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Istanbul Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival
Welcome to Istanbul, the city which unites Europe and Asia since the ancient times. It is a city of mosques, tulips and bazars, a city with amazingly rich history, and now you have a great opportunity to discover your own Istanbul!

Upon arrival, your private driver takes you to your centrally-located hotel for check-in. After check-in, the rest of the day is free for you to enjoy the city on your own.

Day 2: Galata Tower, Bosphorus Cruise & the Flavours of Istanbul
In the morning after breakfast, meet your private guide and driver and embark on a full day tour to explore the enchanting sights Istanbul has to offer. 

You start the day with a short walking tour around Galata Tower (outside) in the Beyoğlu district of Istanbul and then continue with a Bosphorus Cruise, an unforgettable experience providing a great opportunity to admire the beautiful city from water, a strait separating Europe from Asia. 

After the cruise, you visit the Spice Market, where you meet the spice experts that tell you all the secrets and specialties of spices. Here you also smell the various spices, learn how to distinguish them and use them with different meals. 

After the tour you return to your hotel and have the evening at leisure.

Day 3: Discovering the Old Istanbul
In the morning after breakfast, meet your private guide and driver to embark on a half day tour of Istanbul and discover its most iconic sights. 

You start the day with a visit to the St. Sophia, one of the finest architectural works in the world. It has been nominated as the 8th wonder of the world by many historians. Considered one of the world’s most beautiful buildings, the Hagia Sofia, which means Church of Holy Wisdom of God, is an important surviving example of Byzantine architecture. 

Then you proceed to the Blue Mosque, one of the largest mosques in Istanbul and is one of the principal adornments on the skyline of Istanbul. It is also famous for its blue tiles and 6 minarets. 

Next on your itinerary for today is the Hippodrome, the former centre of sportive and political activities of Constantinople. During the visit you’ll be able to see the Obelisk from Egypt Serpentine Column from Delphi and fountain of Wilhelm II. 

 As a culmination of the tour you visit the magnificent Topkapi Palace, its Harem and Treasury. In 1465, Sultan Mehmet, The Conqueror of Istanbul, ordered the construction of the first palace; his successors added new pavilions, thus spreading the palace to a total area of 70,000 sqm (7 hectares). The Ottoman Sultans lived in and reined the empire from this palace until the 19th century.  


In the end of the tour you can visit the famous Grand Bazaar (optional), experience its bustle and meet its unique characters. As a special treat, at the Grand Bazaar you learn to play the ancient game of Backgammon with the locals. 

After the tour you return to your hotel and have the afternoon at leisure.

Day 4: Departure
Following breakfast, you check out, meet your private driver and depart from Istanbul.

Included services
1
Half Day Istanbul Sightseeing TourHalf Day Istanbul Sightseeing Tour
Half day
2
Galata Tower, Bosphorus Cruise & Egyptian MarketGalata Tower, Bosphorus Cruise & Egyptian Market
Included services
Half Day Istanbul Sightseeing Tour
Half day
Half Day Istanbul Sightseeing Tour
Galata Tower, Bosphorus Cruise & Egyptian Market
Galata Tower, Bosphorus Cruise & Egyptian Market
Want to add more experiences
Istanbul car services
Here you can add your arrival & departure car transfers, meet-and-greet services
Arrival
Private Transfer Sedan
Included
Departure
Private Transfer Sedan
Included
Air
Istanbul
1 h 19 min
Izmir
Izmir
2nights
Turkeytr
Key Hotel
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Standard Double Room Breakfast Included x 1
2nights
Standard Double Room Breakfast Included
1 Room
2 Guests
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Izmir Itinerary

Day 4: Arrival
Welcome to Izmir, located on Turkey’s Aegean coast! This city was founded by the Greeks, taken over by the Romans and rebuilt by Alexander the Great before becoming part of the Ottoman Empire in the 15th century. 

Upon arrival, you are transferred to your hotel for check-in. After check-in, the rest of the evening is free for you to enjoy the city on your own.

Day 5: Ephesus Full Day Tour
In the morning after breakfast, you meet your private guide and driver for a full day tour of Ephesus, located just 1 hour away. 

