ITINERARY: KTS 11
SPECTACULAR TURKEY 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
All visits include
Min. 2 Pax
Day 01. Wednesday: ISTANBUL (Breakfast, Lunch)
Arrival in Istanbul and assistance at the airport. Transfer to the chosen hotel and accommodation.
Day: 02 Thursday: ISTANBUL Full Day Excursion in the Old Town (Breakfast, Lunch)
Breakfast and departure to visit the old part where the most outstanding Ottoman and Byzantine monuments are concentrated. At the beginning we will visit the Roman Hippodrome, which preserves the Obelisk of Theodosius, the Egyptian Obelisk, the Serpentine Column and the Fountain of Emperor William. Next we will visit the famous Blue Mosque, the only one in the world with 6 minarets in its time. Old part. In the afternoon visit the Topkapı Palace, residence of the sultans of the Ottoman Empire,
famous for its excellent collection of jewelry and porcelain. (Harem room with subcharge). Basilica Cistern that was used as a water tank during Byzantine times. At the end we will visit the famous historic market the Grand Bazaar (closed on Sundays and religious holidays), a building that houses 4000 fascinating shops where you can find everything you are looking for and Old narrow streets too. Transfer and return to the hotel. Accommodation.
Day 03. Friday: ISTANBUL Full Day Excursion to the Bosphorus (Breakfast, Lunch)
Breakfast and departure for a full day visit that includes the Species Market and a beautiful boat ride on the Bosphorus, thestrait that separates Europe from Asia where we can enjoy the great beauty of the forests of Istanbul, its palaces and the yalı, wooden palaces built on both banks. We will continue our tour with a visit to the Beylerbeyi Palace, which was built in white marble by Sultan Abdülaziz in the 19th
century. The palace was used as a summer residence for the sultans and as a guest house for foreign dignitaries.( Lunch at a local restaurant) Colina de Camlıca (where the beauty of all strait is contemplated) which is also called the hill of lovers. At the end of the tour, transfer to the Hotel. Accommodation.
Day 04. Saturday: ISTANBUL / ANKARA (Breakfast, Dinner)
Breakfast and free morning for personal activities at the indicated time we will transfer by bus to go to the capital of the Turkish Republic, Ankara, arrival in the city and transfer to the hotel. Accommodations.
Day 05. Sunday: ANKARA / CAPPADOCIA (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Breakfast and at the indicated time we will start the visit of Ankara, Capital of the Turkish Republic. In which we will visit; the Museum of Ancient Anatolian Civilizations, the Mausoleum of Atatürk, founder of the republic. In the afternoon departure to Cappadocia, passing by the Salt Lake. Arrival. Dinner and accommodation. (During your stay in Cappadocia you will have the possibility to participate in a show that consists of several typical folk dances of the country in a typical cave) The show only includes all
types of unlimited drinks such as beer, wine and rakı (traditional Turkish drink that It contains 40 degrees of alcohol and anise) dried fruits and fruits without food. We will have dinner at the hotel before going to the place. Return and accommodation at the hotel.
Day 06. Monday: CAPPADOCIA (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Breakfast and a full day excursion through this fascinating region of lunar landscapes. The Goreme Valley, an incredible Byzantine monastic complex made up of churches cut into the rock with beautiful frescoes, the troglodyte villages of Uchisar, a natural fortress, Pasabag, the fairy chimneys, Avanos potters village, finally the underground city of Kaymakli or Ozkonak. The Cappadocia visit will also give you the opportunity to visit the typical workshops; of rugs, and stones (onyx, turquoise).In Cappadocia, you will
have the possibility to take an optional hot air balloon excursion at sunrise to enjoy the sunrise in this region. Dinner and accommodations.
Day 07 Tuesday: CAPPADOCIA / KONYA / PAMUKKALE (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Breakfast and departure to Konya city on the way we will visit a local medieval inn on the Silk Road. Lunch and continuation to Pamukkale, a natural wonder of gigantic white waterfalls, stalactites and natural pools from hot springs. Arrival at the hotel in Pamukkale which was one of the most important cities of Roman times. Dinner and accommodation.
Day 08. Wednesday: PAMUKKALE / AFRODISIAS / KUSADASI (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Breakfast. We will visit the ancient city Hierapolis. Hierapolis is one of the great deposits of Anatolia, its next to the attraction site of the cotton pools, make the place a point of great interest. Today Pamukkale is located next to the Ancient City of Herapolis. The town was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and recognized as one of the most relevant and attractive tourist centers in the world. The city of Pamukkale gets its name meaning "Cotton Castle" from the white layer formations of limestone. Hierapolis is also called "the Sacred City" due to numerous temples and religious buildings.
