Save $250CAD Per Person - Classic Turkey

    Classic Turkey | First Class | Tailor-Made | Offer expires July 31, 2022

    Save $250CAD on a Trip - Classic Turkey

    Price: $2175CAD Per Person

    (Price is per person based on twin/double, subject to availability and current exchange rates. Pricing reflects discount for departures on October 21, 2022.)

    Savings: $250CAD Per Person
    Departure: Any Day before July 31, 2022


    Photo: Cathedral - Istanbul, Turkey

    First-Class | Tailor-Made: On this 10-day program to Turkey, you will start in Istanbul, the vibrant capital city that lies between two continents.  Next, see the unique moonscape region of Cappadocia and its fairy chimneys.  Finally in Izmir, discover a beautiful landscape of modernity and history, nestled along 629 kilometres of stunning coastlines.

    Includes:

    • Private arrival and departure airport transfers
    • 3-nights first class accommodations in Istanbul
    • 3-nights first class accommodations in Cappadocia
    • 3-nights first class accomodations in Izmir
    • Domestic flights with transfers to/from hotels
    • Small group tour of Istanbul (max 16-guests)
    • Small group tour of Cappadocia (max 12-guests)
    • Small group Ephesus Tour (max 20-guests)
    • All tickets and entrance fees as per itinerary
    • Daily breakfast (excluding Day 1), 3-lunches

    Day 1: Istanbul Airport to Hotel

    Panoramic Sea of Marmara views can be admired from the rooftop terrace of Radisson Hotel President Beyazit Istanbul. It is in the heart of Istanbul, 100 yards from the Grand Bazaar. The Hotel's modern rooms are soundproof, have a contemporary decor and offer views of the historic city.

    Duration: 3-Nights Accommodation at Radisson Hotel President Beyazit Istanbul

    Meal Plan: Full Breakfast

    Day 2: Classical Tour of Istanbul

    Drive to old town and visit Hippodrome Square, the scene of Chariot races and the center of Byzantine civic life. Then visit Blue Mosque, built in early 17th century and known as Blue Mosque because of its magnificent interior decoration with blue Iznik tiles. Continue to St. Sophia Museum, the world's largest church for many centuries and today is the fourth largest one. After lunch visit Topkapi Palace, built by Sultan Mehmet II after the conquest of Istanbul in 15th century. After having served as a mosque for 481 years, the building become a museum in 1934 by the order of Ataturk, the founder of the Republic of Turkey. Last stop will be at famous historical Grand Bazaar, the largest "souk" covered oriental shopping mall in the world, where you will find 4,400 shops under one roof where each trade has its own street.

    Our final stop, Hagia Eirene, the Church of the Holy Peace, is one of the few churches in Istanbul that was never converted into a mosque, as it was used as an arsenal until the 19th century. From there, we visit Gulhane Park, once a part of the outer gardens of Topkapi Palace, where the Edict of Gulhane, a declaration of rights and liberties that played an essential role in the modernization of the Ottoman Empire. After the proclaimation of the Republic, Gulhane Park was for many years home to the Istanbul Zoo.

    Duration: 10 hours

    Day 3: Day at Leisure

    Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

    Day 4: Istanbul Hotel to Cappadocia Hotels

    Perissia Hotel is a 4-star property situated in the town of Urgup known for its buzzing nightlife, with a variety of bars and restaurants and its history and unique landscapes. Urgup is located in the central historical region of Cappadocia, near the Cave Churches of Goreme (10km). The hotel offering panoramic views of the town, an outdoor pool surrounded by lawn and terraces perfect for relaxation. The hotel's decor and rooms are blended by comfort and convenience with simplicity and neutral colors. Just 45 minutes drive from Nevsehir Airport and a 15-minute drive from Goreme National Park - where you will find the famous sites such as Three Beauties rock formations, Open Air Museum (Lovers Hill), and Devrent (Imaginary Valley).

    Duration: 3-Nights Accommodation at Hotel Perissia 

    Meal Plan: Half Board (Breakfast + Dinner)

    Day 5: Classical Tour of Cappadocia

    Your first stop will be the Devrent Imagination Valley where you will walk through this lunar landscape. Then visit Pasabag, also know as Valley of the Monks, it is one of the most popular areas in Goreme with its mushroom-shaped fairy chimneys and rocks. Next stop is Uchisar Rock-Castle, the highest point in the region, which gives you a spectacular panoramic view of Goreme valley and Goreme Open Air Museum which consists of steep cliffs and many hidden churches dating from second half of 9th century. Continue to visit the villages of Avanos. It is a small town famous for its pottery. It is built along the banks of Kizilirmak (Hayls River), the longest river originated and ending within the borders of Turkey with 842 miles of length. Those who want may also enjoy famous "testi kebab" as well, the traditional kebab in the Cappadocia region.

    Duration: 7 hours

    Day 6: Day at Leisure

    Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

    Day 7: Cappadocia Hotels to Best Western Hotel Konak

    The Best Western Hotel Konak, with its 80 standard rooms and 4 suites, offers you the completion of all your needs for modern life. The Meltem Restaurant, overlooking a magnificent view of Aegean Sea, offers a rich selection from Turkish and international cuisines. At the end of the day visit the warm atmosphere of the Bora Bar, it is the ideal meeting place for music and drinks. The Best Western Hotel Konak is located in the city center, which is within walking distance to the shopping and business districts of Izmir.

    Duration: 3-Nigts Accommodation at Best Western Hotel Konak

    Meal Plan: Full Breakfast

    Day 8: Full Day Ephesus Tour

    Today you will visit Ephesus, the cradle of early Christianity. On this tour, you will visit the House of The Virgin Mary where she supposedly spent her later days. Proceed to Ephesus and see the spectacular ruins from the period of St. Paul, some of which have only recently been excavated. See the Odeon, the Bouleterion, Fountains, the Temples, the Brothel, the Library, the Agoras, the Great Theatre, the Roman Baths, the Gymnasiums. After lunch, visit the Temple of Artemis. The Temple of Artemis or Artemision, also known as the Temple of Diana, is a Greek temple dedicated to the goddess Artemis. The temple was completely rebuilt twice, once after a devastating flood and three hundred years later after an act of arson; it now stands today in its final form as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

    Duration: 9 hours

    Day 9: Day at Leisure

    Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

    Day 10: Izmir Hotels to Istanbul

    The offer is valid until July 31, 2022. Don't miss this opportunity! 

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    Price is per person based on twin/double, subject to availability and current exchange rates. Pricing reflects discount for departures on October 21, 2022. Savings listed are the total savings per person based on twin/double occupancy. Airline taxes, if applicable, are included. Please enquire about departures from other cities, single supplements, extensions or upgrades.

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