Turkey Classical Wonders Private Tour
- 9 Days
- Private Tour
- March – September
- First Time Visitors
Explore the rich history and cultural heritage of Turkey on the “Classical Wonders Private Tour“, which takes you to the iconic cities of Istanbul, Cappadocia, and Ephesus. From the ancient ruins of the Grand Bazaar and the Blue Mosque in Istanbul to the surreal rock formations and underground cities of Cappadocia, this tour offers a unique and immersive experience. And in Ephesus, you’ll have the chance to visit one of the best-preserved ancient cities in the world, with its stunning temples, theaters, and libraries. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to discover the classical wonders of Turkey.
Istanbul is a city steeped in legend and mythology, with a rich history that has shaped its present. From the myths of the Bosphorus Strait, born from the story of the beautiful mortal Io, to the many legends and tales of love, betrayal, and fulfilled prophecies that have played out within the city’s walls, Istanbul is a place of endless fascination. As you explore this vibrant destination, you’ll have the opportunity to discover the many myths and legends that have left their mark on the city, and immerse yourself in the rich culture and history that make Istanbul so enchanting.
Cappadocia is a region in central Turkey where nature and history intersect in breathtaking fashion. The region is known for its unique rock formations, known as fairy chimneys, which have been shaped by geological events over time. But it is also a place where humans have left their mark, carving houses and churches into the earth pillars and decorating them with intricate frescoes. This blend of natural beauty and cultural heritage makes Cappadocia an unforgettable destination, where you can explore the rich history of ancient civilizations and marvel at the stunning landscapes.
Kuşadası is a lively coastal town in Turkey that serves as the gateway to the ancient city of Ephesus. Known for its vibrant nightlife and popular package-tour destinations, Kuşadası is a popular choice for travelers looking to mix sightseeing with partying and beach views. With its Irish pubs, discos, and multilingual touts, Kuşadası has a ribald atmosphere that sets it apart from other Aegean party destinations like Bodrum and Marmaris. But it also has a range of good hotels and restaurants to choose from, making it a convenient and enjoyable base for exploring the region.
Looking for a personalized and intimate vacation experience? Our private tour options offer the perfect solution. Start at affordable prices and our private tours are designed specifically for you and your group, with no other tourists included. You’ll have the flexibility to customize your tour to your specific preferences, with the help of our expert operation team. Plus, you’ll have a dedicated guide or driver to ensure a seamless and enjoyable experience. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to explore your dream destination in the most intimate and personalized way possible. Simply fill out our inquiry form to receive your special offer and start planning your dream vacation today.
The price listed is based on a per-person rate for a minimum of four adults participating in the tour. This indicates that if there are fewer or higher than four adults, the cost may be different. You can fill out the inquiry form to get your customized itinerary and rates.
Day 1Istanbul – Arrival
Start your journey in Istanbul with a smooth arrival at the airport, followed by a transfer to your hotel for check-in.
Day 2Istanbul – Full Day Tour
On this full-day tour of Istanbul, you’ll have the opportunity to see the city’s most iconic landmarks and learn about its rich history and cultural heritage. After a delicious breakfast, you’ll set out on a guided tour of the Hippodrome, Topkapi Palace, Saint Sophia, and the Blue Mosque, all of which played a significant role in the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. After the tour, you’ll have the chance to shop at the Grand Bazaar, one of the world’s largest and oldest covered markets, filled with over 4,000 stores. Spend some free time exploring the bazaar and discovering unique treasures before returning to your hotel for a comfortable overnight stay in Istanbul.
