12 Days

Treasures of Turkey: A Luxury Small-Group Tour

Steeped in history and pulsating with a vibrant energy, Turkey beckons you with the promise of astonishing architecture, exotic culture and one of the world’s most fragrant cuisines. Experience the journey of a lifetime where the air is rich with local spices, the sites replete with ancient wonders of the bygone days of Empire, and colourful bazaars dazzle with a wonderful array of Ottoman jewellery, beautifully handcrafted ceramics and the heady aroma of Turkish coffee. Includes 11 nights of luxury accommodation, daily breakfasts and gourmet experiences, internal flights and private transportation, a cruise along the Bodrum Peninsula in a private traditional gulet, a sunrise hot air balloon flight over the spectacular Cappadocian landscape, insider experiences with private local guides, all entrance fees and more.

travel Options


12 Days
12 Day - Twin Share
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  • 11 nights of luxury accommodation including four nights at Shangri-La Bosphorus, two nights at Swisshotel Bodrum, two nights at Nea Efessos and three nights at Argos
  • Daily breakfasts and gourmet experiences as noted in the itinerary, including an exquisite dinner showcasing exclusive dishes once served to Ottoman sultans, a tasting trail through Istanbul’s vibrant streets, a farm-to-table traditional Turkish dining experience, dinner at the award-winning Seki restaurant in Cappadocia, dinner with a local Turkish family, and more
  • Domestic flights from Istanbul to Bodrum, Izmir to Kayseri, and Cappadocia to Istanbul
  • Private cruise along the beautiful Bodrum peninsula in a traditional gulet including a sumptuous lunch prepared on board
  • Sunrise hot-air balloon flight over the spectacular Cappadocian landscape
  • All airport transfers and air-conditioned transport throughout
  • The services of a local, English-speaking guide and entrance fees to all sightseeing listed

14 Days
14 Day - Twin Share
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  • 13 nights of luxury accommodation including FIVE nights at Shangri-La Bosphorus, two nights at Swisshotel Bodrum, two nights at Nea Efessos, three nights at Argos and one night at the Buyuk Tuva Hotel or similar
  • Daily breakfasts and gourmet experiences as noted in the itinerary, including an exquisite dinner showcasing exclusive dishes once served to Ottoman sultans, a tasting trail through Istanbul’s vibrant streets, a farm-to-table traditional Turkish dining experience, dinner at the award-winning Seki restaurant in Cappadocia, dinnerwith a local Turkish family, and more
  • Domestic flights from Istanbul to Bodrum, Izmir to Kayseri, and Cappadocia to Istanbul
  • Private cruise along the beautiful Bodrum peninsula in a traditional gulet including a sumptuous lunch prepared on board
  • Sunrise hot-air balloon flight over the spectacular Cappadocian landscape
  • All airport transfers and air-conditioned transport throughout
  • The services of a local, English-speaking guide and entrance fees to all sightseeing listed
  • PLUS:
  • Two nights of luxury accommodation, at the Buyuk Tuva Hotel and Shangri-La Bosphorus
  • Daily breakfasts and lunches
  • A drive through the Dracian Peninsula, and a ferry crossing of the Dardanelles
  • A tour of Troy and a visit to the Gallipoli battlefield
12 Days
12 Day - Single Traveller
Sold out
  • 11 nights of luxury accommodation including four nights at Shangri-La Bosphorus, two nights at Swisshotel Bodrum, two nights at Nea Efessos and three nights at Argos
  • Daily breakfasts and gourmet experiences as noted in the itinerary, including an exquisite dinner showcasing exclusive dishes once served to Ottoman sultans, a tasting trail through Istanbul’s vibrant streets, a farm-to-table traditional Turkish dining experience, dinner at the award-winning Seki restaurant in Cappadocia, dinner with a local Turkish family, and more
  • Domestic flights from Istanbul to Bodrum, Izmir to Kayseri, and Cappadocia to Istanbul
  • Private cruise along the beautiful Bodrum peninsula in a traditional gulet including a sumptuous lunch prepared on board
  • Sunrise hot-air balloon flight over the spectacular Cappadocian landscape
  • All airport transfers and air-conditioned transport throughout
  • The services of a local, English-speaking guide and entrance fees to all sightseeing listed

