Discover Turkey's Splendors: 10 Nights, 11 Days Journey

Embark on an immersive 11-day tour of Turkey, unveiling the rich history of Istanbul, the enchanting landscapes of Cappadocia, and the coastal allure of Antalya. A remarkable journey awaits you

10 Nights 11 Days Turkey Tour Itinerary

Let us take you on a journey of a 10 Nights 11 Days Turkey Tour.

Day 1: Arrival in Istanbul

Welcome to Istanbul, Turkey! Whether you arrive at Istanbul Airport or Sabiha Gokcen Airport, our staff will be there to greet you. They will assist you with the transfer to your hotel, ensuring a smooth journey from the airport to your accommodation. After arriving at the hotel, you will check in and have the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight stay in Istanbul.

Day 2: Full Day Byzantine, Ottoman Relics Istanbul City Tour

  • Hotel Pick-up (08:00 - 09:15): Your day begins with a personalized pick-up from your hotel or specified location between 08:00 and 09:15. Our friendly team ensures a comfortable start to your adventure.
  • Hagia Sophia: Also Called the Church of Divine Wisdom, it is a masterpieceof grandeur and proportion. Coveted by the Islamic East and Christian West, the Hagia Sophia is one of mankind's greatest treasures.
  • Blue Mosque ( Sultanahmet Mosque): No one has been to Istanbul at least once can ever forget the feeling of awe and wonder at seeing the Blue Mosque for the first time.
  • Hippodrome and Obelisk: The vast Hippodrome, known as At Meydani or " plaze of the horses" stretches between Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque.
  • Shopping Opportunity
  • Grand Covered Bazaar ( Kapali Carsi): The Oldest and the largest covered market place in the world is situated in the center of the city.
  • LUNCH
  • Topkapi Palace: Topkapi Palace was the main residence of the Sultan and his court. It was initially the seat of government as well as the imperial residence. Even though access was strictly regulated, inhabitans of the palace rarely had to venture outsince the palace functioned almost as an autonomous entity a city within a city. Audience and consultation chambers and areas served for the political workings of the empire.
  • 17:00 PM is the end of the tour, then participants will be transferred back to their hotel and full day Byzantine,Ottoman Relics Tour will be ended.

Day 3: Princes’ Island Tour

  • Hotel Pick-up (08:00 - 09:15): Your day begins with a personalized pick-up from your hotel or specified location between 08:00 and 09:15. Our friendly team ensures a comfortable start to your adventure.
  • Boarding the Boat: Upon arrival at the port, we rendezvous with our knowledgeable guide and board the boat for a delightful Princess Islands tour. A scenic 1-hour boat journey sets the stage for your island-hopping experience.
  • Heybeliada - The Enchanting Oasis: Our first destination is Heybeliada, a lush and vibrant island that may sometimes vary. It is the second-largest but the greenest among the islands. Enjoy approximately 1 hour of free time with our guide to explore its charm.
  • Büyükada - Lunch Break: Continuing our odyssey, we head to Büyükada. Our guide provides insights as we pause for a lunch break, featuring a splendid presentation of Turkish dishes. After lunch, embrace the freedom to explore the islands or indulge in local flavors. For those visiting during the summer, a refreshing swim is an enticing option.
  • Exploration and Leisure: Take advantage of the allotted free time to delve into the islands' wonders or relax in their serene ambiance. Whether it's exploring hidden corners or savoring local treats, the choice is yours.
  • Return Journey to Istanbul: As the free time concludes, reconvene with the guide at the designated meeting point. Bid farewell to the islands as we embark on a return journey to Istanbul.
  • Shopping Stop: Upon your return, a shopping stop adds a delightful touch to your experience. Explore local treasures before we drop you back at your respective hotels, concluding a day filled with tranquility, exploration, and memorable moments.

Day 4: Leisurely Day in Istanbul

Savor a Leisurely Breakfast and Enjoy Free Time, Relish a leisurely breakfast and embrace a day of freedom and relaxation in Istanbul.

