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Maybe we should have named this tour "Traveller's Delight". One of our most popular, this tour will appease the seasoned traveller and the history buff alike; it covers all the essential sites of ...

Maybe we should have named this tour "Traveller's Delight". One of our most popular, this tour will appease the seasoned traveller and the history buff alike; it covers all the essential sites of Turkey.

14 Nights
Departure Day : Sunday
Start City : Istanbul
End City : Istanbul

The tour includes
- Briefing about your journey upon arrival,
- 2 nights in Selçuk to contact with local people in Tire Market,
- Goodbye Drink,
- Farewell Dinner with wine,
- Escort by a professional guide-lecturer.

Visits:
Istanbul - Troy - Çanakkale - Pergamum - Selçuk - Ephesus - Aphrodisias - Pamukkale - Sagalassos - Antalya - Konya - Cappadocia - Ankara - Bolu

http://www.turkeyvision.com/turkey/tourinfo?TourCode=TE3TD&Flight=ON

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  • CappadociaDAY 1 SAT Board your overnight flight toTurkey from USA.DAY 2 SUN Arrival in IstanbulUpon arrival, meet TurkeyVision representativeand transfer to your hotel. Attend briefing aboutyour journey at 7pm there. Dinner is on yourown.DAY 3 MON IstanbulAfter breakfast, visit the Suleymaniye Mosque(the culmination of Ottoman architecture), aswell as the Rustem Pasa Mosque with itsbeautiful Iznik (Nicea) tiles and the SpiceMarket with its exotic aromas. After lunch, visittreasure-filled Topkapi Palace (residence of theOttoman sultans from the 15th to the 19thcentury) with its terraces overlooking theMarmara Sea, the Bosphorus, and the GoldenHorn. End the day at the historic Grand Bazaar.Dinner is on your own. Overnight at hotel.• MEALS BLDAY 4 TUE IstanbulIn the morning, visit the Blue Mosque,recognizable by its six minarets. Built between1609 and 1616 for Sultan Ahmet I, the interior isdecorated with some 21,000 blue Iznik tiles.Visit the Hippodrome, where political, cultural,and athletic activities took place during Roman,Byzantine, and Ottoman times. Visit theimposing Hagia Sophia, which marked theapogee of Byzantine Emperor Justiniansreign. Thereafter there is the possibility ofan optional Cruise on the Bosphorus ($35),separating Asia from Europe andconnecting the Marmara Sea to the BlackSea. Relish the best views of the city and itshistoric monuments. Discover beautifulmarble palaces (Dolmabahce andBeylerbeyi), wooden Ottoman villas (yalis),and medieval fortresses. Lunch at aseafood restaurant along the Bosphorus.Free time in the afternoon. Dinner andovernight. • MEALS BLDDAY 5 WED Istanbul > Troy> Çanakkale (245 mi)In the morning, depart for Çanakkale.Lunch at Gallipoli Peninsula, where thedramatic battles of WWI took place.Then, cross the Strait of the Dardanelles byferry to Çanakkale. Drive to explore the siteof the ancient city of Troy, whose 3,400 yearhistory spans nine superimposedsettlements (Troy I to Troy IX). Deepen yourunderstanding of Homers epic poem, TheIliad, which immortalized King Priamsglorious city through the stories of Helen,Menelaus, Paris, Agamemnon, Achilles, andHector. Pose at a reconstruction of thelegendary Trojan Wooden Horse at theentrance to the site. Return to Çanakkale.Dinner and overnight. • MEALS BLDGalata Tower, Golden Horn & Old City, Istanbul © Izzet KeribarOne of our mostpopular tours, thiswill appeal to theseasoned traveler andthe history buff alikesince it includes allthe must-seeattractions of Turkey.Turkish Delight24 F O R M O R E U P - T O - D A T E I N F O R M A T I O N P L E A S E V I S I T W W W . T U R K E Y V I S I O N . C O MDAY 6 THU Çanakkale > Pergamum >Selçuk (260 mi) Depart for Pergamum,capital of the Attalid dynasty. After lunch,explore this ancient city where parchmentwas invented. Ride a cable car to the uppercity to take in the ruins of the Acropolis:agoras, temples, palaces, library (200,000volumes), and the foundation of the ZeusAltar (now in Berlin). Gaze in awe at thespectacular panorama from the impressivetheatre built into the steep hillside. In thelower city, visit the Asclepion, a sanctuaryand healing center dedicated to the god ofhealing, Asclepius. Lunch and continue toSelçuk. Dinner and overnight.• MEALS BLDDAY 7 FRI Ephesus After breakfast, discoverone of the world’s best places to visualize anancient Roman city. View the remains of theTemple of Artemis, one of the SevenWonders of the Ancient World. After lunch,visit also Ephesus Museum and drive toSirince Village with its old 19th centuryGreek houses which have been nicelyrestored. You will end the day by a minifashion-show which let you appreciateleather production in Turkey. Dinner andovernight at hotel. • MEALS BLDDAY 8 SAT Selçuk > Aphrodisias >Pamukkale (160 mi) Drive to Aphrodisias, theancient site dedicated to the goddess ofbeauty, love, and fertility. AppreciateAnatolia’s best-preserved stadium. At thissite which drew artisans to its school ofsculpture, enjoy the Temple of Aphrodite, theTetrapylon, and the Theater. Lunch andcontinue to Pamukkale: Admire the unreallandscape at the "Cotton Castle” ofPamukkale with its white terraces oflimestone deposited by thermal watersthrough the ages. See the ancient spa,Hierapolis, still used today. Discover thenecropolis, one of the largest cemeteries
