8-Day, Seven Wonders of Turkey Tour

 

With departures available year round on most days, our 8-day tour has been put together to show you the very best of this magical and amazing country and along the way, you will be provided with professionally escorted tours to some of the most fascinating places on earth. Starting off in the fabled and vibrant city of Istanbul, the tour takes in the staggering ruins of Ephesus, the beautiful port town of Kusadasi and the incredible and mystical Cappadocia area. All return transfers in resort are provided, as are all internal flights, and you will have the services or professional, English-speaking guides for all the visits.

 

Istanbul is a city that stays in the memory forever. Bustling and exiting, the monuments in the old town are only equalled by the thrill of bartering in one of the bazaars! Experience the stunning Topkapi Palace, the superb Blue Mosque, the Aya Sophia museum and much more, then see the other character of the city and its different character with a Bosphorus cruise.

 

With early settlements dating back to the Neolithic Age, the city of Ephasus and the surrounding region has remains that include the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the world, let alone Turkey. The monumental scale of Ephasus is breath taking and the site has one of the largest amphitheatres known, as well as other truly spectacular buildings.

 

In the heart of central Turkey, the region of Cappadocia is known for its ‘fairy chimneys’; amazing rock formations that almost defy description. Here you will encounter temples carved into the hillside, remarkable underground cities and stunning vistas everywhere.

 

Designed with care by experts in the region, this 8-day tour of the most incredible parts of Turkey is a life-changing experience, yet prices start from as little as £765 per person.

 

 

Seven Wonders of Turkey Itinerary

 

Day 1 – UK to Istanbul

Flight from the UK to Istanbul international Ataturk airport. You will be met on arrival and transfers will be provided to your hotel. The rest of the day and evening is free for you to explore, shop and start to soak up the atmosphere of this remarkable city.

Overnight in Istanbul.

 

Day 2 – Istanbul. The Old City

(Breakfast included)

The day is based around a guided walking tour of the old city, including visits to Topkapi Palace, the Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque, the Aya Sophia Museum, the Underground Cistern and the Covered Grand Bazaar (please see the note at the bottom of the page regarding opening days).

Overnight in Istanbul.

 

Day 3 – Istanbul. The Bosphorus and Two Continents

(Breakfast and lunch included)

You will be picked up early from the hotel for a cruise down the Bosphorus and the Asian part of Istanbul. During the tour we will have lunch and visit the Dolmabahce Palace, the Bosphorus Bridge and the Asian side of Istanbul. In the evening you will be transferred to the airport for a flight to Izmir and transferred to your hotel in Kusadasi.

Overnight in Kusadasi.

 

Day 4 - Ephesus and the House of the Virgin Mary

(Breakfast and lunch included)

Today you will be picked up early for a guided tour of the ancient city of Ephesus and Virgin Mary’s House. You will visit the Temple of Diana, the entire Old City of Ephesus, the Temple of Hadrian and Serapis, and the Library of Celcius. After lunch in the village of Selcuk, the tour visits the last abode of the Virgin Mary and the famed Temple of Artemis.

Overnight in Kusadasi.

 

Day 5 - Kusadasi and Cappadocia

(Breakfast included)

The day is yours to relax until your flight time. You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the airport for your domestic flight to Cappadocia. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Overnight in Cappadocia.

 

Day 6 - Cappadocia

(Breakfast and lunch included)

You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning for a guided day tour of Cappadocia. You will visit the Red valley, the Rose valley (where you can visit the churches) and the ancient Christian village of Cavusin. Lunch is in Lunch in Pigeon valley, after which the tour goes on to the underground city of Kaymakli and Ortahisar Castle. The Red Valley stop involves approximately three kilometres of walking, so if you wish you can omit this.

Overnight in Cappadocia.

 

Day 7 - Cappadocia

(Breakfast and lunch included)

Your day starts with a morning pick up for the second day of the highlights of this remarkable area. The guided route includes Devrent Valley and the Monk's valley (Pasabag), after which we stop off at Avanos where lunch is provided. After lunch, we visit the Goreme open-air museum and Uchisar (the Natural Castle). After the tour, you will be transferred to the airport for your domestic flight to Istanbul and from there, transferred to your hotel.

Overnight in Istanbul.

 

Day 8 - Istanbul

(Breakfast included)

After breakfast, checkout from your hotel and you will be transferred Ataturk airport for your return flight to the UK.

 

 

The 8-day Seven Wonders of Turkey Tour includes:

Arrival transfers from Istanbul Ataturk Airport

Two night’s accommodation in Istanbul

Two fully guided Istanbul tours

Transfers to Istanbul Airport

Domestic flight from Istanbul to Izmir

Transfers from Izmir Airport to Kusadasi

Two night’s accommodation in Kusadasi

Fully guided Ephasus tour

Transfers from Kusadasi to Izmir Airport

Domestic flight from Izmir to Cappadocia

Transfers to Cappadocia hotel

Two night’s accommodation in Cappadocia

Two fully guided Cappadocia tours

Transfers to Cappadocia airport

Domestic flight from Izmir to Istanbul

Transfers from Istanbul airport to your hotel

One night’s accommodation in Istanbul

Return transfers to Istanbul airport for your flight to the UK

 

All entrance fees are included, all transfers are in air-conditioned vehicles and all tours are accompanied by professional, English-speaking guides.

 

If required, we can also, of course, book your return flights to Istanbul for you.

 

When choosing your departure day, please note that in Istanbul the Topkapi Palace is closed on Mondays, the Aya Sophia Museum is closed on Tuesdays and the Covered Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays.