Tour Start Date: Available on Everyday
TOUR ROUTE: Istanbul – Bursa – Kusadasi – Pamukkale – Konya – Cappadocia – Ankara – Istanbul
9 Days Best of Turkey Tour Package Summary :
If you are looking for something special and extraordinary then look no further. The best Turkey package for a short visit for Religious & Historical Sites & Natural Sites in Turkey, including Istanbul, Bursa, Kusadasi, Pamukkale Konya , Cappadocia Ankara and back to Istanbul. This an exquisite tour for you with all the bells and whistles. An Ideal tour for these who loves history and culture for their 9 Days Best of Turkey Tour.
9 DAYS BEST OF TURKEY TOUR ITINERARY:
Day 1 - Istanbul - Arrival Day
Upon our arrival at Istanbul International Airport, your guide will meet, assist and transfer you to the hotel. Istanbul’s original name is Byzantium then Constantinople. It is a most fascinating city, which actually crosses two continents Europe and Asia. It is a city of amalgamation of bazaars, minarets, mosques, churches, palaces, and restaurants catering to every one’s taste, museums, customs and twelve million people. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2 – Istanbul City Tour
After breakfast we depart for Istanbul City Tour. We will visit to SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE. It is located across from St. Sophia and it built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. After that, we will see the ANCIENT HIPPODROME, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. Visit to HAGIA SOPHIA GRAND MOSQUE: The Hagia Sophia, previously known as the Church of Divine Wisdom, is simply The best of its kind! Hagia Sophia is the greatest surviving example of Byzantine Architecture. For 1000 years it was once the largest church in the world, decorated with stunning 6th century golden mosaics. Today it is a mosque. After the lunch, Murtis Tour will take you to the ASIL EFENDI which is a unique atmosphere with reasonable prices for your shopping. Here you will find; Exotic Spices and Herbs, Turkish Baklava, Turkish Delights, Turkish Coffee, nuts and fruits, small souvenirs such as Ceramic Handicrafts, Evil Eyes totems, all naturel olive oil, soaps and many other goods in Souvenir Shops and stores. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3 – Istanbul – Bursa City Tour and Transfer to Kusadası
(Breakfast and dinner included)
After breakfast at 08:00 – 08:30 am depart for Bursa , we will first visit the historical Covered Bazaar and Ulucami (Grand) Mosque of Bursa and Silk Bazaar. After tour we will have a lunch break, we continue with visits to Green Mosque and Green Mausoleum. Visit to Traditional Turkish Delight Factory. After the tour transfer to Kusadasi. Once we reach to Kusadasi time is going to be 19:00- 19:30 and check in to your hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 4 – Kusadasi - Ephesus Tour - Turkish Village Sirince
(Breakfast and dinner included)
After breakfast start your fully guided tour of Ephesus, one of the best preserved ancient sites in the world. In our Ephesus your you will also see the Temple of Artemis, Curetes street, famous Roman baths, Celsius Library, Grand theatre. Lunch break around 13:00pm. After the lunch, we will visit a place which continues to perform one of the oldest arts of Turkey; a carpet weaving centre. After that we will do a Turkish Sirince Village Tour. Sirince's construction style today belongs to Anatolian Greeks. The houses on the slope are all original with their white paints. On the way we will visit one of the famous leather production centers of the region, where you will have the opportunity to get a good factory rate. On this guided tour, you will avoid the constant nagging and sometimes bullying that is well known in the markets of Turkey. Enabling you to enjoy the shopping experience whilst gaining the knowledge of the ancient craftsmen. After your tour we will transfer you back to your hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 5 – Kusadasi – Pamukkale Tour
(Breakfast and Dinner included)
After breakfast we depart for Pamukkale. Upon arrival to Pamukkale we will visit visit the calcium terraces of Pamukkale (cotton castle) and the ruins of Hierapolis, then walk around this natural phenomenon and have the option of lying in the waters of the natural springs. Lunch break in Turkish restaurant. After your tour transfer your hotel and check in. Overnight in Pamukkale.
