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Romantic Istanbul & Cappadocia

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Best time to visit
August, September, October

Turkey is fully open to visitors, including Americans. There are currently no restrictions on travel to Turkey, nor a requirement to bring a negative PCR test. A fabulous country awaits and it feels so much better without the bustling summer crowds.

So escape to the mystique of Istanbul (remember to wear a face mask in busy public places). Then take a trip to the fairytale landscape of Cappadocia. This romantic Turkey experience is an example of where you can go and what you can do on vacation right now. It doesn’t go off the beaten path but you will find both Istanbul and Cappadocia to be significantly quieter than usual.

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Day 1 - Istanbul Relaxation

The Haseki Hurrem Sultan Hamami is a Turkish hamam that was commissioned by Sultan Suleiman I's consort Hürrem and constructed by Mimar Sinan during the 16th century in Istanbul.
Hammam Experience, Istanbul
Hammam Experience, Istanbul
Hammam Experience, IstanbulHammam Experience, Istanbul

Hammam Experience in Istanbul

Turkey

To visit Turkey and not lather in the magic of a hammam, is to enter a palace and only see the courtyard. Nestled near the Hagia Sophia, the Hurrem Sultan Hammam invites you to surrender your senses and rejuvenate in style.Constructed in the 16th century, this historic Ottoman bathhouse is the ultimate Turkish bathing experience. Feel like a Sultan, as you unwind among marble floors and dazzling domes. Soak up the scent of traditional soaps, a gentle blend adding further serenity to this tranquil space.Relinquish negative energy and submit to pure pleasure, as your attendant treats you to a famed scrub-massage. Steamy ambiance and the soothing sounds of water running combine, bringing you a therapeutic tradition designed for royalty.

The hotel, Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus
Palace Roof Suite, Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus
One-Bedroom Bosphorus Suite, Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus
Aqua Restaurant, Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus
Palace Roof Suite, Four Seasons Istanbul at the BosphorusOne-Bedroom Bosphorus Suite, Four Seasons Istanbul at the BosphorusAqua Restaurant, Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus

Four Seasons at the Bosphorus

Turkey

Discover an aura of history and beauty along the Bosphorus strait, with a lavish night at the Four Seasons. Ardently restored and ready to serve, this 19th-century Ottoman palace stands as a bridge between East and West.Turkish hospitality and ancient architecture meets modern comfort and contemporary interior design. Lounge poolside and rejuvenate from your morning explorations. Spoil your senses with a visit to the traditional hammam. This is a stylish, spacious and elegant retreat ready to bring ease to your stay.A waterfront skyline waits for you up on the terrace. Revel in the sight of soaring minarets and mighty towers, as you uncover an intimate side of Istanbul witnessed by few others.

Day 2 - Istanbul History

Old City Tour, Istanbul
Galata Tower, Istanbul
Hagia Sophia, Istanbul
Galata Tower, IstanbulHagia Sophia, Istanbul

Istanbul Old City Tour

Turkey

The tale of Istanbul transcends time. Home to a colourful culture full of artistic tradition, discover the magic and mystery of the city with a journey through its most cherished scenes.The walls of the Old City offer a labyrinth of history and architectural delight. Enter the Hagia Sophia and witness its transformation firsthand. From cathedral to mosque and now museum, the building itself is a snippet into the country’s proud past.Witness the beauty of the Blue Mosque, with its glorious minarets and intricately adorned interior. Uncover what remains of the Hippodrome of Constantinople and the bustle of the Grand Bazaar. Expect laughter and ancestral anecdotes from your local guide, as he unveils the secrets of this intriguing land.

Chef making baklava with nuts at restaurant.
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Pistachio Turkish baklava on wooden. Turkish cuisine.
making dough in bakeryPistachio Turkish baklava on wooden. Turkish cuisine.

Baklava Workshop in Istanbul

Turkey

Treat your taste buds to pure pleasure, as you spoil yourself with a sweet workshop full of classic flavours. Join your local chef in the creation of magic, in this quintessential culinary experience located in the heart of Istanbul.Luscious desserts wait to be crafted. Expect sensory surprises behind each bite. These native treats have travelled far, carrying with them the charms of Turkish culture. Try your hand at their decoration, as you work on timeless local recipes.Pleasant conversation and an intimate setting combine, bringing you a warm and light-hearted class that will long be cherished.

Day 3 - Istanbul Sailing

Bosphorus Yacht Cruise, Istanbul
Bosphorus Yacht Cruise, Istanbul
Bosphorus Yacht Cruise, Istanbul
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Bosphorus Yacht Cruise in Istanbul

Turkey

Istanbul by boat is a thrilling delight. The city opens before you as you make your way down the historic Bosphorus strait. Cruise through gorgeous waters in your own private yacht, and witness continents coming together. This is a unique journey along the edge of two worlds.Painted in culture and jovial spirit, the streets beyond the bank bursts with life. Experience the colours and scents of the city, as an exhilarating breeze and visual pleasures work in harmony, bringing you a beguiling ride through the historic site where Europe and Asia meet.

