• Experience the magic of Istanbul at night as you sail between two continents on a private dinner cruise.
  • Discover the secrets of Cappadocian cuisine at an authentic local home.
  • Relax in the mineral-rich hot springs of Pamukkale.
  • Along with your private guide explore Edirne, the former capital of the Ottoman Empire.
  • Featuring a handpicked selection of luxury and premium accommodations.
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From sipping wine in the fertile vineyards outside of Izmir to enjoying a hot air balloon ride over the 30-million-year-old volcanic rock formations of Cappadocia and bathing in the mineral springs in Pamukkale, this extensive tour showcases the many faces of Turkey.

Your grand journey through Turkey begins in Istanbul, the country’s cultural and commercial hub. Explore the surreal Basilica Cistern; pay your respects at the elegant 17th-century Blue Mosque; and marvel at the well-preserved Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman architecture that jostles for attention in the vibrant old town. Continue to Cappadocia; cross through its otherworldly landscapes and get a unique opportunity to learn the secrets of Turkish cuisine in a cooking class hosted at an authentic Cappadocian household. Head down to Antalya to experience the beauty of Turkey’s sun-drenched Turquoise Coast and search for the ruins of the Pisidian city of Termessos among the peaks of Gulluk Dag National Park. In Pamukkale, discover the ancient health spa of Hierapolis and bathe in the gleaming, mineral-rich travertine pools. Expose your senses to the heart and soul of Izmir on a privately guided tour, and travel to Urla for a taste of delectable Turkish wine. End your trip with a visit to Edirne, the former capital of the Ottoman Empire. Be amazed at the grandeur of the UNESCO-listed Selimiye Mosque and delve into the history of Islamic medicine. Turkey is a rich treasure chest of ancient sites, natural wonders, and outstanding culinary experiences that you are bound to enjoy during this all-encompassing adventure. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Istanbul
    Istanbul
    • Turkey - Welcome Package
    • Private Transfer - Airport (with Assistant) - Vehicle/Assistant/Driver
  • Day 2 Istanbul
    Istanbul
    • Private Tour - Full Day Tour with Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque & Basilica Cistern (7-8 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
  • Day 3 Istanbul
    Istanbul
    • Private Tour - Grand Bazaar, Suleymaniye Mosque, and Spice Market Tour (5-6 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
  • Day 4 Istanbul to Cappadocia
    Istanbul to Cappadocia
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Air - Istanbul - Cappadocia [Direct - 1 hr] - Economy
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Private Tour - Whirling Dirvishes Ceremony - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 5 Cappadocia
    Cappadocia
    • Private Tour - Cappadocia Panoramic (with Lunch, 7-8 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 6 Cappadocia
    Cappadocia
    • Shared Tour - Hot Air Balloon
    • Activity - Home Cooking Class (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
  • Day 7 Cappadocia to Antalya to Lara Beach
    Cappadocia to Antalya to Lara Beach
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Air - Cappadocia - Antalya [Direct - 1hr 5 mins] - Economy
    • Private Transfer - Airport Lara & Kundu Area - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 8 Antalya to Lara Beach
    Antalya to Lara Beach
    • Private Tour - Gulluk Dag National Park Hiking with Termessos and Duden Waterfalls (8 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 9 Antalya to Pamukkale
    Antalya to Pamukkale
    • Private Transfer - Antalya - Pamukkale [3 hrs 45 mins ] - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 10 Pamukkale
    Pamukkale
    • Private Tour - Full Day Tour of Pamukkale with Hierapolis, Laodicea, and Aphrodisias (8 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 11 Pamukkale to Izmir
    Pamukkale to Izmir
    • Private Transfer - Pamukkale - Izmir [4 hrs] - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 12 Izmir
    Izmir
    • Private Tour - City and Wine (8 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
  • Day 13 Izmir to Istanbul
    Izmir to Istanbul
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Air - Izmir - Istanbul [Direct - 1 hr] - Economy
    • Private Transfer - Airport (with Assistant) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Private Tour - Bosphorus Dinner Cruise (2 hrs) - Private Yacht
  • Day 14 Istanbul
    Istanbul
    • Private Tour - Edirne Tour (with Lunch, 9-10 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
  • Day 15 Istanbul
    Istanbul
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
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Day 1: Istanbul

A welcome package with a city map, e-tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Upon arrival in Istanbul Port, you will be greeted by an English-speaking guide. Your representative will help you coordinate meeting with your private driver and accompany you to to the airport.

