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Evasion Voyage


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Travel agency proposing tailor-made holidays - Cultural stays - Incentive - Individual tailor made travel

Our additional services - 24/7 Concierge service o Assistance, restaurant reservations, ticketing (concerts, museum, etc.) - Expert guides (architecture, painting, etc.) - Different experiences o Cooking lessons and lunch at the inhabitant at Cappadocia o Meeting with a journalist o Visiting a yali and meeting with the owner o Dinner with the the descendant of the last sultan

Evasion Booking Online B2B Travel Solution

Eva sion Prive Private club and luxury travel


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Istanbul Istanbul Sightsee Istanbul Stay

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Cappadoce Cappadoce Sightsee Cappadoce Stay

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Antalya Antalya Sightsee Antalya Stay Hotels & Suites

Bodrum Bodrum Sightsee Bodrum Saty

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Circuits

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Tour of Egean Sea Discovery Journey in Turkey Essential Turkey (Turkey 101) Lycian Coast Antalya Ottoman Capitals Escape to East Eastern Wonders Turkey South East Anglais On the footprints of Alexander the Great On the Step of St Paul Turkey - Greece

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Büyükdere Caddesi, Noramin İş Merkezi No:237C Kat B-3, 34398 Maslak, İstanbul, TR Tel: +90 212 331 03 33 | Faks: +90 212 285 49 84

Evasion Booking

Eva sion Prive

Online B2B Travel Solution

Private club and luxury travel


Evasion Booking

Retrouvez toutes nos offers speciales et toutes nos destinations sur notre site de vente en ligne ÂŤ Evasionbooking Âť www.evasionbooking.com

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A new concept for a new vision of travel Inbound Agency based in Istanbul, established by French and Turkish Tourism experts focused on `tailor-made travel` and `culture tourism`.

Beyond the traditional tourism services, three major strengths differentiating us from the crowd A real 7/24 concierge service meeting all expectations of our clients: Information, ideas of discovery in the course of travel, tickets for museums, concerts, expeditions, reservations for restaurants, bars, standing by you in case of mishaps. From the welcome in the airport the clients to the end of the stay, the guests will be in good hands of our hosted, the information and help they will provide will make most of this unique journey experience.

Exceptional experiences that no other agency can offer you in the country • Visiting a vine cellar, tasting and meeting a vine expert • Lunch at a local household in Cappadocia and cooking lessons • Meeting a local journalist, fashion designer, artists, painters, writers who will tell you their vision of the country • Discovery of Istanbul with an architect! • Dining with the last member of Ottoman Dynasty and listening to the history of Ottomans! Our online booking services: we have heavily invested in our B2B online booking site which is a product of our long years of experience in tourism industry. This is a full fledge online booking system that you can book all of the followings (hotels, transfers, excursions, tours, boats …), you can create your own basket and control all your reservations yourselves. This is a great tool to facilitate the booking experience. It makes you faster more flexible and more accurate when you respond to your client needs and requests. You can also create your own program.

Our concept for travel business: we create the event, you enjoy the emotion

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Our Stay Selecting Evasion Voyage is the best possibility to design your tailor made journey and create the best fit program to your personal approach of travelling. We offer more than a couple of itinerary but a group of destinations in order to help you to formulate all your trips and destinations according to your envies. Besides the traditional programs, we propose jeep trips, golf stays and, ski or diving options. Introduction of the new local airlines companies revolutionized the way the travel is organized and broadened the vision of tourism in the country. This enables us to open new destinations, complete our offer range with departures from Istanbul across the country. (3 days Istanbul stay followed by 4 days trips in Anatolia or sea side stays‌) The programs are schemed according to the content of the journey and also the duration.

The hotels Particular attention and focus on the hotels. Our proposition is mostly based on the charm hotels with a design touch, and small establishments where our guests are welcomed warmly and enjoy a convivial stay. The location of the hotels is considered on the basis of the site and the facilities as he criteria of selection. The hotels presented here are just examples, based on your needs and preferences, we would be happy to propose a series of different choices across the categories. Our booking site offer a selection of 300 hotels situated in different regions of the country with which we have established strong relations over the years. This is not only a guarantee for the best prices but also, personalized services, special treatment including upgrading in case of availability.

Our concept of circuit You will find here several formulas of journey which are non-exhaustive. In fact all destinations and routes are open to modifications and to different combinations. It is all about offering a tailor made travel suiting best your needs. The tours proposed here are all considered in the most detailed way to provide you with a broader and precise opinion about the destinations. Cross the country through both original and unusual ways. Enjoy the journey, diverse regions and landscapes, their traditions and the people warm and welcoming.

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Itineraries departing from Istanbul will not lead to discovery of this magnificent city with thousands of lights and colours but also to see magical places rich in history. The history which makes Istanbul one of the cradles of the civilisation. We have to stress on the importance of charm and relaxation sides of your journey with particular attention to the hotels and avoid difficult and exhausting routes to ensure that you benefit from your vacation most and have enough occasion to rest.

Car Rental / Auto tours One of the specialities of our agency. On the wheel of the category of the car that you have selected, you have the liberty of travelling the itinerary of your choice. The complete « road guide » on your itinerary, with the necessary explanations about the route and the flow of your programs. We will also be on the other side of the line to help you.

Your road map includes • A detailed plan of your itinerary for each day, stage by stage, • The sites to be visited, • Suggestions of restaurants • Access way to your hotel • Practical advices which will help you through your journey The hotels are booked for each city or stop. We can also propose a professional guide for each site to be visited on your route. Departures and arrivals can be organized for each big city, airport and sea destinations. For Auto tours, it should be noted that there is also the possibility to arrange a driver for the duration of the entire journey and even a guide driver depending on your program and conditions.

Cars We offer from economy class cars to SUV and Minivans, a wide selection in different categories. Our partners are able to provide the possibility of pick up and drop off, in big cities, airports etc. suitable to the itinerary. We ensure to provide low mileage cars and our assistance service will be ready to help you anytime in case of problem. Our rates include CDWPAI Insurance and TOP (for the flight), km unlimited and including all local taxes. For 7 days rental or more you will not be charged if drop off different from pick up points.

7/24 Assistance During your stay you will be provided a contact number that you can reach us any time. You can also benefit from our concierges services : • Advice • Restaurant booking • Ticketing (muséum card, concert tickets etc…) • Assistance for the road • Route changes ……

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Istanbul The rhythm of the ancient Byzantine capital The rhythm of the ancient Byzantine capital. We offer you to discover the thousand facets of this city ; its historical monuments, its magnificent Bosphorus and its night life for it considered as one of the most intense and fashionable city in Europe In addition to hammam, restaurants and all the folklore, live the traditional circuit to live as a real Istanboulist For many centuries the capital of the civilised world, Istanbul, remained the heartbeat of Turkey. It’s glorious metropolis with 12 million residents, and impressive setting straddling Europe and Asia, combines with an unchallengeable place in its history, folklore, commerce and culture. Although it’s packed, pungent and polluted, the Bosphorus strait which connects The Black sea and The Marmara Sea, and the golden horn, affiliated with the fresh-water estuary and help the visitors to maintain the sense of openness for thousand years especially before the construction of the bosphorus bridge in1973. Before 1973 the only way to go between the European and Asian parts of the city was by boat. A second bridge was completed in 1988, a third is planned and a metro is being developed. Also don’t forget to visit the church of St Sophia that was built in 548 and appreciate the fabulous blue mosque During the night you can discover another world and you could never imagine that before arriving into Turkey. The Istanbul night life is in perpetual effervescence with full of fashionable places, restaurants, barsand discos to respond all your wishes and your needs. Discover the different ambiance of the city with the Bosphorus style or Taksim place and its surroundings,Taksim is the heart of the city and the mixing of many cultures

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Sightsee The Classic Tours Complete Day Sultanahamet Complete day devoted to discovered historical heritage of the city, visits district of Sultanahmet in company of a French-speaking guide. Golden Horn We will leave the traditional ways to discovered the district Fener and district Eyüp in the extension of the Golden Horn. Quarter of Pera / Galata We will begin our day with the visit of the sumptuous palace of Dolmabahce. We will take then the direction of the quarter of Pera. The quarter of Pera, which means prolongation of the district génois.

“beyond” (of Galata) in Greek, is the

Cruise day on the Bosphorus and discovery of the continent Asia The day will be devoted to the mythical Bosphorus, connecting the Black Sea to the Marmara Sea. Departure by boat for an architectural discovery of the sumptuous palaces and “Yali” which marked the ostentation of the Othoman period.

