TOUR of TURKEY in 11 Days / 10 Nights


Trip Type: Adventure

Destination: Turkey

Istanbul (2) - Canakkale (1) ( Gallipoli and Troy) - Bergama (Pergamum) - Kusadasi (2) ( Ephesus) - Pamukkale (1) ( Hierapolis) - Cappadocia (2) - - Istanbul (2) 

 


Package Price
:  1,509 USD/person


Inclusions: (All included in the package price)

Breakfast 
Lunch (All Lunches during full day Tours) 
English Speaking Guide 
Entrance fee/Museum charges 
Government Taxes/VAT/ Service Charges 
Sightseeings / Tours / Excursions (as per itinerary) 
Transfers (Private transfers in VIP AC Cars 
Private airport-hotel (2) and hotel-airport (1) transfers in Istanbul
Coach airport-hotel transfers in Cappadocia
Intercity bus transfers Cappadocia to Pamukkale
Private hotel - airport transfers in Kusadasi (Izmir)
Tour transfers- seat in coach , special AC Non-smoking tour buses)
Regular SIC tours (Tours and Excursions as per itinerary:
1 Dinner Cruise and Bosphorus by Night in Istanbul
1 Full day Tour of Oldcity Istanbul and Topkapi Palace
1 Full day Tours of Gallipoli in Canakkale
1 Full day Tour of Troy and Pergamum
1 Full day Tour in Kusadasi (Ephesus)
1 Full day Tour Pamukkale(Hierapolis)
1 Full day tour of Undergroundcity and Ihlara Valley
1 Hot Air Balloon Tour in Cappadocia
1 Full day tour of Cappadocia Goreme Open Air Museum
1 Full day Tour of Bosphorus Cruise and Dolmabahce Palace

Airport Transfer : Arrival
Private airport-hotel transfers in Istanbul (2)
Hotel-Airport coach transfers in Cappadocia 

Airport Transfer : Departure
Private hotel-airport transfers in Istanbul 

Other Inclusions
Domestic Flight Tickets
Professional guidance at all tours
Entrance fees of the museums and sites etc. as per itinerary.
Accommodations as per itinerary 

Exclusions:
International Flights
Visa 
Lunches and dinners ( except the dinners stated above)
Drinks with meals
Private Tours
Other Exclusions
Personal expenses , extra expenses at the hotels
Tips to the guide and driver)


Day 1 : ISTANBUL ( Inbound International flight to Istanbul ) ( Dinner Cruise and Bosphorus by Night) (D)
Arrive Istanbul Ataturk Airport at 14.35. Following the passport control and customs, meet and greet by our representative at the airport. Private transfer to your hotel with VIP AC Deluxe Minivan. Free rest of the day after a tiring flight to Istanbul. Overnight at your hotel
In the evening you will join an extra Dinner Cruise and Bosphorus by Night. You will be picked up from your hotel and board the boat sailing on the Bosphorus watching one of the best silhouettes in the world with Topkapı Palace, Blue Mosque and the Leander' s Tower will be your exceptional experience to enjoy this imperial elegance and the unique panoramic view of the Bosphorus waterway which brings the two continents Europe and Asia, face to face…Dinner with a rich variety of specialities from the Turkish and international cuisine including unlimited local drinks on board of a Bosphorus yacht. Belly Dancers and Folklore Show will accompany your dinner program of unforgettable Bosphorus Cruise. Overnight at your hotel

Day 2 : ISTANBUL ( Full Day Tour of Old City of Istanbul and Topkapi Palace) (B,L)
Following breakfast drive to the Old City to visit the Hippodrome, The Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts. Continue with the Blue Mosque, famous for its delicate blue ceramic tiles and then Saint Sophia (Aya Sofya) ,primarily a church – turned mosque – turned museum, which takes the breath away with the sheer architectural size of its interior and magnificent dome. Next visit the spectacular Topkapi Palace. Built on one of the seven hills of Istanbul, this huge complex commands views of the Sea of Marmara, The Bosporus and the Golden Horn. It was the seat of government for the Ottoman Empire for many centuries (1453-1852) and see the extravagant Treasury, the priceless Chinese porcelain. Today, exploration of Istanbul's treasures concludes with a visit to the bustling Grand Bazaar( Covered bazaar - Kapalicarsi), with its more than 4000 shops and stalls. Enjoy shopping for almost anything ( jewelry, carpets, textile, garmets, spices, souveniers, etc.). If time permits continue with the visit to the Suleymaniye Mosque, built by master architect Sinan during the reign of Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent, the Lawgiver. Transfer to your hotel and overnight
If your flight schedule ıs not suitable for the Dinner Cruise for the first night you may join the Dinner Cruise and Bosphorus Cruise tonight.

