The Ultimate Turkish Trilogy


Istanbul, Izmir, Bodrum

  • 4 Nights Luxury Accommodation at your Choice of Hotel in Istanbul
  • 3 Nights Luxury Accommodation at your Choice of Hotel in Izmir
  • 4 Nights Luxury Accommodation at your Choice of Hotel in Bodrum
  • Private Full Day Tour of Istanbul with an English-Speaking Licensed Guide
  • Private Half-day Bosphorus Cruise and Spice Market with an English-Speaking Licensed Guide
  • Private Half Day tour of Fener and Balat with an English-Speaking Licensed Guide
  • Private Full Day Tour of Ephesus with Wine Tasting
  • Private Full-day tour of Pergamon, Acropolis and Asklepion
  • Airfare from Istanbul to Bodrum
  • All Transfers and Luggage Handling within Turkey
  • All Transportation is Provided by Deluxe Air-Conditioned Private Vehicle
The Ultimate Turkish Trilogy Tours with Travelive, Luxury Travel




Welcome to the enchanting city of Istanbul, where East meets West in an unforgettable blend of history, culture, and timeless beauty. Upon arrival, a private driver will be waiting to take you to your selected hotel in the city. Afternoon at leisure so you can refresh and unwind and refresh after your journey.


Full Day Istanbul Tour

Today’s tour will allow you to uncover some of the most renowned sites in Istanbul. You will start by visiting the Hippodrome and the remains of the giant arena that functioned as the site for sporting events and political activities of the old city in the Roman and Byzantine eras. From there, you will head to the Blue Mosque. Just opposite St. Sophia, this exquisite mosque built in the name of Sultan Ahmet is famous for its blue Iznik (Nicean) tiles and is unique for having six minarets. You will also explore St. Sophia (the Church of Divine Wisdom) one of the greatest marvels of architecture. You will then continue to the Topkapi Palace, the former location of the Imperial offices and residence of Ottoman Sultans and now a magnificent museum exhibiting the imperial treasury, Chinese porcelain, weapons, calligraphy, and countless other artifacts. Your last stop for the day will be the Grand Bazaar, a historical shopping center that ranks as the biggest souk in the world, with nearly 4000 shops featuring antiques, gold, carpets, and leatherwear. During the visit to the Grand Bazaar, you will taste Turkish coffee in Sark Kahvesi, a 400-year-old Turkish Coffee House.


Bosphorus Cruise and Spice Shop

Experience the true essence of Istanbul with a yacht cruise on the Bosphorus, the narrow strait of water separating the Asian and European continents, and the lifeblood of Istanbul. Passing along the shores of the Bosphorus you will view magnificent palaces, restored Ottoman villas, impressive fortresses, and the waterside residences of Istanbul’s elite. Enjoy soft drinks tea and coffee on the motor yacht and see a different perspective of Istanbul. You will end the tour with a visit to the Spice Market. Built in 1664, this large, old stone building includes many vibrant shops selling everything from exotic spices to dried fruits, nuts, seeds, and other local delicacies. While at the Spice Market, you will have a short break at Ali Muhiddin Haci Bekir’s shop – the inventor of Turkish delight.


Fener and Balat Tour

Explore Fener and Balat, two historically rich neighborhoods of Istanbul nestled along the Golden Horn, and get the feel for the authentic, off-the-beaten-path Istanbul lifestyle. Here the houses are painted in a myriad of colors, washing lines are strung between buildings, kids play in the streets, and traces of Jewish, Armenian, and Orthodox communities still stand. You will visit the extraordinary Greek Orthodox Church, Hagia Blacherna or Mary Blachernae, built on a sacred water source and the only church in the whole world where there’s a service on Friday mornings. St. Stephens of the Bulgars church is another noteworthy site in the area, renowned because it is made entirely from iron. From there, you will continue inland to visit the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate, and up the steep hill to the imposing red brick Phanar Greek Orthodox College. Also located on top of the hill is the terracotta walled Church of the St Mary of the Mongols, the oldest church in Istanbul that has not been converted into a mosque and the only functioning Byzantine church. And since both Fener and Balat are very famous for their antique shops, a visit to the Balat Marketplace is the perfect way to conclude this tour.


Istanbul to Izmir

After breakfast and the hotel check-out formalities, your private driver will be ready to transfer you to Istanbul Airport for your morning flight to Izmir. After landing, you will once again meet a driver who will take you to your selected hotel in Izmir. Afternoon at leisure, ask your Travelive advisor for their favorite restaurants and places of interest within the city.