Accommodation: Four Seasons Sultanahmet

An intimate oasis, the Four Seasons Sultanahmet offers fine accommodations in the bustling city of Istanbul. The Four Seasons Sultanahmet was created from a century-old neoclassic Turkish prison in the core of Istanbul’s Old City, Sultanahmet, bounded by the mystic waters of the Sea of Marmara and the Bosphorus. Steps away from the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace, the hotel serves as a great starting point for exploring the city. Four Seasons Sultanahmet offers a calming space filled with charm. The guest rooms and suites frame an open courtyard, for an atmosphere of personal attention and ease unprecedented in Istanbul. The guest experience is elevated even further by the professional team of hospitable staff.

Grand Turkey Journey Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Istanbul
Istanbul
Grand Turkey Journey Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Four Seasons Hotel
Four Seasons Hotel

Day 2: Istanbul

Explore the highlights of Istanbul’s storied Golden Horn on a full day tour, accompanied by a private guide and driver. Start by visiting the ornate residence of the sultans of the past, the Topkapi Palace. Marvel at its incredible architecture and opulent décor as your guide introduces you to the history of the Ottoman empire. Continue to Hagia Sophia, one of Istanbul’s most renowned structures that dominates the Golden Horn’s skyline. Enter this majestic complex and feel immediately in awe of its sheer grandeur and beauty. Take in the intricate mosaics and tiling and let your guide explain how Hagia Sophia is an architectural reflection of the city’s fascinating past. Next, explore the underground Basilica Cistern, the largest of the several hundred reservoirs built beneath the city to provide its inhabitants with water. Stroll through the dim colonnades and keep an eye out for the Medusa heads proudly guarding this ancient technological wonder.

Your next stop today is the Blue Mosque. Head inside and be amazed at its glorious interior and the iconic blue Iznik tiling that earned the mosque its name. Continue to the nearby Hippodrome for a glimpse at what used to be the hub of the local civic life centuries ago. Transfer to the Chora Church, one of the most splendid examples of Byzantine architecture in Istanbul. Visit the onsite museum for an opportunity to appreciate the magnificent, Christian-inspired frescoes and mosaics. Your tour ends when you are transferred back to your hotel.       

Accommodation: Four Seasons Sultanahmet
Grand Turkey Journey Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Blue Mosque
Blue Mosque

Day 3: Istanbul

Experience Istanbul’s lively bazaars and explore one of the most celebrated mosques in the city on a privately guided tour. Start your day with a visit to the Grand Bazaar, one of the oldest covered markets in the world. Accompanied by your private guide, stroll through the vibrant lanes dotted with countless shops and expose your senses to this melting pot of colors, sounds, and scents. Watch the skillful local artisans and craftsmen work on their masterpieces and try out your bargaining skills. Continue to the Süleymaniye Mosque and enjoy a guided tour of this unmissable and majestic structure that has shaped the landscape of Istanbul for centuries. Walk through the vast, airy interiors and keep an eye out for some of the finest examples of calligraphy in the city. Head to the adjacent gardens for a chance to appreciate stunning vistas of the Golden Horn and Bosphorus. Next, make your way to the Spice Bazaar, also known as the Egyptian Market. Wander through this captivating marketplace with your guide and take in the myriad of sights, flavors, and aromas. Stop by numerous stalls selling fragrant herbs and decadent treats, or perhaps grab a cup of hot Çay and simply watch the local life go by. 

Accommodation: Four Seasons Sultanahmet
Grand Turkey Journey Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Suleymaniye Mosque
Suleymaniye Mosque

Day 4: Istanbul - Cappadocia

A private transfer will be provided from your hotel in Istanbul to the airport. 

