Guided Tours Turkey - Anatolian Treasures

11days/10nights
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Thursday Departures All Year Around from Istanbul

A land where East meets West, where twelve civilizations have been born. Turkey’s diversity of climate, scenery and culture is outstanding. With its Mediterranean and moderate temperature, touring in Turkey is pleasant all year around. This land is a vast  open air museum of historical sights left by the warrior Hittites, Phrygians, Persians, Macedonians, Greeks, Romans and Byzantines. Join us on this unforgettable tour to the “Cradle of civilizations”!

Turkey escorted tour-ancient Anatolian Treasures from Istanbul to Ankara, Cappadocia, Konya, Pamukkale, Pergamon

    
ITINERARY: Guaranteed departures with minimum 2 participants every Thursday year round

DAY 01 THURSDAY / ISTANBUL 
Arrive Istanbul and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Istanbul
DAY 02 FRIDAY / ISTANBUL 
After breakfast a full day tour of Istanbul. Visit famous Spice Market, transfer to pier, take a cruise along Bosphorus. Next, visit Asian side of Istanbul, crossing the transcontinental Bosphorus Bridge, connecting Europe and Asia, and return to hotel. Overnight in Istanbul (B)
DAY 03 SATURDAY / ISTANBUL 
In the morning visit and discover Byzantine and Ottoman treasures. Enjoy the wonders of the Hippodrome Square, Hagia Sophia Museum, the Blue Mosque, the Royal Topkapi Palace and the historical Grand Bazaar. Overnight in Istanbul (B) 
DAY 04 SUNDAY / ISTANBUL - CAPPADOCIA 
Transfer to Ataturk airport. Arrive in Keyseri or Nevsehir airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia. (B,D)
DAY 05 MONDAY / CAPPADOCIA 
In the morning optional Balloon tour. Discover Cappadocia; unusual spaceland, the fairy chimneys. Drive to Pasabagi (Monk's Valley) to see the most interesting mushroom shaped pinnacles. In the afternoon, visit Open Air Museum in Goreme where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements dates back hundreds of years and then to Kaymakli Underground city, the place where early Christians hid from persecutors. Shopping time for the well-known merits of the area before returning to the hotel (B,L,D)
DAY 06 TUESDAY / CAPPADOCIA - KONYA - PAMUKKALE 
Drive to Pamukkale via Konya. Visit the Mevlana Museum . Overnight in Pamukkale. (B,L,D)
DAY 07 WEDNESDAY / PAMUKKALE - KUSADASI
Morning visit to ancient city of Hierapolis, including the magnificently preserved cemetery "Necropolis," the Main Street an Gates, the Thermal Baths, the Roman Theater and Museum, The Temple of Aphrodite, the Stadium, the Agora, The Hadrian Baths, the Odeon and the Bishop's Palace. Proceed to the hotel in Kusadasi for dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)
DAY 08 THURSDAY / KUSADASI 
Morning tour to Ephesus area with Artemis Temple, Ephesus Antique City (Hillside Houses are excluded; entrance requires additional admission fee), one of the most popular ancient sites of Turkey with many acres of carefully excavated ruins; Virgin Mary's House, where St. Mary is supposed to spend her last years together with St. John, Selcuk Ephesus Museum. Time for shopping. overnight in Kusadasi (B,L,D)
DAY 09 FRIDAY / KUSADASI - PERGAMON - CANAKKALE 
Early departure for Bergama and visit to the Asclepion and Acropol with the well preserved remains. In the afternoon continue on to Troy, the place where the legendary Trojan War took place. After visiting the site with the nine inhibition levels covering a 3000 years period. Drive to Canakkale for overnight. B,L,D
DAY 10 SATURDAY / CANAKKALE - ISTANBUL 
After breakfast sail to the other side of Dardanelles by a ferryboat and drive to Istanbul with visit to Gallipoli, historically famous being the site of many battles. Arrive in Istanbul late afternoon, overnight in Istanbul. (B, L)
DAY 11 SUNDAY / ISTANBUL - END 
Transfer to airport for departure. End of our services. (B) 

INCLUDING 
- 10 night’s hotel accommodation at mentioned hotels or similar 

-All transfers
- Services of professional English speaking tour guide. 
- Comprehensive sightseeing as specified in the program. 
- Daily breakfast, 6 dinners, 6 lunches. 
- Transportation in Turkey by A/C van or A/C deluxe motor-coach depending on size of group. 
- Entry fees to the sites & museums mentioned in the program 
- Portage at hotels 
- Tips to hotel and restaurant staff 
- Service charges & local taxes

EXCLUDING 
- Flights 
- Drinks and meals which are not listed in the itinerary 
- All personal expenses 
- Turkish Visa Fee 
- Tips to tour guide and driver
 
 
Add domestic flight Istanbul-Kayseri (subject to change): US$ 240 per person

2014  rates per person in US$

USD 1812
per person in double room 
USD 2425 per person in single room
USD 1775  per person in triple room 


HOTELS TO BE USED:

ISTANBUL: Barcelo Saray Hotel 4*           

CAPPADOCIA : Dinler Hotel 4*                 

PAMUKKALE: Lycus River Hotel 4*          

KUSADASI:  Marina Hotel 4*            

CANAKKALE  : Iris Hotel 4*   

 

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