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DISCOVER TURKEY


From USD 683 * | from £ 498.59*

per person sharing min. 6 pax

Turkey has so much to offer its visitors - breathtaking natural beauties, unique historical and archaeological places, steadily improving hotel and touristic infrastructure and a tradition of hospitality.

 
Day 1: Istanbul
 
Upon arrival meeting with your tour director at airport and we will commence with sightseeing in Istanbul, covering the following:
 
Istanbul City Walls, it boasts several impressive castles a fortification. Massive walls of ancient Constantinople, built by the Emperor Theodosius II over 1500 years ago, are in many places still standing. 
 
Fatih Sultan Mehmet Gate where he enters Istanbul in 29th May 1453. On top of the gate rough translation is as per following “On Tuesday Morning, 29 May, 1453 the Conqueror Mehmet II and his army entered Istanbul through a hole that the cannons opened in this region. 
 
Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmed Mosque) is a magnificent mosque that has blue tiles adorning the wall of its interior.
 
Hippodrome of Constantinople was a horse racing track that was the sporting and social center of Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine Empire and the largest city in Europe in that time.
 
Topkapi Palace, Imperial Palace – the seat of the Ottoman Empire, after it shifted its capital from Bursa to Istanbul. It is today, a museum palace with a wide collection of Kitchen wares and Porcelains, Treasuries, Royal Antiques, Courtyards, Holy Relics etc.
 
St. Sophia (Hagia Sophia), at one time a cathedral and a mosque, a now a magnificent museum.
 
Gallipoli, departure to Canakkale via historically famous Gallipoli for being the site of many battles during WWI. Then we will cross the second strategic waterway, the Dardanelles, and land in Asia we will cross the second strategic waterway, the Dardanelles, and land in Asia. 
 
Dinner and overnight in Canakkale 
(Lunch and Dinner)
 
Day 2: Canakkale – Pergamon – Kusadasi
 
After breakfast we will commence with sightseeing, covering the following:
 
Wooden horse (horse in pier, from troy movie). In scientific terms, its extensive remains are the most significant demonstration of the first contact between the civilizations of Anatolia and the Mediterranean world. Moreover, the siege of Troy by Spartan and Achaean warriors from Greece in the 13th or 12th century B.C., immortalized by Homer in the Iliad, has inspired great creative artists throughout the world ever since. 
 
Bergama Town Center, it is a populour district, we will see the town center and local people living area and we will also get a chance to take a photos of Acropolis from a distance, Acropolis is an architecrural masterpiece that is perched on the city’s highest point. 
 
Along the way, feast your eyes on the beautiful Agean Sea view with lush olive trees and some Greek and Turkish islands. 
 
Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi 
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) 
 
Day 3: Kusadasi – Pamukkale
 
After breakfast we will commence with sightseeing, covering the following:
 
We start our day with an upbeat fashion show showcasing high quality leather products made in Turkey. 
 
Ephesus ancient city, one of the world’s most outstanding archaeological sites. Walk in its well-preserved marble streets to the Library of Celsius, the Odeon, Grand Theatre, Temple of Hadrian, Roman Bath etc. 
 
Isa Bey Mosque is one of the most delicate examples of Seljukian architecture, situated below the basilica of Saint John. The mosque was built by the master Syrian architecture Ali son of Mushimish al -Damishki, between the years of 1374 and 1375.
 
The temple of Artemis is known as one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. It has been built in the areas of Ephesus on a flat area which has over the centuries turned into a swamp.
 
Pamukkale (Cotton Castle), Hierapolis and Necropolis visit the extensive ruins of Hierapolis- known for its thermal baths and health centre. Thereafter, see “Cotton Castle” or Pamukkale’s magical and unique terraces & castles created by deposits of white limestone from thermal springs. 
 
Dinner and overnight in Pamukkale
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) 
 
Tonight, you will enjoy your hot-spring water facilities at your hotel’s jacuzzi or pools. Do not forget to bring your swimming clothes.
 
Day 4: Pamukkale – Konya – Cappadocia
 
After breakfast we will commence with sightseeing, covering the following:
 
Ancient caravanserai (a ‘hotel’ for ancient traders and travelers on silk road). Caravanserai was a roadside inn where travelers could rest and recover from the day’s journey. 
 
