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March - October
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Ritz-Carlton Rewards: Classic Turkey

Explore Istanbul's magnificent Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and sixth-century Basilica Cistern. In Cappadocia, visit the rock-carved churches at GĂ´reme and the underground village of Kaymakli. Discover ancient Ephesus, the best-preserved classical city in the eastern Mediterranean, and the seaside town of Bodrum with its Museum of Underwater Archaeology.

Itinerary

Days 1-2: USA or Canada/Istanbul, Turkey

Depart on an overnight flight to Istanbul, where you are met and privately transferred to your hotel. The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul is ideally located in the heart of the city, near the legendary Bosphorus River. The luxury hotel is the perfect jumping off point for exploring this fabled city.

The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul
Day 3: Istanbul

Explore the masterpieces of Byzantine and Ottoman architecture: the sixth-century Basilica Cistern and the timeless Hagia Sophia, one of the greatest surviving examples of Byzantine architecture. Visit Topkapi Palace, a resplendent complex that is the former seat of the Ottoman government. Explore the Pera District, the present-day heart of Istanbul, and go atop the ancient Galata Tower for 360-degree views of this beautiful city.

The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul B
Day 4: Istanbul/Cappadocia

Your guide travels with you throughout the program. Fly to Cappadocia to see the rock-carved churches at Göreme. The unique landscape of this area was created by volcanic, geological and erosive activity. Here, amid the soft type of rock called tuff, one of the most ancient and influential monastic movements took root in the fourth century. Retire to your boutique hotel, renovated from authentic Cappadocian housing.

The Museum Hotel B
Day 5: Cappadocia

This morning you may choose to take an optional hot air balloon excursion over Cappadocia. Then explore the underground village of Kaymakli. After lunch, visit the potters of Avanos, who have practiced their craft for more than 4,000 years.

The Museum Hotel B L
Day 6: Cappadocia/Izmir/Ephesus/Kusadasi

Fly to Izmir and view the remains of the great Ionian city of Ephesus, the best-preserved classical city in the eastern Mediterranean.

KoruMar Hotel De Luxe B
Day 7: Kusadasi/Bodrum

Explore the ruins of Priene, the massive Temple of Apollo at Didyma and the temple at Euromos en route to Bodrum.

The Marmara Bodrum B
Day 8: Bodrum

Discover Bodrum's fascinating Museum of Underwater Archaeology, housed in a former castle and containing many artifacts salvaged from the surrounding waters.

The Marmara Bodrum B
Day 9: Bodrum/Istanbul

Fly to Istanbul and view the City Walls; then visit Dolmabahçe Palace, the largest and finest example of Ottoman Baroque architecture in the city. Continue with a private afternoon cruise on the Bosphorus.

The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul B
Day 10: Istanbul

Explore the Suleymaniye Mosque, a symbol of the Golden Age created by the great architect Sinan. Visit the 3,500-stall Grand Covered Bazaar.

The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul B
Day 11: Istanbul/USA or Canada

Transfer to the airport to board your homebound flight.

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