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

City & Sea
(9 Days)
Istanbul, Bodrum

Culture & Ruins of Turkey
(9 Days)
Istanbul, Gallipoli, Troy, Canakkale, Sirince & Ephesus, Pamukkale

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

Active & Adventure Tour of Turkey

(16 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Istanbul, Cappadocia, Alacati, Ephesus, Bodrum, Turquoise Coast

This private tour is perfect for travelers interested in a more active vacation and offers an ideal combination of Turkey's most interesting and important cultural sites, stunning landscapes, and opportunities for hiking, biking, kayaking and other active pursuits.

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.

Fly to Izmir and continue to the small seaside town of Alacati to enjoy a wind surfing excursion and explore the town's charming stone houses, small shops and cafes and picturesque cobblestone streets.

Continue to Bodrum. En route, 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. During private touring in Bodrum, an ancient harbor town, see the beautiful whitewashed backstreets, Roman amphitheater, the Castle of St. Peter and the remains of the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. There will also be time to enjoy your beautiful resort.

Continue eastwards on 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.

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 city tour, including private Bosphorus cruise
Day 4 Istanbul - Cappadocia
Private transfer to airport for flight to Cappadocia for 2 nights. Full-day private touring and hiking
Day 5 Cappadocia
Optional sunrise hot air balloon ride. Private touring and hiking
Day 6 Cappadocia – Izmir – Alacati
Private transfer to airport for morning flight to Izmir. Afternoon private transfer to Alacati for 2 nights
Day 7 Alacati
Half-day wind-surfing excursion and guide at disposal for half-day city exploration
Day 8

Alacati – Ephesus – Bodrum
Private touring of Ephesus before transfer to Bodrum for 2 nights

Day 9 Bodrum
At leisure at resort
Day 10 Bodrum – Gocek
Private transfer to Gocek for 2 nights. Cruise Dalyan Delta and hike to Kaunos en route
Day 11

Gocek
Half-day kayaking excursion, or private car and guide at disposal to hike part of the Lycian Way or explore nearby beaches

Day 12 Gocek – Kalkan
Private touring of Xanthos and Patara and hike through Saklikent Canyon. Afternoon private transfer to Kalkan for 2 nights
Day 13 Kalkan
Full-day touring of Myra, Kekova Island and Kale or hike part of the Lycian Way
Day 14 Kalkan – Istanbul
Private transfer to Dalaman airport and flight to Istanbul for 2 nights
Day 15 Istanbul & Princes' Islands
Private bicycling excursion to Princes' Islands or guide and driver at disposal for half-day city exploration
Day 16 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
Alacati: Alavya Hotel
Bodrum: Mandarin Oriental Bodrum or Amanruya (*supplement applies for the Aman resort)
Gocek: D-Resort Gocek
Kalkan: Lykia Hotel

Cost
$16,575 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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