14 Days
14 Day - Single Traveller
Sold out
  • 13 nights of luxury accommodation including FIVE nights at Shangri-La Bosphorus, two nights at Swisshotel Bodrum, two nights at Nea Efessos, three nights at Argos and one night at the Buyuk Tuva Hotel or similar
  • Daily breakfasts and gourmet experiences as noted in the itinerary, including an exquisite dinner showcasing exclusive dishes once served to Ottoman sultans, a tasting trail through Istanbul’s vibrant streets, a farm-to-table traditional Turkish dining experience, dinner at the award-winning Seki restaurant in Cappadocia, dinnerwith a local Turkish family, and more
  • Domestic flights from Istanbul to Bodrum, Izmir to Kayseri, and Cappadocia to Istanbul
  • Private cruise along the beautiful Bodrum peninsula in a traditional gulet including a sumptuous lunch prepared on board
  • Sunrise hot-air balloon flight over the spectacular Cappadocian landscape
  • All airport transfers and air-conditioned transport throughout
  • The services of a local, English-speaking guide and entrance fees to all sightseeing listed
  • PLUS:
  • Two nights of luxury accommodation, at the Buyuk Tuva Hotel and Shangri-La Bosphorus
  • Daily breakfasts and lunches
  • A drive through the Dracian Peninsula, and a ferry crossing of the Dardanelles
  • A tour of Troy and a visit to the Gallipoli battlefield

Happily poised between Asia and Europe, Turkey is an entrancing mix of cultures, historical and modern-day attractions, and culinary influences that range from regal to contemporary. Revel in a unique journey of surprise and discovery, as history unfolds through the *archaeological splendour *of Istanbul, Bodrum, Ephesus and Cappadocia; while *authentic local produce *is served up with a healthy dose of famous Turkish hospitality.

See the 'Itinerary' tab for more details.

What You’ll Love

Nothing says welcome like an immersive dining experience with deeply rooted ties to Turkey’s ancient history. On day one, enjoy an enchanting evening at Matbah, Istanbul’s most exquisite dining experience. The menu, based on the sumptuous dishes once served at the court of the Ottoman sultans, is literally fit for a king. Taste sensations include Artichokes in Olive Oil, Beef Kebab in Fragrant Herbs, and Stuffed Quince with Molasses.

Relive the heyday of the Byzantine Empire in Istanbul. In Sultanahmet, the stunning construction of Hagia Sophia is said to have changed the history of architecture. The Hippodrome, a rectangular arena alongside the park, bears remnants of obelisks and statues from the time of the chariot races. Roam through the bustling stalls at the Grand Bazaar, one of the oldest and largest markets in the world, for a great local find.

Once a fishing village, Bodrum features superb beaches and an innovative dining scene inspired by both Mediterranean and Asian flavours. Discover the secrets to Turkish meze in a sumptuous cooking class. This local farm-to-table cooking house will share some of the recipes for well-known Turkish bites. After the class, enjoy the dishes with the local drop, raki.

At sunrise, soar high above the stunning landscape of the Cappadocia region in a hot-air balloon. It’s the ultimate vantage point from which to drink in the views of the breathtaking panorama below: tall volcanic spires, high plateaus, deep valleys gloriously bathed in the morning light. Float between fairy chimneys and caves before landing to toast this unforgettable experience.

Luxury Stays – Your tour includes stays in two of the most unique hotels in the world

Once a monastery, the award-winning Argos in Cappadocia offers a luxury stay like no other. This world-class boutique hotel high above the village of Uchisar has been carefully built from its surrounding stunning terrain: ancient ruins, caves and underground tunnels. Sleep under beautifully arched stone ceilings, and relax in inviting nooks and crannies at seven different mansions. The hotel has a winery attached, providing an endless flow of top-shelf local and foreign beverages to the *superb menu *at the award-winning Seki restaurant.

The magical setting of the five-star Shangri-La Bosphorus in Istanbul yields deep blue waterfront views of the Bosphorus Strait. Admire the beautiful domes, Bohemian glass chandeliers and sweeping staircases, and be sure to book in for a relaxing massage at the hotel’s famed CHI Spa.

Tour Extension: Troy and Gallipoli

Continue your journey back in time to discover Greek mythology, ancient ruins and famous battlegrounds. Visit Gallipoli, the scene of one of the most epic battles in ANZAC history, and pay your respects to the fallen soldiers in this unsuccessful attempt by the Allied Powers to control the sea route from Europe to Russia in World War I.

