Magical Turkey Family Adventure

10 days from $3,490 per person*
  • Visit Cappadocia’s fairy chimneys on horseback.
  • Embark on a walking tour of Istanbul’s historic sights.
  • Spend a day at Europe’s biggest water park.
  • Enjoy internal flights and private airport and hotel transfers.
  • Family-friendly hotels.
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A cave hotel, wild jeep safari, hot air balloon ride, vineyard visit (for the adults), a water park & time at the beach turn timeless Turkey into a one-of-a-kind family adventure. Follow in the footsteps of the ancient Ottomans & Trojans as they discover Istanbul, Cappadocia & Kusadasi with private guide. From the bazaars & souks of Istanbul to Cappadocia’s Valley of the Fairy Chimneys & relaxation on the beaches of the Aegean coast at a family-friendly resort. A kaleidoscope of adventures await to be enjoyed by children of all ages. This tour features family friendly hotels, delicious cuisine, private guide, driver, transfers, all internal flights & more.

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Istanbul
    Istanbul
    • Transfer - Private - Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Assistant/Driver(3)
    • Turkey - Welcome Package
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Istanbul
    Istanbul
    • Tour - Private - Walking Tour - Guide(3)
    • Self-Guided - Grand Bazaar
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Istanbul
    Istanbul
    • Transfer - Private - Port - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Self-Guided - Prince's Islands Excursion - Ferry
    • Transfer - Private - Port - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Istanbul to Cappadocia
    Istanbul to Cappadocia
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Istanbul - Cappadocia [Direct (1 hr)] - Economy
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Tour - Private - Cappadocia Panoramic (with Lunch) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(3)
    • Private - Traditional Turkish Lunch Hosted by Local Family - Vehicle/Driver/Host(2)
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Cappadocia
    Cappadocia
    • Optional: Hot Air Balloon Ride - Vehicle
    • Private - Cappadocia Wonders (with Lunch) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(3)
    • Tour - Private - Horse Riding Tour (2hrs)
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Cappadocia to Izmir to Kusadasi
    Cappadocia to Izmir to Kusadasi
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Cappadocia - Izmir [Stop in Istanbul (1 hr)] - Economy
    • Izmir - Kusadasi [1.5 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 7 Kusadasi
    Kusadasi
    • Self-Guided - Jeep Safari - Jeep Safari
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 8 Kusadasi
    Kusadasi
    • Local taxi (not included)
    • Self-Guided - Aqua Park - Aqua Park Ticket
    • Local taxi (not included)
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 9 Kusadasi
    Kusadasi
    • At Leisure
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 10 Kusadasi to Izmir
    Kusadasi to Izmir
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Izmir - Istanbul [Direct (1 hr)] - Economy
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Istanbul

Today you will have an English-speaking guide assistance waiting for you outside of customs with a sign with your name on it. For your added comfort, your representative will help you to co-ordinate meeting up with your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation.

A welcome package with a city map, e-tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Accommodation: Tomtom Suites (4*)

Tomtom Suites is an authentic Istanbul building whose posture reflects the social history of Pera from 1850’s to recent. Throughout its history, this building was home for French nuns and some well-known Levantine families. Now it is ready to host its new guests with its "younique" service policy and a new design, pairing modern comfort with historical background. Tomtom has 20 suites, a terrace offering a panoramic view of old town and a nostalgic outlook. It tells the story of an over 100 years old building with a stylish language, but without loosing the essence of the story.

Istanbul
Istanbul
Tomtom Suite
Tomtom Suite

Day 2: Istanbul

Enjoy a full day tour of Istanbul and see the most important sights. Visit the Hagia Sophia, the pride and glory of the Byzantine architecture, the Blue Mosque, famous for its blue tiles, Byzantine Hippodrome, where chariot races were once held, and the Grand Bazaar, the worlds largest covered bazaar with 4000 shops. Afterwards, visit Topkapi Palace, the famous residence of the Sultans.

