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11 Days Turkey Tour Package

11 Days Turkey Tour Package – Explore Istanbul, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Antalya, and Ephesus with the best price of a Guided Turkey Tour. Book the Turkey Tour Packages with Romos Travel.

 

11 Days Turkey Tour

ISTANBUL → CAPPADOCIA → EPHESUS → PAMUKKALE → ANTALYA 

Day 1 – Arrive in Istanbul
Welcome to Istanbul! Where the continents meet.

Meet at Istanbul Airport: Once you arrive at Istanbul Airport or Sabiha Gokcen Airport, after the luggage claim, you will be greeted by a Romos Travel Representative at the meeting area.

Transfer to the hotel: You will be taken to your hotel, and after check-in, you will have time for leisure, and the rest of the day is yours.

Overnight stay in Istanbul.

Day 2 – Istanbul Old City Tour
After breakfast, your pick-up will be scheduled for 8:30 am from the hotel to start the Old City tour. Our professional tour guide will be introducing the ancient sights of Istanbul.

Today you will explore the following highlights of Istanbul.

Hippodrome: An ancient Roman and Ottoman square where the chariot races were held. Within the square is some Roman remains, Egyptian Obelisk, Serpent Column, and Constantine Columns.

The Blue Mosque: An Ottoman Imperial mosque built by Sultan Ahmet I in 1609-1616 CE, famous for the blue Ottoman tiles.

Hagia Sophia: Once the largest cathedral of Christianity when it was built in 532-537 CE by the Roman Emperor Justinian; later converted into a mosque by the Ottomans.

Topkapi Palace: The Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II built the palace after the conquest of Constantinople. Topkapi Palace was the home of the royal family and the headquarters for the Ottoman Empire’s administrative center.

Grand Bazaar (Covered Market): The largest and oldest functioning shopping center in the world. The Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II built the Grand Bazaar in the 15th century. The market consists of 5,000 stores, 66 streets, 24 gates, and much more eye-pleasing architecture. Within the bazaar are many Turkish handicraft stores such as rugs, carpets, kilims, and beautiful Turkish tiles. Upon your request, our guide will be more than happy to help you find your masterpiece of Turkish art.

After the Istanbul Old City sightseeing tour, you will be driven back to the hotel. Overnight stay in Istanbul.

Note: Breakfast at the hotel and lunch at a local restaurant is included

Day 3 – Bosphorus Cruise, Two Continents Tour
After breakfast, your pick-up will be scheduled for 8:30 am from the hotel to start the Bosphorus tour. Our professional tour guide will be introducing you to the Bosphorus.

Today you will explore the following highlights of the Bosphorus:

Spice Market ( Egyptian Bazaar): The Ottomans built the market in the 17th century. Unlike the Grand Bazaar, the Spice market is much smaller but full of beautiful fragrances of mixed spices, herbs, and traditional sweets. It consists of around 100 stores, 2 streets, and 5 gates.

Bosphorus Cruise: The channel divides Istanbul into two continents and stretches about 32 km between the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara. Along the Bosphorus, there are many settlements to see, such as great Palaces, hotels, yali (private houses), etc. While you are on the boat, you will see the highlights of the Bosphorus including the Dolmabahçe Palace, Ortaköy Mosque, Çırağan Palace, Bosphorus Bridge, Rumeli Fortress, Küçüksu Palace, Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge ( the second bridge on the Bosphorus), Maiden’s Tower to name a few.

Beylerbeyi Palace: After the sultans westernized the Ottoman Empire, they built some Palace’s modern-western architectural styles. The Beylerbeyi Palace is one of them, located on the Asian side by the Bosphorus. The garden is full of statues, and the rooms with handcrafted art will take you back in time to the 19th century.

Çamlıca Hill: The highest hill of Istanbul, situated on the Asian side. The walking path with 360 panoramic views will let you take the best pictures of Istanbul and the Bosphorus.

