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12 Days Private Tour of Turkey

12 Days Private Tour of Turkey

Also, this uniquely fascinating tour includes; Istanbul, Troy, Pergamon, Ephesus, Kusadasi, Pamukkale, Sagalassos, Konya and Cappadocia.

  • Day 1, WELCOME TO ISTANBUL

Arrive in Istanbul. Transfer to hotel. Rest of the day and evening at leisure.

  • Day 2, ISTANBUL

In the morning drive to the old town. Visit the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern. After lunch, tour to the Topkapi Palace and Harem Apartments. Then see the Grand Bazaar and Spice Market. Rest of the day and evening at leisure.

  • Day 3, ISTANBUL – CANAKKALE

Early morning ride for Canakkale. Then, cross the Dardenells by ferry boat to Asia. Visit the site of Troy, the Homeric city. Also, you will see and find out about the Trojan horse, Helen of Troy, the battle between Achilles and Paris and more. Overnight stay at Canakkale.

  • Day 4, CANAKKALE – BERGAMA (PERGAMON) 

Drive about three hours for the ancient city of Pergamon. As mentioned in the book of revelation in the New Testament among the seven churches of Asia minor. The city was known as the city where the throne of Satan is located. Enjoy lunch. Furthermore, visit Acropolis and Asklepion, the ancient famous hospital. Evening at leisure in Bergama.

  • Day 5, BERGAMA – EPHESUS – KUSADASI

Morning drive to Ephesus. Visit the Basilica of St. John’s, his tomb and the House of Virgin Mary. Then, afternoon tour Ephesus with its legendary marble streets. Then see the magnificent Amphitheatre, Hadrian Temple and Celsus library. Reach Kusadasi for Dinner. In the evening, stroll through the shops and overnight in Kusadasi.

  • Day 6, KUSADASI – PAMUKKALE

After leaving from Kusadasi, drive about three hours. Enter the site from North Gate and walk through the Ancient Cemetery. So far some of the Italian archaeologists excavated over 1200 tombs in the area. Indeed, the total number is expected to exceed 3000.There is nowhere on earth that you can see such an enormous ancient cemetery.

Afterwards, see the Roman Bath, walk through Domitian Gate, Frantinus Avenue to see the other remains. Then, View the huge Roman Theater having a capacity of about 10000. Also, Walk on the calcium deposit terraces of Pamukkale. As well as, enjoy the lovely views. The water temperature is 32 degrees.  For the ones interested there is an opportunity to swim at the ancient pools of Cleopatra. Evening at leisure and overnight in Pamukkale.

  • Day 7, PAMUKKALE – BURDUR – KONYA

Drive to Burdur to see the breathtaking archaeological site of Sagalassos. After visiting the ancient city, drive to the city of Konya. Also, Konya is one of the oldest settled cities of Turkey. It was the capital city of Seljuk Turks during the 12th and 13th centuries. Besides, Konya is an important cultural city of Turkey.  Konya was the final home of Rumi whose tomb is in there. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Konya.

  • Day 8, KONYA – CAPPADOCIA

Visit the Mausoleum of Mevlana. Later, see the tile museum. After the Konya tour drive to Cappadocia for overnight stay. 

  • Day 9, CAPPADOCIA

Today you have the option to experience the day with a hot air balloon ride. Before sunrise, you will have time to attend this optional activity before the day starts. Afterwards, you will be transferred back to your hotel at around 07:00-7:30am.
After breakfast, start your private tour at 09:30 am. See a new area of ​​magnificent sceneries. Indeed, you will see some of the most brilliant valleys of Cappadocia. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay in Cappadocia.

  • Day 10, CAPPADOCIA

You will also visit one of the most important Underground Cities in Cappadocia. See how the early Christians hid from the extortionists. See a great panoramic view at the Uchisar Castle. Also tour to Goreme Open Air museum. Afterwards, you will be transferred to airport in the afternoon. Return to Istanbul. Finally you will spend the night in Istanbul. 

  • Day 11, ISTANBUL

In the morning, you will tour the Magnificent Suleyman Mosque and drive to the City Walls of Istanbul in Edirnekapı area. Also you will be taken to the Chora Museum to explore the most alluring mosaics and frescos from the medieval age. After lunch, enjoy a short Bosphorus cruise in the afternoon. Leisure in the rest of the afternoon and evening. Overnight stay in Istanbul.

  • Day 12, ISTANBUL

Transfer to the airport for departure flight home.

BookMeGuide provides custom made travel itineraries in Turkey. Especially, see below the program of Turkey’s most exciting destinations on this 12 days tour.

In order to provide precise costing, kindly advise us the number of people in your group with your travel dates.  Please contact us.

The price includes:

  • State licensed, excellent tour guide
  • As well as accommodation in boutique hotels
  • Pick up & drop off from/to Hotel / Airport.
  • Transportation with Mercedes Sprinter or coach bus
  • Also, Domestic flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul
  • Admission fees to the sites
  • Lunches during tours
  • Thermal pool in Pamukkale 

The price does not include:

  • International flights and visa
  • Drinks during the meals
  • Balloon ride in Cappadocia (100 to 180 Euros depending on season)
  • Gratuity for the tour guide and driver
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