Pamukkale - Hierapolis Amphitheatre
Pamukkale - Hierapolis Amphitheatre
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Itinerary

2017 - 'Christmas Turkey Tour'
12 - Day itinerary

Day 1
Tuesday 19th December

Welcome to Istanbul

Welcome to Istanbul. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours free to explore this exotic city.

Overnight Istanbul
Boutique
Day 2
Wednesday 20th December

Istanbul old city

Tour the city that spans both Europe and Asia visiting the Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum, Topkapi and the Hippodrome.
Cruise between two continents on the stretch of water that separates Europe from Asia in the afternoon with an optional 'Half day Bosphorous cruise'.

Overnight Istanbul
Boutique
(B)
Day 3
Thursday 21st December

Gallipoli battlefields

One of the most emotionally touching places in Turkey, today we visit the WWI Battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, Johnston's Jolly, original trenches and tunnels and the Nek.

Overnight Çanakkale
4 star
(B, D)
Day 4
Friday 22nd December

Troy, Pergamum

Step back in time today as we visit Troy and it's famed Trojan Horse, followed by a tour of the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. It's impressive temples, library and medical facilities made it a renowned cultural and political centre in its time.

Overnight Kuşadası
Boutique
(B, D)
Day 5
Saturday 23rd December

Ephesus, Kusadasi

Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre before continuing to the former Greek village of Sirince, famous for its fruit wines. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand and what determines their value.

Overnight Kuşadası
Boutique
(B, D)
Day 6
Sunday 24th December

Pamukkale, Hierapolis

This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading to the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as Travertines, in Pamukkale where we also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. Take a dip, amongst ancient columns, in the hot springs that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers.

Overnight Pamukkale
5 star
(B, D)
Day 7
Monday 25th December

Christmas Day in Demre

Today we visit Demre, home of the original St. Nicholas (aka Santa Claus), where he lived as the Bishop of the area. We visit his church and tomb before heading to Finike for Christmas Day dinner.

Overnight Kemer
5 star
(B, D)
Day 8
Tuesday 26th December

Perge, Aspendos, Konya

Tour the ancient ruins of Perge with its impressive stadium walls and Aspendos, known for one of the best preserved theatres of Asia Minor, still used today.

Overnight Konya
4 star
(B, D)
Day 9
Wednesday 27th December

Konya, Cappadocia

Today we visit Konya and the Mevlana Museum before heading to the lunar landscape of Cappadocia. En-route, we stop at an ancient Silk Road Caravansary, before we trek through the beautiful Ihlara Valley. Tonight, don't miss the optional traditional Turkish folklore evening.

Overnight Cappadocia
4 star
(B, D)
Day 10
Thursday 28th December

Underground city, Goreme

Marvel at the lunar landscape of Cappadocia with a fully guided tour of Goreme Valley, the fairy chimneys, Uchisar castle, an Underground City and more.

Overnight Cappadocia
4 star
(B, D)
Day 11
Friday 29th December

Nation's Capital Ankara

Today we visit the nation's capital, Ankara, with a tour of the Mausoleum of Ataturk.

Overnight Istanbul
Boutique
(B)
Day 12
Saturday 30th December

Istanbul

After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends and are transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

(B)
(B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner)
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Notes

Please Note:
1. Instead of travelling between Cappadocia and Istanbul by bus, an optional morning flight from Kayseri (Cappadocia) to Istanbul is available at extra cost. Please contact with us for a quote.
2. Single travellers may share a twin room with another traveller of the same sex, if available. If a same-sex room share is not available then the single room supplement will be payable. Room shares are arranged in order of booking.
2. Single travellers are obliged to pay Single Supplement and will have the hotel room to themselves.
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Inclusions

Tour includes :-
Tour does not include :-
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Highlights

