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Pro.Photo.Trip Ltd ( 11549153 ), 71-75 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9JQ

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TURKEY

ISTANBUL . IZMIR . CAPPADOCIA

7 Days

 

East meets west and old meets new in vibrant Istanbul, Turkey. Historically known as Constantinople after the Roman Emperor Constantine I, Istanbul was for years the centre of the Roman Byzantium and Ottoman Empires. Home to many of the most recognizable images of the country of Turkey, such as the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and the Blue Mosque, Istanbul is not to be missed. 

 

Istanbul is Turkey's most populous city as well as its cultural and financial center. The mosques, bazaars and Turkish baths of Istanbul could keep you happily occupied for your entire trip. On a trip to this gleaming modern city you can immerse yourself in nearly 3000 years of history from Roman ruins to Byzantine marvels, Ottoman treasures and modern amusements.

 

Turkey straddles both the continents of Asia and Europe. Our adventure photography trip will take you to this one of a kind city, and the many sights it has in store for you. Just Istanbul itself would provide enough places for an entire cultural photography tour. The city’s architecture, from the Islamic domes from the Ottoman age, to the more recent buildings, offers an interesting juxtaposition. The multicolored houses of Fener are dizzying in variety and will make for very interesting shots indeed.
 

The mountain village of Sirince is where you’ll be able to test both your nature photography chops as well as if you’re lucky, get the stray wildlife shot as well. Sirince also makes for a great example in landscape photography.
 

If this wasn’t enough, our visit to Cappadocia will be one of the most arrestingly beautiful experiences of your life. The hot air balloons give an unrivalled opportunity to give you a guided landscape photography experience that you will always remember.

 

DAY 1 ISTANBUL Arrival to Istanbul

Arrival at Istanbul Airport. Please look for your name after clearing customs. Meet your Gemini representative and transfer to your hotel for

check in.
Istanbul provides us with wonderful warm people to photograph, exceptional cuisine to enjoy, and most importantly the most outstanding city photography in Turkey. We will have two full days to explore this vibrant city .

Overnight in Istanbul

DAY 2 ISTANBUL

Istanbul photography walk is the perfect combination of city trekking and photo shooting. Starting from Istiklal Avenue and going down the hill towards Galata Tower and Karaköy our photography walk lasts about five hours. Strolling through the narrow-side streets off Istiklal Avenue we will be discovering and shooting in the most vibrant and picturesque neighborhoods of Istanbul.
 

Highlights of the Tour
Istiklal Avenue, Local Tea and Coffee Shops, Graffiti and Murals of Istanbul, Cats of Istanbul, Antique Stores and Designer Shops, 19th century Istanbul buildings, Galata Tower.

Overnight in Istanbul

DAY 3 ISTANBUL

FENER, BALAT AND GOLDEN HORN
Rows of traditional houses painted in a dizzying array of bright colors, life continuing in a way that hasn’t change for hundreds of years, little known churches, Byzantine architecture, and some of the best Istanbul views. Every local knows how charming and unique the historically cosmopolitan neighborhoods of Balat and Fener are. This tour offers visitors a chance to find out too. Located by the shores of Golden Horn (Haliç) waterway, these areas were home to some of the oldest settlements of Istanbul. It is still possible to see the Byzantine and Ottoman traces in amongs one of the most ethnically diverse populations of the city.
 

Highlights of the Tour
Boat Ride to Fener Port, Ecumenical Orthodox Patriarchy, Phanar Greek Orthodox College, Discover Balat, Visit Chora Museum
Overnight in Istanbul

DAY 4 ISTANBUL – IZMIR

After breakfast transfer to Ataturk airport to take our flight to Izmir.
After arrival we will have city tour of Izmir with a visit to the celebrated marketplace of old Smyrna located at the foot of the Pagos Hills. It is said that the Agora was built during the reign of Alexandra the Great. Destroyed by an earthquake in 178 AD, it was rebuilt by Faustina, the wife of Marcus Aurelius. Turkish and German archaeologists excavated the site between 1932 and 1941, and the Agora has now been arranged into the Open Air Museum of Izmir.

 

Next visit is to Historical Elevator, built in 1907 by Nesim Levi to allow people to climb the elevated part of the area that is separated by the coastal strait by a steep cliff with a total of 155 stairs. Asansör is one of the principal landmarks of Izmir.

 

Our final stop is at Kizlaragasi Hani, a caravanserai built by Haci Beşir Ağa in 1744. The typical Ottoman inn is an impressive construction with a 4,000 square metre courtyard and a roof covered completely with lead. Originally an inn for travellers from the East carrying silk and spices, today the caravanserai shelters stalls selling souvenirs and handicrafts.
Overnight in Izmir

DAY 5 IZMIR

After breakfast proceed to see Ephesus. Traveling on to Ephesus, the best-preserved classical city in the eastern Mediterranean, today ranks among the best places in the world to get a feel for what life was like in Roman times. We will also have time to visit the mountain village of Sirince. The ancient city located near the Aegean Sea in modern day Turkey, was one of the great cities of the Greeks in Asia Minor and home to the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
 

Highlights of the Tour
Ephesus and Picturesque Sirince Village
Overnight in Izmir

DAY 6 IZMIR – CAPPADOCIA

After breakfast proceed tro Izmir airport to fly to Cappadocia.
 

Arrival at Cappadocia
Cappadocia is a land where nature and man have competed with each other to create the unusual and the most beautiful landscape. A hike takes us to tenth and eleventh century churches, monasteries, and houses carved into the rocks. The moonlike terrain of Cappadocia with its endless natural artwork is a photographer's delight. The highlights include Pasabag, Dervent, and Goreme Open Air Museum, which you will visit, however the less traveled surrounding valleys can provide the best photography.

Overnight in Cappadocia

DAY 7 CAPPADOCIA

Early in the morning proceed to Hot Air Balloon experience. Great experience for photo shooting.
There will be additional time to photograph Cappadocia in the morning. After breakfast check out and depart from your hotel.

Then proceed to the Airport ...

 

What Includes and what not ?

Includes

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If your desire date to this trip is already booked and no longer accepting registrations, you can leave your details and we will contact you once new timings are set, or any cancelation from other attenders.

Easy Payment Plan

No trip is out of reach - 0% interest installment plans-no banks approval required.

Not Applicable for : Single Supplement, Early Arrival and late departure tickets 

Workshop Information

Arrival & Departure Airports: Istanbul, Turkey (IST) 

Our adventure begins at 9 AM on the first day and ends at noon on the last day.

Travel Visa: A visa may be required depending on your nationality.