10 Days In Turkey Best Turkey Tour. Spend 10 glorious days in Turkey seeing all the must see sights. Soak up the culture and history of Istanbul. Soar above the fairy chimneys at dawn on a hot air balloon ride…
- Trip Itinerary
- Trip Includes
- Trip Excludes
10 Days In Turkey Best Turkey Tour. Spend 10 glorious days in Turkey seeing all the must see sights. Soak up the culture and history of Istanbul. Soar above the fairy chimneys at dawn on a hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia. Explore the ancient city of Ephesus and the Temple of Artemis, one of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World. Luxuriate in the thermal hot springs of Pamukkale and retain your youth in Cleopatra's Pool. Pay your respects to the fallen soldiers at Gallipoli. Climb into a replica of the Trojan horse. Explore the ancient ruins of Pergamon. Don't miss this trip, which is jam packed with adventure and beautiful places waiting to be seen!
Arrival to Istanbul and Check in to the hotelOnce you arrive in Istanbul, our driver will be waiting to pick you up and escort you to your boutique hotel in the heart of the Old City, also known as Sultanahmet. After checking in the the Byzantium Hotel, or similar, you'll have the rest of the day to get acclimated and explore the city on your own.
Istanbul Old City Walking Tour (B,L)Following breakfast at your hotel, you'll be picked up at 8:30 by our experienced guide to begin a full day walking tour of the Old City. You'll start by seeing the Hagia Sophia, one of the oldest buildings in the city. From there, you'll continue on the the Blue Mosque where you can admire the beautiful interior. The Blue Mosque lets out on to the Hippodrome where your guide will tell you of the significance of each item. Lunch is provided at a traditional Turkish restaurant. After lunch, you'll walk through the historic neighborhoods of Fener and Balat before coming to Topkapi Palace. Admire the longtime palace of the Sultans of the Ottoman Empire as you learn how they spent their days. You'll finish your tour in the Grand Bazaar, one of the largest covered bazaars in the world. At the end of the tour, our guide will take you back to your hotel. You will have the rest of the evening to rest or explore.
Free day in Istanbul (B)You'll have this day free to explore Istanbul on your own. If you'd like to book another day tour, we suggest a luxurious cruise down the Bosphorus, a trip to the fairytale-like Prince's Islands or a day tour of Dolmabahce Palace along with stopovers on the Asian and other European side.
Istanbul-Cappadocia by plane and Day tour of Southern Cappdocia (L)Our driver will pick you up at 4:00 AM and take you to the airport for a one hour flight to Cappadocia. Upon your arrival, our driver will be waiting to pick you up and take you to our office in Goreme town. From there you will join the South Cappadocia Tour. You'll begin your tour with a visit to Derinkuyu Underground City before continuing on to the Ihlara Valley. After a pleasant stroll through a section of the gorge, you will stop for lunch at a traditional Turkish restaurant. From there, you will continue on to Selime Monastery and explore the rock formations that the Monks called home. You're next stop is Pigeon Valley for a spectacular view and photo op. Your last stop will be at an onyx factory to learn how it's made. When the tour is finished, our guide will drop you at your hotel. You will be staying in Holiday Cave Hotel or similar. The rest of the evening is free to rest or explore.
Day tour of Northern Cappadocia / Flight from Cappadocia to Izmir (B,L)If you choose to add on the optional hot air balloon ride, you'll be picked up at 4:30 AM and taken to the balloon site where you will watch the balloons be blown up and prepared for departure. You'll enjoy a one hour hot air balloon ride over the landscape of Cappadocia as the sun rises. Once the balloon ride is finished, our guide will take you back to your hotel where you can enjoy breakfast before your next tour. Our guide will pick you up from your hotel at 9:30 AM for a tour of the North side of Cappadocia. Your first stop will be at Uchisar Castle, which is one of the best views in the area. Next, you'll visit the Goreme Open Air Museum, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and take in the stunning frescoes. For lunch, you will be stopping in Avanos at a traditional Anatolian restaurant. Following lunch, you'll make short stops for photo ops at the beautifully scenic landscapes of Pasabag Monk's Valley, Devrent Valley and the Urgup Fairy Chimneys. Before returning to your hotel, you'll stop at a traditional kick wheel pottery factory and see a demonstration. If you're lucky, you may even get to try it yourself! At the end of the tour, our driver will take you to the airport for a one hour flight to Izmir. When you arrive, our driver will pick you up and take you to your hotel in Kusadasi. You'll be staying at Efe Boutique or similar.
Day tour of Pamukkale and Hierapolis (B,L)After a quick breakfast at your hotel, your guide will pick you up at 7:30 for the 3 hour bus ride to Pamukkale. When you arrive around 11:00 AM, you'll begin the tour with lunch at a traditional Turkish restaurant. Following lunch, your guide will gibe you a tour of the ancient ruins of Hierapolis. After, you'll have two hours of free time. You'll be free the explore the onsite archeological museum, swim in Cleopatra's Pool or head to the main attraction, the white travertines where you can wade through the thermal waters. At the end of the tour, you'll make one final stop at the base of Pamukkale for a great photo op. From there, our driver will take you back to your hotel. You'll have the rest of the evening free.
Day tour of Ephesus (B,L)Following breakfast at your hotel, our guide will pick you up at 9:00 AM for a full day tour of Ephesus. The tour begins at the site of the last dwelling place of the Virgin Mary. You can tour her modest home and leave her a message before departing for the main event. Next, your guide will take you through the ancient city of Ephesus explaining the history and stopping for pictures through the site. Following the tour, you will have lunch at a traditional Turkish restaurant before continuing on the view what remains of the Temple of Artemis. Once one of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World, only one pillar remains. You'll make a quick stop to learn about the history and take some photos. At the end of the tour, you'll be taken back to your hotel. The rest of the evening is free.
Day tour of Pergamon and transfer to Canakkale (B,L)Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before our guide picks you up at 9:00 AM to begin the drive to the ancient ruins of Pergamon. Once you arrive, you'll stop for lunch. After lunch, your guide will take you through the site, explaining the Greek and Roman structures and the history of the city that was once the cultural capital of the Roman Empire. When the tour is finished, our driver will take you to your hotel in Canakkale. You will be staying in the Kolin Hotel or similar.
Day tour of Troy and Gallipoli -Transfer to Istanbul (B,L)After breakfast at your hotel, our guide will pick you up at 8:30 AM for your day tour of Troy and Gallipoli. Your first stop of the day will be the ruins of ancient Troy. Your guide will take you around the site and speak about the many cities of Troy and of Homer's legendary battle between the Trojans and the Greeks. You'll also have time to explore the replica of the Trojan horse. You'll arrive in the seaside town of Eceabat around 12:00 PM where you will have lunch at a traditional Turkish restaurant. After lunch, our guide will show you the many battlefields, graveyards and memorials of Gallipoli, while expertly explaining the strategies and events of the grueling eight month long battle. At the end of the tour, our driver will drive you back to Istanbul and take you to your hotel.
Istanbul (B)According to your flight time, our driver will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the airport.
All Airport transfers mentioned in the itinerary
All flight tickets with taxes
All Bus transfers mentioned in the itinerary.
7-day small group tour mentioned in the itinerary (Guide, Lunch, Transportation and entrance fees)
9 Night Boutique Hotel with breakfast
All Meals mentioned by the itinerary (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner)
Vegetarian meals available
Tips and international flight tickets
- Pricing NameStartEndGroup (Min-Max)Pricing