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8 Day Authentic Turkey Premium Small Group Tour

8 Day Authentic Turkey Premium Small Group Tour

This tour is fully escorted by an expert English-speaking guide who will accompany you throughout the tour.

Escorted Type
Fully Escorted

This is considered a fast-paced tour. In order to explore as much as possible, this tour may require early starts and long travel days. One to two nights at one destination is standard. While some free time may be scheduled, most sightseeing is included throughout this tour. You will be required to move about unassisted, including getting on and off vehicles, walking up and down stairs and some activities will be conducted on uneven or steep terrain. You will be required to handle your own luggage. To ensure this trip is right for you, any physical ailments you may have must be disclosed at the time of booking to determine your suitability. If you have any form of walking aid, then this tour is not suitable.

Pace
Lively Pace

These tours are our proudest creations. They have been crafted for Inspiring Vacations travellers exclusively, with personal and unique experiences in mind. Please see the Important Information on your selected tour for exact group size. Enjoy features such as hand-picked accommodation, a sampling of the region’s best culinary delights, and a range of optional activities to choose from to best suit your travel style.

Group Size
Small Group

Take advantage of our 7 day cooling-off period. 

Cooling Off Period
7 Days
Small Group Tour
1174 people have travelled to this destination

✓ Incredible sightseeing including guided visits in Istanbul, Cappadocia, Pamukkale and Izmir
✓ Breakfast daily, 1 lunch & 6 dinners
✓ 5 nights in 5-star premium accommodation
✓ 2 nights' stay inside a cave hotel in Cappadocia 
✓ Benefit from the expertise of an English-speaking Tour Director throughout the journey 
✓ Private transfers to and from the airport
✓ Economy class flights from Istanbul to Cappadocia & Izmir to Istanbul

✈ Needing international airfares to accompany your Inspiring Vacation? You will be able to access our flight portal after securing your package to add international airfares to your booking.

What we love about this tour

Travel with the experts for a carefully curated, value-packed discovery of the world's most iconic destinations. Our tours are bursting with must-see sights, rich experiences and quality inclusions, all at an unbeatable price. Bucket list dreams are ticked off on these all-encompassing journeys.

Itinerary

Hotel
Barcelo Istanbul or Similar
Meals
Dinner

Arrive at the airport, where you will be greeted with a private transfer to your hotel.

At 19:00, convene with your Tour Director at the hotel's Reception Desk for a welcome gathering. This will be your opportunity to meet the other travellers joining you on this journey.

Savour a Welcome Dinner at a nearby restaurant.

Hotel
Barcelo Istanbul or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch

Start your day with a buffet breakfast at the hotel.

Afterward, depart from the hotel then explore the Topkapi Palace, once the royal residence of Ottoman sultans. Later, have lunch at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, explore the Sultanahmet neighbourhood, which includes the Roman Hippodrome square, the iconic Blue Mosque with its six minarets, and the magnificent Hagia Sophia Mosque dating back to the 6th century.

In the evening, visit the Egyptian Bazaar before returning to your hotel for the night.

Hotel
Hanedan Cappadocia Suites or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

In the morning, embark on a citywide panoramic tour that traverses both the historic and modern neighbourhoods. This includes a stroll along the pedestrian-friendly Istiklal Street.

Explore the Grand Bazaar at your leisure (closed on Sundays, religious holidays and on October 29), Next, embark on a boat excursion along the Bosphorus, witnessing Istanbul's natural beauty and palaces.

Following your sightseeing, you will be transferred to the airport for a domestic flight to Cappadocia (flight time will be advised locally). 

Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel.

End your day with dinner at your hotel.

Note: if arrival at the hotel is after 10pm a pre-prepared box meal will be provided.

Internal Flights - Luggage Allowance:  Please note checked luggage allowance is 23kg.

Hotel
Hanedan Cappadocia Suites or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

Today we'll explore the captivating region shaped by ancient volcanic activity. We'll visit rock-carved monasteries and chapels in Göreme valley, and then move on to Avcilar and Güvercinlik valleys, famous for their unique "Fairy Chimneys" and the troglodyte town of Uçhisar with its rock-carved fortress.

Additionally, you'll have the chance to visit Turkish carpet workshops during our Cappadocia tour.

Tonight, dinner is included at your hotel.

Hotel
Dedeman or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

In the morning, visit a traditional pottery workshop. Then, visit a remarkably preserved 13th-century caravanserai, where travellers of the past sought refuge and rest.

En route, we'll stop to explore Serhatlı, an underground city built by Christian communities to shield themselves from Arab raids.

Upon reaching Konya, our tour will take us to the Mevlana Whirling Dervishes monastery, offering a captivating glimpse into Turkish culture.

End the day with dinner at your hotel.

Hotel
Doga Termal or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

Start your day with a hearty buffet breakfast at your hotel.

Today, we'll journey to Pamukkale, a remarkable natural wonder featuring massive white waterfalls, stalactites, and natural hot spring pools. Pamukkale is renowned for its petrified calcareous waterfalls formed by the lime-rich water in the region.

Our next stop will be Hierapolis, which boasts a necropolis containing over 150,000 tombs.

Finish the day with dinner and your overnight stay at the hotel.

Hotel
Barcelo Istanbul or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy a buffet breakfast at your hotel.