Full-day tour of Ephesus with Wine Tasting

Discover the myths, legends, and stories of the ancient city of Ephesus as you explore its vast ruins. This ancient city is believed to have been settled in the 10th century BC by Ionians, Ephesus changed hands many times before becoming a Roman dependency in 133 BC during the reign of Emperor Augustus. Unearthed ruins give a clear picture of the life in Ephesus including roads used by chariots; mosaic pedestrian walkways; the famous 2 story facade of the Celsus Library, constructed from 117-125 AD which contained rectangular niches to hold papyrus scrolls; and an amphitheater which could seat 24,000 people. From Ephesus, you will head to an established winery, where you will get acquainted with their distinct wines. At the Seven Sages (Yedi Bilgeler), you will have an overview of the estate and learn about the property, its history, and the inspiration behind it. In the production area, you will also learn about the wine-making process. You will then continue to the restaurant to sample five different wines.


Full-day tour of Pergamon, Acropolis and Asclepion

Today’s tour will take you to Pergamon, a city that boasts a rich history dating back to the Hellenistic period, and a cultural epicenter of the East Roman Empire. Here you will see the Acropolis, the site that features the impressive Temple of Trajan, the Altar of Zeus, and the Theater of Pergamon, showcasing the advanced engineering skills of its ancient builders. The Library of Pergamum was one of the most important libraries of the ancient world, second only to the Library of Alexandria. The ruins of the library sit on a hilltop near the Sanctuary of Athena and other buildings of the Pergamon Acropolis. Then, you will visit the ancient Asklepion, a renowned healing center dedicated to Asclepius, the god of medicine. The innovative medical practices carried out here contributed to the development of modern medicine.


Travel to Bodrum

After meeting your driver, you will start your private transfer to Bodrum and your selected hotel. Spend your afternoon at leisure, explore the hotel facilities, relax on the beach, and enjoy a traditional meal in one of the local restaurants.


Market Visit and Cooking Class

If you are a foodie and would like to expand your culinary knowledge, you can join your English-speaking guide and visit the farmer’s market where you will mingle with the local food producers selling homegrown olives, wild seasonal greens, vegetables, jams, pickles, breads, and cheeses. Once you have bought all the necessary ingredients, you will drive to Erenler Sofrasi in an olive garden. Your final stop is the Erenler Sofrasi Restaurant where your hosts will guide you through the delicious secrets of regional Aegean cuisine. After all the dishes are prepared, you will enjoy the food family-style before returning to your hotel.

DAY 10

Day at Leisure

Relax and unwind during your day at leisure. Explore the promenades, beaches, and wonderful traditional restaurants in the city.

DAY 11


Your driver will meet you at the hotel to transfer you to Bordum Airport for your flight back home.

The Ultimate Turkish Trilogy  Tours with Travelive, Luxury Travel
The Ultimate Turkish Trilogy  Tours with Travelive, Luxury Travel
The Ultimate Turkish Trilogy  Tours with Travelive, Luxury Travel
The Ultimate Turkish Trilogy  Tours with Travelive, Luxury Travel
The Ultimate Turkish Trilogy  Tours with Travelive, Luxury Travel
The Ultimate Turkish Trilogy  Tours with Travelive, Luxury Travel
The Ultimate Turkish Trilogy  Tours with Travelive, Luxury Travel
The Ultimate Turkish Trilogy  Tours with Travelive, Luxury Travel
The Ultimate Turkish Trilogy  Tours with Travelive, Luxury Travel
The Ultimate Turkish Trilogy  Tours with Travelive, Luxury Travel

Nestled in Karakoy's historic district along the Bosphorus, The Peninsula Istanbul embodies Turkish culture and top-tier hospitality within Galataport, a waterfront renaissance. Comprising four splendid buildings, including three meticulously restored historic structures, the hotel welcomes you by land or sea. Unwind in spacious rooms and suites adorned with bespoke furnishings featuring stunning views through expansive windows. The Peninsula Spa offers rejuvenating treatments and state-of-the-art fitness facilities. Indulge in Turk-Asian cuisine at Rooftop Restaurant & Bar or savor Mediterranean-inspired fare at The Lobby. Topside Bar offers panoramic Bosphorus vistas and innovative cocktails by renowned Chef Fatih Tutak, ensuring an unforgettable gastronomic journey.

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Unwind in unparalleled luxury, where East meets West along the shimmering Bosphorus shoreline, Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus, Istanbul embodies the essence of historical grandeur. From serene rooms to opulent royal suites, the hotel offers unparalleled comfort and elegance. Rejuvenate your senses with treatments in a tranquil Zen Garden setting. Embark on a gastronomic journey with world-renowned restaurants like Hakkasan and Novikov, showcasing a fusion of culinary delights against the stunning backdrop of the Bosphorus. Completing the experience, & The Bar offers unforgettable moments with original cocktails and panoramic views, making it a favorite rendezvous in Istanbul. Boasting legendary service and timeless design, this urban oasis promises an unforgettable stay.

