8D7N AFFORDABLE OF TURKEY (Land Tour)

8D7N Turkey Tour

price from   SGD 838

   

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Package Code (IST08)
HIGHLIGHTS

Duration: 8D / 7 N

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ITINERARY:

Day 1 – Sat - Istanbul (L)   ALL SEASON HOTEL*4LOCAL or SIMILAR

Arrival to Istanbul Ataturk Airport. Meet by tour representative and proceed to “Old City” for full day tour including the Blue Mosque, famous for its blue tiles and unique with its six minarets built in the name of Sultan Ahmet I. Next we will have a look at the Hippodrome of Constantinople where horse and chariot races used to take place. Then visit the Haghia Sophia museum which is one of the greatest religious and architectural marvels of all times. Finally the famous Topkapi Palace museum will be visited which was built as the home of the Ottoman sultans. The world famous Treasury will be visited. Last stop will be Grand Bazaar. Check-in the hotel & overnight.

Day 2 – Sun - Istanbul / Canakkale (B,L,D)  TUSAN HOTEL*4LOCAL or SIMILAR

After an early breakfast, we will begin our scenic drive down to Gallipoli, historically famous for being the site of many battles during WWI, allocate sufficient time to reflect at Anzac Cove and the Beach Cemetery, home to one of Australia ‘s most legendary soldiers, John Simpson, as well as Lone Pine, Chunuk Bair, original trenches, the Nek, Courtney Steel Post and Queen ‘s Post. Then we will cross the second strategic waterway, the Dardanelles, and land in Asia. Check-in to our hotel in Canakkale for the evening.

Day 3 – Mon - Canakkale / Kusadasi (B,L,D)  MARINA HOTEL*4LOCAL or SIMILAR

Our first stop this morning proceed to Troy. Referred to in Homer’s “Iliad” and “Odyssey”, Troy has in fact nine cities superimposed one upon another. Troy Vl pertains to the famous Trojan War of Homer where the legendary heroes included Agamemnon, Achilles, Ulysses and Nestor on the Greek side, and Priam, Hector and Paris on the Trojan side. is to the hauntingly beautiful city of Pergamon. Among the impressive structures of this city, dating from 399 BC. Then en route we will visit the Asclepion of Pergamon, a famous health center where methods of treatment included blood transfusions, music therapy and meditation. Then drive to Kusadası for dinner and overnight.

Day 4 – Tue - Kusadasi / Pamukkale (B,L,D)  OLYCUS HOTEL*4LOCAL or SIMILAR

Following breakfast we drive to Selcuk to visit the House of Virgin Mary on top of Mt. Coressos. Then our memorable visit to Ephesus will begin as well as viewing one of the Seven Churches of Revelation from the Temple of Artemis (One of the Seven Wonders of Antiquity). Then continue to Pamukkale. You will tour the Antique City of Hierapolis where calcareous hot springs descending over cliffs have created fascinating travertine in the form of white terrace and basins. After a picture break, dinner and overnight.

Day 5 – Wed- Pamukkale / Konya / Cappadocia (B,L,D)  SUHAN CAPPADOCIA*5LOCAL  or SIMILAR

 

Following an early breakfast we will drive through an interesting landscape where peasants make their living and have lunch en route before arriving in Konya. Konya was the center of the Selcuk Empire as well as the city of Mevlana and his Whirling Dervishes. After visiting the Mevlana Museum we will continue to Cappadocia viewing the Sultanhani Caravanserai en route. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia. ENJOY OPTIONALS : Belly Dance show at Cave Restaurant, Hot air balloon ride

 

Day 6 – Thu - Cappadocia (B,L,D)

Today we visit one of the incredible Underground Cities (Ozkonak or Kaymakli) where early Christians lived secretly in order to survive and keep their faith. Then picture stops will be given at the Pigeons Valley and at the foot of the Uchisar Castle. Then proceed to the Goreme Valley to visit the rock carved churches hollowed out of volcanic ash. Lunch will be at Avanos Village followed by the famous local pottery and carpet shows allowing ample time for shopping in the afternoon. Also time will be allocated for the local souvenirs. Dinner and overnight.

Day 7 – Fri - Cappadocia / Ankara / Istanbul (B)

Lunch will be on the way. Drive to Istanbul and overnight in Istanbul.

 

ENJOY OPTIONAL: Half day Bosphorus Tour

 

Day 8 – Sat - Istanbul (B)

Free until transfer time. Transfer to Istanbul Ataturk International Airport for flight home.

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TRAVELLING DATE:

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12 Sep 2017 (Tue) 31 Mar 2018 (Sat)

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PACKAGE INCLUDES:

 Land Tour Only.

§Accommodation at listed hotels or equivalent in Twin-bedded rooms
§Specified meals in the itineraries as B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner.
§Professional English speaking guide, baggage handling charges, admission fees as per itinerary.
§Touring by A/C First Class Coach or Minibus or Minibus (Depending on the size of the group).
§Mineral water will be provided during the tour & meals.
§Hotel availability is subject to change and status depends at the time of booking.

 

§Should there be any changes in the tax ratio it will be reflected on rates

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

 QUOTES DO NOT INCLUDE;

Personal expenses, domestic air ticket, soft drinks, tea and coffee during meals, tips to guide anddriver.

Tipping is a common and expected practice; therefore, USD 5.00 for guide & USD 2.00 for driver per person per day should be included in your budget.


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