- TOUR DETAILS
SPLENDOURS of TURKEY TOUR
06 Nights / 07 Days
Day 01 (Sun):
In the morning visit to the Anatolian Civilizations Museum at which numerous remnants from Stone Age, Neolithic Age, Hittites, Urartians, Phrygians and many others are on display; Mausoleum of Ataturk, the burial place of the national hero who founded modern Republic of Turkey. Then continue on to Cappadocia and overnight (L, D).
Day 02 (Mon):
Optional balloon tour. Meet at the hotel lobby in the morning and visit to Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy-chimneys. Drive to Pasabagi (Monk's Valley) to see the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles. Drive to Avanos which is known for the pottery, a craft dating back to the Hittite period. The red clay which is worked by local craftsmen comes from the residue in the Kizilirmak River, the longest river of Turkey. In the afternoon, visit Goreme Open Air Museum (Dark Church is excluded; entrance requires additional admission fee) to visit the churches where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years. Various panoramic viewpoints of castles and fairy chimneys such as Esentepe for Goreme valley, Uchisar and its castle, Pigeon Valley. Then to Kaymakli (or Ozkonak) Underground City, the place where early Christians hid from persecutors. Returning to the hotel (B, L, D)
Day 03 (Tue):
Depart for Antalya. On the way visit to the 13th century Seljukian masterpiece Sultanhan Caravanserai and arrival in Konya. Visit to the Mausoleum of Mevlana, the world-wide famous mystic figure. Then continue on to Antalya and overnight. Overnight in Antalya (B, L, D).
Day 04 (Wed):
Departure in the morning and visit to Perge, the place where most of the statues that are on display in Antalya Museum were unearthed and then proceed to Aspendos that bears one of the best preserved Roman theatres in Anatolia. At leisure in the afternoon (B, L, D).
Day 05 (Thu):
Drive to Pamukkale to visit the ruins of Hierapolis including the magnificently preserved cemetery, "Necropolis", the Main Street and Gates, the Thermal Baths and the Roman Theatre. Overnight Pamukkale (B, L, D).
Day 06 (Fri):
Depart to tour Aphrodisias, the city of Aphrodite; visit the Museum, the Temple of Aphrodite, the Theatre, the Stadium, the Agora, the Hadrian Baths, the Odeon, and the Bishop's Palace. Proceed to the hotel in Kusadasi for overnight (B, L, D).
Day 07 (Sat):
Morning tour to Ephesus area with Ephesus Antique City, impressive structures we will see include the Library of Celsus, Temple of Hadrian, Theatre and Odeon. (Hillside Houses are excluded; entrance requires additional admission fee), one of the most popular ancient sites of Turkey with many acres of carefully excavated ruins. We also visit the House of the Virgin Mary and Church of St. John. Time for shopping. Transfer to Kusadasi or Izmir airport. End of our services (B, L).
|NAME OF THE HOTEL|
|Dilek Kaya Hotel|
|Crown Plaza Hotel|
|Pam Thermal Hotel|
|Sundays except on|
|Dec 19 - Mar 12|
|* This tour operates with|
|If Booked on|
|06 - 09 person|
|* No lunches are inclusive|
|on our PRIVATE tours|
|Per Person in|
|Per Person in|
Our Rates Include:
* Deluxe and superior class hotels with private facilities
* Meals where indicated (B: Breakfast L: Lunch D: Dinner)
* English speaking licensed guides throughout the tour
* Private air-conditioned vehicle the size of which depends on the number of the participants
* Admission fees as per designated itinerary
* Luggage handling
* Local taxes and service charges
* Arrival and departure transfers – only – on the arrival and departure days
Our Rates Exclude:
* Personal expenses
* Optional tours
* Customary tips to the guides and drivers
* Anything that is not designated as “inclusive”
* Lunches on PRIVATE tours