Historical Highlights 9 Day Tour

  • Historical Highlights 9 Day Tour
  • Historical Highlights 9 Day Tour
  • Historical Highlights 9 Day Tour
  • Historical Highlights 9 Day Tour
  • Historical Highlights 9 Day Tour
  • Historical Highlights 9 Day Tour

Historical Highlights 9 Day Tour

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A fascinating historical highlights tour, visiting some of the best-preserved ruins from ancient civilisations. Cappadocia has both stunning natural deep valleys and fascinating ancient buildings. The fairy’s chimney’s rock formations that allowed the ancestors to carve out an underground city. Pamukkale’s mineral rich stepped pools are a great place to relax before continuing to Ephesus to see a city that was once on the coast with the world-famous Library of Celsus. Istanbul’s vast history and beauty awaits, touring the capital of the Ottoman Empire there is monuments to the past to visit from both land and cruising along the Bosphorus for a new view. Have you ever seen a Roman amphitheatre? Would you like to visit in person some of the best archaeological sites in Turkey? Then look no further, for our historical Turkey tours cover the best historical monuments scattered across Turkey, East to West. With a huge cultural diversity, expect to see Islamic historical places such as the wonderful Mevlana Rumi mosque in Konya which a breathtaking scene.

Or visit our Tours stsarting in Istanbul page for a different route from Istanbul, we have many more to choose from.

Welcome to Turkey!

Today you will fly from Istanbul to Cappadocia and have the night to rest before beginning your tours the next day. Airport transfer from your accommodation is included and we will be sure to get you exactly where you need to go.

Overnight Cappadocia.


OPTIONAL: Welcome to Cappadocia. If you choose to begin your time here with a sunrise hot air balloon flight, this is a spectacular opportunity to see the landscape of Cappadocia. As an additional option, you can add this experience on for an extra cost. 

North Cappadocia Tour
After breakfast you North Cappadocia tour will begin. Discover the valleys, villages, and ancient ruins of this unique area. 

Overnight Cappadocia.


Continue your exploration of the Cappadocia landscape on the South Cappadocia tour. Get a great panoramic view of the area from the Uchisar Castle Panorama, explore an underground city, and wander through more of the unique valleys spread throughout the region.

Overnight Cappadocia.


Today is a free day except for your flight from Cappadocia to Izmir and airport transfers to your hotels.

Overnight in in Ephesus. (Selcuk or Kusadasi) 

Today is your day trip to Pammukkale and the Ancient City of Hierapolis. You will tour the crystal white hills of Pamukkale, swim in the natural spring pools, and wander through the ancient city.

Overnight in the in Ephesus. (Selcuk or Kusadasi) 


Today is reserved for your full day tour of the Ancient City of Ephesus and includes visits to the House of Virgin Mary, the Temple of Artemis, and Isabey Mosque

After your tour in Ephesus, we will transfer you to the airport in Izmir where you will catch your flight to Istanbul. 

Overnight in Istanbul.


After a night at your accommodation in Istanbul, get ready for breakfast and a tour of the top highlights around the city. This tour covers the important and most impressive sites. 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 get the chance to see the Blue Mosque, the stunning Hagia Sophia, and then see some of the Sultans many ancient treasures as well as the gardens of Topkapi Palace. For those of you who love shopping, the tour will walk through the many lanes of the Grand Bazaar, one of the largest and oldest 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.

-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.


Start your day with a transfer to Dolmabahce, the former Sultans Palace built on the old Ottoman bay. This palace has over 200 rooms inside, hundreds of antique oil paintings, and the largest Bohemian chandelier in Europe. It was also the place where Ataturk, the first president of Turkey spent his final days.

Next up is a Bosphorus Tour, which will take you on a ferry ride to some of the most famous sights in the city including Maidens Tower, Rumeli Fortress, Galata Tower, Bosphorus Bridge, and Ortakoy Mosque. You will stop and get off on the Asian side of Istanbul where you'll have time to visit Kucuksu Palace.

Now, hop on the bus to see even more of the city around the Golden Horn. One of the highlights will be your visit to the top of Pierre Loti Hill, a spot with panoramic views of the entire city. Named after a French poet who loved Istanbul, there are plenty of cafes for you to enjoy the scenery and drink Turkish coffee or break for lunch at. Take the cable car back down for an exciting ride!

Head back onto the bus to take a drive around the Old City Walls and end your tour back in Sultan Ahmet.

Overnight in Istanbul.


Today we will transfer you to the airport where you will catch your flight to your next destination.

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. 

Please contact us for further information.

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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
    9 Days
  • Departing Cities
  • Returning Options
  • Departure days
    Every day
Essential Info
  • Pick-up Time
    To be confirmed
  • Tour Type(s)
    Tailormade Package Tour
  • Group Size
  • Language(s)
  • Tour Range(s)
  • Tour bus, Shuttle transfer, Domestic Flight
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