Best of Western Turkey

Start: Istanbul Finish: Istanbul

Visiting: İstanbul, Ankara, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, İzmir


Duration: 7 Nights

Physical rating: Low

Special diets catered: Halal, Vegetarians

Tour Operator: Eskapas

Group size: 1 - 24

Age range: 6-80

Tour operated in: English ,French ,Spanish


Prices From:

Check Availability Ask A Question

Tour Overview

This trip is ideal for the traveller who is short on time but wants to experience as much of Turkey’s stunning scenery and fascinating history as possible. Begin the journey at Istanbul with classics such as Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia and Bosphorus, continues to Ankara, capital of modern Turkey then leap into Cappadocia fairy chimneys and open air museum Goreme Valley ,before strolling along the streets of Ephesus. Don't miss the remarkable white cliff pools of Pamukkale. We are using superior class hotels 4**** and 5***** . Don't miss it!

Highlights

  • icon4**** hotels
  • iconComplimentary Whirling Dervish Ceremony ib Cappadocia
  • iconFree Wi-Fi on the bus between day 3-7
  • iconFully escorted trip

Places You'll See

Countries:
Cities & Attractions:

Itinerary

Map Image
icon Day 1 : Arrival to Istanbul

Location: İstanbul

Accommodation: Hotel

Arrival to Istanbul . Meet with english speaking assistant at the airport . Transfer to the hotel for check in . Overnight: Istanbul Meals: N/A

icon Day 2 : İstanbul

Location: İstanbul

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Breakfast at the hotel . Drive from your hotel to Spice Market for shopping . Free time. Then meet and proceed to take 1,5 hrs Bosphorus Cruise excursion along the bosphorus , that is dividing the 2 continents Asia & Europe . During the excursion you will enjoy the beauty of Istanbul , with its forest , Palaces and wooden old houses built on both continents . Lunch at local restaurant . After lunch visit Sultanahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque) , Hippodrome and the famous Hagia Sophia . Free time at Grand Bazaar . Overnight: Istanbul Meals: Breakfast - Lunch

icon Day 3 : Istanbul - Ankara

Location: Ankara

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Breakfast at the hotel . Departure from the hotel to visit Topkapi Palace ( harem section entrance free is not included ) the house of the ottoman sultans . Departure from the hotel to Ankara – the capital of Turkey . Arrival to Ankara in early evening . Overnight: Istanbul Meals: Breakfast - Dinner

icon Day 4 : Ankara - Cappadocia (via Salt Lake)

Location: Cappadocia

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Breakfast at the hotel . Visit Anatolian Civilizations Museum where you will see the Neolithic & Paleolithic ruins from Urartu , Hatti, Hittite, Phrygia civilizations, then proceed to Mausoleum of Ataturk , the founder of Turkish Republic. In the afternoon drive to Cappadocia . En route visit the Underground city that is one of the biggest underground city in the region, constructed by the first Christians to protect themselves from the attacks ...We continue to proceed to the Derwish House to attend Whirling Dervishes Ceremony which represents the mystical journey of spiritual ascent of man using love, the search for the truth and get to the "Perfection". Overnight: Cappadocia Meals: Breakfast - Dinner

icon Day 5 : Cappadocia

Location: Cappadocia

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Breakfast . Full day visit at Cappadocia . Visit Göreme Open Air Museum - a UNESCO Heritage site , a fantastic region with it’s cave churches located on the valley. Then proceed to Uchisar Village and then the spectacular fairy chimneys. Visit Derbent Valley with and explore the natural rock formations and get a chance to attend the workshops of carpets and onyx-stones . Overnight: Cappadocia Meals: Breakfast - Dinner Optional Tour | HOT AIR BALLOON TOUR In the early morning departure from your hotel . a chance to live this unique experience, an overlooking to Cappadocia from the sky , see the beauty of the region the rock formations, fairy chimneys, natural formations, lunar landscapes . Book early this experience.

icon Day 6 : Cappadocia - Pamukkale

Location: Pamukkale

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

After the breakfast at the hotel , drive to Pamukkale. En route visit Sultanhan Caravansarai that was built during Seljuk Empire and used long years as a stop over for the travellers and merchants. Continue to Pamukkale . Visit Cotton Steps – a UNESCO heritage site that has been believed to have healing thermal water. Overnight: Pamukkale Meals: Breakfast - Dinner

icon Day 7 : Pamukkale - Ephesus - İzmir

Location: İzmir

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Breakfast . Drive to Selcuk – Ephesus . Visit the Ephesus Ruins – the city that was dedicated to Artemis I the Odeon, Temple of Hadrian, the House of Love, the Library of Celsus, the Agora .Then proceed for Virgin Mary House - has been believed it is the final resting place of the mother of Jesus . Then stop at Leather Production Store . Proceed for Izmir . Overnight: İzmir Meals: Breakfast - Dinner

icon Day 8 : İzmir Departure

Location: İzmir

Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast . ( If the pick up time for departure fligt permits ) Transfer to airport and fly home .End of our services Meals: Breakfast Overnight. : N/A (If you want to connect Izmir (ADB) to Istanbul (IST) please advise us during your booking)

