Imperial Turkey

Featuring:
Istanbul, Ankara, Cappadocia, Konya, Egridir, Pamukkale, Kusadasi, Izmir, Bursa

Starting From $810.00 Land Only

Duration 10 Days

EU-T10

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Charming Travel Destinations, Travel Agencies & Bureaus, El Monte, CA

Turkey is the one country where 3 continents, Asia-Europe-Africa are the closest to each other and it enjoys the heritages of Muslim, Jewish, Christian and much more. Sample food that is fit for the Sultan, interact with the friendly locals and take breathtaking selfies all while experiencing its endless bazaars and unparalleled vibe. Enjoy an Imperial Turkey Tour today!

This Tour Package Includes:

Tour Highlights:

  • Cable Car Ride to Pierre Loti
  • Mosque of Suleyman the Magnificent (Blue Mosque) photo stop
  • Ephesus Ruins
  • Bosphorus Cruise
  • Goreme Valley
  • Cotton Castle
  • House of the Virgin Mary
  • 14 Meals Included
  • and More

Package Excludes:

  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees, passport fees, etc.
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal purchases
  • Meals/admission not in itinerary
  • Optional Tours (If applicable)
*This is a Guaranteed English Speaking Tour
*Final confirmation will be provided 1 week prior to the departure date
* Escorted Group Tour by coach

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Meals: B= Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Have any questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions Section. 

  • Day 1: Istanbul, Turkey
    Upon arrival in Istanbul, transfer to the hotel and check in. The remainder of the day will be at yours to enjoy.
  • Day 2: Istanbul
    A sightseeing tour of the city lasting about 2 hours, taking in the walls, the Golden Horn, the fishing district, and Taksim. You will skirt round the Topkapi Palace and admire the exterior of Hagia Sophia. Take a Cable Car ride up to the Pierre Loti viewpoint and you can look around the Mosque of SUleyman the Magnificent. You will find yourself in a city built in two continents. The afternoon will be yours to enjoy to explore the city on your own. (B)
  • Day 3: Istanbul
    Today, take a Boat Trip on the Bosphorus that will last about 2 hours. The Bosphorus is a strait that connects the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara, which separates Istanbul into two parts: the European part and the Asian one. You will enjoy seeing the liveliness of the strait with its multitude of boats. You will pass under the two bridges that unite Europe and Asia and will admire the palaces of the sultans, the typical wooden houses and the ottoman villas. The afternoon will be at your own leisure to enjoy. (B)
  • Day 4: Istanbul ~ Ankara~ Cappadocia
    Today, travel by train, a pleasant 4 hours trip through the Anatolian landscapes, and arrive in Ankara. You will visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk. Being nationalist leader of Turkish people and founder, Atatürk is the first president of the republic of Turkey. He is not only important for Turks but also the other people from many different countries. When he died on 10th November 1938, his body moved to Ethnography while Anıtkabir was building. Continue to Cappadocia. You will pass through the Salt Lake, with its incredible landscapes. (B, D)
  • Day 5: Cappadocia
    Full day in the fantastic region of Cappadocia, with its lunar landscapes, its churches and troglodyte villages. You will discover the Goreme Valley with its open air museum and its churches carved into the rocks. Continue to visit Ushisar, a natural fortress. In Kaimacli, visit the underground city that could house 30,000 people. Returning to Avanos and stop at Pasabag, the valley of the fairies and you will walk in this spectacular natural area. (B, D)
  • Day 6: Cappadocia ~ Koyna
    At the far end of Cappadocia, visit the Ihlara Valley; known for the freshness of its waters, its churches and villages excavated in the rock. Then continue the tour with a stop in an old Caravanserai from the 13th Century before arriving in Konya where you will visit the Mausoleum of Mevlana. Here you will learn about the sect of the Dervishes. (B, D)
  • Day 7: Koyna ~ Pamukkales
    Today, take a scenic road between the lakes and get to know Egridir, a beautiful town next to a large lake, with its walls and mosques. Continue to Pamukkale-Hierapolis, whose calcareous waters have created the Cotton Castle. The surreal, brilliant white travertine terraces and warm, limpid pools of Pamukkale hang, like the petrified cascade of a mighty waterfall, from the rim of a steep valley side in Turkey’s picturesque southwest. With such a unique combination of natural and man-made wonders it’s little wonder that Pamukkale-Hierapolis has been made a UNESCO World Heritage site. (B, D)
  • Day 8: Pamukkale ~ Kusadasi
    Today leave for Ephesus, the best preserved ancient city of Asia Minor; 2,000 years ago, it had a quarter of a million inhabitants. You will see the House of the Virgin Mary, the Basilica of Saint John and the impressive ruins of Ephesus. Then go onto Kusadasi, a popular coastal town with a lot of atmosphere, commercial life and a small castle. (B, D)
  • Day 9: Kusadasi ~ Istanbul
    Today, leave for the city with the fourth largest population in Turkey, Izmir. See the Church of Saint Polycarp, the oldest in the city, which reminds us of the importance of this area in early Christianity. They return to inland Turkey. Stop en route at Bursa, the fourth largest city in Turkey, whose historic centre has been declared UNESCO World Heritage, with its traditional commercial districts, mosques, religious schools, public baths. The green mosque stands out. Arrive back in Istanbul and check in at the hotel. (B)
  • Day 10: Istanbul ~ Home
    Today, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home as your trip comes to an end. (B)
*This is a Guaranteed English Speaking Tour
*Final confirmation will be provided 1 week prior to the departure date
* Escorted Group Tour by coach

