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

Itinerary

This 8 day tour, starts and ends in Istanbul, Turkey. Magnificent architecture, the natural wonders of Cappadocia and Pamukkale, impressive Roman ruins and a moving visit to Gallipoli Battlefields.

2020 - 'Turkey Explorer Tour'
8 - Day itinerary

Day 1
Sunday

Ankara, Cappadocia

Early morning departure from from your hotel in the old city of Istanbul, Taksim and depart from Istanbul for the nation's capital, Ankara, to visit Anitkabir, the Mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Ataturk before continuing on to the surreal landscape of Cappadocia.

Overnight Cappadocia
Boutique
(D)
Day 2
Monday

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. Photo opportunities are everywhere so have your cameras ready! Tonight, don't miss the optional Turkish folklore evening featuring folklore and belly dancers... a night you won't forget!

Overnight Cappadocia
Boutique
(B, D)
Day 3
Tuesday

Sultanhani Caravansary, Konya

Leaving Cappadocia we head south, towards Konya, along the ancient Silk Road, visiting Sultanhani Caravansary, just as the ancient traders did. Once in Konya we tour the Mevlana Museum, the mausoleum of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi and Alaeddin Mosque.

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

Sagalassos, Pamukkale

Today we head for Pamukkale and it's calcium travertines. Along the way we visit the ancient site of Sagalassos. Conquered by Alexander the Great in 333 BC, earthquakes and plague saw its demise in 541-2. Today it is one of the best preserved sites in Turkey and is on the UNESCO Tentaice list.

Overnight Pamukkale
4 star
(B, D)
Day 5
Thursday

Pamukkale

Visit the ruins of Hierapolis, the Temple of Apollo, Necropolis, and stroll over the magnificent white calcium terraces of Pamukkale. This afternoon we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods.

Overnight Kuşadası
Boutique
(B, D)
Day 6
Friday

Ephesus, Sirince

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 7
Saturday

Pergamon, Troy

Step back in time today as we visit the magnificent acropolis of Pergamon. Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political centre in its time. We continue on and visit Troy and its famed Trojan Horse

Overnight Çanakkale
Special Class
(B, D)
Day 8
Sunday

Gallipoli

After breakfast, 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 before driving to back to Istanbul. The tour ends on arrival back into Istanbul.

(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. 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.
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Inclusions

Tour includes :-
Tour does not include :-
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Highlights

  • Ankara - Atatürk's Mausoleum
  • Ephesus - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Gallipoli - Battlefields Tour
  • Gallipoli - Johnson's Jolly - original tunnels
  • Gallipoli - The Nek - original trenches
  • Göreme - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Konya - Mevlana Museum
  • Pamukkale - Hierapolis
  • Sagalassos - Ancient Site
  • Site of the Temple of Artemis
  • Troy - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Cappadocia - Kaymakli - Underground City
  • Gallipoli - ANZAC Cove
  • Gallipoli - Chunuk Bair - New Zealand Memorial
  • Gallipoli - Lone Pine - Australian Memorial
  • Göreme - Open Air museum
  • Konya - Alaeddin Mosque
  • Pamukkale - Calcium Travertines - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Pergamon - UNESCO Heritage site
  • 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

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
Gul Konakları
Standard : Boutique
Address :-
Sümer Caddesi
Mustafapaşa
Cappadocia
Ph. :
+90 (0384) 353 54 86
Gul Konakları
Gul Konakları
Gul Konakları
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
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Prices

Prices
per person in twin share accommodation
From
To
Currency:- USD
Cost
S.S.
Single Supplement explanation
01 Jan 2020
31 Dec 2020
1,299.00
326.00
01 Jan 2021
31 Dec 2021
1,299.00
326.00
Current 'Hot Deals' for Turkey 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
 
09 Sep 2019 - 31 Jan 2020
01 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021
15%
Deposit Option available for Turkey Explorer Tour :
 
Booked between
Departing
Deposit
01 Jan 2013 - 31 Dec 2021
01 Jan 2013 - 31 Dec 2021
$ 250.00
Child Discounts available for Turkey Explorer Tour :
 
Departing between
From Age
To Age
Discount
01 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2021
8
12
25.00 %
* Conditions apply. Please refer to the 'Child Discount Rates' section of our Terms and Conditions.

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