We’ll travel thru the magnificent Toros mountains, just like the Crusaders did several times in 12 and 13th centuries. Day 15: END OF OUR JOURNEY:We will depart our hotel after a nice farewell breakfast and catch our planes to back home ! TRANSPORTATION COMPANIES CLAUSE: The passage contract in use by airlines and other transportation companies whose services are used to arrive and depart from Turkey before and after the tour shall constitute the sole contract between the companies and the purchaser of a tour.
FREE AIRPORT TRANSFERS: Tour participants are entitled to airport tranesfers on scheduled tour arrival and departure days in Turkey between 7AM and 11PM. Thank you very much again for your interest in traveling to Turkey with us in those dates. After the passport and visa work at the airport, we’ll meet you in the airport and board our luxury bus to go to our charming hotel in Aya Sophia district for our FIRST night in Istanbul.
This morning we’ll begin our journey by traveling to Safranbolu, a 13th Century Turkish-Greek town. After spending our morning visiting local craftsmen and beautiful old houses in Safranbolu, we’ll travel to the Turkish capitol city of Ankara which is the home of the great Anatolian Civilizations Museum. After a 4-5 hour drive through the scenic Anatolian plateau to arrive at the one of the natural wonders of the world: Cappadocia. We’ll travel thru the magnificent Toros mountains, just like the Crusaders did several times in 12 and 13th centuries.
From Konya, our journey will take us thru the mountains and valleys and we’ll arrive at a small lakeside town of Egirdir. Thru the Pamukkale (Cottoncastle) region, we drive to the magnificent Ephesus and its colossal Greek theater. We will depart our hotel after a nice farewell breakfast and catch our planes to back home !
The passage contract in use by airlines and other transportation companies whose services are used to arrive and depart from Turkey before and after the tour shall constitute the sole contract between the companies and the purchaser of a tour. Please realize that Turkey is not like the US in terms of smoking and other allergy related issues. Transportation will be by private air-conditioned new Mercedes, Volkswagen or Isuzu deluxe buses. FREE AIRPORT TRANSFERS: Tour participants are entitled to airport tranesfers on scheduled tour arrival and departure days in Turkey between 7AM and 11PM.
LAT TOURS reserves the right to cancel any tours prior to departure for any reasons, including insufficient number of participants and safety issues. Set in 18 acres of gardens and woodland, this elegant Grade II listed hotel in the unspoilt northern Lake District is family run, offering genuine hospitality in a relaxed, friendly and caring atmosphere in a setting more peaceful than most. The hotel looks beautiful and steeped in nature and history, but of course none of that matters without great service.
Elder Lea House is the only 5 Star Gold Award (Visit Britain graded) accommodation in the area offering high quality accommodation at reasonable prices. The Fairburn Hotel & Restaurant has recently been refurbished and now boasts a contemporary theme, warm and inviting for all families, young people and professionals alike. With its sumptuous Italian Renaissance style, The Grand Brighton is a masterpiece of Victorian splendour and has been lovingly restored following a multi-million pound investment including refurbishment of all lounge areas, cocktail bar, restaurant and guest bedrooms. This 'hotel has been refurbished to an incredibly high spec, with elements of 'contemporary style, such as the smart bed linen, lighting and vibrant 'upholstered chairs in the conservatory, but with plenty of nods to its 'history, with rich wooden decor in the bar and a stunning traditional 'carpet to complement the stunning hall and stairway. The hotel in Hendon offers 57 bedrooms – a mixture of classic, executive and four-poster bedrooms as well as junior suites in North London. Situated within close proximity to Bristol and only a few miles from the picturesque Cotswolds town of Wotton-under-Edge, this restored Grade II listed Victorian mansion is a secret waiting to be unravelled.
With 30 acres of wooded parkland and orangery, this location guarantees peace and relaxation – the two necessities of any weekend break to a country hotel.
Set in the heart of Chipping Campden, the prettiest town in the Cotswolds, and with two acres of landscaped townhouse gardens behind it, Cotswold House Hotel & Spa blends traditional Regency architecture with contemporary design and superb comfort. Little Silver Country Hotel is a traditional, enchanting retreat, where you can relax in luxury, indulge yourself with fine food and drink, whilst enjoying the comfort of a homely and friendly atmosphere.
