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Magical Steps in Turkey / 10 Day Trip : Istanbul, Safranbolu, Ankara, Cappadocia, Konya, Egirdir Lake, Pamukkale, Kusadasi, Ephesus

Key Details

Tour Name : Magical Steps in Turkey / 10 Day Trip
Tour Code : CPP-17408
Travel Duration : 9 Night 10 Day
Service Level : Private Travel for Families and Private Groups
Travel Destinations : Istanbul, Safranbolu, Ankara, Cappadocia, Konya, Egirdir Lake, Pamukkale, Kusadasi, Ephesus

Travel Details

DAY 1 : Istanbul - Arrival Transfer

Overnight : Istanbul
Daily Meal Plan : ---
Description : You will arrive to Istanbul / Turkey and transfer to your hotel in Istanbul.

DAY 2 : Istanbul

Tour to Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar, Hippodrome
Overnight : Istanbul
Daily Meal Plan : Breakfast at hotel, Lunch at tour
Description : After meeting your tour guide at the lobby of hotel, your Istanbul adventure begins with a trip to the majestic Hagia Sophia, the Church of Divine Wisdom. The church, now a mosque and museum, was originally built by Constantine the Great in the fourth century and later rebuilt by Emperor Justinian to be the flagship Church of the Byzantine Empire. St. Sophia is one of the greatest surviving examples of Byzantine architecture and is richly decorated with mosaics, marble pillars, and other magnificent adornments. You will also see the Byzantine Hippodrome, once the heart of Constantinople's political and sporting life, and the scene of many athletic games through the history of the Byzantine Empire. Monuments on the site include the Snake Column from Delphi, as well as an Egyptian obelisk taken from the Temple of Karnak at Luxor. You will also visit another of the city’s most recognizable landmarks; the elegant Blue Mosque with its six graceful minarets and superb interior decorated with more than 20,000 blue Iznik tiles. We will then rest for lunch and you will have the opportunity to taste delicious and healthy traditional Turkish foods. Next on the agenda is the Topkapi Palace, a huge walled complex hugging the Bosphorus that was once the palace of Ottoman sultans and is now a museum that houses an extraordinary collection of Chinese porcelain, art, artifacts and jewels including the radiant Topkapi Diamond. Finally you will explore the famous Grand Bazaar, where you can shop or haggle with local merchants over unusual antiques, colorful spices, beautiful jewelry and richly textured fabrics. Afterwards you drive back to your hotel in Istanbul.

DAY 3 : Istanbul - Safranbolu

Tour to Hidirlik Hill, Dipsiz Lake, Kaymakamlar Museum, Cinci Inn, Old Goverment Building, Arasta Bazaar
Overnight : Safranbolu
Daily Meal Plan : Breakfast at hotel, Lunch at tour
Description : After breakfast you will check out from hotel and drive from Istanbul to Safranbolu. (Approx. 400km) You will take traditional lunch when you arrived to Safranbolu. The Safranbolu tour will start from Hidirlik Hill to get a city view. Now you discover that there are a lot of well-preserved wooden houses in Safranbolu. Some of them are museum or pansion. Then we will visit Kaymakamlar Museum, Cinci Inn & Bath, Old goverment building, Clock tower, Arasta bazaar. You will drive to nearby Safranbolu and will see Dipsiz lake. After that, we are going to Yoruk village, known well-preserved Ottoman houses. Lastly you will visit Sipahiler museum, Laundry museum and Safran Flower, which gives its name to the city, in the village. Afterwards you drive to your hotel in Safranbolu.

DAY 4 : Safranbolu - Ankara

Tour to Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Citadel of Ankara, Mausoleum of Ataturk
Overnight : Ankara
Daily Meal Plan : Breakfast at hotel, Lunch at tour
Description : After breakfast you will check out from hotel and drive to Ankara. (Appox. 220km) Start the tour at the world-famous Anatolian Civilizations Museum. Housed in a wonderfully restored 15th-century covered market, the museum is a treasure trove of ancient artefacts and relics from early Anatolian civilizations. Starting with the Palaeolithic era the exhibits continue in chronological order to the Ottoman Empire, and include sculptures, reliefs, furniture, metalwork, and much more. There is also an ancient Greek and Roman exhibit and an informative display of the city’s history. Next head to the most recognizable landmark in the city, the impressive Citadel of Ankara, set on a hilltop overlooking the city below. Within the thick walls of the hisar find winding streets, beautifully restored buildings, ancient mosques, and castle towers. Explore the citadel on foot and admire panoramic views of Ankara from one of the many vantage points. Later visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk, the burial place of the founder and first president of the modern Republic of Turkey. Afterwards you drive to your hotel in Ankara.

