Discover the Pearls Of Turkey on this Incredible 14 Days Tour

Explore some of the highlights of Turkey and see some of the amazing places of history that this beautiful country has to offer. Throughout your trip, you’ll visit Istanbul’s highlights, including Hagia Sofia.
Explore the fairy-tale landscape of Cappadocia. You may even have the option to take a hot air balloon ride.
Go to Şanlıurfa (the Prophets' City; also known as Urfa). The city's streets hum with an energetic buzz. The nearby temple of Göbekli Tepe is one of Eastern Turkey's unmissable destinations.
You'll also visit Mount Nemrut, one the highest peaks of the Mesopotamia, with a summit at 2,206 metres above sea level and contains the tomb of King Antiochus I of Commagene that was commissioned by himself. T
See Antalya on the Turquoise Coast.
You will venture to the UNESCO-listed Ephesus where you will see one of the worlds best-preserved ancient sites of House of the Virgin Mary.
Visit the awe-inspiring pure white travertines of Pamukkale and take a dip in the Cleopatras pool.

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Duration

14 days

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  • What's included :
    • 13x Breakfast
    • 4x Dinner
    • 2x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 13 nights
    • Transportation by a comfortable AC non smoking Luxurious car/Van with professional driver
    • Professional and experienced licensed guide during the tours
    • Entry fees to the sites and museums
    • All accommodation
    • Meals as stated in the itinerary
    • Domestic flights in the program
    • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia
    • Entry/Admission - Beylerbeyi Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Kaymakli Underground City
    • Entry/Admission - Keslik Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Saruhan Exhibition and Culture Center
    • Entry/Admission - Red Valley
    • Entry/Admission - Devrent Valley
    • Entry/Admission - Pasabag
    • Entry/Admission - Goreme National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Uchisar Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Mount Nemrut
    • Entry/Admission - Sanliurfa Archeology and Mosaic Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Antalya Airport
    • Entry/Admission - Perge Ancient City
    • Entry/Admission - Aspendos Ruins and Theater
    • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
    • Entry/Admission - Ephesus Terrace Houses
    • Entry/Admission - Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
    • Entry/Admission - St. John The Baptist Church
    • Entry/Admission - Laodicea
    • Entry/Admission - Hierapolis & Pamukkale
    • Entry/Admission - Denizli Airport
    What's excluded :
    • Tips and gratuities (optional)
    • Personal expenses
    • Drinks
    • Meals that are not stated in the itinerary
    • Other services not mentioned
    • Entry/Admission - Istanbul Airport

  • Day 1: Arrival Day

    Stop At: Istanbul Airport, Tayakadın, Tayakadın İhsaniye Yolu No:1, 34283 Arnavutköy/İstanbul, Turkey
    Arrival to Istanbul Airport where our driver/guide will meet you and transfer to your hotel for check-in before having the rest of the day at your leisure.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Hotel in Istanbul

    Day 2: Sultanahmet – Old Istanbul

    Stop At: Topkapi Palace, Cankurtaran Mahallesi Gulhane Park, Near Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
    Go to the Topkapi Palace, which was once used by the Ottoman Sultans from the 15th to 19th centuries and see the magnificent collection of priceless jewels, silver, crystal, and porcelain, robes that were worn by the sultans and the relics of the prophet Mohammed. (Entrance to the Harem is extra).


    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Hagia Sophia, Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
    Visit the Hagia Sophia, which was built by Emperor Justinian and was the largest building in the world for over 1000 years and has intricate mosaics and a huge central dome.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Blue Mosque, Sultanahmet Mah At Meydani Cad No 7, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
    After lunch, we will visit the stunning Blue Mosque that was built for Sultan Ahmet I, and is a unique piece of architecture with its six minarets and features 20,000 beautiful Iznik tiles.


    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Hippodrome, Binbirdirek, Sultan Ahmet ParkI No:2, Istanbul Turkey
    Visit the ancient Hippodrome with Obelisk of Theodosius, Snake Pillar and German Fountain of Wilhelm II and visit the hidden Underground Cistern.


    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Grand Bazaar, Grand Bazaar, Istanbul
    See the Grand Covered Bazaar with its many shops perfect for your holiday souvenirs. 

    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Hotel in Istanbul

    Day 3: Bosphorus Cruise and Beylerbeyi

    Stop At: Misir Carsisi (Spice Market), Rustem Pasa Mahallesi, Erzak Ambari Sok. No:92 Eminonu - Fatih, Istanbul 34116 Turkey
    Visit the exotic Egyptian Spice Market located on the Golden Horn before boarding your cruise of the Bosphorus where the waterway separates the two continents Europe and Asia.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Rumeli Fortress, Yahyakemal Cad. No.28, Istanbul 34470 Turkey
    Pass by Rumeli fortress which was built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452, so he could prepare for his conquest of Istanbul.

