8 Days Guided Turkey Tour, Istanbul, Cappadocia, Konya & Antalya 8 Days Private Turkey Tour Package. Explore the historic and natural sites of and tours of Turkey with Romos Travel.
ISTANBUL → CAPPADOCIA → KONYA → ANTALYA
Day 1- Arrive 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 the rest of the day is yours.
Overnight stay in Istanbul.
Day 2 – Private Istanbul Old City Tour
After breakfast, your pick-up will be scheduled for 8:30 am 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 is some Roman remains, Egyptian Obelisk, Serpent Column, and Constantine Columns.
The Blue Mosque: An Ottoman Imperial mosque built by 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 Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II built the palace after the conquest of Constantinople. Topkapi Palace was the home of the royal family and the headquarters for the Ottoman Empire’s administrative center.
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 base 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 Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II built the Grand Bazaar in the 15th century. The market consists of 5,000 stores, 66 streets, 24 gates, and much 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 to help you 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 a local restaurant are included
Day 3 – Bosphorus Cruise, Two Continents Tour
After breakfast, your pick-up will be scheduled for 8:30 am 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 Ottomans built the market 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 into 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 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 4 – Flight to Cappadocia/ Private Cappadocia Tour
After breakfast, we will pick you up from the hotel and head towards the airport for the domestic flight to Cappadocia. At Cappadocia (Kayseri) Airport, you will meet with your professional guide and start the tour.
Devrent Valley, known as imagination valley or pink valley. The geological situation of Cappadocia gives different shapes and colors to the rocks. Some of them look like animals or humans. In here, prominently, there is a camel-shaped rock formation. Dervent 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 is situated on the North of Cappadocia by the Red River, the longest river in Turkey. The river’s name derives from its red clay, which still makes the most beautiful potteries in Turkey. Avanos is a local town where you can see ancient streets, dwellings, and artisans.
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 allows you 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 a local restaurant.
Day 5 – Private Cappadocia Day Tour
After breakfast, we will pick you up from your hotel and 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 result from 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 live in the town today, the fairy chimneys can be visited by travelers/tourists.
Red Valley: a hiking trail and famous for its red-rose color. 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 were still some people follow the ancient attitudes by using the old stuff. 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 passageways. But it has more levels than the others. In recent years, four other floors have been unearthed, and some chapels, wineries, kitchens stalls have also been discovered.
Pigeon Valley: one of the panoramic spots of Cappadocia, which is located between Uchisar and Goreme. Since ancient times, there has been feeding the pigeons 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 a local restaurant.
Day 6 – Private Konya Tour & Antalya
We pick you up from the hotel after breakfast and check-out, then drive to Konya. Our first stop is Sultanhanı Karavansarai which the Seljuks built in 12C AD. The ancient travelers and the merchants used to stay at those ancient hotels safely. After the break, we drive to Konya Mevlana/Rumi Museum; the Islamic philosopher, theologian, and poet Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi was born in 1207 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 different scholars’ lectures. 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 dervishes are also buried. The Mausoleum consists of a library, madrasah, kitchen, graves, and rooms of dervishes. After lunch, we drive to Antalya.
After the Private Konya sightseeing tour, drive back to the hotel. Overnight in Antalya.
Note: Breakfast & Dinner at hotel, Lunch at a local restaurant.
Day 7 – Private Antalya Old City Tour
After check-out and breakfast, we drive to Antalya. We will arrive in Antalya in the afternoon and promptly begin the Private Antalya Old City Tour.
The Pergamon King Attalos founded Antalya, and it is believed 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 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 on 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. Once Antalya is surrounded by a defense wall, the Clock Tower is a small part of today. They renovated the last part of the defense wall and added a clock in honor of Sultan Abdulhamid to celebrate the 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 rest whilst following the ships and breathing the fresh Mediterranean air.
After the Private Antalya Old City tour, drive back to the hotel. Overnight in Antalya.
Note: Breakfast & Dinner at the hotel, Lunch at a local restaurant.
Day 8 – Transfer to Airport
Breakfast at the hotel, Pick up from the hotel, and transfer to Antalya Airport for the flight back to Istanbul for your International flight.
After completing an amazing 8 Days Private Combined Cities Turkey Tour, Package Tour Turkey wishes all guests a very healthy and wonderful life ahead…
Please Note: This tour package does not include hotel accommodation and only offers land service. For hotel accommodation, we recommend you choose the central and tourist places of the cities, which are suitable for your taste. Global hotel booking systems will assist you in your hotel choice with better promotions and prices.
