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Explore The Highlights Of Turkey From Istanbul To Cappadocia In 8 Days
  • Tour Category

    Group & Private Tour

  • Tour Types

    Culture, History, Shore Excursion

  • Duration

    8 Days

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  • Language



Embark on a week-long vacation in Turkey and check out the picturesque sites of Istanbul, Antalya, Konya and Cappadocia. Explore the Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, the Hadrian's Gate in Antalya, the Mausoleum of Mevlana in Kenya and the Love Valley in Cappadocia. You will also enjoy the must-try activities of Turkey, i.e., the Bosphorus cruise, Cappadocia's (optional) balloon ride and a picture with the 'Three Beauties.'

  • Marvel at the architecture of Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque
  • Experience the Turkish culture at the Grand Bazaar
  • Enjoy the world-famous Bosphorus cruise ride
  • Pay a respectful visit to the Mausoleum of Mevlana, the mystic founder of the Sufi sect
  • Explore the Love Valley, Uchisar Castle and Devrent Valley in Cappadocia
  • Day 1: Arrival in Istanbul expand_more
    •  Meet the tour guide upon your arrival in Istanbul and transfer to your hotel. 

    Overnight stay in Istanbul.

  • Day 2: Istanbul City Tour expand_more
    • After breakfast, you will depart for the Istanbul city tour.
    • See the "Topkapi Palace", the great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries. The palace houses an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, the famous jewels of the Imperial treasury, miniatures, and the Holy Mantle, enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed.
    • Next on the list is the Sultanahmet Mosque. Across from St. Sophia, built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, it is known as the "Blue Mosque" because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles.
    • Go outside the Blue Mosque, and we find the "Hippodrome". The ancient Hippodrome was the scene of chariot races and entertainment. The Hippodrome comprises three monuments: the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine.
    • Take a short, enjoyable lunch break, and we head to the Grand Bazaar for shopping.
    • Return to the hotel after the shopping tour. 

    Overnight in Istanbul.

  • Day 3: Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise expand_more
    • Visit the Spice Bazaar and see the different collections of spices found here. There are plenty of shops here that sell fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish etc. 
    • Then go on a scenic Bosphorus cruise, and ride through the waterway separating the two continents, Europe and Asia, in Turkey. Take plenty of photographs of marble palaces, ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture and other modern residential and luxurious apartments. 
    • In the afternoon, visit Camlica Hill and the shopping center. 

    Overnight in Istanbul.

  • Day 4: Princes' Islands Tour - Antalya expand_more
    • Cruise in the Marmara Sea to see the Princes’ Islands and stop at Büyükada, a popular summer resort with sandy beaches and pinewood scenery. Do a horse-drawn carriage ride here.  
    • Return to Istanbul and get transferred to the hotel. 
    • Take a flight to Antalya.

    Overnight in Antalya. 

  • Day 5: Antalya City Tour expand_more
    • Savour breakfast and head to see Antalya Old City (Kaleiç) Marina, Clock Tower, Hadrian's Gate, Broken Minaret, and Hıdırlık Tower. 
      • Kaleici is a small historic part of Antalya's modern city, also known as the Old City of Antalya. In the past, it was once the sprawling modern Roman town, then the Byzantine Empire, then Seljuks, and finally the Ottoman Turkish town. 
      • The Hadrian's Gate (or Hadrianus Gate or The Three Gates) is a triumphal arch which was built in the name of the Roman emperor Hadrian. 
      • Antalya's broken wonder is the Broken Minaret of the Korkut Mosque, which itself was built originally as a Roman temple in the 2nd century AD, and thus did not have a minaret at all. 
      • Hıdırlık Tower is a landmark tower of tawny stone in Antalya, Turkey, where Kaleiçi meets Karaalioglu Park. It is believed to be built in the Hellenistic era on a square plan and later turned into a circular tower in the 2nd century AD and was either used as a fortification or a lighthouse in the past.
    • Have lunch, then depart for Duden Waterfalls. All the streams of the region aim at finding their way into the Mediterranean, and they pour down the slopes of the Taurus, sometimes overland, sometimes underground.

    Overnight in Antalya.

  • Day 6: Antalya - Konya - Cappadocia expand_more
    • Eat breakfast early in the morning, and drive to Konya. 
    • Stop for lunch, and after lunch, visit the imposing green-tiled Mausoleum of Mevlana, the mystic founder of the Sufi sect (Whirling Dervishes).
    • Finish the Konya Mevlana tour and drive to Cappadocia.
    • Arrive in Cappadocia around and check into your hotel. [If you wish to join our optional activity of Ballooning for tomorrow, please contact with your guide and register because it will take place early the next morning.]

    Overnight in Cappadocia.

  • Day 7: Cappadocia Tour expand_more
    • Relish breakfast and drive to Ozkonak Underground City, one of the best-preserved underground cities in Cappadocia.
    • Visit Uchisar Castle, the highest point of Cappadocia, and Goreme Open Air Museum, the heart of Cappadocia after Uchisar. Goreme Open Air Museum is famous for frescoes dating to the 10th century describing the life of Jesus Christ and monks.
    • The next stop is Cavusin, which is an abandoned village with old cave Greek houses.
    • Go to the restaurant in Avanos to have lunch after Cavusin. You will also attend a short pottery workshop.
    • Head to Love Valley. Love Valley, Cappadocia, is a hidden valley with scenic formations, to say the least. Despite the resemblance to manhood, these amazing rock formations are far from man-made.
    • Visit another workshop to see Cappadocian handwoven carpets and kilims after Love Valley.
    • Proceed to Devrent Valley, which is also called Imagination Valley, where you can see natural rock formations looking like animals. Later, head to a wine shop in Urgup for wine tasting.
    • Make the last stop at Three Beauties, three beautiful fairy chimneys with their hats, which is the symbol of Cappadocia.
    • Transfer to the hotel by the end of the day.

    Overnight in Cappadocia

  • Day 8: Departure expand_more
    • Savour breakfast, and you will have free time in Cappadocia.
    • Depart for Cappadocia airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul and then back home.
What's Included
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • All transfers during the tour (including airport pick-up and drop-off)
  • Domestic flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul
  • Domestic flight from Istanbul to Antalya 
  • Accommodation during the tour (on a breakfast basis) (3-star)
  • All the sightseeing and activities mentioned in the tour plan (except the balloon ride)
  • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
  • Local taxes and service charges
What's Excluded
  • Meals not included in the tour price 
  • Optional balloon ride in Cappadocia
  • International flights
  • Insurance: All types
  • Turkey entry visa
  • Items of a personal nature, such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the included section
Meeting Point

İstanbul, Türkiye

Cancellation Policy

No refund in case of any cancellation.


Total number of people (Min: 1 , Max: 20)