Footsteps of the women in Turkey
Women only tour
Come and learn about the exquisite history and culture of Turkish women! get inspired and feel the culture in the country ornated with Stunning mosques and aroma in the Spice bazaar,
Let's follow the steps of a Turkish Woman, to take part in their daily activities, lets enjoy Turkish cooking classes, handicraft workshops- Ceramic lessons, Fruit wine tasting, relax in an Ottoman Hamams, and entertainment sessions such as Turkish Dance and folklore music, where Turkish ladies feel the importance and value of this day.
10 Days Women Tour in Turkey
Day 01: Arrive Istanbul
Arrival to Beautiful Istanbul meet and transfer to the hotel, check-in hotel and have some rest. We will meet at dinner to get introduced to our other travellers while enjoying traditional Turkish food and enjoy the mystical atmosphere of Istanbul at night.
Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 02: Istanbul Cooking Lessons
Our morning tour starts with sightseeing of Istanbul where you will participate in your first Turkish cooking lesson: preparing lunch which you will enjoy! After lunch, visit to TOPKAPI PALACE. The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed. Sultan Ahmet Imperial Mosque: Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the Blue Mosque because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. Hippodrome: Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. Lunch break and then We will take you to the Grand Spice Bazaar which is a unique atmosphere with reasonable prices for your shopping on many Exotic Spices and Herbs, Turkish Baklava, Turkish Delights, Turkish Coffee, nuts and fruits, small souvenirs such as Ceramic Handicrafts, Evil Eyes totems, all naturel olive oil, soaps and many other goods in Souvenir Shops and stores. The rest of the evening is yours to enjoy Istanbul.
Day 03: Istanbul
Turkish Bath- Gala Dinner and Folklore dancing
Start the exciting day after breakfast and depart for a shopping spree to enjoy colorful shops and traditional goods.
It is time to try a traditional Turkish bath (Hamam) . Turkish bath is an old tradition for the Anatolian people. It will be such a treat to purify your skin with peeling and soothing oil massage.
Now is the best time for Gala dinner to have dinner and enjoy belly dance sessions by a Professional belly dancer that will teach us the folkloric dance figures. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 04: Istanbul
Bosporus Cruise, Fly to Izmir , Kushadasi
No trip to Istanbul is complete without a Bosphorus Cruise, a magical Istanbul Bosphorus Boat Cruise starting at 08.30. Enjoy the array of sites you can see from the boat. Bosphorus by boat is a traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. Lunch break at the Turkish restaurant. After lunch, we head to Istanbul Airport for a domestic flight to Izmir. Transfer from airport and check in to your hotel in Kusadasi.
Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 05: Kusadasi- Sirince Village-fruit Wine tasting
A visit to Ephesus - once the commercial center of the ancient world - is a highlight of any visit to Turkey. After Ephesus tour departs for Sirince Village. Visit the beautiful village of Sirince and the ruins of 42 churches, the suggested birthplace of the Virgin Mary. Today, we will go to Sirince Village to see locals making hand-made textiles. The textiles that we will see include carpets, kilims, clothing and homewares such as pillow covers. You will see by first hand the ancient techniques used by the Turkish women to make these intricate styles and patterns that are famous to Turkey and the local region. Sirince is also very famous for its many different varieties of fruit wine. We will have a chance to enjoy some of these wines at the local wineries. Overnight and dinner in Kusadasi.
Day 6: Pamukkale Tour
An excursion to Pamukkale. On the way, we will visit one of the famous leather production centers in the region. We, then arrive at Pamukkale for lunch. Afterwards, we shall visit the calcium terraces of Pamukkale (cotton castle) and the ruins of Hierapolis, then walk around this natural phenomenon and have the option of lying in the waters of the natural springs. Overnight and dinner in Kusadasi
Day 7: Kusadasi / Izmir to Nevsehir / Kayseri airport and Cappadocia
After breakfast, check out the hotel and transfer to Izmir airport to take the flight to Cappadocia. Arrival and then transfer from Kayseri Airport to your Cave style hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore Cappadocia. Dinner and overnight in Cave Hotel in Cappadocia.
Day 8: Cooking Lessons and Cappadocia Tour
Today we will visit local markets with stops for tastings of artisanal food and wine for our lunch. Cooking classes with village women using traditional recipes. After lunch, we visit to Goreme Open Air Museum where rock churches carved by early Christians after the 4th century and decorated by frescoes that depict the life of JESUS, also is the place where the first religious education was started. Climb up Uchisar Castle that was once used as a watchtower and also populated by the head of the village. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 9: Ceramics Lessons and Cappadocia Tour
Ceramic Art in Turkey is amazing, we will attend a ceramics class. You will be assisted by professional ceramic artists to make your own ceramic piece that you may take home as a memory and souvenir from a trip to Turkey. Ceramic art is the most famous artwork coming from the Cappadocia region. In the afternoon, participants will enjoy a guided tour through the spectacular sight of Cappadocia; Derinkuyu Underground City where the dwelling was started during the Hittites (2000 BC) and became a big shelter for 12 different nations. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 10: Cappadocia to Istanbul
Our Farewell to beautiful Cappadocia, we fly back home either from Kayseri Airport or transfer to Istanbul to take our connecting flights. Safe trip and see you on our next adventures.