    Stop At: Beylerbeyi Palace, Abdullahaga Cad., Istanbul Turkey
    Cross over the Bosphorus Bridge to Asia where you will visit Beylerbeyi Palace, which was once the summer address of the Ottoman Sultans, then on to Camlica Hill for a fantastic view of Istanbul.

    Time for lunch in a lovely seaside fish restaurant. Cruise is on a public boat unless other arrangements are made.


    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Hotel in Istanbul

    Day 4: Istanbul - Cappadocia

    Stop At: Kaymakli Underground City, Derinkuyu Turkey
    Fly from Istanbul to Cappadocia, and upon arrival, you will be met at the airport just outside the arrival’s gate and transfer to Cappadocia. 



    Tour the Kaymaklı Underground City, one of the fascinating underground settlements in Cappadocia then drive to Sahinefendi (Sobesos) which is newly discovered (01 May 2002) mosaic houses and Archaeological excavation site.

    Villages in the valleys are surrounded by the “tabletop” mountains which are spectacular.


    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Keslik Monastery, Urgup Turkey
    Continue to the Keslik Monastery close to Cemil, that hides its frescoes behind a thin smoke layer which you can only see by torchlight.


    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Mustafapasa, Mustafapasa, Urgup, Cappadocia
    Visit Mustafapaşa (Sinasos), an old Greek town with its spectacular old Greek houses; outstanding examples of late Greek settlements and architecture.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Saruhan Exhibition and Culture Center, Yeni kayseri Yolu 6 km, Nevsehir 50500 Turkey
    Visit Saruhan Caravanserai, a roadside inn where travellers would rest and recover from their day’s journey. Caravanserais supported the flow of information, commerce and people across a network of trade routes of North Africa, Asia, and South-Eastern Europe on the legendary Silk Road and the Spice Road.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Red Valley, Nevsehir Ortahisar, Nevsehir 50650 Turkey
    Continue with the panorama of the Red Valley, with its fabulous volcanic rock formations and is in the heart of Cappadocia but still away from the tourist crowd.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Hotel in Cappadocia

    Day 5: Cappadocia

    Stop At: Devrent Valley, Devrent Mevkii No:1 Urgup Yolu, 50500 Turkey
    Meet at the hotel reception after breakfast, then have your first meeting with the lunar landscape of Cappadocia with some rock formations beyond belief in Devrent valley.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Pasabag, Urgup Turkey
    Walk in Pasabag near Zelve and wonder at the “fairy chimneys” where the sound of the wind mixes with the “songs of fairies”.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Avanos, Avanos, Cappadocia
    Lunch in Avanos which has been the centre of terra cotta work of art since around 3000 BC and you will get a demonstration in a traditional pottery workshop.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Goreme National Park, Goreme 50180 Turkey
    In the afternoon, visit the famous Goreme Open Air Museum and see the best examples of Byzantine art that are in Cappadocia in rock-cut churches with frescoes and paintings (10th to 13th century).
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Uchisar Castle, Uchisar Turkey
    Continue to Uchisar Rock-Castle to have a panoramic view of the valleys of Cappadocia.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Hotel in Cappadocia

    Day 6: Cappadocia – Kahta

    Stop At: Karatay, Karatay
    Depart from your hotel in Cappadocia in the morning and 

drive to Karatay Caravanserai and visit the caravanserai.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Kahramanmaras, Kahramanmaras, Kahramanmaras Province
    On the way to Kahta (Nemrut) stop at Kahramanmaras for lunch and a taste of its famous ice cream.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Kahta, Kahta
    Arrive at the hotel in Kahta city and the rest of the 
evening at your leisure.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Hotel in Kahta

    Day 7: Mt. Nemrut – Urfa

    Stop At: Mount Nemrut, Adiyaman 50100 Turkey
    Hike to the summit of Mount Nemrut (one of the most popular UNESCO world cultural heritage sites) and watch the sunset, be in awe of the colossal heads and the statues of ancient deities, as you take a step into mythology. This magnificent landmark sits at an elevation of 8000 ft.

    The mountain top complex is made up of two flat areas that are strewn with statues and are separated by a false peak of crushed rock. Antiochus constructed the entire complex around 2000 years ago as a dedication to his divine ancestry.

    Also, you should take time to visit the old castle, Arsemeia, cross over the still functioning Cendere Bridge (Septimius Severus bridge) dating back to the 3rd century and Tumulus Tomb of Karakus.

    Then drive back to your hotel for breakfast before driving to Urfa on the way visit Ataturk dam, a modern-day wonder. You will also see Gobekli Tepe which is a hilltop sanctuary that is erected on the highest point of a mountain ridge around 15 km northeast of the town of Sanlıurfa.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Hotel in Urfa

    Day 8: Urfa

    Stop At: Sanliurfa Archeology and Mosaic Museum, Camlik Caddesi, Sanliurfa 63200 Turkey
    After breakfast, check-out from your hotel and drive to Sanliurfa which has been occupied since the Babylonians were followed by the Hurrites, Hittites, Assyrians and Greeks.

