Private guided tours
Day 1 : ISTANBUL – Private Tour (B)
Welcome to Istanbul . After clearing customs and immigration, your guide meets you at the airport and helps you transfer to your hotel. After check-in to the hotel,. you can rest in your room or you can take a walk around the hotel.
Day 2 : ISTANBUL – Private Tour (B)
In the morning your private guide meets you at the lobby of your hotel and we drive to the old city to visit Topkapi Palace with its fabulous jewellary collection Council Hall, kitchen, its outstanding pavillions overseeing the view of Golden Horn. After that, visit the Hagia Sophia , the largest xhurch in its era when it was built by Justinien, Roman Emperor. After lunch, visit Blue Mosque , adorned with blue tiles with its six minarets. Shortly, in five minutes by walk, likefeel yourself in joinig horse charists or gladiator fights displayed on 5th century A.D. in Roman era and see the Egyptian Obelisk, Serpentine Column, Constantine Column in the hippodrome . Then we will visit the Turkish Islamic Art Museum to see the Otoman art pieces.
Day 3 : ISTANBUL – Private Tour (B)
This morning we will visit Spice Market and the mosque of Rustem Pahsa known with its famous Iznik tiles .The Bosphorus Cruise is one of the higlights of the city.Then we start sailing on the blue Marmara watersea by a local boat while we are watching the wooden houses called “yalı” on the Bosphorus river.
After our sail, we arrive in Sarıyer fish restaurants where we have lunch near the river close to Black Sea.We join with our driver here to go to Asian side to climb to the highest point called “ Çamlıca Hill ” and we drive to Beylerbeyi Palace located on the shores of Bosphorus on Asia then we go across the Bosphorus Bridge to drive to our hotel.
Day 4 : ISTANBUL / CAPPADOCIA- Private Tour (B,D)
This morning after breakfast you will check-out and transfer to Istanbul Airport where you will board your flight to Kayseri for Cappadocia. Upon arrival, we start to discover the wonders of Cappadocia . Then we will arrive in Uçhisar , the highest point of the region where you can see all the different valleys , rock dwelling houses, wineyards and the pigeonaries on the landscape.After our castle visit , we walk in the village which is really so rich with the volcanic houses.After lunch, we go to visit the Göreme Open Air Museum where we will see the beautiful frescoes dating back to 4-13. century A.D. Then your guide will take you to see the Pigeon Valley and enjoy the breath-taking views of the different scenes.Later today, you will have a chance to visit some local villages and craftspeople possibly including a traditional rug workshop.
Day 5 : CAPPADOCIA- Private Tour (B,D)
Optional Tour: Hot air balloon ride in the early morning.This tour includes one hour balloon ride , a glass of champagne, transfer ,flight certificate.A hot air balloon flight is unique from all other experiences of flights because the feeling in balloon is one of peace and tranquility while floating over the rock formations in the various valleys of the splendid landscape of Cappadocia.
Today firstly we go to see the underground city of Kaymaklı or Derinkuyu on the south part of the region .After one hour drive we arrive in Ihlara Valley where many kinds of flowers ,types of birds, a branch of the longest river in Turkey and frescoed churches will meet you ..Upon your request, we are ready to hike about 2 hours in the valley and visit some frescoed churches inside…Then we will have our lunch in the mid-valley near the Melendiz River.After lunch we drive to Avanos known as a Pottery village where we will visit a pottery workshop to see the local art crafts done by the Turkish masters. On the wayback to our hotel we will explore the volcanic structures made of tufa in Devrent Valley and carved to be used as church, refectory, dwelling rooms in Christian era and walk through the vineyards in the volcanic nature.
Day 6 : CAPPADOCIA / KUSADASI- Private Tour (B,D)
This morning after breakfast you will check out and transfer to Kayseri Airport where you will board your flight to Izmir . Upon arrival, you will be transferred to Kusadasi . Visit the Ancienty city of Ephesus by learning the history and the importance of the historical monuments including library of Celcus, the Agora, Trojan Fountain, Hadrian's Gate, Domitianus Temple, Theater.
*** In the trip you will have an occasion to see the Roman mosaics and the best example of the Roman arhitectural samples in the Terrace Houses of Ephesus with your private guide.Dont miss this part of the trip!