Day 4 - Cappadocia Introduction

Two Quadricycle In Front Of Valley
Mountain Cappadocia is a fantastic place for horseback riding and quad bike.
single girl walking toward skyline, with one ATV vehicle parked around in wild valley in Cappadocia, Turkey, surrounded among the rocks, dunes and hills in Goreme National Park, typical terrain landscape in Cappadocia
Mountain Cappadocia is a fantastic place for horseback riding and quad bike.single girl walking toward skyline, with one ATV vehicle parked around in wild valley in Cappadocia, Turkey, surrounded among the rocks, dunes and hills in Goreme National Park, typical terrain landscape in Cappadocia

ATV Ride in Cappadocia Valleys

Turkey

Experience the thrills of the Cappadocia valleys, aboard a thrifty ride. This is a quad bike adventure guaranteed to get your adrenaline pumping. Let the beauty of the natural landscape sweep you off your feet, as you navigate hidden trails that end with exclusive panoramic views.An invigorating visual feast of rolling hills lay out before you. The wind is refreshing. The speed is exhilarating. These off-the-beaten-paths are yours to explore, on this private tour over picturesque hills and glorious dunes, with fast-paced excitement promised throughout.

Romantic Valley Dinner, Cappadocia
Romantic Dinner, Cappadocia
Romantic Dinner, Cappadocia

Cappadocia Valleys Private Dining

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The enchanting valleys of Cappadocia make for a magical backdrop. Enjoy a traditional Turkish meal in the company of this majestic landscape, from a secret location offering complete privacy.Fresh flavours and tantalising scents lace the air. Dig into a selection of heavenly dishes, prepared exclusively for your table. Sample innovative Anatolian cuisine, while your private chef cooks up the next surprise.Design your dining to the time that suits. Witness the flight of the hot air balloons as you devour breakfast. Dinnertime promises candle-lit romance. Treat yourself to a cocktail as a local violinist serenades you, adding soft notes and gentle tunes to an already delightful evening.

Swimming Pool, Museum Hotel Cappadocia
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Shisha Lounge, Museum Hotel Cappadocia
Swimming Pool, Museum Hotel Cappadocia
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Museum Hotel Cappadocia

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Built against the slopes of the ancient Uchisar Castle, this unique cave hotel and “living museum” promises rustic pleasure and dreamy nights.Enjoy views overlooking the region’s remarkable valley landscape, as you explore this magnificent historical treasure. There is no shortage of authenticity here. Submit to the estate’s majestic ambiance, and unravel the depths of its luxury.This is an award-winning establishment, offering regal service and a splendidly restored cave interior. Rare artifacts add to the mystical charm. Unwind in this idyllic retreat, and let it take you back in time.

Day 5 - Cappadocia Bliss

Balloon Flight, Cappadocia
Balloon Flight, Cappadocia
Balloon Flight, Cappadocia
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Balloon Flight Over Cappadocia

Turkey

The air is full of promise as you wait in anticipation. Settled comfortably in your own private basket, the inflated balloon looms overhead, a curve of colour against the sky above. A moment later, and you feel yourself gently lift off the ground.You float effortlessly, rising higher towards a layer of clouds, white and puffy and all too inviting. The sky stretches before you, as the sun starts to rise. The world below feels infinite and far away.You drift through a scene from a dream, soaring over Cappadocia’s famed fairy chimneys. The landscape views do not disappoint, dotted with tranquil valleys and fellow flyers. Sparkling champagne and a bountiful buffet breakfast wait for you upon your descent.

Uchisar in Cappadocia, Turkey
Fairy Chimneys, Uchisar in Cappadocia
Lunch, Cappadocia
Girlfriends traveling and enjoying valley view at sunset in Cappadocia
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Cappadocia Highlights Tour

Turkey

Your journey through Cappadocia’s most beguiling sights begins with a visit to the Goreme Open Air Museum. Timeless frescoes and captivating rock-carved churches reveal themselves enticingly, as you explore this unique heritage site.The historic village of Cavusin and the fairy chimneys of Pasabag await you next. Take a walk through the ages, as you uncover the story of the land from your local guide. Step into a scene from a fairytale, as you get lost in the distinct allure of this old and magical region.Enjoy an intimate lunch in Avanos, where a workshop in traditional Turkish pottery can be arranged as well. Among the natural landscapes and remarkable valley views, there is no shortage of beauty.

Day 6 - Cappadocia Intimacy

View of ancient Nevsehir cave town and a castle of Uchisar dug from a mountains in Cappadocia, Central Anatolia,Turkey.
Cave Churches, Cappadocia
Cave Church Fresco, Cappadocia
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Cappadocia Christian Heritage Tour

Turkey

Cappadocia’s churches tell their own story. Centuries old, these charismatic structures carry the tale of Christian heritage that once existed in the region. Insightful and alluring, this is a private tour taking you deep into the past of this proud and ancient nation.Unveil the secrets for yourself, as you explore these ancestral houses of worship, some of which date back to the Roman era. Discover candid interiors and let history come to life. Isolated and forgotten, these rustic exteriors and aged sites are a true testament to Turkey’s impressive and constantly changing culture.

Horseback Riding, Cappadocia
Horseback Riding, Cappadocia
Horseback Riding, Cappadocia
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Cappadocia Horseback Riding

Turkey

Enjoy the best of Cappadocia, aboard your noble steed. This is a captivating ride over rolling hills. Journey through historic valleys, swaying to the spirited steps of your brilliant stallion.The animated voice of your local guide enlivens in the air, as he reveals the stories and myths of this ancient region. Savour in the fresh mountain air, as gorgeous views stretch before you. Stunning scenes unfold at the perfect pace, the landscape’s beauty spreading in all directions.

Day 7 - Cappadocia Departure

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