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Türkiye: Ottoman Empire

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Ankara, Cappadocia, Konya, Antalya, Pamukkale, Izmir, Istanbul

The past and present of the Ottoman Empire

Embrace glorious atmosphere joining Europe and Asia
Where Bosphorus, intersection of east and west, sparkles bright
The prosperity of Ankara and solemnity of Atatürk's memorial is inspiring
Cappadocia's face - a dreamscape wilder than the imagination
Enjoy the warmth of your own cave for a night in mother's earth's sandbox
Sense spirituality of whirling dervishes and let belly dancers enchant you
Write your own story from the wonderful myths of Anatolia

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Highlights

  • Ankara | Tour Türkiye's capital, established after the fall of the Ottoman Empire
  • Cappadocia | A UNESCO World Heritage Site; see otherworldly views and be a cave dweller for two nights - a once in a lifetime stay
  • Konya | Get to know the city of Whirling Dervishes - unique in spirituality and style
  • Antalya | Visit an ancient Roman ampitheatre, roam old town streets, go boating on the Mediterranean
  • Pamukkale | A UNESCO World Heritage Site; Unforgettable exploration of Türkiye's famous "Cotton Castle"
  • Selcuk | Travel to Ephesus, one of the Roman Empire's most important cities. Relive the glory of one of the world's most storied empires
  • Istanbul | A unique blend of Western and Asian culture in the former Ottoman Empire capital
    • Our specially-designed walking tour is carefully crafted to show you the best of Istanbul
    • Cross the Bosphorus Strait by private charter boat and return from Asia to Europe on undersea train
    • Be enchanted with a private Turkish belly dance performance

Itinerary

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Türkiye
Arrive at Ankara Airport (ESB) 2
21 mi
, 30 mins

Ankara
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JW Marriott Hotel Ankara (Deluxe Sea View)
Ankara
Anit Kabir Museum
Anit Kabir Museum
Glimpse a Thousand Years of History at the Anatolian Museum
Glimpse a Thousand Years of History at the Anatolian Museum

Ankara

  • Anıt Kabir Museum:
    Built in 1944 to commemorate Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founding father credited for bringing Türkiyefrom imperial rule into the modern world, this memorial shares the history of Türkiye (formerly Turkey). The Atatürk mausoleum is located here, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors every year on pilgrimage.
  • Museum of Anatolian Civilizations: 
    Learn about the ancient Anatolians, including the mysterious Hittites civilization, and view important archeological artifacts.  
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JW Marriott Hotel Ankara (Deluxe Sea View)
Ankara 2
190 mi
, 4 hrs

Cappadocia
View a Magnificent Sunset While Dining on Turkish Cuisine
View a Magnificent Sunset While Dining on Turkish Cuisine
Exclusive Luxury Boutique Cave Hotel Experience
Exclusive Luxury Boutique Cave Hotel Experience

Cappadocia

  • The fantastic landscape created by natural volcanic activity is one of the must-see destinations in Türkiye. The towns covered by the region (including Goreme, Uchisar, Avanos and more) are beautiful and should not be missed.
  • Stay in the area's most exclusive luxury boutique cave hotel. A true once-in-a-lifetime experience. Enjoy 2 nights in memorable accommodation where you can enjoy unforgettable views of Cappadocia up close.
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Cappadocia
Hot Air Ballooning Over Cappadocia
Hot Air Ballooning Over Cappadocia
Goreme Open Air Museum
Goreme Open Air Museum

