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11 DAYS DISCOVER TURKEY TOUR

11 Days Discover Turkey Tour Itinerary

Private 11 Days Discover Turkey Tour Package

      Please click to read the destinations that you are visiting;     
      • ISTANBUL  → BURSAANKARA  →  KONYA  → CAPPADOCIA ANTALYA

Day 1Arrive in Istanbul

Welcome to Istanbul! Where the continents meet.

Meet at Istanbul Airport: Once you arrive at Istanbul Airport or Sabiha Gokcen Airport, after the luggage claim, you will be greeted by a Romos Travel Representative at the meeting area.

Private Transfer to the hotel: You will be taken to your Hotel and after check-in, you will have time for leisure and rest of the day is yours.

Overnight stay in Istanbul.

Day 2Private Istanbul Old City Tour

After breakfast, your pick up will be scheduled for 8:30am from the hotel to start the Private Istanbul Old City tour. Our professional tour guide will be introducing the ancient sights of Istanbul.

Today you will explore the following highlights of Istanbul.

Hippodrome: An ancient Roman and Ottoman square where the chariot races were held. Within the square are some Roman remains, Egyptian Obelisk, Serpent Column and Constantine Column.

The Blue Mosque: An Ottoman Imperial mosque which was built by the Sultan Ahmet I in 1609-1616 CE, famous for the blue Ottoman tiles.

Hagia Sophia: Once the largest cathedral of Christianity when it was built in 532-537 CE by the Roman Emperor Justinian; later converted into a mosque by the Ottomans.

Topkapi Palace: The palace was built by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II after the conquest of Constantinople. Topkapi Palace was the home of the royal family and the headquarters for the administrative center of the Ottoman Empire.

Basilica Cistern: Was built by the Roman Emperor Justinian in 6C CE. The Basilica Cistern was the main water supply to the Roman Palace and the churches. It has over three hundred columns within and houses the head of the ancient Greek figure Medusa. The head is the bases of two columns and is viewed upside down and right-side down.

Grand Bazaar (Covered Market): The largest and the oldest functioning shopping center in the world. The Grand Bazaar was built by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II in the 15th century. The market consists of 5,000 stores, 66 streets, 24 gates and many more eye pleasing architecture. Within the bazaar are many Turkish handicraft stores such as: rugs, carpets, kilims and beautiful Turkish tiles. Upon your request ,our guide will be more than happy in assisting you to find your masterpiece of Turkish art.

After the Private Istanbul Old City sightseeing tour, you will be driven back to the hotel. Overnight stay in Istanbul.

Note: Breakfast at hotel and lunch at local restaurant are included

Day 3Bosphorus Cruise, Two Continents Tour

After breakfast, your pick up will be scheduled for 8:30am from the hotel to start the Private Guided Bosphorus tour. Our professional tour guide will be introducing you to the Bosphorus.

Today you will explore the following highlights of the Bosphorus:

Spice Market ( Egyptian Bazaar): The market was built by the Ottomans in the 17th century. Unlike the Grand Bazaar, the Spice market is much smaller but full of beautiful fragrances of mixed spices, herbs and traditional sweets. It consists of around 100 stores, 2 streets and 5 gates.

Bosphorus Cruise: The channel divides Istanbul as two continents and stretches about 32 km between the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara. Along the Bosphorus there are many settlements to see such as great Palaces, hotels, yali (private houses) etc. While you are on the boat, you will see the highlights of the Bosphorus including the Dolmabahçe Palace, Ortaköy Mosque, Çırağan Palace, Bosphorus Bridge, Rumeli Fortress, Küçüksu Palace, Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge ( the second bridge on the Bosphorus) Maiden’s Tower to name a few.

Beylerbeyi Palace: After the sultans westernized the Ottoman Empire, they built some Palace’s with modern-western architectural styles. The Beylerbeyi Palace is one of them, located on the Asian side by the Bosphorus. The garden is full of statues and the rooms with handcrafted arts will take you back in time to the 19th century.

Çamlıca Hill: The highest hill of Istanbul, situated on the Asian side. The walking path with 360 panoramic views will let you take the best pictures of Istanbul and the Bosphorus.

After the Private Guided Bosphorus sightseeing tour, drive back to the hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

Note: Breakfast at hotel and lunch at local restaurant are included

Day 4Private Bursa Tour

After breakfast and check-out you will be picked up from your hotel and we shall head on our journey to Bursa.

Firstly we will visit the Grand Mosque, the symbolic Mosque of Bursa which was built by the Ottoman Sultan Bayezid in 1399 CE. The Grand Mosque is the largest central mosque amongst others in Bursa. The Grand Mosque houses one of the most unique Ottoman Calligraphies which were written by Sefik Bey. In the inner walls, there are 192 calligraphies in total.

