12 Days Turkey Private Tour

ITINERARY:

DAY 1 -Arrival To Istanbul:

You will be picked up from the airport and transferred to your Hotel. Overnight stay in Istanbul

Day 2 - Istanbul Old City Tour:

Your guide will meet you in hotel lobby and take you to Istanbul Old city tour. 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 City Tour:

You will have a two hour Bosphorus 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), and afterwards visit Spice Market (17 century structure that housed the majority of the city’s spice trade), Suleymaniye Mosque (majestic structure built by famed architect Sinan) and Archeological Museum. Overnight stay in Istanbul

Day 4 - Istanbul-Canakkale:

Departure from Istanbul and approximately 5 hours driving to Canakkale; visit Gelibolu, the battlefield from the 1st World War (Optional) and the ancient city of Troy, made famous in Homer’s epic poem; overnight stay in Canakkale.

Day 5 - Canakkale-Kusadasi

Departure from Canakkale and 3 hours driving to Bergama; visit the Acropolis of Pergamon, famous for the 2nd biggest library in ancient world; after the tour 3 hour transfer you will arriveto Kusadasi; overnight stay.

Day 6 - Ephesus Tour:

Tour of Ephesus (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) and Temple of Artemis Tour (one of the seven wonders of the ancient World). Overnight stay in Kusadasi

Day 7 - Kusadası-Pamukkale

Departure from Kusadasi and 2 and half hour driving to Aphrodisias, the city of Aphrodite; after you visit this well preserved ancient city, you will drive 1 more hour to Pamukkale; during Pamukkale and Hierapolis sightseeing, you will have chance to enjoy the wonder of nature that is unique in the world, the ruins of the Roman spa city and to swim in the ancient pool; overnight stay in Pamukkale

Day 8 - Pamukkale-Antalya:

Departure from Pamukkale and 4 hour drive to Antalya; in Antalya you will have a city tour to see the Hadrian`s  gate, the ancient port and Old City); overnight stay in Antalya

Day 9 - Antalya-Konya:

Departure from Antalya and 5 hour drive to Konya; on the way, you will visit one of the best preserved Roman theaters, Aspendos; in Konya you will visit Mevlana Mausoleum, one of the most important spiritual centers in Islamic world; overnight stay in Konya

Day 10 - Konya-Cappadocia:

3 hour drive to Cappadoccia; on the way you will visit Ihlara Valley, where you will spend two hours walking in the canyon, to discover the churches carved into the rocks and enjoy the nature; overnight stay in Cappadoccia.

Day 11 - Cappadocia Tour:

Optional hot-air balloon flight early in the morning; Cappadocia tour: Imaginary Valley (also known as Dervent valley), Monks valley, Zelve (amazing cave town which housed one of the largest communities in the region) and Goreme open-air museum (ruins of churches carved into soft volcanic rock); overnight stay in Cappadocia.

Day 12 - Cappadocia-Istanbul

Cappadocia tour: Kaymakli underground City (the most interesting examples among 36 underground cities), Uchisar Castle (the highest point in the region with amazing landscape view), Pigeon Valley and Love Valley. After the tour you will have private transfer to Kayseri airport for your flight to Istanbul. Overnight stay in Istanbul

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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