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Experience the epitome of modern luxury at the St. Regis Istanbul, where timeless elegance meets contemporary innovation. Nestled in the vibrant Nisantasi district, this 5* hotel offers an unrivaled location surrounded by designer boutiques and historic architecture. Enjoy personalized service with the signature St. Regis Butler, indulge in rooftop dining at Wolfgang Puck's Spago, or unwind at the verdant terrace of St. Regis Brasserie. Luxuriate in the Iridium Spa, featuring private treatment rooms and state-of-the-art facilities. Retreat to beautifully appointed suites adorned with original artwork and enjoy breathtaking views of the Bosphorus. With pet-friendly accommodations and impeccable amenities, your stay at The St. Regis Istanbul promises unparalleled luxury and comfort.

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Located in Istanbul's prestigious Dolmabahce area, The Ritz-Carlton Istanbul offers breathtaking views of the Bosphorus, with cultural attractions within easy reach. Boasting 243 rooms and suites, including the luxurious Ritz-Carlton Suite, the hotel epitomizes lavish living. Indulge in personalized service at the Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge, with exquisite amenities and panoramic vistas. Unwind at the state-of-the-art spa, complete with Turkish Hamam and an indoor swimming pool. Dining at the hotel is a culinary delight, with two Michelin Guide-listed restaurants showcasing Anatolian and Japanese Peruvian cuisine against the backdrop of the Bosphorus. Experience unparalleled luxury and gastronomic excellence at The Ritz-Carlton Istanbul.

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The Bank Hotel Istanbul is located in Karakoy, one of the most prominent neighborhoods of Istanbul known for its history. Karakoy welcomes its guests with views of Turkey's world-famous historical peninsula. With its sophisticated design, the Bank Hotel Istanbul promises more than just ordinary accommodation for its guests. With a magnificent view of old Istanbul, the restaurant on the rooftop offers an unforgettable experience for its guests with international cuisine. The Bank Hotel Istanbul sits in a region that hosts artists, a concept intertwined with art, respecting the locals and international guests. The Bank Hotel Istanbul is perfectly located to explore bohemian Beyoglu and the historical Sultanahmet.

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Experience the allure of The Galata Istanbul Hotel-MGallery, a charming boutique hotel promising an exceptional travel experience. Nestled in the heart of Istanbul, this luxury 5* establishment boasts unparalleled views of the iconic Galata Tower and the enchanting Golden Horn. Immerse yourself in elegant accommodation, blending modern comforts with traditional charm. Indulge in the rejuvenating Cesme Hamam, a 300-year-old spa tradition meticulously preserved by the hotel. Mesai Karakoy beckons with a culinary journey where Turkish flavors intertwine with modern gastronomy. Enjoy delightful dishes, breathtaking vistas, and a vibrant atmosphere, creating memories to cherish in Istanbul.

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In the heart of Istanbul, Gezi Hotel Bosphorus boasts a luxurious boutique experience with 67 rooms and a spa. Conveniently located steps away from Taksim Square and the serene greens of Gezi Park, the hotel offers easy access to the city's top attractions, including Istiklal Street and the Bosphorus. Each room, inspired by the renowned Dutch painter Piet Mondrian, features panoramic views of the Bosphorus and Gezi Park, blending homey comfort with modern design. Delight in the hotel's outlets, including the Silver Spa offers luxurious treatments and the Delma Grill Bar serving authentic Mediterranean and Turkish cuisines against panoramic Bosphorus views. With its timeless design philosophy and top-notch amenities, Gezi Hotel Bosphorus promises an unforgettable stay in Istanbul.

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Experience unparalleled luxury at the Izmir Marriott, a prestigious 5* seafront hotel situated in the heart of the city. Boasting a prime location within walking distance of the business district and upscale shopping areas, the property offers 149 exquisitely furnished rooms and suites, each providing breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea or the vibrant city. Whether you are attending meetings, exploring historical sites, or simply unwinding in the comfort of your room, you will find everything you need for a memorable stay. Indulge in culinary delights at Lima All-day Dining Restaurant, enjoy casual drinks at the Lobby Lounge & Alcedo Lobby Bar, or marvel at the panoramic views from Pagos Rooftop Bar. Enhance your relaxation with a spa treatment at Quan Spa, where ancient traditions and natural healing elements blend seamlessly to rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul.

