10 Days Turkey Tour Itinerary
This 10 days Turkey tour itinerary package is generally preferred by our clients who is intending to spend more than a week for Turkey tour during their vacation. We can also modify the package and we can add Antalya after Pamukkale and then continue to Cappadocia by flight as well. 3 Nights and 4 days Blue Cruise with Turkish Wooden Gulet Yachts can also be added from Fethiye to Olympos(Antalya)
Day 1-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 deliver your documents as well as brief info about country and your 10 days turkey tour itinerary package tour. If not, just relax tonight as you will have a busy day tomorrow. You can walk around your hotel to seek out where you can taste your first Turkish meal in a cafe or restaurant nearby your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul
Day 2-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 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 blue İznik tiles within. Right across the blue mosque we will visit legendary monument of Byzantine era the, St.Sophia Museum. Lunch in a Turkish Restaurant and afterwards we will pay a visit to Topkapi Palace and finish our day wandering the labyrinth streets of Grand Bazaar. Overnight in Istanbul
Meal:Breakfast and Lunch
Day 3-Scenic Cruise on the Bosphorus/Spice Bazaar & Dolmabahce Palace
Breakfast at the hotel and meet your guide and join the small group tour. 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 river 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. Visit to the last palace of Ottoman Dynasty, Dolmabahce Palace. Return to our hotels. Overnight in Istanbul
Meal:Breakfast and Lunch
Day 4-Pamukkale Tour and Hierapolis / Travel to Kusadasi
Pick up from hotel in Istanbul and transfer to airport early in the morning. Upon your arrival our team will transfer you to a small hotel where a room is assigned to you where you can have some rest until your tour departure at 10h00-10h30. You can also enjoy a nice breakfast before you start off another day full of fun and history. 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 Kusadasi located by the beautiful shores of Aegean Sea. Overnight in Kusadasi
Meals:Breakfast and Lunch
Day 5-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 in Turkey 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. Transfer to Izmir airport for your flight to Cappadocia. Arrival and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Meals:Breakfast and Lunch
Day 6- Cappadocia Tour
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
Day 7- 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
Note:If you would like to return to Istanbul at the end of this day we can also arrange a evening flight back to Istanbul to save some time.
Day 8- Free Day in Cappadocia and flight to Istanbul at noon
Breakfast at the hotel and have some rest until noon before you empty the room and leave the luggages in hotel reception. Today you can enjoy a ATV Quad Bike or Horseback riding tour in Cappadocia optionally or you can wander through some valley at your own pace. Transfer to airport in the afternoon and flight to Istanbul. If needed, we can also arrange a later flight to spend more time in the region.
Day 9- Free Day in Istanbul or Optional Day Trip Bursa
Breakfast at the hotel. Today you can either explore the modern side of Istanbul on your own and participate one of our day trips to out of Istanbul such as Bursa tour from Istanbul or for relaxing day you can travel to Prince’s Island also known as Grand Island on your own swimming etc. Overnight in Istanbul
Day 10- Free Day and Transfer to Airport
Breakfast at the hotel and free time until 3 hours before your flight. Transfer to airport. End of our services.
Price:1.490 USD per person in double or triple room and 250 Euros p.p. for Hot Air Balloon Tour
What is Included in this 10 Days Turkey Itinerary?
✓ 3 Domestic Flight Ticket in Economy Class with 15kg Luggage and 7kg Hand Luggage
✓ Hotel Accommodation in double or triple room with breakfast
✓ 6 Full Day Excursions with English Speaking Guide Escort
✓ Airport Transfers as mentioned in the tour itinerary
✓ Entrance fees to the Museums, Local Transportation in Latest Model Luxury, Air Conditioned and No Smoking Minibuses
✓ 6 Lunch will be served in restaurants during excursions (Drinks are additional cost)
✓ Local Taxes
How to book this tour?
Please kindly send the enquiry form at the bottom of this page if you are interested in the program or you can send a direct email to firstname.lastname@example.org . Our team will be in touch with you less than 6 hours. Once you come to mutual agreement with our sales team, 30% of total payment of the package will be collected at time of booking by secure online payment gateway that our sales team will send through email. Balance should be paid in Istanbul minimum one day before your departure by visiting our physical office which is located next to Hagia Sophia Museum in Sultanahmet.