This tour contains the most popular attractions in Turkey and surroundings. You will be met by your private tour guide at airport and start to excellent tour.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Any Location / Any Location|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive by 8:00 AM for a prompt departure at 9:00 AM.|
9 NIGHTS 10 DAYS TURKEY TOUR ITINARY
Day 1: Istanbul (L,D)
Upon arrival, welcoming, meet and greet your tour guide. First thing you will do is boshphorus cruise and see the highlights of Istanbul which are facing to sea. In the evening go for Taksim Square; the heart of Istanbul and a shopping arcaid. After you have your dinner at the outside do your check-in. Overnight is in Istanbul.
(No long drive today.)
Day 2 : Istanbul-Ankara- (B,L,D)
After having early breakfast at the hotel depart for Ankara.On the way to Ankara give a stopover at Abant Lake; a nice natural place. And then proceed to Ankara, the capital of Turkey. Visit Anıtkabir, the Mausaleum of Atatürk which is the final resting place of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk the first president and the founder of modern Turkish Republic. After the visits check in to your hotel. Overnight in Ankara.
(Istanbul-Ankara 449 km- 5 hours
Day 3: Ankara-Cappadocia (B,L,D)
After the breakfast depart for Cappadocia and have a break at Salt Lake, one of the largest hypersaline lakes in the World. Then proceed to Cappadocia. Upon arrival go for Göreme Panoroma point and watch the outstanding wiev of the volcanic region. After that watch pottery demonstration; as cappadocia is being the home of the potteries throughout the history. After visits check-in to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.
(Ankara-Cappadocia 295 km- 3.5hours to drive)
Day 4: Cappadocia (B,L,D)
This morning you have the chance of doing optional hot-air balloon tour. After having late breakfast depart for day tour of cappadocia; amazing landscape of soft volcanic rocks; shaped by erosion into towers, cones, valleys, and caves. Today you will visit Pigeon Valley; where pigeon houses are availabe, Uchisar Fortress; a fortress where people were protecting themselves, Pashabag Valley; where the variety of fairy chimneys are available, underground city; one of the place where people were hiding themselves during the attacks. You will also enjoy some nice shows such as carpet weaving demonstration and gemstone factory. Today you have also the chances of doing some optinal entertainment activities such as quad safari, horse safari, jeep safari during the day and whirling dervish show and Turkish night where you can watch dancing performances belong to different regions of the country plus the belly dance show. Overnight in Cappadocia.
(No long drive today)
Day 5: Cappadocia-Konya-Pamukkale (B,L,D)
Early in the morning,have a short photo break at the 13th-century Sultanhani Caravanserai the formal stop over place for the traders along the silk road before proceeding to Konya, The City of Hearts. Visit Mevlana Museum.During that period of cultural, political and religious growth, the mystic Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi founded Sufism, in the West known as the Whirling Dervishes. Then proceed to Pamukkale to have overnight in an thermal hotel.
(Cappadocia-Konya; 226 km-3.5 hours to drive.Konya-Pamukkale; 397 km-5.5 hours to drive)
Day 6: Pamukkale-Kuşadası (B,L,D)
Early in the morning you have a chance of doing hot-air baloon and enjoying the striking view of beatiful white travertines.After breakfast, have a shopping stop at the textile outlet as Denizli is the center of cotton production and textile manifacturing inTurkey. In this area visit fascinating white terraces, important place for the healthcare of the people throughtout the history, and Hierapolis Ancient City. Then proceed to Selçuk, visit one of the best preserved archaeological site of the World, Ephesus Ancient City. The city mainly based on Roman structures and consisting of parliement building, agora, DomitianTemple, Trajan Fountain,Hadrian Temple, Celsius Library,Grand theatre, streets, houses and many others. Another place to visit will be Temple of Artemis, which was one of the seven wonders of the ancient World. Overnight in Kusadasi, one of the most popular resort towns in Turkey.
(Pamukkale-Kuşadası 190 km-3 hours to drive)
Day 7: Kuşadası (B)
Free and easy day in Kuşadası. Enjoy the beach and shopping in this beautiful resort town. Overnight in Kuşadası.
Day 8: Kuşadası-Bursa (B,L,D)
After breakfast, enjoy the leather-fashion show, as İzmir is the center of the leather production in Turkey. Proceed to Bursa city, earliest capital of Ottoman empire, including Grand Mosque; which is cosidered as the fifth important mosque of Islam, Green Mosque and The Tomb because of its bluish-green tile sand the turquoise colour used in the ornaments, named as ‘’Green’’and Silk Bazaar where the famous silk products of Bursa are sold throughout the history. Visit also Candy & Olive oil shop. Overnight in Bursa.
(Kuşadası-Bursa 417 km-5.5hours to drive)
Day 9: Bursa-Istanbul (B,L,D)
After check-out and breakfast , proceed to Istanbul , which was the capital city of 4 great empires including Ottomans. After having lunch, visit the historical peninsula of Istanbul which will be including HagiaSophia; highlight of Istanbul which represent both Christianity and Islam religion, Blue Mosque;one of the masterpiece of Ottoman Empire, became a famous mosque with its bluish colour tiles, Hippodromme Square. Then proceed to Grand-Bazaar and enjoy your shopping there. Overnight in Istanbul.
(Bursa-İstanbul 170 km-2.5 hours to drive)
Day 10: Istanbul (B)
After having your breakfast depart for the airport. We hope you’re leaving with excellent memories and hope to see you again.
Note: Small changings may happen in the itinary due to flights and unforseen circumtances.