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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
May 30 – June 11, 2022
Sept 24 – Oct 6, 2022
May 22 – June 02, 2023

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

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Istanbul. It was known as Byzantium and Constantinople and for  600 years it was the seat of the mighty Otoman 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 amphitheatres and commerce. It has biblical connections and is an example of the profound influences of  Rome and Greeke empires shared in this region. We’ll have a fascinating walking tour of this massive archeological wonder. 
  • When thinking of Turkey, one can not 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 Turksih cuisine. Drawing from the Medeterrenian, 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 anaziz Turkished 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.

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

13 days / 12 nights

DATES

May 30 – June 11, 2022

Sept 24 – Oct 6, 2022

May 22 – June 02, 2023

PRICE

Rider on BMW 750 GS  → 6,489 USD

Rider on BMW 1250 GS  → add 490 USD

Passenger → 4,875 USD

Single occupancy supplement  → 1,150 USD

Deposit per person  → 1,000 USD

All rooms are shared, double occupancy. If you request to not share a room the single occupancy supplement applies. If we are unable to find a roommate for you, the single supplement will apply. No exception.

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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