Cappadocia

  • Hot air ballooning over Cappadocia:
    A breathtaking view of Cappadocia from above. Whole journey approx 3-3.5 hours; flight time approx 40-60 minutes, reservation required before departure. Optional activity not included in tour fare (See Fares + Dates for details). 
  • Goreme Open Air Museum:
    The hidden location and unique geology of Goreme made it a perfect refuge for early Christians to escape Roman persecution. Today, the forgotten cave churches are still magnificent and surprisingly well preserved under the barren surface of this UNESCO site. (Walking time: 2 hrs; Difficulty: ◆◆◇◇◇)
  • Cappadocia Tour:
    • See highlights of Cappadocia's unique terrain: Uchisar Castle, Camel Rock, Fairy Chimneys, Pigeon Valley and more.
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Museum Hotel
Cappadocia 2
145 mi
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Konya
Kaymakli Underground City
Kaymakli Underground City
See the Spiritual Dance of Whirling Dervishes
See the Spiritual Dance of Whirling Dervishes

Cappadocia

  • Kaymakli Underground City:
    Kaymakli is the most interesting of Cappadocia's famous underground shelters. A massive underground city excavated by hand, the city was capable of housing a community of thousands and features maze-like passages with living spaces, kitchens, and even stables. Visit mysterious dungeons and marvel at the mysteries of this World Heritage site (Walking time: 1.5 hrs; Difficulty: ◆◇◇◇◇)

Konya

  • Mevlana Museum:
    A must-see in Konya, Mevlana Museum is one of the best places to sense and understand the peaceful spirituality and teachings of Rumi. More than a million people make the important pilgrimage here every year.
  • Whirling Dervishes:
    Watch and learn about the spiritual story of the ceremonial whirling dance.
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Bayir Diamond Hotel & Convention Center
Konya 2
165 mi
, 4 hrs

Antalya
The Biggest Turkish Resort City Antalya
The Biggest Turkish Resort City Antalya
Visit an Ancient Roman Theater Still in Use
Visit an Ancient Roman Theater Still in Use

Antalya

  • The Mediterranean coastal climate always brings fine weather. Discover traditional Ottoman buildings scattered among the narrow alleys of the ancient city.
  • Aspendos Roman Theater:
    Over 2000 years old, Aspendos is one of the best-preserved ancient Roman theaters in the world (and still in use today!). Relive ancient Roman times and discover the secrets of its ancient design.
  • Stay 2 nights in Antalya to relax and explore the leisurely Mediterranean area in comfort.
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Akra Hotel
Antalya
Antalya Cruise
Antalya Cruise
The Famous Arch of Hadrian's Gate
The Famous Arch of Hadrian's Gate
  • Antalya Cruise: 
    Board our charter boat to explore the blue Mediterranean. Enjoy music, a cup of Turkish black tea, wonderful views of the Duden Waterfalls and coastal cliffs, and experience Mediterranean resort atmosphere.
  • City Tour:
    Visit winding alleys of the old city, where every corner is a surprise.
  • After an exciting morning, treat yourself to delicious Turkish ice cream. Unique in its dense texture and taste. 
  • Our afternoon is at leisure to let you freely enjoy the pleasant Mediterranean lifestyle and the comforts of our hotel. Dinner tonight is on your own so you may freely explore the local eateries (with our suggestions).
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Akra Hotel
Antalya 2
150 mi
, 4 hrs

Pamukkale
One of Türkiye's largest museums
One of Türkiye's largest museums
Thermal Pools of Pamukkale
Thermal Pools of Pamukkale

Antalya

  • Antalya Museum:
    Hear colorful stories and view archaeological relics from ancient Greece, Rome, and the Byzantine Empire to learn about Türkiye's 2,000-year history.

Pamukkale

  • A popular relaxation spot since Roman times, Pamukkale's "Cotton Castle" hot springs are weird, wonderful, and completely unforgettable.
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Doga Thermal Hotel
Pamukkale 2
120 mi
, 3 hrs

Ephesus 2
50 mi
, 1 hr

Izmir
Antique Pool in Hierapolis Ancient City
Antique Pool in Hierapolis Ancient City
Soak in the Healing Waters of the "Cotton Castle"
Soak in the Healing Waters of the "Cotton Castle"

Pamukkale (Walking time: 2.5 hrs; Difficulty: ◆◆◇◇◇)

  • Walking tour:
    • Cotton Castle's name comes from its distinct white cotton-like terraces. Its unique landscape has earned it a spot on the list of World Heritage Sites since 1988.
    • Take off your shoes, roll up your pants, and follow the trail to the Baishi area to soak your feet in ancient hot springs.
    • Hierapolis: Walk the ruins of ancient Rome and witness the origin of the Roman's love of bathing. You can also swim in the historical sites and experience the interlacing of past and present for yourself.

