Christmas Vacation in Turkey

from $1099
Duration:
11 Days / 10 Nights
Type:
Private Tour
Run:
Valid up to 31 Dec
Experience a memorable Christmas Vacation in 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 :
Accommodation Plan: (or Similar )
4ODA Cave House Hotel Cappadocia
4ODA Cave House Hotel Cappadocia
Dosso Dossi Old city Hotel
Dosso Dossi Old city Hotel
Efe Boutique Hotel Kusadasi
Efe Boutique Hotel Kusadasi
Helen Hotel
Helen Hotel
Tripolis Hotel Pamukkale
Tripolis Hotel Pamukkale
Price Per Person
$ 1099 Triple
$ 1159 Double
$ 1399 Single

 

Prices:
Tour price currency is set to USD but you can pay in Euro or British pound. The prices quoted per person per tour all inclusive and prices are always updated to ensure you receive the best price possible. Prices valid until 30th April 2019, except during Christmas, New Year & Easter holidays.

 

Children Policy:

Each child travelling with two accompanying adults will  pay the following:

 

- 0 years to 1,99 years of age: Free of charge.

 

- 2 years to 4,99 years of age: 50% from the full rate.

 

- 5 years to 11,99 years of age: 75% from the full rate.

 

- 12+ pay full tour price as per adult person.

 

- If your tour includes airfare then an extra charge for child rate may apply.

 

Cancellation:
- Cancellation requests should be sent via fax or emailed to provide the Company with written confirmation that your reservation should be cancelled.

 

- In case you cancel your trip, the following scale of charges will be applied:

 

  • More than 40 days before your arrival, 6% of the deposit paid will be charged as a bank transaction fee.
  • Between 40 and 30 days before your arrival date, 25% of the entire tour price will be charged.
  • Between 29 and 15 days before your arrival date, 50% of the entire tour price will be charged.
  • Between 14 and 7 days before your arrival date, 75% of the entire tour price will be charged.
  • Between 7 and 1 days before your arrival date, 100% of the entire tour price will be charged.
  • Additionally, there are cancellation fees on all domestic flights. If you cancel a tour at any time, you will be subject to any fees according to airline’s cancellation policy.

Memphis Tours does not charge a cancellation fee for tours and excursions which is cancelled for disastrous reasons such as volcanoes, earthquakes, or any reason that is out of control. Memphis Tours cancellation policy will be applied if cancellation happens due to personal or business reasons.


 

Deposit and Balance of Payment:
A down payment (50%) will be required when you confirm your booking as requested and it can be paid by credit or debit card (Visa / MasterCard) via Version Secured payment system on our website. The balance of payment (50%) is required to be paid upon your arrival/pick up to your tour director in Turkey / Greece in cash.

 

Tour Voucher:
After your trip is confirmed, we will email you with the final confirmation as a voucher to print and bring it with you. Details will include contact numbers for your tour operator, customer care and additional information for your convenience.

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