Set in the Weald of Kent, in the heart of the Garden of England, there is a host of country pursuits to enjoy and interesting places to see. Eccleston Square Hotel is London’s most high tech hotel and offers beautiful interior design and state-of-the-art facilities. The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Leeds City Centre is ideally placed in the centre of the vibrant city of Leeds. Located next to the Tate Modern, London Bridge station and Southwark tube station, citizenM is a trendy award winning hotel in the heart of London! With 319 bedrooms, the resort offers a range of accommodation from the new signature rooms to the new Manor House suites. The recent ?26 million refurbishment is helping to draw in golfers but making things look nice is only part of what golfers want – and it’s actually the Belfry’s three courses that are the attraction, with each one of them asking something different from players. Venue of The 2010 Ryder Cup, voted Europe’s Golf Resort of the Year 2011 and M&IT Best UK Hotel 2012, The Celtic Manor Resort is a prestigious destination for business, golf and leisure, situated in the beautiful Usk Valley, South Wales. A truly Scottish icon, Turnberry Resort, Scotland enjoys a spectacular coastal setting with breathtaking views of Isle of Arran, Ailsa Craig and the Irish Sea. The venue for the 138th Open Championship, Turnberry Resort offers world class golf on the Ailsa, Kintyre and Arran courses, combined with exceptional teaching facilities in the Colin Montgomerie Links Golf Academy.
The Noel Arms had to win as it's a really brave food move to promote a hotel with an amazing Sub-continental menu in such a traditionally English setting. Probably built as a Royal Hunting lodge and very much a stately home since the 16th century, Great Fosters is now a prestigious hotel. The farm is situated in the picturesque Arrow Valley and our tranquil working farm is the perfect base for exploring the Marches and the famous Black and White Trail. Juliet WIlliams commented: “We are so very delighted to have won this prestigious award, especially as we put so much effort into making our practices as green as we can, from sourcing local produce and supplies to eco-friendly cleaning and decorating products and cooking methods.
Just a few minutes’ walk from Bournemouth beach, this elegant, eco-friendly hotel features rooms with hand-made furniture.
Caemorgan Mansion,graded 5 star by Visit Wales and set in its own grounds, offering luxuriously appointed bedrooms making your stay a special occasion every time. Lancers House is a multi-award winning elegant, fully licensed guesthouse set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Wiltshire, nestling in 3 acres of its own grounds and benefiting from stunning views across to the downs and over the historic Fovant memorial badges and is conveniently located off the A30.
Winning such a prestigious award is incredibly humbling and will make us double our efforts to ensure we keep improving our breakfast offering.
On the shores of Grasmere Water, The Daffodil Hotel & Spa is located in the heart of the Lake District. The tranquil decor, the picturesque views and the bespoke treatments on offer made this spa a standout entry. Spa Manager Gosia Tabaka: “We are delighted to have been voted ‘Best Spa 2014’ in this year’s Best Kept Secret Awards and would like to thank everyone that voted for us. Receiving an award that has been voted for by our guests really does make us feel very proud and we will of course be making sure the award takes pride of place in our Spa! This world-class resort offers luxury on a grand scale, set against a backdrop of panoramic views amidst 2,000 acres of parkland. Built in 1866 The Imperial Hotel is a Mediterranean style resort perched on a cliff top overlooking Torbay. Here we’ll visit Mersin, Latif’s hometown and have lunch with his family so you can experience a real traditional Turkish urban family.
HEALTH RESTRICTIONS: Please realize that Turkey is not like the US in terms of smoking and other allergy related issues. This will be the ALL INCLUSIVE, LAND ONLY fee (Istanbul-to-Istanbul tour in Turkey between these dates). We’ll relax and rest before we embark for a lovely dinner at an authentic Istanbul restaurant.
This is declared a World Heritage Site by UNICEF since it is a unique urban settlement with very democratic architecture ideals. This museum contains artifacts from the earliest communities in Catal Hoyuk to the Roman period. On the way, we’ll stop in the village of Hacibektash, the village where the founder of the Bektashi order of dervishes; Hadji Bektas-i Veli lived during the time of Rumi and developed a heterodox lineage of Sufism which is known as one of the most tolerant and egalitarian sects in the Sufi world. Here we’ll visit Mersin, Latif’s hometown and have lunch with his family so you can experience a real traditional Turkish urban family. Ephesus has many great sites to see, such as the Marble Road, the Celsius Library and the Temple of Diana. OurTours do NOT sell such insurance Please note: Lat Tours is not liable for loss, damage or theft of luggage or personal belongings, for personal injury, accident or illness.


Even though we try to provide the best alternatives for non-smoking hotels, restaurants and other public places, you might still encounter some smoking. These buses are for either 15 or 30 passenger capacity depending on the number of the participants. Any deposit that is sent towards booking a tour constitutes full knowledge, acceptance and agreement of the cancellation policy.
Chef-proprietor Adrian Hyde is committed to making imaginative use of fresh local produce wherever possible, and our restaurant enjoys an excellent reputation among locals and visitors alike.
