Glories of Turkey
 
 
 
Glories of Turkey tour
 
   
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Tour Accommodations    
Places
No. of Nights Hotels
Istanbul 02 Nights Conrad Hotel
Canakkale 01 Night Kolin Hotel
Kusadasi 02 Nights Charisma Hotel
Pamukkale 01 Night Pam Hotel
Antalya 02 Nights Sheraton Voyager
Konya 01 Night Rixos Hotel (former Hilton)
Cappadocia 02 Nights Dedeman Hotel
Ankara 01 Night Crowne Plaza
Istanbul 01 Night Conrad Hotel
Please note: (If the above mentioned hotels are not available we will provide similar alternate).
 
   
Tour Accommodations
 
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Tour Includes
Accommodation  
Meals are indicated on itineraries by (B) breakfast, (L) lunch, (D) dinner.  
Licensed guides throughout the land tours within Turkey.  
Private air-condition transportation.  
Luggage handling.  
Local taxes and service charges.  
Arrival and departure transfers at the beginning and on the last day of tour.  
 
Tour Package Does Not Include:  
Items of a personal nature  
Optional tours  
Customary tips to guide and drivers.  
Travel Insurance  
Items not mentioned as being included  
Port taxes on Cruise.  
 
Tour Itinerary
     
Day 01: Thu -ISTANBUL.  
  Arrival and transfer to hotel. Welcome briefing.  
     
Day 02: Fri -ISTANBUL.  
  Full day tour to include: Topkapi Palace (excluding harem), Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, St. Sophia and the Grand Bazaar.
Optional: Dinner with belly dancing entertainment. (B)
 
     
Day 03: Sat -GALLIPOLI - DARDANELLES - CANAKKALE.  
  Morning departure for Gallipoli and visit Anzac Cove and Lone pine cemetery then across the Dardanelles to Canakkale for overnight. (B, D)  
     
Day 04: Sun -TROY - PERGAMUM - KUSADASI.  
  Visit Troy with its famous wooden horse, tour Pergamum and continue on to Kusadasi for overnight. (B, D)  
     
Day 05: Mon-EPHESUS & ST. MARY'S HOUSE - KUSADASI.  
  This morning tour ancient Ephesus accompanied by your guide walk through the Magnesian Gate, the entrance to the ancient city of Ephesus. Your guided walking tour will take you through one of the most magnificent excavations in the world. See the Odeon (concert hall), the Fountain of Trajan, the steam-heated Baths of Scolastika, the Temple of Hadrian and the Latrians, the Library of Celsus and The Great Theatre, the largest one in antiquity with a capacity of 24,000 seats where St. Paul preached. Walk along the Arcadian Way, where Mark Anthony and Cleopatra once rode in procession. Afterwards visit the humble chapel on the site of the little house where the Virgin Mary is believed to have spent her last days. Despite the many controversies, the Christian World still favours this belief and the site has been officially sanctioned by the Vatican for pilgrimage. Afternoon Optional: tour of Sardis or Sirince. (B, D).  
     
Day 06: Tue -KUSADASI - PAMUKKALE.  
  Drive through fertile valleys of Pamukkale (with white limes cascades), visit Hierapolis and enjoy the thermal pools at our hotel. (B, D)  
     
Day 07: Wed-PAMUKKALE - PERGE - ANTALYA.  
  Morning drive to Antalya, arrival at mid-noon, pay a visit to the ancient city of Perge, a relax afternoon by the Mediterranean coast. (B, D)  
     
Day 08: Thu-Antalya - Optional tour: PHASELIS OR YACHT CRUISE.  
  Today is a free day with a choice of optional tours to Phaselis, a coastal ancient city or enjoy a relaxing cruise on a yacht along the turquoise coast of the Mediterranean. (B, D)  
     
Day 09: Fri -ANTALYA - ASPENDOS - KONYA.  
  After breakfast depart for Konya en route visit the famous theatre in Aspendos. In Konya visit Mevlana Mausoleum and Karatay Koran School and then continue on to Cappadocia for overnight. Tonight Optional: Whirling Dervishes performance in a 13th century Caravan inn (B, D)  
     
Day 10: Sat-KONYA - CAPPADOCIA.  
  Morning departure for Cappadocia the land of Fairy Chimneys, on the way visit 13th century Agzikarahan caravanserai. In Cappadocia we pay a visit a regional carpet production center. Enjoy dinner in a local restaurant and overnight in Cappadocia. (B, D)  
     
Day 11: Sun-CAPPADOCIA.  
  Early Morning Optional: Balloon Tour. Experience of floating through volcanic valleys, fairy chimneys and caves with the sunrise of Cappadocia.
After breakfast, visit Goreme, Avanos, Pasabagi, Red Valley, and have a brief regional pottery workshop in a cave. (B, D)
 
     
Day 12: Mon-CAPPADOCIA - ANKARA.  
  This morning depart for Ankara. On arrival this afternoon enjoy a tour of Ataturk's Mausoleum and the Anatolian Civilizations Museum. (B, D)  
     
Day 13: Tue-ISTANBUL.  
  After breakfast drive to Istanbul. Afternoon Optional: half day Bosphorus cruise, including last minute shopping in the Spice Market. This evening we will have a farewell dinner. (B, D)  
     
Day 14: Wed-ISTANBUL - Return.  
  Transfer to airport. (B)  
     
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