MARVELOUS TURKEY
Cultural tour of Turkey

Turkey is a unique place in the world. It is an Asian – Middle Eastern country and yet European too - a home to many world civilizations. Rich in history and culture, it is one of the few countries in the world that has to be visited, not once, but over and over again. Our Marvelous Turkey program has been specifically tailored for the first timer’s experience of Turkey. A wonderful introduction to the Byzantine, Ottoman and Turkish land of past and present.

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Tour Information
Tour Duration : 14 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/Canakkale (Drive)
(B, D)
Day 04: Canakkale/Troy/Pergamum/Kusadasi (Drive)
(B, D)
Day 05: Kusadasi/Ephesus/Sirince/Kusadasi
(B, D)
Day 06: Kusadasi/Hierapolis/Pamukkale (Drive)
(B, D)
Day 07: Marmaris/Koycegiz/Fethiye (Drive)
(B, D)
Day 08: Fethiye
(B)
Day 09: Fethiye/Saklikent Gorge/Antalya (Drive)
(B, D)
Day 10: Antalya/Aspendos/Konya/Cappadocia (Drive)
(B, D)
Day 11: Cappadocia
(B)
Day 12: Cappadocia/Ankara/Safranbolu (Drive)
(B, D)
Day 13: Safranbolu/Istanbul (Drive)
(B)
Day 14: 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: Novotel Karakoy Hotel, Istanbul (2 nights)

Day 02: Istanbul

Today’s tour includes Topkapi Palace, St. Sophia, Blue Mosque and Spice Market. (B)

Day 03: Istanbul/Canakkale (Drive)

This morning we depart to Gallipoli and visit Anzac Cove, Nek, Conk Bair, Lone Pine and 57th regiment memorial, cross the dardanelles.
Overnight: Kolin Hotel, Canakkale (1 night) (B, D)

Day 04: Troy/Pergamum/Kusadasi

Continue the drive to legendary to Troy; the site where the legendary Trojan War took place. Crossing the legendary mountain Ida arrival to Pergamum visit Acropolis before continue to Kusadasi.
Overnight: Ramada Resort Hotel or Charisma Hotel, Kusadasi (2 nights) (B, D)

Day 05: Ephesus/Sirince/Kusadasi

A short drive this morning to visit Ephesus, we will have the opportunity to discover and understand the rich history behind local handicrafts like hand-made carpets & leather. We continue to the marvelous village of Sirince where you will experience one of the most beautiful villages in Turkey. At the village, you will have the opportunity to shop and taste delicious wines of the village. Return to Kusadasi. (B, D)

Day 06: Kusadasi/Hierapolis/Pamukkale (Drive)

Today’s drive to Pamukkale will be through the meander plains and cotton farms.  Enjoy the beauty of the cascading limestone structures and visit ancient Hierapolis.  Continue to Marmaris.
Overnight: Doga Thermal Hotel, Pamukkale (1 night) (B, D)

Day 07: Marmaris/Koycegiz/Fethiye (Drive)

We continue our drive to the lakeside town of Koycegiz.  Here we take a boat cruise to turtle beach and smother ourselves in mud at the local mud-bath before continue onto Fethiye.
Overnight: Atapark Hotel, Fethiye (2 nights) (B, D)

Day 08: Fethiye

After breakfast we explore the quaint Greek village of Kayako then head for Oludeniz for a swim.  Late afternoon return to Fethiye. (B)

Day 09: Fethiye/Saklikent Gorge/Antalya (Drive)

This morning we visit the stunningly beautiful Saklikent Gorge, Turkey’s longest and deepest canyon before continue to Antalya crossing the Tauros mountains. Upon arrival visit Duden Waterfalls
Overnight: B. W. Khan Hotel, Antalya (1 night) (B, D)

Day 10: Antalya/Aspendos/Konya/Cappadocia (Drive)

An early morning departure for Konya, stopping enroute to visit Aspendos ancient theater. Upon arrival to Konya, we tour the monastery of the Mevlana Whirling Dervishes.  An afternoon drive to Cappadocia via Seljuk- a fine example of an ancient Silk Road caravanserai.
Overnight: Peri Tower Hotel, Cappadocia (2 nights) (B, D)

Day 11: Cappadocia

Early in the morning there will be optional hot-air balloon ride (extra charge).  After breakfast we head out for a full day excursion in Cappadocia including visits to the Kaymakli Underground City, Open Air Museum in Goreme and natural fortress in Uchisar.   In the evening there will be an optional to attend a Turkish Folklore diner show performance (extra charge). (B)

Day 12: Cappadocia/Ankara/Safranbolu (Drive)

Morning departure for Safranbolu. An early morning optional balloon tour is available. Morning departure for Safranbolu. On the way stop by Ankara and visit Mausoleum of Ataturk and its Museum in Ankara. This is the burial place of the national hero who founded modern Republic of Turkey. We continue our drive and check in to our hotel in Safranbolu, the UNESCO world heritage town. which is considered an open air museum.
Overnight: Cinci Han or Imren Lokum Konagi, Safranbolu (1 night) (B, D)

Day 13: Safranbolu/Istanbul (Drive)

After breakfast visit the old town of Safranbolu where you can test the fine sample of Turkish delights then continue to drive to Istanbul afternoon visit Grand Bazaar.
Overnight: Ramada Old City Hotel, Istanbul (1 night) (B)

Day 14: Depart Istanbul

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 07; Feb 11; Mar 11 & 25; Apr 08 & 29; May 06, 13, 20 & 27; Jun 03, 10, 17 & 24; Jul 01, 08, 15, 22 & 29; Aug 05, 12, 19 & 26; Sep 02, 09, 16, 23 & 30; Oct 07, 14, 21 & 28; Nov 11; Dec 23

2018

Jan 06; Feb 10; Mar 10 & 24

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$ 1665 US$ 780
2018 US$ 1665 US$ 780
US$ 160 supplement surcharge for traveling during the months of April & October.


Notes

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Inclusions


Tour Price Includes
  • Accommodation as mentioned or similar, including hotel taxes
  • 21 Meals as mentioned (B=Breakfast, D=Dinner)
  • All sightseeing and transfers by private transportation
  • Services of local English speaking guides
  • 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.