Travel Europe Amazing Turkey - Tour package
Istanbul / Canakkale / Pergamon / Kusadasi / Pamukkale /Konya / Cappadocia / Ankara / Bolu
.Deviation charge RM500 subject to seat availability and fare difference. **2 NIGHT STAY AT CAVE HOTEL. Turkey has a very colourful history and evidence has been found of the earliest forms of civilizations living in the lands that now are classed as part of this country.
Empires that ruled for centuries include, but are not exclusive to the Lycians, Romans, Greeks and Selcuk Dynasty. All over Turkey but specifically on the South West coast are historical sites relating back to these periods.
Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
8 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 8 Dinners, 4 Meals on Board
Upon arrival, proceed to visit the Blue Mosque, also known as Mosque of Sultan
Ahmet, which boasts a unique feature of 6 minarets. Thereafter, view the
remains of Hippodrome of Constantinople, which consists of 3 monumental columns and a fountain. After transfer to dinner and hotel check in
This morning, enjoy a leisurely drive along the coast to Canakkale, visit the
ruins of Troy. Once there, you will be greeted by a huge replica of the wooden
Trojan horse, a vivid reminder of the ancient Trojan War
Continue proceed on the ancient city of Pergamon. Tour the Acropolis, an
architectural masterpiece that is perched on the city’s highest point. Fascinating sites here include the Altar of Zeus, Temple of Athena and Temple of Trojan. Proceed to the lively coastal town of Kusadasi.
After breakfast, enjoy a memorable visit to Ephesus one of the world’s finest archaeological sites, where we visit the Arcadian Way, the splendid facade of the Library of Celsus and see the amphitheatre which is still used for concerts.Later visit the Virgin Mary stone cottage. Proceed to visit Turkish leather showroom. Continue to view the remains of the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Travel to Pamukkale (Cotton Castle). Proceed to tour the ruins of the ancient city of Hierapolis and explore Cotton Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, made up of fascinating white terraces and pools created by calcareous hot spring waters flowing down the mountain
After breakfast, proceed to Konya. Konya was the canter of the Selcuk Empire
as well as the city of Mevlana and his Whirling Dervishes. Visit
Mevlana Mosque & Tomb. After enjoy lunch in Konya, we will continue drive to
Cappadocia. Dinner & overnight in Cappadocia.
Enjoy a full-day tour of Cappadocia, which boasts a unique landscape
sculpted by the wind, sun, rain and snow. Continue to Uchisar, an old village comprising small dwellings carved into a massive rock. If time permits, you may visit one of the homes in the contemporary village. Continue with Ortahisar, which means “ the fortress in the middle” is a picturesque town built around a huge tufa rock with numerous openings. Visit Goreme Valley Open Air museum explore the moon-like landscape of this unique and ancient area. There are hundreds of chapels carved into the hillside and the frist religious colonies found here dates back to 373 AD, is truly an unforgettable experience. Explorer Kayamakli Underground City, one of the largest underground cities here, said to have existed since the Hittite period.
** Hot Air Balloon ride over the most extraordinary landscapes (subject to weather conditions) or Jeep Safari tour (at own cost ).
After breakfast, depart for Ankara, capital of Turkey. Visit Ataturk
Mausoleum, the final resting place of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, who was
regarded as the father of modern Turkey. Thereafter, proceed to Bolu for your
This morning, return to Istanbul. Upon arrival, proceed to view Hagia Sophia Museum, a must-see attraction because of its religious and architectural significance and visit Topkapi Palace, once the home of the Ottoman Empire. After which we discover the Taksim Square and Istiklal Street, most famous pedestrian street in Istanbul. You can do last minute shopping at the 500 year old Grand Bazaar, a maze of over 4,ooo stalls and shops selling leather goods, jewellery, handicrafts, ceramics, Turkish coffee and other local products