Private Magic Carpet Tour

(2 customer reviews)
Duration 📅

10 Days

Flights ✈️

International flights are NOT included

Airport Transfer 🧳

Drop-Off, Pickup

Accommodation 🛏️

4 Star Hotel

Tour Size 🧑🏻‍🤝‍🧑🏻


Transport 🚍

Airconditioned Vehicle, Ferry

Language 🌐

English, Turkish

Visa 🛂

NOT Included

Difficulty 🚥



9 nights – accommodation
All Transfers
Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
Car ferry fees between Canakkale and Eceabat
Tips except for Driver and Guide
Entrance fees

From: $1,799.00

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💎 Why we love it ?

10 days Private Magic Carpet Tour is well designed for history lovers. The tour starts from Istanbul by visiting the Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace, and the Hippodrome and continue with cruising between two continents on the stretch of water that separates Europe from Asia. Discovering the magnificent acropolis of Pergamon and absorb the history of Ephesus and the Temple of Artemis. We continue our adventure by traveling the ancient Silk Road visiting Sultanhani Caravansary and the Mevlana Museum in Konya.

🏁 Tour Itinerary: Private Magic Carpet Tour

Day 1 – Istanbul

Welcome to Istanbul! You will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours, free to explore. Overnight Istanbul.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Sirkeci Mansion Hotel or similar.


Day 2 – Istanbul Old City (B)

After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace, and the Hippodrome. Cruise between two continents on the stretch of water that separates Europe from Asia in the afternoon with an optional ‘Half day Bosphorous cruise’. Overnight Istanbul.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Sirkeci Mansion Hotel or similar.


Day 3 – Gallipoli Battlefields  (B, D)

One of the most emotionally touching places in Turkey, today we visit the WWI Battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, The Nek, Johnston’s Jolly, original trenches, and tunnels. Overnight Çanakkale.

🏚️ Hotel Option: MD Barbaros Hotel or similar.


Day 4 –  Troy – Acropolis of Pergamon (B, D)

Step back in time today as we visit Troy and its famed Trojan Horse, followed by a tour of the magnificent acropolis of Pergamon. Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political center in its time. Overnight Kuşadası.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Boutique Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel or similar.


Day 5 –  Ephesus – Kusadasi (B, D)

Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre before continuing to the former Greek village of Sirince, famous for its fruit wines. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village, we learn how the carpets are made by hand and what determines their value. Overnight Kuşadası.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Boutique Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel or similar.


Day 6 – Pamukkale – Hierapolis (B, D)

This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading to the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as Travertines, in Pamukkale where we also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. Take a dip, amongst ancient columns, in the hot springs that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers. Overnight Pamukkale.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Adem Pira Hotel or similar.


Day 7 – Silk Road – Konya (B, D)

Today we travel the ancient Silk Road visiting Sultanhani Caravansary and the Mevlana museum in Konya along the way. Tonight, don’t miss the optional traditional Turkish folklore evening! Overnight Cappadocia.

🏚️ Hotel Option: MDC Cave Hotel Cappadocia Hotel or similar.


Day 8 – Cappadocia – Goreme – Underground City (B, D)

Marvel at the lunar landscape of Cappadocia today as we visit the Goreme Valley Open Air Museum and the fairy chimneys, and explore the many levels of an underground city.
Overnight Cappadocia.

🏚️ Hotel Option: MDC Cave Hotel Cappadocia Hotel or similar.


Day 9 – Ankara (B)

Early morning departure to the nation’s capital, Ankara where we visit Anitkabir, the mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, before returning to Istanbul. Overnight Istanbul.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Sirkeci Mansion Hotel or similar.


