A private tour is defined as your family, friends, or other group of people you’ve assembled. We offer private tours only and don’t combine individuals or smaller parties into groups
Suggested tour plan for 12 days/11 nights. All inclusive.
Departure & Return Location Istanbul
Availability and starting : Anytime during the year
Min people : 2
Max people : 40
Upon arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Welcome briefing. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2 Sultanahmet – Old city tour / Istanbul
Enjoy a full day tour including a visit to Topkapi Palace Museum, St Sophia Museum, Hippodrome,Roman Cistern, the Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazaar, the world’s largest and oldest covered market. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3 Bosphorus Boat trip / Istanbul
Cruise along Bosphorus for 2 hours in public boat enjoying the strait that separates Asia and Europe. Its shores are lined with fine neighborhoods, Ottoman palaces, fortresses, old wooden villas, hotels, etc. Visit Spice Bazaar and Suleymaniye Mosque. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 4 Istanbul to Ankara
Road trip to Ankara.( about 450kms) Upon arriving visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, a historic caravanserai holding artifacts from up to 7500 years old including the most extensive and valuable collection of Hittite artifacts in the world. Visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk, the father of modern Turkey. Overnight in Ankara.
Day 5 Ankara to Cappadocia
Drive to Cappadocia, touring a 13th century caravanserai en route. Visit Goreme open air monastry museum area. Optional Whirling Dervishes performance. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 6 Cappadocia
Consider an optional early morning hot air balloon tour and experience floating through volcanic valleys, fairy chimneys and caves at sunrise. After breakfast visit Goreme, a historical region of Turkey, located among the rock formations. Continue to the town of Avanos renowned for its high quality earthenware. Also visit Pasabagi, Red Valley and shopping local handicrafts etc. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 7 Cappadocia to Pamukkale
Drive to Pamukkale. En route visit the famous mausoleum of the Sufi philosopher, Mevlana. This was also the dervish lodge of the Mevlevi order, better known as the Whirling Dervishes. Overnight in Pamukkale.
Day 8 Pamukkale to Kusadasi
Visit the unique cotton fortress of Pamukkale, with its white lime cascades formed by mineral springs, and the ruins of the Roman health spa of Hierapolis. Proceed to Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi
Day 9 Pamukkale to Kusadasi
Tour the famous ruins of Ephesus, an important cultural center of the ancient world, and explore 2,000 year-old marble streets, a theater, the Library of Celsius, a gymnasium and Hadrian’s Temple. Take a short drive to see St. Mary’s stone cottage where it is believed Virgin Mary spent her last years accompanied by St. John. Overnight in Kusadasi
Day 10 Kusadasi to Canakkale
After 2-3 hours road trip, visit the ancient Medical Center Asclepion in Pergamum and continue to a traditional local village for lunch with locals. Then continue to Troy with its famous wooden horse, best known for being the setting of the Trojan War and many cities built on top of each other. Continue to Canakkale for overnight.
Day 11 Kusadasi to Canakkale
In the morning depart for Gallipoli, the site of many battles during WWI. Visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair, and then drive to Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul
Day 12 Istanbul
Transfer to the airport for your return flight home.
All museum entrance fees
Private A/C tour transportation with driver
Petrol and parking or any fees associated with the car.
3-4 star hotels with breakfasts
Guide and driver’s hotels, meals etc
Local taxes and service charges
Arrival and departure transfers between hotel and airport in Istanbul
Optinal activites (such as balloon)
Gratuities to guide and driver
Room Service Fees