8 Days Combined Cities Turkey Tour Details
Departure & Return Location
Istanbul Airport & Sabiha Gokcen Airport – Can be supplied depending on your International flight details.
Flight tickets from Istanbul to Cappadocia
Flight tickets from Antalya to Istanbul
Entrance fees, mentioned in the itinerary
Private professional tour guide at tours
Private air-conditioned vehicle for tours and transfers
6 Lunch at the tour
Gratuities to guide and driver
Visa & International flight tickets
Reservation Request Form
Introduction to Private Turkey Tours
Turkey is a well-liked travel destination for people looking for a mix of history, culture, and natural beauty because it sits on two continents. An unrivaled opportunity to discover the best of this intriguing nation is to take a private Turkey trip to the magnificent cities of Istanbul, Cappadocia, and Antalya.
The capital of Turkey and its largest city is Istanbul. The Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires all left their marks on the city, contributing to its long and rich history. In this captivating city, a private Istanbul, Cappadocia, and Antalya trip begin.
Hagia Sophia, an architectural wonder that has served as a church, a mosque, and now a museum, is a tribute to the city’s rich history.
With its six minarets and gorgeous blue Iznik tiles, the Blue Mosque is a well-known landmark.
Topkapi Palace is a sprawling collection of palaces that served as the sumptuous home of Ottoman sultans. It is home to priceless treasures and provides beautiful views of the Bosphorus.
Cappadocia’s unearthly scenery is simply breathtaking. This area is a must-see location on every private trip to Turkey because of its renowned “fairy chimneys,” which are unusual rock formations.
Explore the magnificently frescoed historic cave chapels at the Göreme Open Air Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Hot Air Balloon Ride: Soar above the picturesque setting while soaking in sweeping vistas of Cappadocia’s beautiful chimneys.
Underground Cities: Explore the buried riches of these historic underground settlements that provided early Christians with a haven.
The Turkish Riviera’s crown gem, Antalya, is renowned for its azure waters, golden beaches, and historical attractions. Without taking in the Mediterranean appeal of this seaside gem, a private Istanbul, Cappadocia, and Antalya tour is lacking.
Explore the Old Town (Kaleiçi), a charming neighborhood with winding alleyways dotted with exquisitely preserved homes from the Ottoman era.
Visit the magnificent Düden Waterfalls, where the Düden River empties into the Mediterranean Sea.
Discover the intriguing ruins of these historic cities, Perge, Aspendos, and Side, which provide a window into Turkey’s illustrious past.
The advantages of booking a private Turkey tour package
Numerous benefits come with selecting a private Turkey tour package, ensuring an amazing trip.
On a personalized tour, you can concentrate on the locations and activities that most interest you because they are customized to your tastes. A private tour guarantees that your interests are attended to, whether you’re a history fan, a wildlife lover, or a beach enthusiast.
Private tours give you more freedom when it comes to scheduling because you may go at your own pace and alter the schedule as necessary. With such a high level of personalization, it is easier to fully immerse yourself in Turkish culture and enjoy your trip.
Experienced tour guides with in-depth knowledge of Turkey’s history, culture, and sights lead private trips. Throughout your tour, you will have an enriching and pleasurable experience thanks to their knowledge and attentiveness.
How to Pick the Best Private Tour to Istanbul, Cappadocia, and Antalya
To provide the greatest possible experience, take into account the following considerations while organizing your private Istanbul, Cappadocia, and Antalya tours:
Depending on your schedule and interests, decide how long to stay. It usually takes at least 10 days to complete a comprehensive trip to Istanbul, Cappadocia, and Antalya, while shorter or longer itineraries can be created to fit your preferences.
Select accommodations based on your preferences and financial constraints. Turkey has a vast selection of accommodations, from five-star hotels to quaint cave hotels in Cappadocia, so you can find the ideal place to unwind.
Take into account the price of the private trip package, which ought to cover lodging, travel, guided tours, and attraction admission prices. Keep in mind that spending money on a top-notch tour guarantees a more enjoyable and memorable experience.
An extraordinary journey through history, culture, and unspoiled natural beauty may be had on a private Turkey tour that visits the alluring cities of Istanbul, Cappadocia, and Antalya. A private trip guarantees a genuinely immersed adventure with tailored experiences, flexibility, and professional assistance. You can plan the ideal trip to Turkey by carefully choosing your tour package and taking things like duration, lodging, and price into consideration.