Ephesus, a UNESCO site and one of the largest and best-preserved ancient cities in the world, is a must for those who are interested in archaeology and culture. Ephesus, once the most important commercial center of the western Anatolia, is one of the top highlights of Turkey. Temple of Artemis, one of the “Seven Wonders of the World" has once been located here as well. Together with your guide you enter through the Magnesia Gate and begin a slow, downhill walk into the ruins of this Roman provincial capital. Your route takes you past the Odeon, the Celsus Library, the Temple of Hadrian, the Fountain of Trajan and the Great Theater. The theater had seating for 25,000 spectators, which was the site where St. Paul preached to the Ephesians, and is used today for a local spring festival. 

After a break for lunch, you proceed to the Archeological Museum, where you are escorted through the nine exhibits tracing the religious and chronological history of the ancient city. Filled with attractively displayed mosaics, statuary, and other artefacts, the museum exhibits several marble statues of the Mother Goddess Artemis. The Open Air Museum and the Archeology Museum combined give you a very fulfilling idea of the city of Ephesus and its importance in the ancient times. 

Today you also visit the House of the Virgin Mary, the place where Mary may have spent her last days. Indeed, she may have come in the area together with Saint John, who spent several years in the area to spread Christianity. Although this sights has never been officially recognised by the Catholic Church as the home of Mary, a lot of gestures made by the popes authenticated its history in the eyes of the faithful and House of the Virgin Mary became a major place of Christian pilgrimage. 

Another sight on your list for today is the ruins of St. John’s Basilica. It is believed that the evangelist St. John spent his last years in this region and was buried in the southern slope of Ayosolug Hill. Three hundred years after the death of St. John, a small chapel was constructed over the grave in the 4th century. The church of St John was changed into a marvellous basilica during the region of Emperor Justinian. 

Please note: The site requires stair climbing at the entrance and walking over uneven ground, stones and gravel walkways. The site has some fallen ruins and some light climbing will be required. 

After the tour you are transferred to your hotel in Izmir and have the evening at leisure.

Day 6: Departure
Following breakfast, you check out, meet your private driver and depart from Izmir.

Included services
1
Ephesus Full Day TourEphesus Full Day Tour
Full day
Included services
Ephesus Full Day Tour
Full day
Ephesus Full Day Tour
Want to add more experiences
Izmir car services
Here you can add your arrival & departure car transfers, meet-and-greet services
Arrival
Private Transfer Minivan
Included
Departure
Private Transfer Minivan
Included
Air
Izmir
1 h 30 min
Cappadocia
Cappadocia
2nights
Turkeytr
Crowne Plaza Cappadocia
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Superior Double x 1
2nights
Superior Double
1 Room
2 Guests
Breakfast included
Schedule
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Cappadocia Itinerary

Day 6: Arrival
Welcome to Cappadocia, known for its otherwordly landscape and rich history. Upon arrival at Kayseri airport, your private driver takes you to your hotel in Cappadocia for check-in. After check-in, the rest of the evening is free for you to enjoy the town on your own.

Day 7: Full Day Tour of Cappadocia
In the morning after breakfast, you meet your private guide and driver to explore the spectacular landscapes of Northern Cappadocia. 

Today you start your exploration of Cappadocia with a visit to the Goreme Open Air Museum, the most famous tourist attraction in Cappadocia. Here you witness ancient cave churches from the 10-12th centuries, cut into the rock by Orthodox monks, decorated by original frescoes. 

Next on your list is the Zelve Valley, an amazing cave town, honeycombed with dwellings, religious and secular chambers. Zelve is among the earliest-settled and last-abandoned monastic valleys in Cappadocia, which was an inhabited town and a living community up until 1952. 

Devrent Valley which you visit next, in contract to Goreme and Zelve, also known as Imaginary Valley, was never even inhabited, but boasts incredible pink hued rock formations and geological anomalies that have been formed by centuries of erosion and forma an amazing lunar landscape. The valley also has many animal shaped rocks, it looks like a sculpture zoo made by nature. 

You then proceed to the Cavusin Village, one of the oldest settlements in the area, is famous for its Church of St.John the Baptist that dates back to the 5th century and is the oldest church in the region. The old Cavusin village, which was abandoned several decades ago due to rock falls, was all carved into the hillside. The inhabitants of Cavusin lived in houses which were cut into a massive rock wall. Now the insides of many of the dwellings are exposed due to hundreds and hundreds of years of weathering and erosion. So, now from a distance you can look into a church or what was once someone’s cozy little cave home. 

