Turkey & Israel Combo 16 Days

Everyday Guarantee Departures
16 Day
10 City
4 Reviews

Places to Visit

  • Istanbul-Cappadocia
  • Ephesus-Jordan
  • Petra-Jerusalem
  • Bethlehem-Galilee
  • Tel Aviv

Tour Program

You will be picked from Istanbul Airport and taken to your hotel. Today there is no scheduled activity, you will meet with our guide next day at 09:30 AM. Overnight in Istanbul.

HOTEL INFO
 
Millennium Istanbul Golden Horn

Millennium Istanbul Golden Horn is a historical hotel where eastern hospitality meets western comfort. Situated within the Byzantine Empire's last standing walls at the cros..

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You will be picked by our guide for a walking tour to the hearth of Ottoman and Byzantine at 09:30 AM for a full day tour. 

 

Highlights of the day:

  • Topkapi Palace (Optional): Delve into the opulence and grandeur of the Topkapi Palace, where Ottoman sultans once resided. Marvel at the intricate architecture, exquisite artifacts, and stunning views of the Istanbul skyline.
  • Blue Mosque: Step inside the enchanting Blue Mosque, adorned with its famous blue tiles, and immerse yourself in the serene atmosphere of this architectural masterpiece.
  • Hippodrome: Journey back in time at the Hippodrome, once the center of Byzantine entertainment and chariot races. Discover ancient obelisks and monuments that tell tales of the city's glorious past.
  • Hagia Sophia (optional): Be awe-struck by the awe-inspiring Hagia Sophia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore its impressive domes, breathtaking mosaics, and the fascinating amalgamation of Byzantine and Islamic influences.
  • Grand Bazaar: Indulge in the vibrant atmosphere of the Grand Bazaar, one of the world's oldest and largest covered markets. Lose yourself in the labyrinthine alleys filled with colorful stalls, offering a wide array of Turkish treasures.

After the tour transfer to the airport and flight to Cappadocia, overnight in Cappadocia.

HOTEL INFO
 
Evanthia Cave Hotel

Evanthia is a historical Greek mansion built in late 18th century and owned by Evanthia Ignathio who was a healer and dedicated her life to cure with her gift inherited from Sai..

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The day starts around 05:00 AM to see sunrise with Hot air balloons (Optional), after champagne toast by landing you will be transferred back hotel and approximately 1 hour after you will start the tour around 09:30 AM.

 

Today's highlights:

  • Dervent Valley: Later in the morning, visit the beautiful Dervent Valley where you'll see a large concentration of small fairy-chimneys and many unique rock formations, some of which resemble animals and human figures, hence the area has been nicknamed 'Imagination Valley'. 
  • Open-Air Museum of Goreme: In the afternoon, explore the Open-Air Museum of Goreme, where rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back as far as the 10th-century.

Overnight in Cappadocia.

HOTEL INFO
 
Evanthia Cave Hotel

Evanthia is a historical Greek mansion built in late 18th century and owned by Evanthia Ignathio who was a healer and dedicated her life to cure with her gift inherited from Sai..

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Depart from the hotel and a tour through the Cappadocia's hidden gems.

 

Second day in Cappadocia highlights : 

  • Goreme Panorama: Goreme Panorama offers a breathtaking view of the otherworldly landscape of Cappadocia, Turkey. With its unique rock formations and hot air balloons dotting the sky at dawn, it's a must-visit spot for travelers seeking natural beauty and tranquility.
  • Kaymakli Underground City: Kaymakli Underground City is an ancient subterranean marvel in Cappadocia, where visitors can explore an intricate network of tunnels, rooms, and chambers carved into the soft volcanic rock. This historic site provides a fascinating glimpse into the region's past and its ingenious architecture.
  • Uchisar Castle (optional): Uchisar Castle, also known as the Uchisar Fortress, stands as a prominent natural rock formation in Cappadocia. It offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding valleys and fairy chimneys, making it a captivating spot for history enthusiasts and nature lovers.
  • Red & Rose Valleys: The Red and Rose Valleys are renowned for their stunning, multi-hued landscapes that come alive during sunrise and sunset. Hikers and photographers flock to these valleys in Cappadocia to witness the vibrant red and pink hues that drape the unique rock formations.
  • Pigeon Valley: Pigeon Valley, located in Cappadocia, derives its name from the numerous pigeonhouses carved into the rock formations. The valley provides a serene environment for hiking and showcases the intricate coexistence of humans and nature in this historic region.

