Welcome to Istanbul, meet and greet with our local guide at the airport. Today, enjoy the Bosphorus cruise by the boat and experience the magnificent view between Asia and Europe. Transfer to Bursa.
Day 2 : Bursa – Kusadasi
The tour then begins with a visit to the Green Mosque and Green Tomb, continue by a visit to The Grand Mosque which is one of the most attractive examples of Ottoman architecture in the transition period. The mosque, with an interior fountain and a beautiful wooden pulpit, is considered a classic.
Day 3 : Kusadasi – Pamukkale
Today, explore the Ancient City of Ephesus. A downhill walk with your guide will take you into the ruins of the Roman capital. Your route then takes you past the Bouleuterion, Temple of Domitian, Hercules Gate, Temple of Hadrian, The Celsus Library, and finally The Great Theater. Drive toward Pamukkale and explore the Antique City of Hierapolis, where Calcareous Thermal Springs descending over cliffs have created fascinating travertine’s in the form of white terrace and basins also known as the Cotton Castle. After dinner, you may relax and enjoy soaking into an authentic thermal bath at the hotel.
Day 4 : Pamukkale – Konya – Cappadocia
After breakfast drive toward Konya. Arrive in Konya and visit the Mevlana Museum. Konya was the center of the Selcuk Empire as well as the city of Mevlana and famous for his Whirling Dervishes dance( all white garments and long red hat ). Next visit a 13th-century Sultanhani Caravanserai, a “hotel” for ancient traders and travelers. Drive to Capadoccia.
Day 5 : Cappadocia
Today start with Love valley where you can discover the spectacular rock formations, magical fairy chimnies, and our guide tells you about the history of Cappadocia and the volcanic formation of fairy chimnies. After you will visit the Paşabağları ( known as a Fairy Chimney Valley ) and you have a chance to see many fairy chimnies with one body and multiple caps and then we drive to Avanos town famous for embarking on an educational tour to learn the art of pottery making and carpet weaving. We spend approximately one hour for the lunch. After lunch, we drive to Devrent valley where you can see various types of fairy chimnies like mushroom shape and animal shape, and then we through to Urgup and Ortahisar rock-cut castle to watch the view of the old Greek house which was built in the 1800s. After watching, the best view of Cappadocia we drive to Goreme Open Air Museum is a place where you can visit carved churches and chapels, and monasteries. The churches were painted with frescoes from between the 10th and 13th centuries.
Day 6 : Capadoccia – Bolu
Today, you can see a magnificent view of Uchisar Castle, after the fascinating view and salt lake on the way. We will visit the tomb of Ataturk in Ankara.
We then make a way to Bolu for a night.
Day 7 : Bolu – Istanbul
Today, visit Hippodrome – once a stadium used traditionally for horse and chariot racing, Blue Mosque – the only mosque in Istanbul with six minarets and a treasury of some of Turkey’s greatest artworks and artifacts, Haghia Sophia – a church that has converted into a mosque and finally The Topkapi Palace – the seat of the Ottoman Empire after it shifted its capital from Bursa to Istanbul. It is today, a museum palace with a wide collection of Kitchen wares and Porcelains, Treasuries, Royal Antiques, Courtyards, Holy Relics and etc…
Day 8 : Istanbul – Departure
Upon your flight time, you will be transferred to Istanbul Airport to take your international flight.
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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)
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.
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.
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Excellent hospitality by tourist guides, worth what we paying.
Bang for buck deal. 100% satisfied with the overall holiday experience. Luxury hotels, excellent & informative tourist guide, less tired & comfortable ground transportation. Highly recommended to anyone want to explore Turkey.
14 February, 2020
Well-planned, customized 8-day private tour around Western Turkey
My family and I (2 elderly and 3 adults) just came back from an amazing tour of the beautiful Turkey. Metin was responsive and prompt in answering my questions via Whatsapp prior to the trip. I gave Metin the places I had wished to visit and he planned the itinerary accordingly.
