Best Turkey Tour From Istanbul

18 Day
Duration
Istanbul
Location
Jan. to Dec.
Month
Year-round
Dates

18 Day Turkey Tour, a beautifully constructed programme that ensures you see all significant sıtes facilitated by a professional guide. Well paced and with attention to your comfort and relaxation an excellent tour!

5 Star Accommodation
Single Room (For 1 Person) $ 3,564
Double Room (For 2 People) $ 4,752
4 Star Accommodation
Single Room (For 1 Person) $ 2,673
Double Room (For 2 People) $ 4,158
3 Star Accommodation
Single Room (For 1 Person) $ 2,079
Double Room (For 2 People) $ 3,564
Children & Infants
Children (3 – 10) $ 700
Infants (0 – 2) $ 500

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DEPARTURE Istanbul
DURATION 18 Day / 17 Night
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing.
VISITING Istanbul, Cappadocia, Izmir, Kusadasi, Pamukkale, Antalya
INCLUDED
Arrival and departure airport transfers.
17  nights hotel accommodations including breakfast.
10* Lunch & 12* Dinner
Transportation by a comfortable AC non smoking Luxurious car / Van with professional driver.
All entrance fees to the sites and to the museums mentioned on the above program.
Private English speaking professional guide throughout.
Domestic Flights – Istanbul –Kayseri, Kayseri – Izmir, Izmir – Antalya and Antalya – Istanbul.
NOT INCLUDED
Personal Expenses.
Any programme does not mentioned above.
Any Drinks.
Tipping for the guide and drivers.

B= Breakfast- L= Lunch- D=Dinner

Additional information

Hotel Category3 Star Hotel, 4 Star Hotel, 5 Star Hotel, Select Hotel Category
Room Size [Single]1 Single Room, 2 Single Room, 3 Single Room, Select Single Room
Room Size [Double]1 Double Room, 2 Double Room, 3 Double Room, Select Double Room
Age7+
Groupsize10

Day 1: Istanbul
Meet with your agent at the Istanbul airport transfer to your hotel. Resting day

Day 2: Istanbul
Upon your arrival to Istanbul our tour guide meets you at hotel and drive to historical peninsula with our new brand tour transportation vehicle (in about 15 minutes).

Topkapi Palace – A huge walled complex hugging the Bosporus, the former palace of the Ottoman sultans is now a museum with an extraordinary collection of Chinese porcelain, art, artifacts and jewels including the Topkapi Diamond.

Hagia Sophia – The Emperor Justinian built St.Sophia when Istanbul was Constantinople. This magnificent example of Byzantine architecture boasts a massive dome, a lengthy nave and an interior decorated with marble, precious stones and pillars from Ephesus.

Blue Mosque – Six graceful minarets adorn the elegant mosque, one of the city’s most recognized landmarks. The superb interior is decorated with more than 20,000 blue Iznik tiles.

Hippodrome – The large, open square was once the site of a Roman circus that rivaled the Colosseum and could seat 100,000 spectators. Monuments on the site include the Snake Column from Delphi and an Egyptian obelisk taken from the Temple of Karnak at Luxor. Overnight in İstanbul.
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Day 3: Istanbul
Meet at the hotel  and Continue for a full day tour;
Egyptian Bazaar (Spice Bazaar), it was built in 1664 as a part of the Yeni Cami complex which is located next to it. Misir in Turkish means Egypt and it is called the Egyptian Bazaar because the shopkeepers used to sell spices and herbs which were brought from or through Egypt. During the Ottoman period it was known as a place where shops sold only spices. Today there are only a few spice and herb specialists. The rest sell dried fruit, borek, basket work, jewelry, haberdashery, drapery and suchlike. The bazaar has an “L” shape with six gates.

Bosphorus Cruise, Discover the absolute best of Istanbul by sea for a memorable Bosphorus Cruise between two continents Asia and Europe.

