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TREASURES OF TURKEY WITH ITALY
ITINERARY
Day 1​DEPARTURE MANILA
Depart Manila; enjoy the meals and entertainment on board. Arrive Istanbul, meet and transfer to hotel for overnight.
Day 2FULL DAY ISTANBUL: (BL/D)
Breaksfast at the hotel and proceed to “Old City” for full day tour including the Blue Mosque, famous for its blue tiles and unique with its six minarets built in the name of Sultan Ahmet I. Next we will have a look at the Hippodrome of Constantinople where horse and chariot races used to take place. Then visit the Haghia Sophia museum which is one of the greatest religious and architectural marvels of all times. Finally the famous Topkapi Palace museum will be visited which was built as the home of the Ottoman sultans. The world famous Treasury will be visited. Last stop will be Grand Bazaar. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 3
ISTANBUL, CANAKKALE: (B/L/D)

Visit Topkapi Palace, the home of the Sultans for many years, where you will find the biggest diamond in the world! Enjoy some shopping opportunities at Grand Bazaar. Cross the Dardanelles by ferry. Dinner and overnight in Canakkale.
Day 4
CANAKKALE, KUSADASI: (B/L/D)

Depart for Troya in the morning. Visit the ancient site and continue for Pergamon. Visit the Acropol and the ancient hospital Asclepieon. Lunch in Bergama. Drive to Kusadasi for dinner and overnight.
Day 5
KUSADASI, MERYEM ANA, EPHESUS, SIRINCE, KUSADASI: (B/L/D)

Visit Virgin Mary’s House in Meryem Ana. Collect some holy water from the Sacred Spring. Then continue to the ancient city of Ephesus, one of the biggest and richest excavation areas of the world, to visit agoras, library, Odeon, bath houses and theatre. Next stop will be the basilica of St. John “the Evangelist” who came here with the Virgin Mary and wrote his Gospel in Ephesus. Don’t miss a visit to the pretty old Orthodox village called Sirince, located on top of a mountain. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 6
KUSADASI, PAMUKKALE, ISPARTA: (B/L/D)
Leave for Pamukkale via Laodicea”. Because you are lukewarm neither hot nor cold, I will spill you out of my mouth” (Revelations 3:15-17) In pamukkale, visit the ancient Hierapolis with the famous necropol and the famous Cotton Castles of Pamukkale. Dinner and overnight in Isparta.
Day 7
ISPARTA, KONYA, CAPPADOCIA: (B/L/D)

Leave for Psidian Antioch where St. Paul addressed the congregation in the synagogue on the Sabbath with his first recorded sermon. Drive to Konya (ancient Iconium), capital of the Selcuk Empire. Visit the Museum of Mevlana, founder of the sect of Whirling Dervishes and Karatay. Leave for Cappadocia. Enroute pass by Seljuk Caravansarai Sultanhani. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 8
CAPPADOCIA: (B/L/D)
Visit the rock carved Catholic churches. Be amazed by the Pigeon Valley, the natural Citadel of Uchisar, the Monastic Valley of Zelve, the valley of Fairy Chimneys and the caves of the ancient village of Avanos. Visit the great Goreme Open Air Museum with its glorious landscape created ages ago by volcanic eruptions and erosions. On to Kaymakh, the underground city carved from soft volcanic rock by early Christians. Drop by a a traditional carpet factory and see how much labor goes into the making of beautiful Turkish carpets. Explore the pottery and jewelry factories as time permits. Dinner and stay at hotel in Cappadocia.
Day 9
CAPPADOCIA, ISTANBUL, ROME: (B/D)

After breakfast, take the domestic flight from Kayseri to Istanbul then connecting flight to Rome, Italy. Arrival Rome, transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 10
ROME: (B/D)

Attend the Papal Audience. Enjoy a half-day guided tour to the major basilicas: St. John in the Lateran, Scala Santa, Saint Mary Majors, St Paul Outside the Walls, St. Peter Basilica in the Vatican (Pray for
miracles before the tomb of our beloved Blessed Pope John Paul II). Don’t forget to throw three coins in the Trevi Fountain so that you can come back to the Eternal City of Rome! Dinner at local restaurant and stay at hotel in Rome.
Day 11
ROME, LANCIANO, SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO: (B/D)

En-route to San Giovanni Rotondo. Visit Lanciano, site of the first Eucharistic Miracle. Pass by Mont Sant Angelo where you find the grotto which houses the Sanctuary of Saint Michael the Archangel where he appeared in the 5th century. Dinner and overnight in San Giovanni Rotondo.
Day 12
SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO, ROME: (B/D)

Visit the Shrine of St. Padre Pio at the Convent of Santa Maria della Grazie in San Giovanni Rotondo. See his cell, museum and former tomb in the original church, and his new crypt in the underground church. Return to Rome for dinner and stay at hotel.
Day 13
ROME, ASSISI, ROME: (B/D)

Enjoy a half-day guided tour to mystical Assisi: St. Mary of the Angels with its Porciuncula and Rose Garden, Basilica of St. Francis and Basilica of St. Claire. Dinner and stay at hotel in Rome.
Day 14
DEPARTURE ROME: (B)

After breakfast, spend time at St. Peter’s Square on your own before departure transfer to airport for flight back to Manila.
Day 15
ARRIVAL MANILA
​INCLUSIONS
  • Roundtrip Economy Int'l
  • Airfare Domestic Economy ticket in Turkey
  • One way economy ticket Athens/Rome Roudntrip
  • Airport transfer
  • 3 & 4 star Hotel accommodation
  • Meal as per itinerary (B-breakfast, L-Lunch& D-dinner)
  • Modern A/C bus for sightseeing
  • English speaking guide during sightseeing
  • Applicable entrance fees
  • Filipino Tour Coordinator from Manila
  • Travel Kit
EXCLUSIONS
  • Airline & Airport Taxes (PH & Terminal Fee) (Approx -$190/pp)
  • Tips to guide and Driver (USD 140.00 per person)
  • Porter fee at airport and hotel
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Beverages during meals and sightseeing
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel Insurance
VISA REQUIREMENTS
  • TURKEY VISA – PHP 4,000 (Single Entry)
  • ITALY VISA – PHP 6,500 (Multiple Entry)
​BOOKING CONDITIONS
  • Non Refundable / Non Transferable deposit of USD 700.00 pp upon booking
  • Full Cancellation will be applied to any cancellation made 4 weeks before departure.
  • If the group fall below 20 your travel
  • Agent has the right to cancel or reschedule the tour, otherwise a supplement may apply.
  • Minimum 20 pax to run this tour
  • There is no refund for unused services
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