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Homepage | Turkey Tours | Vacations and Travel Packages | Essential Turkey Tour

Essential Turkey Tour

Istanbul, Ephesus, Kusadasi, Pamukkale, Hierapolis, Cappadocia, Goreme, Istanbul.
  • Istanbul to Istanbul
  • 7 Days | 6 Nights
  • Daily | Year Round
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Small Group Tours
  • 4.8/5 (1,124 Ratings)

About This Tour

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The Essential Turkey Tour is a specially designed 7-day tour package, for travelers with limited time in Turkey. Starting from Istanbul and traveling through highlights of Turkey, such as Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale and also Cappadocia. Includes accommodation in hotels, sightseeing tours, as well as meals, domestic flight tickets and land transport. In addition, you will meet a variety of English speaking guides, at each of the areas that you are visiting.

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Marvel at the many awe inspiring structures of Istanbul’s historical Sultanahmet area.
Stroll along the marble streets of Ancient Ephesus.
Give your feet a treat in the natural formation of travertine’s in Pamukkale.
Visit Goreme open air museum and underground city in Cappadocia.
You’ll get a great taste of Turkey both ancient and modern.

Day 1: Welcome to Istanbul. Overnight Istanbul.
Day 2: Glories of Istanbul tour. Overnight Istanbul.
Day 3: Fly to Izmir. Ephesus Tour. Overnight Kusadasi.
Day 4: Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour. Bus to Cappadocia.
Day 5: Arrival Cappadocia. North Cappadocia tour. Overnight Cappadocia.
Day 6: South Cappadocia tour. Fly to Istanbul. Overnight Istanbul.
Day 7: Transfer to Istanbul airport. End of Service.

Available all year round on a daily basis.
Extra days and additional tours can be added on request.
Fully flexible, can be personalized and also combined with other areas of Turkey.
Suitable for individuals, families, as well as groups.
E-visa information for Turkey.


“Essential Turkey Tour” is completely customizable to suit your interests, budget, time frame and comfort zone. Please inquire for a Custom Trip Quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates. We will reply with customized travel plan within 24 hours. Quotes are free (no obligation to purchase). Book only once your travel itinerary is refined to perfection.

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Detailed Tour Itinerary

"Essential Turkey Tour" is completely customizable. Itinerary can be modified in any way to create a one-of-a-kind journey just for you. Also available on private basis and hotels can be upgraded. Anything is possible!
DAY 1 Welcome to Istanbul

Welcome to Turkey. You will be greeted at the airport and transferred to hotel with a private van. Day at leisure.
Overnight: Istanbul | Meals: None

Optional Add-On |Bosphorus Dinner Cruise

DAY 2 Glories of Istanbul tour

Pick-up from hotel. Start the day with a short drive along the Golden Horn. Enjoy the beautiful view of old city from the Pierre Loti cafe. Proceed the day with an unforgettable cruise along the Bosphorus, the beautiful strait that divides Europe from Asia. Then take the Marmaray (a sub-sea tunnel). Following lunch break, visit the Underground Cistern and the Hagia Sophia Museum. Finally, stop off at the Ancient Byzantine Hippodrome, and also visit the Blue Mosque famous with its heavenly six minarets. Drop off to hotel.
Overnight: Istanbul | Meals: Breakfast and lunch included.

DAY 3 Fly to Izmir / Ephesus Roman ruins tour

Pick up from your hotel in Istanbul & morning flight to Izmir. First stop of the day will be for the Ancient City of Ephesus, the best preserved Greco-Roman City in the world. Here, you will see the Agora, Odeon, Curetes Street, Celsius Library, famous Roman Baths, the Grand Theatre, as well as Marble Street. Completion of the day tour will be with a visit to the House of Virgin Mary and Isa Bey Mosque.
Overnight: Kusadasi | Meals: Breakfast and lunch included.

