TURKEY

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Detailed Itinerary Turkey

 

Day 1 - 11 Oct - Mon -Depart Home City

 

Day 2 - 12 Oct - Tues - Arrive Istanbul. Meet and Assist Transfer to Hotel

- Remainder of the day at leisure to catch up on jetleg .

Dinner and Overnight Istanbul

 

Day 3 - 13 Oct – Wed-  ( Passengers arriving from Egypt early morning )

Highlights -

am - Soak up the opulence of Topkapi Palace, residence and

Administrative centre of the Ottomon Sultans

pm - At leisure -

Evening – Dinner at Kumkapi

Overnight Istanbul

 

Day 4 - 14 Oct - Thur -  -- Full Day Sightseeing Tour of Istanbul

am - Blue Mosque , Hagia Sophia , Roman Hipodrome

pm - Enjoy Cruising the Bosphorus ( Sail between Europe and Asia )

and Shop at Spice Market ( Nuts, Herbs,Turkish Delight )

Dinner at a Gallata Restaurant

Overnight Istanbul

 

Day 5 -15 Oct - Fri - Istanbul to Canakkale

Drive and Board the ferry to cross the Strait of Dardanelles.

Dinner and Overnight Canakkale

 

Day 6 - 16 Oct- Sat Post breakfast drive to Kusadasi .Sightseeing enroute

Highlights - Visit, Troy for its famous wooden horse. Visit Pergemum on

cable car to see the magnificient Acropolis ,a former political powerhouse

  Evening Dinner and Overnight Kusadasi

 

Day 7 - 17 Oct - Sun - Sightseeing Tour of Kusadasi

Highlights Visit the House of Virgin Mary ,where she spent her last days

Visit to Ephesus, a stunning preserved ancient city followed by visit to the Temple of Artemis

Enjoy a display of latest leather fashion show

Dinner and Overnight Kusadasi

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Day 8 - 18 Oct - Mon  - Post breakfast Drive to Pamukkale

am- Sightseeing Tour of the Cotton Castles

Highlights - Old greco roman city of Hierapolis with its famous Necropolis,Agora Theatre

The Pools of Cleopatra , a gift from Marc Anthony to Cleopatra.the Egyptian Queen.

Dinner and Overnight Pamukkale

 

Day 9 - 19 Oct – Tue - - Post breakfast,drive to Konya,the old capital of Seljouk Kingdom

Highlights Visit to Monastery of Whirling derwishes and the Mausoleum

of Mevlana Celalledini Rumi

pm - Visits to Carpet , Pottery , Textile , Jewelery Shops

Dinner and Overnight Cappadocia

 

Day 10 - 20 Oct – Wed -

 

am - Option Hot Air Balloon Ride to visit the fairy chimneys

Full day Cappadocia Sightseeing Tour

Highlights - Visit of Goreme valley and all churches,Avcilar valley,Old

cavusin town and Avanos village, -Later Visit the Uchisar castle

The red canyon and Urgup Town with little valleys around Zelve

  Evening - Experience a famous Turkish Folklore Show and Drinks

Dinner and Overnight Cappadocia

 

 

Day 11 - 21 Oct - Thur - Post breakfast checkout and board flight to Istanbul

pm - Visit to 15th century Grand Bazaar with 4000 shops

       Evening - Farewell Dinner at a Restaurant in Sultan ahmet

Overnight Istanbul

 

Day 12 - 22 Oct - Fri – Depart for Airport to board your flight home

Or to Kusadasi ( if you are taking the Cruise )

 

Hotels envisaged

 

Istanbul –Doubletree by Hilton Topkapi -

 

( Oct 12 , - Pax Direct to Istanbul ) ( Oct 13,14 - Pax Direct from SSH )

 

Canakkale - Akol Hotel - ( Oct 15 )

 

Kusadasi – Charisma De luxe ( Oct 16 , 17 )

 

Pamukkale – Spa Hotel Colossae Thermal - (Oct 18 )

 

Cappadocia – Best Western Premier Cave - ( Oct 19,20 ) - ( Utopia Cave Hotel )

 

Morning - Fly Cappadocia to Istanbul ( Oct 21 )

 

Istanbul – Ramada Old City - ( Oct 21 )