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Wonders of Turkey

Pergamon
  • Duration: 9N/10D
  • Location: Gallipoli Battlefields, Troy, Pergamum, Ephesus
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  • Price: USD 1159
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Wonders of Turkey

Classic 10 day Tour

 

Day 1 – Saturday – Istanbul

Welcome to Istanbul, a city steeped in history! You’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is yours, free to relax or explore this amazing city.

Overnight Istanbul.

 

Day 2 – Sunday – Istanbul Old City

After breakfast, enjoy a guided tour of Istanbul – once known as the former imperial capital of the Byzantine and Ottoman empires. We visit the Blue Mosque, the Haghia Sophia, soak in the Sultan’s opulence at Topkapi Palace and explore the Hippodrome.

OvernightIstanbul (B)

 

Day 3 – Monday – Gallipoli Battlefields

This morning we depart Istanbul for the Gallipoli peninsula. Here you will be moved as we visit the WWI battlefields including the Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, Johnston’s Jolly, The Nek, trenches and tunnels.

Overnight Canakkale (B, D)

 

Day 4 – Tuesday – Troy, Acropolis of Pergamum

After breakfast, we depart for Troy, made famous in Homer’s Iliad and because of its Trojan Horse.  Next stop is Pergamum where we will visit the impressive Acropolis, and the temples and Library  that made Pergamum a respected political and cultural centre in Ancient Times. We then head down the coast to Kusadasi.

Overnight Kusadasi (B, D)

 

Day 5 – Wednesday – Ephesus, Kusadasi

Transport yourself back to life in ancient times today as you stroll the stroll the streets of Ephesus and visit the Temple of Artemis. Try out your singing skills in the well preserved theatre  before we continue on to the former Greek village of Sirince, famous for its fruit wines. This afternoon we visit a carpet weaving centre to learn about the dying art of Turkish carpet weaving – how they are made, and the factors that determine their value.

Overnight Kusadasi (B, D)

 

Day 6 – Thursday – Pamukkale, Hierapolis

This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before we commence our drive to Pamukkale – home of the famous white travertines (calcium pools) and the ruins of the ancient Roman spa city of Hierapolis.  Here you will be able to swim over Roman columns in the Cleopatra Antique Pool (entrance extra) and take a dip in the travertine pools which contain thermal water, believed since ancient times to have therapeutic powers.

Overnight Pamukkale (B, D)

 

Day 7 – Friday – Silk Road, Konya

This morning we commence our drive along the ancient Silk Road to Cappadocia, stopping to visit the Mevlana Museum in Konya and  Sultanhani Caravansary, on the way.  Option to attend a traditional Turkish folk dance show tonight – this is a great night, and an opportunity not to be missed.

Overnight Cappadocia (B, D)

 

Day 8 – Saturday – Cappadocia, Goreme, Underground City

We spend today touring Cappadocia and surrounds.  Sights you will see include the Goreme open-air museum and one of the area’s underground cities. You will be amazed by the incredible landscape of this area so have your camera charged and ready to go!

Overnight Cappadocia (B, D)

 

 Day 9 – Sunday – Ankara

After breakfast we depart for Turkey’s capital, Ankara, where we will visit Anitkabir, the Mausoleum of the Turkey’s founding father, Mustafa Ataturk.  We then head back to Istanbul.

Overnight Istanbul (B) Note:  optional morning flight to Istanbul from Kayseri, Cappadocia

 

Day 10 – Monday – Istanbul

Our tour finishes after breakfast, and we say goodbye to our new friends.  Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)

 

(B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner)

 

Please Note:

Instead of travelling between Cappadocia and Istanbul by bus an optional morning flight from Kayseri (Cappadocia) to Istanbul is available at extra cost.

 

Twin Price From: USD 1159

Single Price From: USD 1595

 

Inclusions;

  • Inbound Airport Transfer – Istanbul – Atatürk Airport (IST) OR Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
  • Outbound Airport Transfer – Istanbul – Atatürk Airport (IST) OR Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Car ferry fees between Canakkale and Eceabat
  • Tips except driver and guide
  • Entrance fees
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • 9 breakfasts, 6 dinners

 

Tour does not include;

  • Suggested optional activities
  • Tips – driver and guide

 

Highlights;

  • Istanbul – Old City Tour
  • Istanbul – St Sophia Museum
  • Istanbul – Blue Mosque
  • Istanbul – Topkapi Palace
  • Istanbul – Hippodrome
  • Gallipoli Battlefields Tour
  • Gallipoli – ANZACCove
  • Gallipoli – Lone Pine – Australian Memorial
  • Gallipoli – Johnson’s Jolly – original Tunnels
  • Gallipoli – The Nek – original trenches
  • Gallipoli – Chunuk Bair – New Zealand Memorial
  • Troy
  • Bergama – Pergamum Tour
  • Site of the Temple of Artemis
  • Ephesus
  • Sirince–Village
  • Pamukkale – Calcium Travertines
  • Pamukkale – Hierapolis
  • Konya – Mevlana Museum
  • Sultanhani Caravansary
  • Göreme Open Air Museum
  • Cappadocia – Kaymakli – Underground City
  • Ankara – Atatürk’s Mausoleum

 

Departure Dates;

  2016 2017
Jan 2-9-16-23-30 7-14-21-28
Feb 6-13-20-27 4-11-18-25
Mar 5-12-19-26 4-11-18-25
Apr 2-9-16-30 1-8-15-29
May 7-14-21-28 6-13-20-27
Jun 4-11-18-25 3-10-17-24
Jul 2-9-16-23-30 1-8-15-22-29
Aug 6-13-20-27 5-12-19-26
Sep 3-10-17-24 2-9-16-23-30
Oct 1-8-15-22-29 7-14-21-28
Nov 5-12-19-26 4-11-18-25
Dec 3-10-24-31 2-9-23-30

 

 

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