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Swissotel Buyuk Efes, Izmir, nestled within lush gardens, epitomizes luxury in Turkey’s vibrant Izmir. Overlooking the captivating Kordon Promenade, this deluxe 5* hotel is a haven for both business and leisure travelers. With 402 opulent rooms, including 55 suites adorned with elegant decor, guests are greeted by renowned Colombian artist Fernando Botero’s sculpture, “Man on Horse.” The hotel boasts an impressive art collection, diverse dining options featuring Turkish and international cuisines, and the expansive Purovel Spa. Buyuk Efes Convention Center caters to various events, while the Sky Bar offers panoramic views of Izmir Bay. With top-notch amenities and impeccable service, Swissotel Buyuk Efes, Izmir promises an unforgettable stay.

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Discover KEY Hotel, Izmir's epitome of new, hip, and exclusive lodging. Situated in the city center, this 34-room luxury lifestyle hotel caters to refined tastes. The establishment boasts elegantly appointed rooms and suites offering state-of-the-art amenities and stunning views of the Kordon promenade and the bay. KEY Restaurant serves international cuisine with an Aegean twist, complemented by breathtaking sunset vistas. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner, paired with a selection from the extensive wine cellar, enhances every culinary delight. Adjacent, the Lobby Bar offers a tranquil retreat for coffee, cocktails, and conversations amidst a curated selection of literature. With personalized service, cutting-edge technology, and delectable cuisine in a refined ambiance, KEY Hotel aspires to be your preferred choice in the Aegean region.

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Nestled amidst olive groves and pine forests along Bodrum Peninsula’s tranquil north coast, Amanruya offers an exclusive retreat. Its private pebble beach meets the turquoise Aegean, while the charming pavilions provide the utmost privacy, boasting top-notch amenities and private pools. Mediterranean and Turkish architectural elements grace the stone pavilions, each opening onto lush gardens. Pool Suites offer spacious interiors and a beautiful outdoor living area amidst verdant gardens. Amanruya celebrates Bodrum's flavors with locally sourced ingredients in multiple dining venues, including authentic Aegean cuisine at the Poolside Dining Pavilion and fresh seafood at the Beach Club. The Spa offers holistic wellness treatments, while fitness options include a well-equipped studio, yoga sessions, and tennis facilities overlooking the sea.

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Nestled along the picturesque Turkish Riviera, Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum boasts breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea, inviting guests to indulge in Mediterranean luxury. Experience serene relaxation in Paradise Bay amidst azure skies and crystal-clear waters. Enhance your stay with award-winning spa treatments and exquisite dining at renowned restaurants and bars. The lifestyle apartments, spacious rooms, suites, and villas boast stylish comfort, featuring outdoor terraces for soaking in the scenery. Savor unique flavors at Atelier di Carne, where impeccable service meets stunning sea vistas. Delight in modern Chinese cuisine at Hakkasan, complemented by sleek design and live entertainment. Unwind at the Mandarin Bar offers a laid-back ambiance and expertly crafted cocktails. Experience tranquility and luxury at Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum.

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Experience Bodrum at its finest with a stay at The Bodrum EDITION, where luxury meets inspiration on the Turkish Riviera. Dive into the vibrant culture and breathtaking scenery, with easy access to watersports and iconic landmarks like Yalikavak Marina and Bodrum Amphitheatre. Indulge in 108 well-appointed guest rooms, lofts, suites, and villas, each offering bespoke furnishings and luxurious amenities. Savor delectable cuisine at BRAVA by Stefano Ciotti and enjoy diverse flavors at Morena and Kitchen restaurants. Relax and rejuvenate at our state-of-the-art spa, offering a variety of healing treatments. Whether for business or pleasure, elevate your Bodrum experience with The Bodrum EDITION.

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North of the Bodrum peninsula, in the picturesque village of Turkbudu, you will find the Macakizi Hotel, an oasis of tranquillity and luxury. This 5* haven boasts a private beach, state-of-the-art amenities, and an excellent location ideal for your vacation. Unwind in spacious rooms, with a sea view and a balcony or terrace, adorned with modern yet elegant decorations and fine furnishing. They all offer high-speed wireless internet, Aqua Di Parma bath amenities, and remote-controlled black-out curtains. The Macakizi Spa promises to rejuvenate your senses and uplift your spirit. Detox authentic Turkish hamam or indulge in a private or couples massage amidst lush gardens, expertly delivered by a team of specialists. Stay active in the fully equipped fitness center, perfect for burning calories and sculpting muscles. Indulge in a delightful array of fresh Mediterranean delights and traditional Turkish cuisine staples, crafted with care by the skilled hands of Chef Aret Sahakyan.