Ephesus

  • The best-preserved and largest ancient Greco-roman city in the world. Catch a glimpse of two-thousand-year-old buildings, the earliest advertising billboards, and a magnificent library at this UNESCO World Heritage Site. (Walking time: 2.5hrs; Difficulty: ◆◆◇◇◇)

 Izmir

  • Türkiye's third largest city, second largest port, and the end of the storied Silk Road. 
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Izmir Marriott Hotel (1 King Size Bed)
Izmir 1
320 mi
, 1 hr
15 mins

Istanbul
Admire Beautiful Views of Istanbul
Admire Beautiful Views of Istanbul
Explore the Maze-like Grand Bazaar
Explore the Maze-like Grand Bazaar

Istanbul

  • Grand Bazaar:
    In the early days, the Grand Bazaar was a central market for Silk Road merchants. Today, the Bazaar is a charming market with unique items, bringing together extraordinary products from all over Türkiye such as colorful spices and trinkets.
  • Hippodrome:
    Once a horse-drawn carriage arena, the hippodrome was transformed into a beautiful open square for pedestrians. The bronze Serpent Column and Egyptian Obelisk are particularly eye-catching.
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Four Seasons Hotel at The Bosphorus
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The Magnificent Blue Mosque
The Magnificent Blue Mosque
Be Charmed by a Turkish Belly Dance Performance
Be Charmed by a Turkish Belly Dance Performance

Istanbul

  • Topkapi Palace:
    Visit a 15th-century Ottoman Empire palace with special arrangements for you to tour the Imperial Harem. Learn more about the private lives of Sultans and the royal family.
  • Hagia Sophia Mosque:
    The meeting point of the world's religions including Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, Hagia Sophia is an important Istanbul landmark and has served as the symbol of peace, harmony, and tolerance for thousands of years.
  • Blue Mosque:
    Walk into the Blue Mosque and its name becomes obvious. Tens of thousands of distinctive blue Iznik tiles decorate the interior walls.
  • Basilica Cistern:
    Visit the largest of Istanbul's underground ancient cisterns, the location of the movie, "Inferno."
  • Tonight, enjoy a private belly dance performance, a Turkish art form passed down for centuries.
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Memorable View of Istanbul
Memorable View of Istanbul
Overnight at 19th Century Ottoman Palace
Overnight at 19th Century Ottoman Palace

Istanbul

  • Marmaray Train:
    Istanbul's new underwater train is an engineering marvel. Board from the European side back to the Asian side, a fun way to experience local life while also saving precious travel time.
  • Sirkeci Station:
    This landmark was once the last stop of the famous "Orient Express" that traversed Europe in the 19th century.
  • Bosphorus River Cruise:
    Board our private yacht for a memorable view of Istanbul from the water. With the cool breeze in your hair, sip on a Turkish tea, listen to our expert guide, relax, and bask in the sun as we see iconic sights along the shores of Istanbul on our way to the Asian coast.
  • Dolmabahce Palace:
    Built in the 19th century to match the western glamour of other palaces throughout Europe, Dolmabahce is impressive. The site showcases the unique Baroque style of the Ottoman Empire. (Walking time: 1.5 hrs; Difficulty: ◆◇◇◇◇)
  • Overnight in a converted 19th-century Ottoman palace on the banks of the Bosphorus at the Four Seasons Hotel Bosphorus, a luxurious experience. 
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Four Seasons Hotel at The Bosphorus
Istanbul 2
27 mi
, 50 mins