Day 5: Drive to Ertugrul Tomb Sogut, Bus to Izmir, Overnight in Kusadasi

Embark on a journey at 08:30 AM after breakfast, driving from Istanbul to the Ertugrul Ghazi Tomb in Sogut, Bilecik. Explore the rich historical program outlined below:

  • 200 Km drive to Bileck it takes about 2 hrs 40 minutes
  • Visit The Tomb of Edebali Master of Ertugrul and Osman Ghazi
  • Visit to Orhan Gazi Mosque in Bilecik
  • Vsit to Timeline of Ottoman Museum in Bilecik
  • Visit Dursun FıkıhA religious scholar Dursun Fakih was the son-in-law of Sheikh Edebali
  • Visit The Tomb of Ertugrul in Sogut
  • Visit to Alp’s Mezaar in Ertugrul Shrine
  • 14: 30 Pm – 14: 45 Pm Lunch ( Typical Turkish Restaurant ),
  • Shopping and Dress like Alp and Hatun Costumes and Free Time

Embark on a historical journey from Istanbul to Ertugrul Ghazi Tomb in Sogut, Bilecik. Explore the legacy of Edebali, visit the Ottoman Museum, and immerse in the culture. After lunch and free time, we'll transfer you to Bilecik bus station for an 8-hour bus journey to Izmir. Upon arrival, our driver will take you to your hotel in Kusadasi for a relaxing evening

Day 6: Full Day Ephesus Tour - Overnight in Kusadasi.

Step into the Ancient World and Discover Ephesus

After breakfast, meet your tour guide and set off to explore the fascinating ancient city of Ephesus.

Highlights of the Day:

  • Temple of Artemis: Start your journey by visiting the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Discover the ancient cult dedicated to Artemis, making Ephesus a renowned pilgrimage destination in antiquity.
  • The Ruins of Ephesus: Immerse yourself in the grandeur of Ephesus as you explore its ruins, including a concert hall, marketplaces, colonnaded streets, temples, fountains, libraries, theaters, and the enchanting Arcadian Way.
  • Lunch: Take a break and enjoy a delightful lunch, refueling for the rest of your day.
  • The House of Virgin Mary: Visit the House of Virgin Mary, a place with deep religious significance, believed to be the residence of the Virgin Mary during her time in Ephesus. The exact location of her passing was revealed through Anne Catherine Emmerich's vision.

As the day draws to a close, we'll transfer you to your hotel for a relaxing overnight stay in Kusadasi, where you can reflect on the wonders of Ephesus.

Day 7: Full Day Pamukkale Tour, Journey by Bus to Konya, Overnight Stay in Konya

Explore the Ancient Hierapolis and Pamukkale's Natural Beauty

After a hearty breakfast, check out from your hotel and embark on a journey to Pamukkale to discover the wonders of the ancient city of Hierapolis and the stunning calcium terraces and pools.

Highlights of the Day:

  • Hierapolis: Explore the ancient city of Hierapolis, adorned with the Temple of Apollo, an awe-inspiring Theater, a fascinating Necropolis, and the grand baths where St. Philip, a significant figure in the city's history, was martyred.
  • Calcium Terraces and Pools: Visit the mesmerizing calcium terraces and pools of Pamukkale, a breathtaking display of nature's artistry, leaving you in awe of its beauty.
  • Transition to Konya: After the tour, we'll escort you to the bus station for a 5-hour and 30-minute scenic drive to Konya. The journey promises beautiful landscapes and a comfortable ride. Upon reaching Konya's bus station, settle in for a restful overnight stay, ready to embrace the tranquility of this spiritual city.

Note : Cleopatra Pool entrance fee is not included in the Pamukkale tour. Guests who wish to enter the pool can do so by paying the entrance fee separately.

Day 8: Full Day Konya Tour, Bus to Cappadocia, Overnight Stay in Cappadocia

Commence your day with a delightful breakfast, and at 10:00 AM, our knowledgeable tour guide will accompany you on a journey through the Islamic heritage of Konya. Highlights include:

  • Mevlana and Dervishes Cultural Centre: Immerse yourself in the teachings and cultural richness of Mevlana, the renowned Islamic mystic and philosopher. Explore the Dervishes cultural center, gaining insights into the mystical traditions.
  • Karatay Tile Museum: Discover the exquisite tiles from the Seljuk Empire, showcasing the artistic prowess of the era.
  • Ince Minare: Marvel at the architectural wonders of Ince Minare, featuring wooden and stone works from the Seljuk period.
  • Alaaddin Hill and Mosque: Visit the oldest historical building in Anatolia from the Seljuk period, the Alaaddin Mosque, situated on the picturesque Alaaddin Hill. The mosque and palace are testament to the grandeur of the Seljukian Empire.

