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Experience the whirlwind of unbelievable sights and natural landscapes, ancient cities and vibrant modern metropolises on our custom tour of Turkey.
City:
Istanbul, Ephesus, Kusadasi, Antalya
Duration:
15 days
Type:
Private tour
From:
$3,955
Next date:
Flexible

Overview

Day 1
Arrival in Istanbul

Arrival in Istanbul. Transfer to the hotel, check-in and free time to enjoy this magnificent city on your own.

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Day 2
Istanbul Sightseeing & Ottoman Relics Tour

Breakfast at the hotel. Sightseeing tour of Istanbul Old City area including: Hagia Sophia Museum, Blue Mosque and more.

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Day 3
Bosphorus cruise & Two Continents tour

Breakfast at the hotel. Next enjoy an exciting cruising experience aling the Bosphorus Strait with lunch at Camlica Hill offering great panoramic views of the city.

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Day 4
Gallipoli Tour

Breakfast at the hotel. Full day tour of the Battlefields and fronts of World War I in Gallipoli. After the tour you are transferred to your hotel in Canakkale.

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Day 5
Troy & Pergamum Tour

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit to the ancient Troy & Pergamum with its ancient Acropolis. After the tour you are transferred to your Kusadasi hotel.

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Day 6
Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour

Breakfast at the hotel. Full day tour of Pamukkale and Hierapolis. After the tour you are transferred back to your Kusadasi hotel.

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Day 7
Ephesus & Virgin Mary Tour

Breakfast at the hotel. Trip to Ephesus - one of the world’s finest examples of a classical ancient city. After the tour you are transferred back to your hotel.

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Day 8
Kusadasi to Cappadocia

Breakfast at the hotel. Free time to enjoy Kusadasi, check-out and transfer to the airport for a flight to Cappadocia. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel and free evening.

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Day 9
North Cappadocia Tour

Breakfast at the hotel. Tour of Norh Cappadocia including Devrent Imagination Valley and Fairy chimneys. After the tour you are transferred back to your hotel.

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Day 10
South Cappadocia Tour

Breakfast at the hotel. Continue exploration of Cappadocia with South Cappadocia tour and its signature hot air balloon ride. After the tour you are transferred to your hotel in Konya.

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Day 11
Konya City Tour

Breakfast at the hotel. Sightseeing tour of Konya's attractions including the Tomb of Rumi, Sultan Selim and Alaaddin Mosques. Return to the hotel and free time.

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Day 12
Konya to Antalya

Breakfast at the hotel. After check-out you start your journey to Antalya and visit the Seminary of the Slender Minaret along the way. Upon arrival in Antalya, check-in to the hotel and free time.

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Day 13
Antalya Tour

Breakfast at the hotel. Sightseeing tour of Antalya highlights including Termessos Ancient City and Duden Waterfalls. After the tour you return back to the hotel and have free time.

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Day 14
Free day in Antalya

Breakfast at the hotel. Free full day in Antalya.

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Day 15
Departure

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for a flight back home.

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Price

$3,955
Deposit $791
Private tour
Based on double occupancy

What's included

  • Amazing choice of hotels in Istanbul, Canakkale, Kusadasi, Cappadocia, Konya, Antalya;
  • Airport arrival and departure transfers;
  • Private transfers according to the itinerary;
  • Private tours with professional English-speaking guide;
  • All entrance fees;
  • Flight from Izmir to Cappadocia;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • 7 lunches during the sightseeing tours;
  • 4 open buffet dinners at the hotels;

Not included: international airfares, tips and personal expenses

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Istanbul

Welcome to Istanbul! Your private driver meets you at the exit gate of the airport holding a sign with your name on it and takes you to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

The rest of the day is at your leisure, so that you could relax in your room or start exploring this charming city on your own.

Overnight at Istanbul hotel.

Day 2: Istanbul Sightseeing & Ottoman Relics Tour

Right after having breakfast you meet your guide to explore all of Istanbul's classic attractions. This tour covers all legendary monuments and sights in the Old City area.

You see a 1500 year old Hagia Sophia Museum, a gigantic Blue Mosque, as well as the stunning Hippodrome from the Byzantium era.

Overnight at Istanbul hotel.

Breakfast and lunch are included.

Day 3: Bosphorus cruise & Two Continents tour

Following breakfast you start your second day of sightseeing in Istanbul.

First, you enjoy a picturesque cruise along the Bosphorus Strait. Today's program also includes a visit to Spice Bazaar, the last residence of Ottoman Empire, Dolmabahce Palace and Rustempasha Mosque.

Yet another highlight of today is the crossing of the Bosphorus Bridge and a lunch at Camlica Hill during which you can enjoy spectacular views of Istanbul.

Overnight at Istanbul hotel.

Breakfast and lunch are included.

Day 4: Gallipoli Tour

Early in the morning after having breakfast, you check out from your Istanbul hotel and head on a full day tour of Gallipoli.

The Battlefields and fronts of World War I in Gallipoli are now a serene site. Visit the Lone Pine Australian Memorial and Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial, ANZAC Cove, Johnston's Jolly and Kaba Tepe Gallipoli Museum. After the tour you are transferred to your hotel in Canakkale.

Overnight at Canakkale hotel.

Breakfast and lunch are included.

Day 5: Troy & Pergamum Tour

After breakfast you start the Tour of Troy and Pergamum. Visit the ancient city of Troy, famous for the legendary Trojan horse dating back to the times of Beautiful Helen, Queen of Sparta, and Paris, the Trojan Prince.

