11 Days Classical Turkey Tour

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Turkey is a treasure chest. Being in Turkey is like being in candy shop. On this trip, you will reward yourself for being in such an amazing country withh all the stories you heard in history classes taking action in this country. You will witness how lucky the Turks are and leave the country by drying your appetite … !!

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival & Hotel Check-in

Welcome to Turkey! Upon your arrival at Istanbul Airport, our transferman will welcome you and take you to your hotel. After you check-in to your hotel and rest a little bit, our guide will meet you in the lobby and give you an orientation about Istanbul and our 11-day tour.

Overnight in Istanbul

Day 2 Istanbul (Walking Tour)

Blue Mosque

For our first stop on our “Turkey in 12 Days” program, we will visit the Blue Mosque, which was built in 1616 by the Ottoman Sultan Ahmet I.

Turkish Islamic Art Museum

After, we will stop by the Turkish Islamic Art Museum to see some of the best work from Islamic Art with spectacular antiquity Turkish Carpets.

Topkapı Palace

We will continue our tour by visiting the great Ottoman Palace, Topkapi where Sultans lived for five centuries.

Lunch at a local restaurant

Grand Bazaar

After lunch, we will stop at the Grand Bazaar – one of the oldest shopping malls in the world, which dates back to the 16th century.

Suleymaniye Mosque

We will then walk to Suleymaniye Mosque, which was built in 1557 by the great architect Sinan of the Ottoman Empire.

Spice Market

We will complete our adventures of the first and busiest day of the program by walking downhill from the Suleymaniye Mosque to the Spice Market where you can find delicious spices and Turkish delight.

We will return to the hotel

Overnight in Istanbul

Estimated Time: 6 to 8 hours.
(This time range can be changed depending on crowd of the area and timing of the departure)

Day 3 Istanbul (Walking Tour & Public Transportation)

Hippodrome

Our first stop on Day 3 will be the great Roman Hippodrome, which dates back to 2nd century A.D. In the Hippodrome, you can see the Obelisk of the Tuthmosis the third, German Fountain, Serpent Column and the Obelisk of Constantine

Underground Cistern (Basilica Cistern)

We will stop and see the Basilica Cistern, which was built at the same time as Hagia Sofia. In this 6th century structure, you will be able to see the heads of Medusa, which brought here from the temples of Constantinople.

Hagia Sophia

We will visit Hagia Sophia, the great church built in 537 by Justinianus.

Lunch at a local restaurant

Chora Church

After lunch, we will go to the Chora Church, built in 6th century A.C., to see the spectacular, one-of-a-kind mosaics and some frescoes.

We will return to our hotel.

Overnight in Istanbul

Estimated Time: 6 to 8 hours.
(This time range is subject to change, depending on crowds and timing of the departure)

Day 4 Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise & Cappadocia (Fly to Cappadocia)

Bosphorus Boat Tour

We will start by checking out from our hotel. We will then take a Bosphorus Cruise (approximately two hours). During this trip, you will be able to see some historical scenes of Istanbul such as the palaces, summer mansions, houses from the Ottoman Empire, and more.

Lunch at a local restaurant

Fly to Cappadocia

Transfer to the Istanbul Airport to catch our flight to Cappadocia.

We will check in to our hotel and rest up for Day 5.

Overnight in Cappadocia

Estimated Time: 6 to 8 hours.
(This time range is subject to change, depending on crowds and timing of the departure)

Day 5 Cappadocia Region (Private Cappadocia Region Tour)

Devrent Valley (Imagination Valley)

Day 5 will begin with an exploration of Cappadocia with Devrent Valley (also known as Imagination Valley), where we will see the different types of Fairy Chimney formations, which formed almost 30 million years ago.

Pasabag (Monks Valley)

We will then stop in Pasabag, where we will see the most interesting fairy chimneys, resembling those seen in the Hobbit and Smurfs.

Pottery Workshop

This trip offers the opportunity to stop by a local pottery shop, where details are shared of how people survived and created beautiful art dating back to the Hittite period.

Lunch at a local restaurant

Goreme Open Air Museum

The stop at Goreme Open Air Museum allows you to discover some of the best cave churches of the 530 in Cappadocia.

Uchisar Castle Region

We will stop at Uchisar Castle and Pigeon Valley, two of the best spots for photography and photo opportunities in the world.