Day 6 – Pamukkale – Konya – Cappadocia
After Breakfast check out from your hotel and depart to Cappadocia via Konya. Once you reach Konya, visit the imposing green - tiled Mausoleum of Mevlana, the mystic founder of the Sufi sect (Whirling Dervishes). After the Konya Mevlana tour continue to Cappadocia. Once you reach time will be around 18:00 – 19:00 Check in your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 7 - Cappadocia Tour with Underground City and Goreme Open Air Museum
You will be picked up approximately 09:30 We will drive you to Ozkonak Underground City, one of the best preserved Underground cities in Cappadocia. After here continue to visit Goreme Open Air Museum, the Heart of Cappadocia. Goreme Open Air Museum is famous for frescoes dating to 10th century describing the life of Jesus Christ and monks. Next stop is Cavusin, which is an abandoned village with old cave Greek houses. After here we will visit a pottery work shop, to see how to make potteries. you visit another workshop to see Cappadocian handwoven carpets and kilims. Next stop is Devrent Valley, which is also called Imagination Valley, where you can see natural rock formations looking like animals. Last stop is Three Beauties, three beautiful fairy chimneys with their hats, which is the symbol of Cappadocia. After Tour returned back to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 8 - Cappadocia to Ankara City Tour – Istanbul
We depart at 8:00 am. for Ankara during the trip (4 hours distance). On the way, we will stop at Salt Lake, which it is a natural salt lake and the second biggest lake in Turkey. After short a break we continue to drive Ankara. Once we reach visit Ataturk Museum at the Ataturk Mausoleum. (Ataturk is the founder of the modern Turkey). After the tour transfer to Istanbul. This tour will end approximately at 21:00 pm. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 9 - Istanbul - End of Tour
After breakfast, we check out from the hotel and transfer to Istanbul International Airport. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we look forward to seeing you in the future on another Eco Travel Shop Ltd. Turkey Tour. Have a safe trip back home and thanks for choosing Eco Travel Shop Ltd. Turkey.
9 DAYS BEST OF TURKEY TOUR INCLUDES:
- All Airport transfer mention in site the Itinerary
- 3 nights’ hotel in Istanbul
- 2 nights’ hotel in Kusadsası
- 1 night hotel in Pamukkale
- 2 nights hotel in Cappadocia
- 8 breakfasts
- 3 dinners
- Guided Istanbul City Tour
- Guided Istanbul Bursa Tour
- Guided Ephesus & Sirince Village Tour
- Guided Pamukkale Tour
- Guided Konya Tour
- Guided Cappadocia Tour with Underground City & Goreme Museum
- Guided Salt Lake & Ankara City Tour
- All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
- Transportation in a fully air - conditioned, non - smoking coach
- Professional English - speaking tour guides
- Hotel room taxes
TOUR NOT INCLUDE:
- Tipping is Mandatory: Daily 2 Euro for Per Person for Guide and 1 Euro for Per Person for Driver
- International flights
- Insurance: All types
- City Tax
- Turkey entry visa
- Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned at the included section
|9 DAYS BEST OF TURKEY TOUR PRICES IN EURO
|Per Person In
|Min. 4 Pax
|Min. 10 Pax
|Min. 15 Pax
|Min. 20 Pax
|Min. 25 Pax
|Min. 30 Pax
|Min. 35 Pax
|Min. 40 Pax
|Min. 45 Pax
|Hotel LIST or Similar Category
|La Quinta By Wyndham Hotel
|Pam Thermal Hotel
|El Puente Cave Hotel
EXTRA SALES FOR OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES IN THE TOUR PROGRAM:
With the knowledge of nearly 20 years of Eco Travel Shop Ltd. Group, we have prepared our optional tours in our specified tour program, by choosing the most beautiful and most important activity in each region, for our valuable guests, with the most affordable prices. You do not have to attend all of the optional tours specified in the schedule. In order for us to serve you better, it is obligatory to attend, the optional tours specified only with the Eco Travel Shop Ltd. Group and cannot be taken from any other companies. If you wish, you may buy our optional tours from our discounted prices on our website or you can make a reservation from our current prices when you come to Turkey. Every optional tour taken with the Eco Travel Shop Ltd. Group is under the guarantee of the Eco Travel Shop Ltd. Group
