An excellent English speaking guide with very comfortable newer model vans.
Short domestic flights that allow you to spend more time in these amazing regions and less time on long 10+ hour transfers.
Hotels that are a mix of hand picked high quality boutiques with authentic Turkish charm and rooms that are hand picked by our owners.
Breakfasts are included but we like to give our guests the freedom to choose most of their Turkish savory cuisine for lunch and dinner.
Day 1: Istanbul – Arrival and Orientation
Day 2: Istanbul – “Old City” Sultanhamet Tour (Hagia Sofia, Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar)
Day 3: Istanbul – Bosphorus Boat Trip, Topkapi Palace, Spice Market
Day 4: Cappadocia – Direct 1 and a half hour morning flight to Cappadocia/Afternoon at leisure (optional culinary, wine tasting, shopping, or hiking)
Day 5: Cappadocia – Ortahisar Village, Uchisar Fortress, Red Valley (optional hot air balloon trip)
Day 6: Cappadocia – Goreme Open Air Museum, Zelve, Kaymakli Underground City, Fairy Chimneys, Pasabag Tour, Avanos
Day 7: Ephesus Region – Flight to Izmir/Sirince Village Tour and some time at leisure
Day 8: Ephesus Region – Ancient Ephesus, St. John’s Basilica, and Virgin Mary’s House
Day 9: Ephesus Region – Pamukkale and Hierapolis
Day 10: Return Flight back to Istanbul in time to connect with your international flight (or add some optional private touring)
2019 TOUR DATES:
- June 27th Arrive – July 6th Depart
- July 25th Arrive – August 3rd Depart
- Sep. 19th Arrive – Sep. 28th Depart
- Sep. 26th Arrive – Oct. 5th Depart
$2,750 (PER PERSON) W/ SINGLE EXTRA $750 (if 1 in a room)
- All airport transfers
- Hotels mentioned below (upgrades available upon request)
- All breakfasts
- All museum entry fees
- Transportation in non-smoking minibus
- Excellent English speaking guides
- All domestic flights
- Basic Travel Insurance
- International flights
- Tips to guides and drivers
- Luxury hotel upgrades
- Personal items
We can arrange:
- Private tours before or after the small group tour
- Any touring additions (i.e. Cappadocia Balloon Trip, Whirling Dervish Show)
LUXURY HOTELS FEATURED:
In Istanbul: Ottoman Imperial, Sultanhan, Sultania, Sirkeci Konak, Darussaade, and Golden Horn Sultanahamet (highest luxury hotels: Four Seasons, Hagia Sofia Hotel, Istanbul Old City)
In Cappadocia: Şira Hotel, Gamirasu Cave Hotel, Cappadocia Estates, Yunak Evleri, Perimasali Cave Hotel, Sultan Cave Suites (highest luxury hotels: Museum Hotel, Argos Hotel)
In the Ephesus Area: Nisanyan Evleri or Markiz Konaklari (Sirince Village), La Vista Boutique Hotel & Spa, Charisma, Korumar, Kismet.