Board a flight in Istanbul with service to Cappadocia. The flight duration is approximately one hour. 

A private vehicle with driver and guide will provide a transfer between the airport and your hotel. 

This evening, get the unique opportunity to witness a traditional Whirling Dervishes Ceremony. Meet your private driver for a transfer to the Sarihan Caravansarai where tonight's event is taking place. Before the ritual begins, take some time to explore the Saray, believed to have been built in 1249. The Whirling Dervish Ceremonies are an important part of Turkish culture and have been placed among the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. This fascinating form of worship and spiritual meditation symbolizes the human’s mystical journey and spiritual ascent to perfection. Observe the dervishes perform this dazzling, solemn dance and watch their beautiful garments come to life as they continue to spin to the sounds of traditional music. Tonight’s unforgettable event will last for approximately one hour. After the ceremony ends, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Accommodation: Kayakapi Premium Caves

Located in the historical neighborhood of Kayakapi supported by UNESCO and World Heritage Center, Kayakapi Premium Caves warmly welcomes guests to their one-of-a-kind boutique hotel. The Kayakapi Neighborhood boasts 10th Century Cave Church and the Historical Mosque dated back to Seljuq Empire. At the hotel, enjoy authentic gastronomy experiences at the on-site restaurant and bar serving International and Local specialties. Guests are also encouraged to visit the wine cellar to explore their incredible Cappadocia Wine Collection. Enriched with tradition and culture, Kayakapi Premium Caves offers exceptional hospitality services aimed at helping provide guests with a memorable holiday.

Grand Turkey Journey Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Whirling Dirvishes Ceremony
Whirling Dirvishes Ceremony
Grand Turkey Journey Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Cappadocia
Cappadocia

Day 5: Cappadocia

Meet your private driver and guide for an adventure-filled day in magnificent Cappadocia. First, visit the picturesque Devrent Valley. Take a guided walk among its peculiar, sculpture-like rock formations and understand why some call this area the ‘Imagination Valley’. Transfer to the neighboring Pasabagi Valley and spend some time exploring this geological wonder dotted with the ubiquitous fairy chimneys. Make your way to the town of Avanos, renowned for its beautifully intricate pottery. Have lunch at a local restaurant before being driven to the Goreme Open Air Museum. This World Heritage Site showcases some stunning examples of Byzantine art and marvelous frescos in a series of churches carved into the rocky surroundings. Let your guide introduce you to the rich history of this fascinating area as you stroll through the mystical landscape. Your next stop is the Uchisar Castle, the highest point in the region. Take in the unmatched panoramic views of Cappadocia with Mount Erciyes proudly perched in the background. Continue to the Pidgeon Valley, yet another natural gem of this stunning part of Turkey. Relish in its wonderful scenery and don’t forget to take plenty of photographs. Your day concludes as you are dropped off back at your hotel.

Accommodation: Kayakapi Premium Caves
Grand Turkey Journey Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Fairy Chimney's
Fairy Chimney's

Day 6: Cappadocia

There is simply no better way to experience Cappadocia and its extraordinary landscapes than from aboard a hot air balloon. This morning, join fellow adventure seekers and get an opportunity to appreciate one of the most poetic sunrises of your lifetime. Energize on a light complimentary breakfast while your crew completes the necessary preparations before take-off. Once everyone is on board, your aircraft raises slowly into the morning sky and the magnificent vistas of Cappadocia immediately unfold in front of your eyes. Watch dozens of balloons harmoniously lift up above the horizon in preparation for one of Nature’s greatest shows. As the sun beings its slow ascent, the warm rays light up your serene surroundings. Glide over the sublime hills and valleys of Cappadocia and get a true sense of the region’s fairy tale terrain. After about an hour in the air, your pilot beings the gentle descent and lands the balloon. Enjoy a glass of nonalcoholic champagne as keepsake certificates are distributed to all guests. This morning’s tour ends when you are transferred back to your hotel.

