TURKISH BATH & SPAS

11 Days / 10 Nights

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Mr. Ali Cakar

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Tour Rates

MAY – JUNE - OCTOBER

Type

In Double Room

Single Suppl.

Price

 1750 USD

100 USD

JULY - AUGUST - SEPTEMBER

Type

In Double Room

Single Suppl.

Price

 1870 USD

130 USD

This tour is only available with at least 10 participants.

Tour and Tour Information are subject to change.

If you are stressed out tired, or want to have fun with your friends at a place where time seems like have stopped, try a Turkish Bath. The Romans had grapes in one hand and wine in the other while they were enjoying their baths 2,000 years ago. When you are in Rome do like the Romans. When you are in Turkey, bath like the Turks have for centuries.

Day 1 - Istanbul (D)

After clearing customs you will be met by your guide. There will be a short drive to hotel where there will be some time to rest and settle in. We will have a dinner at a nice local Turkish restaurant. We will visit Roman Hippodrome (where ancient chariot races were held, and then visit the world famous and Blue Mosque (unique with its 6 minarets, and famous for its blue Iznik tiles). Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 2 – Istanbul (B) (L) (D)

Istanbul has been a capital for three empires. the visits to the Cistern, the Chora Church will reveal this unique city's glorious past and the Church of St. Sophia. The Basilica or St. Sophia, now called the Ayasofya Museum is unquestionably one of the finest buildings of all time. Built by Constantine the Great and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century. You are free to explore the labyrinth tunnels of the Grand Bazaar. One could visit Istanbul for the shopping alone. The Grand Bazaar, in the old city is the logical place to start. This labyrinth of streets and passages houses more than 4,000 shops.  The names recall the days when each trade had its own quarter: the goldsmiths' street, the carpet sellers' street, and the street of the skullcap makers. Still the commercial center of the old city, the bazaar is the original shopping mall with something to suit every taste and pocket. The Spice Market (MISIR CARSISI) was the end of the Silk Road where spices, essential oils and herbs of Asia were distributed to their final destination in Europe. There we will see the best of the henna, the biggest variety of oils and rose water being sold next to natural sponges, hand woven kese (used in Turkish baths for scrubbing) and herbs. Dinner at a fish restaurant in the historic district of the old city. 

Day 3- Kutahya - Afyon (B) (L) (D)

Drive to Afyon via Kutahya. Kutahya is the tile making center of Turkey since the 16th century. Visit tile makers and hear about traditional designs and techniques. Relax at our Spa hotel enjoying the curative waters of the hot springs. Dinner and overnight at Afyon Orucoglu Thermal Spa Hotel.

Day 4- Pamukkale (B) (L) (D)

The towel that is used in the Turkish bath is called Pestamal. The art of weaving these colorful pestamals is as old as the joy of taking a bath in a Turkish Bath. Every house in Pasalar Village weaves miles and miles of cotton thread in their houses to meet the demand of the Turkish baths not only in Turkey but also all around the world. Will the village continue to have this reputation with the next generation is the big question. And the obvious answer is No! Once the old ones in the town pass away, no young ones will sit by the loom to throw the shuttle by hand when they know that the complicated machines can do it faster. This will be an opportunity to see a dying craft.Dinner and over night at a Spa Hotel in Pamukkale (UNESCO world heritage site with its unique spa and rock formations).

Day 5- Pamukkale – Didyma – Kusadasi (B) (L) (D)

Drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk. Visit Miletus where we can see the best example of a 2,000-year-old Roman bath and the breath taking architecture of a perfectly intact Roman Theater. Visit Didyma to see the 3rd largest temple of its time. This 2,300 year old temple was where the oracles prophesized about future and changed the destiny of empires. End the day at a 300-year-old Turkish bath in Kusadasi. Dinner and over night at Kusadasi.

Day 6- Ephesus – Kusadasi (B) (L) (D)

Ephesus is the biggest excavation in Turkey. It is the city of St. Paul and St. John. For many people visiting Ephesus becomes a spiritual experience. Ephesus, capital of Roman Asia Minor, and a jewel in Turkey’s archaeological crown. It is here where history comes truly alive. Walking towards the ancient harbor, down a marble road rutted by the wheels of countless chariots, you pass architectural masterpieces like the Library of Celsius, Heracletes Gate, many marble columns, before arriving at the Great Amphitheater where silversmith Demetrius and his friends started a riot against St. Paul, finally we will end up at the Ephesus Museum. In the afternoon visit the nearby Basilica of St. John and the Virgin Mary’s stone cottage, where she is believed to have spent her last days. Lunch in Selcuk. We will see the statue of Ephesian Artemis while touring the Archeological Museum of Ephesus in Selcuk. We will enjoy the site and the museum in a very relaxed manner and appreciate how nice it is to be at this great place without the crowds of the high season. Dinner and overnight at Kusadasi.

Day 7- Pergamum -  Ayvalik  (B) (L) (D)

Turkey is like an open-air museum. When excellent ancient sites are right on your way we will certainly not miss the opportunity and stop at the acropolis of Pergamum and visit the ancient hospital the Ausculapion to learn about how spa theraphy was used thousands of years before our time. Ayvalik is in the midst of an "ocean of olive trees." The Turkish bath is not complete with out a good bar of olive soap. We will see where they are made. Overnight in Ayvalik.

Day 8-  Gonen (B) (L) (D)

Visit Troy on our way to Gonen. Standing on the windy hills of Troy, it is not difficult to imagine the hair of the beautiful Hellen blowing as described by Homer. The Trojan horse is not 3,000 years old but it certainly sits at the right place to welcome the visitors to this city of all ages. (The ancient city of Troy was built on 9 main levels over more than 4,000 years. Gonen is a popular spa center.

Day 9- Bursa (B) (L) (D)

Three hour Drive to Bursa. Bursa was the capital of the Ottoman Empire before the capital was moved to Istanbul. The city is resplendent with monuments to the early Ottoman period and a number of Ottoman Sultans remain buried in Bursa. The imperial nature of the town becomes more exciting with the crowded, lively markets where the famous Turkish Towels, keses, copper bowls and olive oil soap is being sold. Our Hotel tonight is built on the spring of the natural hot waters. Enjoy the stupendous pools of the hotel where you will go back to the early Ottoman time while you are enjoying the curative waters of this spa.

Day 10- Iznik - Istanbul (B) (L) (D)

Visit the ancient city of Nycea (Iznik) to see the Iznik tile making and the church where the Nycean Eucemenic Council had their first meeting. Take a ferryboat to Istanbul. Free time for shopping. Farewell Dinner. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 11- Istanbul  (B) 

After breakfast transfer to the Ataturk airport for your flight.

What is Included:  

What is not Included:

  • 10 nights accomodation in hotels.

  • All entries for the baths mentioned on the itinerary.

  • All meals mentioned on the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner) .

  • All transfers mentioned in the itinerary.

  • Professional guidance on each activity.

  • Comprehensive sightseeing as specified in the itinerary.

  • Local taxes & service charges.

  • Luggage and Port rage tips.

  • Entry fees to sites and museums.

  • Tips to restaurants and hotels.

  • Travel documents kit.

  • International flights.

  • Tips to bus driver & tour guide.

  • Expenses of personal nature such as beverages, laundry, phone calls at the hotels.

  • All services which are not specifically mentioned.

  • Airport taxes or visa fees.

City Deluxe Hotel
Istanbul
Afyon
Pamukkale
Kusadasi
Ayvalik
Gonen
Bursa