Our Excursions Themes In Search Of Heritage Byzantium Full Day dedicated to the discovery of the legacy Byzantine Empire. During the Middle Ages, The Byzantines were always designated by the term “the Romans” . Byzantium, especially well known as a famous capital Constantinople but in fact it was the Roman empire in the East.Constantinople - the new Rome - became the capital of the evolution of a civilization that believe in polytheism. Ottomane Architecture This program allows to discover the evolution of Ottoman religious architecture, by the visit of mosques, medresseh, libraries and mausoleums. The Hidden Treasures of the Ottoman Empire The proposed excursion allows to discover the imperial palaces of the Ottoman Empire built along the Bosphorus. These residence of sultans testified that last centuries of a great empire has left important traces in the history of world. This program also allows you to know the Ottoman Empire as a water civilization.

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Stay Hotel Sumahan / Design Boutique Hôtel

In this renovated, 19th-century Ottoman distillery you will find tastefully decorated and luxurious guest rooms and suites, along the beautiful Bosphorus. Enjoy free private parking and free internet access.

Vault Karakoy, The House Hotel Istanbul / 5*

Vault Karaköy, The House Hotel is located in the up-and-coming neighborhood of Karaköy on Bankalar Caddesi, a convenient launching pad to explore bohemian Beyoğlu and historic Sultanahmet.

Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah Istanbul / 5*

Pera Palas Hotel in Galata district is one of the oldest and the most famous hotels of Istanbul. The hotel was built in 1892 for the specific purpose of hosting passengers arriving on the Orient Express train. Agatha Christie was one of its visitors where she wrote Murder on the Orient Express.

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Park Hyatt Istanbul / 5*

Ideally located in the fashionable Nisantasi residential and shopping quarter, Park Hyatt Istanbul - Maçka Palas uniquely combines the historic architecture of an Art Deco building with innovative interior design.

Misafir Suites 8 Istanbul / Boutique Hôtel

Waking up in a plush hotel with the comforts of home… Getting away from the city while still in the midst of it… Surrounded by luxury but listening to the sound of street musicians… If this is what you are looking for, then 8 Istanbul Suites is just for you.

Eresin Crown / 5* Boutique Hôtel

Eresin Crown Hotel is located in the Historical Sultanahmet. 49 various historical art pieces from the Hellene, Roman and Byzantine time including a cistern and a mosaic were found during the construction phase of the hotel “from 2.-3. B.C. to 5. - 6. A. D. centuries”.

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Cappadocia Anatolian enchantment Anatolia occupies the most important part of Turkey and it is almost an open air museum. Anatolia and especially Cappadocia hosts Çatalhöyük which is one of the oldest settlements on the Earth with its history going back to 9000 years ago Being really the cradle of civilization thanks to its location, countless churches from the Roman Empire times are found in Cappadocia. This is a very fertile region and it has historic monuments which are unique in the World. You can see the traces of early Christian era in this region. Cappadocia enhances the visitors with its extraordinary topography and landscape. Göreme is one of these places. Erciyes Mountain reaching an altitude of 4000 meters is another point of attraction. The fairy chimneys formed by the effect of air and water and got such an interesting shape, the underground cities served as refuge for the early Christians astonish and fascinate the people visiting Cappadocia.

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Sightsee You will find below various offers of visits that you can do over one day or consecutively over several days in order to have the most complete possible vision of the area. You also have the possibility of riding a horse during the excursion. Something that you should not miss is the overflight in balloon over the valleys of the unique relief in the world. Without any doubt one unforgettable and emotional experience. Les trésors de Goreme Departure for the valley of Göreme; a real open sky museum, site classified in the inheritance list of UNESCO presents particularly the frescos from Xth to XIIIth century. Ville souterraine & Eglises cachées Departure in the morning for Kaymakli, city underground with several levels, astonishing refuge during the many invasions occured in the area. Du canyon d’Ilhara aux cheminées de fées We will leave for the canyon Ihlara, profound and abounding many rock churches all over the canyon. Joyaux des vallées & village grec Departure for an excursion at the Red valley or you will admire a rupestral church in particular there hiding a series of columns. De la vallée de Derbent à la ville sainte Morning departure for an excursion at the valley of Derbent, magic landscape where everything is there to let your imagination grow. Discover the valley of El Nazar.

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Stay Argos in Cappadocia / Boutique Hôtel

Ever mindful of the aesthetic charms of this traditional village, with its unique location, hillside layered with homes and sprawling estates of interconnected homes and living spaces, painstaking renovation and restoration was conducted primarily as a way to preserve and enhance this legacy for future generations and only after lengthy consultation with master architect Turgut Cansever.

Taskonaklar / Boutique Hôtel

A dream boutique hotel at Uçhisar – Cappadocia. The heritage of thousands years old civilisations, the expertise of architects and the delicate craftsmanship of the workers combined with our enthusiasm created this beautiful boutique hotel.

Gul Konaklari - Sinasos / Boutique Hôtel

Rose Mansions consists of two old Greek houses built on an are of 4000m2 in the mid 1900s. The renovation of our Mansions was started on September in 1998 and completed on June in 2002.

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Tafoni Evleri / Boutique H么tel

This boutique cave hotel is situated in Cappadocia, in the untouched village of Ortahisar. With Ortahisar Castle looming high above and the panorama of the village valley below, Tafoni Evleri offers luxurious cave suites with free Wi-Fi. Tafoni Evleri can organize private or regular tours with licensed tour guides.

Dere Suites / Boutique H么tel

Located in Urgup, Dere Suites Boutique offers cave rooms with free Wi-Fi, authentic interiors and modern amenities. Featuring a unique architecture, the property has a wine cellar and a terrace with views over the nearby villages.

Gamirasu Hotel / Boutique H么tel

Gamirasu is the name of an exquisitely restored 30 rooms troglodyte cave house opened in 1999, in Ayvali Village near Urgup in the heart of Cappadocia, Turkey

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Antalya The natural beauties of Antalya, a place where the sea and the mountains meet, will cut your breath. It is possible to benefit the advantages of four seasons simultaneously in this city founded at the feet of Taurus Mountains. You can ski at the ski centers established on the Taurus Mountains or enjoy the Mediterranean crystal clear water and endless beaches in the same season. We propose you unforgettable vacation alternatives in various holiday centers, each one different from the others and all of them located on the Mediterranean coast of nearly 1000 kms extending from Marmaris to Alanya. You can practice all kinds of sports activities, enjoy the water sports in these hotels constructed in a natural environment and aiming to accommodate their guests in the best way without suffering any space problem. You should not forget the mountain sports neither. The mountain bike, trekking or jeep safaris you will experiment in Taurus Mountains will ensure your integration to the nature. Furthermore, the city benefits also a privileged location thanks to the antic cities such as Perge, Aspendos, Side and Termessos which have been founded in places not so far from Antalya. Being a city founded in the 2nd cent. B.C. by Attalus II, the King of Pergamum, Antalya was integrated to Eastern civilizations in time thanks to its location by the Mediterranean Sea and became one of the important harbor cities. During the Crusades it has been an important place of defense and undertook the protection of rich commercial cities such as Perge, Side and Aspendos in its surroundings.

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Sightsee Perge Founded not so far from Antalya, Perge is a typical example of ancient Pamphylia cities. The city located at the junction of trade routes has become an important Christian center together with Side thanks to the Apostles Paul and Barnaby. Sidé Side was an important slaves market before becoming a center of Christian religion in the 7th cent. B.C., and it has welcomed even Cleopatra in a certain time. Aspendos Aspendos is an antic city from the Roman times and it has the best preserved and spectacular amphitheater. As the most beautiful city of ancient Pamphylia, Aspendos attracts thousands of domestic and foreign lovers of history every year. Discover Antalya in one day Visit the old town with its picturesque streets and beautiful old Turkish houses, the old harbour and the Castle. Visit the Antalya museum exhibiting sculptures of Roman Perge, magnificent sarcophagi, ethnographic section. Discover falls of Karpuzkaldiran; one of the few waterfalls in the world in such a height to fall into the sea. Discover the ancient region in one day Departure for the ancient site of Perge; Roman baths, agora, its amazing main way. Visit the theater of Aspendos, one of the few ancient theaters in perfect condition. We also visit Aspendos aqueducts and very pretty bridge selcuquide of 12th century. Continuation to Side to discover the Roman theater built on arches, the ancient site that it merges with the small village on the sandy beaches. Nature Coast Two most picturesque sites of the Turkish coast: In the morning Termessos; an eagle’s nest over 1000 meters, The striking remains are buried in the forest and overlooking the surrounding mountains. In the afternoon return to the shores of the Mediterranean to be enchanted by the city and port of Phaselis antique shopping right in the pine forest that has been wintering city of Alexander the Great. Discovery of Lycia (2 days / 1 night)

Let’s explore the remains of an original civilization: the Lycians, who have been influenced by the Greek world and the Persian world. This particular situation makes it an essential observation of the history of civilizations in the Eastern Mediterranean since the first millennium BC to the Middle Ages. You will visit sites of Xanthos and Létôon which are one of the most remarkable archaeological sites in Turkey and listed World Heritage by UNESCO In passing we also mark a stop in two ancient ports of Lycia Patara and Myra.