The beauty of the white stones (travertines) that cover all the natural pools that were formed by thermal water will attract us without a doubt. Transfer to the hotel. How are these small pools of thermal water created? İts origin is found in the tectonic movements that took place in the depression of the fault of the Menderes river basin. These gave rise to the appearance of hot springs, and all of these made it possible
for Pamukkale to exist. Lunch. Continuation to Aphrodisias, one of the most interesting archaeological sites in Turkey that preserves important masterpieces of Roman architecture. We continue to Kusadasi. Dinner and accommodations.
Day 09. Thursday: KUSADASI (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Breakfast. Departure to Ephesus, the best preserved ancient city in Asia Minor. During our visit we will appreciate the famous Celcius library after Alexandria, theater and some Roman and Hellenic temples, the Temple of Hadrian, the Roman baths, the Odeon, etc. Then we will visit the house of the Virgin Mary where it is assumed that Mary came to Ephesus together with Saint John and lived there until her Assumption (according to Catholic doctrine) or Dormition (according to Orthodox beliefs). The Basilica of Saint John. In the afternoon we will visit a large leather shop. As Ephesus is a leather market center we will have the possibility to buy some leather clothes with the most reasonable price. We will also see a fashion show in which we will be exposed to some of the most elegant jackets in the country. Dinner and accommodation.
Day 10. Friday: KUSADASI / PERGAMO / TROYA / CANAKKALE (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Breakfast and departure to the ancient city of Bergama, one of the cultural, commercial and medical centers of the past. Visit the famous Asclepion that was considered one of the most important health centers of its era. Asclepion built for the god of health and physicians Asclepius is also known as the first psychiatric hospital. Here some medical investigations were carried out and different treatment methods were applied. Lunch and then departure to Canakkale to visit Troja, the ancient city that evokes by itself
another poetic name; Homer's Iliad. Arrival and accommodation.
Day 11. Saturday: CANAKKALE / ISTANBUL (Breakfast)
Breakfast and departure to the port to board the ferry to Istanbul. Arrival and transfer to the chosen hotel. Accommodation.
Day 12. Sunday: ISTANBUL (Breakfast)
Breakfast and transfer to the airport for departure flight. END OF OUR SERVICES.
Departure Dates 2021; (Wednesday)
July 07/14/21 /28
Departure Dates 2022; (Wednesday)
(according to chosen
|Laleli Gonen 3 * sup or Akgün Hotel 3 * sup or similar
Lares Park 4 * or Nippon 4 * or Lamartine 4 * or
Midtown or similar
|Etap Altınel 4 * or Içkale Hotel 4 * or Anadolu
Downtown 4 * or similar
|Ramada Hotel 4 *, Dinler Hotel Nevşehir 4 * os.
Dinler Hotel Ürgüp 5 *, Hotel Perissia 5 *, Crystal Hotel 5 * or similar
|Dedeman Hotel 4 *, North Point Hotel 4 *, Angel's Park
Hotel 4 * os.
|Palm Hotel 4 *, Derici Hotel 4 *, Hotel Ilyada Avangard 4 * os.|
|Akol Hotel 4 *, Assos Garden 4 *, Troia Tusan Hotel 4 * os.|
PRICES**Net in USD per person **
|Pp / dbl||Single suppl.||Pp / trp||0-2 years||3-11 years|
HOTELS CATEGORY SUPERIOR LUXURY STANDARD
|Istanbul||Superior||Radisson Blue Pera or Elite World or Mercure Bomonti 5
* or similar
|Ankara||5*||Movenpick Ankara, Sheraton Hotel or similar|
|Cappadocia||5*||Yunak Evleri or BW Premier Cappadocia Cave Type
|Pamukkale||5*||Doga Thermal Spa or Colossae Hotel or similar|
|Kusadasi||5*||Doubletree By Hilton, Pine Bay Holiday Resort,
Charisma de luxe Hotel os.
|Canakkale||4 or 5*||Kolin Hotel, Avec Hotel, Büyük Truva Hotel os.|
PRICES**Net in USD per person **
|Pp / dbl||Single Supp||Pp / trp||0-2 years||3-11 years|
OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS NET PRICES PER PERSON
Balloon Ride in Cappadocia: 260 USD
Show in Cappadocia: 50 USD
Accommodation in hotels (or similar)
Local English-speaking guide for all visits is included in the program
Menu according to program
Visits with tickets are included
Minibus or bus routes with A / C, depending on the number of passengers
1 bottle of 0.50 lt of water on the bus (from day 3 to day 6)
Free Wİ-Fİ on the circuit bus (from day 3 to day 6)
Domestic flight Izmir / Istanbul
Prices do not include
Personal expenses and extras
Drinks during lunch / dinner
Tips to drivers and guide (at discretion)
NOTE: WE MAKE A REDUCTION IN THE PRICE OF ALL OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES AS A SPECIAL OFFER FOR YOU AS LONG AS THEY PAY THE GUIDE.IN THIS CASE, THE DISCOUNTED PRICE WILL BE 280 DOLLARS PER PERSON.