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13 Days Turkey Tour Package

13 Days Turkey Tour Package – Explore the best highlights of 13 Days Turkey Tour in Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Konya, Antalya, and Ankara Tours. Book the best Tours of Turkey.

 

13 Days Turkey Tour

ISTANBUL → EPHESUS → PAMUKKALE → ANTALYA → KONYA → CAPPADOCIA → ANKARA 

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 Private Istanbul 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 – Princes’ Island Tour
After breakfast, your pick-up will be scheduled for 8:30 am from the hotel to start the Princes’ Islands tour. Our professional tour guide will be introducing you to Princes’ Island.

Today you will explore the following highlights of Princes’ Island.

The biggest island of Istanbul amongst 4 others. The Prince’s Island is called “Büyükada,” officially “the Grand Island” in Turkish. The history dates back to the 6th Century, and first, it was named ‘Prinkipos,’ which means “prince.” The Prince’s island has many historical buildings, including Churches and Mosques, besides the island has lots of seafood restaurants and beaches to relax and admire the view. To begin, we take the boat, and after a 1-hour journey, we reach Prince’s Island. It’s not allowed to drive cars, motorbikes, or any other vehicles except ambulances or police cars, so we will be using phaetons or bikes to explore the Island. After this, we’ll have delicious seafood that comes from the Sea of Marmara and thereafter shall be free to walk around and do some shopping if need be. After this free time, we’ll take the boat back to Istanbul, where our driver will be waiting to drive you back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

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

Day 5 – Flight to Izmir/ Ephesus Tour
After breakfast, we will pick you up from the hotel and head towards the airport for the domestic flight to Izmir. Meet at Izmir Airport with your professional guide and start the tour.

Drive to 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 6 – Pamukkale Tour
After check-out and drive to Pamukkale or Cotton Castle, we pick you up from the hotel, one of the most popular and beautiful spots in Turkey. 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 7 – 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 in 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 this that exists 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 8 – 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 side 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 9 – Antalya to Konya
After breakfast and check-out, we pick you up from the hotel, then drive to Konya Mevlana/Rumi Museum; the Islamic philosopher, theologian, and poet Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi were born in 1207 in Khorassan. The meaning of Mevlana is “our master and president” and implies the love of people for him. Although he lived in Konya, also went to Damascus and Tebriz, and he attended different scholars’ lectures. Mevlana is known as the founder of Mesnevi and the leader of the Dervishes. After his death, they built a tomb in 1274 where the other dervishes are also buried—the Mausoleum consists of a library, madrasah, kitchen, graves, and dervishes’ rooms. After lunch, we drive to Cappadocia, and on the way, we have a break at Sultanhanı Karavansarai, which the Seljuks built in 12C AD. The ancient travelers and merchants used to stay at those ancient hotels safely. After the break, we

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

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

Day 10 – Cappadocia/ Cappadocia Tour
After breakfast, we pick you up from the hotel. Then, start to Cappadocia 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 11 – 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 sun-rise 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 12 – Cappadocia to Ankara
After breakfast and check-out, we drive to Ankara which is the capital city of Turkey. Our first stop in Salt Lake, which is the second-biggest lake in Turkey. After the lake’s break, we are visiting the Mausoleum of Atatürk, also known as Anitkabir; the mausoleum took nine years and was designed by architects Emin Onat and Ahmet Orhan Arda in 1945. The materials were brought from different parts of Turkey. Every part of the Mausoleum is named; Road of Lions, Ceremonial Plaza, Hall of Honor, Peace Park, Independence Tower, Female Statue group, Freedom Tower, Male statue group, Mehmetçik Tower, Victory Tower, Peace Tower, 23 April Tower, Tower of Reforms, Misak-ı Milli (National Pact) Tower.

After the Ankara sightseeing tour, drive to the hotel. Overnight in Ankara.

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

Day 13 – Flight to Istanbul
Breakfast at the hotel, Pick up from the hotel, and transfer to Ankara Airport for the flight back to Istanbul for your International flight.

After completing the amazing 13 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.

