10 Days Tour to the Jewels of Turkey Itinerary
- Arrive at the Istanbul International Airport and have your paperwork ready for the immigration process, which can take anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes, depending on how many people are in line.
- Meet the representative at the airport who will assist you in arranging a shared ride to your prearranged hotel or resort.
- Witness the entrancing splendour of the colourful streets this area has to offer on your journey to the hotel.
- Arrive at the hotel and complete the check-in procedures.
- Rest of the day is yours to do as you like.
- You can visit the beaches, wander around the markets, or just relax at the hotel.
- Istanbul hotel stay for the night.
- Prepare for the Ottoman Relics and Byzantium Tour after having a nice breakfast when you awaken.
- Around 8:30 AM, a representative will take you to experience the historic charm of the city after picking you up from the hotel in a shared vehicle.
- The Sultanahmet district, the city’s oldest and most historic area, will be your destination.
- Visit Hagia Sophia, a masterpiece of architecture that has served as a church, mosque, and museum throughout its history.
- Before reaching the Blue Mosque, proceed to the Hippodrome of Constantinople and take in the sight of the magnificent obelisk there.
- The Blue Mosque is one of the most distinctive buildings in the world and the blue Iznik tile decoration on the interior of the domes brilliantly captures its brilliance. It combines Christian Byzantine and Islamic Ottoman architecture.
- The Grand Bazaar, a sizable, bustling complex where you can get clothing, home decor, food, and more, would be your next stop.
- You will pass through several ancient sites on your route to the bazaar, including the Sultan Ahmet I Tomb, the Firuz Aga Mosque, and the exterior of the Mehmed II Tomb.
- Continue your journey and make your way to Topkapi Palace, which served as the Ottoman sultans’ main palace for 400 years.
- After such a busy day, you’ll return to your accommodation.
- Overnight stay in Istanbul.
- Enjoy a full-day journey from Istanbul to Bursa, the former capital of the Ottoman State and one of the most industrialised metropolitan areas in the nation, after waking up early and eating a healthy breakfast.
- From Yenikapi, take the ferry to Yalova, where you’ll be met and driven by bus to Bursa.
- Visit Ulu Cami, the Grand Mosque, and Bursa’s mediaeval covered bazaar as soon as you arrive.
- Get a chance to experience the optional, weather-dependent cable car journey to experience Bursa’s enchanted splendour.
- Before starting the trip back, visit the Green Mausoleum and Green Mosque.
- Enjoy an overnight stay in Istanbul before returning to your accommodation.
- Prepare yourself for a fantastic sail along the Bosphorus Strait after a hearty breakfast in the morning.
- Around 10:00 AM, a representative will take you to Eminonu, Kabatas, or Besiktas piers to board the cruise after picking you up from the hotel in a shared vehicle.
- Enjoy a beautiful half-day trip through the Bosphorus Strait and observe how the European side and Asian side are separated.
- As you sail between two continents, enjoy the wind in your hair as you take in the panoramic views of quaint villages with old-style wooden Ottoman homes, palaces, and castles along the European and Asian coasts of the Bosphorus strait.
- First, go along the Golden Horn, a natural bay with a horn form that divides Istanbul’s European side into two.
- As the boat passes around Golden Horn Bay, you will be able to see historic wooden buildings, churches, synagogues, mosques, and remnants of the Roman Wall.
- You can access the upper deck to get a better view of Istanbul’s stunning structures.
- On the European side of the Bosphorus, on the way back, stop for an hour and take in the charm of Rumeli Fortification, a 550-year-old fortress.
- Go to the Asian side after exploring the European side.
- Visit Beylerbeyi Palace once more to admire the magnificent architectural design of this magnificent palace.
- Re-board the ship to see the Galata Bridge to Eminonu, Uskudar, Madian Tower, and Sarayburnu.
- Arrive at Istanbul Ataturk airport after lunch to catch a domestic flight to Izmir.
- Dinner and overnight stay in Kusadasi.
- After a delectable breakfast, set out to see the historic city of Ephesus.
- Around 8.30 in the morning, a shared transfer will pick you up from your hotel by the representative.
- The excursion begins in Kusadasi’s dock and continues to Selcuk’s House of the Virgin Mary, which offers beautiful views of the Byzantine fortification.
- Enjoy the beautiful view of the valley from the winding, long road that leads to the Shrine of St. Mary.
- The Vatican regards the tiny home, which is exquisitely positioned in the Solmissos Mountains, as the Virgin Mary’s ultimate resting place.
- Take a little lunch break so that you can resume the exploration of antiquity after that.
- Observe the wonderful Trajan Fountain, the Odeon Theater, which was previously utilised for both political and entertainment purposes, the beautifully preserved Temple of Hadrian, and the lovely Celsus Library with its towering façade and two-story Corinthian-style columns.
- Learn about the more than 20,000-seat Great Theatre of Ephesus, which served as the centre of Greek culture and entertainment in antiquity.
- Although gladiator and animal combat were once practised here, nowadays it is the location of yearly spring festivals.
- Observe the Temple of Artemis, which once stood among the world’s seven wonders, as it emerges from the clouds.
