10 days from $4,130 per person*
  • Embark on a private guided tour of Istanbul’s bustling bazaars and ancient architecture.
  • Marvel at the stunning fairy chimneys of Cappadocia.
  • Get lost in the rich history of Ephesus with your private guide.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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As you float serenely over the distinctive volcanic rock formations of the ‘Valley of Fairy Chimneys’ in a hot air balloon, you’ll get a birds-eye view of this spectacular natural wonder.

This is part of the magic of Turkey, but it doesn’t end there. You’ll also experience it in the hustle and bustle of Istanbul’s vibrant bazaars; in the city’s stunning collection of Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman architecture that dominates the old town; and in the historic Blue Mosque that’s covered in blue tiles. There’s much more to see outside of Istanbul as you cruise the Bsophorus; take a walk across the breath-taking Intercontinental Suspension Bridge that connects Europe to Asia; and visit the opulent white marble Beylerbeyi Palace that has served as the summer residence to generations of Ottoman sultans.

Millennia of history await you in the winding alleyways of Istanbul’s old town, amidst the ancient rock carvings of Goreme National Park, and under the soaring ceilings of historic mosques and churches. Your experienced team of local English-speaking guides will introduce you to this secret world with their knowledge of ancient cultural traditions and colorful historic anecdotes. You also have ample time to relax and recharge in a collection of luxury lake-view, bay-side and old-town hotels. ... Show More »

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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 - Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace & Grand Bazaar Tour - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(3)
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Istanbul
    Istanbul
    • Tour - Private - Bosphorus Tour (with Public Boat Cruise) - Vehicle/Guide/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)
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Cappadocia
    Cappadocia
    • Tour - Private - Cappadocia Wonders (with Lunch) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(3)
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Cappadocia to Bodrum
    Cappadocia to Bodrum
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Cappadocia - Bodrum [Stop in Istanbul - (4 hr)] - Economy
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(3)
  • Day 7 Bodrum
    Bodrum
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day City Tour - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(3)
  • Day 8 Bodrum to Izmir
    Bodrum to Izmir
    • Bodrum - Izmir [Ephesus Tour (with Lunch)] - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(3)
    Breakfast
  • Day 9 Izmir
    Izmir
    • Private - Pergamum Tour - Vehicle/Guide(3)
    Breakfast
  • Day 10 Izmir
    Izmir
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Izmir - Istanbul [Direct (1 hr)] - Economy
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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 with a private guide who will show you the most important sights. Visit the Hagia Sophia, the pride and glory of the Byzantine architecture, the Blue Mosque, the Byzantine Hippodrome, where chariot races were once held, the Grand Bazaar, the world’s largest covered bazaar with 4000 shops, and Topkapi Palace, the famous residence of the Sultans. The Harem section of Topkapi Palace is not included.

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

Day 3: Istanbul

During this full day tour you will cross the Bosphorus River by driving on the Intercontinental Suspension Bridge to go over to the Asian side of Istanbul. Here, you will have a visit to the Beylerbeyi Palace, the white marble summer residence of Ottoman Sultans during the 19th century. Later, enjoy a cruise by public boat on the Bosphorus, the unique winding strait separating two continents.

Accommodation: Tomtom Suites (4*)
Bosphorus Bridge
Bosphorus Bridge

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.

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

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.

Accommodation: Gamirasu Cave (4*)
Cave Dwellings
Cave Dwellings

Day 6: Cappadocia - Bodrum

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

Enjoy your domestic flight from Kayseri to Bodrum with a stopover in Istanbul. The flight duration is approximately 4 hours.

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

Accommodation: Marmara Bodrum (4*)

The Marmara Bodrum is located over Bodrum, on the main road that leads to the town. Each of the spacious and comfortable standard rooms comes with balcony or terrace and comfortable seating indoors and out. The Tuti restaurant delights with panoramic views of the hotel setting as well as with its new trend Turkish cuisine. There are two swimming pools, one outdoor and a semi-Olympic swimming pool, a gym, various tennis courts, and squash. For guest's rest and well-being, the hotel also disposes of a Turkish steam bath, a Jacuzzi, and a sauna with views of Bodum. The spa provides a wide assortment of treatments for body detoxification, relaxation of the mind, and skin revitalization.

Bodrum
Bodrum
Marmara Bodrum Hotel
Marmara Bodrum Hotel

Day 7: Bodrum

Enjoy a private city tour of Bodrum and visit St. Peter's Castle, a beautiful castle built by the Knights of St. John. After you will go to the remains of the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, then proceed to see one of the windmills, a symbol of the region. En route, you will visit the ancient amphitheatre. Karia Princess and Underwater Museum's entrance fees at the castle are not included and need to be paid on the spot.