What's Included

  • icon
    Accommodation

    7 Nights accommodation in 4****/First class hotels

  • icon
    Entrance Fees

  • icon
    Airport Transfers at Destination

    Round trip airport transfers

  • icon
    Fully Guided

    Official guide from the beginning to the end of the tour

  • icon
    Local Taxes

  • icon
    1 bottle of water 0,5 lt on the coach ( between days 3-7 ) Free WiFi on the bus ( between days 3-7 ) Whirling Dervishes Ceremony in Cappadocia

  • icon
    All transfer per itinerary and transport during visits & excursions with deluxe A/C coach

  • icon
    Meals:

    7 breakfasts and 1 lunches and 5 dinners

What's Not Included

  • icon
    Drinks with Meals

  • icon
    Personal expenses

  • icon
    Before / After flights

  • icon
    Tips to the guide and driver ( suggested as 3 euro por person per day for the guide and 2 euro per person per day fort he driver )

Optional Extras

  • Fly Over Cappadocia with Hot Air Baloon (High Season)

    Fly Over Cappadcia (45 minutes) with hot air baloon experience. The price may change (140€ - 260€) we will confirm it during your booking.

  • Fly Over Cappadocia with Hot Air Baloon (Low Season)

    Fly Over Cappadcia (45 minutes) with hot air baloon experience. The price may change (140€ - 260€) we will confirm it during your booking.

  • Çemberlitas Historical Bath Experience in Istanbul Upfront Edit

    As it has been for centuries, feel like a sultan in one of the most luxurious Turkish baths, a historic place of great beauty. An excellent escape at any time of the year, to meditate on life, wash your worries or simply offer you a break of well-being with water, tea or coffee offered with the package of Kese Köpük (cleaning, peeling and bubble bath)

Your Peace of Mind Options

  • icon
    Low Deposit

    Eskapas requires a deposit of 99 EUR to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 30 days before departure..

  • icon
    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


Got a question? Check out our Q&As

View Q&As Ask A Question

Reviews

Read all 10 reviews
Not to be missed!
Nicely organised tour. Homely treatment at all hotels. The sights themselves are just incredible and not to be missed. Guide was excellent. Sorry not to remember his name. Best wishes Nicely organised tour.

Homely treatment at all hotels.

The sights themselves are just incredible and not to be missed.

Guide was excellent.

Sorry not to remember his name.

Best wishes;
icon
Resi Sukhedev

15-Sep-2019

great value for money
This tour was great value for money. Good length of time. Local driver and guide very friendly. Nice small group of 12. Actual order of sights sometimes varied from the ....more This tour was great value for money.

Good length of time.

Local driver and guide very friendly.

Nice small group of 12.

Actual order of sights sometimes varied from the printed itinerary but got to see everything.

Hotels were mostly good.

The only thing that i criticise about the trip, we were not informed before the trip that there might be a hotel upgrade to 5***** with a little supplement.

; ....less
icon
Charlotte S

12-Aug-2019

Wonderful places to see
Everything was well organised and it was worth it. The tour guides, drivers and just everyone was so friendly and nice. Everything was well organised and it was worth it.

The tour guides, drivers and just everyone was so friendly and nice.

;
icon
Esther Emandt

04-Jul-2019

Recommending
I really liked Ephesus and Cappadocia region. I came to Istanbul 3 times before. I wanted to see Anatolia. I preferred this trip as includes Ankara and other highlights. ....more I really liked Ephesus and Cappadocia region.

I came to Istanbul 3 times before.

I wanted to see Anatolia.

I preferred this trip as includes Ankara and other highlights.

Our guide Tahsin was very knowledgeable and funny.

He got 10 from me.

.

Hotels are correct first class, centrally located.

Recommend it; ....less
icon
Janice Beauvoie

03-Oct-2019

Wonderful trip!
Wonderful trip! A lot of ground to cover in 8 days but a perfect way to see Turkey. Ephesus and Cappadocia the highlights for me. Make sure to take the ....more Wonderful trip! A lot of ground to cover in 8 days but a perfect way to see Turkey.

Ephesus and Cappadocia the highlights for me.

Make sure to take the balloon trip; ....less
icon
Jasmine K

08-Jun-2019

Absolutely loved it
We were 2 women travelling alone. Felt a little uneasy at first, as we didn't speak the Language. Our travel, however, was seamless from beginning to end. We were ushered ....more We were 2 women travelling alone.

Felt a little uneasy at first, as we didn't speak the Language.

Our travel, however, was seamless from beginning to end.

We were ushered from cities to airports, hotels, and tours efficiently and punctually.

We really appreciated the extras and the personal attention provided by our guide.

We loved every place we visited! Our highlights were: Goreme Valley, Balloon ride in Cappadocia.

We loved Turkey, its people, and hope one day we can return.

We would most definitely recommend this package to friends and family.

