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Set departure coach tour - Glories of Turkey

TRY 1015 - 14 days / 13 nights
Notes:

Start dates for this tour in 2013 are as follows:

•Apr 04, 11, 18, 25

•May 02, 09, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30

•Jun 02, 06, 13, 20, 27

•Jul 04, 11, 18, 25

•Aug 01, 08, 15, 22, 29

•Sep 05, 08, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29

•Oct 03, 06, 10, 17, 24, 31

•Nov 03, 07, 21 & Dec 19

Same itinerary can be arranged on private guided basis for individuals and/or groups

Tour Itinerary

DAY 01 - Arrival Istanbul:
Arrival to Istanbul Ataturk Airport and meet for transfer to hotel, overnight in Istanbul. (Meals: none)

DAY 02 - Istanbul Sightseeing:
Breakfast at hotel then full day tour visiting Topkapi Palace (excluding optional harem room), Hippodrome & Obelisk, Blue Mosque, St Sophia and the famous Grand Bazaar. Optional extra dinner with show is available. Overnight in Istanbul. (Meals: B)


DAY 03 - Istanbul to Canakkale:
Breakfast, check out and depart from Istanbul on the drive to Gallipoli and visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair. Then across the Dardanelles to Canakkale. Overnight in Canakkale. (Meals: BD)


DAY 04 - Troy & Pergamum:
Depart on to visit Troy, the legendary & mythological city famous for Helen of Troy and the Trojan Horse. Continue on to Bergama and visit to the ruins of Ancient Pergamum. End of the day with arrival to hotel in Kusadasi. Overnight Kusadasi (Meals: BD)


DAY 05 - Ephesus & Virgin Mary:
Today visit theHouse of Virgin Mary and Ephesus Ancient City with many acres of carefully excavated ruins. Afternoon optional tour to Sirince Village. Overnight Kusadasi (Meals: BD)


DAY 06 - Pamukkale:
Breakfast, check-out and depart on the drive to Pamukkale. On arrival visit the natural formation of the travertens and ruins of Hierapolis. Overnight Pamukkale. (Meals: BD)


DAY 07 - Antalya & Perge:
Morning departure on the drive to Antalya with afternoon arrival and visit to the ruins of Ancient Perge. Rest of day at leisure to relax on the Med. Overnight Antalya (Meals: BD)


DAY 08 - Antalya at leisure:
Today is free at leisure (optional choices of tours to Phaselis; a coastal ancient city or a lazy boat cruise along the Mediterranean coast). Overnight Antalya (Meals: BD)


DAY 09 -Aspendos & Konya:
After breakfast depart for Konya. Along the way stop to visit the famous Aspendos Theatre. On arrival in Konya visit the Mevlana (Whirling Dervishes) Mausoleum and also the Karatay Koran School. Overnight in Konya. (meals: BD)


DAY 10 - Cappadocia:
Depart to Cappadocia passing by the 13th century Agzikarahan Caravanserai. On arrival to "the Land of Fairy Chimneys" visit one of the amazing underground cities. Overnight in Cappadocia (optional extra folklore/dervishes performance). Overnight Cappadocia (meals: BD)


DAY 11 - Cappadocia:
For those that wish, in the very early morning optional extra hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia.
After breakfast guided tour visting Goreme Open Air Museum (carved churches & monasteries), Avanos (famous for its pottery), Pasabagi (fairy chimneys) and the Red Valley. Overnight in Cappadocia (meals: BD)


DAY 12 -Ankara:
Morning departure for Ankara andafternoon visit to Ataturk’s Mausoleum (founder of the modern Turkish Republic) and the Anatolian Civilizations Museum. Overnight Ankara (meals: BD)


DAY 13 - Ankara to Istanbul:
After breakfast depart for return to Istanbul. Arrival with rest of day at leisure (or optional extra Bosphorus Cruise). Enjoy farewell dinner. Overnight Istanbul (meals: BD)


DAY 14 - Departure:
Breakfast, check-out and as per your flight time transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport

What's included?

Hotel accomodation (HB basis except in Istanbul)

All noted sightseeing during the group coach tour

Main entrance fees to sights visited

Taxes and handling services

Tour Rates:

Starting from 1595US$ per person sharing in double/twin

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