12 Day
Turkish Delight Tour

12 Day Turkish Delight Tour €1.200 / per person

  • Tour is available every day, all year long.
  • You can customize this as you wish.
  • You can join our small group tour or we can organise the tour privately only for your party.

INCLUDED

  • All accomodation B&B at choise of selected 3- 4-5 star, boutique or cave hotels
  • All seightseeing tours of the places mentioned in the program
  • All meals where shown in the itinerary with this legend (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)
  • Domestic flight tickets (May be operated by Turkish Airlines, Anadolu Jet, Atlas Jet, Sun Express, Onur Airlines or Pegasus Airlines)
  • All tours with English speaking guidance licenced by ministry of culture and tourism
  • All transport with new & AC vehicles
  • All airport transfer throughout the trip
  • All parking fees, ferry tools and petrol
  • All entrance fees and taxes

EXCLUDED

  • International airfare to Turkey
  • Drinks, travel insurance, visas, personel expenses, posters, tips

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrive Istanbul - Airport Transfer

Welcome to Istanbul. Our driver will meet you at the airport. You will be transferred to your hotel. You may join our optional Dinner Cruise tour depends on your arrival today.

 Overnight Istanbul

Day 2 : Explore the Old City – Full Day Guided Tour

After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, and Grand Bazaar.

Overnight Istanbul

Day 3 : Jewels of Istanbul – Full Day Guided Tour

Today you will visit Dolmabahce Palace, Fly over by Cable Car Enjoy the beautiful view from cable car all the way down to the Pierre Loti hill, City walls, Beylerbeyi  Palace, Rumeli Fortress and wooden villas an amazing cruise between the two continents, EUROPE and ASIA sightseeing by boat, visiting Camlica Hill After across to Asia have this great experience cross from Europe to Asia by bus on Bosphorus Bridge.back to hotel.

Overnight Istanbul

Day 4 : Istanbul & Safranbolu – Full Day Guided Tour

After breakfast, you say goodbye to Istanbul. Drive to Safranbolu. Late afternoon arrives at Safranbolu and checks in to our hotel. You can go out and discover Safranbolu at night.

Overnight Safranbolu

Day 5 : Explore Safranbolu – Full Day Guided Tour

Today all day you explore Safranbolu where is one of the World heritage sites in the World. Safranbolu list for its well preserved Ottoman era houses and architecture. The old town has many well-preserved buildings, including; a museum, 25 mosques, 5 tombs, 8 historical fountains, 5 Turkish baths, 3 caravanserais, a historic clock tower, a sundial, and hundreds of houses and mansions.

Overnight Safranbolu

Day 6 : Safranbolu & Cappadocia – Full Day Guided Tour

Today travel to Ankara ( Capital of TURKEY ). You visit Anitkabir, the Mausoleum of Ataturk, the founder of the Turkish Republic. Another visit to the Anatolian Civilisations Museum. Then Drive to Cappadocia. On the way, we will give a stop near Salt Lake.

Overnight Cappadocia

Day 7 : Explore Cappadocia – Full Day Guided Tour

Marvel at the lunar landscape with a fully guided tour of Cappadocia, visiting Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy chimneys. Drive to pasabag (Monk’s Valley) to see the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles. Drive to the city of Avanos. In the afternoon visit another beautiful open-air museum at Goreme where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years. Lastly, before returning to your hotel, visit the natural castles at Uchisar. After the tour, we will be back at our hotel.

Overnight Cappadocia

Day 8 : Explore Cappadocia & Fly to Izmir – Full Day Guided Tour

After having breakfast at the hotel, we will again depart for a full day Cappadocia tour. Depart from your hotel to visit Red valley, and explore the famous rock-cut churches and hike 5 km through the Güllüdere valley. Then visit Cavusin village. This village is famous for the houses and churches of the Christian clergymen. After lunch Drive to the pigeon valley. In the afternoon visit Kaymaklı underground city. Where early Christians lived in fear and faith.

Overnight Cappadocia

Day 9 : Cappadocia & Fly to Izmir – Airport Transfer

Free half-day in Cappadocia. Afternoon you will be transferred to the airport to take your flight to Izmir. Upon arrival time the driver will meet you and transfer your hotel in Kusadasi.

Overnight Kusadasi

Day 10 : Explore Ephesus – Full Day Guided Tour

Absorb yourself in history today. Today you visit Ephesus, Temple of Artemis, and House of the Virgin Mary. Feel the mystical atmosphere of ancient times. Ephesus is one of the most important ancient cities in the World and it was the capital of Asia Minor.

