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Aegean Dream - 10 Days / 9 Nights

Private guided tours

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1 : ISTANBUL – Private Tour (B)

Welcome to Istanbul . At the meeting point in the airport your guide holds a placard bearing your name or our agency name ’ALLRIGHT TRAVEL’ and meets you at the airport and transfer to your hotel.

Day 2 : ISTANBUL – Private Tour (B)

This morning your private guide will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel and you will be driven to the old city to visit Topkapi Palace with its fabulous jewellery collection, Council Hall, kitchen, its magnificent pavillions overlooking the view of Golden Horn. Then we will visit the Hagia Sophia (Divine Wisdom), the highest dome of the largest church built by Justinien in Roman era. After having lunch , we will visit Blue Mosque enriched by the beautiful Iznik tiles and walk through the ancient objects Egyptian Obelisk, Serpentine Column, Constantine Column displayed in the hippodrome . Finally we will visit the Turkish Islamic Art Museum to see the Seljouk –Otoman-Turkish art pieces.

Day 3 : ISTANBUL – Private Tour (B)

This morning we will visit Spice Market and the mosque of Rustem Pahsa very reputable with the famous turquoise tiles covering the walls and the ceiling. Next we will get on our local ferry to cruise along the strait of the Bosphorus ‘ the pearl of the city’ to witness the rich part of the life with its splendid waterfront houses and mansions.

By the end of our cruise we meet our driver in Sarıyer port to drive to Asian side for sightseeing  at the district of  “ Çamlıca Hill ” .After lunch  we drive to Beylerbeyi Palace used as a summer palace to host the guests ; Empress Eugenie of France, Joseph, the Emperor of Austria-Hungary (1869), The Crown Prince of Italia (1869) , Frederic Guillaume Charles, the Crown Prince of Prussia (1869), the Sah of Iran. which is located on the shores of Bosphorus then we drive back to our hotel .

Day 4 : ISTANBUL / CAPPADOCIA- Private Tour (B)

This morning after breakfast you will check-out the hotel and transfer to Istanbul Airport for your flight to Kayseri for Cappadocia. Upon arrival, meet your guide and begin to discover the splendid nature of Cappadocia on the way. We arrive at the highest point of  the region to get closer to the rock caves, dwelling rooms, pigeonnaries within its special mystery.After sightseeing , we explore the rock cut houses and man-made churches in Pasabag Valley which posseses the most preserved conic rock formations in the region. After lunch, we drive to visit the Göreme Open Air Museum , as a world hearitage site where the rock cut churches, preserved frescoes- 9-13th cent.-protected by UNESCO.  As a cradle of the civilizations Cappadocia is center of the hand crafts in Turkey. Later today, you will have an opportunity to learn the techniques of the rug weaver by a local lecturer. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 5 : CAPPADOCIA- Private Tour (B)

This morning the guide meets you at the lobby of the hotel .Then we drive to visit Zelve Open Air Museum to see the ancient settlements of Roman Empire in the valleys as to learn the life of the local inhabitants in this magic world. Then drive to Avanos- a village of pottery- to see the longest river of the country (Red River) dividing the village in half and learn the process of transforming the soil into an art piece such as ceramics, potteries made by the local artists.After lunch at a local restaurant we stop to take the pictures of the fairy chimneys scattered in a vast area of Cappadocia region. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 6 : CAPPADOCIA / KUSADASI- Private Tour (B,D)

This morning after breakfast you will check out and transfer to Kayseri Airport for the flight to Izmir . Upon arrival, meet your guide to drive to Selcuk where we will visit the church of St. John , the largest church in Asia Minor at 6th century, perched on a hill overlooking the Isa Bey Mosque, the Artemis Temple and the Aegean sea in further. Stay overnight at the hotel.After lunch at a local restaurant we drive to visit the House of Virgin Mary approved by the pope Jean Paul XVI , where she spent the last years of her life.

Day 7 : KUSADASI - Private Tour (B)

You will visit the famous Roman ancient site of Ephesus and walk on the Roman marbles to witness a Roman history in agora, odeion, Roman bath, Greco-Roman theatre, library and others..Every step takes you to relive the moments of Roman history with your Professional guide.

-          The visit of  Terrace Houses of Ephesus is also important part of the trip. You can learn the details from your guide.

After lunch, take a short walk in the village of Sirince , where you can see the wooden houses, a lovely green nature and taste some local wine.Our final stop in the day is the town of Selcuk where we will visit the Museum of Archeology.Almost all of the findings are from Ephesus , the most spectecular being two beautiful statues of Artemis Ephesis, both are dating back to the Roman era.Overnight at the hotel.

Day 8 : KUSADASI / APHRODISIAS/ PAMUKKALE(COTTON CASTLE)- Private Service (B,D)

This morning we will drive to Aprodisias which is so famous with the temple of the goddess Aphrodite and you will see the best samples of the Roman scultuptures in the vast land of the Roman ancient site including the stadium, theatre,agora, odeion and the basilica.After lunch in a traditional restaurant on the way, we will drive to visit the ancient site of Hierapolis where the Roman theatre , the Roman temples , Roman bath are found and also we walk on the hot spring water pools called ‘Cotton Castle’ and discover the amazing structure of the land. Stay overnight in Pamukkale.

