Hurrem Sultan Honeymoon (12 Days)
Day 1 - Istanbul
Upon arrival, you'll be greeted and transferred to your hotel. In the early evening your Tour Director will host a welcome briefing and orient you to your surroundings. The remainder of the evening is free to enjoy dinner on your own. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2 - Istanbul (B, L)
Full Day Istanbul Old City Tour:
Pick up from your hotel to visit Topkapi Palace, with royal treasury and elegant four courts. After lunch, proceed to the Hagia Sophia, a great Byzantine architectural masterpiece, whose interior is resplendent with golden mosaics. Then admire the delicate design and Iznik tiles of the Blue Mosque. Explore the ancient Roman Hippodrome with Egyptian Obelisk and Serpentine Column. Finally, stop off at the dazzling Grand Bazaar with over 4000 shops. Drop off to hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3 - Istanbul (B)
Half Day Bosphorus Cruise Tour:
Pick up from your hotel to visit the bustling Spice Market - a colorful bazaar heaped with various sweets and spices. Stop into the beautifully tiled tiny Rustem Pasha Mosque before taking a relaxing Bosphorus boat cruise between the continents of Europe and Asia - gliding past Dolmabahce and Beylerbeyi Palaces, ornate wooden Ottoman mansions and mosques, Rumeli Fortress and the Bosphorus Bridge. Afternoon at your leisure. Drop off to hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 4 - Istanbul / Cappadocia (B, L)
Full Day North Cappadocia Tour:
Morning transfer to Istanbul airport. Fly to Kayseri. Transfer to Cappadocia. Start with a gentle hike through orchards, unusual volcanic rock formations and rock-cut houses at Red & Rose Valley. Visit the old Christian Village of Cavusin, followed by lunch and then an excursion to Pigeon Valley. In the afternoon, visit Kaymakli Underground City, which hid local Christians from Arab invaders, Ortahisar Castle and Mustafapasa Greek village. Drop off to hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.
(Optional Add-On: Live Whirling Dervish Ceremony).
Day 5 - Cappadocia (B, L)
Full Day South Cappadocia Tour:
Pick up from your hotel to explore Devrent and Monk's Valley, to see the extraordinary mushroom-shaped rock pinnacles or 'fairy chimneys'. Continue on to the small village of Avanos, famous for clay pottery design. After lunch, proceed to the Goreme Open Air Museum, featuring the most impressive rock-carved churches and Byzantine frescoes in all Cappadocia. Finally enjoy a view of the moonscape valleys from the rock-perched natural citadel at Uchisar. Drop off to hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.
(Optional Add-On: Hot Air ballon Tour over Cappadocia).
Day 6 - Cappadocia / Kusadasi (B)
Direct flight from Cappadocia to Izmir:
Morning transfer to Kayseri airport and fly to Izmir. Transfer from the Izmir airport to the hotel in Kusadasi. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 7 - Kusadasi (B, L)
Full Day Ephesus Tour:
In the morning section of the tour, you will visit the Ancient City of Ephesus, the best preserved Greco-Roman City in the world. Here you will see the Agora, Odeon, Curetes Street, Celsius Library, famous Roman Baths, the Grand Theatre & Marble Street. Then you will visit the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. After lunch break at local restaurant, day tour will proceed with a visit to the House of Virgin Mary and Sirince Village. With the conclusion of the day tour, you will be transferred to your hotel & evening will be at leisure. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 8 - Kusadasi / Bodrum (B)
Travel to Bodrum & Free Afternoon:
After breakfast, pick up and travel southwards for the Bodrum Peninsula – dotted with quiet Aegean whitewashed fishing villages as well as luxury coastal resorts. This scenic region boasts plenty of rolling hills, exotic flowers, dazzling white sandy beaches and turquoise waters for a relaxing break. Free afternoon at your leisure in Bodrum. Overnight in Bodrum.
Day 9 - Bodrum (B)
Day at your leisure in Bodrum, or as an extra day trip option (upon request), enjoy a relaxing cruise along the idyllic bays and small coves of the coast in a private boat for a full day, with swimming, snorkeling or sunbathing opportunities and a delicious lunch served on board. Overnight in Bodrum.
(Optional Add-On: Full Day Private Boat Cruise along the ‘Turquoise Coast)
Day 10 - Bodrum (B)
Day at your leisure in Bodrum. Overnight in Bodrum.
Day 11 - Bodrum / Istanbul (B)
Flight to Istanbul & Free Afternoon:
Transfer to Bodrum Airport. Fly back to Istanbul. Transfer to your hotel. Afternoon at your leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 12 - Istanbul (B)
Check-out & transfer to Istanbul Airport as per your onward flight schedule.
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Included services for this honeymoon itinerary:
* Required internal flight tickets.
* Hotel accommodations in choice of 3/4/5 star or boutique hotels.
* Noted sightseeing tours on regular group OR private guided basis
* Tours with professional tour guides, licensed by the Ministry of Tourism.
* Main entrance fees to touristic sights mentioned by the itinerary.
* Meals mentioned by the itinerary - Vegetarian meals available.
* Land transport & airport transfers with A/C luxury tour vehicles throughout the trip.
* Parking fees, road tolls and petrol.
* Local taxes & handling services.