OPTIONAL DINNER CRUISE ON THE BOSPHORUS TOUR: 2nd day it is possible to book ;
Tonight Between 19:30 to 23:30 we have an optional Entertaining Dinner Cruise program on the Bosphorus, where Europe and Asia are connected. You will spend an unforgettable night on the Bosphorus with dinner, unlimited local alcoholic and non-alcoholic & soft drinks, belly dance show, Turkish Folklore show, DJ Performance and great entertainment on Bosphorus Dinner Cruise. End of the entertainment at about midnight 00:00 am, transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
The Price for Per Person 55.00 Euro
OPTIONAL TANDEM PARAGLIDING: On 5th day it is possible to book ;
After Pamukkale Trip, we recommend you to Optional Pamukkale Paragliding tour. Make your Pamukkale Tour unforgettable by participating in Pamukkale Tandem Paragliding Tour. Enjoy a flight over the stunning and infamous White Mountain in Pamukkale and observe spectacular views over this unique area's attractions. Tandem Paragliding in Pamukkale is an ideal alternative experience for those who wish to feel some excited moments. It can also be the perfect way to explore the attractions from above and appreciate the beauty of the natural scenery. This tour will end approximately 17.30 and then you will be back to your hotel. We will stay in the thermal hotel, which has the most beautiful natural hot water of Pamukkale, and you can enjoy the hot thermal pool in the hotel.
The Price for Per Person 90.00 Euro
OPTIONAL HOT AIR BALLOON TOUR: : On 6th day it is possible to book ;
As an option, Early Morning around 02:30 – 03:00 am pick you up from hotel and depart to Pamukkale approximately for 2,30 hours to catch the Balloon Ride. Once you reach you will have a chance for light snacks,Aftern then you will have the opportunity to take a Hot Air Balloon Flight over Pamukkale's unique white travertines early in the morning, if you want to experience this perfect and unique hot air balloon trip, please make your reservation before you go to Pamukkale.
The Price for Per Person 180.00 Euro
OPTIONAL CAPPADOCIA TURKISH NIGHT SHOW: On 6th day it is possible to book ;
During the evening at 19:30 PM., we have an Optional Tour to enjoy our Turkish Night Shows, which are traditions that have survived from the Ottoman Empire to the present day. You may have great fun in the real caves, with the rich Anatolian food menu, unlimited local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, belly dance show, Turkish Folklore show, DJ Performance and warm service of Anatolian Hospitality.
The Price for Per Person 65.00 Euro
OPTIONAL CAPPADOCIA HOT AIR BALLOON TOUR : On 7th day it is possible to book ;
For our guests who will experience the Hot Air Balloon Tour, we will pick you up from your hotel in the most beautiful and unique area of the world at 05:30 am. in the morning before the sunrise. And we will go to the area where hundreds of Hot Air Balloon will take off through the air. We will watch the sunrise over those splendid fairy chimneys and valleys that impress people with their exquisiteness. After making our flight in about 1 hour, we will celebrate our experience with champagne when we land and collect our flight certificate. Then we will return to our hotel and have our delicious breakfast.
The Price for Per Person 275.00 Euro
If you are a travel agency or tour operator, please register on our agency section for special B2B rates. Please contact us for any requests and more information.
DISCOUNTS FOR CHILDREN
|UNDER 1,99 YEARS OLD
|15% Euro (Baby Seat)
|2 – 6,99 YEARS OLD
|7 – 10,99 YEARS OLD
|ABOVE 11 YEARS OLD
ECO TRAVEL SHOP LTD.BOOKİNG PRIVATE TOUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
For our valued guests, we would like to give you detailed information about the appropriate payment terms, cancellation & return conditions, our private Turkey tour and how you can make your own special departs, our hotel options, our guide options, optional activities and so on.
