Day 1 – Istanbul and the Bosphorous
Welcome to Istanbul. You will be transferred to your hotel and at 13:00 we will have a short visit to the Egyptian Spice Bazaar and a cruise along the European and Asian shores of the Bosphorous.
Overnight Istanbul. Orka Royal Hotel (4 stars) (Breakfast)

Day 2 – Ankara, Cappadocia

After breakfast we drive towards the nation’s capital, Ankara to visit Anitkabir, the Mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Kemal Ataturk before continuing on to the surreal landscape of Cappadocia.
Overnight Cappadocia. Dilek Kaya Hotel (4 stars) (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 3 – Goreme, Underground City
Today we tour the Goreme Open Air Museum, Pasabag, Uchisar Castle and Kaymakli Underground City. Photo opportunities are everywhere so have your cameras ready! Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at a carpet village we learn how carpets are made by hand and what determines their value. Tonight, don’t miss the optional Turkish folklore evening featuring folklore and belly dancers… a night you won’t forget!

Overnight Cappadocia. Dilek Kaya Hotel (4 stars) (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 4 – Konya, Pamukkale
Leaving Cappadocia we head south along the ancient Silk Road just as the ancient traders did. Along the way we visit Sultanhani Caravansary, before stopping at Konya to tour the Mevlana Museum.
Overnight Pamukkale. Colossae Thermal Hotel (5 stars) (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 5 – Pamukkale, Aphrodisias
Visit the ruins of Hierapolis, the Temple of Apollo, Necropolis, and stroll over the magnificent white calcium terraces of Pamukkale. We then drive to Aphrodisias, the famous city of Aphrodite.
Overnight Kuşadası. Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel (Boutique) (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 6 – Ephesus

Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre. This afternoon we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before driving back to our hotel.
Overnight Kuşadası. Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel (Boutique) (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 7 – Izmir to Istanbul Old City
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your morning flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival, tour the exotic city that spans both Europe and Asia visiting the Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome. (Optional Bosphorous By Night Dinner Cruise)
Overnight Istanbul. Orka Royal Hotel (4 stars) (Breakfast)

Day 8 – Istanbul
Your day is free until your return transfer to the airport where your tour concludes.

Please Note

Domestic flight times may vary due to various circumstances You will need your passport during check in on domestic flights.
This tour starts at 13:00 with a half day tour of Istanbul. If flying into Istanbul on this day ensure you have left enough time to clear the airport, transfer to your hotel and check-in before 13:00.


Tour includes:

  • Inbound Airport Transfer – Istanbul – Atatürk Airport (IST) OR Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
  • Outbound Harbour Transfer – Kusadasi – Kusadasi Harbour
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Domestic flight between Izmir and Istanbul and transfers
  • Tips except driver and guide
  •  Entrance fees
  •  nights accommodation
    • 2 night                    4 star                     Cappadocia                                         Dilek Kaya Hotel
    • 2 nights                  4 star                      İstanbul                                              Orka Royal Hotel
    • 2 nights                  Boutique                Kusadasi                                             Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
    • 1 night                    5 star                      Pamukkale                                          Colossae Thermal Hotel
  • 7 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners

Tour does not include:

  • Suggested optional activities
  • Tips – driver and guide


  • Istanbul – Spice Bazaar
  • Istanbul – Bosphorus Cruise
  • Rumeli Hisari Fortress
  • Ankara – Atatürk’s Mausoleum
  • Göreme Open Air museum
  • Cappadocia – Kaymakli – Underground City
  • Cappadocia – Uçhisar – Citadel
  • Sultanhani Caravansary
  • Konya – Mevlana Museum
  • Pamukkale – Calcium Travertines
  • Pamukkale – Hierapolis
  • Aphrodisias
  • Site of the Temple of Artemis
  • Ephesus
  • Istanbul – Old City Tour
  • Istanbul – St Sophia Museum
  • Istanbul – Blue Mosque
  • Istanbul – Topkapi Palace
  • Istanbul – Hippodrome