Costsaver: Wonders of Turkey Winter 2017/18

Tour Type: CostSaver
Brochure Type: AWS Europe Asia America 1718 Costsaver

East meets West in this Turkish extravaganza exploring the Byzantine and Ottoman past of Istanbul with its colourful street markets and beautiful Blue Mosque. You'll also visit the underground city of Sarhatli, Pamukkale's cotton fortresses and the ruins of Ephesus.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • Ankara Visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilisation and Ataturk's Mausoleum
  • Cappadocia Visit Pasabagi and the Red Valley and marvel at the underground city of Sarhatli
  • Ephesus Visit the Great Theatre, Library of Celsus, Gymnasium, Temple of Hadrian and House of the Virgin Mary
  • Gallipoli See Anzac Cove, Lone Pine and Chunnuk Bair Cemeteries
  • Istanbul Sightseeing includes the Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazaar
  • Konya Visit the Mevlana Museum, home of the Whirling Dervishes
  • Pamukkale See the Cotton Castle springs and the ruins of the Roman health spa of Hierapolis
  • Pergamon Visit the Asclepion Medical Centre
  • Troy Visit the ruins of the ancient city and see the Wooden Horse
Dining Highlights
  • 10 Buffet breakfasts
  • 5 Three course dinners
First class travel Highlights
  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Daily breakfast
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Ferry across the Dardanelles from Canakkale to Eceabat
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • An expert Travel Director and separate driver
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply

Call (520) 445-6812 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13427476

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Duration
11 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1IstanbulArrive Istanbul (2 Nights): Welcome to Istanbul. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Relax after your journey. In the evening attend a trip briefing with your Travel Director and meet your fellow travellers.
Ramada Plaza City Center
Day 2IstanbulIstanbul Sightseeing: Enjoy a full day sightseeing tour including a visit to see parts of the Topkapi Palace Museum, residence of the Ottoman Sultans between 1453-1852. Visit the Hippodrome, once the centre of life where chariot racing and other public events took place. Visit the Blue Mosque built between 1609 and 1616, so-called for its blue ceramic tiles. Your last stop will be the famous Grand Bazaar, the world's largest and oldest covered market with over 60 streets. Consider joining a delicious Turkish optional dinner where local cuisine is served along with traditional belly dancing entertainment.Buffet Breakfast
Day 3AnkaraIstanbul - Ankara: This morning enjoy free time in the city or take an Optional Experience Bosphorus cruise to enjoy views of the strait that separates Asia and Europe, and visit Hagia Sophia. This church was built in the Byzantine capital during the 6th century and converted into a mosque by the Ottomans. Today it houses a museum and is known as one of the world's greatest architectural wonders. Early this afternoon depart for the capital city of Ankara for an overnight stay.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Holiday Inn Kavaklidere
Day 4CappadociaAnkara - Cappadocia (2 Nights): Visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, a historic caravanserai holding artifacts dating back 7,500 years including the most extensive and valuable collection of Hittite artifacts in the world. Visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk, the father of modern Turkey. Perhaps take an Optional Experience this evening to see a mesmerising Whirling Dervish performance with dinner at a local restaurant.Buffet Breakfast
Avrasya
Day 5CappadociaCappadocia Sightseeing: This morning visit Pasabagi and the Red Valley and later stop at a regional rug production centre to have a firsthand experience of this unique art. This afternoon you may wish to take an Optional Experience to Göreme and Avanos. Göreme, a historical region of Turkey located among unique rock formations, was first settled back in the Roman period. Many rock churches can still be seen today, as Christianity was then the prevailing religion in that region. Afterwards continue to the town of Avanos renowned for its high quality earthenware. This evening dinner will be served at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6KonyaCappadocia - Konya: This morning visit the underground city of Sarhatli, one of the many underground settlements built for protection and religious reasons. Drive to Konya and visit the famous mausoleum of the Sufi philosopher Mevlana. This was also the dervish lodge of the Mevlevi order, better known as the Whirling Dervishes. Later check-in to your hotel in Konya and enjoy dinner.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Hilton Garden Inn
Day 7PamukkaleKonya - Pamukkale: After breakfast leave Konya and travel to see the unique cotton fortress of Pamukkale with its white lime cascades formed by mineral springs. You will also get to see the ruins of the ancient Roman health spa of Hierapolis. This evening enjoy a relaxing dinner at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Richmond Thermal
Day 8IzmirPamukkale - Ephesus and St. Mary's House - Izmir: Today travel to Selçuk and tour the famous ruins of Ephesus, an important cultural centre of the ancient world and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore 2,000 year-old marble streets, view a magnificent theatre, see the Library of Celsus, a gymnasium and finally Hadrian's Temple. Then take a short drive from Ephesus to visit St. Mary's stone cottage, where it is believed Virgin Mary spent her last years accompanied by St. John. Continue to Izmir.Buffet Breakfast
Doubletree by Hilton Alsansak
Day 9CanakkaleIzmir - Pergamon - Troy - Canakkale: Visit the ancient Medical Center Asclepion in Pergamon and continue to Troy with its famous wooden horse. This town is best known for being the setting of the Trojan War as well as a place where many cities are built on top of each other. Continue to Çanakkale for the night with dinner served at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Buyuk Truva
Day 10IstanbulCanakkale - Gallipoli - Istanbul: In the morning depart for Gallipoli, the site of many WWI battles. Visit poignant Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair before returning to Istanbul. Enjoy a last night in Istanbul with your travel companions after this comprehensive trip through Turkey.Buffet Breakfast
Ramada Plaza City Center
Day 11Depart IstanbulDepart Istanbul: This morning bid a fond farewell to this wonderful city as your memorable holiday comes to an end. Transfers are available to the airport. Conditions apply.Buffet Breakfast
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
12/13/2017$1,225.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - On RequestQuote
12/27/2017$1,225.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
03/21/2018$1,225.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
Disclaimer
Shared Rooming: Room Share is available on this trip.

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