WESTERN TURKEY TOUR offers everything according to everyone’s interest.
Western Turkey Tour
- Highlights of Istanbul
- Hot Air Ballooning in Cappadocia
- Ephesus, Aphrodisias, Pamukkale
- Mevlana Museum
- Athena Temple in Assos
- Bursa and Cumalikizik
Western Turkey, with its historical sites, nature, and facilities, is an exciting holiday destination. Western Turkey offers everything according to everyone’s interest.
You can see the full itinerary day by day on the link below.
Please bear in mind; we can always redesign this tour according to your interest and time.
Here starts the journey
Our Western Turkey tour starts in Istanbul. You will have two full days here and visit highlights of Istanbul such as Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, and Spice Market. You will also try some of the delicious local dishes at Deraliye and Ciya Restaurants.
After Istanbul, you will visit Bursa, the first capital of the Ottomans. Here you will have a chance to see early Ottoman architecture. You will also visit Cumalikizik Village, one of the first Ottoman villages, and it is a UNESCO site today.
You will stay one night in Bursa and drive towards the Aegean Sea. Here you will visit Troy and Assos. Overnight will be in Assos, which has a breathtaking view of the Aegean Sea. You can enjoy the sea today.
Walk at the streets of ancient cities
The next day you will visit the Acropolis of Pergamon. Pergamon was capital of Hellenistic era. The library here was the second largest library after the one in Alexandria. Because of that, Egyptians got jealous and stopped sending papyrus here. So, the scientist discovered parchment, which is a writing surface from animal skin. After Pergamon, you will drive to Selcuk. You will stay two nights in Selcuk.
Selcuk will be another highlight of the tour. You will visit the House of Virgin Mary, Ephesus, St John Basilica, and Sirince village. Of course, you will also visit Artemis Temple, which was one of the wonders of the ancient world.
Hot Air Balloon in Cappadocia
Next night will be in Pamukkale, the Cotton Castle. On the way here, you will stop at Aphrodisias. Pamukkale is a unique site to visit in the world. You will have a chance to swim in the thermal water, which turns the rocks into white.
From Pamukkale, you will drive to Konya. You have one night in Konya. You will visit Mevlana’s Museum and drive to Cappadocia. Cappadocia is another unique destination on this tour after Pamukkale. This 15 million years old volcanic region turned into a fantastic site after a touch of nature. The soft rocks have let people live here since the Stone Age era.
Here you will have two days to explore Cappadocia. You will visit Goreme and Zelve Open-Air Museums, Kaymakli Underground City, Uchisar and Ortahisar Castles, and do many panoramic views stops to see Cappadocia from different angles. But one of the best ways to see this region is hot air ballooning.
After Cappadocia, you will fly back to Istanbul, and you will have a chance to rest before your departure flight.
We believe this is the best tour to see Western Turkey, but we can easily change the itinerary according to your interest and time.
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- Meals as listed on the itinerary
- Private Mercedes Van
- Private professional tour guide
- Domestic flights
- Entrance fees to the sites
- Hotel tips
- Items of a personal nature
- Any items not specifically mentioned as included
- Gratuities to guide and driver
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