Indulge in a flavorsome local lunch in Konya, offering a glimpse into the local and conservative life of the city. Your Konya tour guide will impart a wealth of information about Mevlana and his philosophical contributions throughout the day.

As the Islamic tour in Konya concludes, we'll transfer you to the bus station for a 3-hour scenic drive to Cappadocia. Upon arrival at the Cappadocia bus station, our team will be ready to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel, where a night of enchantment in Cappadocia awaits.

Day 9: Full Day Cappadocia Tour, Overnight Stay in Cappadocia.

After a delightful breakfast, our Cappadocia adventure begins at 09:30 AM. Allow us to whisk you away to explore the captivating landscapes and historical marvels of this unique region.

Highlights of the Day:

  • Devrent Valley: Begin your day at Devrent Valley, a surreal landscape adorned with fairy chimneys, an awe-inspiring scene that will transport you to a world of wonder.
  • Monks Valley: Visit Monks Valley, where the best view of three-headed fairy chimneys awaits. Pasabag, also known as Pasha's Vineyard, is surrounded by extraordinary natural rock formations, creating a truly spectacular sight.
  • Avanos: Explore Avanos, a town steeped in the art of terra cotta dating back to 3000 BC. Visit a traditional pottery workshop nestled in the hillsides and learn about the town's rich artistic heritage.
  • Open Air Museum: Venture into the fascinating Open Air Museum, a vital Christian center during the early Middle Ages. Marvel at the numerous monasteries, churches, and chapels adorned with unique iconography and architectural features.
  • Uchisar: Conclude your day with a visit to Uchisar, a troglodyte town located at the heart of Cappadocia. Named after a colossal rock formation once used as a castle, Uchisar offers a stunning panoramic view of Cappadocia and Erciyes (Argeus) Mountain.

As the day unfolds, you'll be immersed in the allure of Cappadocia's landscapes and history. At approximately 05:00 PM, we'll bid adieu and drop you back to your hotel, where you'll spend the night, eagerly anticipating the wonders that await in Cappadocia.

Note: If you're interested in a hot air balloon tour, we can organize it for you on the early morning of day 2. Elevate your experience and enjoy breathtaking views from the skies of Cappadocia

Day 10: Full Day Cappadocia Tour - Overnight in Cappadocia

Start your day with a delightful breakfast, preparing for a day of exploration in the captivating North Cappadocia. At 09:30 AM, we'll pick you up from your hotel to commence the adventure.

Highlights of the Day:

  • Kizilcukur: Venture into Kizilcukur, an isolated valley behind Urgup, famous for its beautiful rock formations and hidden rock-carved churches. Marvel at the intricate tracks connecting small villages, offering a glimpse into the local way of life.
  • Cavusin: Explore Cavusin, one of the oldest settlements in the region, located 2 KM from Goreme. Visit the Church of St. John the Baptist, dating back to the 5th century, and enjoy a panoramic view of the village.
  • Hospital Monastery: Delve into the depths of history at the Hospital Monastery, one of the oldest monasteries in Cappadocia, offering insights into the spiritual life of ancient times.
  • Underground City: Embark on an unforgettable adventure into Underground City.  Discover its intricate architecture and history as you descend into its depths.
  • Pigeon Houses and Rock Formations: Visit the charming pigeon houses and marvel at the unique rock formations that adorn the Cappadocian landscape.

As the day unfolds, you'll be immersed in the allure of Cappadocia's landscapes and history. At approximately 05:00 PM, we'll bid adieu and drop you back to your hotel, where you'll spend the night, eagerly anticipating the wonders that await in Cappadocia.

Day 11 - Transfer to Kayseri or Nevsehir Airport, Fly to Istanbul, connect to your international departure

After breakfast, we'll transfer you to the airport for a direct flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival in Istanbul, connect to your international departure. This concludes our itinerary, and we wish you safe travels ahead.