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the group size of this tour?
    Tourist from all over the world join this tour and it can vary from 4 passengers to 45 passengers.
  2. What kind of tour is this?
    This is an Escorted Group Tour by coach with an English speaking guide. This guided tour features the highlights of certain cities in a brief visit.
  3. How much does single supplement or triple sharing cost?
    Single supplement costs an additional $465USD and triple sharing has a $45USD deduction.
  4. Which entrance fees are covered in this tour?
    Boat cruise of the Bosphorus in Istanbul,Suleiman the Great Mosque in Istanbul, Mausoleum of Ataturk in Ankara, Goreme Valley, Valley of Uchisar, Underground city of Kaimacli, Pasabag Valley in Capadocia, Valley of Ihlara in Ihlara, Caravanserai, Mevlana Mausoleum in Konya, Pamukale, Hierpolis in Pamukale, house of the Virgin Mary, Basilica of St. John, Ruins of Ephesus, Church of Saint Polycarp in Izmir, cable car ride viewpoint of Pierre Loti in Istanbul.
  5. Does this tour include any flights?
    This is a Land Only package tour and it does not include any flights. Please contact us for international flight rates.
  6. What if I don’t want to join the tour some days or only join for half a day?
    Due to this is a group tour, you will need to follow the group for the entire program and cannot deviate. Any deviation will result in a penalty at the discretion of the local office.
  7. Is there a luggage limit?
    The luggage allowed for each passenger on our Europe tours is limited to one piece of a maximum of 66lbs (note airlines and trains have their own limits, normally lower). We may refuse to accept excessively bulky luggage.
  8. Will someone help me with my luggage?
    Porterage is not included and you are responsible to handle your own luggage at all times.
  9. What mode of transportation will be used?
    This tour will use a Coach unless specifically stated.
  10. Will the bus have toilets?
    Some coaches may have toilets available, travelers are asked to limit its use (due to odors and absence of places where emptying and cleaning). Some coaches are fitted with toilets provided on a fee paying basis.
  11. Are the tours wheelchair friendly?
    Our Europe coaches are not equipped with access ramps for wheelchairs.
  12. What do I do if I want to extend my stay?
    Contact us and let us know if you want pre or post and how many days.
  13. How long is the duration of tour?
    A full day of tour is scheduled from around 8am to 7pm
  14. Can three guests stay in the same room?
    Europe has small rooms and in some countries it may be difficult to have 3 beds in a room. It may be a fold out bed or sofa bed. We do not recommend triple rooms/ triple sharing for 3 adults, we would suggest this for families travelling with a child.
  15. Can we change the meal plan?
    Charming Travel Destinations offers vegetarian meal options for travelers. Regrettably, we cannot accommodate certain food options in Europe like Gluten Free or Halal. Please inquire if you have any allergies we need to know about.
  16. What information do I need to provide to book?
    Please provide legal names, email address, phone number, mailing address, number of rooms (single-triple occupancy), travel insurance preference, birth dates, and passport information.
  17. Do I need a visa to visit Europe?
    In 2019, a Visa is not required for travelers with U.S. or Canadian passports to most countries in Europe.
  18. How much is the deposit to reserve a spot in the tour?
    For Land Only, the deposit is $300USD. For Land + Air packages, the deposit will be 50% of overall tour price
  19. Are there gratuities included? If not included, how much?
    Gratuities are not included and we suggest the equivalence of $10USD in euro per person per day.
  20. When should I expect to receive my travel documents and confirmations?
    Travel Documents and Hotel confirmations will be emailed out 1 week before arrival.
  21. What time can we check-in or out?
    The hotel check in is usually about 2pm and check out is 10am. If you want your room to be available for more time, consider booking an extra night.
  22. Are Airport Transfers included?
    Transfers are included & could be private or shared with other passengers. Airport must be located within 25 miles. Driver will wait a maximum of 1 hour. In case you are retained or delayed, it is your responsibility to contact the transfer number provided with your travel documents.

