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Highlights of Turkey: Discover The Best of Turkey in 10 Days

Duration

10 days 9 nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

5/5

Guide Language

Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Overview

Turkey, aka the cradle of many splendid civilizations, has no shortage of touristic landmarks. They are not only important for their historical value; but they are the very best examples of religious monuments, architectural wonders, natural gems, etc…

On this private tour, we are taking you on a journey that covers the greatest hits of Turkey, including Istanbul, Gallipoli, Ephesus, Pergamon, Pamukkale, Hierapolis, Konya, and Cappadocia.  You will have some unforgettable memories while making the best of your holiday in Turkey.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit Istanbul's most important landmarks: the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Byzantine Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar
  • Take a tour along the Anzac Cove and the poignant War Cemeteries at Gallipoli Explore the Asclepion Medical Centre at Pergamon
  • Wander around the marble streets of Ephesus ancient city
  • Pay a visit to the Virgin Mary's House
  • Admire the natural wonders -the travertine terraces- in Pamukkale
  • Walk around the ruins of the Roman health spa at Hierapolis
  • Discover Goreme Open-Air Museum and the underground city of Saratli

Itinerary

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

Day 1
Welcome to Istanbul
Our journey begins with us picking you up from the airport and transferring you to your hotel in Istanbul with a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle. There you will meet our tour guide in a welcome reception. The rest of the day is free for you to start exploring the city.

Day 2
Discover Colourful Istanbul
On Day 2, we are leaving the hotel in order to dive into the heart of Istanbul: the Old City. Here, we will get the chance to visit the captivating Topkapi Palace, the exquisite Hagia Sophia, matchless Blue Mosque, the Byzantine Hippodrome, and the largest and older covered market the Grand Bazaar. We will also get the admire the beautiful view of the Bosphorus.


Day 3
Journey to Gallipoli and Canakkale
Day 3 is dedicated to remembering a glorious past. We are heading to Gallipoli to commemorate the fallen soldiers of World War I. As a common memory for Turkish, Australian and New Zealandian visitors, the Lone Pine Cemetery, the Anzac Cove and Chunuk Bair holds a great importance. After a long day of reminiscing the history, we are heading to our hotel for the night.

Day 4
Off to Troy, Pergamon and Izmir
Homer’s Iliad tells one the biggest love stories of the history, that led to the most unforgettable war of the ancient world: the Trojan War. On our 4th day, we discover the ancient city of Troy, wander around the ruins and remains. We also get to see a replica of the wooden Trojan horse. After our tour in Troy, we are hitting the road again for Pergamon, and ancient kingdom. Here we will visit the Asclepion, that is the medical center of the ancient era.

Day 5
Admire the Ruins of Ephesus and on to Pamukkale
Our journey continues with the ancient city of Ephesus on Day 5. One of the most developed cities of the ancient times, Ephesus still hosts some of the most exquisite landmarks that are still standing. We will admire the amazing Library of Celsus, walk along the marble streets, see the grand amphitheater and explore the matchless Temple of Artemis. On the way, we will also have the chance to pay a visit to the last resting place of the Holy mother Mary, the House of Virgin Mary. After a day of discovery, we are heading to Pamukkale, enjoying the amazing view of the travertine terraces. At the end of the day, we are heading our thermal hotel to spend a night of relaxation before our big day tomorrow.


Day 6
Onwards to Hierapolis and Konya
Day 6 takes us to one of the most important cities of the ancient world: the incomparable Hierapolis. Here we will explore the ancient city ruins. After, we will hop on to our tour bus and head to Konya, the city of peace and tolerance, the city of Rumi.


Day 7
Continue to Cappadocia
On Day 7, we are exploring Konya, by visiting the Mevlana Museum and Mausoleum, that is dedicated to worldwide famous Sufi Rumi. We can see an optional whirling dervishes show to have an unforgettable traditional experience. After Konya, our next stop is Cappadocia. We will see the mesmerizing panoramic view of Cappadocia from Ortahisar Castle and head to our hotel for taking a rest before tomorrow’s adventure.


Day 8
A Day to Explore Spectacular Göreme
On Day 8, we are diving into the heart of Cappadocia. We will visit Goreme Open Air Museum to explore the ancient cave churches with amazing cave paintings. Next we will stumble upon Pasabagi, the Red Valley and Saratli Underground city, where we will have the chance to take a peak at the daily life on ancient times. This day is full of amazing landmarks and natural wonders such as the exceptional fairy chimneys surrounding us. After a long day, we are heading the hotel once more before our flight to Istanbul tomorrow.


