6 DAY ESCORTED TOUR

ITINERARY

2018
ISTANBUL - ANKARA - CAPPADOCIA
KONYA - PAMUKKALE
EPHESUS - PERGAMON - TROY
CANAKKALE - ISTANBUL

6 DAYS/5 NIGHTS | SUNDAY DEPARTURES - APRIL TO OCTOBER

6 DAY ESCORTED TURKEY TOUR | TOUR CODE: BA06 | GROUP SIZE VARIES

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DAY 1: (SUN) ISTANBUL – ANKARA – CAPPADOCIA
Transfer to the Istanbul airport between 05:00 – 06:00 for morning flight to Ankara. Upon arrival you will be picked up from the Ankara airport. The tour starts with the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, which is located in a restored bazaar. The museum has the most unique and priceless collection of artifacts dating back to the prehistoric era. Then we will continue with the Mausoleum of Ataturk, which serves as a tribute to the founder of modern Turkey. We will then begin our drive to Cappadocia. Overnight in 4* hotel. L. D
DAY 2: (MON) CAPPADOCIA
Today we explore Cappadocia with the underground city of Kaymakli and see the natural Citadel of Uchisar. We will then visit the Goreme Valley and the Open Air Museum featuring ancient churches with colorful frescoes, which are hewn from the rock. The next stop is Pasabagi Valley (Zelve region), with its vineyards, volcanic cones and monk’s dwellings. We will then visit the famous pottery center of Avanos. Overnight in 4* hotel. B. L. D.
DAY 3: (TUE) CAPPADOCIA – KONYA – PAMUKKALE
We will depart early in the morning for Konya, visiting the 13th century Seljuk caravanserai of Sultanhan. The next stop will be Konya with the Mevlana Museum. Home of the famous “Whirling Dervishes. Arrive in Pamukkale and overnight in 4* thermal hotel. B. L. D.
DAY 4: (WED) PAMUKKALE – EPHESUS – HOUSE OF VIRGIN MARY – KUSADASI 
In the morning visit the ancient site of Hierapolis, including Theater, Apollo Temple and Necropolis, Roman baths, Basilica and then the Calcium Terraces of Pamukkale. After lunch continue to Ephesus through the Meander Valley and visit House of Virgin Mary, then Ephesus with the Odeon, Hercules Gate, Library of Celsius, Temple of Hadrian, the agora and fantastic Greco-Roman theater. Overnight in Kusadasi.  B. L. D.
DAY 5: (FRI) KUSADASI – PERGAMON AESCLEPION – TROY – CANAKKALE
Today we will visit the Asclepion of Pergamon, which was a famous center of healing in the ancient world. Galen, who originated from Pergamon and became the most famous doctor of his time, treated his patients here. Finally we drive to Troy, the legendary city of Homer, which has nine principal levels of occupation covering a period of 3000 years. Dinner and overnight in Canakkale. B. L. D.
DAY 6: (SAT) CANAKKALE – ISTANBUL
After breakfast cross the strait by ferry and drive to Istanbul along the shores of the Marmara Sea. Drop off at your hotel in Istanbul. (Accommodation in Istanbul not included) B.


PACKAGES MAY BE ADDED TO THE TOUR:
ISTANBUL ACCOMMODATION OR TOUR PACKAGE
 

INCLUDED :

  • Airport transfers as mentioned only (from/to IST - Ataturk Airport only and Ankara Esenboga Airport. – A supplement applies to arrival/departure from SAW – Sabiha Gokcen Airport) 

  • Accommodation in hotels as mentioned or similar.

  • Meals as mentioned (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

  • Museum entry fees

  • Transportation in non-smoking mini/midi/coach bus with professional English speaking guide and driver.


NOT INCLUDED: International or domestic flights, optional transfers and final/additional nights accommodation, drinks, tips to guide and driver and items of a personal nature. 


OPTIONAL: Cappadocia Balloon Tour (book with your guide)
 

FEATURED HOTELS

CAPPADOCIA: Perissia Hotel
PAMUKKALE: Tripolis Hotel
KUSADASI: Faustina or Royal Palace Hotel
CANAKKALE:  Akol Hotel

The classical 6 Day Turkey escorted tour is a fast paced moderately priced tour of western Turkey that covers the major sites of interest starting from Istanbul, you fly to Ankara and visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations where the oldest civilizations in Turkey are explained. You can see the model of a house in Catalhoyuk and amazing finds from ancient times. After visiting this capital of Turkey full of history, continue to Cappadocia which is a wonder of nature with its interesting and unusual rock formations, rock-cut houses and ancient churches and monasteries. No visit to Turkey is complete without a visit to Cappadocia. It is possible to take a balloon tour (optional) over the valleys and rock formations of Cappadocia. Continue overland to Konya, the city of Mevlana and the order of the Whirling Dervishes. We visit Pamukkale and the calcium terraces, the ancient site of Hierapolis then a special visit to the House of Virgin Mary and Ephesus continuing to the lofty acropolis of Pergamon, Troy the city of myth and back to Istanbul.

The tour is conducted by comfortable non-smoking minivan, midi-van or coach with A/C with separate professional guide and driver. The number of passengers on this tour will vary and although a midi-bus is normally used if the group becomes larger a coach is also possible. The Classic western Turkey tour is also conducted in Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. Normally English speaking tour participants are given their own guide, but a multilingual guide may also be used. Your guide is certified by the Ministry of Culture. This is a full-service escorted tour with entry fees to the sights as mentioned but you will have a different guide in Istanbul. There are no expensive hidden extras.

4 Star Hotels are used with all with private facilities, heating and A/C. Most meals are included in this tour. Breakfasts are taken in the hotel, lunches in local restaurants, dinners in hotels.

This tour departs nearly every Sunday starting 1st of April until the end of October and sometimes later. Departures around Christmas and New Year time are also possible, so please contact us for more information.

 

This tour departs nearly every Sunday starting 1st April until the end of October and sometimes later. Departures around Christmas and New Year time are also possible, so please contact us for more information.
 

PRICE PER PERSON IN DOUBLE/TRIPLE ROOM   SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
495 EUROS  +120 EUROS

  CHILD DISCOUNT: (SHARING W/2 ADULTS) 0-2 YRS FREE/ 3-6 YRS 40% DISCOUNT

  *Prices do NOT include domestic flights or final night accommodation and are not valid during holiday or special events periods

2018 DEPARTURE CALENDAR

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