Get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn the secrets of Turkish cuisine in a cooking class hosted at an authentic Cappadocian household. The class takes place at the home of the Duran family in the small village of Ayvali. Learn cooking techniques from ‘Mother Havva’ and prepare the recipes with your own hands with the help of her son, Mr. Tolga. In addition to learning how to prepare local dishes, you will also be making desserts and pastries. Once the food is ready, enjoy the meal you have just prepared in the quaint surrounds of the Duran family home. As a gift, your hosts will provide you with written recipes for all the dishes that you have made.

Accommodation: Kayakapi Premium Caves
Grand Turkey Journey Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hot Air Balloon
Hot Air Balloon
Grand Turkey Journey Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Home Cooking Class in Cappadocia
Home Cooking Class in Cappadocia

Day 7: Cappadocia - Antalya - Lara Beach

A private vehicle with driver and guide will provide a transfer between the airport and your hotel. 

Board a flight in Kayseri, Cappadocia with service to Antalya. The flight duration is approximately one hour and 5 minutes. 

A private vehicle with driver and guide will provide a transfer between the airport and your hotel. 

Accommodation: Marmara Antalya

The Marmara Antalya Hotel is located on the famous Falez Hills of Antalya in the Lara district which is just 5 minutes away from the city centre and also close to Antalya International Airport. The Marmara Antalya is a modern hotel housed in a towering building that offers magnificent views and a unique revolving loft, giving guests an opportunity to enjoy different views of the sparkling sea. The hotel features air-conditioned guestrooms decorated in a bright, contemporary style. The onsite restaurant offers a rich buffet of fine Mediterranean dishes. Guests can take advantage of the private beach or take a dip in the outdoor pool. In the Wellness Center, the sauna, steam room and massage treatment room are a great space to unwind.

Grand Turkey Journey Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Lara, Antalya
Lara, Antalya
Grand Turkey Journey Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Marmara Antalya Hotel
Marmara Antalya Hotel

Day 8: Antalya - Lara Beach

The picturesque mountainous region outside of Antalya is home to ruins of historic settlements and an abundance of wildlife. Today, accompanied by your private guide and driver, journey inland to appreciate the beautiful landscapes of Gulluk Dag National Park. Your tour begins in the ancient city of Termessos where you get an insight into how people used to live in this traditionally unwelcoming terrain. Take the time to explore the remains; walk past the decrepit walls, see the Hadrian’s triumphal arch, and look out for age-old cisterns. Visit the city’s theater and stroll among tombs scattered far and wide and hiding extraordinary sites, such as Lion-decorated sarcophagi. The Gulluk Dag National Park also includes a breeding area for wild goats and deer, and it may very well be the last refuge of the Anatolian lynx. With a little bit of luck, you may also be able to spot countless butterflies that inhabit the area.

Now that you have worked up your appetite, take a lunch break before transferring to Duden Waterfalls. The waterfalls, formed by the Duden River, are located northeast of Antalya, and end with a dramatic drop off a rocky cliff, directly into the Mediterranean Sea. After a long day filled with adventure you will be dropped off back at your hotel.

Accommodation: Marmara Antalya
Grand Turkey Journey Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Ancient Theater in Termessos
Ancient Theater in Termessos

Day 9: Antalya - Pamukkale

A private vehicle with driver and guide will provide a transfer from Antalya to Pamukkale. The approximate travel time is three hours and 45 minutes. 

Accommodation: Colossae Thermal

Conveniently located at the doorstep of the ancient thermal city of Hierapolis and the travertine pools of Pamukkale, The Colossae Thermal is a comfortable hotel catering to travelers visiting Denizli. The hotel is situated just a short drive from the region’s main attractions, making it a good base to explore the natural and historical wonders of Pamukkale. The hospitable staff of Colossae Thermal pride themselves in their continuous efforts to exceed their guests’ expectations. The hotel features a thermal center certified by the Turkish government, as well as a range of entertainment facilities to make your stay even more enjoyable.