Day 3: ISTANBUL / GALLIPOLI / CANAKKALE (B,L)
Early pickup from your hotel. Meet your guide as you depart from Istanbul and head toward the WW1 battlefields of  Gallipoli. Have an open-buffet  breakfast (included) on your way. Arrive the slender peninsula that forms the northwestern side of the Dardanelles, across the water from the town of Canakkale, is called Gallipoli. For a millennium it has been the key to İstanbul – the navy that could force the straits had a good chance of capturing the capital of the Eastern European World. Gallipoli is a fairly large area to tour: It’s over 35 km as the crow flies from the northernmost battlefield to the southern tip of the peninsula. The principal battles took place on the western shore of the peninsula near Anzac Cove and Arıburnu Cemetery, and in the hills just to the east. Here, follow your guide to the battlefields where they will explain the relevant war history of this compelling region, once the site of fierce fighting and today almost hauntingly beautiful. peaceful places covered in scrubby brush, pine forests and fields. But the battles fought here nearly a century ago still live in the memories of many people, both Turkish and foreign, and the annual pilgrimage that Australians and New Zealanders make here on Anzac Day (25 April) has become one of the major events.
Our guided tour of the region will take in sights such as Lone Pine Australian War Memorial and cemetery, Chunuk Bair New Zealand War Memorial and cemetery, the Nek, Johnston’s Jolly and the many fortified trenches still clearly visible amongst the scrub after all these years. Roughly 3 feet deep, the system of trenches provided much need safe cover for troops as they desperately fought the enemy. Walk the lengths of the World War I era tunnels and trenches in this historic region.  We’ll also visit the small Kabatepe Information Centre and Museum – a museum of modest proportions which exhibits period uniforms, weapons, copies of letters from servicemen and other poignant personal possessions. Outside the small museum are some memorial gardens and top views of the peninsular memorials dotted across the landscape. At the end of the day, you will be transfered to your hotel. Overnight in Çanakkale 

Day 4: CANAKKALE / TROY / PERGAMUM / KUSADASI (B, L)
After an early breakfast check out from hotel and drive to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of ancient city of Troy  Learn about the Trojan Horse, Homer’s Odyssey, and more enthralling tales.  Your guide will tell you the legendary story of Helen of Troy,  the Trojan Wars, battle between Achilles an Hector and the Trojan Horse. You will visit The 3200 years old city walls of Troy VI and VII, The East gate of VI (VIP entrance of Troy VI), The Temple of Athena, Walls of Troy II and Megaron House, Walls of Troy I (The oldest ruins of Troy), the trench of Schliemann, the ramp of Troy II. Continue with The Scaean Gate, The Gate of Troy VI (Where possibly the tricky wooden horse was taken), Sanctuary (Sacrificing Altars), Roman Bath, Odeon (music & theatre), South gate of Troy VI, Bouleuterion (Senate Building), Ruins of Agora (Market place). Your excursions will end around noon.  Followind the lunch at a local restaurant, venture to the ancient Greek city of Pergamum near the town named Bergama today. Pergamum served as the center of Pergamum kingdom has been known for centuries for its monuments:. Most of the buildings and monuments in Pergamum date to the time of Eumenes II (197-159 BC), including the famed library, the terrace of the spectacularly sited hillside theater, the main palace, the Altar of Zeus, and the propylaeum of the Temple of Athena. You will visit and learn more about the Temple of Athena, Temple of Trajan's ruins, The ancient city is composed of three main parts: the Acropolis,  the Lower City and the Asklepion one of the earliest medical centers on record,  the Sanctuary of Asclepius, the god of healing. In the early Christian era, Pergamum's church was a major center of Christianity and was one of the Seven Churches of Revelation. Peruse the temples, library, ruins and old political and cultural centers.  Drive pass Izmir to Kusadasi to your hotel. Overnight

Day 05 : KUSADASI / SELCUK ( Full day Tour of Ephesus and House of St. Mary) / KUSADASI (B,L)
After breakfast full day excursions to town of Selcuk and ancient city of Ephesus. First visit the Basilica of St.John, who came here with the Virgin Mary and wrote his Gospel. To the southwest of the Basilica stands the Isa Bey Mosque and further in the same direction Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the world. Ephesus was undoubtedly one of the most important cultural centres of the ancient world . Impressive structures we will see include the Library of Celsus, Temple of Hadrian, Theatre and Odeon. We will also visit the Museum of Selcuk. Close by is the House of the Virgin Mary where she is believed to have spent her last years. On August 18th. 1961. Pope John XXII proclaimed the House of Virgin Mary at Ephesus to be sacred. You will have a chance to take some of Holy Water from the Sacred Spring.... Transfer to your hotel. Overnight.

