Highlights of Turkey

from $861/per person

Highlights of Turkey tour takes you to the most essential sites to see over 8 days. Start off with vibrant Istanbul and discover the diverse history and incredible monuments before a cruising on the Bosphorus. Ride to the magical Cappadocia and watch the fairy-chimneys unfold from a hot-air balloon. Splash into white-washed thermal pools of Pamukkale and walk the impressive ruins of Ephesus. Then fly back to Istanbul in comfort.

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Duration
8 Day
Destination(s)
Turkey
Starts in / Ends in
Istanbul / Istanbul
Departs on
Saturdays
Hotel Rating
5&4 Star
Average Tour Group Size Avr. Group Size
35-40

Why You’ll Love This Tour

  • Explore bustling cities, ancient ruins, seaside towns and unique landscapes on this 8-day Turkish adventure, with all breakfasts and four dinners included.
  • Travel in private air-conditioned coaches, stay in 5 & 4 star hotels and enjoy our complimentary airport pick-up on Day 1 of tour.
  • This tour includes a domestic flight between Izmir and Istanbul to cut-down on transit time.
  • Get ready for pinch-yourself moments at the Ancient City of Ephesus. Be sure to check out the beautiful Library of Celsus and tick off a Wonder of the Ancient World – Temple of Artemis!
  • Explore the world-famous fairy chimneys of Cappadocia! Then, join your local guide as you wander through underground cities and check out ancient churches hidden within caves.
  • Snap the ultimate Insta-worthy pics at the Cotton Castle natural springs or explore the ancient city of Hierapolis with a full day in the glorious Pamukkale region.
  • Start and end your trip in the bustling city of Istanbul. Visit the historical old town to explore the iconic Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia and other hidden local gems.
  • Shape your adventure the way you’d like with optional activities – From hot-air ballooning over Cappadocia, to experiencing a traditional Night Show, a Bosphorus River boat cruise or relaxing like a local with a traditional Turkish bath experience.

Sight Visited

  • Blue Mosque
    Blue Mosque

    The exterior features a beautiful cascade of domes and six minarets and blue Iznik tiles adorn the interior giving the building its unofficial but commonly used name.

  • Cappadocia
    Cappadocia

    A region of exceptional natural and man-made wonders. Take the chance to discover underground cities carved into rock, fairy chimneys and many more...

  • Hagia Sophia
    Hagia Sophia

    The Hagia Sophia, among the Seven Wonders of the World, awaits you with all its magnificence. The hundreds of years old structure will fascinate you on sight.

  • Istanbul
    Istanbul

  • Pamukkale
    Pamukkale

    Home of the world-famous travertines, the cotton castle. You will witness the unusual and beautiful scenery just near the ancient city of Hierapolis, the ancient cure center.

  • Topkapi Palace
    Topkapi Palace

    Home of the Sultans, heart of the Ottoman Empire… Roam through the royal palace of the Ottomans and follow their footsteps to see their most valued treasures.