DAY 5 : Ankara - Cappadocia

Tour to Avanos, Derinkuyu Underground City
Overnight : Cappadocia
Daily Meal Plan : Breakfast at hotel, Lunch at tour
Description : After breakfast you will check out from hotel and drive to Avanos. (Appox. 285km) You will take lunch in Avanos, overlooking the Kizilirmak (Red) River, the longest river in Turkey. Clay from the silt of the Red River is used to produce the pottery for which Avanos is world-famous. The pottery trade of Avanos dates back to the Hittites. You will have an opportunity to watch the potters at work using techniques that have not changed in generations. We begin with a visit to Derinkuyu Underground City, the largest and the deepest of the underground cities in Cappadocia. You will be amazed by the low-key entrances which give way to elaborate subterranean systems which include air and waste shfats, wells, chimneys and lots of passageways. You will marvel at the design of the city which includes living quarters located in the upper levels and storage and wine-making areas and chapels in the lower levels. Afterwards you drive to your hotel in Cappadocia.

DAY 6 : Cappadocia

Tour to Goreme Open Air Museum, Uchisar, Pasabagi, Devrent Valley
Overnight : Cappadocia
Daily Meal Plan : Breakfast at hotel, Lunch at tour
Description : Marvel at the beautiful Byzantine frescoes and the stunning landscape of Cappadocia in your Cappadocia Red Tour which will take you to Goreme Open Air Museum, Uchisar, Pasabag, Rose Valley and more. We start the day by visiting World Heritage-listed Goreme Open Air Museum and its rock cut- Byzantine Orthodox churches. We continue on to Uchisar where you will have an opportunity to take photos of Uchisar Castle before we stop for lunch. The tour also visits Pasabag which translates to "the Pasha's Vineyard". Also known as the Moks Valley, Pasabag has some of the most eye-catching rock formations in Cappadocia and was a hideaway for some Simeon Monks in the 5th century. We finish with a visit to Devrent Valley whose landscape is likened to being similar to a lunar landscape. Afterwards you drive back to your hotel in Cappadocia.

DAY 7 : Cappadocia - Konya - Egirdir Lake

Tour to Mausoleum of the Mevlana, Egirdir Lake
Overnight : Egirdir
Daily Meal Plan : Breakfast at hotel, Lunch at tour
Description : After beakfast you will drive to Konya (Approx. 240km) and visit the famous mausoleum of the Sufi philosopher, Mevlana. This was also the dervish lodge of the Mevlevi order, better known as the Whirling Dervishes. You will take traditional Turkish lunch in Konya and continue to Isparta Egirdir Lake (Approx. 220km). You will take dinner with an excellent Egirdir Lake view. Afterwards you drive to your hotel in Egirdir.

DAY 8 : Egirdir - Pamukkale - Kusadasi

Tour to Hierapolis Ancient City, Travertine Terraces of Pamukkale
Overnight : Kusadasi
Daily Meal Plan : Breakfast at hotel, Lunch at tour
Description : After beakfast you will drive to Pamukkale and arrive at North Gate of Pamukkale (Hierapolis). You will see the Necropolis (cemetery) 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. 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 the open buffed lunch Swimming in hot red thermal pools in the hotel. Then If you like to swim in the Ancient Pool (excluded entrance fee for swimming in pool) which is also called Cleopatra s Pool they charge extra entrance fee. The Cleopatra Pool is warmed 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. Afterwards you drive to your hotel in Kusadasi.

DAY 9 : Kusadasi - Istanbul

Tour to Ephesus Ancient City, House of Virgin Mary, Temple of Artemis and Isabey Mosque
Overnight : Istanbul
Flight : Izmir to Istanbul
Daily Meal Plan : Breakfast at hotel, Lunch at tour
Description : After beakfast you will drive to House of the Virgin Mary where it is believed to have spent her last years. On November 29th, 2006, Pope Benedict XVI proclaimed the House of the Virgin Mary at Ephesus to be sacred. Give a break to taste delicious, healty and traditional Turkish foods. You will visit the premiere Greco-Roman City of the ancient world, Ephesus. Explore the Temple of Hadrian, Domitians temple, Hercules gate, famous Celsus Library, Great theater and other Roman sites. The last visit will be to the Temple of Artemis, which is the one of the seven wonders of ancient world. Afterwards you drive to Izmir airport and flight to Istanbul. After this domestic flight you will be transferred to your hotel in Istanbul.