Grand Turkey Journey Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Pamukkale
Pamukkale
Grand Turkey Journey Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Colossae Thermal
Colossae Thermal

Day 10: Pamukkale

Pamukkale’s warm calcium-laden mineral waters spring from earth and dramatically cascade over a steep slope, forming picture-perfect white, gleaming travertine pools. Accompanied by your private guide and driver, explore this iconic natural wonder and the fascinating adjacent historical sites on a full day tour. Visit the health spa of Hierapolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and learn about the origins of this Roman settlement from your guide. Your tour also takes you to the nearby ruins of Biblical Laodicea where you will be guided through the vast ancient metropolis, all the while admiring the magnificent surrounding vistas. Get a chance to see this archaeological gem and let yourself be transported back in time as you stroll among the ornate columns and remnants of edifices that withstood the test of time. Continue your day with a visit to Aphrodisias, a famous city named after the goddess Aphrodite. Marvel at this architectural gem and let your guide introduce you to its fascinating history. Upon the conclusion of your tour you will be dropped off back at your hotel.

Accommodation: Colossae Thermal
Grand Turkey Journey Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Travertine Pools of Pamukkale
Travertine Pools of Pamukkale

Day 11: Pamukkale - Izmir

A private vehicle with driver and guide will provide a transfer from Pamukkale to Izmir. The approximate travel time is four hours.

Accommodation: Swissotel Grand Efes

Swissotel Buyuk Efes is located in the center of Izmir’s commercial district, set in lush landscaped gardens overlooking the spectacular Kordon Promenade on the Aegean Sea. The hotel’s interiors feature more than 800 hundred artistic masterpieces from around the World, including ‘Man on Horse,’ created by celebrated Colombian artist, Fernando Botero. Designed in a modern and contemporary style, the elegantly appointed guest rooms come equipped with state-of-the-art technology and exclusive amenities. At Swisshotel Buyuk Efes, guests can enjoy traditional Turkish and contemporary cuisine in a number of stylish restaurants. The hotel's rooftop terrace and Spa are ideal for relaxation, and guests have the chance to indulge in a calming massage before a dip in the outdoor hotel pool.

Grand Turkey Journey Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Izmir
Izmir
Grand Turkey Journey Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Swiss Hotel, Izmir
Swiss Hotel, Izmir

Day 12: Izmir

Get immersed in Izmir’s rich heritage and sample some of Turkey’s fine wines on a full day tour, accompanied by a privet guide and driver. Start with a visit to the Agora, the celebrated marketplace of old Smyrna located at the foot of the Pagos Hills, for a glimpse into Izmir’s distant past. Today the Open Air Museum of Izmir, this historical site is believed to have been built during the reign of Alexander the Great. Wander among the ancient colonnades and learn about life in the city as it was thousands of years ago. Next, visit the Historical Elevator built in 1907 to allow Izmirians to get from the seaside to the higher portions of the city. Take a ride to the terraces up top for an opportunity to marvel at the panoramic views of Izmir and its surrounding mountains and bays. Continue to the Kizlaragasi Hani, a caravanserai dating back to the 18th century. This typical Ottoman inn features a vast courtyard that hosts a vibrant bazaar. Stroll through this lively, labyrinthine marketplace and expose your senses to the heart and soul of Izmir.

Head outside of the city for a visit to the Urla Winery. The foundations of Urla Sarapcilik were laid in an attempt to promote the town of Urla and to develop its’ own wine brand. The winery specializes in producing select “Urla Boutique Wine” (château wine) in hopes of gaining worldwide recognition. Take a guided tour of the facility and the surrounding vineyards, and taste some of Urla’s delectable wines. Your tour ends with a private transfer back to your hotel.

Accommodation: Swissotel Grand Efes
Grand Turkey Journey Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Izmir
Izmir

Day 13: Izmir - Istanbul

A private vehicle with driver and guide will provide a transfer between the airport and the city or your hotel. 

Board a flight in Izmir with service to Istanbul. The flight duration is approximately one hour. 

Upon arrival in Istanbul, you will be greeted by an English-speaking guide waiting for you in front of the Gloria Jeans Cafe. Your representative will help you coordinate meeting with your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation.