We are happy with the service provided which was consistent from start to end. Our tour guide, Selcuk, was caring and intuitive. He was attentive to our needs and was flexible in adjusting the timings while ensuring that we did not miss out on visiting all the places stated in the itinerary. We appreciated this very much.
Metin also checked in on how things were during the tour and communicated with Selcuk closely whenever we raised any issues. This professionalism and good communication amongst all parties kept us comfortable throughout and made us enjoy our tour even more.
I would highly recommend this company especially if you wish for a private tour. There were only 5 of us but our van was huge enough to sit 12 to 14 comfortably. We had many luggages (5 big and 3 cabin plus wheelchair) and everything could fit in as the storage compartment was spacious. The driver, Hakan, was helpful and a skillful driver as he maneuvoured strong winds and traffic safely. The van was always clean, too.
Hotels chosen were nice, though 1 or 2 rooms we had were smaller and more basic. Nonetheless, it was a good mix and as all meals were already included, we had nothing to worry about when it came to food. Very convenient! My favourite was the one in Kuşadasi, Charisma Deluxe, where our rooms were facing the Aegean Sea. Marvellous view!
Overall, we are satisfied with this tour! Everything went well and we are thankful for all the good planning and help during the tour. Thank you, Metin, Selcuk and Hakan!
20 January, 2020
15 Day Tour around Turkey (Istanbul, Ankara, Cappadocia, Antalya, Kusadasi)
We had a wonderful experience with Smart Turkey Tours through Mr. Mehmet Metin.
From the time we requested a quote we were surprised by their speed and competitiveness. Within 2 hours we had a quote and turned out to be the most complete and comprehensive of the 3 we got. We were assigned a beautiful Mercedes van for the full 15 days.
We loved the flexibility and support at all times. They chose great hotels, and when we asked to experience more the local cuisine, rather than the typical tour-place restaurants, they adjusted our plans and take us to better ones, which made a great difference.
The hotel in Cappadocia, the Gamirasu Cave Hotel, was beautiful! They organized our ballon ride, which was one of the highlights of our trip!
Our tour guide was phenomenal. Mr. Selçuk Kaya is extremely knowledgeable of Turkey’s history, which made our trip extremely culturally enriching. He was very flexible, and at all times paying attention to the needs of my family. He was always ready to lead us everywhere promptly. The restaurants he chose were amazing. One day my daughter fell ill and our tour day was disrupted, but he found a way to still make up the highlights the next day.
Mr. Okhan, our driver, was very safe, very courteous and always kept the van clean.
In Kusadasi, Mr. Metin came to meet us and brought us a present, delicious baklava that my daughter loved! A very nice gesture.
We are very happy and recommend them to anyone wanting to have a great Turkey experience!
21 December, 2019
winter turkey trip 2019
nice experience trip with smart turkey tours... my group enjoy the trip & the guide & drive lots of knowledge and very helpful....
while taking long journeys from one place to another, the tour guide always cares for the comfort of the customer. good travel schedule. each place is illuminated. guests can get to know turkey more deeply
most importantly we always care about the comfort of our guests as we have children and citizens
we also get souvenirs from the tour guide for memories of turkey
the smart turkey tours for the lovely memories
19 November, 2019
First, I want to thank Lisa, she helped us to arrange the trip, provided us all the information we need.
2nd I must mention our tour guide Mr. Selcuk Kaya, A very knowledgeable, responsible, patience, honest and caring person. One of the best tour guide I have ever met. Very detail in explaining the calture, history of Turkey and also history of every attractions we visited. He made us fell in love with Turkey!
3rd, our driver Hakan. A very quiet person, but also very responsible and helpful. He kept the car clean and conformable always.
Hotel in Kusadasi, Bolu and Istanbul was good. But hotel in Bursa, Pamukkale, and Cappadocia really need alot of improvement.
Overall you will never regret for choosing Smart Turkey Tours. Their charges is reasonable and they providing 5 star services. We really enjoy this 8 days Turkey trip 😊
02 November, 2019
The best tour we had as a family. Smart tours helped us created beautiful moments as a family. Well thought itenerary, good hotels, especially charming cave hotel in cappadocia, knowledgeable private tour guides and reliable services. Perfect
23 October, 2019
Perfect and satisfied trip at turkey!
