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Historical Treasures of Turkey - 15 Days / 14 Nights

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TOUR ITINERARY

 

Day 1 : ISTANBUL – Private Tour (B)

Welcome to Istanbul . At the meeting point in the airport your guide holds a placard bearing your name or our agency name ’ALLRIGHT TRAVEL’ and meets you at the airport and transfer to your hotel.

Day 2 : ISTANBUL – Private Tour (B)

This morning your private guide will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel and you will be driven to the old city to visit Topkapi Palace with its fabulous jewellery collection, Council Hall, kitchen, its magnificent pavillions overlooking the view of Golden Horn. Then we will visit the Hagia Sophia (Divine Wisdom), the highest dome of the largest church built by Justinien in Roman era. After having lunch , we will visit Blue Mosque enriched by the beautiful Iznik tiles and walk through the ancient objects Egyptian Obelisk, Serpentine Column, Constantine Column displayed in the hippodrome . Finally we will visit the Turkish Islamic Art Museum to see the Seljouk –Otoman-Turkish art pieces.

Day 3 : ISTANBUL – Private Tour (B)

This morning we will visit Spice Market and the mosque of Rustem Pahsa very reputable with the famous turquoise tiles covering the walls and the ceiling. Next we will get on our local ferry to cruise along the strait of the Bosphorus ‘ the pearl of the city’ to witness the rich part of the life with its splendid waterfront houses and mansions.

By the end of our cruise we meet our driver in Sarıyer port to drive to Asian side for sightseeing  at the district of  “ Çamlıca Hill ” .After lunch  we drive to Beylerbeyi Palace used as a summer palace to host the guests ; Empress Eugenie of France, Joseph, the Emperor of Austria-Hungary (1869), The Crown Prince of Italia (1869) , Frederic Guillaume Charles, the Crown Prince of Prussia (1869), the Sah of Iran. which is located on the shores of Bosphorus then we drive back to our hotel .

Day 4 : ISTANBUL / BURSA – Private Tour (B,L,D)

This morning we drive to Bursa which was the first capital of Ottoman Empire in 1299. In the city firstly we will visit the beautiful Green Mosque adorned with the green Iznik tiles and  next visit Green Tomb .After lunch we will continue to visit Ulu Mosque which has the architectural characteristics of Seljuk Empire, the calligraphic drawings in the frames and the large fountain interior side of the mosque. Then we visit the  Silk bazaar ,where you can shop for the colorful turkish towels.Stay overnight in Bursa.

Day 5 : BURSA / ANKARA – Private Tour (B,L,D)

This morning after breakfast we drive to Gordion where Alexander the Great cut Gordion Knot” and conquered Asia . Gordion was the city of King Midas and also considered to be the capital of Phyrigians. After lunch, we will drive to the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations awarded as the BEST Museum in the World in 2006 where the  Neolithic cave drawings, pre-historical materials, utensils from Catalhoyuk known as the earliest city in the world. We will see thousands of objects which give us an overall picture of Hittite, Phrygian, Lydian and Urartian civilizations. Stay overnight in Ankara .

Day 6 : ANKARA / CAPPADOCIA – Private Tour (B,L,D)

After breakfast we will  drive to visit the Mausoleum of the founder of Modern Turkey , Ataturk (Turks Father) . Then we drive to Cappadocia. After our arrival we arrive in Ihlara Valley where you can visit some churches near the villagers houses and you can take a short walk with your guide along the river in the valley.Stay overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 7 : CAPPADOCIA – Private Tour (B,L,D)

Optional Tour: Hot air balloon ride in the early morning.This tour includes one hour balloon ride , a glass of champagne, transfer ,flight certificate.A hot air balloon flight is unique from all other experiences of flights because the feeling in balloon is one of peace and tranquility while floating over the rock formations in the various valleys of the splendid landscape of Cappadocia.

