Explore everything Ephesus has to offer from the famous Temple of Artemis and magnificent library. The preserved architecture of this historic site will take your breath away as you walk along ancient ruins and roads. If you have interest, continue to a visit to St. John's Church and the Virgin Mary's house, as well. You may select the option to include the cost of round trip flights from Istanbul or other cities when booking.
This is one of the most sought after tours in Turkey. You’ll discover Istanbul, a city of business frenzy, entertainment, and a wealth of rich Turkish culture. Absorb it’s ancient structures, traveling from its mosques to the Roman influenced architecture. On your arrival day you'll be transferred to your hotel in the center of the historic district, Sultanahmet, and may choose to spend time this evening wandering the area. The next day take advantage of your guide’s knowledge on visits to St. Sophia Church and the Blue Mosque, known for its blue colored tiles and architecture. Continue your tour to Byzantine Hippodrome, and the Grand Bazaar - a massive bazaar where virtually every knick-knack is available. Your second full day of touring will start at the Topkapi palace, where you start to understand the unique mystical Ottomans. Next, you'll visit the Spice Bazaar / Egyptian Bazaar before embarking on a tour of the Bosphorus Straits, where seasonally you may see an amazing sunset. You'll return to your hotel for a final night. The final day will include a return transfer to the Istanbul airport for your departure flight.
This trip is designed for you if you've been to Istanbul before and want to see the less visited, but still amazing sites outside of Sultanahmet. This tour is also a great option for those wanting to extend a longer Turkey tour by adding a few days more in Istanbul, but not repeating the typical Hagia Sophia/ Topkapi Palace route. This 3 night 4 day tour, assumes you arrive early on day 1 from your flight and allows you to visit the splendors of the Dolmahce Palace and the Yildiz palace on the Bosphorous. By the end of the day you will be drinking tea while watching the sunset and commuters across the romantic Bosphorous straits from the Ortakoy Mosque. Day 2 takes you to a less visited area - the cross roads of Orthodox Christianity, Judiasm and Islam all in the same avant garde and up and coming neighborhood of Balat. You'll see incomprehensible diversity in a small area on the Golden horn where you'll be able to witness authentic Turkish life going on around you. Day 3 will slow things down and allow you to visit the unbelievable but often overlooked Istanbul Archaeology Museum before you take a ferry to one of our favorite hangouts - the progressive, always on the move and very cool Kadikoy, where you can taste street foods and see how locals live.
Set Sail on the Mediterranean Charter a private blue cruise boat based on your tour size! This tour is offered at a fixed price in April - June and Sep-Oct. Due very high demand contact us directly if you would like to travel in July or August. Just a few hour drive away from Antalya, Fethiye is waiting for you. Each day you will have your pick of activities from swimming, snorkeling, taking a nap, reading a book, or simply enjoying your surrounding and the being taken care of by the crew. No need to worry about cooking, cleaning, or anything but relaxing because the crew of this blue cruise is on it. Your boat will weigh anchor at a variety of quiet coves where you can explore and enjoy lunch. You'll also have the option to wonder the trails on the forested hill side that line the coast. Rehmi Bedri Cove is filled with a fresh water spring and bizarre rock paintings. In the evening you'll get the chance to snorkel the sunken ruins of Cleopatra's baths or opt in for a 1 hour hike up and over the mountain that separates this much protected bay from the open Sea. Enjoy a full meal as the sun sets, and at night sleep under the starts soothed by the soft rocking of the boat as you drift around the Mediterranean and awaken to the stillness and quiet of the Sea.
Discover Antalya, Turkey! A bustling city of entertainment, beaches, and Turkish culture, the city is a must visit location on your next trip to Turkey. Antalya is a unique blend of coastal cliffs, mountains, ancient streets and harbors, modern city life, and forests. Breathe in the sea air of the Mediterranean or take in the mountain views as you seamlessly move from the coast to a 2500m / 8000ft. mountain peak by way of cable car. From customizing your arrival or departure day tour to taking a cruise on the coastline of the Mediterranean, relaxing with a cup of coffee or tea, or shopping for the perfect souvenir, our team is ready to build your ideal visit to Antalya. After your days of exploration head back to your hotel perfectly situated near the Old City of Kaleici where you will easily be able to enjoy the many delicious restaurants and night life of Antalya.