Experience the magic of Istanbul at night as you sail in between two continents down the legendary Bosphorus straight on a private dinner cruise. Start by crossing the impressive Intercontinental Suspension Bridge to the Asian side of the city where you will board your private yacht for tonight. Once aboard your vessel, meander the waters of the Bosphorus and appreciate this fascinating city from a whole new perspective. Pass by the opulent Ottoman palaces dotting the city’s shoreline and look out for magnificent mosques of the Golden Horn. See the extravagant waterside mansions and modern villas that line both the European and Asian coast of Istanbul. All the while enjoy a delicious dinner prepared just for you. Tonight’s adventure will be one to remember. After the end of your cruise you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Accommodation: Four Seasons Bosphorus

The Four Seasons Bosphorus hotel is a chic city retreat, located in one of Istanbul’s trendiest neighborhoods and offering splendid views of the indigo waters of Bosphorus and the city’s picturesque hills. The building is a former 19th-century Ottoman palace that was transformed into a sanctuary of luxury and comfort. Experience a seldom-seen side of Istanbul and enjoy the legendary Four Seasons hospitality, sure to enhance every moment of your luxury stay in the city. A cosmopolitan escape unlike any other, each room at the Four Seasons Bosphorus is a masterful blend of modern facilities with classic design. Stylish interiors mingle with centuries-old architectural details, as balmy sea breezes give way to panoramic waterfront, garden, and city views. The Four Seasons signature service is a quiet and helpful presence as you relax, dine, and celebrate in one of Istanbul’s most stunning and historic spaces.

Grand Turkey Journey Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Istanbul by Night
Istanbul by Night
Grand Turkey Journey Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Four Seasons Bosphorus
Four Seasons Bosphorus

Day 14: Istanbul

Edirne, historically known as Adrianople, is a former capital of the Ottoman Empire. The city’s glorious past is evident to this day with the ever-present mosques, lively bazaars, and rich cultural heritage defining its landscape. Early this morning, meet your private guide and driver and head northwest towards the border city of Edirne. Upon arrival, visit the Uc Serefeli Mosque. Take the time to admire the minarets, each showcasing its own unique design, and step inside to tour the expansive interiors. Head to the Selimiye Mosque, a UNESCO World Heritage Site widely recognized for its grandeur and unsurpassed decorations. Explore the majestic complex, be dazzled by its massive dome, and come to understand why it is one of the most celebrated structures in the city. You will also get an opportunity to stroll through the nearby covered bazaar. Continue to one of the city’s historic bridges, built by the famed architect Mimar Sinan, graciously connecting the banks of the Tunca River. Make your way to the Ottoman Hospital of Sultan Beyazid. Take a tour of this health museum and get familiar with the history of Islamic medicine. For today’s lunch, sample fried liver, a local specialty and one of the city’s beloved dishes. Your adventure ends with a private transfer back to your hotel in Istanbul.

Accommodation: Four Seasons Bosphorus
Grand Turkey Journey Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Selimiye Mosque
Selimiye Mosque

Day 15: Istanbul

A private transfer will be provided from your hotel in Istanbul to the airport. 

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
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  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
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Four Seasons Sultanahmet : Istanbul

An intimate oasis, the Four Seasons Sultanahmet offers fine accommodations in the bustling city of Istanbul. The Four Seasons Sultanahmet was created from a century-old neoclassic Turkish prison in the core of Istanbul’s Old City, Sultanahmet, bounded by the mystic waters of the Sea of Marmara and the Bosphorus. Steps away from the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace, the hotel serves as a great starting point for exploring the city. Four Seasons Sultanahmet offers a calming space filled with charm. The guest rooms and suites frame an open courtyard, for an atmosphere of personal attention and ease unprecedented in Istanbul. The guest experience is elevated even further by the professional team of hospitable staff.

Grand Turkey Journey Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Four Seasons Hotel
Four Seasons Hotel

Kayakapi Premium Caves: Cappadocia

Located in the historical neighborhood of Kayakapi supported by UNESCO and World Heritage Center, Kayakapi Premium Caves warmly welcomes guests to their one-of-a-kind boutique hotel. The Kayakapi Neighborhood boasts 10th Century Cave Church and the Historical Mosque dated back to Seljuq Empire. At the hotel, enjoy authentic gastronomy experiences at the on-site restaurant and bar serving International and Local specialties. Guests are also encouraged to visit the wine cellar to explore their incredible Cappadocia Wine Collection. Enriched with tradition and culture, Kayakapi Premium Caves offers exceptional hospitality services aimed at helping provide guests with a memorable holiday.

