Absolute Turkey
 
 
  Absolute Turkey
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Tour Accommodations    
TOUR LODGING INFO: Accommodation will be provided on Room with Meals as specified in the itinerary.
Places
No. of Nights Hotels
Istanbul 03 Nights Aziyade Hotel
Ankara 01 Night Ankara Dedeman
Cappadocia 02 Nights Assiana House
Kusadasi 04 Nights Ilayda Hotel
Antalya 02 Nights Alppasa Hotel
Istanbul 01 Night Aziyade Hotel
Please note: (If the above mentioned hotels are not available we will provide similar alternate).
 
   
 
Highlights and Inclusions Brief Itinerary Accommodations Dates
and Prices
 
Tour Includes
13 nights accommodation in above mentioned hotels.  
All domestic flights mentioned in the itinerary with Turkish Airlines and Sun Express.  
All transfers mentioned in the itinerary between hotels and airports.  
Private transfer from Ankara to Cappadocia.  
Fully guided tours mentioned in the itinerary on SIC basis  
Professionally licensed English speaking guides on local tours  
All museum tickets, entrance fees where necessary.  
All meals mentioned in the itinerary.  
All taxes and handling.  
 
Tour package does not includes:
Personal expenses. (Laundry, room service, telephone, drinks with meals, etc)  
Entrance fees for Harrem and Treasury Room in Topkapi Palace.  
Spring water entrance fees in Pamukkale.  
Turkey Visa fees.  
Tips to guides and drivers.  
International airfare.  
Travel Insurance.  
Tour Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Istanbul  
  According to your arrival schedule, we will pick you up from the airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.  
Day 02: Byzantine & Ottoman Relics (B-L).  
 

08:15 am pick up from the hotel. Today's tour is Byzantine and Ottoman Relics. You will visit the following places, Haghia-Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace. 4:00 pm back to the hotel and overnight in Istanbul.
Optional: Turkish Night Show with Belly Dancing (including dinner) at 7:00 pm

 
Day 03: Bosphorus & 2 Continents Tour (B-L).  
 

08:15 am pick up from the hotel. Today's tour is Bosphorus and 2 Continents. You will visit the following places, Spice Bazaar, Bosphorus Cruise for 1.5 hrs, Rumeli Fortress (vision from the sea), Beylerbeyi Palace, Bosphorus Bridge, Camlica Hill. 5:00 pm back to the hotel and overnight in Istanbul.

 
Day 04: Flight to Ankara & Tour (B-L).  
 

07:00 am pick up and transfer to the airport. 09:00 am flight to Ankara by Turkish Airlines. 10:00 am arrival in Ankara and ddepart on the tour. Visiting to the world-wide famous Anatolian Civilizations Museum at where there are numerous remnants from stone Age, Neolithic Age, Hittites, Urartians, Phrygians and many other civilizations, Citadel of Ankara and the Mausoleum of M. Kemal Atatürk, the burial place of the national hero who founded modern Turkish Republic. Transfer to the hotel after the tour. Overnight stay in Ankara.

 
Day 05: Transfer to Cappadocia & Cappadocia Tour #1 (B-L).  
 

08:00 am depart to Cappadocia (3 hours). Starting the tour to visit Devrent Valley, Monk's valley (Pasabagi) where you will find the world known fairy chimneys. Break for lunch in Avanos and then continue on to the Goreme Open-Air Museum where you will visit the numerous rock carved churches and monasteries. Depart for a panaromic view of Esentepe and then on to Uchisar, a natural rock castle at the end of the tour transfer to the hotel around 5:00 pm and overnight stay in Cappadocia.
Optional: Whirling Dervishes Show at 9:00 pm.

 
Day 06: Cappadocia Tour #2 (B-L).  
 

Checkout - 09:00 am, 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 Çavusin 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
Kaymakl? underground city where early Christians lived in fear and faith. After the tour transfer back to the hotel and overnight in Cappadocia.
Optional: Hot Air Balloon Ride at 05:00 am

 
DAY 7 Flight to Kusadasi (B)  
  Today, you will fly from Cappadocia to Kusadasi either by a direct flight with Sun Express or with Turkish Airlines via Istanbul. Overnight in Kusadasi.
 
DAY 8 Ephesus Tour (B-L)  
  09:00 am, pick up from the hotel and departing for fully guided Ephesus tour. Visit Temple of Artemis, Ephesus Ruins (Theatre, Celsius Library, Agora, Odeon, Domitianus Temple, Trajan Fountain, Roman Latrine). Lunch and visit House of Virgin Mary. Tour ends around 4:30 pm, transfer to the hotel. Overnight in
Kusadasi.
 
Day 9 Pergamum Tour (B-L)  
  After breakfast, 09:00 am departing for fully guided Pergamum tour. Visit to Aesculapium, ancient medical center built in the name of Aesculapis, "God of Medicine". Lunch in a local restaurant. After lunch continue to Pergamum Acropolis. Visit Athena and Trojan Temples, Temple of Zeus, Temple of Dionysos, Gymnasium of Youth, Odeon, Library, Agora, Great Theatre and Roman Bath. Back to the hotel after the tour. Overnight in Kusadasi.  
DAY 10 Pamukkale - Hierapolis Tour (B-L)  
  08:30 am meet at your hotel in Kusadasi; proceed to PAMUKKALE "Cotton Castle", once known as HIERAPOLIS, famous for healing thermal/ mineral baths and beautiful snow-white "petrified waterfalls". After lunch, visit HIERAPOLIS, including the magnificently preserved Necropolis, the Main Street and Gates, the
Thermal Baths, the Devil's Hole, and the Masterpiece Theater. Swimming or a therapeutic bath in a hotel pool's hot spring mineral waters (but not in the Cascade Pools) is one of your year-round options, before returning back to your hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi.
 
Day 11 Flight Antalya (B)  
  Today, you will fly from Kusadasi to Antalya either by a direct flight with Sun Express or with Turkish Airlines via Istanbul. Overnight in Antalya.
Optional: Private transfer by land (7 hours)
 
Day 12 Aspendos - Perge - Kursunlu Waterfalls (B-L)  
  08:30 am pick up from the hotel and depart to visit Perge. An important city of ancient Pamphylian, Perge was originally settled by the Hittites around 1500 BC. St. Paul preached some of his first sermons here. The theater stage has finely carved marble reliefs; other carvings from around the city are displayed in the
stadium. Amateur archaeologists will want to see the handsome city gate flanked by two lofty towers, a long colonnaded road once paved with mosaics and lined with shops, a large agora, the public baths and a gymnasium.After lunch, proceed to Aspendos one of the best preserved theatres in the world with seating for
15,000. Still used today, the theater galleries, stage decorations and acoustics all testify to the architects success. Nearby stand the remains of a basilica, agora and one of the largest aqueducts in Anatolia. It is commonly believed that Aspendos was founded by colonist from Argos. We with then proceed to Kursunlu
Waterfalls for a refreshing break. Return back to the hotel after the tour and overnight in Antalya.
 
Day 13 Flight to Istanbul & Afternoon at leisure (B)  
  09:30 am pick up and transfer to the airport. 11:30 am flight from Antalya to Istanbul by Turkish Airlines.
12:50 arrival in Istanbul. Pick up and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.
 
DAY 14 Istanbul Departure (B)  
  Pick up and transfer to Istanbul international airport according to your flight schedule.  
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Tour departure dates and prices
VALID TILL DEC 20, 2011 P/P in double
Per person in Twin sharing room: 2595.00 USD
* Prices are in USD-Based on per person on a twin sharing basis.
 
 

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