; ....less
icon
Nancy D

12-May-2019

Hassle free trip
Extremely professional & superb management! I would recommend them to anyone who’s looking at a hassle free and very well managed tour, especially with children! Great job! Extremely professional & superb management! I would recommend them to anyone who’s looking at a hassle free and very well managed tour, especially with children! Great job!;
icon
Cathy H. Bloom

31-Aug-2019

well-organised trip
It is a well-organised trip, fully escorted from the beginning until the end. Hotels are excellent. We really enjoyed all the places we visited and would like to travel back ....more It is a well-organised trip, fully escorted from the beginning until the end.

Hotels are excellent.

We really enjoyed all the places we visited and would like to travel back to spend more time exploring — especially in Cappadocia and the big cities.

All the people we met were wonderful and our guides were excellent.

; ....less
icon
Brian Thomas

30-Nov-2019

Loved every part of it
My husband and I visited Turkey for our anniversary. Everything was very well organised and hassle free. Our guide made everything so much easier and he was always available ....more My husband and I visited Turkey for our anniversary.

Everything was very well organised and hassle free.

Our guide made everything so much easier and he was always available anytime.

Enjoyed our stay at the Dedeli Konak cave hotel as well.

It was lovely.

; ....less
icon
Marie Yvette

21-Apr-2019

Great Tour
Visited all the 4 "must do" attractions: Istanbul, Cappadocia, Pamukkale and Ephesus. Turkey is more than what we expected. Highly recommended. Very informative and transfers worked well. Visited all the 4 "must do" attractions: Istanbul, Cappadocia, Pamukkale and Ephesus.

Turkey is more than what we expected.

Highly recommended.

Very informative and transfers worked well.

;
icon
Stuart W.

12-Jun-2019

Dates & Availability

Select departure month

Saturday Mar 13, 2021

Nights

7

Available

12

Instant Booking Available

Saturday Mar 27, 2021

Nights

7

Available

12

Instant Booking Available

Saturday Apr 03, 2021

Nights

7

Available

12

Instant Booking Available

Saturday Apr 17, 2021

Nights

7

Available

12

Instant Booking Available

Saturday Apr 24, 2021

Nights

7

Available

12

Instant Booking Available

Saturday May 08, 2021

Nights

7

Available

12

Instant Booking Available

Saturday May 15, 2021

Nights

7

Available

12

Instant Booking Available

Saturday Jun 12, 2021

Nights

7

Available

12

Instant Booking Available

Saturday Jun 26, 2021

Nights

7

Available

12

Instant Booking Available

Saturday Jul 10, 2021

Nights

7

Available

12

Instant Booking Available

Saturday Jul 24, 2021

Nights

7

Available

12

Instant Booking Available

Saturday Aug 07, 2021

Nights

7

Available

12

Instant Booking Available

Saturday Aug 28, 2021

Nights

7

Available

12

Instant Booking Available

Saturday Sep 11, 2021

Nights

7

Available

12

Instant Booking Available

Saturday Sep 25, 2021

Nights

7

Available

12

Instant Booking Available

Saturday Oct 09, 2021

Nights

7

Available

12

Instant Booking Available

Saturday Oct 23, 2021

Nights

7

Available

12

Instant Booking Available

Saturday Nov 06, 2021

Nights

7

Available

12

Instant Booking Available

Saturday Nov 20, 2021

Nights

7

Available

12

Instant Booking Available

Saturday Dec 18, 2021

Nights

7

Available

12

Instant Booking Available

Saturday Dec 25, 2021

Nights

7

Available

12

Saturday, Mar 13, 2021

7Nights

12Available

Instant Booking Available

Saturday, Mar 27, 2021

7Nights

12Available

Instant Booking Available

Saturday, Apr 03, 2021

7Nights

12Available

Instant Booking Available

Saturday, Apr 17, 2021

7Nights

12Available

Instant Booking Available

Saturday, Apr 24, 2021

7Nights

12Available

Instant Booking Available

Saturday, May 08, 2021

7Nights

12Available

Instant Booking Available

Saturday, May 15, 2021

7Nights

12Available

Instant Booking Available

Saturday, Jun 12, 2021

7Nights

12Available

Instant Booking Available

Saturday, Jun 26, 2021

7Nights

12Available

Instant Booking Available

Saturday, Jul 10, 2021

7Nights

12Available

Instant Booking Available

Saturday, Jul 24, 2021

7Nights

12Available

Instant Booking Available

Saturday, Aug 07, 2021

7Nights

12Available

Instant Booking Available

Saturday, Aug 28, 2021

7Nights

12Available

Instant Booking Available

Saturday, Sep 11, 2021

7Nights

12Available

Instant Booking Available

Saturday, Sep 25, 2021

7Nights

12Available

Instant Booking Available

Saturday, Oct 09, 2021

7Nights

12Available

Instant Booking Available

Saturday, Oct 23, 2021

7Nights

12Available

Instant Booking Available

Saturday, Nov 06, 2021

7Nights

12Available

Instant Booking Available

Saturday, Nov 20, 2021

7Nights

12Available

Instant Booking Available

Saturday, Dec 18, 2021

7Nights

12Available

Instant Booking Available

Saturday, Dec 25, 2021

7Nights

12Available