This is a package tour created by Novaportum Travel team considering families traveling with kids! 6 full days tour the most popular destinations of Turkey.
Turkey Tour Packages: Let’s schedule your travel Turkey semi-private roundtrip tour with our travel agency. Visit all must-see places of country with licenced tourist guides. Highliths: Istanbul – Hagia Sophia Mosque, Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar. Selcuk – Artemis Temple Ruins, Isabey Mosque, Carpet Weaving School, Ceramic Art Center, Leather Fashion Show and opportunity to visit Ephesus Ancient City & House of Mother Mary. Pamukkale – Panaromic Pamukkale Travertines, Village Tour+Thermal Water Source, Textile Outlet. Cappadocia – Fairy Chimneys, Pigeon Valley, Imagination Valley, Uchisar Castle Panorama, Pottery & Ceramic Art shop.
Istanbul, Ephesus Surroundings, Pamukkale Surroundings, Cappadocia
Day 1: Transfer & Check-in Hotel
Welcome to Turkey! We will pick you up from Istanbul Airport and transfer to hotel overnight.
Day 2: Istanbul Old City Tour
(Hagia Sophia Mosque, Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar)
Istanbul has been the capital city of three empires, Roman Empire, Byzantium Empire, Ottoman Empire. As being capital and of course the richest city of three empires, Istanbul became the home of the most important buildings and sanctuaries. Our tour to old city center will give you a general perspective about the history of the city. This full day tour will take place in Sultanahmet Square, as all the monuments stands next to each other.
Tour will start with Sultanahmet Square and visit Hagia Sophia that one of the most important buildings of all times. It has built in Roman Period between 532-537 and still standing with its huge dome! Hagia Sophia built as a church, converted to a mosque in Ottoman Period and served as a museum in early republic period. And very recently opened to the pray service again.
After visiting enchanted Hagia Sophia just in front of the building there lays ancient Hippodrome of Constantinapolis/Istanbul. Here you can take best photos of Istanbul and see monumental obelisk of the city and walk to the Blue Mosque. Actual name of the sanctuary is Sultan Ahmet Mosque but world well-known name is Blue Mosque because of the beautiful blue tiles which decorates the walls of the mosque. After all the visits and lunch, you will walk to Grand Bazaar which is a very special ancient shopping mall with 4000 shops, 66 streets, 27 entrance!
End of the tour drive back to hotel and overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3: Journey to Kusadasi
Early in the morning you will meet with your guide and driver and you will have a long journey to Kusadasi area. End of the day check in your hotel and overnight.
Day 4: Ephesus Area Tour
(Artemis Temple Ruins, Isabey Mosque, Carpet Weaving School, Ceramic Art Center, Leather Fashion Show)
After breakfast you will check out and we will meet you at the reception and start the day. Ephesus had been a trade center of the ancient world, because Ephesus was in that location where trade roads end by land. Trade continued from the harbor of the city to Europa by sea. Other reason is Ephesus always has been an important cult center of earth Mothergoddes, Kybele or Artemis in Greek period and later all these female figures converted into Mother Mary. Before the Christianity period, Ephesus was the major center of Artemis worship. One of the most spectacular temple of all the times was built for Artemis, here in Ephesus where we call Artemision or Temple of Artemis. Artemis Temple had been a pilgrim center for Pagans of those times and been the very first example of banking in history as merchants left their valuable things to the mercy of Artemis. Today only one column left from the temple but the view from the temple is spectacular. Isa Bay Mosque is another visit in Selcuk town which is in the old center of Selcuk and surrounded by old Turkish houses. This mosque is from 14 century, Turkish period and it built before the conquest of Istanbul which makes this modest mosque very different than imperial Islamic architecture. After historical visits you will visit a carpet weaving school where you can see all the process of making a carpet. Another cultural visit will be ceramic art center where you will be informed about history of beautiful Turkish tiles. Izmir area is famous with leather textile so you will visit one of the Leather fashion center. End of the tour you will be transferred to Pamukkale region and overnight.
