Gaziantep - Mosaic Museum
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Black Sea & Eastern Turkey Tours

Itinerary

This 11 day tour, starts and ends in Istanbul, Turkey.

2022 - 'Classic Legendary Lands Tour'
11 - Day itinerary

Day 1
Monday

Gallipoli Battlefields

Early morning departure from Istanbul for the Gallipoli Gallipoli Peninsula, one of the most emotionally touching places in Turkey. Here we will visit the WW1 Battlefields of Gallipoli including the Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, Johnston's Jolly, The Nek and original trenches and tunnels.

Overnight Çanakkale
Special Class
(D)
Day 2
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 3
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 4
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 5
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 Cave
(B, D)
Day 6
Saturday

Cappadocia, Goreme, Underground City

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

Overnight Cappadocia
Boutique Cave
(B, D)
Day 7
Sunday

Mt Nemrut, Karatay Caravansaray

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. 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, D)
Day 8
Monday

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. We then 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, D)
Day 9
Tuesday

Gaziantep

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.
Then we continue to the province of Hatay we see the amazing Roman Titus tunnel. Hatay has a very interesting history. Jews, Christians, and Muslims have left their mark here and there are remnants from the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires. The capital of Hatay, Antakya, or the biblical Antioch, has an attractive lifestyle with its restaurants, cafes, bars and its culinary culture which attracts gourmets from far and wide.

Overnight Antakya (Antioch)
Boutique
(B, D)
Day 10
Wednesday

Antakya, Tarsus

After breakfast, the day will start with the visit to the Church of St. Peter. Next, we will visit amazing Hatay Archaeology Museum famous for its extensive collection of Roman and Byzantine Era mosaics. Before we leave Hatay, take the chance to taste the regional delicious cuisine.
In the afternoon we drive to Tarsus. Upon arrival, we'll have walking tour in between the narrow streets where the restored old houses are located side by side, we visit the Well of Paul, St. Paul Church and Cleopatra Gate.

Overnight Tarsus
Boutique
(B, D)
Day 11
Thursday

Erdemli, Adana ,Istanbul

After breakfast, we drive to Erdemli to see the Maiden's Castle. Then we will visit another wonder of nature known as "Heaven and Hell". After visiting this amazing gorge, we will drive to Adana Airport for your flight to Istanbul where 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. Maximum Group Size of 20.
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. Customers may be picked up from their hotel where it is located in, or near Sultanahmet (the old city) or in the Taksim area. Pick up, on Day 1, is between 07:30 am and 08:00 am depending on where there hotel is located.
5. Customers can also meet at the Sultan Hostel at 7 am (directions may be found in the pre departure pack).
6. Please advise us of your pick up location upon booking, or at the latest 48 hours before-hand, so that we can confirm your pick up time.
7. The flight from Adana to Istanbul arrives into Istanbul at 20:40
8. We require a copy/image of your passport in order to book flights. You will need to have your passport handy at check-in for any domestic flights. Domestic flight times may vary due to various circumstances.
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Inclusions

Tour includes :-
Tour does not include :-
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Highlights

  • Antakya - Church of St Peter
  • Antakya (Antioch)
  • Ataturk Dam
  • Ephesus - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Erdemli - Maiden’s Castle (Kizkalesi)
  • Gallipoli - Battlefields Tour
  • Gallipoli - Johnson's Jolly - original tunnels
  • Gallipoli - The Nek - original trenches
  • Göbekli Tepe
  • Göreme - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Kahramanmaraş
  • Konya - Mevlana Museum
  • Pamukkale - Calcium Travertines - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Pergamon - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Sanliurfa (Urfa) - Mevlid-i Halil Mosque
  • Sirince - Village
  • Sultanhani Caravansary
  • Tarsus - St Paul's Church
  • Troy - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Antakya - Titus Tunnel
  • Arsemia
  • Cappadocia - Kaymakli - Underground City
  • Erdemli - Heaven and Hell (Cennet and Cehennem) Caves
  • Gallipoli - ANZAC Cove
  • Gallipoli - Chunuk Bair - New Zealand Memorial
  • Gallipoli - Lone Pine - Australian Memorial
  • Gaziantep - Mosaic Museum
  • Göreme - Open Air Museum
  • Harran - Beehive Houses
  • Karakuş Tumulus
  • Mt. Nemrut - Ancient Site
  • Pamukkale - Hierapolis
  • Sanliurfa (Urfa)
  • Severus (Cendere) Bridge
  • Site of the Temple of Artemis
  • Tarsus - Cleopatra Gate
  • Tarsus - Well of Paul
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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
Antakya (Antioch)
Sam Franss Boutique Hotel
Standard : Boutique
Address :-
Şehitler
Kurtuluş Cad. No:88
Antakya (Antioch)
Ph. :
+90 326 215 54 53
Sam Franss Boutique Hotel
Sam Franss Boutique Hotel
Sam Franss Boutique 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
Gamirasu Hotel
Standard : Boutique Cave
Address :-
Ayvali Koyu
Ürgüp
Cappadocia
Ph. :
+90 (0384) 354 5815
Gamirasu Hotel
Gamirasu Hotel
Gamirasu 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
Adem Pira Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Karahayıt Mah.
113 Mustafa Sezer Sokak No:5/1
Pamukkale
Ph. :
+90 (258) 271 42 20
Adem Pira Hotel
Adem Pira Hotel
Adem Pira Hotel
Sanliurfa (Urfa)
Hotel Harran
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Kamberiye
Atatürk Bulvari
Merkez/Haliliye
Sanliurfa
Sanliurfa (Urfa)
Ph. :
+90 (414) 313 28 60
Hotel Harran
Hotel Harran
Tarsus
Elif Hatun Konagi
Standard : Boutique
Address :-
Şehitkerim Mah. 3416
Sk. No: 28
Tarsus
Ph. :
+90 324 666 00 03
Elif Hatun Konagi
Elif Hatun Konagi
Elif Hatun Konagi
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Prices

Prices
per person in twin share accommodation
From
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Currency:- USD
Cost
S.S.
Single Supplement explanation
19 Aug 2022
31 Dec 2022
1,849.00
520.00
01 May 2023
31 Oct 2023
1,959.00
550.00
Deposit Option available for Classic Legendary Lands Tour :
 
Booked between
Departing
Deposit
01 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2025
01 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2025
$ 250.00
Child Discounts available for Classic Legendary Lands Tour :
 
Departing between
From Age
To Age
Discount
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8
12
25.00 %
* Conditions apply. Please refer to the 'Child Discount Rates' section of our Terms and Conditions.

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