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Wonders of Turkey

September 20 - September 29, 201810 Days
Rates:
$1,598.00/pax
Minimum of 20 Passengers
  • Suggested Itinerary

    DAY 01
    DEPARTURE MANILA
    Evening departure from NAIA via Turkish Airline.
    DAY 02
    ARRIVAL ISTANBUL (L,D)
    Arrival at Istanbul Ataturk Airport, Upon arrival we will 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 St. 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 Imperial Chinese Porcelain sections will be visited. Check-in the hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
    DAY 03
    ISTANBUL / CANAKKALE (B,L,D)
    After breakfast, we will began our scenic drive down to Gallipoli, historically famous for being the site of many battles during WW1. We will cross the second strategic waterway, the Dardanelles and land Asia and proceed to Troy, the legendary town in the “Iliad" of Homers and visit the ruins We will check-in our hotel in Canakkale for dinner and overnight.
    DAY 04
    CANAKKALE / IZMIR / KUSADASI (B,L,D)
    Depart for Kusadasi, en route we will have lunch in Bergama before visiting Pergamon to see the Acropolis, the Temples of Trajan, Dionysos, Zeus and Athena and the theater overlooking to the plain of Bergama with a picture break for one of the Seven Churches of Revelation in downtown Bergama. Then drive to Kusadası for dinner and overnight
    DAY 05
    KUSADASI / EPHESUS / PAMUKKALE (B,L,D)
    Following breakfast, drive to Selcuk to visit the House of Virgin Mary on top of Mt Coressos. A mass in the house of Mary Mother can be arranged upon request from the group. Then your memorable visit to Ephesus will begin as well as viewing one of the Seven Churches of Revelation, the Temple of Artemis (One of the Seven Wonders of Antiquity). Continue on to Pamukkale (Cotton Castle). You will tour the Antique City of Hierapolis where Calcareous hot springs descending over cliffs have created fascinating travertines in the form of white terrace and basins.
    DAY 06
    PAMUKKALE / KONYA / CAPPADOCIA (B,L,D)
    Following an early breakfast we will drive through an interesting landscape where peasants make their living, to have lunch en route before arriving in Konya. Konya was the center of the Selcuk Empire as well as the city of Mevlana and his Whirling Dervishes. After visiting the Mevlana Museum we will continue to Cappadocia viewing the Sultanhani Caravanserai en route. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.
    DAY 07
    CAPPADOCIA (B,L,D)
    Today we visit the incredible Underground City of Kaymakli where early Christians lived secretly in order to survive and keep their faith. Picture stops will be given at the Valley of the Birds and at the foot of the Uchisar Castle. Afterwards Then proceed to the Goreme Valley to visit the rock carved churches hollowed out of volcanic ash. Lunch will be at Avanos Village followed by the famous local pottery and carpet shows allowing ample time for shopping in the afternoon. Also time will be allocated for the local souvenir shopping before returning to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
    DAY 08
    CAPPADOCIA / ANKARA (B,L,D)
    Drive to the capital of Turkey, Ankara this morning. After lunch, visit the Ataturk Mausoleum - symbol of the new Ankara. The mausoleum is a notable example of modern Turkish architecture. The complex comprises a Path of Honor flanked by reclining Hittite lions, a Court of Honor, the Atatürk Mausoleum itself and a museum. Dinner and overnight in Ankara.
    DAY 09
    ANKARA / ISTANBUL DEPARTURE (B,L)
    After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive to Istanbul then browse around the exciting Grand Bazaar, a maze of over 4000 tiny shops selling gold, jewelry, leather and fine carpets. Afternoon, transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport for flight back to home.
    DAY 10
    ARRIVAL MANILA
    Home Sweet Home!
  • Terms & Conditions

    • Non Refundable / Non Transferable deposit of USD 500 pp upon booking
    • Full Cancellation will be applied to any cancellation made 3 weeks before
    • If the group fall below 20 your travel Agent has the right to cancel or reschedule the tour, otherwise a supplement may apply.