Spend your afternoon at leisure visiting the Grand Bazaar, a short walk from your hotel. Savour the unique atmosphere in one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world. This tapestry of sights, smells and sounds will leave an impression you will not soon forget!

Accommodation: Tomtom Suites (4*)
Hagia Sophia
Hagia Sophia

Day 3: Istanbul

In Istanbul, enjoy a port transfer with a private vehicle and driver.

In the morning, transfer to pier to board a public boat to the Prince’s Islands. Cruise on the sea of Marmara to Buyukada, the largest of the islands. Take a paiton ride to the pine capped hills of the island, admiring the beautiful facades and gardens of old wooden mansions. Lunch is at a fish restaurant (lunch is included). Cruise back to Istanbul by public boat.

In Istanbul, enjoy a port transfer with a private vehicle and driver.

Accommodation: Tomtom Suites (4*)

Day 4: Istanbul - Cappadocia

A transfer between the airport and the city or your hotel with a private vehicle and driver is provided.

Enjoy a direct flight from Istanbul to Capadoccia. The flight duration is about 1 hour.

A transfer between the airport and the city or your hotel with a private vehicle and driver is provided.

During this full day tour, you will be driven to Devrent Valley and then to Pasabagi Valley, to see the amazing fairy chimneys of Cappadocia. From here you will be driven to Avanos, the famous pottery town, to have lunch. After lunch you will depart from Avanos to see the beautiful examples of Byzantine art in the churches of the Goreme Open Air Museum. Then you will be driven to Uchisar Castle, the highest point of the region, with a fabulous panoramic view over Cappadocia. The tour will be concluded with a visit to Pidgeon Valley.

Immerse yourself in true Turkish culture when you are welcomed into the home of a local family. Enjoy a traditional feast of fresh, local Cappadocian food. 100% of the proceeds of this visit are provided to the local Turkish family in thanks for their generous hospitality.

Accommodation: Gamirasu Cave (4*)

Gamirasu Cave Hotel is an exquisitely restored 30 room, troglodyte cave house in Ayvali Village near Urgup in the heart of Cappadocia, Turkey. The hotel is located in a restored thousand-year-old Byzantine monastic retreat that offers modern conveniences without distracting from the spiritual feeling of the area, which has been known to be inhabited for more than five thousand years. Gamirasu Cave Hotel is featured in major international travel guides as one of the best cave hotels of Cappadocia.

Cappadocia
Cappadocia
Gamirasu Cave Hotel
Gamirasu Cave Hotel

Day 5: Cappadocia

As an optional activity you may choose to take a hot air balloon ride and have a complete view of Cappadocia.

Enjoy a full day tour in Capadoccia and visit the Ortahisar, a natural citadel carved in rocks. Then visit the subterrenean city of Kaymakli or Derinkuyu, established in the 7th century by Christians fleeing persecution, in which a visitor is able to descend several levels underground. You will be driven to Cavusin Valley to see the troglodyte dwellings where people lived until the mid 20th century. After lunch a visit to the Red Valley and Wine House, Cappadocia is famous for its fertile vineyards due to the mineral-laden volcanic soil of the area.

Experience the spectacular beauty of Turkey's Cappadocia region on horseback. Traversing the countless valleys and mountains by horseback is a unique way to explore and brings riders in touch with the area's breathtaking beauty. Visit Byzantine cave churches and fascinating underground cities or simply take in the breathtaking scenery.

Accommodation: Gamirasu Cave (4*)
Hot Air Balloons
Hot Air Balloons
Cave Dwellings
Cave Dwellings

Day 6: Cappadocia - Izmir - Kusadasi

A transfer between the airport and the city or your hotel with a private vehicle and driver is provided.

Enjoy your flight from Cappadoccia to Izmir. The flight has a stopover in Istanbul.

Transfer to Kusadasi with private vehicle and driver.

