“7 Days Trip in Turkey” is our most popular package; Made for passengers who want to know only the main regions of the country.
Thursday or Saturday
6 nights and 7 days
Reception at airports and transfers to the hotel and vice versa;
Domestic flights Istanbul – Ankara (or Cappadocia) and Izmir
– Istanbul (15 kg suitcase + 8 kg hand luggage);
3 hotel nights in Istanbul, breakfast included;
2 hotel nights in Cappadocia, including dinner and breakfast;
1 night hotel in Pamukkale with dinner and breakfast;
All the visits mentioned in the itinerary with the guide service in English;
Lunch during tours outside Istanbul;
Tickets to the places indicated in the itinerary;
All fees and taxes.
This itinerary takes place twice a week throughout the year.
Summary of Itinerary
First day: Arrival in Istanbul;
Second day: Guided tour in Istanbul;
Third day: Guided tour in Istanbul;
Fourth day: Travel to Ankara by plane and accommodation;
Fifth day: Balloon ride (optional) and walks through the Cappadocia region;
Sixth day: Trip to Pamukkale with visits to the pools;
Seventh day: Visits to Ephesus and the house of the Virgin Mary, ending the day at the airport.
First day: Arrival in Istanbul (Thursday or Saturday)
– Arrival in Istanbul (we need to know your arrival time);
– Reception with a sign with the passenger’s name;
– Transfer to the reserved hotel;
– Accommodation in Istanbul with breakfast included.
Second day: Guided tour in Istanbul ( Friday or Sunday)
– Breakfast at the hotel;
– Meeting at your hotel with the local guide at 9:00 (or other time of your choice) Visits to the following points in the city;
– Basilica of Santa Sofía: today converted into a museum, it is considered one of the great works of architecture (free of entry cost);
– Roman Hippodrome: Area for carriage races (free of visitation cost);
– Blue Mosque: Supreme elegance and famous for its magnificent interior decorated with Iznik tiles (free of entry cost)
– Literature museum (currently a candy store);
– Constantine’s Column (Çemberlitash);
– Cemberlitash Hammam;
– Basilica of the Cistern;
– Bedesten bazar;
– The end of the tour is in the Grand Bazaar – visit lasting 1h30;
After visiting the Grand Bazaar, our guide will take you to the hotel. However, if you prefer, you can stay a little longer on the premises and return without our guide at a better time than desired. The guide service ends around 17:00. The grand bazaar closes at 7pm.
– Return to the hotel and free night;
– Accommodation in Istanbul.
Bosphorus and Galata side cruise – full day
After breakfast at the hotel, our guide will meet you at the property at 9 am Then, you will visit the main points of the city.
Among the tourist spots on the itinerary are:
– Topkapi Palace Museum;
– Rose garden (Gulhane);
– Old PTT building;
– Oriente express station;
– New mosque;
– Turkish coffee tasting;
– Cruise on the Bosphorus Strait (1h30 min of navigation);
– Walk through the Eminonu square;
– Cross the Galata bridge towards the Karakoy neighborhood (walking);
– Egyptian bazaar and famous spice shop in the city.
After visiting the Egyptian Bazaar, our guide will take you to the hotel, or if you prefer, you can stay even longer at the place you return to the hotel without the help of our guide at any time you wish. The guide service ends around 17:00. The bazaar closes at 7 pm.
– Free night;
– Accommodation in Istanbul.
Fourth day: Travel to Ankara by plane and accommodation ( Sunday or Tuesday)
– Trip to Ankara by plane, in the interior of Turkey ( this flight is even in package price);
– Arriving in Ankara;
– Visits in the city of Ankara
– Hittite Museum (museum of Anatolian civilizations);
– The Atatürk Mausoleum;
– After lunch, we go to Cappadocia by land;
– Buffet dinner even at the Perissia hotel;
– Accommodation in Cappadocia.