    Exclusions:

    • Airline taxes – Approx USD140 (Subject to change)
    • Tips for the guide and driver – USD 80 per person
    • Turkey Visa – Php 4,500.00
    • Any kind of Travel Insurance
    • Hotel In & Out porterage & airport
    • Personal expenses including beverages during meals
    • Other services not mentioned
  • Package Inclusion

    • Round trip International Airfare via Turkish Airlines on Economy
    • 7 nights hotel accommodations based on standard local 4* hotel
    • MEALS as per itinerary (B-Buffer Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
    • Transportation on Air-conditioned Coach
    • English speaking guide during sightseeing
    • Applicable entrance fees
    • Accompanied by a tour coordinator from the Philippines
  • Suggested Itinerary

    DAY 01
    DEPARTURE MANILA
    Evening departure from NAIA via Turkish Airline.
    DAY 02
    ARRIVAL ISTANBUL (L,D)
    Arrival at Istanbul Ataturk Airport, Upon arrival we will 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 St. 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 Imperial Chinese Porcelain sections will be visited. Check-in the hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
    DAY 03
    ISTANBUL / CANAKKALE (B,L,D)
    After breakfast, we will began our scenic drive down to Gallipoli, historically famous for being the site of many battles during WW1. We will cross the second strategic waterway, the Dardanelles and land Asia and proceed to Troy, the legendary town in the “Iliad" of Homers and visit the ruins We will check-in our hotel in Canakkale for dinner and overnight.
    DAY 04
    CANAKKALE / IZMIR / KUSADASI (B,L,D)
    Depart for Kusadasi, en route we will have lunch in Bergama before visiting Pergamon to see the Acropolis, the Temples of Trajan, Dionysos, Zeus and Athena and the theater overlooking to the plain of Bergama with a picture break for one of the Seven Churches of Revelation in downtown Bergama. Then drive to Kusadası for dinner and overnight
    DAY 05
    KUSADASI / EPHESUS / PAMUKKALE (B,L,D)
    Following breakfast, drive to Selcuk to visit the House of Virgin Mary on top of Mt Coressos. A mass in the house of Mary Mother can be arranged upon request from the group. Then your memorable visit to Ephesus will begin as well as viewing one of the Seven Churches of Revelation, the Temple of Artemis (One of the Seven Wonders of Antiquity). Continue on to Pamukkale (Cotton Castle). You will tour the Antique City of Hierapolis where Calcareous hot springs descending over cliffs have created fascinating travertines in the form of white terrace and basins.
    DAY 06
    PAMUKKALE / KONYA / CAPPADOCIA (B,L,D)
    Following an early breakfast we will drive through an interesting landscape where peasants make their living, to have lunch en route before arriving in Konya. Konya was the center of the Selcuk Empire as well as the city of Mevlana and his Whirling Dervishes. After visiting the Mevlana Museum we will continue to Cappadocia viewing the Sultanhani Caravanserai en route. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.
    DAY 07
    CAPPADOCIA (B,L,D)
    Today we visit the incredible Underground City of Kaymakli where early Christians lived secretly in order to survive and keep their faith. Picture stops will be given at the Valley of the Birds and at the foot of the Uchisar Castle. Afterwards Then proceed to the Goreme Valley to visit the rock carved churches hollowed out of volcanic ash. Lunch will be at Avanos Village followed by the famous local pottery and carpet shows allowing ample time for shopping in the afternoon. Also time will be allocated for the local souvenir shopping before returning to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
    DAY 08
    CAPPADOCIA / ANKARA (B,L,D)
    Drive to the capital of Turkey, Ankara this morning. After lunch, visit the Ataturk Mausoleum - symbol of the new Ankara. The mausoleum is a notable example of modern Turkish architecture. The complex comprises a Path of Honor flanked by reclining Hittite lions, a Court of Honor, the Atatürk Mausoleum itself and a museum. Dinner and overnight in Ankara.
    DAY 09
    ANKARA / ISTANBUL DEPARTURE (B,L)
    After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive to Istanbul then browse around the exciting Grand Bazaar, a maze of over 4000 tiny shops selling gold, jewelry, leather and fine carpets. Afternoon, transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport for flight back to home.
    DAY 10
    ARRIVAL MANILA
    Home Sweet Home!

Wonders of Turkey