confirm your booking by clicking the "Book Now" button, you will be directed to the Checkout page. Firstly, enter all your details, and please double-check the names, passport, and flight details. Upon proceeding with the booking, we will charge a 25% booking deposit to your credit card.

The full amount of the tour must be paid 15 days before the departure date. If not, it will be consider as a cancellation, hence cancellation penalties will be charged. However, if you have booked any of our tours, including domestic flight tickets, then cancellation penalties and the full amount of the flights will be charged.

Payments with Visa and Mastercard can be made in pounds, euros, or dollars. However, if you choose to pay with American Express, a 4% bank fee will apply.

A reservation made through the website on a regular basis cannot be changed. However, travelers can discuss the services and other details if they book the tour privately. Tours booked privately can only be changed if seats are available. Any changes to an entire private reservation will be considered a cancellation and will be subject to cancellation fees, resulting in a 100% loss of deposit.

  • Booking Changes : Once your private booking is confirmed, any changes will incur a €50.00 fee.
  • Cancellations and Refunds : Cancellation quieries must be made in wirten and signed by the traveler or tour operators.
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Turkey: Coastlines & Cappadocia

15 days, istanbul to istanbul.

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White cliffs and bright blue travertines (limestone pools) of Pammukkale and the glimmering Blue Mosque, experience the best of Turkey's historical highlights and natural wonders in one incredible tour. Begin your trip roaming the palaces of Istanbul before journeying into the bizarre underground cities and the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia. Stick to public bus and budget accommodation, which not only keeps costs down but gives you a chance to really meet the locals. From the ancient Roman streets of Ephesus to bustling bazaars, follow your curiosity and spend 15 days discovering the culture and natural beauty of this fascinating region.

Istanbul to Istanbul

Special offers, is this tour for me, travel style: 18-to-thirtysomethings.

Fast, fresh, and fun adventures that never slow down, made for young, budget-minded travellers.

Service Level: Basic

Simple and clean hotels and hostels; affordable public and private transport; lots of optional activities.

Physical Rating: 2 - Light

Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 18, avg 12.

Age requirement: 18-39

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Places visited

Day 1 istanbul.

Arrive at any time.

Shake off that jet lag and prepare for an evening buzzing with excitement. Head out with your group and CEO for drinks at a favourite local spot. After, feel free to do some exploring in the area on your own or with some fellow travellers. Kick-off your adventure in Istanbul with lively music, and a healthy dose of fun.

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Day 2 overnight bus from istanbul to goreme.

View the sights on an orientation walk, then spend some free time exploring the city. Travel by private, overnight bus to Cappadocia.

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Day 3 göreme.

Opt to try a hot air balloon trip during sunrise. Then, after breakfast visit the Goreme Open Air Museum on foot.

Day 4 Göreme

Today enjoy free time to explore Cappadocia, hike in the area, explore its underground cities, and enjoy the incredible fairy chimneys dotting the landscape. Opt to join the bus tour and visit the different valleys stopping for photos along the way.

Day 5 Overnight bus from Goreme to Olympos

Enjoy more free time to explore beautiful Cappadocia. Opt for a soak in a Turkish Bath before your overnight bus to Antalya.

Day 6 Olympos

Upon arrival to Antalya, continue to the village of Olympos on the Mediterranean coast. Relax and enjoy the beaches of Olympos. Opt to set off on a walk to see the flames of Mount Olympos at night.

Day 7 Olympos/Kekova

Continue to the beautiful coastal village of Kekova and spend the afternoon onboard a boat in the Mediterranean Sea. Enjoy a freshly prepared dinner before disembarking the boat and driving to our hotel for the evening.

Day 8 Kekova/Fethiye

From Ucagiz continue exploring the Turquoise Coast to the coastal town of Fethiye.

Day 9 Fethiye

Enjoy free time to explore Fethiye. Opt for a boat trip to it's near-shore islands, hike to Oludeniz lagoon or visit Butterfly valley.

Day 10 Fethiye/Pamukkale

On arrival to Pamukkale visit the beautiful white cliffs of Pamukkale, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the ancient site of Hierapolis.

Day 11 Pamukkale/Selçuk

Head back to the coastal town of Selçuk. In the late afternoon visit one of the best preserved sites, Ephesus.

