The Real Deal: Three nights (the first two and the last) at the Conrad Istanbul Luxury Hotel; one night at the Kolin Hotel in Çanakkale; two nights at the Charisma Hotel in Kusadasi; one night at the Pam Thermal Hotel in Pamukkale; two nights at the Sheraton Voyager Antalya Hotel; one night at the Rixos Hotel in Konya; two nights at Dedeman Cappadocia Hotel & Convention Center; and one night at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Ankara; 13 breakfasts and 11 dinners; guided sightseeing, including Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, the excavation of Troy, the ruins of Ephesus in Kusadasi, a carpet-production center in Cappadocia, and the Ataturk Mausoleum in Ankara; all ground transportation; and hotel taxes, from $1,194 per person —including all taxes.
When: Jan. 21, Feb. 11, 18, March 11, 25, 2010; add $56 for Nov. 4, 18, 2010; $168 for Dec. 23, 2010; $258 for Thursday departures April 8–Oct. 28, 2010.
The fine print: The starting rate includes a $200 discount exclusively for BT readers. Based on double occupancy; single supplement starts at $525. The average group size is 20; the minimum is 12 and the maximum is 32. Airfare is not included. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.
Book by: Dec. 1, 2009, to get the discount.
Contact: Indus Travels, 866/978-2997, industravels.ca.
Why it's a deal: The Glories of Turkey Tour breaks down to $92 a night and includes 13 nights' accommodations, breakfast and dinner daily, guided sightseeing tours, ground transportation and transfers, and all taxes and fees. The starting rate represents a savings of $200 per person.
More: Optional activities include a whirling dervish show ($42 per person), a Bosporus cruise ($48 per person), a dinner and dance show in Istanbul ($85 per person), and a hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia ($265 per person). Extra nights in Istanbul start at $130 per room per night at the Conrad.