FAM Trips available

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Trips available to Egypt, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Sicily, Spain,  Tunisia, Turkey, and UAE

TURKEY - LAND ONLY
2017
8 Days
FRIDAY
departures

You will be traveling with regular passengers, but paying travel agent rates

ISTANBUL / ANKARA / CAPPADOCIA / PAMUKKALE / KONYA / KUSADASI / EPHESIS / SIRINCE / IZMIR

Day 1   Friday   Istanbul
Arrive Istanbul    WELCOME TO TURKEY !!!
You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. 
     Overnight TITANIC CITY HOTEL, Istanbul

Day 2   Saturday   Istanbul
In the morning visit Topkapi Palace which served as the home of Ottoman Sultans for 400 years, the Blue Mosque, which has six minarets and a middle dome of 109 feet and St. Sophia, originally a Christian Basilica, and a museum for all regardless of creed. 

Before returning to your hotel visit the Grand Covered Bazaar dating back to XVth century. It overs over 2,000 shops. (b)
OPTIONAL; Dinner with a Turkish show.(b)
     Overnight TITANIC CITY HOTEL, Istanbul

Day 3   Sunday   Istanbul/Ankara/Cappadocia
Depart to Ankara, the capital of Turkey and one of the fastest growing cities in the world with a history that can be dated back 3000 years. Upon arrival visit the Anatolian Civilizations Museum, which also exhibits the remains of Çatalhöyük, the Neolithic village dating back to 6500 B.C. Then visit the Mausoleum of Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey. Next destination is the mysterious Cappadocia.  (b,d) 
     Overnight DILEK CAYAHOTEL, Cappadocia

Day 4   Monday   Cappadocia
Early morning OPTIONAL Balloon tour.  Sightseeing in this unique corner of the world. Göreme Open-air Museum is full of pink, rose and white tapering columns. These tall free standing cones of stone curve and twist as if pulled from earth like taffy. Others are tall like fairy chimneys. The caves were settled in the 4th century as monasteries.  Visit some caves in cliffs to see Byzantine frescoes decorating early Christian churches.  Among them are frescoes of St. Helene, who discovered the true cross at Jerusalem and of saints slaying the dragon, symbol of ancient religion.

Lunch in a cave to taste famous pottery Kebab.  In the afternoon, first visit to Kaymakli Underground City; carved out of rock and completely self contained. More than 200 people lived on each of seven floors with the last one 250 feet underground. It is connected to Derinkuyu Underground city by six miles of tunnel. The tour of the region also includes Zelve Valley and villages of Çavusin and Avanos. (b,l)        
      Overnight DILEK KAYAHOTEL, Cappadocia

Day 5   Tuesday   Cappadocia/Pamukkale
Drive to Pamukkale, the cotton fortress, which rises above the fertile Menderes Valley. Hot mineral waters burst from the earth and cascade over steep cliffs forming pools, channels and stalactites. The therapeutic waters here were known to founders of the curecity of Hierapolis in 190 B.C.  Visit the 13th century Seljukian masterpiece, Sultanhan Caravanserai before arriving in Konya to visit the Mausoleum of Mevlana. (b,d)
     Overnight  LYKUS RIVER HOTEL, Pamukkale

Day 6   Wednesday   Pamukkale/Kusadasi/Izmir
Stroll through the ruins of ancient Hierapolis, the Roman city, and transfer to Kusadasi.  En route visit Aphrodisias, the ancient city dedicated to the goddess of love, Aphrodite.  Continue to Selcuk to visit the Temple of Artemis “one of the seven wonders of the ancient world”.  (b,d)
     Overnight KAYA THERMAL HOTEL, Izmir

Day 7   Thursday   Izmir/Ephesus/Sirince/Izmir
Visit the ruins of Ephesus, which played a major role in the development of architecture, religions, governmental and economic systems and arts. The temple of Artemis was one of the Seven Wonders of ancient world and center of pagan religion for 15 centuries. Here Marc Anthony and Cleopatra once rode in procession, St. Paul preached in the Great Theatre and in a little house outside the city the Virgin Mary spent her last days.

Lunch in nomadic tent in Selcuk. Continue to the village of Sirince where you be able to experience one of the most beautiful village in Turkey.  You will be able to do shopping and taste delicious wines of the village. (b,l,d)
     Overnight KAYA THERMAL HOTEL, Izmir

Day 8   Friday   Izmir
Transfer to the Izmir airport.

INCLUSIVE FEATURES: 
All hotels (or similar)  as per itinerary
Daily breakfast, two lunches and four dinners
All transfers and multilingual sightseeing by motor coach
All taxes and service charges

COST PER PERSON - LAND ONLY
Based on double occupancy - LOW SEASON
Travel agent from   $ 990.00 (US)
Companion   from   $1090.00 (US)

EXTENSIONS and UPGRADES are available

 

 

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