Day 3Istanbul – Full Day Bosphorus Tour
Begin your day with a tour of the Spice Bazaar, a colorful and aromatic market filled with a variety of spices, herbs, and other goods. After exploring the bazaar, we’ll take a scenic Bosphorus Cruise along the waterway separating Europe and Asia, offering breathtaking views of the city. In the afternoon, we’ll cross over to the Asian side of Istanbul and visit Camlica Hill, which offers panoramic views of the city. We’ll stop for lunch at a local restaurant, where you can sample some of Istanbul’s delicious cuisine. Finally, we’ll transfer you back to your hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 4Cappadocia – Kaymakli Underground City
After a delicious breakfast, you’ll check out of your hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight to Cappadocia. Upon arrival, you’ll embark on an exciting Jeep Safari tour through the region’s stunning valleys and cultural highlights. The open-top jeep vehicles provide unobstructed views, and our expert guide will take you off the beaten path to discover hidden gems and breathtaking views. Get ready for an adventure like no other as you travel off-road through the unique landscapes of Cappadocia.
Day 5Cappadocia – Full Day Tour
After a hearty breakfast, set out on a full-day tour of Cappadocia, including stops at the Goreme Open Air Museum, Dervent Valley, and Pasabag Valley. After a lunch break, you’ll have the chance to shop and learn about the ancient arts of Turkey, including carpet weaving, leather manufacturing, and jewelry. With a guided tour, you’ll be able to enjoy the shopping experience without the hassle of being approached by vendors, and you’ll gain knowledge about the ancient craftsmen who created these beautiful items. After the tour, you’ll be transferred to your hotel for a free evening and a comfortable overnight stay in Cappadocia.
After a delicious breakfast, you’ll check out of your hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight to Kusadasi.
Day 7Ephesus – House of Virgin Mary
After a nourishing breakfast, set out on a full-day tour of Ephesus, one of the most significant ancient cities in the region. Visit the Temple of Artemis and discover the history of Ephesus, a city mentioned in the Book of Revelation and rumored to be the site where the Gospel of John was written. You’ll also have the chance to see the gladiator graveyard, a unique and fascinating part of Ephesus’ history. After the tour, we’ll drive to Bulbul Mountain, where you can visit the final abode of the Virgin Mary, where she spent her last years. After the tours, you’ll be transferred back to your hotel in Kusadasi for a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 8Pamukkale – Hierapolis
Start your day with a delicious breakfast before setting off on a three-hour drive to Pamukkale, a town renowned for its natural thermal spring waters with curative properties. After arriving, you’ll visit the travertines and the ancient city of Hierapolis, home to the largest Necropolis in Anatolia with over 1200 gravestones. After the tour, you’ll return to your hotel in Kusadasi for a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 9Kusadasi – Departure
Following breakfast, you’ll have the rest of the day to relax and do as you wish until it’s time to depart for your airport transfer to your next stop.
How can I change the tour itinerary?
Customizable itineraries where you may choose transport, stay & sightseeing as per your taste & comfort. The tour program listed is representative and may completely change to suit your wishes. Feel free to say hello to us!
What are the hotel options?
Hotels options are 4*, 5*, and 5*+. Only hotels with guest ratings of 4.5+/5 are used in our tours, and your accommodation satisfaction is our priority. You can also book your own hotel. Feel free to say hello to us! Our operation team will create a personalized tour plan as you wish.
I have already booked my hotel or don’t want accommodation.
You can stay in any hotel you want. If you let us know the hotel you want, we can create a package with accommodation in that hotel. But also, we can provide you with the package only for airport transfers and tours. Feel free to say hello to us! Our operation team will create a personalized tour plan as you wish.
What is the difference between Private and Regular SIC Tours?
Private tours only include your group, your guide, and your driver. We offer the most personalized and intimate experience for you and your friends/family in a private tour! Regular SIC tours stand for Seat-in-Coach Basis Tours, which means you will share an air-conditioned coach or van with other tourists and you will have an English-speaking tour guide to take you to all the scenic spots listed in the itinerary that day. While the prices of private tours may vary according to the number of people, the prices of regular tours are fixed.
What languages are available for tours?
Our private tours are operated in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Japanese. Feel free to contact us for any other languages.