Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey.

Best of Turkey Tour 2021: Istanbul, Cappadocia, Kusadasi & More

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Places Visited

Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Kusadasi...

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Suggested Duration

10 Days

Enjoy the unique landscapes and treasured history during your custom-tailored 10-day Turkey tour. The ancient city of Ephesus will take you back in time to view elegant Ionian architecture. The breathtaking boulders of Cappadocia will reveal spellbinding natural beauty during your Turkey trip to showcase where dramatic scenery and vibrant culture combine.

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Trip Highlights

  • Witness the elegant design and captivating artistry of the Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque in Istanbul
  • Indulge in the rich culture of the Grand Bazaar where carpets, lamps, and tea sets decorate the aisles
  • View the extravagant architecture and opulent décor of historic Ottoman palaces
  • Discover the treasured cave churches and surprising underground villages in the region of Cappadocia
  • Experience the renowned natural scenery of Cappadocia, known for its distinctive mars-like topography
  • Visit the magnificent ancient metropolis of Ephesus for insight into the Greek and Roman history of the region
  • Explore the vast ancient streets of Pergamom, a city mentioned in the Book of Revelations

Detailed Description

The boulders of Cappadocia reach upward like a field of arrows, and the hot springs of ancient Pergamom continue to attract visitors from around the world. You will explore cathedrals that were carved into the mountains and visit opulent palaces that sit beside the Bosphorus on this customizable 10-day tour of Turkey. Spend time digging your toes into the hot sand on the shores of the Aegean and soar over a majestic landscape in a hot air balloon. The splendor of Turkey is found in everything it contains, from its remarkable history to its wonderful scenery, its treasured culture to its vibrant architecture.

You will arrive in Istanbul for three nights and feel an immediate welcome. The city will come alive with contemporary luxuries and historic culture. You will enjoy a half-day tour of the classical sites of the city. From the Hagia Sophia to the Grand Bazaar, you will witness the marvelous architecture and energetic life for which Istanbul is known. You will have a chance to explore the waters of the city on a Bosphorus cruise taking you to visit the Ottoman palaces and Rumeli fortress. You will have a private transfer to Kayseri Airport to make your way to the distinctive scenery of Cappadocia for three nights. After time settling into your accommodation, you will tour the Goreme Open-Air Museum to see the collection of ancient cave-churches before visiting the underground city of Kaymakli. You will also have a full day to enjoy the surrounding scenery at your preferred pace.  Visit the Soganli and Ihlara Valleys or venture into the sky on a hot air balloon ride.

Your private transfer will escort you to the airport for your flight to Izmir for three nights where you will have your choice of beachside cities between Izmir and Kusadasi. When you visit the ancient city of Ephesus, you will have a full-day tour of the excavated metropolis and its incredible expanse. A day at your leisure along the Aegean Sea offers you time to enjoy the beaches or visit one of the amazing historic sites near Izmir and Kusadasi. You can make your way to Pergamom, Hierapolis, or Aphrodisias to experience the beauty, serenity, and the magnitude of these lesser-visited ancient cities. You will return to Istanbul and continue onward home to bring a close to your perfect Turkey tour of 2020.

Starting Price

$2,595 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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