DAY 10 : Istanbul

Overnight : ---
Daily Meal Plan : Breakfast at hotel
Description : Airport transfer for your flight home or another destination. End of Services.


9 night accommodation at the 4* Hotels or Special Category Hotels
--- Istanbul (3 night) : Dosso Dossi Hotel Old Town or equivalent hotel
--- Safranbolu (1 night) : Mehves Hanim Konagi Safranbolu or equivalent hotel
--- Ankara (1 night) : Gordion Hotel Ankara or equivalent hotel
--- Cappadocia (2 night) : Grand Cave Suites Goreme or equivalent hotel
--- Egirdir (1 night) : Merci Boutique Hotel Egirdir or equivalent hotel
--- Kusadasi (1 night) : Efe Boutique Hotel Kusadasi or equivalent hotel
9 breakfast at the hotel, 8 lunch at the day tours
Inbound Airport Transfer - Istanbul Atatürk Airport or S.Gokcen Airport
Outbound Airport Transfer - Istanbul Atatürk Airport or S.Gokcen Airport
Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the day tours
Domestic Flights
Transfers at the mentioned airports for domestic flights in the itinerary
Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
Car park fees at the tours and airport transfers
Baby car seat for ages between 00 and 04
Entrance fees of the mentioned tours in the itinerary


International Flight Tickets
Tips for guide, driver, hotel and restaurants
Travel Insurance
Personal Expenses
Package Price (Per Person)
Avalibale for dates between 31.10.2016 and 31.10.2017
Your Party Adult (13 +) Child (7-12) Child (3-6)
2-3 People 1,999 US$ 999 US$ 50 US$
4-5 People 1,329 US$ 665 US$ 50 US$
6-7 People 1,099 US$ 550 US$ 50 US$
8-9 People 979 US$ 490 US$ 50 US$
10-11 People 910 US$ 455 US$ 50 US$
12-13 People 869 US$ 435 US$ 50 US$
14-15 People 839 US$ 420 US$ 50 US$
Single Suppl. 260 US$
For your groups over 15 people, contact us for special rates.

Accommodation Details of Travel Plan
Istanbul : Dosso Dossi Hotel Old Town (Special Category)
Safranbolu : Mehves Hanım Konagi (Special Category)
Ankara : Gordion Hotel (Special Category)
Cappadocia : Grand Cave Suites Goreme (Special Category)
Egirdir : Merci Boutique Hotel (Special Category)
Kusadasi : Efe Boutique Hotel (Special Category)


Prices are per person and available for accommodation in double or twin share rooms.
This travel package organise in private tour basis. That's mean, There will not be another passenger / tourist with you. All the travel services will provide for you.
The price is subject to availability of economy class flight tickets for the mentioned dates in the itinerary. If there is no economy class flight ticket, Celsus Travel can charge the differences.
If you would like stay at 5 stars hotel or boutique hotels, please inform us about that. The upgrade of hotel category is available for this travel package.
Due to the nature of this tour, this tour is not recommended for guests using a walker or wheelchair, or who have difficulties in walking, climbing, or managing steps.

Discounts & Supplements

A minimum of 2 pax per booking is required. If you are solo traveller, We could charge 2 people price.
There is 50% children discount for ages between 07-12. We charge 50 US$ for ages between 03-06. We do not charge for ages between 00-02.
The guiding language of the tours are English. You may ask to have another languages speaking guides which will depend on availibility.

How Can I Book This Tour ?

Please fill the booking request form at the right of that page and post us online.
We will response your request within 12 hours and send you an official booking & credit card authorization form for your deposit (25%) payment.
Your tour will be confirmed by Celsus Travel after you paid deposit of your tour amount and we will send your confirmation document / vouchers.

Payment Policy

We request min 25% deposit for certain reservation and this payment should be while booking of tour plan.
The balance should be paid by clients before 24 days of departure date. If your booking is made within 24 days of the departure date then the full amount is payable at the time of booking.
We accept MasterCard, Visa for your payments by credit card.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 24 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is full refund of your payment.
If you cancel between 11 and 23 days prior to departure, we will retain the deposit.
If you cancel within 10 day(s) prior to departure, there will not be any refund.

Booking Request Form

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