Turkish Odyssey

Turkish Odyssey

$3259 per person

Accommodations: Innova Sultanahmet Istanbul Location: Piyer Loti Street 6-8 Çemberlitaş 34122 İstanbul / Turkey Istanbul’s oldest and most famous antiquities from the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman eras are located within the city’s ‘Historical’ peninsula, where we have constructed a brand new hotel aiming to create…

Accommodations:

Innova Sultanahmet Istanbul

Location: Piyer Loti Street 6-8 Çemberlitaş 34122 İstanbul / Turkey

Istanbul’s oldest and most famous antiquities from the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman eras are located within the city’s ‘Historical’ peninsula, where we have constructed a brand new hotel aiming to create a similar environment to the one in which the Emperors and Sultans lived before…

74 Tastefully decorated guest rooms meet the highest standards of quality, safety and security - together with all the services guests would expect to make your stay in Istanbul’s old city as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

Facilities:
- BUILD YEAR 2011
- 74 GUEST ROOMS
- 2 GUEST ELEVATORS
- TOURIST INFORMATION
- WI-FI IN GENERAL PLACES
- HEATING-COOLING-AIRCONDITIONING
- SAFETY DEPOZID BOX AND LUGGAGE SERVICE
- NO-SMOKING GENERAL PLACES
- LIMITED SMOKER ROOMS
- GIFT SHOP
- LAUNDRY SERVICE
- SECURITY SERVICE
- ROOM SERVICE
- SUITABLE FOR DISABLED GUESTS
- FAMILY ROOMS
- MINI ISTANBUL LIBRARY
- CREDIT CARD AND BANK CARDS ARE VALID
- BABY SITTING
- MONEY EXCHANGE
- SHOE POLISHING MACHINE
- COMPLIMENTARY CITY MAP AND UMBRELLA
- MINI CINEMA ROOM
- MEETING-CONFERENCE-SEMINAR SERVICES
- GUEST RELATION
- LOBBY CAFE BAR
- A LA CARTE RESTAURANT
- MEY BAR
- FITNESS ROOM
- MASSAGE ROOMS (CHARGEABLE)
- TURKISH BATH
- SAUNA
- LED SATELLITE TV IN GENERAL PLACES
- RENT-A-CAR
- CITY TOURS CHARGEABLE
- AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE CHARGEABLE
- WAKE-UP SERVICE
- PILLOW SELECTION MENU
- WELCOME GIFTS
- COMPLIMENTARY TEA + COFFEE + WATER IN THE ROOMS
- PLAY STATION ROOM CHARGEABLE
- 24 HOUR RECEPTION
- RICH OPEN BUFFET BREAKFAST

Centara Duangtawan Hotel

Location: Iskele Mevkii Ayvacik Canakkale, 17860 Assos

This hotel is located in the historic seaport of Assos, with a small beach nearby. It offers rustic-style accommodation and views over the bay to the Lesvos Island. This hotel is ideally positioned to explore the old town and surrounding Aegean coastline. The rooms are air-conditioned and feature stone walls and wooden furniture. Each room has satellite TV and a minibar. Wi-Fi is available in public areas.

Facilities:
- Restaurant
- Bar
- Free Private Parking
- Room service
- 24 hour front desk
- Non-smoking rooms
- Non-smoking throughout
- Free Wi-Fi

Hotel Carina Kusadasi

Location: Hacıfeyzullah, 09400 Aydın Province, Turkey

Hotel Carina is located on an area of 3500 m2 in the port town of Kuşadası, the pearl of the Aegean, famous worldwide for its unparalleled sunsets. The hotel, which carries “Special Category Certification”, has been designed in the Mediterranean style and has rustic and historical decoration. All rooms have windows opening on to the Aegean with its breathtaking views. Hotel Carina caters for “Bed and Breakfast” and “Half Board”. Located within the town, our hotel combines comfort and quality services to provide an experience beyond your expectations.

