tour combines two of Turkey's most popular destinations:
romantic urban Istanbul and picturesque seaside Bodrum.
First, explore Istanbul according to your interests—art,
architecture, cuisine, history, religion and/or shopping.
Stay at the hotel, an historic building steps from the
city's main attractions. During flexible touring with
your own guide, visit sights such as the Aya Sofia, the
Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and the beautiful tiles in
its Harem, ancient underground cisterns, and Istanbul's
Spice Market. Shop for carpets and kilim, jewelry, glass,
textiles and antiques at the Grand Bazaar. Cruise the
Bosphorus, the waterway separating old Istanbul from new,
Europe from Asia. During leisure time, relax at local
cafes, sample street food, and enjoy your luxurious hotel.
Next, fly to Bodrum, an ancient harbor town now popular
as an upscale summer getaway. Over three days, explore
the town's attractions, such as whitewashed neighborhoods,
a Roman amphitheatre, the Castle of St. Peter and the
remains of the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, one of the
Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Stay at Bodrum's
finest hotel, the hilltop Marmara Bodrum, with breathtaking
views of the harbor far below. Finally, fly back to
Istanbul and stay two nights in a room with a view of