Colors of Turkey

Colors of Turkey

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3 Nights Istanbul | 2 Nights Cappadocia | 2 Nights Kusadasi
Package Cost: 99,999 /- (per person on twin share / triple share)

  • 3 Nights hotel in Istanbul
  • 2 Nights hotel in Cappadocia
  • 2 Nights hotel in Kusadasi
  • Breakfasts and Lunches as per itinerary
  • Airport transfers at each city
  • Domestic flight from Istanbul to Izmir
  • Domestic flight from Izmir to Cappadocia
  • Domestic flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul
  • Guided Istanbul City Tour
  • Bosphorus Cruise
  • Guided Ephesus tour
  • Guided Cappadocia tour
  • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
  • Professional English-speaking tour guides
  • Airfare with currently applicable taxes
  • Turkey Visa Fees

Package Exclusions:

  • Applicable Peak Season, Christmas, New year surcharges
  • Items of Personal Nature
  • Travel Insurance
  • Service tax extra @ 3.09% is applicable
  • Anything not mentioned above

Shopping in Turkey is great, with open-air markets, covered Turkish bazaars and chic boutiques everywhere.

The only drawback is the çığırtkanlar, the touts who shout at you as you approach or pass their shops, restaurants or other places of business. They can be terribly annoying, not letting you even think as you walk along a street.

I never go into a shop at which someone has shouted at me.
If you do shop in Turkey, watch out for this VAT tax refund scam.

Want some help choosing the best-quality goods? You may need the Screaming Shopper.

Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey
    Istanbul's Grand Bazaar (Kapalı Çarşı, or Covered Market; map) is Turkey's largest covered market offering excellent shopping: beautiful Turkish carpets, glazed tiles and pottery, copper and brassware, apparel made of leather, cotton and wool, meerschaum pipes, alabaster bookends and ashtrays, and all sorts of other things.

Most guidebooks claim that it has 4000 shops. Because of consolidation and replacement of shops by restaurants and other services the number is certainly lower, but you get the idea: it has lots of shops. Not all of them, by the way, are for tourists; locals shop here as well, lending a welcome dose of authenticity.


The colors of Turkey

During a recent trip to the country of the Ottoman Empire, we found ourselves in one of world’s most inspiring and exciting places to experience color, textures and the beauty of the everyday. From the richness of color found in the fruits and veggies, to the piles of oriental spices and all of the forgotten objects surrounding the Turks, color inspiration is at any corner of this abundant and inspiring country. TheUltraBright found color inspiration in the markets, the food and textile stands, the kilims and fabrics

Turkey offers an endless inspiration of new and old motives that happily co-exist and inspire with unique colors, color combinations and textural ideas. Deep, ultramarine blues are found in door knobs, old and new tile designs and in hand-made rugs, textiles and kilims. This land that spans between Europe and Asia nurtures deep understanding and appreciation of all things natural. The colors of the food, the natural rug dies and henna for the hair are reflected in a array of natural colors explored in a modern and unique way.

Istanbul’s Spice Market presents infinite color inspiration. Dried tomatoes and peppers hang from every stand turning from red to orange and yellow while the city’s numerous second-hand stores always offer a plethora of textures and colors.


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