It seems Stephen, Angela and Adrian are committed to bringing guests the best of everything. Accommodation is in large luxury en-suite rooms with quality furnishings,comfortable beds with pocket sprung mattresses to ensure a good nights sleep and every extra, including sherry. The hotel invested over ?5 million pounds last year, which included the refurbishment of all bedrooms and the introduction of a new spa and seafood restaurant.
Sleek, chic and fresh, the hotel accents luxurious comfort and creates an ambience of simple luxury to reflect the elegance and charm of the city. Nestled within 30 acres of private parkland, its distinctive charm is as quintessentially English as it is extraordinary. And if it's raining, you can retreat to an airy central bar with a glass roof – or one of a number of cosy sitting rooms-cum-libraries – all within a rather grand Victorian gothic setting. This fine townhouse has overlooked the Square for more than 200 years, and for the last ten has been one of the most prestigious hotels in the Cotswolds. This adults only hotel is ideally located in central London, bordering Belgravia and Victoria.
Nestled between the working Leeds Liverpool canal and Leeds Railway Station, this brand new contemporary building has quickly become the place to stay in Leeds. With free wifi, 150 free movies on demand in all genres and an XL kingsize bed in each room, the hotel also feature a tablet moodpad to control everything in the room from movies, tv, temperature but as well browse the web.
Not only are they stylish and tastefully decorated, they offer all those little luxuries you would expect when you’re away from home including stunning golf views, a patio or balcony in selected rooms.
Follow the footsteps of Charles II who rested here after his Scottish Army was defeated by Cromwell at the battle of Worcester.
This place is getting a great name for its bold flavours with an appealing and comfortable atmosphere in which to indulge in them. Cley Hall is one of Spalding’s most historic hotels and has been transformed following a refurbishment. Set amongst 50 acres of gardens and parkland, the hotel is a Grade One listed building blessed with the grandeur of 16th century England and luxurious modern facilities. Lowe Farm is a Four Star guesthouse.Offering a warm welcome and attention to the many things that contribute to an enjoyable stay has won us the prestigious Visit Britain Gold Award and numerous other accolades.
The Green House Hotel is the proud winner of the AA Eco friendly hotel of the year award 2012 – 2013. Our fully licensed restaurant provides inclusive full Welsh breakfast with choice of traditional and regional dishes, and is additionally open for A La Carte dinner for residents and non-residents. We believe the secret behind a great breakfast is using organic, home-grown, free-range, locally and ethically sourced ingredients wherever possible. Surrounded by stunning Lakeland scenery, The Daffodil is the Lake Districts newest luxury hotel. It has the plush feel of a luxury spa, but unique facilities such as the thermal pool, tepidarium and mud rasul therapy make for a truly pampering experience.
There are a wealth of facilities to help you relax and unwind, including the luxurious Forum Spa, voted Best UK Hotel Spa 2011, and the Ocius Treatment Rooms, along with two fitness clubs, six restaurants offering everything from rustic country fare to award-winning fine dining, and three championship golf courses. We’ll relax and rest before we embark for a lovely dinner at an authentic Istanbul restaurant.
From there we’ll go to Kizkalesi and enjoy the sun, history and beaches and we’ll stay at a beachside resort. Even though we try to provide the best alternatives for non-smoking hotels, restaurants and other public places, you might still encounter some smoking.
REFUND POLICY : The below policy will be strictly adhered to regardless of the reason for cancellation.
There will also be plenty of time to stroll around Aya Sophia and the Sultanahmet district both in the afternoon and after dinner.
Here we’ll stroll thru the cobblestone streets during the sunset and enjoy the Turkish Bath “Hamam” experience in a 13th century bathhouse. It is also known as the Hittite Museum and reflects the culture these people of “one thousand Gods”. We’ll spend 3 full days in Cappadocia exploring the mysterious and mystical lunar landscape and rock hewn early Christian churches dating back to the 7th-13th Century AD all around the Valley. From there we’ll go to Kizkalesi and enjoy the sun, history and beaches and we’ll stay at a beachside resort. Strolling along the shores of the lake and imagining the old life style existed here many hundreds years ago will be a memorable experience. During our stay in Selcuk, we’ll also visit the incredible Ephesus Archaeological Museum where you can see many precious artifacts such as the one and only statue of Goddess Artemis. The sooner you sign up for a tour, the better the chances are that we will be able to find a roommate for you.
If you need any medical service during the tour, we will happily help you get a doctor or take you to a clinic. Enjoy the very best in home made Scottish cuisine, modern and traditional recipes, prepared from fresh locally sourced ingredients by our head Chef Lorraine. Much consideration was placed on the new design schemes and interiors in order to offer a classic meets contemporary feel.
