Turkey is the world's richest affordable destination. Classical Turkey is an artistically designed 10 days program that covers the best of Western Turkey. We start with the historical city of Constantinople - or todays Istanbul and cover the most well known culturally and historical places like Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Kusadasi and Cannakale - all in lsuirely paced journey. With over 2 departures a month, this tour is probably the most flexible and a good value for your money.
|Tour Duration||:||10 days|
|Min. Tour Size||:||02 persons|
|Avg. Tour Size||:||24 persons|
|Includes international air|
|Tour Price (from)||:||US$|
Day 01: Arrive Istanbul
Upon your arrival at Ataturk Airport, you will be met by our representative before transfer to your Hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your own leisure. Check in time starts at 1500 hrs.
Overnight: Mercure (Taksim) Hotel, Istanbul (2 nights)
Day 02: Istanbul
After breakfast we head out to visit Topkapi Palace, St. Sophia, Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazaar. (B)
Day 03: Istanbul/Cappadocia (Drive)
After breakfast, we depart for Ankara where we will visit Mausoleum of Ataturk and its Museum. This is the burial place of the national hero who founded modern Republic of Turkey. We then depart for Cappadocia. After a picturesque trip along the Salt Lake, we will arrive in Cappadocia for an overnight stay.
Overnight: Burcu Kaya Hotel, Cappadocia (2 nights) (B, D)
Day 04: Cappadocia
Early in the morning an optional hot-air balloon tour is available (extra charge). Then, full day excursion in Cappadocia including visits to the Kaymakli Underground City, Open Air Museum in Goreme and natural fortress in Uchisar. Here, we will have the opportunity to discover and understand the rich history behind local handicrafts. Optional night tour with a Turkish Folk show with dinner is available tonight (extra charge). (B, L)
Day 05: Cappadocia/Pamukkale (Drive)
Early departure for Pamukkale. On the way, visit the 13th century Seljukian masterpiece Sultanhan Caravanserai before arrival in Konya. After visiting the Mausoleum of Mevlana, we continue our drive to Pamukkale.
Overnight: Doga Thermal Hotel, Pamukkale (1 night) (B, D)
Day 06: Pamukkale/Izmir (Drive)
After breakfast, visit the ancient Hierapolis with the magnificent Necropolis, graveyard and the lime cascade. Thereafter, we continue our drive to Selcuk to visit Temple of Artemis "one of the seven wonders of the ancient world" then continue to Izmir.
Overnight: Kaya Thermal, Izmir (2 nights) (B, D)
Day 07: Izmir
Morning drive to Ancient city of Ephesus where we will visit its magnificent library, theater and temples. Continue onto visit the marvelous village of Sirince, which is considered to be the most beautiful village in Turkey. Some shopping and wine tasting before returning to Izmir. (B, L, D)
Day 08: Izmir/Canakkale (Drive)
Early departure for Bergama to visit the Asklepion with its well preserved remains before continuing to Troy, the site where the legendary Trojan War took place. Drive to Canakkale.
Overnight: Kolin Hotel, Canakkale (1 night) (B, D)
Day 09: Canakkale/Istanbul (Drive)
After breakfast, we will cross the Dardanelles then continue to Gallipoli to visit Anzac Cove, Nek, Conk Bair, Lone Pine and 57th regiment memorial. Arrival in Istanbul for an overnight stay.
Overnight: Ramada Old City (Old Town), Istanbul (1 night) (B)
Day 10: Depart Istanbul
Breakfast. Check out time is by 1100 hrs. Transfer to Ataturk Airport for your flight out. (B)
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
English Speaking Departures (Please contact us for information on French, German, Italian and Spanish speaking departures).
Jan 19; Feb 16; Mar 16; Apr 06 & 27; May 11, 18 & 25; Jun 08, 15, 22 & 29; Jul 06, 13, 22 & 27; Aug 10, 17 & 21; Sep 07, 14, 21 & 28; Oct 05, 12 & 19; Nov 02 & 09, Dec 14
Jan 18; Feb 15; Mar 15
|Departure(s)||Per Person on Twin Sharing||Single Room Supplement|
|2018/2019||US$ 1115 CA$ 1450||US$ 395 CA$ 514|
|US$ 100 supplement per person sharing Twin for all departures in the months of April through October.|
Upgrade to better hotels is possible, please contact us for details.
Estimated International Airfare
(International airfare is NOT included in this tour)
This tour operates on a minimum of 02 and average group size of 24 participants
If you would like to have a tour on dates other than the above ones or with a customised itinerary, please contact us and we will be happy to work out an exclusive program for you.
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