Enjoy a private tour of Turkey, starting from Istanbul, planned by VIP Ephesus Tours!
Day 1: Welcome to Istanbul. Your guide meet with you at the airport. Depending on your arrival time you may explore the city or be transferred to your hotel. Overnight Istanbul.
Day 2: After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided private tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar. Overnight Istanbul.
Day 3: Today you visit Dolmabahce Palace and then have a Bosphorus Cruise (public boat) experience. Afternoon you will be transferred to the airport to take your flight to Cappadocia. Overnight Cappadocia.
Day 4: Marvel at the lunar landscape with a fully guided private tour of Cappadocia. Goreme Open Air Museum, the fairy chimneys, Uchisar Castle, Avanos, Cavusin Village, Devrent Valley. Overnight Cappadocia. Optional Tour (Cappadocia hot air balloon tour over the valleys).
Day 5: Today get a good breakfast, then there is a canyon and an underground city awaiting for you. Your itinerary includes Derinkuyu Underground City, Ihlara Canyon, and Selime Monastery. Overnight Cappadocia.
Day 6: Free half day in Cappadocia. Optional Tour (You may try traditional Turkish Bath). Afternoon you will be transferred to the airport to take your flight to Izmir. Overnight Kusadasi.
Day 7: Absorb yourself in history today. Today you visit Ephesus, the Temple of Artemis, and House of Virgin Mary. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient times. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village you can learn how the carpets are made by hand and what determines their value. Overnight Kusadasi.
Day 8: After breakfast you head to the magnificent White calcium terraces, known as Cotton Castle (Pamukkale) where you also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. This city was used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers. Overnight Kusadasi.
Day 9: After breakfast tour to Pergamon which is one of the seven churches of revelation and famed with amazing temples in ancient times. You visit one of the oldest medical centers in history as well. (You may substitute Pergamon Tour with Priene-Miletos-Didyma Tour). Overnight Kusadasi.
Day 10: After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye and you are transferred to the airport. Fly to Istanbul. End of the service.