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ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS TURKEY TOUR   ( 8 nights, 9 days )
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DAY 1 Arrival in Istanbul
Arrival to Istanbul International Airport and meet for transfer to hotel In the evening all participants will meet for a group dinner to get to know each other. Orientation and discussion with the guide. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 2 Istanbul Bosphorous cruise
Breakfast at hotel after which we drive Eminonu Port to board the regular city boat for a 2 hour Bosphorous Cruise. Enjoy this relaxing cruise along the shoreline while your guide explains to you the history of sights seen while onboard. We then continue on land to visit the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace and then also visit Camlica Hill for panoramic views over the city. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 3 Flight to Ankara, Ankara tour, drive to Cappadocia
Breakfast, check out and transfer to Istanbul Domestic Airport for morning flight to Ankara. On arrival meet with the tour coach and move on to visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk, founder of modern Turkey, and the museum of Anatolian Civilizations with its Hittite treasures and artifacts from the world's oldest city. En route to Cappadocia, famous for its "moon like" landscape and underground cities, tour the 13th century Seljuk Caravanserai of Agzikarahan. Overnight in Cappadocia.
DAY 4 Cappadocia tour
Breakfast then on to tour Goreme Open Air Museum with its 6th to 10th century rock chapels decorated with Christian frescoes after which we will also make visits to Kaymakli Underground City and the pottery making village of Avanos. The days touring also includes a visit to Zelve's Byzantine monastic complex and fairy chimneys. Overnight in Cappadocia.
DAY 5 Drive to Konya, Konya tour
Breakfast at hotel and some free time before we depart on the drive to Konya where we visit the Whirling Dervishes (Mevlana) Mausoleum and the Karatay Koran School, displaying colorful Turkish tiles. Overnight in Konya.
DAY 6 Drive to Pamukkale, Pamukkale tour
Breakfast and we depart to Pamukkale, literally translated as "Cotton Castle", describing the white lime cascades (travertens) formed by mineral springs. Here we will also visit the ruins of Hierapolis before check-in. At the hotel you will also have the opportunity to enjoy a thermal mineral spring bath. Overnight in Pamukkale.
DAY 7 Ephesus and Aphrodisias tour, Kusadasi
Depart on the drive to Selcuk and along the way we will make a stop to visit the amazing ruins of Aphrodisias which were dedicated to the Godess of Love, Aphrodite. On arrival to Selcuk we visit the famous site of Ephesus, one of the world's finest archaeological sites. Walk in its well preserved 2000 year old marble streets to the theatre, Library of Celsius, gymnasium, Hadrian's Arch etc. Also during the day visit the House of Virgin Mary before driving on to Izmir. Overnight in Kusadasi.
DAY 8 Flight to Istanbul, Istanbul historical tour
Breakfast then transfer to Izmir Airport for morning flight to Istanbul. On arrival we move on to visit some of the most important historical sights of Istanbul such as the Blue Mosque, St Sophia, Grand Bazaar Hippodrome/Obelisk and Topkapi Palace (Harem and Treasury rooms optional extra). In the evening, a perfect way to end your time in Turkey, we proceed on to a special venue to enjoy our last meal accompanied by a show of traditional folklore dances and music. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 9 Departure from Istanbul
Breakfast at hotel, check out and as per your international flight departure time, transfer on to Istanbul Airport.
 
Departure dates
APRIL: 08th & 22nd MAY: 06th & 20th JUNE: 03rd & 17th
JULY: 01st, 15th, 29th SEPT: 09th & 23rd OCT: 07th & 21st
* Above noted departure dates are ARRIVAL DATE TO ISTANBUL.
* Group size is maximum 10 adults for each departure.
 
Prices for 2014 - 2015
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INCLUDED SERVICES
• 8 nights accommodation in 4 star hotels on bed,
   breakfast and dinner basis including tips to hotel staff for
   porterage
• Domestic flights, economy class for Istanbul/Ankara and
   Izmir/Istanbul
• Required transfers between airports and hotels on arrivals and
   departures
• Main entrance fees to sights visited
• 7 days touring starting from group dinner on evening of day 1
   ending on evening of day 8 after dinner and show and
   includes the following:
  * Professional, experienced English speaking guides
  * Transport in A/C Mercedes Sprinter or VW Caravelle Minibus
 
Cappadocia - Turkey
Cappadocia
Konya - Turkey
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Pamukkale - Turkey
Pamukkale
Ancient civilization Ephesus - Turkey
Ephesus
 
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