TOUR PAYMENT METHOD:
We want to announce a special payment facility opportunity for our private tour Turkey, which we have prepared in our private tour Turkey concept for our esteemed guests.
It will be possible to make only %25 of the full price during the reservation instead of the full amount. The voucher will be sent you via email along with the confirmation.
The remaining payment will be made until at least 5 weeks before the tour departure date.
The payment requirements might be change according to the season or Hotel choice. If it is the high season or If the hotel you have chosen is a luxury hotel with fixed payment methods, you will be informed about the requirements and cancellation policy before the confirmation.
- For the inquiries we receive 4 weeks before the departure date, the payment will be %100 outright cash on the line. In addition, for the inquiries we receive less than 4 weeks before the departure date, extra expenses from the hotels will be added on the invoices.
Due to the quota we have at the hotels and for the transfer company, the inquiries we receive 1 week before the departure date will not be confirmed.
TOUR PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION POLICY:
As a company, we are always honored to protect the benefits of our guests and business partners, and to always provide the best price, the best package and convenience in cancellation conditions for them. Cancellation policy below is only for land services and we will follow the cancellation policy of airline companies for domestic flights.
- If you cancel your booking 4 weeks before tour departure date you will receive %75 refund
- If you cancel your booking 3 weeks before tour departure date you will receive %50 refund.
- If you cancel your booking 2 weeks before tour departure date you will receive %25 refund.
TOUR PROGRAM ROUTE:
We have prepared this tour schedule very carefully for our dearest guests. The specified tour routes that have been prepared by Eco Travel Shop Ltd. Group, and it is compulsory to visit the museums, historical places, cultural shopping venues and activities specified in the package. Everything on the tour route has been specially prepared with the knowledge of almost 20 years of Eco Travel Shop Ltd. Group, and has been prepared for the comfort, convenience and sensitivity of our guests in the foreground.
HOW CAN I GET A QUOTA AND CAN I NOTIFY THE GUESTS’ NAMES THAT WILL JOIN THE TOUR LATER?
If you want to do marketing about our tours and announce one or more of our departure dates, all you have to do is to secure your place by making a prepayment of 30.00 Euro Per Person. You must notify us with all the names that will participate in our tour before starting the tour. After paying the deposit, you will not be affected by price increases in our tour.
ARE THESE PRICES GUARANTEED?
These prices are our guaranteed prices, however, If there are any extreme spikes in the prices in Turkey, the price might be updated excluding already confirmed groups with confirmed names and fixed departure dates. You will be given notice of the price chance 1 week prior. That’s why, we kindly request you to inform us about all your confirmed groups.
HOTELS IN THE TOUR PACKAGE:
The prices of this program have been determined with the cooperation of specified hotels. These prices are only valid for accommodation in these hotels and a hotel that is not on the list cannot be requested. If there is a modification in the status of the specified hotels, Eco Travel Shop Ltd. Group has the authority to arrange a different hotel in the same category and under the same conditions.
PROFESSIONAL TOUR GUIDES:
For these programs, we produce an outstanding, experienced, knowledgeable professional guide who speaks English very well. However, if you have special groups of at least 25 people other than our specified groups, we can provide you with guides in other languages. You have to take a private tour for a private guide and state your choice in advance.
Many of our tours DO NOT include domestic flights because of the different cancellation policy of airline companies. If you want us to arrange your domestic flights Eco Travel Shop Ltd. Group is more than happy to assit you with best possible rates. These flights have a limitation of 15 kg of luggage with 8 kg of in-cabin weight depending on the Airlines. Please abide by these in-flight regulations. You should be present at the Airport an hour prior to flight times. We reserve and book your flight Tickets a week before the travel dates with the names provided by yourselves. If there is a typo or a lettering mistake on the names, our company holds no responsibility of any incovenience thay may be experienced so it is best to have a copy of the passport provided to your reprsentative.
