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Geo 19 Highlights of Turkey GW

Geo 19 Highlights of Turkey GW

Discover the coastal highlights of Turkey through the Aegean and the Mediterranian coast, visiting important mythological sites…
(Istanbul, Canakkale, Kusadasi, Pamukkale, Antalya) Guaranteed Departures on Thursdays ! (Please check availabilities in advance)

Thursday Fly / Istanbul (-)
Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to your hotel – check-in time is 1400 hours. In the evening welcome briefing by our tour representative. Overnight in Istanbul.

Friday Istanbul (B)
After breakfast, depart for a full-day sightseeing tour of the Sultanahmet district at the heart of old Istanbul. Visit St. Sophia (On Mondays replaced by the Chora Church), built by Emperor Justinian in the 6th century AD, this church is one of the marvels of world architecture. Its massive dome dominates the skyline of old Istanbul. Next, visit the Blue Mosque, which owes its name to the exquisite tiles adorning its interior. Dating from the 17th century, it is the only imperial mosque with six minarets. Walk through the Hippodrome, the stadium of the ancient Byzantium that once held 100,000 spectators and featured objects from all corners of the empire. After lunch visit the Topkapi Palace, home of the Ottoman Sultans. Finish the tour a the Grand Bazaar, the commercial heart of the old city with 4,000 shops full of treasures – including carpets and kilims, silks, jewellery, ceramics, icons and leather goods. Wandering through the Grand Bazaar, you may want to indulge in some shopping, Ottoman style. Overnight in Istanbul.

Saturday Gallipoli/ Dardanelles/ Canakkale (B/D)
Morning departure for Gallipoli and visit Anzac Cove ,Chunuk Bair Lone pine cemetery and Gabate War Museum then across the Dardanelles to Canakkale for overnight.

Sunday Troy / Pergammum / Kusadasi (B/D)
Visit Troy with its famous wooden horse, tour Pergamum and continue on to Kusadasi for overnight.

Monday Ephesus and St. Mary’s House / Kusadasi (B/D)
After breakfast visit the ruins of Ephesus, which played a major role in the development of architecture, religion, governmental and economic systems and arts. The temple of Artemis was one of the Seven Wonders of ancient world and centre of pagan religion for 15 centuries. Here Marc Anthony and Cleopatra once rode in procession, St. Paul preached in the Great Theatre and in a little house outside the city the Virgin Mary spent her last days.
Afternoon Optional: tour of Sardis or Sirince..

Tuesday Kusadasi / Pamukkale (B/D)
Drive through fertile valleys to Pamukkale (white lime cascades) visit Hierapolis and enjoy the thermal pools of our hotel . Overnight in Pamukkale.

Wednesday Pamukkale / Perge / Antalya (B/D)
Morning drive to Antalya, arrival at noon. Upon arrival, pay a visit to the ancient city of Perge. Later Enjoy a relaxed afternoon by the Mediterranean coast (B,D)

Thursday Antalya (B/D)
Today is a free day with choices of Optional tours such as Phaselis ,a coastal ancient cith or a lazy yacht cruise along turquise cost of the Mediterranean.

Friday Antalya / Istanbul (B)
After breakfast, free time until checkout (latest check-out time is 1200 hours). Then transfer to the airport to board flight to your next destination via Istanbul.

Inclusions
* 8 nights accommodation
* 8 breakfasts
* 6 dinners as per itinerary
* Return airport transfesrs on SIC basis
* The tours as per itinerary with English speaking guidance on SIC basis
* Entrances
* Tips and portrage at hotel

Exclusions
* Flights
* Personal expenses
* Drinks at meals
* Tips to the driver and the guide

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