13 Day Turkey Tour From Istanbul - Explore Turkey Tour

  • Explore Turkey 13 Day Tour
  • Explore Turkey 13 Day Tour
  • Explore Turkey 13 Day Tour
  • Explore Turkey 13 Day Tour
  • Explore Turkey 13 Day Tour
  • Explore Turkey 13 Day Tour
  • Explore Turkey 13 Day Tour
  • Explore Turkey 13 Day Tour

Explore Turkey 13 Day Tour

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A specially made tour to explore Turkey and visit fantastic histories and beautiful vistas. Beginning in the Old City of Istanbul with their classic buildings that are famous, with cruise along the Bosphorus with both new and old city drifting by. Heading to Ephesus the ancient city is full of history with Library of Celsus, as well as the many of the high street buildings still left standing. Pamukkale is the prefect beginning to relaxing, enjoying the mineral pools that formed the white steps. Cruise from Fethiye to Olympos while visiting stunning bays and beaches. Cappadocia is a stunning landscape of deep valleys and unique with mesmerising underground city.

Welcome to Turkey! A transfer service will be organised direct from the airport to the hotel for check in. 

Overnight in Istanbul.


You will be picked up from your accommodation in Istanbul, heading off to see some of the major attractions of this historical, mystical city. You will visit the Blue Mosque, the breathtaking Hagia Sophia, and then go into the old Sultans Palace of Topkapi to see some of the Sultans many ancient treasures and visit the Palace rooms and gardens. For those of you who love shopping, the tour will walk through the many lanes of the Grand Bazaar, one of the largest covered markets in the world.

Our recommendation: After the tour ends we recommend also visiting the Spice Bazaar to take in the scents and aromas of the spices, Turkish tea, coffee, and sweets. Return to your hotel on your own from here. 

-The Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays
-Entrance to the Blue Mosque is limited on Fridays due to prayers, therefore we are unable to enter on Fridays.

 Stay overnight Istanbul.


 Dolmabahce Palace is the starting point of today’s tour. You will have around 1.5 hours to explore the palace’s many rooms, halls, and baths. The final sultans lived in this grand structure before Ataturk, the first president of Turkey moved in. Walk through the extravagant home and marvel at everything from the hundreds of oil paintings to the biggest Bohemian chandelier inside.

Next up, you will tour the city by boat on a Bosphorus Cruise and check out the Kucuksu Palace on the Asian side of the city. Take time to go inside this amazing Sultan’s summer home in Uskudar. You will also pass other highlights of the city including Bosphorus Bridge, Ortakoy Mosque, Maidens Tower, Rumeli Fortress, and Beylerbeyi Palace.

After the boat, you can get on a bus tour to go around the perimeter of the Old City Walls and up to the famous Pierre Loti Hill. Made known by the French writer who loved Istanbul deeply, you will get a 360 view of the city from this point. Have some lunch at one of the restaurants or sip on coffee and take it in at a cafe. You will end your day by heading down the hill on a cable car. We will bring you back to Sultanahmet from here.


Today you will fly from Istanbul to Izmir and then continue on to the Epehsus region where you will spend the night before beginning your tour tomorrow.

Overnight in the Ephesus region. (Selcuk or Kusadasi)


Today you get to start to explore the wonders of Ephesus. You are picked up from your accommodation and taken out to see some of the best-preserved marble ruins in the modern world – Ephesus. Ephesus was one of the Ancient Capitals of Roman Asia - the second largest ancient city of the world! A city where over 200,000 people lived over 3,000 years ago. You also get to visit the House of the Virgin Mary. An important place for the Christian faith, as it is believed it is where Mary spent the last years of her life. You will also visit one of the seven wonders of the ancient world – The Temple of Artemis.

Overnight in the Ephesus region. (Selcuk or Kusadasi) 


After breakfast you are collected from your accommodation and depart for Pamukkale, which in Turkish translates to "cotton castle". On arrival, you have lunch before taking in the magnificent views of the “cotton castle” travertines. You get a guided tour over the white cliffs of Pamukkale and of the ancient, historical ruins of Hierapolis.

You then set off for the gorgeous seaside town of Fethiye. 

Overnight in Fethiye.


After breakfast you will all be checking in to one of our Alaturka Gulets to start your 4 days of cruising the beautiful Mediterranean coastline. Today you visit Butterfly Valley, Oludeniz / Blue Lagoon and spend the evening anchored down at St Nicholas Island. Be sure to climb to the top of the island for the most beautiful sunset, possibly one of the best, of the whole cruise. Additional activity available - paragliding over Oludeniz.