Beylerbeyi Palace, Beylerbeyi, built by under Sultan Abdulaziz by another member of the talented Balyan family of architects in the Europoean style of Dolmabahce, was the second palace to be built on the Bosphorus and served as a summer residence and guest quarters for visiting dignitaries during thie visits to the city.

Bosphorus Bridge, Also known as the First Bosphorus Bridge, the Bosphorus Bridge is just one of the two bridges in Istanbul, Turkey. It spans the Bosphorus Strait and bridges the gap between Asia and Europe. The other bridge across the Bosphorus Straight is the Second Bosphorus Bridge, more formally known as the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge.

Camlica Hill, After the tour you will be transferred back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul
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Day 4: Istanbul
Morning or Afternoon / Meet at the Hotel and continue for a half day tour;

Dolmabahce Palace: Built in 19 th century is one of the most glamorous palaces in the world. It was the administrative center of the late Ottoman Empire with the last of Ottoman Sultans was residing there. After the foundation of the Turkish Republic in Ankara, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk transferred all government functions to the youthful capital but on his visits to Istanbul Ataturk occupied only a small room at Dolmabahce Palace as his own. He stayed, welcomed his foreign guests and made a practical center for national, historical and language congress and for international conferences.

Grand Bazaar: In addition to its historical importance, its a bazaar that will tempt even the nonshoppers with its rich collection of precious handmade carpets, jewellery, leather and souvenirs.

After the tour you will be transferred back to your Cruise Ship.

Morning or Afternoon Optional (extra charge): Turkish Hammam.

We will pick you up from your Hotel. Upon entering the hammam, you will be given a key for a locker on a wristband for you. You will also be given a a cotton wrap-around sarong (pestemal), a pair of slippers or wooden clogs to wear around your feet. You go to a cubicle to change into just the “pestemal” (you can leave you swimwear if you like). You leave your clothes and valuable into the lockers and off we go.

You’re taken to a steamy,warm, humid room  surrounded with marble-lined  sitting, marble wash-basins running hot and cold water to mix to dowse yourself using traditional metal bowls. This is where you relax, enjoy the steam. Soft and relaxing light is diffused from the little round glass holes in the ceiling.

In the center of the Hamam (Turkish-bath) is  a raised marble platform “gobektasi” (navel stone). This is a bearable hot platform for you to relax, sit, lay, work up a sweat, get your scrub and soap massages. You will get a brisk rub of your body with a coarse loofah mitt to remove layers of dead skin.

Then you will get a soap massage. Masseuse willcover you head to toe with rich white frothy bubbles, using a cloth bag .  Then will massage all over your body with a gentle pressure on your bones. You will have eased muscles you never knew you had. You will love it. It is heaven!

Finally you will take a shower. You will be given a thick cotton towel to cover yourself and be left in a cool room for relaxation. you will be offered drinks of your choice here.
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Day 5: Istanbul – Cappadocia
Check out from hotel, flight to Kayseri. Transfer to your hotel in Goreme resting day

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Day 6: Cappadocia
o    We will spend the morning in the Goreme Open Air Museum.
o    Zelve.
o    Devrent Valley.
o    Pasabaglari.
o    Avanos-world famous pottery centre.
o    Stop at the Uchisar Castle.
o    (Optional) Evening at caravanserail to see a Whirling Dervish ceremony.
o    Overnight in Cappadocia

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Day 7: Cappadocia
Morning Optional: Sun rise balloon flight in Cappadocia.

o    Breakfast in a village house with Turkish Style breakfast.
o    Walk around the RED VALLEY.
o    Lunch in the village.
o    Under ground city of DERINKUYU.
o    We can stop at the carpet cooperative where people from the village make carpets.
o    Overnight in Cappadocia

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Day 8: Cappadocia
Early in the morning meeting in the Hotel. Ihlara Valley near Mount Hasan and Mount Melendiz (two of the three volcanoes of Cappadocia) is a canyon with a depth of approximately 100m and was formed by the Melendiz River thousands of years ago. It begins at Ihlara village and ends with Selime Monastery at Selime village after making 26 bends along 14 kilometers.