We will continue to discover the splendid nature of Cappadocia on the way. We arrive at the highest point of  the region to get closer to the rock caves, dwelling rooms, pigeonnaries within its special mystery.After sightseeing , we explore the rock cut houses and man-made churches in Pasabag Valley which posseses the most preserved conic rock formations in the region. After lunch, we drive to visit the Göreme Open Air Museum , as a world hearitage site where the rock cut churches, preserved frescoes- 9-13th cent.-protected by UNESCO.  As a cradle of the civilizations Cappadocia is center of the hand crafts in Turkey. Later today, you will have an opportunity to learn the techniques of the rug weaver by a local lecturer. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 8 : CAPPADOCIA - KONYA – Private Tour (B,D)

After our visit to one of the Underground cities of Cappadocia we are heading to one of the most conservative city. Lunch in Konya known as the capital of the Selcuk Empire in 1081. Then we visit the Mevlana Museum which houses the burial chamber of one of the famous mystic philosopher, Mevlana.Everytday there are new thousand of guests to visit his tomb from all over the world.Then we proceed to Karatay Museum which used to be a theological school where the most exquisite Selcuk tiles of the 13th century are exhibited. Stay overnight in Konya .

Day 9 : KONYA - ANTALYA – Private Tour (B,D)

This morning we drive to Antalya . Then we continue to  visit the most preserved Roman Theatre –Aspendos- built by Marcus Aurelius in Asia Minor . After lunch at a local restaurant we drive to Perge  which is still one of the most impressive Greco-Roman sites of Turkey . Arrive Antalya .Stay overnight in Antalya

Day 10 : ANTALYA / PAMUKKALE – Private Tour (B,L,D)

This morning we will drive to visit the ancient site of Hierapolis where the Roman theatre , the Roman temples , Roman bath are found and also we walk on the hot spring water pools called ‘Cotton Castle’ and discover the amazing structure of the land. Stay overnight in Pamukkale.

Day 11 : PAMUKKALE / KUSADASI – Private Tour (B,L,D)

This morning we will drive to Aprodisias which is so famous with the temple of the goddess Aphrodite and you will see the best samples of the Roman scultuptures in the vast land of the Roman ancient site including the stadium, theatre,agora, odeion and the basilica.After lunch in a traditional restaurant on the way, we drive to Kusadasi where our hotel is located.

Day 12 : KUSADASI / EPHESUS – Private Tour (B,L,D)

You will visit the famous Roman ancient site of Ephesus and walk on the Roman marbles to witness a Roman history in agora, odeion, Roman bath, Greco-Roman theatre, library and others..Every step takes you to relive the moments of Roman history with your Professional guide.

-          The visit of  Terrace Houses of Ephesus is also important part of the trip. You can learn the details from your guide.

After lunch, take a short walk in the village of Sirince , where you can see the wooden houses, a lovely green nature and taste some local wine.Our final stop in the day is the town of Selcuk where we will visit the Museum of Archeology.Almost all of the findings are from Ephesus , the most spectecular being two beautiful statues of Artemis Ephesis, both are dating back to the Roman era.Overnight at the hotel.

Day 13 : KUSADASI / PERGAMUM /CANAKKALE – Private Tour (B,L,D)

Today we drive to North of Kusadasi through Izmir and you will enjoy a scenic drive through the field of olive trees to visit Pergamon where  its steepest theatre in the world , the Altar of Zeus, Temple of Dionysus and the 200,000 capacity of  library, andThe Asclepieum of Pergamon are found.Then we are heading to Homer's Troy  described as the site of King Priam's Treasures. After Troy,  and  stay at our hotel in Canakkale.

Day 14 : CANAKKALE / TROY / ISTANBUL – Private Tour (B,L,D)

This morning we cross the famous Dardanelles by ferry.On the way we have our lunch and we continue to İstanbul to see Grand Bazaar where you can see many jewellery , leather , silver and kilim shops.You will have leisure time at the rest of the day!  Stay overnight in İstanbul.

Day 15 : ISTANBUL / HOME (B)

This morning you meet with your guide and pick you up from the hotel and transfer to Istanbul International Airport.

