10 Days Private Turkey Trip

However our package tours for Turkey and Greece offers a lot of flexibility within small groups for those who is travelling on budget; we have catered a private Turkey trip with more intimate care who wants to absorb the historical legacy and also more attention of local private guides to their heart’s content. If you have more time to spend or wishing to visit other parts of Turkey which is not in the Turkey tour itinerary below, just shoot us an email by filling out the enquiry form at the bottom of the page and let us make a customised travel itinerary for you and your loved ones. We can also combine this trip with Greek Islands Tours or 7 days luxury cruise to Greek Islands

1st Day-Travel to Istanbul and Free Time(No Meal)

Meet the team in the Istanbul airport upon your arrival and private transfer to your selected hotel. Check-in to your room and have some rest. If your time is within Office hours, one of our agent will pick you up and bring to our Office to pay the balance and receive your documents as well as brief info about country and your package tour. If not, just relax tonight as you will have a busy day tomorrow. You can walk around your hotel to seek out a local diner where you can taste your first Turkish meal nearby your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul

2nd Day-Private Tour of Istanbul Old City

Ready to enjoy a full day walking tour of Istanbul right after having your open buffet Turkish breakfast? You will have an opportunity to see the fascinating contrasts of history and today, which makes Istanbul a unique place for numerous emperors since the past. Commence our day trip from the Hippodrome Square where sport competitions used to take place during Romans. Continue to 17th century Ottoman Mosque with its six minarets touching to skies also known as Blue Mosque by non-muslims due to its 21 thousands blue İznik tiles within from top to toe. Right across the Blue Mosque we will visit legendary monument of Byzantine era the, St.Sophia Museum which was once a Church and a former Mosque during Ottomans. Lunch in a Turkish Restaurant and afterwards we will pay a visit to Topkapi Palace which had as a administrative headquarters of Ottoman dynasty for almost 400 years and finish our day wandering the labyrinth streets of Grand Bazaar housing over 3.500 shops. Overnight in Istanbul

Meal:Breakfast and Lunch

3th Day-Scenic Cruise on the Bosphorus/Spice Bazaar & Dolmabahce Palace

Breakfast at the hotel and meet your guide at hotel lobby at 09:30. We will commence today by visiting the Spice Market which is located in Eminonu district. Continue to pier and board the boat and sail over the Strait of Istanbul that connects Marmara and Black Sea known as Bosphorus. There are 3 bridges over the Bosphorus and we will be passing under two of them. Lunch in a local restaurant. Drive to Asian part to observe Istanbul over a hilltop called Camlica by passing over one of the bridge that we sailed under during the cruise on the Bosphorus. Return to European side back again and Visit to the last palace of Ottoman Dynasty, Dolmabahce Palace. We will sip our teas in a waterfront cafe overlooking the Bosphorus once we finish our tour. Return to our hotels. Pick up our luggage and board the flight to Izmir. Arrival and transfer to Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi. 

Meal:Breakfast and Lunch

4th Day-Tour of Ephesus and Visit to Cottage of Mother Mary 

After breakfast, pick up from the hotel and start the day trip in ruins of Ephesus. Imagine a place that has so much to offer from the ancient history. Ephesus allowing thousands years of architectural monuments that has been carefully preserved and maintained. Some restored relics still displays historical power and majesty. The ancient roman capital of Asia Minor, the Ephesus whom we can call as the Pompeii of Turkey. Because many civilisations lived here and fell into oblivion until it was rediscovered by archaeologists in the late 1800s. Visit major highlights and ruins like Temple of Hadrian, Library of Celsus which is considered as the most important image that looks like temple more than a library. Theatre with the capacity of almost 24.000 people during its time. If you would like to have a general idea of the site and how big is the theatre, you can climb up the stairs and admire the landscape and city’s magnitude with a bird’s eye view. Also visit House of Mother Mary, believed spent her last days having been brought here by St. John from the Jerusalem that is located on a hill near Ephesus, still has an important role in the history of humanity.On the way back to our hotel we will stop by the Basilica of St. John that was built on his tomb. Overnight in Kusadasi

5th Day- Pamukkale Tour / Travel to Konya by Land

Enjoy an early breakfast at your hotel terrace overlooking the Aegean sea and its shining morning before you start off another day full of fun and history. We will drive 3,5 hour from Kusadasi to Pamukkale. You will commence the tour of Pamukkale and Hierapolis from the top of the mountain. This remarkably well-kept remains of Greek-Roman era with full of supreme combination of human-made structures and natural wonders. Its strictly forbidden to walk with your shoes or slippers to avoid damage over this delicate white deposits but this is a really good thing as you let this surface message your soles while walking its warm healing waters grazing your toes. If you are not willing to swim, you can simply rollup your pants but its recommended to wear your swim suits to splash its mineral waters during your hiking and you may also succumb to your childlike instincts and jump to these natural infinity pools to the best of your ability. Your guide will give you some free time to linger on these White terraces made of limestone deposites and take some pictures for making your family and friends jealous. 

