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Turkey In A Nutshell

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Immerse yourself in this unforgettable experience through Turkey in 10 days. You will visit many famous sites where history happened, from the ancient Ruins of Ephesus to the fairy-tale landscape of Cappadocia and the famous Pamukkale Hot Springs; with the tour ending in amazing Istanbul and its grand palaces and magnificent mosques.

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10 Days, 9 Nights: Istanbul, Ankara, Cappadocia, Antalya, Pamukkale, Kusadasi
β“˜Β Instant Savings $250Β  discount when you book by Aug 9

β“˜ Thursday and Sunday Departures Includes hotels, daily breakfast and selected meals, guided tour, admission fees, and airport transfers

Istanbul
Bosphorus Dinner Cruise + Istanbul Old City Tour
Ankara and Cappadocia
Ankara City Tour + South Cappadocia Excursion + North Cappadocia Excursion + Optional add-on Hot Air Balloon
Antalya to to Konya
Konya Excusion and Whirling Dervishes + Antalay Old Town + Ancient Perge Tour + Pamukkale Hot Springs + Kusadasi City and Ephesus tour + Carpet Weaving School + Leather Production Center and local winery

Hagia Sophia Mosque was a church built by Roman Empire in 537 AD

4000 shops in the Grand Bazaar

Antalya Harbor, Turkey


Celsus Library, Ephesus

Cappadocia Hot Air Balloons

Pamukkale Hot Spring


9 Night Accommodation

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1: ARRIVE ISTANBUL

Upon arrival into Istanbul, you’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

In the evening, we enjoy a Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Turkish Night Show (3 hours @7:30pm).

Admire Istanbul’s illuminated mosques, palaces and bridges from the water. Savor a delicious dinner. Enjoy live entertainment.

πŸ›οΈΒ  2 Nights in Istanbul 🍴 Meals: Dinner

*Hotel check-in time is generallyΒ 3 pm or later.Β If your flight arrives in the early morning (e.g. midnight or 7 am) we suggest you add aΒ pre-tour hotel night during booking for a well-deserved rest before starting your tour.

 

DAY 2: ISTANBUL OLD CITY TOUR

Discover the best of Historic Areas of Istanbul (UNESCO World Heritage Site) on this guided group tour (9 hours @8am, group).

  • Hagia Sophia (admission is included): This timeless mosque was the pride and glory of Byzantine architecture. Take in the structure’s imposing faΓ§ade matched only by the grandeur of its towering vaulted ceilings within.
  • Blue Mosque: Also known as Sultan Ahmed Mosque that is famous for its architecture as well as its iconic blue tiles.
  • Hippodrome and Obelisks: Also known as Sultanahmet Square where chariot races were held.
  • TopkapΔ± Palace (admission is included): Witness the opulent and powerful history of the Ottoman sultans, showcasing magnificent architecture and priceless treasures. Closed on Tuesdays.
  • Hagia Irene Museum in Topkapi Palace’s courtyard (admission is included): Offers a unique glimpse into Byzantine history and architecture.
  • Harem in Topkapi Palace (admission is included): Offers an intimate look at the lavish and intricate design of the Ottoman royalty’s private lives.
  • Grand Bazaar: This lively historic market is dotted with over 4000 shops filled with traditional Turkish handicrafts and more. A place where visitors can immerse themselves into local life and hunt for unique souvenirs amidst the echoes of centuries-old trade.

🍴 Meals: Breakfast

 

DAY 3: ISTANBUL – ANKARA, ANKARA CITY TOUR

Transfer to the airport and fly to Ankara (one hour 15 minutes flight, not included). Airport to hotel transfer.

Proceed for a city tour of Ankara visiting several historic sites (4-5 hours). Explore the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations. Discover remains from the Stone and Neolithic ages and venture into the past with your guide to learn about the Hittites, Phygians and Uratians; and uncover the history of the Citadel of Ankara and Ataturk Mausoleum.