We were all very happy with the trip to Turkey with Smart Turkey Tour! We have never eaten and drunk so much delicious things on any other trip we have ever made. Mr Selçuk Kaya was a real gem! Knowledgeable, well prepared, insightful, nice personality, helpful, attentive, smiling and etc. We will be happy to come on more tours with Smart Turkey Tour!
19 July, 2019
Best Vacation Experience For a Group
I'm not a tour person, and this is the first extended, multi-day tour I've been on, and I can't imagine how it could have been better. If you're thinking about a tour with Smart Turkey Tours, please do yourself a favor and look no further.
We were traveling with a wedding party, in a group of people whom I mostly didn't know. I can honestly say that the experience was as positive as it was largely due to the high energy and expert guidance of our tour guide, Ege Ertas. Not only was he knowledgeable about all the sites he guided us through, he was also happy to sit down to dinner with us and be our friend during off hours. He even joined us for dinner after the tour was through. If I return to Turkey, whether looking for a tour or not, I will be sure to give Ege a ring. I feel I've made a lifelong friend, as well as having a ton of beautiful memories, courtesy of his expert guidance and professionalism.
As far as the tour goes, it was well thought-out and paced, with a multitude of activities set up so any member of the group could opt out or join as suited them. In addition, Ege and his team went above and beyond, helping myself and other members of our group find accommodation after the tour ended. He and his team even helped myself and one of the other members of our group arrange a side activity before the tour started to go horseback riding at a local stable. It's clear that Ege loves his country and is eager to share all it has to offer.
I can't recommend Smart Turkey Tours highly enough! They'll create a tour that is sure to please your whole group. Just remember, be nice to your tour guide, he's working hard to make sure you have the best experience possible.
28 May, 2019
Superb and Trusted Local Tour Operator!!
Went to Turkey and join their classical turkey package.It was amazing memory with Smart Turkey Tours. Great services, friendly tour guide, great hotel location, fantastic food and they even surprised us by bringing us to Mt Erciyes to enjoy the snow fall!!!
Thank you Smart Turkey Tours and your team! Best of luck to you!!
19 May, 2019
Turkey trip with smart turkey tours was awesome!
Our trip started badly because Qatar cancelled our flight and we reached a day later to turkey. But deniz made the whole trip so much better. He was really really nice and friendly. Not to mention that he’s super detailed and caring too! Thanks so much for the wonderful experience ❤️
17 March, 2018
I was extremely satisfied with smart turkey tours. They are very helpful from the beginning, trying to organize at the best of our trip to Turkey for 10 days 7 nights. The guide, Mr Ege is very professional and friendly. For the accommodations, simply superb. I highly recommend this travel agency to others. Your trip will turn into an unforgettable experience. Thankyou for the amazing service😘
10 March, 2018
I’m visit Turkey in Spring arround Last Year (April - May) and meetup with Mr. Anil owner of Smart Turkey Tours. He is nice so nice and great. Can arrange anything what i want.
I suggest this tour and meet Mr. Anil if you want arrange your private tour with this travel and Anil. Because in my country if wanna make private trip, the price is too expensive, but with this travel tour Anil give the best price for me and my friend.
Thankyou so much Mr. Anil and Smart Turkey Tours ❤️
08 March, 2018
Excellence service with very knowledgeable guide. Good job bro
09 August, 2017
It was a really amazing tour in turkey.very professional and private service.got a lot of knowledge about turkey history I will be go agein 👌👍👍👍👍❤️
07 June, 2017
Turkey Tours 9th-23 May 2017
We have great vacation in Turkey & Mr Anil had provided excellent services to us! Great place to visit , nice food to taste & great place for shopping! The accomodation & transport services was perfect & no hidden costs! Strongly recommended Smart Turkey Tours as your travel partner in Turkey! We will definately visit Turkey again with Smart Turkey Tours.