After the Bosphorus sightseeing tour, drive back to the hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

Note: Breakfast at the hotel and lunch at a local restaurant is included

Day 4 – Flight to Cappadocia/ Cappadocia Tour
After breakfast, we will pick you up from the hotel and head towards the airport for the domestic flight to Cappadocia. Meet at Cappadocia (Kayseri) Airport with your professional guide and start the tour.

Devrent Valley is known as imagination valley or pink valley. The geological situation of Cappadocia gives different shapes and colors to the rocks. Some of them look like animals or humans. Here, prominently, there is a camel-shaped rock formation. Dervent valley is located in the North of Cappadocia between Urgup and Avanos roads.

Love Valley the valley is situated a few kilometers away from Goreme. Mushroom-shaped fairy chimneys are located here. Some of those cones split into several cones on the upper side of the valley.

Avanos is situated in the North of Cappadocia by the Red River, the longest river in Turkey. The river’s name derives from its red clay, making the most beautiful pottery in Turkey. Avanos is a local town where you can see ancient streets, dwellings, and artisans there.

Goreme Open-air Museum dates back to the 2nd century A.D. when the ascetic monks who adopted seclusion lived. They had their own independent churches and monasteries where they created a community. Today, the museum houses; St. Basil’s Church, Elmalı Church, Boys and Girls, St. Barbara Church, Serpent Church, etc.…

Esentepe Hill, located on the way to Goreme and Avanos road. As an observation hill, it allows you to explore the landscape of Cappadocia, where you can see the fairy chimneys and take remarkable photos.

Uchisar Castle, almost the peak point of Cappadocia, which can be seen miles away, is about 60 meters high and located on the edge of Goreme. It served as a residential place for the locals for many years. The caves and the dwellings still exist on the slopes.

After the Cappadocia sightseeing tour, drive back to the hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Note: Breakfast & Dinner at the hotel, Lunch at a local restaurant.

Day 5 – Cappadocia Day Tour
After breakfast, we will pick you up from your hotel and then start the Cappadocia Day Tour.

We will now be visiting other highlights of Cappadocia.

Fairy Chimneys: What makes Cappadocia so popular are those rock formations, called “ fairy chimneys” by the people. Those different rock formations result from millions of years of natural events, such as; rain, wind, and erosion. The fairy chimneys had been dwellings, churches, shelters, a natural fortresses for many years. Although the locals are living in the town today, the fairy chimneys can be visited by travelers.

Red Valley: a hiking trail famous for its red-rose color. The valley is located in the middle of Goreme town where they appreciate sunrise and sunset. The Red Valley houses some abandoned churches, Uzumlu Church, Hacli Church, and Direkli Church, with murals and frescoes.

Cavusin Village: Located on the way to Avanos. The rarest residents were still some people who follow the ancient attitudes by using the old stuff. You can see those villagers farming, making pottery, and carving. Cavusin Village houses two churches; one dedicated to St. John the Baptist and the other to Nicephorus Phocas. Until the 1920’s the Turks and The Greeks were living there together. After the exchange population, The Greeks left the village.

Kaymakli Underground City: Rather than Derinkuyu and the other underground cities, Kaymakli Underground City is different as it has much lower and narrower passageways. But it has more levels than the others. In recent years, four other floors have been unearthed. And some chapels, wineries, kitchens, and stalls have been discovered.

Pigeon Valley: one of the panoramic spots of Cappadocia, which is located between Uchisar and Goreme. Since ancient times, there has been feeding the pigeons resulting in the carved soft tuff on the slopes to make dovecotes. You can also see Uchisar Castle from a different perspective and may feed the pigeons around you.

After the Cappadocia sightseeing tour, we drive back to the hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Note: Breakfast & Dinner at the hotel, Lunch at a local restaurant.

Day 6 – Flight to Izmir
After breakfast, we will pick you up from the hotel and head towards the airport for the domestic flight to Izmir. After landing at Izmir Airport, drive to Kusadasi and check in hotel, and the rest of the day is yours. Kusadasi is a resort and local town on the coast of the Aegean Sea. After dinner at the hotel, you can spend your time in the city center shopping or have some drinks at the local cafes or restaurants.

