6 Days Essence of Turkey

Istanbul, Izmir, Kusadasi, Cappadocia

Tour Code: TAT-Turkey-01

Tour Type: Group Tour

Price from: US$688 Free Inquiry

Tour Feature

  • Short but sweet trip packs a punch with Istanbul, Cappadocia and Ephesus while still leaving plenty of time to relax.
  • Panoramic View of Northern&Southern Cappadocia


Tour Itinerary Expand All

Day 1 Arrival Istanbul

Transfer to airport

Meals: No meal
Hotel: In Istanbul Fer Hotel / Vogue Supreme Hotel / DB by Hilton Hotel ★★★★ or similar


Welcome to Turkey! Upon you arrive at Istanbul New Airport(IST) or Sabiha Gökcen Airport(SAW), our team will welcome you at the exit of the international line of the Airport by holding a sign which is your name written on it. Then transfer to your hotel, and you have a free afternoon at leisure. Overnight stay in Istanbul.

Istanbul City View
Istanbul City View

Day 2 Istanbul - Izmir - Kusadasi

Free day in Istanbul, Fly to Izmir, Meet and van transfer to Kusadasi

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: In Kusadasi Charisma Deluxe Hotel / DB by Hilton Hotel / Lavista Hotel ★★★★ or similar


After having an open buffet breakfast in the hotel, you have a free day to explore Old City on your own. Until 12:00 o’clock you may complete your check-out and leave your suitcases in the luggage room, then you may go around the old city of Istanbul to Explore the most well-known places of Istanbul; Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern, and many more…If you would like to have our optional Istanbul Old City Tour, you may inform our team while filling the reservation form. 


Around 17:00 – 18:00, our team will pick you up from the reception of your hotel and transfer you to the airport to take an afternoon flight to Izmir. When you arrive at the airport, you make your self-check-in with the flight information provided to you after you booked this tour and take your flight to Izmir.


Upon landing at Izmir Airport, our team will welcome you at the exit where you will see a sign with your name on it. Then there will be approx. An hour transfer distance to your hotel in Kusadasi Town and overnight stay.

Hagia Sophia
Hagia Sophia


Optional One-day Private Istanbul Old City Tour:

The optional Private Guided Istanbul Old-City Walking Tour starts around 08:30 am. You will explore the Hagia Sophia Church, the symbol of Christianity that comes from Byzantium time and was used as a Mosque during the Ottoman Time, and converted into a Museum today. Then continue to the Blue Mosque or called Sultanahmet Camii. This is one of the most symbolic examples of the Mosques that you may explore in Istanbul which was constructed during the Ottoman Empire Time. Then, head to the Topkapi Palace; a residential of the Sultans of the Ottoman Empire. In the end, you may explore the Basilica Cistern to see and learn about the aqueducts and water systems that were used centuries ago during the Byzantium Time.

Istanbul City View
Istanbul City View

Day 3 Kusadasi - Cappadocia

Group tour: visit Ephesus Ruins & House of the Virgin Mary, Fly to Cappadocia

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 
Hotel: In Cappadocia Dervish Cave Hotel / Elegance Cave Hotel / Garden Inn Cappadocia Hotel  ★★★★ or similar


Breakfast at the hotel and meet your tour guide around 09:00 am at the reception of your Hotel. Then start exploring the Ephesus Ancient City & House of the Virgin Mary with a licensed local tour guide.

This Group Tour covers the sights below:

Ancient Ruins of Ephesus / House of the Virgin Mary / Temple of Artemis

Isabey Mosque / Basilica of St. John (Panoramic View) / Selcuk Castle (Panoramic View)


At the end of the tour, according to your flight time, we will transfer you to the airport and you will have your flight to Cappadocia. Upon landing in Cappadocia, our team will meet you at the exit gate where you will see a sign with your name written on it. Then an hour's drive to your Hotel. Overnight stay in Cappadocia.

Ancient Ruins of Ephesus
Ancient Ruins of Ephesus

Day 4 Cappadocia

Group Tour: Northern Cappadocia Tour

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 
Hotel: In Cappadocia Dervish Cave Hotel / Elegance Cave Hotel / Garden Inn Cappadocia Hotel  ★★★★ or similar


At around 09:45 – 10:00 am, our guide will meet you at the reception of your hotel and start exploring the Northern part of Cappadocia.

This tour covers the sights below:

Panoramic View of Goreme / The Open Air Museum / The Valley of Three Beauties

The Village of Avanos / The Valley of Devrent (Imagination Valley) / The Valley of Paşabağ 


At the end of the tour, return to Hotel and free afternoon at leisure. Overnight stay in Cappadocia. 