As a culmination of the tour you visit the town of Avanos set on the banks of Kizilirmak (Red) river, which supplies the town with clay for pottery, from which the area derives its main livelihood for centuries. It is believed that some of the techniques still used today date back to 2000 BC, and today you have a chance to learn these ancient techniques on a pottery masterclass at a local pottery. 

After the tour and masterclass, you are transferred to your hotel and have the evening at leisure.

Day 8: Optional Hot Air Balloon Ride & Departure
At dawn you have a chance to participate in an amazing hot air balloon experience in this unique location. 

At midday you check out, meet your private driver and depart from Cappadocia.

Included services
1
Northern Cappadocia Full Day TourNorthern Cappadocia Full Day Tour
Full day
Included services
Northern Cappadocia Full Day Tour
Full day
Northern Cappadocia Full Day Tour
Want to add more experiences
Cappadocia car services
Here you can add your arrival & departure car transfers, meet-and-greet services
Arrival
Private Transfer Sedan
Included
Departure
Private Transfer Sedan
Included
Air
Cappadocia
1 h 30 min
Istanbul
Istanbul
1night
Turkeytr
Radisson President Beyazit Istanbul
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Standard Double x 1
1night
Standard Double
1 Room
2 Guests
Breakfast included
Schedule
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Istanbul Itinerary

Day 8: Arrival
Upon arrival, your private driver takes you to your centrally-located hotel for check-in. After check-in, the rest of the day is free for you to enjoy the city on your own.

We recommend to opt for a traditional Turkish Bath experience at the famous Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam to relax and recharge after your exciting exploration of Turkey.

Day 9: Departure
This is the last day of your amazing tour to Turkey! After breakfast your driver meets you at the hotel lobby and takes you to the airport for your flight back home. 

We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future vacations!

Included services
Included services
Want to add more experiences
Istanbul car services
Here you can add your arrival & departure car transfers, meet-and-greet services
Arrival
Private Transfer Sedan
Included
Departure
Private Transfer Sedan
Included
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9 days
Trip Type
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Private tour
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Home
Best of Turkey
Private tour
Istanbul
3nights
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Radisson President Beyazit Istanbul
Radisson President Beyazit Istanbul
Standard Double
1 Room
2 Guests
Breakfast included
3nights
Schedule
Collections
Istanbul Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival
Welcome to Istanbul, the city which unites Europe and Asia since the ancient times. It is a city of mosques, tulips and bazars, a city with amazingly rich history, and now you have a great opportunity to discover your own Istanbul!

Upon arrival, your private driver takes you to your centrally-located hotel for check-in. After check-in, the rest of the day is free for you to enjoy the city on your own.

Day 2: Galata Tower, Bosphorus Cruise & the Flavours of Istanbul
In the morning after breakfast, meet your private guide and driver and embark on a full day tour to explore the enchanting sights Istanbul has to offer. 

You start the day with a short walking tour around Galata Tower (outside) in the Beyoğlu district of Istanbul and then continue with a Bosphorus Cruise, an unforgettable experience providing a great opportunity to admire the beautiful city from water, a strait separating Europe from Asia. 

After the cruise, you visit the Spice Market, where you meet the spice experts that tell you all the secrets and specialties of spices. Here you also smell the various spices, learn how to distinguish them and use them with different meals. 

After the tour you return to your hotel and have the evening at leisure.

Day 3: Discovering the Old Istanbul
In the morning after breakfast, meet your private guide and driver to embark on a half day tour of Istanbul and discover its most iconic sights. 

You start the day with a visit to the St. Sophia, one of the finest architectural works in the world. It has been nominated as the 8th wonder of the world by many historians. Considered one of the world’s most beautiful buildings, the Hagia Sofia, which means Church of Holy Wisdom of God, is an important surviving example of Byzantine architecture. 

Then you proceed to the Blue Mosque, one of the largest mosques in Istanbul and is one of the principal adornments on the skyline of Istanbul. It is also famous for its blue tiles and 6 minarets. 

Next on your itinerary for today is the Hippodrome, the former centre of sportive and political activities of Constantinople. During the visit you’ll be able to see the Obelisk from Egypt Serpentine Column from Delphi and fountain of Wilhelm II. 