After the tour, transfer to the airport for Izmir flight and then transfer to Kusadasi for the overnight.

HOTEL INFO
 
Ramada Hotel & Suites Kusadasi

Situated on a site of approximately 20.000m2 right at the entrance of the city, Ramada Hotel & Suites Kuşadası is unequalled resort with its beautifully landscaped gardens, ..

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Day starts by pick up from your hotel at 10:00 AM, after a 20 min drive you will reach Magnesia Gate of Ephesus Ancient City. After the tour you will be taken to your hotel in Kusadasi.

 

Today's highlights : 

  • Visit the iconic Library of Celsus and the Grand Theater.
  • Explore the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
  • Discover the Terrace Houses (optional), Hercules Gate, Temple of Hadrian, Stone-carving of the goddess Nike, Fountain of Trajan, The Snake Cult of Asklepios and gain insight into daily life in ancient Ephesus.

After the tour overnight in Kusadasi.

HOTEL INFO
 
Ramada Hotel & Suites Kusadasi

Situated on a site of approximately 20.000m2 right at the entrance of the city, Ramada Hotel & Suites Kuşadası is unequalled resort with its beautifully landscaped gardens, ..

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Transfer to Izmir Airport for a flight to Amman.

On arrival, transfer to a hotel in the city center with the remainder of the afternoon and/or evening free at leisure to relax or stroll around on your own.

 

Overnight in Amman.

  • First head to Jerash and visit (with 01-hour local onsite guide) the spectacular forum, Roman colonnaded street, Nymphaeum and Temple of Artemis. 
  • Then on to Ajloun, the great 12th-century Islamic castle built around 1184/85 by the Islamic leader Salah al-Din. 
  • Return to Amman and visit the Citadel with the remains of the Umayyad Palace and Hercules Temple as well as the Archaeological Museum. 
  • Downtown, see the Roman Theatre from the 2nd century and traditional souks, stroll in Jabal Amman. 

Overnight in Amman.

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  • Today visit Mt Nebo, Madaba & Kerak as you head from Amman to Petra. 
  • From Mt Nebo you can overlook the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea and parts of the Holy Land. 
  • Then to Madaba, known in Jordan as the “City of Mosaic”, where you see the famous 6th-century mosaic map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land at St. George’s Church as well as the other mosaics in the Archaeological Park. 
  • Continue along the ancient caravan route with a short photo stop in Wadi Al Mujib, a great wide valley with magnificent geological formation. 
  • Arrive at the remains of the Crusader castle in Kerak, explore the underground passageways and enjoy the view. 

Then continue on the drive to the hotel in Petra.

  • With your local Petra guide, begin to explore the red rose city of Petra. 
  • Pass through the canyon, the so-called Siq, to the beautiful Treasury. 
  • From here continue via the Street of Facades to the Royal Tombs and Pharaoh's Castle. 
  • After the first 2.5 hours of the visit (can be extended to 5hrs if you wish) the guide will say farewell and you have the remainder of the day to continue exploring around Petra on your own (for those who are fit & adventurous, you could climb the 800 stairs to the Monastery El Deir). 
  • Return the same way to the entrance gate where your driver will be waiting to take you back to the hotel. 

Overnight in Petra

  • Depart from Petra on the 1.5-hour drive to Wadi Rum, one of Jordan’s great landscapes. 
  • On arrival, meet your Bedouin guide and start the camel ride, a traditional way to explore the desert. Along the way see rock inscriptions and stop at Lawrence’s Spring, named after Lawrence of Arabia. 
  • Lunch break with Bedouin tea in the shade of a mountain. Then board a 4x4 and while sitting in the open back ride through the desert, passing by enormous cliffs, rock and sand formations of different colors. See the 80 meters high Burdah rock bridge and the smaller Um Frouth, both naturally evolved by wind and erosion over centuries. 
  • You have the opportunity to climb Um Frouth if you wish, takes about 15 minutes, and enjoy great views over the surroundings. End of the day with arrival to the camp where you enjoy dinner and overnight under a hopefully starry sky. 

