Classic Turkey (extended)


Istanbul | Cappadocia | Konya | Isparta | Pamukkale | Ephesus (9 Days)

This is a recommended itinerary that hits Turkey’s highlights – captivating Istanbul, historic central Anatolia, and the monuments of ancient Ephesus.

Highlights
  • Experience the energetic city of Istanbul, a bridge between continents
  • Tour the Sultanahmet district, the keeper of Istanbul’s ancient landmarks
  • Enjoy a ferry cruise on the Bosphorus waterway
  • Marvel at the otherworldly landscapes of Cappadocia
  • Unearth the stories of Cappadocia’s underground caves
  • Discover the birthplace of the mystic Sufis, or Whirling Dervishes, in Konya
  • Take a dip in the cotton-white pools and thermal springs of Pamukkale
  • Step back in time on the streets of ancient Ephesus
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Brief Itinerary
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Istanbul and private transfer to your hotel in the Old City. Istanbul
Day 2 Full-day private tour including the Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia Museum, Basilica Cistern, and the Grand Bazaar. Istanbul
Day 3 Full-day private tour including Topkapi Palace, Spice Market, and a Bosphorus boat ride. Istanbul
Day 4 Flight to Cappadocia and private transfer to your hotel. Afternoon private tour of the area. Cappadocia
Day 5 Full-day private tour of Cappadocia including its fairy chimneys and underground cities. Optional hot-air balloon ride in the early morning.  Cappadocia
Day 6 Visit Konya for a private city tour, then continue on to your hotel in Isparta. Isparta
Day 7 Visit the thermal springs of Pamukkale and ancient Aphrodisias en route to your hotel in the area near Ephesus. Ephesus
Day 8 Full-day private tour of ancient Ephesus and the Archaeological Museum, with included farm-fresh lunch. Ephesus
Day 9 Flight to Istanbul to connect with departure flight.  

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