 As a culmination of the tour you visit the magnificent Topkapi Palace, its Harem and Treasury. In 1465, Sultan Mehmet, The Conqueror of Istanbul, ordered the construction of the first palace; his successors added new pavilions, thus spreading the palace to a total area of 70,000 sqm (7 hectares). The Ottoman Sultans lived in and reined the empire from this palace until the 19th century.  


In the end of the tour you can visit the famous Grand Bazaar (optional), experience its bustle and meet its unique characters. As a special treat, at the Grand Bazaar you learn to play the ancient game of Backgammon with the locals. 

After the tour you return to your hotel and have the afternoon at leisure.

Day 4: Departure
Following breakfast, you check out, meet your private driver and depart from Istanbul.

Included services
1
Half Day Istanbul Sightseeing TourHalf Day Istanbul Sightseeing Tour
Half day
2
Galata Tower, Bosphorus Cruise & Egyptian MarketGalata Tower, Bosphorus Cruise & Egyptian Market
Included services
Half Day Istanbul Sightseeing Tour
Half day
Half Day Istanbul Sightseeing Tour
Galata Tower, Bosphorus Cruise & Egyptian Market
Galata Tower, Bosphorus Cruise & Egyptian Market
Want to add more experiences
Istanbul car services
Here you can add your arrival & departure car transfers, meet-and-greet services
Arrival
Private Transfer Sedan
Included
Departure
Private Transfer Sedan
Included
Istanbul, IST
Air1 h 19 min / Economy
Izmir, ADB
Izmir
2nights
Turkeytr
Key Hotel
Key Hotel
Standard Double Room Breakfast Included
1 Room
2 Guests
2nights
Schedule
Collections
Izmir Itinerary

Day 4: Arrival
Welcome to Izmir, located on Turkey’s Aegean coast! This city was founded by the Greeks, taken over by the Romans and rebuilt by Alexander the Great before becoming part of the Ottoman Empire in the 15th century. 

Upon arrival, you are transferred to your hotel for check-in. After check-in, the rest of the evening is free for you to enjoy the city on your own.

Day 5: Ephesus Full Day Tour
In the morning after breakfast, you meet your private guide and driver for a full day tour of Ephesus, located just 1 hour away. 

Ephesus, a UNESCO site and one of the largest and best-preserved ancient cities in the world, is a must for those who are interested in archaeology and culture. Ephesus, once the most important commercial center of the western Anatolia, is one of the top highlights of Turkey. Temple of Artemis, one of the “Seven Wonders of the World" has once been located here as well. Together with your guide you enter through the Magnesia Gate and begin a slow, downhill walk into the ruins of this Roman provincial capital. Your route takes you past the Odeon, the Celsus Library, the Temple of Hadrian, the Fountain of Trajan and the Great Theater. The theater had seating for 25,000 spectators, which was the site where St. Paul preached to the Ephesians, and is used today for a local spring festival. 

After a break for lunch, you proceed to the Archeological Museum, where you are escorted through the nine exhibits tracing the religious and chronological history of the ancient city. Filled with attractively displayed mosaics, statuary, and other artefacts, the museum exhibits several marble statues of the Mother Goddess Artemis. The Open Air Museum and the Archeology Museum combined give you a very fulfilling idea of the city of Ephesus and its importance in the ancient times. 

Today you also visit the House of the Virgin Mary, the place where Mary may have spent her last days. Indeed, she may have come in the area together with Saint John, who spent several years in the area to spread Christianity. Although this sights has never been officially recognised by the Catholic Church as the home of Mary, a lot of gestures made by the popes authenticated its history in the eyes of the faithful and House of the Virgin Mary became a major place of Christian pilgrimage. 

Another sight on your list for today is the ruins of St. John’s Basilica. It is believed that the evangelist St. John spent his last years in this region and was buried in the southern slope of Ayosolug Hill. Three hundred years after the death of St. John, a small chapel was constructed over the grave in the 4th century. The church of St John was changed into a marvellous basilica during the region of Emperor Justinian. 

Please note: The site requires stair climbing at the entrance and walking over uneven ground, stones and gravel walkways. The site has some fallen ruins and some light climbing will be required. 

After the tour you are transferred to your hotel in Izmir and have the evening at leisure.

Day 6: Departure
Following breakfast, you check out, meet your private driver and depart from Izmir.

