(9 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis) Istanbul, Bodrum
This tour combines two of Turkey's most popular destinations: fascinating Istanbul and picturesque seaside Bodrum. One day is also spent on an excursion to Ephesus to see the important ruins.
First, explore Istanbul according to your interests—art, architecture, cuisine, history, religion and/or shopping. During flexible private touring with your own guide, visit sights such as the
Aya Sofia, the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and its Harem,
ancient underground cisterns, and Istanbul's Spice Market. Shop for carpets and
kilim, jewelry, glass, textiles and antiques at the Grand Bazaar. Also
visit the city's most interesting museums and vibrant neighborhoods.
Continue to Bodrum, an ancient harbor town featuring beautiful whitewashed backsteets, a Roman amphitheatre, the Castle of St. Peter and the remains of the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Accommodation in Bodrum is at one of Turkey's premier resorts. If desired, take a private full-day excursion to the magnificent ruins of Ephesus to see the Library of Celsus, the Terrace Houses and Ephesus Museum, as well as the nearby House of the Virgin Mary.
Finally, fly back to Istanbul for two more nights in Turkey's most sophisticated city.
VIP airport assistance. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 night stay
Full-day private city tour
Full-day private city tour
Istanbul - Bodrum
Private transfer to flight to Bodrum. Private transfer to resort for 3 night stay
Half-day private tour of Bodrum
At leisure (or optional full-day excursion to Ephesus - additional cost applies)
Bodrum - Istanbul
Private airport transfer to flight to Istanbul. Private transfer to hotel for 2 night stay
Half-day private city tour
Private airport transfer
Four Seasons Sultanahmet or Park Hyatt (first stay)
Ciragan Palace or Four Seasons at Bosphorus (second stay)
Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay or Amanruya*
(*supplement applies for the Aman resort)
Per person (double occupancy)
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Private touring with your own personal guides and drivers
Preferred rooms in the very best luxury hotels
Firsthand, sophisticated destination knowledge and recommendations from our travel specialists
Itineraries that are customized according to your interests and schedule
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All Artisans of Leisure tours are private and depart daily.
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