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Stay Kempinski Hotel The Dome Antalya / 5*

A taste of sumptuously inviting luxury in the resort of Belek, the Kempinski Hotel The Dome is accommodation offering royal treatment. Set in an area of natural beauty also known as the Turkish Riviera, the hotel is located directly on the beach.

Tuvana Hotel Antalya / Boutique Hôtel

Our story started during the first half of 18th. Century. The buildings that constitute HOTEL TUVANA were designed and built by Abdi Efendi, one of the glorious officers of the Ottoman Empire

The Marmara Antalya / 5*

In the world’s first and only revolving hotel, The Marmara Antalya is located on the famous Falez Hills of Antalya in the Lara district.

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Hotels & Suites Upper House Hotel Kaş / Boutique Hôtel

Upperhouse, artsy designed charming boutique hotel located at the heart of Kaş. With it is unrivaled location, high qualitated service, unsurpassed decoration Upperhouse Boutique Hotel exceed your expectations beyond your dreams.

D-Hotel Maris Fethiye / 5*

D-Hotel Maris will welcome its first guests in Spring 2012. Completely renovated, design resort, a paradise where the Aegean sea meets the Mediterranean, surrounded by luscious pine forests, small islands and bronze volcanic mountains.

Perdue Butik

A paradisiac spot with a Robinson Crusoé atmosphere On the sea , in the small bay of Oludeniz, this boutique hotel offer a unique concept This camp mix of wooden house and tent which offer your high standard comfort is the perfect place to resource yourself.

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Bodrum Located on the Aegean coast, Bodrum offers a night life equivalent to French Riviera with its shores rich of natural beauties and its luxurious hotels. Located on the Aegean coast, Bodrum offers a night life equivalent to French Riviera with its shores rich of natural beauties and its luxurious hotels. This historic holiday zone called Halicarnassus in ancient times is 270 kms to the south of İzmir and not so far from the Greek islands just in front of it. Bodrum’s economic life is based traditionally on agriculture and fishing. However, with the development of tourism witnessed in the last years thanks to its proximity to historic places Bodrum became one of Turkey’s most important tourism centers. The city where ancient times famous Greek philosopher Herodotus was born is reputed not only by its natural resources but also with its historic richness. You can benefit from the Mediterranean climate characterized by hot summers and warm winters dominating in Bodrum and don’t forget that the city is ready to welcome you in every season.

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Some of the antic cities to discover near Bodrum:

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Mylasa: Today’s Milas was one of the important trade centers of Eastern Rome. Euromos: There exist 16 columns in the temple dedicated to Zeus and constructed in 6th century. Labranda: One of the antic settlements dedicated to Zeus. Herakleia: This historic city situated near the Lake of Bafa has been founded between Latmos and Aegean Sea. You will be fascinated by the beautiful Athena Temple in Heriakla Ephesus: You can begin the day you will spend to discover the antic city Ephesus by visiting Virgin Mary’s House on the hill of Aladağ. Ephesus is one of the best preserved historic sites from ancient Greek times till today. Among the interesting historic places you can discover in Ephesus, the castle from Byzantine times and the Saint John Basilica take the first places

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Stay Casa Dell’Arte Bodrum / 5*

Turkey’s first contemporary boutique art hotel, Casa Dell’Arte is a unique seafront, stylish hotel located in one of the most enchanting spots of Bodrum, the old fishermen’s village of Torba.

Kuum Hotel & Spa Bodrum / 5*

Kuum Hotel & Spa Bodrum, designed by the most prominent Turkish architechts, will take you from the serenity of the green to the arms of deep blue sea. An unsurpassed sense of hospitality, also makes you live the unforgettable moments over and over again during your stay

Temenos Hotel / Boutique Hôtel

Situated in the tranquil Bodrum countryside, this luxurious hotel overlooks OrtakentYahsi Bay and is a 10-minute walk from the beach. It has an outdoor pool and a restaurant with views of the Aegean Sea.

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The Marmara Bodrum / 5*

The Marmara Bodrum, a member of the small luxury hotels of the world is the winner of the 5 star diamond award. The hotel is internationally recognized as being among the world’s finest boutique hotels with its exceptional service for an elite clientele.

Doria Hotel / 5*

Doria Hotel Bodrum, situated in a dramatic hilltop location in Bitez, is the newest and hippest resort in this historic once-upon-a-time fishing village that has evolved into a jet set heaven

Thor Luxury Spa / 5*

The marvelous green forest and natural wonder of turquoise coloured sea of Bodrum, deep blue sky, mild climate at the very special bay, where luxury and cosiness come together.

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Tour of Egean Sea 8 Days / 7 Nights

Discover a region of Turkey where you will find the olive trees, vineyards and beautiful forests, by the fantastic blue and limpid Egean Sea. We propose you to enjoy during your vacation, both the cultural face and the natural and relaxing face of the region. Depart from the traces of the history, visit the numerous antique sites of which the most famous are Ephesus and Pergamon. Along the seaside trip of great sand beaches, you will come across a beautiful landscape. The ancient site of Aphrodisias which lies in the Maeander River basin, in a fertile valley 100 miles southeast of the port of Izmir remains to be one of the most important archaeological sites of the Greek and Roman periods in Turkey. Region still green and savage in the north, Egean coast boasts many different beaches one of the them is worldwide known with fanciest bars and clubs namely Bodrum considered as Turkish St Tropez.. Day 1 : - Istanbul Arrival to Istanbul –Transfer to the hotel: Presentation & Orientation of the city on the road. First discovery of the Sultanahmet area. ISTANBUL

Day 2 : Istanbul Departing from traditional way, for the discovery of Phanar (Fener) neighbourhood and district of Eyüp alongside of Golden Horn.

CANAKKALE

BURSA

Pergame

Ephèse Selcuk

Lets start from visiting St sauveur in Chora- jewel of the site with its brightness and freshness of its interior decoration, mosaics and paintings.

Pamukkale

Day 3 : Istanbul - Bursa Day complete dedicated to the discovery of historical heritage of the city, visit of Sultanahmet

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in the company of a professional guide. In the scope of the program, ancient residence of the Sultans – <<Topkapı Palace>>. Collections of Porcelaines and Jewelleries. Mosque/Church of Sainte Sophie, constructed in 6th Century –unique architecture and largest in the world, place of hippodrome. Day 4 : Bursa - Canakkale Following the breakfast we will start discovering Bursa, the first Capital city of Ottomans. Muradiye Mosque, built in XVe Century, by the tiles bleu turquoise. Muradiye Cemetery, located in a nice garden, boats the tomb of Sultan Murat II and family members of Imperial Ottomans.


Grande mosque, ostentatious, a original monument with 20 small cupolas, while the Green Mosque presents A a plan of T form reverted of characteristic first Ottomans sanctuaries. Day 5: Canakkale – Pergame Selcuk Visit of Museum of Archéology in Canakkale, will expose a rich collcetion of objects refound on the Troy Site. Day 6: Ephèse On the way to Selçuk ( Ephèsus), we will commence by the visit of Virgin’s House on the mountain

Aladağ. And then we will discover one of the historical sites well preserved with its temple, one of the seven wonders of the Universe Temple of Artemis Day 7: Selcuk - Pamukkale On the way to Pamukkale, stop by Aphrodisias, site dedicated to the Goddess of Love and Fertility Constructed in the foot BABA Mountain (2308m), covered by the snow almost all year, situated in the middle of olive and pine trees.

Highlights • For a first experience of Turkey • Major historical site of Turkey • Climate and greenness of the area

Day 8: Departure

Price for autotour from

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*Autobus : Model : base 15 / 20: Midibus / base 30 - 40 : bus *Hotels : Istanbul: Best Western or Titanic Taxim 4* Bursa: Gonluferah Termal 4* Canakkale: Kolin Hotel 5* Kusadasi: Alkoclar Deluxe 4* Pamukkale: Doga Thermal 5* Those Hotels are sample hotels and can change for same category according availibility

Price Base 4 persons Per person in double room: Base 6 persons Per person in double room:

Prices Include • Hotel in HB in double room occupancy • Hotel in BB in double room occupancy in Istanbul • Lunch (except first and last day) • 1 diner in Istanbul • Official English speaking guide • All transfers written in the program • All entrance fee mentionned in the program • Flight Izmir – Istanbul on day 9 Prices do not include • Drinks • Diner in Istanbul • Personal expenses • Tip to guide and driver

Base 12 persons Per person in double room: Base 15 persons Per person in double room: Supplement single room

1.586 € 1.283 € 1.010 € 908 € 244 €

Dates • 04 October 2014

• 20 June 2015

• 21 April 2015

• 18 July 2015

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Discovery Journey in Turkey 11 jours / 10 nuits Follow the traces of the history, visit the antiques sites, with no doubt the most famous Ephesus and Pergamon. On this path, you will come across extraordinarily beautiful landscapes, the valley surrounding the ancient site of Aphrodisias will be one of them. You will complete this journey with sandy beaches and sea resorts. Remarkable region of Turkey, Cappadocia abundant of richness architectural, historical going back to the first days of Christianity. This is a conquest of fairy and inspiring landscapes in the heart of Anatolian steppes. Cappadocia is a real choc esthètique in the middle of a nature volcanic. Still green and savage the north region, the Egean Coast with fabolous summer resorts, and end your trip in Cesme one of the pearls of the Egean region.

