A 6-Day Luxury Tour Of Turkey: Explore The Golden Triangle
Turkey is a nation with diverse locations and cultures. It has a moonscape-like Cappadocia having cave dwellings and underground cities where early Christians survived. It is one of the most fascinating ruins of the world in Ephesus, being excavated for more than 170 years. The Golden Triangle Turkey tour is an ideal highlight of Turkey's ancient heritages, nature, and history. This 6-day luxury tour of Turkey aims to cover the best destinations of the nation, especially for first-time visitors
Our private tours typically range from $500 - $1000 per person/per night depending on chosen hotels and room categories, vehicles used, types of tours, flight cost, time of year and other factors. Make an inquiry for a customized trip quote.
Meet your private guide at Istanbul airport, who will transfer you to your hotel. Set off with your guide on an introductory tour of the city. Visit the Second Hand-Book Bazaar, one of the city's oldest markets, just next to the Beyazit University. Find ancient tattered volumes of books in any language in the stalls lining the well-shaded pathways. In the evening, indulge in a delicious meal at the posh Istinye Borsa restaurant in the Harbiye district. The food here will be traditional, unique, and filled with familiar Turkish flavors that are elevated to majestic proportions.
Day 2: Exploring Istanbul
Your guide will take you on a city tour to witness the iconic sites of Istanbul. Hagia Sophia is a former Byzantine church constructed in the 6th century. The central dome is both elegant as well as imposing. Marvel at the semi-domes that form large archways at either end of the gallery and help support the weight of the main cupola. Notice the light gleaming off of the marble surfaces. The cathedral became a mosque in the 15th century until it was converted into a museum in the 1930s. Byzantine mosaics can be found on the upper floor of the South Gallery. Continue your journey to Topkapi Palace to view the opulence of Ottoman sultans.
Day 3: Heading to Cappadocia
Meet your private guide at Cappadocia airport, who will transfer you to your hotel. Set off with your guide to explore the narrow and charming streets of the city. The village is constructed into the rocky outcrop climbing up the hillside and surrounded by a landscape that would befit the moon. Visit the Goreme Open Air Museum, a complex of medieval churches carved by Orthodox Byzantine monks between the 10th and 13th centuries. More than 10 unique churches form the complex, each decorated with rich murals. Soak in the ambiance that emerges from history's wealth expressed through incredible perseveration.
Day 4: Exploring the City of Ephesus
Visit the historical complex of the City of Ephesus, which is an example of great ancient civilizations that are in the synthesis of architecture and culture. Undertake a guided tour through the variety of standing wonders. The Temple of Artemis is considered one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. Though the temple no longer stands still, you can grasp the structure's magnitude by the remaining single column. The more you explore this fascinating city, the more of its secrets are revealed to you. Be amazed by Hadrian's Temple's marble arches that decorate the skyline. See how the surrounding mountains make the city of Ephesus feel as if natural ramparts protect it.
Day 5: Return to Istanbul
Meet your private guide at Istanbul airport, who will transfer you to your hotel. Traverse out from the Blue Mosque's shadow to the vintage and antique shops of Cihangir. The historic buildings are vibrant and charming. Visit Mandabatmaz to indulge in the traditional taste of Turkish coffee. Following that, enjoy a delicious dinner at a premium restaurant before retiring to your resort for the night.
Day 6: Departure
Today, your private guide will transfer you to the airport for your international departure.