Luxury Turkey Tours

Highlights of Turkey
(9 Days)
Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus

Turkey in a Week
(7 Days)
Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus

Istanbul in Depth
(6 Days)

Best of Turkey
(12 Days)
Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Bodrum

Active & Adventure Tour of Turkey
(16 Days)
Istanbul, Cappadocia, Alacati, Ephesus, Bodrum, Turquoise Coast

Classical Turkey
(8 Days)
Istanbul, Izmir, Ephesus, Pergamon, Aphrodisias, Pamukkale

Historic Turkey
(11 Days)
Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Didyma, Priene, Miletus, Aphrodisias

Journey Through Turkey
(18 Days)
Istanbul, Gallipoli, Troy, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Bodrum, Turquoise Coast, Antalya, Cappadocia

Essence of Turkey
(13 Days)
Istanbul, Cappadocia, Antalya, Ephesus

City & Sea
(9 Days)
Istanbul, Bodrum

Turkey in Style
(10 Days)
Istanbul, Izmir & Ephesus, Bodrum

Multi-country Tours

Highlights of Greece & Turkey
(15 days)
Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, Istanbul, Ephesus, Cappadocia

Culinary Tour of Greece & Turkey
(10 days)
Athens, Crete, Istanbul

Journey Through Turkey

(18 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Istanbul, Gallipoli, Troy, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Bodrum, Turquoise Coast, Antalya, Cappadocia

This is our most comprehensive private tour of Turkey, and it's an ideal combination of the country's most rewarding experiences: fascinating cultural sites, exciting cities, stunning landscapes, relaxing resorts, beautiful beaches and compelling attractions off the beaten path.

Begin in Istanbul. During flexible private touring, visit sights such as the Aya Sofya (Hagia Sophia), the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and its Harem, the Rustem Pasha Mosque, an ancient underground cistern, and Istanbul's Spice Market. Shop for carpets and kilim, jewelry, glass, textiles and antiques at the Grand Bazaar and at our favorite boutiques. Also visit Istanbul's most interesting museums, including the Istanbul Modern. There will also be time to enjoy the city's wonderful cafes and vibrant neighborhoods.

Travel along the shores of the Sea of Marmara to tour the monuments in Gallipoli. Sail across the Dardanelles to Troy, Homer's fabled city. Continue to Izmir. With your expert private guide, visit the sprawling ruins of the ancient city of Pergamon, including the Altar of Zeus, Acropolis, Library, Temple of Trajan, and theater, as well as the Asklepion and Red Basilica. Also tour the magnificent ruins of Ephesus, including the Library of Celsus, the Terrace Houses and Ephesus Museum, as well as the nearby House of the Virgin Mary.

Next, tour the important ruins of Aphrodisias en route to Pamukkale to enjoy the hot spring pools and white mineral terraces, and visit the ruins of Hierapolis, an ancient thermal spa. Next, drive to Bodrum, where whitewashed homes overlook the water. Explore the Roman amphitheater, Castle of St. Peter, and remains of the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Venture south to the unspoiled Turquoise Coast, taking in views of bays, small islands and dazzling blue water. See rock-cut tombs and other fascinating Lycian ruins in Myra, Xanthos and Patara. Enjoy a cruise to Kekova Island to see the underwater ruins of an ancient city. Discover the Dalyan Delta, a conservation area of reeds and waterways that's home to sea turtles, water birds and blue crabs. Kayak along the picturesque bays and islands of Gocek or enjoy a hiking excursion through the impressive ruins of ancient Kaunos, the Saklikent Canyon or along parts of the famed Lycian Way, if desired.

Continue to Antalya to stay at a relaxing beach resort on the Mediterranean and enjoy touring of the ruins of the ancient cities of Termessos, Perge and Aspendos.

Stop in Konya to see the green-tiled Mausoleum of Mevlana, the mystic founder of the Sufi sect (Whirling Dervishes) en route to Cappadocia. With your private guide, explore ancient subterranean cities filled with frescoed churches and cave dwellings in Goreme, Kaymakli and other locations. Also visit a local winery, shops selling the local style of carpets, and a pottery studio. Accommodation is in a luxury cave-style hotel. One morning, if desired, enjoy a hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia's dramatic landscapes while the sun rises.

Finally, fly back to Istanbul and enjoy a boat ride on the Bosphorus, the waterway separating old Istanbul from new, Europe from Asia.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Istanbul
VIP airport assistance. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights
Day 2 Istanbul
Full-day private tour
Day 3 Istanbul
Full-day private tour
Day 4 Istanbul - Canakkale
Private transfer to Canakkale for an overnight stay. En route, tour Gallipoli and Troy
Day 5 Canakkale – Izmir
Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights, with tour of Pergamon en route
Day 6 Izmir & Ephesus
Private tour of Ephesus
Day 7 Izmir – Pamukkale
Private transfer to Pamukkale for an overnight stay, with tour Aphrodisias and Hierapolis en route. Private tour of Pamukkale
Day 8 Pamukkale - Bodrum
Private transfer to Bodrum for 2 nights
Day 9 Bodrum
Half-day private tour
Day 10 Bodrum - Gocek
Private transfer to Gocek for an overnight stay, with tour of Dalyan Delta and Kaunos en route
Day 11 Gocek – Kas
Private tour of Xanthos, Patara and Saklikent. Afternoon private transfer to hotel for an overnight stay
Day 12 Kas – Antalya
Full-day tour of Myra, Kekova Island and Kale. Private transfer to Antalya for 2 nights
Day 13 Antalya
Full-day private tour of Antalya, Termessos and Perge
Day 14 Antalya – Konya – Cappadocia
Private transfer to Cappadocia for 2 nights, with tour of Konya and Aspendos en route
Day 15 Cappadocia
Optional sunrise hot air balloon ride. Full-day private tour
Day 16 Cappadocia - Istanbul
Private transfer to airport for flight to Istanbul. Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights
Day 17 Istanbul
Day at leisure. Afternoon private Bosphorus cruise
Day 18 Depart Istanbul
Private airport transfer

Hotels
Istanbul: Four Seasons Sultanahmet (first stay)
Four Seasons Bosphorus or Ciragan Palace (second stay)
Canakkale: Kolin Hotel
Izmir: Swissotel Buyuk Efes
Pamukkale: Spa Hotel Colossae Thermal
Bodrum: Mandarin Oriental Bodrum or Amanruya (*supplement applies for the Aman resort)
Gocek: D-Resort Gocek
Kas: Lukka Hotel
Antalya: Mardan Palace Hotel
Cappadocia: Argos Hotel or Museum Hotel

Cost
$18,950 Per person (double occupancy)

Testimonials

Turkey was fantastic. The itinerary was perfect, just the right pace and balance of shopping, cruising, and visits to historical sights. Our guide was very entertaining and knowledgeable about art, history and culture.
~ M.S., Scottsdale, Arizona

You arranged a wonderful trip to Turkey. It covered all of the highlights, was well organized, and also allowed flexibility. Artisans of Leisure is the best tour company we have ever used.
~ R.B., Jackson, WY

We had a wonderful time in Turkey. Everything was perfect…Even though we haven’t met personally, I felt as if you knew me and selected guides that were absolutely perfect for us.
~ G.K., New York, NY

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