8 DAYS | REDISCOVERING TURKEY

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REDISCOVERING TURKEY
8 DAYS

“THE 2ND HOLYLAND”

$1,499

Departure: JUL 28 – AUG 25 2017

ITINERARY:

29 JUL SAT / Istanbul – Canakkale – Ayvalik
Meet at the airport and transfer to the hotel for rest. After breakfast, start journey to Canakkale, take a ferry ride across Marmara Sea and continue journey to Troy, the UNESCO listed World Heritage Site, where Greek and Trojan heroes fought the Trojan War for the honor of the beautiful Helen. Also visit its legendary walls, building and famous Wooden Horse. Then transfer to Ayvalik for overnight (B, L, D)

30 JUL SUN / Canakkale – Pergamon – Kusadasi
Today drive to Pergamon, a city located on Turkey’s Aegean Coast. Visit Asklepion (the ancient medical complex hospital) this tamed ancient medical center, built in honor of Asklepios, the god of healing, was also the world’s first psychiatric hospital. The Asklepian gained in prominence under the Romans in the 2nd century A.D. but a sacred site existed prior to this as early as the 4th century B.C. Thereafter, transfer to Kusadasi for overnight. (B, L, D)

31 JUL MON / Kusadasi – Pamukkale
Morning visit one of the World Seven Wonders – The ruins of Ephesus, world’s finest archaeological sites, where we visit the Arcada way. Highlights include the Library of Celcius, the Temple of Hadrian, the Fountain of Trojan and the Theatre. We will also stop by the House of Virgin Mary (0n top of Mt. Koressos). She was believed to have soent her last years in this area. On 18 August 1961. Pope John XXII proclaimed this place to be sacred. Later, visit the Leather Fashion House and enjoy a fashion show there wirh drinks served. Transfer to Pamukkale (Cotton Castle), Visit Hierapolis, the ruins of the biggest Necropolis (graveyard) of the ancient world. Roman Baths. Basilica and calcium cliffs. Next to the Travertimes, one of the UNESCO listed World Heritage Side, a magical and spectacular natural site unique in the world famous for its fantastic white lime cascades. Tonight you may enjoy a free hot spring bath in your hotel (please bring your own swimming wear) (B, L, D)

01 AUG TUE / Pamukkale – Konya – Cappadocia
After breakfast, depart for Cappadocia via Konya. Arrive Konya for lunch and stop by to visit the Meviana Museum, home of the whirling dervish. Drive to Cappadocia and dinner in hotel (B, L, D)

02 AUG WED / Cappadocia
Optional Tour: Hot Air Balloon Riding Tour
The region known in ancient times as Cappadocia is the setting for some of nature’s most bizarre wonders. The unique and yet the strange rock formations and subterranean dwellings of Cappadocia provide unforgettable sets of experiences, memories, and photographs. Visit Underground City of Kaymakli, which built by first Christian people to protect themselves from Romans during troubled times and are linked by underground tunnels to other cities. Continue to the UNESCO listed World Heritage Site Goreme Open Air Museum, Where you can see the church in the region with its paintings, date back to the 5th century. Proceed to Uchisar Hill to have a magnificent and unrivaled view of Cappadocia, Later, visit to Pottery Workshop and Turkish Carpet Factory with drinks served. (B, L, D)

03 AUG THU / Cappadocia
After having breakfast, followed by a journey to Istabul. Overnight in Istanbul (B, L, D)

04 AUG FRI / Istanbul
After breakfast, Bosphorus cruise. And after Lunch transfer to Grand Bazaar shopping.
Overnight in Istanbul (B, L, D)

05 AUG SAT / Istanbul to home
After breakfast proceed to blue mosque for picture taking and Hagia Sophia museum, transfer to the airport. (B)

HIGHLIGHTS:
Ephesus – House of Virgin Mary, Temple of Hadrian, Library of Celcius
Cotton Castle – Pamukkale
Cappadocia Goreme Open Air Museum Underground City
Troy (Trojan Horse)
Asklepion (Pergamon)
Mevlana Museum
Hagia Sophia Blue Mosque

INCLUSIONS:
Roundtrip Economy Airfare
Hotel Accommodation
8 breakfasts, 7 local lunches. 7 dinners
Professional English speaking guide throughout the program
Entrance fees of the museums and sites
2 Bottle waters everyday for each guest
Tips to Hotels and Restaurants
All Parking Fees and Highway tolls
Local Taxes and current VAT
TRAVEL INSURANCE

EXCLUSIONS:
Visa fee – Tipping
Any Personal Expenses
Other Meals not Specified
Others Which are not specified

Booking Conditions:
Non Refundable / Non Transferrable deposit of USD 500 upon booking
Full Cancellation will be applied to any cancellation made 3 weeks before departure
If the group fall below 15, your travel agent has the right to cancel or reschedule the tour otherwise a supplement may apply.
*Minimum 15 Adult passengers to run this tour

For more info:
Call us at: (02) 426 1948
Email us at: info@smartway-travel.com or sales@smartway-travel.com

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