Day 06 : KUSADASI / DENIZLI / PAMUKKALE (Full day Tour of Pamukkale and Hierapolis) (B,L)
After breakfast meet your guide at the reception and drive to Denizli for a Full day tour of Pamukkale and Hierapolis. Arrive to Pamukkale, (Cotton Castle) where thermal spring waters laden with calcareous salts running off the plateau edge have formed dazzling white travertine cliffs, Continue to where the Romans founded a therapy center. The thermal resort founded by a Pergamene king in 190 B.C and greatly enlarged and embellished by the Romans. Highlights include the Roman Baths, the Temple of Apollo and the Nymphaeum.. At the hotel tonight, a leisurely bath in a pool of hot thermal water might be just the way to relax after a busy touring day. Overnight.

Day 07 :  PAMUKKALE ( Day bus to Cappadocia) / CAPPADOCIA (B)
Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer to Intercity Bus Terminal. Drive to Cappadocia. Arrive Cappadocia late evening and go to your hotel. Overnight.

Day 08 : CAPPADOCIA (Full day tour of Undergroundcity and Ihlara Valley)   (B,L)
Your daily program begins after the breakfast with the visits will begin with the underground city of Kaymaklı or Derinkuyu which are refuges carved out in the early Christian Era as safe-heavens from persecutors. Then continue with the Ihlara Valley, famous for its churches decorated with frescoes with a unique style and further more its landscape of the canyon.. The next visit will be to Avanos which is wordlfamous with pottery making. Return to hotel. Overnight. 

Day 09 : CAPPADOCIA (Hot Air Balloon Tour) (Full day tour of Cappadocia Goreme Open Air Museum) / KAYSERİ (Domestic Flight to Istanbul) / ISTANBUL (B,L)
This morning Hot Air Balloon Tour will be the start of your day in Cappadocia. A very early wake up for your balloon tour before sunrise. Pick up from your hotel and transfer to the take off site. Snacks and beverage service before the flight. Charmed with incredible panoramic views of the Cappadocia, the stunning volcanic rock formations as you fly up approximately 500-1000m. above the ground. The flight takes between 45-65 minutes. Receive your flight certificate after landing. Transfer to your hotel.
After breakfast you will join a full day tour of Cappadocia where the sights of the Fairy Chimneys are phenomenal especially when seen for the first time. The natural wonder of Cappadocia is a result of volcanic deposits being eroded away by wind and water over millions of years. These soft rocks were hollowed out by early Christians and used as secret dwellings as they were being sought first by their Roman and later by Byzantine persecutors. We will also visit many churches that have been decorated with vivid frescoes which have withstood the corrosive effects of time.The excursions will start with the natural citadel of Uchisar which will enable you to get a panoramic view of the region. And then the Goreme Valley which is the highlight of the day. This valley houses, the Goreme Open Air Museum with its churches hewn out of rock and the colorful frecoes which decorate them. The next stop is Zelve and the caves of this ancient village continuing with the Cavusin Village. Following the tour coach transfer to Kayseri Airport for your flight to Istanbul. Arrive Istanbul where you are met at the airport for your private transfer to your hotel. Overnight. 

Day 10 : ISTANBUL ( Full day Bosphorus Cruise and Dolmabahce Palace Tour) (B,L)
After breakfast, our full day excursions will start with the Golden Horn and the Spice Bazaar, mystical smells of different aromas of various spices. Shops selling fruits, vegetables, fish, flowers, etc. followed by a memorable boat trip on the Bosphorus, the waterway separating the two continents, Europe and Asia, with a possibility to take photographs of marble palaces, ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture besides modern residents and luxurious apartments. While passing by vision the Imperial Gardens of Yildiz Palace, Ciragan Palace and Beylerbeyi Palace from the sea. Disembark at Rumeli Fortress (no interior visit), where you will have a lunch. Afternoon visits will start with the beautiful Dolmabahce Palace, built in Turkish Renaissance style between 1843 and 1856 containing 285 rooms, four grand salons, six galleries and six baths. Then, drive through the Bosphorus Bridge and pass between continents from Europe to Asia . See Istanbul from Camlica Hill exposing a panoramic view of İstanbul and Bosphorus. Return to hotel and overnight .