Players will particularly love The Derby course as it’s designed to give a true test for any level of player. The fine stone facade of the Noel Arms Hotel with its proud coat of arms has been part of the charm of Chipping Campden’s high street for centuries. Its past is evident in the mullioned windows, tall chimneys, fireplaces and brick finials, while the Saxon moat, crossed by a Japanese bridge, surrounds three sides of the formal garden. First rate accommodation, excellent food and attentive service, even for the business guest. The Green House uses natural and sustainable materials where possible, reducing the hotel’s impact on the environment. What elevates a great breakfast into a luxurious breakfast is knowing that the people serving you, madeit all in-house, by hand and to order rather than simply buying it in. The hotel reopened in July 2012 after a major redevelopment with has resulted in 78 new bedrooms including 14 luxury Suites, a Spa with thermal suite, extensive function rooms and a lake facing restaurant serving fantastic British food.
There will also be plenty of time to stroll around Aya Sophia and the Sultanahmet district both in the afternoon and after dinner.
This is the perfect time to go into the Mediterranean Sea and swim to the mid-sea castle from the time of the Templars.
CANCELLATIONS: LAT TOURS reserves the right to cancel any tours prior to departure for any reasons, including insufficient number of participants and safety issues. We’ll be staying at an old Prince’s house and have a lovely dinner in the beautiful courtyard. We’ll tour the amazing underground cities and churches, and experience the life of these unique people from 1500 years ago. This is the perfect time to go into the Mediterranean Sea and swim to the mid-sea castle from the time of the Templars. We’ll be watching the sunset in Pamukkale, literally means “cotton castle” where ancients Romans and Greeks enjoyed hot springs for centuries. We will also visit the house and little chapel where the Virgin Mary lived during her final days. After checking in our comfortable hotel in the Old City, we’ll explore this ancient and exciting city from Museums to the streets to the bazaars and restaurants. If you wish to share your room and we cannot find a roommate, the single supplement fee will be waived. However the passenger will need to pay the expenses to the doctor or clinic after or before the medical service provided.
Also, even though there is no heavy hiking involved in this tour, certain level of walking on uneven terrain will be required since most of the historical sites are scattered in wide areas.
We are a historic hotel, established for over 150 years, therefore we were mindful during the refurbishment to sensitively retain the architecture and introduce touches that further enhance the original features. We love that this course has such well-designed risk and reward holes, likely to give players some great moments to talk about later in the bar.


The hotel’s Regency portico leads into a grand stone hall with antique furniture standing on the flagstone floors, much of it is as old as the hotel. Whether you are looking for a place to stay, a place to dine, a meeting room, a stunning venue for a special occasion or a spa experience, the Cley Hall here in Spalding has something to offer you.
Staff are trained on sustainability, and all suppliers are considered by their environmental standards. Also, even though there is no heavy hiking involved in this tour, certain level of walking on uneven terrain will be required since most of the historical sites are scattered in wide areas. We’ll visit the 2000 year old city of Hierapolis and admire the tombs of many traditions concentrated in this “healing city”.
We will return to our hotel in Kusadasi, 20 minutes away and enjoy a very relaxing evening on the Aegean Coast. Established on two continents, Istanbul has been a fascinating city for centuries for people from every walk of life. Once the tour commences, if you degide you no longer want to share a room, you will have to pay double the original singgle supplement fee in order to compensate for your roommate's single room as well. Since this tour covers half of Turkey, there will be some bus traveling involved every day. And at the end of the day’s playing, there’s stunning accommodation where you can reflect on the day’s round while soaking up the Belfry’s heritage; it’s hosted more Ryder Cups than any other course and many of the greats have stayed here. We are a family run offering a friendly, welcoming, professional and affordable service to all our guests. This is declared a World Heritage Site by UNICEF since it is a unique urban settlement with very democratic architecture ideals. Since this tour covers half of Turkey, there will be some bus traveling involved every day. PAYMENT SCHEDULE: * A deposit of 500 Usd - 350 Euro per person is required upon registration.
We’ll spend our evenings at luxury accommodations and experience the local cuisine and local culture in the evenings. Once it was called Constantinople, it was conquered by the Turkish Sultan Fatih in 1453 AD. This will be the ALL INCLUSIVE, LAND ONLY fee (Istanbul-to-Istanbul tour in Turkey between these dates).
Here we’ll stroll thru the cobblestone streets during the sunset and enjoy the Turkish Bath “Hamam” experience in a 13th century bathhouse. In this museum, there are exhibits of Dervish costumes, instruments, illuminated manuscripts, and various ethnographic artifacts.
