Pamukkale - Calcium Travertines
Pamukkale - Calcium Travertines
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Turkey Tours - 6 to 9 days

Itinerary

This 8 day tour starts in Kusadasi, Turkey and ends in Antalya, Turkey. It focusses on ancient history visiting some of Turkeys most fasmous acheological sites including 3 UNESCO sites (Ephesus, Pamukkale and Aphrodisias) and the sites of two of the seven wonders of the ancient world (Mausoleum of Halicarnassus and The Temple of Artemis).

2019 - 'Ionia to Pamphylia Tour'
8 - Day itinerary

Day 1
Tuesday

Kusadasi

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

Overnight Kuşadası
Boutique
(D)
Day 2
Wednesday

Ephesus

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 3
Thursday

Priene, Miletus, Didyma, Bafa Lake, Euromos

Depart from your hotel in Kusadasi in the morning. After a short hour drive your tour starts with a visit to Priene which was one of the most active ports of the Ionian Federation. The city is the oldest example of geometric city planning. Thereafter visit Miletus which has provided its alphabet to the rest of the classical world, was a great port and the hometown of several philosophers and sages. Continue to Didyma's Temple of Apollo with its very well-known oracles was one of the most sacred places of antiquity. Although looted and burnt many times it remains impressive. After the fascinating temple you will have a short drive to Bafa Lake, with a small authentic boat you will enjoy the romantic view of the lake. At the end of the tour you will drive to Bodrum. We will visit the temple of Zeus at Euromos enroute. We continue on to Bodrum.

Overnight Bodrum
4 star
(B)
Day 4
Friday

Bodrum

Today we will visit Bodrum Castle which was built by the Knights of Rhodes in honour of St.Peter. Onto the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, which was constructed as a funeral monument by Artemisia, Queen of Caria, after the death of her brother and husband Mausolos. It is here that the word 'Mausoleum' comes from. Lastly we visit the Antique Theatre which is situated on the hillside over looking Bodrum.

Overnight Bodrum
4 star
(B)
Day 5
Saturday

Aphrodisias

Depart from Bodrum to Aphrodisias the ancient city dedicated to Aphrodite, the goddess of Beauty, Love and Fertility, also famous for its school of sculpture, we visit the stadium, which is the best preserved in Anatolia, the Temple of Aphrodite, the Tetrapylon, the Amphitheatre and Aphrodisias Museum. Afterwards we continue on to Pamukkale.

Overnight Pamukkale
4 star
(B, D)
Day 6
Sunday

Pamukkale, Kibyra

Today we will visit Pamukkale, cotton castles and Heirapolis, including magnificently preserved necropolis, the main steet, gates, thermal baths, the Greco Roman theatre and the Basilica of St. Philippe. Swim in a theraputic bath of hot spring mineral waters. From Pamukkale we head to Antalya, visiting, Kibyra, a little-known ancient city, where you will have chance to see the well preserved stadium and bouleuterion.

Overnight Antalya
Boutique
(B)
Day 7
Monday

Perge, Aspendos, Side

Today, we will visit Perge a famous antique site. Continue to famous theatre at Aspendos which is known for one of the best preserved theatres of Asia Minor, and is still used today. After Aspendos drive to Side is one of the best classical sites in Turkey with Temple of Apollo and ancient ruins.

Overnight Antalya
Boutique
(B)
Day 8
Tuesday

Antalya

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your flight and our tour concludes.

(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 8. 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. 2020 Itinerary changes
- Day 5 in Bodrum will be a free day
- Departure day will change from Tuesday to Wednesday
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Inclusions

Tour includes :-
  • Inbound Transfer - Izmir
    Adnan Menderes Airport (ADB)
  • Outbound Transfer - Antalya
    Antalya Airport (AYT)
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Tips except driver and guide
  • Entrance fees
  • 7 nights - accommodation.
    - 2 nights
    Boutique
    Kuşadası
    - 2 nights
    4 star
    Bodrum
    - 1 night
    4 star
    Pamukkale
    - 2 nights
    Boutique
    Antalya
  • 7 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners
Tour does not include :-
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Highlights

  • Antalya
  • Aphrodisias - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Bafa Lake - National Park
  • Bodrum Castle
  • Ephesus - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Kibyra - Ancient Site
  • Miletus - Ancient Site
  • Pamukkale - Hierapolis
  • Priene - Ancient Site
  • Sirince - Village
  • Virgin Mary's House
  • Aphrodisias - Museum
  • Aspendos - Ancient Site
  • Bodrum Antique Theatre
  • Didyma - Ancient Site
  • Euromos - Ancient Site
  • Mausoleum of Halicarnassus
  • Pamukkale - Calcium Travertines - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Perge - Ancient Site
  • Side - Temple of Apollo
  • Site of the Temple of Artemis
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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

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
Bodrum
Bodrium Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Eskiçeşme Mahallesi
Büyük İskender Cd. No:13
Bodrum
Ph. :
+90 252 316 97 77
Bodrium Hotel
Bodrium Hotel
Bodrium Hotel
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
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Prices

Prices
per person in twin share accommodation
From
To
Currency:- USD
Cost
S.S.
Single Supplement explanation
01 Jan 2019
31 Dec 2019
1,039.00
290.00
Deposit Option available for Ionia to Pamphylia Tour :
 
Booked between
Departing
Deposit
01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2020
01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2020
$ 250.00
Child Discounts available for Ionia to Pamphylia Tour :
 
Departing between
From Age
To Age
Discount
01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2020
8
12
25.00 %
* Conditions apply. Please refer to the 'Child Discount Rates' section of our Terms and Conditions.

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