Day 1: - Istanbul Arrival to Istanbul, transfer to your hotel. Presentation and orientation in the city on the way. First discovery of Sultanahmet neighbourhood.

ISTANBUL

BURSA

ANKARA

Ephèse

Cappadoce Pamukkale

KONYA

Day 2 : Discovery of Sultanahmet Neighborhood Day complete dedicated to the discovery of historical heritage of the city, visit of Sultanahmet in the company of a professional guide. Day 3 : Istanbul- Bursa (150 km 2H) We will then descend to Egyptian Market (Spice market) down to Eminonu. And you will see another marvellous mosque « Rûstem Pasa », signature piece of Sinan, who is with

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no doubt the greatest architecture of Ottoman Empire. Day 4 : Bursa – Ankara (380km – 5h) Following the breakfast, we will complete the tour in Bursa and be heading to Ankara Day 5: Cappadoce (281 km – 3h30) Departure for the Göreme Valley; Open Air Museum in a wild natural setting near a typical Capadocian village with it’s different style Rock-Cut churches and frescoes. This site classified as the World Heritage by Unesco as it presents frescoes from Xe to XIIIe Centuries. Day 6: Cappadoce Départure in the morning for Tour to Kaymaklı


Underground City, one of the most interesting underground settlements in Cappadocia. Day 7: Cappadoce – Konya (244km – 3h) Discovery of the valley of Pasabag. On the way, visit of Kervansaray of Seldjoukide Times in the region. Sultanhani dating back to 13th Century. Dinner and overnight in Konya Day 8: Konya – Pamukkale (414 km – 5h30) In the morning Discovery of the town Visit of the couvent of Mevlana, founder of order of dervichs Sufi whirling (or Sufi spinning). Visit of the Mosaic Museum and we will also not forget the hill of Aladin.

Day 9 : Departure for Ephesus (180 km – 3h) On the way to Selçuk ( Ephèsus), we will commence by the visit of Virgin’s House on the mountain Aladağ. And then we will discover one of the historical sites well preserved with its temple, one of the seven wonders of the Universe Temple of Artemis. Day 10 : Visit of Pergamon (200 km – 3h) We will be heading to Pergamon, this will be a day dedicated to visit one of the richest and the most interesting and most well preserved archéological sites in Turkey

Highlights • A large panorama of Turkey • A mix of Culture, nature and Art of life • A gastronomic journey • Lunch with a local in his house • Dervish Tourneur

Day 11 : return to Paris

Price for autotour from

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per person

*Autobus : Model : base 4, 8, 10: Midinus / base 14, 20 : Midibus / base 24 : Turkuaz / base 30 : Bus Hôtels : Istanbul: Hotel 4* type president or equivalent, Bursa: Gonluferah Hotel 4 * Ankara: Limak Ambasador 4* Cappadoce: Burcu Kaya 4* or Dinler Konya: Hilton Garden Inn Hotel 4* Pamukkale: Doga Thermal 5* Izmir: Movenpick Hotel 5* Those Hotels are sample hotels and can change for same category according availibility

Price Prices include • Hotel 4* or Charm BB in Istanbul in double room • Hotel 4* or Charm HP in other cities in double room • Lunches (except first and the last days) • Official guide in visitor’s language • All the transfers within the programme • Entrance to sites, museums indicated in the program Prices do not include • Lunch of off the 1st day • Dinner of the 2nd night • Personal expenses • Drinks • Tips to drivers and guides

Base 4 persons Per person in double room: Base 6 persons Per person in double room: Base 12 persons Per person in double room: Base 15 persons Per person in double room: Supplement single room

1.736 € 1.315 € 1.196 € 1.157 € 244 €

Dates 14 April 2015

19 September 2015

27 June 2015

10 October 2015

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Essential Turkey (Turkey 101) 13 days / 12 nights with Bodrum extension (if preferred) Remarkable region of Turkey, Cappadocia abundant of richness architectural, historical going back to the first days of Christianity. This is a conquest of fairy and inspiring landscapes in the heart of Anatolian steppes. Cappadocia is a real choc esthètique in the middle of a nature volcanic. Symbiosis of the sea and the mountain will offer you an amazing landscape. Between the Chain Mountains of Mont Taurus ski resorts and the Mediterranean sea trace over a green coast and endless beaches. From Marmaris to Alanya, passing through Antalya, South of Turkey offer you almost 1000 km of coast and beaches all different from each other. Day 1 : Arrival, transfer check in to the hotel. Day 2 : Complete Day Sultanhamet Day complete dedicated to the discovery of historical heritage of the city, visit of Sultanahmet in the company of a professional guide. Day 3 : Cruise Day on the Bosphorus and the discovery of Asian Continent A day on the shore of mystical Bosphorus, and cruise on the waters merging the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara. ISTANBUL

Selcuk Pamukkale Bodrum

Dalyan

KONYA

Cappadoce

Day 4 : Golden Horn Departing from traditional way, for the discovery of Phanar (Fener) neighbourhood and district of Eyüp alongside of Golden Horn. Lets start from visiting St sauveur in Chora- jewel of the site with its brightness and freshness of its interior decoration, mosaics and paintings.

ANTALYA

Xantho Patara Kas

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Goreme Valley; Open Air Museum in a wild natural setting near a typical Cappadocian village with it’s different style Rock-Cut churches and frescoes. This site classified as the World Heritage by Unesco as it presents frescoes from Xe to XIIIe Centuries. Day 6 : Cappadocia Départure in the morning for Tour to Kaymaklı Underground City, one of the most interesting underground settlements in Cappadocia. Day 7 : Cappadocia – Konya On the way, visit of Kervansaray of Seldjoukide Times in the region. Visit of the couvent of Mevlana, founder of order of dervichs Sufi whirling (or Sufi spinning).


Day 8 Konya – Antalya A day on the road, with the possibility of seeing the lagoon of Beysehir offering a magnificient landscapes and natural beauty. On the road, we will discover the antique region in Antalya –The three most important antique sites. Day 9 : Antalya – Kas Early in the morning, departure for the small port of Üçagiz where a boat cruise is highly recommended for the discovery of Kekova and the surrounding bay. Day 10 : Kas, Xantho, Patara, Dalyan Rapid return to Kas to discover the site of Xanthos, no doubt that this is one of most well kept treasury of the region. Day 11 : Dalyan - Pamukkale Before

you leave we recommend you to have a tour on the beach of 6 km of white sand, this is what you see in the tourism magazines it is a classic but real. It has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1988. Day 12 : Pamukkale - Selcuk On the way to Selçuk (Ephèsus), we will commence by the visit of Virgin’s House on the mountain Aladağ. Day 13 : Pamukkale - Selcuk Morning Departure for Bodrum. Free Day andd Dinner in the hotel

Highlights • A large panorama of Turkey • A mix of Culture, nature and Art of life • A gastronomic journey • Lunch with a local in his house • Dervish Tourneur

Day 14 : Bodrum Boat cruise for the discovery of Bodrum and surrounding coasts Day 15 : Bodrum Departure from Bodrum

Price for autotour from

780 euros

per person

*Autobus : Model : base 4, 6, 12: minibus / base 15 : Midibus Istanbul: Eresin Hotel 4* Cappadoce: Turist Hotel 4* Konya: Pasapark Hotel 4* Antalya: Aspen Hotel Boutique Hotel, Dogan Hotel Boutique Hotel Kas: Villa Tamara Boutique Hotel, Olea Nova Boutique Hotel Dalyan: Dalyan Resort 4* Pamukkale: Goga Thermal 5* Izmir: Movenpick Hotel 5* Those Hotels are sample hotels and can change for same category according availibility

Price Prices Include • Hotel 4* or Charm BB in Istanbul in double room • Hotel 4* or Charm HP in other cities in double room • Lunches • Official guide in visitor’s language • All the transfers within the programme • Entrance to sites, museums indicated in the program Prices do not include • Personal expenses • Drinks • Tips to drivers and guides

Base 4 persons Per person in double room: Base 6 persons Per person in double room: Base 12 persons Per person in double room: Base 15 persons Per person in double room: Supplement single room

1.956 € 1.734 € 1.375 € 1.338 € 244 €

Dates • 14 March 2015

• 17 October 2015

• 25 April 2015

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Lycian Coast Antalya 6 days / 5 nights

Symbiosis of sea and the mountain will offer a simply breathtaking landscape. Between chain Mountain of Taurus –ski stations and Mediterranean Sea, a green Coast and endless beaches. Lycian Coast: it is a departure for an amazing discovery of the ruins of a very original civilization: It is consisted of a site and sanctuary founded par un public indigenous Anatolian: Lycians they were under the were under the influence of Greek words and also Persians. This was a particular situation. In fact, this is an essential observation area of oriental Mediterranean civilizations history which goes back to times from 1 thousand years before JC until middle age. Should be noted that sites Xanthos and Letonia form one the most remarkable archaeological site of Turkey and take their place among World Heritage sites listed by UNESCO.

