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Extraordinary 10 days private Turkey tour, uncovering the historical treasures of Istanbul, the surreal landscapes of Cappadocia. The ancient ruins of Ephesus, the mineral-rich terraces of Pamukkale, the coastal charm of Ayvalik.
Experience Turkey’s rich history, stunning landscapes, and coastal allure. From the bustling streets of Istanbul to the otherworldly landscapes of Cappadocia. The Ephesus ancient city, Celsius Library, House of Virgin Mary and the unique terraces of Pamukkale is in our program. The serene coastal town of Ayvalik, and the picturesque nature of Bodrum district, this itinerary promises an unforgettable journey for captivating Turkey. Join us as we unveil the marvels of this diverse and enchanting country.
Day 1 : Istanbul – Exploring the Enchanting Metropolis
Arrive in Istanbul, a city that bridges two continents, and transfer to your hotel.
Start your exploration with a visit to the iconic Blue Mosque, admired for its intricate blue tilework and stunning architecture.
Discover the fascinating history of the Hagia Sophia, a UNESCO World Heritage site that showcases the influence of both Byzantine and Ottoman empires.
Stroll through the vibrant streets of the Grand Bazaar, immersing yourself in the bustling atmosphere and browsing through its countless shops offering unique treasures.
In the evening, savor a delicious dinner at a local restaurant, enjoying the flavors of Turkish cuisine.
Day 2 : Istanbul – Cultural Delights and Bosphorus Cruise
Visit the Topkapi Palace, the opulent residence of Ottoman sultans, and explore its beautiful gardens, chambers, and fascinating exhibitions.
Explore the ancient Hippodrome, once the social and sporting center of Byzantine Constantinople.
Marvel at the magnificent Basilica Cistern, an underground reservoir adorned with atmospheric lighting and impressive columns.
Embark on a memorable Bosphorus Cruise, sailing along the strait that divides Istanbul between Europe and Asia. Admire the panoramic views of Istanbul’s skyline, palaces, and waterfront neighborhoods.
Enjoy a traditional Turkish dinner and experience the vibrant nightlife of Istanbul.
Day 3 : Cappadocia – Otherworldly Landscapes and Cave Dwellings
Fly to Cappadocia, a surreal region known for its unique rock formations and ancient cave dwellings.
Explore the UNESCO-listed Goreme Open-Air Museum, home to remarkable cave churches adorned with exquisite frescoes.
Venture into the underground city of Kaymakli or Derinkuyu, marveling at the intricate network of tunnels and chambers carved into the soft volcanic rock.
Discover the enchanting valleys of Cappadocia, such as Rose Valley and Love Valley, with their extraordinary rock formations and hiking trails.
Conclude the day with a delightful dinner featuring local Cappadocian specialties.
Day 4 : Cappadocia – Hot Air Balloon Ride and Cultural Immersion
Start the day with an optional hot air balloon ride at sunrise, floating above the breathtaking landscapes of Cappadocia (subject to weather conditions, additional cost applies). Capture stunning aerial views of the fairy chimneys and colorful valleys.
Visit the pottery-making village of Avanos and witness the skilled artisans at work, creating beautiful ceramics.
Immerse yourself in Turkish culture through a traditional Turkish pottery demonstration or a carpet-weaving workshop.
Enjoy an authentic Turkish dinner accompanied by live traditional music and dance performances.
Day 5 : Ephesus – Ancient Ruins and Historical Wonders
Transfer to Izmir and travel to Ephesus, one of the best-preserved ancient cities in the world.
Explore the awe-inspiring ruins of Ephesus, including the Library of Celsus, the Grand Theater, and the Temple of Artemis.
Visit the House of the Virgin Mary, a sacred pilgrimage site believed to be the final resting place of the Virgin Mary.
Enjoy a traditional Turkish lunch at a local restaurant, savoring the flavors of the region.
Transfer to Pamukkale and spend the evening relaxing in the thermal waters of your hotel’s hot springs.
Day 6 : Pamukkale – Cotton Castle and Hierapolis
Witness the surreal beauty of Pamukkale, also known as the “Cotton Castle,” where terraces of mineral-rich hot springs create cascading pools of white travertine.
Explore the ancient city of Hierapolis, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and visit its well-preserved theater, necropolis, and ancient baths.
Take a dip in the thermal waters of Cleopatra’s Pool, an ancient pool said to have been visited by the legendary queen herself (additional cost applies).
Enjoy a relaxing evening at your hotel, surrounded by the natural wonders of Pamukkale.
Day 7 : Ayvalik – Coastal Serenity and Island Excursion
Transfer to Ayvalik, a charming coastal town known for its quaint streets, traditional architecture, and serene atmosphere.
Take a boat excursion to the nearby Greek island of Lesbos, immersing yourself in the island’s rich history, picturesque villages, and beautiful beaches (passport may be required, additional cost applies).
Enjoy leisure time in Ayvalik, strolling along its waterfront promenade, exploring the narrow streets of the old town, or relaxing on the sandy beaches.
Indulge in delicious seafood and regional cuisine at a local restaurant, savoring the flavors of the Aegean.
Day 8 : Ayvalik – Olive Oil and Island Hopping
Discover the region’s rich olive oil heritage with a visit to a local olive oil production facility. Learn about the olive oil making process and sample different varieties.
Embark on an island hopping tour, exploring the nearby islands of Cunda and Lale, known for their pristine beaches, charming villages, and historical landmarks.
Enjoy swimming in the turquoise waters, sunbathing on secluded beaches, and capturing the scenic beauty of the islands.
Return to Ayvalik and spend the evening at leisure, savoring the tranquility of this coastal gem.
Day 9 : Bodrum – Coastal Bliss and Cultural Delights
Transfer to Bodrum, a vibrant coastal town known for its lively atmosphere, beautiful beaches, and historical sites.
Discover the historical Bodrum Castle, also known as the Castle of St. Peter, which houses the impressive Museum of Underwater Archaeology.
Stroll through the charming streets of Bodrum’s old town, exploring its lively markets and traditional Turkish bazaars.
Visit the ancient theater of Bodrum, offering panoramic views of the city and the Aegean Sea.
Indulge in a traditional Turkish hammam (bath) experience, rejuvenating your body and mind in a tranquil spa setting.
Enjoy a delightful seafood dinner at a waterfront restaurant, relishing the fresh flavors of the Mediterranean.
Day 10 : Bodrum – Relaxation and Departure
Spend the day at leisure, basking in the coastal beauty of Bodrum. Relax on the golden sandy beaches, go swimming in the azure waters, or explore the town’s vibrant cafés and boutiques.
Optionally, take a boat trip to the nearby bays and coves, where you can swim, snorkel, and soak up the sun (additional cost applies).
In the evening, transfer to Bodrum Airport for your departure, bidding farewell to the enchanting land of Turkey.
Embark on a remarkable 10-day private tour of Turkey, immersing yourself in the captivating history, natural wonders, and coastal beauty that this diverse country has to offer. From the vibrant streets of Istanbul to the surreal landscapes of Cappadocia, the ancient ruins of Ephesus, the terraces of Pamukkale, the coastal charm of Ayvalik, and the picturesque beauty of Bodrum, each destination will leave you with lasting memories. Book your private tour now and get ready to experience the wonders of Turkey like never before.