Day 10 –  Istanbul (B)

After breakfast, our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends and are transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

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  1. Dom

    I travelled on Fez Travel’s Magic Carpet Tour during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. Sites visited Particular highlights for me were * Ephesus, more deserving of the title “ancient city” than any similar sites I’ve visited before * Pammukale, not like the photos that first piqued my interested in visiting, but because I’d read about it in advance I was not disappointed * Cappodocia Some sites were under partial restoration, including Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, and the Grand Theatre at Ephesus. All worth viewing, but should be more impressive once restoration is complete. I would have liked more time in Pammukale as I choose to visit both the calcium travines and the ancient/Cleopatra’s pool. I swam in the pool, and took all the photos I wanted of the travines, but it would have been nice to have an extra 30min just to take it all in. I was less interested in the shops. This tour included four. * Carpets, including a couple of demos. The method used is one unique to Turkey, and has been handed down over generations. * Leather, including a fashion show that was a bit of fun. * Jewellery, including a chat about the stones unique to Turkey. * Ceramics, including a demo. Also a business handed down multiple generations. Ultimately each of these was intended to get you to spend your money. The sales people were polite and not pushy or intimidating but I would have preferred to skip both the leather and jewellery shops. Optional extras * Ancient/Cleopatra’s pool in Pammukale Unique experience, but it would have been helpful to know the arrangements for taking photos in advance. It seems unfair the pool do not allow people to take their own photos in the pool when they were offering photo services themselves, and couldn’t even describe the photo services they were offering, I really wanted an underwater photo. * Whirling Dervish show Good to watch, but I feel some of the significance was lost on me as I don’t understand the language of the songs played. * Hot air ballon ride over Cappadocia Incredible, the combination of coloured balloons, interesting terrain, and sunrise made this a very special memory. Tour guide Gurksu was knowledgeable, sharing with us the history, and geography of the country and it’s seven regions. We learned the Turkish word and pronunciation for cheers, “şerefe”, but it would have also been helpful to learn the same for “thank you” early on in the tour. He answered almost every question we had, was polite, and looked after us by negotiating better deals for the shoppers and getting us extra dishes for free with our meals. His recommendations of particular points of interest at our tour sites, resturants, and dishes were good, and I never felt unsafe on any of our walks or stops. His English was very good and he was friendly, but professional, though I would have felt more comfortable if he wore his face mask over his nose more often. It also would have been nice to hear more stories on our drive. Maybe a fable or two from Islam, or stories of the Sultans, maybe even some of Rumi’s poems. Accommodation Due to the pandemic our hotels were upgraded. They were a mix of styles, from a resort style hotel, to a cave hotel, to a homely city hotel, to modern hotels. It seemed as though across our group we got to take turns in having an especially good room, at the cave hotel my “bath” was more of a hot tub, large enough to lie in! The food served was mixed, some hotels better than others, though none bad. Similarly the cleanliness, though none bad, was mixed, and a little more attention to detail wouldn’t have gone awry. All the staff were polite and although perhaps not fluent in English, I had no trouble communicating with anyone. The spa at Adempira Hotel in Pamukkale was excellent, and MDC Cave Hotel in Cappadocia really was something special. Driver Seyfi was always on time and I never felt unsafe as we drove through the country. He didn’t speak English but was polite enough to join us for meals after we spotted him having his on his own and invited him to join us. He had a smile and a joke with us when Gurksu translated for us, and stayed behind at a restaurant when one of our group invited us to go ahead, to make sure she was okay and safe. He always wore his mask while driving and was armed with hand sanitizer ready for whenever we ented the coach, which itself was fitted with a hand sanitiser dispenser by the door. Overall It was a very good experience, and the memories will last me a life time. Only a few niggles kept me from giving a top score, but it is no doubt achievable in the future. Thank you Fez Travel.

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  2. Maisha

    Me and my spouse went on the magic carpet tour by fez travel on this January 2021. If any of you have a special interest in history and archeology this is a tour you should try on. Eventhough it was during the Covid-19 and with the curfews, everything went as planned and our tour was an unforgettable and happy experience for both of us. We had the chance of experiencing these sights with no crowds around. We were at the most comfort throughout the tour eventhough we had many long hour rides as the fez travel bus we travelled with was comfortable, cozy and clean and also had several stops at nice coffee or tea shops. Also fez travel has arranged our accommodations with comfortable and luxurious hotel rooms with nice views of the city. Most importantly, we really appreciate the work and help of our tour guide G, Göksu Pamir and driver Murat. Our tour guide G was increasibly knowledgeable about the history of all the surrounding areas and sights we went to see. He was specially very knowledgeable with all the ancient and archeological sights we went to see. In addition to that, he always made sure that we got tasty and good foods that we liked and helped us with any other needs. We really appreciate the help of our tour guide G and driver Murat for always being so friendly and helpful with anything we asked for.

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