- Return to the hotel for the night after a day of exploration.
- Stay the night at Kusadasi.
- Get up, eat a delicious breakfast, and then handle the check-out procedures.
- Around 8:00 AM, a representative will pick you up from your hotel and take you to Pamukkale.
- Due to its distance from Kusadasi—188 km—Pamukkale will be reached in around 3 hours.
- In Turkey, Pamukkale is known as “Cotton Castle,” and it is a great location for seeing the ruins of the Roman-Greek city of Hierapolis.
- Around 11:30 AM, the tour to Pamukkale Hierapolis & Cotton Castle will begin.
- After a little pause, have your lunch, and then continue your tour.
- You will now travel to the nearby ancient city of Hierapolis, which features Anatolia’s largest necropolis with 1200 gravestones.
- One of the great attractions of the site is the Sacred Pool, which is still there.
- There is a separate charge for entrance to the sacred pool.
- Return to the hotel after seeing the highlights of Pamukkale.
- Continue with the check-in procedures and then relax.
- Stay the night at the Pamukkale hotel.
- Prepare for the Antalya city tour by getting up, eating a filling breakfast, and getting ready.
- At around 9.30 am, the representative will use shared transportation to pick you up from the hotel.
- The most popular destination in the Antalya region is the Duden Waterfalls National Park, so start there.
- Take a stroll in this lovely park while listening to the sound of running water, which is sure to make you feel at peace.
- Just beyond the main waterfall, there are other natural caverns where you may hear the thunder of waterfalls.
- Take a little lunch break.
- After lunch, you’ll have approximately an hour and a half to tour the old town of Kaleici.
- View the city’s prominent sights, including Hadrianus Gate, the Clock Tower, Kesik Minare (Truncated Minaret), and the historic city walls that date to the second century after that.
- The Old Town, with its winding stone lanes, is a wonderful spot to explore a variety of shops, galleries, and fascinating museums.
- Before leaving Kaleici, don’t forget to purchase some really unique mementos from the local businesses.
- Once you’ve had your fill of Kaleici’s picturesque city, make your way to your accommodation.
- Spend the night in your Antalya hotel.
- Drive to Cappadocia at 8:00 in the morning after breakfast.
- Around 7:30 p.m., arrive in Cappadocia, and check into your hotel.
- Please get in touch with your guide and register if you want to participate in tomorrow’s optional ballooning adventure because it will happen early in the morning.
- In Cappadocia, spend the night.
- Get up, get breakfast, and get ready for another mysticism-centred thrilling day.
- At roughly 9.30 am, the representative will take a shared transfer to fetch you up from the hotel.
- Your journey will begin at Red Valley, where you may stroll around, see churches carved out of rock, and have a wonderful 5-kilometre hike through the Gulludere Valley.
- Walk on till you reach Cavusin town. There are a lot of intriguing dwellings made of rock that people live in.
- Learn about pottery from the locals, explore the historic, intriguing churches, and be in awe of the picturesque surroundings that Cavusin town has to offer.
- Enjoy a little break and a delicious meal of Turkish cuisine.
- Eat a wonderful meal when you awaken.
- Prepare to leave the hotel by getting ready. Get a ride to catch your domestic flight and thereafter return home.
- Bring a bag filled with treasured memories.
10 days 9 nights
Price Per Adult
Stay on a double and triple sharing basis in hotels depending on the group size in the following hotels:
Istanbul: Dosso Dossi Old City or Similar
Cappadocia: Suhan Hotel or Similar
Kusadasi: Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel or Similar
Antalya: Afflon Hotel Lofy City or Similar
Breakfast from day 2 to the last day as per the itinerary
Railway Station/ Bus Stop/ Airport pick up and drop will be done as per the arrival time
Comfortable, neat and clean vehicle like Sedan/SUV/TT will be provided as per the group size
Experienced and Professional driver for the entire tour
Sightseeing in a comfortable and sanitized vehicle as per the itinerary
Pickup and Drop
- The booking confirmation email is sent to the traveler’s registered email address within 24 business hours, after the payment is done.
- In any unfavourable circumstances, if the booked slots are not available before the confirmation email is sent, then other available slots shall be offered & booked as per the traveler’s consent and an updated email will be sent to the traveler’s registered email address .
Know Before You Go
- In case of private booking, the minimum number of people required is 2.
- Any meals; other than the ones mentioned under the inclusions, will be considered as an exclusion of the package.
Entry fee to the monuments and camera charges are not included in the package.
- Any personal expenses like shopping, porter charges, tips or rewards, laundry, meals or drinks other than specified etc. will not be accommodated in the package cost.
- Price mentioned shall vary during the seasonal or special dates such as Diwali, Dussehra, Christmas and New Year weeks.
- Any personal expenses like shopping, porter charges, tips or rewards, laundry, meals or drinks other than specified etc. will not be accommodated in the package cost.
- Any additional cost occurrence happening due to bad weather conditions, flight cancellation, insurrection etc are not included into the package.
Applicable GST to the booking amount will be charged.
- In case of addition of new member to a booked package, the applicable difference amount should be borne by the client depending upon the amendment in the package.
