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10 Days Private Tour of Turkey from Istanbul: Best Places to Visit in Turkey

Duration

10 Days 9 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

20 people

4.9/5

Guide Language

Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Overview

Turkey has been an important travel destination for centuries. The well-deserved fame stems from its rich history, cultural diversity and numerous landmarks that attracts millions of visitors every year. Turkey had been the cradle of civilizations, a bridge between Asia and Europe; therefore it hosts some of the most exceptional historical landmarks. Dur to the fact that, it hosted a different cultures, nationalities, religions and traditions. In order to make the best of your holiday, you can join to this private tour to discover the best places to visit in Turkey. On this tour, we are visiting the most popular touristic landmarks of the country on a 10-day adventure. We are exploring the city of two continents Istanbul, visiting the magical Cappadocia, taking a travel back in time to the ancient cities of Ephesus, Priene, Didyma, Miletus and Aphrodisias. We are indulging ourselves with the mesmerizing views of Pamukkale and Hierapois. Do not miss this chance to discover Turkey with this exceptional 10 day private tour.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit Istanbul’s greatest hits like Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar
  • Discover the ancient cities of Ephesus, Priene, Didyma, Miletus and Aphrodisias
  • Admire the captivating beauty of Pamukkale and visit the ancient city Hierapolis
  • Explore the wondrous Cappadocia with its matchless fairy chimneys and mysterious underground cities

Itinerary

This is a private tour designed only for you and your loved ones.

Day 1
Arrival to Istanbul
Our journey begins with us picking you from the airport to transfer you to your hotel in Istanbul with a comfortable, air-conditioned coach. You will have the change to regain your energy after the flight and get ready for next day’s big journey.

Day 2
Istanbul Old City Tour
After the breakfast, we are hopping on our coach to discover the Old City part of Istanbul. Our first stop is the Topkapi Palace, that is an important Ottoman legacy. Next, we are exploring the mysterious Hagia Sophia and learning its glorious history from our professional guide. We are stumbling upon the Byzantine Hippodrome to see the infamous obelisks. Our next stop is a masterpiece of architecture, the Blue Mosque. Last but not least, we are diving into the deeps of the Grand Bazaar to do shopping of local products for our loved ones.

Day 3
Istanbul Full Day Tour
After the breakfast, we are hitting the road to enjoy Istanbul’s greatest neighborhoods some more. First, we are stopping by at the Istanbul Archeological Museum to obtain some detailed information about Istanbul’s history. Then, we are exploring the ancient Basilica Cistern and hear some stories about it from our guide. As the cherry on top, we are hopping on to a Bosphorus cruise to admire the incomparable city view from another perspective.

Day 4
Istanbul to Cappadocia
After breakfast, we are checking out from our hotel and heading to the airport for our flight to Cappadocia. In Cappadocia, there is so much to see; so we are not wasting any time. First stop is the Uchisar Castle to fall in love with the beauty of Cappadocia at first sight. The panoramic view is indescribable. Next, we are visiting Goreme Open Air Museum along with Zelve Open Air Museum to witness the miracles of nature. If the fairy chimneys we see here is not enough, there is always the amazing Deviant Valley and Pasabag Valley to see some great examples of these natural rock formations.


Day 5
Cappadocia Tour
On the 5th day, you can start the day early for an optional hot air balloon ride in Pigeon Valley. We are also taking a hike in the Red Valley to admire the bewitching fairy chimneys. Next, we are heading to the Kaymakli Underground city. Used as a protection shelter and a living area, here we will discover the daily lives of ancient residents of Cappadocia. After spending some time in Cavusin Village, we will discover the art of pottery in Avanos.


Day 6
Cappadocia to Ephesus
After the breakfast, we are checking out from the hotel. We are taking a flight to Izmir from Kayseri Airport. We are heading to Kusadasi to spend the night before our big day ahead.

Day 7
Ephesus Tour
After the breakfast, we are hitting the road to discover the ancient city of Ephesus. Here we will follow the footsteps of glorious times. The city is full of memory from its marble streets to Library of Celsus. We will see the Temple of Artemis and the Grand Amphitheater. Afterwards, we will visit the House of Virgin Mary, where is known as the last resting place of Mother Mary after Christ’s Ascension to Heaven.

Day 8
Priene - Miletus - Didyma
On our 8th day, we are hopping on to our comfortable coach once more to pay a visit to the ancient Greek cities of Priene, Miletus and Didyma. We will get to see the Temple of Apollo and gain some insight about the histories of these cities while touring the ruins and remains. In the evening, we are returning to our hotel in Kusadasi to recharge ourselves.

Day 9
Aphrodisias and Pamukkale
After the breakfast, we are checking out from our hotel and head to Aphrodisias. The ancient city is known as the city of Aphrodite. Here, we will take a tour along the ruins and remains of the city and see the well-preserved stadium. Next stop is the ancient city of Hierapolis. And right next to this epic city, we will visit Pamukkale. Very well-known for its wondrous travertine terraces and thermal pools. After having some great time here, we are heading to Denizli Airport for our flight to Istanbul. We are spending our final night in Istanbul.

Day 10
Farewell Istanbul
After a 10 days of many adventures, it is finally time to say goodbye to the amazing country Turkey. After checking out from the hotel, we are transferring you to the airport. We are leaving you with great memories to make you want to visit Turkey again as soon as possible.

Included/Excluded

  • Accommodation 9 night at 4 star hotel
  • 9 breakfasts
  • 8 lunches
  • All transport
  • Professional tour guide
  • All domestic flights
  • Entrance Fees
  • Tips
  • Dinner
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Tour's Location

Reviews

4.9/5
Based on 8 reviews
Guide
5 /5
Transportation
4.6 /5
Value for money
5 /5
Safety
5 /5
Discover Turkey’s Hidden Gems

Vanessa

June 28, 2021

Good price

The price of the tour was very reasonable. We had a great experience traverling with istambul.com.
Discover Turkey’s Hidden Gems

Sage

June 28, 2021

Good and organized tour

Turkey is a great country for culture, history, food and more. I recommend this tour to see all of them.
Discover Turkey’s Hidden Gems

Amia

June 28, 2021

Wonderful

Wonderful trip, wonderful hotels and foods. Recommend!
Discover Turkey’s Hidden Gems

Gayla

June 28, 2021

Great memories

Tour was wonderful and a lot of memories. I will recommend to my friends.
Discover Turkey’s Hidden Gems

Kacey

June 28, 2021

Well planned

Me and my family were very happy with the itinerary. We felt very special, it was real private tour for us.
Discover Turkey’s Hidden Gems

Lissa

June 28, 2021

A great trip

We loved all locations. Great service.
Discover Turkey’s Hidden Gems

Shannon

June 23, 2021

Well planned

Tour was well planned. Cappadocia is land of magic. It was great to see all parts of Cappadocia. Ephesus is also great. Great itinerary and... Read more
Tour was well planned. Cappadocia is land of magic. It was great to see all parts of Cappadocia. Ephesus is also great. Great itinerary and service. Less
Discover Turkey’s Hidden Gems

Paula

June 23, 2021

Excellent service by istambul.com

We traveled with our kids. Tour vas very very private for us. Tour guide and driver were amazing. We visited ephesus, cappadocia, istanbul and more...... Read more
We traveled with our kids. Tour vas very very private for us. Tour guide and driver were amazing. We visited ephesus, cappadocia, istanbul and more... Great service! Less
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