Included services
1
Ephesus Full Day TourEphesus Full Day Tour
Full day
Included services
Ephesus Full Day Tour
Full day
Ephesus Full Day Tour
Want to add more experiences
Izmir car services
Here you can add your arrival & departure car transfers, meet-and-greet services
Arrival
Private Transfer Minivan
Included
Departure
Private Transfer Minivan
Included
Izmir, ADB
Air1 h 30 min / Economy
Cappadocia, ASR
Cappadocia
2nights
Turkeytr
Crowne Plaza Cappadocia
Crowne Plaza Cappadocia
Superior Double
1 Room
2 Guests
Breakfast included
2nights
Schedule
Collections
Cappadocia Itinerary

Day 6: Arrival
Welcome to Cappadocia, known for its otherwordly landscape and rich history. Upon arrival at Kayseri airport, your private driver takes you to your hotel in Cappadocia for check-in. After check-in, the rest of the evening is free for you to enjoy the town on your own.

Day 7: Full Day Tour of Cappadocia
In the morning after breakfast, you meet your private guide and driver to explore the spectacular landscapes of Northern Cappadocia. 

Today you start your exploration of Cappadocia with a visit to the Goreme Open Air Museum, the most famous tourist attraction in Cappadocia. Here you witness ancient cave churches from the 10-12th centuries, cut into the rock by Orthodox monks, decorated by original frescoes. 

Next on your list is the Zelve Valley, an amazing cave town, honeycombed with dwellings, religious and secular chambers. Zelve is among the earliest-settled and last-abandoned monastic valleys in Cappadocia, which was an inhabited town and a living community up until 1952. 

Devrent Valley which you visit next, in contract to Goreme and Zelve, also known as Imaginary Valley, was never even inhabited, but boasts incredible pink hued rock formations and geological anomalies that have been formed by centuries of erosion and forma an amazing lunar landscape. The valley also has many animal shaped rocks, it looks like a sculpture zoo made by nature. 

You then proceed to the Cavusin Village, one of the oldest settlements in the area, is famous for its Church of St.John the Baptist that dates back to the 5th century and is the oldest church in the region. The old Cavusin village, which was abandoned several decades ago due to rock falls, was all carved into the hillside. The inhabitants of Cavusin lived in houses which were cut into a massive rock wall. Now the insides of many of the dwellings are exposed due to hundreds and hundreds of years of weathering and erosion. So, now from a distance you can look into a church or what was once someone’s cozy little cave home. 

As a culmination of the tour you visit the town of Avanos set on the banks of Kizilirmak (Red) river, which supplies the town with clay for pottery, from which the area derives its main livelihood for centuries. It is believed that some of the techniques still used today date back to 2000 BC, and today you have a chance to learn these ancient techniques on a pottery masterclass at a local pottery. 

After the tour and masterclass, you are transferred to your hotel and have the evening at leisure.

Day 8: Optional Hot Air Balloon Ride & Departure
At dawn you have a chance to participate in an amazing hot air balloon experience in this unique location. 

At midday you check out, meet your private driver and depart from Cappadocia.

Included services
1
Northern Cappadocia Full Day TourNorthern Cappadocia Full Day Tour
Full day
Included services
Northern Cappadocia Full Day Tour
Full day
Northern Cappadocia Full Day Tour
Want to add more experiences
Cappadocia car services
Here you can add your arrival & departure car transfers, meet-and-greet services
Arrival
Private Transfer Sedan
Included
Departure
Private Transfer Sedan
Included
Cappadocia
Air1 h 30 min / Economy
Istanbul, ASR
Istanbul
1night
Turkeytr
Radisson President Beyazit Istanbul
Radisson President Beyazit Istanbul
Standard Double
1 Room
2 Guests
Breakfast included
1night
Schedule
Collections
Istanbul Itinerary

Day 8: Arrival
Upon arrival, your private driver takes you to your centrally-located hotel for check-in. After check-in, the rest of the day is free for you to enjoy the city on your own.

We recommend to opt for a traditional Turkish Bath experience at the famous Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam to relax and recharge after your exciting exploration of Turkey.

Day 9: Departure
This is the last day of your amazing tour to Turkey! After breakfast your driver meets you at the hotel lobby and takes you to the airport for your flight back home. 

We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future vacations!

Included services
Included services
Want to add more experiences
Istanbul car services
Here you can add your arrival & departure car transfers, meet-and-greet services
Arrival
Private Transfer Sedan
Included
Departure
Private Transfer Sedan
Included
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