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Turkey & Maldives

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On this in-depth voyage through Turkey you will visit the sites where history happened. Experience floating above the magical volcanic landscapes of Cappadocia in a colorful balloon. See famous Pamukkale Hot Springs. Taste traditional Turkish cuisine and shop at Istanbul’s historic Grand Bazaar.
Then unwind, recharge, and rejuvenate at the perfect getaway island. Treat yourself to a luxurious stay at a stunning 4-star private island in the middle of the great Indian Ocean.

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16 Days, 14 Nights: Izmir, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Antalya, Cappadocia, Ankara, Istanbul, Maldives

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TRIP OVERVIEW (*UNESCO World Heritage Sites)

  • Ancient City of Ephesus*
  • Carpet Weaver Center
  • Village & Vineyard Tour
  • Pamukkale Hot Springs*
  • Hierapolis Ancient City*
  • Old City of Antalya
  • Antalya Beaches
  • Aspendos Ancient Theatre
  • Konya Mevlana Museum
  • Whirling Dervishes
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride
  • Uchisar Castle
  • Goreme & Rock Sites of Cappadocia*
  • Cavusin Valley
  • Pottery & Carpet Workshop
  • Love Valley
  • Devrent Valley
  • Ankara City Tour
  • Museum of Anatolian Civilizations
  • Augustus Temple
  • Haci Bayram Mosque
  • Citadel of Ankara
  • Ataturk Mausoleum
  • Istanbul City Tour
  • Historic Areas of Istanbul*
  • Topkapi Palace
  • Hagia Sophia
  • Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmed Mosque)
  • Hippodrome (Sultanahmet Square)
  • Spice Bazaar
  • Cable Car
  • Dolmabahce Palace
  • Grand Bazaar
  • Süleymaniye Mosque
  • Bosphorus Cruise

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS TOUR

SULEYMANIYE MOSQUE
An Ottoman imperial mosque since the 16th century.

ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES & ARCHITECTURE

Turkey has a remarkable number of archaeological sites spread out all over the country from many past empires and civilizations. From the ancient Ruins of Ephesus to Aspendos Ancient Theatre and Istanbul’s grand palaces and historic mosques.

STRIKING LANDSCAPS

The natural beauty of Turkey includes Pamukkale Hot Springs, the underground cities of Cappadocia and the Bosphorus strait dividing the European and Asian halves of Istanbul.

Experience one of the world’s most famous hot air balloon rides above the fairy chimney rock formations of Cappadocia. Stay at the first carved rock hotel in Cappadocia and a thermal hotel in Pamukkale.

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AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE FOR EVERYONE

Treat yourself to a true tropical vacation at this private island in the Maldives. Enjoy underwater adventures like snorkeling and diving. Take a sunset or stargazing break under the twinkling stars in the middle of Indian Ocean.


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Major N. America Airport - Izmir (ADB), Turkey

Depart from your North America airport to fly to Izmir. Night on board the aircraft.
*If your flight departs in the early morning hours, you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day i.e. early Friday morning means Thursday night!
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Arrive Izmir

Upon arrival into Izmir, you’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel in Kusadasi. The rest of the day is free.
2 nights in Kusadasi.
*Hotel check-in time is generally 4 pm or later. If your flight arrives in the early morning (e.g. midnight or 7 am) we suggest you add a pre-tour hotel night during booking for a well-deserved rest before starting your tour.    
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Kusadasi | Ancient Ephesus Tour

After breakfast proceed to Ephesus to visit the ancient Ruins of Ephesus: Temple of Artemis (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Curetes Street, famous Roman baths, Celsus Library and Grand Theater. Visit a carpet weaving center. Then a Turkish Village tour. See vineyards to learn how to make fruit wine with Turkish wine makers.
  • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast   Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner

CELSUS LIBRARY, EPHESUS ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM

 

AMPHITHEATER, EPHESUS

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Kusadasi – Pamukkale Hot Springs, Hierapolis Ancient City

Check-out after breakfast and travel to Pamukkale (around 3.5 hours).
Pamukkale is famous for its natural hot springs (Hierapolis and Pamukkale are UNESCO World Heritage Sites). Explore Pamukkale Hot Springs and the famous travertines; calcium terraces left by flowing water. These hot springs have been used as a spa since the 2nd century BC. An option of lying in the waters of the natural springs is available.
Enroute, see ancient artifacts at Hierapolis Ancient City near Pamukkale.
1 night in Pamukkale.
  • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast   Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner

PAMUKKALE CALCIUM TERRACES

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Pamukkale - Antalya | Antalya Old City

Check-out after breakfast and drive to Antalya City (4 hours).  Explore the Old City of Antalya and spend time at the crystal white beaches.
2 nights in Antalya.
  • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast   Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner
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Antalya | Aspendos

Excursion to the Aspendos Ancient Theatre. This incredibly well-preserved ancient theatre was built in the 2nd century A.D. and has the capacity for 15,000 people.  It is still being used for festivals and music concerts now.
  • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast   Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner
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Antalya - Cappadocia | Konya City Tour & Whirling Dervishes