Today, our voyage takes us to the illustrious city of Ephesus, an ancient metropolis that once stood as the capital of Roman Asia Minor, resonating with echoes of its glorious past. As we wander through its captivating archaeological treasures, we will behold the grandeur of antiquity in the form of iconic structures such as the Temple of Hadrian, an exquisite testament to Roman architecture, and the Library of Celsus, an enduring symbol of wisdom and knowledge. Ephesus, steeped in history and rich in cultural heritage, beckons us to delve into its storied past and revel in its archaeological marvels.

In the evening, we fly back to Istanbul from Izmir and have a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant.

Meals
Breakfast

Enjoy a full buffet breakfast at your hotel. 

Take a private transfer to the airport.

Inclusions

  • Incredible sightseeing including guided visits in Istanbul, Cappadocia, Pamukkale and Izmir
  • Breakfast daily, 1 lunch & 6 dinners
  • 5 nights in 5-star premium accommodation
  • 2 nights' stay inside a cave hotel in Cappadocia
  • Benefit from the expertise of an English-speaking Tour Director throughout the journey
  • Private transfers to and from the airport
  • Economy class flights from Istanbul to Cappadocia & Izmir to Istanbul

  • Istanbul: Explore historic Sultanahmet with visits to the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Roman Hippodrome, and the bustling Egyptian Bazaar.
  • Cappadocia: Visit monasteries, chapels, and the troglodyte town of Uçhisar.
  • Konya: Tour a traditional pottery workshop, explore a 13th-century caravanserai, and discover the Mevlana whirling dervishes.
  • Pamukkale: Discover Pamukkale's white waterfalls and Hierapolis' ancient necropolis.
  • Ephesus: Explore Ephesus' archaeological vestiges and visit a fur production centre
  • Izmir - Istanbul: Conclude with a visit to Izmir and a Farewell Dinner in Istanbul.

Fine Print

This product requires full payment upfront to secure your booking.

Once you have created your booking you will be directed to your invoice to choose your preferred payment method.

This is a land only package.

This package does not include international airfares. If you would like to add airfares to your booking our flight portal will be available via your Traveller Hub. The flight portal will allow you to search for all available airfares to your destination. The function works like most general flight search engines allowing you to select your preferred airline, book different cabin classes (eg. Business class) and view flight durations and transit times to your destination. 

The flight portal will be available via your Traveller Hub once the following criteria has been met:

  • Your booking is confirmed
  • Your departure date is within 11 months
  • You  have completed your passenger detail form

Visit our Flight Hub for more information on terms and conditions, amending your flights and information on luggage allowances. 

It is the traveller's responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport. The passport must be valid for a minimum of six months from the intended date of return. Visas may be required for your destination. For further visa information, click here.

Fitness Requirements
While the tour itinerary should give you some guidance and overview to the expected requirements, to determine if this tour is right for you we categorise each of our tours in terms of their intensity. These guidelines are to ensure that each tour group is conducted as expected and to ensure the overall satisfaction of all Inspiring Vacations customers.

As a general rule, porterage is not included, therefore at all times you are expected to handle your own luggage where help may not be available.

This particular tour is categorized as a ”4

Active Tour: A very good level of fitness and mobility is required for you to enjoy all aspects of the itinerary, as this is considered a fast-paced tour. While there is some free time scheduled either in the morning or afternoon, there are many full days of sightseeing with minimal rest and some early starts. You will be required to walk up and down stairs, get on and off the coach and participate in all scheduled sightseeing that may be conducted on uneven ground and terrain. Any physical ailments you may have must be disclosed at the time of booking to determine your suitability. If you have any form of walking aids, other than a walking stick or hiking poles, then this tour is not suitable.

Tipping
A friendly reminder that tipping is not included in your package. Tipping is not compulsory on your trip, but they can make a big difference to locals employed in the tourism industry. If you feel that your guide and driver have done an impeccable job, you can choose to give a gratuity, but this is entirely your decision.

Accommodation
The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences, however, any changes are beyond our control.

Single Supplement
Single supplement is $820.00 per person, in addition to the twin-share price.

Triple Share
Not available.

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is recommended to protect yourself against the unexpected. In addition to the support that a policy may provide, you may be asked to present a copy of your travel insurance documentation while traveling.

Group Size
Minimum: 2
Maximum: 24

Children
Children must be 5 years old or above and share a room with parents at all times. Children are charged the same price as adults.

Tour Style
To meet the needs of various types of travelers, we choose to operate various types of tours, and depending on your selected package will mean different services are provided throughout your trip. The following descriptions of each tour style we hope will ensure that each traveller has appropriate expectations before they start their travels: 

  • Fully Escorted - This tour is fully escorted by an expert English-speaking guide who will accompany you throughout the tour.

Please note: groups under 8-10 passengers will be operated with an English-speaking driver-guide.

Internal Flights - Luggage Allowance: 

Please note checked luggage allowance is 23kg.

All participants must be in good physical condition to fully engage in this journey. For the safety and welfare of yourself and fellow travellers, if you are feeling unwell prior to departure, we advise staying home and contacting us to arrange alternate plans.

Prior to selecting your trip, carefully review the itinerary to assess your ability to comfortably manage our travel style. Please be aware that if, based on evaluation by our leader or local representative, a participant is deemed unable to safely complete the itinerary, we retain the right to exclude them from all or part of the trip without reimbursement.

It is advisable to consult your physician for current medical travel advisories and any required vaccinations before embarking. We recommend carrying a first aid kit and any necessary medications in their original packaging, as they may not be readily available during travel. For those carrying medication, it's essential to check your government's foreign travel guidelines for local restrictions or regulations.

  • International airfares
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Tipping
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary

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