Day 1: Istanbul – Dalaman – Kaunos - Dalyan (50 km apprx) At the moment of landing, at first blink you will admire the density of vegetation and the natural and savage coastal area in the region. We will have our breakfast in Dalyan a charming small village called at ancient times Kaunos.

ISTANBUL

Dalyan Kaunos

Dalaman

Oludeniz Kas

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Day 2: Dalyan, Oludeniz, Kas (140 km apprx) Avant de quitter Dalyan nous vous Before you leave we recommend you to have a tour on the beach of 6 km of white sand, this is what you see in the tourism magazines it is a classic but real. It has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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since 1988. Pine forest just next to the beach, makes it even more fantastic and savage. It is far from overcrowded beaches of summer resorts. Day 3 : Kas, Xantho, Patara, Kas (Environ 90 km) Rapid return to Kas to discover the site of Xanthos, no doubt that this is one of most well kept treasury of the region. Xanthos has been the most important city Ancient Confederation of Lycia. Today’s Kinik in the province of Antalya. As the center of ancient Lycia and the site of its most extensive antiquities, Xanthos has been a mecca for students of Anatolian civilization since the early 19th century.


Day 4 : Kas - Antalya (200 km apprx) Early in the morning, departure for the small port of Ucagiz where a boat cruise is highly recommended for the discovery of Kekova and the surrounding bay. In the crystal water of the Mediterranean, imagine the remains of port gobbled up. Discovery of Lycian civilization will be mostly relaxing, with swimming and stops in the small fishing villages calme and preserved. Day 5: Antalya, (120 apprx) Discovery of the antique region in Antalya –The three most important antique site. Depart for the antique site of Perge; The stadium, The Roman baths, agora, its surprising main road. Visit of Aspendos theatre, one of the rare antique theatres perfectly conserved. We will also see

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the aqueducts in Aspendos and the beautiful seljukidian bridge from 12th Century. Day 6: Antalya, (Environ 80 km) The most picturesque sites Turkish Coast: In the morning Termessos; an eagle niche having more than 1000 meters. In the afternoon return to Antalya.

• A coast • A wonderfull nature area • 2000 years of history with several sites

Visit of the old city –the small streets, charming old Turkish houses, the old port and of course the Castle of Antalya. Visit of Antalya Museum where the Roman sculptures of Perge are exposed, the magnifiecient sarcophagus, the section ethnographic. Discovery of the waterfall of Karpuzkaldiran; one of the rare waterfalls in the world of this size falling in the sea.

Price for autotour from

500 euros

per person

*Autobus : Model : base 4, 6, 12: Midinus / base 15 : Midibus Hotels: Antalya: The Marmara 5*, Kas: Villa Tamara Boutique Hotel Dalyan: Dalyan Resort 4* Those Hotels are sample hotels and can change for same category according availibility

Price Prices Include • Hotel in HB in double room occupancy • Hotel in BB in double room occupancy in Istanbul • Lunch (except first and last day) • 1 diner in Istanbul • Official English speaking guide • All transfers written in the program • All entrance fee mentioned in the program Prices do not include • Drinks • Diner in Istanbul • Personal expenses • Tip to guide and driver

Base 4 persons Per person in double room: Base 6 persons Per person in double room: Base 12 persons Per person in double room: Base 15 persons Per person in double room: Supplement single room

1.457 € 1.278 € 975 € 958 € 244 €

Dates 11 October 2014

25 April 2015

28 March 2015

23 May 2015

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Ottoman Capitals 8 days / 7 nights Tour unedited around Marmara Sea, this journey will take you the three major capitals of Ottomans across the centuries.

Day 1 : - Istanbul Arrival to Istanbul, transfer to the hotel. Introduction and orientation in the city. Day 2 : Istanbul Day complete dedicated to the discovery of historical heritage of the city, visit of Sultanahmet in the company of a professional guide. Mosque/Church of Sainte Sophie, constructed in 6th Century –unique architecture and largest in the world, place of hippodrome. Discovery of the famous Blue Mosque. One of the most famous religious monuments in the world.

EDIRNE

ISTANBUL

CANAKKALE

BURSA

Visit of <<Golden Horn>> and the neigbourhood. In the scope of the program, ancient

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residence of the Sultans – <<Topkapı Palace>>. Collections of Porcelaines Jewelleries. Mosque/Church of Sainte Sophie, constructed in 6th Century –unique architecture and largest in the world, place of hippodrome Day 3 : Istanbul In the morning, Visit of “Dolmabahce” Palace. And then the tour at lunch time on the Bosphorus- one of the treasuries of the city of Istanbul. You will have an excellent promenade on the shores of both Asian and European sides, just let your self be mesmerised by the ancient residences of the Ottoman Sultans and high level politicians of Ottoman Empire. These <<Yali>> mansions will take you to


the past glorious times of the Empire. Day 4 : Edirne - Canakkale Visit dedicated to the discovery of Edirne The second capital city of Ottoman Empire following Bursa. The city marks apotheose Ottoman Art and the talent of Sinan, the architect who built the Mosque of Selimiye –one of his masterpieces. The city it self a very good resume of the evolution of Ottoman Art and Architecture. In the afternoon Departure for Canakkale. Day 5 : Canakkale - Bursa Start the day with the Museum of Archeology , an excellent memory of the past of Troy. Continue the day in the Military Museum. The Museum will retrace the

War of Dardanelles and of course the different times of Galipoli Peninsula in the history. In the afternoon Departure for Bursa. Day 6 : Bursa Bursa the ancient capital of the Ottoman Sultans. Green city situated on a valley between the sea and the mountain. Known as the fruit garden of the country. Visit of the Grand Green Mosque (Ulu Camii) and then the famous Silk Bazaar. At the end of the day, Return back to Istanbul.

Highlights • The 3 first Capital of the Ottoman Empire • A picture of the Marmara sea • 3 days Istanbul

Day 7 : Istanbul- departure Transfer for the airport. * It is possible to extend your stay one more day with a tour to complete Troy surrounding, Assos and Pergamon.

Price for autotour from

450 euros

per person

*Autobus : Model : base 4, 6, 12: Midinus / base 15 : Midibus Hotels : Istanbul: Hotel Eresin Taxim 4* Canakkale: Hotel Kolin CH Bursa: Gonluferah Termal 4* Those Hotels are sample hotels and can change for same category according availibility

Price Prices include • Hotel 4* or Charm BB in Istanbul in double room • Hotel 4* or Charm HP in other cities in double room • Lunches • Official guide in visitor’s language • All the transfers within the programme • Entrance to sites, museums indicated in the program Prices do not include • Personal expenses • Drinks • Tips to drivers and guides

Base 4 persons Per person in double room: Base 6 persons Per person in double room: Base 12 persons Per person in double room: Base 15 persons Per person in double room: Supplement single room

1.243 € 1.114 € 809 € 778 € 165 €

Dates • 08 November 2014

• 30 May 2015

• 14 March 2015

• 05 September 2015

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Escape to East Eastern Wonders 6 days / 5 nights

Swiss Alps in Turkey! On the coast of Black Sea, in the foot of Chain Mountains Pontic, discover the verdant landscape and the forest, with its pasturage and coastal zone, Black Sea region remains to be unique in Turkey. Once you crossed the wood relives of the Pontic chain, the route will dive into the shores of Black Sea and Trabzon. The maritime facade of the mountains is covered with the conifers forests especially with the worldwide famous tea leaves plantation. Lets pass the highlands of Erzurum and discover a new face of Turkey which is rather stark and les hauts plateaux d’Erzurum pour découvrir un nouveau visage de la Turquie plus reculé et austère with impressive landscaps, richness of history and architecture will welcome the visitors. This fantastic panaroma will remind us that the region is the craddle of Turkey but also of our civilisation.

