8 Days Turkey Highlights (SIC basis)

Istanbul, Izmir, Cappadocia

Tour Code: TAT-Turkey-06

Tour Type: Group Tour

Price from: US$872 Free Inquiry

Tour Feature

  • Best Seller Package of Turkey
  • Covers the most famous destinations;
  • Emcompassed Turkey Tour 
  • Join in group tour 
  • This tour could be oganized/updated to private tour by addtional cost

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Day 1 Arrival to Istanbul

Transfer to hotel, free at leisure

Meals: None
Hotel:  In Istanbul 


Welcome to Turkey! Upon you arrive to Istanbul New Airport(IST) or Sabiha Gökcen Airport(SAW), our
team will welcome you at the exit of the international line of the Airport with 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 City View

Istanbul City View

Day 2 Istanbul - Izmir (Ephesus) by flight

Am flight to Izmir, Ephesus city tour:Ancient Ruins of Ephesus,House of the Virgin Mary, Temple of Artemis,Isabey Mosque & Basilica of St. John & Selcuk Castle

Meals: Lunch 
Hotel:  In Kusadasi town 


Around 04:00 – 05:00 am(please re-check a day earlier), we are going to pick you up from your Istanbul Hotel. Then, transfer to the airport for your flight to Izmir(Ephesus). Once you arrive at airport please find the Airline Company desk, proceed to the counter to do a self-check-in, and take your boarding pass by presenting your passport. Upon the boarding pass information, please go to boarding gate and embark.

Upon arrival at Izmir Airport, our team will welcome you at the exit gate inside the domestic terminal where you will see our team holding a sign which is your name on it. Then there will be approximately an hour transfer distance to Ephesus, meet your group and start this lifetime experience.

This Tour covers the sights below;

• Ancient Ruins of Ephesus,
• House of the Virgin Mary,
• Temple of Artemis
• Isabey Mosque & Basilica of St. John & Selcuk Castle (Panoramic View in a distance)

During the tour, you will also have a chance to explore local handicraft that comes from Turkish Tradition and have lunch in one of the local restaurants. At the end of the tour, we will transfer you to your Hotel.

Ancient Ruins of Ephesus
Ancient Ruins of Ephesus


Day 3 Izmir (Ephesus)

Pamukkale Hot Springs & Hierapolis Ancient City.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel:  In Kusadasi town


Breakfast at the hotel. At around 07:30 – 08:00 am meet your tour guide at the reception of your hotel and drive 3 hrs for a full-day tour of Pamukkale Hot Springs & Hierapolis Ancient City.


Upon arrival to Pamukkale Village, we will visit Pamukkale which means “cotton castle” in Turkish, and it is a natural site containing hot springs and travertines; terraces of mineral carbonates left by the water flowing with its temperate climate throughout the years. While exploring the Pamukkale Hot Springs, we will also see some ancient artifacts from the Hierapolis Ancient City which is located by the side of Pamukkale. The natural sources of Pamukkale have been used as a spa since the 2nd century BC, and people come to get some cure. At the end of the explanation, you will have free time to swim or take some individual time around the Pamukkale. During your time you may swim in the white terraces of
Pamukkale(no extra cost),
or in the Cleopatra Pool/Antique Pool(have an additional charge by the facility of 50 Lira per person) filled with marble columns from the Roman temple of Apollo & Agora of the Ancient City Hierapolis.


At the end of the tour, drive back to Kusadasi Town and overnight stay.

Pamukkale Hot Spring
Pamukkale Hot Spring


Day 4 Izmir (Ephesus) - Cappadocia by flight

Transfer to airport and fly to Cappadocia, pick up service, free at leisure

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel:  In Cappadocia


According to your flight time, pick up from your hotel and transfer to airport to take a flight to Cappadocia. Once you arrive to airport please find the Airline Company desk, proceed to counter to do self check-in and take your boarding pass by presenting your passport. Upon the boarding pass information, please go to boarding gate and embark. Upon arrival to Cappadocia Airport, our team will meet you at the exit gate inside the domestic terminal in the Airport where you will see a sign with your name written on it. Then drive an hour to reach your hotel and relax.


Overnight stay in Cappadocia.


Day 5 North Cappadocia

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

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 
Hotel:  In Cappadocia 


At around 09:45 – 10:00 am, our guide will meet you at the reception of your hotel and start exploring the Northern 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 around 16:00 – 17:00, we will return to the Hotel and free afternoon at leisure.

The Open Air Museum
The Open Air Museum


Day 6 Cappadocia - Istanbul by flight

Southern part of Cappadocia:The Valley of Red,The Çavuşin Valley,The Valley of Love,The Underground City,The Valley of the Doves,The Castle of Cavuşin. flight to Istanbul

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 

Hotel:  In Istanbul 


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 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 arrival to Istanbul, our team will be waiting at the exit gate with holding a sign which is your name written on it. Then transfer to your hotel.

Hot Air Balloon at Cappadocia
Hot Air Balloon at Cappadocia


Day 7 Istandbul

Free day

Meals: Breakfast

Hotel:  In Istanbul 


After having an open buffet breakfast in the hotel, you have a free day to explore Old City on your own. You will have a centrally located hotel that will make your day very easy to explore the most popular destinations of Istanbul; Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern, and many more. 

Topkapi Palace

Topkapi Palace


Day 8 Departure Istandbul

Transfer to airport

Meals: Breakfast


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).


Service ends

Prices & Dates

Arrival Date Departure Date Adult Enquiry

Price Includes:

  • 3 Domestic Flights between Istanbul – Izmir - Cappadocia - Istanbul 
  • 5 Nights 3-star 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
  • Dinner or Drinks during the Lunch
  • Hot Air Balloon Flight
  • Medical insurance
  • Tip to guide and driver

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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