Visit a cradle of civilization on this private tour of Turkey – the Turkish Delight Tour!
Day 1: Welcome to Istanbul. Your guide will meet with you at the airport. Depending on your arrival time you may explore the city or ne 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 Suleymaniye Mosque and Spice (Egyptian) Market. Overnight Istanbul.
Day 4: After breakfast you say goodbye to Istanbul. Drive to Safranbolu. Late afternoon arrive to Safranbolu and check in to our hotel. You can go out and discover Safranbolu at night. Overnight Safranbolu.
Day 5: Today all day you explore Safranbolu where there is a World heritage site. Safranbolu lists for its well preserved Ottoman era houses and architecture. The old town has many well preserved buildings, including; a museum, 25 mosques, 5 tombs, 8 historical fountains, 5 Turkish baths, 3 caravanserais, a historic clock tower, a sundial and hundreds of houses and mansions. Overnight Safranbolu.
Day 6: Today travel to Ankara (Capital of Turkey). You visit Anitkabir, the Mausoleum of Ataturk, the founder of the Turkish Republic. Another visit to Anatolian Civilisations Museum. Then Drive to Cappadocia. On the way we will give a stop near the Salt Lake. Overnight Cappadocia.
Day 7: 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 8: Today get a good breakfast there is a a canyon and a underground city awaiting for you. You itinerary includes Derinkuyu Underground City, Ihlara Canyon and Selime Monastery. Overnight Cappadocia.
Day 9: Free half day in Cappadocia. Optional Tour (You may try traditional Turkish Bath). In the afternoon you will be transferred to the airport to take your flight to Izmir. Overnight Kusadasi.
Day 10: Absorb yourself in history today. Today you visit Ephesus, the Temple of Artemis, and House of Virgin Mary. Feel the mystical atmosphere of ancient times. Carpet weaving has long been a tradition 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 11: 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 its therapeutic powers. Overnight Kusadasi.
Day 12: After breakfast, take a tour to Pergamon which has one of the seven churches of revelation and is famed with amazing temples from ancient times. You visit one of the oldest medical centers in history as well. (You may substitute Pergamon Tour with Priene-Miletos-Didyma Tour).
After these visits, our tour concludes and we say goodbye. You are transferred to the airport, where you will fly to Istanbul. End of the service.