Turkey Tour Itinerary – 9 Days in 1000$

After comparing several tour itineraries, packages and tours, I decided to explore the country of Turkey on my own with my family. The cost of the trip per person for 8 nights / 9 Days came upto 75K INR and this was inclusive of Flights, Visa, 3/4* Hotel stay (very close to all tourist places), vegetarian lunch & dinners, walking tours (Istanbul), ferry & Metro rides, taxi rides to airport and everything else (except shopping). So here’s a Turkey 9 day tour expense summary , that helps you budget a trip for your family at the lowest possible cost and also strictly avoid tour packages of any kind

Turkey Tour Itinerary

If you are looking for Turkey tour itinerary, you can check out the individual city itineraries here

Expense Summary

Activity Description Price in INR
Attraction Entrance Tickets & Walking Tours                          17,068
Domestic Flights (4 flights overall)                            7,194
Food (Lunch & Dinner) for 8 Nights                            3,352
Hotel (8 Nights)                          10,273
International Flights ( Return ticket from Blr)                          22,500
Transportation (Tram,Taxi,Bus,Ferri,Metro)                            6,609
Visa                            8,500
Grand Total 75,497

Turkey Cost of Living

(1 Turkish Lira = 13.2 INR)

Item Turkish Lira INR
Tea 4 52
Coffee 5 65
Tshirt 30 390
Metro / Tram / Ferry Ride 2.5 32.5
Istanbul Kart 6 78
Water Bottle 2 26
Vegetarian Lunch/Dinner 25 325
15 day  All Museum Pass for Entire Turkey 315 4095
Simit (Bagel) 5 65

Turkey Tour Packages Comparison

Description Self Tour  ThomasCook SOTC TripFactory & Other similar Tour Packages
Price 75,000 1,50,000 1,44,000 134,000
Incl of Intl Flights & Visa Yes Yes Yes No
# Nights 8 8 7 8
# Days in Istanbul 3 1.5 1.5 1.5
Meals Included (Lunch & Dinner) Yes Yes Yes No
Internal Domestic Flights Yes Partly Bus/Partly Flights Partly Bus/Partly Flights No
Includes International Flight? Yes Yes Yes No
Stay in a Cave Room Suite in Cappadocia Yes No No No
Price includes all attractions & Leisure time activity costs Yes No No No
Enouh time to explore all important ttractions Yes No No No
Cities Covered Istanbul, Capadocia, Antalya, Izmir-Epheseus, Pamukkale Istanbul, Capadocia, Antalya, Pamukkale Istanbul, Capadocia, Antalya, Pamukkale Istanbul, Capadocia, Epheseus, Pamukkale

Disclaimer on above pricing comparison : The pricing for self is based on my actual expenses to Turkey travelled in the last month of October. The total price for a Turkey 9 Days tour may vary depending on the cost of Airfare which contributes to a significant chunk of the expense and the no of days you stay, the cities you want to cover

Price quotes from ThomasCook, SOTC and other tour operators were obtained, inclusive of GST, . These turkey tour itinerary was studied in detail compared only post that in Nov 2019. The price mentioned in the above table for other tour companies is the least price mentioned for their tours in their respective websites. The pricing was obtained from the below links:

  • If you have any queries requiring a Turkey tour itinerary for your family, do drop me a comment or mail me at hkmurali@gmail.com . Meanwhile, do check out my Istanbul 3 day itinerary here !


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