Note: Breakfast and Dinner at the hotel.

Day 7 – Ephesus Tour
After breakfast, we pick you up from the hotel. Then drive to Selcuk town to visit Ephesus Ancient City. The first stop is the Virgin Mary’s House; upon German nun Anna Katherina Emerich’s dream, the Lazarist priests followed the descriptions and the signs and then discovered the house in 1891 CE. According to Catholic belief, Mary was taken here by St. John, and she spent the rest of her earthly life there. After the Virgin Mary’s House, we proceed to Ephesus Ancient City, the capital city of Asia Minor during the Roman era. According to myth, Ephesus was founded by the Greek commander Androculos around 1,000 BCE. Moreover, Alexander the Great, Lysimachus, Coressus, and Antiochus II either invaded or ruled in this city. While the excavations are still going on, you will see the ancient remains such as the State Agora (a marketplace and meeting point), Odeon (Bouleuterion) concert house and council, Town Hall and Artemis Sanctuary, Domitian Square, a complex consisting of temple fountain and a bath, Curetes Street colonnaded and monumental Street in Ephesus, The Hadrian Temple dedicated to Emperor Hadrian dating to 200 BCE, Latrines the public toilets, Celsus Library proves us that how Ephesians were intellectual and dates back to 200 BCE with the library having had 12,000 scrolls, Forum a commercial center located by the port and finally The Great Theater the largest ancient theater with 25,000 capacity.

After Ephesus ancient city, we drive to lunch at a local restaurant, and thereafter, the next stop is Isa Bey Mosque, built-in 1375 by the Anatolian Seljuks. Unlike Modern Ottoman architecture, it has a geometrical architecture roof and two minarets. The mosque is still functioning today for the five-time prayers. After Isa Bey Mosque, we drive to the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven ancient wonders of the World.

After the Ephesus sightseeing tour, drive back to the hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi.

Note: Breakfast & Dinner at the hotel, Lunch at a local restaurant.

Day 8 – Pamukkale Tour
We pick you up from the hotel and drive to Pamukkale or Cotton Castle, one of Turkey’s most popular and beautiful spots. The town is located in Denizli province, southern Turkey. Pamukkale has hot springs that have come from underground for 14,000 years. The hot springs color the slopes in white because the water consists of calcium and carbonate. This site not only attracts tourists, but many people visit Pamukkale with Doctors’ advice. The spring water is good for the skin and bones. It is believed that Cleopatra and Marcus Antonio also came to Pamukkale and swam in the ancient pool together.

Pamukkale also has an ancient city which is called Hierapolis. This city was founded by the Pergamon king Eumenes in 2 BCE. When the city passed to the Romans, they built ancient theatres, baths, forums, agora, and many waterways. Hierapolis has the largest ancient cemetery of all time. After the apostle Philipe was martyred in 80 CE, the city became a pilgrimage center for Christianity. Today, apostle Philipe has a monumental tomb in Hierapolis/Pamukkale.

After the Pamukkale sightseeing tour, we will drive back to the hotel. Overnight in Pamukkale.

Note: Breakfast & Dinner at the hotel, Lunch at a local restaurant.

Day 9 – Antalya Old City Tour
After check-out and breakfast, we will drive to Antalya. We will arrive in Antalya by noon time and will promptly begin the Antalya Old City Tour.

The Pergamon King Attalos founded Antalya, and it is believed that the name of the city derives from Attalos. We’ll be walking among the ancient streets, and the first spot is The Hadrian Gate, built by the Romans on behalf of Emperor Hadrian upon his visit to Antalya in 130 CE. The gate has three arches and Corinthian style Hıdırlık Tower, built-in the 2nd Century CE by the Romans, and it is located on the southwest of the Old Town, by the dominating spot of the cliffs. The tower has a small room on the first floor, and in the upper gallery, there is an observation spot where they could follow the ships or any reaching invasion to the city. Once Antalya is surrounded by a defense wall, the Clock Tower is a small part of today. They renovated the last part of the defense wall and added a clock in honor of Sultan Abdulhamid to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his ascent to the throne. While walking down to the water, near the ancient port, we will stop for a while and rest whilst following the ships and breathing the fresh Mediterranean air.

