A rich history has continually shaped Turkey, whilst leaving indelible marks - the country overflows with historic sites and archaeological wonders set in a varied and beautiful landscape. The Mediterranean coastline is punctuated with well-preserved Greco-Roman cities such as Pergamom and Ephesus, while the austere and rugged Anatolian plateau has cave churches hidden away in the improbable fairytale landscape of Cappadocia.
Turkey Tour Packages ( 3 Nights / 4 Days)
Day 1: Full Day North Cappadocia Tour
Upon arrival at the airport you will be transferred to Cappadocia where you will meet your professional tour guide to begin your 4-days Cappadocia, Pamukkale and Ephesus.
On the first day you will travel to North Cappadocia and will visit the following:
- Devrent Valley
- Monks Valley
- Goreme Open Air Museum
After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in Cappadocia for check-in. Overnight in Cappadocia. (L)
Day 2: Full Day South Cappadocia Tour, Overnight Bus to Pamukkale
Enjoy your breakfast & then check-out of your hotel in Cappadocia. Around 09:30 am you will be picked up from your hotel to join the tour. On the second day you will travel to South Cappadocia and will visit the following:
- Hospital Monastery
- Pigeon House
After the tour you will travel overnight to Pamukkale in a non-smoking, fully air-conditioned local bus departing the bus station approximately 9:00 pm. The total duration of travel will be 10 hours. There will be three breaks on the way to Pamukkale for your personal needs. (B, L)
Day 3: Full Day Pamukkale Tour, Kusadasi
Upon your arrival at the Pamukkale / Denizli main bus station between 05:30 -06:00, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel to freshen up. You will have time to have breakfast and a short rest. Around 09:30 you will be picked up from the hotel to begin your guided tour of the Pamukkale and Hierapolis area with a profession licensed tour guide. Around 10:00 you will visit the first destination of Karahayit to see the Red Spring Waters. After Karahayit we will drive to Pamukkale and begin the visit to the ancient city of Hierapolis around 10:30. The highlights of Hierapolis are Necropolis, Roman Baths, Domitian Gate, Latrina, Oil Factory, Frontinious Street, Agora, Byzantium Gate, Triton Fountain, Cathedral, Apollon Temple, Plutonium, Theater and Antique Pool. You will also be able to take some photos from the nicest corners of Pamukkale. Around 12:30 you will be given some free time for approximately 60 minutes to explore the natural beauties of Pamukkale. As an option, you may choose to swim in the Pamukkale Antique Pools (at own expense) during this free time. At 13:30 you will meet the guide and will get a chance to walk in the middle of the Pamukkale travertines from top to down without shoes and socks. At 14:30 you will be taken for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch at approximately 15:30 you will visit an Onyx Factory for approximately 30 minutes. At the end of the tour around approximately 16:00, you will begin your drive to Kusadasi (approximately 3 hours). We will drop you to your hotel in Kusadasi for dinner and for your overnight stay in Kusadasi. (B, L, D)
Day 4: Full Day Ephesus Tour
Enjoy your breakfast & then check-out of your hotel in Kusadasi. After breakfast around 8:30 am you will be picked up from your hotel for to join the full day tour of Ephesus & The House of Virgin Mary. On the tour you will be able to see:
- Ephesus antique site
- Temple of Artemis
- House of Virgin Mary
- Basilica of St. John
- Isabey Mosque
There are two available options at the end of the Ephesus tour.
Option 1: You can end your tour in Kusadasi. This will be the end of our service.
Option 2: You can choose to be transferred to Izmir Airport to take a domestic or International flight or be transferred to the Kusadasi or Izmir main bus station to take a bus to another destination e.g. Bodrum, Marmaris, Antalya, Fethiye and Istanbul. The cost of the domestic flight ticket or bus ticket for your onward journey is not included. If you want we can arrange a domestic flight or bus ticket for you at an extra cost for your chosen next destination within Turkey. This will be the end of our tour service.
Turkey Travel Guide
Beaches and Coasts
Turkey is a delight for sea nymphs and day-tripping sun-seekers alike. With an enormous patrimony of antiquity often situated along the sea, a day at the beach could be simultaneously a trip back to ancient Greece, to the Roman Empire, or into the crumbling remnants of the Byzantine era.
- The Aegean
- The Turquoise Coast
Knowing that cruise ship passengers have such limited time ashore, we have created this section to help you maximize your time while in port, with the confidence that after even one day in Turkey will lure you to return to explore the country with more time.
- Trabzon, Black Sea
- The Blue Voyage
Festivals and Events
From camel wrestling to Anatolian dance festivals, Turkey has no shortage of fascinating folkloric traditions. Turkey is also a cauldron of classical and modern
festivities, drawing classical stars such as Zubin Mehta, Monserrat Caballe and Elizabeth Schwartzkopf, and popular acts by Sting, Seal or Smashing Pumpkins to create an ongoing extravaganza of international talent.
One of the more outrageous and traditional festivals is the Camel Wrestling Festival, pitting of beast against beast in a head-on confrontation that plays out annually in Selcuk in January. In June, citizens flock to the Kirkpinar Oil Wrestling Tournament in Edirne, featuring a uniquely Anatolian sport where greased and slippery athletes in villages across the country vie for the title of last man standing. Festivals commemorating the world religions abound all over the country. The Eastern Orthodox Easter Sunday is celebrated in Christian enclaves throughout Turkey, with Patriarch Bartholomew I offering prayers by candlelight in Istanbul Ecumenical Patriarchate. August marks the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, and every year, a mass is held at the House of the Virgin Mary at Ephesus, led by the Archbishop of Izmir. St. Nicholas, more commonly known as Santa Claus, is honored in December in a festival held in the canonized Bishop adopted town of Myra, in the town of Demre/Kale on Turkey Mediterranean Coast.
Music And Nightlife
Nightlife is synonymous with music, culture and food. What makes the rhythms and flavors of Turkish nights stand out are the unique colors representing this fascinating cultural crossroad, a cornucopia of rich diversions that features succulent spreads of traditional Turkish delicacies washed down with raki, Turkey national drink, a glass of home grown wine or a dense brew of Turkish coffee.
The choices seem endless, as Turkish artists, musicians and chefs create vibrant new masterpieces fusing decidedly Turkish themes with global influences. This creative sensibility is evident in Istanbul top, innovative kitchens, in the intimate jazz halls of Galata and in the addictive Arabesque sounds blasting all along Istanbul Istiklal Caddesi.
Turkey is also a mecca of gold and silver, of precious metals and priceless gems. Increasingly, the sale of traditional jewelry and decorative housewares, in places like Istanbul Kapalicarsi (Grand Bazaar), is complemented by a growing trend towards designer pieces utilizing motifs that harken back to the Hittites, Byzantium and the Ottomans. Those looking beyond the folk arts will not be disappointed. Home-grown art and artistry is flourishing, as clothing designers, interior decorators and contemporary artists find success both within Turkey and abroad.
Turkey provides you a plethora of experiences with its varied culture and rich history that blend perfectly with the essence of modern lifestyle. This country presents a fascinating diversity of landscapes, cultural uniqueness and interesting culinary surprises, making it a sought-after destination.
- Daily Istanbul Tours
- Istanbul Custom Tours
- Gallipoli and Troy Tours
- Ephesus & Pamukkale Tours