Any deposit that is sent towards booking a tour constitutes full knowledge, acceptance and agreement of the cancellation policy. While in Cappadocia we will visit some carpet weavers and listen to their stories about carpet weaving. The evening will proceed with a dinner of local cuisine accompanied with local folk music and dances at a very friendly restaurant. Our customers enjoy the hotel interiors and we are delighted to receive further recognition from the Best Kept Secret Awards.
We’ll be staying at an old Prince’s house and have a lovely dinner in the beautiful courtyard. We’ll make a campfire in an open field among the “fairy chimneys” and listen to the music of the Bektashis and the other Sufis performed by Latif and his musician friends from Turkey. In this museum, there are exhibits of Dervish costumes, instruments, illuminated manuscripts, and various ethnographic artifacts.
TOUR BUS INFORMATION: Transportation will be by private air-conditioned new Mercedes, Volkswagen or Isuzu deluxe buses.
That’s why you will be amazed with the variety of people, artifacts, food, and scenery in this wonderfully exciting city. This museum contains artifacts from the earliest communities in Catal Hoyuk to the Roman period. The dinner will take place at a fine restaurant overlooking the beautifully lighted tomb of Rumi.
These buses are for either 15 or 30 passenger capacity depending on the number of the participants.
During our stay here, we’ll visit Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Suleymaniye and Rustem Pasha Mosques, Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar, Military Museum, Islamic Art Museum, Whirling Dervishes ceremony and many other wonderful places. It is also known as the Hittite Museum and reflects the culture these people of “one thousand Gods”.
After the dinner, we’ll be treated with mystical music and whirling of the dervishes by our good friends from the Mevlevi order of Sufis in Konya. The dinner will take place at a fine restaurant overlooking the beautifully lighted tomb of Rumi.
This will give you an idea how Rumi lived 800 years ago at the same spot, maybe 10 meters away! After a 4-5 hour drive through the scenic Anatolian plateau to arrive at the one of the natural wonders of the world: Cappadocia.
This will give you an idea how Rumi lived 800 years ago at the same spot, maybe 10 meters away! On the way, we’ll stop in the village of Hacibektash, the village where the founder of the Bektashi order of dervishes; Hadji Bektas-i Veli lived during the time of Rumi and developed a heterodox lineage of Sufism which is known as one of the most tolerant and egalitarian sects in the Sufi world.
Strolling along the shores of the lake and imagining the old life style existed here many hundreds years ago will be a memorable experience. We’ll spend 3 full days in Cappadocia exploring the mysterious and mystical lunar landscape and rock hewn early Christian churches dating back to the 7th-13th Century AD all around the Valley. We’ll be watching the sunset in Pamukkale, literally means “cotton castle” where ancients Romans and Greeks enjoyed hot springs for centuries. We’ll tour the amazing underground cities and churches, and experience the life of these unique people from 1500 years ago.
We’ll visit the 2000 year old city of Hierapolis and admire the tombs of many traditions concentrated in this “healing city”.
We’ll spend our evenings at luxury accommodations and experience the local cuisine and local culture in the evenings.
Maybe the best kept secret of the entire Turkish sites, we’ll be transported to the days of Mother Goddess.
While in Cappadocia we will visit some carpet weavers and listen to their stories about carpet weaving. We’ll make a campfire in an open field among the “fairy chimneys” and listen to the music of the Bektashis and the other Sufis performed by Latif and his musician friends from Turkey. Ephesus has many great sites to see, such as the Marble Road, the Celsius Library and the Temple of Diana.
During our stay in Selcuk, we’ll also visit the incredible Ephesus Archaeological Museum where you can see many precious artifacts such as the one and only statue of Goddess Artemis. We will also visit the house and little chapel where the Virgin Mary lived during her final days. We will return to our hotel in Kusadasi, 20 minutes away and enjoy a very relaxing evening on the Aegean Coast.
The evening will proceed with a dinner of local cuisine accompanied with local folk music and dances at a very friendly restaurant. After checking in our comfortable hotel in the Old City, we’ll explore this ancient and exciting city from Museums to the streets to the bazaars and restaurants.
Established on two continents, Istanbul has been a fascinating city for centuries for people from every walk of life. Once it was called Constantinople, it was conquered by the Turkish Sultan Fatih in 1453 AD.
That’s why you will be amazed with the variety of people, artifacts, food, and scenery in this wonderfully exciting city.
During our stay here, we’ll visit Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Suleymaniye and Rustem Pasha Mosques, Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar, Military Museum, Islamic Art Museum, Whirling Dervishes ceremony and many other wonderful places.



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