12-Day Istanbul, Bursa, Cappadocia, Konya, Pamukkale and Antalya Tour

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This popular 12-Day Istanbul Bursa Cappadocia Konya Pamukkale and Antalya tour is designed to get you to the best bits of Turkey heritage where you can enjoy all of the country’s cultural as well as natural most special features just within 12 captivating days.

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Day 1: Arrival in Istanbul

On arrival at Istanbul international airport, you will meet our company representative and will be transferred to your hotel for check-in. Spend the rest of the evening at your leisure.

  • Overnight in Istanbul
  • Included Meal(s): No

Day 2: Istanbul Old City Tour

After breakfast, you will visit the Hagia Sophia Church, the architectural glory of the 6th century, the Blue Mosque, the imperial mosque famous for its six minarets and interior tiles. Continue to visit the Topkapi Palace, once the great residence of Ottoman Sultans, now a world-famous museum. Explore the Grand Bazaar housing over 4000 shops. After the tour, you are transferred back to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

  • Overnight in Istanbul
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3: Day Trip to Bursa

After breakfast at the hotel. Departing from your hotel in Istanbul at around 8:00 am, head directly for the port and board a ferry-boat that will take you to the city of Bursa. The streets of Bursa, the first capital of the Ottoman Empire, are filled with relics of the past, including historical buildings and artifacts that tell the story of Turkish history, culture, and civilization. Often called “Green Bursa,” the city is also filled with lush parks and gardens, vast forests, and orchards. Take the cable car to Mt. Uludağ, where you will enjoy a BBQ lunch before visiting Ulu Cami (Grand Mosque). The mosque, built between 1399 and 1400, is still the largest mosque in Bursa. There, you can admire its exquisite calligraphy and great craftsmanship. Afterwards, you may enjoy some famous local Turkish products, including roasted chestnuts and Turkish sweets. Before the day is done, pay a visit to Bursa’s silk market and then begin your journey back to Istanbul.

  • Overnight in Istanbul
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4: Bosphorus by Boat — Fly from Istanbul to Kayseri

After breakfast at around 8:30 am, you will join the Half-day Morning Bosphorus Cruise. At the start of this tour, you will enjoy a drive to the pier in Eminonu for a short visit to the historical Spice Market (Egyptian Bazaar). Following this, you will join a shared boat tour and cruise along the Bosphorus which is a narrow strait between the continents of Europe and Asia connecting the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara. You will be able to view the Ottoman palaces, Bosphorus bridge, citadels, centuries-old mansions, and the European and Asian shorelines while onboard the boat. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back to your hotel to pick up your luggage and then will be transferred to the Istanbul domestic airport for your flight to Kayseri which is approximately 1 hour and 25 minutes in duration. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Cappadocia. Check in to your hotel in Cappadocia and the rest of the day is free.

  • Overnight in Cappadocia
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 5: North Cappadocia Tour

After breakfast around 9:30 am you will be picked up from your hotel to join the full-day tour of North Cappadocia. Your tour will start with a visit to the Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy chimneys. Next, you will visit the Pasabag Monk’s Valley to see the mushroom-shaped pinnacles. After this visit, you will drive to the city of Avanos. After lunch, you will visit the beautiful open-air museum of Goreme where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years. Finally towards the end of the day tour before returning to your hotel, you will be able to visit the natural castles of Uchisar. After the trip is completed, we will transfer you back to your hotel.

  • Overnight in Cappadocia
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6: South Cappadocia Tour

After breakfast at the hotel around 9:30 am you will be picked up and met by your tour guide to begin your full-day tour of South Cappadocia. Your tour guide will brief you on the day’s activities. Your tour will begin with a visit to the Red Valley where you will be able to explore the famous rock-cut churches and hike approximately 5 km through the Güllüdere (Rose) Valley. Next you will visit Çavusin village which is famous for its houses and churches of the Christian Clergymen. We will take a break for lunch around noon. After lunch, you will drive to the Pigeon Valley. In the afternoon you will visit the Kaymakli Underground City or Ozkonak Underground City where early Christians lived. After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure.

  • Overnight in Cappadocia
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch

Day 7: Cappadocia — Konya — Pamukkale

After breakfast, drive towards Konya. En route, visit the elegantly designed rest-stop for travelers, the Sultan Han Caravanserai, built by Sultan Alaettin Keykubad in 1229. Continue to the Mausoleum of Mevlana, master of the whirling dervishes known for their hypnotic movements. Drive to Pamukkale.

  • Overnight in Pamukkale
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Dinner

Day 8: Pamukkale Tour — Bus to Antalya

After breakfast check out from your hotel in Pamukkale. You will visit the unique Cotton Fortress, the white calcium cascade with its therapeutic thermal pools. Drive to Hierapolis to visit the Roman and Christian remains and the first modern spa centers of the ancient world. At the end of the guided tour, you will have some free time to explore the area on your own. As an option, you may choose to swim in the Pamukkale antique pools (at your own expense) during this free time. The tour guide will inform you about the exact meeting point and time. At the end of the tour around approximately 4:00 pm, After the tour, you will be transferred to Pamukkale main bus station. From here you will board the intercity day coach to Antalya (duration 4 hours). Met on arrival & Transfer to your hotel.