Facilities:
- Air-conditioning
- direct telephone
- well-equipped mini-bar
- specially designed bed linen and towels
- large screen LCD TV
- wireless Internet connection
- satellite channels,music channels
- vanity mirror
- full-length mirror
- seating area
- rich selection of personal care products
- slippers
- hairdryer
- fan
- Laptop size safe box
- restaurant
- bar
- pool

Doga Thermal Hotel Pamukkale

Location: Beyazıt Mahallesi 147 Seyir Sokak No: 9-1
KARAHAYIT, PAMUKKALE - DENİZLİ

Facilities:
- Room Service
- Air Conditioning Minibar
- Free Parking
- Free Breakfast
- Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
- Dry Cleaning
- Meeting Rooms
- Laundry Service
- Banquet Room
- Multilingual Staff
- Conference Facilities
- Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) -Business Centre with Internet Access
- Concierge
- Pool
- Restaurant
- Bar/Lounge
- Spa
- Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
- Hot Tub

Doria Hotel Bodrum

Location: 1410. Sokak Gündönümü Mevkii Bitez Bodrum 48400 / Türkiye

Set 3 km from the exclusive Doria Beach, this modern, luxe hotel is also 6 km from Aquapark Dedeman Bodrum and 7 km from Bodrum Castle.

Airy, colorful rooms,feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minibars, as well as sitting areas, and balconies with land or garden views. Upgraded rooms add Aegean Sea views. Suites have living rooms, and 2-bedroom beach houses include kitchens. Room service is available 24/7.
Freebies include parking and a breakfast buffet. Other amenities consist of a bright, contemporary restaurant, a bar and 2 pools. There's also a gym, and a spa with a Turkish bath. Pets are welcome.

Marmaris Fantasia Hotel

Location: Altın Sahil Mevkii İçmeler Marmaris, 48700, Marmaris, TR

The hotel is located by the sandy beach, just a 5-minute walk from Icmeler’s centre. It offers panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea, an outdoor pool and a deluxe spa.
Guest rooms are air-conditioned and fitted with modern furnishings. Each offers an LCD TV, Wi-Fi and a minibar. All rooms also offer a balcony with sea views.
The contemporary restaurant serves a rich breakfast buffet each morning. International and regional specialities are available for dinner. A selection of local and imported drinks can be sampled at the bar.
Fantasia Hotel Marmaris’s extensive spa facilities include rejuvenating massages, a sauna and a hammam. Staff at the reception is available 24/7 and the property offers free private parking as well.
Ataturk Park is a 5-minute walk away. Marmaris city centre is within 10 km with shops, restaurant and bars. Dalaman Airport is 100 km away.

Kalkan Patara Prince

Location: PK 10 Kalkan Antalya / Turkey

Set on the Mediterranean coast with direct sea access, this tranquil hotel is 18 km from Patara beach and 20 km from Xanthos, the capital city of ancient Lycia.
The relaxed, individually decorated rooms and suites feature cable TV and free Wi-Fi. Many have balconies offering water views, while suites add sitting areas, whirlpool tubs and/or private pools. Villas and apartments are available.
Breakfast is complimentary. Amenities include a pizzeria and a low-key courtyard bar, as well as seasonal piano, disco and pool bars and a seasonal restaurant. There’s also a spa and an outdoor pool, plus tennis courts, a game room and a volleyball court.

Puding Marina Antalya

Location: Selçuk Mh., Mermerli Sokak (Kaleiçi) No:15, 07100, Turkey

This upscale hotel, occupying 8 period mansions in the old town, is 2 minutes’ walk from Mermerli beach and 3 minutes from the archeology collection at the Antalya Müzesi.
Sleek, contemporary rooms with parquet floors feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minibars, and tea and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms add sea views, and there are 2-bedroom suites, some of which are duplexes.
A breakfast buffet is complimentary. There’s a Mediterranean restaurant with a terrace, plus a lobby bar, a pool bar, and a lounge with a fireplace. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, a sauna and a steam room, as well as a massage area and an exercise room.

Hilton Garden Inn Konya

Location: Aziziye Mahallesi, Kislaonu Sokak 4, Konya, 42030, Turkey

Relax in Hilton Garden Inn Konya, Turkey hotel situated in the center of historic Konya. Next to Mevlana Cultural Center and within walking distance of local attractions and cultural sites, the hotel combines convenience and comfort. Just 20 minutes from Konya Airport (KYA) and 2.5 hours by car from Ankara, Hilton Garden Inn Konya, Turkey is the ideal base for a stay in this fascinating city located in the heart of the Anatolia region. Rooms are furnished with a Garden Sleep System™ bed, LCD TV, refrigerator, complimentary Wi-Fi and workspace.

