12Days From 3.400,00 $
Classic Turkey Tour
This specially-crafted tour package is much different than the others. It is tailored as a private tour, complimented with a combination of classic destinations in Anatolia and breath-taking spots in Eastern Turkey.
Day 1 Welcome to Istanbul
Once you land in Istanbul
, you will be greeted by our crew and transported to your hotel for check-in. After you have settled in, we will meet you in person to deliver your envelope with your official itinerary, vouchers and tickets over a cup of Turkish coffee or tea while you are briefed shortly about your tour. The rest of the day will be yours to chill out before your first overnight stay in Istanbul.
Day 2 Istanbul Old City Walking Tour / Classic Turkey Tour Begins
Morning pick-up from the hotel by our professional English-speaking guide forthe full-day Old City tour in Classic Turkey Tour. After the tour, drop-off at the hotel. The rest of the evening will be yours to treat yourself to an authentic Turkish dinner and a good night’s sleep to build up energy for your early morning departure in the following day. Destinations for the Old City your are as follows: Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, The Hippodrome of Constantinople, Obelisk of Theodosius, Serpentine Column, German Fountain, The Million, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar.
Day 3 Bosphorus Cruise and Dolmabahce Palace Tour
Morning pick-up from the hotel by our crew, transfer to the harbor to board the boat for the second part of our Classic Turkey Tour. After a morning cruise of the historical sites along the Bosphorus, we will disembark and move to Dolmabahce Palace for an excursion. Upon the completion of the tour, we will hit the road for a 4,5-hour drive to Canakkale. Once arrived, you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in and overnight stay. Depending on the weather and your guide’s recommendations, you might want to drop by downtown for a meal with the beautiful sea view. Destinations for the Bosphorus Cruise and Dolmabahce Tour are as follows: Golden Horn, Byzantine City Walls, Spice Bazaar, the Bosphorus, Rumeli Fortress, Dolmabahce Palace, Bosphorus Bridge, Camlica Hill.
Day 4 Troy & Pergamon Tour / Transfer to Selcuk
Morning pick-up from the hotel, transfer to Troy
, Troy Tour, moving onto Pergamon for Pergamon Tour. Afterwards, transport to your hotel in Selcuk for an overnight stay. Destinations for the Troy & Pergamon Tour are as follows: The Trojan Horse, excavation info center, Troy Ancient City with walls of Troy IV, Temple of Athena, ramps of Troy II, Odeon, acropolis of Pergamon, library, temples of Artemis and Trajan, gymnasium, lower agora, amphitheater, Temple of Dionysos.
Day 5 Ephesus Ancient City Tour / Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour
Morning pick-up from the hotel, transfer to Ephesus
for the Ephesus Ancient City tour as the first and most exciting part of our jam-packed day. Once our tour here concludes, we will drive to Pamukkale for the second mesmerizing part: Pamukkale & Hierapolis Ancient City tour. Upon the ending of our excursions, you will be transferred to your hotel in Pamukkale for overnight stay. Destinations for the Ephesus Ancient City Tour and Pamukkale & Hierapolis are as follows: Temple of Hadrian, Ephesus Ancient City, Celsus Library, House of Virgin Mary, Saint John’s Basilica, Karahayit (Red Pamukkale), Hierapolis Ancient City, Hierapolis Museum, The Byzantine Church, Ancient Theater of Hierapolis, The Agora and White Terrace.
Day 6 Transfer to Cappadocia via Konya
In the morning, you will get picked-up from the hotel for the transfer to Konya. Towards noon, you will arrive in Konya and stop for a short break where you can have lunch and briefly discover the adopted home of Rumi – which also happens to be on the legendary trading route of ancient times: The Silk Road. Later on, you will move on to Cappadocia
for an evening arrival. After check-in to the authentic cave hotel, you may have a couple of hours of free time to visit the town center for an amazing dinner. Bear in mind that the next day’s departure for the hot air-balloon trip will be quite early, so you will need as much sleep as you can get!