13 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 Ankara to Istanbul
Entrance fees, mentioned in the itinerary
Professional tour guide at tours
Air-conditioned vehicle for tours and transfers
11 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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    A Magical Tour of Turkey: Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Konya, Antalya, and Ankara

    Introduction to Turkey

    Have you ever imagined traveling through Turkey on a mystical adventure to see its fascinating history and varied landscapes? So this is your chance! You can see the best of Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Konya, Antalya, and Ankara by taking a full package tour of Turkey. Are you prepared for the experience of a lifetime now? Let’s explore and see what each place has to offer.

    Istanbul

    The Historical Peninsula

    The adventure starts in Istanbul, a city located at the crossroads of two continents. The Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, and the Topkapi Palace are just a few of the famous sites found in the Historical Peninsula. For a taste of regional cuisine, don’t forget to wander through the Grand Bazaar and the Spice Market.

    The Bosphorus and Princes’ Islands

    Enjoy a cruise around the Bosphorus, a natural waterway separating Europe and Asia, and take in the beautiful mansions from the Ottoman era. Visit the Princes’ Islands for a peaceful getaway—they are car-free havens ideal for exploration and relaxation.

    Cappadocia

    The Fairy Chimneys

    The picturesque province of Cappadocia, well-known for its unusual geological structures known as fairy chimneys, is the next stop on the schedule. Discover the amazing frescoed ancient cave chapels at the Goreme Open Air Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

    Hot Air Ballooning

    Take a hot air balloon flight over the breathtaking scenery at sunrise for an experience you won’t soon forget. Intriguing underground cities like Kaymakli and Derinkuyu, which early Christians used as hiding places, are also found in Cappadocia.

    Ephesus

    The Ancient City

    The Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, may be seen at Ephesus, an ancient city that was once a significant trading hub. Take a stroll down Marble Street, stop by the Celsus Library, and consider the splendor of the Great Theater, which once hosted 25,000 spectators.

    The House of the Virgin Mary

    Mary spent her final years in the House of the Virgin Mary, according to Christian tradition. Both pilgrims and tourists are drawn to this holy location, which is encircled by serene woodland.

    Pamukkale

    Travertines and Hierapolis

    Pamukkale, which translates to “cotton castle” in Turkish, is well-known for its brilliant white travertine terraces that resulted from mineral-rich hot springs. Atop these terraces sits the ancient city of Hierapolis, which has fascinating ruins like the Roman Theater, Necropolis, and Temple of Apollo.

    Cleopatra’s Pool

    Swim in Cleopatra’s Pool, a thermal pool that Mark Antony is believed to have given to Cleopatra. The pool’s warm, mineral-rich waters offer a relaxing experience next to submerged ancient columns.

    Konya

    Rumi’s Mausoleum

    Rumi’s mausoleum is located in Konya, Turkey’s spiritual center. His mausoleum, which features a beautiful blue dome, is a revered destination for pilgrimage for Sufis and book lovers alike.

    Whirling Dervishes

    Watch the fascinating Whirling Dervishes, who are Rumi’s disciples, perform their captivating dance, the Sema. This spiritual activity is a special fusion of song, poetry, and movement that represents the quest for divine love.

    Antalya

    Kaleiçi and Düden Waterfalls

    Discover Kaleiçi, the picturesque ancient town of Antalya, with its winding, tiny alleyways and exquisitely maintained Ottoman buildings. Visit the breathtaking Düden Waterfalls, a natural wonder where the Düden River empties into the Mediterranean Sea.

    Beaches and Ancient Ruins

    Aspendos, famous for its exceptionally well-preserved Roman Theater, and the old city of Perge, which has remarkable Hellenistic and Roman remnants, are just a couple of the fascinating ancient ruins that dot Antalya’s blue shoreline.

    Ankara

    Ataturk Mausoleum

    The Ataturk Mausoleum, a magnificent memorial to Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder and first president of modern Turkey, is located in Ankara, the country’s capital. This magnificent structure stands for the strength and unity of the Turkish people.

    The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations

    With artifacts from prehistoric eras, the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations displays the region’s rich past. This top-notch museum provides a fascinating look into the cultures that formerly flourished in modern-day Turkey.

    Traveling through Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Konya, Antalya, and Ankara as part of a Turkey tour is a fascinating adventure through history, culture, and unspoiled landscapes. This package trip to Turkey offers a wide range of experiences and guarantees an amazing journey that will leave you wanting more.

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