OUR PRICE INCLUDES
• Accommodation in selected hotels.
• Transfers in private air-conditioned vehicle as mentioned.
• Local French-speaking guide during the visits as mentioned in the program.
• All entrance fees and activities mentioned. • Meals indicated in the program (B: breakfast, L: lunch, D: dinner).
• Government taxes.
OUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
• International flights and travel insurance.
• Domestic flights (priced separately).
• Single room supplement.
• Meals not clearly mentioned, drinks during meals, and the minibar in the hotel room.
• Possible fuel surcharges that may occur before departure.
• Tips for guides and drivers.
• Expenses resulting from the cancellation of a flight/roadblocks/landslides/riots and events beyond our control.
CHECK-IN AND CHECK-OUT TIME
Check-in time: 14:00 - Check-out time: 12:00 Early check-in or late check-out can be arranged subject to availability and at an additional cost.
Our above rate does not include insurance. We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance for your trip.
NOTE ON TRANSPORTATION
Our price is based on the group arriving at a given time (one flight). In the event that clients arrive at different flight times and require transfers from a different airport, additional transfer charges will apply. We apply the same for the departure date.
NOTE ON SERVICE AND ALTERNATIVE POLICY
No service is guaranteed at the time of our proposal; services (hotel, boat, flight, guide, etc.) are subject to availability. • Please send us the booking confirmation as soon as possible to secure the reservation. • Alternative services with different costs will be offered when the first choices are not available at the time of booking.
CANCELLATION AND AMENDMENT POLICY
For land services
During the high season (Christmas, New Year, and the country's public holidays) and for certain special services, cancellation conditions will be applied differently and will be informed on a case-by-case basis.
FIT (1 - 10 persons)
More than 45 days before the client's arrival date No charge
From 30 to 45 days 20% of the total amount
From 20 to 29 days 50% of the total amount
From 10 to 19 days 75% of the total amount
Within 9 days or No show on the arrival date 100% of the total amount"
Arrival at Istanbul airport, welcome by your French-speaking guide, transfer to your 5* hotel.
After breakfast, depart for the historic heart of Istanbul. You will begin your visits with one of Istanbul's most renowned monuments, the Hagia Sophia, a masterpiece of Byzantine art with its 16,000 m² of frescoes and mosaics. Next, explore the fascinating Blue Mosque, which stands facing the Hagia Sophia, with its six minarets. Built in the 17th century, it is famous for its 21,403 blue tiles! End the journey at the Byzantine Hippodrome and its obelisks. After lunch, enjoy free time in the Grand Bazaar, the world's largest covered market! Dinner at a Istanbul restaurant and overnight at your hotel.
This morning, you will discover the Topkapi Palace, an iconic place in the city and the luxurious residence of the Ottoman sultans. After lunch, visit the "Egyptian Bazaar," the largest spice market in Istanbul, built by the Venetians in 1663.
As an option, you have the opportunity to take a private boat ride on the Bosphorus, a unique opportunity to contemplate the yalis, prestigious wooden residences, and admire the splendid facades of the Dolmabahce and Beylerbeyi palaces with their 19th-century architecture (with a supplement). Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
Today, we will head to the capital and the second-largest city in Turkey: Ankara (450 km). Visit the mausoleum of Atatürk, the father of modern Turkey. Lunch before continuing the journey to Cappadocia (320 km) through a plain where the salt lake glistens. Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Cappadocia.
Goreme National Park and Cappadocia Rock Sites, Avcilar. A day dedicated to discovering Cappadocia, a unique natural site in the world! The landscape, dotted with gigantic fairy chimneys, is enchanting! You will then discover Göreme, an open-air museum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, housing several rock churches adorned with Byzantine frescoes. You will also experience an underground city, a former refuge for locals. You will discover the splendid valleys of Avcilar and Guvercinlik, where countless fairy chimneys stand with surprising human and animal aspects, a fascinating journey through lunar landscapes and exceptional panoramic views. As an option, you will have the opportunity to take a hot air balloon flight to admire the fairy chimneys and surreal landscapes of this region. This unforgettable excursion alone is the highlight of this special trip! Finally, in the evening, you can attend a Turkish evening in a typical troglodytic setting where you will admire folklore and traditional dances (optional, with a supplement). Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
After breakfast, depart for Konya (240 km), where you will travel along the famous Silk Road, lined with numerous caravanserais. You will be amazed by the sublime landscapes of the high plateau of Central Anatolia. Photo stop in front of a Seljuk caravanserai. Arrival in Konya, the former capital of the Seljuk Turks, where you will visit the old convent of the Dervish Turners order, now transformed into a museum, built by Mevlana, one of the fathers of Sufism. Continue to Pamukkale and lunch on the way (420 km). Visit the natural site of Pamukkale, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will visit the famous "Cotton Castles," gleaming white, where the flow of hot springs, saturated with calcareous salts, has lined the cliff, and overnight at your hotel.
After breakfast, depart for Ephesus (180 km). The city of Artemis, the most famous ancient site in all of Turkey, the street of Courtesans, the famous Library of Celsus, the Temple of Hadrian, the Trajan Fountain, the splendid theater with 24,000 spectators, and the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Moreover, this city was dear to the Apostle Paul, who stayed there for several years. Lunch in Selcuk. During the day, you will have the privilege of attending a leather fashion show where you will appreciate the quality of the items. Dinner and overnight at your 5* hotel in Izmir or Kusadasi.
Depending on the flight schedule, transfer to the airport. Assistance with check-in procedures and departure to France.