Pamukkale - Calcium Travertines
Pamukkale - Calcium Travertines
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Black Sea & Eastern Turkey Tours

Itinerary

2019 - 'Flying Explorer Tour'
17 - Day itinerary

Day 1
Saturday

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.

Day 2
Sunday

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.
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
Monday

Gallipoli Battlefields

Today we visit the WW1 battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, The Nek, Johnston's Jolly, original trenches and tunnels.

Overnight Çanakkale
Special Class
(B, D)
Day 4
Tuesday

Troy, Acropolis of Pergamum

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

Overnight Kuşadası
Boutique
(B, D)
Day 5
Wednesday

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
Thursday

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
4 star
(B, D)
Day 7
Friday

Aphrodisias, Fethiye

Today we drive south towards the Mediterranean coast, visiting the ancient site of Aphrodisias along the way.

Overnight Fethiye
Boutique
(B)
Day 8
Saturday

Fethiye

Today you have the option to relax on a day cruise around the 12 Islands of Fethiye or experience one of Turkey's highlights on an optional day tour to Saklikent Gorge, Turkey's longest and deepest canyon.

Overnight Fethiye
Boutique
(B)
Day 9
Sunday

Kayakoy, Antalya, Kaleiçi

This morning we will visiting Kayakoy. The morning light provides excellent photos of this deserted Greek village. Afterwards we drive to the resort town of Antalya. Here we will take a walking tour of the old town area of Antalya known as "Kaleiçi". Amongst other things we'll visit Hadrian's Gate, the Ancient Harbour and Suna-Inan Kiraç Kaleiçi Museum which even has a Greek Orthdox Church in its garden!

Overnight Antalya
Boutique
(B)
Day 10
Monday

Aspendos, Manavgat Waterfalls

Today, we will visit famous theatre at Aspendos which is known for one of the best preserved theatres of Asia Minor, still used today. Then we will visit Manavgat Waterfalls for a pleasant resting spot.

Overnight Antalya
Boutique
(B)
Day 11
Tuesday

Konya

Early departure for Konya and the mausoleum of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi with its accompanying museum.

Overnight Konya
4 star
(B, D)
Day 12
Wednesday

Goreme, Uchisar Castle

Today we depart for Cappadocia visiting Sultanhani Caravansary, the largest in Anatolia, en route. We continue onto Cappadocia and marvel at the lunar landscape with a fully guided tour of Goreme Valley, the fairy chimneys, Uchisar castle and more. Tonight, don't miss the optional traditional Turkish folklore evening!

Overnight Cappadocia
Boutique Cave
(B, D)
Day 13
Thursday

Pigeon and Love Valleys, Underground City

Today we visit trek through the Pigeon and Love Valleys and explore the many levels of an underground city.

Overnight Cappadocia
Boutique Cave
(B, D)
Day 14
Friday

Mt Nemrut, Karatay Caravansaray, Kahramanmaras

Departure in the morning from Cappadocia, we we cross the Tekir plateau towards Adiyaman and Mt Nemrut. Along the way our first stop will be the Seljuk Karatay Caravansaray. The next stop will be Pinarbasi for a short tea break than onto Kahramanmaras which produces Turkey's best ice cream! From here we pass through Adiyaman and visit Arsemia, once the capital of the Commagene Kingdom, before continuing to the ancient Severus (Cendere) Bridge and the Karakus Tumulus where members of the royal family were buried. This evening we will go to Mt Nemrut, ascend the mountain, watch the magical sunrise over the plateau, and visit the massive ancient rock statues. After the sunset we return to Adiyaman.

Overnight Adiyaman
4 star
(B, L, D)
Day 15
Saturday

Gobekli Tepe, Sanliurfa, Harran

Today we drive to Sanliurfa, visiting Ataturk Dam, Turkey's largest, along. After short break we drive to Gobekli Tepe, predating Stonehenge by some 6,000 years, some believe it is the site of the world's oldest temple. Lunch will be in Sanliurfa and after lunch we visit the Harran, a village of Mud-Brick "beehive" houses mentioned in the book of Genesis where Abraham spend last years of his life. we will visit the ruins of Harran including city walls, oldest Islamic university and the castle dated to eighteen century. We then drive back to Sanliurfa where we will stay and you will have chance to see Mevlid-i Halil Mosque, where you can see the Prophet Abraham Cave and the Pools of the Holy Carp surrounding it, then wander around oriental covered bazaar.

Overnight Sanliurfa (Urfa)
4 star
(B, L, D)
Day 16
Sunday

Gaziantep, Istanbul

Departure from Sanliurfa for Gaziantep where you can see the famous Mosaic Museum, the largest in the world and home to the famous 'Gypsy Girl' mosaic. This museum exhibits superb mosaics discovered at the roman site of Belkis - Zeugma before Birecik Dam flooded most of the site. After lunch, we catch a flight to Istanbul from Gaziantep airport.

