8 Days Ephesus, Cappadocia & Istanbul Tour

Tour Description

Day 1 - Istanbul - Arrival Day :
Welcome to Turkey, arrival into Istanbul. Transfer from airport & check in to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul. Day 2 - Full -day Istanbul Old City Tour :
(Breakfast & Lunch included)
Fully Guided Istanbul Walking tour through Old City, visiting Topkapi Palace (closed on tuesdays), Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia Museum (closed on mondays), Underground Cistern, Covered Bazaar. (closed on Sundays) Topkapi Palace: The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed.
Sultanahmet Imperial Mosque: Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the Blue Mosque because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. Hippodrome: Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine.The rest of the evening is yours to enjoy in Istanbul.
Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3 - Istanbul Bosphorus & Two Continents Tour :
(Breakfast & Lunch included)
Pick up at 08:30 from the hotel for the Tour of Bosphorus and the Asian part of Istanbul. During the tour we will Cruise the Bosphorus, After lunch we will visit the Dolmabahce Palace, Bosphorus Bridge, Asian side.
Bosphorus Cruise: A traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion you will pass the magnificent 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.
Bosphorus Bridge: Enjoy a unique chance to step from one continent (Asia) to another (Europe). Tonight we have an evening flight to Cappadocia. Overnight cave hotel in Cappadocia.
Day 4 - Full -day Cappadocia Tour 1 :
(Breakfast & Lunch included)
Our day starts with a 9:30am pick up and tour of the local highlights of Cappadocia. You will visit: Devrent Valley, Monk's valley (Pasabag), Avanos (lunch in Avanos), Goreme open air museum, Uchisar (Natural Castle) Overnight cave hotel in Cappadocia.
Day 5 - Full -day Cappadocia Tour 2 :
(Breakfast & Lunch included)
You will be picked up from your hotel at 09:30 for the second day tour of Cappadocia. You will visit: Red valley (4 km. hiking), Rose valley (visiting the churches), Cavusin (Old Christian village), Lunch in Pigeon Valley, Kaymakli (Underground City), and Ortahisar Castle. After the tour we will depart on a domestic flight to Izmir and then transfer to Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 6 - Ephesus Tour :
(Breakfast & Lunch included)
When you awaken in Kusadasi (otherwise known as Selcuk) you will be collected at 09:30 for the Tour of the ancient city of Ephesus and the Virgin Mary's House. You will visit: The Temple of Diana, The Old City of Ephesus, Temple of Hadrian and Serapis, Library of Celcius, Lunch in Selcuk, The Last Abode of Virgin Mary.
Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 7 - Free Day :
(Breakfast included)
The day is yours to enjoy at your leisure. You don't have to wake up early, enjoy the sunshine and take in the views and natural magnificent beach & crystal clear sea. Explore the city, shop in the local markets, relax on the beach or enjoy one of the many day trips you have to choose from. These include Aqua Park, scuba diving, fishing tours and many more. Tonight we have a transfer to Izmir for your domestic flight to Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 8 - Istanbul - End of Tour :
(Breakfast included)
After breakfast check out from your hotel. We hope your private luxury Turkey tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in the future in one of our private luxury tours again. Have a nice trip back home and thanks for choosing Istanbul Travel Group.

What's included

- Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
- Domestic flight from Istanbul to Cappadocia
- Domestic flight from Cappadocia to Izmir
- Domestic flight from Izmir to Istanbul
- 3 nights hotel in Istanbul including breakfast
- 2 nights hotel in Kusadasi including breakfast
- 2 nights hotel in Cappadocia at cave hotel including breakfast
- Guided private 2 full days Istanbul City Tour
- Guided private Ephesus tour
- Guided private 2 full days Cappadocia Tour
- All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
- Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
- Professional English-speaking tour guides
- Return airport transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport
- Local taxes & handling services

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