Ultimate Turkey

Istanbul, Cappadocia & Bodrum
7 nights private tour from $6,100 per person

This varied and engaging itinerary is designed to give you a fantastic insight into Turkey, combining the cultural sights with wild and romantic landscapes and the beautiful Turkish coastline. Explore the magnificent mosques and bustling bazaars of Istanbul with an expert guide before rising up in a hot air balloon to gain a birds-eye view of the unique, rocky landscape of Cappadocia. Finally take time to recline and relax at the beach or enjoy some water sports on the emerald coast.

Ultimate Turkey
At a glance
  • Explore the best of Istanbul with a private guide taking you from grand palaces to the bustling bazaar

  • Experience the vast landscapes of Cappadocia from a hot air balloon

  • This itinerary is perfect from late April to October

  • End the stay with some relaxing beach time with crystal-clear turquoise waters

Journey highlights
  • Explore the best of Istanbul with a private guide taking you from grand palaces to the bustling bazaar

  • Experience the vast landscapes of Cappadocia from a hot air balloon

  • This itinerary is perfect from late April to October

  • End the stay with some relaxing beach time with crystal-clear turquoise waters

  • Ultimate itinerary:A harmonious blend of authenticity and superlative luxury, our Ultimate Journeys are designed for the discerning traveller, providing unparalleled insider access and exclusive luxury private experiences
Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

When to visit

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Turkey has a comfortable year-round climate. Spring and autumn, from March to May and September to November respectively, are marked by mild to warm days and cool nights. The summer months from June through August provide warm to hot days and pleasant evenings. Winter falls from December through February and days are crisp and evenings can be cold. The year-round temperature range is 6°C to 15°C (January), 11°C to 21°C (April), 22°C to 34°C (July), 15°C to 27°C (October).


Price Guide: (per person based on double occupancy and excludes international flights)

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  • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
  • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
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June $7,100 $1,800 plan your trip
July $7,100 $1,800 plan your trip
August $7,100 $1,800 plan your trip
September $7,100 $1,800 plan your trip
October $6,600 $1,600 plan your trip
November $6,100 $1,500 plan your trip
April $6,100 $1,500 plan your trip
May $6,600 $1,600 plan your trip
  • June
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    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $7,100
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    $1,800
  • July
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    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $7,100
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    $1,800
  • August
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    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $7,100
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    $1,800
  • September
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    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $7,100
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    $1,800
  • October
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    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,600
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    $1,600
  • November
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    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,100
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    $1,500
  • April
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    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,100
    Deposit from*
    $1,500
  • May
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    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,600
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    $1,600
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Itinerary

Fly to Istanbul
Day 1-3

Istanbul

Beginning in Istanbul we’ve included a local guide to take you through the fascinating history of the old city as you explore the historical sites such as the imposing Hagia Sophia mosque, the enchanting Basilica Cistern and the beautiful Topkapi Palace. 

Istanbul is of course also a haven for shopping, with over 5,000 stalls in the Grand Bazaar alone. Navigate the colourful lanes with your expert guide who’ll introduce you to some unique artisans and showcase local handicrafts and traditional weavers. You'll then pay a visit to the vibrant spice market where, overwhelmed by delicious smells, you'll have the chance to sample some local delicacies such as Turkish Delight and mouth-watering pastries.

If you want to add something extra special we can also include a private yacht cruise down the Bosphorus, where you can view the differing architectural influences of this sprawling city, as well as seeing the forts that guard the entrance.

Accommodation: Hagia Sofia Mansions Istanbul, Curio Collection by Hilton ( 2 nights )
Day 3-5

Cappadocia

From Istanbul a short flight, around an hour and a half, takes you world’s away from Istanbul, to the rocky landscapes of Cappadocia. Here you’ll discover cave houses, enchanting rock formations - known as fairy chimneys- and beautiful frescoes, hidden in 10th century churches, built in to the landscape. There is a wealth of history to uncover here and your guide will explain the important role of the area to the history of Turkey and the Christians who lived here. If you are an active traveller we can also include a guided hike, or even a horse ride, through this breathtaking landscape.

Without doubt, a highlight here is taking to the skies and we've included a dawn hot air balloon flight for you, showcasing the different colours as the sun rises over this unique, breath-taking landscape.  

Accommodation: Argos in Cappadocia ( 2 nights )
Day 5-8

Bodrum

To end this fantastic trip, we've included a few days relaxing next to the glimmering emerald seas of the Turkish coast.

Here you can while away days swimming in the warm Mediterranean Sea, relaxing in the spa or sampling the wide array of water sports on offer. We’d also recommend taking to the water by boat, so you can explore secluded bays, with inviting crystal-clear waters.

This varied itinerary is perfect for those looking for a combination of city, culture and relaxation and is perfect any time from late April to October.

Accommodation: Six Senses Kaplankaya ( 3 nights )
Fly home from Bodrum
We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you.
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

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When to visit

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Best time to visit
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Turkey has a comfortable year-round climate. Spring and autumn, from March to May and September to November respectively, are marked by mild to warm days and cool nights. The summer months from June through August provide warm to hot days and pleasant evenings. Winter falls from December through February and days are crisp and evenings can be cold. The year-round temperature range is 6°C to 15°C (January), 11°C to 21°C (April), 22°C to 34°C (July), 15°C to 27°C (October).

Ultimate Turkey
Ultimate Turkey

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itineraryis a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

Plan your trip

Why Scott Dunn?

At Scott Dunn, we live and breathe travel. An insatiable appetite to discover the world runs through everything we do. We relish the planning and revel in the detail. We know it’s the smallest touches that make the biggest difference, and we stop at nothing to make every trip not only exceptional but totally unique.

  • Every itinerary is crafted from scratch, based around exactly what’s important to you
  • Packed full of unique experiences, hand-picked by our journeys team
  • Expert local guides enrich your experience in every destination
  • Your own dedicated Travel Specialist who will take care of every detail of your trip
  • We have a 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • We offer flexibility and financial protection to give you total peace of mind

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