10-Day Turkey Tour: Istanbul Cappadocia Antalya and Pamukkale

Overview

Embark on a 10-Day Turkey Tour for an unforgettable journey. Begin your tour in Istanbul and visit the most famous destinations in a unique way. This journey offers a truly unique way to experience the best of Istanbul, Cappadocia, Antalya, and Pamukkale, filled with history, culture, and natural beauty that will stay with you forever.

10-Day Turkey Tour Itinerary

After landing at Istanbul's New Airport (IST) or Sabiha Gökcen Airport (SAW), our staff will be ready to greet you at the international exit, displaying a sign bearing your name. Following this, you'll be transported to your hotel. The rest of the afternoon is yours to enjoy.

Alternatively, you have the option to join to Bosphorus Dinner Cruise tour which takes place between 19:30 and 24:00.

Following your breakfast at approximately 8:30 am, our team will pick you up from your hotel for your full-day Byzantine & Ottoman Relics tour. On this day, we will be visiting Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome, the Grand Bazaar, and lastly Topkapi Palace.

Following our visit to Grand Bazaar, we will have lunch at a local restaurant.

Once the tour concludes, we'll arrange your transfer back to your hotel. Rest of the day will be free.

After having breakfast at the hotel, you will be picked up around 8 am and transferred for your half-day two continent tour. Highlights of this tour include Dolmabahce Palace, Spice Baazar, Beylerbeyi Palace and Bosphorus Bridge along with old mansions on the shore. You will see some of these sites on boat.

Once the tour concludes, you will be brought back to your hotel to pick up your luggage. After that you will be transferred to the airport in Istanbul for your flight to Cappadocia. The flight duration is 1 hour 20 minutes. Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by our staff and transferred to the hotel in Cappadocia. You will have free time after check-in.

After breakfast at the hotel around 9:30 am, you will be picked up for your full-day North Cappadocia tour.

Our tour will begin by a visit to the remarkable Devrent Valley that is famous for fairy chimneys. Our journey will then lead us to the renowned Pasabag Valley, also referred to as Monks Valley, offering a sight of its iconic mushroom-shaped rock formations. Following this, we will make our way to the town of Avanos, where we will have lunch in a local restaurant.

Following this we will head to Goreme Open Air Museum. The world’s most significant Byzantine cave churches are found in these once remote valleys where monks and nuns pursued monastic life from the 3rd century on. We will finish our tour by exploring the Uchisar castle, perfect for Before concluding our North Cappadocia tour, we will explore the natural castles of Uchisar which offer magnificent views of the surroundings region.

Our tour concludes around 4:00 pm and then you will be taken to your hotel.

You also have the option to join Turkish Night Show with dinner which takes place between 20:00 - 23:00.

On this day, you have the option to take a hot air balloon ride early in the morning offering captivating panoramic vistas of the valleys from the sky. Please note that this activity involves an extra charge.

Following breakfast at your hotel around 9:30 am, you'll be picked up and greeted by your tour guide to start your full-day South Cappadocia tour. Your guide will inform you with an overview of the day's schedule. Your trip begins with a visit to the Red Valley, granting you the chance to discover renowned rock-carved churches and embark on an approximately 5 km hike through the Rose Valley (Gulludere Vadisi).

Continuing on, you'll venture to Cavusin Village, celebrated for its historic houses and churches linked to Christian clergy. After visiting Cavusin Village, we will take a break for lunch and make our way to the Pigeon Valley (Guvercinlik Vadisi). In the afternoon, we will visit either the Kaymakli Underground City or Ozkonak Underground City, which were once inhabited by early Christians.

Your tour will end around 4:00 pm and you will be transported back to your hotel.

After breakfast, you will check out from your hotel in Cappadocia and then be transferred to either Kayseri or Nevsehir Airport depending on availability. Upon arrival, we will meet and transfer you to your hotel in Antalya for check-in. Rest of the day will be free.

Begin your day with breakfast at the hotel. At 8:00 am, we'll pick you up and start the tour. Our first stop is Perge, an ancient city dating back to 1500 BC, once among Pamphylia's largest cities.

Next, we'll visit the well-preserved Aspendos Ancient Theatre, built in the 2nd century A.D., with a seating capacity of 15,000, still used for festivals and concerts.

Lunch will be at a riverside restaurant, followed by a visit to Side, a classical ancient city famous for its Roman ruins, including a theater, Roman Baths, and the Temple of Apollo. Enjoy an hour of free time by the sea in Side.

On the way back, we'll make a 1-hour stop at the scenic Manavgat Waterfall before returning to Antalya. We'll then transfer you back to your hotel, completing your day of exploration.

After having breakfast, you will check-out from your hotel in Antalya. We'll then pick you up and take you to the bus station for your journey to Pamukkale. The drive takes around 5 hours. Upon arrival, you will be met by our friendly staff and transferred to your hotel in Pamukkale. Rest of the day is free for you to consider.

After enjoying breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel at approximately 10:30 am. You'll explore the ancient city of Hierapolis, renowned for its landmarks such as the Temple of Apollo, the Theater, the Necropolis, and the Roman Baths where St. Philip met his martyrdom.

After exploring these sites, we will have lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we will head to Karahayit, famous for its red-hued water and therapeutic hot springs. Following this, we'll venture to the renowned Cotton Cliffs, also recognized as the Cotton Castle, situated in Pamukkale. These picturesque terraces and pools are naturally formed from mineral deposits, offering you the opportunity to swim in the Cleopatra Antique Pools for an additional fee.

Our Pamukkale tour will end at 4:00 pm and then you will be transferred to either Denizli or Izmir Airport (depending on availability) for your flight back to Istanbul. Your flight will take about 1-hour and be scheduled between 7:00 - 10:00 pm. Upon arrival to the airport in Istanbul, you will be welcomed by our team and transferred to your hotel.

After a refreshing breakfast at the hotel, you will check out from the hotel and picked up by our team to be transferred to Istanbul Airport depending on your flight schedule.

This marks the end of all services for our 10-day Turkey tour.

Important Reminder
  • Order of the itinerary is subject to change depending on availability.
  • Pick up and drop off times may slightly vary depending on the season. In that case, we will do our utmost to inform you about the exact times.
  • Underground city tours in Cappadocia may subject to change and will be replaced during different seasons.
  • Please keep in mind that optional activities such as Turkish Night Show and Hot Air Balloon Ride are provided at an additional cost.
  • For your information, Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesday, and Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays. In such cases, they will be replaced by Basilica Cistern.
  • Grand Bazaar (Kapali Carsi) is closed on Sunday.
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