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Interesting Istanbul
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Turkey is a nation straddling eastern Europe and western Asia with cultural connections to ancient Greek, Persian, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires. Cosmopolitan Istanbul, on the Bosphorus Strait, is home to the iconic Hagia Sophia, with its soaring dome and Christian mosaics, the massive 17th-century Blue Mosque and the circa-1460 Topkapı Palace, former home of sultans. Ankara is Turkey’s modern capital.






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Welcome to Turkey, Istanbul Airport. Meet with Glorious DMC staff and transfer to your hotel for your first night. Transfer from airport & check in to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

Pick up at 08:30am from your hotel for the full day tour of old Istanbul city.
HIPPODROME, The scene of ancient chariot races, the ancient Hippodrome, with its four monuments; the GERMAN FOUNTAIN OF WILHELM II, the OBELISK OF THEDOSIUS, the bronze SERPENTINE COLUMN and the COLUMN OF CONSTANTINE.

SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE Across from St. Sophia built in the 17th century by the architect Mehmet, this is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles.

St. SOPHIA  This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great, in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architectural marvels of all time.
 

GRAND BAZAAR(COVERED MARKET) In this labyrinth of streets and passages are more than 4000 shops with each trade having its own area; the goldsmiths’ street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as handpainted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brasware and trays, water ewers, onyxware and meerschaum pipers.

LUNCH (Drinks are extra)


LITTLE HAGIA SOPHIA MOSQUE is known as one of the oldest standing churches in Istanbul dating back to 6th century. It’s early domed-basilica architectural plan of famous Hagia Sophia which was applied here first time in the history. Temple is founded by powerful emperor Justinianos whose reign was golden age of Roman Empire and now is used as a mosque since 1497.

TOPKAPI PALACE The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries, housing an exquisite collection of precious gems, jewellery thrones of sultans, robes worn by the sultans and their families; miniatures, the Holy Mantle; CHABER OF SACRED RELICS.

(Harem is not included in the program and visit is due to extra entrance fee.)

After the tour, transfer back to your hotel. Free evening and optional Istanbul evening shows or Bosphorus dinner cruise including traditional Turkish entertainment and dinner. Overnight in Istanbul.
 

After an early breakfast, transfer to the airport to take a flight to Ankara.

Tour starts from the airport. Visit the Hittite Museum and Mausoleum of Atatürk. After lunch drive to Cappadocia, dinner & overnight

Breakfast at the hotel, morning visit to the underground city of Kaymaklı& Citadel of Uçhisar. After lunch continue with the valley of "Göreme" & open air museum. The last sites will be Paşabağ valley and Avanos. Return to hotel for dinner & overnight.

Early departure for Konya. On the way visit the 13th century Seljukian caravanserai "Sultanhan". The next stop will be Konya which is famous with Mevlana Museum and the Theological Scholl of Whirling Dervishes. Lunch enroute, drive to Pamukkale.

Breakfast and visit the ancient city of Hierapolis. The ruins of the biggest Necropolis Graveyard of the ancient world, Roman Baths, Basilica and calcium cliffs. Drive to Aphrodisias.After lunch visit the Greco-Romen settlement which is remarkably well preserved.The ancient city is dedicated to the Godess of Love,Aphrodite.Drive to Kuşadası, dinner and overnight.

After breakfast at the hotel drive to Meryemana and visit the House of Virgin Mary. Continue to Ephesus, the Romen Capital of Asia Minor. Visit the ruins of Odeon, Hercules Gate, the temple of Hadrian, the magnificent library, Agora and fantastic Greco-Roman theatre. After lunch visit the Basilica of St.John.Return to Kusadası.Free afternoon.Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Early departure for Pergamum. After lunch visit Asklepion and continue for Troy. The legendary town in the iliad of Homeros. Drive to Çanakkale, dinner and overnight

After breakfast cross the strait by ferry and drive to İstanbul along the shores of Marmara sea.

Overnight in Istanbul.

After breakfast, transfer to the airport.

Package Inclusions


    • 3nights accommodation at MercureHotel Taksim or similar in Istanbul on BB basis
    • 2 nights accommodation at Perissia Hotel or similar in Cappadocia on HB basis
    • 1 night accommodation at Lycus River Hotel or similar in Pamukkale on HB basis
    • 2nights accommodation at Royal Palace Hotel or Faustina Hotel or similar in Kusadasi on HB basis
    • 1 night accommodation at Akol Hotel or similar in Canakkale on HB basis
    • 9 breakfasts, 8 local lunches, 6 local dinners
    • English speaking guide throughout the program
    • AC deluxe coach throughout the program
    • Entrance fees of the museums and sites

Additional Information


  •  30 days or more before date of departure: 50% of total cost
  •  30 - 16 days before date of departure: 75% of total cost
  •  15 days or less before date of departure: 100% of total cost
  •  Important: The booking stands liable to be cancelled if 100% payment is not received 15 days prior to departure date and received amount will be fully  forfeited.

Package Exclusions


    • Any airfare/train tickets.

    • Any meals other than specified in inclusions.

    • Personal expenses such as tips, porterage, telephone calls, etc.

    • Surcharge will be applicable on particular events, festival & fairs.

    • Travel Insurance.

    • GST extra.

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