ABOUT THE TOUR
This is the best tour if you have only one week in Turkey. During this tour you will visit the top destinations like Istanbul, Cappadocia and Ephesus. Depending on your departure flight from Turkey we can include Pamukkale to the itinerary as well.
Since this is our Gurantee Departure Tour as well you can join to our small tour group (max 12 people) or do this tour privatly.
THE TOUR COVERS: Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, Goreme Open Air Museum, Kaymakli Underground City, Pasabag, Uchisar Castle, Zlve Open Air Museum, Derbent in Cappadocia, Virgin Mary’s House, Ephesus (with the Terrace Houses), St. John’s Basilica, Sirince Village and Temple of Artemis in Ephesus and if you have time, Hierapolis, Necropolis and the wihte terraces in Pamukkale.
INCLUDED: Entrance fees to the sites, Guiding by Professional Tourist Guide, Full Day Private Van (Mercedes Vito or Mercedes Sprinter), Meals as listerd on the itinerary, All airport transfers, Domestic Flights and accommodation at boutique hotels.
Glimpse of Turkey
As you can do this tour privately you can also join our small groups (Max 15 people)
January: 06th – 20th
February: 03rd – 17th
March: 10th – 24th
April: 07th – 21th
May: 12th – 19th – 26th
June: 02nd – 16th – 30th
July: 07th – 14th – 28th
August: 04th – 18th – 25th
September: 01st – 15th – 29th
October: 06th – 13th – 20th
November: 3rd – 17th
December: 15th – 29th
The price of the tour is 890 Euro per person. Single Supplement is 220 Euro.
The price includes all airport transfers privately, all domestic flights, all day tour privatly, entrance fees to the sites, all meals as listed and accommodation at boutique hotels.
DAY 1 – SUNDAY – ISTANBUL
Arrival Day. You will be met at the airport andtransferred to your hotel. Tonight we will meet our guidefor a tour briefing. After the briefing we all can join yourguide/tour leader for dinner.Included: Airport to hotel transfer – Arena Hotel (Nomeals)
DAY 2- MONDAY – ISTANBUL – PAMUKKALE
After breakfast we will check out and store our bags atthe hotel, before starting our guided day tour. Today’stour will cover the 600 year old Topkapi Palace, BlueMosque and the Hippodrome, the sporting andentertainment venue for thousands of people.After the tour we’ll pick up our bags and transfer to theairport for our flight to Pamukkale. Overnight atPamukkaleIncluded: Breakfast, dinner, entrance fees, flight andtransfers, Tripolis Hotel
DAY 3 TUESDAY – PAMUKKALE – EPHESUS
After breakfast we will visit the ancient city of Hierapolis,its cemetery Necropolis and the white terraces ofPamukkale. After lunch here we will continue to Selcuk,where we will stay two nights.Included: Breakfast, entrance fees, Kalehan Hotel
DAY 4 – WEDNESDAY – EPHESUS
Today we will begin our Ephesus tour with a visit to The House of the Virgin Mary. It is believed that this was where she spent the last years of her life. Then we will visit Ephesus, considered the most complete and preserved ancient city from the Greco-Roman Hellenistic period. After a lunch break in the hilltop village of Sirince, you will have time to explore this quaint village famous for its fruit wines. We’ll head back to the hotel and stop at the ‘site’ of the Temple of Artemis, one of the 7 Ancient Wonders of the World. Included: Breakfast, entrance fees, transport during the tour, Kalehan Hotel
DAY 5 – THURSDAY – EPHESUS – CAPPADOCIA
The hot air balloons will welcome you with the sunriseat Cappadocia. You will head to your hotel and havebreakfast which will be included. After the breakfast youwill have some time to rest and then start to discoverCappadocia.We will do short trek in our guide’sfavourite valley then go discover Devrent and Pasabagvalleys and their unique ‘fairy chimney’ rock formations.We’ll end the day visiting one of the most intricate andfascinating Underground Cities in the region, Kaymakli.Where the local population of around 6,000 peoplecould shelter from their enemies above for upto 6months!. Included: Breakfast, entrance fees,transportation during the tour, Sofa Hotel
DAY 6 – FRIDAY – CAPPADOCIA
Cappadocia is famous all round the world for its Hot Air Balloons. Considered the best way of exploring inside and above the valleys. If you’d like to try this we can arrange it for this morning. If you are interested, today can be good chance to try to do hot air ballooning. You continue discovering Cappadocia after the breakfast. Today you will visit Goreme Open Air Museum, Uchisar Castle and do more Panoramic view stops at the region. Then back to your hotel. Included: Breakfast, entrance fees, transportation during the tour. Sofa Hotel
DAY 7 – SATURDAY – CAPPADOCIA – ISTANBUL
Early breakfast then flight back to Istanbul. We have a busy day ahead with a walk between the Grand Bazaar and theSpice Market and all the fascinating backstreets full of ‘hans’. We’ll finish our day with a relaxing Bosphorus Cruise. Alsosome free time before meeting for our final dinner together.Included: Breakfast, transfer, Bosphorus tour, walking tour, Arena Hotel
DAY 8 – SUNDAY – ISTANBUL
Tour ends after breakfast. Free time until your transfer to the airport for your homeward bound flight. Feel free to extendyour stay and your guide can assist you in anyway.
SO WHAT’S THE REST OF THE DEAL?
Hotel pick up
You will be met at your hotel by your guide and your private A/C van. After the tour you will be transferred back to your hotel by the van as well.
No ticket line
Since you will be assisted by a profesional tourist guide during the tour you will not need to wait at the ticket lines.
Be a traveller
Your guide will inform you about the sites, Turkish culture, all religions in these lands and more so when you finish the tour you will know about the places you’ve been.
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COME SEE TRUE ISTANBUL WITH US
Our aim is not just to take you to the sites and give you information about them but also by telling you stories we will try to make you travel back in time and learn the facts behind the historical events. We believe seeing and listening will not be enough so we will encourage you to try the local tastes to experience Turkey better. We will also encourage you to mingle with the locals to know Turkey better as well. Shortly we will do our best to be sure that you will leave Turkey with best memories and with a better understanding of these lands.