Turkey Highlights

8 Days / 7 Nights

Turkey Highlights

8 Days / 7 Nights
Departures: April - December 2023

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Departure city: Istanbul, Turkey
End city: Istanbul, Turkey

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Spend 8 days in Turkey to discover Istanbul's unmistakable icons as well as the hard-to-find secret spots, and to experience the ancient city of Ephesus and Pamukkale, before being impressed by Cappadocia's amazing rock formations.



  • Experience Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar and mosques
  • Marvel at Cappadocia’s churches and fairy chimneys
  • Visit one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World


accommodation style
7 Nights Accommodation
in Hostel Dorm 0r 3-star hotel and 3 nights overnight bus
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4 Breakfasts, 5 lunches
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Admission fees + All applicable taxes
included coach transportation
Bus from Istanbul to Selcuk, Bus from Selcuk to Goreme, Bus from Goreme to Istanbul + All transportation during the tours
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Airport transfers
English-speaking guide during some activities
  • International and/or domestic flights
  • Other meals/drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in 'inclusions'


Istanbul Airport Pickup & Free Day


Upon arrival in Istanbul, you will be picked up at the airport and transferred to your accommodation where you will have time to get settled in. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure chilling in the hotel or begin your adventure by heading out on your own to explore the city. Istanbul has an intriguing mixture of ancient and modern sites, friendly people, vibrant night markets and charming architecture.

Istanbul Street Food Tour


Begin the day amid the wafting aromas of the Spice Market. This is followed by a sightseeing boat cruise through the Bosphorus, the strait dividing the European and Asian continents where you will admire seeing beautiful palaces, mansions, parks and charming small villages along the shores of both sides. In the afternoon visit Kadikoy market where you will have the opportunity to taste the best street food Istanbul offers. You will taste the traditional savoury and sweet tastes of Turkish cuisine. Overnight bus from Istanbul to Goreme.


Meals: B, L

Old City Tour


The tour begins with a visit to the Imperial Palace of Topkapi, from which Ottoman Sultans ruled their grand empire for over 400 years. Afterwards, you will visit Hagia Sophia, a 5th-century church, once the greatest in the world. The next stop is at the Blue Mosaue, renowned for its striking blue Iznik tiled interior. Next will be Roman Hippodrome, featuring an Egyptian Obelisk and other important monuments. The tour will end with a stop at the world-famous Grand Bazaar - a shopper's paradise of over 4000 authentic shops. Overnight bus to Selcuk.


Meals: B, L

Ephesus Tour


Arrive in Selcuk early this morning. The tour will begin at the remains of the Artemis Temple, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Next, visit the spectacular site of Ephesus, undoubtedly the most superbly preserved Greco-Roman city in the world. In the afternoon, visit the House of the Virgin Mary, reputed to be where she spent her final days. The tour ends by visiting the old Seljuk Mosque of Isabey. Overnight in Selcuk.


Meals: L

Pamukkale Tour


We will drive to Pamukkale, the centre of natural thermal springs and waters with healing properties. You will visit cascading travertens, ancient city of Hierapolis which has the largest Nekropol in Anatolia with 1200 gravestones. Overnight bus to Cappadocia.


Meals: B, L

Cappadocia Tour


Arrival in Cappadocia early this morning.  You will begin the day in Devrent Valley, followed by Pasabag also known as Monk's Valley. This will be followed by Avanos, a village situated on the banks of the Kizilirmak River, famous for its clay pottery. In the afternoon, you will visit Goreme Open Air Museum, featuring the most impressive of all rock-carved churches in the region. The last stop will be Uchisar Village, located next to a natural citadel. Overnight in Goreme.


Meals: L

Free Day


Today is a free day for you to enjoy Cappadocia. Enjoy your day and in the evening head to the bus station for your overnight bus back to Istanbul.


Meals: B

Arrival in Istanbul


You will arrive back to Istanbul early in the morning. From here, you will hop into your airport transfer and your tour with us with come to an end. We wish you an amazing onward journey.

8 Day Turkey Highlights Map

Terms and conditions apply.  Subject to change and availability.  Prices are per person twin share and subject to currency fluctuation. (ba)