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Croatia Tour Travel to Istanbul Cappadocia Ephesus

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Istanbul - Cappadocia - Ephesus

We recommend our True Culture itinerary to guests who seek to experience the natural beauty and unique culture of this diverse Mediterranean region. From the charismatic city of Istanbul, to incredible Cappadocia, to magnificent Ephesus, this Turkey holiday provides an intimate introduction to some of the most intriguing destinations in Turkey that combine a mixture of religious, architectural, folk, and historical traditions.
 
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    Welcome to Turkey

  • Istanbul

    3 Nights

    Arriving at the Istanbul airport today, you'll be met by your True Turkey representative, who will assist you with transportation to your first "night's" hotel. Once you're settled, begin your vacation by taking advantage of our customized recommendations and head out to explore this historic and dynamic city.

    Get your first taste of buzzing Istanbul wandering through areas such as upscale Nisantasi, colorful Taksim, and charming Sultanahmet. Enjoy a guided tour of all the main historic sites in the city, among them Aya Sofia, the Blue Mosque, Topkapi, the Roman Hippodrome and Cistern. Learn about this region’s impressive history and how it has contributed to today’s modern culture of Istanbul. Be sure to visit the exciting and world famous covered market of the Grand Bazaar, as well as the charming Spice Market full of wonderful scents. For the adventurous who want to explore more of the city, we recommend enjoying an enchanting boat cruise along the Bosphorus, venturing to the Prince Islands, or visiting one of the city’s many suburbs, perhaps Ortakoy or Bebek. By the end of your stay in Istanbul, we are sure that you will come to love this diverse, exciting, and truly unique city!

  • Cappadocia

    4 Nights

    The remarkable landscape of Cappadocia could be described as an almost imaginary fantasy land. You will find yourself in a completely unique natural environment wondering how on earth the caves, underground cities, and churches carved into rock actually came to be. Check-in to your authentic Cappadocian luxury boutique hotel and immerse yourself in the mystery. Enjoy a guided tour and learn about this region’s geological formations as well as the distinct history of its people. Be sure to explore the Göreme Open Air Museum to discover the famous “fairy chimneys” and see some of the world’s finest examples of Byzantine Art. Your experience in Cappadocia promises to be enchanting!

  • Ephesus

    3 Nights

    Arrive at your authentic boutique hotel in the quaint village of Sirince - meaning “pretty” - and once you’ve checked-in to your hotel take a leisurely walk to explore this traditional town and its landscape of vineyards and peach trees. During your first full day in the area, enjoy a guided tour and begin your discovery of one of the world’s most well-preserved ancient sites. Together with your guide you will have the opportunity to learn about the Temple of Artemis - one of the seven wonders of the ancient world – or visit the famous Library of Celsus, the Gate of Augustus, and the House of the Virgin Mary…just to name a few. Learn about this ancient city’s incredible history, the rise and fall of some of the world’s most influential empires, and how Ephesus played a particularly important role in the history of Christianity. We definitely recommend a day trip to the cosmopolitan city of Kusadasi to explore the many shops, restaurants, and cafés. Take advantage of our True Turkey Recommendations Guides to learn about the history of this fascinating region and the unique travel experience it offers to its visitors. We are sure that you will truly enjoy learning about this area of Turkey – it is quite incredible!

  • Istanbul

    1 Night

    Having already explored the city of Istanbul, after checking-in to your hotel head out to your favorite part of the city or discover another area that you missed during your first stay. We highly recommend enjoying a leisurely stroll through one of the coastal suburbs or use our Istanbul restaurant recommendations list to enjoy a farewell dinner at one of the best restaurants in the city. You are sure to leave Turkey full of wonderful memories!

  • We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

The featured destinations, activities and tours in the above itinerary are only a small selection of the alternatives offered.

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