Melvana Celaleddin-i Rumi, which used to be the cloister for Mevlevi Dervishes. Mevlana was a philosopher and mystic of Islam, but not a Muslim of the orthodox type. His doctrine advocates unlimited tolerance, positive reasoning, goodness, charity and awareness through love. To him and to his disciples all religions are more or less truth. Looking with the same eye on Muslim, Jew and Christian a like, his peaceful and tolerant teaching has appealed to men of all sects and creeds.
 
Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) 
 
 
Day 5: Cappadocia 
 
After breakfast we will commence with sightseeing, covering the following:
 
Optional Hot air ballooning over the charming landscape during sun rise is optional this morning time. 
 
Underground City is the widest of the thirty-six underground cities in Cappadocia, comprising about one hundred low, narrow and sloping tunnels. It is complete with stables, cellars, wineries, storage rooms, water wells, churches and schools. It is very likely that these underground cities were built to withstand attack and could support large numbers of people and their domestic animals for extended periods of time. 
 
Uchisar Castle is situated at the highest point of Cappadocia. Many rooms hollowed out into the rock are connected to each other by stairs, tunnels and passages. 
Pigeon Valley, pigeon houses or Dove Codes, today, many of caves and small dove codes are used by farmers as pigeon houses to collect the droppings of pigeons which is an excellent natural fertilizer for the orchards and vineyards. 
 
Uc Guzeller or Three Beauties is an icon of Cappadocia’s natural beauty with the most famous fairy chimneys. Cappadocia is also the Land of the Hittites, a tribe mentioned in Genesis 23.
 
Avanos Village, is a town set on the banks of Turkey’s longest river, the Kizilirmak or the Red River. It is famous for its fascinating pottery and carpets. The river supplies the red clay used for pottery making with some of the techniques dating back to Hittite times around 2000 BC.
 
Goreme Valley, it is set in the middle of a valley of rock cones and fairy chimneys. Known in Roman times as Cappadocia, Goreme is one of those rare regions in the world with a spectacular surrealistic landscape of capped pinnacles and fretted ravines in colours that range from warm reds and golds to cool greens and greys.  
 
Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia 
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) 
 
Day 6: Cappadocia – Ankara – Istanbul
 
After breakfast we will commence with sightseeing, covering the following:
 
Salt Lake for break, is the second largest lake in Turkey with its (643 sq mi) surface area and one of the largest hypersaline lakes in the world. 
 
Sapanca Lake, the region around Sapanca has become very important for day trips and weekend vacations with its charming natural beauty for people.
 
Dinner and overnight in Istanbul 
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) 
 
Day 7: Istanbul 
 
After breakfast we will commence with sightseeing, covering the following:
 
Grand Bazaar, which has more than 4000 shops selling local products handicrafts and  biggest bazaar today in Turkey. 
 
Bosphorous Cruise trip - Here, you will be able to soak in the sights and sounds of Turkey’s Asia and Europe sector as you cruise through this water channel that is the very beat of life in Istanbul.  Witness the magnificent architecture of the buildings along the river and the interesting activities of our local people. We will get very chance of taking photo of Rumeli Castle and Anatolia Castle build by the conquerer of Istanbu in 1453.  
 
Fruit picking farm (only available from 15th June until 01st December) let's experience the pureness, the freshness and the green that can be found in ?stanbul suburbs and take a stroll through the orchards and fields, enjoy the scenery and romantic atmosphere, while picking your favorite fruits by hands.
 
Until 15th Jun & After 01st Dec we will visit spice market instead of Fruit picking farm.
 
Spice Market (Egyptian Market), this marketplace was constructed in the 1660s as part of the New Mosque complex, with rents from the shops going to support the upkeep of the mosque and its charitable activities. It was called the Egyptian Market because it was famous for selling goods shipped in from Cairo. 
 
Dinner and overnight in Istanbul 
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) 
 
Day 8: Departure
 
After breakfast, you will check out from the hotel and transfer to the airport.
 
 
 

Includes:

 
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • English speaking guide
  • Ac deluxe transportation with free Wi-Fi Access and Personal LED TV Screen in the coach
  • Breakfast (B), lunch (L), Dinner (D) as it is indicated at above itinerary 
  • Entrance fees, parking, local taxes, highway charges. 
  • 1.5lt water during meals share for 4 pax and 0,5lt water daily per pax in the bus
  • Tips for portages in and out at hotels and tips for local restaurants
 

Excludes:

 
  • Personal Expenses
  • International Flights
  • Visa expenses if required. 

 

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