End of our services…

Prices:

PRICES AND CONDITIONS:

Package prices for your own private tour: (per person in double room, USD)

2 participants
4 participants
6 participants
8 participants
10 or more participants
$ 6,075.00
$ 4.070.00
$ 3.270.00
$ 2.910.00
$ 2.710.00

 

Includes:

PRICES OF THE PACKAGE INCLUDES:

* 14 nights accomodation at hotels mentioned above

   Hotels:

   * Sultanhan Boutique Hotel – Istanbul
   * Almira Hotel 5* -Bursa
   * Dedeman Hotel 5* -Ankara
   * Yunak Evleri Cave Hotel –Cappadocia
   * Dedeman Konya 5* / Rumi Boutique Hotel -Konya
   * Marina Residence -Antalya
   * Richmond Hotel 4+*- Pamukkale
   * Kismet Boutique Hotel –Kusadasi
   * Kolin Hotel 5* -Canakkale

* 14 breakfasts & 13 lunches & 11 dinners at hotels indicated on the itinerary with B,L,D .
* Admission fees, tax and service charges
* Complete program of tours as specified in day by day itinerary but not limited
* Services of a Professional English-speaking tour guide who is licensed by the Turkish Ministry of Tourism and an expert on Turkey's history and culture.
* Local transportation by a private chauffeur driven deluxe van with A/C
* All transfers and touring as per itinerary from arrival to departure
* VAT

 

 

 

Excludes:

PRICES OF THE PACKAGE EXCLUDES:

* Airfare of international flights and related taxes,
* Optional ballooning in Cappadocia,
* Customary end-of-tour gratuities to guide and drivers,
* Bottled beverages or alcohol,travel insurance and visas, laundry and personal items

 

Photos:

PHOTOS:

Sultanhan Boutique Hotel - Istanbul
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Almira Hotel 5* - Bursa
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Dedeman Hotel 5* - Ankara
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Yunak Evleri Cave Boutique Hotel - Cappadocia
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Dedeman Konya 5* - Konya
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Rumi Boutique Hotel - Konya
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Marina Residence - Antalya
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Richmond Hotel 4+* - Pamukkale


Kismet Boutique Hotel – Kusadasi
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Kolin Hotel 5* - Canakkale
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Optional Hotels:

OPTIONAL DELUXE HOTELS IN ISTANBUL :

In case of the request of the deluxe hotels in Istanbul shown as below, the additional cost a night per person in a double room:


* Hotel Ciragan Kempinski 5* / Istanbul : 230 USD

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* Hotel Four Seasons Sultanahmet / Istanbul : 270 USD

Private Historical Treasures of Turkey

* Hotel Four Seasons Bosphorus / Istanbul : 270 USD

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Testimonials

Barbara in Aloha, OR, 2010

Our guide was both personable and professional. He kept us informed about current events by reading to us from the local newspaper. His knowledge and interest in the history of Turkey and of world events was impressive.

Khrishna in Puyallup, WA, 2010

Selcuk read his group well and tailored his info to us.

Mary in Franklin, VA, 2010

The guide leadership skills were simply world class. Never before I had a guide like Selcuk. In addition to all pluses also great sense of humor.

Llyod in Puyallup, WA, 2010

Selcuk could not have been better. He is extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic and has a wonderful sense of humor.

Bella in Port Ludlow, WA, 2010

the guide was knowledgeable and proud of his country and was a good representative of both the agency and the country

Concetta Marilina.2010

Selcuk was simply outstanding .

Jack in Avon, MN, 2010

Selcuk is incredably knowledgeable about the art and history of the area. He has a wonderful personality. He is a born teacher who wants to share his knowledge of and pride in his country.

Donald in Tigard, OR, 2010

Selcuk was warm, humourous, up to date and had an amazing grasp of history. A real professional and really made the trip.

John in Tigard, OR, 2010

Selcuk was amazing - he knew eveything. He could answer any question anyone asked) and was always available for us. He was an excellent orator and gave wonderful intros to our stops. He would read us the highlights from Turkish newspapers every morning on the bus (and elaborate if need be on the issue). He was extremely interesting. Please make another Turkey tour so I can travel with him again!!

Susie Nebranda,2010

Selcuk was a big part of making the trip a success. Every day went smoothly.