Highlights

Nine days to explore the best of Turkey’s main attractions and historical sites including the Roman ruins of Ephesus, the centre of old Constantinople, and the fairy chimney landscape of Cappadocia. Swim in the pool of Cleopatra at Pamukkale and enjoy the tranquillity of the house of the virgin Mary. 

Tour Itinerary

  • Days: 9
  • Starting Point: Istanbul
  • Ending Point: Istanbul
  • No Credit Card Fees
  • No Booking Fees
  • 5% Discount

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

  • Destination: Istanbul
  • Legend:

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

  • Destination: Istanbul
  • Legend: B, L

Visit the Spice Bazaar, enjoy the Bosphorus by Boat, Dolmabahce Palace, Bosphorus Bridge and Camlica Hill. Overnight stay in Istanbul.

  • Destination: Istanbul
  • Legend: B, L

Pick up from your hotel in Istanbul & morning flight 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. After the tour, transfer to your hotel in Kusadasi to visit Ephesus the next day. Overnight in Kusadasi.

  • Destination: Pamukkale
  • Legend: B, L

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.

  • Destination: Ephesus
  • Legend: B, L

Transfer to the airport & flight to Cappadocia (maybe via Istanbul). Transfer to your hotel on arrival to Cappadocia. Overnight in a cave hotel in Cappadocia.

  • Destination: Cappadocia
  • Legend: B

Full Day Cappadocia Tour - (North). Visit Zelve open air museum, which once housed one of the largest communities in the region. 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.

  • Destination: Cappadocia
  • Legend: 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.

  • Destination: Cappadocia
  • Legend: B, L

Pick up from the hotel according to your flight (or cruise) schedule and transfer to the airport (or cruise port).

  • Destination: Istanbul
  • Legend: B


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.

Tour Map

Tour Details

  • In Brief

    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

    - Small group tour (up to 18 passengers)
    - Can be extended or customised
    - Can add Gallipoli extension

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

  • What's Included

    - All accommodation as per the itinerary
    - 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
    - Wifi available at all our hotels
    - Compulsory insurance by Turkish tourism ministry. This insurance covers you for all of the services bought from us, in case of bankruptcy, insolvency or the liquidation of our agency
    - All Local taxes & No hidden costs!

  • What's Not Included

    - International airfares & taxes
    - Visits and services not mentioned in program
    - Travel Insurance
    - Personal expenses
    - Gratuities to the guide and driver
    - Visa fee

Hotels

We only work with hand-selected hotels. Our hotels go through stringent testing to ensure quality, comfort and service. We are one of the a few travel agencies in Istanbul who provide our customers with a mobile number accessible 24 hours a day, in case of emergicencies

Departure Date

DAILY GUARANTEED DEPARTURES


  • Start Date
    Finish Date
    Day / Days / Every Day
  • Start Date: 01.01.2018
    Finish Date: 31.12.2020
    Day / Days / Every Day: Every Day

Price List

  • Start
    Finish
    Single
    Double/Twin PP
    Triple PP
  • Start: 01.01.2018
    Finish: 31.12.2020
    Single: 2,690 AUD 2,556 AUD
    Double/Twin PP: 2,310 AUD 2,194 AUD
    Triple PP: 2,183 AUD 2,074 AUD

Reviews

Christine McTaggart

australia

I would like to thank Turkey Travel tours for a brilliant tour around Turkey. They were very helpful and even when things did not go to plan, they quickly sorted out all the issues. I would recommend this company highly to anyone who wishes to travel to Turkey. i want to pick another one of their tours soon. 

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Sally Sawyer

USA

Michael Thank you so much for all hour help. We had a great time on our trip and will recommend you company to others. Thanks, Sally

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Neha Joshi

India

Greetings Michael, On behalf of my family, I would like to thank you and your team for making our stay in turkey comfortable and pleasant. And a special thanks for the Turkish night, it was a real delight :). 

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Bronya B.

Australia

We had an incredible adventure in Turkey. Everything was well organised - the hotels were very comfortable and boutique. We were worried about travelling Turkey as vegans, however we were looked after at every meal with plenty of options. We felt we were in safe hands the entire time. We had the best time on the Best of Turkey tour and would recommend it to anyone of any age! Thank you Turkey Travel Centre, we would love to return.

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Leigh & Carol Treyvaud

Australia

Hello Michael We have now returned to Australia having finished our travels for the time being. We wanted to write to thank you and all concerned for organising our fabulous tour of various parts of Turkey. From the beginning, we were impressed with the quick and appropriate email responses to any queries we had about the itinerary. Needless to say everything went flawlessly due to the planning, organisation and our guides and drivers who looked after us so well. We have also posted on Trip Advisor I hope, a suitable review to endorse our compliments. Regards Leigh & Carol 

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Rossy Q

Melbourne, Australia

Me and my partner have organised the Best of Turkey tour through TTC in March. I specifically wish to thank Ihsan for organising the surprise birthday dinner for my partner. He certainly enjoyed the Belly Dancing show you've organised, along with the other customers at the restaurant! All tour guides were very professional, we were especially happy with Mehmet in Istanbul. Thank you very much for organising us an excellent trip.

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