T4 - Glories of Turkey

Description


 

14 Days/13 Nights – Istanbul, Canakkale, Kusadasi, Marmaris, Fethiye, Antalya, Cappadocia, & Safranbolu.


Special tour - includes Turtle Island

 

Tour includes:
•    13 Nights accommodation in Turkey: Istanbul (3), Canakkale (1), Kusadasi (2), Marmaris (1), Fethiye (2), Antalya (1), Cappadocia (2), & Safranbolu (1).
•    All sightseeing and tour excursions as per itinerary, including entrance fees.
•    Service of a Licensed English-speaking guide.
•    All transfers in an air conditioned vehicle.
•    Meals 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 Saturday – Istanbul
Upon arrival at Istanbul airport, you will be met by our representative, assisted through formalities and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2 Sunday – Istanbul

Visit the famed Hagia Sophia, an architectural wonder of the 6th century. Continue to the Blue Mosque, the imperial mosque famous for its six minarets and interior tiles. Visit the Topkapi Palace, residence of Ottoman Sultans, now a museum. Continue to the old Egyptian Spice Bazaar, dating back to the 17th century and still used by locals today. (B)

Day 3 Monday – Gallipoli / Dardanelles / Canakkale
In the morning, depart towards Gallipoli. Visit Anzac Cove Lone pine cemetery, and Chunuk Bair. Embark on a ferry for a relaxing ride crossing the Dardanelles and continue your journey with a drive towards Canakkale where you will overnight.  (BD)

Day 4 Tuesday – Troy / Pergamum / Kusadasi
After breakfast, visit the fabled city of Troy, famed in Homeric legend – site of the famed Trojan horse. Continue your drive to Pergamum and visit the famed Acropolis. Continue to Kusadasi and overnight at your hotel. (BD)

Day 5 Wednesday – Ephesus / St. Mary's House / Kusadasi

In the morning, drive to Ancient City of Ephesus, where you will see the marble streets, Antique Theater, Arcadian Way, a Roman Bath, Celcus Library, and the Basilica of St. Joseph. Continue to visit the quaint village of Sirince where you may have an opportunity for wine tasting. Overnight at your hotel. (BD)

Day 6 Thursday – Kusadasi / Pamukkale / Marmaris
After breakfast you will visit the unique cotton Fortress, the white calcium cascade and drive to Hierapolis to visit the Roman and Christian remains and the first modern spa centers of the ancient world. Continue to Marmaris and overnight at your hotel. (BD)

Day 7 Friday – Marmaris / Fethiye
After breakfast, embark on a yacht to visit Turkish islands. Have an opportunity to enjoy a mud bath on Turtle Beach. Relax along the coast. Continue to Fethiye and overnight at your hotel. (BD)

Day 8 Saturday – Fethiye

After breakfast, visit the ghost town of Kayakoy. Explore the dwellings of the Greeks who once inhabited the town. Overnight at your hotel. (B)

Day 9 Sunday – Fethiye / Antalya

In the morning, drive towards Antalya. En route, stop at the Saklikent Canyon and Duden Falls, a lovely display of majestic waterfalls. Overnight at your hotel. (BD)

Day 10 Monday – Konya / Cappadocia

Drive towards Konya. On the way, visit the famous theater in Aspendos. Continue to the Mausoleum of Mevlana, master of the whirling dervishes known for their hypnotic movements. Continue your drive to Cappadocia via the Salt Lake. En route, stop at an ancient inn dating back to the 13th century. Overnight at your hotel. (BD)

Day 11 Tuesday – Cappadocia

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

Day 12 Wednesday – Cappadocia / Ankara / Safranbolu
In the morning, drive to Ankara, the city known for its political and commercial significance. Tour the Ataturk Mausoleum, an architectural wonder of the 1940’s and where the founder of the Turkish Republic lies. Continue to Safranbolu, a UNESCO World Heritage site for overnight. (BD)

Day 13 Thursday – Istanbul
After breakfast, enjoy touring the town of Safranbolu. In the afternoon, drive to Istanbul. Upon arrival in Istanbul, visit the famed Grand Bazaar housing over 4,000 shops. Finish up any last minute souvenir shopping. Overnight at your hotel. (B)

Day 14 Friday – En Route
Transfer to Istanbul airport for your departure. (B)





Meal Codes

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

 

 

Prices


Prices and Dates

 

2013/14 - Land Only
CAD
28 Feb - 31 Mar
1549.00
Single Supplement
899.00

 

For international airfare, please contact us at (416)751-7190 or fill out the booking request form.

 

Accommodation

 

City
Hotel
 Istanbul  Sheraton Hotel or similar
Canakkale
Kolin Hotel or similar
Kusadasi
Grand Belish Hotel or similar
Marmaris
Anemon Hotel or similar
Fethiye
  Atapak Hotel or similar
Antalya
Dedeman Hotel or similar
Cappadocia
Dinler Hotel or similar
Safranboulu
Asmazlar Konagi or similar
 Istanbul (2nd stay)
 Ramada Hotel or similar

 

 

 

 

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