Visit Temple of Augustus and walk by the KΔ±zΔ±lay neighborhood.

πŸ›οΈΒ  1 Night in Ankara 🍴 Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

 

DAY 4: ANKARA – CAPPADOCIA, SOUTH CAPPADOCIA EXCURSION

Check-out and drive to Cappadocia (about 3 hours by car).

Explore a lush part of the southern Cappadocia region on this day tour. (4 hours).

Take a gentle hike in the stunning canyon of the Ihlara Valley. Monks (7th and 11th century) settled in the valley and carved their houses, churches, and monasteries directly from the soft volcanic rock of the canyon walls. These structures are adorned with frescoes that reflect a range of artistic influences, including Persian and Syrian styles. Walk along the trails and explore the rich tapestry of nature and history it offers.

Have lunch (at your own cost) by the river and check out the ancient Selime Monastery and the amazing Kaymakli Underground City.

πŸ›οΈΒ  2 Nights in Cappadocia 🍴 Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

 

DAY 5: RED ROUTE’ (NORTH) CAPPADOCIA EXCURSION

This small group tour follows the β€˜Red Route’, taking in the most-photographed sights of North Cappadocia. (6-7 hours @9:30am).

Visit ancient rock-hewn churches, towering fairy chimneys, and karst caves that dot the landscape of Cappadocia, making for some unforgettable photo opportunities.

Marvel at the fairy chimneys of Love Valley and Monk Valley. Visit Uchisar Castle and Imagination Valley, and explore the UNESCO-listed Goreme Open-Air Museum.

Finally, visit the pottery-making town of Avanos and maybe even have a go on the potter’s wheel yourself.

🍴 Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

β“˜ Add-on: Enjoy an early morning hot air balloon excursion over Cappadocia including transfer (2.5 hours). Your colorful balloon glides silently over the sublime hills and valleys of Cappadocia giving a true sense of the region’s fairytale terrain.

 

DAY 6: CAPPADOCIA – ANTALYA, KONYA EXCUSION & WHIRLING DERVISHES

Check-out and drive to Antalya (about 6 hours by car). Enroute stop at Konya to explore famous local foods. Visit Konya Mevlana Museum – school of whirling dervishes (1.5 hours).

Arrive Antalya and visit the Old Town.

πŸ›οΈΒ  2 Nights in Antalya 🍴 Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

 

DAY 7: ANCIENT PERGE EXCUSION AND CABLE CAR RIDE

Excursion to Perge, one of the largest ancient cities in the Pamphylia region. (about 7-8 hours, @8:30am),

Enter by passing through the arch of the Roman Gate to be greeted by an amphitheater, the Hellenistic Gate (quite well preserved) and richly decorated remains of the city wall, and much more.

Ride the Cable Car to see a spectacular skyline of Antalya and enjoy fresh air with the scent of pine trees.

🍴 Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

 

DAY 8: PAMUKKALE | PAMUKKALE HOT SPRING AND CITY TOUR

After breakfast proceed to Pamukkale. (3.5 hours @ 8am).

Visit Pamukkale Hot Springs and travertines; terraces of mineral carbonates left by flowing water. Enjoy a therapeutic hot spring soak. These hot springs have been used as a spa since the 2nd century BC (about 3.5 hours, arrive hotel about 5pm).

πŸ›οΈΒ  1 Night in Pamukkale 🍴 Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

 

DAY 9: KUSADASI | ANCIENT EPHESUS AND CITY TOUR

After breakfast proceed to Kusadasi (3 hours @ 8am).

Arrive Kusadasi for your Kusadasi City and Ephesus tour (4-5 hours).

Visit the Library of Celsus, the Temples of Hadrian and Artemis, and the vast Great Theater. Walk through the excavated ruins in Ephesus

Carpet weaving school, Leather Production Center and local winery.

🍴 Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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DAY 10: JUSADASI – IZMIR, DEPART TURKEY

After breakfast, transfer to Izmir airport for your flight.

