8 Days Seven Wonders of Turkey Tour

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Embark on a Turkey journey of discovery with an 8 Days Seven Wonders of Turkey tour featuring the best sites in Istanbul, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Cappadocia, Kusadasi, and finally a return to Istanbul. Don’t miss this amazing 8 days vacation in Turkey.

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8 Days / 7 Nights Istanbul, Pamukkale, Ephesus and Cappadocia Tour

Highlights: Sultan Ahmed Mosque – Topkapi Palace – Hagia Sophia – Hippodrome – Grand Bazaar – Bosphorus Cruise – Hierapolis – Pamukkale antique pools – Temple of Artemis Sirince – Kaymakli Underground City – Goreme Open-Air Museum – Devrent Valley – Avanos – Avanos.


Day 1: Arrive and Overnight in Istanbul

Arrive at any time. Upon your arrival in Istanbul, you will be met with our company representative in the arrivals area of the airport who will be holding a signboard with your name on it. After meet and greet, you will then be transferred from the airport to your hotel in Istanbul. After hotel check-in, the rest of the day is at leisure on your own.

  • Overnight in Istanbul
  • Accommodation: Muyan Suites OR Midtown Hotel Taksim OR Grand Oztanik Hotel OR Deluxe Golden Horn Hotel

Day 2: Istanbul Old City Tour

After your breakfast, at the agreed time, we will pick you up from your hotel to begin a full-day tour of this magnificent city. It includes an official English-speaking guide, tickets, lunch at a central city restaurant and a visit to the most resplendent monuments that the Ottoman, Byzantine, and Roman empires have handed down to future generations: Hagia Sophia, The Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar, which houses more than 4000 stores.

At the end of the visit, you may linger some more in the old city, enjoying the amazing atmosphere, and finally, you will make your own way to your hotel.

  • Overnight in Istanbul
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Muyan Suites OR Midtown Hotel Taksim OR Grand Oztanik Hotel OR Deluxe Golden Horn Hotel

Day 3: Bosphorus Cruise — Fly from Istanbul to Izmir

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 Izmir which is approximately 1 hour and 25 minutes in duration. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Kusadasi. Check in to your hotel in Kusadasi and the rest of the day is free.

  • Overnight in Kusadasi
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Derici Hotel OR Efe Boutique Hotel OR Marina Hotel

Day 4: Drive to Pamukkale — Visit Hierapolis ancient city

After breakfast around 8:00 am you will be picked up from your Kusadasi hotel and taken to the meeting point in Selcuk where the full group will first meet. You will then begin the Pamukkale tour with a drive from Selcuk starting at 8:30 am to Pamukkale which will be around 3 hours. En route to Pamukkale after 1.5 hours, there will be a 10 minutes stop for a restroom break. Upon arrival around 11:45 am the group will be first taken to have lunch and after lunch, at around 1:00 pm you will begin your guided tour of the Pamukkale and Hierapolis area with a professional licensed tour guide. In Pamukkale, you will see the Cotton Cliffs, one of the natural wonders of the world formed by deposits of calcareous salts. Also, you will visit the ancient ruins of the City of Hierapolis with its basilica, theatre, and Roman Baths. 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, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Kusadasi at around 7:00 pm.

  • Overnight in Kusadasi
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Derici Hotel OR Efe Boutique Hotel OR Marina Hotel

Day 5: Ephesus Tour — Fly to Kayseri/Nevsehir from Izmir

After breakfast at the hotel around 8:30 am you will be picked up and met by your tour guide to begin your full-day tour of Ephesus. Your tour guide will brief you on the day’s activities. You will first visit the Temple of Artemis which was once one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Next, you will visit the world-famous ancient Greco-Roman City of Ephesus, the most well-preserved example in the world. After visiting this impressive site, you will have a break for lunch. After lunch, you will visit the House of Virgin Mary, where it is believed she spent her last days. This is a holy place for both Christians and Muslims. Afterwards, you will visit the Isabey Mosque. Next, you will be taken to the Sirince Village; which is an old Greek village and is well-know for its quaint beauty and wine tasting and production. Here you will have one hour free to explore on your own without a guide the different foods and wines of the area and visit various small traditional village shops. After the tour,  you will be transferred to Izmir airport for your flight to Kayseri or Nevsehir through Istanbul. Upon your arrival at the Kayseri or Nevsehir airport, a representative will be present holding your name sign to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel.

