10 Days Private Turkey

Start and end in Istanbul! With the sightseeing tour Best of Turkey 10 Days Private Tour, you have a 10-day tour package taking you through Istanbul, ..

10 Days Private Turkey

Start and end in Istanbul! With the sightseeing tour Best of Turkey 10 Days Private Tour, you have a 10-day tour package taking you through Istanbul, Turkey, and 6 other destinations in Turkey. Best of Turkey 10 Days Private Tour includes accommodation in a hotel as well as flights, an expert guide, meals, transport, and more.

Day 1: Arrival Day
Arrive at Istanbul Airport where a professional driver will meet you and transfer you to the hotel for check-in and the rest of the day is at your leisure.
Start point: Your driver will collect you from the Arrivals Hall, İstanbul Airport

Day 2: Classical Full-Day Tour of Istanbul
Explore Hagia Sophia which was originally built by Emperor Constantine in the 4th century, and then converted into a mosque sometime in the 15th century by the ottomans.
Go to the Topkapi Palace, once used by the Ottoman Sultans from the 15th to 19th centuries, and see the magnificent collection of priceless jewels, silver, crystal, and porcelain, robes that were worn by the sultans, and the relics of the prophet Mohammed. (Entrance to the Harem is extra).
We will visit the stunning Blue Mosque that was built for Sultan Ahmet I. The Blue Mosque is a unique piece of architecture with six minarets and features around 20,000 beautiful Iznik tiles.
See the Grand Covered Bazaar with its many shops perfect for your holiday souvenirs. 

Day 3: Bosphorus Cruise & Beylerbeyi Palace
Visit the exotic Egyptian Spice Market located on the Golden Horn before boarding your cruise of the Bosphorus where the waterway separates the two continents Europe and Asia.
Pass by Rumeli fortress which was built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452, so he could prepare for his conquest of Istanbul.
Cross over the Bosphorus Bridge to Asia where you will visit Beylerbeyi Palace, which was once the summer address of the Ottoman Sultans, then on to Camlica Hill for a fantastic view of Istanbul.

Day 4: Free Day in Istanbul
Enjoy a day at your leisure where you can do a bit more shopping, see some more fantastic sights or relax in a Turkish Bath. 

Day 5: Istanbul - Cappadocia
In and around Cappadocia
After breakfast transfer to Istanbul Airport for our domestic flight to Cappadocia. Transfer to your hotel in Cappadocia and the rest of the day is yours for some relaxation.

Day 6: Full Day North Cappadocia Tour (Red Tour)
Explore the famous Goreme Open Air Museum and see some of the best examples of Byzantine art that is in Cappadocia in rock-cut churches with frescoes and paintings (10th to 13th century). Continue to Uchisar Rock-Castle to have a panoramic view of the valleys of Cappadocia.
See the lunar landscape of Cappadocia with some rock formations beyond belief in Devrent valley, walk-in Pasabag near Zelve, and wonder at the “fairy chimneys” where the sound of the wind mixes with the “songs of fairies”.
Visit Avanos which has been the center of terra cotta work of art since around 3000 BC, and you will get a demonstration in a traditional pottery workshop.

Day 7: South Cappadocia Tour (Green Tour) – Flight to Izmir
You will be collected from your hotel after breakfast for a full-day tour of South Cappadocia. You will be able to see Kizilcukur, which is an isolated valley located behind Urgup. It features beautiful rock formations with some great hidden rock-carved churches. The most exciting part of this area is the many tracks that connect the small villages and towns through gardens and vineyards like a spiders web. It is always possible to see the villagers working in the area and offering grapes, apples, or apricots to you. Explore Cavusin, one of the oldest settlements in the area, and can be found 2km from Goreme. The St.John the Baptist church offers a stunning panoramic view of the village, and the church with its paintings dating back to the 5th century, making it the oldest church in the area. It once had a large courtyard which is unusual for Cappadocia; however, this has been eroded. Visit the Underground City, one of the largest and deepest of the 40 others in Cappadocia, and have eight floors, although not all are open to the public. Visit the pigeon houses and rock formations and see some magnificent landscapes. Transfer to Cappadocia Airport for a flight to Izmir and overnight stay in Kuşadası.

Day 8: Pamukkale- Hierapolis
In and around Hierapolis
Drive to Pamukkale and discover the pure white travertine terraces and the ruins of Hierapolis.
The travertine terraces at Pamukkale are definitely one of the most spectacular natural wonders that you will be able to see from several mineral springs in a substantial white cliffside.
About 200 m overlooking the plain you can see how the calcite-laden waters have dripped over several terraced levels and created a fairyland of unusual solidified cascades and shell-shaped basins and look like creations made from snow or like balls from cotton, which gave the scenery the Turkish name Pamukkale (cotton castle).
Moreover, the water in the basins changes its color according to how the light enters.
Also visit the ancient ruins of Hierapolis with its Basilica, theatre, and Roman Baths.

Day 9: Full Day Ephesus Tour
In and around Ephesus
After breakfast, have a full day excursion in Ephesus.
The tour starts with Isabey Mosque, then drive to an ancient Greek city which was later a major Roman city on the west coast of Asia Minor called Ephesus.
Stroll past the Celsus Library, the Temple of Hadrian, and the Trajan Fountain in the Ancient Ephesus.
After walking on the historical marble street you will find the Great Theater where St. Paul preached.
Have a break in a local Turkish Restaurant with an open buffet Lunch.
In the afternoon proceed to the shrine of Mother Mary, it is believed where she spent the final years of her life.
Then visit the Temple of Artemis one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
Transfer to Izmir airport for your flight to Istanbul.
Arrival and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Istanbul

Day 10: Departure Day
Transfer to Istanbul Airport to connect to your international flight.
Endpoint: Your driver will transfer you to Istanbul Airport

Included services:
- Accommodation
- Domestic Flights
- English Guide
- Mentioned Meals
- Transport

Excluded services:
- Drinks by dinner