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Explore Turkey with us

Place: Turkey

Dates: October 13 - 23

Price (shared room): $2,230 USD

Price (single room): $2,600 USD

Who will accompany you in this retreat?

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Varinia Russo

  🇺🇸 United States

• Founder of Caterpillar Center.

• Coordinator of tourist groups.

• Energy Therapist

Day 1:

Departure on October 13 for Istanbul and arrival on October 14, 2022 to start our tour.

Day 2:

Breakfast at the hotel. Full day Classic tour of Istanbul with lunch: the Roman Hippodrome
will be visited; Space where chariot races and political fights took place.
You can see the Egyptian Obelisk, the Serpentine Column and the German Fountain. The blue
Mosque; one of the most beautiful mosques in Istanbul, unique with its six minarets . The Great
Mosque of Hagia Sophia, the first great church of Christianity, which was a meeting point for the
Orthodox for 1000 years. It was the first building in the world to be built with a dome in the 6th
century and became a mosque with the conquest of Constantinopolis by the Muslims. Topkapi
Palace; Residence of the sultans of the Ottoman Empire, today one of the richest museums in the
world, with excellent collections of jewelry, porcelain, costumes and relics. The Grand Bazaar;
Bazaar covered and a shopping paradise where you can find more than four thousand stores . Accommodation.

Day 3: ISTANBUL / KAYSERI / CAPPADOCIA (B/D)

Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning I walk by the bosphorus without lunch: Departure from
the hotel to the Spice Bazaar, after visiting it, transfer to the pier to start a cruise through the
Bosphorus, a strait that separates the continents of Asia and Europe. A beautiful walk where
you can admire the beautiful palaces and mansions, as well as a beautiful view of the villages on the banks.
In the afternoon transfer to the airport and flight to Kayseri. Transfer to Cappadocia. Dinner and
accommodation

Day 4: CAPPADOCIA (B/L/D)

Breakfast at the hotel. Full day tour of the fascinating world of Cappadocia with its excavated
churches in the Goreme valley, its troglodyte villages in Urgup, the Uchisar fortress and the
Avcilar valley with the enchanted fairy chimneys in a surreal and extraordinary landscape, the
incredible underground city of Ozkonak, used by Christian communities as a refuge to escape
persecution. It will end with a visit to a carpet workshop so that you can check the elaboration of
the same in an artisanal way. Lunch in this environment. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: CAPPADOCIA / KONYA / PAMUKKALE (B/L/D)

Breakfast and early departure to Konya, the famous capital of the Seljuk Empire. Enroute visit
of an old Seljuk caravanserai “Sultanhani”. Arrive in Konya and visit the ancient Whirling
Dervish Monastery founded by Mevlana, the world famous mystic and poet. Lunch en route.
Continuation to Pamukkale, "the Cotton Castle", a natural wonder of waterfalls formed over the
centuries by sources of warm water loaded with calcareous salts. Dinner and accommodation.

Day 6: PAMUKKALE / IZMIR (B/L/D)

Breakfast and visit of the ancient city of Hierapolis with its immense necropolis, one of the
most interesting and richest in Asia Minor. Department for Kusadasi. Lunch in Selcuk. Visit to
a leather products workshop. Visit of the House of the Virgin Mary. Then visit Ephesus, one of
the greatest and best preserved cities of antiquity. We will visit the Odeon, the Temple of Hadrian,
the famous Roman Baths, the Library of Celsus, the famous Theater, etc. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Izmir.

Day 7: IZMIR / PERGAMO / CANAKKALE (B/L/D)

Breakfast and departure to Pergamon, an important cultural and medical center of antiquity. There will be a visit to the Asclepion, an ancient therapeutic center dedicated to Aesculapius, god of Medicine. After lunch continuation of the trip to the legendary city of Troy, immortalized by Homer. Visit of the ruins. Arrival at the hotel. Dinner and accommodation

Day 8: CANAKKALE / BURSA / ISTANBUL (B/L)

Breakfast. Departure to Istanbul via Bursa, which was the first capital of the Ottoman Empire.
Renowned city for its mosques, fountains, Turkish baths and silk production. We will visit the 14th
century Mosque, the Great Mosque, the Green Mausoleum and the local silk bazaar. Lunch. Departure to Istanbul. Arrival at the hotel in the afternoon.

Day 9: ISTANBUL (B)

Breakfast at the hotel and free day for personal activities.

Day 10: ISTANBUL (b)
Breakfast at the hotel and at the scheduled time transfer to Istanbul airport for your return flight.

 

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GENERAL CONDITIONS

Includes:​​

  • Air ticket from United States to Istanbul

  • Istanbul airport-hotel-Istanbul airport transfers.

  • Accommodation in hotels.

  • Meal plan specified in the itinerary.

  • Air-conditioned coach during the tour.

  • Spanish-speaking accompanying guide during the circuit

  • Visits indicated.

  • Tips - at will

  • Meal plan specified in the itinerary.

  • Istanbul airport-hotel-Istanbul airport transfers.

  • Air-conditioned coach during the tour.

  • IMPORTANT NOTE

  • Spanish-speaking accompanying guide during the circuit.

  • Accommodation in hotels.


Do not included:

  • Personal expense

  • Medical insurance (recommended)

  • Tips - at will

  • Optional tours (if you want to ride the balloon in Cappadocia you need to tell us in advance)

Imporant Note: The type of vehicle will depend on the number of participants. According to this, a 14-seater minivan, a 27-seater minibus or a 46-seater coach will be used. 

Reserve I Purchase your trip:​​

 ​ 

To reserve your place, please call (305)793-3959 or send an email to variniaorugacenter@gmail.com

 

  • Package Price (shared room) : $2,230.00 USD 

  • Package Price (single room) : $2,600.00 USD 

   * You can reserve your space with a refundable deposit of $500.00 USD

   * With departures from JFK, for other cities ask us.

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GENERAL CONDITIONS

It includes:

  • Air ticket from the United States to Istanbul

  • Transfers Istanbul airport-hotel-Istanbul airport

  • Hotel accommodation

  • Diet specified in the itinerary

  • Air-conditioned coach during the tour

  • Spanish-speaking accompanying guide during the circuit

  • Visits indicated

  • Tickets at museums or historical sites

  • Planned internal flights

Does not include:

  • Personal expenses

  • Medical insurance (recommended)

  • Tips - at will

  • Optional tours. (if you want to ride the balloon in Cappadocia you need to tell us in advance)

Important note: The type of vehicle will depend on the number of participants. Accordingly, a 14-seater minivan, a 27-seater microbus or a 46-seater coach will be used.  

Book I Buy your trip here:​​

 ​ 

To reserve your space, call(305)793-3959or send an email tovariniaorugacenter@gmail.com

 

  • Package Price (shared room) : $2,230.00 USD 

  • Package Price (single room) : $2,600.00 USD 

   * You can reserve your space with a non-refundable deposit of $500.00 USD.

    * With departures from JFK, for other cities ask us

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