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Itinerary

2016 - 'Spirit of Turkey Tour'
12 - Day itinerary

Day 1
Thursday

Istanbul

Welcome to Istanbul! You will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours free to explore at your own pace.

Overnight Istanbul
4 star
Day 2
Friday

Istanbul Old City

After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome.

Overnight Istanbul
4 star
(B)
Day 3
Saturday

Safranbolu

After breakfast, we drive to Safranbolu. Visiting some of the finest surviving traditional Turkish civil architecture. Stroll along the town's cobbled streets to Cinci Caravanserai and Bath, Kaymakamlar (Governors) House, Izzet Mehmet Pasa Mosque and the old Yemeniciler shoe makers' guild bazaar.

Overnight Safranbolu
Boutique
(B, D)
Day 4
Sunday

Hattusa, Cappadocia

Early morning departure for Cappadocia, visit the ancient Hittite capital of Hattusa. In the Yazilikaya rock sanctuary there are impressive carved reliefs that portray the Hittite gods. We continue to the unique volcanic area of Cappadocia.

Overnight Cappadocia
Boutique Cave
(B, D)
Day 5
Monday

Goreme, Uchisar Castle

Marvel at the lunar landscape with a fully guided tour of Goreme Valley, the fairy chimneys, Uchisar castle, explore the many levels of an underground city and more.

Overnight Cappadocia
Boutique Cave
(B, D)
Day 6
Tuesday

Konya, Beysehir

Morning departure to Konya along the old Silk Road, visit Sultanhani Caravanserai and Mevlana Museum. This centre celebrates Rumi, the famous mystic and poet who founded the Sufi Order of the Whirling Dervishes. Afterwards we drive to Beysehir.

Overnight Beysehir
Special Class
(B, D)
Day 7
Wednesday

Antalya, Sagalassos

After breakfast, we drive to ancient site of Sagalassos which dates back to 25 B.C., visiting the Antonin's Fountain, Hamam or large bath house built in second century. After this, we see the still intact ruins of the area, the highest theatre in Anatolia. The theatre was built as a single storey in 180-200 A.D., with the view of the landscape kept in mind for the audience. Sagalassos is one of the best preserved cities in all of Asia.

Overnight Ağlasun
Boutique
(B, D)
Day 8
Thursday

Pamukkale, Hierapolis

This morning we are 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. End of our visit, drive to Kusadasi.

Overnight Kuşadası
Boutique
(B, D)
Day 9
Friday

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 10
Saturday

Pergamum, Troy

After breakfast, we will drive along the Aegean coast to the ancient city of Pergamum. We visit the magnificent Acropolis of Pergamum, its impressive temples and library that made Pergamum a renowned cultural and political centre in its time. We then continue north to tour the legendary city of Troy.

Overnight Çanakkale
4 star
(B, D)
Day 11
Sunday

Gallipoli Battlefields

After breakfast, we visit the WWI Battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, The Nek, Johnston's Jolly, original trenches and tunnels before driving to back to Istanbul.

Overnight Istanbul
4 star
(B)
Day 12
Monday

Istanbul

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

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

Tour includes :-
  • Inbound Airport Transfer - Istanbul
    Atatürk Airport (IST)
    Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
  • Outbound Airport Transfer - Istanbul
    Atatürk Airport (IST)
    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
  • 11 nights - accommodation.
    1 night
    Boutique
    Ağlasun
    1 night
    Special Class
    Beysehir
    1 night
    4 star
    Çanakkale
    2 nights
    Boutique Cave
    Cappadocia
    3 nights
    4 star
    Istanbul
    2 nights
    Boutique
    Kuşadası
    1 night
    Boutique
    Safranbolu
  • 11 Breakfasts, 8 Dinners
Tour does not include :-
  • Suggested optional activities
  • Tips - driver and guide
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Highlights

  • Istanbul - Old City Tour
  • Istanbul - Blue Mosque
  • Istanbul - Hippodrome
  • Hattusa - Ancient Site
  • Cappadocia - Üçhisar - Citadel
  • Konya - Mevlana Museum
  • Sagalassos - Ancient Site
  • Pamukkale - Hierapolis
  • Site of the Temple of Artemis
  • Bergama - Pergamum Tour
  • Gallipoli Battlefields Tour - Ancient Site
  • Gallipoli - Lone Pine - Australian Memorial
  • Gallipoli - The Nek - original trenches
  • Istanbul - St Sophia Museum
  • Istanbul - Topkapi Palace
  • Safranbolu
  • Göreme Open Air museum
  • Cappadocia - Kaymakli - Underground City
  • Sultanhani Caravansary
  • Pamukkale - Calcium Travertines
  • Aphrodisias - Ancient Site
  • Ephesus
  • Troy
  • Gallipoli - ANZAC Cove
  • Gallipoli - Johnson's Jolly - original tunnels
  • Gallipoli - Chunuk Bair - New Zealand Memorial
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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

Ağlasun
Sagalassos Lodge and Spa Hotel
Standard : Boutique
Address :-
Kırac Mah. Yaylakent 1 Sok. No: 12
Ağlasun
Ph. :
+90 (0248) 731 32 32
Fax :
+90 (0248) 731 32 40
Sagalassos Lodge and Spa Hotel
Sagalassos Lodge and Spa Hotel
Sagalassos Lodge and Spa Hotel
Beysehir
Anamas Konukevi
Standard : Special Class
Address :-
Ali Akkanat Kampusu Karsisi
Beysehir
Ph. :
+90 (0332) 511 05 11
Fax :
+90 (0332) 511 05 05
Anamas Konukevi
Anamas Konukevi
Anamas Konukevi
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
MDC Hotel
Standard : Boutique Cave
Address :-
Karahandere Mah.
Mese Deresi Sok. No:2
Ürgüp
Cappadocia
Ph. :
+90 (0384) 341 44 15
Fax :
+90 (0384) 341 35 10
MDC Hotel
MDC Hotel
MDC Hotel
Istanbul
Mercure Istanbul Taksim Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Omer Avni Mah
Inonu Caddesi - No 42
Gumussuyu Beyoglu
Istanbul
Ph. :
+90 (0212) 924 2727
Fax :
+90 (0212) 924 2700
Mercure Istanbul Taksim Hotel
Mercure Istanbul Taksim Hotel
Mercure Istanbul Taksim Hotel
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
Safranbolu
Havuzlu Asmazlar Konagi
Standard : Boutique
Address :-
Çelik Gülersoy Cad. No: 18
Beybağı
Safranbolu
Ph. :
+90 (0370) 725 28 83
Fax :
+90 (0370) 712 38 24
Havuzlu Asmazlar Konagi
Havuzlu Asmazlar Konagi
Havuzlu Asmazlar Konagi
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Prices

Prices
per person in twin share accommodation
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Currency:- USD
Cost
S.S.
01 Jan 2016
31 Dec 2016
1,475.00
650.00
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