In tour packages, children with the age 8 years and more will be considered Adults only.
Package price may fluctuate subject to any amendments in services/hotels.
- Hotel bookings are subjected to their availability, and will be booked accordingly. In case of unavailability, a similar category accommodation will be provided to the traveler.
In case of any irregular disturbance or unfortunate conditions such as bad weather, insurrection/political unrest etc; we as an organization reserve the right to reorganize the planned itinerary without making any changes to the duration and quality of services.
- It is mandatory for the traveler to carry a valid address proof such as Aadhar card/Voter ID/Driving License/Passport along with them during the trip.
- Cancellations made 30 days or more in advance of the travel date will incur a 30% cancelation fee.
- Cancellations made within 15 – 30 days will incur a 50% cancelation fee.
- Cancellations made within 0-15 days will incur a 100% cancelation fee.
- Cancellations due to any unforeseen circumstances occurring due to medical ground or sickness, within 48-72 hours before the travel date may stand valid for a rescheduling to a different date of the same booking. This shall be validated through the supportive medical documents.
- Any cancellation request of the booking shall be entertained only till 1800 Hrs.
- If the booked accommodation type lies in 4-5 star category then the charges and timeline may vary depending upon the property’s regulations.
- The payment terms finalized at the time of booking will remain the same and can not be changed once the booking is done.
- 100% advance of the total booking value shall be paid well ahead of the travel date adhering to the finalized payment terms.
Summer months are the most popular, but also the hottest, for most European destinations. If you want to spend time at the beach while in Turkey, the summer months are ideal. For those looking to visit Turkey for sightseeing, the months of March and October are ideal for pleasant temperatures and sightseeing at all of the top attractions.
In Turkey, there are numerous modes of transportation available, including buses, taxis, trams, and the metro. Many clients prefer to travel by domestic flight from one city to the next because it is both time efficient and cost effective.
Turkey is an excellent family vacation destination. It has many beautiful beaches and tours that are suitable for families. There are many child-friendly beach resorts in Turkey for families visiting for a beach vacation. There are many child-friendly tour options for those looking to visit for sightseeing purposes, including visits to palaces, castles, labyrinths, and, of course, the world-renowned hot air balloon flights.
To enter Turkey, the majority of foreign visitors must have a valid passport. Meanwhile, citizens of the following European countries are permitted to enter Turkey with their national IDs and do not require a visa: Germany, Belgium, France, Georgia, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Malta, Portugal, Ukraine, and Greece.
Different climates can be found throughout Turkey, depending on the season and whether you travel to the coast or inland. In general, the interior has a continental climate system, which means cold winters and dry summers. Meanwhile, along the southern shores, winters are mild and rainy, and summers are hot and humid. As a result, you should pack appropriately depending on the season, the destinations you’ll be visiting, and the length of your trip. In any case, try to pack light so you can move around comfortably and have room in your luggage to buy Turkish handicrafts or souvenirs.
Turkey’s official currency is the Turkish Lira, abbreviated as TL, TRL, or TRY. The exchange rate against foreign currencies is determined by international currency fluctuations and global economic conditions. Foreign currency may be accepted in hotels, tourist shops, and some tourist restaurants, but for the rest, you’ll need Turkish Lira. If you bring US dollars, Euros, or British pounds, you can exchange them for TL at any exchange office, bank, or major hotel. The best conversion rates are available at the city centre exchange offices. You can also use your credit card at many restaurants, shops, hotels, museums, and other locations.
For relatively small problems you can contact the police, such as car accidents (but no injuries nor death), small crimes such as pickpocketing, over-pricing of service, lost passport etc. and file a report. In case of a big trouble, such as with the Law or with law enforcements, it’s advised to contact your Embassy and maybe consult a lawyer. For medical emergencies, injuries or ambulance, you can call 112. For police, call 155
Do not use or buy or attempt to buy/sell drugs in Turkey, it’s a very serious crime which could put you in jail for a long time, even for small amounts.
Tourists may face arrest if they insult the Turkish nation or military, or deface the national flag.
Avoid criticism to the Government or heads of state, especially in public.
Do not insult people’s religious beliefs; Islam.
Do not buy or sell antiquities, it’s against the Law.
Avoid political demonstrations and protests, or large gatherings.
It’s also advised to stay away from the borders of Syria and Iraq.
Not to worry! Turkey is generally safe for female solo travellers because Turks are friendly and helpful. Of course, as a woman, you should take the usual precautions, especially at night or in deserted areas. The most important consideration is common sense. Do some research and prepare yourself before leaving the house.
No. It’s not requested to enter Turkey but Travel Protection plans and/or Medical Insurances are recommended for most travelers to help protect you and your trip investment. These usually include benefits such as Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation, Baggage Delay and more, just in case. But at the end it’s up to you, of course…
We speak Turkish in Turkey. People can speak English in major cities, tourist resorts and towns, shopping malls, and, of course, hotels, museums, and tourist attractions. You’re not going to have a philosophical conversation, so you can get by with some basic conversation. I also recommend learning a few basic phrases in the local language or using Google Translate. Even a few words or a pleasant greeting in Turkish can assist you in communicating with a local who does not speak your language.