Luxe On A Budget Tours:

Turkey

05- 12th October 2020

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LORE

Straddling the coasts of two continents, Turkey is a truly diverse destination offering unique landscapes to explore

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TURE

Immerse in the contemporary urban culture of Istanbul, whilst discovering the wild beauty of Pamukkale and Cappadocia. 

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Luxe On A Budget Tours is peeling back the veil and helping you dream bigger, travel deeper & discover more

Tour Highlights

  • Luxury 4-5* accommodation in Istanbul, Kusadasi, Cappadocia

  • Daily breakfast, some lunch and dinners included as itinerary 

  • Optional sunrise hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia (fee)

  • Private tour of Cappadocia and Ephesus ruins

  • Private tour of Pamukkale and Hierapolis

  • Private tour of Istanbul City highlights

  • Group videographer and 2 x photoshoot

  • English speaking guide 

  • Domestic flights

Tour Details

Join us as we lift the veil and present the Middle Eastern magic of Turkey.  The breathtaking scenery demands interaction: hiking, horseback riding and of course, hot air ballooning over the fairytale-like chimneys of Cappadocia... Join us for a trip of a lifetime!

DAY ONE

ISTANBUL AIRPORT TO CAPPADOCIA

Welcome to the Luxe On A Budget Turkey Tour!

 

After arriving at Istanbul International Airport by 1 pm, we will directly proceed to domestic departures for flights to Cappadocia. Our local tour operator representatives fro Travel Turkey Shop will offer a warm greeting at Kayseri Airport and transfer to our hotel. 

Check-in at the Central Palace hotel in Cappadocia, meet your fellow Luxe On A Budget Club travellers for early dinner and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

day two

CAPPADOCIA TOUR

Rise and shine!

 

Time to take to the skies with a very early start for those travellers opting for the *sunrise champagne hot air balloon tour (additional fee)

After a delicious local breakfast at the hotel, we will enjoy a private tour of Cappadocia which includes the Underground City, Uchisar Castle (the highest point in Cappadocia), an interactive pottery workshop and a visit to Three Beauties fairy chimneys and Goreme Open Air Museum. A local lunch is provided.

We will end the day with dinner at a local restaurant and overnight in Cappadocia.

DAY THREE

CAPPADOCIA TO IZMIR

Today we depart for Kayseri Airport for our domestic flight to Izmir.

 

We will be met by a representative of our local tour operator partners and transferred to our hotel in Kusadasi The Charisma Deluxe Hotel.

The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore the surroundings. We will have dinner in a local restaurant and overnight in Kusadası.

 

DAY FOUR

PAMUKKALE / HIERAPOLIS TOUR

Another early start but well worth it folks. Today we depart via private luxury bus for the beautiful town of Pamukkale. We shall visit the calcium terraces of Pamukkale (cotton castle) and the ruins of Hierapolis, then walk around this natural phenomenon and have the option of lying in the waters of the natural springs - definitely instaworthy!

 

On return, enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure before joining the group for dinner at a local restaurant. 

DAY FIVE

EPHESUS TOUR AND FLIGHT TO ISTANBUL

We will depart from hotel on a fully guided tour of Ephesus, one of the best-preserved ancient sites in the world en-route, visiting the Temple of Artemis, Curetes street, famous Roman baths, Celsius Library, Grand theatre and House of the Virgin Mary.

 

After a local lunch, we will visit an arts centre displaying one of the oldest art forms in Turkey - carpet weaving - following which, we will tour a traditional Turkish village. Late afternoon brings a winemaking tour stop where we will learn about and sample traditional Turkish fruit wine.

 

Tonight we depart for Izmir Airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul where we will check into our hotel - The Central Palace Hotel.

DAY SIX

DAY IN ZURICH

Rise and shine, we are on a private Istanbul tour to view Istanbul in all its glory.

 

Amongst the museums, relics and cultural centres include visits to Istanbul's Byzantine Hippodrome which was the heart of Constantinople's political and sporting life, the Blue Mosque,  the UNESCO World Heritage site of Topkapi as well as immersing ourselves in The Grand Bazaar (Kapalıçarşı) in Istanbul. It is one of the largest covered markets in the world and in this labyrinth, there are 60 streets and 5,000 shops with each trade having its own area.

We will enjoy a local dinner and head out to explore the famed nightlife in the city centre,

DAY SEVEN

ZURICH TO AIRPORT

Alas, our time on the Luxe On A Budget Turkey tour is over.

 

Check-out from the hotel and transfer towards Istanbul Ataturk Airport for your flight back home, or continue your stay in the Middle East and beyond.

Until next time, safe travels home Luxers!

book this trip if:

  • A truly unique destination and beautiful scenery calls

  • A mix of adventure, top cuisine and rich culture /history excites

  • You are interested in new experiences and self-guided exploration

  • You are easy-going, social and enjoy off the beaten track adventures

  • You're ready to connect with fun, like-minded professionals on your travels

also included:

  • Luxury 4-5* accommodation in Istanbul, Kusadasi, Cappadocia

  • Daily breakfast, some lunch and dinners included as itinerary 

  • Optional sunrise hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia (£200)

  • Private tour of Cappadocia and Ephesus ruins

  • Private tour of Pamukkale and Hierapolis

  • Private tour of Istanbul City highlights

  • Group videographer and 2 x photoshoot

  • English speaking guide 
  • Domestic flights

not included:

  • International flights

  • Activities not listed

  • Visa and passport fees

  • Drinks (and meals) not listed

  • Travel and contents insurance

  • Personal expenses including gratuities and tips

SAVE £100 / $120 on booking deposits this Leap Year Weekend!

TURKEY

06-12th October 2020 | £875 / $1150 full | £150 / $200 deposit

Monthly payment plan available; last payment due 4 weeks prior to event date. Booking deposit non-refundable. 

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