Istanbul Airport (IST) 1
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A great journey always feels short, let’s look forward to seeing each other again!
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  • Deposit:A deposit of per person is due within 5 days of reservation confirmation to secure your space on tour.
  • Balance:Due days before tour departure.
  • Flights:We are happy to arrange air tickets with the best balance between price and flight quality. If you are purchasing your own flights, please book according to our schedule below. If you are arriving/departing on the same day as our tour but outside timeframes, we may still be able to arrange service based on other flights - please contact us for transfer options. Please be aware missed portions of the itinerary will not be refunded. Prior to issuing tickets, please reconfirm with us to avoid unexpected expenses.
        • Please review the Terms & Conditions before you book.
        • Is This Trip Right for Me?
          • Please see the Itinerary for activity levels and details.
          • Wheelchairs Accessible: Guests in wheelchairs welcome, but please understand some sites are not accessible. A companion to help with the wheelchair must accompany the guest.
          • Age Limit: For quality concerns, guests should be 10 years or older to join this tour
          • Dietary Restrictions: Following our tradition of encouraging our guests to “savor the world,” we arrange delicious local menus, but many restaurants cannot meet custom preferences. If you have a serious meal restriction (i.e., fatal allergy, vegetarian, etc.), please let us know before booking and we can check if it can be accommodated.
          • Special Items to Prepare:

             No shorts, sleeveless shirts, skirts, and sandles are allowed when visting mosques.  Women should also wear headscarves.

          • Local Climate & Conditions:

            We may adjust Istanbul's itinerary based on traffic conditions.

        • Accommodations:
          • Our rooms for this tour are reserved with twin rooms (2 beds/room), but hotels may have different configurations. Please refer to the Hotels section for details.
          • If you have special requirements, please inform us at time of booking so we may make arrangements as soon as possible.
          • For guest privacy and security considerations, we do not have single sharing arrangements.
        • Visas:
          • U.S. and Canada passport holders are exempted from visa up to 90 days in any 180-day period.
          • Please be aware once a visa is processed by Supera, we will not be able to provide a refund under any circumstances.
        • Passports:
          • Please provide a copy of your passport at sign up; we recommend having a copy of your passport with you in case of emergencies.
          • Your passport must have at least 6 months of validity remaining and two blank “Visa” pages.
        • Flights and Luggage:
          • Some airlines charge a fee for pre-assigned seats. If so, we will let you know the details at time of booking.
          • If you are booking your own tickets, we recommend reserving at least 3 hours connecting time between international airports.
          • Luggage allowances will vary based on the rules for each airline. Excess baggage fees are the responsibility of the traveler.

        Stays of a Lifetime

        Don't be too tired to remember your trip!
        A hotel is not merely a place to rest your head. We hand-pick each one to give you comfort, great views, unique experiences, and above all, memorability. We carefully consider locations to let your mind, body, and spirit wander freely while feeling at home.


        Ankara :

        JW Marriott Hotel Ankara

        JW Marriott Hotel Ankara is in the political and commercial center of Ankara. Just a few steps away from historical sites, the location gives you more time to explore. The hotel provides a well-equipped fitness center, a spa, and indoor and outdoor swimming pools for you to relax during your stay.

        Deluxe Room    
        42 m² (452 ft²)
        135 x 200 cm * 2 Bed    
        180 x 200 cm * 1 Bed
        Arranged with Deluxe Room + Rollaway Bed (90 x 180 cm)

        Cappadocia :

        Museum Hotel

        With just 30 rooms, each one of them beautifully distinct in their own way, this charming cave hotel is committed to providing a unique experience for everyone. The rare hillside location means you can enjoy Cappadocia's breathtaking scenery from your own room, restaurant, balcony, or bar, while the "living museum" concept of staying in thousand-year-old caves also lets you relive the lives of Hittites, Persians, and early Christian Romans.

