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- A guided tour of important places
- Entrance tickets to monuments and museums
- First Entrance fees
- Observation and participation in allowed activities
- Porterage for a maximum of two bags per person
- Professionally guided tour
- Drinks & Meal on Tour
- Excess baggage charge
- Personal expenses
- Services not specifically stated in the itinerary
- Tips to guide and driver
- Transport to & from hotel
Nexus of the Arts
The Met, MoMA and the Guggenheim are just the beginning of a dizzying list of art-world icons. You’ll find museums devoted to everything from fin de siècle Vienna to immigrant life in the Lower East Side, and sprawling galleries filled with Japanese sculpture, postmodern American painting, Himalayan textiles and New York City lore. For a glimpse of current and future greats, delve into the cutting-edge galleries of Chelsea and the Lower East Side, with their myriad exhibition spaces and festive opening-night parties (usually Thursday night if you want to join in).
With its compact size and streets packed with eye candy of all sorts – architectural treasures, Old World cafes, atmospheric booksellers – NYC is a wanderer’s delight. Crossing continents is as easy as walking a few avenues in this jumbled city of 200-plus nationalities. You can lose yourself in the crowds of Chinatown amid bright Buddhist temples and steaming noodle shops, then stroll up to Nolita for enticing boutiques and coffee-tasting. Every neighborhood offers a dramatically different version of the city, from the 100-year-old Jewish delis of the Upper West Side to the meandering cobblestone lanes of Greenwich Village. And the best way to experience it is to walk its streets.
The Night Is Young
When the sun sinks slowly beyond the Hudson and luminous skyscrapers light up the night, New York transforms into one grand stage. Well-known actors take to the legendary theaters of Broadway and world-class soloists, dancers and musicians perform at venues large and small across town. Whether high culture or low, New York embraces it all: in-your-face rock shows at Williamsburg dives, lavish opera productions at the Lincoln Center, and everything in between. This is a city of experimental theater, improv comedy, indie cinema, ballet, poetry, burlesque, jazz and so much more. If you can dream it up, it’s probably happening.
There’s never been a better time to dine in New York. It’s a hotbed of seasonal and locally sourced cuisine – with restaurants growing vegetables on roof gardens or upstate farms, sourcing meats and seafood from nearby sustainable outfits, and embracing artisanal everything, from coffee roasting and whiskey distilling to chocolate- and cheese-making. Bars have also taken creativity to new heights, with pre-Prohibition-era cocktails served alongside delectable small plates – indeed, gastropubs are some of the most creative places to eat these days. Of course, you can also hit a gourmet food truck or dine at one of the 20,000-plus sit-down restaurants.
Forget Times Square and the Statue of Liberty – if you want to see the real New York, you need to head to Brooklyn. These days, the name is shorthand for ‘artsy cool’ the world over, but there’s far more here than hipster stereotypes. This sprawling borough (more than three times the size of Manhattan) is actually home to some of NYC’s most interesting, historic and culturally diverse neighborhoods, with singularly fantastic dining, drinking, shopping and entertainment options – not to mention some of the best river views in the five boroughs.
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Arrive Istanbul – Hotel Check In. Later we will have an Orientation Talk/Walk. Dinner together at a local restaurant. D
: Highlights of Old Town of Istanbul and view the Blue Mosque, Hippodrome and St. Sophia in the morning and markets of old town with a walk to Grand Bazaar and Spice Market. B
Bosphorus Cruise after breakfast will give us perfect views of the city architecture along the waterfront. The cruise will end on the Asian side with free time in Kadikoy market area. Public transportation back to hotel. B
Flight to Izmir
Morning flight to Izmir, ancient name Smyrna. Hotel check in. City and Smyrna discovery. Rest of the day is at leisure, a little break from your vacation. B
Thyateria and Pergamon Tour. Morning drive to Pergamon, a healing center in Roman times and an important mass in the early Christianity. After lunch drive to Thyateria, today named as Akhisar. Back to Hotel. B,L
Leave for Sardis and Philedelphia
Leave for Sardis and Philedelphia Tour after breakfast. Sardis an important Jewish and early Christian settlement with a Roman shrine for goddess Artemis. Tonight we will spend the night at Pamukkale thermal resort hotel: Pamukkale. B, L, D
Pamukkale/Hieropolis and Laodicea
Pamukkale/Hieropolis and Laodicea Tour. Drive to Sirince village in the afternoon. Sleep in Sirince. B, D
Tour of Milet, Didyma, Priene as an option or just kickback and relax at our peacefull village and discover countryside living. B, L
After breakfast we will leave for our 'cherry on top' tour of Ephesus, St. Jhon and Mother Mary’s House. Last dinner together at a local restaurant. B, D
Transfer to Izmir
Morning transfer to Izmir Airport. Tour is over. B
More about this tour
Take care of many of your New York City sightseeing and transportation needs in one go with this 3-day NYC package, including airport transfers, a hop-on hop-off bus tour, and a Statue of Liberty tour. Ride a double-decker hop-on hop-off bus for 1 days, including a Downtown loop. Get an escorted walking tour of the State of Liberty and Ellis Island with a tour guide and finish at the 9/11 Memorial.
Arrive at any major New York City area airport and jump on a shuttle share-a-ride bus to your midtown Manhattan hotel to begin your NYC experience. Take a hop-on hop-off tour for 1 full day to experience the sights of Manhattan. See the famous Rockefeller Center, Times Square, the Village, and so much more. Soak up the views from a different angle on a hop-on hop-off harbor cruise overlooking the New York skyline. Get an escorted walking tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island with a tour guide, and finish at the 9/11 Memorial. You will meet your guide early in the morning, skip the ticket line, and go ride to the ferry so you can get the most of your day. In addition to taking in New York’s liveliest and most fascinating historic sites. At the end of your stay in New York, take your included shuttle transfer back to the airport for your departure flight.