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12 DAYS SPECIAL CHRISTMAS TOUR

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Tour Start Date:   19th of December 2017   Tour End Date:   30th December 2017

TravelShop Turkey Tour Prices - Per Person

Triple Room:  from Euro 739.00   Single Room:  from Euro 1029.00

TOUR ROUTE:
Istanbul - Gallipoli - Troy - Pergamon - Kusadasi - Ephesus - Pamukkale - Antalya - Konya - Cappadocia - Ankara - Istanbul

TOUR SUMMARY:
We are proud to offer you a Great programme with Great prices for Christmas Celebrations in Turkey. We are offering you the best touristic Destinations of Turkey, the best and foremost museums of our country with informative and experienced guides, comfortable cars, Great breakfasts, lunches and dinners. We will also have some surprises for you during our tours. Special gift box for all of our guests. To have fun, travel around and meet with new people, do not miss out our special programme for Christmas.
 
Christmas and New Year Istanbul
 

12 DAYS SPECIAL CHRISTMAS TOUR ITINERARY:

Day 1 - Istanbul - Arrival Day
(Dinner included)
Meet at the airport Transfer to your hotel. You will be given your room key and the rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.

There are two airports in Istanbul. Istanbul Ataturk airport is 20 km away from city center and Sabiha Gokcen airport is 55 km away from city center. Transfer from Ataturk airport to your hotel is included, if you arrive to Sabiha Gokcen airport please contact us for transfer rates.

Day 2 - Istanbul City Tour
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
Pick up at 08:30am from your hotel for the a day tour of old Istanbul city.
Visit to TOPKAPI PALACE The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of cyrstal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed. SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. HIPPODROME Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. Lunch break at 13:00pm after the lunch Murtis Tour will then take you to the SPICE BAZAAR (Egyptian Bazaar) The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spiceThe rest of the evening is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 3 - Gallipoli Tour
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
07:30am we depart for Gallipoli to visit the battle fields. Two hours later we will give you 20 minutes for relax in a restaurant area. We arrive Gallipoli around 12:00am and we have lunch break, relax a little bit and then depart for the battle fields. Visit Gabatepe Museum. Start visiting the fields with Ariburnu Cemetery and Anzac Cove because these are the places where the war had started. Then Beach Cemetery, Shrapnel Valley and Plugges Plateau. After the tour drive to your hotel. Overnight in Canakkale.

Day 4 - Troy Tour - Pergamon - Kusadasi
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
We depart at 08:30 and driving 30 minutes for to Troy. Visit the famous archeological and mythological site of Troy, home of the Trojan Horse and Helen of Troy. After Troy tour, 3 hour drive to Pergamon. Lunch break around 13:00pm and after the lunch depart for tour of the magnificent acropolis of Pergamon. Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political centre at that times. Bergamon is a famous city for its jewellery, stones and silver. So on the way, we will visit a jewellery center for 30 minutes. Arrival to Kusadasi around 18:00pm. Overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 5 - Kusadasi - Ephesus Tour - Turkish Village Sirince
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
08:30 Departure from hotel fully guided tour of Ephesus, one of the best preserved ancient sites in the world en - route, visiting the Temple of Artemis, Curetes street, famous Roman baths, Celsus Library, Grand theatre and House of the Virgin Mary. Lunch break around 13:00pm. After the lunch, we will visit a place which continues to perform one of the oldest arts of Turkey; a carpet weaving centre. After Lunch we will do a Turkish Village Tour. Sirinces construction style today belongs to Anatolian Greeks. The houses on the slope are all Orginal with their white paints. Sirince Village also has a fantastic reputation for making some of the best wines in Turkey - especially fruit wines. We will visit the vineyards and it is time to learn how to make fruit wine with Turkish wine makers. In the evening you will be tested about your knowledge of making fruit wine. On the way we will visit one of the famous leather production centers of the region, where you will have the opportunity to get a good factory rate. On this guided tour, you will avoid the constant nagging and sometimes bullying that is well known in the markets of Turkey. Enabling you to enjoy the shopping experience whilst gaining the knowledge of the ancient craftsmen Overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 6 - Kusadasi - Pamukkale Tour
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
At 08:30 we depart for Pamukkale. We will check at the hotel around 12.00 and we have a lunch break until 13.30. Afterwards we shall visit the calcium terraces of Pamukkale (cotton castle) and the ruins of Hierapolis, then walk around this natural phenomenon and have the option of lying in the waters of the natural springs. Overnight in Pamukkale

