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Durée : 14 nights
Lieu : Turkey
Prix : 4149$
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Glories of Turkey – Deluxe

 

Day 1 Fri: Istanbul

Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Welcome briefing will be held.

 

Day 2 Sat: Istanbul

Enjoy a full day tour including a visit to Topkapi Palace Museum, residence of the Ottoman Sultans between 1453–1852 (excluding harem). Visit the Hippodrome, which was once the center of life where chariot racing and other public events took place. Tour the Blue Mosque built between 1609 and 1616, famous for its blue ceramic tiles. Next see St. Sophia, a church built in the 6th century Byzantine capital, converted to a mosque by the Ottomans, and now a museum and one of the world’s greatest architectural wonders. Your last stop will be the famous Grand Bazaar, the world’s largest and oldest covered market with over 60 streets. Join an optional dinner with belly dancing entertainment. B

 

Day 3 Sun: Gallipoli – Dardanelles – Canakkale

In the morning, drive to Tekirdağ city and visit to Barbare Vineyard. We’ll be informed about wine making, tour the vineyard and taste some wines. Then depart for Gallipoli, the site of many battles during WWI. Visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair, then overnight near Gallipoli. B

 

Day 4 Mon: Troy – Pergamum – Izmir

Cross the Dardanelles to Canakkale and 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. Before arriving into Asclepion, enjoy lunch with locals in a traditional local village. Then continue to Pergamum to visit the ancient Medical Center in Asclepion and continue to İzmir for overnight. B L

 

Day 5 Tue: Ephesus & St. Mary’s House – Izmir

Tour the famous ruins of Ephesus, an important cultural center of the ancient world, and explore 2,000-year-old marble streets, a theater, the Library of Celsius, a gymnasium and Hadrian’s Temple. Take a short drive to see St. Mary’s stone cottage where it is believed Virgin Mary spent her last years accompanied by St. John. Continue to a regional rug production center to have a firsthand experience of this unique art form. Dinner & Overnight at the hotel. B D

 

Day 6 Wed: Izmir – Bodrum

After breakfast drive to Bodrum to visit th castle of St.Peter and the renowned Underwater Museum that

was awarded the best Underwater Museum of the World in 2000s. Overnight in Bodrum. B

 

Day 7 Thu: Bodrum

After breakfast, free time for personal activities. Optional tour to Kos Island. Overnight in Bodrum. B

 

Day 8 Fri: Bodrum – Pamukkale

After breakfast, 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. B D

 

Day 9 Sat: Pamukkale – Antalya

After breakfast depart for Antalya, dinner and overnight. B D

 

Day 10 Sun: Perge – Aspendos – Antalya

This morning visit Perge and Aspendos afternoon is free for personal activities. Dinner at the hotel. B D

 

Day 11 Mon: Antalya – Cappadocia

Early morning departure to Cappadocia on the way visit 13th century Caravansaray and later visit underground city of Saratli. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia. B D

 

Day 12 Tue: Cappadocia

Early Morning Optional: Hot Air Balloon Tour. Experience floating through volcanic valleys, fairy chimneys and caves at sunrise. After break-fast visit Goreme, a historical region of Turkey, located among the rock formations, which were first settled back in the Roman period. Many rock churches can still be seen today, as Christianity was then the prevailing religion in that region. Continue to the town of Avanos renowned for its high-quality earthenware. Also visit Pasabagi, Red Valley and attend a brief regional pottery workshop. Dinner at a special local restaurant. Join an optional Whirling Dervishes performance. B D

 

Day 13 Wed: Cappadocia – Ankara

Early morning departure to the capital city of Ankara through the Salt Lake area, enjoy an afternoon tour Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, a historic caravanserai, holding artifacts from up to 7500 years old, including the most extensive and valuable collection of Hittite artifacts in the world. Dinner and overnight at Ankara. B D

 

Day 14 Thu: Ankara – Istanbul

After breakfast depart for Istanbul. In the afternoon, join an optional half day Bosphorus cruise enjoying

the strait that separates Asia and Europe. Its shores are lined with fine neighborhoods, Ottoman palaces, fortresses, old wooden villas, hotels, parks and gardens, restaurants and cafés. Finish your last-minute shopping at the Spice Market filled with the fragrance of the exotic east. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner. B D

 

Day 15 Fri: Istanbul | Transfer to the airport for your return flight home. B

City Hotel

Category

Hotels or Similar Departures dates Price per person in DBL Single Supplement
 

Istanbul

Canakkale

Izmir

Bodrum

Pamukkale

Antalya

Cappadocia

Ankara

Istanbul

 

DLX

DLX

DLX

DLX

SFC

DLX

DLX

DLX

DLX

 

JW Marriott Bosphorus orConrad

Caeli

Swissotel Grand Efes

M Gallery The Bodrum

Doga Thermal

Kempinski The Dome Belek or Akra

Ariana

Hilton Ankara

JW Marriott Bosphorus orConrad

 

 

2022

Apr 15, 29

May 13, 27

Jun 10, 24

Jul 08, 22

Aug 05, 19

Sep 02, 30

Oct 14, 28

 

 

 

4149$

 

 

 

2179$

Price Includes

  • First Class hotels with private facilities
  • Meals are indicated on itineraries (14 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 8 dinners)
  • Licensed guides throughout Turkey
  • Private air-conditioned transportation
  • Luggage handling
  • Local taxes and service charges
  • Arrival/departure transfers: only on arrival and departure days (arrivals and departure from/to Istanbul Airport). Pre or post stay transfers are not included

Price Excludes

  • Air Fare
  • Personal expenses
  • Customary tips
  • Drinks
  • Visa fees before departure at www.evisa.gov.tr

Included Highlights

  • Topkapi Palace and St. Sophia Basilica
  • Grand Bazaar, world’s largest and oldest covered market
  • Anzac Cove at Gallipoli
  • Ancient city of Troy
  • Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary
  • Pamukkale the Cotton Castle
  • Aspendos and its 1800-year-old theater
  • Open Air Museum of Goreme, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Saratli, a secret underground city
  • Hiking through the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia
  • Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in Ankara
  • Lunch with locals
  • Special dinners at restaurants
  • Wine tasting at vineyard

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