  • Overnight in Antalya
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9: Perge — Aspendos — Side & Kursunlu Waterfalls Tour

After breakfast, enjoy a full-day tour starting with the drive to Perge, the place where most of the statues that are on display in Antalya Museum were unearthed. An important city of ancient Pamphylia originally settled by the Hittites around 1500 BC. St. Paul visited Perge on his first missionary journey. The theater stage has finely carved marble reliefs, and other carvings from around the city are displayed in the stadium. Amateur archaeologists will want to see the handsome city gate flanked by two lofty towers, a long colonnaded road once paved with mosaics and lined with shops, a large agora, the public baths, and a gymnasium. Next proceed to Aspendos, which bears one of the best-preserved Roman theaters in Anatolia. After lunch by the river, visit Manavgat Waterfalls before continuing to Kursunlu Waterfalls. Side is one of the best-known classical sites in Turkey. It was an ancient harbor whose name meant pomegranate. Today a pretty resort town, its ancient ruins, two sandy beaches, numerous shops, and extensive tourist accommodation attract hundreds of visitors. The magnificent theater of the ancient city, built on colonnaded arches, is the largest in the whole area. Other monuments include the Agora, the Temple of Apollo, which is situated near the sea, a fountain, and Necropolis. The extensive Roman baths, now a museum, houses one of Turkey’s finest archaeological collections. After some free time on your own in Side, we will take you back to your hotel in Antalya.

  • Overnight in Antalya
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10: Free day in Antalya to explore

Spend today on your own in Antalya city.

  • Overnight in Antalya
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Dinner

Day 11: Fly back to Istanbul

After breakfast check out of the hotel in Antalya. You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to Antalya airport to take your flight to Istanbul. Upon your arrival in Istanbul, you will be met at the airport and transferred from the airport to your hotel in Istanbul for check-in. After check-in, the rest of the evening is free for you to enjoy the town on your own.

  • Overnight in Istanbul
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 12: Departure from Istanbul — End of Tour Service.

After breakfast, you will check-out from your hotel in Istanbul (hotel check-out is before 11:00 am) and will then be transferred to the Istanbul International airport according to your flight details. This will be the end of our tour and services.

  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast

INCLUDED in the Tour Price:

  • Transfers from/to airport on arrival and departure
  • Domestic flight and bus tickets as per the itinerary
  • Tours and activities as indicated in the itinerary
  • 4 nights in Istanbul at special class or 4-star hotels including breakfast
  • 3 nights in Cappadocia at a cave hotel including breakfast
  • 1 night in Pamukkale at a 4-star hotel including breakfast
  • 3 nights in Antalya at special class or 4-star hotels including breakfast
  • Professional licensed English speaking guide during the tours
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary as specified (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All entrance fees mentioned by the itinerary
  • Local taxes and service charges

NOT INCLUDED:

  • International airfare & airport taxes
  • Visa to enter Turkey
  • Travel insurance
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride
  • Any optional tours
  • Tips & Personal Items
  • Drinks with meals (except the drinks served with breakfast)

IMPORTANT INFO:

  • The order of the itinerary is indicative and subject to change, but all visits described will take place
  • This is a regular group tour, but if requested at cost can be provided as a private tour
  • The regular group tour has shopping stops included in the tour
  • For 1 traveler: 1 Single Room Accommodation
  • For 2 travelers: 1 Double/Twin Room Accommodation
  • For 3 travelers: 1 Triple Room Accommodation
  • For 4 travelers: 2 Double/Twin Rooms Accommodation
  • For 5 travelers: 1 Double/Twin Room and 1 Triple Room Accommodation
  • Please note that the Blue Mosque is not open for visitation on Fridays as it is closed for religious prayer services. You will only be able to visit the outside of the Blue Mosque area on tours operated on Fridays. No visitation will be allowed inside the Blue Mosque for tourists on Fridays.
  • St. Sophia is closed on Monday, this will be replaced with the Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Sarnici)
  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesday, it will be replaced with the Beylerbeyi Palace
  • Grand Bazaar is closed on Sunday
  • During religious holidays, the spice market and Grand Bazaar are closed

WHEN TO BOOK?

  • Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
  • You can book up to 2 days before (Istanbul local time) if there are still places available. If less than 2 days before start of your requested tour date, please contact us by email or phone as it would be a last-minute booking that will need to be checked for availability before your tour reservation is confirmed.

Accommodation in below Hotels (or similar hotels depending on vacancy at the time of booking):

In Istanbul: Muyan Suites OR Golden Horn Hotel OR Aya Sultan Hotel
In Cappadocia: Holiday Cave Hotel OR Heaven Cave House OR Travel Inn Cave Hotel
In Pamukkale: Colossae Thermal Spa Hotel OR Richmond Termal Hotel
In Antalya: Alp Pasa Boutique Hotel OR Aspen Hotel

The quoted price of this tour covers accommodations in hotels as mentioned above or in similar quality hotels.

If you wish to include a higher quality hotel, we offer two options:

Option 1: We can upgrade your hotel at an additional cost. This cost will be added to the total tour price of the standard package tour.
Option 2:You can arrange your own accommodation on the tour as per your preference. We can offer a new package tour price without including the cost of hotel accommodation. If Option 2 is preferred, all services as part of the package tour will be provided except for hotel accommodation.

Please let us know the option you prefer at the time the tour request is made so that we can price the tour accordingly. If no change in hotels is needed and you wish to proceed with the hotels highlighted in our package tour at the quoted tour price then you may book the tour directly online.

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12-Day Istanbul Bursa Cappadocia Konya Pamukkale and Antalya tour
12-Day Istanbul, Bursa, Cappadocia, Konya, Pamukkale and Antalya Tour

From: $1,470.00

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