ITINERARY: KTS 09
THE WONDERS OF TURKEY PACKAGE 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
WITH INTERNAL FLIGHT INCLUDED
Minimum 02 Pax
1st Day | Saturday Arrival in Istanbul
Arrival and assistance. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
2nd Day | Sunday Istanbul (Breakfast)
Breakfast at hotel. Free day with the possibility of having an optional excursion in "Bosphorus and Sultanahmet Neighborhood" OPTIONAL EXCURSION | BOSPHORUS AND SULTANAHMET NEIGHBORHOOD (Full day with lunch) Departure from the hotel to visit the Egyptian Bazaar (spice market) and then a boat tour in the Bosphorus, the strait 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. In the afternoon visit to the Sultanahmet neighborhood with the Roman Hippodrome square, then we will visit the famous Blue Mosque, the only one in the world with 6 minarets in its time. We will finish our excursion with a visit to the Basilica Cisterna that was used as a water deposit during the Byzantine period. End of the excursion in the old part. Transfer and return to the hotel. Accommodation.
3rd Day | Monday Istanbul | Ankara (Breakfast, Dinner)
Breakfast at hotel. Free morning with the possibility of having an optional excursion to Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazaar. OPTIONAL EXCURSION | TOPKAPI PALACE AND GRAND BAZAR (Half day without lunch) Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from the hotel to visit the Topkapı Palace, residence of the Sultans of the Ottoman Empire, famous for its excellent collection of jewelry and porcelain. (Harem room with
surcharge). Continuation for free time in the Grand Bazaar (closed on Sundays and religious festivals), a building that houses 4000 shops and the old narrow streets.
At the combined time (+ | - 14I00) departure by coach for Ankara, passing through the Intercontinental Martyrs Bridge in Istanbul. Arrival to the capital of the country. Dinner at the hotel.
4th Day | Tuesday Ankara | Cappadocia (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Breakfast at the hotel visit to the capital of Turkey with the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations with an exhibition of Palaeolithic, Neolithic, Hittite, Phrygian Urartu remains etc. and the Ataturk Mausoleum, dedicated to the founder of the Turkish Republic. Departure for Cappadocia. On the way, visit to the underground city of Saratli built by Christian communities to protect themselves from Arab attacks. The underground city preserves the stables, common rooms, meeting room and small rooms for families.
Arrival at the hotel in Cappadocia. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.
5th Day | Wednesday Cappadocia (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
At dawn, possibility of participating in an optional hot air balloon excursion, a unique experience, over rock formations, fairy chimneys, natural formations, lunar landscapes.
Breakfast at the hotel. Day dedicated to the visit of this fantastic region, unique in the world Valley and the open air museum of Goreme, with its cave churches, with paintings from the 10th and 11th centuries; visit to the trogloyta village of Uçhisar, Paşabag valley, with its most spectacular fairy chimneys in Cappadocia, Dervent valley with its curious natural formations and time for artisan workshops such as carpets and onyx-semi-precious stones. At night an optional excursion is offered to attend a show of local dances of the region. The show includes all kinds of unlimited drinks such as wine beer rakı (traditional Turkish drink containing 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.
6th Day | Thursday Cappadocia | Pamukkale (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Breakfast and departure to Pamukkale. In the course we will make a stop, to visit the Caravanserai of Sultanhan Seylucida inn from the medieval era. Lunch on the way. Arrival in Pamukale and free time in Pamukkale "Cotton Castle", unique in the world with the thermal pools of calcareous origin and the petrified waterfalls. 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 right 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. At the end, transfer to the hotel. Dinner and accommodations.
7th Day | Friday Pamukkale | Ephesus | Istanbul (Breakfast, Lunch)
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for Selçuk-Ephesus. Arrival and visit to the ruins of Ephesus, it was the fifth great city of the Roman era. During our visit we will appreciate the famous Celsius library after Alexandria, theater and some Roman and Hellenic temples, the Odeon, the Temple of Hadrian, the House of Amor, the Agora, the Marble street and the Theater too. Lunch at a local restaurant. Next 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 the Catholic doctrine) or Dormition (according to orthodox beliefs).As this house is a place of pilgrimage it is visited by many Christian tourists often during the year. In the afternoon we will stop at a leather production workshop. As Ephesus is a leather tannery center since ancient times 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. At the end transfer to Izmir airport to catch the domestic flight to Istanbul. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation in Istanbul.
8th Day | Saturday Depart from Istanbul (Breakfast) (FLIGHT INCLUDED)
Breakfast at hotel. At the combined time, transfer to the airport and end of our services.
Departure Dates 2021; (Saturday)
January 09 /16/23/30
Departure Dates 2022; (Saturday)
(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.
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|| Divan Hotel or Elite World or Mercure Bomonti 5 * or
|Ankara||5*||Movenpick Hotel or Sheraton Hotel Ankara or similar|
|Cappadocia||5*||Yunak Evleri or BW Premier Cappadocia Cave Type
|Pamukkale||5*||Doga Thermal Spa or Colossae Hotel or similar|
PRICES**Net in USD per person **
|Pp / dbl||Single Supp||Pp / trp||0-2 years||3-11 years|
OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS NET PRICES PER PERSON
EXCLUSIVELY FOR RESERVATION PRIOR TO ARRIVAL IN TURKEY
Optional excursion (2nd day) Bosphorus and Sultanahmet neighborhood Full day with lunch: 70 USD
Optional excursion (3rd day) Half Day Without lunch: 50 USD
Show in Cappadocia: 50 USD
Balloon Ride in Cappadocia: 260 USD
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 390 DOLLARS PER PERSON.
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)