CLASSICAL TURKEY
Cultural tour of Turkey

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.

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Tour Information
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
Day 02: Istanbul
(B)
Day 03: Istanbul/Cappadocia (Drive)
(B, D)
Day 04: Cappadocia
(B, L)
Day 05: Cappadocia/Pamukkale (Drive)
(B, D)
Day 06: Pamukkale/Izmir (Drive)
(B, D)
Day 07: Izmir
(B, L, D)
Day 08: Izmir/Canakkale (Drive)
(B, D)
Day 09: Canakkale/Istanbul (Drive)
(B)
Day 10: Depart Istanbul
(B)
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

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: Sura Hagia Sophia Hotel, 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

Departure Dates
English Speaking Departures (Please contact us for information on French, German, Italian and Spanish speaking departures).

2017

Jan 06 & 20; Feb 03 & 17; Mar 03, 17 & 31; Apr 07 & 28; May 05, 12, 19 & 26; Jun 02, 09, 16, 23 & 30; Jul 07, 14, 21 & 28; Aug 04, 11, 18 & 25; Sep 01, 08, 15, 22 & 29; Oct 06, 13 & 20; Nov 03 & 10, Dec 15

2018

Jan 05 & 19; Feb 02 & 16; Mar 02 & 16

Tour Price

We accept payment in US $ (US Dollars), CA $ (Canadian Dollars) or equivalent EURO (for clients outside North America). Bestway Tours & Safaris offers conversion rate protection. Once full payment has been received, and no modification has been made to the tour itinerary, we will honour that rate. For complete payment procedures, please click here

Departure(s) Per Person on Twin Sharing Single Room Supplement
2017 US$ 1115 US$ 395
2018 US$ 1115 US$ 395
US$ 100 supplement per person sharing Twin for all departures in the months of April & October.


Notes

Upgrade to better hotels is possible, please contact us for details.



Inclusions


Tour Price Includes
  • Accommodation as mentioned or similar, including hotel taxes
  • 16 Meals as mentioned (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All sightseeing and transfers by private transportation
  • Services of a professional tour escort
  • Entrance fees to museums and sites included in the itinerary
Not Included
  • Any airfares
  • Insurance/visas
  • Tips/gratuities

Estimated International Airfare (International airfare is NOT included in this tour)

CANADA(West Coast)
US$ 1400

USA(West Coast)
US$ 1400

CANADA(East Coast)
US$ 1200

USA(East Coast)
US$ 1200

Participants

This tour operates on a minimum of 02 and average group size of 24 participants

Customised Itinerary

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.

Contact Info
You may e-mail us at bestway@bestway.com or call 1-604-264-7378. Residents of U.S.A./Canada may call us toll free at 1-800-663-0844.