  • (7th-13th centuries) adorned with biblicalfrescoes. At a handicraft center, learnabout the arts of rural Turkey and watch ademonstration on hand-made rugs. Tour anUnderground City. Dinner and overnight athotel (possibility of an optional dinner showwith folkloric dances: $50). • MEALS BLDDAY 13 THU Cappadocia (120 mi)In the morning, drive to Soganli Valley tovisit its rock-cut churches. Barbecue lunchin Soganli. In the afternoon, marvel at thecave-dwellings and fairy chimneys of theAvcilar Valley and the Kiliclar Valley.Take photos at Uchisar and Pigeon Valley,best vista points en route to the hotel(optional ceremony of Whirling Dervishes:($30). Dinner and overnight. • MEALS BLDDAY 14 FRI Cappadocia > Ankara> Bolu (300 mi) In the early morning, driveto Ankara, the nation’s capital since 1923.Explore The Museum of AnatolianCivilizations with its rich collection from theHittite, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk,and Ottoman periods. Visit the Mausoleumof Ataturk, the father of modern Turkey.Continue to Bolu. Dinner and overnight• MEALS BLDDAY 15 SAT Bolu > Istanbul (260 km)In the morning, drive to Istanbul. Lunchupon arrival and explore residential area ofAsian Istanbul. Ascend Camlica Hill toadmire one of the citys best panoramas.Cross the Strait of Bosphorus through thesuspension bridge to reach the Europeanside. Check-in to hotel. Free time for lastshoppings. In the evening, a goodbye drinkand farewell dinner at the hotel’srestaurant. Overnight at the hotel.• MEALS BLDDAY 16 SUN DepartureTransfer to the airport. • MEAL BF O R M O R E U P - T O - D A T E I N F O R M A T I O N P L E A S E C A L L 8 5 5 - 3 3 5 - 6 9 0 0from antiquity to the present. Dinner andovernight. • MEALS BLDDAY 9 SUN Pamukkale > Sagalassos >Antalya (209 mi) Leaving Pamukkale, travelover the Taurus Mountains to the Greco-Roman city of Sagalassos, a recentlyexcavated archeological gem. After lunch,drive to Antalya, Turkeys biggestinternational sea resort. Dinner andovernight. • MEALS BLDDAY 10 MON Perge > Aspendos (55 mi)Visit two magnificent sites: Aspendos, atreasure with the world’s best-preservedRoman Theater, and Perge, a spectacularGreco-Roman city. On the return to Antalya,discover the tradition of jewelry-making byvisiting one of the largest jewelers of Turkey.Later in the afternoon, visit Old Antalya -Kaleici and stroll through the picturesquestreets of the old port. Dinner and overnightat hotel. • MEALS BLDDAY 11 TUE Antalya > Konya >Cappadocia (350 mi) After breakfast, drive toKonya. In Konya, visit the Museum ofMevlana honoring the famous mystic poetand founder of the Sufi Order of the WhirlingDervishes. Photo-Stop at Aladin Mosque(13th c.) and Karatay Medrese’s sculpturedportail. After lunch, continue to Cappadocia.En route, stop at the SultanhaniCaravanserai, Anatolia’s largest staging postfor merchants during the Seljuk period in the13th century. Arrive in Cappadocia. Dinnerand overnight. • MEALS BLDDAY 12 WED Cappadocia (30 mi)Early in the morning, possibility to participatea Hot Air Balloon Ride over the magnificentlandscape of Cappadocia (optional: $215).After breakfast, take a full day to discoverCappadocia. Visit the Goreme Valley, anopen-air museum with rock-hewn churchesTheatre, Ephesus © Izzet KeribarEscorted tour 16 daysGUARANTEED DEPARTURES SATURDAYOperates with a minimum of 2 passengers$109Land only $1,530Air & Land $2,548per nightDEPARTURE DATESEVERY SATURDAYFrom - toPricesLANDonlyPricesAIR & LANDfrom New York$1.580 $2.598$1.580 $2.723$1.530 $2.673$1.530 $2.548$1.530 $2.673$1.580 $2.723May 18 - June 06June 07 - June 28June 29 - July 07July 08 - August 18August 24August 31 - September 21RATES Land only rates do not include international or domesticflights. Air & Land rates are based on the Turkish Airlines tariff ofOctober 2012 and are subject to change. Airport taxes are includedin our Air & Land rates. NOT INCLUDED Visits and services notmentioned in program. Insurance. Personal expenses and allbeverages. Gratuities to the guide and driver. Visa fee.International & domestic flights (except Air & land rates).FLIGHTS Please call us for more information about flight rates,airport taxes, business class upgrade, add-on rates from most U.S.cities and more.Single Supplement $615PRICES per person in double roomfromLand only from25INCLUDED • Arrival and departuretransfers. • Transportation in air-conditionedvehicles throughout. • Accommodation inshared twin rooms in stated or similar hotels.• Entrance fees to the museums.• Daily breakfast, 13 lunches, 12 dinners.• Goodbye drink on Day 15.• Wine with the dinner on Day 15.YOUR ADVANTAGES• Briefing about your journey upon arrival,• Escort by a professional guide-lecturer.• 2 nights in Selçuk to contact with localpeople • Goodbye Drink• Farewell Dinner with wineHOTELS Istanbul: Aziyade 4* or similarCanakkale: Akol Hotel 4* or similarSelcuk: Kalehan Hotel SC or similarPamukkale: Tripolis Hotel 4* or similarAntalya: Grida City Hotel 4* or similarCappadocia: Mustafa Hotel 4* or similarBolu: Koru Hotel 4* or similarPamukkaleNO HIDDEN COSTSIGHTSEEING INCLUDED PER ITINERARY