Highlights of Turkey – 8N/9D

$590.00

Istanbul, Cappadocia, Konya, Pamukkale, Kusadasi, Canakkale
Combination of air and road, we show you Turkey’s top sights in just over a week. Additional extra days before or after for more time in Istanbul as per your wish

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Arrival to Istanbul Ataturk Airport and catch a connecting flight to Kayseri or Nevsehir. You will be met and transferred to your hotel by Orion tour guide. Dinner & overnight.

 

Breakfast at the hotel, morning visit to the underground city of Kaymaklı & Citadel of Uchisar. After lunch continue with the valley of “Göreme” & open air museum. The last sites will be Pasabag valley and Avanos. Return to hotel for dinner & overnight.

ENJOY OPTIONALS:  Belly Dance show at Cave Restaurant  /   Hot air Balloon ride

 

Early in the morning, we drive to Konya stopping by and viewing the Seljuk Sultanhani Caravanserai on the way. We visit the Mausoleum of Mevlana in Konya. Lunch will be served on the way. Arrive in Pamukkale and enjoy the sunset with its unique formation of petrified calcium cliffs. Dinner and overnight.

 

After breakfast, we visit the ancient city of Hierapolis in detail. Necropolis, Nymfaeum, Main Street and
calcified travertine. Continue to Kusadasi for dinner and overnight.

 

In the morning, we visit the house of Virgin Mary. Continue to the Ionian city of Ephesus, the Roman Capital of Asia Minor. We visit the ancient city covering Bouleterion, Prytaneum, Celcius library, Hadrian’s temple and theater. Then we visit the Basilica of St.John , who came here with the Virgin Mary and wrote his Gospel. We will enjoy a fashion show on leather goods during the day. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi

 

Our first stop this morning is to the hauntingly beautiful city of Pergamon. Among the impressive structures of this city, dating from 399 BC, we will visit Asclepion of Pergamon was a famous health center where methods of treatment included blood transfusions, music therapy and meditation.. Lunch in town. Following lunch, we drive to world renown city of Troy, to the legendary town mentioned in the “Iliad”.Drive to Canakkale. Dinner and overnight.

 

In the morning, after breakfast we cross the Dardanelles by ferry and visit to Anzac Cove and the Beach Cemetery, home to one of Australia ‘s most legendary soldiers, John Simpson, as well as Lone Pine, Chunuk Bair, original trenches, the Nek, Courtney Steel Post and Queen ‘s Post and drive to Istanbul. We have lunch en route. We transfer you to your hotel in Istanbul. Overnight.

 

After breakfast visit to St. Sophia Museum which is one of the great architectural marvels of the ancient world. We continue on to the Hippodrome, the sportive and political center of the Old City to see Egyptian Obelisk, Serpentine Column and German Fountain. Afterwards, we visit the Blue Mosque, facing St. Sophia and famous for its delicate blue tiles, and unique 6-minaret design. We then visit Topkapi Palace, seat of the Ottoman Empire for four centuries and visit the Treasury. Overnight..

 

Free time until your transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport for your flight home.

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2 TO GO

Included

  • Hotel accommodations at local 4 star hotels or equivalent
  • Meals are specified in the itineraries as B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner.
  • Service charges,V.A.Tax, professional English speaking guide, baggage handling charges, admission fees as per itinerary.
  • Touring by A/C First Class Coach or Midi-bus or Minibus (Depending on the size of the group).
  • Mineral water will be provided during the tours & meals
  • Should there be any changes in the tax ratio it will be reflected on rates

Excluded

  • Personal expenses, domestic air ticket, soft drinks, tea and coffee during meals, tips to guide and driver.
  • Tipping is a common and expected practice; therefore, USD 5.00 for guide & USD 3.00 for driver per person per day should be included in your budget for the groups
  • In case of a private tour for less than 5 people, minimum of USD 20.00 for guide & USD 10.00 for driver per day should be given.
  • Transfers from/to ATATURK Airport to Hotels in European side of Istanbul USD 10.00 for transferman & USD 10.00 for driver should be given for one way transfer.
  • Transfers from/to Airport SAW to Hotels in European side of Istanbul USD 14.00 for transferman & USD 14.00 for driver should be given for one way transfer.
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