Your Package Includes:

· 11 nights of luxury accommodation including four nights at Shangri-La Bosphorus, two nights at Swisshotel Bodrum, two nights at Nea Efessos and three nights at Argos

· Daily breakfasts and gourmet experiences as noted in the itinerary, including an exquisite dinner showcasing exclusive dishes once served to Ottoman sultans, a tasting trail *through Istanbul’s vibrant streets, a *farm-to-table traditional Turkish dining experience, dinner at the award-winning Seki restaurant in Cappadocia, dinner with a local Turkish family, and more

· Domestic flights from Istanbul to Bodrum, Izmir to Kayseri, and Cappadocia to Istanbul

· Private cruise along the beautiful Bodrum peninsula in a traditional gulet including a sumptuous lunch prepared on board

· Sunrise hot-air balloon flight over the spectacular Cappadocian landscape

· All airport transfers and air-conditioned transport throughout

· The services of a local, English-speaking guide and entrance fees to all sightseeing listed

Extension Inclusions:

· Two nights of luxury accommodation at the Buyuk Tuva Hotel and Shangri-La Bosphorus

· Daily breakfasts and lunches

· A drive through the Dracian Peninsula, and a ferry crossing of the Dardanelles

· A tour of Troy and a visit to the Gallipoli battlefield

Valid for select departure dates below:

26 March 2018

9 April 2018

23 April 2018

7 May 2018

21 May 2018

4 June 2018

18 June 2018 -** TOUR SOLD OUT**

2 July 2018 - TOUR SOLD OUT

10 September 2018 -** TOUR SOLD OUT**

17 September 2018 TOUR SOLD OUT

24 September 2018

22 October 2018

All departure dates are subject to availability and early bookings are highly recommended.

*Instant Booking: *To secure your dates at purchase, click 'Instant Booking' and select your preferred package. Once your preferred package is selected you'll click through to 'Choose Your Dates of Travel' and will be able to enter in your preferred tour commencement date.

Tipping and gratuities are not included in the package and are at your own discretion (as a guide, approx. US$10-15 per person, per day is the industry standard).

Arrival and departure transfers are only available on the first and last day of the tour. Any arrivals and departures outside of these days will need to make their own arrangements to/from the airport.

Travellers are advised to check with their local health professional at least 45 days prior to departure, as some vaccinations require30 days or more to be effective. Proof of vaccination is not usually required unless you are coming from an infected area.

The package is valid for ONE PERSON aged 18 years or older (based on twin share). If you are travelling with another person you must purchase TWO PACKAGES, otherwise an additional single traveller surcharge will apply. Single travellers will get their own room throughout the tour.

Single Traveller Surcharge: If travelling alone, you must purchase the Single Traveller package option. See the package options for further details.

Maximum tour capacity is 16 people, minimum tour capacity is two people.

Tour includes accommodation at the following hotels:

  • Shangri-La Bosphorus
  • Swisshotel Bodrum
  • Nea Efessos
  • Argos
  • Buyuk Tuva Hotel (extension only)

Accommodation is subject to availability and may be substituted for a hotel of a similar standard.

Maximum Room Capacity: The maximum room capacity is two people.

Please note, connecting rooms are not available.

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated) and menu options are subject to change.

International flights are not included and need to be purchased separately. You will need to make your own way to the start of the tour and onwards from the end of the tour (Istanbul Ataturk Airport).

Luggage limit on all internal flights is 20kgs.

Travel insurance is compulsory. We suggest purchasing travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this package.

Refund Policy The ’7 day change of mind guarantee’ does not apply for Tour bookings. Due to the high demand and limited departures any cancellation / refund requests must be made within 48 hours of purchase. Otherwise, the standard Luxury Escapes Refund Policy applies.

Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or on existing reservations.

Any unused portion of the package is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for other services or cash.

Additional expenses are not included.

Please note: disability access is limited during the tour please consider this when making your booking.

Before making a reservation, please ensure that the name on the reservation is the same as it appears on your passport. An error may result in a name change penalty or boarding being denied by the airline. Luxury Escapes accepts no responsibility for accuracy of name on the travel documents.

Package cannot be split.

Offer only available for consecutive nightly stays.

Your passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond your intended stay overseas.

A visa may be required to the countries you are visiting and transiting. It is your responsibility to ensure you are holding a current visa.

The value and comparative savings has been determined based on published rack rates and the value of inclusions. Please be advised that rack rates may not be reflective of actual rates being charged, dependent on the timing and manner of your booking and therefore are only indicative of the level of saving.

All activities and services (including late checkout) are subject to availability.

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