ALL MINI TOURS INCLUDE OR EXLUDE THE FOLLOWING: INCLUDING • • • • • • • • • •
3 nights hotel accommodation at 4 star hotels Sightseeing as per the itinerary Roundtrip escorted transfers Daily breakfast** Transportation by A/C bus, or A/C van depending on the size of the group English speaking professional tour guide throughout the tour All Entry fees to the sites & museums Portage at hotels Tips to the hotel and restaurant staff Service charges & local taxes
EXCLUDING • • • • •
Flights Drinks and meals which are not listed at the itinerary All personal expenses Turkish Visa Fee Tips to the tour guide and driver
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Turkey Center of World History MINI STAYS
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MINI ISTANBUL STAY For Independent Travellers Who Have Limited Time 3 Nights / 4 Days Daily Departures Throughout The Year Rates Depend on the selected Hotel. Examples: 4 Days Package Rate is $349 pp ($125 SS*) with Special Class Galata Anemon Hotel 4 Days Package Rate is $529 pp ($349 SS*) with Deluxe Conrad 4 Days Package Rate is $299 pp ($99 SS*) with 3 star Sude Konak Hotel Day 01 Arrival in ISTANBUL, the only city in the world built on two continents. Transfer to your hotel. Free afternoon and overnight in ISTANBUL. Day 02 Full day HISTORICAL ISTANBUL TOUR; visit the St. SOPHIA MUSEUM (built in 6th century, once was the largest Christian Church in the world), the TOPKAPI PALACE (Imperial Residence of Ottoman Sultans, with displays of priceless World-class collections of artifacts, jewelry and rare porcelain), the BLUE MOSQUE (unique with its 6 minarets, and famous for its blue Iznik tiles), the HIPPODROME SQUARE where ancient chariot races were held, and then visit the world famous GRAND COVERED BAZAAR. Overnight in ISTANBUL. (B)
Day 01 Arrival in IZMIR, the “Pearl of the Aegean”, nestled on the side of Mt. Pagos on the shores of the bay sharing the same name. Transfer to your hotel. Free afternoon to rest (or optional Half-Day IZMIR CITY TOUR). Overnight in IZMIR. Day 02 Full day tour to the ancient city of EPHESUS. Visit the HOUSE OF THE VIRGIN MARY, and then the Basilica of St. John (who accompanied the Virgin Mary to Ephesus), the Celsus Library, the marble paved Arcadian Road, the Brothel, the Roman Baths, the Theater where St. Paul preached, the Temple of Artemis (one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World), and see the statue of Ephesian Artemis while touring the Archeological Museum of Ephesus in Selcuk. Return for overnight to IZMIR. (B,L) Day 03 Depart to PERGAMON to visit the ACROPOLIS in the city built on four terraces perched upon a hill, overlooking the Bergama Plain. Tour the “Steepest Theater of the Ancient World”. Then visit the ASCLEPION, the famous ancient medical center dedicated to Asclepion, the god of health and medicine, and the Archaeological Museum in Pergamon. Return for overnight to IZMIR. (B,L) Day 04 Free morning. Then transfer to Izmir airport per your time of departure. (B) (Create your own itinerary by combining mini tours)
Day 03 Full day BOSPHORUS & ASIA TOUR; visit the EGYPTIAN SPICE MARKET, and then embark on a BOSPHORUS BOAT TOUR viewing the beauty of the European and Asian shorelines on either side. Cross to the Asian side to visit the Camlica Hill and tour the BEYLERBEYI PALACE, the summer residence of the Ottoman Sultans with its magnificent gardens. Overnight in ISTANBUL. (B) Day 04 Transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport per your departure time. (B)
MINI ANTALYA STAY For Independent Travellers Who Have Limited Time 3 Nights / 4 Days Daily Departures Throughout The Year Rates Depend on the selected Hotel. Examples:
MINI IZMIR STAY For Independent Travellers Who Have Limited Time 3 Nights / 4 Days Daily Departures Throughout The Year Rates Depend on the selected Hotel. Examples: 4 Days Package Rate is $295 pp ($106 SS) with Special Class Izmir Anemon Hotel 4 Days Package Rate is $349 pp ($190 SS) with Deluxe Anemon Hotel 4 Days Package Rate is $419 pp ($229 SS) with Deluxe Crown Plaza or Hilton
4 Days Package Rate is $335 pp ($106SS) with Special Class Aspen Hotel 4 Days Package Rate is $429 pp ($190 SS) with 5 star Dedeman Hotel 4 Days Package Rate is $455 pp ($312 SS) with Deluxe Sheraton Voyager Hotel Day 01 Arrival in ANTALYA, the major city on the “Turquoise Coast” of Anatolia. Transfer to your hotel. Free afternoon, dinner and overnight in ANTALYA. (D) Day 02 Full day ANTALYA CITY TOUR; including visits to Hadrian’s Gate, the old Harbor, the Old City Walls, and highly praised Antalya Archaeological Museum. Then visit the ancient city of TERMESSOS and the Lower DUDEN WATERFALLS cascading over a cliff into the Mediterranean. Dinner and overnight in ANTALYA. (B,L,D)
Day 03 Full day excursion to the ancient Pamphylian cities of PERGE (which dates back to 1000 BC and where St. Paul preached his first sermon), and to ASPENDOS (with its well preserved 15,000 seat theater famous for its excellent acoustics), and SIDE (which used to be a major harbor during the Roman rule, and one of the best known classical sites on the Turkish Riviera). Then visit the MANAVGAT WATERFALLS and return to ANTALYA for dinner and overnight. (B,L,D) Day 04 Transfer to Antalya Airport per your time of departure. If time allows, we suggest you to take the optional Full-Day PHASELIS BOAT TOUR. (B)
MINI CAPPADOCIA STAY For Independent Travellers Who Have Limited Time 2 Nights / 3 Days Daily Departures Throughout The Year Rates Depend on the selected Hotel. Examples: 3 Days Package Rate is $160 pp ($70 SS) with 4 star Peri Tower 3 Days Package Rate is $190 pp ($106 SS) with 4 star Lodge 3 Days Package Rate is $240 pp ($175 SS) with Special Class Yunak Evleri Day 01 Meet at your ANKARA hotel, or upon early morning arrival of your flight at ANKARA Airport. In the morning visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations (which is housed in a restored Caravanserai), and the Mausoleum of Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey. After lunch, proceed to CAPPADOCIA, where nature has scoured surrealistic moonscape shapes, and the persecuted Christians dug underground cities and churches during the 9th century. Dinner and overnight in CAPPADOCIA. (L,D) Day 02 Full day touring in CAPPADOCIA; visit the GOREME OpenAir-Museum with its fairy chimneys and dozens of cave churches decorated with unique frescoes depicting various scenes from the Bible, the ZELVE Valley, the natural Citadel of UCHISAR, the pottery town AVANOS. Dinner and overnight in CAPPADOCIA. (Tonight you may join the optional Turkish Night Floor Show). (B,L,D) Day 03 After breakfast, visit the underground city of KAYMAKLI (built by the early Christians to evade Roman Armies). Then visit the Agzikarahan Caravanserai, from the Seljuk period, located on the Ancient Silk Road, on the way to ANKARA. Transfer to your hotel in Ankara, or to Ankara airport for your evening flight. (B,L) (Create your own itinerary by combining mini tours.)