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Classics of Turkey

11 Days - 10 Nights

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Day 1 Sun: Istanbul | Upon arrival you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel. Welcome briefing. 

Day 2 Mon: Istanbul | Enjoy a full day tour including a visit to Topkapi Palace Museum, residence of the Otto- man Sultans between 1453–1852 (excluding Harem). Visit the Hippodrome, which was once the center of life where chariot racing and other public events took place. Tour the Blue Mosque built between 1609 and 1616, famous for its blue ceramic tiles. Your last stop St. Sophia, a church built in the 6th century Byzantine cap- ital, converted to a mosque by the Ottomans, still inhibited as a mosque in the present day and one of the world’s greatest architectural wonders. Join an optional dinner with belly dancing entertainment. B 

Day 3 Tue: Istanbul – Ankara | This morning depart on an optional Bosphorus cruise and enjoy the strait that separates Asia and Europe. Its shores are lined with fine neighborhoods, Ottoman palaces, fortresses, old wooden villas, hotels, parks and gardens, restaurants and cafés. The tour will be ended in Asian side and drive to the capital city Ankara for overnight. B D 

Day 4 Wed: Ankara – Cappadocia | Visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, a historic caravanserai holding artifacts from up to 7500 years old including the most extensive and valuable collection of Hittite artifacts in the world. Visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk, the father of modern Turkey. Drive to Cappadocia, touring a 13th century caravanserai en route. Pay a visit to the under- ground city of Saratli, one of the many underground settlements built for protection and religious reasons. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant and join an optional Whirling Dervishes performance. Overnight in Cappa- docia. B D 

Day 5 Thu: Cappadocia | Consider an optional early morning hot air balloon tour and experience floating through volcanic valleys, fairy chimneys and caves at sunrise. After breakfast visit Goreme, a historical region of Turkey, located among the rock formations, which was first settled back in the Roman period. Many rock churches can still be seen today, as Christianity was then the prevailing religion in that region. Contin- ue to the town of Avanos renowned for its high quality earthenware. Also visit Pasabagi, Red Valley and attend a brief regional pottery workshop in a cave. B D 

Day 6 Fri: Cappadocia – Pamukkale | Drive to Pamukkale. Dinner and overnight in Pamukkale. B D 

Day 7 Sat: Pamukkale – Izmir | Visit the unique cotton fortress of Pamukkale, with its white lime cascades formed by mineral springs, and the ruins of the Roman health spa of Hierapolis. Proceed to Kusadasi for dinner and overnight. B D 

Day 8 Sun: Kusadasi Ephesus & St. Mary’s House – Izmir | Tour the famous ruins of Ephesus, an important cultural center of the ancient world, and explore 2,000 year-old marble streets, a theater, the Library of Celsius, a gymnasium and Hadrian’s Temple. Take a short drive to see St. Mary’s stone cottage where it is believed Virgin Mary spent her last years accompa- nied by St. John. Continue to a regional rug produc- tion center to have a firsthand experience of this unique art form. Join an optional afternoon tour of Sirince. B D 

Day 9 Mon: Pergamum – Troy – Canakkale | Visit the ancient Medical Center Asclepion in Pergamum and then continue to Troy with its famous wooden horse, best known for being the setting of the Trojan War and many cities built on top of each other. Continue to Canakkale for overnight. B D 

Day 10 Tue: Dardanelles - Istanbul | In the morning depart for Gallipoli, the site of many battles WW1. Visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk, and then drive to Istanbul Visit to Grand Bazaar. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner. Overnight in Istanbul. B D 

Day 11 Wed: Istanbul – Return | Transfer to the airport for your return flight home. B 

Included Highlights
- Topkapi Palace
- Grand Bazaar, world’s largest and oldest covered market
- Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in Ankara
- Saratli, a hidden underground city
- Open Air Museum of Goreme, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Hiking through the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia
- Pamukkale the Cotton Castle
- Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary
- Ancient city of Troy
- Anzac Cove at Gallipoli
- Special dinners at restaurants  

 Price Includes

-   First Class hotels with private facilities

- Meals are indicated on itineraries by B breakfast, L lunch, D dinner

-   Licensed guides throughout Turkey

-   Private air-conditioned transportation

-   Luggage handling

-   Local taxes and service charges

- Arrival/departure transfers: only on arrival and departure days (arrivals and departure from/to Istanbul Airport). Pre or post stay transfers are not included


   Price Excludes

-   Personal expenses

-   Customary tips

-   Drinks

Early Bird Specials for 2024
Book and pay by Dec 31, 2023, and receive a US$ 200 per person Discount on First Class Option and US$ 100 for the Moderate Class Option.

First Class Option Rates

Departure Dates
Per person In DBL room
Per person In TRIPLE room
Single Room Suppl.
Dec 3, 24
US$ 1,345
US$ 1,295
US$ 575
2024 - Jan 21, Feb 11, 25
US$ 1,395
US$ 1,345
US$ 645
Mar 10, 24, 31
US$ 1,595
US$ 1,545
US$ 695
Apr 14, 21, 28
US$ 1,795
US$ 1,745
US$ 745
May 12, 19, 26
US$ 1,795
US$ 1,745
US$ 745
Jun 2, 9, 23
US$ 1,795
US$ 1,745
US$ 745
Jul 7, 21
US$ 1,795
US$ 1,745
US$ 745
Aug 4, 18
US$ 1,795
US$ 1,745
US$ 745
Sep 1, 15, 22, 29
US$ 1,895
US$ 1,845
US$ 745
Oct 6, 13, 27
US$ 1,895
US$ 1,845
US$ 745
Nov 10, 24
US$ 1,645
US$ 1,595
US$ 695
Dec 8, 22
US$ 1,645
US$ 1,595
US$ 695
2025 - Jan 19, Feb 9, 23
US$ 1,645
US$ 1,595
US$ 745
Mar 9, 16, 23
US$ 1,795
US$ 1,745
US$ 795

Reduced Single person Room Dates: ($400 Discount on Single Person) Limited Availability
April 21, May 19, Jun 23, Aug 18, Sep 29, Oct 27

Hotel List

First Class
Moderate Class
Movenpick Bosphorus
Melas Hotel
Divan Hotel
Park inn Radisson
Mustafa Hotel
Kaya Thermal
BW Konak

Classics of Turkey

Pre and Post Tour Accommodation Including Transfers (NET):$210 Single, $230 Double, $280 Triple Rates per night include daily breakfast and local taxes





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