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Turkey Fantasy

Duration

13 days / 12 nights

Distance
1,490 miles / 2,400 km

Country destination
Turkey

Starts
Istanbul, Turkey

Ends
Istanbul, Turkey

Style
Road Tour

DATES
Sept 24 – Oct 06, 2022
May 22 – June 02, 2023

The magic and mystique of Turkey. Where East meets West.

TOUR CHARACTER

The Turkey Fantasy is a romantic riding holiday, on paved roads and ideal for couples as well as single riders. No country in the MotoDiscovery line up offers such depth of history and cultural color. From the time you arrive in Istanbul you will be impressed with the level of very inclusive MotoDiscovery services. Our partnerships here have nurtured a number of great riding experiences throughout the region over the years. The riding portion of this Turkey motorcycle tour ends in the magical region of Cappadocia with domestic flight (included) back to Istanbul, creating the optimum riding experience in a two week time frame. An exceptional and stylish touring experience.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Turkey Fantasy starts in magical Istanbul. It was known as Byzantium and Constantinople and for 600 years it was the seat of the mighty Ottoman Empire until 1922. Resting at the mouth of the Bosphorus Strait, the skyline is dominated by the iconic images of the Blue Mosque, Aya Sofia and the walled Sultan’s Topkapi Palace. Spend as much time as you can here, wandering the great Bazar’s, feeling the centuries of history. Magic!
  • The Peninsula of Gallipoli today reminds us of the futility of war. Here the Turks defended the strategic Dardanelles Strait from invading naval forces and the armies of Australia, New Zealand and Great Britain (ANZAC) during an 11-month siege. 
  • Ephesus dates back to 10th Century BC, a sprawling once port city of temples, markets, open air amphitheaters and commerce. It has biblical connections and is an example of the profound influences of Rome and Greek empires shared in this region. We’ll have a fascinating walking tour of this massive archeological wonder. 
  • When thinking of Turkey, one cannot miss the highlight of Cappadocia. With its curious pinnacle peaks formed by erosion protruding among canyons and across the arid landscape, carved dwellings date back thousands of years. You will enjoy two nights here in a luxurious hotel, rooms carved out of the rock. And if conditions approve, you must take the optional hot air balloon excursion.
  • Kekova is an island we reach by small boat. The village is simple, meandering up the hillside to a castle dating from the time of the Crusades. Swim, take a kayak to a nearby island, bargain in the tiny village shops or just relax. 
  • Riding into the interior of Antalya, Konya is a highly conservative city (you won’t find alcohol here), known as the final resting place of Rumi the 13th century Persian poet, scholar and practitioner of the Suffi faith. His works are known around the world and inspire many to this day. 
  • We can’t say enough about Turkish cuisine. Drawing from the Mediterranean, the Far East and the sub-continent, our guests rave about our dining extravaganzas. Plates of assorted meze arrive to the table, starters that become a meal by themselves. Fresh seafood, lamb or chicken are the main dishes. Grilled kebabs are a favorite. Chase it with the anise Turkish drink called Raki. End with delicate pastries and a rich shot of Turkish coffee. You won’t be disappointed.  
  • The staff team. We could not do this without the relationships built over the years with our native partner, Kaz Uzunoglu and his team. The services, from start to finish, will impress you.
  • This tour is the ideal platform for a customized private tour just for you and your friends. Interested? Fill out this easy Custom Motorcycle Tour Questionnaire, and let’s get started.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive Istanbul

Day 2: Gallipoli

Day 3: Ephesus

Day 4: Ephesus

Day 5: Bodrum

Day 6: Gocek

Day 7: Kekova

Day 8: Antalya

Day 9: Konya

Day 10:  Cappadocia

Day 11:  Cappadocia

Day 12: Domestic flight to Istanbul

Day 13: Fly out

PRICE

Rider on BMW 750 GS  → 6,989 USD

Rider on BMW 1250 GS  → add 590 USD

Passenger  → 4,975 USD

Single occupancy supplement  → 1,150 USD

Deposit per person  → 1,000 USD

All rooms are shared, double occupancy. If you do not have a roommate preference we will attempt to select one for you. The Single Occupancy supplement will apply if we are unable to secure a roommate for you, or should you choose a single room as an option.

DATES
Sept 24 – Oct 06, 2022
May 22 – June 02, 2023

INCLUDES

  • 12 nights superb accommodations (double occupancy)
  • Base model BMW motorcycle rental for the rider
  • 9 dinners, all breakfasts and an occasional lunch
  • Guided walking tour of Ephesus
  • Entrance fee to Ephesus archeological site
  • Walking tour of Troy and entrance fee
  • Guided walking tour of Istanbul
  • Arrival and departure airport greet and transfers
  • Multilingual riding guide
  • Support/luggage vehicle with staff driving assistant
  • Ferry transportation Istanbul to Bandirma
  • Ferry across the Dardanelles Straits to Gallipoli and back.
  • Domestic air flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul at tour’s end and transfers
  • A special Whirling Dervish performance
  • Freight transportation of motorcycles from Cappadocia back to Istanbul
  • Maps and GPS waypoints
  • Road log
  • MotoDiscovery apparel gift
  • Comprehensive pre-tour information packet

DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • International airfare
  • Emergency evacuation insurance (mandatory)
  • Trip cancellation-interruption insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Fuel
  • Tolls
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Staff tips and gratuities for specially requested services
  • Any inclusions other than those specified