Facilities:
- Restaurant
- Bar
- Convenience store
- 24 hour fitness center
- Meeting rooms
- Business center
- Wi-Fi
- Parking
- Baggage storage
- Elevators
- Coin Laundry
- Foreign Currency exchange
- Valet service
- Laundry service
- Room service
- Safety deposit box
- Accessibility features

Dilek Kaya Otel

Location: İsmail yavuz caddesi Ortahisar ÜRGÜP, 50650, Turkey

Facilities:
- Restaurant Bar/Lounge
- Pool
- Suites Family Rooms
- Air Conditioning
- Refrigerator in room
- Minibar
- Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
- Room Service
- Free Breakfast
- Free Parking Airport Transportation
- Laundry Service
- Concierge

Cinci Han Hotel

Location: Carsi Cesme Mah. Cincihan Sok. Safronbolu, 78600 Safranbolu, Turkey

This hotel is in the center of the Historical Bazaar. It is walking distance to the historical sites in Safranbolu. This hotel was used as a Caravansary until the 20th century. The rooms have views of Safranbolu mansions and the historical bazaar. There is central heating, air conditioning, satellite TV, international direct telephones, internet connection, and a bathroom in the room.

Facilities:
- 24 Hour Room Service
- Café/Bar
- Banquet
- Car Parking
- Children Entertainment
- Mini Club
- Conference Facilities
- Barbecue/Grill
- Car rental
- Conference Hall
- Internet Access
- Meeting Rooms
- Safety Deposit Box
- Dry Cleaning
- Laundry Service
- Souvenirs/Gift Shop
- Hair Salon
- Massage
- Internet Access
- Conference Hall
- Meeting Rooms
- Turkish Bath