Day 12 Selçuk

Enjoy free time for an optional traditional Selcuk cooking class.

Day 13 Selçuk/Çanakkale

Travel north to Canakkale and visit the Legendary Troy en route.

Day 14 Çanakkale/Istanbul

In the morning, option to visit Gallipoli Peninsula before driving to the big city for one last night with the group.

Day 15 Istanbul

Depart at any time.

What's Included

  • Your Welcome Moment: Welcome Moment - Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends
  • Your Big Night Out Moment: Istanbul
  • Orientation walk of Istanbul
  • Afternoon boat trip with dinner (Aegean Sea)
  • Göreme Open Air Museum Visit
  • Visit to Pamukkale and the ancient site of Hierapolis
  • Visit to Ephesus
  • Visit to Troy
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities


Simple hotels (12 nts), overnight buses (2 nts).

14 breakfasts, 1 dinner Allow USD235-305 for meals not included.


Public bus, boat, walking.

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The Best Sightseeing Tours in Turkey


Are you ready to embark on an unforgettable adventure to Turkey, but are not sure how to start planning? Don't worry, because we have analyzed an extensive selection of multi-day sightseeing tours based on key criteria such as price, destinations, guest ratings, service, travel style, quality, and activities. So, get ready to immerse yourself in a rich tapestry of culture, history, activities, excitement, food, and breathtaking landscapes. Below are the best options in Turkey, so let's get to it!

  • Turkish Escape (10 destinations) 8 Days, $999.00
  • Turkey Unplugged - 10 Days 10 Days, $2275.00
  • Magic Explorer Tour 12 Days, $2635.00

What are sightseeing tours like in Turkey?


Here are the important factors:

  • 51 trip options analyzed
  • $238 average price per day (USD)
  • 1 to 17 days in length
  • 4.61 of 5 average rating
  • 23 people or less on average

Curious about the diverse range of sightseeing tours? Prepare to be amazed by the array of options available to suit every traveler's preferences. It comes as no surprise that visitors adore these tours, given their exceptional average guest rating of 4.61 out of 5 stars. When it comes to group sizes, the average maximum capacity stands at 23 people, allowing for a comfortable and sociable experience. The shortest tour is 1 days, while the longest is 17 days. And for physical activity , you can choose between easy, moderate, and serious, with most of them being easy. With a comprehensive analysis encompassing 51 sightseeing tours, you can rest assured that Turkey has something tailored to your interests and preferences, promising an unforgettable experience for all.

(All tour prices are in US Dollars before taxes, and come from a base price that is reported by TourRadar. Peak season prices can vary significantly, particularly in destinations where seasonal travel fluctuates dramatically.)

So, let's get to it and see...

The 10 Best Sightseeing Tours in Turkey

Turkish escape (10 destinations).

  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for sightseeing tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.

Set off on an extraordinary journey that has been awarded a 5 out of 5 stars by previous guests. With a duration of 8 days, this journey offers an intimate group setting, accommodating 46 individuals, while extending a warm welcome to travelers from 5 to 80 years old. Immerse yourself in a travel experience that includes 9 destinations, featuring Kusadasi, Ephesus Archaeological Museum, Pamukkale, and Bursa. Istanbul kicks off your expedition, serving as both the starting and finishing point. Brought to you by Globus , this exceptional deal is an incredible steal at a mere $125 per day.

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Turkey Unplugged - 10 Days

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With this option you can experience an unparalleled voyage for 10 unforgettable days. It ensures an intimate group setting with 24 participants at most. Uncover the beauty of 9 destinations on this itinerary, with highlights such as Selcuk, Pamukkale, Cappadocia, and Gallipoli. You'll start and end this amazing trip in Istanbul. On The Go Tours , the organizer of this journey, extends a warm invitation to guests travelers from 18 to 80 years old. This extraordinary opportunity offers exceptional value at only $148 per day. It's currently on a special discounted offer.

