AEGEAN TOURS, Inc.
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DELUXE SPA AND CULTURAL
TOUR TO TURKEY

08 SEP-24 SEP/2008
17 DAYS/15 NIGHTS
AIR & LAND TOUR

 

DAY 01
SEP 08 - MON - Depart from USA
Depart from Washington , D.C. or New York / JFK airport to Istanbul Turkey. Meals, drinks, and head sets are free aloft.

DAY 02
SEP 09 - TUE - ISTANBUL
Arrive in Istanbul . Transfer to your hotel. Welcome drink. Welcome drink. Visit famous Covered Grand Bazaar with its 4.000 tiny shops. Take a Turkish bath with massage in the afternoon (Hamam). Overnight is in Istanbul . (L, D)

Day 03
SEP 10 - WED - ISTANBUL
Discover Byzantine and Ottoman treasurers of Istanbul. Visit the Royal Topkapi Palace including Harem section, home of Ottoman Sultans, with displays of priceless World-class collections of artifacts, jewelry and rare porcelain, the Blue Mosque, unique with its six minarets and famous for its blue Iznik tiles, the Roman Hippodrome Square, where ancient chariot races were held, and the St. Sophia Museum which is considered one of the worlds greatest architectural marvels and then visit the Spice Bazaar. Overnight is in Istanbul . (B, L)

Day 04
SEP 11 - THU - ISTANBUL-YALOVA
After breakfast drive to Yalova. Take a hot spring bath or soak in the indoor pool. All day is free at leisure. Take a massage at the end of the day. Overnight is in Yalova. (B, L, D)

Day 05
SEP 12 - FRI - YALOVA
All day is free to take hot spring bath and stay in the pool. Take a massage at the end of the day. Overnight is in Yalova. (B, L, D)

Day 06
SEP 13 - SAT - YALOVA-BURSA
After breakfast drive to Bursa. Visit Green Mosque and Green Tomb. After lunch relax at the hotel’s hot spring and then take a massage. Overnight is in Bursa . (B, L, D)

Day 07
SEP 14 - SUN - BURSA
After breakfast visit the Bursa ’s famous colorful Silk Bazaar. Return to hotel to take Hot Spring bath. After lunch take a massage. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight is in Bursa . (B, D)

Day 08
SEP 15 - MON - BURSA
After breakfast all day is free at leisure. Relax at the hot spring pool. Overnight is in Bursa . (B, D)

Day 09
SEP 16 - TUE - BURSA-BALIKESIR (Gonen)
AAfter breakfast drive to Balikesir. Gonen has hot springs . Rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight is in Gonen. (B, L, D)

Day 10
SEP 17 - WED - BALIKESIR
All day is free at the Hot Springs . Overnight is in Balikesir. (B, L, D)

Day 11
SEP 18 - THU - BALIKESIR-IZMIR (Balcova)
After breakfast drive to Izmir , Balcova Hot Springs. Enjoy the Hot Springs rest of the day. Overnight is in Balcova. (B, L, D)

Day 12
SEP 19 - FRI - IZMIR
After breakfast leave for Ephesus , cradle of early Christianity (rev: 2-1-7). Visit the House of Virgin Mary, the Ancient Ephesus , the Archaeological Museum and the Temple of Diana which is one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Overnight is in Balcova. (B, L, D)

Day 13
SEP 20 - SAT - IZMIR
All day is free at leisure at the Hot Springs . Overnight is in Balcova. (B, L, D)

Day 14
SEP 21 - SUN - IZMI-ANKARA-CAPPADOCIA
After breakfast transfer to Izmir airport to fly to Ankara via Turkish Airlines flight # 903 at 9.45 AM and arrive in Ankara at 11.00 AM. Visit Museum of Anatolian Civilizations. Drive to Cappadocia . In the late afternoon take Whirling Dervish Show. Overnight is in Cappadocia . (B, L, D)

Day 15
SEP 22 - MON - CAPPADOCIA
All day Cappadocia visit, including Goreme Open Air Museum , Avanos the pottery making town, the Natural Citadel of Uchisar, and the Underground City of Kaymakli. Tonight we will have a Farewell Dinner and Folk Show. Overnight is in Cappadocia . (B, L, D)

Day 16
SEP 23 - TUE - CAPPADOCIA-ANKARA-ISTANBUL
After breakfast visit Villages of Cavusin and Zelve. This area dates back to 4000 BC; Christians dug underground cities and churches in here. In the late afternoon drive to Ankara airport to fly to Istanbul via Turkish Airlines flight # 151 at 9.00 PM and arrive in Istanbul airport at 10.05 PM. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight is in Istanbul . (B, L,)

Day 17
SEP 24 - WED - ISTANBUL-END
After breakfast transfer to Istanbul Ataturk International airport to return home. (B)


INCLUDED FEATURES

• 3 Nights hotel accommodations at 5 star The Marmara Deluxe Hotel in Istanbul as in double occupancy. www.themarmarahotels.com
• 2 Nights hotel accommodations at special 4 Star Elegance resort Spa Hotel in Yalova as in double occupancy. www.eleganceresort.com.tr
• 3 Nights hotel accommodations at 5 star Celik Palas hotel in Bursa as in double occupancy. www.bursaswissotel.com.
• 2 Nights hotel accommodations at best hotel in Balikesir as in double occupancy.
www.termalasya.com
• 3 Nights hotel accommodations at Balcova-Izmir at Balcova Spa hotel as in double occupancy. www.balcovatermal.com
• 2 Nights hotel accommodations at 4 Star Lodge Hotel in Cappadocia as in double occupancy. www.kapadokyalodge.com
• All escorted transfers.
• Sightseeing as per itinerary.
• Meals are as shown in the itinerary.
• Transportation by an A/C vehicle.
• English speaking professional tour guide throughout.
• All entrance fees to sites and museums.
• Portage at hotels.
• Tips to hotel and restaurant staff.
• Service charges and local taxes.
• Travel documents and maps.
• One day special Turkish bath with massage in Istanbul .
• Admission to spas and massages as per itinerary.
• Whirling Dervishes Show in Cappadocia .
• Farewell dinner and Show in Cappadocia .
Round-trip Washington-Istanbul-Washington coach class air ticket. (Upgrading to Business Class available with an additional cost).
• On day SEP 21, Izmir-Ankara one way coach air ticket.
• On day SEP 23, Ankara-Istanbul one way coach air ticket.

• A Complimentary flight bag from Aegean Tours, Inc.

EXCLUDING
• All drinks
Tips to guide and driver

Important:
American citizens need Turkish Tourist visa. You can get your own visa from Turkish Embassy or our staff can assist you to obtain your visa for a nominal fee of $80.00 per visa including the fee to the country.

RATES
Single supplement $ 990.00 additional
Double
(10-15 persons)
$ 4,460.00 per person
Double
(16-20 persons)
$ 4,430.00 per person

Important:
This tour is based a minimum of 10 persons traveling together. If we have less than 10 people, then we will adjust the tour price.

We also offer this trip as a Private Deluxe Spa Tour.

RATES
Single rate $ 9,980.00
Double
(2 persons)
$ 6,460.00 per person
Double
(3-4 persons)
$ 5,660.00 per person
Double
(5-6 persons)
$ 9,980.00 per person