2024 September Trip - Turkey
2024 September Trip - Turkey
2024 September Trip - Turkey
2024 September Trip - Turkey
2024 September Trip - Turkey
2024 September Trip - Turkey
2024 September Trip - Turkey
2024 September Trip - Turkey
2024 September Trip - Turkey
2024 September Trip - Turkey
2024 September Trip - Turkey
2024 September Trip - Turkey
2024 September Trip - Turkey
2024 September Trip - Turkey
2024 September Trip - Turkey
2024 September Trip - Turkey

2024 September Trip - Turkey

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Travel with me to Turkey September 14-20, 2024

Step into a world where ancient history, vibrant culture, and breathtaking landscapes converge. Join renowned travel influencer Lisa Homsy for an exclusive 7-day adventure through the enchanting cities of Istanbul and Cappadocia. This is more than just a trip; it’s a curated experience designed to immerse you in the heart and soul of Turkey.

With her keen eye for beauty and passion for travel, Lisa will be your guide on this extraordinary journey. You’ll see the sights and discover hidden gems, local secrets, and Instagram-worthy spots that only a seasoned traveler like her can uncover. 

I promise you 7 days of adventure, breathtaking sights, new friendships, culinary delights, and stunning photography opportunities.

Don't miss this opportunity to join me on a BUCKETLIST adventure through Turkey.

Spaces are limited, so reserve your spot today!

Highlights of Your Turkish Adventure: 

Istanbul: Istanbul has a timeless charm that owes much to its rich history. The city was historically referred to as Byzantium and Constantinople. It served as a focal point of several ancient empires. Numerous architectural wonders, remnants of these empires, still stand tall in the heart of the city.

Cappadocia: Prepare to be awestruck by the surreal landscapes of Cappadocia. Famous for its “fairy chimneys,” towering rock formations shaped by centuries of natural erosion, the region resembles a scene from a fantasy movie.

📸 Epic Photography: Capture the beauty of Turkey through the lens of your camera with guidance from Lisa Homsy herself. Whether you're a seasoned photographer or just starting out, Lisa will provide tips and tricks to help you elevate your photography skills and create unforgettable memories.

What’s Included:

  • 3-night luxury accommodation (4*) in Istanbul located in Beyoglu
  • 3-night luxury accommodation (5*) sleep in a fairy chimney in Cappadocia 
  • Daily breakfast, selected lunches, and dinners
  • Entrance fees to all attractions
  • English speaking guide
  • Horseback riding at sunset
  • Explore the Underground City & Open Air Museum
  • Traditional Turkish Hammam
  • Sunset Bosphorus Yacht Cruise
  • Photoshoot on Galata Rooftop with the best view of Galata Tower
  • Visit Aya Sofia Mosque + Hippodrome
  • Shop in the Grand Bazaar
  • Cooking class to learn the Turkish specialties
  • Attend a Traditional Dervishes show
  • Walk the colorful photo photo-worthy district of Balat
  • Sunrise photo spot for the best views of Hot Air Balloons in Cappadocia
  • All ground transportation
  • Roundtrip domestic flights
  • Round-trip transportation to and from IST airport
  • Posing & Feeling confident in front of the camera tips
  • Photography & understanding your camera setting tips
  • How to edit your photos/ videos support

Add-on activities:

  • Hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia
  • Photoshoot at Dalton Ranch with running horses
  • Photoshoot session with Cappadocia's best photographers

 

Who Should Join?

This trip is designed for those who are eager to explore and create unforgettable memories. While Cappadocia is a dream come true for content creators, you don't need to be one to join us. Whether you're an avid traveler, a history buff, or someone looking for a unique and immersive experience, this adventure is for you!

This trip is also open to couples seeking beautiful photos together or planning an engagement shoot. Cappadocia's stunning landscapes make it the perfect place for capturing unforgettable moments.

 

Why Travel with Lisa Homsy?

Lisa Homsy is renowned for her adventurous spirit and eye for capturing the beauty of the world. Her passion for travel and storytelling will inspire you to see these destinations in a new light. Throughout the trip, Lisa will share her travel tips and photography insights, making this an enriching experience for everyone.

 

Day 1

Welcome to the Turkey! Get ready for the trip of a lifetime! 

Upon our arrival at the airport (IST), you will be met and greeted by our representative who will assist us and our transfer to our hotel.

In the evening we will embark on a private Bosphorus Yacht cruise. The Bosphorus is an important waterway in Istanbul. It connects the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara and forms one of the continental boundaries between Asia and Europe. From the boat, we will have the best sunset view over the mosques and extravagant palaces.

Welcome Dinner

Hotel in Istanbul

Day 2

Our trip starts in Istanbul. After breakfast, we make our way down to the famous Galata Tower where we will visit a special rooftop photo spot with the best view of Galata Tower. Take in the view or rent an epic dress to get those famous Istanbul photos with the birds.