ISTANBUL TRABZON

ARTVIN Yusufeli

KARS Ani

ERZURUM

Dogubeyazit

Day 1: Istanbul – Trabzon – Artvin (168km) Remarkably attractive throughout its history, Trabzon was the subject of hundreds of travel books by western travellers, some of whom had named it “city of tale in the East”. Trabzon economic and touristic capital of the region is both architecturally and naturally rich. Day 2 : Artvin – Yusufeli (120 km) In the course of itinerary bucolic to the landscapes of incredible beauty, you will discover that the region christian from 4th Centru and onwards was abundant of ancient churches and monastries georgian some of these are

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lost in the bottom the valleys and the mountains. Such as « Dortkilise », « kilic kaya », « tekkale »…. Day 3 : Yusufeli – Kars (130km) The second part of this itinerary bucolic will still take you through the Georgian churches on your way to Kars. You will also pass from Ishan Village and its ruins, the waterfalls of Tortum before you arrive to Kars. Discovery of the city and overnight in Kars. Day 4 : Kars – Ani – Dogubeyazit (220km) In the morning we will be in Ani to discover a Georgian church restored by a team of acheologists


specialised and discover the city of Ani. Lunch in the village. Departure for Doğubeyazıt (East Beyazit) after the lunch. The city the most oriental of the country. Just 35 km from Iran. The city is also known with its highest peak of Turkey. Ararat Mountain at 5 165 m. This is also where Noah built an ark to save each kind of animal from the Deluge. The area has had a rich history with monuments dating back to the time of the Kingdom of Urartu (over 2700 years ago). Visit of Palace of Ishak Pacha; This is a marvel of achitecture. petite merveille d’architecture and it makes the classic

pictures

representing

the

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country.

Day 5: Dogubeyazit – Erzurum (255 km) We are heading to Erzurum ; You will admire the different landscapes you will be seeing on the road.the verdoyant mountain of Black Sea region, will be replaced by the stepps and the plaines of Erzurum. Day 6: Erzurum – Trabzon (302 km) Departure in the morning for Trabzon. Last visit of our tour in the North East of the Country. Following the famous pass between mountains of Erzurum at 3000 m. and leave behind the landscapes aride and desert we will dive again in green sites of Trabzon.

• Another History of Turkey • Amazing landscape from the greenness of Black sea to the steppe of Dogubeyazit • From Georgian Church to Ishak Pasha Palace

Price for autotour from

530 euros

per person

*Autobus : Model : base 4, 6, 12: Minibus / base 15 : Midibus

Price Prices include • Hotel 4* or Charm HP in double room • Lunches • Official guide in visitor’s language • All the transfers within the programme • Entrance to sites, museums indicated in the program Prices do not include • Personal expenses • Drinks • Tips to drivers and guides

Base 4 persons Per person in double room: Base 6 persons Per person in double room: Base 12 persons Per person in double room: Base 15 persons Per person in double room: Supplement single room

1.299 € 1.062 € 885 € 825 € 155 €

Dates 18 April 2015

08 August 2015

06 June 2015

26 September 2015

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Turkey South East Anglais 8 days / 7 nights For sure South East is the part of turkey which is the less known and visited but one of the most beautiful in terms of landscape and History. From the dry landscapes of the plains of the South to the top of Nemrut dag and the famous “head statues” discover an amazing landscape. This is an country rich of 2000 years of History and conquest from different civilizations, you will see Harran where has been founded the first University, Mardin and the inseparable village of Hassankeyif built in the rock, Gaziantep and the archeological and mosaic museum. Crossing the south East of Turkey is also a real gastronomic journey which combines the cuisine of all civilizations. Day 1 : Paris – İstanbul – Diyarbakir - Mardin Morning, Departure from Paris for Diyarbakır via Istanbul: Welcome in the airport in Istanbul and flight to Diyarbakır. Arrival to Diyarbakır and start of the visit program from Ulu Camii and and Les Hans in which trade by the caravaneer has been developping since XIIe Century. Following the city visit in Diyarbakır, we will depart for Martin. Day 2 : Mardin - Urfa Mardin is situated on an immense hill. Has been called Marida in Hellenistic and Roman times. Its name issued by arameen, means « fortress ». Morning departure towards Hasankeyf. Situated on the right bank of Tigris, an important city placement of Medieval Age, Excavations done in the 1920s discovered ruins and remains in the area dates back to 5000 years, Hasankeyf is one of the most remarkable places of ancient Mésopotamia in terms of habitations troglodytes.

ISTANBUL

KAYSERI Cappadoce ADIYAMAN KAHRAMANMARAS GAZIANTEP

DIYARBAKIR MARDIN

SANLIURFA

Day 3 : Urfa Sanliurfa, or Urfa, ancient city named Uhraï by the Hurrians. And

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after Edesse biblique, was baptised differently many times as was conquered repeatedly throughout history, and has been dominated by many civilizations. This town is considered as the birth place of Abraham (Job). Today, named as the “City of Prophets”. Day 4 : Urfa – Antep - Adiyaman Early departure for Gaziantep, Capital of Pistachio. You can find all the qualities in the Bazaar, with all sort of fruits et vegetables dried. Morning; discovery of old neighborhoods of Gaziantep, then visit of new Museum of Archéology where the superbes Mosaïques of Zeugma are exposed the site now


invaded by the water of a Dam. Day 5 : Adiyaman – Kahraman Maras – Kayseri - Cappadocia On the way to Cappadocia, across the beautiful Anatolian scenes, we will arrive to the city center of Kahraman Maras. Towards Kayseri, ancient Cesarée and the capital of Cappadoce which lies in the foot of Mont Argée (Erciyes Dagi 3 916m). Birth city of St. Day 6 : Cappadocia A sumptuous landscape, we will discover Cappadocia with its multipl byzantine church witin the caves volcanic and decorated with the paintings iconographic. The day will start in the old greek town of Ortahisar,

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spectacular with the decorated of the ancient greek habitations. Day 7 : Cappadocia Avanos, a town famous for being center of terra cotta work of art since 3000 BC, it is a town where you will be invited to visit a traditional pottery workshop. You will have another vision of the region. Then a short road for the complex monacal of Keslik, named “Archanges”, one of the oldest in Cappadocia, occupied until XIXe century. Day 8 : Kayseri - Paris Depending on the flight time, we will complete the program of Cappadocia by the discovery of Çavusin and its habitations troglodyts.

• A mixed of Culture • Various landscape • From Nemrut dag to Haran (first university) lot of historical sites • Architectural discovery • Gastronomic journey with a real typical food

Price for autotour from

570 euros

per person

*Autobus : Model : base 4, 6, 12: Midibus / base 15 : Midibus Hotels : Mardin: Erdoba Evleri Ch Urfa: Cevahir Konak CH Adyaman: Grand Isias 4* Gaziantep: Tudialy Konak Ch Antakia: Savon Hotel CH Malatya: Altin Kayisi Hotel 4* Those Hotels are sample hotels and can change for same category according availibility

Price Prices include • Hotel 4* or Charm BB in Istanbul in double room • Hotel 4* or Charm HP in other cities in double room • Lunches • Official guide in visitor’s language • All the transfers within the programme • Entrance to sites, museums indicated in the program Prices do not include • Personal expenses • Drinks • Tips to drivers and guides

Base 4 personnes Par personne en chambre double: Base 6 personnes Par personne en chambre double: Base 12 personnes Par personne en chambre double: Base 15 personnes Par personne en chambre double: Supplément chambre single

1.399 € 1.209 € 1.047 € 1.028 € 194 €

Dates • 09 May 2015

• 26 September 2015

• 11 July 2015

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On the footprints of Alexander the Great 11 days / 10 nights Alexander III of Macedon commonly known as Alexander the Great was the most important king of the Greek World of his Century or may be all Greek times. Until by the age of thirty he had conquered (334 – 324 before JC) Middle East, he subsequently overthrew the Persian King and had the entirety of the Persian Empire and created one of the largest empires of the ancient world, stretching from Greece to Egypt and into present-day Pakistan. He was undefeated in battle and is considered one of history’s most successful commander and he has given its public an immense territory and servant labor force. In this tour we offer you a journey on the footsteps of Alexander and reconstitute a part of conquest in Anatolia.. Day 1: Izmir Izmir, is the cosmopolitan city on the Egean Coast, where the most spoken language is greek -like Thessalonicauntil its liberation from Greek by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in 1922 and the nit became the rival of Istanbul in terms of commercial and industriel activities. Day 2: Izmir /Pergame/Selcuk (280 km apprx.) Bergama (Pergamon), one the richest and interesting archéological sites in Turkey. Around Acropolis on the hill you will see the famous biblioteque, the théâtre, Altar of Zeus, Trajan, Dionysos and Athéna temples and the ruins well preserved.

