“Best of Turkey” Small Group

Most of our tours are private but due to occasional requests to travel with small groups in 2013 we started offering our guests an excellent small group tour option, all this without lowering the quality of a single one of our services. The Best of Turkey small group tour focuses on the classics over a 10 day period and you are free to add on private touring options. You will have an in-depth look into Istanbul, Cappadocia, and the Ephesus region together with a small group (maximum 14 people). Once your small group 10 day classic tour is finished we would be happy to add some additional time of private touring along the beautiful Turkish coastline, extra time back in Istanbul, or any other area of interest in Turkey of interest. We have a limited number of these small group tours scheduled so reserve your spot as soon as possible! CLICK HERE TO REQUEST INFORMATION

 

FEATURES:

An excellent English speaking guide with very comfortable newer model vans.

Short domestic flights that allow you to spend more time in these amazing regions and less time on long 10+ hour transfers.

Hotels that are a mix of hand picked high quality boutiques with authentic Turkish charm and rooms that are hand picked by our owners.

Breakfasts are included but we like to give our guests the freedom to choose most of their Turkish savory cuisine for lunch and dinner.

SCHEDULE:

Day 1: Istanbul – Arrival and Orientation

Day 2: Istanbul – “Old City” Sultanhamet Tour (Hagia Sofia, Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar)

Day 3: Istanbul – Bosphorus Boat Trip, Topkapi Palace, Spice Market

Day 4: Cappadocia – Direct 1 and a half hour morning flight to Cappadocia/Afternoon at leisure (optional culinary, wine tasting, shopping, or hiking)

Day 5: Cappadocia – Ortahisar Village, Uchisar Fortress, Red Valley (optional hot air balloon trip)

Day 6: Cappadocia – Goreme Open Air Museum, Zelve, Kaymakli Underground City, Fairy Chimneys, Pasabag Tour, Avanos

Day 7: Ephesus Region – Flight to Izmir/Sirince Village Tour and some time at leisure

Day 8: Ephesus Region – Ancient Ephesus, St. John’s Basilica, and Virgin Mary’s House

Day 9: Ephesus Region – Pamukkale and Hierapolis

Day 10: Return Flight back to Istanbul in time to connect with your international flight (or add some optional private touring)

 

CLICK HERE TO REQUEST A SMALL GROUP TOUR

 

2016 TOUR DATES:

  • May 16th Arrive – May 25th Depart
  • May 30th Arrive – June 8th Depart
  • June 27th Arrive – July 6th Depart
  • July 25th Arrive – August 3rd Depart
  • Sep. 19th Arrive – Sep. 28th Depart
  • Sep. 26th Arrive – Oct. 5th Depart

 

PRICING:

$2,750 (PER PERSON) W/ SINGLE EXTRA $750 (if 1 in a room)

INCLUDED: 

  • All airport transfers
  • Hotels mentioned below (upgrades available upon request)
  • All breakfasts
  • All museum entry fees
  • Transportation in non-smoking minibus
  • Excellent English speaking guides
  • All domestic flights
  • Basic Travel Insurance

NOT INCLUDED: 

  • International flights
  • Visas
  • Tips to guides and drivers
  • Luxury hotel upgrades
  • Personal items

OPTIONAL: 

We can arrange:

  • Private tours before or after the small group tour
  • Any touring additions (i.e. Cappadocia Balloon Trip, Whirling Dervish Show)

LUXURY HOTELS FEATURED:

In Istanbul: Ottoman Imperial, Sultanhan, Sultania, Sirkeci Konak, Darussaade, and Golden Horn Sultanahamet (highest luxury hotels: Four Seasons, Hagia Sofia Hotel, Istanbul Old City)

In Cappadocia: Şira Hotel, Gamirasu Cave Hotel, Cappadocia Estates, Yunak Evleri, Perimasali Cave Hotel, Sultan Cave Suites (highest luxury hotels: Museum Hotel, Argos Hotel)

In the Ephesus Area: Nisanyan Evleri or Markiz Konaklari (Sirince Village), La Vista Boutique Hotel & Spa, Charisma, Korumar, Kismet