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Essential Turkey Tour

Description: This tour is specially designed for travelers with limited time in Turkey and no desire to take
an overnight bus! The tour visits the main highlights of Turkey, but you don't feel like you're
on a whirlwind group tour.

- Small group tour (up to 18 passengers).
- Can be extended or customized
- Can add balloon flight over Cappadocia
- Can add Gallipoli extension

This tour is also offered as a private tour! Ask for details.

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  • 1 Day:
    Arrival in Istanbul

    Pick up from the airport and transfer to your hotel by private car. Overnight stay in Istanbul

  • 2 Day:
    Old City Tour - (B,L)

    Visit Haghia Sophia Museum, Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace (harem not included.) Overnight stay in Istanbul

  • 3 Day:
    Ephesus Tour by Flight - (B,L)

    Early morning airport transfer for your flight to Izmir. Then visit the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven ancient wonders of the world. Then visit Ephesus Ancient City, the best-preserved Greco-Roman city in the world. Here you will explore the Agora, Odeon, Celsius Library, Hadrian Temple, Roman Baths, Grand Theatre & Marble Street. After a lunch break, visit the House of Virgin Mary, where she is thought to have spent her final years. Overnight stay in Kusadasi.

  • 4 Day:
    Pamukkale Tour - (B,L,D)

    Morning drive to Pamukkale, then lunch. In the afternoon, tour the 'Cotton Castle.' Bring swimwear as you may have time to swim in the Antique Pool (extra fee applies.) Also visit the ancient ruins of the City of Hierapolis with its theatre and Necropolis. Overnight in Pamukkale

  • 5 Day:
    Pamukkale to Cappadocia by Flight - (B)

    Transfer to the airport for your morning flight from Pamukkale to Cappadocia (via Istanbul.) On arrival, transfer to your hotel. Free afternoon.Overnight stay in Cappadocia

  • 6 Day:
    Cappadocia North Tour with Balloon Flight - (B,L)

    05:00 Hot air balloon flight over Cappadocia (optional - 150 Euro surcharge applies) Hotel pickup, then a quick snack and safety briefing. Watching the balloon inflate, then you're off! Soaring over fairy chimneys, and dipping low to skim cave dwellings. This may be your favourite part of your Turkey trip - it will certainly be unforgettable. Celebrate a soft landing with a quick drink, and return to your hotel for breakfast around 8.30am. Full Day Cappadocia Tour - (North) Visit Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy-chimneys. Drive to Pasabag (Monks Valley) to see the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles. Visit Goreme Open-Air Museum and the natural Castle at Uchisar. After the tour, transfer to the airport for your flight back to Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul

  • 7 Day:
    Istanbul - End - (B)

    Pick up from the hotel according to your flight schedule and transfer to the airport.

What's Included

- Professional English speaking guide on tours. - Full day guided tours mentioned in the itinerary. - All flight tickets mentioned in the itinerary. - All transportation & transfers. - All meals mentioned in the itinerary. - All museum and entrance fees where necessary. - All Local taxes & No hidden costs!

What's Excluded

- International Airfare & taxes. - Optional Balloon flight over Cappadocia - Visits and services not mentioned in program. - Travel Insurance - Personal expenses - Gratuities to the guide and driver - Visa fee