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Magic Explorer Tour

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This fantastic trip has a rating of 5 out of 5 stars. Traverse through 11 enchanting destinations, with Troy, Pergamum, Kusadasi, and Selcuk among the must-see stops along the route. Istanbul will be both the start and end of your journey. This extraordinary adventure also revolves around local culture and family-friendly activities. Lasting 12 days, the maximum group size is 20 people, and it's good for travelers from 8 and up. Organized by Fez Travel , this is a great deal because it's only $165 per day. Act quickly to seize the current limited-time sale and reserve your spot now.

Family Turkey Coastal Active Adventure

With a stellar 4.3 out of 5 rating, this extraordinary journey is the perfect choice. This trip visits 6 destinations, including Gelemis, Demre, Kekova, and Simena along the way. Your adventure starts and ends in Kas. Experience the excitment of sailing and sightseeing on your journey. Spanning across 8 days, the journey accommodates 16 individuals, and is suitable for travelers from 7 to 85 years old. Offered by Explore! , this remarkable journey is priced at just $101 per day. Don't miss out on this incredible experience.

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4 Days - Cappadocia, Ephesus and Pamukkale Tour from/to Istanbul

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This exceptional trip offering by City of Sultans has received a 4.6 out of 5 rating. On this 4-day journey you can unwind while also making new memories. Experience a trip that takes you to 5 remarkable destinations, including Cappadocia, Kusadasi, and Selcuk. Istanbul will be the beginning and end of your trip. With a group size of 20 people, it's suitable for travelers from 1 to 98 years old. You're in for an epic adventure with a strong emphasis on local culture, family-friendly activities, and religious sites. This remarkable trip is priced at an unbeatable $186 per day. Act now to take advantage of the special sale price!

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Classical Turkey

Check out this voyage that has received rave reviews, earning a stellar 4.7 out of 5 rating. Explore 8 incredible locations on this trip, including Izmir, Pergamum, Ankara, and Cappadocia. Begin and conclude your remarkable journey in the gorgeous destination of Istanbul. You'll love the emphasis on local culture and family-friendly activities, too. Spanning across 10 unforgettable days, this voyage offers an intimate group experience with 35 participants, and it's great for travelers from 8 to 90 years old. Brought to you by the renowned Indus Travels , this exceptional opportunity is priced at an incredible $125 per day - an unbeatable value.

4-Day Istanbul City Stay Package - Standard

This 4-day voyage is ideal for travelers from 18 to 75 years old. And priced at only $156 per day, it's a great value, too. You'll start and end your journey in beautiful Istanbul. It's offered by Neon Tours , a very popular company with rave reviews and knowledgeable guides.

Aegean Explorer - 7 Days

Priced at just $183 per day, this terrific 7-day journey is ideal for travelers from 18 to 80 years old. This trip takes you on an adventure to 6 destinations, including Gallipoli, Kusadasi, Pamukkale, and Troy. Istanbul will mark the start of your journey, while Gallipoli will serve as its final destination. Organized by the reputable On The Go Tours , this is one of the best tours on this list. Hurry and secure your spot while this incredible sale lasts!

Mini Stay Kusadasi - 4 days - Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel

Check out this incredible voyage that has received a 4.3 out of 5 rating from previous guests. Rest assured, this trip is all about local culture and family-friendly activities, guaranteeing an unforgettable adventure. With a duration of 4 days, this journey ensures an intimate group size of 20 people, and is good for travelers from 8 and up. With 5 destinations to explore, you'll get the chance to see Kusadasi, Selcuk, and Sirince, and more. Izmir marks the starting point, while Kusadasi stands as the final stop on your incredible journey. This fantastic option, organized by Fez Travel , presents an unbeatable value at just $197 per day.

Fire of Anatolia Tour

Spanning over 11 days, this trip has a maximum size of 20 individuals. Welcoming travelers from 8 and up, it is organized by Fez Travel , a very popular company with plenty of great reviews. Along the way, this journey encompasses 11 destinations, including Selcuk, Ankara, Cappadocia, and Goreme. Istanbul will be both the start and end of your journey. This extraordinary adventure also revolves around local culture and family-friendly activities. Available at an unbeatable price of only $146 per day, this option also has a rating of 5 out of 5 stars from previous guests. It's currently on a special discounted offer.

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Also, if you're departing from a specific destination, see The Best 3-Day Tours from Istanbul , The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Istanbul , The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Fethiye , The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Bodrum , The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Kas , The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Antalya , The Best 10-Day Tours from Istanbul , or The Best 2-Week Tours from Istanbul for more package tour options.