Accommodation: Korumar (5*)

Korumar located on a cliff protruding the Aegean Sea. Located off Kusadasi, a getaway to explore nearby Kirazli, a traditional Koy village and the Hellenistic remains of Pygale, both within a 20-minute drive. The hotel is constructed on its own private bay which overlooks the nearby Pigeon Island. Rooms open out onto private furnished balconies with sea views. Each room is fitted with satellite TV channels, an intimate seating area and includes en suite bathrooms with either shower or bathtub. Guests can choose among Turkish cuisine and international classic dishes. Food can be enjoyed overlooking the sea on the terrace, or indoor in a more elegant ambiance, both complemented by a varied wine selection. Facilities of the hotel include tennis courts, gym, a traditional hammam, a jacuzzi pool and massage treatments.

Kusadasi
Kusadasi
Korumar (5*)
Korumar (5*)

Day 7: Kusadasi

Enjoy a jeep safari through Kusadasi today. This is for those who like adventure, and don't mind a little mud and dust. You will see nature at its best!

Accommodation: Korumar (5*)
Jeep Safari
Jeep Safari

Day 8: Kusadasi

Transfer using a local taxi. Please note that this is not included in trip price and is payable locally.

Enjoy a day at Europe's biggest aqua park! The entire family will love this park along the Aegean coast. From 80km/hr rides to a kiddie pool with a pirate ship - to a lazy river, there is something for everyone. Not just water, there is a dryland with  restaurants and rooms with Wi-Fi and television.

Transfer using a local taxi. Please note that this is not included in trip price and is payable locally.

Accommodation: Korumar (5*)
Kusadasi Aqua Park
Kusadasi Aqua Park

Day 9: Kusadasi

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

Accommodation: Korumar (5*)

Day 10: Kusadasi - Izmir

Airport transfer with your private car and driver.

Enjoy a domestic flight from Izmir airport to Istanbul. The flight duration is approximately 1 hour.

Accommodation:
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
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  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Tomtom Suites (4*): Istanbul

Tomtom Suites is an authentic Istanbul building whose posture reflects the social history of Pera from 1850’s to recent. Throughout its history, this building was home for French nuns and some well-known Levantine families. Now it is ready to host its new guests with its "younique" service policy and a new design, pairing modern comfort with historical background. Tomtom has 20 suites, a terrace offering a panoramic view of old town and a nostalgic outlook. It tells the story of an over 100 years old building with a stylish language, but without loosing the essence of the story.

Tomtom Suite
Tomtom Suite

Gamirasu Cave (4*): Cappadocia

Gamirasu Cave Hotel is an exquisitely restored 30 room, troglodyte cave house in Ayvali Village near Urgup in the heart of Cappadocia, Turkey. The hotel is located in a restored thousand-year-old Byzantine monastic retreat that offers modern conveniences without distracting from the spiritual feeling of the area, which has been known to be inhabited for more than five thousand years. Gamirasu Cave Hotel is featured in major international travel guides as one of the best cave hotels of Cappadocia.

Gamirasu Cave Hotel
Gamirasu Cave Hotel

Korumar (5*): Kusadasi

Korumar located on a cliff protruding the Aegean Sea. Located off Kusadasi, a getaway to explore nearby Kirazli, a traditional Koy village and the Hellenistic remains of Pygale, both within a 20-minute drive. The hotel is constructed on its own private bay which overlooks the nearby Pigeon Island. Rooms open out onto private furnished balconies with sea views. Each room is fitted with satellite TV channels, an intimate seating area and includes en suite bathrooms with either shower or bathtub. Guests can choose among Turkish cuisine and international classic dishes. Food can be enjoyed overlooking the sea on the terrace, or indoor in a more elegant ambiance, both complemented by a varied wine selection. Facilities of the hotel include tennis courts, gym, a traditional hammam, a jacuzzi pool and massage treatments.

Korumar (5*)
Korumar (5*)
Korumar (5*) Room
Korumar (5*) Room
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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