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Highlights of Turkey - 8 Days / 7 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 . 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.

Next 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. After lunch at a local restaurant 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.

Day 7 : KUSADASI / ISTANBUL- Private Tour (B)

This morning after breakfast you will check-out and transfer to Izmir 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 8 : ISTANBUL / HOME- Private Service (B)

Today 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
$ 2,880.00
$ 2.170.00
$ 1.780.00
$ 1.660.00
$ 1.520.00

 

Includes:

PRICES OF THE PACKAGE INCLUDES:

* 7 nights accomodation at hotels mentioned above

   Hotels:

   * Sultanhan Boutique Hotel / Central Palace Hotel 5*– Istanbul
   * Yunak Evleri Cave Boutique Hotel –Cappadocia
   * Hotel Charisma 5* / La Vista Boutique Hotel –Kusadasi

* 7 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 Istanbul to Kayseri // Kayseri to Izmir // Izmir to Istanbul
* VAT

 

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.

 

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PHOTOS:

Sultanhan Boutique Hotel - Istanbul
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Central Palace Hotel 5* – Istanbul
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Yunak Evleri Cave Boutique Hotel - Cappadocia
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Hotel Charisma 5* – Kusadasi
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La Vista Boutique Hotel – Kusadasi
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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


Leslie in Castro Valley, CA

Selcuk was the very best tour guide we have had with your tours. I don't say this easily because every guide we have experienced has been extraordinary! He was our walking encyclopedia of ancient history and then all the aspects of Turkey we could ask. He seemed to enjoy us and the trip as much as we enjoyed him!

Herry in Brooklyn, NY

Better than I expected. Better than I imagined. Just as good as all other reports. Every bit. Rethinking our "noses in the air" about tours. You guys really did exceed all our very high expectations.

Patricia in Wynne, AR

Turkey as a destination is very under rated. It's a pleasant, friendly place with a very deep history.

Francis in Reno, NV

It was better than I expected and will do another tour with you.

Frank in Webster, NY

I concur in the more detailed observations that my wife wrote. Very enjoyable and very good value. I would heartily recommend it to anyone in good health who is interested in seeing Turkey.

Mary Schlimann

This tour exceeded our expectations. The sites, accomodations, food and tour guides all couldn't have been better. We are very happy that we chose this tour and hope to do more.