  • Overnight in Cappadocia
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Holiday Cave Hotel OR Heaven Cave House OR Dedeli Konak Cave Hotel

Day 6: 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
  • Accommodation: Holiday Cave Hotel OR Heaven Cave House OR Dedeli Konak Cave Hotel

Day 7: South Cappadocia Tour — Fly back to Istanbul

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. This will be the end of your full-day tour. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to Kayseri or Nevsehir airport for your late evening return flight to Istanbul. Upon your arrival in Istanbul, you will be met at the airport and transferred from the airport to your hotel.

  • Overnight in Istanbul
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Muyan Suites OR Midtown Hotel Taksim OR Grand Oztanik Hotel OR Deluxe Golden Horn Hotel

Day 8: 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:

  • All transfers as mentioned in this itinerary.
  • Domestic flight tickets (from Istanbul to Izmir and Izmir to Kayseri and Kayseri to Istanbul) as per the itinerary.
  • Tours and activities as indicated in the itinerary
  • 3 nights in Istanbul at Special Class or 4-star Hotels including breakfast
  • 2 nights in Kusadasi at a 4-star hotel including breakfast
  • 2 nights in Cappadocia at a cave hotel including breakfast
  • Professional licensed English speaking guide during the tours
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary as specified (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch)
  • All entrance fees mentioned by the itinerary
  • Local taxes and service charges

NOT INCLUDED:

  • International airfare & airport taxes
  • Visa to enter Turkey
  • Turkey’s local room tax (approximately 3 Euros per room per night).
  • Travel insurance
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride
  • Any optional tours
  • Tips & Personal Items
  • Drinks with meals (except the drinks served with breakfast)

IMPORTANT INFO:

  • 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
  • The order of the itinerary is indicative and subject to change, but all visits described will take place.
  • 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 Midtown Hotel Taksim OR Grand Oztanik Hotel OR Deluxe Golden Horn Hotel
In Kusadasi: Derici Hotel OR Efe Boutique Hotel OR Neopol Hotel Deluxe OR Marina Hotel
In Cappadocia: Holiday Cave Hotel OR Heaven Cave House OR Travel Inn Cave 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.

6 reviews for 8 Days Seven Wonders of Turkey Tour

  1. Natalie L

    Hi Selahattin,

    I had a wonderful time in Turkey. I really have no complaints regarding services provided by One Nation Travel. The guides did an excellent job. I was particularly impressed that they met me on time and were able to help me to my transportation to the next location.
    Thank you again for making me feel so welcome in Turkey and I hope to return in the future and experience more of the outstanding sights that Turkey has to offer.

    Kind Regards
    Natalie

  2. Arjun K

    We were a family of 4 have just returned from an 8-day tour to Istanbul, Pamukkale, Ephesus, and Cappadocia with One Nation Travel organized by Bilal. Hotels, meals and transport were nice. Tour guides were informative and helpful. We’ll definitely get the service of this company again. Cheers!

  3. MANISHA B

    We went to Istanbul, Pamukkale, Ephesus and Cappadocia. We were very lucky to find this travel agency in google! They really made a very very good job, they’ve been so kind to us, very good people, hotels, they never leaved us alone in every place we arrived any hour of the day there was someone waiting to take us to our hotel. Thanks again for the trip, we really had a great time.

  4. VISHNU S

    I recently went on a 8 day tour of Istanbul, Pamukkale, Ephesus and Cappadocia with a couple of friends. The sights were amazing and the accommodation was excellent. The tour guides and other staff were very knowledgeable and professional. I recommend One Nation Travel for anyone looking to travel to Turkey. Thank you all for your hospitality.

  5. Elizabeth M

    We just returned from our 8 day trip to Turkey and had a fabulous time. All of our accommodations were fantastic. Thank you so much for One Nation Travel for a trip of a lifetime.

  6. RWGalvez2012

    Great Travel Agent. I took the 8 Day 7 Wonders of Turkey. Every single detail of the itinerary was well planned, from the airport pick up to hotel transfers, flights from one place to another and tour schedules. Nothing to worry, nothing to think about. I love all the tours in Istanbul, Pamukkale, Ephesus and Cappadocia. Tour guides are knowledgable and friendly.

    Hotels were clean and walking distance to all tourists spots.

    Though I never booked the balloon ride with them coz they were fully booked, it was not a big deal. They suggested taking it from another agent. I took it from Voyager Hot Air Balloon which is another agent to deal with if you are interested.

    I highly recommend ONE NATION TRAVEL to everyone thinking of visiting Turkey. Mr. BERBER is so hospitable and easy to deal with. These are professional people to deal with.

    Love it and will definitely go back.

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8 Days Seven Wonders of Turkey Tour
8 Days Seven Wonders of Turkey Tour

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