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

Highlights of Turkey

(9 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus

This luxurious private tour visits the highlights of Turkey. With your own private guide and driver, enjoy comprehensive touring in the great city of Istanbul, the underground cave cities of Cappadocia, and the impressive ruins of Ephesus.

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 Izmir's bazaars and cultural highlights.

Finally, fly back to Istanbul and enjoy additional city touring, flexible shopping or an excursion to the Princes' Islands.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Istanbul

VIP airport assistance. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights

Day 2 Istanbul
Full-day private city tour
Day 3 Istanbul

Full-day private city tour, including private Bosphorus cruise

Day 4 Istanbul - Cappadocia

Private transfer to airport 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 an overnight stay. Afternoon private tour of Izmir's bazaars and cultural attractions

Day 7 Izmir - Ephesus - Istanbul

Private excursion to Ephesus for tour of ruins. Private transfer to airport for flight to Istanbul. Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights

Day 8 Istanbul
Half-day private city tour, shopping, or excursion to Princes' Islands
Day 9 Depart Istanbul
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
$11,145 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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