  • Destination
  • Dress Code
    Casual. Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat, light jacket.
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Day 1 Sun: Istanbul
Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Welcome briefing will be held. Overnight at Innova Hotel or similar (2 nights) Accommodation: Innova Sultanahmet Istanbul
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Day 2 Mon: Istanbul
Enjoy a full day tour including a visit to Topkapi Palace Museum, residence of the Ottoman Sultans between the years 1453–1852 (excluding harem). Visit the Hippodrome, which was once the center of life where chariot racing and other public events took place. Tour the Blue Mosque built between 1609 and 1616, famous for its blue ceramic tiles. Your last stop will be the famous Grand Bazaar, the world’s largest and oldest covered market with over 60 streets. Join an optional dinner with belly dancing entertainment. Included Meals: B
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Day 3 Tue: Istanbul – Gallipoli – Troy – Assos
In the morning depart for Gallipoli, the site of many battles during WWI. Visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair, then cross the Dardanelles to Canakkale to visit Troy with its famous wooden horse. Continue to Canakkale for overnight at Nazlihan Boutique Hotel or similar. Accommodation: Nazlihan Hotel Included Meals: BD
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Day 4 Wed: Assos – Pergamum – Kusadasi
After breakfast depart for Pergamum. Before arriving in to Asclepion, enjoy a lunch with locals in a traditional local village. Tour the ancient Medical Center Asclepion in Pergamum and continue to Kusadasi for overnight at Carina Hotel or similar. Accommodation: Hotel Carina Kusadasi Included Meals: BLD
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Day 5 Thu: Ephesus & St.Mary’s House – Pamukkale
Tour the famous ruins of Ephesus, an important cultural center of the ancient world, and explore 2,000 year-old marble streets, a theater, the Library of Celsius, a gymnasium and Hadrian’s Temple. Take a short drive to see St. Mary’s stone cottage where it is believed Virgin Mary spent her last years accompanied by St. John. Continue to a regional rug production center to have a firsthand experience of this unique art form. Afternoon drive through lush valleys to Pamukkale, the Cotton Fortress, with white lime cascades formed by hot mineral springs. enjoy a swim in your hotel’s thermal pool. Overnight at Doga Thermal Hotel or similar Accommodation: Doga Thermal Hotel Pamukkale Included Meals: BD
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Day 6 Fri: Pamukkale – Bodrum
After Breakfast visit ruins of the Roman health spa of Hierapolis and later drive to Bodrum to visit the Castle of St.Peter and the renowned Underwater Museum that was awarded the best Underwater Museum of the World in 2000s. Overnight in Doria Hotel, Bodrum or similar. Accommodation: Doria Hotel Bodrum Included Meals: B
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Day 7 Sat: Bodrum – Marmaris
After breakfast, late morning departure to foundations of the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, which is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Afterwards, depart to Marmaris. Rest of the day at leisure. Dinner and overnight in Marmaris Fantasia Hotel or similar (2 nights). Accommodation: Marmaris Fantasia Hotel Included Meals: BD
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Day 8 Sun: Marmaris
Enjoy a day at leisure at this lovely town of Marmaris or an optional day tour to Rhodes. Dinner and overnight in Marmaris. Included Meals: BD
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Day 9 Mon: Marmaris – Dalyan - Kalkan
After breakfast, depart for Dalyan. Arrive at Dalyan village after a short trip and take a river boat to have a tour to the famous mud baths with sulphur hot springs. View the Ancient Kings’ Tombs of Caunos City. Finally have a relaxing swimming break at Iztuzu Beach (also known as Turtle Beach), which is a natural shelter and breeding site for Blue Crabs and nearly extinct Loggerhead Sea Turtles (Caretta Caretta). Continue and overnight in Kalkan at Patara Prince or similar. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. Accommodation: Kalkan Patara Prince Included Meals: BD
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Day 10 Tue: Kalkan – Myra – Antalya
After breakfast depart for Antalya, en route visit famous Church of St. Nicholas (Santa Claus) in Demre and ancient sight of Myra, then continue to Antalya for dinner and overnight at Puding Marina Hotel or similar (2 nights). Accommodation: Puding Marina Antalya Included Meals: BD
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Day 11 Wed: Perge –Aspendos – Antalya
This morning visit Perge and Aspendos afternoon is free for personal activities. Dinner at local restaurant. Included Meals: BD
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Day 12 Thu: Antalya – Konya
Early morning departure for Konya visit mausoleum of the sufi philosopher Mevlana Dinner and overnight in Konya at Hilton Garden Inn or similar. Accommodation: Hilton Garden Inn Konya Included Meals: BD
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Day 13 Fri: Konya – Cappadocia
After breakfast departure to Cappadocia on the way visit 13th century Caravansaray and later visit underground city of Saratli. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia at Dilek Kaya Hotel or similar. (2 nights) Join an optional Whirling Dervishes performance. Accommodation: Dilek Kaya Otel Included Meals: BD
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Day 14 Sat: Cappadocia
Early Morning Optional: Hot Air Balloon Tour. Experience floating through volcanic valleys, fairy chimneys and caves at sunrise. After breakfast visit Goreme, a historical region of Turkey, located among the rock formations, which was first settled back in the Roman period. Many rock churches can still be seen today, as Christianity was then the prevailing religion in that region. Continue to the town of Avanos renowned for its high quality earthenware. Also visit Pasabagi, Red Valley and attend a brief regional pottery workshop. Dinner at a special local restaurant. Included Meals: BD
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Day 15 Sun: Cappadocia – Ankara – Safranbolu
Early morning departure to the capital city of Ankara through the salt lake area, Enjoy an afternoon tour Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, a historic caravanserai, holding artifacts from up to 7500 years old, including the most extensive and valuable collection of Hittite artifacts in the world. Continue to Safranbolu for dinner and overnight at Cincihan Hotel or similar. Accommodation: Cinci Han Hotel Included Meals: BD
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Day 16 Mon: Safranbolu – Istanbul
After breakfast visit the old part of Safranbolu, then continue to Istanbul. In the afternoon, join an optional half-day St. Sophia & Bosphorus cruise enjoying the strait that separates Asia and Europe. Its shores are lined with fine neighborhoods, Ottoman palaces, fortresses, old wooden villas hotels, parks and gardens, restaurants and cafés. Finish your last minute shopping at the Spice Market filled with the fragrance of the exotic east. Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner. Overnight at Innova Hotel, Istanbul or similar. Accommodation: Innova Sultanahmet Istanbul Included Meals: BD
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Day 17 Tue: Istanbul
Transfer to the airport for your return flight home. Included Meals: B
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