11 Days - Wonders of Turkey (1983)

Description :

Gifted with natural wonders like Göreme, and the white terraces of Pamukkale, but ancient Ephesus stands out as Turkey's finest gem.



11 Days - Wonders of Turkey (1983)

11 Days - Wonders of Turkey (1983)
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Itinerary :

Day 1 Welcome to Istanbul


Welcome to a land rich in archaeological sites, historic monuments and an enormous variety of spectacular scenery. On arrival at Istanbul Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception, and get to know each other over a pleasant evening of dinner and wine.

Hotel: Wyndham Grand Istanbul Levent
Welcome Dinner


Day 2 Istanbul & the Ottoman Empire

Visit the Blue Mosque with its beautiful tiles and the Hippodrome where Roman chariot races were held. Then visit Hagia Sophia, now a magnificent museum before continuing to Topkapi Palace, a walled city perched above the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. Move on to the Grand Bazaar. Your local expert will give you a full explanation of the time-honoured ritual of bargaining! Finally, embark upon a cruise along the Bosphorus Waterway. Travelling towards the old city from close to the Black Sea, the scenery complements the grandeur of the Ottoman palaces, old mansions and fortresses.

Hotel: Wyndham Grand Istanbul Levent
Buffet Breakfast


Day 3 To Gallipoli, Anzac Cove and across the Dardanelle Straits to Çanakkale

Drive along the shores of the Sea of Marmara to the Peninsula of Gelibolu, better known in the west as Gallipoli. Here are the battlefields where, for nine disastrous months during the Great War, Anzac troops fought unsuccessfully to gain control of the strategic Dardanelle Straits. Visit Anzac Cove and Lone Pine Cemetery. From Eceabat, a 30-minute sea crossing to Çanakkale takes you from one continent to another as you leave Europe for Asia.

Hotel: Kolin, Canakkale
Buffet Breakfast, Special-Menu Dinners or Buffet, plus Tea or Coffee


Day 4 Explore Homer’s Troy and on to Pergamon and the Port of Izmir

Drive to Homer's legendary city of Troy, where archaeological excavation has established nine levels of habitation, including the great city captured in 1200BC by means of the renowned Trojan Horse.  A huge replica of this stands beside the city's ancient walls. Continue to Pergamon, the seat of an ancient kingdom. Visit the Asklepion, one of the most famous shrines and therapeutic centres in the ancient world. Carry on to the cosmopolitan coastal city of Izmir, sited overlooking an inlet of the Aegean.

Hotel: Hilton, Izmir
Buffet Breakfast, Special-Menu Dinner, or Buffet, plus Tea or Coffee


Day 5 Travel to Ancient Ephesus and Kusadasi

En route to Ephesus, visit the Archaeological Museum at Selçuk where many of the excavated artefacts of Ephesus are displayed, and visit the House of the Virgin Mary, spectacularly situated above the Ephesus ruins. Finally, explore Ephesus itself, one of the world's finest archeological sites. Visit the colonnaded Arcadian Way, the splendid façade of the Library of Celsus and see the huge Amphitheatre. Head to the lively coastal town of Kusadasi.

Hotel: Charisma, Kusadasi
Buffet Breakfast, Special-Menu Dinner, or Buffet, plus Tea or Coffee


Day 6 Along the Maeander River to the Pools of Pamukkale

Follow the Maeander River Valley, (so full of twists and turns it gives us the word ‘meander') to Pamukkale, famous for its dazzling chalk-white array of fantastically shaped limestone terraces. See the ruins of the ancient city of Hierapolis. The rest of the day is yours to relax and enjoy your hotel's thermal pools.

Hotel: Doğa Thermal Health & Spa, Pamukkale.
Buffet Breakfast, Special-Menu Dinner, or Buffet, plus Tea or Coffee


Day 7 Journey to Konya, the Whirling Dervishes and Cappadocia

Head to Konya, the old capital of the Anatolian Seljuk Empire and home to the mystic Whirling Dervish sect. Visit the Mevlana Tekke, a museum and national monument, with its beautiful fluted turquoise dome. See the Karatay Medrese and Ince Minaret before driving across fertile plains to Avanos in the heart of Cappadocia.

Hotel: Alfina Cave Hotel, Cappadocia
Buffet Breakfast, Special-Menu Dinner, or Buffet, plus Tea or Coffee


Day 8 The Underground Cities of Cappadocia Experience

In the morning, enjoy an experience to Göreme, a region of volcanic landscapes and rock-hewn churches decorated withancient wall paintings, some of which you can see in the open-air museum. Continue to the Pasabag Valley where the scenery is dotted with mushroom shaped ‘fairy-chimneys' and troglodyte dwellings. Explore the underground city of Ozkonak. Later, visit a village house, which has been the home of a Cappadocian local for decades and experience the Turkish hospitality first hand. Enjoy dinner at the hotel followed by a colourful folklore show in an underground cave, featuring dances from different regions.

Hotel: Alfina Cave Hotel, Cappadocia
Buffet Breakfast, Highlight Dinner


Day 9 Drive to the Modern Day Capital of Ankara

Visit one of the best-preserved Seljuk caravanserais in Anatolia. Continue on to Ankara to visit the Hittite Museum and Anit Kabir, the Mausoleum of Ataturk, Turkey's greatest modern leader.

Hotel: Hilton Ankara
Buffet Breakfast, Special-Menu Dinner, or Buffet, plus Tea or Coffee


Day 10 To Istanbul


Take a scenic drive through the countryside to Istanbul. This evening, join a farewell Celebration Dinner at a colourful local restaurant! Guests joining the Mediterranean Fables Cruise option embark their cruise ship on arrival in Istanbul. The Celebration Dinner is not included for guests taking the Mediterranean Fables Cruise option.

Hotel: Wyndham Grand Istanbul Levent
Buffet Breakfast, Celebration Dinner


Day 11 Farewell Istanbul

 

After breakfast, transfer to the airport

Buffet Breakfast


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