🍴 Meals: Breakfast

 

*Hotel check-out time is generally aroundΒ 11 am.Β If your flight departs in the evening or past midnight, we suggest you consider adding aΒ post-tour hotel night during booking, to be comfortable and well rested before your flight home.

*The duration and start time of excursions are subject to change without prior notice.


Every Thursday and Sunday Departure (Except Surcharge Dates. Land Only)

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  • Jan 23 – Feb 1
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  • Feb 20 – Mar 1
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  • Mar 6 – Mar 15
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Hotels We carefully handpick our hotels to ensure they provide you with the best comfort and experience. For Private Tours, you may request a specific hotel as one of the customizable options. Β 

Destination Classic Premium Deluxe
Istanbul Golden Crown
Ankara New Park Hotel Holiday Inn Express Point Hotel
Cappadocia HancΔ± Cave Zeyden Suits Hotel
Antalya Irenic Hotel Ring Downtown Hotel Holiday Inn Lara Hotel
Pamukkale Venus Hotel Tripolis Hotel
Kusadasi Karaaslan Hotel Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel Elite World Hotel
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  • * Hotels mentioned are subject to availability at the time of reservation.
  • *Β Standard double room is included with your tour. Room upgrade available in the same hotel.

Accommodation Classification

  • CLASSIC ⭐⭐⭐-Β 3-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations
  • PREMIUM ⭐⭐⭐⭐- 4-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations
  • DELUXE ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐- 5-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations

Hotel Check-in and Check-out

Hotel check-in time is generally 3 pm or later. Check-out time is around 11 am. Hotels usually allow early arrivals and late departures to store your luggage in their luggage room for a few hours.

Pre-Tour HotelΒ Add-onΒ and Post-Tour Hotel Add-on

Depending on your flight arrival and departure times we may suggest you consider aΒ pre-tour hotel night and/or post-tour hotel night during booking.Β  Β The additional night allows you to be well rested before your tour or your flight home.

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Every Thursday and Sunday Departure (Except Surcharge Dates. Land Only)

  • β€£Β Guaranteed Departure with 2 Persons
  • β€£Β Land Only
Year 2024 Β  Β  Β  Β 
  • Tour Dates
  • Thursday - Saturday
  • Tour Dates
  • Sunday - Tuesday
  • Classic
  • ⭐ ⭐⭐
  • Premium
  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Deluxe
  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Jul 4 – Jul 13
  • July 11 – July 20
  • July 18 – July 27
  • July 25 – Aug 3
  • Aug 1 – Aug 10
  • Aug 8 – Aug 17
  • Aug 15 – Aug 24
  • Aug 22 – Aug 31
  • Aug 29 – Sep 6
  • Sep 5 – Sep 14
  • Sep 12 – Sep 21
  • Sep 19 – Sep 28
  • Sep 26 – Oct 5
  • Oct 3 – Oct 12
  • Oct 10 – Oct 19
  • Oct 17 – Oct 26
  • Oct 24 – Nov 2
  • Oct 31 – Nov 9
  • Jul 7 – Jul 16
  • July 14 – July 23
  • July 21 – July 30
  • July 28 – Aug 6
  • Aug 4 – Aug 13
  • Aug 11 – Aug 20
  • Aug 18 – Aug 27
  • Aug 25 – Sep 3
  • Sep 1 – Sep 9
  • Sep 8 – Sep 19
  • Sep 15 – Sep 24
  • Sep 22 – Oct 1
  • Sep 29 – Oct 8
  • Oct 6 – Oct 15
  • Oct 13 – Oct 22
  • Oct 20 – Oct 29
  • Oct 27 – Nov 5
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  • Nov 7 – Nov 16
  • Nov 14 – Nov 23
  • Nov 21 – Nov 30
  • Nov 28 – Dec 7
  • Dec 5 – Dec 14
  • Dec 12 – Dec 21
  • Nov 3 – Nov 12
  • Nov 10 – Nov 19
  • Nov 17 – Nov 26
  • Nov 21 – Dec 3
  • Dec 1 – Dec 10
  • Dec 8 – Dec 17
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2025: Thursday - Saturday 2025: Sunday - Tuesday Β 
  • Jan 9 – Jan 18
  • Jan 16 – Jan 25
  • Jan 23 – Feb 1
  • Jan 30 – Feb 8
  • Feb 6 – Feb 15
  • Feb 13 – Feb 22
  • Feb 20 – Mar 1
  • Feb 27 – Mar 8
  • Mar 6 – Mar 15
  • Jan 12 – Jan 21
  • Jan 19 – Jan 28
  • Jan 26 – Feb 4
  • Feb 2 – Feb 11
  • Feb 9 – Feb 18
  • Feb 16 – Feb 25
  • Feb 23 – Mar 4
  • Mar 2 – Mar 11
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  Fixed Date Tour Price Details
  • β€£ Prices are in USD and are inclusive of all applicable taxes but do not include airfare.
  • β€£ Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Special rates for single travelers or larger groups are available on request - please inquire.
  • β€£ Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply during applicable major holidays. 2024 surcharge dates: Jan 1-10, Easter holiday, Dec 16-31, and major holidays.
  • β€£ If the hotels mentioned are unavailable then similar properties will be substituted. You will be advised of any changes to the price.
  • β€£ This tour operates with aΒ minimum of 2 guests

