Turquoise Coast With A Blue Voyage Tour With Serif Yenen May 22 – June 3

Turkuvaz May

Turquoise Coast with a Blue Voyage Tour (May 22 – June 3, 2015)

Day 1: May 22nd 2015, Friday: Arrive in İstanbul, Turkey

  • Arrival in Istanbul
  • Transfer to the hotel.
  • Welcome dinner at a local restaurant
  • Overnight at Richmond Hotel

Day 2: May 23rd 2015, Saturday: Classical İstanbul City Tour

  • Hagia Sophia
  • Topkapı Palace (Harem section is excluded)
  • Grand Bazaar
  • Lunch and dinner excluded
  • Overnight at Richmond Hotel

Day 3: May 24th 2015, Sunday: İstanbul – Cappadocia ✈

  • Transfer to the airport
  • TK 2026 to Kayseri at 09.50 AM, arrive at 11.10 AM
  • Cappadocia sightseeing
  • Lunch excluded
  • Dinner and overnight at Yunak Evleri

Day 4: May 25th 2015, Monday: Cappadocia

  • Full day Cappadocia Sightseeing
  • Göreme Open Air Museum
  • Whirling Dervishes Ceremony
  • Lunch excluded
  • Dinner at a local restaurant
  • Overnight at Yunak Evleri

Day 5: May 26th 2015, Tuesday: Cappadocia – İzmir – Ephesus – Şirince

  • Transfer to the airport
  • Sun Express XQ 9039 to İzmir at 08.50 AM, arrive at 10.20 AM
  • Ephesus
  • Lunch excluded
  • Dinner and overnight at 7 Bilgeler Hotel in Selçuk
Topkapi Palace

Topkapi Palace


Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque)

Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque)


Underground City, Cappadocia

Underground City, Cappadocia


Caves in Cappadocia

Caves in Cappadocia


Şirince Village

Şirince Village

turquose-map

Day 6: May 27th 2015, Wednesday: Şirince – Ephesus – Şirince

  • Sightseeing around the Ephesus
  • Ephesus Museum
  • St. Jean
  • Lunch excluded
  • Dinner at a local restaurant
  • Wine tasting, dinner and overnight at 7 Bilgeler Hotel in Selçuk

Day 7: May 28th 2015, Thursday: Şirince – Didyma – Bodrum

  • Didyma
  • Lunch excluded
  • Dinner and overnight at The Marmara Bodrum

Day 8: May 29th 2015, Friday: Bodrum & Embarkation

  • Bodrum sightseeing: Castle of St. John, Myndos Gate, Mausoleum,
  • The Ancient Theater
  • The Museum of Underwater Archaeology
  • In the afternoon embark on the private gulet
  • Set sail through the Gulf of Gökova
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Dinner and overnight at the gulet

Day 9: May 31st 2015, Sunday: Blue Voyage

  • Sailing
  • Lunch, dinner and overnight at the gulet

Day 10: May 31st 2015, Sunday: Blue Voyage

  • Sailing
  • Lunch, dinner and overnight at the gulet

Day 11: June 1st 2015, Monday: Blue Voyage & Disembarkation – İstanbul ✈

  • Disembark at Bodrum Port.
  • Transfer to the airport
  • TK 2511 to İstanbul at 12.35 PM, arrive at 01.45 PM
  • Lunch excluded
  • Farewell dinner at a local restaurant
  • Overnight at Richmond

Day 12: June 2nd 2015, Tuesday: İstanbul

  • Full day İstanbul sightseeing
  • Lunch
  • Cooking class with dinner
  • Overnight at Richmond in İstanbul

Day 13: June 3rd 2015, Wednesday: İstanbul & Departure

  • Transfer to the airport

* Price:
Price per person in double occupancy: $3,950 + Tax
Price per person in single occupancy: $4,725 + Tax

* Included Services:

  • Accommodation for 9 nights in above mentioned hotels or similar
  • Accommodation for 3 nights on full board at the private gulet
  • Airport transfers for arrival and departure in Turkey
  • Professional tour guide services in English by Şerif Yenen
  • Air conditioned deluxe vehicle with a driver all along the tour
  • Vehicle expenses (i.e. parking, tolls, highways)
  • Domestic flight tickets between İstanbul – Kayseri (Cappadocia), Kayseri – İzmir and Bodrum – İstanbul
  • 9 breakfasts at the hotels and 3 breakfasts ath the private gulet
  • 1 lunch at a local restaurant and 2 lunches at the private gulet
  • 4 dinners at local restaurants, 4 dinners at the hotels and 3 dinners at the private gulet
  • 1 wine tasting
  • A cooking class
  • All visits stated in the itinerary
  • All entrance fees to the sites, museums and religious places indicated in the itinerary
  • Tips to the hotels with porter services
  • Tips to the restaurants for included meals
  • Complimentary copies of some of Şerif Yenen’s publications
  • Local taxes and service charges

 * Services not included:

  • International flights to/from Turkey
  • Meals not stated
  • Beverages with meals
  • One hour hot-air balloon ride in Cappadocia (optional)
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities for the guide and driver
  • Insurance
  • Departure and airport taxes and fees (No similar taxes or fees are required for Turkey)
  • Passport and visa services and fees
  • Other than mentioned above

* Hotels:

* Depending on availability there may be hotel changes. C.I.P Travel assures to accommodate you at the hotels with same standards.

 

Important notes:

  • Travel on an intimate, expert-led luxury small group journey.
  • Almost all of the meals will be notable local dishes at special restaurants.
  • Pre or post trip extensions can be tailor made upon request.
  • Ladies should bring scarves with them to cover their heads when visiting religious sites and mosques.
  • All foreigners must obtain their Turkish visas from Turkish missions abroad or from the e-visa application system, depending on eligibility. Please note, e-visas are easier to get.
    Information regarding Turkish e-visas and the application process can be found at:
    www.evisa.gov.tr/en
    General information on Turkish visas can be found at:
    www.mfa.gov.tr/visa-information-for-foreigners.en.mfa
  • CIP Travel has always the right to modify the program according to the upmost satisfaction of the guests.
  • We will disclaim any responsibility and shall not pay any indemnity or reimbursement in the event of certain museums or monuments included in the program could not be visited with any reason beyond our control.

 

* This tour is organized by Acacia Exclusive Travel (TÜRSAB No: 7851) for C.I.P Travel Services

Celsus Library, Ephesus

Celsus Library, Ephesus


Medusa Relief at the Apollo Temple, Didyma

Medusa Relief at the Apollo Temple, Didyma


Bodrum

Bodrum


Gulet boat for Blue Voyages

Gulet boat for Blue Voyages


Detail from the Apollo Temple, Didyma

Detail from the Apollo Temple, Didyma


Apollo Temple, Didyma

Apollo Temple, Didyma


Topkapi Palace

Topkapi Palace


Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque)

Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque)


Iznik Tiles of Blue Mosque

Iznik Tiles of Blue Mosque


Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia

For your inquiries or reservations please send an e-mail to

info@serifyenen.com