After the Antalya Old City tour, drive back to the hotel. Overnight in Antalya.

Note: Breakfast & Dinner at the hotel, Lunch at a local restaurant.

Day 10 – Aspendos, Perge, Side Tour
After breakfast, we shall drive to Aspendos Theatre, built by Emperor Aurelius, designed with a U-shaped style and leaning slopes. It has 5 gates, and it still protects its acoustic ability, and with 20,000 person capacity, the theatre is still used today to host concerts. Perge was founded as a colony of the Pergamum Kingdom around 300 BCE. During Alexander’s invasion of Anatolia, the residents of Perge served him as his guide. The mathematician Apollonius was born in Perge around 200 BCE. The city passed under Roman control in 188 BCE after Romans inherited the Pergamum Kingdom. Side, the naval city was founded by the Anatolian indigenous people who spoke a local dialect that was different from Greek. The side never passed under the control of the Pergamum Kingdom. The city’s name means pomegranate, which locals are still growing today. The site is situated by the Mediterranean Sea, and most of the remains date back to 1-4C CE.

After the Aspendos, Perge, and Side tour, drive back to the hotel. Overnight in Antalya.

Note: Breakfast & Dinner at the hotel, Lunch at a local restaurant.

Day 11 – Transfer to Airport
Breakfast at the hotel, Pick up from the hotel, and transfer to Antalya Airport for the flight back to Istanbul for your International flight.

After completing the amazing 11 Days Turkey Tour Package, Package Tour Turkey wishes all guests a very healthy and wonderful life ahead…

Please Note: This tour package does not include hotel accommodation and only offers land service. For hotel accommodation, we recommend you choose the central and tourist places of the cities, which are suitable for your taste. Global hotel booking systems will assist you in your hotel choice with better promotions and prices.

11 Days Turkey Tour Package Details

Departure & Return Location

 

Istanbul Airport & Sabiha Gokcen Airport – Can be supplied depending on your International flight details.

 

Price Include

 

Flight tickets from Istanbul to Cappadocia
Flight tickets from Cappadocia to Izmir
Flight tickets from Antalya to Istanbul
Entrance fees, mentioned in the itinerary
Professional tour guide at tours
Air-conditioned vehicle for tours and transfers
8 Lunch at the tour

 

Price Exclude

 

Gratuities to guide and driver
Personal expenses
Visa & International flight tickets
Hotel Accommodations
Dinners
Breakfasts

 

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    Turkey Tour Package with Istanbul, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, and Antalya

    Introduction

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    Istanbul

    Top Attractions

    Istanbul, a city that sits on two continents, is the ideal place to begin your vacation in Turkey. The Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazaar, and the magnificent Hagia Sophia are among the city’s top attractions. Don’t pass up the chance to go on a Bosphorus cruise or discover some of Istanbul’s bustling neighborhoods’ hidden attractions.

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    Choosing a guided Turkey tour package in Istanbul is strongly advised because there is so much to see and do there. Knowledgeable local guides will make sure you get the most out of your trip while fascinatingly revealing the history and culture of the city.

    Cappadocia

    Top Attractions

    Cappadocia is a must-visit location because of its distinctive landscapes, which include fairy chimneys and cave homes. Take a morning hot air balloon ride, tour the Goreme Open Air Museum, or explore the Kaymakli Underground City.

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    Pamukkale

    Top Attractions

    Awe-inspiring white travertine terraces may be found in Pamukkale. Explore Hierapolis’ ruins, take a bath in one of the historic thermal pools, or watch the sunset over the cascading terraces.

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    The Mediterranean city of Antalya is well-known for its stunning beaches, historic sites, and buzzing environment. Take a tour of the picturesque Turquoise Coast by boat, explore the medieval Kaleiçi neighborhood, or pay a visit to the spectacular Aspendos Theatre.

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