Day 9 : KUSADASI / ISTANBUL- Private Service (B)

This morning after breakfast you will check-out and transfer toDenizli Çardak Airport for the flight to Istanbul . Upon arrival, meet your guide to drive Golden Horn . We drive to the most prestigious museum- St. Savior Chora- on the outskirts of the Golden Horn area. The coverage of the Biblical scenes by the golden mosaics are the best samples of the Byzantine (Eastern Roman Empire) art in its era in the world. Next we drive to Eyup Mosque to witness the religious life of the Muslim people and their ritual worships around the mosque.We drive to Pierre Loti Hill to catch one of the best views of the ancient city from one of the Seven Hills .After lunch we can drive to Taksım & Grand Bazaar to enjoy the modern part of the city and bargain at the jewellery, leather, silver stores inside. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 10 : ISTANBUL / HOME- Private Service (B)

This morning you meet with your guide and pick you up from the hotel and transfer to Istanbul International Airport.

End of our services…

 

Prices:

PRICES AND CONDITIONS:

Package prices for your own private tour: (per person in double room, USD)

2 participants
4 participants
6 participants
8 participants
10 or more participants
$ 3.560.00
$ 2.950.00
$ 2.450.00
$ 2.240.00
$ 2.090.00

* The prices are only valid for the early bookings.For the further enquiries, please send us an email.

 

Includes:

PRICES OF THE PACKAGE INCLUDES:

* 10 nights accomodation at the hotels shown as belows:

   Hotels:

   * Hotel Sultanhan Boutique Hotel -Istanbul
   * Argos Cave Boutique Hotel –Cappadocia
   * Hotel Korumar 5* / Hotel Nisanyan Boutique –Kusadasi
   * Hotel Richmond 5* -Pamukkale

* 10 breakfasts 3 dinners at hotels indicated on the itinerary with B,D .
* Admission fees, tax and service charges
* Admission fee to the Terrace Houses in Ephesus
* Complete program of tours as specified in day by day itinerary but not limited
* Services of a Professional English-speaking tour guide who is licensed by the Turkish Ministry of Tourism and an expert on Turkey's history and culture.
* Local transportation by a private chauffeur driven deluxe van with A/C
* All transfers and touring as per itinerary from arrival to departure
* Airfare for the flight from İstanbul to Kayseri // Kayseri to Izmir // Denizli to Istanbul
* VAT

IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT THE TOUR:

* The hotels mentioned above are not only the finest hotels of the region ,they are located strategically in the districts and have the reputation in the luxury travel according to their excellent services and their authentic atmosphere .
* In the domestic airlines we use Turkish Airlines company to ensure that our guests can feel the comfort so we dont use the other cheap airplane companies under normal circumstances and we need the early reservations to avoid the overbooking.
* Our guides are Professional English speaking tour guides and they have an excellent knowledge of history and the archeology of Turkey.
* The mode of the tour transportation on the land will be new 2013 model MERCEDES van.

 

Excludes:

PRICES OF THE PACKAGE EXCLUDES:

* Airfare of international flights and related taxes,
* Customary end-of-tour gratuities to guide and drivers,
* Bottled beverages or alcohol,
* Travel insurance and visas, laundry and personal items.

 

Photos:

PHOTOS:

Sultanhan Luxury Boutique Hotel - Istanbul
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Argos Cave Boutique Hotel - Cappadocia
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Korumar Hotel - Kusadasi ***** (5 Star)
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Hotel Richmond 5* -Pamukkale
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Optional Hotels:

OPTIONAL DELUXE HOTELS IN ISTANBUL :

In case of the request of the deluxe hotels in Istanbul shown as below, the additional cost a night per person in a double room:


* Hotel Ciragan Kempinski 5* / Istanbul : 230 USD

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* Hotel Four Seasons Sultanahmet / Istanbul : 270 USD

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* Hotel Four Seasons Bosphorus / Istanbul : 270 USD

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Testimonials


Patrick in Maple Valley, WA, 2011

Selcuk is great. His enthusiasm spread throughout the group. Everyone was excited ready to go before the planned time.

Kenneth in Smithfield, VA, 2012

Selcuk was always available, always working for us and taking excellent care of the group. His knowledge of history, current events, and local customs and religion made the tour educational, fascinating, and fun. His delightful character will always be remembered for making this tour a most memorable experience.

Barbara in Aloha, OR, 2012

Our guide was both personable and professional. He kept us informed about current events by reading to us from the local newspaper. His knowledge and interest in the history of Turkey and of world events was impressive.

Khrishna in Puyallup, WA, 2012

Selcuk read his group well and tailored his info to us.

Raquel in Ventura, CA, 2011

very consentious, courteous, and safe although my interaction with him was limited

Alecia in Bellevue, WA, 2011

great!

Adam in Lynnwood, WA, 2011

Mehmet was terrific!

Oliver in Portland, OR, 2011

Mehmet was an excellent driver. He was always driving in a defensive (postive) way on the highway and was able to manouever the bus in the narrow hilly roads in the cities and towns as if it was a Volkswagon Beatle! Very personable and professional!