Antalya resides on the western edge of the ancient plain of Pamphylia and is now the most visited city in Turkey and one of the top 10 tourist cities in the world. This tour of Mediterranean Turkey will focus on the beaches and ancient Greek/Romans sites on the flat Pamphylian plain. Your tour will start with a visit to the the Ancient city of Attallia – settled in 130 BC by King Attallos, the completely walled inner city or “Kale-ici” is now the heart of the thriving city of Antalya. The charming streets and restored homes make this a truly unique area to wander. Of course, all eyes are drawn to the beautiful harbor that is the foot of the old city. Your tour will also visit the award winning Antalya Museum – a spot not to be missed with one of the best collections and displays in Turkey. Here you will see the enormous Lycian tombs, a section on Saint Nicholas, a feature on the local nomadic people as well as the finest statuary from Perge. Over the next few days, you will see the 3 sister cities: Perge (of St. Paul’s fame), Side (an amazing site on the sea), and Aspendos (the finest Roman theater in Turkey). Each with their own unique character. You will also take an excursion on the last day to see some of the magnificent waterfalls in Antalya. If you desire to enjoy the beautiful Mediterranean coast and seaside, your hotel has direct access to a unique seaside swimming venue or you may choose to stay at one of the excellent boutique hotels located in the old city of Kaleici.
Walk in the Lycian Footsteps: Visit the Ancient Sites of the Lycian People It was a geopolitical region in Anatolia in what are now the provinces of Antalya and Muğla on the southern coast of Turkey, bordering the Mediterranean Sea and the sharp dramatic Toros Mountains. This area is a marvel of blue Mediterranean sea and green pine clad forest. This unique tour is most often operated over 4 days starting in Antalya, and following the Mediterranean coastline westward where the Lycian people dwelled. You'll vary from seaside location to mountain tops and spend time in the glorious outdoors. This tour can be designed per your desires and timing, just let us know. You may consider extending this trip by adding time in Istanbul or Ephesus using direct flights: See the tour extension details at: Istanbul Extension
This tour is the perfect fit for anyone wanting to add-on an adventure to Ephesus. Regardless of your reasons, this trip will not disappoint. A domestic flight is included from any city in Turkey in order to position you in Izmir at the start. Ephesus is the most well known, and likely, most breathtaking ancient Roman city within Turkey, hosting more travelers year round than any other site in the country. A major pilgrimage point for Christians for thousands of years, and known well for it’s preserved architecture and history, it is well worth a visit. Odeon, the Bouleuterion, the Celsus Library, Agora, and the Great Theater are just a some of the major sites visited on this exploration. It doesn’t stop there! You will also visit the shrine of the Virgin Mary and explore the Ephesus Museum. Though small, it houses incredible exhibits that cannot be missed. Finally, you will visit the ancient city of Priene, Miletus at the end of the Menderes River, the Oracle of Didyma, the white travertines of Pamukkale, and the ancient city of Hierapolis where you will have the option of visiting the famous Cleopatra baths and swimming in the thermal pools. You will have your pick of several hotel options for your stay. Maybe you want the hustle of Izmir, the quiet small town of Selcuk near Ephesus, or to wake up near the Aegean in the seaside town of Kusadasi, Turkey. Each option offers unique experiences that our team will customize just for you.
