A visit to Turkey stirs the imagination. You are immersed in an ancient culture with unforgettable landscapes, centuries of history, mouth watering Mediterranean cuisine, and hospitable, friendly people. Our custom small group women's journey to Turkey provides women travelers an iconic itinerary to share with you the depth and breadth of the best of Turkey and her timeless treasures. Traveling to Turkey with Serendipity Traveler will leave you wanting to return. You will begin your custom Turkish small group women's tour in vibrant Istanbul, a cosmopolitan city made of many smaller parts. We perch in Istanbul amidst the fascinating historical old town of Sultanahmet where you will gather the essence of this country where history is alive. You will arrive in Istanbul's state of the art new airport and take the short ride to our perfectly situated hotel perched in the heart of Sultanahmet surrounded by The Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and centuries old historical landmarks. Our comfortable hotel is tucked away on a quiet cobbled street amidst the ancient ottoman history. It is a splendid location in the heart of the old city within easy walking distance to Sultanahmet square where the main historical sites are located. We will walk surrounded by history and the ancient buildings. You can relax and perhaps enjoy the custom of Turkish tea which will be commonly offered throughout your days touring Turkey. Early evening we will meander and begin to sample delicously fresh Turkish cuisine for our welcome dinner in historical mesmerizing Istanbul. Cappadocia is another highlight of travel to Turkey. We will settle there and explore the mysterious wonderland of underground cities and caves. Cappadocia will leave you spellbound. A visit to the sacred ancient grounds at Ephesus is spectacular. Ephesus contains the largest collection of Roman ruins in the eastern Mediterranean. Join us for our 2020 women's small group tour to Turkey and discover a wonderland of historical architecture, landscapes, culture and Mediterranean cuisine. Reserve now for your small group women's journey to Turkey and travel with Serendipity Traveler to Turkey in Autumn 2020.
You will savour your days exploring Istanbul ,the vibrant, world class city where we will immerse ourselves experiencing the history and culture of Turkey with privately guided, walking, and museum tours. Our full time native guide enhances our knowledge as we visit the ancient Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque, a most impressive sight with it’s massive dome and 6 minarets, and the Hagia Sophia, the famous basilica which was constructed in the 6th century A.D. often described as the greatest work of Byzantine architecture. You will wander the Grand Bazaar along with my personal favorite, the artful Arasta Bazaar. Sipping Turkish coffee or tea in the garden of Yesil Ev will offer a pleasant interlude from our walks as we get to know the sights, soul, and spirit of Istanbul. The Topkapi Palace Museum will take us back to the time of the Ottoman Sultans. Colorful Spice Markets are a window to the local life with a kaleidoscope of photo opportunities. We will savour a walking tour of the Beyogul district, the culinary capital of Turkey, which is enjoying a revival with many cafes, bars, and bistro's along the waterfront.