Pigeon Valley

Pause for a photo break at Pigeon Valley.

We will return to our hotel.

Overnight in Cappadocia

Estimated Time: 6 to 8 hours.
(This time range is subject to change, depending on crowds and timing of the departure)

Day 6 Cappadocia Region (Private Cappadocia Region Tour)

Kaymaklı Underground City

To start Day 6, we will drive to Kaymakli Underground City to see how Christians protected and defended themselves from the persecutions and invasions for centuries.

Nar Lake (Photo Break)

We will drive approximately one hour to Nar Lake for photo break.

Ihlara Valley & Hike

During the photo break, we will have to drive a bit more to reach Ihlara Canyon for 3.8 km hike by the river and beautiful nature.

Lunch

Lunch at the Canyon.

Sarıhan Caravanserai

En route back to the hotel, we will stop in Sarihan Caravanserai to visit the 13th century residence for the merchants and their camels.

We will return to our hotel.

Overnight in Cappadociaz

Estimated Time: 6 to 8 hours.
(This time range is subject to change, depending on crowds and timing of the departure)

Day 7 Cappadocia Region (Private Cappadocia Region Tour)

Soganli Village

We will meet in our hotel lobby to start our last day in Cappadocia. Our first adventure of the day will take us to Soganli Village where we can see one of the greatest examples of monastic life.

Sobessos

We will then drive to Sobesos Excavation site of a Roman City with one-of-a-kind floral mosaics that have only recently been discovered.

Keşlik Monastery

Upon arrival at the Keşlik Monastery, you will have the opportunity to understand how the people survived and practiced their religion on a small site. This also gives us an idea about their little known social lives.

Mustafapasa (Sinassos)

We are going to drive to Sinassos where we will see an Old Greek Village, which was re-inhabited after 1927.

Lunch at a local restaurant.

Red Valley Hike

We will drive (approximately 20 minutes) to Red Valley to begin our lovely 2-hour hike.

We will return to our hotel and rest up for another day of adventures.

Overnight in Cappadocia

Estimated Time: 6 to 8 hours.
(This time range can be changed depending on crowd of the area and timing of the departure)

Day 8 Konya & Mevlana Museum (Drive to Konya & Private Tour)

Mevlana Museum

We will start driving from Cappadocia early in the morning and we will stop by S8uktanhan Caravanserai. Arrival to Konya, we will have lunch at a local restaurant and keep driving to catalhoyuk the site from 8900. BC . Then we will visit the tumb of mevlana in the center.

Lunch at a local restaurant

After the lunch, we will check in to our hotel and relax.

Overnight in Konya

Estimated Time: 8 hours.
(This time range is subject to change, depending on crowds and timing of the departure)

Day 9 Drive To Pamukkale

Drive to Pamukkale

We will visit Esrefoglu Mosque en route which is one of the most important UNESCO site. Keep driving to Pamukkale along the scenic road of anatolia. Arrival to Pamukkale, check in to our hotel.

Overnight in Pamukkale

Estimated Time: 8 hours.
(This time range is subject to change, depending on crowds and timing of the departure)

Day 10 Hierapolis ( Private Pamukkale Tour)

Hierapolis (Pamukkale / Cotton Castle)

We will drive to one of the greatest healing centers in the world, Hierapolis. Hierapolis can be named as “Woodstock ‘69” of the ancient world. Since it was one of the healing regions of the time, people often carried their tombs with them to die. That’s why the name Necropolis (cemetery) of Hierapolis is so common in Anatolia. During this trip, guests also can see the travertine, Cotton Castle, formed by calcium.

We will return to our hotel .

Overnight in Pamukkale

Estimated Time: 6 to 8 hours.
(This time range is subject to change, depending on crowds and timing of the departure)

Day 11 Going back to home

If you plan to depart, we will transfer you to the airport.



We hope you enjoy Turkey and our services at Pupa Tourism. We look forward to welcoming you in Turkey.

Price Includes

  • Airport transfers
  • Private A/C luxurious Mercedes Sprinter for the tours and transfers
  • Domestic Flights
  • Private English Speaking guiding
  • BB accommodation at hotel
  • All admission fees to the sites and museums
  • Expenses of the driver & guide ( food )
  • Expenses of the minivan ( gasoline, parking fees, highway fees )
  • Local taxes & 18 % VAT

Price Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Dinners and Lunches
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Gratuities for the guide and driver
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