Fifth day: Balloon ride (optional) and walks through the Cappadocia region (Monday and Wednesday)
With this package you will be able to do the balloon ride, which is optional (it is not even in the package, because it depends a lot on the weather and the winds. Even in winter or summer the ride is not sometimes done). At 9:30 the meeting with our guide takes place to start our scheduled tour and inclusive. (About the balloon ride communicate the guide);
The tours of the programmed packages will start at 9:00. We will visit these points:
– Cappadocia: breakfast at the hotel, in the morning visit to the underground city of Kaymakli Saratli (it is a stop for photographs) and the citadel of Uçhisar;
– After access to the Göreme valley and the Göreme open-air museum;
– A quick visit to the Paşabağ and Avanos valley;
– Visit to a carpet factory;
– Return to the Períssia hotel to rest;
– Dinner with Buffet even at the Períssia hotel;
– Accommodation in Cappadocia.
Sixth day: One way to Pamukkale with visits to the pools ( Tuesday or Thursday)
– In the morning, departure for Konya. On the way we will visit the 13th century Seljukian Caravanserai;
– The next visit will be in Konya, famous for the Mevlana Museum of the Revolving Dervixes Theological School;
– Lunch on the way to Pamukkale;
– Buffet dinner at the hotel;
– Accommodation in Pamukkale;
– Tripollis Hotel or Hiera Park for rest.
Seventh day: Visits to Ephesus and the house of the Virgin Mary, ending the day at the airport ( Wednesday or Friday)
– Breakfast and visit to the ancient city of Hierapolis;
– The ruins of the largest Necropolis cemetery in the ancient world;
– Roman baths;
– Basilica and streams of calcium, we go to the house of the Virgin Mary;
– After lunch, we will go to Ephesus, Roman capital of Asia Minor;
– We will know in this tourist site the ruins of Odeon, Porton de Hercules, and the temple Adriano;
– Magnifica Library, Agora and the fantastic Greco-Roman theater;
– On this same day, transfer to Izmir airport for the return flight;
– Return to Istanbul with a 1:10 flight. The preferred flight for this route is the Turkish Airlines flight with the number TK 2337 with departure at 21:45 (we will buy the ticket for you, it is already there);
– We will arrive in Istanbul at eleven at night;
– We will finish our services with the transfer to the Istanbul airport.
Accommodation or other services to combine – Look at the observations to know how to adapt this package for your days.
– 3 airport transfer services for the hotel and vice versa;
– The first transfer service on arrival in Istanbul;
– The second service on the day of departure for Ankara taking the flight from Istanbul;
– The third and last of the package is to take the flight from Izmir city to Istanbul;
– Hotels with breakfast included;
– 3 (three) nights accommodation in Istanbul;
– 2 (two) nights accommodation at the hotel in Cappadocia. If the hotel is not a cave-class hotel, we will have dinner included in the hotel with a free buffet format. You can choose the cavern hotel too, only we will add an additional value for that option. Please confirm the difference;
– 1 (one) night accommodation at the Pamukkale hotel with breakfast and dinner already in the hotel;
– Domestic tickets are included. The domestic stretches that we have passages are from Istanbul to Ankara and Izmir to Istanbul,
– Breakfast at all hotels, only on the day of the trip to Ankara, we can lose breakfast at the hotel. Because our tour will start at the Ankara airport at 09:30, so for us to arrive at this time we have to take the 08:00 flight departing from Istanbul, then we will have to make your transfer to the airport at 06:00 in the morning. So unfortunately we will have to leave breakfast aside on this day, we can combine with the hotel to have a lunch box delivered. Please express your preference on the matter, send us an email: email@example.com
Tickets (income) for all the visits and museums mentioned in the Transport by bus for all the premises mentioned in the package;
Local guides in English,
On the last day of the package, the passenger will return to Istanbul from Izmir. The package service will be finished tonight at the airport. If the client wants to stay a few days in Istanbul it is possible. We can do the transfer service for the hotel, or accommodation, it will be added on the value of the package.
