Turkey Long Package Tour #4
9Days-8Nights Turkey in Brief
Day 01 -Arrive Istanbul
Meet and greet. A short orientation tour. Then transfer to the hotel for a welcome briefing.Evening is free. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 02 - Istanbul
Discover the Byzantine and Ottoman treasures of Istanbul. Visit the Royal TOPKAPI PALACE, home of the Ottoman Sultans, the BLUE MOSQUE, unique with six minarets,The Roman HIPPODROME SQUARE and the ST.SOPHIA CHURCH which is considered One of the world’s greatest architectural marvels. Then visit the Grand Covered Bazaar With over 4,000 tiny shops.
Evening at leisure. (B)
Day 03- Istanbul -Troy -Canakkale
Drive to GALLIPOLI, through the European lands of Turkey. Cross the Dardanelles Strait by ferryboat. Visit ancient TROY; see its legendary walls and the replica of the wooden Horse. Dinner and overnight in Canakkale. (B,D)
Day 04- Pergamon -Izmir
Drive to Bergama. Visit the ACROPOLIS, the steepest theater of the ancient world, the Temple of Trojan, Library. Lunch at a local restaurant. Then visit ASCLEPION, the ancient healing center V and the RED BASILICA which is one of the Seven Churches of the Apocalypse (rev:2-12). Evening at leisure. Overnight in Izmir. (B,L)
Day 05 - Ephesus -Izmir
Leave for EPHESUS, cradle of early Christianity (rev:2-1-7). Visit the HOUSE OF THE VIRGIN MARY, the ancient Ephesus, the ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM and the TEMPLE OF DIANA which is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Return to Izmir. Evening at. leisure. Overnight in Izmir. (B,L)
Day 06- Sardes -Pamukkale
Drive to SARDES (rev:3-1-6) capital of ancient Lydia. Visit the Temple of Cybele which later became a church, the famous SYNAGOGUE from the third century, the Gymnasium and the new excavation area. See the Golden River Pactalos. Lunch en route. Proceed to Pamukkale for dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)
Day 07-Hierapolis -Aphrodisias -Antalya
Morning tour of PAMUKKALE, noted ancient spa, where pure white travertine's forms frozen waterfalls. Drive to APHRODISIAS, the city of the Goddess of Love, see the well preserved stadium.. the Odeon, the theater and the agora. Continue to Antalya for dinner and overnight. (B,D)
Full day excursion to the ancient Pamphylian, Hellenistic and Roman cities of PERGE and ASPENDOS and to the award winning ANTALYA ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM. Dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)
Transfer to Antalya Airport. End of the Tour. (B)
Full day Cappadocia visit, including Goreme Open Air Museum, Avanos the pottery making town, the natural citadel of Uchisar and the underground city of Kaymakli. Fly to Istanbul and overnight. (B,L)
Transfer to Istanbul Airport . End of the Tour (B)
Day 12-Bodrum-Marmaris 95.4 Miles
In the morning drive to Marmaris,Free time at leisure in Marmaris. Overnight in Marmaris.
Day 13-Visit Rhodes (Greek Island) 117.4 Miles
In the morning ferry to Rhodes Island ,About 09;00 am. Arrival to Rhodes at 10:30 am.As soon as Rhodes is often called "The Pearl of the Mediterranean" and is known for its natural beauty, historical, and archaeological treasures.Rhodes was an important center in the 5th to 3rd centuries BC as part of both the Roman and Byzantine empires. The Knights of St. John conquered and occupied Rhodes in 1306 and the medieval walled city is still a famous landmark in Rhodes town. Rhodes was recently declared a world cultural heritage monument by UNESCO. The fabulous climate, night life, beaches, and wealth of tourist offerings make it a great holiday destination year round.At evening return to marmaris at 17;00 pm ,then drive to Dalyan .Overnight in Dalyan, Optional tour in Rhodes.
TOUR RATES :
DBL / PP : 845 USD
SNG SUPP. 208 USD
Guaranteed Departure Dates : 20 Departure Dates
(April-15, 29),(May-13, 27),(June-10, 24),(July-08, 22),(August-05, 19) (September-02, 16, 30),(October-07, 14, 21),(November-04, 11, 25), (December-09)