See the Magnificent Sights of Turkey on a 7-Day Tour from Kusadasi
Join this tour and sample the country’s myriad highlights where you will first arrive in Kusadasi and have the rest of the day at your leisure. Explore this lovely coastal city with plenty of restaurants, shops and bars that will suit everyone's tastes.
After some relaxation, you will begin with a tour of the ancient city of Ephesus, a highlight of any trip to Turkey. Ephesus is the best-preserved ancient city in the Eastern Mediterranean and has the largest open-air museum found in Turkey. Ephesus has more than 30 buildings and structures linked together by streets that still have the Marks of Ancient Chariot wheels. You will go to the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. The Temple of Artemis was built in honour to the goddess of the hunt, and only the foundation and one column remain which once measured 425 feet long.
Travel to Pamukkale, which is the centre of natural thermal spring waters, which is believed to have healing properties. The chemical properties in the water create pure white coloured travertines and stepped water terraces that have been built on the mountain slope. Explore the travertines and the ancient city of Hierapolis where you will find the biggest Necropolis with around 1200 gravestones. The Sacred Pool is another highlight of the site (entrance approximately 50 TL pp extra). The shallow thermal, clear waters that ripple over a wonderful scattering of ancient Roman ruins lie beneath.
Enjoy a stop in Konya and visit the Mevlana Museum which is dedicated to Mevla Celaddiini-Rum, a Muslim poet. Continue to Cappadocia with a trip to Göreme Open-Air Museum, an essential Turkish museum located in the heart of the areas fairytale landscape and is typified by caramel-coloured buildings and the bizarre fairy chimneys. The open-air museum comprises of a cluster of rock churches and monasteries that attest to Byzantine life in Cappadocia.
Explore this stunning landscape with your guide and see what life was like long ago in this intriguing area of Anatolia. Stop for lunch (own expense) in Göreme before heading by minibus through Devrent Valley to see the perfectly formed fairy chimneys in dense clusters. After a short journey, arrive in Kaymakli Underground City and head below ground to walk around its subterranean maze of passages, cellars and stables.
You will then head back to Istanbul with a stop at Ankara and visiting Anit Kabir, the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk an important figure who founded modern Turkey. Browse an impressive collection of Atatürk memorabilia inside the mausoleum’s museum and learn about this colourful and domineering dictator.
- See some of the best preserved ruins at Ephesus, the Temple of Artemis and see the local life in Selcuk
- Visit Pamukkale with its pure white travertines and see the ruins of Hierapolis
- Go pass along a fascinating stretch of road known as the Silk Road
- Visit Mevlana Museum, dedicated to the Muslim poet Mevla Celaddiini-Rum in Konya
- See the main highlights of Cappadocia including Goreme, Fairy Chimneys, underground city and Dervent Valley
- Stop of at Ankara and visit the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
- Enjoy free time at leisure in Istanbul
- Scheduling: Private
- Languages offered on activity/tour: English, German, French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese
- Duration: 7 days
- Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
- Pick-up servicePick up from your hotel in Kusadasi
- CancellationThere is no cancellation fee once Customers Cancel at least 7 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
There is 50% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 3 and 6 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
There is 100% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 2 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
- On Request
- Cut-off TimeAvailable to be booked until 3 days before the tour starts. Please note we reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability.
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Professional guide
- Meals as per itinerary
- Six nights of accommodation
- Other services not mentioned
- Personal expenses
- Tips and gratuities (optional)
- Bathing pools entrance fee at Pamukkale
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Folklore evening in Cappadocia
On arrival to your Kusadasi hotel, the rest of the day is yours to spend at your leisure where you could visit one of the town’s immaculate beaches, like the famous Ladies Beach.
In the evening after you have relaxed your guide will come to your hotel for a welcome meeting, giving you the details of your itinerary before leaving you to enjoy dinner or venture into the resort for some entertainment.
After you have enjoyed breakfast, your guide will pick you up for your full-day tour to the ancient town of Ephesus, the Eastern Mediterranean’s best-preserved ancient city.