Arrival in Istanbul if falling on the right day to do the two day tour in Istanbul, we follow the package as planned. But if the passenger wants to arrive on a day that does not combine with the days of walking in Istanbul, in this case, starting with Cappadocia and returning to Istanbul we will do the walks that were missing at the beginning of the package.
(optional) If the client wants to do just the circuit from Ankara until the end of the day in Ephesus it is also possible, only in this case our service starts from Ankara airport, the meeting point with the rest of the group .
Children up to 4 years old do not pay accommodation if they share the same bed with the parents, from the moment a child needs his / her own bed it is considered triple.
Hotel options are varied in Istanbul. In addition to our hotels, the passenger can alternate or choose their own hotel in Istanbul, preferring the options of luxury or specific category hotels. It is also possible in Cappadocia.
Documentation costs for the trip are included. Travel insurance has to be done by the passenger. We have travel insurance packages. Please let us know about it.
The passenger has to inform about the arrival time in Istanbul with the flight number and departure from Turkey. Our transfer service will be organized based on this information. If an error occurs in this information we are not responsible. Please pay attention on your arrival and departure passage.
The passenger must report the names and surnames with the birth data as they are in the passport. At the time of issuing domestic tickets and hotel reservations, we will use these names that were passed on to us. If a problem arises due to typing error by the passenger, we are not responsible. So please pay attention to the names and birth dates.
The value of this package is 1,160 dollars.This payment has to be completed before the start of the trip. For us to confirm the services of this package we have to receive 20% in advance. Until we receive this value, the package will not be confirmed.
If the client wants to pay with the credit card parceling in up to 6 installments, in this case the value is 1275 dollars per person. In the case of having a group of 10 friends, we can see the availability of making a discount.
About the balloon ride:
If you want to do the Balloon ride and the weather allows, our guide will inform you on the previous day whether it will be possible or not.
If you are released, the guide will confirm your lazy and inform about your pick up time. Many times the company comes to your hotel the night before to collect and register and request your course. During all this process your guide will guide you to. Sometimes for logistics the company prefers to receive at the take-off location.
Sometimes even with everything confirmed, the Balloon can be canceled at the take-off location due to weather problems. In this case, the value collected will be fully refunded for the passenger. Our guide will help you on this refund. He will contact the company and organize the return.
Let’s pretend that everything is confirmed and you have already paid. How is the process from here? Our guide will inform you the night before about the time that they will look for you
After confirmation of the balloon
At 5:00 you will wake up and go down to the lobby already dressed and ready for the walk. It is good to remember that even in the summer, the morning in Cappadocia can be cold. The winter of Cappadocia is in the months of December to February and they are quite rigorous and you will need many coats.
It is our Balloon company that will look for you at his hotel, he will recognize you by your name and will take you to the take-off location.
We will watch the balloon preparations until boarding time. Everyone will enter the basket and the pilot will leave.
We will make the flyby that lasts about 1h20, we will land, and we will return to our hotel. All this process lasts from 3:00 to 3:30 min.
Around 08:00, we will take you back to the hotel where you are staying.
Being ready at the hotel we will go out on our normal scheduled tour of the visited Cappadocia.
The value of the package is 990 euros per person. Still, the individual package the value is 1389 euros.
Children under 7 years pay 60% of the value
Children 0-2 years old stay with their parents in the same room (free of charge);
For confirmation we must receive 20% of the value. Full payment can be made before the trip
ISTANBUL: We have a large list of hotels in Istanbul depending on the neighborhoods.
In this case we have hotels in 3 different neighborhoods. We will go to the positive and negative sides of these neighborhoods, so you can choose your hotel.
This is a historic neighborhood, which has the entire historical and tourist part of the city. Only the hotels in this neighborhood do not have a hotel structure. All of them are old buildings or houses that were recently transformed into tourist accommodations. Many of them do not have a lift and the rooms are tight. Unfortunately, as they are hotels with a small accommodation capacity, many of these hotels are managed by the owners.