For the next visit, we will head towards The Green Mosque which was commissioned by the Sultan Çelebi Mehmet and was built by the architect Haci Ivaz Pasha in 1419 CE. The portal at the entrance of the mosque is the most beautiful sample of Turkish stone carving and has taken many peoples breath away.

We will then visit The Green Tomb, The tomb is octagonal, pointed dome and specific characteristic style. The tomb consists of cross vaults which have windows in every corner and sarcophaguses on the floor. The tiles of the tomb are mostly green colour and they are one of the most beautiful samples of Ottoman art.

Next on the list is Cumalıkızık Village, which is one of the oldest villages in Turkey. The village is located in the South of Bursa and is 700 years old. According to Ottoman archives, Cumalikizik was founded by the Ottoman Sultan Orhan in 1200 CE. The village is keeping the traditional Ottoman architecture and culture alive. Cumalikizik Village was taken under control by Turkish government to protect its atmosphere in 1980.

 After the Bursa sightseeing tour, we will make our way back to Istanbul. Overnight in Bursa.

Note: Breakfast & Dinner at hotel, Lunch at local restaurant.

Day 5Bursa to Private Ankara Tour

After breakfast and check-out, we drive to Ankara where is the capital city of Turkey. We are visiting the Mausoleum of Atatürk also known as Anitkabir, The mausoleum took nine years, was designed by architects Emin Onat and Ahmet Orhan Arda in 1945. The materials were brought from different parts of Turkey. Every parts of the Mausoleum are named as; Road of Lions, Ceremonial Plaza, Hall of Honor, Peace Park, Independence Tower, Female Statue group, Freedom Tower, Male statue group, Mehmetçik Tower, Victory Tower, Peace Tower, 23 April Tower, Tower of Reforms, Misak-ı Milli (National Pact) Tower.

After the Ankara sightseeing tour, drive to hotel. Overnight in Ankara.

Note: Breakfast & Dinner at hotel, Lunch at local restaurant.

Day 6Ankara to Private Cappadocia Tour

After breakfast, we drive to Cappadocia. On the way, we stop at Salt Lake which is the second biggest lake of Turkey. Then, start to Private Cappadocia Tour.

Devrent Valley, known as imagination valley or pink valley. The geological situation of Cappadocia gives different shapes and colours to the rocks. Some of them look like animals or humans. In here, prominently there is a camel-shaped rock formation. Derwent valley is located in the North of Cappadocia between Urgup and Avanos road.

Love Valley, the valley is situated a few kilometers away from Goreme. Mushroom-shaped fairy chimneys are located here. Some of those cones split into several cones on the upper side of the valley.

Avanos, situated on the North of Cappadocia by the Red River which is the longest river in Turkey. The name of the river derives from its red clay which still makes the most beautiful potteries in Turkey. Avanos is a local town where ancient streets, dwellings and the artisans can be seen.

Goreme Open air Museum, dates back to the 2nd century where the ascetic monks who adopted seclusion lived. They had their own independent churches and monasteries where they created a community. Today, the museum houses St. Basil’s Church, Elmalı Church, Boys and Girls, St. Barbara Church, Serpent Church etc…

Esentepe Hill, located on the way to Goreme and Avanos road. As an observation hill, it gives you an opportunity to explore the landscape of Cappadocia where you can see the fairy chimneys and take remarkable photos.

Uchisar Castle, almost the peak point of Cappadocia which can be seen miles away, about 60 meters high and located on the edge of Goreme. It served as a residential place to the locals for many years. The caves and the dwellings still exist on the slopes.

After the Private Cappadocia sightseeing tour we will drive you back to the hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Note: Breakfast & Dinner at hotel, Lunch at local restaurant.

Day 7Private Cappadocia Day Tour

After breakfast, we will pick you up from your hotel and then start the Private Cappadocia Day Tour.

We will now be visiting other highlights of Cappadocia.

Fairy Chimneys: What makes Cappadocia so popular are those rock formations, called “ fairy chimneys” by the people. Those different rock formations are the results of millions of years of natural events, such as; rain, wind, erosion. The fairy chimneys had been dwellings, churches, shelters and natural fortresses for many years. Although, the locals are living in the town today, the fairy chimneys can be visited by travellers/tourists.

Red Valley: a hiking trail and famous for its red-rose colour. The valley is located in the middle of Goreme town where they appreciate sun-rise and sun-set. The Red Valley houses some abandoned churches; Uzumlu Church, Hacli Church and Direkli Church with murals and frescoes.

Cavusin Village: located on the way to Avanos. The rarest residents where still some people follow the ancient attitudes by using the old staff. You can see those villagers farming, making potteries and carving. Cavusin Village houses two churches; one dedicated to St. John the Baptist and the other Nicephorus Phocas. Until the 1920’s the Turks and The Greeks were living there together. After the exchange population, The Greeks left the village.

