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Visits: Istanbul - Ephesus - Pamukkale - Cappadocia


Tour Departs Daily (Guaranteed), year round. Small Group Tour - 15 to 20 Maximum Passengers


Day 1 - Arrival in Istanbul
Pick up from the airport (or cruise port) and transfer to your hotel by private car.
Overnight stay in Istanbul


Day 2 - 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


Day 3 - Bosphorus & Two Continents Tour (B-L)
Visit the Spice Bazaar, enjoy the Bosphorus by Boat, Dolmabahce Palace, Bosphorus Bridge and Camlica Hill.
Overnight stay in Istanbul


Day 4 - Ephesus (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


Day 5 - Pamukkale (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


Day 6 - Cappadocia (B)
Morning flight from Pamukkale to Cappadocia (via Istanbul.) Free afternoon.
Overnight stay in Cappadocia


Day 7 - Cappadocia (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.
Overnight stay in Cappadocia


Day 8 - Cappadocia (B-L)
Full Day Cappadocia Tour - (South)
Visit Derinkuyu Underground City and the beautiful Valley of Ihlara, formerly known as Peristerema. Explore the famous rock-hewn churches and hike 4 km through the valley. On the way back, visit monasteries in Selime Village and a 13th century Caravansaray on the Silk Road. After the tour, transfer to airport for your flight back to Istanbul.
Overnight stay in Istanbul


Day 9 - Istanbul (B)
Pick up from the hotel according to your flight (or cruise) schedule and transfer to the airport (or cruise port).


Legend: B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner


You can customize this trip with additional days! Slow the pace with rest days in locations of your choice, or add additional sightseeing days along the route. Anything is possible!


Tour Departs Daily                          Per Person Rate (in Euros)                                                            

Single                                                 EUR 1620
Double/Twin                                      EUR 1350
Triple                                                  EUR 1290


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Best of Turkey Tour Reviews:



We thought you would like to hear a brief comment on our recent Best of Turkey Tour. It far exceeded our expectations. What we experienced could not have been achieved as independent travellers. Guides in all areas were excellent..in some cases we had a private tour experience. To be in Gallipoli prior to Anzac Day was due to your suggestion and variation to the tour. Hotels were in great locations but our favourite was Sokullu Pasa in Istanbul. All staff there gave every assistance to any enquiry we had. A very friendly team made our stay there a highlight. Meals were excellent in all locations. Judy & George - Australia


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We recently completed a 12 day Best of Turkey trip organised by Turkey Travel Centre and we just want to say that our experience was fantastic from start to finish! First of all we want to thank Liz, Michael, Enver and all the team at TTC for providing such a comprehensive, professional and personal experience for our first time in Turkey. We were so impressed by the fast and helpful responses to all of our enquiries and the price of the tour was very reasonable considering everything that was included - the hotels were all of a very high quality and the included meals were beyond expectation. The system of drivers, guides and transfers never ceased to amaze us as it just ran like clockwork making our trip stress free allowing us to simply enjoy these amazing destinations. Kate & Kerry - Sydney, Australia


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We had a fabulous time in Turkey, over and beyond our expectations. Thanks Michael for organizing our Best of Turkey tour, including accommodation and transport. We adored Istanbul, the hotel both there and in Cappadocia were delightful. I was impressed by the state of all the attractions we saw as they are amazingly well maintained and the guides obviously knew their history well. Of Ephesus, Pamulkale and Cappadocia, "Kapadokya" won our hearts. What a delightful place and we are looking forward to seeing it again some day. Travelling with a 14 year old is not always a delight, but our son was thrilled with variety of places we saw and it made learning historical facts so much more interesting for him. We were delighted that like us, he too enjoyed it so much. Manuela Veddovi - Akasaka, Tokyo


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General Features


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.


Special Features

- 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.

- 8 Nights Accommodation. 
- 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!

Not Included
- 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


Hotel List

Istanbul - Sokullu Pasa or similar

Cappadocia - Stone Cave Hotel or similar

Kusadasi - Efe Boutique Hotel or similar

Pamukkale - Pam Hotel or similar