ITINERARY

1
Day 1: Istanbul
Welcome to Turkey! At the Istanbul airport terminal keep your eyes peeled for the Travel Talk sign for your transfer to the hotel. Meet in the hotel lobby at 7:00pm for an informal meeting with your group and guide. Until then, you can start to explore Istanbul like climbing to the top of the Galata Tower for epic views or splash some cash at the Grand Bazaar. After the meeting, join in an optional group dinner at a local restaurant to get to know your new travel mates.
  • Accommodation
    Ottoman Legacy Hotel – 5 Star
  • Included Activities
    Welcome Meeting
  • Optional Activities
    Group Dinner
2
Day 2: Istanbul City Tour
After breakfast, we begin to experience the magnificence of Istanbul. We will stroll through the historical heart of the old city, making stops along the way to the Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, majestic Topkapi Palace and the Hagia Sophia. In the afternoon take an optional cruise down the Bosphorus river and see the epic skyline.
  • Accommodation
    Ottoman Legacy Hotel – 5 Star
  • Meals Included Breakfast
  • Included Activities
    Sightseeing of Blue Mosque
    Sightseeing of Hagia Sophia
    Sightseeing of Topkapi Palace Museum
  • Optional Activities
    Bosphorus Boat Cruise - EUR 10
  • Entrance Fees
    Blue Mosque - Free
    Hagia Sophia - Free
    Topkapi Palace Museum 100 TL
3
Day 3: Cappadocia
Today we sit back and relax in the coach. Watch the amazing Turkish scenery unfold before us and see small towns and villages as we pass on by. We will drive through the capital city of Ankara before we reach Cappadocia. In the afternoon, we will visit Derinkuyu Underground City, a city complete with a church, wells, food stores, and even stables which is all located 60m under the ground. End the day with an optional traditional Hamman (Turkish bath).
  • Accommodation
    Avrasya Hotel - 4 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Included Activities
    Sightseeing of Derinkuyu Underground City
  • Optional Activities
    Turkish Bath Experience - 130 TL
  • Entrance Fees
    Derinkuyu Underground City - 50 TL
4
Day 4: Cappadocia
Rise and shine, it will be an early start for our optional sunrise hot air balloon ride over the stunning landscapes and fairy chimneys of Cappadocia. Or if preferred enjoy a leisurely start to the morning before we all fill up on breakfast. We will explore the UNESCO World Heritage listed Göreme, and tick off bucket list sights along the way including Göreme Musuem, Pigeon Valley, Uchisar and Cavusin. Tonight, get your dancing shoes on for our optional Turkish Night.
  • Accommodation
    Avrasya Hotel - 4 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Included Activities
    Goreme Open Air Museum Visit
    Sightseeing of Cavusin
    Sightseeing of Pigeon Valley
    Sightseeing of Uchisar
  • Optional Activities
    Turkish Night Show - 160 TL
    Hot Air Balooning - 195 EUR
  • Entrance Fees
    Goreme Open Air Museum - 75 TL
5
Day 5: Cappadocia, Pamukkale
It’s time to hit the road to Pamukkale. Along the way we will stop at Ihlara Valley, a unique honeycombed canyon with rock-cut underground dwellings and churches from the Byzantine period. Time to rest up at our overnight stay in Pamukkale.
  • Accommodation
    Hierapark Hotel - 4 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Included Activities
    Sightseeing of Ihlara Valley
6
Day 6: Pamukkale, Ephesus, Kusadasi
Get your cameras ready, as it is time to visit Pamukkale, or ‘cotton castle’ in Turkish. Pamukkale is a natural site that contains hot springs and travertine, giving the appearance of terraces made by carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. The ancient city of Hierapolis was built on top of the white castle and people have bathed in its pools for thousands of years. Our next stop is the spectacular, well preserved ancient city of Ephesus. Ephesus was cited in the book of Revelations, and historians believe the Gospel of John was written here. Famed for the Temple of Artemis which was completed around 550 BC and is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. We will sleep overnight in the seaside town of Kusadasi.
  • Accommodation
    Marina Hotel - 4 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Included Activities
    Sightseeing of Pamukkale White Terraces
  • Entrance Fees
    Pamukkale White Terraces - 80 TL
7
Day 7: Kusadasi, Izmir, Istanbul
After breakfast, transfer to İzmir airport for your flight to Istanbul.
  • Accommodation
    Legacy Ottoman Hotel - 5 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast
8
Day 8: Istanbul
Our trip will end in Istanbul after we say goodbye to our new friends over breakfast and check-out of the hotel by 11:00am.
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast

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The tour price covers the following services:

Accommodation

5 and 4 star hotels

Airport Transfer

From Istanbul Airport and Sabiha Gokcen Airport (on day 1)

Meals

7 breakfasts | 4 dinners

Transportation

Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus, Flight between Izmir and Istanbul

Flight

Domestic Flight between Izmir and Istanbul.

Guide

Services of experienced Travel Talk local guides licenced by the Ministry of Tourism

What is not included in the tour price?

  • Any flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not stated in the itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips & gestures
  • Visa fees
  • Entrance fees to the sights and museums
  • Optional activities
  • Other services not stated in the itinerary

LEGACY OTTOMAN HOTEL - ISTANBUL


MARINA HOTEL - KUSADASI


This hotel has a seafront location in the Aegean coast, only 250 metres from the beach. The hotel offers an outdoor pool and a terrace with panoramic views of the sea and Kusadasi Marina. The air-conditioned rooms of Marina Hotel Kusadasi include a minibar and an LCD TV with satellite channels.

HIERA PARK DELUXE HOTEL - PAMUKKALE


This hotel offers an absolute relaxation with it’s hot thermal pools & spa center.

AVRASYA HOTEL - CAPPADOCIA


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