Sometimes we have the problem of language and communication with these “professionals”. The hotels with which we work in this region are places that we select and are more appropriate for tourists from Latin America. Many of these hotels are not classified by stars, they are considered as boutique hotels.
Positive side: this neighborhood is close to everything. You will be next to everything practically. You will not need a transfer or any vehicle to do the tourism. There are several typical restaurants, candy stores and shops. It is a conservative and safe neighborhood, where it has a super organized commercial life.
There are several mosques around them, they make calls for prayers every day, which are made 5 times a day, so don’t be afraid to hear a sound around 05:00.
The hotels that we offer in this region are:
Kent hotel, historic part;
Yigitoglu hotel, historic part;
Vicenza hotel, historic part;
Tugra hotel fatih, historic part;
Sky kamer hotel, historic part;
Antea hotel, historic part;
The time hotel, historic part,
Barrio de Taksim
This neighborhood is closer to Taskim Square and is in another part of Istanbul. It is a very touristy neighborhood, that’s why it attracts a lot of attention. You have plenty of restaurant and candy store alternatives, and a super hectic nightlife.
There are 4-star hotels that we work for this package, which do not like to accommodate people in this neighborhood.
They are buildings, which were built with the aim of operating as a hotel. They have elevators and are practical hotels. The officials of these hotels know how to serve well, the only bad thing is that they are not very new hotels. In this neighborhood, if you agree to pay a difference, we have the options of 5-star hotels that are worth staying:
Barrios de Bayrampaşa o Zeytinburnu o Yeşilköy – Bahçelievler.
These are the most modern neighborhoods, where the newest and most modern hotels are located, many of them are investments by foreigners and are hotels with international standards.
They have elevators, the teams are more professional and they know how to treat clients.
The breakfast of these hotels are more sophisticated and varied, and the rooms are more organized and spacious, the internet is better than that of the other neighborhoods. You can have the full services of a normal 4 or 5 star hotel, such as laundry and safe in the single rooms.
The teams have the most fluent English. Our vehicle can park in front of the hotel to unload your bags easily
The negative side of this hotel is that you will depend on the traffic, to be able to do the historical walks, because it will depend on the distance between these procedures.
These are some of the hotels in this neighborhood with which we work, and that we can make reservations:
Ramada Suites Merter by Wyndham;
Titanic Bayrampasa hotel;
New Zeytinburnu hotel;
Courtyard by Marriott Istanbul International Airport;
In the case of hotels outside Istanbul, we do not have these alternatives to serve the interests of each client. The selection pattern for hotels outside Istanbul is an international pattern that we seek to serve in the best possible way.
The hotels that we work outside of Istanbul are the following:
Uçhisar Kaya hotel VB;
Cyrstal Kaymakli hotel;
In the case of cave hotel in Cappadocia we have the following options:
Yunak Evleri cave hotel,
Acropolis cave hotel,
Butterfly cave hotel,
Takaev cave hotel,
Stone house cave hotel,
Goreme inn hotel
The hotels we work in Pamukkale are the following:
Tripolis Hotel VB;
Hiera Park thermal hotel;
Doga Termal hotel;
Hotel em Kusadasi
Marina Bay Hotel UK;
The days vary according to your arrival in Istanbul, so there are two options of data in each day.
We can modify your itinerary from this package. We can add one night in Kusadasi or return to Istanbul.
We can organize another walk from the end point of the Izmir package, from this stage a trip to Bodrum can be interesting (suggestion)
For the trip to Ankara we have the following flight options. Flights are chosen depending on the value that we issue for you:
IST-ANKARA TK 2108 (8h / 9h15)
IST-ANKARA TK 2122 (7h / 8h10)
SAW-ANKARA TK 7240 (7h / 8h10)
SAW-ANKARA TK 7242 (8h05 / 9h10)
SAW-ANKARA PC 2662 (7h15 / 8h25)
We have outings with that group every week of the year, on Thursdays and Saturdays.
Doubts and questions about this package:
From Ankara to Cappadocia the trip is how many KM?
