Turkey

Turkey

OVERVIEW

Turkey features breathtaking natural beauties and many unique archaeological sites. Visit Istanbul, the only city in the world built on two continents. Walk through the streets of the Byzantine Empire and feel the easing breeze of the mosques of the Ottomans. Wander over to Cappadocia, a stunning area of otherworldly rock formations, where you can take a balloon ride over the Fairy Chimneys in Pasabag Valley. Visit Goreme Open Air Museum and the Kaymakli Underground City. And don’t forget the ancient city of Ephesus, one of the world’s most magnificent restored archeological sites of antiquity.

Gateway cities: Istanbul

Best time to travel: April through October

Highlights: Istanbul (historical and shopping), Cappadocia, Antalya, Mediterranean Sea and Beaches, Pamukale

Itineraries

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN ISTANBUL

Guests will be met at Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport and transferred to their hotel for a good rest before beginning their trip in Turkey. Accommodations: Ottoman Imperial Hotel

DAY 2: EXPLORE THE OLD CITY

Start the day by visiting the magnificent Hagia Sophia. Continue to the Topkapi Palace, where visitors can revisit the opulence of Turkey’s past empires. Accommodations: Ottoman Imperial Hotel

DAY 3: WHERE EAST MEETS WEST

Today you will visit the bustling Egyptian Market and then continue to see the beautiful colored tiles that line the walls of the Rustem Pasha Mosque. In the afternoon, visit Ortakoy, a village on the the Bosphorus. Accommodations: Ottoman Imperial Hotel

DAY 4: CAPTIVATING CAPPADOCIA

Today you will fly to Cappadocia. Start your tour by visiting the Goreme open air museum, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Proceed to visit the majestic fairy chimneys of Pasabag. After lunch, visit a pottery artisan’s workshop. Accommodations: Museum Hotel

DAY 5: SOAR ABOVE CAPPADOCIA

Spend your morning flying over the valleys of Cappadocia in a hot air balloon. Admire the rock formations, fairy chimneys, and natural beauty in the light of the rising sun. After your balloon ride continue to explore Cappadocia. Accommodations: Museum Hotel

DAY 6: WHERE HISTORY COMES ALIVE

This morning fly to Izmir. Begin your day by visiting the majestic Greek city of Ephesus and discover various sites including the Temple of Artemis – one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Accommodations: Gullu Konaklari

DAY 7: LEGACIES OF PAST EMPIRES

Today you will explore Bodrum and the surrounding areas. Visit sites such as the Temple of Apollo, the Castle of St. Peter, and the Museum of Underwater Archeology. Accommodations: Marmara Bodrum Hotel

DAY 8-9: BODRUM

Enjoy a day at your leisure in Bodrum. Accommodations: Marmara Bodrum Hotel

DAY 10: FAREWELL TURKEY!

In the morning you will be transferred to the Bodrum airport for your flight to Istanbul.

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GULLU KONAKLARI

Meaning “Rose Residence,” the Gullu Konaklari offers a fairytale vacation to people escaping their tumultuous, busy life of the city…people seeking peace and serenity, who want to breathe in nature.

MARMARA BODRUM HOTEL

The Marmara Bodrum, a member of the small luxury hotels of the world, is the winner of the 5 star diamond award. The hotel is internationally recognized as being among the world’s finest boutique hotels with its exceptional service for an elite clientele.

MUSEUM HOTEL

The primary choice of the big part of elite guests that are visiting the region. Being composed from the restorations of old ruins makes each of the 30 rooms luxuriously unique. Featuring upscale alacarte restaurant Lil’a where you can taste the local foods that tend to be forgotten.

OTTOMAN IMPERIAL HOTEL

Traditional Turkish hospitality, comfort, elegant premium service, an unbeatable view of Hagia Sophia Museum and Sultanahmet Square and a blend of Ottoman and Istanbul cuisine. The Ottoman Imperial Hotel responds to the needs of the most demanding leisure and business travelers.

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INCLUSIONS:

  • All transfers from airports and hotels
  • Accommodations as specified
  • Private, professional English speaking guide
  • Lunches on the tours
  • 45 minute hot air balloon flight
  • Deluxe vehicles on tour
  • Parking and toll fees
  • Entrance fees
  • Travel program insurance

EXCLUSIONS:

  • All tips to guides, escorts, drivers, and hotel/restaurant staff
  • All items of a personal nature, including beverages, mineral water, phone calls, laundry/valet service and food other than stated in the itinerary

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