Overnight in Wadi Rum (private tent with ensuite bathroom)

After breakfast at the camp, proceed on the 4-hour drive to the lowest point on earth, the Dead Sea.

 

Arrive and check-in to the hotel then free at leisure to float and relax in the salty waters. 

Overnight at the Dead Sea.

Transfer to the border, farewell to your driver and cross over from Jordan into Israel. On the Israeli side, meet with the transfer driver waiting there to take you to the hotel in Jerusalem.

 

The remainder of the afternoon and evening is free at leisure for you to begin exploring your surroundings. Overnight in Jerusalem.

  • You will visit the Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city. 
  • Then Mount Zion to visit King David's Tomb, Room of Last Supper and Dormition Abbey. 
  • Enter the Old City and walk through the Armenian and Jewish quarters to the restored Cardo, the Roman road. 
  • See the Jewish Wailing Wall, the Kotel and continue to the Christian quarter. 
  • Walk along the Via Dolorosa and visit the Church of Holy Sepulchre. 
  • Then continue to Bethlehem and walk through Manger Square to visit the Church of Nativity and Shepherds' field. 

Tour ends with return to the hotel, evening free at leisure. Overnight in Jerusalem

  • Today starts with a drive via the coastal road and landscape of the lower Galilee to Nazareth, the town where Jesus spent his childhood. 
  • Visit the Basilica of Annunciation and the Church of St. Joseph. Continue, via Kana, to Tiberias, the lively resort town on the Sea of Galilee. 
  • Drive along Kineret Lake to Capernaum and view the ruins of the ancient synagogue where Jesus taught. 
  • Then on to Tabgha and visit the Church of Multiplication of the Fish and Loaves with the beautiful mosaic floor. 
  • Proceed to Yardenit, the famous baptismal site located where the Jordan River flows out from the Sea of Galilee to the Dead Sea. 

Overnight in Tel Aviv

  • Depart on a full-day tour starting with Caesarea, the ancient Roman capital and port. Here enjoy a walking tour of the theatre and the archaeological ruins and excavations. 
  • Continue to Haifa for a scenic view of the City, the Port and the magnificent Bahai Gardens and Shrine. 
  • Proceed to Rosh Hanikra and descend by cable car into the underwater grottoes and admire the spectacular natural formation. 
  • Then head to Acre, the Old City recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site and here walk through the market, the mosque and the old port; visit the remarkable underground Crusader City and crypt and learn about their fascinating history and culture. 

Overnight in Tel Aviv

As per your flight departure time, transfer from the hotel to Tel Aviv (Ben Gurion) Airport.

Tour Details Tour ID 132

Turkey and Israel Combo Tour: 16 Days of Cultural Exploration and Spiritual Journey

Start your tour in Istanbul, a city on the border of Europe and Asia with a rich culture and history. From there, visit Cappadocia to see its underground civilizations and soaring rock formations. Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, is next. Cross the border into Jordan to see Petra, a 2,000-year-old rock-cut city.

 

Explore Jerusalem's history and culture, which has been contested by religious factions for centuries. Visit Bethlehem, Jesus Christ's birthplace, and the Church of the Nativity, one of the world's oldest churches. Before visiting Tel Aviv, noted for its beaches, nightlife, and modern architecture, relax by the Sea of Galilee and experience northern Israel's stunning scenery.


✅ Everyday guarantee departures 
✅ Small groups max 8 person 
✅ Local Guides 
✅ Stress free travel package 
✅ Skip-the-line VIP entry tickets to attractions 
✈ Travel by air instead of long bus journeys  
✂ If you want to customize this tour please contact, so we can offer you more of Turkey Dream.


Departures : Everyday 


Departure Place : Istanbul  Airports


Duration : 16 Days


Highlights

  • Istanbul 
  • Cappadocia
  • Ephesus
  • Jordan
  • Petra
  • Bethlehem
  • Tel Aviv

When you open the booking form ( after you click make reservation button) you will see optional activities, so you can add them in your tour and you can customize it as you wish.