Overnight Istanbul
Boutique
(B, L)
Day 17
Monday

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. Group Size : Minimum Group Size of 2.
2. Age : Minimum Age of 2. Whilst there is no Maximum Age set it is assumed the customer is fit enough to take part in the activity or tour. Health documents may be requested.
3. Single travellers are obliged to pay Single Supplement and will have the hotel room to themselves.
4. Domestic flight times may vary due to various circumstances
5. You will need to have your passport handy at check-in for any domestic flights
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Inclusions

Tour includes :-
Tour does not include :-
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Highlights

  • Antalya - Hadrian's Gate
  • Antalya - Suna-İnan Kıraç Kaleiçi Museum
  • Arsemia
  • Ataturk Dam
  • Cappadocia - Love Valley
  • Cappadocia - Üçhisar - Citadel
  • Gallipoli - ANZAC Cove
  • Gallipoli - Johnson's Jolly - original tunnels
  • Gallipoli - The Nek - original trenches
  • Gaziantep - Mosaic Museum
  • Göreme - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Harran
  • Istanbul - Hippodrome
  • Istanbul - St. Sophia Museum
  • Kahramanmaraş
  • Karatay Caravansaray
  • Konya - Mevlana Museum
  • Mt. Nemrut - Ancient Site
  • Pamukkale - Hierapolis
  • Sanliurfa - Mevlid-i Halil Mosque
  • Severus (Cendere) Bridge
  • Site of the Temple of Artemis
  • Troy - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Antalya - Kaleiçi (Old Town)
  • Aphrodisias - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Aspendos - Ancient Site
  • Cappadocia - Kaymakli - Underground City
  • Cappadocia - Pigeon Valley
  • Ephesus - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Gallipoli - Chunuk Bair - New Zealand Memorial
  • Gallipoli - Lone Pine - Australian Memorial
  • Gallipoli Battlefields Tour
  • Göbekli Tepe
  • Göreme Open Air museum
  • Istanbul - Blue Mosque
  • Istanbul - Old City - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Istanbul - Topkapi Palace
  • Karakuş Tümülüsü
  • Kayaköy - Greek Village
  • Manavgat Waterfalls
  • Pamukkale - Calcium Travertines - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Pergamum - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Sanliurfa (Urfa)
  • Sirince - Village
  • Sultanhani Caravansary
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Accommodation

This 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 an overnight stop this means that one of those hotels will be used.

Turkey

Adiyaman
Nemrut Kervansaray Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Nemrut Dagi Yolu Ustu
Karadut Koyu
Kahta
Adiyaman
Ph. :
+90 416 737 21 90
Nemrut Kervansaray Hotel
Nemrut Kervansaray Hotel
Nemrut Kervansaray Hotel
Antalya
Aspen Hotel
Standard : Boutique
Address :-
Kılınçarslan Mahallesi
Mermerli Banyo Sokak
Mermerli Sk. D:No: 25
Muratpaşa
Antalya
Ph. :
+90 242 255 52 06
Aspen Hotel
Aspen Hotel
Aspen Hotel
Çanakkale
MD Barbaros Hotel
Standard : Special Class
Address :-
Barbaros Mahallesi
Troya Caddesi No: 20-22
Çanakkale
MD Barbaros Hotel
MD Barbaros Hotel
MD Barbaros Hotel
Cappadocia
MDC Hotel
Standard : Boutique Cave
Address :-
Karahandere Mah.
Mese Deresi Sok. No:2
Ürgüp
Cappadocia
Ph. :
+90 (0384) 341 44 15
MDC Hotel
MDC Hotel
MDC Hotel
Hanedan Cappadocia Suites
Standard : Boutique Cave
Address :-
Davutlu Mah. Yukarı Mevki
Şehit Ramazan Çelik Sk.
Mustafapaşa
Ürgüp
Cappadocia
Hanedan Cappadocia Suites
Hanedan Cappadocia Suites
Hanedan Cappadocia Suites
Fethiye
Marina Boutique Hotel
Standard : Boutique
Address :-
(formerly Marina Vista - Fethiye)
Karagözler Mevki Fevzi Çakmak Cad.No :50
Fethiye
Ph. :
+90 (0252) 614 54 43 
Marina Boutique Hotel
Marina Boutique Hotel
Marina Boutique Hotel
Istanbul
Galata Istanbul Hotel - MGallery by Sofitel
Standard : Boutique
Address :-
Bankalar Caddesi No 27
Beyoglu
Istanbul
Ph. :
+90 (212) 317 3400
Galata Istanbul Hotel - MGallery by Sofitel
Galata Istanbul Hotel - MGallery by Sofitel
Galata Istanbul Hotel - MGallery by Sofitel
Konya
Hilton Garden Inn Konya
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Saziziye Mahallesi
Kislaonu Sokak No: 4
Konya
Ph. :
+90 (0332) 221 60 00
Hilton Garden Inn Konya
Hilton Garden Inn Konya
Hilton Garden Inn Konya
Kuşadası
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Standard : Boutique
Address :-
Atatürk Blv. No: 42
Kuşadası
Ph. :
+90 (0256) 614 7608
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Pamukkale
Colossae Thermal Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Karahayit Mevkii
Denizli
Pamukkale
Ph. :
+90 (0258) 271 41 56
Colossae Thermal Hotel
Colossae Thermal Hotel
Colossae Thermal Hotel
Sanliurfa (Urfa)
Hotel Harran
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Atatürk Bulvari
Sanliurfa
Sanliurfa (Urfa)
Ph. :
+90 (414) 313 28 60
Hotel Harran
Hotel Harran
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Prices

Prices
per person in twin share accommodation
From
To
Currency:- USD
Cost
S.S.
Single Supplement explanation
01 Apr 2019
31 Oct 2019
2,555.00
764.00
01 Jan 2020
31 Dec 2020
3,079.00
1,030.00
Deposit Option available for Flying Explorer Tour :
 
Booked between
Departing
Deposit
19 Jun 2019 - 31 Dec 2025
19 Jun 2019 - 31 Dec 2025
$ 250.00
Child Discounts available for Flying Explorer Tour :
 
Departing between
From Age
To Age
Discount
19 Jun 2019 - 31 Dec 2025
8
12
25.00 %
* Conditions apply. Please refer to the 'Child Discount Rates' section of our Terms and Conditions.

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