Explore the best of Turkey with our 10 Nights, 11 Days Highlights of Turkey Tour Package from Istanbul. Uncover the country's cultural gems, historical marvels, and scenic wonders on this unforgettable journey.
Discover Turkey's Treasures: 10 Nights, 11 Days Istanbul to Highlights Tour
Embark on a mesmerizing 10-night, 11-day journey from Istanbul, unveiling the highlights of Turkey. From the vibrant city life to ancient wonders and scenic landscapes, experience the best of this culturally rich and diverse country.
10 Nights 11 Days Highlights of Turkey Tour Package from Istanbul
Let us take you our 10 Nights 11 Days Highlights of Turkey Tour Package from Istanbul
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.
- 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: Gallipoli Tour from Istanbul: Istanbul to Eceabat
- Early Morning: Pick-up from your hotel at 06:00 AM.
- Morning to Noon: Travel to Eceabat.
- Afternoon: Arrive in Eceabat at 12:00 PM and enjoy lunch.
- Afternoon to Evening: Commence the Gallipoli day tour with our expert English-speaking guide.
Gallipoli Tour Highlights:
- Brighton Beach
- Beach Cemetery (John Simpson’s Grave)
- ANZAC Cove
- Ari Burnu (First ANZAC landing place)
- Lone Pine Cemetery (Australian memorial)
- Johnston’s Jolly (walk in the ANZAC trenches)
- View of Shrapnel Valley
- Turkish Memorial
- The Nek and Walker’s Ridge
- Chunuk Bair (Main New Zealand memorial)
- Evening: Transfer to your hotel in Canakkale.
- Overnight: Stay overnight in Canakkale.
Day 4: Troy Tour and Bergama - Pergamon Acropolis Tour - Overnight in Kusadasi
07:30 AM - 08:00 AM: Start the day with a buffet breakfast to fuel your energy.
08:00 AM - 08:45 AM: Transfer to Canakkale by ferry.
08:45 AM - 10:30 AM: Troy Tour:
- The Trojan Horse: Symbol of epic stories.
- Sacrificial Altars: Insights into ancient rituals.
- 3700-year-old city walls: Silent witnesses to centuries of history.
- Houses of Troy I (dating back to 3000 B.C. - 2500 B.C.): Insights into daily life through the ages.
- The Bouleuterion (Senate Building) and The Odeon (Concert Hall): Hubs of governance and culture.
- Remains of various cities from Troy I through to Troy IX: A journey through layers of history.
10:30 AM: Conclusion of the Troy tour, departure to Bergama.
13:30 PM: Lunch in Bergama.
13:30 PM - 15:30 PM: Pergamon Acropolis Tour:
- The Acropolis: Offering majestic views and historical significance.
- The Library (formerly home to 200,000 books): A place of knowledge and wisdom.
- Temple of Athena, Temple of Trajan, Altar of Zeus (now at the Berlin Museum): Testament to ancient Greek architecture and mythology.
- The Gymnasium situated on terraces, The lower Agora: Insights into daily life in the past.
- The Hellenistic Theater (with a seating capacity of 10,000), Temple of Dionysus: A window into the cultural and
The tour concludes at 17:30 PM, after which you'll depart for Selcuk or Kusadasi, arriving in Selcuk at 20:30 PM and in Kusadasi at 21:30 PM.
Day 5: 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 6: 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 7: 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 8: 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 9: Full Day Cappadocia Tour - Transfer to Kayseri Airport - Fly to Istanbul - Transfer to hotel
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.
After an enriching tour, we'll arrange your transfer from Cappadocia to Kayseri or Nevsehir Airport for your flight to Istanbul at 20:30 PM. Upon arrival in Istanbul at 21:30 PM, we'll be there to welcome you and transfer you to your hotel, concluding this exciting day and marking the end of your Cappadocia adventure.
Day 10: Istanbul - A Day of Leisure - Overnight Istanbul
Your tenth day is reserved for relaxation and personal exploration in the vibrant city of Istanbul. This day is entirely at your leisure, allowing you to make the most of your remaining time in this enchanting destination. Whether you choose to revisit your favorite landmarks, shop for souvenirs, or savor the local cuisine, it's a day dedicated to your preferences. Later in the day, you'll return to your hotel for another peaceful night in Istanbul.
Day 11: Transfer to Istanbul
After a hearty breakfast, you'll have free time, allowing you to make the most of your remaining moments in Istanbul. According to your flight schedule, we'll pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the airport, bringing your remarkable journey in Turkey to a close. Safe travels!
Inclusions of 10 Nights 11 Days Highlights of Turkey Tour Package from Istanbul
- Private Transportation: Airport to Hotel and Hotel to Airport
- Domestic Flight Tickets: Kayseri to Istanbul
- Accommodation: 4 Nights in Istanbul with Breakfast
- Accommodation: 1 Night in Canakkale with Breakfast
- Accommodation: 2 Nights in Kusadasi with Breakfast
- Accommodation: 1 Night in Konya with Breakfast
- Accommodation: 2 Nights in Cappadocia with Breakfast
- Full Day Istanbul City Tour: Transportation, Guidance, Lunch Included
- Full Day Gallipoli Tour: Transportation, Guidance, Lunch Included
- Full Day Troy and Pergamon Tour : Transportation, Guidance 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
Exclusions of 10 Nights 11 Days Highlights of Turkey Tour Package from Istanbul
- 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.
Pick-up and Drop-off Details 10 Nights 11 Days Highlights of Turkey Tour Package from Istanbul
- 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 11 Days Highlights of Turkey Tour Package from Istanbul. Experience hassle-free transportation as we welcome you to this captivating adventure
10 Nights 11 Days Highlights of Turkey Tour Package from Istanbul Highlights
- Istanbul Old City: Immerse yourself in the historical charm of Istanbul, exploring the iconic Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and Topkapi Palace.
- Gallipoli: Pay homage to history at the Gallipoli Peninsula, witnessing the poignant battlefields and memorials of World War I.
- Troy: Step into the legendary city of Troy, known for the Trojan War and the famous wooden horse.
- Pergamon: Explore the ancient city of Pergamon, home to the impressive Acropolis and the Temple of Trajan.
- Ephesus: Walk the ancient streets of Ephesus, marveling at well-preserved structures like the Library of Celsus and the Grand Theatre.
- Pamukkale: Witness the natural wonders of Pamukkale, with its terraces formed by thermal waters, and explore the ancient city of Hierapolis.
- Konya: Experience the spiritual ambiance of Konya, visiting the Mevlana Museum and delving into the teachings of Rumi.
- Cappadocia: Be enchanted by the unique landscapes of Cappadocia, with its fairy-tale-like rock formations, cave dwellings, and hot air balloon rides.
- Comfortable Transfers: Enjoy seamless transportation between each destination, ensuring a stress-free and comfortable journey throughout.
- Expert Guided Tours: Gain in-depth insights into the history, culture, and legends of each site with knowledgeable guides accompanying you on this comprehensive tour of Turkey.