Best of Western Turkey

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 code: ESK-176595

Tour operator: Eskapas

Group size: 1 - 24

Age range: 6-80

Tour operated in: English ,French ,Spanish


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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

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

Places You'll See

Itinerary

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

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    Accommodation

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

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    Airport Transfers at Destination

    Round trip airport transfers

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    Entrance Fees

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    Fully Guided

    Official guide from the beginning to the end of the tour

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    Local Taxes

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    Meals:

    7 breakfasts and 1 lunches and 5 dinners

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

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    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

What's Not Included

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    Drinks with Meals

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    Before / After flights

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    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 )

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    Personal expenses

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)

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Do you require a visa for this holiday?

It depends on countries. Mostly you will need a visa which is obtained very easily via internet https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/

Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

No

What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

Easy

Is the tour coach air conditioned?

Yes

What is the tipping policy?

It is optional but it is good to give it .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 )

    What is the maximum group size?

    24

    Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    Yes (those which are mentioned)

    Company Instant Book

    Yes

    Is free Wi-Fi available in the accommodation used?

    In all our hotels wifi is free of charge

    Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    Yes! You may enhance your tour by purchasing either an extension or pre/post hotel stays, offered on select tours. Extensions may be “hosted” rather than escorted. When hosted, passengers will be greeted upon arrival by a local tour manager who will provide all included services and be available on-call during the duration of the extension. A minimum number of passengers may be required to operate some extensions. Extensions not purchased at time of deposit are subject to availability and applicable charges at time of request.

    Is there a limit to luggage that can be brought on the tour?

    Allowance for domestic flights is 20 kg.

    What happens if a group doesn’t make its minimum required number of passengers?

    All our departures are guaranteed departure tours. That means you’ll definitely be heading off on the trip of a lifetime.

    Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Children starting from 06 years old are accepted.

    Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    It is fully escorted

    Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Yes

    Do you require a visa for this holiday?

    It depends on countries.

    Are vaccinations required for this tour?

    No

    Do you require a visa for this holiday?

    It depends on countries. Mostly you will need a visa which is obtained very easily via internet

    What happens if a group doesn’t make its minimum required number of passengers?

    All our departures are guaranteed departure tours.

    Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

    As a solo traveler, we are not allowing for many reasons to pair up with another passenger of the same gender. For the security and other liabilities, hygiene and comfort are the primary reasons. Therefore every solo traveler has to pay a single supplement for a private room.

    What currencies are required for this tour?

    Euro or US$ or Liras

    Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

    Will passengers from another country be participating in the tour?

    English speaking countries

    What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

    4**** / First Class

    Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    Every day tour starts at between 09:00-09:30 am and ends at between 05:00-06:00 pm

    Are flights included in this tour?

    Only domestic flights are included if it is mentioned.

    What if I get ill or injured on the trip and unable to continue?

    Our leaders are trained to deal with these situations and we will endeavor to get you help as quickly as possible. If you must leave the trip early due to illness, our local offices will help you find appropriate medical care and ensure someone at home is aware of the situation. We will do whatever we can to get you home or on your onward journey. Your travel insurance, which is compulsory on all our trips, should cover any costs incurred if illness occurs.

    Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes

    What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    At Eskapas we have a flexible policy. You must change it until 30 days prior to your departure otherwise any changes mean "cancellation".

    Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Solo travelers must pay single supplement to have a private room due to hygien reasons.

    How long has the tour company been trading?

    Eskapas has been established in 2000 in Istanbul

    Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    All hotels used to accommodate our customers are certified by “Hotel Association of Turkey”; they all are committed to use maximum 50 % capacity

    What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    COVID-19 RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL RULES Eskapas is committed to fulfill the following regulations to protect its customers from the risk of Covid-19 : 1 – Eskapas will fulfill all safety rules mentioned in the “Safe Tourism Certification” prepared by Turkish Ministry of Tourism; that plan covers all aspects of the journey from the aircraft to the airport, transfers, touring and hotels (tga.gov.tr/abou

    Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    Yes you can.

    What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Your timetable - voucher that will show your itinerary with timing and hotels (30 days before prior to your arrival date)

Reviews

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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!;
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Cathy H. Bloom

31-Aug-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
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Jasmine K

08-Jun-2019

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;
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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.

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Charlotte S

12-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.

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Brian Thomas

30-Nov-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.

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Nancy D

12-May-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.

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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.

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Stuart W.

12-Jun-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.

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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.

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Hotels are correct first class, centrally located.

Recommend it; ....less
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Janice Beauvoie

03-Oct-2019

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