The ancient town of Pergamum was one of the most important centers of culture and arts in its time. Be prepared to be amazed by its ancient Acropolis! After the tour you are transferred to Kusadasi and check-in to the hotel.

Overnight at Kusadasi hotel.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Day 6: Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and prepare for eventful day ahead. Today you enjoy a full day tour of Pamukkale and Hierapolis. You explore the Domitian Gate, Colonnaded Gate, Cathedral, Red waters of Karahayit, Pamukkale Museum & The Travertine of Pamukkale. After the tour you are transferred back to your hotel.

Overnight at Kusadasi hotel.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Day 7: Ephesus & Virgin Mary Tour

After breakfast at your Kusadasi hotel you will go on a sightseeing tour of Ephesus, one of the world’s finest examples of a classical ancient city.

Today you explore the Temple of Artemis (one of the seven wonders of the old world), the House of Virgin Mary, and the impressive Isa Bey Mosque dating back to the XIVth century A.D. After the tour you are transferred back to your hotel.

Overnight at Kusadasi hotel.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Day 8: Kusadasi to Cappadocia

After breakfast you have some free time to enjoy Kusadasi and its amazing beaches. After check-out from your hotel, your driver takes you to the Izmir Airport for your flight to Kayseri.

Upon arrival you are transferred to your hotel located at yet another amazing region of Turkey - Cappadocia, famous for its otherworldly landscape adorned with fairy chimney rocks, stark plains and rock-cut churches.

Overnight at Cappadocia hotel.

Breakfast is included.

Day 9: North Cappadocia Tour

After breakfast at your hotel, meet your guide & driver who take you to some of the most spectacular sights of the North Cappadocia.

Today you see Devrent Imagination Valley (a lunar landscape), Pasabaglari (Fairy chimneys), Avanos (pottery demonstration with the Hittite technique), Uchisar rock-castle, Esentepe (panoramic view of Goreme valley) and Goreme Open Air Museum (rock cut churches, frescos, and monastery). Your tour ends in the evening and we take you to your Cappadocia hotel.

Overnight in Cappadocia hotel.

Breakfast and lunch are included.

Day 10: South Cappadocia Tour

Today you continue exploring the magnificent sights of Cappadocia. And what's the best way to admire the fantastic views of this region? From the hot air balloon! Your air balloon ride starts early in the morning and after that you are taken back to the hotel to discuss your experience over breakfast.

After that you have a round-up tour of South Cappadocia, the so-called 'Green tour'. It includes Derinkuyu Underground City, Ihlara Valley hike, Selime Monastery. Later this afternoon you have a 2 hour drive to Konya.

Your driver takes you to your downtown Konya hotel.Overnight in Konya hotel.

Breakfast and lunch are included.

Day 11: Konya City Tour

Today you explore Konya. With your guide you stroll the streets of Konya, visiting first the Tomb of Rumi in the glittering Mevlana Museum, an important place of pilgrimage for Muslims and indeed all lovers of Rumi.

Next you visit the Ottoman-era Sultan Selim mosque before having lunch in a traditional Turkish restaurant. We drive along Mevlana Caddesi, Konya's main avenue, to reach the age-old Alaettin Hill (a prehistoric tumulus) to visit the 1000-year-old Alaaddin Mosque, where Rumi often prayed. On a way back we pass remains of Seljuk Sultan's Palace.

Overnight in Konya hotel.

Breakfast and lunch are included.

Day 12: Konya to Antalya

This morning you visit some of the wonderful Seljuk Turkish monuments that Rumi would have known and visited: we drive to the north side of the Alaettin Hill to visit the Seminary of the Slender Minaret (Ince Minare Medrese, 1264), a 13th-century theological college that's been beautifully restored and now serves as Konya's Museum of Stone and Wooden Inscriptions, with works of art from the 1100's and later.

After a tour we have a 2 hour driver to Antalya, and check in to your downtown hotel to enjoy this popular Mediterranean coast resort.

Overnight in Antalya hotel.

Breakfast is included.

Day 13: Antalya Tour

We pick you up from your hotel and drive to Termessos Ancient City. Termessos is one of the best preserved of Turkey's ancient cities. It was founded by the Solims who lived in the Psidia Region. We climb to the city and visit The Gymnasium, Ancient Theater, The Bouleuterion, Odeon, Temples, Cisterns and Rock Tombs.

You have your lunch after these visits in a nice restaurant. After lunch, we visit Duden Waterfalls which falls into Mediterranean Sea and then drive back to your hotel.

Overnight in Antalya hotel.

Breakfast and lunch are included.

Day 14: Free day in Antalya

Antalya is one of Turkey's most prominent resort destinations, one of the major centers of the famous Turkish Riviera. We've saved this free day for you to enjoy its white sandy beaches and warm Mediterranean sea.

Overnight in Antalya hotel.

Breakfast and lunch are included.

Day 15: Departure

This is the last day of your Turkey tour. After breakfast we transfer you to Izmir airport for a flight back to Istanbul. We hope you enjoyed your exploration of Turkey and its magnificent ancient sights!

Breakfast is included.

  • Amazing choice of hotels in Istanbul, Canakkale, Kusadasi, Cappadocia, Konya, Antalya;
  • Airport arrival and departure transfers;
  • Private transfers according to the itinerary;
  • Private tours with professional English-speaking guide;
  • All entrance fees;
  • Flight from Izmir to Cappadocia;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • 7 lunches during the sightseeing tours;
  • 4 open buffet dinners at the hotels;

Not included: international airfares, tips and personal expenses

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Package type Price
Private tour

Based on double occupancy

$3,955
Deposit $791