The journey is 290 km
From Cappadocia to Pamukkale passing in Konya, the journey is how many KM? How is the Cappadocia route to Pamukkale made?
This route has a distance of 615 km, we do that route with a van or bus. This trip is not direct, we will make stops every 1h 30 visiting new cities and new points. This journey cannot be done by plane? We do not have direct flights for that journey. So we would have to make a connection in Istanbul staying the whole day in the airports and it would be more expensive. So we prefer to do this route this way, to discover new cities and landscapes.
Which meals are included?
In this package we even have breakfasts in hotels. On the days in Anakara, Cappadocia, Pamukkale and Ephesus we will have lunch even, but without drink.
In Cappadocia 2 nights, and in Pamukkale they have dinner included also in the case of hotels that are scheduled in the package
If it is a differentiated or cave category hotel in Cappadocia, it does not have dinner included.
The part of the consumption of drinks is not even in the mentioned lunches and dinners
Which car will be available to us on the trip? It has air conditioner?
We have a very modern fleet. All the cars have air conditioning. The car depends on the number of people in the group. Sometimes (low season) we go with a Renault Fluence, more generally our cars are Sprinter, from the Mercedes. In the case of buses we also use the Mercedes or SAFIR brand
Will the budget differ according to the chosen hotel?
Yes. Do not change the part of hotels, the value is already announced on our website. Only we, we get the availability of options to beach hotels in Istanbul and Cappadocia. In this case, the client can choose a hotel of his preference in Istanbul and in Cappadocia, we will calculate the price difference.
Hotels have breakfast and Wi fi Even?
YES, all hotels have free connection for their guests, and even have breakfast.
How are the routes made in this package?
The routes of this package are made by van or bus.
Can I do the overflight in the afternoon period?
Unfortunately not. The Balloons start to fly in the morning period, so we cannot organize rides outside of that time
What is the best money exchange in Istanbul?
A: The best money exchange in Istanbul, is located in the Grand Bazaar
What are the best places to have lunch in Istanbul
During the trip, we will be talking to know what your tastes for food are and so we can offer a good restaurant for your taste.
Are the rides in Istanbul by van? Or walking?
The hotels that are in Istanbul are well located, that is why they are very close to the tourist points of the city. Being close to everything we make the visits on foot. But in the case of individual groups, we make the transfer from the hotel to the visiting points with one of our vehicles.
In this group package, would I have to pay something more?
The drinks are not included.
We will take you to the bazaars, so if you want to buy something, feel free to buy
All domestic airfare for the 7-day package is already included. Upon arrival at the airport, we will make your transfer to the reserved airport of the package.
And the hotels?
All the hotels described in the package are included with a shared room with the person accompanying you. If you do not have a companion, in this case, we will have the option to reserve a single room for you. Plus the value
It is different from the shared room.
The optional tours are often selected during the day of the trip, and organized by the group guide. Normally the balloon ride is the only optional ride. Optional rides are normally paid locally in euro. If you already want to book the balloon ride, let us know so we can assure you of a balloon ride.
Is the room shared? Can i choose an individual?
Normally the values described are for shared rooms, if you want to choose a single room the value is a little different.
What is the name of the receptionist who will seek us out? How do we identify it?
At the airport, our receptionist (which may vary according to arrival times) will be waiting for you with a sign with your name on it.
Are the tickets for the mentioned tours included?
A: Yes, all the entrances to the premises that we will visit are included.
What would transportation between cities be like?
A: The Turkish roads are good, and the bus is very comfortable. And our programming provides a technical stop every 1h 30.
Turkey has a good structure for tourism. Normally we inform on the previous day the time that we will go out to take the bus, and where the meetings will be.
Approximately how many people in the group?
A: It depends on the time of year, from 10 to 35 people, depending on the demand of the time. The groups are well organized and we always give the necessary instructions.
To request this package send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information: number of people who will participate in the tour, hotel where they will be staying (we can make reservations), the exact date of the tour, phone number to speed up our contact.