8D/7N Turkey Experience - Depart every Saturday
What you get
- Stay: 4*/ 5* Hotel (7nts)
- Meals: 7 Breakfast, 6 Lunches & 6 Dinners
- Transport: Return airport transfers on seat-in-coach
TURKEY AS A TOUR AND HOLIDAY VACATION
In part owing to their Islamic heritage, in part to their origins as nomadic herdsmen on the steppes of Central Asia, the Turks are an incredibly hospitable, open and friendly people.
But the thrill of holidaying in a different culture amongst some of the world’s friendliest people is not sufficient to explain why Turkey attracts some 35 million visitors a year. With over 1,700 miles of Aegean and almost 1,000 miles of Mediterranean coastline, Turkey is a major draw for visitors looking for a beach-based holiday.
Another major joy of exploring Turkey is its ancient sites – the Aegean and Mediterranean littoral is liberally strewn with superb Graeco-Roman ruins, from well-know places like Troy and Ephesus to little-visited wonders such as Arykanda and Sagalassos. Most sites are easy enough to visit either on an organised tour or by hire car.
Istanbul is a fascinating city, uniquely located in both Asia and Europe. These two influences collide in a colourful history, once the centre of Christianity, now a modern Islamic city. Explore the Grand Covered Bazaar, one of the largest and most famous in the world, and haggle at the Egyptian spice bazaar. Sail along the Bosphorus and visit the grand sights of Istanbul: the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque.
So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and head to Turkey for your next holiday vacation!
(Saturday) Istanbul Arrival Day (-,-,-)
Upon arrival in Istanbul Ataturk International Airport customer will welcome with Tempel Travel signage. Our English speaking assistant will transfer you to your hotel for check in process. Ps: Check in time in Turkey in between 1200hrs/1400hrs. Free and easy day for leisure
(Sunday) Istanbul – Kayseri – Cappadocia (B,-,D)
After breakfast with our English speaking tour director we will commence with sightseeing in Istanbul, covering the following: Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Mosque), a 16th century’s religious center and the only mosque in Istanbul with 6 minarets. Hippodrome square where horse carriage and gladiator fights took place during the Byzantian Empire. It is decorated today with an Egyptian Column, Serpentane Column and Ibrahim Pasa Palace (view only). Next, Topkapi Palace – a museum palace with a wide collection of Porcelains, Treasuries, religious collect peace. It is the first Great Imperial Palace of Ottoman Dynasty. Visit St. Sophia (Hagia Sophia), at one time a cathedral and a mosque, a now a magnificent museum. Transfer to the airport and take a domestic flight to Cappadocia by flight. Overnight in Cappadocia
(Monday) Cappadocia (B,L,D)
Optional balloon tour. Meet at the hotel lobby in the morning and visit to Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy-chimneys. Drive to Pasabagi (Monk's Valley) to see the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles. Drive to Avanos which is known for the pottery, a craft dating back to the Hittite period. The red clay which is worked by local craftsmen comes from the residue in the Kizilirmak River, the longest river of Turkey. In the afternoon, visit Goreme Open Air Museum (Dark Church is excluded; entrance requires additional admission fee) to visit the churches where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years. Various panoramic viewpoints of castles and fairy chimneys such as Esentepe for Goreme valley, Uchisar and its castle, Pigeon Valley. Then to Kaymakli (or Ozkonak) Underground City, the place where early Christians hid from persecutors. Returning to the hotel for overnight.
(Thuesday) Cappadocia – Konya – Pamukkale (B,L,D)
Today’s ride will be fairly long and tiring due to the long distance between Cappadocia and Pamukkale and lack of convenient lodging location. On the way visit to the 13th century Seljukian masterpiece Sultanhan Caravanserai and arrival in Konya. Visit to the Mausoleum of Mevlana, the world-wide famous mystic figure. Then continue on to Pamukkale and overnight
(Wednesday) Pamukkale – Kusadasi (B,L,D)
Tour the ruins of Hierapolis including the magnificently preserved cemetery "Necropolis", the Main Street and Gates, the Thermal Baths, the Roman Theatre. In the afternoon tour Aphrodisias, the city of Aphrodite; visit the Museum, the Temple of Aphrodite, the Theatre, the Stadium, the Agora, the Hadrian Baths, the Odeon, and the Bishop's Palace. Proceed to the hotel in Kusadasi for overnight
(Thursday) Pamukkale – Kusadasi (B,L,D)
Morning tour to Ephesus area with Ephesus Antique City, impressive structures we will see include the Library of Celsus, Temple of Hadrian, Theatre and Odeon. (Hillside Houses are excluded; entrance requires additional admission fee), one of the most popular ancient sites of Turkey with many acres of carefully excavated ruins. After visiting Virgin Mary’s House and Church of St. John time for shopping. Overnight in Kusadasi
(Friday) Kusadasi – Canakkale (B,L,D)
Early departure for Bergama and visit to the Asclepion with the well preserved remains. In the afternoon, continue on to Troy, the place where the legendary Trojan War took place as described in the historical work of Homer of Smyrna. After visiting the site with nine inhabitation levels covering a period of 3000 years, drive to Canakkale for overnight
(Saturday) Canakkale – Istanbul – Departure (B,L,-)
After breakfast sail to the other side of Dardanelles by a ferryboat and drive to Istanbul with visit to Gallipoli, historically famous for being the site of many battles - particularly involving the Allied Forces including Australians and New Zealanders during World War I. Arrive in Istanbul late afternoon and transfer to the airport and end of service…
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|8D/7N TURKEY EXPERIENCE (MINIMUM 2 TO GO)
DEPART EVERY SATURDAY ONLY
Child No Bed
Below 2 year old
Children above 7year old have to apply Child with bed rate
Tour Code#TURKEY COUNTRYSIDE TOURS 8DAYS 7NIGHTS “with 1 domestic flight”
- Return airport / hotel transfer (SIC Basic)
- 7 nights accommodation
- Meal as per itinerary
- Sightseeing as specified in itinerary
- Professional English speaking guide.
- Tipping for guide and driver –RM 150/per pax
- Return air ticket to Istanbul
- Visa if required
- Domestic flight from Istanbul to Cappadocia –RM 430/per way
- Istanbul Hamidiye Hotel 4*
- Old Town location
- Cappadocia Dinler Urgup Hotel 5*
- Pamukkale Pam Thermal Hotel 5*
- Kusadasi Carina Hotel s*
- Canakkale Parion Hotel 5*
Peak season and public holiday surcharge may apply for certain dates.
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