15 Day Turkey Tour

The Best of Anatolia with expert tour guides in Turkey. 15 day Turkey tour is a perfect program for our guests who love history and enjoy visiting the ancient cities. Turkey is a paradise for history buffs.

Turkey Itinerary 15 Days

Day 1: Arrival To Istanbul

You will be picked up from the airport and transferred to your hotel. Free time and overnight stay in Istanbul

Day 2: Istanbul City Tour

You will meet your guide at hotel and start your 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) and Istanbul Archeology Museum; after the tour return to hotel, free time and overnight stay in Istanbul

Day 3: Istanbul Old City Tour

You will meet your guide at the hotel and start your full day 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 4: Istanbul-Troy-Canakkale

Approximately 5 hours driving to Canakkale; visit Gelibolu War field 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-Pergamon-Kusadası

Departure from Canakkale and 3 hours driving to Bergama; visit the acropolis of Pergamon, city that was famous for the 2nd biggest library in the ancient World, and the Temple of Asclepion which was one of the first hospitals in the world; after the tour 3 hour transfer to Kusadasi and overnight stay

Day 6: Ephesus Tour

-Visiting the ancient city 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 (one of the seven wonders of ancient world). Overnight stay in Kusadasi.

Day 7: Kusadasi - Bodrum

Visit 3 Ionian cities of Priene, Miletos and the well preserved Temple of Apollo in Didyma; after the tour proceed to Bodrum for an overnight stay

Day 8: Bodrum City Tour

Bodrum city tour: visit the St Peter’s Castle and Mausoleum which is one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world; overnight stay in Bodrum.

Day 9: Bodrum - Pamukkale

2 and half hour driving to Aphrodisias, on the way to Aphrodisias we will stop to see the ancient Roman City, Stratonikeia; after visiting the city of Aphrodite famous for its well preserved stadium, we will drive 1 more hour to Pamukkale; during Pamukkale and Hierapolis sightseeing, you will have chance to swim in the ancient pool, you can enjoy the wonder of nature that is unique in the world and the ruins of the Roman spa city; overnight stay in Pamukkale.

Day 10: Pamukkale-Antalya

After breakfast we drive up to Tauros Mountains (1600m above sea level) and we will visit an ancient city of Sagalassos (one of the best preserved ancient sites in Turkey famous for its monumental mountain) then we will drive to Antalaya; Antalya city tour (Hadrian`s gate, ancient port and Old City); overnight stay in Antalya

Day 11: Antalya-Konya

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

Day 12: Konya - Cappadocia - Ihlara

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; arrival to Cappadocia, overnight stay.

Day 13: Cappadocia

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 volcanic rock); overnight stay in Cappadocia

Day 14: Cappadocia

Cappadocia tour: Kaymakli underground City (one of the most interesting examples among 36 underground cities in the area), 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 or Nevsehir airport for your flight to Istanbul.
Overnight stay in Istanbul.

Day 15: Transfer

Transfer to airport for your return flight

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.

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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

All guides wait otside the terminal and they hold a sign with their guest’s name.

All the vehicles are non-smoking and air-conditioned. We usually use Mercedes Sprinter and Mercedes Vito. You can see our vehicles

The driving distance between these two places is 30 minutes.

During the high season, on some busy days, there are 4-5 cruise ships in Kusadasi port and thousands of people visiting the sight. Local guides have priority for buying entrances, so it is also one of advantages of taking a private tour of Ephesus.

It can be very hot, 38 ºC (100.4 ºF) ir even more, and since there is not much shade in Ephesus, we advise you to bring hat, umbrella and water…

We usually spend around 2 hours in Ephesus, which is enough time to see all the most important parts of this sight. However, our private Ephesus tours are tailor made, so we do not limit our guests time for sightseeing. It all depends on your interests and available time.

No, it is definitely not difficult anymore, as there are new, additional wooden paths for wheelchairs inside of Ephesus.

During religious holidays and on Sundays there is a mass organizes in Virgin Mary’s House and everybody can join it. It is also possible to arrange a private mass for groups. If you are interested in this option, a priest must be informed in advance.

In past, Sirince was a typical local village, but once tourists started visiting it, it became a touristy place. Still, it is nice to visit it, as you can see many old Greek houses from the Ottoman period. This place is also famous for home made fruit wines that you can taste in many winehouses.

This Temple was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient world. There is only one column left there. But it is nice to hear the history of the place, so that you can understand Ephesus better.

During our tours, we never make any shopping stop, unless the customer requires so. All the tours are tailor made. So our guests decide where to go and how much time to spend in each sight. Even if you are not on the market for carpets, it may be interesting for you to see this demonstration as a part of Turkish culture.

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