Day 7 Hot Air-Balloon Ride / North Cappadocia Tour
Very early morning pick-up from the hotel around the time of sunrise, transfer to the take-off site for the hot air-balloon tour, transfer back to the hotel for breakfast. Afterwards, pick-up from the hotel for the full-day North Cappadocia Tour, transfer to the authentic cave hotel for an overnight stay. Destinations for the North Cappadocia tour are as follows: Goreme Open-Air Museum, Esentepe Panorama, Pasabag, Avanos Pottery Workshop, The Red River.
Day 8 South Cappadocia Tour
Morning pick-up from hotel for the full-day South Cappadocia tour as day 8 of Classic Turkey Tour, upon ending of the tour transfer to your authentic cave hotel for an overnight stay. Destinations for the South Cappadocia tour are as follows: Meskendir Valley, Rose Valley, Cavusin Village, Kaymakli Underground City, Pigeon Valley, Uchisar Castle.
Day 9 Ride to Kahta via Kayseri, Karatay & Maras
You will get picked up from your hotel by our guide and driver early in the morning, to make the most of daylight on your 9th day of the Classic Turkey Tour. On our way to Kahta province of Adiyaman in Eastern Turkey, we will catch glimpses of the glorious Mount Erciyes in Kayseri, amazing early Seljuk architecture in Karatay and Kahramanmaras city – where we might get a chance to stop by for its world-renown Turkish-style ice cream. Upon our evening arrival in Kahta, you will be checked-into your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 10 Mount Nemrut Tour, Visit Ataturk Dam, Sanliurfa City & Ancient Settlement of Harran
Early in the morning, our guide will pick you up from your hotel for a full day of magnificent sightseeing. The start of the tour will be an excursion to Mount Nemrut – where we will visit the site of the mysterious statues, believed to be a royal tomb established around 1st Century BC. Later on, we will pay a quick visit to Ataturk Dam: one of Turkey’s most hydroelectric dams built in a very particular style, blending in with the soil. Afterwards, we will move to downtown Sanliurfa – a magnificent city of Eastern Turkey filled with history around every corner. Our final destination will be Ancient Harran, which has been a hub for commercial, artistic and religious developments throughout history since the Early Bronze Age. Upon ending of our tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in Sanliurfa. Urfa is also famous for its meat and spice-dependent cuisine, known as the motherland of kebab so your guide will be more than happy to give you some restaurant suggestions for an unforgettable dining experience on your 10th day of the Classic Turkey Tour.
Day 11 Gobekli Tepe Excursion, Trip to Birecik, Gaziantep City & Zeugma Mosaic Museum
Following an early morning pick-up from the hotel, our day will begin with an excursion to one of the oldest settlements in Mesopotamian history: Gobekli Tepe. Founded in 10th Century BC, this incredibly well-preserved settlement belongs to the Pre-Pottery Neolithic Period. Afterwards, we will pass through the Birecik province of Sanliurfa on our way to Gaziantep City. Aside from its fair share of ancient history and a past full of bravery, Gaziantep is also home of the world’s best baklava – ever since it was created there. Once we are done with our trip around the city, our guide will take you to our final stop, Zeugma Museum, to get informed about one of the finest collections of ancient mosaics in existence. Later on, we will head to the airport for our 1,5-hour flight back to Istanbul. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by our crew and transferred to your hotel in Istanbul for your final overnight stay in Turkey in the Classic Turkey Tour.
Day 12 Free Time in Istanbul / Transfer to Airport and End of Services
After breakfast at the hotel, you will have some free time to finalize your shopping or say farewell to Istanbul by going out for a cup of coffee with the view of Bosphorus, depending on your flight schedule. At a pre-set time according to your departure flight, our crew will transfer you to the airport – which concludes our services in the Classic Turkey Tour.