How much do sightseeing tours in Turkey cost?

Travelers to Turkey will have a large number of terrific options for sightseeing tours at a variety of great prices. The price of sightseeing tours here can vary by type, destinations, length, and travel style. Based on thorough data from 51 sightseeing tours, their average daily price is a very reasonable $238 per day. If you're interested in more information about tours here, see our guide to tour prices in Turkey .

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Dine listening to Turkish folk and watching belly dancing

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Found in River Menderes valley, the Cotton Castle Springs of Pamukkale will leave you in awe of Mother Nature. Soak in the steaming waters of the travertine terraces that are known for their dense mineral content, allowing plenty of time to photograph the milky blue pools and the snow-like setting.

Savour the intoxicating smells of the Spice Market in Ankara

In the nation's capital, dried fruits, nutty sweets and endless spices will entice your senses. Take time to wander the street of Çıkrıkçılar Yokuşu before moving closer to Ankara Castle, where you can shop for silver and ceramics while eating your delicious snacks.

Visit the peculiar landscapes of Cappadocia

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From the otherworldly hot springs of Pamukkale to the balloon covered valleys of Cappadocia, these are just some of the pinch-me moments to experience on our trips to Turkey.

Hagia Sophia

A 6th-century masterpiece showing the opulence of distant eras, Hagia Sophia is a former cathedral transformed into a mosque before finding its current form as a museum. Stare upwards in awe of dome ceilings and ornate chandeliers before stepping outside to take in the external beauty from various angles.

Istanbul Archeology Museum

Connect with an unfathomable depth of history in Turkey's Archaeology Museums. Featuring three buildings, the collections found here unlock the ancient orient and showcase the finest in Islamic art. Allow a whole day to get lost in the depths of distant eras.

Istanbul Modern

Contemporary Turkish artists take the stage in the museum of Istanbul Modern. Housed in a former maritime warehouse, the building now features a cinema, library, gift shop and restaurant with views of the Bosphorus River. Find hours of entertainment within these progressive walls.

Best museums in Turkey

Ready yourself for dazzling cathedrals, contemporary artworks and archaeological marvels on your Turkey trip. Trafalgar will take you under the skin of this country through its soul-stirring museum collection.

Pistachios, pastry and honey come together to create the delicious sweet of baklava. Connected to stories of Sultans and layered with history, sample this treat many times over in the name of culture. Find many moreish trays in any Turkish food market.

Fill your tour of Turkey with copious amounts of the country's famous bread. Typically filled with stringy cheese and spinach, the pie meets pizza snack perfectly compliments a cup of sweet Turkish tea or a stroll around the city.

Balik Ekmek

Balik Ekmek is a popular street food of oily fish wedged between two layers of soft Turkish bread. Traditionally dished up on a boat direct from the fisherman, find this lunch staple and enjoy it while walking along the Bosporus River.

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Cappadocia Pamukkale Ephesus Tour

4 Days Turkey Trip Istanbul Cappadocia Pamukkale Ephesus Tour

***This package can also be arranged with additional flight in between Izmir and Cappadocia with additional cost. Direct flights operate on particular dates of the week. Please kindly inform our sales team with 1-2 days flexibility if possible

Day 1- Flight to Cappadocia and North Tour of Cappadocia

Day 2- Balloon Tour and Underground City Tour/Bus to Pamukkale 

Day 3- Pamukkale and Hierapolis Antic City Tour/ Travel to Kusadasi

Day 4- Tour of Ephesus and House of Mother Mary/Flight to Istanbul

Day 1-Flight to Cappadocia and Cappadocia Tours

Early in the morning, transfer to airport at 04h30 and board a scheduled flight to Cappadocia at 06h30-07h00. Upon your arrival in Cappadocia, our driver will be waiting for you at the exit with a paper writing your name and transfer to the region. Welcome to the holy land of Hittites!

We will release our luggages to our office in Goreme and we will pick them up at the end of the tour before we continue to our hotel in Goreme in the evening.

