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

Itinerary

2019 - 'Magic Explorer Tour'
13 - 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.

Overnight Istanbul
Boutique
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

One of the most emotionally touching places in Turkey, 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

This morning, step back in time as we visit Troy, home of the famed Trojan Horse and then tour the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples and library made Pergamum 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

Silk Road, Konya

Today we travel the ancient Silk Road visiting Sultanhani Caravansary and the Mevlana museum in Konya along the way. Tonight, don't miss the optional traditional Turkish folklore evening!

Overnight Cappadocia
Boutique
(B, D)
Day 8
Saturday

Cappadocia, Goreme, Underground City

Marvel at the lunar landscape of Cappadocia today as we visit the Goreme Valley Open Air Museum and the fairy chimneys, and explore the many levels of an underground city.

Overnight Cappadocia
Boutique
(B, D)
Day 9
Sunday

Cappadocia

Today is a free day. Cappadocia has a large range of activities and sites. There really is something for everyone.

Overnight Cappadocia
Boutique
(B)
Day 10
Monday

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
3 star
(B, L, D)
Day 11
Tuesday

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 12
Wednesday

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 13
Thursday

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 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. 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
6. The 2020 itinerary differs from the 2019 itinerary in that Day 9 has been removed making it a 12 day itinerary
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Inclusions

Tour includes :-
  • Inbound Transfer - Istanbul
    New Istanbul Airport (IST)
    Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
  • Outbound Transfer - Istanbul
    New Istanbul 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
  • Domestic flight between Gaziantep and Istanbul and transfers
  • Entrance fees
  • 12 nights - accommodation.
    - 2 nights
    Boutique
    Istanbul
    - 1 night
    Special Class
    Çanakkale
    - 2 nights
    Boutique
    Kuşadası
    - 1 night
    4 star
    Pamukkale
    - 3 nights
    Boutique
    Cappadocia
    - 1 night
    3 star
    Adiyaman
    - 1 night
    4 star
    Sanliurfa (Urfa)
    - 1 night
    Boutique
    Istanbul
  • 12 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 8 Dinners
Tour does not include :-
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Highlights

  • Arsemia
  • Cappadocia - Kaymakli - Underground City
  • 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
  • Mt. Nemrut - Ancient Site
  • Pamukkale - Hierapolis
  • Sanliurfa - Mevlid-i Halil Mosque
  • Severus (Cendere) Bridge
  • Site of the Temple of Artemis
  • Troy - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Ataturk Dam
  • 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
  • Konya - Mevlana Museum
  • Pamukkale - Calcium Travertines - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Pergamon - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Sanliurfa (Urfa)
  • Şirince - 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
Euphrat Hotel Nemrut
Standard : 3 star
Address :-
Karadut Köyü
Nemrut Dağı
Adiyaman
Ph. :
+90 416 737 21 75
Euphrat Hotel Nemrut
Euphrat Hotel Nemrut
Euphrat Hotel Nemrut
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
Elevres Stone House Hotel
Standard : Boutique
Address :-
Mustafa Paşa Köyü Yukarı Mah.
Turizm Cad. No :7
Ürgüp
Cappadocia
Ph. :
+90 (0384) 353 53 53
Elevres Stone House Hotel
Elevres Stone House Hotel
Elevres Stone House 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
Sirkeci Mansion Hotel
Sirkeci Mansion Hotel
Sirkeci Mansion 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
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
16 Mar 2019
15 Nov 2019
1,855.00
490.00
16 Nov 2019
27 Dec 2019
1,605.00
450.00
28 Dec 2019
31 Dec 2019
1,855.00
490.00
01 Jan 2020
15 Mar 2020
1,829.00
540.00
16 Mar 2020
15 Nov 2020
2,079.00
600.00
16 Nov 2020
27 Dec 2020
1,829.00
540.00
28 Dec 2020
31 Dec 2020
2,079.00
600.00
Current 'Hot Deals' for Magic Explorer Tour :
 
Booked between
Departing
Discount
*
09 Sep 2019 - 31 Jan 2020
01 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020
15%
* This discount is only available to bookings that are paid in full by 31 Jan 2020
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09 Sep 2019 - 31 Jan 2020
01 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020
15%
* This discount is only available to bookings that are paid in full by 31 Jan 2020
 
09 Sep 2019 - 31 Jan 2020
01 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021
15%
 
09 Sep 2019 - 31 Jan 2020
01 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021
15%
Deposit Option available for Magic Explorer Tour :
 
Booked between
Departing
Deposit
19 Jun 2019 - 31 Dec 2025
19 Jun 2019 - 31 Dec 2025
$ 250.00
Child Discounts available for Magic 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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