Next, visit the house of Virgin Mary , where she spent the last years of her life. 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. Finally see the church of St. John whose burial chamber laid inside is located on a hill overlooking the Artemis temple, the Isa Bey Mosque and the Aegean sea in further.
Day 7 : KUSADASI / BODRUM- Private Tour (B,D)
This morning we will drive to Bodrum .Our first stop is Priene which used to be a strategic port and trading center and nowadays hosts many examples of Hellenistic art and architecture.Then we drive to Didyma –an ancient Ionian sanctuary and temple which is known as one of the most renowned oracle of Hellenistic world in Didyma.After our lunch, we will head further South to Bodrum which is a holiday paradise with sandy beaches, lush forests and rocky hills.Depending on the time of the arrival you can be at your leisure or can join at an orientation tour or sightseeing. Embarkation on board your gulet in Bodrum.
Day 8 : BODRUM / KNIDOS / DATCA - Private Tour (B,L,D)
This morning , we sail to the ancient city of Knidos , the home of the irrerisistible nude statue of Aphrodite by Praxiteles.Knidos was Greek, Persian, Alexandrian and Roman due to the strategic location.The temple of Aphrodite and Praxiteles' statue of the Goddess Surprised While Bathing are remarkable artifacts on the island, famous with its local wine.After lunch,we sail to Datca where you will see the Stone houses covered with the bougainvilleas and we anchor in a close bay to have diner and stay overnight.
Day 9 : GULF OF HISARONU - Private Tour (B,L,D)
Enjoy breakfast on board.Today we cruise to the beautiful bays of Hisaronu Gulf which is very picturesque with its darker seas and much greener coast, surrounded by pine clad hills and mountains and keep sailing slowly while having opportunities of swimming in the turquoise sea waters.Then we anchor at one these bays.Enjoy diner on board.
Day 10 : BOZUKKALE (BOZUKBUKU) / MARMARIS - Private Tour (B,L,D)
After breakfast on board, we sail to Bozukkale which is a large inlet to the southern end of Kara peninsula.The entrance to the bay is guardede by an ancient citadel, from which one can get some spectacular views.Visit the ancient site of Loryma , wherea Rhodian-built fortress offers a breathtaking view from a hilltop overlooking the harbour .Then the afternoon will be dedicated to swimming and sun-bathing..We will cruise to the resort town of Marmaris ,where you have an opportunity of wandering the streets and covered bazaar.Marmaris is a natural harbour surrounded by the hills and has a large marina and the old town has tiny streets and alleys full of shops ,bars and restaurants.
Day 11 : DISEMBARKATION-ISTANBUL - Private Tour (B)
Disembark in Marmaris after breakfast.Transfer to airport to take a flight to Istanbul. Arrive in İstanbul airport and overnight in İstanbul
Day 12 : ISTANBUL / HOME - (B)
Transfer to the airport for your outgoing flights
PRICES AND CONDITIONS:
Package prices for your own private tour: (per person in double room, USD)
10 or more participants
PRICES OF THE PACKAGE INCLUDES:
* 4 nights accomodation on the A/C luxury gullet
* 7 nights accomodation at hotels shown as belows:
* Sultanhan Boutique Hotel / Central Palace Hotel 5*– Istanbul
* Yunak Evleri Cave Boutique Hotel –Cappadocia
* Hotel Charisma 5* / La Vista Boutique Hotel –Kusadasi
* Breakfasts &4 lunches & 7 dinners at hotels and luxury yachts indicated on the itinerary with B,D .
* Admission fees, tax and service charges
* 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 // Dalaman to Istanbul
PRICES OF THE PACKAGE INLUDES (Turquoise Coast):
* Charter of the yacht with the crew members (captain, cook, 2 shipmate)
* Salary of the guide on the board
* Fuel oil, Air condition, water, Turkish harbor fees and taxes, change of linen and towels
* Excursion with small boats in Dalyan
* Turkish transit log ,
* The use of air conditioning is limited to certain hours on most yachts
* Meals: On full board basis (Breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea service with cookies, bottled water, coffee)
* Admission fees to the historical sights within the itinerary
* Transfers between the airport and the harbour
* Turkish V.A.T
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.
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
* Hotel Sultanhan Deluxe Boutique / Istanbul : 90 USD
* Hotel Four Seasons Sultanahmet / Istanbul : 270 USD
* Hotel Four Seasons Bosphorus / Istanbul : 270 USD
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