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Essence of Turkey – Private Luxury Turkey Tours (13 days)

Artisans of Leisure

Istanbul, Turkey To Istanbul, Turkey

Valid for Departures Now Through: 16 Jul 2021

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Istanbul, Turkey
Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet None

ESSENCE OF TURKEY: Istanbul, Cappadocia, Antalya, Ephesus

An exclusive private tour of Turkey for the most discerning luxury traveler.

VIP airport assistance through immigration. Private arrival transfer to hotel

Accommodation in Istanbul at ultra-luxury hotel: Four Seasons Hotel Bosphorus, Four Seasons Hotel Sultanahmet or Ciragan Palace

Day 2
Istanbul, Turkey
Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet Breakfast

Full-day private tour with expert guide and driver

Cultural and historical highlights, religious sites, bazaars, architecture, cuisine, art

Day 3
Istanbul, Turkey
Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet Breakfast

Full-day private tour with expert guide and driver

Noted museums, boat ride on the Bosphorus (private charter available, upon request), local markets

Insider access to local artisans (carpets, jewelry, glass, textiles, antiques)

Day 4
Cappadocia, Turkey
Argos Hotel Breakfast

Private transfer to airport for flight to Cappadocia. Private arrival transfer to hotel

Accommodation in Cappadocia at luxury cave hotel: Argos Hotel or Museum Hotel

Afternoon private tour with expert guide and driver

Underground cities, unique landscapes, cave frescoes

Day 5
Cappadocia, Turkey
Argos Hotel Breakfast

Full-day private tour with expert guide and driver

Open-air museum, winery, local crafts (pottery, carpets), option for hiking

Additional options can be arranged, upon request: hot-air balloon ride, beginner to expert hiking or mountain biking, private pottery lesson at artist's studio

Day 6
Antalya, Turkey
Mardan Palace Hotel Breakfast

Private overland transfer to Antalya, with visit to Konya and Aspendos en route

Mausoleum of Mevlana, architecture, Whirling Dervishes, ancient theater and aqueduct

Accommodation in Antalya at ultra-luxury resort

Day 7
Antalya, Turkey
Mardan Palace Hotel Breakfast

Full-day private tour of Antalya, Termessos and Perge

Old town, ancient ruins, hiking, beautiful landscapes, archaeology museum

Day 8
Antalya, Turkey
Mardan Palace Hotel Breakfast

At leisure

Additional options can be arranged, upon request: spa appointments, hiking, golf, horseback riding, paragliding, sailing, diving, private boat charters

Day 9
Izmir, Turkey
Swissotel Grand Efes Izmir Hotel Breakfast

Private transfer to airport for flight to Izmir. Private arrival transfer to hotel

Accommodation in Izmir at luxury hotel

Day 10
Izmir, Turkey
Swissotel Grand Efes Izmir Hotel Breakfast

Private excursion to Ephesus with expert guide and driver

Ancient sites, Roman ruins, history, architecture

Afternoon tour of Izmir's cultural highlights, bazaars, interesting neighborhoods

Day 11
Istanbul, Turkey
Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus Breakfast

Private transfer to airport for flight to Istanbul. Private arrival transfer to hotel

Accommodation in Istanbul at ultra-luxury hotel: Four Seasons Hotel Bosphorus, Four Seasons Hotel Sultanahmet or Ciragan Palace

Day 12
Istanbul, Turkey
Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus Breakfast

Half-day private tour with expert guide and driver

Options include historic and cultural sites, specialized museums, palaces, contemporary Istanbul

Additional options can be arranged, upon request: private cooking lesson and market visit, private boat charter, biking, tasting tours, excursion to Princes Islands, day trip to Iznik or Bursa

Day 13
Istanbul, Turkey
None Breakfast

Private airport transfer

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Description


ESSENCE OF TURKEY: Istanbul, Cappadocia, Antalya, Ephesus


An exclusive private tour of Turkey for the most discerning luxury traveler.


This luxurious two-week tour visits the highlights of Turkey at a leisurely pace. With your own private guide and driver, enjoy comprehensive touring in the great city of Istanbul, the underground cave cities of Cappadocia, charming seaside Antalya, and the impressive ruins of Ephesus. Accommodation is at the best luxury hotels in each location.

About Us

Artisans of Leisure is a luxury travel company specializing in comprehensive private tours in Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and the South Pacific. Artisans of Leisure tours are created for discerning travelers who expect the highest level of luxury, service, and attention to detail. Artisans of Leisure tours include preferred rooms at the world’s best luxury hotels and resorts. All touring is private, with expert guides and drivers in each destination, and each day is tailored to individual interests, preferred pace, and travel preferences.

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Ask about incorporating special interest activities: culinary touring, family-focused activities, soft adventure excursions, art tours, shopping, performances, philanthropy, heritage, and more.

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Reviewed on: 01 Sep 2015

Great experience!!! Tony, the driver that was our main contact was amazing.
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By: MBIsrael


Reviewed on: 22 Oct 2018

Artisans provided the perfect itinerary for our first trip to Israel. Our guide and driver - Amir and Yaron - were wonderful, personable and knowledgeable. Maria at Artisans was responsive during trip when we had questions as was their local contact. The culinary tour led by Aliza was a highlight. Great experience overall.
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