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Nestled along the enchanting Aegean coastline, Gundogan boasts a plethora of picturesque bays, with Cape Bodrum Luxury Hotel & Beach epitomizing elegance amidst nature's embrace. Newly renovated, it exceeds expectations, offering a tranquil cove and breathtaking sunrise vistas. The infinity pool resembles an aquatic paradise, while the private beach invites serenity. Indulge in Aegean cuisine at the open buffet or savor delicacies at Anda restaurant. Enjoy your favorite cocktail in the intimate setting of one of the three unique bars. Delve into relaxation with a holistic wellness experience at BluWell SPA, treating both body and mind. Embrace Bodrum's mystique atmosphere, where every moment is unforgettable.

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Discover The Marmara Bodrum, ideally situated steps from the sandy shores and crystalline waters of the Aegean Sea, as well as Bodrum's iconic landmarks like the Castle of St. Peter and Bodrum Marina. Unwind in spacious rooms offering a blend of comfort and style, perfect for unwinding in a picturesque setting. Indulge in ultimate luxury at the lavish suites, equipped with all modern amenities for a memorable stay. At Tuti Restaurant, savor Mediterranean delights crafted by expert chefs on the terrace. Recharge at the Wellness Center, offering fitness facilities and a spa with massages, body treatments, and more. Stunning city views from the poolside complete The Marmara’s exclusive experience.

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Discover INONE Mucho Selection Hotel nestled in Bodrum's Asarlik area, offering a comfortable haven for travelers seeking the allure of Bodrum. With an outdoor pool, lush gardens, a restaurant, and a bar, plus room amenities and a private beach, the hotel ensures a memorable stay. Completely renovated in 2023, it promises a unique Bodrum experience with 56 specially designed rooms and spacious suites. Iconic Beach and Restaurant beckon as a serene paradise to unwind, offering exclusive cocktails and delectable snacks. Seamlessly blending excellence with distinctive design, the hotel celebrates the region's natural beauty, golden beaches, and the refreshing Aegean Sea. Indulge in outstanding cuisine and iconic cocktails, all within reach at INONE Mucho Selection Hotel.

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Experience the mystic allure of Bodrum at Senses Hotel, where the Aegean Sea sparkles given St. Peter’s Castle. Step into tranquility at this adults-only retreat, boasting 56 spacious rooms, each adorned with top-notch amenities that ensure your comfort. Indulge in simple yet creative delights at Sitara Restaurant or sip perfectly mixed cocktails at Coco Poolside Bar. Lounge by the pool or stroll to the nearby beach with its pristine sands and gentle tides. With history, culture, gastronomy, and relaxation at your fingertips, Senses Hotel promises an unforgettable escape on Turkey's enchanting Aegean coastline.

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3 Nights Athens Extension

Get a taste of history, culture and cuisine when you head off to Athens, the birthplace of democracy. Spend three nights at one of our top luxury hotels, with magnificent views of the Acropolis. Enjoy a full- day tour of the historical highlights around the city, including the Acropolis, the Acropolis Museum, the ancient Agora, the neoclassical buildings of Plaka, the changing of the guards at the Parliament building, Lycabettus Hill, and more. Your three nights/four-day extension includes roundtrip airfare from Cairo to Athens, private transfers, hotel accommodations, private tours, and local assistance.

3 Nights Cairo Extension

Immerse yourself into 5000 years of history with a visit to Cairo, the enchanting capital of Egypt. Experience some of the world’s most iconic monuments including the Pyramid of Giza, the Sphinx, the Egyptian Museum, and so much more. Your 3-night / 4-day extension will include airfare to Cairo. Private transfers, private tours, and 24/7 local assistance.

Nancy & Karen, USA, Turkey - Travelive Reviews

Nancy & Karen, USA

Karen and I have returned from our trip and are just trying to get caught up with everything. We wanted to send you a HUGE THANK YOU for our transfer and tour in Istanbul. Everything worked well. Your staff and the airport, your drivers, and your tour guide were fabulous. It was especially nice to have someone greet us after arriving so late at night in Istanbul.

Thank you!

Wendy, USA, Turkey - Travelive Reviews

Wendy, USA

So I must say without further ado that our guide in Istanbul, was outstanding. She went above and beyond to assist us; she was very knowledgeable and friendly! Because of her, we had the very best impression of Istanbul. Every detail of our trip was carefully designed by your team, and we also want to give special thanks to your Support team who were with us in every step of the trip.

Thank you!

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