        The Museum Hotel is a boutique hotel and is the only property in Türkiye to be certified by the prestigious French association Relais & Chàteaux.

        Deluxe Room    
        32 ~ 52 m² (344 ~ 560 ft²)
        100 x 200 cm * 2 Bed    
        200 x 200 cm * 1 Bed
        Arranged with Deluxe Room + Single Bed (100 x 200 cm)

        Konya :

        Bayir Diamond Hotel & Convention Center

        Opened in 2018, the hotel features new facilities and a prime location in the center of Konya. The lobby is modern in style, with plenty of light and comfortable sofas for a break. Guests may enjoy a great holiday with free in-room wifi, swimming pool, fitness centre and other leisure amenities.

        Junior Suite    
        42 m² (452 ft²)
        120 x 200 cm * 2 Bed    
        200 x 200 cm * 1 Bed
        Arranged with Junior Suite + Single Bed (100 x 200 cm)

        Antalya :

        Akra Hotel

        Just 1.5 mi from Old Town, the Akra Hotel is beautifully decorated and features its own private beach on the Mediterranean where guests can enjoy world-class views of the Taurus Mountains. Guests are free to choose from a number of facilities, including the rooftop Asmani Restaurant, where meals can be enjoyed outdoors with views of the surrounding mountains. Live music is available on site at regular times in addition to swimming pools, saunas and more.

        Deluxe Sea View Room    
        26 ~ 30 m² (280 ~ 323 ft²)
        100 x 200 cm * 2 Bed    
        180 x 200 cm * 1 Bed
        Arranged with Deluxe Sea View Room + Single Bed (90 x 180 cm)

        Pamukkale :

        Doga Thermal Hotel

        Doga Thermal Hotel is nearby Pamukkale and provides hot spring pools for travelers to enjoy. Inside, there is a spacious garden, an indoor swimming pool with parasols and sun loungers. In addition, the hotel is equipped with a spa, sauna, Turkish bath, hot spring bath and fitness center with massage treatments. If you want to enjoy the outdoor hot springs, remember to bring a bathing suit and swim cap.

        Standard Room    
        35 m² (377 ft²)
        90 x 180 cm * 2 Bed    
        160 x 180 cm * 1 Bed
        Arranged with Standard Room + Single Bed (90 x 190 cm)

        Izmir :

        Izmir Marriott Hotel

        Perfectly located at the heart of the city, within walking distance from the business hub and posh shopping,, lifestyle and historical districts.
        Set to become the city’s new life-style destination, this Izmir hotel offers an all-day dining restaurant with an outdoor space overlooking to the shores of the Aegean Sea, offers uninterrupted sea views. Guests can workout, indulge themselves in pure relaxation with a spa treatment, dive into the indoor pool or enjoy the breathtaking sunset views from the infinity pool an the rooftop bar.

        Executive Sea View    
        38 m² (409 ft²)
        200 x 120 cm * 2 Bed    
        200 x 180 cm * 1 Bed
        Arranged with Executive Sea View + Sofa bed (190 x 150 cm)
        Twin rooms subject to availability

        Istanbul :

        Four Seasons Hotel at The Bosphorus

        Located on the shores of the Bosphorus Strait at the edge of Europe looking toward Asia, the Four Seasons Hotel is a fastidiously refurbished 19th-century Ottoman palace, combining classic and modern styles for understated luxury. Adjacent to Dolmabahçe Palace, the Four Seasons treats travelers from afar with meticulous hospitality. The hotel features its own private jetty with ships for residents to travel between Europe and Asia to fully enjoy the unique scenery of the Strait of Istanbul.

        Courtyard Room    
        45 m² (484 ft²)
        N/A    
        180 x 200 cm * 1 Bed
        Arranged with Courtyard Room + Rollaway Bed (93 x 190 cm)
        Twin rooms subject to availability