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TREASURES OF TURKEY TOUR

Overview:

Tour Code: CS-09
Highlights: Istanbul, Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamon, Ephesus, Hierapolis, Pamukkale, Konya, Cappadocia
Departure Location: Istanbul
Duration: 10 Days, 9 Nights
Departure Dates: Please check departure dates

ITINERARY

 

Day 1: ARRIVAL AND OVERNIGHT

Arriving to the airport in Istanbul and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay in Istanbul.

 

Day 2: ISTANBUL FULL DAY TOUR

Tour of “Sultan Ahmet Center”, the heart of the “Old City” from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled Hagia Sophia, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian Blue Mosque, facing Hagia Sophia, famous with its blue Iznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet. Hippodrome, center of sportive (chariot races, athletics) events and political activities of the old city. Obelisk of Theodosius, Serpentine Column, German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating Hippodrome Grand Covered Bazaar, Most attractive shopping center and biggest “souk” in the world with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewelry, gold, carpets, leatherwear and souvenirs. Topkapi Palace, Imperial residence of Ottoman Sultans exhibiting Chinese porcelain, weapons, calligraphy, section. (B, L)

 

Day 3: ISTANBUL HALF DAY BOSPHORUS TOUR

This morning you’ll be picked-up at your hotel proceed to the embarkation point of your Bosporus cruise. The cruise offers you wonderful views of Istanbul’s European and Asian sides, which shores are lined with marble palaces, centuries old wooden villas constructed in the Ottoman style, luxurious apartment houses and other residences. You will also see Rumeli Fortress, a fortification built to control entry to the Bosporus Strait and protect Istanbul. At the end of the cruise (approx. 1:00 pm), you will be driven back to your hotel Free afternoon Stay overnight in Istanbul (B)

 

Day 4: ISTANBUL – GELIBOLU

Pick up from hotels and drive to Canakale Eceabat. After having lunch in Eceabat visit in Gallipoli, Kabatepe War Museum, Brighton Beach, Anzac Cove, Ariburnu Cemetery, Anzac Commemoration Site, and Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Johnston’s Jolly, the Nek and Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial. Overnight in Canakale. (B, L, D)

 

Day 5: TROY – PERGAMON

After breakfast we start to explore the famous archaeological and mythological site of Troy, home of the “Trojan Horse” and “Helen of Troy” the proceed to The city of Pergamum in the north of the Aegean of West Anatolia with the frontiers to ancient Mysis, forms a significant part of the Aegean and Asia Minor history with Acropolis, one of the centers of Hellenistic and Roman ages. Overnight in Kusadasi. (B, L, D)

 

Day 6: EPHESUS

The tour starting with Isa Bey Mosque, then drive to an ancient Greek city, later a major Roman city, on the west coast of Asia Minor which called Ephesus, stroll past the Celsius library, the Temple Of Hadrian and the Trajan Fountain in the Ancient Ephesus. After walking on the historical marble street the Great Theater where St. Paul preached will meet at the end. Open buffed lunch in a local Turkish restaurant. In the afternoon will visit the carpet corporative to see how the Turkish carpets are made by hand. Proceed to shrine of Mother Mary, it is believed where she spent recent years of her life. EphesusArcheological Museum to see findings of Ephesus excavations and Temple Of Artemis (Diana), on the side of one of the seven wonders of ancient World. Fashion show in leather outlet center. Overnight in Kusadasi. (B, L, D)

 

Day 7: PAMUKKALE

Once known as Hierapolis which is famous with its healing thermal / mineral Baths beautiful snow-white “petrified waterfalls”. After lunch visit Hierapolis, including the magnificently preserved Necropolis, the main Street and Gates, the thermal Baths and Masterpiece. (B, L, D).

 

Day 8: PAMUKKALE – KONYA – CAPPADOCIA

Departing from Pamukkale to Cappadocia through Konya, visit the Mevlana Mausoleum, the great mystic poet and Islamic spiritual leader, who founded the sect of ”Whirling Dervishes” and visit 13th century Seljuk caravanserai “Sultanhan” in Konya. Drive to the hotel in Cappadocia. (B, L, D)

 

Day 9: CAPPADOCIA HIGHLIGHTS TOUR

OPTIONAL: Early in the morning 04:45 AM join Hot air Balloon Return to hotel

An impressive day will start with Dervent valley. Then we keep going on with Pasabag’s “fairy chimneys” where you can feel the mystic of Fairy Chimneys. We will break at Avanos center of terracotta art. Ceramic art dated back to the 3000 BC in the area and survived from to generations. A visit to ceramic & tile center to see how the ceramics made by hand. After lunch we visit the famous Goreme Open Air Museum to see the best examples of Icons in Cappadocia. Soft rocks of Cappadocia from the clefts carved out to form stables, churches, and monasteries. We will enjoy the day by taking a look to the Goreme Valley from next to the Uchisar Rock-Castle. Proceed to Under Ground city of Ozkonak or Cardak Transfer to airport Kayseri/ Nevsehir for your flight to Istanbul. (B,L)

 

Day 10: ISTANBUL

Free Time till Transfer to airport or Istanbul extension (B)

 

 

TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:

 

  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure
  • Accommodation at 4-Star Hotels
  • Meals as specified in itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch)
  • Transportation by non-smoking, air-conditioned mini/midi bus
  • Services of a professional English-speaking escort/guide
  • Entrance fees to the sites visited, per itinerary
  • Hotel taxes and services charges

TOUR PRICE EXCLUDES:

 

  • Gratuities to tour staff
  • Domestic Flights
  • All items of a personal nature (laundry, taxis, etc.)
  • Beverages (except for those served with breakfast).
  • Visa fees

NOTE: Upgrade to 5-Star or Boutique Hotels available (rates on request)

Prices & Departure Dates

MINUMUM  2 PARTICIPANTS

 

DEPARTURE DATES PER PERSON IN DBL PER PERSON IN TRIPLE SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
5 APRIL USD 1250 USD 1200 USD 280
10 MAY USD 1250 USD 1200 USD 280
17 MAY USD 1250 USD 1200 USD 280
14 JUNE USD 1250 USD 1200 USD 280
21 JUNE USD 1250 USD 1200 USD 280
12 JULY USD 1250 USD 1200 USD 280
19 JULY USD 1250 USD 1200 USD 280
16 AUGUST USD 1250 USD 1200 USD 280
23 AUGUST USD 1250 USD 1200 USD 280
13 SEPTEMBER USD 1250 USD 1200 USD 280
20 SEPTEMBER USD 1250 USD 1200 USD 280
11 OCTOBER USD 1250 USD 1200 USD 280
18 OCTOBER USD 1250 USD 1200 USD 280

 

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