Turkish Delight Tour: June 28, 2012 – July 8, 2012
History, Dance, Culture and Adventure
11 Days, 10 Nights - $3,500
Nonstop round trip JFK – IST
2 Domestic flights Istanbul – Ankara, Bodrum to Istanbul
4 and 5 star accommodations for 10 nights
All breakfasts, All dinners (at all hotels)
All transfers between hotel and airports (includes airport porterage and all hotel service fees)
Tour guides in Istanbul and Cappadocia
All day cruise in Bodrum
One 2 hour Turkish Belly Dance Workshop with Sema Yildiz
One 2 hour Turkish Romany Dance Workshop with Reyhan Tuzsuz
St. Sophia, Byzantine Church; Blue Mosque, known for its size, blue tiles and six minarets; Roman Hippodrome, former center of sports and political activities of Constantinople; Topkapi Palace, former imperial residence - Great Ottoman Empire (OPTIONAL tour of the Harem). Rustem Pasa mosque, designed by the famous Ottoman architect Sinan. Grand Bazaar shopping carpets, leather, Spices, Lamps, Belly Dance costumes and accessories.
**Optional shopping trip to select Belly Dance Costume Designers. **Optional Dinner in Istanbul at Sultana’s, June 29th, Didem is performing!
The Esbelli Cave hotel stay, www.esbelli.com, tour of unique architectural and historical sites: Devrent Valley, volcanically created “fairy” chimneys and Pasabagi (Monk Valley) known for mushroom shaped pinnacles, the Open Air Museum in Goreme (old Christian Settlement with rock-cut churches from the5th, 6th century Christian churches and monasteries with beautiful frescoes.) and the Kaymakli Underground City, 12 stories deep, used to hide during attempted invasions.
See the sunset in the Red Valley.
**Optional Adventure tours available in Cappadocia: Ballon Tour $190 per person, Wine Tasting: $50 per person, Horse Back Riding $50, Pottery making and so much more…
Izmir and Bodrum –
Ephesus, once the capital of Asia Minor, the most important commercial center of western Anatolia. Visit the Archeological museum, and the House of Virgin Mary. Bodrum – relaxation portion of the tour: full day boating in Bodrum. Bodrum is known for its beach and night-life.
Deposit of $200 - non-refundable - DUE FEB 15. (for airfare), $500 DUE March 31st for land portion, Balance due by May 12, 2012.
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