Grand Turkey Journey Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Kayakapi Premium Caves
Kayakapi Premium Caves

Marmara Antalya : Lara Beach

The Marmara Antalya Hotel is located on the famous Falez Hills of Antalya in the Lara district which is just 5 minutes away from the city centre and also close to Antalya International Airport. The Marmara Antalya is a modern hotel housed in a towering building that offers magnificent views and a unique revolving loft, giving guests an opportunity to enjoy different views of the sparkling sea. The hotel features air-conditioned guestrooms decorated in a bright, contemporary style. The onsite restaurant offers a rich buffet of fine Mediterranean dishes. Guests can take advantage of the private beach or take a dip in the outdoor pool. In the Wellness Center, the sauna, steam room and massage treatment room are a great space to unwind.

Grand Turkey Journey Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Marmara Antalya Hotel
Marmara Antalya Hotel

Colossae Thermal: Pamukkale

Conveniently located at the doorstep of the ancient thermal city of Hierapolis and the travertine pools of Pamukkale, The Colossae Thermal is a comfortable hotel catering to travelers visiting Denizli. The hotel is situated just a short drive from the region’s main attractions, making it a good base to explore the natural and historical wonders of Pamukkale. The hospitable staff of Colossae Thermal pride themselves in their continuous efforts to exceed their guests’ expectations. The hotel features a thermal center certified by the Turkish government, as well as a range of entertainment facilities to make your stay even more enjoyable.

Grand Turkey Journey Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Colossae Thermal
Colossae Thermal

Swissotel Grand Efes : Izmir

Swissotel Buyuk Efes is located in the center of Izmir’s commercial district, set in lush landscaped gardens overlooking the spectacular Kordon Promenade on the Aegean Sea. The hotel’s interiors feature more than 800 hundred artistic masterpieces from around the World, including ‘Man on Horse,’ created by celebrated Colombian artist, Fernando Botero. Designed in a modern and contemporary style, the elegantly appointed guest rooms come equipped with state-of-the-art technology and exclusive amenities. At Swisshotel Buyuk Efes, guests can enjoy traditional Turkish and contemporary cuisine in a number of stylish restaurants. The hotel's rooftop terrace and Spa are ideal for relaxation, and guests have the chance to indulge in a calming massage before a dip in the outdoor hotel pool.

Grand Turkey Journey Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Swiss Hotel, Izmir
Swiss Hotel, Izmir
Grand Turkey Journey Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Swissotel Grand Efes Swimming Pool
Swissotel Grand Efes Swimming Pool

Four Seasons Bosphorus : Istanbul

The Four Seasons Bosphorus hotel is a chic city retreat, located in one of Istanbul’s trendiest neighborhoods and offering splendid views of the indigo waters of Bosphorus and the city’s picturesque hills. The building is a former 19th-century Ottoman palace that was transformed into a sanctuary of luxury and comfort. Experience a seldom-seen side of Istanbul and enjoy the legendary Four Seasons hospitality, sure to enhance every moment of your luxury stay in the city. A cosmopolitan escape unlike any other, each room at the Four Seasons Bosphorus is a masterful blend of modern facilities with classic design. Stylish interiors mingle with centuries-old architectural details, as balmy sea breezes give way to panoramic waterfront, garden, and city views. The Four Seasons signature service is a quiet and helpful presence as you relax, dine, and celebrate in one of Istanbul’s most stunning and historic spaces.

Grand Turkey Journey Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Four Seasons Bosphorus
Four Seasons Bosphorus
Grand Turkey Journey Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Four Seasons Bosphorus Pool
Four Seasons Bosphorus Pool

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

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We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • Sandra S — August 11, 2019 — Europe

    Fantastic tour that met all our special requests! Our anniversary celebration was perfect! Our grandchildren made so many memories from playing in the fields of the farm to sailing through the fjords and eating desserts at all the bakeries! A marvellous intergenerational experience!