Explore the magical land of fairy chimneys and hot air balloons on a private guided tour. With round trip flights included from any major city in Turkey, you can smoothly add this tour to any of your other travel in the country. Inquire for great discounted rates for joining small group tours or omitting the flight. On your trip witness for yourself the Uchisar Fortress, Ortahisar and the Red Valley. Walk around Pasabaglari and the famed Fairy Chimneys, explore the Zelve Open Air Musuem where you can climb into cave homes, and see the Seljukian Mosque. You'll enjoy a panoramic view of Goreme from Esentepe that will take your breath away, and then visit the Goreme Open Air Museum that houses rock cut churches, frescos, monasteries. Later go five stories deep in Kaymaklı Underground City. Wake up at sunrise from your hotel to watch the famed Cappadocia hot air balloons take off every morning or take flight yourself with one of our tried and trusted balloon companies. In the evening take a sunset horse riding tour and enjoy breathtaking views of some of the world's most unique topography and landscape. Cappadocia Discovery is offered as a 2 day or 4 day tour with options to customize your stay with our team. Optional Programs in Cappadocia: Whirling Dervish Ceremony: $75 per person Trekking Tour: $60 per person Hot Air Balloon Ride: 6o Minutes: $390 per person 75 Minutes in VIP basket: $620 per person Horse Riding Tour: 2 Hours: $100 per person
Pisidia is the ancient mountainous land that fully surrounds the plain of Pamphylia. From prehistoric to Roman times the people that occupied this region remained distinct from the Pamphylians (who were descendants the people of Troy who migrated to the region after losing in battle) even though they were likely distant relatives. Alexander the Great struggled with the Pisidians and was never fully able to defeat them. The Pamphylians, however, would never engage him. Later, when Persia battled Greece, the Pisidians supported the Persians. Then, even under the Roman rule, while Pamphylia obeyed Rome, the Pisidians continued to battle themselves, one another and the Romans. Their vigor and distinction is likely due to the extremely rugged mountainous terrain on which they lived. This made their lives hard and the lives of their enemies harder. You'll experience the grandeur and rugged beauty of their mountaintop locations on this tour - visiting untouched sites close to Antalya. From the mountaintop site of Termessos just 45 mins from Antalya, to the unbelievable restored grand fountains in Sagalassos to the forests surrounding Selge and Adada, these sites retain their rugged appearance and protected national forest distinction. To mix in variety for this tour, lunch each day will be at interesting stops – a country horse farm, a waterfall, or a lakeside. While there are a few hours of driving on day 2, 3 and 4, the sites are well worth seeing as they are unique and often free of other tourists. This tour is ideal if you like hiking, exploring off the beaten path and seeing what few others dare to see.
Walk in Paul’s footsteps Visit the Ancient Sites of Paul’s First Journey This unique Biblical tour is most often operated over 6 days starting in Cappadocia after a stop in Istanbul, and following St. Paul’s travels return during his first missionary journey from Cappadocia west to Lystra and Derbe where little remains today. You'll then head west to Iconium (modern day Konya) and then towards Pisidian Antioch (modern day Yalvac) before going south to the Mediterranean port city of Antalya (Attalia). If you have 3 extra days, the tour could reach as far as Antioch of Syria (actually Modern day Hatay/Antakya in SE Turkey), though the distance and travel to reach here is excessive. We recommend instead spending extra time at the beginning or end of your trip in Antalya on the beach! Hotels used are in the larger towns nearby as a few sites have no modern or ancient remains! This tour can be designed per your desires and timing, just let us know. You may consider extending this trip by adding time in Istanbul or Ephesus using direct flights. See the tour extension details at: Istanbul Extension / Ephesus Extension / Antalya Extension The tour follows the general outline of Acts 13 & 14. Read Acts 13 & 14 here
One of our most popular tours This private group tour will feature some of the high spots of Turkey’s Christian history including the 7 Churches of Revelation, as well as visit the main historic sites and major attractions of Turkey. You’ll first discover Istanbul, a city of business frenzy, entertainment, and a wealth of rich culture. Absorb it’s ancient structures, from its mosques to the Roman influenced architecture. The next leg of your journey will take you along the major classical sites of western Turkey where the 7 Churches of Revelation are found, including: Laodiciea and Pamukkale with its thermal pools, Philadelphia, Sardis, Thyatira, Pergamum, Smyrna, and Ephesus. The route will generally follow the text of Revelations 1-3. This is a trip designed to explore some of the most featured regions of Turkey, while giving time and attention to the devotional journey awaiting you at the 7 Church sites of Revelations.