    Today we will visit Urfa Archaeological Museum that exhibits a vast collection, founded from Harran and Gobekli Tepe Area. We will also see the holy sites at the Ainzelha, which is a lake that has millions of domesticated fish.

    We will also visit the cave where the prophet Abraham was born then, walk through the local, covered bazaar of Sanliurfa.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Hotel in Urfa

    Day 9: Urfa – Antalya

    Stop At: Antalya Airport, Antalya Havaalanı Dış Hatlar Terminali 1, 07230 Muratpaşa/Antalya, Turkey
    Take a morning flight from Urfa Airport to Antalya via Istanbul (or Gaziantep- Antalya direct on certain days).

    Arrive at the airport and meet just outside the arrival’s gate with a sign bearing your name with your driver.

    Transfer to your hotel and the rest of the day is at your leisure.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Hotel in Antalya

    Day 10: Antalya

    Stop At: Perge Ancient City, Aksu, Antalya 07110 Turkey
    We will see Perge, which was initially settled by the Hittites around 1500 BC. Visit the impressive collonaded street, baths, nymphaeum, and agora and the fountain of the River God, where waters once poured down the centre of the city.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Aspendos Ruins and Theater, Aspendos, Serik Turkey
    Visit Aspendos to see one of the best-preserved amphitheatres in the world.
    Duration: 2 minutes

    Stop At: Kursunlu Waterfalls, Antalya Turkey
    We will then visit the beautiful Kursunlu waterfalls or Antalya Museum.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Hotel in Antalya

    Day 11: Antalya – Ephesus

    Stop At: Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk 35920 Turkey
    Take a morning flight from Antalya to Izmir (direct). Arrive and meet at the airport and visit the ancient city of Ephesus.

    Visit the ancient city of Ephesus and spend a few hours walking in the footsteps of Alexander the Great, Apostles Paul, Caesar, Cicero, and John and many other well-known historical names.


    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Ephesus Terrace Houses, Selcuk 35148 Turkey
    The recently opened Terrace Houses (entry included) which is where the wealthiest Romans lived and are a great example of sensitive excavation and presentation and the mosaics and frescos are stunning.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), Selcuk 35100 Turkey
    Tradition has it that St John brought Virgin Mary hereafter the Crucifixion and lived her last years close to the city of Ephesus on a secluded mountaintop. A lovely chapel was constructed on the site and tended by Franciscans and open to visitors and has been designated a pilgrimage site by the Pope.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: St. John The Baptist Church, Sirince Mahallesi, Sirince Turkey
    We will continue with Saint John Church where Apostle John spent his final years and was buried and visit the temple of Artemis to see the remains of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Hotel in Kusadasi

    Day 12: Pamukkale- Hierapolis- Laodicea (188 km)

    Stop At: Laodicea, Just off Denizli - Pamukkale, Denizli Turkey
    Drive to Pamukkale and on the way visit Laodicea (present name Denizli) and one of the Seven Churches of Asia Minor.

    Excavations are still active, and an ancient city as beautiful as Ephesus will soon be uncovered.

    We will see the ancient theatres, the remains of the basilica which were recently uncovered, ancient stone water pipes, Temple A, agora and the monumental fountain.


    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Hierapolis & Pamukkale, Pamukkale 20280 Turkey
    The travertine terraces at Pamukkale are definitely one of the most spectacular natural wonders that you will be able to see from several mineral springs in a substantial white cliffside.

    About 200 m overlooking the plain you can see how the calcite-laden waters have dripped over a number of terraced levels and created a fairyland of unusual solidified cascades and shell-shaped basins and look like creations made from snow or like balls from cotton, which gave the scenery the Turkish name Pamukkale (cotton castle).

    Moreover, the water in the basins changes its colour according to how the light enters.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Hotel in Pamukkale

    Day 13: Pamukkale – Istanbul

    Stop At: Denizli Airport, Cumhuriyet Mah., Küme Evler Sok. No:1, 20350 Çardak/Denizli, Turkey
    Transfer to Denizli airport and take a morning flight from Denizli to Istanbul Airport.

    Arrival and transfer to hotel.

    Free afternoon for the last chance to enjoy a wander around Istanbul.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Hotel in Istanbul

    Day 14: Departure Day

    Stop At: Istanbul Airport, Tayakadın, Tayakadın İhsaniye Yolu No:1, 34283 Arnavutköy/İstanbul, Turkey
    Transfer to Istanbul Airport to connect to your international flight.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up from your Istanbul airportAirports
    • Istanbul Airport, TayakadIn Terminal Street No. 1, Istanbul 34283 Turkey
    • Istanbul International Airport, Istanbul Turkey
    Departure Time :
    12:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Flights are non-refundable
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

10

Organised by Goodman Tours

Activity ID: V-189016P117

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