Day 11 : ISTANBUL ( Homebound International Flight) (B)
After breakfast free till you meet the transferman at your hotel. If you have a late evening flight you may stroll around the city on your own interests.. May spare some time for shopping., Drive to Taksim Square and/or to Nisantasi area to visit some international boutiques, modern and deluxe malls. Return to hotel. Private transfer to the airport for your homebound flight. At 15.50 Fly back to home with pleasant and unforgettable memories…Thank you for your preference of N&M Tourism and Travel services.
 

 
Hotel Details:

Night 1,2, GK Regency Suites Hotel 4*, Istanbul
Booking.com Rating: 8.4 Very Good
Room Type: Standard Room
Located near Taksim Area of Istanbul, only a 5-minute drive from lively Istiklal Street, GK Regency Suites offers a terrace and modernly decorated units with free Wi-Fi access. International Lutfu Kirdar Congress Center is a 5-minute walk from the premises. Free private car parking is also available on site.
Web site: http://www.gkregencysuites.com/

Night 3, Hotel Crowded House 3*. Eceabat
Booking.com Rating: 8.0 Very Good
One of our top picks in Eceabat and  rated for the best value in Eceabat. Crowded House is a family-run, modern hotel situated opposite the ferry terminal in the centre of Eceabat, the closest town to the Gallipoli battlefields and the ANZAC Cove. Guests can enjoy the views over the dardanelles.  En suite rooms with air conditioning and free Wi-Fi, Private bathroom  Hairdryer  
Web site: http://www.hotelcrowdedhouse.com/  

Night 4,5, Sea View Hotel 3*, Kusadasi 
Standard ,Situated in most popular area and best view of Kusadasi, Seaview Suite Hotel is offering you best colors and panoramic views of the Aegean Sea, this hotel has an outdoor pool and a sauna. 1 km from Kusadasi Marina. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free WiFi is available throughout the property and free private parking is available on site.
Room Type: Sea View room
Web site: http://www.seaviewsuites.com/

Night 6, Tripolis Hotel 4*, Pamukkale
Booking.com Rating: 7.1 Good
Located 5 minutes to the terraces of carbonate minerals in Pamukkale, Tripolis Hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with a private balcony. It features an outdoor thermal pool, indoor pool, and a traditional hammam. All rooms have a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a seating area, and an electric kettle.  Hotel has a wellness centre, which also offers a sauna, steam room and a hot tub. You can benefit from traditional Turkish massage service in hammam and salt therapy room. Hot springs of Pamukkale are just a 10-minute walk from Tripolis Hotel, and the city centre is a 5-minute drive away. Denizli city centre is 15 km from the property, while Karahayit thermal area is 7 km away. Hierapolis Ancient City is located within 6 km of the hotel. The nearest airport is Denizli Cardak Airport, 70 km away.
Web site: http://www.tripolishotel.com/

Night 7,9, Sakura Cave Hotel 3*, Cappadocia, Standard ,Booking.com rating: 9.4 Superb
Room Type: Family Cave Room
Room Details: Bathroom with shower, Centrally controlled air conditioning, Cribs, Hairdryer, Internet access, Vanity mirror, Desktop telephone, High ceiling, Openable windows, Wireless internet
Web site: http://www.sakuracavehotel.com/en/

Night 09,10, GK Regency Suites Hotel 4*, Istanbul, Standard ,
Booking.com Rating: 8.4 Very Good
Room Type: Standard Room
Located near Taksim Area of Istanbul, only a 5-minute drive from lively Istiklal Street, GK Regency Suites offers a terrace and modernly decorated units with free Wi-Fi access. International Lutfu Kirdar Congress Center is a 5-minute walk from the premises. Free private car parking is also available on site.
Web site: http://www.gkregencysuites.com/

 

Flight Details:
International Flights ( not included in the quoted price)

Domestic Flights as per ıtinerary (included in the quoted price)
Kayseri ( Cappadocia)  / Istanbul

Cab Details:
Private transfers in VIP AC Cars
Private airport-hotel (2) and hotel - Airport (1) transfers in Istanbul
Intercity bus transfers  Pamukkale to Cappadocia
Coach hotel-airport transfers in Cappadocia
Coach hotel-airport transfers in Kusadasi (Izmir)
Tour transfers- seat in coach , special AC Non-smoking tour buses


Terms & Conditions:
Payment:
            30 % Advance Payment is required with booking (non-refundable)
            70 % Payment 30 days before tour starting date
Cancellations (For refundable part):
            100 % refund prior to last 21 days to tour starting date
            50 % refund prior to last 15 days to tour starting date
            Non refundable during 15 days to tour starting date