Magical Turkey Winter Tour - 8 Days

Discover the Magic of Turkey when the temperatures drop down. The tour includes the most popular sites in Turkey – Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus, and Pamukkale.

Overview

Magical  Winter Turkey Tour – 8 days

Turkey is the ultimate destination for lovebirds in the winter. The 8-day winter package includes a trip to the historical places brimming with nature awesomeness.

  • Discover more demands in your limited time
  • Flexibility with and without a tour guide
  • Regular tours, with no hidden costs

Additional activities to do during the tour with extra payment.

  • Hot Air Balloon flight

TRIP TYPE:  Private Tour

STARTS: Istanbul

ENDS: Istanbul

DEPARTS: Daily from November – March

GROUP SIZE: Min 2 / Max 24

HOTEL RATING: 4- star HB

TOUR GUIDE / LANGUAGE: Yes – English

MEALS: Breakfast: 7 / Lunch: None / Dinner: 7

GOOD TO KNOW:

  • Please wear comfortable winter clothes, a hat, sunglasses, and shoes.
  • Take your camera (without professional equipment)

ADDITIONAL INFO

  • Clients must be ready at the departure point 15 minutes before the exact pickup time.
  • If you cannot find the service you need please contact our dedicated team to advise of your requirements.
  • Please take always a passport

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival at Istanbul

You will be greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel with a transfer. Accommodation in Istanbul.

Day 2
Istanbul City Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel after breakfast. You will visit: Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Roman Hippodrome Grand Bazaar After lunch you will see: Topkapi Palace, Sultan Tombs. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped off at your hotel.

Day 3
Bosphorus Cruise and Flight to Cappadocia

You will be picked up from your hotel after breakfast. You will have a half-day Bosphorus Cruise. You will visit: Golden Horn passing by, Spice Bazaar, and then have a boat cruise on Bosphorus by public boat. You will also view the Imperial Gardens of Royal Yildiz Palace, Çiragan Palace Hotel Kempinski, and Beylerbeyi Palace during the tour. After the cruise, you will be dropped to Sultanahmet Square or Taksim Square. You will be picked up from your hotel to be transferred to Istanbul Airport to take an afternoon flight to Kayseri. Upon your arrival, you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel in Cappadocia

Day 4
Southern Cappadocia Tour

Depart from your hotel after breakfast, and the tour starts with a 4km hike through the Rose Valley visiting the churches. The next visit is to the Christian & Greek village of Cavusin. We will have lunch in Pigeons Valley unique with small niches carved in the rocks. Cappadocia has several underground cities used by the residents to escape from their enemies and Kaymakli Underground City is among the most famous ones. You will also visit the Ortahisar Natural Rock Castle offering a beautiful view over the valley. Drop off at your hotel in the afternoon.

Day 5
Northern Cappadocia Tour

Optional balloon ride in the early morning at sunrise time. Drop off at your hotel for the breakfast for the day tour.
Pick up from your hotel after breakfast, and you will visit Devrent Imagination Valley and walk through this lunar landscape. Next, visit the Zelve Open Air Museum, where you will witness houses carved into the rocks, a Seljukian mosque as well as the traces of the ancient civilizations, Pasabagi with the world-famous Fairy Chimneys, the village of Avanos, where you will witness a pottery-making demonstration using ancient Hittite techniques. After your lunch at a local cave restaurant, we will visit Uchisar Rock-Castle, which is the highest point in the region, Esentepe a panoramic view of Goreme valley and Goreme Open Air Museum.

Day 6
Flight to Kusadasi and Free Day

You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the airport to take a day flight to Izmir. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel in Kusadasi. Free day.

Day 7
Ephesus Tour

You will be transferred to the airport for an early flight to Izmir. Upon your arrival, you will be transferred to Ephesus ancient city, the most splendid ancient city in Turkey, and requires about 2 hours to visit. The next visit is to the Virgin Mary’s House where it is believed she spent the last years of her life and was buried there. After lunch, you will visit the remaining important places to see in the area: Ephesus Museum where the objects discovered in Ephesus are exhibited, the Temple of Artemis which was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, St. John Castle, and the remains of Church situated at the top of Ayasoluk Hill and Isa Bey Mosque an important structure belonging to Turkish heritage. At the end of the tour we drive in the direction of Pamukkale, and you will be dropped off at your hotel.