It is believed that the valley housed more than four thousand dwellings and a hundred cave churches decorated with frescoes. Around eighty thousand people once lived in Ihlara Valley.

There are 4 entrances to Ihlara valley. The first one is at the start of the valley in Ihlara Village. The second one opens to the 4th kilometer of the valley and it is the most popular entrance.

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Day 9: Cappadocia – Izmir
Check out from hotel. Drive to Kayseri take a morning flight to Izmir- Transfer to your hotel in Kusadasi resting day.

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Day 10: Kusadasi
o    Visit the Famous Ancient City of Ephesus.
o    House of Virgin Mary.
o    Basilica of Saint John.
o    Temple of Artemis.
o    Overnight in Kusadasi

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Day 11: Kusadasi
After breakfast we meet at hotel.

Following your pick-up from the hotel, the tour begins in the city of Priene.  This 2,500-year-old Ionian city was among the first to be planned with a grid system of streets. Set dramatically at the foot of a mountain side, Priene overlooks the Meander River.

The tour then moves onto the ruins of Miletos, near the Aegean Sea. Here you can explore the ancient theatre, built around the 4th century BC, which once accommodated more than 15,000 spectators. You will also visit the well-preserved Bath of Faustina ,named after the wife of Marcus Aurelius who ordered its construction.

Finally the tour moves to Didyma, which was once connected to Miletos by a sacred road during the antiquity period. Here you will visit the ruins of the Temple of Apollo, one of the largest temples from the Hellenistic Period. After tour transfer back to your Hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi

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Day 12: Kusadasi – Pamukkale
This excursion allows you to visit Pamukkale and neighbouring Hierapolis. Pamukkale is an example of mother nature at its best ! It is formed by hot thermal springs which poured down the hillside forming amazing terraces, Travertines of Carbonate minerals. The waters are famous for their medicinal properties.

Hierapolis is an Ancient city walking distance from Pamukkale. The Hierapolis Archeological Museum has been located in what was originally a former Roman bath since 1984. It has artifacts from Laodiceia, Colossae, Tripolis,Attuda and other towns in the Lycos valley.

UNESCO have warranted it a World Heritage Site, it was founded as an Ancient Healing Centre in 190B due to the healing properties of the waters.

You will also have time to wander Pamukkale and bathe yourself in the waters. Lunch is taken in the hotel.  After the excursion we transport you back to your Hotel in  Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi.

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Day 13: Izmir – Pamukkale
After Breakfast Transfer to İzmir airport. Take a flight to Antalya. Transfer to your Hotel. Resting day. Overnight in Antalya.

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Day 14: Antalya
After Breakfast continue for a full day tour Visit Aspendos and Perge Ancient city. Overnight in Antalya

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Day 15: Antalya
After breakfast we will visit the waterfalls of Antalya Kursunlu and Duden waterfalls. After tour transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Antalya.

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Day 16: Antalya
Today is relaxing day in Antalya. You can use your hotel’s spa and other facilities.overnight in Antalya

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Day 17: Antalya – Istanbul
After breakfast transfer to Antalya airport and flight to Istanbul. Transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon half day tour Underground Cistern of Yerebatan. And have a walk to Galata bridge to see the fisherman’s of Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.

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Day 18: Istanbul – Tour End
After check out from hotel. transfer to Istanbul airport. Our service ends in airport.