Check-out after breakfast and drive to Cappadocia via Konya (about 7 hours). Enroute stop at Konya to explore famous local foods and visit Konya Mevlana Museum and school of whirling dervishes. Continue to Cappadocia and check-in at the hotel.
2 Nights in Cappadocia.
  • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner

WHIRLING DERVISHES, KONYA

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Cappadocia | Fairy Chimneys & Moonscape

This morning, enjoy your hot air balloon excursion over Cappadocia (weather permitting). A private transfer to the launch site where you'll join fellow adventure seekers. Your balloon glides over the sublime hills and valleys of Cappadocia giving a true sense of the region’s fairytale terrain.
Drive to Ozkonak Underground City. Visit Uchisar Castle, the highest point in Cappadocia’s moonscape. Climb up to the castle to enjoy a breath-taking view of the surrounding valleys and Mount Erciyes.
Goreme Open Air Museum, where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years. Cavusin is an abandoned village with old cave houses.
Visit a pottery workshop. See the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles at Love Valley. A handicraft workshop shows Cappadocian handwoven carpets and kilims. In Devrent Valley we see natural rock formations that look like animals, and beautiful fairy chimneys with their hats.
  • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast   Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner

CAPPADOCIA BALLOON RIDE
An amazing sight of numerous hot air balloons bobbing and flowing above valleys and volcanic “fairy chimneys”.

UCHISAR CASTLE
This tall volcanic-rock outcrop is one of Cappadocia's most prominent landmarks and visible for miles around.

CAVES IN CAPPADOCIA

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Cappadocia - Ankara

Check-out after breakfast.
Drive to Ankara (about 3.5 hours). On arrival proceed for a city tour of Ankara, visiting several historic sites. Explore the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations and other ancient attractions during this private sightseeing tour in Ankara. Discover remains from the Stone and Neolithic ages and learn about the Hittites, Phygians and Uratians as you venture into the past with your expert guide.
Visit Augustus Temple and Haci Bayram Mosque. Uncover the history of the Citadel of Ankara and Ataturk Mausoleum.
1 night in Ankara.
  • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast   Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner
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Ankara – Istanbul | Istanbul City Tour

Check-out and transfer to the airport to board the flight for Istanbul.
On arrival, proceed for a half-day tour of the old city of Istanbul. Discover the best of Historic Areas of Istanbul (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Visit Topkapi Palace, the ornate residence of the sultans of the past.  Stroll to the timeless Hagia Sophia mosque, the pride and glory of the Byzantine architecture. Take in the structure’s imposing façade, matched only by the grandeur of its towering vaulted ceilings within. Visit the Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmed Mosque) that is famous for its architecture as well as its blue tiles and then the Hippodrome (Sultanahmet Square), where chariot races were held.
Continue to Spice Bazaar, also known as the Egyptian Market. Wander through this captivating marketplace with your guide and take in the myriad of sights, flavors, and aromas from the stalls selling fragrant herbs and decadent treats.
2 nights in Istanbul.
  • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

BLUE MOSQUE

HAGIA SOPHIA MOSQUE

HAGIA SOPHIA MOSQUE INTERIOR

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Istanbul | Golden Horn Tour, Bosphorus Dinner Cruise

Take the Cable Car to Pierre Loti Hill to enjoy magnificent scenery of Golden Horn.
Visit Dolmabahce Palace. Visit Süleymaniye Mosque and walk through its vast airy interior while keeping an eye out for some of the finest examples of calligraphy in the city.
Experience the lively Grand Bazaar; one of the oldest covered markets in the world. Stroll through the vibrant lanes dotted with over 4000 shops and expose your senses to this melting pot of colors, sounds, and scents. Watch skillful local artisans and craftsmen work on their masterpieces and try out your bargaining skills.
In the evening we board the Bosphorus cruise and enjoy delicious gourmet food. You can dance with a panoramic view of the straits that separates the two continents of Europe and Asia.
  • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast   Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner

SULEYMANIYE MOSQUE
An Ottoman imperial mosque since the 16th century.

GRAND BAZAAR
A must see, one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world.

BOSPHORUS STRAIT
Cruise through the natural waterway dividing the Asian and European halves of Istanbul.

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Istanbul – Male (Maldives)

After breakfast, transfer to the Istanbul airport for your flight to Male, Maldives.
Upon arrival into Velana International Airport (MLE), you'll be met at the airport and transferred to the resort by speedboat.
  • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast
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Maldives

Spend the day at leisure or take optional add-on excursions.
  • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

Water Sport

Water Dinning

Indian Ocean

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Maldives

Spend the day at leisure or take optional add-on excursions.
  • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

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Play Ground

Drinks

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Maldives

Spend the day at leisure or take optional add-on excursions.
  • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

Water Sport

Private Island

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Depart Maldives

After breakfast, speedboat transfer to Velana International Airport (MLE) for your flight home.
  • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

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Hotels We carefully handpick our hotels to ensure they provide you with the best comfort and experience. For Private Tours, you may request a specific hotel as one of the customizable options.

