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7 DAYS WOMEN ART TOUR ISTANBUL AND KUSADASI

Women Art Tours Turkey
Duration:
7 days 6 nights
Depart From:
Istanbul
Tour Ending:
Istanbul
Route:
Istanbul, Kusadasi, Istanbul

Itinerary

Day 1 - Istanbul - Arrival Day

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Welcome to Turkey, arrival into Istanbul. Transfer from airport and check in to your hotel where we offer you a welcome drink and a chat with gourmet experts in Turkish cuisine. Tonight you will have a welcome dinner, be introduced to our friendly crew and other travelers while sampling traditional Turkish food. Enjoy the mystical atmosphere of Istanbul at night. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 2 - Istanbul City Tour - Turkish Cooking Lesson

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After a morning orientation sightseeing tour of Istanbul, you will participate in your first Turkish cooking lesson: preparing lunch which you will enjoy! After lunch visit to TOPKAPI PALACE. The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed. SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE: Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. HIPPODROME: Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 3 - Istanbul City Tour - Belly Dancing and Folklore Class

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Pick up at 08:30am from your hotel for the a day tour of old Istanbul city. Visit to ST. SOPHIA This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architectural marvels of all time. Visit the SPICE BAZAAR (Egyptian Bazaar) The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice. After the Tour return to hotel for a rest. In the evening we depart for your Belly dancing and folklore class. This will be a very memorable class learning belly dancing techniques and folklore dance. You will learn the special moves and how to get the attention of the audience. We have dinner at the Restaurant. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 4 - Istanbul to Izmir & Kusadasi

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Free Day until the afternoon for your domestic flight to Izmir. Arrive to Izmir and depart for your tour of Ephesus - once the commercial centre of the ancient world - is a highlight of any visit to Turkey. The city, whose wealth and patronage supported its splendid architectural program, was dedicated to the goddess Artemis. Her enormous temple, once considered one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World and rebuilt several times, dates in its latest form from the third century B.C. The tour of the ruins also includes a theatre, gymnasium, agora and baths, as well as the Library of Celsus. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 5 - Tour of Village Sirince - Textiles and Fruit Wine Tasting

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After breakfast at 08:30 we will depart for Sirince Village. Visit the beautiful village of Sirince and the ruins of 42 churches, the suggested birth place of the Virgin Mary. Today we will go to Sirince Village to see locals making handmade textiles. The textiles that we will see include carpets, kilims, clothing and homewares such as pillow covers. You will see firsthand the ancient techniques used by the Turkish women to make these intricate styles and patterns that are famous to Turkey and the local region. Sirince is also very famous for it's many different varieties of fruit wine. We will have a chance to enjoy some of these wines at the local wineries. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 6 - Fashion Show & Turkish Bath

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
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Today we will go to a leather factory where you will see the leather products being made. You will see how jackets, handbags and many other products are made. You will view a demonstration from a local expert and you will also get the chance to join in a fashion show where you will feel like a model. The most famous brands of leather are often made in Turkey, and you can be assured that all of the products here are of the highest quality and best craftsmanship. After the fashion show drive to Turkish Bath. When entering to Turkish bath, you leave all the hastiness of daily life outside, you exchange your clothes for a waistcloth and adorn the traditional clogs. Inside temperature reach up to 50 degrees celcius under the central dome of the building. This heat and humidite opens the pores of body and extracts the fatty anoils of the body in preperation for your scrub down and a massage by the attendant. After a gentle soap massage you leave the bath place with towels and pass to resting room. Here, tea is offered to you. You leave the Turkish Bath renewed, beautiful and refreshed. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 7 - Izmir to Istanbul - End of Tour

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After breakfast, we depart to Izmir airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul, from where you will make your way home. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in the future in one of our tours again. Have a nice trip back home and thanks for choosing TravelShop Turkey.

Including

  • 8 DAYS WOMEN ART TOUR INCLUDES:
  • All airport transfer services
  • Domestic flight from Istanbul to Izmir
  • Domestic flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul
  • 3 nights hotel in Istanbul
  • 3 nights hotel in Kusadasi
  • 6 breakfasts and 6 dinners
  • Cooking classes
  • Belly dancing and folklore class
  • Ceramics Lesson
  • Textiles and fruit wine tasting
  • Fashion Show
  • Turkish Bath
  • Guided Istanbul tour
  • Guided Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise and Shopping tour
  • Guided Ephesus tour
  • Guided Sirince village tour
  • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
  • Professional English-speaking tour guides

Excluding

  • International flights
  • Personal expenses: Lunches, extras at hotel or additional meals
  • Tipping: Tips for guides and drivers
  • Insurance: All types

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