Istanbul, Bodrum, Çeşme, Alaçatı, Izmir
Day 01: USA to Istanbul – BodrumTurkey
Day 02: Istanbul – Bodrum
Arrival at Bodrum Airport and meeting an English-speaking assistant. Transfer to your hotel.
Day 03: Bodrum City tour
After breakfast, we will start our sightseeing by visiting Bodrum Windmills, Akyarlar District, Gumusluk Village, Yalikavak, discover unique and bohemian atmosphere of Bodrum peninsula still offers where the ancient ruins of Halicarnassus are found amid charming fishing villages, crystal clear water and a welcoming breeze.
Day 04: Bodrum
Today we will have free time for leisure, our suggestion to you using the famous beaches of Bodrum. Bodrum is a fascinating place as it has a pleasing contrast between the Ancient city – where there are discernable fragments everywhere in the town -and a playground for rich Turks and an array of foreign visitors. It is one of the centers of the Turkish Tourist industry and is the market town for the Bodrum Peninsula which consists of a number of towns and villages nestling on the edge of the Coast. More than any other Turkish seaside getaway
Day 05: Bodrum – Çeşme
After breakfast transfer to Cesme check in to your hotel.
Çeşme is a Turkish resort town west of Izmir, on the Aegean Sea. Overlooking the harbor is Çeşme Castle, a restored military fortress. It now houses the Çeşme Archaeology Museum, with displays of marble busts, metal coins and artifacts from nearby excavations. On the east side of the Çeşme peninsula is sandy Ilica Beach, with warm thermal sulfur springs. Around Çeşme are clear waters and accessible dive sites. Çeşme is also where many Turkish movie stars have their seaside mansions.
Day 06: Çesme–Alaçati
Today we will visit of the most beautiful villages on the Mediterranean.Alaçati is a town on Turkey’s Çeşme Peninsula, on the Aegean Sea. Its known for its beaches, old stone houses and winemaking tradition. In the south, Port Alaçatı Marina is a renowned water sports center, thanks to its constant winds. To the northwest is the Ottoman Çeşme Castle, built in the early 16th century and now housing historical artifacts. The Greek island Chios is a short ferry ride away.
Day 07: Çesme-Izmir- Istanbul
After breakfast drive to Izmir airport flight to Istanbul. Arrival at Istanbul Airport and meeting an English-speaking assistant. Transfer to your hotel.
Optional: Istanbul biosphere cruise with music and dinner.
Day 08: Istanbul
Enjoy a half day morning tour of Istanbul, the only city that straddles two continents. Your tour includes a short briefing and the picture stop at the courtyard of the Blue Mosque, a 17th century Ottoman Mosque famous for its six minarets and magnificent interior made of blue tiles. Then continue to the Grand Bazaar (closed on Sunday) where you can shop for carpets, jewelry, leather and more, also we will explore the Spice Market with its unforgettable aromas.
Day 09: Istanbul (Asia Side City Tour)
Today we will have City Tour of Istanbul Asian Side including Lunch but at first, we will have visit of Dolmabahçe Palace built in 19 the century is one of the most glamorous palaces in the world. It was the administrative center of the late Ottoman Empire with the last of Ottoman Sultans was residing there. After the foundation of the Turkish Republic in Ankara, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk transferred all government functions to the youthful capital but on his visits to Istanbul Ataturk occupied only a small room at Dolmabahçe Palace as his own. He stayed, welcomed his foreign guests and made a practical center for national, historical and language congress and for international conferences. The construction cost five million Ottoman gold lira, or 35 tons of gold. After that we will drive From Europe side aboard the Bosphorus Strait, we arrive at the Asian section of Istanbul via the Bagaz Bridge, then we will have visit of Çamlica Hill, a place with two hills overlooking the Bosphorus and the Marmara Sea, is one of the most favored promenades in Istanbul, and also one of the highest and most charming places in the city. After that we will move to have visit of Bostanci Sea Coast, in the next we will move to Akasya Shopping Mall to have free time for shopping.
Day 10: Istanbul
Optional : tour of Princes Island
Today you have free time at leisure, join one of the Princes Island Optional Tour including Lunch with soft drink, the Princes’ Islands are a cluster of 9 islands southeast of Istanbul in the Sea of Marmara. Mainly car-free, the islands are known for their horse-drawn carriages (phaetons). We will start our day by using the sea cruise for visiting of Princes Island, after arrival we will use the carriages to have visit of island, after that we will have lunch in beach restaurant in Marmara Sea coast. After that we will have free time to explore the beauty of island. Then we will back to Istanbul. At night we will have Good Bye Dinner in the Kumkapi District with traditional live music.
Day 11: Istanbul to USA.
Today you have your flight from Istanbul to the United States.
THE FOLLOWING IS INCLUDED IN TOUR
* International airfare to Europe and domestic.
* 9 nights hotel accommodation
* All sightseeing as mentioned in itinerary.
* Full ground transfers and sightseeing.
* Daily Breakfast 7 Dinners or Lunch
Not Included in the Package:
THE FOLLOWING ARE AT EXTRA COSTS
* Visa- Securing/getting Visa(s) for the countries the passenger(s) intend to travel to and related costs are not included- It is solely the responsibility of the passenger(s) to attain Visa(s) at their own cost.
SPECIAL NOTE: AMIRI TRAVEL IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR PASSPORT VALIDITY.
All passenger(s) are responsible to have a valid passport for a minimum of 6 months above and beyond the departure date. Passenger(s) with passports expiring in 6 months or less from the departure date, risk being turned back at the country of destination and forfeit all Travel, Tour costs and expenses.
MAKE SURE YOUR PASSPORT(S) ARE VALID FOR THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS.
* Tips of $10 per day ($2 per day for the driver, and $8 per day for both the local guides and the international guide) – The tips goes to our Local tour guides, Bus driver, and Bell Boys.
SPECIAL NOTE: These tips are expected and thus mandatory
* Meals that are NOT mentioned in the itinerary, will not be covered
* Travel Insurance (Consult your travel agent for Optional Coverage) We Strongly suggest that you purchase travel insurance to protect you against loss.
* Personal Expenses and incidentals
* Optional Tours– Occasionally there maybe an opportunity to go on optional tours. These tours are not covered in the basic cost of the tour and will cost extra.
Amiri Travel is not responsible for any optional tours purchased by passengers from third party operators.
- The final confirmation will be communicated 15 days before departure.
- $2000 Deposit Required at the time of booking.
- Full payment is due 90 days prior to departure.
Travel Document Requirements:
It is the full responsibility of the passenger to verify the correctness of all the travel documents including valid Passport and Visa.
Passports are required to be valid for at least 6 months beyond the dates of travel.
Passengers are responsible for ensuring that they have the proper travel documents and MUST CHECK with the respective consulate(s) or visa agency to determine whether any visas or passports are required.
Passport with at least 6 months of validity and at least one blank visa page. Non – U.S. citizens must call their local Consulate office for the most current entry requirements.
AMIRI TRAVEL IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ABOVE REQUIREMENTS.
We strongly recommend that all clients take out comprehensive travel insurance when making a booking. We recommend getting insurance that covers loss of baggage, trip cancellation, and medical expenses. Insurance is available at an additional cost.
Cancellation without Insurance:
Cancellations are very costly and usually do not occur in time for resale of the cancelled tour. If Amiri Tour and Travel receives any cancellation prior to commencement of services without travel Insurance, the following cancellation fees will apply per person:
* 60 days prior to departure: $250 per person.
* 60-31 days prior to departure: 50% of cost.
* 30 days or less prior to departure: 100% of cost. No refund