Kaymakli Underground City: rather than Derinkuyu and the other underground cities, Kaymakli Underground City is different as it has much lower and narrower passage ways. But it has more levels than the others. In recent years, four other floors have been unearthed and some chapels, wineries, kitchens stalls have been discovered also.

Pigeon Valley: one of the panoramic spots of Cappadocia which is located between Uchisar and Goreme. There has been feeding the pigeons here since the ancient times resulting in the carved soft tuff on the slopes to make dovecotes. You can also see Uchisar Castle from a different perspective and may feed the pigeons around you.

After the Private Cappadocia sightseeing tour, we drive back to the hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Note: Breakfast & Dinner at hotel, Lunch at local restaurant.

Day 8Private Konya Tour to Antalya

We pick you up from the hotel after breakfast and check-out then we drive to Antalya and on the way we have a break at Sultanhanı Karavansarai which was built by the Seljuks in 12C AD. The ancient travellers and the merchants used to stay at those ancient hotels safely.  Konya Mevlana/Rumi Museum, the Islamic philosopher, theolegian and poet Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi was born in 1207, in Khorassan. The meaning of Mevlana is “our master and president” and implies the love of people for him. Although he lived in Konya, also went to Damascus and Tebriz, he attended the lectures of different scholars. Mevlana is known as the founder of Mesnevi and the leaders of the Dervishes. After his death, they built a tomb in 1274 where the other derwishes are also buried. The Mausoleum consits of library, madrasah, kithen, graves and rooms of dervishes. After lunch, we drive to Antalya.

After the Konya sightseeing tour, drive back to hotel. Overnight in Antalya.

Note: Breakfast & Dinner at hotel, Lunch at local restaurant.

Day 9Private Antalya Old City Tour

After check-out and breakfast, flight to Antalya. We will arrive in Antalya in by the noon time and will promptly begin the Private Antalya Old City Tour.

Antalya was founded by the Pergamon King Attalos and it is beleived that the name of the city derives from Attalos. We’ll be walking among the ancient streets and the first spot is The Hadrian Gate, built by the Romans on behalf of the Emperor Hadrian upon his visit to Antalya in 130 CE. The gate has three arches and Corinthian style Hıdırlık Tower, built in 2nd Century CE by the Romans and it is located on the southwest of the Old Town, by the dominating spot of the cliffs. The tower has a small room in the first floor and in the upper gallery, there is an observation spot where they could follow the ships or any reaching invasion to the city. The Clock Tower, once Antalya, is surrounded with a defense wall but a small part of this exists today. They renovated the last part of the defense wall and added a clock in the honor of Sultan Abdulhamid to celebrate his 25th anniversary of his ascent to the throne. While walking down to the water, near the ancient port we will stop for a while and take a rest whilst following the ships and breathing the fresh Mediterranen air.

After the Private Antalya Old City tour, drive back to the hotel. Overnight in Antalya.

Note: Breakfast & Dinner at hotel, Lunch at local restaurant.

Day 10Private Aspendos, Perge, Side Tour

After breakfast, we shall drive to Aspendos Theatre, built by the Emperor Aurelius and designed with U-shaped style and leaning slopes. It has 5 gates and it still protects its acoustic ability and with 20,000 persons capacity, the theatre is still used today to host concerts. Perge was founded as a colony of Pergamum Kingdom around 300 BCE. During Alexander’s invasion in Anatolia, the residents of Perge served him as his guides. The mathematician Apollonius was born in Perge around 200 BCE. The city passed under Roman control in 188 BCE after Romans inherited Pergamum Kingdom. Side, the city of the navals was founded by the Anatolian indigenus people who spoke a local dialect that was different then Greek. Side was never passed under the control of Pergamum Kingdom. The city’s name means pomegranate which locals are still growing today. Side is situated by the Mediterranean Sea and most of the remains date back to 1-4C CE.

After the Private Aspendos, Perge, Side tour, drive back to the hotel. Overnight in Antalya.

Note: Breakfast & Dinner at hotel, Lunch at local restaurant.

Day 11Transfer to Airport

Breakfast at hotel, Pick up from hotel and transfer to Antalya Airport for flight back to Istanbul for your International flight.

After completed amazing 11 Days Private Discover Turkey Tour, Romos Travel wishes all guests very healty and wonderful life ahead…

11 Days Discover Turkey Tour Details

Departure & Return Location

  • Istanbul Airport & Sabiha Gokcen Airport – Can be supplied depends on your International flight details.

Price Includes

  • 10 Nights hotel accommodation at 4 star Hotel
  • Special cave hotel in Cappadocia
  • Flight tickets from Antalya to Istanbul
  • Entrance fees, mentioned in itinerary
  • Private professional tour guide at tours
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle for tours & transfers
  • 10 Breakfast at hotel
  • 9 Lunch at tour
  • 7 Dinner at hotel

Price Excludes

  • Gratuities to guide and driver
  • Personal expenses
  • Extras at hotel & additional meals
  • Visa & International flight tickets
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