 

  • Doubletree by Hilton Piyalepasa – Istanbul, Turkey or similar*
    Kaptanpaşa Mahallesi, Piyalepaşa Blv. No:5, 34440 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey

    Enjoy a warm welcome at the DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul – Piyalepasa hotel and enjoy a signature chocolate chip cookie upon arrival to help you feel settled in. Relax in contemporary accommodations at DoubleTree by Hilton. All the essentials and more are covered in our modern, stylish guest rooms with an array of amenities to make you feel at home. View our amenities guide and choose a room that’s right for you. Unwind in a welcoming guest room, with contemporary decor and all the modern amenities you require. Sleep easy on a plush Hilton Serenity Bed™ and relax with a movie on the 40-inch HDTV. Rejuvenate after a good night’s sleep by using the generous walk-in shower.

    Check in: 2:00pm
    Check out: 12:00pm

    Website:  https://doubletree3.hilton.com

     

     

  • Avrasya Hotel – Cappadocia, Turkey or similar*
    Yeni Mahallesi, Kızılırmak Cd., 50500 Avanos/Nevşehir, Turkey

    The hotel is in the intersection of the real world and the world of fairies. It has 125 rooms of which 119 are regular rooms, 6 are suit rooms, and 3 can be connection rooms for families. In Avrasya Hotel you can feel yourself at your home, 252 beds of which 105 beds are twin beds, 15 of them french bed.

    Check in: 2:00pm
    Check out: 12:00pm

    Website: http://www.avrasyahotel.com

     

     

  • Hilton Garden Konya – Turkey or similar*
    Aziziye, Kışlaönü Sk No:4, 42030 Karatay/Konya, Turkey

    Unwind in a contemporary guest room or suite furnished with a Garden Sleep System™ bed, LCD TV, refrigerator, complimentary WiFi and workspace. Start the day with a cooked-to-order breakfast and sample local and international cuisine in the Sumac Grill. Relax by the hotel’s fireplace while sipping a Turkish coffee and keep fit in the 24-hour fitness center. Relax in a comfortable and modern Guest Room at Hilton Garden Inn Konya. Recline on a comfortable king-sized Garden Sleep System® bed or unwind in front of the LCD TV in the separate living area. Work at the spacious desk and stay connected with complimentary internet access. Savor a freshly-made cup of tea or coffee and lounge on the welcoming plush sofa

    Check in: 2:00pm
    Check out: 11:00am

    Website:  https://hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com

     

     

  • Hotel Carina – Kusadasi, Turkey or similar*
    Hacıfeyzullah Mahallesi, 1, Yılancı Burnu Sk, 09400 Kuşadası/Aydın, Turkey

    Hotel Carina is a family-run hotel set among landscaped gardens overlooking Kusadasi beach. It features an outdoor pool and spacious rooms with balconies, offering panoramic sea views. The air-conditioned rooms of the hotel are simply, but modernly furnished. Some have a stylish décor with antique furnishings and creamy shades, combined with contemporary amenities such as LCD TVs. Guest of the Hotel Carina can enjoy an assortment of international dishes and local specialties at the restaurant of the hotel. There is also an outdoor bar serving drinks by the pool.

    Check in: 2:00pm
    Check out: 11:00am

    Website: http://www.hotelcarina.com.tr

     

     

  • Lycus River Hotel – Pamukkale, Turkey or similar*
    Karahayit Mevkii Pamukkale, 20290, Turkey

     It features an extensive wellness center featuring a hot tub, indoor and outdoor pools and massage facilities. The modern rooms of the Lycus River Thermal Hotel have a satellite TV. They all include a bath, private balconies and are fully air-conditioned. Each also has a tea/coffee making facilities as well as WiFi access. Guests can taste local food specialties served at the hotel restaurant. Other hotel facilities are a gym equipped with cardio fitness activities, a traditional hammam, a sauna and a tennis court. 

    Check in: 2:00pm
    Check out: 12:00pm

    Website:  http://www.lycusrivertermalhotel.com

     

     

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Prices are based on per person, double occupancy. Charming Travel Destination guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Minimum 2 passengers to guarantee departure. All hotels are subject to availability. Hotels may be substituted with another of similar category. Prices and availability are subject to change at any time and prices are not guaranteed until we receive your final payment. We reserve the right to modify the itinerary to ensure a smooth and safe trip. No visa is required for all US passport holders.

*This is a Guaranteed English Speaking Tour
*Final confirmation will be provided 1 week prior to the departure date
* Escorted Group Tour by coach
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