TURKEY WINTER SPECIAL - FIXED DEPARTURE

 

        

Routing: Istanbul – Ankara – Cappadocia – Pamukkale – Kusadasi – Bursa - Istanbul

Season: Fixed Departure Oct / Nov / Dec 2014

Overview Turkey the city in two continents, on this tour discover the history & culture of ancient & mordern Turkey.  Visit the most popular attractions, ancient ruins, historical monuments & much more….                        

Day 01 - MUMBAI TO ISTANBUL

  • Arrive at Istanbul - Home for three successive empires, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman

  • Visit to Spice bazaar and enjoy some street food

  • Bosphorus Cruise - take in the sights and sounds of this legendary waterway 

  • Dinner is at an Indian restaurant

DAY 2 - ISTANBUL SIGHTSEEING

  • Full-day sightseeing tour of the Old City

  • Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, St.Sophia, Topkapi Palace

  • Dinner arranged at an Indian restaurant

DAY 3 - ISTANBUL – ANKARA   (440 KM-Around 5,5 hours)

  • Drive to Ankara which is Turkey’s capital and second largest city

  • Visit Mausoleum of Ataturk, founder of Modern Republic of Turkey

DAY 4 - ANKARA- CAPPADOCIA  (290 KM-Around 4 hours)

  • Drive to Cappadocia

  • Enroute stop at Agzikarahan Caravanserai – volcanic mountains

  • Visit to the most famous Carpet factory in the region

DAY 5 - CAPPADOCIA SIGHTSEEING

  • Visit to Kaymakli Underground City

  • Then visit Uchisar to see Pigeon Valley and Goreme Open Air Museum

  • Tour to Pasabagi & the famous Jewellery Factory to learn about Turquoise meaning Turkish Stone

DAY 6 - CAPPADOCIA – PAMUKKALE  (700 KM-Around 10 hours)

  • Drive to Pamukkale also known as Cotton Castle with its famous limestone terrace houses

  • En route stop in Konya where we visit the famous mausoleum of the sufi philosopher Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi

DAY 7 - PAMUKKALE – KUSADASI         (250 KM-Around 3,5 hours)

  • Visit  Cotton Fortress, the white calcium terrace houses

  • Later drive to Kusadasi, a nice coastal town on the Aegean part of Turkey

DAY 8 - KUSADASI- EPHESUS & ST. MARY’S HOUSE

  • Full day tour the famous ruins of Ephesus and St. Mary’s Cottage

  • Ephesus is one of the highlights of Turkey that awaits the exploring tourists 

  • Also visit the House of Virgin Mary

DAY 9 - KUSADASI –BURSA (350 KM-Around 4-4,5 hours)

  • Visit ancient Medical Center Asclepion in Pergamon

  • Continue onwards north to Bursa the  first capital of the Ottoman Empire

  • Visit Mt Uludag subject weather and road conditions and Green Mosque

DAY 10 - BURSA – ISTANBUL      (250 KM-Around 3,5  hours)

  • After breakfast, departure for Istanbul 

  • After lunch transfer to the airport for a flight back home

 

 

 
   
 

 

 

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