Day 9
Return to Istanbul
Day 9 takes us to Istanbul again. After our return flight, the rest of the day is free for us to discover the city’s hidden gems. You can go to Spice Market, walk around the Sultanahmet area. Or you can enjoy the best views of the Bosphorus on a cruise tour.

Day 10
Farewell Istanbul
Our last day in Istanbul, we are saying goodbye to Turkey until our next visit. We are returning our homes with irreplaceable memories to remember for a lifetime.

Included/Excluded

  • Accommodation ( 5 or 4 Star Hotels )
  • 9 breakfasts
  • 1 lunch
  • 7 dinners
  • All transport
  • Professional tour guide
  • Tips

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Reviews

5/5
Based on 16 reviews
Guide
5 /5
Transportation
5 /5
Value for money
5 /5
Safety
5 /5
Discover Turkey’s Hidden Gems

Rose

June 13, 2021

Naturel wonders

Turkey is a kind of heaven of naturel wonders. Tour was amazing and the itinerary is very rich.
Discover Turkey’s Hidden Gems

Robert

June 13, 2021

Fantastic tour

It was a fantastic experience. Thank you for your great service.
Discover Turkey’s Hidden Gems

Olga

June 13, 2021

Thank you

Thank you for a great service.
Discover Turkey’s Hidden Gems

Mary

June 13, 2021

Real historical tour

If you like history, you should join this tour. It was real historical tour from different eras. Recommend it!
Discover Turkey’s Hidden Gems

Lupe

June 12, 2021

Unforgettable memories

Tour was amazing. Thank you.
Discover Turkey’s Hidden Gems

Kim

June 12, 2021

Wonderful experience

We had a great tour. It was a wonderful experience. Our guide was very amazing. Highly recommend this company.
Discover Turkey’s Hidden Gems

Jolana

June 12, 2021

Awesome Cappadocia and more places

Cappadocia was great. Our guide was great person. We really enjoyed. Thank you team.
Discover Turkey’s Hidden Gems

Jan

June 12, 2021

Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and more

All places in the tour itinerary were great. Especially Hagia Sophia and Blu mosque were very attractive. Our tour guide was amazing. Thanks.
Discover Turkey’s Hidden Gems

Daisy

June 12, 2021

Tour itinerary and tour guide was amazing

Everything was great. Thanks to all team.
Discover Turkey’s Hidden Gems

Ann

June 12, 2021

Great trip

Tour was great. I will come back again. Thank you.
Discover Turkey’s Hidden Gems

Ricky

June 12, 2021

Remarkable

The tour itinerary is great. Ephesus, Pamukkale, Istanbul and more... Thank you very much, it was remarkable.
Discover Turkey’s Hidden Gems

Paul

June 12, 2021

Well done

My wife and I had the great pleasure of booking this tour with a most intelligent, welcoming and professional guide. Driver was so kind. Thank... Read more
My wife and I had the great pleasure of booking this tour with a most intelligent, welcoming and professional guide. Driver was so kind. Thank you istambul.com. Less
Discover Turkey’s Hidden Gems

Katelyn

June 12, 2021

Perfect tour program

It was great tour and we really enjoyed. We had a chance to see major attractions because the tour program was great. We look forward... Read more
It was great tour and we really enjoyed. We had a chance to see major attractions because the tour program was great. We look forward coming back and we highly recommend this company. Less
Discover Turkey’s Hidden Gems

Nina

June 12, 2021

Fantastic trip

Fantastic trip, visited so many different beatiful places. Many of which we wouldn't have found by ourselves. Our guide has so much great knowledge and... Read more
Fantastic trip, visited so many different beatiful places. Many of which we wouldn't have found by ourselves. Our guide has so much great knowledge and nothing is too much bother for her. If you haven't been to Turkey before then this is the tour to do. Thanks. Less
Discover Turkey’s Hidden Gems

Polly

June 12, 2021

Best places of Turkey

This tour is perfect to see all famous places of Turkey. Tour guide was fantastic. Highly recommend it!
Discover Turkey’s Hidden Gems

Sabrina

June 12, 2021

I loved this tour

I absolutely loved this tour. My tour guide was just amazing. She is very knowledgable. She’s not just my tour guide now, but also a... Read more
I absolutely loved this tour. My tour guide was just amazing. She is very knowledgable. She’s not just my tour guide now, but also a friend. It was a really good private tour, I would definitely recommend it! Less
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