Overnight Kusadasi

Day 11 : Explore Pamukkale (Cotton Castle) – Full Day Guided Tour

After breakfast, you heading to the magnificent White calcium terraces, known as Cotton Castle (Pamukkale) where you also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. This city was used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers. Today bring your swimsuit with you because you will have time to enjoy the thermal water of Pamukkale.

Overnight Kusadasi

Day 12 : Explore Pergamon & Departure from Turkey – Full Day Guided Tour

Today tour to Pergamon which is one of the seven churches of revelation and famed with amazing temples in ancient times. You visit one of the oldest medical centers of history as well After visits our tour concludes and we say goodbye and transferred to the airport. Fly to Istanbul.

End of the service!!

Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Turkish Entertainment

We will pick you up from Hotel at approximately 07:45 pm and transfer you to the Istanbul Kabatas Port from where your Dinner Cruise will commense.

You are in for a treat with our exciting dinner Cruise that presents you the beauty of Istanbul at night while
cruising the Bosphorus. You will dine on a delicious assortment of authentic Turkish Cuisine, PLUS you enjoy an outstanding Turkish Night of entertainment which will feature traditional dances from the seven different regions of Turkey as well as an oriental belly-dance show. Your performance will include Ottoman dancers, Romany Gypsy Girls, belly dancers, and the Asuk Masuk comedy team, etc. This is a night you will not forget and one loved by ALL our customers who have attended previous cruises. Your dinner cruise ends at about midnight,
at which time we will transfer you to the Hotel. .(50Euro Per Person)

Hamam

Well, the ritual is simple. You will find yourself in the warm Hamam ,a room filled with the sound of splashing water, the scent of soap, and wafting steam through which daily concerns and worries cannot penetrate. In the gentle moist heat your body relaxes, and your nerves are soothed. You sit down at one of the marble wash basins which line the walls, and adjusting the temperature of the water to a delicious warmth, dip the copper bathing bowl into the basin and tip the water over your head and body. Waves of relaxation seem to pour right through you as the water envelops your body.

Laying on the warm stone in the center of the room, your attendant will pour hot water on you and begin to scrub every square inch of your body. Basically, every millimeter of dead and dirty skin is scrubbed off, even the skin between your fingers and toes.Then you are given fresh towels and again brought to Sogukluk (the cool room) to rest, dry off and marvel at your glowing, soft as a baby’s skin.

Hodja Pasha Dervish Show Istanbul

Near the mighty Hagia Sophia Basilica and the magnificent Topkapi Palace, Hodjapsha Cultural Center is a delightful piece of the city’s striking cultural mosaic. Transformed from a large 15th-century hamam (Turkish bath), it now welcomes visitors under its high dome ceilings to showcase some of the best of this vast country’s traditions.

Watch the mystical ritual of the Mevlevi Order, whose whirling dance has been declared a UNESCO Heritage
of Humanity. The Sema ceremony is a journey through man’s spiritual ascent to “perfection” through mind and love-a truly unmissable and astonishing experience of music and moves.

Jeep Safari Cappadocia

Jeep safari is one of best way explore Cappadocia , The daily Jeep Safari tour for you to experience the exciting landscapes.Drive with 4×4 jeeps. We start our adventure in Goreme winding our way through Zemi Valley to Urgup, Mustafapasa and the Uzengi River. We will drive by pigeon houses, orchards and grape vines used for local wine to the village of Ortahisar and the famous Roman Castle. After a short break in Ortahisar we continue off-road to Red Valley where we visit a cave church as well as the local cave depots – traditionally foods such as lemons and potatoes are stored year-round in caves, taking advantage of the perfect conditions of the caves. Mushrooms are also grown in the caves for local consumption. Next on the tour is lunch. We will enjoy lunch in Monks Valley (Pasabag) and continue off-road through Honey Valley to Uchisar. After another picture stop in Uchisar, we will drive off-road back to Goreme through the Pigeon and Babaccik Valleys.

Turkish Night

The Turkish Night Show highlights the dance traditions of various regions of Turkey, complete with traditional costumes and of course, exhilarating belly dancers. This lively performance is a great way to enjoy traditional Turkish music, dancing and join in the festivities during audience participation.Optional you could book with
dinner Turkish Night Show.

