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You will have the chance to wander in beautiful Ottoman Empire cities like Istanbul, Ankara, Ephesus and much more in 14 days Turkey tour package. You can also take a dip in the hot springs that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers in Pamukkale.

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Day 1 Thursday: Arrival Istanbul

Your English-speaking driver will meet and assist you at Istanbul Airport and then escort you to your hotel. Check in to your room and enjoy the afternoon free to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 2 Friday: Istanbul Old City

After breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up to enjoy the exotic city that spans both Europe and Asia. Visit the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sofia, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome. Then back to your hotel and overnight in Istanbul.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 Saturday: Gallipoli Battlefields

After breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up to visit the WWI battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, Anzac Cove, The Nek, Johnston's Jolly, and the original trenches and tunnels. Check into your hotel and have dinner and overnight in Canakkale.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 Sunday: Troy, Acropolis of Pergamum

After breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up to visit the ruins of Troy, followed by a tour of the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political centre in its time. Check into your hotel, dinner and overnight in Kusadasi.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 Monday: Ephesus, Kusadasi

After breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up for a guided tour of Ephesus and the Temple of Artemis. These fantastic ruins are certain to impress as one of the best-preserved ancient cities in the region. Continue on to the house of the Virgin Mary, where she is thought to have lived out her life after Jesus Christ’s death. End the day with a demonstration of the carpet weaving techniques of Turkey. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight in kusadasi.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 Tuesday: Pamukkale, Hierapolis

After breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up to enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading to the the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as the Travertines, in Pamukkale. You will also visit the ancient city of Hierapolis.Take a dip, amongst ancient columns in the hot springs that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers. Check in your hotel, dinner and overnight in Pamukkale.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 Wednesday: Perge, Antalya

After breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up to depart for Antalya, stopping to visit Perge on the way. Check in your hotel, dinner and overnight in Antalya.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8 Thursday: Antalya

After breakfast at your hotel, you will have an option to see rock tombs in Myra & St. Nicholas Church in Demre or explore famous Duden waterfalls. Then back to your hotel and overnight in Antalya.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 Friday: Aspendos, Konya

After breakfast at your hotel in early morning, you will depart for Konya. On the way you will visit the famous theatre at Aspendos and the mausoleum of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi with its accompanying museum. Check into your hotel and have dinner and overnight in Konya.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10 Saturday: Konya, Cappadocia

After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to Cappadocia. On the way you will visit Sultanhani Caravansary, the largest in Anatolia before trekking through the beautiful Ihlara Valley. Check into your hotel for dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.
Optional: Traditional Turkish folklore evening.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11 Sunday: Goreme, Uchisar Castle

After breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up to enjoy the whole day in Cappadocia. Take in the lunar landscape of Cappadocia through the Goreme Valley Open-air Museum and visit Uchisar castle and explore the many levels of an underground city. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight Cappadocia.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 12 Monday: Ankara

In the early morning we will depart to Ankara,where you will visit Anitkabir, mausoleum of the founder of modern Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, and Anatolian Civilisations Museum. Check into your hotel for dinner and overnight in Ankara.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 13 Tuesday: Istanbul

Drive back to Istanbul. In the afternoon and evening, you will have free time to enjoy Istanbul. Check into your hotel for dinner and overnight in Istanbul.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 14 Wednesday: Final Departure

After breakfast, transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport for final departure.
Meals: Breakfast
What's Included:
  • Meet and greet service by our English speaking driver at airport
  • All transfers by an air-conditioned coach
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Istanbul including breakfast
  • Accommodation for 1 night in Canakkale based on half board
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in Kusadasi based on half board
  • Accommodation for 1 night in Pamukkale based on half board
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in Antalya based on half board
  • Accommodation for 1 night in konya based on half board
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in Cappadocia based on half board
  • Accommodation for 1 night in Ankara 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
What's Excluded:
  • International airfare
  • Turkey entry visa
  • Any optional tours
  • Personal spending
  • Tipping

Tour Schedule 2015
March 12th, 26th
April 09th, 30th
May 07th, 21st
June                04th, 18th
July                  02nd, 16th, 30th
August            13th, 27th
September    10th, 24th
October 08th, 22nd
November 05th, 19th
 
Prices per Person
Accomodation Plan
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JAN.01 / DEC.31.2015 $ 1620 $ 2300
  • Please note that single room occupancy is applied for those coming with other and prefer single occupancy.
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Best Time to Visit Turkey
Spring and autumn are the ideal times to visit Istanbul and the inland regions. The Aegean and Mediterranean coasts are typically like the Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot summers. As you travel further east in Turkey the extremes in climate become more pronounced with very hot and dry summers reaching highs of 40°C and bitterly cold winters with heavy snowfall.
Flying to Turkey
Istanbul for comfort and quality – Turkish Airlines & Delta Airlines (Daily and Scheduled Airlines only)
Flying Time
09 hours 30 minutes direct from New York
10 hours direct from Washington
Time Difference
Standard Time = GMT+2 hours
Summer Time = GMT+3 hours
Visas
Required - obtainable an e-Visa online by your credit or debit card before you travel costs $20 or on arrival
Health Requirements
Make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip includes measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot
Clothing
Most citizens of Turkey are Muslims, but Turkish society is secular and modern, so European dress styles prevail. For your holiday in Turkey, dress the same as you wear in your country
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