12 Days Turkey Trip Package
Day 1-Welcome to Istanbul
Reception with name in the airport according to your time of arrival and private transfer your selected hotel. Depending on your schedule, we can additionally arrange a dinner cruise on the Bosphorus to relieve tiredness of your journey and take a glance at the city before you have a deep sleep before midnight. Have some rest by now, tomorrow will be long day in the old city of Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul
Day 2-Full Day Private City Tour of Istanbul
Savour your breakfast at the hotel and get ready to be in mood of discovering the marvels of Istanbul with its thousands year of history and unique monuments with the narrations of your local guide. We will cover a decent amount of distance today so please be advised to wear comfortable shoes with you. First head out to paramount Hippodrome Square which is surrounded by many important monuments such as Sultanahmet Mosque also known as Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia Museum. Lunch will be offered in a local restaurant and proceed to Topkapi Palace and finalising our long day with an meander in the labyrinth streets of 500 years old Grand Bazaar with its almost 3000 boutique stores. Make our way back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Day 3-Free Day in Istanbul or Participate a Full Day Tour
Breakfast at the hotel, checkout and leave your luggages at the hotel reception. Today you can explore the city self-guided or participate a city tour with additional cost.
Please be prepared at the hotel reception at about 17:00. Transfer to airport and flight to Antalya. Upon arrival, reception in the airport and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Antalya.
Day 4- Free Day in Antalya / Optional Excursions
Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the hotel and start wandering through the old city of Antalya which is also famous with architecture in Ottoman quarter. There are many things to do here in old city but we can also offer you some more action trips or cruises like Daily Boat Tour to Kalkan or heritage tours such Perge Aspendos Tour if requested. Dinner and overnight in Antalya.
Day 5-Free Day in Antalya / Optional Excursions
Breakfast at the hotel. Free morning in Antalya and check-out from our hotel around at noon at time indicated the day before. Transfer to airport early in the evening and flight to Izmir. Arrival and transfer to Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 6-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.
Meals:Breakfast and Lunch
Day 7- Tour of Pamukkale and Hierapolis Antic City / Travel Cappadocia Via Visiting Konya Private Vehicle
Enjoy an early breakfast at the hotel before you start off another day full of fun and history. Pick and drive 3 hours by minibus and reach 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 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
Day 8-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
Day 9- 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 are flying over Cappadocia. 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. But staying in Cappadocia relax is recommended
Day 10- Free Day in Cappadocia and flight to Istanbul at noon
Breakfast at the hotel and check-out from our room. Transfer to airport for our flight to Istanbul. Arrival and private transfer to our hotel. Time at leisure in Istanbul
Day 11-Free Day in Istanbul or optional day tour of Green Bursa
Breakfast at the hotel. This day is free for your leisure or you can participate optional day trip to Ottoman’s former capital city of Bursa. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 12-Free Time and Transfer to Airport. End of our services
Pick up from your hotel and transfer to airport 3,5 before your international flight. End of our services.
Price:1490 USD per person in double or triple room and 180 USD per person for Balloon Tour in Cappadocia
For confirmation, we charge 30% of total at time of booking and balance should be paid upon your arrival in Istanbul by visiting our office either in cash or by credit card.