Hot Air Balloon Tour

Today very early in the morning we will depart for our amazing Balloon Tour we will pick you up from your hotel at approximately 04:30 am (depending on the location of your hotel) and transfer you to the balloon site where you will have the opportunity to watch the balloon being prepared for your flight as you enjoy a light breakfast snack; preparation time is generally 15-20 minutes. Your flight will begin at sunrise, where your pilot will climb about 3000 feet above ground level. It is from this elevation that you will marvel at the beauty of Cappadocia below you. During certain segments of the flight our pilots are also capable of flying as low as 1 meter above the rock formations which will allow you perfect photo taking opportunities. The Standard Flight is a total of 60 fascinating minutes. There will be a champagne celebration at end of the flight, and you will be presented with a Flight Certificate, signed by your pilot, as a souvenir reminder of this magnificent experience. You will be returned to your hotel at the end of your tour where you can rest, have breakfast, and then continue your day.

Dervish Show Cappadocia

The Whirling Dervishes is a Turkish experience that many come to Turkey wanting to see, it truly is an amazing performance to witness. This excursion is not like the other Turkish nights on offer in Cappadocia, as it only has
the Whirling Dervishes; no other dances are performed on the night. Dervishes as they share their religious enlightening ceremony with you.“God turns you from one feeling to another and teaches you by means of opposites, so that you will have two wings to fly – not one.” – Mevlana Rumi.You finish off the night with a drink called ‘Serbet’ after the ceremony concludes.

VISA

Please click the link and see if you need visa for turkey.
Also you can apply online visa for you if you can get online visa for Turkey.

www.evisa.gov.tr/en/

cathhhhhh
25 August, 2019
Overall
Top class We have recently returned from a 3 week tour of Turkey which was organised with Smart turkey tours, as a private tour for 4 of us. We have travelled quite a bit through both Asia and Europe, and I can say this is the best tour we have done. Such a high degree of care and detail went in to the activities and planning of each day, and before we left Australia we had a clear itinerary that was exactly what we asked for and always interesting. Requests I made to swap hotels (for ones with pools), or to spend an extra day in certain locations were always done, and my questions by email or whats app were always answered promptly. The hotels were all good quality and in easy locations to walk around on our own in the evening. The transport was always top class, clean spacious and comfy, and very punctual. But what made this tour unique was our guide, Deniz. Not only did he have amazing knowledge of all the historical places we visited, he really made us feel like friends. Deniz made little adaptations on our tour which cut in to his free time, such as taking on a cruise in the night rather than the afternoon, and was so flexible with starting times and additional experiences we never felt rushed or stressed. When we read about wine tasting and quad bikes in Cappadocia he added them in to our days and organised it all for us. He joined in with our bad jokes and really made the tour special for us. Deniz has the gift of knowing how much information to give without overloading, yet always had the answers when we wanted to know more. He adapted lunches to more local food than tourist, and these were some of the best meals we had. Deniz made our trip so easy and fun that I think other guides won’t ever be able to match. In the last week, we went to beach places without a guide and driver, and soon realized how much time we had saved having a driver for the first 2 weeks, and we really missed Deniz knowledge and humour. Smart Turkey organised our transfers between these cities and included them in our itinerary, saving us much money and organisation. Turkey is a country that has it all- wonderful people, interesting history, amazing geography, and stunning beaches. Book now, don’t wait and get Smart Turkey Tours to organise you a custom private tour. It’s great value. And ask for Deniz!!
Ashraf Khan
10 January, 2019
Overall
Winter Break Excellent drivers and guides. Very helpful people. Good condition hotels and impeccable cars used for airport transfers and internal trips. Overall had a wonderful experience. Very prompt in respond. Great value for money.
A Liang
20 May, 2018
Overall
We had an enjoyable trip to Turkey, visiting Safranbolu, Ankara, Cappadocia, Konya, Pamukkale, Kuşadası, Ephesus, İzmir, and lastly İstanbul. Our guide Mr. Ali Şevket is very accomodating, responsible and professional yet fun, friendly and family-like guide. He shared a lot of historical stories and current events about Turkey, always checking out the weather ahead and keeping us informed with his well-proposed plans to get the most out of our itinerary. We are very blessed to have Mr. Ali Şevket as our guide throughout our trip. As to our van captain Mr. Okan, he had made our long journeys enjoyable with timely stops to rest and recuperate, as well as keeping us safe through snowy and windy roads with his experienced hands. The van is always clean, and water bottles are plenty to ensure we stay hydrated. His welcoming hospitality, helpful and caring towards his passengers contributed positively to our journey. We choose this 13D/12N Turkish Delight Tour so the trip won't be too rushed, having more time to look around and to take many photos of the beautiful sceneries Turkey has to offer. A relaxing yet fruitful trip indeed. We definitely recommend Smart Turkey Tours. Cheers from Malaysia
write a review
Overall