Wonders of Turkey: A Family Adventure
Named one of National Geographic Traveler’s “50 Tours of a Lifetime,” this family-friendly journey features a four-night cruise along the Turquoise Coast aboard a traditional wooden boat with stops to swim, snorkel, hike, and discover hidden ruins.
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All of the land journey was fabulous.”
Previous Smithsonian Journeys Traveler
Our guide Omar was fabulous! He is knowledgeable, patient, and sensitive to group needs. He was amazing!”
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Istanbul Hotel in Sultanahmet District
One of several small boutique hotels in the Sultanahmet district of Istanbul. These are all restored townhouses which have been converted into hotels. The number of rooms vary from 10-20 and are spread out over several floors. Enjoy a rooftop restaurant and an easy walk to Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, and Hagia Sophia.Number of nights: 4
The Lykia Lodge has a warm atmosphere and architecture that keeps it in harmony with the region. It is centrally located and only three miles from Nevsehir and Göreme. The 146 air-conditioned rooms are nicely furnished and include an array of in-room amenities: private facilities, satellite TV, wireless Internet access, phone, hair dryer, and a private safe. The Lykia also has both indoor and outdoor restaurants, a chimney-bar, a swimming pool, and fruit gardens.Number of nights: 2
Kalehan is a basic but charming hotel that was built and landscaped in the style of a 100-year-old farmhouse using traditional materials. The recently renovated hotel is located a very short distance from the major sites of Ephesus, and each room offers a TV, mini bar, hair dyer, and air-conditioning. All the rooms and the restaurant are surrounded by lush gardens, and the pool is the perfect place to cool off after a day exploring the nearby ruins.Number of nights: 2
Colossea Thermal Spa Hotel
Located a short distance from the travertine pools at Pamukkale, the Colossea Thermal Spa Hotel is the perfect place to unwind after a day spent touring the local sites. The hotel features 231 rooms, each with air-conditioning, telephone, wireless internet, satellite TV, mini bar, and hair dryer. The hotel has a spa with thermal pool, fitness center, and game room.Number of nights: 1