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Christmas Tour in Tukrey

11 Days / 10 Nights
Private Tour
Valid up to 31 Dec
from / per person
$1099
Experience a memorable Christmas tour package to Turkey with fantastic day tours of the most attractive Places. Spend unforgettable 11 days in Turkey during christmas with Memphis Tours.
 
Included:
  • Meet and greet service by our English speaking driver at Istanbul Airport
  • All transfers by an air-conditioned coach
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in Istanbul
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in Cappadocia based on half board
  • Accommodation for 1 night in Pamukkale based on half board
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in Kusadasi based on half board
  • Accommodation for 1 night in Canakkalel based on half board
  • All sightseeing tours as mentioned above
  • Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary
  • English-speaking tour guide during the tour
  • Meals as mentioned in the above itinerary
  • All service charges and taxes
Excluded:
  • International Airfare.
  • Turkey entry visa
  • Any optional tours
  • Personal spending
  • Tipping
Itinerary:
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Day 1: Arrival Istanbul

Meet with Anthesis Tour representative at Istanbul International Ataturk airport and transfer to your hotel. You will be given your room key and the rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 2: Istanbul City Tour

We depart at 08:30 for the Istanbul city tour. Topkapi Palace The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed. SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles.
HIPPODROME Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. Lunch break and then we head to the SPICE BAZAAR (Egyptian Bazaar) the air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice. After the Istanbul tour depart for Cappadocia by plane. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 3: Rose Valley & Kaymakli Underground City Tours

Depart from your hotel to visit Red Valley,and explore the famous rock-cut churches and hike 5 km through the Güllüdere valley. Then visit Çavuşin village.This village is famous for the houses and churches of the Christian clergymen.After lunch Drive to the pigeon valley. In the afternoon visit Kaymakli underground city. Where early Christians lived in fear and faith. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 4: Cappadocia Tour

Optional balloon tour. Depart from the hotel at 09.30-10.00 depending on the arrival time of the participants and visit the valleys where animal-like natural formations like camels and fair chimneys are abundant. Drive on to Pasabag in Zelve area where monks used to live in seclusion in rock cut rooms. Proceed to the pottery town of Avanos where Kizilirmak (Hallys), the longest river of Turkey, meanders leaving the red clay on its banks that has been the raw material of pottery for centuries. In the afternoon visit to Goreme Open Air Museum to visit to the early Christian churches decorated with unique frescoes depicting various scenes from the Bible. Stop by Pigeon Valley near Uchisar . Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 5: Derinkuyu Underground City & Ihlara Valley Tour

Depart from your hotel for Derinkuyu Underground City to visit the huge refugee settlement carved by early Christians, where they could hide from persecutors. From Derinkuyu continue to the beautiful valley
of Ilhara, formerly known as Peristerema. Explore the famous rock-cut churches and hike 4 km through the valley.On the way back visit the monastaries in Selime village. Evening bus to Konya. Overnight in Konya.

Day 6: Half Day in Konya - Pamukkale

You visit on your own the Mevlana Museum (founder of the Mevlevi order of dervishes, commonly called the Whirling Dervishes). Noon bus to Pamukkale. Overnight in Pamukkale.

Day 7: Pamukkale - Kusadasi

Tour the ruins of Hierapolis including the magnificently preserved cemetery "Necropolis", the Main Street and Gates, the Thermal Baths, the Roman Theatre and the Museum. Afternoon bus to Kusadsai. Overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 8: Ephesus - House of the Virgin Mary - Kusadasi

Morning tour to Ephesus area with Ephesus Antique City (Hillside Houses are excluded; entrance requires additional admission fee), one of the most popular ancient sites of Turkey with many acres of carefully excavated ruins; Virgin Mary's House, where St. Mary is supposed to spend her last years together with St. John. Selcuk Ephesus Museum or St. John Church. Time for shopping. Overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 9: Pergamon - Canakkale

Early departure for Bergamaand visit to the Asclepion and Acropololis with the well preserved remains. Bus to Canakkale at 15:00 pm afternoon. Overnight in Canakkale.

Day 10: Gallipoli & Troy Tour - Istanbul

After breakfast sail to the other side of Dardanelles by a ferryboat and drive to Istanbul with visit to Gallipoli , historically famous for being the site of many battles - particularly involving the Allied Forces including Australians and New Zealanders during World War I.
In the afternoon continue on to Troy , the place where the legendary Trojan War took place as described in the historical work of Homer ofSmyrna. After visiting the site with nine inhabitation levels covering a period of 3000 years, transfer to Istanbul and check in to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 11: Istanbul - End of Tour

After breakfast check out from the hotel. We hope your tour was a memorable one. We make your return airport transfer services.
Accommodation Plan: (or Similar )
  • Dosso Dossi Old city in İstanbul 4*
  • 4 Oda Cave Hotel in Cappadocia
  • Konya Hotel
  • Tripolis Hotel in Pamukkale 5*
  • Efe Boutique or İlayda Avangarde in Kuşadası 4*
  • Helen Hotel in canakkale 4*
 
 Price Per Person
Triple $ 1099
Double $ 1159
Single $ 1399
  • Prices
    Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip and can be paid in US$ or Euros by credit card via a secure payment system with no extra surcharge.Current prices valid through September 30.2016 excluding Christmas Holidays.

  • Children Policy
    0 - 02.99 Free of Charge , pay only for domestic flights if exist
    3 - 10.99 get 20% off from adult tour price
    from 11 is considering as adult

  • Payment
    Early Reservations advised to avoid disappointment in securing your spaces. Booking secured upon receipt of a 25% deposit. During the Christmas holidays, packages require a deposit of 50% forming part of your final payment.

  • Turkey Entry Visa
    You can easily apply for a tourist visa in just a few steps at www.evisa.gov.tr and you can obtain an electronic visa (e-Viza) via online application provided that you have a minimum 6- months- valid passport by the date of application. You can explore Turkey and its wealth of culture, history and scenic beauty unless your visit exceeds 90 days.

  • Tipping
    It is a customary attitude for expressing ones satisfaction of good services rendered to him by staff on duty with him. We advise if you are willing to offer it, this would be great and if not, you are not obliged to do it.
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