In the afternoon we will have some free time to explore the super cute colorful town of Balat. Known for its rainbow-coloured wooden houses that range from 50-200 years old. 

Fly to Cappadocia at night

Dinner in Cappadocia

Hotel in Cappadocia

Day 3

Wake up to the most stunning sunrise you've ever witnessed! You'll want to have your phone & camera batteries charged because your jaw will be on the floor with the views from our hotel!

Optional: Book a photoshoot service with the best photographers in Cappadocia

After breakfast let's lace up for a hike in the beautiful Red Valley, Cappadocia's most beautiful natural wonder. Surreal rock formations, pinkish-red colors, and ancient cave churches make this hike extremely unique.

Horseback Riding at sunset. Cappadocia is known as the "Land of the Horses" in Persian, so it's only fitting that we enjoy the sunset in the valley on horseback.

Hotel in Cappadocia

Day 4


Optional: Knock something off your bucketlist! Hot Air Balloon Ride in THE MOST FAMOUS place for ballooning. Soar among hundreds of other balloons in the sky and take in the breathtaking landscape. 

All meet for breakfast before heading out for the day to explore the Underground City, Open Air Museum, Pasabag and more. The landscape of Cappadocia will leave you stunned!

The Underground city is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and consists of a complex network of tunnels and rooms carved out of the rock beneath the earth’s surface. Open Air Museum is another UNESCO World Heritage Site. The distinctive geological 'chimneys' have been hollowed out and turned into communities for monks and nuns many hundreds of years ago. 

Unwind with drinks on the hotel rooftop while we watch the sunset.

In the evening we will have the chance to experience a Whirlng Dervish Show. The ambiance of a historic building and the natural lighting of this environment will work deep into your soul and you will have an unforgettable time

Hotel in Cappadocia

Day 5

Another sunrise morning. This time at the most iconic viewpoint! Witness all the hot air balloons take off around you. Truly a magical spot, I was in awe last time. 

After breakfast, we will make our way into town and do visit one of the famous carpet stores. You've never seen anything like it, the walls are covered from floor to ceiling. Here we can take our time to photos (see reference of me back in 2018) and shop. Trust me, last time I purchased rugs & lanterns from this very spot!

For lunch we will get to visit a locals home where we will partake in a cooking class. We will prepare some of the most traditional Turkish recipes. They also have animals on site we can interact with.

Fly to Istanbul at night

Hotel in Istanbul

Day 6

Welcome back to Istanbul for our final day. After breakfast let's head out for the day of sightseeing and shopping!

Our first stop is Hagia Sophia, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Istanbul and known as architectural perfection. For almost a millennium after its construction, it was the largest cathedral in all of Christendom. Built in 537 AD, with minarets added in the 15th–16th centuries when it became a mosque.

During the Roman empire, the Hippodrome was a public arena mainly for chariot races. Home to gladiatorial games, official ceremonies, celebrations, protests... The hippodrome was decorated with monuments that were brought in from across the empire including Obelisk of Thutmosis III (Obelisk of Theodosius) from Egypt which is still standing today.

Then we will visit the Basilica Cistern. A marvel of Byzantine engineering once supplied water to Constantinople's Great Palace. It is Istanbul's largest cistern, spanning nearly 10,000 square meters and holding an impressive 80,000 cubic meters of water.

We will end our tour at the Grand Bazaar where you can bargain and shop for souvenirs. My favourite thing to shop for at the Bazaar is 14k gold!

Let's end our day and our time in Turkey with a traditional Hammam. A hammam bath involves several cleansing rituals across a variety of different rooms, including saunas, steam rooms, scrubbing rooms, salt rooms, and pools. This should leave you relaxed for your journey home. 

Hotel in Istanbul

Day 7

Departure day

All good things must come to an end. I hope you had as much fun as I did and made some core memories.

Included: Breakfast

Exclusions:

  • International flights 
  • Visas & Travel Insurance (required) Travel Insurance Policy I use
  • Any extra meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Alcohol
  • Tipping for drivers, hotels, felucca crew, and tour guide
  • Airport Transfers Outside of Designated Times
  • Transaction processing fee $100 

Payment options include:

  • Pay in full (save $120)
  • Pay in 2 installments (25% deposit today & 2nd payment on August 10th)

 

*** If a second payment is not made by August 10, 2024 your spot on the trip will not be guaranteed, and if sold it will be given to the next person on the waitlist *** 

Cancellation Policy:

If you cancel once your spot is confirmed (minimum 6 bookings) your 25% down payment + any additional payments will no longer be refundable. 

If you cancel 60 days or less before the trip start date, the trip is 100% non-refundable as domestic partnerships or accommodations have started to be booked.  

 Read the full cancellation policy & terms and conditions here.