Day 1 : Arrival to Istanbul
Welcome to Turkey. Arrive in Istanbul meet by our representative and private transfer to the hotel for overnight stay in Istanbul.
Day 2 : Full Day Istanbul Tour (Breakfast)09.00 a.m. Our journey begins in Istanbul, We visit the Topkapi palace, Hagia sophia, The blue mosque and Hippodrome, where chariot races and the Byzantine riots took place. Visit the Grand bazaar for shopping. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3 : Istanbul to Cappadocia by flight Cappadocia Tour (Breakfast Dinner )Ttransfer to Istanbul airport for flight to Cappadocia . Start for Cappadocia tour. First meeting with Cappadocia, visiting Three Sisters Fairy Chimneys in Urgup which are the most popular and seen on advertisements Then we descend into the center of the earth in the Ozkonak Underground City. Overnight in Cappadocia
Day 4 : Full Day Cappadocia Tour(Breakfast Dinner )Optional Hot Air Balloon Experinece.
In the morning, visit to Pasabag fairy chimneys where the voice of wind mixes with the songs of fairies
Lunch in Avanos, center of terra cotta work of art since 3000 BC and a demonstration in a traditional pottery workshop. Visit the famous Goreme Open Air Museum Continue to Uchisar Rock-Castle to have a panoramic view of the valleys of Cappadocia. Oovernight in Cappadocia.
Day 5 : Cappadocia Konya Pamukkale(Breakfast Dinner ) Departure for Pamukkale. Viisit the 13th century Sultanhan Caravanserai first then visit the Mausoleum of Mevlana in Konya, the world-wide famous mystic, Drive to Pamukkale , overnight in a Thermal Hotel in Pamukkale.
Day 6 : Pamukkale Kusadasi(Breakfast Dinner )In the morning visit to the ancient Hierapolis with the Theatre, Apollo Temple and magnificent Necropolis, the graveyard. Then drive to Kusadasi and overnight.
Day 7 : Kusadasi Ephesus Istanbul by flight (Breakfast )First visit theArtemission Templethen Continue toEphesus,Walk through history along marble streets lined with wonderful public buildings, among them The State Agora, Odeon, Memnius Monument, the Temple of Domitian, , Polio Fountain, Curetes Street, The Trajan Fountain, The Baths of Scholastica, Hadrian Temple, Latrina, Celcus Library, the gate of Mihridates and Mazues, Commercial Agora and The Grand Theater are two of the most impressive buildings in Ephesus.VisitHouse of Virgin Mary.After Ephesus tour Drive to Izmir airport for our flight to Istanbul. Arrival to transfer to the hotel for overnight
Day 8 : Home (Breakfast)After breakfast check out from the hotel and private transfer to Istanbul airport .The end of our services
- Mobile Voucher Accepted
- Duration: 8 Days
Departure Time :
, Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience., Private Tour for your family, 3/27/2021 - 11/24/2023Monday - Sunday : 05:00 AM - 11:30 PMMINI Group Max.10 pax Turkey Express 8 D.. read more
Departure Details :
Traveler pickup is offered
Private pick up and transfer from Istanbul Airport ( IST ) and Sabiha Gokcen ( SAW )
Istanbul Airport, TayakadIn Terminal Street No. 1, Istanbul 34283 Turk.. read more
Return Details :
Istanbul Ataturk airport or Hotel in Istanbul
Cancellation Policy : This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
This mini group ( max. 10 pax ) fully guided land tour includes the most popular highlights of Western Turkey. Surround yourself in the world-famous attractions of Istanbul, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Ephesus on an 8-day fully guided tour. The non-stop adventure gives you a thorough overview of the country's most popular destinations, without making you feel rushed. Perfect for travelers who are short on time or people who hate planning, all logistical details, including domestic flights, accommodation, and most meals, are included and accounted for
* Selected centrally Located Boutique , Cave and 4 star Hotels
* Small group ensures personal service with
* Informative, friendly and professional guide
* Domestic flights included.