Destination Premium Class 
Kusadasi  
Pamukkale  
Antalya  
Cappadocia  
Ankara
Istanbul  
Maldives  
  * Hotels mentioned are subject to availability at the time of reservation.

Accommodation Classification

  • COMFORT ⭐⭐⭐- 3-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations
  • PREMIUM ⭐⭐⭐⭐- 4-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations
  • LUXURY ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐- 5-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations

Hotel Check-in and Check-out

Hotel check-in time is generally 4 pm or later. Check-out time is around 11 am. Hotels usually allow early arrivals and late departures to store your luggage in their luggage room for a few hours.

Pre-Tour Hotel Add-on and Post-Tour Hotel Add-on

Depending on your flight arrival and departure times we may suggest you consider a pre-tour hotel night and/or post-tour hotel night during booking.   The additional night allows you to be well rested before your tour or your flight home.

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Premium Small Group (Land Only)

Year
  • Tour Dates
  • Saturday-Sunday
Premium
2022 Apr 16-May 1 $4,215 + Air
2022 Oct 1-Oct 16   $3,850 + Air

Small Group Tour Price Details
  • ‣ Required add-on: domestic airfare Ankara-Istanbul. Indicative fare from $75, actual price available at tour booking.
  • ‣ Prices are in USD and are inclusive of all applicable taxes but do not include airfare.
  • ‣ Prices are per person based on double occupancy.
  • ‣ Single supplement and triple sharing is not available.
  • ‣ This tour operates with a minimum of 4 and maximum of 12 guests
  • ‣ Tour departure confirmation 70 days prior to departure

Private Tours (Fixed Date. Land Only)

Year
  • Tour Dates
  • Saturday-Sunday
Premium
2022 Apr 2-Apr 17 $4,920 + Air
2022
  • May 7-May 22
  • May 21-Jun 5
  • Jun 4-Jun 19
  • Jun 18-Jul 3
  • Jul 2-Jul 17
  • Jul 16-Jul 31
$4,325 + Air
2022
  • Aug 6-Aug 21
  • Aug 20-Sep 4
$4,450 + Air
2022
  • Sep 03-Sep 18
  • Sep 17-Oct 2
  • Oct 15-30 Oct
$4,375 + Air

Private Tours (Choose Your Dates. Land Only. )

Year Tour Dates Premium
2022 April 1-30 $5,260 + Air
2022 May 1-July 31 $4,845 + Air
2022 Aug 1-31 $4,985 + Air
2022 Sep 1-Oct 31 $4,900 + Air
2022 Nov 1-Dec 31 Please Call
Private Tour Price Details
  • ‣ Required add-on: domestic airfare Ankara-Istanbul. Indicative fare from $75, actual price available at tour booking.
  • ‣ Daily departures.
  • ‣ Prices are in USD and are inclusive of all applicable taxes but do not include airfare.
  • ‣ Prices are per person based on double occupancy.
  • ‣ Single supplement and triple sharing is not available.
  • ‣ Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply during applicable major holidays. 2022 blackout dates: Jan 1-10, April 16-24, Dec 16-31 and major holidays.
  • ‣ Note that tour prices vary according to season. If your tour straddles two seasons then each portion will be priced according to that season.

Flight Add-On

  • ‣ We work with all major airlines for the best routes and competitive pricing.
  • ‣ The nearest arrival airport is ADB (Izmir-Adnan Menderes Airport).
  • ‣ The nearest departure airport is IST (Istanbul Airport).
  • ‣ The nearest Maldives airport is MLE (Male-Velana International Airport)
  • ‣ Contact us for more detail and pricing.

Inclusions

  • ‣ Private Airport Transfers
  • ‣ Hotel Accommodations
  • ‣ Daily Breakfasts and Selected Meals (See tour plan for details)
  • ‣ English-speaking Local Guide
  • ‣ Entrance Fees to Monuments & Attractions per Itinerary
  • ‣ Maldives Airport Speedboat Transfer

Exclusions

  • ‣ International and Domestic Air Fare
  • ‣ Tourism Fee per room per night paid directly to the hotel
  • ‣ Travel Insurance
  • ‣ Medical Expenses
  • Visa Fee
  • ‣ Gratuity
  • ‣ Personal Expenses

Deposit

  • ‣ A deposit of 30% of the land tour price is due within 5 days of booking confirmation. Full payment to be made 60 days prior to the departure date.
  • ‣ The airfare is due upon flight booking.
  • ‣ Monthly installment plan is available - please inquire.

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Optional Add-Ons

  • ‣ Cappadocia Hot-Air Balloon
  • ‣ Pre-tour hotel night
  • ‣ Post-tour hotel night

Suggested Gratuity

  • ‣ Local Guide: US $7 per person per day of sightseeing. US $4 per half day of sightseeing.
  • ‣ Driver: US $5 per person per day of sightseeing. US $3 per half day of sightseeing.
  • ‣ Gratuities may be paid in local currency or US dollars. You can tip the guides and drivers when they finish their assignment with you e.g. end of day, end of city stay, on departure, etc.

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