Optional activity --- Hot Air Balloon Flights in Cappadocia is available in the morning (at your own expense)

Balloon Flights runs early in the morning around 04:00 – 08:00 am. Once all preparations are completed, the pilot of the Balloon will welcome you in the basket which can accommodate 16-24 persons (this can be various some days +5 or – 5), and start taking off. You will be floating for an hour through the unforgettable landscape of the Cappadocia filled with caves on the ground, and thousands of Balloons in the sky.  Take your photos, and enjoy your time! This will be an unforgettable, and lifetime experience for you! Once you completed your timing, the pilot will start landing. You will have some semi-celebration on the ground and complete your morning activity after you have transferred back to your Hotel. )

Hot Air Ballon Trip
Hot Air Ballon Trip

Day 5 Cappadocia - Istanbul

Group tour: Southern Cappadocia Tour, Fly back to Istanbul, transfer to hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 
Hotel: In Istanbul Fer Hotel / Vogue Supreme Hotel / DB by Hilton Hotel ★★★★ or similar


At around 09:45 – 10:00 am, our guide will meet you at the reception of your hotel and start exploring the Southern part of Cappadocia with a local licensed tour guide.

This tour covers the sights below:

The Valley of Red / The Çavuşin Valley / The Valley of Love

The Underground City of Kaymakli or Derinkuyu / The Valley of the Doves / The Castle of Cavuşin


At the end of the tour, according to your flight time, we will transfer you to the airport for your return flight to Istanbul. Upon landing to Istanbul, our team will be waiting at the exit gate with holding a sign your name written on it. Then transfer to your Istanbul Hotel. 

Underground City of Kaymakli
Underground City of Kaymakli

Day 6 Departure Istanbul

Transfer to airport



According to your departure flight time, our team will pick you from the reception of your hotel and transfer to the Istanbul New Airport(IST) or Sabiha Gokcen Airport(SAW).


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Price Includes

  • 3 Domestic Flights between Istanbul - Cappadocia - Izmir
  • 5 Nights Accommodation
  • Breakfast at the Hotel & Lunch during the Tours
  • Transfers from/to Airports
  • Entrance Fees to the museums mentioned in the itinerary
  • Group Tours escorted by Licensed Tour Guides
  • Transportation with A/C Vehicles


Price Excludes

  • Personal Expenses
  • Meals not specified in the program 
  • Drinks during the meals
  • Hot Air Balloon Flight
  • Optional Tour list in the program 

What our clients say

4.9/5.0 | Excellent


Jim Groves


Jun 17 ,2022

We had an amazing time on our hot air balloon tour! It was our first time in Cappadocia and our first experience with a hot air balloon tour. The views were incredible and the staff was so friendly and helpful. We would definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting Cappadocia!


Janelle skewes


May 27 ,2022

Very well organized tour. All the places of visit were amazing. Local transportation, hotels and food were decent.All the tour guides were very knowledgeable, accommodating, polite and punctual.We thoroughly enjoyed every part of the tour


Patricia Stewart


May 03 ,2022

Very well-planned and well-managed tour. Extremely punctual pick-ups and drop-offs. Knowledgeable English-speaking guides. The only minor lacuna was that the various entrance fees mentioned in the document were obsolete. Almost everywhere the fees had been revised.


Michael Schmidt


Apr 13 ,2022

TopAsiaTour arranged an excellent 12-day tour of Turkey and Egypt for me at very short notice. Customer service was excellent and all arrangements ran quite smoothly. I would highly recommend his services. I will also be grateful that he encouraged me to keep a hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia on my itinerary when I was thinking of canceling. It was a wonderful experience that I absolutely loved.
This entire trip was such a memorable experience that crossed off so many items on my bucket list. It overshadowed any of the negatives. I will treasure this trip always. Importantly, I felt very well looked after as a solo female traveling across two continents. I highly recommend this tour and will be using TAT again.


Tien Oswald


Mar 15 ,2022

We booked a 10-day package tour visiting Istanbul, Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamon, Ephesus, Pamukkale, and Cappadocia. The price of the tour was very reasonable. We had a good time on our trip and everything was well organized throughout. Timing for pick up and drop off was very well managed. We would recommend this company to everyone.


Kamran Aziz


Jan 19 ,2022

Amazing Hospitality

Friendly and comfortable feel throughout the tour like a family and overall highly customized and flexible tour with an unforgettable experience


Theodora Hein


Dec 21 ,2021

Our food tour in Istanbul with Furkan was an absolute pleasure. The local knowledge and immersive experiences are second to none. The food tour was a brilliant introduction to Istanbul's rich culinary, history, cultures, and people both on the Asian and European sides. Furkan went out of his way to make us have the most authentic experience with his culinary surprises.