Flexible Date Private Tour

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  • β€£ Daily departures.
  • β€£ Prices are in USD and are inclusive of all applicable taxes but do not include airfare.
  • β€£ Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Special rates for single travelers or larger groups are available on request - please inquire.
  • β€£ Seasonal surcharges may apply during applicable major holidays. Surcharge dates: Jan 1-10, April 16-24, Dec 22-31 and major holidays.
  • β€£ Note that tour prices vary according to season. If your tour straddles two seasons then each portion will be priced according to that season.

Flight Add-On

  • β€£ We work with all major airlines for the best routes and competitive pricing.
  • β€£ The nearest arrival airport is IST (Istanbul Airport).
  • β€£ The nearest departure airport is Izmir (Adnan Menderes Airport).
  • β€£ Contact us for more detail and pricing.

Inclusions

  • β€£ Private Airport Transfers
  • β€£ Hotel Accommodations
  • β€£ Daily Breakfasts and Selected Meals (See tour plan for details)
  • β€£ English-speaking Local Guide
  • β€£ Entrance Fees to Monuments & Attractions per Itinerary

Exclusions

  • β€£ Airfare
  • β€£ Cappadocia Hot-Air Balloon
  • β€£ Travel Insurance
  • β€£ Medical Expenses
  • β€£ Visa Fee
  • β€£ Personal Expenses
  • β€£ Gratuity

Deposit

  • β€£ A deposit of 45% of the land tour price is due within 3 days of booking confirmation. Full payment to be made 70 days prior to the departure date.
  • β€£ The airfare is due upon flight booking. Airfare and flight schedule shown are indicative only. Actual prices and schedule will be available at flight booking. All airfares are subject to change until paid in full at time of ticketing..
  • β€£ Monthly installment plan is available - please inquire.
  • β€£ Credit card fee for non-US issued credit card is 1%. No charge for most other credit cards.

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Optional Add-Ons

  • β€£ Pre-tour hotel night
  • β€£ Post-tour hotel night
  • β€£ Cappadocia Hot-Air Balloon

Suggested Gratuity

  • β€£ Local Guide: US $7 per person per day of sightseeing. US $4 per half day of sightseeing.
  • β€£ Driver: US $5 per person per day of sightseeing. US $3 per half day of sightseeing.
  • β€£ Gratuities may be paid in local currency or US dollars. You can tip the guides and drivers when they finish their assignment with you e.g. end of day, end of city stay, on departure, etc.

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