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5 Star Accommodation
Single Room (For 1 Person) $ 3,564
Double Room (For 2 People) $ 4,752
4 Star Accommodation
Single Room (For 1 Person) $ 2,673
Double Room (For 2 People) $ 4,158
3 Star Accommodation
Single Room (For 1 Person) $ 2,079
Double Room (For 2 People) $ 3,564
Children & Infants
Children (3 – 10) $ 700
Infants (0 – 2) $ 500


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Tour Reviews

5 based on 13 reviews
August 22, 2015

“Best Turkey Tour – Brilliant organisation”

Our 18 day trip was brilliantly put together and implemented by Ada Vegas Travel. Our trip was a mixture of revisiting places we had seen 30 years ago and discovering new places. The new and out of the way places suggested by Umut were just what we were looking for and we loved them all. All our travel and transfers went like clockwork and the only time we needed to contact Yuksel he responded immediately with a perfect result. In particular we should mention the day tour in Istanbul with Emre Can. It was a memorable day.

December 17, 2015

Sometimes it is quite difficult to write a review when everything is perfect and this is certainly one of those times.

The dynamic duo tag team of Yuksel and Umut were a pleasure. Their knowledge and enthusiasm added to the charm of this wonderful country. We made all the arrangements via email with Umut, and they delivered what was promised and more.

It was easy to make the booking online with Umut and the day of the trip ran very smoothly as well.

I am going to say the hotel in Istanbul and all other hotels, restaurants, sights and recommendations were fantastic.

Yuksel and Umut had different personalities but both knowledgeable, witty, and charming in their own way.

We highly recommend ADAVEGAS TRAVEL to everyone on tripadvisor.
Excellent!!

January 2, 2016

Best Tour of Turkey! Having just undertaken an extensive journey through Turkey which was orchestrated by Adavegas Travel experts we have nothing but the highest praise for them. Umut and his associates were exceptionally helpful and thoroughly professional not only during the planning of our mission but also throughout its course. Their itinerary and accommodation recommendations were well thought out and of the highest standard of a Turkey tour.

The etymology of the word travel is travail and almost any of the former includes at least some of the latter. Their gracious hospitality and generosity during our time in Istanbul and Cappadocia were beyond our expectations and warmly appreciated.

Our only regret is that Adavegas’s services are limited to Turkey, Greece and Egypt otherwise they would be our default travel service for the rest of the world!!

January 12, 2016

We explored Turkey with Ada Vegas Travel;
Well i must say this people knows the meaning of quality of service.. istanbul was simply amazing. from the first day of our tour to last day. this people were appreciable.
I shall sure recommend this turkish tour operator to all those who are traveling to turkey. Even for one of our free day this tour operator helped us exploring many site on our own in istanbul.
Our next stop from istanbul was antalya.. although this place is not recommended for November, we planned to visit this place, we were lucky enough to find sunny days on our days. City is beautiful but we couldnt enjy the adventure activities there as of winter time all such activities are closed.. i would sure recommend a walk city tour for antalya. Cappadocia and ofcourse hot air balloon ride in cappadocia was amazing, everyone should visit once in a life time! Ephesus, house of virgin mary, Temple of Artemis were great ruins.. Family loved Pamukkale travertines..
Our tour guides were very professional, friendly, knowledged and perfect english speaking!

Highly recommended Ada Vegas Travel for your any journey to Turkey!!

January 12, 2016

Istanbul, Ephesus, pamukkale, cappadocia, antalya, All in Turkey!

Me and my husband have been to Turkey recently. We were treated very well by Ada Vegas Travel, which is a Turkish travel company that I can recommend to all my friends.
Our guide in Istanbul was Sercan Kurt. I must say that his approach towards us was friendly, helpful and accommodating. We are very satisfied with the service of our guide and the Ada vegas travel company. I can’t remember all guides, drivers names etc! Thank you somuch guys, we will never forget you!

