Featuring some of each destination’s must-see highlights, this trip is ready to book with the itinerary and services indicated. Please see full details below.
|Destinations:||Istanbul – Cappadocia – Ephesus – Pamukkale – Hieropolis|
|Duration:||8 days / 7 nights|
|Departures:||Every day. All year around|
|Priced From:||Starting from Price On Request|
|Includes:||All accommodation at Family Suitable hotels, sightseeing tours, guidance, entrances, land transport, indicated meals & taxes.|
Day 1 – Arrive Istanbul.
Day 2 – Old City Tour.
Day 3 – Bosphorus Tour. Fly to Cappadocia.
Day 4 – Cappadocia Tour.
Day 5 – Fly to Izmir.
Day 6 – Ephesus Tour.
Day 7 – Pamukkale Tour. Fly to Istanbul.
Day 8 – Depart Turkey.
All Turkey tours depart daily and are customizable where viable. Or use our suggested itinerary below:
Transfer from the airport to your hotel. Day at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.
Full Day Old City Tour:
Pick up from your hotel to visit Topkapi Palace, with royal treasury and elegant four courts. After lunch, proceed to the Hagia Sophia, a great Byzantine architectural masterpiece, whose interior is resplendent with golden mosaics. Then admire the delicate design and Iznik tiles of the Blue Mosque. Explore the ancient Roman Hippodrome with Egyptian Obelisk and Serpentine Column. Finally, stop off at the dazzling Grand Bazaar with over 4000 shops. Drop off to hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Half Day Bosphorus Tour:
Pick up from your hotel to visit the bustling Spice Market – a colorful bazaar heaped with various sweets and spices. Then you’ll take a relaxing Bosphorus boat cruise by public ferry (or optional upgrade to Zoe Yacht private cruise – ideal for families) between the continents of Europe and Asia – gliding past Dolmabahce and Beylerbeyi Palaces, ornate wooden Ottoman mansions and mosques, Rumeli Fortress and the Bosphorus Bridge. (Depending on the schedule of your afternoon/evening flight, you might have some free time in the afternoon accordingly). Transfer to the airport. Fly to Cappadocia. Transfer to hotel. Overnight Cappadocia.
(Optional Upgrade: Upgrade to a private Bosphorus Cruise by ZOE Yacht. Teamed with Byzas Tours, a private cruise on Zoe Yacht offers the opportunity to enjoy the best possible Bosphorus experience with Comfort, Unique Views & a Relaxing Environment as key for you and your companion/s only. Highly recommended.
Cappadocia (B, L)
Full Day Cappadocia Tour:
Pick up from hotel to start the tour. Start with a gentle walk through orchards, unusual volcanic rock formations and rock-cut houses at Red & Rose Valley. Visit the old Christian Village of Cavusin, followed by lunch and then an excursion to Pigeon Valley. In the afternoon, visit Kaymakli Underground City, which hid local Christians from Arab invaders, Ortahisar Castle and Mustafapasa Greek village. Drop off to hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.
(Optional Add-On: Cappadocia Balloon Tours over the beautiful valleys).
Morning transfer to Cappadocia airport and fly to Izmir (may be direct or via Istanbul depending on flight schedules). Transfer from the airport to the hotel in Kusadasi. Afternoon at leisure – you can explore the town or seaside for some family time. Overnight in Kusadasi (seaside town).
Kusadasi (B, L)
Full Day Ephesus Tour:
Pick up from your hotel to visit Ephesus. Begin the tour at the House of Virgin Mary, where she spent her final years. Explore the marble white ancient city of Ephesus, with spectacular monuments such as the Library of Celsus, Agora, Odeon, Trajan Fountain, Hadrian’s Gate, Domitianus Temple, Theater and Roman Latrines. After lunch, visit the Isabey Mosque and the Temple of Artemis. Drop off to hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Kusadasi-Pamukkale-Istanbul (B, L)
Pamukkale – Hierapolis Tour
Pick up at your hotel. Drive to Pamukkale or ‘Cotton Castle’, famous for the healing properties of its thermal mineral baths and beautiful cascading snow-white terraced cliff side basins and waterfalls. After lunch, visit the ancient Roman city ruins of Hierapolis. See the magnificently preserved Necropolis, Avenue of Tombs, Gates, Thermal Baths, Devil’s Hole and the Masterpiece Theater. Transfer to the airport. Fly back to Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.
Transfer from the hotel to the airport. Departure.
Great Choice of Hotels
When you email us to receive a trip quote, you’ll receive a suggested travel program with specially selected Family Hotels stylish boutique.
A choice of Group Tours or Private Tours.
All our tour packages are complemented with conveniently-located and established properties or the best available for rural regions. So rest assured that you will be able to retire in comfort each evening, and within easy reach of the center for exploring.
Current Hotels used for This Family Package:
Levni Hotel in Istanbul, MDC Hotel in Cappadocia & Efe Boutique in Kusadasi.
Other hotels may be possible on request. For more information, please see some of our boutique Turkey hotels here.
|Package Price – Departs Daily|
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*Prices based on occupancy at selected hotels only. Based on availability. Limited space. Further restrictions might apply.
*Subject to availability at time of booking. Advance booking required.
* This package rate is applicable only for family traveling with up to 2 children under 12 years old.
* Children up to 12 years old at time of travel. Children Passport photocopies are required at time of booking.
Departure dates guaranteed every day all year around for this tour.
We are happy to make some minor changes provided those are compatible and acceptable with the smooth operation of the tour packages offered.
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