honeymoon should be the most memorable and idyllic trip of a
lifetime, one you will remember for years to come. Turkey with its
outstanding hotels, beautiful scenery and ancient sites offers you
something out of the ordinary. In Istanbul imagine shopping together
in the Grand Bazaar, buying copper pots and carpets for your new
home, or sharing the pleasures of a Turkish bath. Picture
yourselves visiting, alone or with your private guide, the most
extraordinary of Greek, Roman, Hellenistic and Ottoman ruins along
the beautiful Aegean. Cruise this same coastline on board your
private gullet; the traditional hand carved wooden boats that now
offer the ultimate in private cruising. Enjoy snorkeling,
windsurfing, hiking on shore while your crew of three prepares the
finest in Turkish cuisine.
1 - Istanbul(B)
Istanbul where you will be met and whisked to your charming
and very romantic hotel in the Sultanahmet section of old
Istanbul. You may decide that this is the time to splurge and
treat yourselves to the luxury of the Four Seasons or Ciragan
Palace hotels - or opt for something a bit simpler.
2- Istanbul (B) (L) (D)
private guide will provide you with a wonderful overview of
the city. Discover
the classical highlights of Istanbul: Roman Hippodrome (where ancient chariot
races were held, and then visit the world famous,
Blue Mosque (unique with its 6 minarets, and famous for its
blue Iznik tiles) and Saint 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 will also visit
the Topkapi palace, which like the others, is formed by many
smaller palaces and apartments. Topkapi
Palace was an imperial Residence of
Ottoman Sultans, with displays of priceless World-class
collections of artifacts, jewelry and rare porcelain. 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.
(L ) (D )
day Bosphorus & Asia Tour; visit the Egyptian spice
market, and then embark on a Bosphorus boat tour viewing the
beauty of the European and Asian shorelines on either side.
After lunch at a local fish restaurant, Beylerbeyi palace, The
summer residence of Ottoman Sultans with its original
furniture and magnificent gardens with the Harem on the Asian.
Bosphorus bridge, Unique chance to step from one continent
(Asia) to another (Europe). Camlica hill, the highest point in
Istanbul. At the top of it you can rest and admire the
magnificent panorama of Istanbul and the Bosphorus from the
beautiful gardens, landscaped in traditional style. Shopping
possibility at bedesten exhibits the traditional silk weaving
girls at the carpet weaving courses authorised by the Ministry
of National Education Possibility to see jewellery,
handicrafts center and leatherware show. Free time provided
You can take an optional tour to try a Turkish bath.
4- Izmir – Ephesus - Izmir(B)
a short flight to Izmir, where you will be met by your
personal guide Who will guide you
full day to explore 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.
Enjoy dinner overlooking the sea or wander into
town for a special dinner along the harbor front.
5- Marmaris(B) (L ) (D )
this morning down the coast to Marmaris, where you will board
your private gulet for a weeklong cruise along the ruggedly
beautiful Aegean coast. Lounge on deck, windsurf, snorkel,
hike, and explore unknown ruins. Let your crew pamper you with
the finest of Turkish cuisine.
6-11 Yacht (B) (L ) (D )
yourselves in the beauty of your surroundings, your time
together the solitude of quiet coves and the bustle of seaside
towns as your private vessel makes its way along the pine
12- Yacht (B)
your idyllic yacht, fly back to Istanbul and enjoy one last
night in this beautiful and enticing city.
of the tour..
is not Included:
6 nights accomodation
in hotels,plus 6 nights on the boat.
domestic flight/s mentioned on the itinerary.
All meals mentioned
on the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
mentioned in the itinerary.
guidance on each activity.
sightseeing as specified in the itinerary.
taxes & service charges
and Port rage tips.
fees to sites and museums.
restaurants and hotels.
bus driver & tour guide.
of personal nature such as beverages, laundry, phone calls at the
services which are not specifically mentioned.