SPECTACULAR TURKEY 2

All transfers indicated
Envisaged hotels or similar
Meals shown as follow: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Dinner (D)
Professional English speaking guide throughout the package
Museum/Sightseeing entrance fees
Local taxes
Tips at restaurants

DURATION

12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS

MINIMUM

2 Pax

LOCATION

Turkey

DATES

***EVERY WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH***

SPECTACULAR TURKEY 2

12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS

LT 3

SIC TOUR – GUARANTEED DEPARTURES – Minimum 2 pax

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CATEGORY 4

Istanbul: Kent / Nidya Galata Port 4*

Ankara: Buyuk Hanli 4*

Capadocia :Perissia 5*

Pamukkale: Lycus River 4*

Kusadasi : Royal Palace / Marbel 4*

Canakkale : Akol 4*

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CATEGORY 5

Istanbul : Barcelo Eresin / Dosso Dossi Downtown 5*

Ankara: Barcelo Altinel / Holiday Inn Kavak 5*

Cappadocia: Perissia / Surhan 5*

Pamukkale: Colossae 5*

Kusadasi: Surmeli Efes / Charisma 5*

Canakkale: Kolin 5*

TOUR PLAN

1st DAY WEDNESDAY ISTANBUL
Upon your arrival, you will be met by our representative at the airport/port and transfer to your Hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your own leisure. Overnight Istanbul.

2nd DAY THURSDAY ISTANBUL
After breakfast, we’ll start off with a full day tour of the Hippodrome, the Topkapi Palace, the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazaar. Overnight in Istanbul. (B-L)

3rd DAY FRIDAY ISTANBUL
After breakfast, full day tour of the Spice Bazaar and Bosphorus Cruise. In the afternoon, we’ll cross over the Bosphorus Bridge to Asia and visit Beylerbeyi Palace and Camlica Hill. Transfer back to your hotel for overnight. Overnight in Istanbul. (B-L)

4th DAY SATURDAY ISTANBUL / ANKARA
Breakfast and free morning for personal activities. At the indicated hour, transfer by bus to the capital of the Turkish Republic, Ankara. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Ankara. (B-D)

5th DAY SUNDAY ANKARA / CAPPADOCIA
After breakfast visit of Ankara. We will visit; the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, The Mausoleum of Atatürk,and its Museum. This is the burial place of the national hero who founded the modern Republic of Turkey. We will depart for Cappadocia afterwards. After a picturesque trip along the Salt Lake, we will arrive in Cappadocia for an overnight stay. (Optional night tour with a Turkish show is avaliable tonight). Dinner and Overnight in Cappadocia. (B-L-D)

6th DAY MONDAY CAPPADOCIA
(Optional: Early in the morning, a Hot Air Balloon ride is available) After breakfast, full day excursion in Cappadocia including visits to the Kaymakli Underground City, Open Air Museum in Goreme and natural fortress in Uchisar. Here, we will have the opportunity to discover and understand the rich history behind local handicrafts like hand-made carpets, Turkish tiles, onyx and potteries.The last sites will be Pasabag Valley and Avanos. Dinner and Overnight in Cappadocia. (B-L-D)

7th DAY TUESDAY CAPPADOCIA / KONYA / PAMUKKALE
Early departure for Pamukkale. On the way, visit the 13th century Seljukian masterpiece Sultanhan Caravanserai before arrival in Konya. After visiting the Mausoleum of Mevlana, we continue our drive to Pamukkale for an overnight stay. Dinner and Overnight in Pamukkale. (B-L-D)

8th DAY WEDNESDAY PAMUKKALE / APHRODISIAS / KUSADASI
After breakfast, visit the ancient Hierapolis with its magnificent Necropolis, graveyard, lime cascade, Roman baths, Basilica, and calcium cliffs. Thereafter, we continue our drive to Aphrodisias. After lunch visit the Greco-Roman settlement which is remarkably well preserved.The ancient city is dedicated to the Godess of love, Aphrodite. Drive to Kusadasi. Dinner and overnight. (B-L-D)

9th DAY THURSDAY KUSADASI
Morning drive to the ancient city of Ephesus where we will visit its magnificent library, theater and temples. Then, we continue to Virgin Mary’s House and the Basilica of St. John. In the afternoon, experience and participate in an upbeat fashion show showcasing the unique leather products manufactured in Turkey. Dinner and Overnight in Kusadasi. (B-L-D)

10th DAY FRIDAY KUSADASI / PERGAMON / TROY / CANAKKALE
Early departure to Pergamon. Visit of the famous Acropolis. Lunch and continuation to Canakkale, visit of Troy, the site where the legendary Trojan War took place. Drive to Canakkale. Dinner and Overnight in Canakkale. (B-L-D)

11th DAY SATURDAY CANAKKALE / ISTANBUL
After breakfast crossing of the strait by ferry and drive to Istanbul along the shores of Marmara sea. (Gallipoli can be added to this program). Arrival, check in and overnight in Istanbul. (B)

12th DAY SUNDAY ISTANBUL
After breakfast, check out from the hotel. You will have free time until transfer to the airport for your flight to your next destination / home.(B)

NOTES

INCLUSIONS

All transfers indicated
Envisaged hotels or similar
Meals shown as follow: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Dinner (D)
Professional English speaking guide throughout the package
Museum/Sightseeing entrance fees
Local taxes
Tips at restaurants

EXCLUSIONS

International flights
Domestic flights
Drinks and personal expenses
Customary gratitude to your guide and driver
Porterage

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