January 12, 2016

Tour of Turkey!
I visited Turkey for two weeks in October (Istanbul, Ephesus, Bodrum, and Cappadocia) and chose Turkish Ada Vegas Travel from a list of Travel Agents on the Tursab and Asta website. Because of their emphasis on history and authentic cultural experiences. The first agent who helped me, Savas, set up my hotels, transportation, and tours, and Umut became my agent a few weeks before I left for the trip. He helped me with all my last minute questions and a few things that came up while I was in Turkey.
All the hotels were wonderful and the transportation between airports and hotels was flawless. The friendly, enthusiastic tour guides were excellent, especially Ilkay CANDAR(perfect english), who was my guide for the Priene, Miletus and Didyma tour, and Ugur who guided us through the underground city of Kaymakli in Cappadocia. These guides really know history, speak several languages, and clearly love their jobs. I thoroughly enjoyed the tours and also learned a great deal. The drivers for the tours were also friendly and drove safely.
In addition to leading the Kaymakli tour, Ugur helped me shop for ceramics in Avanos. I should first make it clear that Ada Vegas travel does not take its clients to shopping demonstrations unless they ask to do that, so you will not have to include shopping in your tours if you do not want to do so. I wanted to shop for ceramics in Avanos, so after the underground city tour Ugur and our driver took us to Sultan Seramik, where we toured the ceramic museum and saw a pottery demonstration in the shop. I liked the ceramics I saw, but since the prices weren’t fixed wasn’t sure how to bargain. Ugur said he could help me with that so after I found a couple pieces I really liked I showed them to Ugur, thinking I could only afford one of the pieces. However, Ugur talked to the salesman on my behalf and a very fair price was offered to me so I was able to purchase both of the pieces I loved. Thank you Ugur for your assistance with shopping and the wonderful tour of Kaymakli! I learned a great deal about Turkish history from you and appreciated your friendly personality and kindness.

Umut was always friendly and very helpful with everything, especially when a bus company canceled a bus I planned to take, which caused me to want to make a change my itinerary. On short notice Umut was able to quickly make the changes without any additional charges. Before and during my trip he always answered my emails promptly and provided me with all the information I needed. He went above and beyond what I would expect a travel agent to do and I can’t thank him enough for making my trip run smoothly! I also met other people who work in the office at Ada Vegas Travel and they always treated me with kindness and respect. I had a wonderful trip and highly recommend this tour operator to anyone planning a trip to Turkey.

January 12, 2016

Our best and best tour of Turkey with best turkish tour operator;
Myself, My Daughter and Son-in-Law were visiting Turkey, and we planned our almost two weeks with eight stops in six cities (Istanbul, Bursa, Eskisehir, Ankara, Cappadocia and Konya). We have all spent time in Istanbul and Cappadocia before and have seen many of the special things there – jeep caravan, horseback riding, balloon rides, underground cities, open air museums, and the Mevlana dancing. This time, I thought a cooking class would be good, because we all like cooking, and we all like Turkish food. I found an organization that advertised cooking classes in their restaurant and contacted them, but they said they had stopped this activity and forwarded our request to Ada Vegas Travel.

