Istanbul, Bodrum , Çeşme, Alaçatı, Izmir
Day 01: USA to Istanbul Turkey
Day 02: Istanbul – Izmir
Arrival at Izmir Airport and meeting an English-speaking assistant. Transfer to your hotel.
Day 03: Çesme–Alaçati
Today we will visit of the most beautiful villages on the Mediterranean.
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.
Alaçatı 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 04: Izmir
Today we have Free time to get the optional tour of Izmir and shopping.
Izmir is a city on Turkey’s Aegean coast. Known as Smyrna in antiquity, it was founded by the Greeks, taken over by the Romans and rebuilt by Alexander the Great before becoming part of the Ottoman Empire in the 15th century. Today, its expansive archaeological sites include the Roman Agora of Smyrna, now an open-air museum. The hilltop Kadifekale, or Velvet Castle, built during Alexander’s reign, overlooks the city.
Day 05: Izmir – Bodrum
After breakfast transfer to Bodrum check in to your hotel
Day 06: 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 07: Bodrum
Today we will have free time for leisure, our suggestion to you using the famous beaches of Bodrum. Bodrum is afascinating place as it has a pleasing contrast between the ancient city – where there are discernible 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 off the Coast. More than any other Turkish seaside getaway.
Day 08: Budrum – Istanbul
Arrival at Istanbul Ataturk Airport and meeting an English speaking assistant. Transfer to your hotel.
Optional: Istanbul biosphere cruise with music and dinner.
OPTIONAL TOUR ARE OFFERED AT EXTRA COSTS
Day 09: Istanbul
Enjoy a wonderful day 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 visit Hagia Sophina, the great Byzantine Basilica built in the 6th century, which remained the largest cathedral in the world for almost a thousand years, it was later converted to a mosque and now serves as a museum. Then continue to the Grand Bazaar (closed on Sunday) where you can shop for carpets, jewelry, leather and more.
Day 10: Istanbul
Amiri Travel is the only agency which gives you a visit of Dolma Bagche the magnificent residence of the Ottomans. We visit all the opulent rooms as well as the garden. Latter we have a visit of the Asian side of Istanbul including a viewpoint dominating the entire city.
Optional: Lunch in a posh restaurant on the Asian side (average cost $20 plus dringks).
Day 11: Istanbul
Included: Breakfast – Farewell Dinner Party
Tonight we will have Goodbye Dinner in the Kumkapi District with traditional live music.
Optional : Tour of Princes Island
OPTIONAL TOUR ARE OFFERED AT EXTRA COSTS
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.
Day 12: Istanbul to USA.
Today you have your flight from Izmir to the United States, with a short stop in Istanbul.
THE FOLLOWING ARE OFFERED AS PART OF THE PACKAGE
* International airfare to Istanbul and domestic airfare in Turkey
* 10 nights hotel accommodation
* All sightseeing as mentioned in itinerary.
* Full ground transfers and sightseeing.
* Daily Breakfast and (7) Dinners or Lunch
Not Included in the Package:
THE FOLLOWING ARE AT EXTRA COSTS TO THE PASSENGERS
* 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.
YOU MUST MAKE SURE YOUR PASSPORT(S) ARE VALID FOR THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS. CHECK WITH THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF THE COUNTRY OF DESTINATION FOR 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 are 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 as there are no guarantees of quality, safety and reliability. IT IS STRONGLY SUGGESTED FOR THE PASSENGERS TO STAY WITH THE GROUP/TOUR AND NOT WONDER OFF ON THEIR OWN.
- 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.
All prices are only valid for 24-hours, upon availability and they can changesat any time without any notice
- Price will be guaranteed only when services are confirmed and booking is paid in full
- We require the correct name and date of birth of the passengers, which must be matched in their passports
- Name changes are not allowed and tickets.
Travel Document Requirements:
It is the full responsibility of the passenger to verify the correctness of all the travel documents including valid Passport, Visa, the exact and correct spelling of their name.
Passports are required to be valid for at least 6 months beyond the dates of travel and at the minimum one blank page. Check with the Consulate general of country of travel for minimum requirements.
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 VISA 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