7-Days Breathtaking Turkey

Breathtaking Turkey: 7-Days of Stunning Landscapes & History
Istanbul - Cappadocia - Ephesus - Izmir

March 13–19, 2020 

Where: At the crossroads of Europe and Asia, with a rich mosaic of cultures, blending history, and legendary civilizations - TURKEY today is an exciting destination that offers modern amenities and an endless variety of diverse attractions for even the most sophisticated travelers. You will visit Istanbul, Cappadocia, and Ephesus by attending this educational journey.

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Pricing per person:

Occupancy  ASTA Member Price
Non-Member Price
   (per person) 
Travel Advisor Double Occupancy  $1,299 $1,498*
Non-Industry Guest Double Occupancy  $1,349 $1,349
 Travel Advisor Single Occupancy $1,799 $1,998* 

*Travel Advisor non-member pricing includes one-year of ASTA membership for Independent Advisors.


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Day 1 (Friday March 13) Istanbul  
Day 2 (Saturday, March 14) Istanbul  
Day 3 (Sunday, March 15) Cappadocia  
Day 4 (Monday, March 16) Cappadocia

Day 5 (Tuesday, March 17) Ephesus-Izmir
Day 6 (Wednesday, March 18y) Izmir
Day 7 (Thursday, March 19) Home
Registration for Turkey Educational Journey

Essential Information:

  • Visa for Turkey is required & participants could apply for visa through http://www.evisa.gov.tr
  • This FAM tour will operate with a minimum of 10 participants. If there are less than 10 participants the rate will be changed.
  • Your registration is non-refundable unless the Educational Journey is cancelled by ASTA or the Supplier.
  • Travel insurance is not required but is highly recommended.
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Detailed Itinerary is Below

What’s Included:

  • Accommodations at the hotels listed under the hotels section on BB basis
  • Private transportation with A/C deluxe vehicle for the tours
  • Flight tickets from Istanbul to Kayseri & Kayseri to Izmir
  • English speaking local tour guide, Hakan Edirne, for the full duration of your trip
  • Entrance fees to all ancient / historical sites per listed on the itinerary
  • Dinner at Ciragan Kempinski on 14 March
  • Dinner at Argos in Cappadocia on 16 March
  • Dinner at Moevenpick Hotel in Izmir on 17 March


  • International flight tickets & flight ticket from Izmir to Istanbul on 19 March
  • Airport arrival/departure transfers on the 3/13 and 3/19. The arrival transfer in Istanbul will cost NET USD 120 per transfer & departure transfer will cost NET USD 75 per transfer.
  • Lunches
  • Tips for the guide & driver
  • Dinners on 13,15,18 & 19 March
  • Personal expenses

Have questions?

Contact meetings@asta.org

ASTA Educational Journey Turkey Itinerary

Full Itinerary:

Please kindly check the link to see detailed itinerary as below.

About the cities you will visit:

Istanbul is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. "There, God and human, nature, and art are together; they have created such a perfect place that it is valuable to see." Lamartine's famous poetic line reveals his love for Istanbul, describing the embracing of two continents, with one arm reaching out to Asia and the other to Europe. Istanbul, once known as the capital of capital cities, has many unique features.  It is the only city in the world to straddle two continents, and the only one to have been a capital during two consecutive empires - Christian and Islamic.

Once the capital of the Ottoman Empire, Istanbul remains the commercial, historical, and cultural pulse of Turkey, and its beauty lies in its ability to embrace its contradictions. Ancient and modern, religious and secular, Asia and Europe, mystical and earthly all co-exist here. Its variety is one of Istanbul's most significant attractions; the ancient mosques, palaces, museums, bazaars, and the serene beauty of the Bosphorus reflect its diverse history.  

Cappadocia is the place where nature and history come together most beautifully within the world. While geographic events are forming Peribacalari (fairy chimneys), during the historical period, humans had carried the signs of thousand years old civilizations with carving houses and churches within these earth pillars and decorating them with frisks. It is almost impossible to exaggerate the wonders of Cappadocia, where, for centuries, people have been carving churches, monasteries, and entire towns out of the soft, volcanic turf. Even before mankind got to work on the landscape, wind and rain had fashioned it into fantastic, otherworldly shapes. The valley is full of forests of towering pinnacles (sometimes referred to as "fairy chimneys") colored in eye-popping shades of pink, bluish-white, and yellow ochre. You are unlikely to forget your Cappadocia experience. 

Ephesus is one of the world's most magnificent restored archeological site of antiquity. You will enjoy privately guided Ephesus Tours, walking along the marble paving, almost hear the steps of marching Roman legions or the ardent preaching of St. Paul addressing the Ephesians in the great amphitheater.

ASTA Turkey FAM Hotels where you will stay


Pera Palace Hotel in Istanbul
Deluxe Pera room  (13 March 2020-15 March 2020)

Argos in Cappadocia
(15 March 2020-17 March 2020)

Moevenpick in Izmir
Superior rooms  (17 March 2020-19 March 2020)
This FAM is non-refundable unless canceled by ASTA. All participants are bound by ASTA code of conduct and terms and conditions.
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*Image courtesy of the Meander Travel, UnSplash and Shutterstock