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A trip through the Six major touristic cities of Turkey to catch a glimpse of the beauty of the country.


Duration: 9 days / 8 nights Tour Theme: Historical  Arrival Airport: IST or SAW Airport Departure Airport: Istanbul Ataturk Airport
Highlights: Sultanahmet, HagiaSophia, Hippodrome of Constantinople, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, TopkapiPalace, Mauseleum of Ataturk, Cappadociaundergroundcity, Pasabag“fairychimneys, 13th century Caravansaray, Cotton Fortress, Dardanelles for Gallipoli and ChunukBair etc.
Cities: Istanbul, Canakkale, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Cappadocia & Ankara.


Itinerary
Day 01

– Arrivalday
Meet at IST (Ataturk) airport & transfer to your hotel. You will be given your room key and the rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.
*** SAW AIRPORT SUPPLEMENT : TOTAL EXTRA 10 EUR PER PERSON

Day 02

– Istanbul Tour & depart for Ankara
(Breakfast &Lunch & Dinner included)
After breakfast, guests will be pickedup from the hotel around 8:00am, and brought to the Sultanahmet district, theoldest, mosthistoric part of the city. The first stop of the daywill be the HagiaSophia, as our tour guide explains the significance of this massive building that was once a Christian church, then a mosque, and now a museum. Afterward, we will pass the Hippodrome of Constantinople, where we will see the site? impressive obelisk, before reaching the Blue Mosque. We should be sure to take pictures of both the interior and exterior of this impressive building. Next, we will continue to the Grand Bazaar, a massive, bustling complex to find clothing, decorative furnishings, food, and more. After our visit to the Grand Bazaar, we will make a brief stop for lunch.In the afternoon, we will visit TopkapiPalace, the primary residence of the Ottoman sultans for nearly 400 years. Afterward, we will depart to the capital city of Turkey, Ankara. Arrive hotel, dinner @ hotel and overnight in Ankara.

Day 03

– Anitkabir Tour & Depart for Cappadocia & Salt Lake & Underground City

(Breakfast &Lunch & Dinner included)

After breakfast, early morning check out from hotel. Visit Mauseleum of Ataturk the founder of Turkish Republic. After tour, departure to the land of the beatiful horses city of Cappadocia through the salt lake area. Enjoy an afternoon tour of Cappadocia underground city,dated back to the Hittitesthan used by the early Christians. Under Ground city specially car ved to be used during the war time to save their lives as well as early Christians hide themselves from the Roman pressure, you can still see stables kitchen, livingroom, bedroom and more. After tour, transfer to hotel. Dinner @ hotel & overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 04

– Cappadocia Tour & Depart Konya & Caravansarai

(Breakfast &Lunch & Dinner included)

After breakfast, an impressive day will start with Dervent valley. Then we keep going on with Pasabag“fairychimneys”, where you can feel the mystic of Fairy Chimneys. We will break at Avanos center of terracotta art. Ceramic 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 such as stables, churches, monasteries. A visit to the carpet weaving co-operation to see how the Turkish carpet made by hand. We will enjoy the day by taking a look to the Goreme Valley from next to the UchisarRock-Castle. After tour, drive to Konya. On the way visit 13th century Caravansaray. Arrive to Konya hotel. Dinner @ hotel & overnight in Konya

Day 05

– Mevlana Museum & Depart for Pamukkale & Hierapolis

(Breakfast &Lunch & Dinner included)

After breakfast, check out from the hotel. Visit Mausoleum of Mevlana, the mystic founder of the Sufi sect (Whirling Dervishes). After visit, Drive through lush valleys to Pamukkale, the Cotton Fortress, with white lime cascades formed by hot mineral springs. Visit ruins of the Roman health spa of Hierapolis and enjoy a swim in your hotel’s thermal pool. Dinner @ hotel & overnight in Pamukkale.

Day 06

– Depart for Kusadasi & St Mary & Ephesus

(Breakfast &Lunch & Dinner included)

After breakfast, check out from the hotel. Drive to Kusadasi. Proceed to the House of the Virgin Mary includes scenic views of the Byzantine fortress in Selcuk and the Temple of Artemis. A long and winding road affords wonderful views of the valley enroute to the Shrine of St. Mary. The diminutive house, beautifully situated in the Solmissos Mountains, is considered by the Vatican to be the final resting place of the Virgin Mary. Your tour continues to ancient Ephesus, where you’ll pass through the arched Magnesia Gate and begin a slow, down hill walk to the ruins of the Roman provincial capital. Your knowledge able guide will high light such sights as the beautifully preserved Temple of Hadrian, the magnificent Trajan Fountain, the Odeon Theater, once used for both political and entertainment purposes, and the beautiful Celsus Library with its imposing façade and two story Corinthian-style columns. The dramatic Great Theater is one of the fews tructures still used today. Its eats twenty-five thousand and, although it was once an arena for gladiator games, it is now home to annual spring festivals. Temple Of Artemis (Diana), on the side of one of the seven wonders of ancient World. After tour, transfer to hotel. Dinner @ hotel & overnight in Kusadasi

Day 07

– Depart for Canakkale & Asklepion & Ancient City of Troy

(Breakfast &Lunch & Dinner included)

After breakfast, check out from the hotel. Drive to Canakkale. Visit the ancient Medical Center in Asclepion on the route and continue to way. Visit Troy with its famous wooden horse, best known for being the setting of the Trojan War and many cities built on top of each other. After tour, transfer to hotel. Dinner @ hotel & overnight in Canakkale.