The original Hellenistic constructions had been devastated by earthquakes in the first century so majority of the historical artifacts we will visit today are from the Roman era. The antique pool of Cleopatra(additional local cost applies) offers us a rare opportunity to swim in warm healing water amongst the collapsed marble columns of Apollo (divine founder of the city) Temple which was toppled into the water after many successive earthquakes.

At the end of the tour you will be treated a late lunch before we set off on a journey to Cappadocia by our private vehicle. Enroute we will stop by Konya for paying a short visit to this spiritual Sufi city and saviour a delicious Konya style Turkish Pide called Etli Ekmek. Continue our journey and reach to Cappadocia at midnight. Free time and overnight in Cappadocia.

Meals:Breakfast and Lunch


6th Day- Tour of Cappadocia with Local Expert Guide

Rise and shine after sleeping like a baby in an original cave room of your hotel(Regular stone rooms are also available on application for those having claustrophobia). If you want you can wake up early before to snapshot the balloons over the sky before we admire the landscape from sky on the following day. Departure for the 1st day excursion at 09h30 with our guide in small group and visit Devrent Valley where you should let you mind run wild with a lot of different shapes that you need to liken to different creatures; Monks Valley where you can admire some of the most striking shaped and sculptured uniquely by nature, Avanos (Vanessa) by Red River and Pottery Workshop for enjoying demonstrations by a craftsman on a 3000 years traditional Hittite style kick wheel. Lunch will served in a local Turkish Restaurant. Our next stop will be legendary official Goreme Open Air Museum. We will finish the day by sipping our tea overlooking the fabulous panorama of Goreme from a hilltop. Return to our hotels. Evening free at your own pace and mingle with locals and other international tourists in Goreme and have your own dinner to savour some more delicious Turkish food. Overnight in Goreme

Meals:Breakfast and Lunch

7th Day- Balloon Ride in Cappadocia and South Region Tour of Cappadocia

To make the most of your stay, every morning bright and early hot air balloons of Cappadocia are flying over clouds. You can take part in an optional Hot Air Balloon Tour in Cappadocia that enables you to admire land forms and mushroom shaped chimneys of Cappadocia with stunning panorama of the Goreme, Uchisar, Avanos and surrounding area with bird’s eye view. We will stay more or less one hour in the air depending on the weather conditions. Return transfer will be around 07h30-08h00 back to our hotel depending on the seasonal time change of sunrise. You will have enough time to have a quick shower and breakfast. You can pack up your luggages and leave them in the reception. Departure from the hotel and start our day trip with a 3 km hiking in red valley. You would leave no stone unturned on this journey through Cappadocia. During this slow hiking you will have a chance to see many hidden cave dwellings and natural formations while ending up our trail in Cavusin Village where you can picture the oldest church in the region dedicated to St.John. Lunch in a local restaurant and continue paying a visit to underground city of Kaymakli which is considered as the architectural masterpieces of Hittite people dug in the ground almost 3000 years ago. These Groundscapers were the ideal residential areas to the contrary of today’s world skyscrapers. We will see their ventilation shafts, round stone doors for protection from enemy attacks, winery and much more. Evening at leisure on your own and overnight in Cappadocia.

Meals:Breakfast and Lunch

8th Day-Travel to Ankara/Flight to Canakkale

Breakfast at the hotel and departure to Ankara by our private vehicle. We will stop by the Salt Lake and one of the most important Caravanserai of Seljuk times. Arrival in Ankara and Panoramic tour of Ankara and some free time in old city center. Transfer to airport and one hour before flight to Canakkale at midnight. Upon your arrival, our local team will meet in the airport and transfer to your selected hotel in the heart of Canakkale overlooking the Dardanelles. 

Meals:Breakfast, Lunch

9th Day- Troy Tour and Visit to Gallipoli Battlefields

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel and drive to Troy for half an hour. We will take a closer look and in-depth historical analysis over the ruins by the narrations of our private local guide with multitudes of different eras. In comparison with what is left on soil nowadays, this land hosted seven different cities established, flourished and disappeared in the stage of history due to fires, earthquakes and invasions since the very first one on 3000 BC onwards. We will drive back to Canakkale and embark the ferry to cross the Dardanelles and reach to the battlefields of WWI in Gallipoli following a lunch and some rest. We will visit all the major areas, trenches, memorials and battlefields and head off to Istanbul through admiring the beautiful landscape of Thrace region of Turkey. Arrival in Istanbul hotel late at night. Check-in and overnight in Istanbul.

Meals:Breakfast, Lunch

10th Day- Transfer to Airport

3 hours prior to your hotel international flight, we will arrange a private transfer to airport. End of our services.

Price start from 1945 USD per person in double or triple room with 4 start central location hotels but according to your demand we can certainly book 5 star hotels and quote you according to your room type selection.

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