T1 - Timeless Turkey

Description


 

10 Days/9 Nights – Istanbul, Ankara, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Kusadasi & Canakkale.

Category: timeless series


Tour includes:
•  9 Nights accommodation in Turkey: Istanbul (3), Cappadocia (2), Pamukkale (1), Izmir (2) & Canakkale (1).
•  Service of a licensed English-speaking guide.
•  Sightseeing and excursions as detailed in the itinerary, including entrance fees.
•  Meals as per itinerary
•  All transfers as per itinerary.


*For international flights from Canada, please contact your Sun Ray Travel agent for a quotation.

 

 

Itinerary


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Day 1 Friday – Istanbul
Upon arrival at the Istanbul airport, you will be met by our representative, assisted through formalities and transferred to the hotel.

Day 2 Saturday – Istanbul

Visit the Hippodrome, the Hagia Sophia Church, an architectural wonder of the 6th century and the Blue Mosque, the imperial mosque famous for its six minarets and interior tiles. Continue to Topkapi Palace, residence of Ottoman Sultans, now a museum. A stop is made at one of the oldest markets in the world which contains over 4000 shops, the Grand Bazaar. Overnight at your hotel. (B)

Day 3 Sunday – Istanbul / Ankara / Cappadocia

Depart for Ankara and visit the Ataurk Museum. Continue to Cappadocia. Overnight in Cappadocia at your hotel (cave-style hotel can be requested on supplement). (BD)

Day 4 Monday – Cappadocia

Enjoy a full day of sightseeing with visits to the Devrant Valley, Pasabag Valley and Avanos. Continue to the Goreme Open Air Museum to see 10th Century churches cut out of soft rock. Visit the unique underground City of Kaymkli, built in the 7th Century by Christians fleeing persecution. Overnight at your hotel. (BL)

Day 5 Tuesday – Cappadocia / Konya / Pamukkale

After breakfast, drive towards Konya. En route, visit the elegantly designed rest-stop for travelers, the Sultan Han Caravanserai, built by Sultan Alaettin Keykubad in 1229. Continue to the Mausoleum of Mevlana, master of the whirling dervishes known for their hypnotic movements. Drive to Pamukkale for overnight. (BD)

Day 6 Wednesday – Pamukkale / Izmir
Visit the ancient Hierapolis with the magnificent Necropolis graveyard and famous white lime cascade. Continue to Selcuk to visit the Temple of Artemis. Continue to Izmir and overnight at your hotel. (BD)

Day 7 Thursday – Pamukkale / Ephesus

In the morning, drive to Ancient City of Ephesus, where you will see the marble streets, Antique Theater, Arcadian Way, a Roman Bath and the Celcus Library. Enjoy a drive through Sirince Village. The village offers a Turk-Greek experience while visiting restored Orthodox churches and local shops featuring handcrafts (including olive oil). Visit cafes nestled in this quaint village and purchase incredible homemade wines – truly an experience which can’t be missed by wine enthusiasts. Overnight at your hotel. (BLD)

Day 8 Friday – Izmir / Pergamum / Canakkale
Depart for Bergama to visit Asklepion, the famous ancient medical center. Continue to Troy where the legendry Trojan war took place. Continue to Canakkale for your overnight. (BD)

Day 9 Saturday – Canakkale / Istanbul
Cross the Dardanelles on a ferry and continue to Galipoli to visit the Aznec Coves, and Chunuk Bair battle site. Continue to Istanbul and overnight. (B)

Day 10 Sunday – Istanbul
Transfer to the airport for your return flight.

 




Meal Codes:

(B) - Breakfast        (L) – Lunch        (D) – Dinner

 

Prices


 
Prices and Dates 

 

2015/16 - Land Only
Rate (CAD)
  01 Nov 2015 - 31 Mar 2016
1498.00
 01 Apr 2016 - 31 Sep 2016 1598.00
Single Supplement
579.00

 

All rates are in Canadian Dollars. For international airfare, please contact our knowledgable agents at (416)751-7190 or fill out a booking request form.

 

Accommodation

 

City
Hotels
Istanbul
Titanic City (Taksim) or similar
Cappadocia
Burcu Kaya Hotel or similar
 Pamukkale
Lycus River Hotel or similar
Izmir
Kaya Thermal Hotel or similar
 Canakkale  Kolin Hotel or similar
 Istanbul  Titanic Business Hotel or similar

 

 

 

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