PERFECT 9 DAYS
Istanbul | Cappadocia | Ephesus
This sample itinerary gives you a great opportunity to explore the musts of Turkey in a unique way. You will be able to explore the highlights of Turkey with unique experiences and learn about the culture, history and much more in 9 days.
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DAY 1 – ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Upon arrival in Istanbul Airport, we meet and greet you with flowers at flight gate.
Private buggy service
Fast track service
Escort to transfer vehicle by personal assistant and private transfer to your hotel with ultra VIP Mercedes Benz.
Rest of the day, if you feel like to do a little bit of sightseeing, panoramic tour to Old Pera (Taksim Square and Istiklal Street) which used to be like the Embassy Row while Istanbul was the capital of Ottoman Empire before 1923. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 2 – ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Enjoy a privately guided exploration of the heart of Istanbul, taking in sights such :
Hippodrome, the largest chariot race ground of the Byzantine Empire
Blue Mosque, with its exquisite blue tiles (or Mosque of Suleyman the Magnificent)
The opulent Topkapı Palace & Harem, the residence of the sultans for almost three centuries,
The world famous Hagia Sophia
Underground Cistern, where the mystery is solved in Dan Brown’s “Inferno” and
Spice Market, best place to buy Turkish delight, dried fruit, exotic spices and herbs.
Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 3 – ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Today you'll see the Golden Horn Neighborhood and Rahmi Koc Museum, Mirror of industrial heritage and the famous Grand Bazaar, a giant labyrinth, or a wonderland with precious, colorful, handcrafted, one-of-a-kind products from all across the country. Today you'll also experience the traditional Turkish Hammam, a truly authentic ritual to feel like an Ottoman Sultan. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 4 – ISTANBUL, TURKEY
This morning private tour of imperial Dolmabahce Palace, beat the crowds by visiting with a private guide during the morning hours. Spend the remainder of the day in the upscale district of Nisantasi, with no doubt the most important shopping and fashion center of Istanbul, boasting elegant boutiques and cafes.
Then enjoy a luxury sunset cruise along the Bosphorus with a private yacht. Cruise along European and Asian shores of Istanbul to witness the harmony of Ottoman and modern architecture. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 5 – CAPPADOCIA, TURKEY
Take a morning flight to Kayseri and drive up to Cappadocia, the jewel of Central Anatolia. The most famous and characteristic features of Cappadocia are the remarkable conical rock outcrops know as fairy chimneys.
Have a panoramic tour by Zelve, where three canyons meet in the Valley of Monks, and Pasabag Valley, enjoy a photo stop and capture wonderful images of the unique landscape.
Then visit Avanos, to enjoy a pottery workshop to meet the artisans and see their collections displayed in a vast underground cave complex. After dinner visit a historical caravanserai to see the sema ritual performed by Whirling Dervishes, this is a mystical and very special experience. Overnight in Cappadocia.
DAY 6 – CAPPADOCIA, TURKEY
In early morning, enjoy hot-air balloon flight gently drifting over the fairy chimneys, pigeon houses, orchards and vineyards in your own private hot air balloon. Then explore The Pigeon Valley, fascinating Kaymakli underground city, rock carved churches of Göreme Open-Air Museum and Mustafapasa Village (Sinassos), an ancient Greek town. Overnight in Cappadocia.
DAY 7 – IZMIR, TURKEY
Today fly to Izmir and visit and relax in beautiful Aegean seaside town of Urla (Vourla), new culinary capital of Turkey.
Take your love of the cuisine a step further with an amazing Aegean meal and explore the vineyards whilst making a couple stops to taste the wine. You’ll uncover new favourites and flavours in Urla.
Overnight in Izmir.
DAY 8 – EPHESUS, TURKEY
Discover the Ephesus, one of the world’s most fascinating sites of antiquity, learning about its history, legends and unique geology.
Then private tour of The House of Virgin Mary and the delightful village of Sirince. Overnight in Kusadasi.
DAY 9 – ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Flight to Istanbul.
You will have a short walk to the international terminal for your departing international flight.
Last day’s programme and domestic flight to be determined according to your international flight.
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