Luxury Ancient Turkey Tour - 11 Days

This tour package includes the most popular destinations Istanbul, Ephesus, Sirince, and Pamukkale, Ankara. Transportation on the tour will be all private.

Overview

  • Avoid Crowded Groups, Private Tour Only For You
  • Discover more demands in your limited time
  • Flexibility with & without a tour guide
  • Customizable & All in one price, with no hidden costs

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES TO BOOK AS EXTRA BY THE TOUR

  • Balloon Tour in Pamukkale
  • Tandem Paragliding in Pamukkale
  • Balloon Tour Cappadocia

EXTRA DETAILS
Season: 
Every day (All year round)
Departure Point: Istanbul
Ending point: Izmir
Duration:  11 days

GOOD TO KNOW:

  • Please wear comfortable clothes, a hat, sunglasses, and shoes.
  • Do not forget your swimsuit and towel.
  • Take your camera (without professional equipment)

ADDITIONAL INFO:
• Clients must be ready at the departure point 15 minutes before the exact pickup time.
• If you cannot find the service you need please contact our dedicated team to advise of your requirements.
• Please take a passport for children if any.

TOUR  LANGUAGE:
• English

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival to Istanbul

You will be met at the airport by our meet&greet staff and transferred to your hotel in a private car. Stay in Istanbul.

Day 2
Istanbul Old City Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel after breakfast to visit the Byzantine and Ottoman Relics found in the Sultanahmet area. The tour is on foot as the places of visit are within walking distance of each other. You will visit Hagia Sophia Museum, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Harem of the Palace, and Basilica Cistern. The lunch will be served at a local restaurant. The tour ends with the Grand Bazaar tour, the most popular historical shopping center in Istanbul

Day 3
Dolmabahce Palace,Bosphorus and Pera Tour

Departure from your hotel after breakfast and start the day by visiting Dolmabahce Palace, the last residence of Ottoman Sultans located on the shores of the Bosphorus. It was home to six sultans from 1856, when it was first inhabited, until 1922. The construction of the palace cost five million Ottoman Mecidiye gold coins, the equivalent of 35 tons of gold. The design contains eclectic elements from Baroque, Rococo, and Neoclassical styles. The Museum-Palace has golden gilded ceilings, crystal staircases, and the largest Bohemian and Baccarat Crystal Chandelier collection in the world. After visiting this magnificent palace, you will get on a public boat for your Bosphorus tour of about 2 hours. Bosphorus is a 33 km long strait and is a natural border between Asia and Europe. The boat will go up to the narrowest part where Rumeli and Anatolian Fortresses are. During the cruise, you will see the most impressive sights along the shores of the Bosphorus including Ciragan Palace, Maiden´s Tower, Bosphorus bridges, Rumeli and Anadolu fortresses, and million dollars seaside mansions. The lunch is served at a nice local restaurant. In the afternoon, you will visit Istiklal Street and Pera District packed with music shops, bookstores, movie theaters, cafes, restaurants, and bars. You will also visit Galata Tower offering a gorgeous view of the Old City and Pera districts. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped off at your hotel.

Day 4
Golden Horn Tour

Departure from your hotel at around 08:30 and drive to Suleymaniye Mosque, the imperial mosque of the Ottoman Empire constructed by Architect Sinan. The next visit is to Chora Church Museum, a small but impressive building dating to the 11th century and unique with Christian frescoes and mosaics inside. The best spot looking over the Golden Horn is Pierre Loti Hill where there is a tea house today for breaks. The tour will go on with a short boat tour in Golden Horn to see the site from the sea. After lunch, the tour ends with shopping at Spice Bazaar, the most popular place in the city for spices, Turkish delights, and coffee. At the end of the tour, we drive in the direction of Ankara and drop you off at your hotel.

Day 5
Ankara Tour

After breakfast, you will visit the Anatolian Civilizations Museum where you can see the objects discovered mostly in Hitit ancient cities of Anatolia like Hattusas. The lunch will be served at one of the traditional Ankara Houses by the Castle serving as a restaurant today. At the end of the tour, we drive in the direction of Cappadocia and drop you off at your hotel.

