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

Historic Turkey

(11 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Didyma, Priene, Miletus, Aphrodisias

This private luxury tour features Turkey's most famous and compelling historical sites—Greek, Roman, Christian, Ottoman and more. With your private guide and driver, tour the fascinating city of Istanbul, ancient underground cities in Cappadocia, and the impressive ruins of Ephesus and other ancient towns.

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. Enjoy a boat ride on the Bosphorus, the waterway separating old Istanbul from new, Europe from Asia. 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.

Next, fly inland to Cappadocia to 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.

Continue to Izmir. With your expert private guide, 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. Also tour Priene, the first planned city in the ancient world; Miletus, the famous Ionian city; and Didyma, home of the well-preserved Temple of Apollo. If desired, opt to take an additional excursion to the ancient city of Pergamon to see the Altar of Zeus, Acropolis, Library, Temple of Trajan, and theater, as well as the Asklepion and Red Basilica.

Finally, fly back to Istanbul and enjoy additional city touring or flexible shopping. If desired, spend a day exploring one of Istanbul's lovely, peaceful Princes' Islands by bicycle.

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 - Cappadocia
Private airport transfer for flight to Cappadocia for 2 nights. Private tour of underground cities and caves
Day 5 Cappadocia
Optional sunrise hot air balloon ride. Full-day private tour
Day 6 Cappadocia – Izmir
Private transfer to flight to Izmir for 3 nights. Afternoon private tour of Izmir's bazaars and cultural attractions
Day 7 Izmir & Ephesus
Private tour of Ephesus
Day 8 Izmir, Priene, Miletus & Didyma
Private excursion to Priene, Miletus & Didyma
Day 9 Izmir - Aphrodisias – Istanbul
Private tour of Aphrodisias. Late afternoon transfer to airport for flight to Istanbul. Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights
Day 10 Istanbul
Half-day private city tour. Afternoon private Bosphorus cruise
Day 11 Depart Turkey
Private airport transfer

Hotels
Istanbul: Four Seasons Sultanahmet (first stay)
Four Seasons Bosphorus or Ciragan Palace (second stay)
Cappadocia: Argos Hotel or Museum Hotel
Izmir: Swissotel Buyuk Efes

Cost
$13,900   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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