Pergame KAYSERI

IZMIR Ephèse

Cappadoce

Selcuk

Nemrut Dagi

Didim Dalyan

ADIYMAN Dalaman

Kalkan

ANTALYA

KAHRAMANMARAS

Kas

Day 3 : Ephèse / Priène / Didim (170 km apprx.) On the way to Selçuk ( Ephèsus), we will commence by the visit of Virgin’s House on the mountain Aladağ. And then we will discover one of the historical sites well preserved with its temple, one of the seven wonders of the Universe Temple of Artemis. We will be on the road again to reach Ionia a perfect example of urban settlement of Antique Age. And then for the antique site of Didim well know for

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its temple of Apollon. Day 4 : Dalyan/Kas / Kalkan (160 kms apprx.) Départure on “kayik”(small boats) for the discovery of the famous rocky tombs lycian. Then visit of Caunos site. Launch. Stop of swimming. Then visit of Patara Beach. Day 5: Kaş/ Antalya (150 kms apprx.) Departure for Antalya. Visite of Phasélis. Lunch. Discovery of Termessos in the afternoon. Dinner et accomodation in Antalya. Day 6: Antalya-Cappadoce (500 kms apprx.) Departure in the morning for Aspendos. Lunch stop on the road. And then continue for Cappadocia.


We will not neglect visiting a a Seljukian Caravanserai. Day 7 : Cappadoce Day dedicated to discovery of theis uniqu region with lunar landscape: Departure for Göreme Valley, Open Air Museum in a wild natural setting near a typical Cappadocian village with its different style Rock-Cut churches and frescoes. This site classified as the World Heritage by Unesco as it presents frescoes from Xe to XIIIe Centuries. Day 8 : Cappadoce- KayseriKahramanmaraş-Adıyaman (500 kms apprx.) JDay dedicated crossing the regions of Central Anatolia with picturesque and mountainous views. Lunch in Kahramanmaraş.

Day 9 : Nemrut Dagi (60 kms apprx.) The expedition over Nemrut Mountain will certainly be the most spectecular souvenir of this journey. Culminating to 2206 m of altitude, the summit will offer you a magnifiencent view over the region and its mountains. Sunset will leave you a priviledged moment and unique of its kind as the last sun ligths will illuminate the faces of statutes “stone figures” covering the mountain. Day 10 : Nemrut Dagi (60 kms apprx.) Arrival to Adana at lunch time. Dıscovery of Adana and ıtss surroundings.

Highlights • Live a period of the History of Alexander the great • The major site of Turkey • Architectural discovery • Gastronomic journey with a real typical food • A mix of Culture, nature and Art of life

Jour 11 : Nemrut Dagi (60 kms env.) Departure for Adana airport to way back home.

Price for autotour from

580 euros

per person

*Autobus : Model : base 4, 6, 12: minibus / base 15 : Midibus Hotels : Izmir: Movenpick Hotel 5* Kas: Villa Tamara Boutique Hotel, Olea Nova Boutique Hotel Antalya: Aspen Hotel Boutique Hotel, Dogan Hotel Boutique Hotel Cappadoce: Turist Hotel 4* Adiyaman: Grand Isias Hotel 4* Adana: Sürmeli Hotel 4* Those Hotels are sample hotels and can change for same category according availibility

Price Prices include • Hotel 4* or Charm BB in Istanbul in double room • Hotel 4* or Charm HP in other cities in double room • Lunches • Official guide in visitor’s language • All the transfers within the programme • Entrance to sites, museums indicated in the program Prices do not include • Personal expenses • Drinks • Tips to drivers and guides

Base 4 persons Per person in double room: Base 6 persons Per person in double room: Base 12 persons Per person in double room: Base 15 persons Per person in double room: Supplement single room

1.886 € 1.680 € 1.364 € 1.198 € 244 €

Dates • 04 April 2015

• 10 October 2015

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On the Step of St Paul 14 days / 11 nights Turkey is considered as the cradle of Christianity with Cappadocia and the countless Churches, Izmir and the house of the blessed virgin. We propose you across those different programs to discover all those wonderful sites rich of 2000 years of History. All those edifice and painting well preserved will help you to get another vision and understand the evolution of Christians all along those different periods that stamp this country. Day 1: Ankara ‘’Welcome to Turkey’’, ‘’Hos Geldiniz’’. The capital city of Modern Turkey. Meet at the airport after clearing passport control, and transfer to your hotel. Before dinner, a ‘’Welcome Briefing’’. Day 2: Ankara-Cappadocia In the morning, a city tour of Ankara. First, visit the TEMPLE OF AUGUSTUS, built by the Galatian King Pylamenes in 10 AD. The Galatians were a Celtic race who were the first to make Ankara their capital (3rd century BC).

IZMIR

Cappadoce

Ephèse

Yalvac Pamukkale

KONYA ADANA Tarse

ANTAKYA

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Day 3: Cappadocia Full day exploring CAPPADOCIA, the land of saints and early Christians.

of the Apostles specifically declares that Jesus’ followers were first called Christians here.

Day 4: Cappadocia-Tarsus-Adana In the morning drive to TARSUS, visiting ESKI GUMUS MONASTERY on the way, one of the finest in Cappadocia. Drive over the beautiful Taurus Mountains.

Day 6 : Adana-Konya In the morning, drive to Konya via Karapinar. On the way, visit the most scenic natural monument Meke Crater Lake.

Day 5 : Adana-Antakya-SeleuciaAdana In the morning, drive to the Biblical city of Antioch. This city was the headquarters of St. Paul’s Missionary Journeys. It was the third largest city of the Roman Empire rivaled only by Rome and Alexandria. St. Peter, St. Paul, St. Barnabas and St. Timothy all preached here. The New Testament Book of Acts

Day 7: Konya-Pisidian AntiochPamukkale Drive to PSIDIAN ANTIOCH in the morning. It was here that St. Paul changed world history by opening Christianity to the pagan world. Day 8: Pamukkale-Izmir Morning visit to PAMUKKALE once known as the ancient Roman thermal city of


HIERAPOLIS. The Martyrium of St. Philip the Apostle is here.

then drive to Iznik, ancient NICAEA, via the beautiful Iznik Lake road.

Day 9: Izmir-Ephesus-Izmir Tour of IZMIR, the ‘’Pearl of the Aegean’’. Visit the church of St. Policarp, the oldest church in ancient SYMIRNA. It symbolized the community of the Seven Churches of the Apocalypse.

Day 12: Istanbul A full day of sightseeing in Istanbul, first St. SOPHIA MUESUM, built by Justinian in the 6th century. It is one of the world’s greatest architectural marvels of all time and a designated World Heritage site.

Day 10 : Izmir-Akhisar-Bursa In the morning, drive to Akhisar via Manisa, ancient THYATIRA. Visit the church of Thyatira then drive to Bursa, first capital of the Ottoman Empire.

Day 13: Istanbul In the morning, first visit the impressive DOLMABAHCE PALACE on the Bosphorus. Witness the grandeur of the centuries old palace where Ataturk, the founder of Modern Turkey, died.

Day 11: Bursa-Iznik-Istanbul In the morning, visit the lovely Green Mosque and Mausoleum and the Grand Mosque

Highlights • Live the journey of St paul • A mixed of Culture • Various landscape

Day 14: Istanbul-End

Price for autotour from

630 euros

per person

*Autobus : Model : base 4, 6, 12: minibus / base 15 : Midibus Hotels : Izmir: Swiss Hotel 5* Pamukkale: Richmod thermal Hotel 4* Kusadasi: La Vista Hotels Btq Ankara: Limak Hotel 4*+, Cappadocia: Tourist Hotel 4* Konya: Dedeman Hotel 4* Adana: Surmeli Hotel 4* Accomodation will be in equivalent hotel category in case of change Those Hotels are sample hotels and can change for same category according availibility

Price Prices include • Hotel 4* or Charm in HB in double room occupancy • Hotel 4* or Charm in BB in double room occupancy in Istanbul • Lunch (except first and last day) • Official English speaking guide • All transfers written in the program • All entrance fee mentionned in the program Prices do not include • Drinks • Personal expenses • Tip to guide and driver

Dates

Base 8 persons Per person in double room: Base 10 persons Per person in double room: Base 12 persons Per person in double room: Base 15 persons Per person in double room: Base 20 persons Per person in double room: Supplement single room

1.881 € 1.769 € 1.702 € 1.635 € 1.579 € 400 €

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Turkey - Greece 9 days / 8 nights

Un complete journey to cross two countries and discover how Greece and Turkey are so bounded. Discover more than 3 000 years of History and conquest that’s abound of fabulous and heteroclites monuments. We offer you to discover the thousand facets of this city ; its historical monuments, its magnificent Bosphorus and its night life for it considered as one of the most intense and fashionable city in Europe Istanbul, remained the heartbeat of Turkey with an impressive setting straddling Europe and Asia, combines with an unchallengeable place in its history, folklore, commerce and culture. Land of Gods and Philosopher, between history and Mythology, Gods and Goddess, vestige of the byzantine and classic time, discover north of Greece to end your journey in the most emblematic city of the Egean sea. Day 1: Istanbul ‘Arrival to Istanbul –Transfer to the hotel : Presentation & Orientation of the city on the road. First discovery of istanbul according flight arrival. Evening & overnight in Istanbul.