Commence the day trip to explore this colorful and pictoral terrain along with our guides’ epic narrations. We will admire the excessive beauty of nature and architecture of the ancients in Monks’s Valley, Devrent embodied with incredible landscape full of interesting shapes. Continue to Avanos(ancient Vanessa) for joining a traditional kick-wheel demonstration of clay pottery. Lunch in a restaurant and visit official Goreme open air museum. We will bring the day to end by sipping our Turkish tea overlooking the valley of Cappadocia from a hilltop. Drop off the hotel. Free evening and dinner on your own. Hotels are located in the heart of Goreme so you can easily find a restaurant at your sweet will. Try to sleep early tonight because we will have to wake you up early in the morning again. Overnight in Goreme.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 2-Balloon Ride in Cappadocia / Tour of Cappadocia-Bus to Pamukkale

Even though you do not like waking up early in the morning, participating a hot air balloon tour in Cappadocia early would definitely change your mind from now on. Observe the landscape of Cappadocia with a bird’s eye view and let the cool breeze of the morning refresh you. Return back to hotel with unforgettable scenery of a fairytale. Breakfast and freshen up and departure to the second day tour of Cappadocia with our guide in small group. Explore and Witness the lifestyle of human race a few thousands years ago in an underground city and take some pictures while you hike in some beautiful red or rose valley of Cappadocia. At the end of the day, transfer to local bus terminal and board the public bus to Pamukkale. You will spend night onboard with seat-in-couch with reclining seats just like domestic flights. During the night journey, you will be stopping one or two times for personal needs. 

Day 3-Tour of Hierapolis Necropolis and Pamukkale (White Travertines)

Upon your arrival early in the morning, you will be picked up and transferred to a local 3 star hotel where you will only spend a few hours to have some rest and breakfast after a bit long night journey to recharge your batteries before we get going to explore this natural historical phenomenal tourist spot of Turkey. Ready to go yet another otherworldly natural wonder of Turkey, Pamukkale. When you see first, you can say this is something like looking a mountain of fluffy white lime in the middle of a serene valley with full of greens.

We will commence our exploration from Necropolis(means city of dead in Greek) with its more than 1.200 graves at present. Despite the Hierapolis was not that much but most of the high social class people used to come for hot springs and spent their last days here and buried here which was a kind of fashion in those days. Here we will get to know 4 different type of graves. Continue Hierapolis  and visit this stunning ancient  Hellenistic and Roman City  with its remnants which was renovated several times due to the earthquakes. You will also have a chance to  swim in legendary pool of Cleopatra during your free time by paying your own way. Continue down the road and take off our shoes. Its time to walk barefoot on healing white travertines that gives the feeling of stepping on pumice stones. Our descent will end up near the town of Pamukkale and will have our lunch in a restaurant. Continue to  Kusadasi by driving almost 4 hours. Arrive in our hotel and checkin. Free time and overnight in Kusadasi (Port town of Ephesus).

Day 4 – 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. At the end of the day, transfer to Izmir airport for your flight to Istanbul. End of our services.

Note: If you would like to continue to any Greek Islands cruise that departs from Kusadasi or combine your Turkey trip with any Greek Islands with a flight, please kindly ask for help from our sales team to make the most of your time and match your following holiday plannings.

Price: 720 USD per person in double or triple room and Balloon trip is additional cost of 220-250 Euros per person. ( Balloon Ride Prices fluctuate a lot in Cappadocia during summer season. We are trying our best to offer the most possible price for our guests prior to their arrival)

What’s Included in Istanbul Cappadocia Pamukkale Ephesus Tour?

✓Domestic Flight Tickets by Turkish Airlines in Economy Class with 15 Kg Luggages and 7 kg Hand Luggage

✓ Night Bus Ticket to Pamukkale

✓Hotels with Breakfast in central locations

✓Day Trips in Small Groups with Local Guides

✓Lunch and Entrance Fees to Museums during guided day trips

✓Airport/Hotel/ Bus Terminal Transfers

✓All Applicable Local Taxes

How to book this tour? Please kindly send the enquiry form at the bottom of this page if you are interested in the program. Our team will be in touch with you less than 6 hours by email with complete itinerary details along with exact hotel names. Once you come to mutual agreement with our sales team, 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 by email. 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 or online payment link again.


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