Day 8
Hierapolis and Pamukkale Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel after breakfast for the tour of Pamukkale, where You will arrive at the North Gate of Hierapolis. You will see the Necropolis of Hierapolis which is one of the biggest ancient cemeteries in Anatolia with 1.200 graves, Roman Bath, Domitian Gate, and the Main Street, Byzantium Gate. Then, you walk to the natural warm water terraces which were formed by running warm water that contains calcium. The temperature of the water is about 35 Celcius. You can see the gleaming white travertine terraces of Pamukkale, located next to the ruins of Hierapolis. The extraordinary effect is created when water from the hot springs loses carbon dioxide as it flows down the slopes, leaving deposits of limestone. The layers of white calcium carbonate, built up in steps on the plateau, gave the site the name Pamukkale cotton castle. After lunch, free time at the site. If you like to swim in the Ancient Pool which is also called Cleopatra’s Pool. The Cleopatra Pool is warmed up by hot springs and littered with underwater fragments of ancient marble columns. Possibly associated with the Temple of Apollo, the pool provides today’s visitors a rare opportunity to swim with antiquities! During the Roman period, columned porticoes surrounded the pool; earthquakes toppled them into the water where they lie today. After the tour, you will be transferred to Denizli Airport to take an early evening flight to Istanbul.

Included Services

  • • Admission fees to attractions
  • • All sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary in private
  • • Transfer service during tours
  • • Airport transfers
  • • Transportation by air-conditioned non-smoking vehicle
  • • Accommodation in HB included dinner

Excluded Services

  • • Beverage during the tour
  • • Tips to the guide and driver
  • • Personal expenses
  • • Visits and services not mentioned in the itinerary
How Can I Book This Tour ?

Please fill out the booking request form. Our team will get back to you. The tour will be confirmed by the Excursions Finder sales department at the reception of the online booking or online payment. Please provide always all the correct information for easy processing.

Reservations and payments?

For Direct Customers
There are so many adventures waiting for you, by reservation, 50% of the total cost is due once the trip and cost have been approved by both parties. The full amount may also be paid at this time. The remaining balance is due upon arrival/check-in. This applies to any of the seasons and guarantees the trip.

For Travel Agencies
We require full payment of the tour at the time of reservation once the trip and cost have been approved by both Excursions Finder and the Travel Agency. This applies to any of the seasons and guarantees the blocking of the trip.

Cancellation Policy

The deadline for canceling a reservation is as follows:
If payment is made and the customer, due to outside circumstances, cannot make the trip, the reservation can be postponed, without penalty charges, and can be rescheduled at a later date. No changes can be made to the original reservation upon rescheduling.

Deadlines for cancellation with a refund: One (1) week prior to the date of your tour
Last Minute Cancelations
Full payments or deposits will not be reimbursed for last-minute cancellations by either direct customers or travel agencies.
No Show
In the event of a No-Show by either a Direct Customer or Travel Agency, no refund shall be given.
In case of fortuitous events or Acts of God, management will assess the situation and decide upon a course of action. If a reimbursement or discount is agreed upon, the amount will return within the time specified by management. The Direct Customer or Travel Agency is responsible for all/any bank charge that may apply to the transaction.

Methodes of Payment

Reservations will be guaranteed within the down payment for Direct Customers or full payment for Travel Agencies. We accept electronic money transfers, bank deposits, and all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB, Discover, and Diners Club.

Payment can be made by sending a scanned copy or clear photo of the deposit slip to [email protected] or WhatsApp at +905323959925 along with the following information:
Company Name or Individual holder of the reservation
Names of those in party
NIT or identity card
City of issue of the document
Residence address
Telephone number
E-mail

After verifying the information, our sales staff will book the reservation.
For reservations during High Season, fifteen (15) business days are required to allow for payment processing after the final quote is agreed upon.
For reservations during the Low Season, five (5) business days are required to allow for payment processing after the final quote is agreed upon.
All confirmed reservations with our office, for both Travel Agencies and Direct Customers, will be sent an e-mail containing the trip description, the total cost with the down payment reflected, and a copy of our company policy in regards to cancellation, no show, date changes, etc.

Refunds

The process for refunding a deposit is as follows:
In the event of a refund, the Direct Customer or Travel Agency is responsible for covering any bank charges. 10% of the total payment will be withheld to cover this cost.
The Customer or Travel Agency must submit a written request for a refund along with the reason(s) for the reservation cancellation. Please specify the account number to which the money shall be refunded and the name under which the reservation was made.
Please allow 5 to 8 business days to process the refund request.
If the cancellation of the reserve corresponds to an event, it will be done according to the specifications and conditions agreed by both parties in the contract.

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Magical Turkey Winter Tour