TURKEY the Magnificient

cappadocia

DAY 1:İSTANBUL 
Upon arrival meet with Densel Tours representative and transfer to your hotel. Attend briefing about your journey in Turkey .

DAY2 :İSTANBUL (B-L)
Visit a World Heritage, Haghia Sophia, built in the 6th century. Cruise on the Bosphorus towards the Black Sea. Lunch at a seafood restaurant. Back to the old city to visit St. Savior in Chora Church.

DAY 3: İSTANBUL (B-L)

Explore more of Istanbul: the Blue Mosque; the Hippodrome; the Topkapi Palace and the Spice Market (Egyptian Bazaar). End the day at the Grand Bazaar.

DAY4: İSTANBUL –ANKARA (B-D) 

Morning at leisure for some “off the beaten tracks” discovery of Istanbul until departure about 12:00 (possibilty to partcipate an optional tour recommended by your guide) . Drive to Ankara the capital of the modern Republic of Turkey.

DAY 5: ANKARA-CAPPADOCİA (B-L-D) 

You are in Ankara, the Capital, in 3hrs. Today’s highlight is the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations; we will also stop at the Mausoleum of Ataturk, father of modern Turkey. Continue to Cappadocia.

DAY 6 : CAPPADOCİA (B-L-D) 

A full day tour to explore Cappadocia. Visit the Red Valley; Goreme Valley, an open-air museum with rock-cut churches (7th-13th centuries) adorned with biblical frescoes. Learn about the art and crafts of rural Turkey at a handicraft center, and attend a lecture on Turkish hand-made rugs. Next is the Underground City. Photo stops at Uchisar and Avcilar, best vista points on the way to the hotel. Optional hot air balloon ride by dawn over the volcanic landscape of Cappadocia is recommended

DAY 7 : CAPPADOCİA-KONYA-ANTALYA (B-L-D)  

Drive to Konya. En route, stop at the Sultanhan Caravanserai – a hotel for merchants during the Seljuk period – 13th century. In Konya, visit the Museum of Mevlana, the famous mystic poet, and founder of the Sufi Order of the Whirling Dervishes. In the afternoon, continue to Antalya.

DAY 8:  ANTALYA ( B-L-D)
Today, two magnificent Roman sites are on our agenda; Aspendos with the best preserved Roman Theater and Perge, a spectacular Greco-Roman city. On the return to Antalya, discover the tradition of jewellery making on this soil while visiting one of the largest jewellers of Turkey. Later in the afternoon, visit Old Antalya – Kaleici will be visited to enjoy strolling through picturesque streets of the old port.

DAY 9: ANTALYA-PAMUKKALE (B-L-D)
 In the morning, cross the Taurus Mountains, and drive to Aphrodisias, the ancient city dedicated to Aphrodite, the goddess of Beauty, Love and Fertility. Continue to Pamukkale, a unique natural site. Visit this “Cotton Castle” where the hot waters, leaving their limestone deposits, have created an unreal landscape with petrified waterfalls and basins; and Hierapolis, an ancient Roman health spa whose well preserved necropolis is one of the largest in the ancient world.

DAY 10: PAMUKKALE –EPHESUS  (B-L-D)
Head towards the Aegean Sea, to Ephesus, the most fascinating city of the ancient world. Visit the ruins of Ephesus and the remains of the Temple of Artemis -one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Virgin Mary’s House is also in today’s agenda.

DAY 11: EPHESUS-PERGAMUM-TROY -ÇANAKKALE (B-L-D)
Drive North, to Pergamum, another important city of the ancient times where they invented Parchment. Visit the Acropolis and the Asclepion-home to Galen in medical history, a sanctuary and healing center dedicated to Asclepius ,the god of healing. Continue to the legendary city of Troy to recall Homer and his ‘Iliad‘. Overnight in Canakkale on Dardanelles.

DAY12 : ÇANAKKALE –GALLİPOLİ-İSTANBUL (B-L-D) 

Cross the Dardanelles to Europe by ferry. Drive to ‘Gallipolli‘ where the dramatic battles of WWI took place. Brief visit of the battlefields. Continue to Istanbul.

DAY13 : DEPARTURE (B)

Transfer to the airport for your return flight.

 

DEPARTURES:

PRİCE :  USD 2390      / İN DBL  PER PAX

The price including :
- Transportation in air-conditioned vehicles throughout as stated in the tours general features
- Escort by a professional guide-lecturer throughout
- Entrance fees to the museums stated in itinerary
- All meals mentioned in the program
- Accommodation in shared twin rooms in stated or similar hotels
- Arrival and departure transfers from Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

Not Included
- Visits and services not mentioned in program.
- Domestic flights
- Insurance
- Personal expenses and all beverages
- Gratuities to the guide and driver
- Visa fee

HOTELS  : 4 – 5  STARS
İSTANBUL       : ÖZTANIK  or similar
ANKARA          : RADİSSON or similar
CAPPADOCİA : DİNLER or similar
ANTALYA         :KHAN  or similar
PAMUKKALE  :RİCHMOND or similar
KUSADASI  or İZMİR      : RİCHMOND or similar
ÇANAKKALE    :  AKOL  or  similar.

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