Overnight cabin cruise.


Today after making some stops along the way for swimming, breakfast and lunch you will get to spend sometime in the beautiful town of Kas. Here you can shop up a storm with the abundance of jewellery shops in town or spend time just wandering the cobble stone streets soaking up the ambience of the seaside fishing village. Additional activity available - Diving in Kas. 

Overnight cabin cruise.


Today you sail past the sunken city. Once part of the original settlement that still makes up the island of Kekova, after a devastating earthquake many centuries ago, this part of the town has fallen into the ocean. You will sail past slowly for a closer look before anchoring down on the opposite side to visit what still remains of Kekova. Here you can wander the island and walk up to the Lycian tombs for a closer look or climb to the top and enter Simena Castle for some beautiful views over the coastline you have just cruised. 

Overnight cabin cruise.


Today you farewell our gulet and head onto Olympos. Here, you enter the National Park where you can explore the ruins of ancient times as you make your way down to the beach for some more sun and swimming for a few hours. You will leave Olympos in the early evening to meet the overnight bus in Antalya, that will take you direct to Goreme.

Overnight bus.


This morning you arrive to the unusual and breathtaking scenery of Goreme, Cappadocia. You will be picked up from your accommodation and get to visit some of the oldest settlements in the north  Cappadocia region. You will visit some small villages, take in some local handicrafts and also get to soak up the natural wonders and visit the Monks Valley and Devrent Valley.

Overnight Cappadocia.


OPTIONAL: Additional activity available this morning - Hot Air Ballooning over Cappadocia. This early morning activity is famous in Cappadocia and is the perfect way to start the day by seeing the majestic landscape from high in the sky. This tour will cost extra.

South Cappadocia tour
You have one more day in this spectacular region to soak up the rest of the sites to see. Today you will be picked up from your accommodation after breakfast, to start exploring parts of the south Cappadocia region. The highlights of the day will include, Kaymakli Underground City, Uchisar Castle Panorama and a beautiful stroll through the Meskendir Valley to name a few. The day is a full of some of the most beautiful sites to see in Cappadocia. 

Tonight is a special evening. You will be collected from your accommodation for a night of entertainment, food and good fun! You get the experience of a “Turkish night” of traditional Turkish dancing, from the Whirling Dervishes to belly dancing to seeing a Turkish wedding. The night is fully catered for and good fun not to be missed.

Overnight Cappadocia.


Today you will fly from Kayseri airport in Goreme back to Istanbul. 

If you require any assistance with onwards travel within Turkey, accommodation bookings, queries, please let us know & we will be happy to assist.
Tour Prices

-Rates are per total person, in a double/twin/triple private room

1. Please press BOOK NOW above to submit an enquiry or book this package tour which will be based on standard range accommodation. 
2. Once your online enquiry/booking is completed, please email us if you wish to upgrade to following packages: 
-Upgrades to 'Top End' and 'Premium' accommodations
-Single private room
-Dorm rooms are available for budget travelers

To see list of accommodation options included on your range, please go to 'Accommodation Options' tab above. 

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STANDARD: Standard style accommodation in Turkey is your where you will find basic style guesthouses and/or hostels that have a variety of private rooms and some dorm rooms. The rooms will be clean but basic with no extras found within. Most standard style accommodation options would be 1-2 star equivalent.
Type of accommodations at this range: Guesthouse, Boutique guesthouse, Hostels, 1* and 2* Hotels.

TOP END: Top End style accommodation in Turkey is where you will find 3-5 star equivalent. Here you will get a mix of larger style hotel rooms to smaller boutique places that will have clean, comfortable rooms with a little extra.
Type of accommodations at this range: Boutique Hotels, 3*, 4* and 5* Hotels.

PREMIUM: Premium Luxury accommodation in Turkey is your 5 star and similar hotels. This can include your large chain hotels and you will also find a variety of smaller locally run Luxury Boutique places that are full of charm and worth the extra dollar.
Type of accommodations at this range: Premium Boutique +4* and +5* Hotels.

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Departure Info
  • Tour Duration
    13 Days
  • Departing Cities
  • Returning Options
  • Departure days
    Wednesday, Sunday
  • Starting Time
    6:30 AM
Essential Info
  • Pick-up Time
    To be confirmed
  • Tour Type(s)
    Group Tour
  • Language(s)
  • Tour Range(s)
    Standard, Top End, Premium
  • Public bus, Tour bus, Shuttle transfer, Turkish gulet, Cruise boat, Domestic Flight
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