TOUR CHARACTER

The Turkey Fantasy is a romantic riding holiday, on paved roads and ideal for couples as well as single riders. No country in the MotoDiscovery line up offers such depth of history and cultural color. From the time you arrive in Istanbul you will be impressed with the level of very inclusive MotoDiscovery services. Our partnerships here have nurtured a number of great riding experiences throughout the region over the years. The riding portion of this Turkey motorcycle tour ends in the magical region of Cappadocia with domestic flight (included) back to Istanbul, creating the optimum riding experience in a two week time frame. An exceptional and stylish touring experience.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Turkey Fantasy starts in magical Istanbul. It was known as Byzantium and Constantinople and for 600 years it was the seat of the mighty Ottoman Empire until 1922. Resting at the mouth of the Bosphorus Strait, the skyline is dominated by the iconic images of the Blue Mosque, Aya Sofia and the walled Sultan’s Topkapi Palace. Spend as much time as you can here, wandering the great Bazar’s, feeling the centuries of history. Magic!
  • The Peninsula of Gallipoli today reminds us of the futility of war. Here the Turks defended the strategic Dardanelles Strait from invading naval forces and the armies of Australia, New Zealand and Great Britain (ANZAC) during an 11-month siege. 
  • Ephesus dates back to 10th Century BC, a sprawling once port city of temples, markets, open air amphitheaters and commerce. It has biblical connections and is an example of the profound influences of Rome and Greek empires shared in this region. We’ll have a fascinating walking tour of this massive archeological wonder. 
  • When thinking of Turkey, one cannot miss the highlight of Cappadocia. With its curious pinnacle peaks formed by erosion protruding among canyons and across the arid landscape, carved dwellings date back thousands of years. You will enjoy two nights here in a luxurious hotel, rooms carved out of the rock. And if conditions approve, you must take the optional hot air balloon excursion.
  • Kekova is an island we reach by small boat. The village is simple, meandering up the hillside to a castle dating from the time of the Crusades. Swim, take a kayak to a nearby island, bargain in the tiny village shops or just relax. 
  • Riding into the interior of Antalya, Konya is a highly conservative city (you won’t find alcohol here), known as the final resting place of Rumi the 13th century Persian poet, scholar and practitioner of the Suffi faith. His works are known around the world and inspire many to this day. 
  • We can’t say enough about Turkish cuisine. Drawing from the Mediterranean, the Far East and the sub-continent, our guests rave about our dining extravaganzas. Plates of assorted meze arrive to the table, starters that become a meal by themselves. Fresh seafood, lamb or chicken are the main dishes. Grilled kebabs are a favorite. Chase it with the anise Turkish drink called Raki. End with delicate pastries and a rich shot of Turkish coffee. You won’t be disappointed.  
  • The staff team. We could not do this without the relationships built over the years with our native partner, Kaz Uzunoglu and his team. The services, from start to finish, will impress you.
  • This tour is the ideal platform for a customized private tour just for you and your friends. Interested? Fill out this easy Custom Motorcycle Tour Questionnaire, and let’s get started.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive Istanbul

Day 2: Gallipoli

Day 3: Ephesus

Day 4: Ephesus

Day 5: Bodrum

Day 6: Gocek

Day 7: Kekova

Day 8: Antalya

Day 9: Konya

Day 10:  Cappadocia

Day 11:  Cappadocia

Day 12: Domestic flight to Istanbul

Day 13: Fly out

PRICE

Rider on BMW 750 GS  → 6,989 USD

Rider on BMW 1250 GS  → add 590 USD

Passenger  → 4,975 USD

Single occupancy supplement  → 1,150 USD

Deposit per person  → 1,000 USD

All rooms are shared, double occupancy. If you do not have a roommate preference we will attempt to select one for you. The Single Occupancy supplement will apply if we are unable to secure a roommate for you, or should you choose a single room as an option.

DATES
Sept 24 – Oct 06, 2022
May 22 – June 02, 2023

INCLUDES

  • 12 nights superb accommodations (double occupancy)
  • Base model BMW motorcycle rental for the rider
  • 9 dinners, all breakfasts and an occasional lunch
  • Guided walking tour of Ephesus
  • Entrance fee to Ephesus archeological site
  • Walking tour of Troy and entrance fee
  • Guided walking tour of Istanbul
  • Arrival and departure airport greet and transfers
  • Multilingual riding guide
  • Support/luggage vehicle with staff driving assistant
  • Ferry transportation Istanbul to Bandirma
  • Ferry across the Dardanelles Straits to Gallipoli and back.
  • Domestic air flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul at tour’s end and transfers
  • A special Whirling Dervish performance
  • Freight transportation of motorcycles from Cappadocia back to Istanbul
  • Maps and GPS waypoints
  • Road log
  • MotoDiscovery apparel gift
  • Comprehensive pre-tour information packet

DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • International airfare
  • Emergency evacuation insurance (mandatory)
  • Trip cancellation-interruption insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Fuel
  • Tolls
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Staff tips and gratuities for specially requested services
  • Any inclusions other than those specified

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BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE
By requesting a booking, you'll be able to reserve your spot on this tour. Closer to the tour date you will receive an email with payment information and you will be able to make a deposit or pay the entire balance.

CUSTOMIZE THIS JOURNEY
If you would like to customize this itinerary and create a Tailor Made Journey just for you and your companions, click here to inquire, or speak to our travel professionals.

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE
By requesting a booking, you'll be able to reserve your spot on this tour. Closer to the tour date you will receive an email with payment information and you will be able to make a deposit or pay the entire balance.

CUSTOMIZE THIS JOURNEY
If you would like to customize this itinerary and create a Tailor Made Journey just for you and your companions, click here to inquire, or speak to our travel professionals.