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10 Days / 8 Nights tour program in Turkey
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Arrival to Istanbul. Meet with English speaking assistant at the airport. Transfer to the hotel for check in. Overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive from your hotel to Spice Market for shopping. Free time. Then meet and proceed to take 1,5 hrs Bosphorus Cruise excursion along the Bosphorus, that is dividing the 2 continents Asia & Europe. During the excursion you will enjoy the beauty of Istanbul, with its forest, Palaces and wooden old houses built on both continents. Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch visit Sultanahmet Mosque, Hippodrome and the famous Hagia Sophia. Free time at Grand Bazaar. Tour terminates at Grand Bazaar. Overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from the hotel to visit Topkapi Palace (harem section entrance fee is not included) the house of the ottoman sultans. Free time at Grand Bazaar. (closed during the first day of the religious holidays) In the afternoon (+/- 13:00) departure from the hotel to Ankara – the capital of Turkey. Arrival to Ankara in early evening. Dinner & overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Anatolian Civilizations Museum where you will see the Neolithic & Paleolithic ruins from Urartu, Hatti, Hittite, Phrygia civilizations, then proceed to Mausoleum of Ataturk, the founder of Turkish Republic. In the afternoon drive to Cappadocia. En route visit the Underground city which is constructed by the first Christians to protect themselves from the attacks. Proceed to the Derwish House to attend Whirling Dervishes Ceremony which represents the mystical journey of spiritual ascent of man using love, the search for the truth and get to the “Perfection”. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
OPTIONAL TOUR | HOT AIR BALLOON TOUR
In the early morning departure from your hotel. a chance to live this unique experience, an overlooking to Cappadocia from the sky, see the beauty of the region the rock formations, fairy chimneys, natural formations, lunar landscapes..
Breakfast. Full day visit at Cappadocia. Visit Göreme Open Air Museum – a UNESCO Heritage site, a fantastic region with it’s cave churches located on the valley. Then proceed to Uchisar Village and then the spectacular fairy chimneys. Visit Derbent Valley with and explore the natural rock formations and get a chance to attend the workshops of carpets and onyx-stones. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
After the breakfast at the hotel, drive to Pamukkale. En route visit Sultanhan Caravansarai that was built during Seljuk Empire and used long years as a stop ver for the travellers and merchants. Continue to Pamukkale. Visit Cotton Steps – a UNESCO heritage site that has been believed to have healing thermal water. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast. Drive to Selcuk – Ephesus. Visit the Ephesus Ruins – the city that was dedicated to Artemis: the Odeon, Temple of Hadrian, the House of Love, the Library of Celsus, the Agora. Then proceed for Virgin Mary House – has been believed it is the final resting place of the mother of Jesus. Then stop at Leather Production Store. Proceed for Izmir. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast. Drive to Pergamon (Bergama) region and visit the ruins of Asclepion which is the first hospital of Asia Minor in human history. Then continue to Troy, visit the famous city that evokes the poetic name of Homer’s Iliad.Continue to Canakkale. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast. We will cross Dardanelles Strait by car ferry and continue to Gallipoli Peninsula. We will visit one of the most emotionally touching places in Turkey, the WWI Battlefields of Gallipoli, including Brighton Beach, Beach Cemetery, ANZAC Cove, Ariburnu Cemetery, ANZAC Commemorative Site, Respect to Mehmetcik Statue, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Johnston’s Jolly, Turkish and Allied trenches and tunnels, 57. Regiment Turkish Memorial, The Nek, Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial. Continuation to Istanbul for overnight.
Transfer to airport and fly home. End of our services.
Every effort will be made to keep to the timetable and the itinerary, but both may be subject to change due to the result of break down, unforeseen circumstances, and/ or many conditions of an operational nature. As such we reserve the right to alter, and/or cancel any section and/or parts of the itinerary which may result from conditions beyond our control.
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