  • Julie S — July 05, 2019 — Europe

    Thank you to Daniel for making our family’s trip to Greece so enjoyable and memorable. We asked him for an “Instagram” worthy trip, and he delivered! The hotels on the islands were stunning, and our private tour guides at each stop easily accommodated our individual wishes. Our trip was the perfect mix of relaxation and exploration.

  • Elizabeth B — July 20, 2019 — Europe

    I cannot tell you how impressed we were with your services. Everything from the drivers to the hotels to guides was five stars! We never had to wait in line and were treated like royalty. I highly recommend the private boat ride/tour to Capri. It was fabulous! We had never been to Italy and left feeling like we learned so much. We fell in love with the people and culture. We cannot wait to have Kensington book our next adventure.

  • Kimberly E — July 14, 2019 — Europe

    It was the first time we have used a company of this nature to manage our bookings. Most often I book my rooms, and tours, but after this experience, I would definetely use Kensington again for a trip of this type. Our Destination truly supported us and allowed us to make changes until the plan was just perfect for us. This truly showed when we were in country and everthing went off perfectly. I was worried to have other book items on my families behalf seeing as we were traveling with kids (age 8 and 10), but I feel our destination Expert did take that into account and it was perfect.

  • Lisa B — July 20, 2019 — Europe

    I cannot tell you how impressed we were with your services. Everything from the drivers to the hotels to guides was 5 stars! We never had to wait in line and were treated like royalty. I highly recommend the private boat ride/tour to Capri. It was fabulous! We had never been to Italy and left feeling like we learned so much. We fell in love with the people and culture. We cannot wait to have Kensington book our next adventure.

  • Kim E — July 14, 2019 — Europe

    This was the first time we have used a company of this nature to manage our bookings. Most often I book my own rooms, and tours, but after this experience I would definetely use Kensington again for a trip of this type. Our Destination truly supported us and allowed us to make changes until the plan was just perfect for us. This truly showed when we were in country and everthing went off perfectly. I was worried to have other book items on my families behalf seeing as we were traveling with kids (age 8 and 10) but I feel our destination Expert did take that into account and it was perfect.

  • Keith M — July 13, 2019 — Europe

    There is so much to say about this amazing family trip to northern Spain we just came home from, but in short, the trip was even more than we could have hoped for - From the planning to the tour guides, drivers and accommodations our needs were met and in most cases surpassed. There is no way the trip could have been as successful without the help of Maryanne from Kensington Tours and her team.

  • Sara L — June 29, 2019 — Europe

    Our Iceland trip was fantastic. From planning with Melissa (many times over until we had it right) to being greeted in Iceland and all of the wonderful tours we took, we had a fabulous time. Our guide, Sigga, was excellent. She guided us, told us tales of Iceland, was extremely accommodating with my elderly mom. We enjoyed being with her very much. Inke, our guide to the glacier, was also wonderful. We had a great time and felt Kensington did a fabulous job. Thanks!

  • Dawn K — July 18, 2019 — Europe

    The trip overall was amazing and all the activities and travel plans went so very smoothly. Our whole familiy really enjoyed every day of the trip. Patrick McCallion, the expert from your agency who helped us, was awesome! He not only set up everything perfectly for us but helped us with reservations for dinners at fine dining places and answered many questions we had in advance. We did leave our glasses in the van at one point in Barcelona and had to contact the local agent who quickly retrieved the glasses for us without any problem. We highly recommend this agency given the quality of the experience, the smoothness of the itinerary, and the flexibility to tailored the experience to our needs. Thank

  • Diana B — June 23, 2019 — Europe

    This was our 6th Kensington tour. We have gone as a couple on trips and taken our children sometimes to destinations all over the world. We have never been disappointed and have had the most personal and professional service. We would not even consider using anyone else. Thank you Alania for everything! Our most recent trip to Russia and Scandinavia was fabulous and perfectly planned!

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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