Thessaloniki

Meteora

Philippi Kavala

Veria

Day 2: Discovery of Sultanahmet Neigbourhood and the Byzantin Legacy Day complete dedicated to the discovery of historical heritage of the city, visit of Sultanahmet in the company of a professional guide. In the scope of the program, ancient residence of the Sultans – <<Topkapı Palace>>. Collections of Porcelaines Jewelleries).

ISTANBUL TEKİRDAG

Kalambaka

Mosque/Church of Sainte Sophie, constructed in 6th Century –unique architecture and largest in the world, place of hippodrome. Discovery of the famous Blue Mosque. One of the most famous religious monuments in the world.

ATHENS

Day 3: Discovery of Golden Horn

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Departing from traditional way, for the discovery of Phanar (Fener) neighbourhood and district of Eyüp alongside of Golden Horn. Lets start from visiting St sauveur in Chorajewel of the site with its brightness and freshness of its interior decoration, mosaics and paintings. Day 4: Istanbul- Tekirdag We will first descend to Egyptian Market (Spice market) down to Eminonu. And you will see another marvellous mosque « Rûstem Pasa », signature piece of Sinan, who is with no doubt the greatest architecture of Ottoman Empire. Day 5 : Tekirdag - Philippi - Kavala – Thessaloniki Today we drive to


Philippi, where Paul was imprisoned. We visit the site of the prison where his jailer was converted, and the Roman Forum where Paul was arrested for his Christian faith, and also the river where Lydia was baptised (possibly the first baptism in Europe) and the Orthodox Church dedicated to her. We shall then drive south to Kavala (Neapolis), the seaport where Paul landed in Macedonia. Day 6 : Thessaloniki - Veria Meteora - Kalambaka This morning we leave for Veria, where a shrine witnesses Paul’s visit. Here, Paul found the local Jews more amenable than those in Thessaloniki, and many of them became believers together with many Greek women of high standing

Highlights

and a number of the men. Day 7: Kalambaka - Athens When Paul arrived in Athens, whilst waiting for Silas and Timothy, he went to the synagogue where he debated with the Jews and the God-fearing. He also went to the market place (Agora) where he debated with anyone whom he met. Day 8: Athens We plan to begin the day with a visit to St Dionysios Cathedral. We then drive to Mars Hill and then on to the Acropolis where we shall have a guided tour of the Parthenon and the other monuments. The Acropolis represents the apotheosis of artistic development in the 5th century BC, the Golden Age of Pericles.

• 2 countries for 2 cultures • A mix of Culture, nature and Art of life • Architectural discovery • A gastronomical journey • Major sites

Day 9: Depature

Price for autotour

on request

*Autobus : Model : base 15 / 20: Midibus / base 30 - 40 : bus Hotels : Istanbul: Best Western, Titanic Taxim, Thessalonique: Mediterranean Palace, Kalambaka: Tiatiana Hotel Athens: Titiana Hotel Those Hotels are sample hotels and can change for same category according availibility

Price Prices include • Hotel in HB in double room occupancy • Hotel in BB in double room occupancy in Istanbul • Lunch (except first and last day) • 1 diner in Istanbul • Official English speaking guide • All transfers written in the program • All entrance fee mentionned in the program Prices do not include • Drinks • Diner in Istanbul • Personal expenses • Tip to guide and driver

Dates • 14 March 2015

Base 20 persons Per person in double room: 3d person in the room: Base 30 persons Per person in double room: 3d person in the room: Base 40 persons Per person in double room: 3d person in the room: Supplement single room

1.200 € 995 € 1.117 € 926 € 1.060 € 865 € 237 €

• 19 September 2015

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Cruising On Turkish Coast

Enjoy the Turkish Coast on a Gulet and have a life time experience. Traditional boat for 4 to 16 cabins equipped with bathrooms and air condition. You will cross the Mediterranean Coast and enjoy scuba diving or other nautical sports whatever you envy. A Gulet a typical Turkish Boat. An interesting way of cruising up to 1000 km. and discovering beaches, islands, bays that you can just access via the boat. We propose you different itineraries and ports of departures, you can also make your our journey with the captain and the crew depending on you would like to discover and envy. in the course of your journey. If you are interested to discover the cultural aspect of the region on the Lycian Coast, we organise the visit of antique sites in the company of a professional guide. This is an excellent occasion of linking the discovery with the rest. Different formulas are available • charter (individuals) • private • luxe

Model Program Bodrum-Bodrum Day 1 Boarding-dinner and overnight in the marina of Bodrum. Day 2 Départure after the breakfast, first small islands of Karada nor far from bodrum to swim. Then heading to Cati, a marvellous bay covert with pine trees. Dinner and overnight in the bay. Day 3 Following the breakfast départure for 7 îslands and bay of Küfre where you can walk to discover around. And may be a barbecue on the beach for the dinner. Day 4 Cruising an h and half for the bay of Löngöz and then Karacasögüt. From there, you can take a vehicule to discover the region and the village of Marmaris. Day 5 Breakfast and departure towards Manasti, a cape on the beach of Cléopatra

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(cedrae) and visit antique site of Sedrai. Rumor says Cleopatra makes bring the sand from this beach. Discovery of the beach of Hamam late afternoon bay of Degirmen Bükü. Overnight in this creek called “English Harbor” named after torpedoing of english vessel in the second world war. Day 6 in the morning departure for the golf of abuk then the route until we reach to the bay of Cökterme and Oren, where you may discover the ruins of a grecoroman village. Day 7 On the way back to Bodrum, passage by the bays of Ciftli and Oraklar. Day 8 Arrival to Bodrum and landing.

Another Program Göcek-Kekova-Göcek Day 1 Arrival to the airport of Dalaman and transfer to Gocek for boarding. Overnight in the marina. Shopping for immediate needs. Discovery of the area and a drink in this posh place where the clientele is mostly upscale Turkish tourists or celebrities. Day 2 Départure to navigate in the bay of Gocek and viewing its natural beauty of all kind before heading to Oludeniz *natural site of World Heritage of Unesco. (with the Patara Beach). Then Kaya Islands and St Nicolas to spend the night. These two islands are the witnesses of different episodes of the history like population exchange between Greeks and Turks for ages. Island Kaya and Greek houses, white façades with pediment triangular now empty but island of St Nicolas sheltering Byzantin city and a church of which St Nicolas was Bishop. Day 3 Day spent on the road with stop of swimming until reaching to Bay of Kas. It is recommended to land to visit the ancient village of fishing now a one of the most important centers of scuba diving of the county. You will enjoy the natural and savage features of the bay as its still protected from over exploitation touristic and keep its charm Nuit dans la baie de Kas. Day 4 Cruising towards Kekova and its bay most famous for the city engulfed. Under the transparent waters of the mediterranean sea, imagine the ruins of a port. The discovery of the Lycian civilization is defined the best with the relaxation, swimming, stopovers in the small ports of fishing with peaceful and protected charm. End of the day in Kas Day 5 A short return to visit the site of Xanthos, no doubt that this is one of most well kept treasury of the region. Xanthos has been the most important city Ancient Confederation of Lycia. Many important artefacts were found from his past, glorious but tantalized. Especially two tombs, the Nereid Monument and the Tomb of Payava, are now exhibited in the British Museum. The Harpy Tomb is still located in the ruins of the city. The Harpy Tomb is a marble chamber from a pillar tomb dating to approximately 480–470 BC, the chamber topped a tall pillar and was decorated with marble panels carved in basrelief. It may be the tomb of Kybernis, a king of Xanthos. From there, a couple of kilomètres to reach the natural and historical site of Patara. Following a route in the middle of ruins you will reach the sea and beach surréal similar to islands of indian océan. White sand, cyrstal clear water and a savage natural site not a single construction over a long distance. End of the day and return to Kalkan. Overnight in the bay Kas . Jour 6 Route for return and navigating along the coast to reach Fethiye Bay, a discovery of the town is recommended the rocky tombs tombeaux, the citadelle the museum. Overnight in the bay Fethiye. Jour 7 Départure in the morning for Gokcek and end of the tour. On the way you will visit Dalyan and the historical site of Kaunos, at first blink you will admire the density of vegetation and the natural and savage coastal area in the region. Kaunos (Caunus) used to be an important port since VIe century before ou rage, accessible today by riding up a river with a boat. Discovery of Kaunos is worth for the ruins of thermal baths well preserved and the temples and theatre mais aussi for its water deco and reed beds gripped in the steeped rock cliffs. Ending the day in gokcek and overnight in the marina. Jour 8 Débarquement et transfert à l’aéroport.

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