Classics of Turkey FAM (FOR TRAVEL PROFESSIONALS & COMPANION)

11 Days

Overview

This 11-day tour will allow you to meander through the pre-classical kingdoms that provided the foundation for later empires — Greek, Roman, Selçuk, Byzantine, and Ottoman.

Important Note:
Minimum two passengers required to operate.


Included Highlights

  • Topkapi Palace
  • Grand Bazaar, world’s largest and oldest covered market
  • Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in Ankara
  • Saratli, a hidden underground city
  • Open Air Museum of Goreme, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Hiking through the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia
  • Pamukkale the Cotton Castle
  • Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary
  • Ancient city of Troy
  • Anzac Cove at Gallipoli
  • Special dinners at restaurants

Itinerary

Istanbul | Arrival and transfer to hotel.

Istanbul | Full day tour to include: Topkapi Palace (excluding harem), Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, and the Grand Bazaar. Optional: Dinner with belly dancing entertainment ($99 per person). B

Istanbul – Ankara | This morning Optional tour of St. Sophia and Bosphorus cruise ($120 per person). Afternoon departure for Ankara Around 15:00 hrs and late arrival at Ankara. B D

Ankara – Cappadocia | Morning departure to view Hittite artifacts at the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations. Visit the Mouseleum of Ataturk, father of modern Turkey. Drive to Cappadocia, touring a 13th century caravan inn en route. Overnight in Cappadocia. B D

Cappadocia | Early Morning Optional: Balloon Tour ($299 per person). Experience of floating through volcanic valleys, fairy chimneys and caves with the sunrise of Cappadocia. After breakfast, visit Goreme, Avanos,Pasabagi, Red Valley, and have a brief regional pottery workshop in a cave. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia. B D

Cappadocia – Pamukkale | Drive to Pamukkale. En route we visit the famous mausoleum of the sufi philosopher Mevlana. Drive to Pamukkale, dinner and overnight. B D

Pamukkale – Kusadasi | Today is the day to pay an early morning visit unique Cotton Fortress, the white calcium cascades, and visit one of the first modern spa centers of the ancient world, Hierapolis. Then we drive to Kusadasi. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi. B D

Ephesus & St. Mary’s House – Kusadasi | Full day tour the famous ruins of Ephesus and St. Mary’s Cottage Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi. B D

Pergamum – Troy – Canakkale | Visit ancient Medical Center Asclepion in Pergamum, tour Troy with its famous wooden horse and continue on to Canakkale for overnight. B D

Dardanelles – Gallipoli – Istanbul | Morning departure for Gallipoli and visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery, Chunuk Bair, Kabatepe War Museum then drive to Istanbul for overnight. B

Istanbul | Return Transfer to Airport. B

Includes:

  •   3 nights in Istanbul
  •   1 night in Ankara
  •   2 nights in Cappadocia
  •   1 night in Pamukkale
  •   2 nights in Kusadasi
  •   1 night in Canakkale
  •   17 Meals: 10 breakfasts, 7 dinners
  •   Licensed guides throughout the land tours within Turkey
  •   Private air-condition transportation
  •   Luggage handling
  •   Local taxes and service charges
  •   Arrival and departure transfers at the beginning and on the last day of tour .

Excludes:

  • Personal expenses
  •   Optional tours can be purchased locally
  •   Customary tips to guide and drivers
  • Airfare

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Visitors will have to apply for an e-visa online prior to their journey, they will not be able to buy a visa on arrival at the Turkish border.

Travelers must obtain a visa online, prior to traveling to Turkey through the Turkish government website: https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/

LOW SEASON DATES DEC – MARCH, ALL OTHER DEPARTURES +$200 PER PERSON

Advertised rate is based on low season travel period, Nov, Dec & Jan.

High Season Travel Supplement: $300 per person

Important Notes, Requirements, Terms

Travel Agents:

QUALIFICATIONS: a) Travel Agent employees and affiliated Independent Contractors are welcome. a) Proof of qualification: IATAN ID Card, IATAN List, CLIA ID Card, TRUE ID b) Agents w/out ID cards may qualify with a letter signed by the Agency owner/manager. Home based agents qualify. Interline Employees and Companions qualify.

All rates are per person in double occupancy, on land only basis. One agent per room required.

Companion Supplement is $400

Non-Refundable full payment is required to book. Iata or Clia number required.

A valid US Passport with 7 months validity from the date of entry is required to travel.

International flights are not included. Please call for discounted airfares.

Cancellation: Payments are non-refundable. Unused tour features are neither refundable nor exchangeable once the tour is in progress.

HIGH SEASON CHRISTMAS / NEW YEAR

High Season Travel Supplement: $300 per person

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Visitors will have to apply for an e-visa online prior to their journey, they will not be able to buy a visa on arrival at the Turkish border.

Travelers must obtain a visa online, prior to traveling to Turkey through the Turkish government website: https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/

 

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Classics of Turkey FAM (FOR TRAVEL PROFESSIONALS & COMPANION)
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