12 days

Christmas Turkey

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Tour Overview

12 day Premium quality tour from $1,865

Turkey

Visiting - Istanbul, Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamum, Ephesus, Kusadasi, Pamukkale, Hierapolis, Demre, Perge, Konya, Cappadocia, Ankara

Activities - Culture, History, Archaeology

Group size - Maximum 20 guests

Original trenches - Gallipoli - Escorted Tour

Welcome to Istanbul

Day 1
Monday 19 December, 2017

Welcome to Istanbul. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours free to explore this exotic city.

Istanbul old city

Day 2
Tuesday 20 December, 2017
breakfast

Tour the city that spans both Europe and Asia visiting the Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum, Topkapi and the Hippodrome. Cruise between two continents on the stretch of water that separates Europe from Asia in the afternoon with an optional 'Half day Bosphorous cruise'.

Ancient Pergamum - Pergamum - Escorted Tour

Gallipoli battlefields

Day 3
Wednesday 21 December, 2017
breakfast & dinner

One of the most emotionally touching places in Turkey, today we visit the WWI Battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, Johnston's Jolly, original trenches and tunnels and the Nek.

Troy, Pergamum

Day 4
Thursday 22 December, 2017
breakfast & dinner

Step back in time today as we visit Troy and it's famed Trojan Horse, followed by a tour of the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. It's impressive temples, library and medical facilities made it a renowned cultural and political centre in its time.

Houses - Ephesus - Escorted Tour

Ephesus, Kusadasi

Day 5
Friday 23 December, 2017
breakfast & dinner

Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre before continuing to the former Greek village of Sirince, famous for its fruit wines. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand and what determines their value.

Pamukkale, Hierapolis

Day 6
Saturday 24 December, 2017
breakfast & dinner

This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading to the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as Travertines, in Pamukkale where we also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. Take a dip, amongst ancient columns, in the hot springs that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers.

Limestone travertines - Pamukkale - Escorted Tour

Christmas Day in Demre

Day 7
Sunday 25 December, 2017
breakfast & dinner

Today we visit Demre, home of the original St. Nicholas (aka Santa Claus), where he lived as the Bishop of the area. We visit his church and tomb before heading to Finike for Christmas Day dinner.

Perge, Aspendos, Konya

Day 8
Monday 26 December, 2017
breakfast & dinner

Tour the ancient ruins of Perge with its impressive stadium walls and Aspendos, known for one of the best preserved theatres of Asia Minor, still used today.

Achaeological Site - Perge - Escorted Tour

Konya, Cappadocia

Day 9
Tuesday 27 December, 2017
breakfast & dinner

Today we visit Konya and the Mevlana Museum before heading to the lunar landscape of Cappadocia. En-route, we stop at an ancient Silk Road Caravansary, before we trek through the beautiful Ihlara Valley. Tonight, don't miss the optional traditional Turkish folklore evening.

Underground city, Goreme

Day 10
Wednesday 28 December, 2017
breakfast & dinner

Marvel at the lunar landscape of Cappadocia with a fully guided tour of Goreme Valley, the fairy chimneys, Uchisar castle, an Underground City and more.

Mevlana Mosque - Konya - Escorted Tour

Nation's Capital Ankara

Day 11
Thursday 29 December, 2017
breakfast

Today we visit the nation's capital, Ankara, with a tour of the Mausoleum of Ataturk.

Istanbul

Day 12
Friday 30 December, 2017
breakfast

After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends and are transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

What's included

  • Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Car ferry fees between Canakkale and Eceabat
  • Tips except driver and guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Meals as shown in the itinerary

Extras

  • Suggested optional activities
  • Tips - driver and guide
  • Compulsory Travel_Insurance.asp

Please Note

  • Instead of travelling between Cappadocia and Istanbul by bus, an optional morning flight from Kayseri (Cappadocia) to Istanbul is available at extra cost. Please contact with us for a quote.

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Single Supplement Policy

Single Supplement, commonly referred to as S.S., is an extra charge applied by hotels to customers that want to have a single room.

Our tours are based on twin share accommodation. Thus on most tours a single traveller does not HAVE to purchase single supplement unless they specifically want a single room to themselves.

Single travellers that are happy to share with someone of their own sex do not need to select single supplement. On the rare occasions that there is no option but to charge for a S.S. we will advise you before completing your booking

However with pre and post tour accommodation we are unable to allocate shared accommodation and so single travellers must pay the single supplement with any pre or post tour accommodation they purchase.

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