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travel in Turkey

Travel in Turkey

Highlights of Turkey
Anatolian Treasures

2011
11days/10nights

Thursday Departures 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”!

 

ITINERARY: (Guaranteed departures with minimum 2 participants)

DAY 01 THURSDAY / ISTANBUL 
Arrive Istanbul. Meet and greet. Transfer to hotel. Overnight in Istanbul
DAY 02 FRIDAY / 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 
Chance to 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 - ANKARA - CAPPADOCIA 
Transfer to Ataturk airport. Fly to Ankara. Visit the Anatolian Civilizations Museum. After lunch, continue to Cappadocia for dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)
DAY 05 MONDAY / CAPPADOCIA 
Discover Cappadocia; unusual spaceland, the fairy chimneys, troglodyte dwellings and underground cities built by Christians in 7th century. Visit the Goreme Valley, Zelve, Uchisar and the underground city of Kaymakli. Overnight in Cappadocia. (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, and enjoy the warm mineral waters of Pamukkale, formed by tons of limestone deposits. Drive to Aphrodisias, one of the most beautiful ancient cities in Turkey. Drive to Kusadasi for dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)
DAY 08 THURSDAY / KUSADASI 
Visit the Ionian city of Ephesus from the 1st century BC. Continue to visit the Basilica of St. John and the House of Virgin Mary, where she spent her final days. Overnight in Kusadasi (B,L,D)
DAY 09 FRIDAY / KUSADASI - PERGAMON - CANAKKALE 
Drive to Pergamon and visit the Greco Roman city built on four rising terraces and the Asclepion. Overnight in Canakkale. (B,L,D)
DAY 10 SATURDAY / CANAKKALE - ISTANBUL 
Drive to Troy, the legendary town in the Iliad of Homer, the site of the Trojan Wars. Cross the Dardanelles by ferry, 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. 
- Services of professional English speaking tour guide. 
- Comprehensive sightseeing as specified in the program. 
- Daily breakfast, 6 dinners, 7 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-Ankara (subject to change): US$ 200 per person

2011  rates per person in US$ (Euro* rate varies depending the exchange) 

USD 1600
per person in double room 
USD 2063 per person in single room
USD 1525  per person in triple room 

* Euro rate varies depending on the exchange rate

HOTELS TO BE USED:

ISTANBUL: Barcelo Saray Hotel 4*           

CAPPADOCIA : Dinler Hotel 4*                 

PAMUKKALE: Lycus River Hotel 4*          

KUSADASI: Pine Marina Hotel 4*            

CANAKKALE  : Iris Hotel 4*   

 

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