Ballooning over Cappadocia
OCTOBER 26 to NOVEMBER 1, 2021
ISTANBUL · CAPPADOCIA
Zoom Vacations tour to Turkey starts in the cosmopolitan city of Istanbul, whose incredible geographical location is the reason wars have been fought and lives lost. Turkey sits on both the European and Asian Continents. It is literally where East meets West. Istanbul is both the nearest Asian city to Europe and the nearest European city to Asia.
As a port city, all trade paths have passed through Istanbul for thousands of years. In addition to its prime location, another important feature of Istanbul is that it is highly sheltered. The center, which is presently called the “historical peninsula”, was made capital city by both the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. It is located on a hill surrounded by three seas which has made it almost impossible to be conquered.
Although thousands of years have passed, Istanbul still maintains its geographical importance. Today Istanbul is a huge metropolis connecting continents, cultures, religions and being home to eleven million people; and one of the greatest business and cultural center of the region…
After Istanbul, we then take you to the fairytale land of Cappadocia, where man and nature have competed (or have they worked together) to create an otherworldly landscape of towering stones, caves, and other formations, amidst cliffs and mountains. You will feel transported back in time or to another world altogether.
• Fully escorted with the services of a Zoom Vacations® Concierge throughout the trip
• Accommodations at two of the best hotels in Istanbul and Cappadocia
• A unique welcome event in a special location
• Breakfast daily
• Take a boat cruise of the Bosphorus
• Welcome Event in Istanbul
• Tour of Istanbul including Hippodrome Square, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Saint Sophia, Cisterns, Grand Bazaar
• Visit Dolmabahce Palace, Spice Market, Church of Chora (famed for gold gilded mosaics), Pera Palace Hotel (famed for Orient Express) for high tea, and more
• Enjoy a special seafood feast at Angel Blue Restaurant with wine
• Welcome to Cappadocia dinner with wine at Tafoni Caves
• Authentic Whirling Dervish performance.
• Hot air balloon over Cappadocia
• Kizilcukur sunset experience with wine & cheese
• Special Taverna dinner in Cappadocia
• Tour of Cappadocia including Three Beauties, Sinassos, Camel’s Valley, Avanos town famed for pottery studios.
• “Until Next Time” event in Cappadocia
• All airport transfers
Space is limited. Call us today to book this tour: 604.872.2627.
Gay Friendly, Luxury Accommodations
The Swissotel the Bosphorus - Istanbul
This five-star luxury hotel right in the center of Istanbul on the European banks of the Bosphorus. Nestled within 65 acres of historical gardens with world-class shopping and vibrant nightlife nearby, guest rooms and suites feature state-of-the-art technology and exclusive amenities.
The award-winning Purovel Spa & Sport offers luxurious holistic spa treatments from all over the world.
Tafoni Houses (Caves) - Cappacodia
With its unique location in Ortahisar Village, literally meaning Middle Fortress, Tafoni Houses offers the discerning traveler convenience of being minutes away from major sites as well as proposing an ambience of seclusion and tranquility. Having thirteen spacious suites that are hosted in ancient cave dwellings, accommodation at Tafoni Houses expresses finesse and elegance accessorized by objets d’art and art deco furniture.
With its spacious outdoor terraces and lush landscaping, Tafoni Houses offers the aura of a private club where guests can enjoy socially inviting ambiences, or else, they may prefer to disappear for an intimate getaway.Whether the call is for a relaxing massage treatment in your cave or a sip of cocktail while watching the starlit skies with vintage telescopes, at Tafoni Houses you will “Unveil Il Canto di Cappadocia”.
Air: International and domestic airfare not included.
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*Land only Introductory rate, based on double occupancy. Prices are subject to change. Need a roommate? Zoom Vacations® is happy to match you with someone, at no additional charge. Or, you may pay a single supplement and go as a single.
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