  • Ankara - Atatürk's Mausoleum
  • Cappadocia - Ihlara Valley
  • Cappadocia - Üçhisar - Citadel
  • Ephesus - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Gallipoli - Chunuk Bair - New Zealand Memorial
  • Gallipoli - Lone Pine - Australian Memorial
  • Gallipoli Battlefields Tour
  • Göreme Open Air museum
  • Istanbul - Hippodrome
  • Istanbul - St Sophia Museum
  • Konya - Mevlana Museum
  • Pamukkale - Hierapolis
  • Perge - Ancient Site
  • Site of the Temple of Artemis
  • Troy - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Aspendos - Ancient Site
  • Cappadocia - Kaymakli - Underground City
  • Demre (Myra) - St. Nicholas Church
  • Gallipoli - ANZAC Cove
  • Gallipoli - Johnson's Jolly - original tunnels
  • Gallipoli - The Nek - original trenches
  • Göreme - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Istanbul - Blue Mosque
  • Istanbul - Old City - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Istanbul - Topkapi Palace
  • Pamukkale - Calcium Travertines - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Pergamum - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Sirince - Village
  • Sultanhani Caravansary
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Accommodation

This page is intended to give an idea of the type of accommodation that may be expected. The actual hotels used for any given tour may change due to many reasons such as group size, availability, time of year, hotel standard has dropped or simply we found a better hotel. We update the website immediately if and when any changes take place. If and when we do change hotels it will be to a hotel of equal or higher standard and will be at no extra cost.

Where more than one hotel is shown for a given overnight stop this means that we alternate between the listed hotels. The pre departure pack will show hotel for a given departure.

Turkey

Çanakkale
Büyük Truva Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Cevatpasa Mah.
Mehmet Akif Ersoy Cad. No:2
Çanakkale
Ph. :
+90 (0286) 217 10 24
Fax :
+90 (0286) 217 09 03
Büyük Truva Hotel
Büyük Truva Hotel
Büyük Truva Hotel
Cappadocia
Burcu Kaya Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Ortahisar Ürgüp
Nevsehir
Cappadocia
Ph. :
+90 (0384) 343 32 00
Fax :
+90 (0384) 343 35 00
Burcu Kaya Hotel
Burcu Kaya Hotel
Burcu Kaya Hotel
Istanbul
Sirkeci Mansion Hotel
Standard : Boutique
Address :-
Taya Hatun Sokak No:5
(formerly Sirkeci Konak Hotel)
Sirkeci
Istanbul
Ph. :
+90 212 528 43 44
Fax :
+90 212 528 44 55
Sirkeci Mansion Hotel
Sirkeci Mansion Hotel
Sirkeci Mansion Hotel
Kemer
Crystal De Luxe
Standard : 5 star
Address :-
Yeni Mah. 501 Sok. No:9 
Kemer
Ph. :
+90 (0242) 814 75 35
Fax :
+90 (0242) 814 75 40
Crystal De Luxe
Crystal De Luxe
Crystal De Luxe
Konya
Anemon Hotel Konya
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Işıklar Mah. Belen sk. No:3
Selçuklu
Konya
Ph. :
+90 (0332) 235 14 14
Anemon Hotel Konya
Anemon Hotel Konya
Anemon Hotel Konya
Kuşadası
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Standard : Boutique
Address :-
Atatürk Blv. No: 42
Kuşadası
Ph. :
+90 (0256) 614 7608
Fax :
+90 (0256) 614 4967
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Pamukkale
Colossae Thermal Hotel
Standard : 5 star
Address :-
Karahayit Mevkii
Denizli
Pamukkale
Ph. :
+90 (0258) 271 41 56
Fax :
+90 (0258) 271 42 50
Colossae Thermal Hotel
Colossae Thermal Hotel
Colossae Thermal Hotel
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Prices

Prices
per person in twin share accommodation
From
To
Currency:- USD
Cost
S.S.
19 Dec 2017
29 Dec 2017
1,435.00
434.00
Deposit Option available for Christmas Turkey Tour :
 
Booked between
Departing
Deposit
01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2020
01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2020
$ 250.00

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