Day 6
Northern Cappadocia Tour

The tour starts after breakfast, from your hotel in the morning, you’ll drive to Devrent Valley where the geographical formations remind a place on another planet. Then in Pasabagi, you’ll take a stroll among the amazing fairy chimneys of Cappadocia. From there drive to Avanos to have lunch. Cappadocia is also famous for with traditional pottery predicament where you will also attend a workshop. The next visit is to Goreme Open Air Museum keeping the best preserved Byzantine cave churches in the area. Then return to the hotel.

Day 7
Southern Cappadocia Tour

Depart from your hotel at 09.30 am and the day starts with a 4km hike through the Rose Valley visiting the churches. The next visit is to Christian&Greek village of Cavusin. We will have the lunch in Pigeons Valley unique with small niches carved in the rocks. Cappadocia has several underground cities used by the residents to escape from their enemies and Kaymakli Underground City is among the famous ones being on our visiting list. You will also visit the Ortahisar Natural Rock Castle offering a beautiful view over the valley. Then return to the hotel.

Day 8
Konya and Rumi Museum Tour

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Konya. Upon your arrival at the Konya to visit the Empire founded by Turks and has been the residence of Rumi Dervishes. Mevlana Rumi spent his life in Konya where he wrote his famous books about Sufi and his ideas spread over the world after his death from here. Following the transfer from the bus station to Konya city center, you will take a guided tour in Konya to visit Mevlana Museum and his tomb, Karatay Madrasah, Aladdin Hill, the old bazaar, and the other remnants belonging to Seljuk architecture. At the end of the tour, you will drive in the direction of Pamukkale and be transferred to your hotel.

Day 9
Pamukkale

After breakfast, you will be transferred to take a morning bus to Pamukkale. You will be met at the bus station and start visiting Pamukkale after lunch. Pamukkale is famous for white-colored rocks formed by thermal waters containing calcium bicarbonate. The ancient city Hierapolis at the site was a famous healing center and the hotels are site still preferred for thermal water pools in the present day. The Roman Pool at the site is still in use. You will be guested in one of the thermal&spa hotels at night to enjoy the hot water pools.

Day 10
Free time in Sirince

After breakfast, you will be transferred to take a morning bus to Selcuk. You will be met at the bus station and transferred to the village of Sirince. In this pretty old Orthodox village, 12 km away from Ephesus located on the top of a mountain, anyone will enjoy the impressive wine yards and peach trees’ views on his way. Today the village is a perfect synthesis of Turk-Greek culture. Free time at leisure in the afternoon. You will be hosted in of the traditional Greek village houses at night.

Day 11
Southern Cappadocia Tour

Depart from your hotel after breakfast and the day starts with a 4km hike through the Rose Valley visiting the churches. The next visit is to the Christian & Greek village of Cavusin. We will have the lunch in Pigeons Valley unique with small niches carved in the rocks. Cappadocia has several underground cities used by the residents to escape from their enemies and Kaymakli Underground City is among the famous ones being on our visiting list. You will also visit the Ortahisar Natural Rock Castle offering a beautiful view over the valley. After the tour, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Istanbul in the evening. Upon your arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 12
Ephesus Tour

After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel for the tour. Ephesus is the most splendid ancient city in Turkey and requires about 2 hours to visit. After lunch, the next visit is to Virgin Mary’s House where it is believed she spent the last years of her life and was buried. The last visit of the day is to Ephesus Museum where the objects discovered in Ephesus are exhibited, Diana Temple which was one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world, St. John Castle, and the remains of the Church situated at the top of Ayasoluk Hill and Isa Bey Mosque being the most important structure belonging to Turkish heritage. At the end of the day, you will be transferred to the airport ın Izmir

Included - Excluded Services

Included Services

  • • Admission fees to attractions
  • • All sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary
  • • Lunch during the tours
  • • Private Transfer service from Hotels
  • • Private Transportation by air-conditioned non-smoking vehicle
  • • Private Guide
  • • Flight tickets for the tour
  • • Insurances

Excluded Services

  • • Beverage during the tour
  • • Tips to the guide&driver(optional)
  • • Personal expenses
  • • Entrance for swimming in Cleopatra Pool
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Luxury Ancient Turkey Tour