Best of Turkey Tour - 10 Days

Best of  Turkey tour is 10 days and 9 nights small group or private tour package. The tour includes Turkey’s important touristic sites, including 7  UNESCO World Heritage sites. The old city of Istanbul, Troy, Pergamon, Ephesus, Aphrodisias,  Pamukkale – Hierapolis, and amazing Cappadocia are the major highlights.

You can join one of our small groups maximum 12 people. We can also help you to organize a tailor-made private itinerary for the best of Turkey tour. During this trip, you will be amazed by beautiful nature and remarkable ancient ruins that are beyond your expectations. We will also explore important Christian heritage sites, such as the tomb of St. John near Ephesus and Laodicea, which is one of the Seven Churches of Revelation.

You will be guided by a professional licensed Turkish tour guide during the whole trip. All our guides are experts and fluent in English. During the best of Turkey tour, you will not only visit worldwide famous tourist sites and museums but also will have an interaction with local cultures.

This tour can be customized. Please contact us for more information.

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Itinerary

  • Duration: 10 days & 9 nights
  • Countries: Turkey
  • Experiences: Culture, history, archeology
  • Ages: 12+
  • Starting Point: Istanbul
  • Ending Point: Istanbul
Introduction

Best of Turkey Tour is 10 Days long and includes Turkey's famous 7 UNESCO World Heritage sites of Istanbul – Old City, Troy, Pergamon, Ephesus, Aphrodisias, Pamukkale – Hierapolis and amazing Cappadocia.

DAY ITINERARY

Highlights and visit sites of the day: Arrival in Istanbul and transfer to your hotel. Depending on arrival time, visit to the Mosque of Suleyman the Magnificent and enjoy the view of the Golden Horn from the garden of the mosque. Distance to travel: 40 km.

  • Stay in Hilton Sirkeci Hotel or similar in Istanbul

Today we will visit the Topkapi Palace, first built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1453 and the home of the sultans until the 19th century. Following this, visit St. Sophia, which was built by the Roman Emperor Justinian and was completed in 537 A.D. For more than 1,000 years it was the largest Christian church in the world. Next, visit the Blue Mosque, which was commissioned by Sultan Ahmet in 1603 and was constructed with the deliberate intention of rivaling the St. Sophia.

  • Stay in Double Tree by Hilton Sirkeci Hotel or similar in Istanbul
  • Trip Time: 09:00-17:30
  • Meal: Breakfast

Highlights and visit sites of the day: Gallipoli including World War I memorial of ANZAC Cove, Chunuk Bair and Lone Pine Cemetery, crossing Dardanelles and a brief visit to the city of Canakkale. Distance to travel: 320 km. 

  • Stay in 4 Star Akol Hotel or similar in Canakkale.
  • Trip Time: 09:00-18:00
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

This morning we will visit the legendary city of Troy and have the opportunity to see a replica of the Trojan horse. We will see nine different city settlements of ancient Troy in the same location, each one built on top of the other. Afterward, we will drive to Pergamon to see the Asklepion, which was perhaps the world’s most famous ancient medical center. We will drive to Kusadasi and check into our hotel for a two-night stay. Distance to travel: 390 km.

  • Stay in 4 Star Marina Hotel or similar in Kusadasi
  • Trip Time 09:00-18:00
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Today we will drive to the incredible city of Ephesus and see its colossal Greek Theatre, which is still used for performances today. Among the many things, we will be seeing are the Marble Road, the Celsus Library and the Temple of Diana. We will visit the house where Virgin Mary lived her final days and the Ephesus Museum in Selcuk. We will also visit Claros, an ancient sanctuary where we will see a temple of Apollo. Distance to travel: 50 km.

  • Stay in 4 Star Marina Hotel or similar in Kusadasi
  • Trip Time 09:00-18:00
  • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Today we will drive to Aphrodisias, the city of art and beauty, dedicated to the Goddess Aphrodite. We will see the ancient temple, the marble theatre and the immense stadium, which is the largest and best-preserved in the world and seats over 30,000. We will also visit the spectacular museum of Aphrodisias. We will also visit Laodicea, it is one of the Seven Churches of Revelation and a well preserved ancient city built on the river Lycus. Afterward, we will continue to Pamukkale, which is also called ‘Hierapolis’. This city has an incredible ancient necropolis (city of the dead) Pluto’s Gate or Door to Hell and it is world-famous for its white calcium travertine. We will stay in a spa hotel, where we can swim in the heated pools of enriched mineral water. Distance to travel: 350 km. 

  • Stay in 5 Star Hierapark Hotel or similar in Pamukkale
  • Trip Time 09:00-18:00
  • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

This morning we will drive to Konya to visit the Whirling Dervish Museum, a very holy place for Turkish Muslims. There are exhibits of Dervish costumes, instruments, illuminated manuscripts, and various ethnographic artifacts. We will also visit the Karatay Madrasa, a 13th-century school, now a museum displaying historic ceramics and archaeological relics. We have an overnight stay in Cappadocia. Distance to travel: 590 km.