✅Inclusions :

  • Breakfast x 16
  • 15 Nights Accommodation 4 or 5 Stars
  • Professional guide
  • All Transfers
  • All Flight Fares in the itinerary
  • Admission Fees in the itinerary
  • Free baggage limits for domestic flights are 1x15 kgs for check in and 1x 8kgs per cabin


❌Exclusions :

  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Drinks
  • Optional additional tours or activities 
  • Tips for guide & driver

Accomodation hotels are listed in "Tour Program", you can see them.

If you book 2 people your room will be double room, if you prefer seperated twin beds please use "Notes and Requests" part in the booking form and inform us.

If you book 3 people your room will be triple room, if you prefer 1 double + 1 single room please use "Notes and Requests" part in the booking form and inform us.

In cases other than the above situations, please submit your requests in the booking form use "Notes and Requests"

Q1: What are the main highlights of the Turkey and Israel Combo Tour?
A1:
This comprehensive tour includes highlights such as Istanbul's historic sites, Cappadocia's surreal landscapes, Ephesus' ancient ruins, and Israel's sacred sites like Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and the Dead Sea.

Q2: Is the tour suitable for travelers of all faiths and interests?
A2:
Yes, the Turkey and Israel Combo Tour welcomes travelers of diverse backgrounds, interests, and faiths. It offers a well-rounded experience that encompasses cultural exploration, historical sites, and spiritual significance.

Q3: Are flights, accommodations, and transportation included in the tour package?
A3:
Yes, the tour package typically includes flights between Turkey and Israel, as well as accommodations and transportation within both countries. These arrangements are designed for a seamless and immersive travel experience.

Q4: Can I extend my stay in specific destinations or customize the itinerary?
A4:
Absolutely! If you wish to modify the itinerary or extend your stay in particular destinations, you can discuss your preferences with the tour organizers. They will collaborate with you to create a personalized journey that aligns with your interests and ensures a fulfilling travel experience

# For cancellations made more than 7 days prior to the scheduled activity or service, there will be %20 of the total amount as penalty.

# If you like to re-schedule the tour date instead of refund. You can re-schedule your tour without any penalty 1 time. And you can tell your new travel date until 15 days of your arrival date. And this re-schedule right is valid 2 years after postponing the actual tour date.

# For cancellations made less than 7 days prior to the scheduled activity or service, there will be no refund.

# If you like to re-schedule the tour date instead of refund. You can re-schedule your tour with only %10 penalty 1 time. And you can tell your new travel date until 15 days of your arrival date. And this re-schedule right is valid 2 years after postponing the actual tour date.

After you submit your reservation please send copies of passports of all participants, and your arrival/departure airport transfer informations via email [email protected] For further assistance please feel free to call +905434428069

Comments
Robert G.

The Turkey and Israel tour was a remarkable adventure, showcasing the rich heritage and diverse landscapes of these two countries. From the bustling streets of Tel Aviv to the ancient ruins of Ephesus, this journey offered a profound exploration of history, spirituality, and breathtaking beauty yes

Patrick R.

Exploring both Turkey and Israel in one tour provided a fascinating blend of cultures and historical sites. From the cosmopolitan atmosphere of Istanbul to the religious landmarks in Jerusalem and the natural wonders of Cappadocia, every moment was filled with awe and wonder

Sarah N.

The Turkey and Israel tour was an unforgettable journey through ancient history and religious significance. From the underground cities of Cappadocia to the iconic sights of Jerusalem and the breathtaking beauty of Petra, every destination offered a unique and enriching experience yes

David H.

The Turkey and Israel tour was an extraordinary journey that immersed us in the rich history, culture, and natural beauty of both countries. From the iconic landmarks of Istanbul and the surreal landscapes of Cappadocia to the ancient wonders of Ephesus and Petra, and finally, the sacred sites of Jerusalem and Bethlehem, every moment was filled with awe and wonder. It was a truly unforgettable experience that deepened our understanding of these remarkable destinations.

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