TURKEY EXCLUSIVE TOUR
Duration: 11 Nights 12 days
Theme: Cultural in-depth, City sightseing, History
Start/End: Starts in Ankara and ends in Istanbul
Destinations: Ankara, Cappadocia, Konya, Antalya, Pamukkale, Pergamon, Troy, Gallipoli, Istanbul
Tour Intro: Turkey is a paradise of the world with its natural, cultural and historical beauties! You should spent a lot of time to discover, feel, taste and, experience Turkey! If you don’t have so much time how about highlighting Turkey with its essential masterpieces? Then, you are welcome to our Turkey Exclusive Special tour for 10 days. You will discover the most popular places of Turkey with small size friendly group. We are aware that moving around with higher size of groups is hard. So, we have decided to experience Turkey with small groups of travelers since it’s more practical and enjoyable. Through this tour, you will not only see the most beautiful parts of Turkey but also learn and experience local culture. Our professional team have already broken the formal borders in traveling and offer hospitable and friendly experiences!
Day 1: Welcome to the capital of Turkey!
We welcome you at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Have dinner and rest at the hotel.
Day 2: Discover Ankara
First visit Museum of Anatolian Civilizations. You will see a variety of historical masterpieces in the museum belonging to Anatolia’s past rulers. The museum exhibits significant historical heritage of ancient Anatolia. Also, see around from Ankara Castle. Then visit old Turkish Assembly buildings and museums in there. You see how observe the foundation of Turkey there. Then, let’s move to Ataturk Mausoleum (Anıtkabir) and visit one of the biggest museum in Turkey to discover the revolution process of the Turkey in 1900s. Then, take a breath around Eymir and Mogan Lakes in Gölbaşı. Have a pleasant city walk in Kızılay and shop there.
Day 3: Explore Cappadocia!
On our way to Cappadocia, stop by Salt Lake (Tuz gölü) which is the biggest lake in Turkey. See Derinkuyu and Kaymakli underground cities which were built because of mandatory situations with magnificent building arts. Then, stop at Uçhisar Castle and Güvercinlik Valley. Meanwhile, let’s visit a onxy stone art shop and observe its artcraft. Then, visit Open Göreme Museum where monastery, church, chapel, etc. exist. Now, it’s time to visit Paşabağ and Derbent Valley to see the Fairy Chimneys closely. Finally explore Ürgüp’s ancient beauties.
Day 4: Visit the spirit city Konya!
Welcome to the spirit city Konya! Mausoleum of Mevlana is one of the- must see- place in Turkey. It has amazing sculptures, holy shrine, silence and divine atmosphere. You can see all signs of Mevlana, the mystic founder of the Sufism, all around the city! Mausoleum of Mevlana. Let’s discover Konya by visiting; Ince Minare Museum, Karatay Medersseh, Konya ethnographic Museum, Nasrettin Hoca Ethnography & Archaeology Museum, Konya Archaeological Museum, and Alaaddin Hill.
Day 5: Highlight Aspendos and Antalya!
Now it’s time to explore Antalya! Let’s first explore Perge that holds the vast remains of most prosperous city of the ancient world with the arch of the Roman Gate, the Hellenistic Gate and richly designed remains of the city wall. Then, let’s move to Aspendos Ruins and Antic Theater with vestige of Roman architecture which is like Rome’s own Colosseum. Then, let’s have a city tour in Antalya and take breath at Duden waterfall.
Day 6: Relax in Pamukkale!
Now, it’s time to enjoy in Pamukkale. It’s like a branch of paradise! Pamukkale has both historical and natural beauties! Let’s have a relax in thermal pools and cool down with calcium-rich mineral springs around Pamukkale Water Terrace. Then, explore the ancient city of Hierapolis and take some time in Cleopatra Polls. Let’s also visit Amphitheatre which is full of history.
Day 7: Trip to ancient city Ephesus, Kusadasi!
Visit ancient city of Ephesus which was the Roman Capital. See various UNESCO listed ruins such as Temple Of Hadrian, Celsus Library, and the Great Theatre, Public Latrines and Roman Baths. Have a walk through grand Arcadian Avenue and hang around Agora, exploring the Temple of Artemis. Then, visit Sirince village and the House of Virgin Mary. Then, stop by Konak Clock Tower to see around İzmir.
Day 8: Involve in heroic siege in Troy!
See around the marvelous acropolis of Pergamum with magnificent temples and impressive library. Let’s visit Troy, which is the site of heroic siege and home of the Trojan Horse. Enjoy beautiful city of Çanakkale through our way.
Day 9: Watch the First World War in Gallipoli!
Now, it’s time to visit Gallipoli Battlefield where First World War took place. Feel the emotionally touching places such as Lone Pine, the Nek, Johnstonen’s Jolly, ANZAC Cove, Chunk Bair Memorials, and tunnels and trenches.
Day 10: Discover the historical beauties of Istanbul!
Finally, we’ve reached to the grand finale! Welcome to the heart of the history, culture, and entertainment! The city has a variety of must see places to see but we will just highlight Istanbul in two days. Starting at Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia and Sultanahmet Blue Mosque, let’s deepen our explore with in Basilica Cistern, Suleymaniye Mosque, Dolmabahce Palace and Galata Tower. Stop by Pierre Loti Hill to have a tea with a beautiful view of Golden Horn.
Day 11: Enjoy and shop in Istanbul!
Today, it’s time to relax! Let’s take a Bosphorius boat trip. See the magnificent artchitecture of Istanbul from different views. Visit Rumeli Castle. Now, it’s time to go shopping! Visit the ancient Grand Bazaar for shopping and see its beautiful arts!
Day 12: Goodby Have your breakfast and check out from the hotel. Now, it’s time to go back home after a memorable holiday! We transfer to the airport and wish you have a nice flight!
- 11 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches, and 11 Dinners
- Professional guide
- Secure transportation
- Health and Travel Insurance
- Entrance fees of museums
- National park fees
- Bosphorius boat trip