COACH TRANSFER & TRANSPORTATION:
All of the buses we use are luxury air-conditioned buses. Most of them have TV, freezer available and our luxury Mercedes Sprinter has internet and mini bar. All of the buses used intercity are very clean, comfortable and safe. You will witness a lot of interesting and beautiful views during the journey. For long bus journeys, we give a small break every 2-5 hours to relax.
MEALS:Dinners usually served in the hotels on half board category. Lunches will be served in restaurants on the destination route. Meals are mostly served as Set Menu or Open Buffet Style. If you have meal preferences or special diet requirements, please inform us beforehand for necessary arrangements during your tour confirmation.
MUSEUM:On our Tour Routes, we include all the “must see” museums and sight-seeing venues in our itinenary. This service is included within the Tour price. Some museums have different operation days and times but we will have similar sites to fill in for them.
Turkey is a great destination for shopping opportunities especially Trukish rugs/carpets, jewelry, leather, textile, ceramics and many other hand made artifacts. During the tours, we recommend some of the reliable and reasonable shopping venues to be visited. Our shopping stops are consisted of trustworthy, guaranteed vendors. Our guide will direct you to such stores during the tours. You may get informed by our guide in regards to shopping mattters while on the tour. Some of our shopping venues may apply group discount that you may want to take advantage of.
|TIPPING is MANDATORITY:
For drivers’ and tour guides’ motivation to give a better service, tips are mandatory. We only request the basic amount which is 2 Euro for tour guide and 1 Euro for the driver per day per person. Please give your tips to the driver and the guide in an envelope with your notes !
AIRPORT TRANSFER SERVICES:
We provide your airport transfers for arrival and returns. Please, provide us the flight details when purchasing the tour for proper arrangements with flight code, destination, date and arrival timing. Our airport officer will be present to Welcome you after you pass the customs, luggage claim and greet you with a name board outside the EXIT GATE 13 for both international and domestic flights.
|9 DAYS BEST OF TURKEY TOUR – Distances
|Tour Start Time
|Tour End Time
|Istanbul – Bursa - Kusadası
|Kusadasi - Ephesus
|Kusadasi - Ephesus
|Denizli - Pamukkale
|Pamukkale – Konya Cappadocia
|Cappadocia – Ankara - Istanbul
SEASONS OF TURKEY:
- Winter Season: Between the months of December, January, February as the weather is around 10 degrees celsius
- Spring: Between the months of March, April and May as the weather is around 22 degrees celsius
- Summer: June, July and August are summer time with approx 30 degrees celsius.
- Autumn: September through November is considered to be autumn month with a National average of 20 degrees celsius.
- Have your attire accordingly and dress with proper clothing as per the guidance above.
THINGS TO BE CARED FOR AND BROUGHT ON YOU
Turkey is a very modern Islamic country. You may just have fun and go around as in any European country when you are in Turkey. Only a few things to pay attention for such as entering into a Mosque with an alcoholic beverage in hand. Women should be carefully head-covered when in a holy environment. Rest is pretty much the same as in any western city. Bars, cafes and restaurants are open until late nights and People get entertained safely. We suggest for you have the items listed below.
- Travel Insurance that covers Health as well. Globally recognized credit cards
- Cash needed for small purchases where cards are not accepted. It is best to use an official Exchange office for Turkish currency transactions.
- Clothing in line with seasonal standarts as indicated above.
- Universal adaptor and charger equipments for electronical devices.
- Comfortable trekking shoes for walking around as the tours most likely to have walking distances
- International Telephone Communication checked
- Have a copy of your flight ticket with you
THINGS TO BE CHECKED PRIOR THE TOUR;
Please check the information below before your departure
- International Flight Tickets
- Tour itinenary
- Confirmation received from us to include Hotel reservations etc.
- Domestic Flight Tickets if any (Please check your title/name spelling printed correctly)
- Passport Validation Terms
- Visa if needed (check before your trip for the dates on your visa )
- If visa needed, please ask us for invitation letter to ease the visa application process
- Flight details for on time Airport transfer services
- Observe the luggage limitation by Airlines for domestic flights ifa ny
- Obtain emergency contact details from our office
If you require any further information that is not listed above please contact us by the details below:
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org