Classic Turkey | Turkey tour | Turkey Group Tours | Ciconia Travel

Visit the must-sees of Turkey with the 7-day Magical Turkey tour. Uncover Istanbul and it’s unique beauty as you discover the old town. Hop on a Bosphorus cruise and soak in the beautiful city while sipping your cocktail. Witness the unique beauty of Cappadocia as you delve into underground cities, walk UNESCO Heritage open-air museum and climb fairy-chimneys. Take off on a balloon ride over the gorgeous valley before driving to Pamukkale. Dip your feet in thermal pools made of “cotton”. Then catch a flight to Istanbul to save time and travel in comfort.

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Welcome to Turkey! At the Istanbul airport terminal keep your eyes peeled for the Ciconia sign for your transfer to the hotel. Meet in the hotel lobby at 7:00pm for an informal meeting with your group and guide. Until then, you can start to explore Istanbul like climbing to the top of the Galata Tower for epic views or splash some cash at the Grand Bazaar. After the meeting, join in an optional group dinner at a local restaurant to get to know your new travel mates.
  • Included Activities: Welcome Meeting
  • Optional Activities: Group Dinner
  • Meals: No

After breakfast, we begin to experience the magnificence of Istanbul. We will stroll through the historical heart of the old city, making stops along the way to the Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, majestic Topkapi Palace and the Hagia Sophia Museum. In the afternoon take an optional cruise down the Bosphorus river and see the epic skyline.
  • Included Activities: Istanbul Guided City Tour
  • Optional Activities: Bosphorus Cruise
  • Meals: Breakfast

Today we sit back and relax in the coach. Watch the amazing Turkish scenery unfold before us and see small towns and villages as we pass on by. We will drive through the capital city of Ankara before we reach Cappadocia. In the afternoon, we will visit Derinkuyu Underground City, a city complete with a church, wells, food stores, and even stables which is all located 60m under the ground. End the day with an optional traditional Hamman (Turkish bath).
  • Included Activities: Derinkuyu Underground City
  • Optional Activities: Turkish Bath
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Rise and shine, it will be an early start for our optional sunrise hot air balloon ride over the stunning landscapes and fairy chimneys of Cappadocia. Or if preferred enjoy a leisurely start to the morning before we all fill up on breakfast. We will explore the UNESCO World Heritage listed Göreme, and tick off bucket list sights along the way including Göreme Musuem, Pigeon Valley, Uchisar and Cavusin. Tonight, get your dancing shoes on for our optional Turkish Night.
  • Included Activities: Goreme Open Air Museum, Cavusin, Uchisar, Pigeon Valley Sightseeing
  • Optional Activities: Hot Air Ballooning, Turkish Night
  • Meals: Breakfast,  Dinner

It’s time to hit the road to Pamukkale. Along the way we will stop at Ihlara Valley, a unique honeycombed canyon with rock-cut underground dwellings and churches from the Byzantine period. Time to rest up at our overnight stay in Pamukkale.
  • Included Activities: Ihlara Valley Sightseeing
  • Optional Activities: No
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Get your cameras ready, as it is time to visit Pamukkale, or ‘cotton castle’ in Turkish. Pamukkale is a natural site that contains hot springs and travertine, giving the appearance of terraces made by carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. The ancient city of Hierapolis was built on top of the white castle and people have bathed in its pools for thousands of years. In the afternoon, transfer to Denizli Airport for your flight to Istanbul.  
  • Included Activities: Pamukkale Sightseeing
  • Optional Activities: No
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Our trip will end in Istanbul after we say goodbye to our new friends over breakfast and check-out of the hotel by 11:00am.
  • Meals: Breakfast

SERVICES

Accommodation

5 and 4 star hotels

Airport Transfer

From Istanbul Airport and Sabiha Gokcen Airport (on day 1)

Meals

6 breakfasts | 3 dinners

Transportation

Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus, Flight between Pamukkale ( Denizli Airport) and Istanbul.

Flight

Domestic Flight between Denizli and Istanbul.

Guide

Services of experienced Ciconia local guides licenced by the Ministry of Tourism

HOTELS

LEGACY OTTOMAN HOTEL - ISTANBUL

AVRASYA HOTEL - CAPPADOCIA

OTEL AVRASYA is a very special place in Cappadocia which has been shaped by magic hands of nature. The hotel is in the intersection of the real world and the world of fairies. It has 125 rooms of which 119 are regular rooms, 6 are suit rooms, and 3 can be connection rooms for families. In Avrasya Hotel you can feel yourself at your home, 252 beds of which 105 beds are twin beds, 15 of them french bed.

HIERA PARK DELUXE HOTEL - PAMUKKALE

This hotel offers an absolute relaxation with it’s hot thermal pools & spa center.

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HIGHLIGHTS

Blue Mosque
Blue Mosque

The exterior features a beautiful cascade of domes and six minarets and blue Iznik tiles adorn the interior giving the building its unofficial but commonly used name.

Cappadocia
Cappadocia

A region of exceptional natural and man-made wonders. Take the chance to discover underground cities carved into rock, fairy chimneys and many more...

Hagia Sophia
Hagia Sophia

The Hagia Sophia, among the Seven Wonders of the World, awaits you with all its magnificence. The hundreds of years old structure will fascinate you on sight.

Pamukkale
Pamukkale

Home of the world-famous travertines, the cotton castle. You will witness the unusual and beautiful scenery just near the ancient city of Hierapolis, the ancient cure center.

Topkapi Palace
Topkapi Palace

Home of the Sultans, heart of the Ottoman Empire… Roam through the royal palace of the Ottomans and follow their footsteps to see their most valued treasures.