CHARMING TURKEY TOUR **SMALL GROUP**

  • Duration: 13 Days / 12 Nights, departing on Mondays
  • Category: 4* and 5* Hotels with Cave Accommodation
  • Small Group Tour (2-20 passengers)
  • Nights: Istanbul (3), Assos (1), Kusadasi (2), Bodrum (1), Pamukkale (1), Konya (1), Cappadocia (2), Safranbolu (1)
  • Tour is guaranteed with a minimum of 2 passengers.
 
13 day Charming Turkey Small Group Regular Departure Coach Tour2016 Itinerary:
Day 1 Mon:     Istanbul
On arrival you will be met by our representative before transferring to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your own leisure.
 
Day 2 Tue:      Istanbul
After breakfast at the hotel, a guided tour including St. Sophia, Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome and the Grand Bazaar. Tonight we will take you to Kumkapi Gypsy district famous with its street restaurants. We will have an authentic dinner here tasting various Turkish meze & local fish. Finally we will try famous MaraƟ ice cream before returning to our hotel.The day ends with an overnight stay in Istanbul. (B,D)
 
Day 3 Wed:     Gallipoli – Canakkale – Troy – Assos
After breakfast at the hotel, depart for Gallipoli and visit Anzac Cove, the Nek, Chunuk Bair, Lone Pine and 57th regiment memorial, then cross the Dardanelles and on to Troy, site of the legendary Trojan Wars. Overnight stay in Assos. (B,D)
 
Day 4 Thu:     Pergamon – Kusadasi
After breakfast drive to Pergamon and visit Asklepion, an ancient hospital. 2 nights stay in Kusadasi. (B,D)
 
Day 5 Fri:        Ephesus – Sirince – Kusadasi
After breakfast, a short drive to visit Ephesus. Lunch in a nomadic tent in Selcuk to taste Turkish Gozleme. We continue to marvellous village of Sirince, one of Turkey’s most beautiful. You may be able to shop and taste delicious locally grown village wines. Return to Kusadasi for overnight. (B,L,D)
 
Day 6 Sat:       Bodrum
After breakfast drive to Bodrum. Upon arrival you will visit the Crusader-era Bodrum Castle containing an excellent collection of shipwrecks and their content. Then visit the Tomb of King Mausolus, Mausoleum of Halicarnassus from the 4th century BC. After the tour you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Bodrum. (B,D)
 
Day 7 Sun:     Bodrum – Pamukkale
Breakfast, then an optional half day gulet cruise is available. You will be picked up from your hotel, transferred to marina and embark to your gullet. You will sail to the Aegean Sea and have chance to visit beautiful bays. Return to the marina and then drive to Pamukkale. Overnight in Pamukkale. (B,D)
 
Day 8 Mon:     Pamukkale – Hierapolis – Konya
After breakfast, drive to Hierapolis to visit the lime cascade and the site. Then continue to Konya. Visit the monastery of the Mevlana Whirling Dervishes. Overnight Konya. (B)
 
Day 9 Tue:      Konya – Cappadocia
After breakfast drive on the ancient Silk Road, en route visit a Seljukian Caravanserai. Then continue to Cappadocia. Upon arrival you will visit Turasan, a wine factory and enjoy tasting beautiful wines of Cappadocia. Then continue to your cooking course. You will meet Turkish cuisine and learn to cook Turkish food. After the tour you will be transferred back to your hotel. 2 nights stay Cappadocia. (B,L,D)
 
Day 10 Wed:   Cappadocia
Early in the morning an optional hot air ballooning flight is available. Following breakfast a full day excursion including visits to the Kaymakli Underground City, the Open Air Museum at Goreme and the natural fortress in Uchisar. Lunch in a cave restaurant. An optional fun Turkish folklore evening is available tonight. (B,L)
 
Day 11 Thu:   Cappadocia – Ankara – Safranbolu
Morning departure for Safranbolu. En route stop in Ankara to visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk, the burial place of the national hero who founded the modern Republic of Turkey. We continue our drive and check in to Safranbolu, the UNESCO World Heritage town, which is considered as to be an open air museum. Tonight we stay at an old Ottoman mansion. (B,D)
 
Day 12 Fri:      Safranbolu – Istanbul
After breakfast visit the old town of Safranbolu where you can test a fine sample of Turkish delights then continue the drive back to Istanbul for an afternoon tour of Topkapi Palace. Overnight Istanbul. (B)
 
Day 13 Sat:     Istanbul
After breakfast transfer to the airport. (B)
 
2016 DEPARTURE DATES
-Mondays-
Per Person
in Double
Single Per Person
in Triple
April 4, 25
May 9, 23
June 6, 20
July 18
August 15
September 5, 19
October 03
AU$2,369 AU$3,169 AU$2,325

Tour Inclusions: Listed hotels with private facilities (or similar standard equivalents), listed meals (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner), professional English speaking guides, museum entrance fees, air-conditioned vehicles, luggage handling, local taxes and service charges, arrival and departure transfers from and to Ataturk Airport on first and last day of tour.

2016 Hotels (or similar): Istanbul – Arena, Assos – Nazlihan, Kusadasi – Kismet, Bodrum – Manastir, Pamukkale – Doga Thermal, Konya – Hich/Augustus Boutique, Cappadocia – Alfina (CAVE), Safranbolu – Cinci Hani/Imren Lokum

*Please note: Once early bird prices have been paid they are non-refundable.

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