Duyen Nguyen


Dec 18 ,2021

A1 vacation experience

Exploring the underground cities and ancient remains as well as visiting the Blessed Mother's house were definitely the highlights of my tour. Optional activities like our Turkish night out and watching the Whirling Dervishes were also my favorites.




Aug 27 ,2021

Turkey private tour

Great trip! Had a great 6 days in Turkey seeing several sites: Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale, and Cappadocia. Our tour guide, Ms. Lily provided a recommended itinerary that was well balanced and let us see a lot in a short time. Really great experience overall, both in terms of sightseeing and food!


Lawrie Kennedy


Aug 15 ,2021

Excellent 13-day Turkey tour - professional in every detail

Thank you for following up on our 13 days Istanbul, Ephesus, Pergamon, Pamukkale, Antalya, Ankara, Cappadocia and konya tour. It was a truly memorable and unique experience, and we enjoyed it greatly. We visited all of the locations in the itinerary as described, and we were very fortunate to have good weather for the large majority of our trip. I would certainly use you again for my next trip


Conrado Radam


Jul 14 ,2021

Fantastic tour of Turkey

We took an 11-day tour of Turkey. It was an unforgettable experience. We had a tour of Istanbul, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, and Ephesus. Everything was well organized. The Cappadocia balloon ride they organized for us was a highlight of the whole trip. Definitely recommend taking this tour if you go to Turkey.


Massimo Giordano


Jun 19 ,2021

We had an excellent experience. Ms. Lily was the person who managed our trip. She gave us a lot of information before we left and gave us clear instructions for being picked up from the airport. The next morning after our arrival he came to meet us at the hotel and go over the itinerary. She was very responsive whenever we called her. 


Laarni tanoy


Sep 16 ,2020

This trip could be better everyone of my guides are not only on time very efficient and knowledgeable about each place we visited. Every stop on our trip had something different to offer and it made it very enjoyable


Fabian Moriah


Jul 20 ,2020

It was an excellent tour although it was windy and therefore missed out on our Hot Air Balloon Tour. Our guide Didem, the tour guide was excellent and look forward to returning back for the Hot Air Balloon and other packages.


Catherine Mccullagh


Apr 05 ,2020

The best of Turkey

A diverse trip, packed with lots of places to see over 2 weeks, yet it didn't feel too rushed and we had more free time than I have had on other similar holidays.


Mary L Spoke


Feb 21 ,2020

Derya was an excellent guide. She was extremely knowledgeable, personable, and willing to answer any of our questions throughout the entire experience. We were able to hit all the highlights of Istanbul and we never felt rushed. A good amount of time at each stop and very informative. It was an absolutely great experience so well worth its price. Highly recommend.


Jenevieve Tapper


Oct 06 ,2019

Private tour for two
We were able to see a number of excellent historical and cultural sites in Turkey in 10 days. The pace wasn't very hectic and the driving from one city to another was no more than 3 hours.


Pham Thai Binh


Jun 18 ,2019

Trip of a lifetime!

I would like to thank you and your team for the wonderful service you provided us with. Your guidance throughout the tour was greatly appreciated. We have been recommending your company to all our friends who may be visiting Turkey in the near future.


Ben Wattum


Jun 14 ,2019

Everything was perfect

I’ve traveled with One Nation Travel to Istanbul, Cappadocia, Antalya, and Pamukkale. Tour guides and drivers provided to us were very helpful and polite. The hotels were good. It was a wonderful experience travelling with them. We will definitely travel with them again.


Shrinjoy Goswami


May 12 ,2019

We had an awesome trip to Turkey

My wife and I had a wonderful time in Turkey. Everything was well organized throughout. Timing for pick up and drop off was very well managed. We would recommend this company to everyone.


Phillip Bennett


Apr 06 ,2019

Highlights of Turkey

Turkey is an amazing country. There is so much to see and the two-week tour is only going to give you a taste of what this country has to offer.


Noel Awad


Aug 09 ,2018

 Varied tour...history, culture, swimming, great food...what more could you want!
This was our ninth trip with the tour operator and it didn't disappoint. We saw so much in 2weeks..Gallipoli, Cannukale, Pammukale, Ephesus, Troy, Antalya and Kas, Capadoccia........the list goes on..... so much interesting history, architecture, beaches etc. There is a lot of travel so you need to expect that.....most was broken up with interesting visits. Our guide was so knowledgeable and we felt we really got the most out of our visits to the various sites. The driver was a lovely man... very safe. The hotels were on the whole good...some very nice eg Safronbolu,Kas, and Antalya.


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