Wonders of Turkey (Preview 2019)

About Istanbul, Turkey


Highlights


Additional Included Highlights

  • Troy: View the huge reconstructed Trojan Horse. Selçuk: Visit the Archaeological museum housing many of the artifacts from Ephesus. Konya: See the Karatay Medrese and Ince Minaret. Anatolia: Visit a well preserved Seljuk Caravanserai. Cappadocia: Visit a Turkish Carpet centre. Avanos: Learn about pottery making. Istanbul: Visit the Hippodrome, see the Bosphorous and the Golden Horn
  • Then you are given a complete guide on how to haggle in the Grand Bazaar. Scenic Drives: Sea of Marmara, Peninusula of Gelibolu, Maeander River Valley, Urgup

Authentic Dining

  • Istanbul: Toast the culmination of your travels with a lively Celebration Dinner at a local restaurant.
  • Cappadocia: After dinner, enjoy a spectacular Sema performance of Whirling Dervishes at a 13th century Seljuk Caravanserai.
  • Dining Summary:: 10 Breakfasts (BB), 6 Dinners (D) and 3 Dinners with Wine (DW) all with tea or coffee.

Insight Experiences

  • Istanbul: Visit the Blue Mosque and explore Hagia Sophia. With your Local Expert, gain an insight into the lives of the Ottoman Sultans during a private tour of the fabulous Topkapi Palace. Later, enjoy a relaxing cruise past Ottoman palaces, old mansions and fortresses.
  • Gallipoli: Pay your respects at Anzac Cove and Lone Pine Cemetery.
  • Konya: Accompanied by your Local Expert, visit the beautiful Mevlana Tekke museum for an insight into the mystic Whirling Dervishes.
  • Cappadocia: A Cappadocian local who has lived in the city for decades, invites you into their home. Take the opportunity to learn more about their life.
  • Göreme: With your Local Expert, explore the underground cities, rock-cut churches, fairy-tale chimneys and the Pasabag Valley.

Signature and Highlight Hotels

  • Canakkale: The modern Kolin Hotel is located near the city centre and is right on the shores of the Dardanelles Straits. Facilities include a fitness center, Turkish bath, sauna, jacuzzis and pools.
  • Izmir: The Swissotel Buyuk Efes, Izmir is centrally located, offering spacious, comfortable rooms and luxury facilities.
  • Kusadasi: Enjoy stunning views of the Aegean Sea from the Charisma De Luxe Hotel. Facilities include a Turkish bath, sauna, indoor pool, fitness suite and massage center.
  • Cappadocia: At the Alfina Hotel Cappadocia, experience troglodyte life in a cave room with all the amenities of modern accommodation.

Top Rated Highlights

  • Dardanelles: Enjoy a short voyage between continents from Europe to Asia.
  • Gallipoli: Pay your respects at Anzac Cove and Lone Pine Cemetery.
  • Pergamon: Led by your Local Expert, visit Asklepion, one of the most famous shrines and therapeutic centres of the ancient world.
  • Troy: Visit this ancient sight fables to have been destroyed over love.
  • Ephesus: Discover one of the world’s finest ancient sites. Led by your Local Expert, walk the Arcadian Way, see the Library of Celsus and Amphitheatre and visit the House of the Virgin Mary.
  • Pamukkale: See the cascading Cotton Castle of milky white travertine pools and the ancient ruin of Hierapolis.
  • Ankara: Discover the mysterious Hittite civilisation and visit the Mausoleum of Atatürk.
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