DAY 4 Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour / Bus to Cappadocia

Pick up at your hotel. Drive to Pamukkale or ‘Cotton Castle’. Following lunch break, visit the ancient Roman City ruins of Hierapolis. Explore the magnificently preserved Necropolis, Avenue of Tombs, Gates, Thermal Baths, Devil’s Hole and also the Masterpiece Theater. Free time for Cleopatra’s pool. Finally, drive to Pamukkale bus station for the intercity overnight bus travel to Cappadocia. (*If you do not wish to travel by overnight bus, flight can be arranged with additional cost).
Overnight: On-Board Bus | Meals: Breakfast and lunch included.

DAY 5 North Cappadocia region tour

Arrival to Cappadocia. Transfer to hotel for free time and breakfast. In the morning section of the tour, visit Three Beauties, Devrent Valley, Pasabag Valley, Avanos Village and also Kizilirmak River. Following lunch, discover the Red Valley and Cavusin Village. Finally stop at the Goreme Open Air Museum, featuring the most impressive rock-carved churches and Byzantine frescoes in all Cappadocia. Drop off to hotel.
Overnight: Cappadocia | Meals: Breakfast and lunch included.

DAY 6 South Cappadocia region tour / Flight to Istanbul

Second day in Cappadocia region. Morning visit includes Kaymakli underground City and Ortahisar Castle. Followed by lunch and then an excursion to Pigeon Valley. Photo stop will be at Esentepe View Point. Finally enjoy a view of the moonscape valleys from the rock-perched natural citadel at Uchisar. Transfer to Kayseri Airport. Fly to Istanbul.
Overnight: Istanbul | Meals: Breakfast and lunch included.

Optional Add-On |Hot-Air Balloon Tour in Cappadocia

DAY 7 Istanbul / Departure

Transfer to Istanbul Airport. End of Service.
Meals: Breakfast included.

What is Included & Excluded

Accommodation as per the itinerary (Wifi available at all hotels).
Guided sightseeing tours as mentioned in the tour program.
Professional English speaking guide on tours.
Museum tickets and entrance fees where necessary.
Meals where shown in the itinerary.
Transportation and airport transfers with air-conditioned deluxe vehicles.
Parking fees, road tolls and petrol.
Compulsory insurance by the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism. This insurance covers you for all of the services bought from us, in case of bankruptcy, insolvency or the liquidation of our agency.
All local taxes and no hidden costs!

International airfare to/from Turkey.
Travel insurance, visa fee, personal expenses, gratuities to the guide and driver, optional trips.

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Sandy F.

Family Traveller

We came, We saw TURKEY
Exceeded all of my expectations! Mr. Bulent was extremely helpful and there is no doubt that we will be going to him again next year! If you want the best experience wile in Turkey I highly recommend going to Veni Vidi Travel!

Sandy F. | Kansas, United States

18 September 2019

Mohammad O.

Family Traveller

Turkey trip 2019
We had an amazing trip that was perfectly managed by Mr Bulent. Every thing was very prepared starting from day of arrival until departure. Mr Bulent was always available when we needed his help. He would answer any question and resolve any issue within minutes! He also made our stay in all locations very organized, comfortable and enjoyable!

Mohammad O. | Michigan, United States

22 August 2019

Yasir B.

Solo Traveller

Perfect Service
Thank you for your great service Bulent. Everything was really organised and on point. We really had a great time many thanks

Yasir B. | Chesham, United Kingdom

3 July 2019

Balal N.

Solo Traveller

Stress Free Service
Tandem paragliding was a great experience! I would highly recommend the services provided. We booked all of our excursions with Bulent and everything ran smoothly.

Balal N. | Chelsea, United Kingdom

2 July 2019

Hanem G.

Family Traveller

Best Turkey vacation
We had great time in Turkey. The tour was well organized and tour guide was very helpful, professional, and very informative. I highly recommend this company to anyone who wants to go to Turkey and enjoy a nice vacation.

Hanem G. | Florida, United States

17 June 2019
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