T2 - Turkish Express

Description


 

9 Days/8 Nights – Istanbul, Ankara, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, & Izmir.

 

Tour includes:


•    9 Nights accommodation in Turkey: Istanbul (2), Ankara (1), Cappadocia (2), Pamukkale (1), & Izmir (2).
•    Service of a licensed English-speaking guide.
•    Sightseeing and excursions as detailed in the itinerary, including entrance fees.
•    Meals as per itinerary: 8 breakfasts and 6 dinners.
•    All transfers as per itinerary.


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

 

Itinerary


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

Day 2 Sunday – 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. Overnight at your hotel. (B)

Day 3 Monday – Istanbul / Ankara

In the morning, a stop is made at one of the oldest markets in the world which contains over 4000 shops, the Grand Bazaar. Drive to Ankara, the city known for its political and commercial significance. Overnight at your hotel. (BD)

Day 4 Tuesday – Ankara / Cappadocia
After breakfast, tour the Ataturk Mausoleum, an architectural wonder of the 1940’s and where the founder of the Turkish Republic lies. Also visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations housing many artifacts dating as far back as the prehistoric age. Drive to Cappadocia for overnight. (BD)

Day 5 Wednesday – 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. (BD)

Day 6 Thursday – Cappadocia / 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 7 Friday – Pamukkale / Izmir

After breakfast, you will visit the unique cotton Fortress, the white calcium cascade with its therapeutic thermal pools. Drive to Hierapolis to visit the Roman and Christian remains and the first modern spa centers of the ancient world. Continue to Izmir and overnight at your hotel. (BD)

Day 8 Saturday – Izmir / 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. You will also visit the Shrine of the Virgin Mary where she spent her final years. Overnight at your hotel. (BD)

Day 9 Sunday – Izmir
After breakfast, you may like add on a transfer to the port, airport or your hotel. (B)




Meal Codes:
(B) - Breakfast        (L) – Lunch        (D) – Dinner

 

 

Prices


 
Prices and Dates 
 
2013 - Land Only
Price Per Person
28 Feb - 31 Nov
949.00
Single Supplement
549.00


   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.

 

  Accomodation

City
Hotel
Istanbul
Crowne Plaza (Old City) or similar
Ankara
Hilton Hotel or similar
Cappadocia
Double Tree by Hilton Hotel or similar
Pamukkale
Colossae Hotel or similar
Izmir
Hilton Hotel or similar

 

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