Accommodation: Marmara Bodrum (4*)
St. Peter's Castle
St. Peter's Castle

Day 8: Bodrum - Izmir

Enjoy a transfer with a private vehicle and driver from Bodrum to Izmir. En route you will have a full day tour in Ephesus. Your private guide will take you to Selcuk to visit the world-famous Antique City of Ephesus, including the Arcadian Way, the Antique Theater, the Roman Baths, and the Celcus Library. After the tour you will continue on to your hotel in Izmir. 

Accommodation: KEY Hotel (4*)

The KEY Hotel has a prime location with 21 of its rooms either with direct or partial views of the sea. Set in the heart of the city, the KEY Hotel is a luxury-driven lifestyle hotel. The hotel is located in the commercial hub of Izmir, along the Aegean Sea. Surrounded by traditional buildings from the 1930s. The Hotel is by the promenade of the Gulf of Izmir and within walking distance to the shopping districts of Konak as well as Alsancak. The hotel offers 34 elegantly appointed rooms with state of the art  technology; 31 guest rooms, 1 Executive Suite, 1 Deluxe Suite and 1 Grand Suite. Overlooking Kordon, the promenade by the bay of the city, The KEY Restaurant and Bar showcase international cuisine with an Aegean flair in a contemporary setting. The hotel also offers a fitness room for guests.

Izmir
Izmir
KEY Hotel
KEY Hotel

Day 9: Izmir

Enjoy a full day tour with your own private car to Pergamum. You'll visit the Sanctuary of Asclepius, and the Pergamum Acropolis where you can find the Altar of Zeus (said to be "the place where Satan has his throne"). Other spectacular relics are the Trojan Temple, and the world's steepest ancient theater. After the drive back to Izmir you will be transfered back to your hotel.

Accommodation: KEY Hotel (4*)
Temple of Trajan
Temple of Trajan

Day 10: Izmir

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

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.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • 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

Marmara Bodrum (4*): Bodrum

The Marmara Bodrum is located over Bodrum, on the main road that leads to the town. Each of the spacious and comfortable standard rooms comes with balcony or terrace and comfortable seating indoors and out. The Tuti restaurant delights with panoramic views of the hotel setting as well as with its new trend Turkish cuisine. There are two swimming pools, one outdoor and a semi-Olympic swimming pool, a gym, various tennis courts, and squash. For guest's rest and well-being, the hotel also disposes of a Turkish steam bath, a Jacuzzi, and a sauna with views of Bodum. The spa provides a wide assortment of treatments for body detoxification, relaxation of the mind, and skin revitalization.

Marmara Bodrum Hotel
Marmara Bodrum Hotel

KEY Hotel (4*): Izmir

The KEY Hotel has a prime location with 21 of its rooms either with direct or partial views of the sea. Set in the heart of the city, the KEY Hotel is a luxury-driven lifestyle hotel. The hotel is located in the commercial hub of Izmir, along the Aegean Sea. Surrounded by traditional buildings from the 1930s. The Hotel is by the promenade of the Gulf of Izmir and within walking distance to the shopping districts of Konak as well as Alsancak. The hotel offers 34 elegantly appointed rooms with state of the art  technology; 31 guest rooms, 1 Executive Suite, 1 Deluxe Suite and 1 Grand Suite. Overlooking Kordon, the promenade by the bay of the city, The KEY Restaurant and Bar showcase international cuisine with an Aegean flair in a contemporary setting. The hotel also offers a fitness room for guests.

KEY Hotel
KEY Hotel
KEY Hotel
KEY Hotel
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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    My excellent experience with Kensington Tours started with Michelle Callaghan, a consultant for Ireland and UK, followed by a very friendly and knowledgeable person in KT Air, ending with our guide Paul Wilson who my whole family loved. I am lucky enough to have traveled internationally for both business and pleasure for decades, therefore I have to compare. The entire experience with Kensington, from start to finish, was a 10.

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  • Margarette H. — August 10, 2016 — Europe

    We enjoyed the trip immensely! All our tour guides did a good job. I'd like to especially call out Alexandra from Lisbon and Javier from Toledo as outstanding. Our primary drivers Jose in Lisbon and Muhammad in Morocco were also outstanding! Special appreciation for our Riad accommodations in Marrakech which was magical!

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