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  • UNESCO Heritage site
  • St. Sophia Museum
  • Blue Mosque
  • Hippodrome
The Best of Turkey Tour tour starts and ends in Istanbul. The Best of Turkey Tour is a City Sightseeing tour that takes 8 days taking you through Istanbul, Turkey and other destinations in Turkey.

See some of the best that Turkey has to offer on this short but sweet tour which introduces you the dramatic landscape of Cappadocia, the natural wonder that is Pamukkale's travertine pools and some of the best classical ruins in the World, before heading back to see the iconic sights of Istanbul.
Welcome to Istanbul. You will be transferred to your hotel and at 13:00 we will tour the exotic city that spans both Europe and Asia visiting the Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum and the Hippodrome. Cruise between two continents on the stretch of water that separates Europe from Asia in the afternoon with an optional 'Half day Bosphorous cruise'."
Accommodation
  • Overnight Istanbul at Port Bosphorus Hotel (4 star)
Meals
  • Breakfast
After breakfast we drive towards the nation's capital, Ankara to visit Anitkabir, the Mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Kemal Ataturk before continuing on to the surreal landscape of Cappadocia.
Accommodation
  • Overnight Cappadocia at Gul Konakları (Boutique)
Meals
  • Breakfast and dinner
Today we tour the Goreme open-air museum, Pasabag and Uchisar castle. Photo opportunities are everywhere so have your cameras ready! Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand what determines their value. Tonight, don't miss the optional Turkish folklore evening featuring folklore and belly dancers... a night you won't forget!
Accommodation
  • Overnight Cappadocia at Gul Konakları (Boutique)
Meals
  • Breakfast and dinner
This morning we visit and explore Kaymakli underground city. Then leaving Cappadocia we head south, towards Konya, along the ancient Silk Road, visiting Sultanhani Caravansary, just as the ancient traders did. Once in Konya we tour the Mevlana Museum and Alaeddin Mosque.
Accommodation
  • Overnight Konya at Hilton Garden Inn Konya (4 star)
Meals
  • Breakfast and dinner
Today we head for Pamukkale and it's calcium travertines. Along the way we visit the ancient site of Sagalassos. Conquered by Alexander the Great in 333 BC, earthquakes and plague saw its demise in 541-2. Today it is one of the best preserved sites in Turkey and is on the UNESCO Tentaice list.
Accommodation
  • Overnight Pamukkale at Colossae Thermal Hotel (4 star)
Meals
  • Breakfast and dinner
Visit the ruins of Hierapolis, the Temple of Apollo, Necropolis, and stroll over the magnificent white calcium terraces of Pamukkale.
This afternoon we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods.
Accommodation
  • Overnight Kuşadası at Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel (Boutique)
Meals
  • Breakfast and dinner
Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand what determines their value. Then you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Istanbul. (Optional Bosphorous By Night Dinner Cruise )
Accommodation
  • Overnight Istanbul at Port Bosphorus Hotel (4 star)
Meals
  • Breakfast
Your day is free until your return transfer to the airport where your tour concludes.
Meals
  • Breakfast
what’s included
Accommodation
  • 2 Overnight Istanbul at Port Bosphorus Hotel (4 star)
  • 2 Overnight Cappadocia at Gul Konakları (Boutique)
  • 1 Overnight Konya at Hilton Garden Inn Konya (4 star)
  • 1 Overnight Pamukkale at Colossae Thermal Hotel (4 star)
  • 1 Overnight Kuşadası at Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel (Boutique)
Meal
  • 8 breakfast and 5 dinner
Transport
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Domestic flight between Izmir and Istanbul and transfers
Guide
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
Others
  • Entrance fees
what’s excluded
  • Tips for any guides and/or drivers
  • Visas, border or port taxes
  • Optional activities
    • Any international flights are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
    • Travel insurance is not included in this Best of Turkey Tour tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads
Tour details
Duration 8 days
Tour Type Group Tour - Max 20 participants
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Starts/Ends Istanbul, Turkey/ Istanbul, Turkey
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A deposit of 2790 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 59 days before departure. For any departures within 25 July 2019 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

The Best of Turkey Tour tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Best of Turkey Tour tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Other Practical Information1. Domestic flight times may vary due to various circumstances
2. You will need to have your passport handy at check-in for any domestic flights
3. This tour starts at 13:00 with a half day tour of Istanbul. If flying into Istanbul on this day ensure you have left enough time to clear the airport, transfer to your hotel and check-in before 13:00.
4. Single travellers are obliged to pay Single Supplement and will have the hotel room to themselves.
5. The 2019 itinerary differs from the 2018 itinerary as follows: a) It will spend night 4 in Konya. b) Day 5 it will travel to Pamukkale, via Sagalassos. c) Day 6 tour Pamukkale. d) Day 7 Ephesus Tour. e) Day 8 It will fly Istanbul, overnight and finish after breakfast the next day. Making it a 9 day tour ending on Sunday.
CancellationNo additional cancellation fees apply for this Best of Turkey Tour tour. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 59 days of departure.
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