Day 5: Panaromic Pamukkale Tour
(Panaromic Pamukkale Travertines, Village Tour+Thermal Water Source, Textile Outlet)
Pamukkale, which is “Cotton Castle” in Turkish is a very special place where history meets with natural beauty. Naturally area has permeable soil and underground hot spring water runs close to the surface. You will have panoramic travertines visit. Then you will drive to Karahayit Village, walk through the village and visit thermal water source. After here you will visit Textile Outlet as Pamukkale is the center of textile in Turkey.
End of the tour drive to Pamukkale village and overnight.
Day 6: Journey to Cappadocia
Early in the morning you will meet with your guide and driver and you will have a long journey to Cappadocia region. End of the day check in your hotel and overnight.
Day 7: Cappadocia Tour
(Fairy Chimneys, Pigeon Valley, Imagination Valley, Uchisar Castle Panorama, Pottery & Ceramic Art shop)
Cappadocia is a very special place with it is history and natural beauty. Starting from 60 thousand years back with volcanic eruptions, ashes and lava covered a huge area. Within many centuries climate chances, wind, rain has been forming Cappadocia land. During many centuries nature formed fairy chimneys as the ash plaque is softer than lava and stones. People use this land for their benefits as it is easy to dig/carve and give a form to this land. They dig caves, deposits, churches, houses…
Our classical Cappadocia tour gives you chance to see beautiful landscape and most beautiful sightseeing. After you get picked up from hotel you will start the tour. We will visit fairy chimneys that will give you the best scenery for your holiday photos. You can walk between mushroom shape fairy chimneys. Guvercinlik Valley is one of the best panoramic stops you can visit in Cappadocia region. While you are enjoying the view you can enjoy the great view of the valley. Dervent Valley in other saying imagination valley is a very special place with it is great view. We will stop at Uchisar Castle panorama and Pigeon Valley, two of the best spots for photography and photo opportunities in the world. As Cappadocia is the center of ceramics you will have chance to see a workshop and even try to make one.
End of the tour transfer to hotel and overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 8: Transfer to Kayseri or Nevsehir Airport
Last day in Cappadocia region will be your transfer day to the airport. Thank you!
Optional Places to Visit on Tours With Extra Charge:
DAY 2- Istanbul Old City Tour: Topkapi Palace
DAY 4- Ephesus & Mother Mary Tour: Ephesus Ancient City, House of Mother Mary
DAY 5- Pamukkale Tour: Pamukkale Travertines & Hierapolis Ancient City
DAY 7- Cappadocia Tour: Goreme Open Air Museum, Pasabag, Ozkonak Underground City
Child Rate Policy :
2-8 %50 of adult rates
ABOVE 8 years FULL Price
|NUMBER OF PAX|
|2 PAX||4 PAX||6 PAX||8 PAX|
|1298 $ PP||711 $ PP||515 $ PP||417 $ PP|
- All above rates are in US DOLLAR currency
- Topkapı Palace is closed every Tuesday
- Grand Bazaar is closed every Sunday
- Hot Air Balloon ride is forbidden for children under 6 y/o and for pregnant woman due to safety.
*Please note that %30 of the payment required on booking, the rest will be received as cash at airport.
PAYMENT ON CREDIT CARD : %3 Transaction fee and %18 V.A.T will be added in total amount on CC will be paid by your side.
MONEY TRANSFERS VIA BANKS : 10 $ International Money Transfer Fee and %18 V.A.T will be added in total amount on bank transfer. International Money Transfer Fee will be paid by your side.
%18 V.A.T will be charged even in case of refund.
When the trip is canceled by the client 60 or more days prior to the start of the trip, he/she shall be able to request and receive a full refund. When cancellation happens between 59 and 30 days prior to the start of the trip, the client will be able to obtain a refund of 50% of the trip price. When cancellation is requested less than 29 days prior to the start of the trip, he/she will not be able to obtain any refund whatsoever.
Is there any shopping opportunity during the tour?
Yes, you’ll hear the opportunities from your tour guide.
What’s the Duration of the tour?
8 days in total.
What’s the walking difficulty level?
3 out of 5, please wear comfy shoes for walking in ancient cities, sacred places.