Includes of 10 Nights 11 Days Turkey Tour

  • Private Transportation: Airport to Hotel and Hotel to Airport
  • Domestic Flight Tickets: Cappadocia to Istanbul
  • Bus Ticket : Bilecik to Kusadasi, Pamukkale to Konya, Konya to Cappadocia
  • Accommodation: 4 Nights in Istanbul with Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 2 Nights in Kusadasi with Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 1 Night in Konya with Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 3 Nights in Cappadocia with Breakfast
  • Full Day Istanbul City Tour: Transportation, Guidance, Lunch Included
  • Full Day Princess' Island Tour: Transportation, Lunch, Ferry, Guide Included
  • Private Ertugrul Ghazi Tomb Tour: Transportation, Lunch, Guide Included
  • Full Day EphesusTour: Transportation, Guidance, Lunch, Museum Tickets Included
  • Full Day Pamukkakle Tour: Transportation, Guidance, Lunch, Museum Tickets Included
  • Full Day Konya Tour: Transportation, Guidance, Lunch, Museum Tickets Included
  • 2 Full Day Cappadocia Tour: Transportation, Guidance, Lunch, Museum Tickets Included

Excludies of 10 Nights 11 Days Turkey Tour

  • International Flights to Turkey: Please note that the package does not include international flights to Turkey. Travelers are responsible for arranging their own flights to and from Turkey
  • Personal Travel Insurance: To ensure a worry-free journey, we recommend securing personal travel insurance that covers unforeseen circumstances such as trip cancellations, medical emergencies, and lost luggage.
  • Visa for Turkey: Travelers are responsible for obtaining the necessary visa to enter Turkey. Ensure that you have the required travel documents well in advance of your departure. Check with the Turkish embassy or consulate in your country for visa requirements.
  • Personal Expenses: While the package covers a range of services, please budget separately for personal expenses such as souvenirs, additional meals, and any optional activities or excursions not included in the itinerary.
  • Museums: Entrance fees not included.You can obtain the museum entrance ticket for Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia from us.Avoid the extended queues at this prominent attraction too by not waiting in the long ticket lines. With your guide, you'll bypass these lines. Princes' Island Tour Bicycle, Electrical Carriage, Drinks on Ferry not included.

Pick-up and Drop-off Details of 10 Nights 11 Days Turkey Tour

  • Our tour package offers convenient pick-up and drop-off services at both Istanbul International Airport and Sabiha Gokcen Airport. Whether you arrive at the bustling Istanbul International Airport or the dynamic Sabiha Gokcen Airport, our team is ready to ensure a seamless transition from your point of arrival to the beginning of your unforgettable journey through 10 Nights 11 Days Turkey Tour. Experience hassle-free transportation as we welcome you to this captivating adventure.

10 Nights 11 Days Turkey Tour Highlights

  • Istanbul's Historical Marvels
  • Explore iconic landmarks like Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and the Grand Bazaar.
  • Enjoy a Bosphorus cruise, taking in panoramic views of Istanbul's skyline.
  • Princess Islands Retreat
  • Escape to the serene Princess Islands, experiencing tranquility on Büyükada or other charming islands.
  • Relax on pristine beaches and explore the islands by horse-drawn carriage.
  • Ertugrul Ghazi Tomb in Sogut
  • Visit the tomb of Ertugrul Ghazi in Sogut, exploring the historical significance of this Ottoman leader.
  • Ephesus Ancient City
  • Step back in time at Ephesus, exploring well-preserved Roman ruins including the Library of Celsus and the Temple of Artemis.
  • Visit the House of Virgin Mary, a pilgrimage site.
  • Pamukkale's Natural Terraces
  • Marvel at the surreal terraces of Pamukkale, formed by mineral-rich thermal waters.
  • Explore the ancient city of Hierapolis.
  • Konya's Cultural Delights
  • Experience the spiritual atmosphere at the Mevlana Museum, dedicated to the famous Sufi mystic Rumi.
  • Explore the historical sites of Konya.
  • Cappadocia's Enchanting Landscapes
  • Discover the unique rock formations and fairy-tale-like landscapes of Cappadocia.
  • Optional hot air balloon ride for breathtaking views.

This 10-night journey promises an immersive experience, blending cultural exploration, historical discovery, and the enchanting landscapes of Turkey's diverse regions.