Private guided tours
Day 1 : ISTANBUL - Private Tour(B)
Welcome to Istanbul . After clearing customs and immigration, your guide meets you at the airport and helps you transfer to your hotel.
Day 2 : ISTANBUL - Private Tour(B)
In the morning your private guide meets you at the lobby of your hotel and we drive to the old city to visit Topkapi Palace with its fabulous jewellary collection Council Hall, kitchen, its outstanding pavillions overseeing the view of Golden Horn. After that, visit the Hagia Sophia, the largest xhurch in its era when it was built by Justinien, Roman Emperor. After lunch, visit Blue Mosque, adorned with blue tiles with its six minarets. Shortly, in five minutes by walk, like feel yourself in joining horse chariots or gladiator fights displayed on 5th century A.D. in Roman era and see the Egyptian Obelisk, Serpentine Column, Constantine Column in the hippodrome. Then we will visit the Turkish Islamic Art Museum to see the Otoman art pieces.
Day 3 : ISTANBUL - Private Tour(B)
This morning we will visit Spice Market and the mosque of Rustem Pahsa known with its famous Iznik tiles.The Bosphorus Cruise is one of the higlights of the city.Then we start sailing on the blue Marmara watersea by a local boat while we are watching the wooden houses called “yalı” on the Bosphorus river.
After our sail, we arrive in Sarıyer fish restaurants where we have lunch near the river close to Black Sea.We join with our driver here to go to Asian side to climb to the highest point called “ Çamlıca Hill ” and we drive to Beylerbeyi Palace located on the shores of Bosphorus on Asia then we go across the Bosphorus Bridge to drive to our hotel.
Day 4 :ISTANBUL / CAPPADOCIA - Private Tour(B)
This morning after breakfast you will check-out and transfer to Istanbul Airport where you will board your flight to Kayseri for Cappadocia. Upon arrival, we start to discover the wonders of Cappadocia . Then we will arrive in Uçhisar , the highest point of the region where you can see all the different valleys , rock dwelling houses, wineyards and the pigeonaries on the landscape.After our castle visit , we walk in the village which is really so rich with the volcanic houses.After lunch, we go to visit the Göreme Open Air Museum where we will see the beautiful frescoes dating back to 4-13. century A.D. Then your guide will take you to see the Pigeon Valley and enjoy the breath-taking views of the different scenes.Later today, you will have a chance to visit some local villages and craftspeople possibly including a traditional rug workshop.
Day 5 : CAPPADOCIA - Private Tour(B)
Today firstly we go to see the underground city of Kaymaklı or Derinkuyu on the south part of the region.After one hour drive, we arrive in Ihlara Valley where many kinds of flowers ,types of birds, a branch of the longest river in Turkey and frescoed churches will meet you .Upon your request, we are ready to hike about 2 hours in the valley and visit some frescoed churches inside .Then we will have our lunch in the mid-valley near the Melendiz River.After lunch we drive to Avanos known as a Pottery village where we will visit a pottery workshop to see the local art crafts done by the Turkish masters.On the wayback to our hotel we will explore the volcanic structures made of tufa in Devrent Valley and carved to be used as church, refectory, dwelling rooms in Christian era and walk through the vineyards in the volcanic nature.
Day 6 : CAPPADOCIA / KUSADASI - Private Tour(B,D)
This morning after breakfast you will check out and transfer to Kayseri Airport where you will board your flight to Izmir. Then we begin our drive to Kusadasi stopping for lunch on our own route.
On arrival in Kusadasi , we will see the church of St. John whose burial chamber laid inside is located on a hill overlooking the Artemis temple, the Isa Bey Mosque and the Aegean sea in further.Then we will visit the Isa Bey Mosque which is famous with its Ottoman architecture in the history. Next, visit the house of Virgin Mary , where she spent the last years of her life.Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7 : KUSADASI - Private Tour(B,D)
This morning after breakfast we will visit the Ancienty city of Ephesus by learning the history and the importance of the historical monuments including library of Celcus, the Agora, Trojan Fountain, Hadrian's Gate, Domitianus Temple, Theater.
***In the trip you will have occasion to see the Roman mosaics and the best example of the Roman arhitectural samples in the Terrace Houses of Ephesus with your private guide.Dont miss this part of the trip.
After lunch, take a short walk in the village of Sirince , where you can see the wooden houses, a lovely green nature and taste some local wine.Our final stop in the day is the town of Selcuk where we will visit the Museum of Archeology.Almost all of the findings are from Ephesus , the most spectecular being two beautiful statues of Artemis Ephesis, both are dating back to the Roman era.Overnight at the hotel.
Day 8 : KUSADASI / APHRODISIAS/ PAMUKKALE(COTTON CASTLE)– Private Tour(B,D)
This morning we will drive to Aprodisias famous with the temple of the goddess Aphrodite and you will the best samples of the Roman scultuptures in the vast land of the Roman ancient site including the stadium, theatre,agora, odeion and the basilica.After lunch in a traditional restaurant on the way, we will drive to visit the ancient site of Hierapolis and the Roman theatre with the capacity of 10 000 people and walk on the hot spring water pools called ‘Cotton Castle’ and discover the amazing structure of the land. Stay overnight in Pamukkale
Day 9 : KUSADASI / ISTANBUL - Private Tour(B)
This morning after breakfast you will check-out and transfer to Denizli Cardak Airport where you will board your flight to Istanbul . Upon arrival, we drive to Golden Horn . On the way we will see the ancient city walls then we will see The Saint Saviour- Chora Church which is covered with the entricate golden mosaics inspired from the Bible and the life of Virgin Mary, Jesus.Then we drive to see the Eyüp Mosque and witness the religious life and their ritual visits to tomb of beloved friend of Prophet Muhammed, then we climb up to hill to have a beautiful view over the Golden Horn in Pierre Loti Cafe.. After your lunch we drive to visit the Grand Bazaar where more than 3000 shops are located with local merchants including jewellery, leather, spice.Then we go to see the life of İstanbul citizens in Taksim. We guarantee that you will gain different perspectives of the life of this fabulous city throughout the day..
Day 10 : ISTANBUL / HOME - Private Service (B)
This morning you meet with your guide and pick you up from the hotel and transfer to Istanbul International Airport.
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