10 Day Turkey Tour

Our 10 day Turkey itinerary is for our guests who are coming to Turkey not only to see the sites, but also to understand its culture, history, food, tradition, who are coming to learn and enjoy this country. Therefore, their full satisfaction is our priority. Visit the highlights with a local guide in Turkey

This is just a sample itinerary and it can give you idea about how much you can see in 10 days in Turkey. Depending on your ideas and suggestions, we can customize it for you.

Turkey Itinerary 10 Days

Day 1 : Arrival to Istanbul

  • Arrival to Istanbul.
  • Transfer from airport to your hotel in Istanbul.
  • Overnight stay

Day 2 : Istanbul Old City Tour

biblical tours hagia sophia

  • Guide will meet you in hotel lobby and take you to the  tour of Istanbul Old City:
  • Byzantine Hippodrome (used for public entertainments organised by emperors),
  • Sultanahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque, famous for its tiles),
  • Topkapi Palace (imperial residence of ottoman sultans),
  • Hagia Sophia (Church of Holy Wisdom, museum that used the be the biggest Orthodox church in the World),
  • Grand Bazaar (the oldest and the largest covered market in the world).
  • Overnight stay in Istanbul.

Day 3 : Istanbul Tour and Boat Trip

Private Boat for Bosphorus Tour

  • Guide will meet you in hotel lobby and take you to another tour in Istanbul
  • Bosphorous boat trip (during this tour you will see the bridges of Istanbul, Dolmabahce and Beylerbeyi Palaces, Anadolu and Rumeli fortresses and beautiful houses around the strait).
  • Taksim Square (the heart of the modern part of Istanbul).
  • Church of the Holy Savior in Chora (famous for frescoes that depict scens from life of Virgin Mary).
  • Spice Market (17 century structure that housed the majority of the city’s spice trade).
  • Overnight stay in Istanbul.

Day 4 : Departure from Istanbul and Tour of Cappadocia

uchisar

  • Transfer to airport to fly to Cappodocia.
  • Arrival to Cappadocia. Transfer from airport and tour:
  • Dervent Valley
  • Monks valley
  • Goreme open air museum (important early Christianity center)
  • Cavusin village (one of the oldest settlements in the area)
  • Love Valley
  • Overnight stay in Cappadocia.

Day 5 : Cappadocia Tour

  • Kaymakli or Derinkuyu Underground city (the most interesting examples among 36 underground cities).
  • Uchisar castle (the highest point in the region with amazing landscape view).
  • Pigeon Valley.
  • Rose Valley.
  • Overnight stay in Cappadocia.

Day 6 - Fly to Izmir:

the virgin mary house

  • Transfer to airport to fly to Izmir.
  • Arrival to Izmir.
  • Transfer from airport to your hotel in Kusadasi / Selcuk.
  • Overnight stay.

Day 7 :  Tour of Ephesus and Surrounding

  • Ephesus tour (the biggest collections of Roman ruins in the Eastern Mediterranean)
  • House of Virgin Mary (it is believed that the Mother of Jesus spent her final years in that house close to Ephesus)
  • Temple of Artemis Tour (one of the seven wonders of the ancient World)
  • Overnight stay in Kusadasi or Selcuk

Day 8 : Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour

pamukkale

  • Three hours driving to Pamukkale.
  • During this tour you can enjoy the wonder of nature that is unique in the world and the ruins of the Roman spa city.
  • Return to Kusadasi.
  • Overnight stay.

Day 9 : Pergamon and Asklepion Tour

biblical tours pergamon

  • Pergamon (famous for the 2nd biggest library in the world) and Asklepion (remains of one of the first hospitals in the ancient world) or Didyma, Miletos and Priene Tour (tour of 3 Ionian cities).
  • After the tour transfer to Izmir airport to fly to Istanbul.
  • Arrival to Istanbul.
  • Transfer from airport to hotel.
  • Overnight stay in Istanbul.

Day 10 : Departure

  • Transfer to airport for your return flight

Some Questions

What can you see in Turkey in 10 days?

If you have 10 days for your trip, you can easily visit the 3 highlight areas of Turkey: Istanbul, Cappadocia and the Aegean region. In each of the areas, you can spend 2-3 days which is enough time to see the top attractions.

Which is the best month to visit Turkey?

