Duration: 9 days
Tour starting point: Istanbul Airport
Tour ending point: Same with departure point
Includes: Private tours, officially licensed local tour guides, private transportation, domestic flight tickets, all mentioned airport transfers, entrance tickets, Hot Air Balloon Ride
Excludes: International flights, hotel bookings, lunch, drinks, gratitudes ( recommended)
Sights to see: Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pamukkale
Private Tours in English
Professional Local Guides
Domestic Flight Tickets
Transportation With Private Vans
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Day 1: Upon arrival in Istanbul you will be met by our representative at Istanbul Airport holding name sign with your name on it. You will be transferred to your hotel with private van. After check in to your hotel free day to enjoy the Istanbul on your own. Overnight in your Istanbul hotel.
Day 2: You will be picked up from your hotel by your private tour guide at 09:00am for a walking tour in Old City of Istanbul to discover the relics of Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. As sites of visit are near to each other tour will be operated as walking tour, van service is not provided.
Sights to see: Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace Museum, Hagia Irene Church, Theodosius Cistern Museum, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Sogukcesme Street, Grand Bazaar.
After tour your tour guide will drop you off to your hotel. Overnight in your Istanbul hotel.
Day 3: You will be picked up from your hotel with private van and private tour guide at 09:00am for tour on the Bosphorus to discover the jewels of Istanbul.
Sights to see: Dolmabahce Palace, Spice Market, Bosphorus Cruise, Taksim Square with Istiklal Street.
After tour your driver and tour guide will drop you off to your hotel. Overnight in your Istanbul hotel.
Day 4: You will be picked up from your hotel with private van and private tour guide at 09:00am for tour to discover Fener Balat districts of Istanbul.
Sights to see: Pierre Lotti Hill, Iron Church, Rahmi Koc Museum, Fener-Balat District Walk, Suleymaniye Mosque.
After tour you will be transferred to Istanbul Airport for flight to Kayseri or Nevsehir city.
Upon arrival in Kayseri/Nevsehir you will be met by our representative at the airport holding name sign with your name on it. You will be transferred to your Cappadocia hotel with private van. Overnight in your Cappadocia hotel.
Day 5: In the early morning you will be picked up from your hotel for Balloon Ride over the valleys of Cappadocia for duration of 1-hour. After Balloon flight you will have a celebration in the valley and ceremony of flight certificate. After the ceremony you will be transferred back to your hotel for breakfast.
Your private tour guide and the driver will meet you at your hotel at 10:00am for tour of North Cappadocia Tour.
Sights to see: Uchisar Castle, Goreme Open Air Museum, Avanos, Valley of Monks, Pasabaglar, Devrent Valley.
After tour your driver and tour guide will drop you off to your hotel. Overnight in your Cappadocia hotel.
Day 6: Your private tour guide and your driver will meet you at your hotel at 10:00am for tour of South Cappadocia.
Sights to see: Kaymakli Underground City, Soganli Valley, Sobesos Roman Bath, Taskinpasa Madrasah, Mustafapasa – Sinasos.
After tour you will be transferred to Kayseri Airport for flight to Izmir (Smyrna). Upon arrival in Izmir you will be met by our representative at the airport holding name sign with your name on it. You will be transferred to your Kusadasi hotel with private van. Overnight in your Kusadasi hotel.
Day 7: You will be picked up from your hotel with private van and private tour guide at 09:00am for Ephesus tour to discover the ancient city.
Sights to see: Temple of Artemis, Great Theater, Celsius Library, Temple of Hadrian in Ephesus, Harbor Street of Ancient City, House of the Virgin Mary, Isa Bey Mosque.
After tour your driver and tour guide will drop you off to your hotel. Overnight in your Kusadasi hotel.
Day 8: You will be picked up from your hotel with private van and private tour guide at 09:00am for Pamukkale tour to enjoy the natural calcium pools created by thermal water. As Ephesus is far away from Pamukkale there will be a 3-hours-long drive with private van however you will be accompanied by a local tour guide and informed about the following sites of visit in advance.
Sights to see: Necropolis, Roman Baths, Domitian Gate, Latrina, Frontinus Street, Agora, Byzantium Gate, Triton Fountain, Cathedral, Apollon Temple, Plutonium (explanation will be made from outside due to ongoing excavations), Theater and Cleopatra Antique Pool, Hierapolis.
Note: As you will have free time to swim in the Cleopatra Pool please take your swimsuit with you.
After tour you will be transferred to Denizli Airport for flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival in Istanbul you will be met by our representative at Istanbul Airport holding name sign with your name on it. You will be transferred to your Istanbul hotel with private van. Overnight in your Istanbul hotel.
Day 9: Free day in Istanbul to discover the city on your own. According to your international flight time you will be transferred to Istanbul Airport. Our service ends here, we hope to have you as our guest again.
Q: Is it possible to change the tour route?
A: Of course, as this is a private tour we can change the tour route and make a new program according to your wish.
Q: What are the language options?
A: We can operate your tour in English, Spanish and Italian upon request. Please contact us for other language options.
Q: Why hotels are not included?
A: As hotels offer good rates in online booking platforms we don't include hotel booking service however we will suggest you the central locations in each destination to book your hotel, so you can make your hotel booking in accordance with your priorities.
Q: What is the pick up time from my Istanbul hotel?
A: Depending on the flight time, hotel pick up changes however in order to make a satisfying tour program and not to spend your day on the road, you can fly to Cappadocia with an early morning flight.
Q: How long is the Balloon Ride?
A: Balloon flights generally take about 1 hour in the air. Including pick up and drop back duration is approximately 2 hours.
Q: What if the Balloon Ride is cancelled?
A: In case of poor weather conditions Balloon Ride will be cancelled and you will get full refund for the Balloon Ride.
Q: Is it very cold in the air in the early morning?
A: It's recommended to take your jacket with you as it's generally cold in the early morning.
Q: Which Balloon company do I fly with?
A: Due to the difficulty in finding availability for Balloon ride you need to book it as early as possible, once we check the availability of the Balloon flights we can inform you the company name.
Q: Can we add another site or choose the sites of visit to our program?
A: Please advise us in advance if you would like to choose the sites of visit or add another site of visit to your tour itinerary, so we can revise it accordingly.
Q: How to meet my tour guides?
A: Your tour guides will be waiting you at the lobby of your hotels for departure. Also you will see our represantatives with name signs at each airport to meet you for transfer.
Q: Are we alone with the guide or will there be a group?
A: As this is a private tour service, you/your family will be alone with your tour guide.
Q: What kind of vehicle is used for transportation?
A: Depending on your number vehicle choice is managed however our tours are generally operated with Mercedes vito or Mercedes Sprinter for larger groups.