* Option with Private Tour for your family
- Family friendly
- Small group ensures personal service
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Small-group tour by minibus
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Day 1 : Arrival to Istanbul
Accommodation included: 7 nights
7 nights accommodations in given hotels below
Professional licensed Tour guide/guides
Entrance Fees ( Our guide will have pre-paid tickets to skip the line )
Domestic flight tickets (Istanbul - Cappadocia and Izmir - Istanbul)
All transportation by A/C NO SMOKING vehicle
7 Breakfasts & 2 Dinners
Boutique Hotels in Istanbul : Yasmak Sultan or Dosso Dossi Old City or similar
Cave Hotels in Cappadocia: Yunak Evleri or Gamirasu or Zeydem Suites
Hotels in Kusadasi: Carina Hotel or La Vista Boutique or similar
Hotels in Pamukkale: Colossae Thermal or Pam Thermal Hotel or similar
Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
Entry/Admission - Fairy Chimneys
Entry/Admission - Pigeon Valley
Entry/Admission - Kaymakli Underground City
Entry/Admission - Pasabag
Entry/Admission - Goreme Open-Air Museum
Entry/Admission - Uchisar Castle
Entry/Admission - Sultanhani Kervansarayi
Entry/Admission - Mevlana Muzesi
Entry/Admission - Hierapolis & Pamukkale
Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
Entry/Admission - Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
Any drinks and the meals not mentioned in including section
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
A dress code is required to enter places of worship such as churches, monasteries, mosques, synagogues and selected museums. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. Shoes are not allowed in mosques. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required. Depends upon availabilties in domestic flight and public holidays, Tour operator can change the itinerary between Cappadocia airport on Day 3 to Izmir airport on Day 6 and do the reverse itinerary without changing any site visits, hotel accommodations and other service standards
Not wheelchair accessible
Infant seats available
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
In our tour, We stay in Covid19 Safety certificated hotels
This was a well designed tour that included a large number of incredible sites, mostly very good accommodation and excellent guiding. It was good value for money and with some improvements to communication, it would be a perfect 5/5 holiday. We were shown around sites such as the Hagia Sophia, Ephesus, Pamukalle and Cappadocia by friendly guides who shared both their deep historical knowledge and some facts about life in Turkey. Chatting to the guides in between sites gave us a chance to ask other questions about Turkish culture, social norms and politics. The guides brought us to great restaurants for lunch and helped us navigate the delights of Turkish cuisine. There was a huge volume of attractions, including local handicrafts, geological formations, ancient ruins, an underground town and a restored caravanserai. The accommodation was mostly really good, including some delicious Turkish breakfasts, with just one night spent somewhere less than ideal (not terrible, just a slightly run-down hotel above a noisy bar). The hotel in Cappadocia was particularly good, in charming stone buildings with friendly staff and some of the tastiest breakfast I've ever eaten. Improved communication and more information about the trip would've improved the experience, such as knowing more about where we'd be staying and how the airport pick-ups worked. While the driver and guide for the days from Izmir to Kayseri were exceptionally good, the airport pickup on the return to Istanbul was poor, and involved waiting on a busy traffic island for about 20 minutes before being led through dangerous lanes of traffic in the airport drop-off area to our taxi by a slightly rude man with an iPad. Overall, this was a great holiday, which I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone interested in Turkey and its history.
We had a really good time with Yavuz during the tour! He provided a lot of context and ensured the tour included activities suitable for everyone.
Yavuz was incredible he was very patient with everyone and worked with our requests he was also really kind and helpful went above and beyond our expectations m. Overall everyone was really happy with the service and we became good friends. We will miss you
We had a really, really good time! Our guide Yavuz was very friendly and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend the tour to first-time travellers.
I took this tour and it was incredible! It is definitely the best and most memorable experience in my life thanks to Curio Travel and our guide Ozzy. Curio Travel did a great job organizing this amazing tour, and Ozzy ,our guide, was so kind and very knowledgeable of the places we visited in Turkey. I highly recommend this tour to everyone !
Visiting Turkey on its own is an awesome experience. Curio Travel's Tour elevates the experience of Turkey from awesome to incredible. From the beginning Curio takes care of your airport transfers, and Tour Guides will pick you up from your hotel. In my experience, many Tours often require you to go to a meeting point, so Curio exceeds expectations as far taking care of transit and makes things conveniently simple by having Guides pick you up. In this case my guide was Ozgur. Ozgur was very well informed and overall, a very nice guy. He shares his deep knowledge of Turkey's history. He also makes excellent suggestions for where to dine. I also appreciated his sense of humor. It definitely elevated my experience in Turkey and the tour. Drivers are also courteous. Overall, the Tour has great picks for what to see in Western Turkey. When I return to Turkey, I definitely plan to book with Curio again.
I have been on many tours in countless countries and I believe this was the best tour I ever had. The guides were highly informative and I had a great time with Ozzy as our tour guide. He was super kind and extremely knowledgeable about everything turkey related. I was amazed by how much the guides knew and they were always ready to answer our questions. Turkey was such a beautiful country rich with history, things to see, and filled with kind people. The tour definitely enhanced those feelings and I hope to come back again.
We did a tour that started in Istanbul, went to Ephesus, then Pamukale and on to Cappadocia. Everything worked perfectly. On all our airport transfers someone was waiting for us on arrival. Our guides were Serkan and Melih who were both informative, accommodating and interesting. They made the trip. Our driver for most of our tour was Vicek and he did a great job. The meals were usually very good and the hotels ranged from okay to amazing. I would highly recommend this company to anyone looking to visit Turkey.