Explore Traditional Village Life Of Turkey In This 7-Day Tour

Turkey is one of those few countries in the world that spans more than one continent. The country is a pleasant surprise to the senses because it boasts all sorts of natural scenery. This includes seas, mountains, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, forests, and thermal hot springs. It has the perfect blend of historical and ultra-modern cities. Lively nightlife and a laidback way of living merge harmoniously here. Other than touring, the visitors can enjoy many cups of traditional Turkish tea or coffee. Explore the traditional life of the nation with this amazing 7-day luxury tour of Turkey.

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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.

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Istanbul

Meet your private guide at Istanbul airport, who will transfer you to your hotel. Your hotel emits the opulence of the Ottoman Empire. Each corridor of the hotel is lined with antiques. Look across the rooftops from the window and witness the skyline. Then, set off with your guide on an introductory city tour. The Ottoman treasures of Istanbul aren't restricted to its renowned wonders. Wonder at the ornately sculpted stone outline of the cobblestone streets and intrigue. Discover the mosques that are concealed within bustling markets of rainbow colors.

Day 2: Exploring Istanbul

Go on a full-day walking tour of historical Sultanahmet, a suburb that has absorbed the influence of many empires. Beneath the ground, explore the mysterious Basilica Cistern and the columns lining a historic pathway. Next, visit Byzantine, which splendidly captures the elegance of a 1,400-year-old history. Later in the afternoon, sit down for a traditional meal and famous Turkish coffee before heading to the Ottoman wonders. This was the home of sultans and packed with dazzling collections of old furniture, porcelain, carpets, jewels, and art. Explore the labyrinth of covered streets in Grand Bazaar.

Day 3: A Day in Sapanca

Today, your guide will drive you in a private vehicle outside Istanbul to Izmit. Spend a few hours exploring the historical sites around Izmit and enjoy a leisurely lunch. Then, visit the village of Sapanca and hang out with a local family in their guest room. Do not be surprised if you find it almost as big as the rest of the house. Local tradition says that even strangers should be provided luxury that exceeds what the family is used to. Later, stroll through the village and soak in the ambiance.

Day 4: Visiting Ankara

This tour of Ankara enables you to completely explore an authentic culture. The villagers of Abant will be delighted and honored to show you around their village. After spending a full morning in Abant, and a traditional lunch at the homestay, your guide will drive you to Ankara. Even though the humble past here may have been replaced with a glittering modernity, Ankara is an oversized village. Explore the village to soak in the laid-back vibe.

Day 5: Heading to Cappadocia

This morning, visit the Anatolian Civilizations Museum. Archaeological finds and interwoven chronicles form a complex image of the region's history. The museum emits sundry influences and stories of power. Leave the capital city behind and enjoy lunch in a small village. Then, cross the valleys to the lunar landscapes of Cappadocia, the most famous destination of the nation after Istanbul.

Day 6: Returning to Istanbul

Meet your private guide at Istanbul airport. Be transferred back to your Ottoman-themed hotel and relax. Then, set out to relish a day of exotic experiences. Explore the Spice Market today with its spectacular colors and gourmet indulgences. Stroll around the city, exploring its culture and knowing more about its history. Indulge in traditional Turkey feasts as well as Turkish coffee or tea.

Day 7: Departure

Today, your private guide will transfer you to the airport for your international departure.

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