7-Day Turkey Classical Wonders Tour

Explore Turkey's Golden Triangle in a Week!

This classic journey guides you through the highlights of Turkey in a 7-day adventure. Explore the grandeur of Istanbul's Ottoman marvels, marvel at Cappadocia's otherworldly fairy chimneys and underground city, and delve into the rich history of Ephesus, where Greek, Roman, and Byzantine civilizations converge.

Our dedicated travel advisors are ready to work together with you to create a customized itinerary that fits your needs and schedule.

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Price:

from US$3,049 p/p*

Best For:

Time-smart Travelers

Best Time:

Apr.-May. / Sep.- Oct.

Flights:

Domestic flights included / International on-request

Cancellation Policy:

100% Refund 22 Days before Arrival

*The price is based on a private tour for 2 travelers during the low tourist season: Nov. - Mar.

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Map to Istanbul, Cappadocia, and Ephesus

Istanbul and Cappadocia family tour in one week

Highlights of Turkey Private Tour (Suggested Route)

Day Highlights
1-3
Istanbul
Explore Istanbul Highlights & enjoy the Bosphorus cruise 
4-5
Cappadocia
Experience Cappadocia's Natural Wonders and attend the Whirling Dervishes
6-7
Kusadasi
Discover the Ephesus Museum & Ancient City of Ephesus
This is an ideal option for Time-smart travelers. If you're seeking a condensed but memorable Turkey vacation, I am here to assist you.
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Tour Highlights

See the Whirling Dervishes spin at Saruhan Caravanserai, live music adding to the enchantment.
Whirling Dervishes spin at Saruhan Caravanserai
Explore Ihlara Valley's hiking trails and enjoy its stunning scenery and historic churches.
the Selime Monastery
Venture into Cappadocia fairy chimneys and unearth its underground city.
Cappadocia's fairy chimneys with hot air balloon
Marvel at the stunning Blue Mosque adorned with its iconic blue tiles.
the Blue Mosque in Istanbul
Obtain a distinct viewpoint of Istanbul's landmarks while cruising along the Bosphorus.
cruising along the Bosphorus
Discover Hagia Sophia, being amazed by its magnificence and detailed mosaics.
the Hagia Sophia
Step into the Grand Bazaar and Spice Market, a treasure trove that will delight you.
Grand Bazaar and Spice Market
Step foot in the hallowed House of the Virgin Mary, learning of its significance to Christians worldwide.
House of the Virgin Mary
Unveil the ancient wonders of Ephesus, where history whispers from every cobblestone and ruin.
ancient city of Ephesus

Suggested Itinerary for Inspiration

Your preferences design the real journey. We're ready to create a wonderful Turkey tour for you.

Day 1
Istanbul Arrival
  • Step into the enchanting world of Istanbul, where history meets modernity.
  • Upon your arrival at Istanbul airport, our representative and driver will greet you and ensure a comfortable transfer to your hotel.
Day 2
Istanbul | Meander Through Ancient Splendors
Topkapi PalaceThe Topkapi Palace
  • Meet your private guide for an exciting Istanbul heritage walking tour.
  • Stroll through Hippodrome Square and admire the iconic Obelisk and Serpentine Column, silent witnesses to a bygone era.
  • Delve into the Topkapi Palace and discover the opulent residence of past sultans of the Ottoman Empire.
  • Admire the beautiful Blue Mosque with its iconic blue tiling and visit the historic Hippodrome.
  • Explore the awe-inspiring Hagia Sophia, marveling at its grandeur and intricate mosaics.
  • Wrap up your Istanbul adventure at the Grand Bazaar - 3,000 shops for every desire, then return to the hotel.
Day 3
Istanbul | Cruise along the Bosphorus
Bosphorus cruiseThe Bosphorus cruise
  • Explore the narrow streets of the Spice Market with your private guide and lose yourself in a shopping adventure.
  • Step into the opulent Dolmabahce Palace, a 19th-century Ottoman masterpiece gracing the Bosphorus waterfront.
  • Gain a unique perspective on Istanbul's landmarks aboard a Bosphorus cruise(shared), enjoying stunning coastal views.
Day 4
Istanbul - Cappadocia | First Bite of Cappadocia
The Zelve Open Air MuseumThe Zelve Open-Air Museum
  • Meet your driver and be escorted to the airport for a short flight to Cappadocia. Upon arrival at Nevsehir Airport, your guide and driver will be waiting to whisk you away to enjoy the best of Cappadocia.
  • Delve into the UNESCO-listed Goreme Open Air Museum, a treasure trove of rock-cut churches adorned with stunning, well-preserved frescoes.
  • Explore Pasabag and Zelve Open-Air Museum, famed for their mushroom-shaped fairy chimneys and cave dwellings carved for religious use.
  • Head to Devrent Valley, known as the “Imagination Valley,” where you'll witness peculiar rock formations.
  • Discover the pottery town of Avanos before a drop-off at your hotel.
Day 5
Cappadocia | Green Tour Awaits
the Kaymakli Underground CityThe Kaymakli Underground City
  • As dawn paints the sky, you have the option to soar above Cappadocia's breathtaking landscapes in a hot air balloon.
  • Embark on today's Cappadocian adventure from Goreme Panorama, where you'll be captivated by the fairy chimneys.
  • Descend into the depths of Kaymakli Underground City, a captivating refuge for early Christians seeking solace from persecution.
  • Delve into Ihlara Valley, where early Christians once carved churches and painted them throughout its various sections.
  • Explore the Selime Monastery, a dramatic backdrop for the Star Wars movie.
  • Witness the mesmerizing Whirling Dervishes at historic Saruhan Caravanserai, where live music enhances the captivating performance.
Day 6
Cappadocia - Kusadasi | Explore the Highlights of Ephesus
Ancient city of EphesusAncient city of Ephesus
  • Meet your driver and be escorted to Kayseri Airport for your flight to Izmir. Upon your arrival, your tour guide will meet you for the Ephesus tour.
  • Visit the Artemis Temple and Ephesus Museum.
  • Experience the Ancient city of Ephesus with its Greek, Roman, and Byzantine influences. Marvel at the ruins, including the Library of Celsius and the Great Theatre.
  • Conclude the day with a soulful pilgrimage to the House of the Virgin Mary.
Day 7
Kusadasi | Departure
the Great TheatreThe Great Theatre in Ephesus
  • Enjoy free time to explore the lovely city one last time before your driver transfers you to Izmir airport for the flight home.

Hand-picked Hotel

Best Western Empire Palace Hotel
Best Western Empire Palace
Mithra Cave Hotel
Mithra Cave Hotel
Ilayda Avantgarde Kusadasi
Ilayda Avantgarde Kusadasi

Price Includes

*Price from: US$3,049 per adult

*The price is based on two adults in 4-star hotels during the low tourist season(Nov.-Mar.). We can offer an even more competitive price for groups of 4 or more people. (tour code: gh-tk-1)

One-to-one consultancy
One-to-one consultancy
Knowledgeable local guides
Knowledgeable local guides
Private drivers/driver guides and vehicles as listed
Private drivers/driver guides and vehicles as listed
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Accommodations Mentioned
Breakfasts and meals as listed
Breakfasts and meals as listed
Entry to all attractions on the itinerary
Entry to all attractions on the itinerary
Transportation as listed
Transportation as listed
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