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See the Magnificent Sights of Turkey on a 7-Day Tour from Kusadasi

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Duration: 7 days
Product code: 4797
Overview

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.

Highlights
  • 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
Know Before You Book
  • Scheduling Scheduling: Private
  • Languages offered on activity/tour Languages offered on activity/tour: English, German, French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese
  • Duration Duration: 7 days
  • Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Pick-up service Pick-up service
    Pick up from your hotel in Kusadasi
  • Cancellation Cancellation
    There 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 On Request
  • Cut-off TimeCut-off Time
    Available 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.
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Six nights of accommodation
Exclusions
  • 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
Itinerary
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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.

  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : Hotel in Kusadasi

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.

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : Hotel in Kusadasi

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.

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : Hotel in Pamukkale

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.

  • Breakfast
  • Accommodation : Hotel in Cappadocia

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.

  • Breakfast
  • Accommodation : Hotel in Cappadocia

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.

  • Breakfast
  • Accommodation : Hotel in Istanbul

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.

  • Breakfast
Meeting Point
Pick up from your hotel in Kusadasi. Times will be confirmed once the booking has been made

Additional Info
  • 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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Reviewed by Simge TR   June 21, 2019
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Biz bu tur sevdik harika bir deneyim biz konaklamaya çok begendik çok eglendik bu turda.
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Ece TR   June 21, 2019

Merhaba Simge Hanim, Güzel yorumunuz icin tesekkuler. Saygilar, Ece

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Reviewed by Barb H AU   May 08, 2019
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This tour was superb. We enjoyed it and everything was as per expectation, and beyond.
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Lisa US   May 09, 2019

Thank you for your review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed this tour. Kind regards, Lisa.

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Reviewed by Piotr G PL   May 07, 2019
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Had a great time, fantastic guide and made great memories.
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Lynn GB   May 08, 2019

Thank Piotr G, for sharing that you had a great time. Nice to hear that the guide was fantastic. I will definitely pass your feedback on to him. Thank you, regards, Lynn.

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Reviewed by A Vong ID   April 25, 2019
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Communication with the tour company was one of the best I ever had and any problem or question was resolved quickly by calls, emails or messaging. I had a great time in Turkey for the short amount I was there and I would 100% recommend this tour company and I would also book through them again next time I visit Turkey.
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Mary US   April 26, 2019

Hello, A Vong. Thank you very much for sharing that you found the communication with us was very good. Our aim is to provide good personal service, so it always good to hear when our customers share this in their review. Hopefully till next time with Goodman tours. Kind regards, Mary.

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Reviewed by S Fawzia LK   April 22, 2019
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A fantastic tour would highly recommend it
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Karen US   April 23, 2019

Thank you for review and your recommendation. With regards, Karen.

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Reviewed by Derick J CH   March 23, 2019
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This 7-day tour was excellent. The driver and tour guide assigned to us were both very knowledgeable of the places we went to and were always ready to offer assistance. In spite of experiencing bad weather conditions in some of the places, both our driver and the tour guide was still able to make the best out of the day.
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Lynn GB   March 24, 2019

Hello Derrick.Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with this tour. It is really good to hear that you found the guide and driver were very knowledgeable and helpful. I will pass your feedback on to our team, they will appreciate this. Thanks again, Lynn.

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Reviewed by Lee G IE   March 20, 2019
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It covered a lot in a short time but did not feel rushed. This is a perfect introduction to a fascinating country.
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Louise GB   March 21, 2019

Thank you Lee G for your review. With regards, Louise.

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Reviewed by Andres K PT   March 19, 2019
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An excellent tour for people who want to explore in-depth the history of Turkey and ancient times.
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Susan US   March 20, 2019

Thank you very much for your review and sharing that is a tour for people who want to explore the history of Turkey.Kind regards, Susan.

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