  • Stay in 5 Star Dinler Hotel Urgup or similar in Cappadocia
  • Trip Time 09:00-18:00
  • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

In Cappadocia, we will enjoy the unique landscape of volcanic rock formations, eroded by the wind and rain. We will tour the amazing underground churches and cities carved into the rocks by early Christians. Going off the tourist track, we will have wonderful strolls where we visit small villages and discover the unknown parts of Cappadocia. Today we will visit Magic Valley to see incredible red-colored rock formations, followed by Goreme and Zelve Open Air Museum, which was once an amazing cave town. We will also visit the Pasabag Valley with unique conical rock formations, Uchisar rock fortress, and Kaymakli Underground City. For those who wish there will be an optional hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia, which is a spectacular experience and suitable for people of all ages. Distance to travel: 40 km.

  • Stay in Cave Hotel in Cappadocia.
  • Trip Time 09:00-18:00
  • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Highlights and visit sites of the day: Visit Sinasos (Mustafa Pasha), explore the old Greek village with historical Greek and Ottoman houses, see the church of Constantine-Helen, see interesting rock formations in Urgup, Ortahisar and Uchisar, visit and explore Derinkuyu or Kaymakli underground city. We will transfer you to Cappadocia airport in the late afternoon to fly to Istanbul. Distance to travel: 60 km.

  • Stay in 4 Hilton Sirkeci Hotel or similar in Istanbul
  • Trip Time 08:00-18:00
  • Meal: Breakfast and Lunch.

After breakfast, transfer to the Istanbul airport and the end of our service. 

  • Meal: Breakfast

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INCLUSION

We aim to provide you with comfortable accommodation so we arranged 4 and 5-star hotels in the city centers of the locations you are going to visit.

The flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul airports is included

Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour will be supporting you for your needs 24/7.

The entrance fee to all museums is included in the price.

Local taxes and VAT

All transfers and transportation.

Transportation in fully air-conditioned, non- smoking vehicle

 

The meals mentioned in the tour program are all included. 9 breakfast, 7 lunch, and 6 dinners.

EXCLUSION

Drinks with alcohol are not included.

Gratuities for drivers and guides are not included

İnternational flights are not included. 

Information & FAQ

We organize our own tour programs trusting and believing in our experience and knowledge. We specifically focus on small group tours to provide interactivity therefore,  our tours accept a maximum of 12 travelers. Believing that the preferences shape the qualiıty of our lives, we are working with expert guides to increase contentment. We are ready to give you 24/7 support

To be able to organize a small group tour we need at least 2 bookings. Maximum number of people is 12

You may have reservation but before your reservation, you should e-mail us about the tour you would like to join and the date of it, please. info@mywayturkey.com

We get a 25% deposit of the whole tour price during the reservation. The rest you may pay cash or credit card to the guide when you come to Turkey.

Reviews

There are 1 reviews
  • Nancy Villicana / from United States

    30.11.2019

    My husband and I booked this tour without any real expectations. From the moment we booked the tour, our guide Fazli, communicated with us via e-mail about our arrival flight and interests. Upon arrival in Turkey, Fazli was at the airport waiting for us. He called the driver and we were immediately picked up in a Mercedes Benz 10 passenger vehicle. We were taken to the hotel, Fazli indicated points of interest to have dinner and let us know the time he would pick us up from the hotel the following morning for the Blue Mosque tour. Fazli and the driver were always punctual with their pick up times. Fazli was very knowledgeable and attentive to our needs and desires. Fazli was great about indicating if we should wear tennis shoes or how much walking we would be doing. In the vehicle, he always had cold water and made sure we took some of our walking tours. Fazli was flexible with the program as my husband wanted to visit the Ataturk Olympic Stadium and Fazli made it possible. My husband was beyond happy If anyone is even minimally considering visiting Turkey, please do so You will not regret it. The people are so friendly, the food is amazing and Fazli the tour guide is very knowledgeable, attentive and friendly. The tour we booked included breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the price. It was so nice to have Fazli recommend the foods we should try because we would always visit authentic Turkish restaurants i.e. the restaurants the locals visit. Every single dish we tried we loved, but our absolute favorites were the pides pizzas. Visiting Capadoccia was a bucket list item and spending the night in a cave was a once in a lifetime experience. From the beginning, I expressed to Fazli my desire to book the hot air balloon ride and we were able to fly in one because he did the reservations in advance. We have amazing memories from this trip. Upon arrival to the U.S, we have recommended Turkey and Serendipity Tours to all of our friends. Fazli will take care of our friends and we know they will have an amazing time. You will not regret booking this tour. Thank you so much to Fazli for an amazing time, as we said before, we will return soon to Turkey because we still have so much to explore.

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