Summer can be very hot and winter very cold, rainy and snowy in Turkey. The best time to come would be March to May and September to November. Spring and autumn are pleasantly warm, room rates in hotels are average and sites are not too crowded.

How much money would I need for 10 days in Turkey?

The budget you would need depends on the time of year, your sightseeing plans etc. Prices in Turkey are generally lower than in Wester countries. Domestic flights are very affordable and hotel room rates are reasonable. Turkish cuisine is very rich and affordable.

The Best Turkey Travel Guide for You!

Our Turkey travel guides are locals who have very good knowledge not only about the sights in the area, but also about the history of Christianity.

They are all fluent in English, and some of them guide also in other languages.

Have the best experience in Turkey with our expert local guides...

Testimonials

  • My family and I visited turkey at the end of 2010..we were very impressed with our tour guides Mr Nizam Adsiz as as well as Mrs Aylin Sekban.. Both spoke good english and we managed to develop a friendship with both of them which made the tours more enjoyable. Will definitely be going back to Turkey.
    Moolaam
  • We have just arrived from Turkey, we had an splendid adventure from Efesus to Capadoccia, visiting wonderful cities and archeological sites. Pamukkale, Afrodisias, Sagalassos….Konya, everything was wonderful Ertunga, Blüent and Mustafa made our journey fantastic.
    Maria Graciela G-Mexico City, Meksika
  • Ertunga is a great guide, super friendly, very big knowledge of the area and very pleasant to be around. He arrived with a driver and a Mercedes van, good space for the 3 of us. He made the tour as we went along, so we did see exactly what we wanted, and as our son is only 4 years old, we did have to speed up some places. All made possible by Ertunga, though I am sure he could tell much more in each place, since his knowledge seems extreme. Be sure to book with Ertunga.
    NipeOdense
  • Amazing guide with a lot of patience and a wealth of information about every sight we visited. Would definately recommend him highly for a smaller or a larger group.
    Aslam K
  • Turkey wouldn’t be the same without Ertunga…he treated us just like family and was the best private tour I could ever have !!!
    Bilman420

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FAQ About Our Turkey Tours

Most of our Turkey tours are private. We do not have definite departure dates for any of our tours, as we usually customize tours depending on your requests in the inquiries. Of course, if you have a group – we can always arrange your tour in Turkey.

Depending on your itinerary, available time and distances between sights it can be ground transportations only, or combination of ground transportation and domestic flights.

Depending on the size of your group, we can use Mercedes Vito or Mercedes Sprinter. All our vehicles are new (model 2016 or newer), comfortable and air-conditioned. You can see our vehicles

It depends on your itinerary… If you plan to fly between areas, in each one you will have a local guide; in that way you can get the best experience in each area and also avoid some extra costs (hotel accommodation and domestic flights for guide). If you plan to have a ground transportation, you will have a same guide during entire trip (in some small places it is not possible to find a local guide) and that is something that some of our guests prefer…

Prices depend on the size of your group and services that are included. For example, some guests prefer to arrange accommodation on their own. The itineraries listed on our site are there just to give you idea about how much you can see during your trip. Depending on your specific ideas and thoughts, we customise your trip and send you price offer…

Once we receive an inquiry, we can send you itinerary option with price in 24 hours, as latest. Afterwards, depending on your ideas and suggestions we can change some details until we have the options that you want to book.

You can pay via bank transfer, credit card or cash. We also accept PayPal / Payoneer deposit payments. You should pay 20% deposit when you decide to book; balance can be paid during your stay in Turkey.

Once you decide to book a tour with us, you should pay 20% deposit and it is refundable for 30 days from the date it is received. If you decide to cancel the trip afterwards, we will not be able to refund your deposit.

Please visit www.evisa.gov.tr to get all information and obtain electronic visa if necessary.

During your tour you will eat like a local. Local beer and wine are optional and at your own expense. We can arrange vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free meals if requested.

Normally it is 15 kg checked laggage and 8 kg in cabin, but for our guests we arrange eco flexible tickets so your baggage allowance would be 20 kg + 8 kg in cabin.

You are strongly advised to buy travel insurance before you arrive to Turkey. Our vehiches have full traffic insurance, but we can’t arrange your travel insurance. You can choose one of many travel insurance policies in your country…

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