Visualise the grandeur of Roman life in Turkey on a tour around its ruins where you will see the highlights like the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Break for lunch in Selcuk (own expense) and then meet your guide for a visit to a traditional carpet-weaving store close to the town of Selcuk. Carpet-weaving skills are firmly rooted in Turkey’ history, and you’ll hear all about this time-honoured craft from your guide. Witness carpets being made by master weavers and watch them dye the fabric with natural plant-based ingredients.
Return to Kusadasi and arrive back at your hotel in time for a relaxing dinner.
Relax over breakfast before checking out of your hotel and visit an important leather factory in Kusadasi with your guide.
Turkey is one of the world’s leading exporters and producers of leather products, and the factory showcases some of Kusadasi’s most beautiful leatherwork. Browse the locally handcrafted products, and shop for items to take home.
After stopping for lunch (own expense), have an afternoon tour to the archaeological site of Pamukkale where you will see Pamukkale’s magical white travertine rock terraces cascading down from the ancient city of Hierapolis.
Walk around this incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site with your guide, learning about the rock’s formation before heading to the ancient city of Hierapolis for a relaxing dip in its naturally formed pools (own expense). Walk around its crumbling ruins and admire its Classical necropolis (Roman burial site) and huge Roman theatre before heading to your Pamukkale hotel in time for dinner.
Enjoy breakfast and check out of your hotel before travelling by minibus and head to Turkey’s mystical Cappadocia region.
The journey will take up most of your day, but you’ll pass a fascinating stretch of road called the Silk Road or Uzun Yol where in ancient times, consisted of caravan trails between the important silk-making regions of Anatolia. Nowadays, the most prominent reminders of the ancient trade route are the kervansarays (caravan palaces).
You will visit one of the best-preserved ones, Sultanhani Caravansary and then enjoy a stop in Konya to enjoy lunch (own expense) and visit the Mevlana Museum which is dedicated to Mevla Celaddiini-Rum a Muslim poet.
Once you arrive in Cappadocia, check in to your hotel and enjoy dinner or take part in a folklore evening (own expense), a great introduction to Anatolian culture and tradition featuring live belly dancing and music from a local folk band, plus unlimited drinks.
After a lovely breakfast, your guide will collect you for a trip to Göreme Open-Air Museum, an important Turkish museum nestled in the heart of the region’s fairytale landscape typified by caramel-coloured buildings and the bizarre fairy chimneys. The open-air museum comprises of a cluster of rock churches and monasteries that attest to Byzantine life in Cappadocia.
Explore this stunning landscape with your guide and see what life was like long ago in this intriguing area of Anatolia. Stop for lunch (own expense) in Göreme before heading by minibus through Devrent Valley to see the perfectly formed fairy chimneys in dense clusters.
After a short journey, arrive in Kaymakli Underground City and head below ground to walk around its subterranean maze of passages, cellars and stables.
Return to your Cappadocia hotel in the evening and enjoy dinner.
Check out of your hotel after breakfast before travelling to Istanbul, which will take most of the day, and you’ll stop on the way to visit Ankara, Turkey’s sophisticated capital.
Enjoy lunch (own expense) before heading inside Anit Kabir, the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk an important figure who founded modern Turkey. Browse an impressive collection of Atatürk memorabilia inside the mausoleum’s museum and learn about this colourful and domineering dictator.
Arrive in Istanbul early evening and then spend your night at leisure and your guide will happily give you restaurant recommendations for dinner.
Enjoy breakfast, and then spend the morning at leisure in Istanbul, perhaps go shopping at the Grand Bazaar for souvenirs or do some more sightseeing independently. Then at a pre-arranged time in the afternoon, check out of your hotel and finish your tour with a transfer to Istanbul's airports or you could extend your holiday.
- Please wear comfortable clothing and footwear when sightseeing
- Please dress appropriately before entering any religious places
- Travellers should have a moderate fitness level
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