Neraida, was very quick to respond, and we scheduled the class.contacted me, with plans and details, and she asked if it was possible to change the menu from stuffed pepper to manti, as that was a special Turkish dish that we liked very much during their previous tour. The request was immediately answered by Neraida, and the menu was changed.
On the day of the class, we were met at our hotel in a timely manner by our guide, Gokhan. Gokhan’s English was flawless, and we were all very surprised that he had never been outside of Turkey. Gokhan picked us up in our Avanos hotel, and we proceeded to the Avanos market that is open on Fridays. We had initially asked for the class on Thursday, but we were told that the market part of the tour is only on Wednesdays in Goreme and Fridays in Avanos. The market was huge, and the trip through with the help of Gokhan was great.
The actual cooking class was not at all what we were expecting. We expected some kind of commercial kitchen – either a restaurant or a dedicated teaching kitchen. Instead, Gokhan drove us up a winding and skinny street to the home of our instructor. We took off our shoes, washed our hands and got down to business. The meal would consist of Mercimek (lentil) soup, Manti and a dessert called Aside. First we made the dough for Manti – simple and tough enough to be rolled very thin and still able to make the small “Turkish ravioli”. That was covered and put aside to rest, and we then made the soup – red lentils, shredded carrot and potato, diced red pepper were added to red pepper paste and tomato paste plus other seasonings, and all were put into a pressure cooker to shorten the cooking time to fit our schedule. We then turned to the business of making the manti filling – ground beef, finely diced onion/shallot and pepper. Then our instructor brought out her low, round manti table, and we all sat on the floor to roll out the dough, cut it into small squares, fill it with the meat and squeeze it together into the manti. That was time consuming, and then it was time to put the manti into boiling water and make the two sauces – a simple one of yogurt and garlic, and a cooked tomato-pepper sauce. When those were cooking, it was time to make the dessert – a simple desert of flour, oil and homemade grape molasses. My daughter was working the flour and oil over the stove for a long time until our instructor said it was time to add the molasses, which quickly turned it into a finished product. Now it was time to take the top off the pressure cooker and enjoy the soup – delicious. When that was finished, it was time to drain the manti and add the two sauces. First it was mixed with the tomato-pepper sauce, then it was spooned into our bowls and topped with the yogurt-garlic sauce – wonderful. On the table were also fresh tomatoes, toppings of Turkish red pepper (pul biber) and mint, which nicely finished the manti, and pickled tomatoes – never had those before, and they were delicious. Finally dessert wasn’t bad, but wasn’t great. It was much better than the same dessert that I’ve had in restaurants, but nothing we’d go hunting for in Turkey.

All in all, we couldn’t be happier with the experience. This kind of experience may not be for everybody, but it was perfect for us. We got a chance to practice our newly acquired manti skills a few days later in a neighbor’s kitchen, and I have no doubt that both my daughter and I will be acquiring the necessary tables and long thin rolling pin and honing our new skills at home.

I couldn’t recommend the experience and Ada Vegas Travel more highly.

May 9, 2016

“Quality Service Provider – Ada Vegas Travel”

We did the Turkey Tours 18 day tour Each of the day tours content and guides was of a very high standard – added substantially to the experience Slight modifications were accommodated well All arrangements worked like clockwork Hotels of a high standard

May 19, 2016

We had a wonderful trip to Turkey. Our time in Turkey far exceeded our expectations. The trip was very well organized and informative. Tour guide İlker has been the best one we’ve ever had, patient, friendly and knowledgeable about all the history and also shared information about Turkey in general.

September 9, 2016

The people of Turkey embrace you genuinely with their warm smiles and want to share their food, their culture, their country and the beauty of their world. Turkey is one of the top 10 travel destinations, and Istanbul just got voted in the Huffington Post as one of the top three friendliest cities in the world. Should you choose to go, I would highly recommend the services of Ada Vegas Travel. There is no more thing to say about the journey. ALL WERE PERFECT…

October 15, 2016

Right from the time we landed in Istanbul, we neither had to wait anywhere nor had to worry about anything

Everything had been taken care of:

You were very helpful and helped us planning the tour with the right itinerary.

Itinerary – Very good mix of historical places, natural wonders, city sightseeing and local areas

Food – Good choice of restaurants

Guides – Very friendly and knowledgeable

Travel – Air-conditioned vehicles with complimentary water bottles

Time – Sufficient time was provided at the locations and the day ends at 5.30 or 6 in the evening which was fantastic.

Personally, I would definitely recommend Ada Vegas Travel Company.

November 1, 2016

Our guide İlker , was exceptionally good at explaining where we were and what we were seeing, and giving us the historical perspective of each location. He did this perfect job .His primary concern was us enjoying our tour, He even took pictures for us. I would highly recommend using Ada vegas travel,

Regards

November 19, 2016

Our trip was spectacular.Absolutely perfect in every way ,we were upgraded to suits in both hotels and given the VIP treatmant both places . Both sent fruit baskets and bottels of champagne loved every minute of it The rooms and service were exceptional
we hope to able to return to both places for our Anniversaries

Any way I wanted to thank you again for making this trip so wonderful for us

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