Day 08

– Depart for Istanbul & Gallipoli Battle field

(Breakfast, Lunch& Dinnerincluded)

After breakfast, check out from the hotel. Drive to Istanbul. Cross the Dardanelles for Gallipoli, the site of many battles during WWI. Visit AnzacCove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair, then continue to Istanbul. Join fare well dinner at fish Restaurant. Transfer to hotel. Overnight in Istanbul

Day 09

– Bosphorus Cruise & Departure

(Breakfast & Lunch included)

After breakfast, check out from the hotel. Join halfday Bosphorus cruise enjoying the strait that separates Asia and Europe. Its shore sare lined with fine neighborhoods, Ottoman palaces, fortresses, old wood envillas, hotels, parks and gardens, restaurants and cafés. Finish your last minute shopping at the Spice Market filled with the fragrance of the exoticeast. Transfer to IST (Ataturk) Airport for return flight

*** SAW AIRPORT SUPPLEMENT : TOTAL EXTRA 10 EUR PER PERSON

OPTIONAL TOURS (1):

Evening Bosphorus Cruise Dinner &Fokloric Show : 25 Eur Per Person
Evening Bosphorus Cruise Dinner & Folkloric Show. (APPROX. 19:30-00:00)
You will be picked up from your hotel btw. 19:00 and 20:00 to transfer to the ship. Sail up the Bosphorus, the water way between Europe and Asia, passing under the suspension bridges and viewing Ottoman summer palaces, water side mansions and modern villas which line the European and Asian coasts. The panoramic view of Istanbul by the Bosphorus at night and dinner will both be memorable. Transfer to hotels at midnight. (Including dinner + folkoric show + belly dance show + Live DJ Music)

OPTIONAL TOURS (2):

01 Hour Cappadocia Hor Air Balloon : 125 Eur Per Person
(APPROX. 05:30-07:30)
The Cappadocia region of Turkey is the perfect location for a hot-air balloon flight, thanks to its outstandingly beautifull and scapes and great weather conditions. After a complimentary pickup from their hotels in the Cappadociaarea, guests will ride comfortably to through the astonishing Turkish country side to the hot-air balloon office. Once there, we will enjoy a complimentary buffet breakfast of fruit, pastries, meats and salads. We will then head to the nearby launch field to watch as the100-foot tall balloon is inflated before we board. Then, as we begin our skywar dascent, we will feel the subtle motion of the balloon as it lifts up over the stunning volcanic landscape.We will have a perspective of these valleys filled with incredible rock formations like no other as the pilot provides commentary about the regions history and geological activity. We will see churches and houses carved in to the rocks as the balloon climbs to extraordinary heights. Then, guests can relax as they are returned to their hotels.
***0-6 YEARS OLD CHILDREN ARE NOT ALLOWED
***BALLOON MAY BE CANCELLED LAST MINUTE DEPENDING ON WEATHER CONDITIONS

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Tour Inclusions

  • Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk airport
  • All transportations & transfers
  • 2 nights’ hotel in Istanbul
  • 1 nights’ hotel in Ankara
  • 1 nights’ hotel in Cappadocia
  • 1 nights’ hotel in Konya
  • 1 nights’ hotel in Pamukkale
  • 1 nights’ hotel in Kusadasi
  • 1 nights’ hotel in Canakkale
  • 8 open buffet breakfasts
  • 8 local lunches during the tours
  • 6 local dinners at hotels
  • 1 farewell dinner at fish restaurant
  • Full Day Istanbul city tour (SIC)
  • Anitkabir tour (SIC)
  • Salt lake tour (SIC)
  • Underground city tour (SIC)
  • Full Day Cappadocia tour (SIC)
  • Century Caravansarai tour (SIC)
  • Mevlana Museum tour (SIC)
  • Hierapolis tour (SIC)
  • St Mary tour (SIC)
  • Asklepion tour (SIC)
  • Troy tour (SIC)
  • Gallipoli Battlefields tour (SIC)
  • Half day Bosphorus tour (SIC)
  • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transportation in a fully air conditioned, non - smoking vehicles
  • Professional English - speaking tour guides
  • Return airport transfer in Istanbul

Tour Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Insurance: All types
  • Turkey entry visa
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned at the included section

Hotels


City and Hotel
  • Istanbul – 4* – Ramada Golden Horn Hotel /BB or similar
  • Ankara – 4* – Best Western 2000 Hotel /HB or similar
  • Cappadocia – 5* – Suhan Hotel /HB or similar
  • Konya – 5* – Novotel Hotel /HB or similar
  • Pamukkale – 4* – Ninova Thermal Hotel /HB or similar
  • Kusadasi – 4* – Marina Suites Hotel /HB or similar
  • Canakkale – 4* – Iris Hotel /HB or similar

Rates:

665 EUR  PER PAX/DBL
640 EUR  PER PAX/TRPL
FREE        0-2 YR INFANT PER PAX
230 EUR  2-6 YR CHILD PER PAX
490 EUR  7-12 YR CHILD PER PAX
Note: Child needs to share bed with parents.

Important note

  • Hotels suggestion is subject to availability and they can be replaced by the one in the same category.
  • Meals will be served in hotel.
  • Approximate Rates. Accurate rates will be calculated upon request.

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