Western Turkey Tour 2013


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One of our most popular tours, this will appeal to the seasoned traveler and the history buff alike since it includes all the must-see attractions of Turkey.

- Briefing about your journey upon arrival,
- Escort by a professional guide-lecturer.

Link: http://turkeyvision.com/turkey/tourinfo?TourCode=TE3WT

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Western Turkey Tour 2013

  1. 1. CappadociaDAY 1 SAT Board your overnight flight toTurkey from USA.DAY 2 SUN Arrival in Istanbul Upon arrival,meet with TurkeyVision representative andtransfer to your hotel. Attend briefing aboutyour journey at 7 pm. Dinner and overnight athotel.DAY 3 MON Istanbul After breakfast, 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. Lunch and 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. End the day atthe historic Grand Bazaar. Dinner is on yourown. Overnight at hotel. • MEALS BLDAY 4 TUE Istanbul > Bolu (160 mi)In the morning, visit the imposing Hagia Sophia,which marked the apogee of Byzantine EmperorJustinians reign. Thereafter there is thepossibility of an optional Cruise on theBosphorus, separating Asia from Europeand connecting the Marmara Sea to theBlack Sea. Relish the best views of the cityand its historic monuments. Lunch at aseafood restaurant along the Bosphorus. Inthe afternoon, drive to Bolu. Dinner andovernight. • MEALS BLDDAY 5 WED Bolu > Ankara > Cappadocia(300 mi) In the early morning, drive toAnkara, 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.After lunch, continue to Cappadocia. Dinnerand overnight. • MEALS BLDDAY 6 THU Cappadocia (30 mi)After breakfast, take a full day to discoverCappadocia. Visit the Goreme Valley, anopen-air museum with rock-hewn churches(7th-13th centuries) adorned with biblicalOld port, Antalya © Izzet KeribarA journey worth taking!Come and experience thevast culture, art, andhistory of Turkey.With exceptional price andvalue, this is an unbeatablecombination for thededicated traveler.Western Turkey32 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 Mfrescoes. At a handicraft center, learn aboutthe arts of rural Turkey and watch ademonstration on hand-made rugs. Tour anUnderground City. Dinner and overnight athotel. • MEALS BLDDAY 7 FRI Cappadocia (120 mi)In the morning, drive to Soganli Valley to visitits rock-cut churches. Barbecue lunch inSoganli. In the afternoon, marvel at the cave-dwellings and fairy chimneys of the AvcilarValley and the Kiliclar Valley. Take photos atUchisar and Pigeon Valley, best vista pointsen route to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.• MEALS BLDDAY 8 SAT Cappadocia > Konya > Antalya(350 mi) After breakfast, drive to Konya. Enroute, stop at the Sultanhani Caravanserai,Anatolia’s largest staging post for merchantsduring the Seljuk period in the 13th century.In Konya, visit the Museum of Mevlanahonoring the famous mystic poet and founderof the Sufi Order of the Whirling Dervishes.After lunch, continue to Antalya. Dinner andovernight. • MEALS BLDDAY 9 SUN 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 BLD
  2. 2. DEPARTURE DATESON BELOW SATURDAYSPricesLANDonlyPricesAIR & LANDfrom New York$1.580 $2.347$1.580 $2.598$1.580 $2.598$1.580 $2.723$1.580 $2.723$1.580 $2.723March 23April 20May 04October 05October 19November 02RATES 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 roomDAY 13 THU Selçuk > Pergamum >Çanakkale (260 mi) In the morning, departfor Pergamum, the capital of the Attaliddynasty. Visit this ancient city whereparchment was invented. Highlights includethe Acropolis with the ruins of the agoras,temples, palaces, the library whichcontained 200,000 volumes, the podium onwhich stood the Zeus Altar and theimpressive theatre built into the steephillside which provides a wonderfulpanorama of the surroundings. In the lowerpart of the ancient city, visit the Asclepion,a sanctuary and a healing center dedicatedto the god of healing, Asclepius. Lunch anddrive to explore the ancient city of Troywhose history covers a period of about3,400 years with nine layers of settlementsContinuation to Çanakkale. Dinner andovernight. • MEALS BLDDAY 14 FRI Çanakkale > Istanbul (210 mi)In the morning, cross the Strait of theDardanelles by ferry to Gallipoli, where thedramatic battles of WWI took place.Ponder the battlefields at the GallipoliHistorical National Park. Continue toIstanbul. Lunch en route. Dinner andovernight. • MEALS BLDDAY 15 SAT IstanbulAfter breakfast, day on leisure. You are freefor lunch and dinner. Overnight at the hotel.• MEALS BLDDAY 16 SUN DepartureTransfer to the airport. • MEALS 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 0DAY 10 MON Antalya > Sagalassos >Pamukkale (209 mi) Leaving Antalya, travelover the Taurus Mountains to the Greco-Roman city of Sagalassos, a recentlyexcavated archeological gem. After lunch,drive to Pamukkale. Dinner and overnight.• MEALS BLDDAY 11 TUE Pamukkale > Selcuk (143 mi)In the morning, 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 cemeteriesfrom antiquity to the present. After lunch,drive to Aphrodisias, the ancient sitededicated to the goddess of beauty, love,and fertility. Appreciate Anatolia’s best-preserved stadium. At this site which drewartisans to its school of sculpture, enjoy theTemple of Aphrodite, the Tetrapylon, andthe Theater. Continue to Selcuk / Kusadasi.Dinner and overnight. • MEALS BLDDAY 12 WED EphesusAfter breakfast, discover one of the world’sbest places to visualize an ancient Romancity. View the remains of the Temple ofArtemis, one of the Seven Wonders of theAncient World. After lunch, visit alsoEphesus Museum where you will discoverstatues of Artemis. You will end the day by amini fashion-show which let you appreciateleather production in Turkey. Dinner andovernight at hotel. • MEALS BLDHagia Sophia © Izzet KeribarEscorted tour 16 daysGUARANTEED DEPARTURES SATURDAYOperates with a minimum of 2 passengers$113Land only $1,580Air & Land $2,347per nightfromLand only from33INCLUDED• Arrival and departure transfers.Transportation by comfortable, air-conditionedvehicles. • Accommodation in double room inspecified hotels or similar.• Entrance fees according to the itinerary.• 15 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 11 dinners.YOUR ADVANTAGES• Departures in the best periods: Spring&Autumn• Escort by a professional guide-lecturer.HOTELSIstanbul: Klas Hotel 4* or similarBolu: Koru Hotel 4* or similarCappadocia: Yiltok Hotel 4* or similarAntalya: Khan Hotel 4* or similarPamukkale: Collossae Hotel 4* or similarSelcuk / Kusadasi: Panorama Hill SC or similarCanakkale: Akol Hotel 4* or similarNO HIDDEN COSTSIGHTSEEING INCLUDED PER ITINERARYGallipoli