T5 - Turkish Discovery

Istanbul, Canakkale, Kusadasi, Ephesus, Marmaris, Fethiye, Cappadocia, Konya, Ankara, & Safranbolu       14 Days from $1798.00

Overview

Tour Style

Classic Tours

Tour Length

14 Days/13 Nights

Departs

Land Only - contact us for an air quote.

Starts

Saturdays from Istanbul

Finishes

Fridays in Istanbul

Highlights

No information

Included Features

• 13 Nights accommodation in Turkey: Istanbul (3), Canakkale (1), Kusadasi (2), Marmaris (1), Fethiye (2), Antalya (1), Cappadocia (2), & Safranbolu (1)
• Service of a licensed English-speaking guide
• Sightseeing and shore excursions as detailed in the itinerary, including entrance fees
• All transfers in Turkey including baggage handling
• Meals as per itinerary

Additional Information

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Itinerary at a glance

Day 1 – Istanbul
Day 2 – Istanbul
Day 3 – Gallipoli / Dardanelles / Canakkale
Day 4 – Troy / Pergamum / Izmir
Day 5 – Ephesus / Kusadasi
Day 6 – Kusadasi / Pamukkale / Marmaris
Day 7 – Marmaris / Fethiye
Day 8 – Fethiye
Day 9 – Fethiye / Antalya
Day 10 – Konya / Cappadocia
Day 11 – Cappadocia
Day 12 – Cappadocia / Ankara / Safranbolu
Day 13 – Safranbolu / Istanbul
Day 14 – Istanbul / En Route

Itinerary

Day 1 (Sat) – Istanbul

Upon arrival at Istanbul airport, you will be met by our representative, assisted through formalities and transferred to your hotel.


Day 2 (Sun) – Istanbul

Visit the famed Hagia Sophia, an architectural wonder of the 6th century. Continue to the Blue Mosque, the imperial mosque famous for its six minarets and interior tiles, and the Byzantine Hippodrome, now an open-air exhibition park with a number of monuments. Visit the Topkapi Palace, once the residence of Ottoman Sultans, and now a museum. Overnight at your hotel. (B)

Day 3 (Mon) – Gallipoli / Dardanelles / Canakkale

In the morning, depart towards Gallipoli. Visit Anzac Cove Lone pine cemetery, Chunuk Bair, Gabatepe War Museum. Embark on a ferry for a relaxing ride crossing the Dardanelles and continue your journey with a drive towards Canakkale and overnight at your hotel.  (BD)


Day 4 (Tue) – Troy / Pergamum / Izmir

After breakfast, depart for Pergamum to the Ancient Medical Center Asclepion. Continue your tour to visit the fabled city of Troy, famed in Homeric legend – site of the famed Trojan horse. Continue to Kusadasi and overnight. (BD)


Day 5 (Wed) – Ephesus / Kusadasi

In the morning, drive to Ancient City of Ephesus, where you will see the marble streets, Antique Theater, Arcadian Way, a Roman Bath, and the Celcus Library. Enjoy a drive through Sirince Village. The village offers a Turk-Greek experience while visiting restored Orthodox churches and local shops featuring handcrafts (including olive oil). Visit cafes nestled in this quaint village and purchase incredible homemade wines – truly an experience which can’t be missed by wine enthusiasts. Overnight in Kusadasi. (BD)


Day 6 (Thu) – Kusadasi / Pamukkale / Marmaris

After breakfast you will visit the unique cotton Fortress, the white calcium cascade and drive to Hierapolis to visit the Roman and Christian remains and the first modern spa centers of the ancient world. Continue to Marmaris and overnight. (BD)

Day 7 (Fri) – Marmaris / Fethiye

After breakfast, embark on a yacht to visit Turkish islands. You will be able relax along the coast. Visit the ghost town of Kayakoy. Explore the dwellings of the Greeks who once inhabited the town. Overnight at your hotel. (BD)

Day 8 (Sat) – Fethiye

Enjoy some time of leisure in Fethiye exploring the city on your own. Overnight at your hotel. (B)

Day 9 (Sun) – Fethiye / Antalya

In the morning, drive towards Antalya. En route, stop at the Saklikent Canyon and Duden Falls, a lovely display of majestic waterfalls. Overnight at your hotel. (BD)

Day 10 (Mon) – Konya / Cappadocia

Drive towards Konya. On the way, visit the famous theater in Aspendos. Continue to the Mausoleum of Mevlana, master of the whirling dervishes. Later, visit the Karatay Koran School. Continue your drive to Cappadocia via the Salt Lake. En route, stop at an ancient inn dating back to the 13th century. Overnight at your hotel. (BD)


Day 11 (Tue) – Cappadocia

Enjoy a full day of sightseeing with visits to the Goreme Open Air Museum to see 10th century churches cut out of soft rock, the Pasabag Valley, a unique underground village of Kaymaki and finally Avanos Village which is noted for its pottery. Overnight at your hotel. (BD)

Day 12 (Wed) – Cappadocia / Ankara / Safranbolu

In the morning, drive to Ankara, the city known for its political and commercial significance. Tour the Ataturk Mausoleum, an architectural wonder of the 1940’s and where the founder of the Turkish Republic lies. Continue to Safranbolu, a UNESCO World Heritage site for overnight. (BD)


Day 13 (Thu) – Safranbolu / Istanbul

After breakfast, explore the village and sample some of it’s fine Turkish delights. Drive to Istanbul. Upon arrival in Istanbul, visit the Grand Bazaar with over 4000 shops. This is the perfect opportunity to do some last minute shopping. Overnight at your hotel. (B)

Day 14 (Fri) – En Route

Transfer to the airport for your departure. (B)

Prices

Period: 2014/2015

 

T5 – Land Only, P.P. in double

Rate

Sep 16 – Dec 14

1798

Dec 15 – Jan 06

1998

Jan 07– Feb 28

1798

Mar01 – May31

1898

Jun 01 Dec 31

1998

Single Supplement

899

 *Price excludes airfare. For departure gateways, please contact us for a quote.
Easter & other holidays - supplement applies.

 

Accommodation

 

City

Hotel

Istanbul

Crown Plaza Harbiye or Ramada

Canakkale

Kolin

Kusadasi

Grand Belish

Marmaris

Anemon

Fethiye

Atapak

Antalya

Barut

Cappadocia

Dinler

Safranbolu

Cinci Hani or Imren Lokum Kongi

 Accommodation is subject to availability.

 

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Testimonials 


We had a fabulous trip!  We have been talking about it non stop with friends and family since we have been home. Thank you so much for arranging everything for us. All representatives were efficient, helpful and pleasant to deal with. The highlight of the trip was our Egyptologist Joseph. He was so knowledgeable, organized, efficient and most of all fun.  We all wanted to adopt him and bring him home with us. We certainly will recommend your tour to others.
We selected the optional tour of the Super Safari - what a blast - great variety of activity and tons of fun.  We also took in the Sound and Light show at the Pyramids but were disappointed in this. We were very pleased with the optional Cairo, Alexandria and of course the Abu Simbel tours as well.  Well worth the time and money. Thanks again.


I & D. M. (Egypt)

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