This tour is specially designed for travelers with limited time in Turkey and no desire to take an overnight bus! The tour visits the main highlights of Turkey, but you don't feel like you're on a whirlwind group tour.
- Small group tour (up to 18 passengers).
- Can be extended or customized
- Can add balloon flight over Cappadocia
- Can add Gallipoli extension
This tour is also offered as a private tour! Ask for details.
Departure Dates: Every Day - All Year Round!
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrival In Istanbul
Arrival in Istanbul . Meet by Turkey Chalo representative.Then you will be transferred to your hotel by private car. Overnight stay in Istanbul.
Day 2: Istanbul
Visit Haghia Sophia Museum, Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace (harem not included.) Overnight stay in Istanbul
Day 3: Istanbul
Bosphorus & Two Continents Tour (B-L)
Visit the Spice Bazaar, enjoy the Bosphorus by Boat, Dolmabahce Palace, Bosphorus Bridge and Camlica Hill. Overnight stay in Istanbul
Day 4: Istanbul - Izmir - Ephesus - Kusadasi
Ephesus Tour by Flight (B-L)
Early morning airport transfer for your flight to Izmir. Then visit the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven ancient wonders of the world. Then visit Ephesus Ancient City, the best-preserved Greco-Roman city in the world. Here you will explore the Agora, Odeon, Celsius Library, Hadrian Temple, Roman Baths, Grand Theatre & Marble Street. After a lunch break, visit the House of Virgin Mary, where she is thought to have spent her final years. Overnight stay in Kusadasi
Day 5: Kusadasi - Pamukkale
Pamukkale Tour (B-L-D)
Morning drive to Pamukkale, then lunch. In the afternoon, tour the 'Cotton Castle.' Bring swimwear as you may have time to swim in the Antique Pool (extra fee applies.) Also visit the ancient ruins of the City of Hierapolis with its theatre and Necropolis. Overnight in Pamukkale
Travel from Istanbul to Kusadasi
Fly Istanbul to Izmir, train
Fly Istanbul to Denizli, taxi
Fly Istanbul to Bodrum, bus
Ferry to Sabiha Gokcen, fly to Izmir, train
Day 6: Pamukkale To Cappadocia By Flight Via Istanbul
Pamukkale to Cappadocia by Flight (B)
Transfer to the airport for your morning flight from Pamukkale to Cappadocia (via Istanbul.) On arrival, transfer to your hotel. Free afternoon. Overnight stay in Cappadocia
Travel from Kusadasi to Pamukkale
Day 7: Cappadocia North Tour With Balloon Flight (B-l)
05:00 Hot air balloon flight over Cappadocia (optional - 150 Euro surcharge applies) Hotel pickup, then a quick snack and safety briefing. Watching the balloon inflate, then you're off! Soaring over fairy chimneys, and dipping low to skim cave dwellings. This may be your favourite part of your Turkey trip - it will certainly be unforgettable. Celebrate a soft landing with a quick drink, and return to your hotel for breakfast around 8.30am. Full Day Cappadocia Tour - (North) Visit Zelve open air museum, which once housed one of the largest communities in the region. Visit Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy-chimneys. Drive to Pasabag (Monks Valley) to see the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles. Visit Goreme Open-Air Museum and the natural Castle at Uchisar. Overnight stay in Cappadocia
Travel from Pamukkale to Cappadoccia
Day 8: Cappadocia South Tour - Istanbul
Cappadocia South Tour - Istanbul (B-L)
Full Day Cappadocia Tour - (South) Visit Derinkuyu Underground City and the beautiful Valley of Ihlara, formerly known as Peristerema. Explore the famous rock-hewn churches and hike 4 km through the valley. On the way back, visit monasteries in Selime Village and a 13th century Caravansaray on the Silk Road. After the tour, transfer to airport for your flight back to Istanbul. Overnight stay in Istanbul
Day 9: Istanbul - Goodbye
Istanbul - Goodbye (B)
Pick up from the hotel according to your flight (or cruise) schedule and transfer to the airport (or cruise port).