Day 7 - Pamukkale to Antalya
(Breakfast and Dinner included)
After breakfast, at 10:00m we depart for Antalya. After 2 hour we will have coffee break, After coffee break then continue to Antalya. Your hotel in Antalya will be All inclusive concept which means that you can take soft drinks and alcoholic drinks during to meals. Overnight in Antalya

Day 8 - Antalya Old City Tour and Waterfalls
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
After breakfast at 08:30 am drive to Antalya old City ( Kaleiši ) Marina, Clock Tower, Hadrian's Gate, Broken Minaret, Hidirlik Tower: Kaleici is a small historic part of Antalyas modern city, also known as the Old City of Antalya. In history it was once the sprawling modern Roman town, then the Byzantine Empire, then Seljuks, and finally the Ottoman Turkish town. The Hadrian's Gate (or Hadrianus Gate or The Three Gates is a triumphal arch which was built in the name of the Roman emperor Hadrian. Antalya's broken wonder is the Broken Minaret of the Korkut Mosque, which itself was built originally as a Roman temple in the 2nd century AD, and thus did not have a minaret at all. Hidirlik Tower is a landmark tower of tawny stone in Antalya, Turkey, where Kaleiši meets Karaalioglu Park. It is believed to be built in Hellenistic era on a square plan and later turned into circular tower in 2nd century AD and was either used as a fortification or a lighthouse in the past. we have lunch than depart for Duden waterfalls. All the streams of the region aim at finding their way into the Mediterranean and they pour down the slopes of the Taurus, sometimes overland sometimes underground and reaching their destination, result in lovely waterfalls, of which there are more than twenty. After tour come back to hotel and rest of day is yours.. Enjoy your dinner with all inclusive drinks at the hotel.
Overnight in Antalya.

Day 9 - Antalya - Konya - Cappadocia
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
After breakfast early in the morning at 08:00 drive to Konya. 2.5 hour later we have break for coffee and after some rest drive to Konya for lunch at 13:00pm and after the lunch visit the imposing green - tiled Mausoleum of Mevlana, the mystic founder of the Sufi sect (Whirling Dervishes). After the Konya Mevlana tour drive to Cappadocia. Arrival to Cappadocia around 18:30pm and check into your hotel. If you wish to join our optional activity of Ballooning for tomorrow, please contact with your guide and register because it will take place early the next morning. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 10 - Cappadocia Tour with Underground City and Goreme Open Air Museum
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
You will be picked up approximatley 09:30 We will drive you to Derinkuyu underground city, one of the best preserved and deepest Underground cities in Cappadocia.Derinkuyu Underground city is 55 meters deep and 8 levels open to visitors, then visit to Uchisar Castle, the highest point of Cappadocia. After Uchisar, you visit Goreme Open Air Museum, the Heart of Cappadocia. Goreme Open Air Museum is famous for frescoes dating to 10th century describing the life of Jesus Christ and monks. Next stop is Cavusin, which is an abandoned village with old cave Greek houses. After Cavusin you go to the restaurant in Avanos to have lunch. After lunch, you visit a pottery work shop, to see how to make potteries. Then you go Pasabagi where you can see three - headed fairy chimneys. After Pasabagi you visit another workshop to see Cappadocian handwoven carpets and kilims. Next stop is Devrent Valley, which is also called Imagination Valley, where you can see natural rock formations looking like animals. Then you head to a wineshop in Urgup for wine tasting. Last stop is Three Beauties, three beautiful fairy chimneys with their hats, which is the symbol of Cappadocia. This tour will end approximately 18:00 and you will be returned back to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 11 - Cappadocia to Ankara City Tour - Istanbul
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
We depart at 8:00am for Ankara during the trip (4 hours distance). On the way, we will stop at Salt Lake, wich it is a natural salt lake and the second biggest lake in Turkey. Arrival to Ankara around 12:30 and we have lunch break. After the lunch, Visit Ataturk Museum at the Ataturk Mausoleum. (Ataturk is the founder of the modern Turkey). Then depart for Istanbul and after 2.5 hour we will have coffee break in a restaurant area. After the break, 2, 5 hour drive to Istanbul. Arrival to Istanbul around 19:00pm. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 12 - Istanbul - End of the Tour
(Breakfast included)
After breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer back to Istanbul Ataturk airport. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we look forward to seeing you in the future on another TravelShop Turkey tour. Have a safe trip back home and thanks for choosing TravelShop Turkey.



3 DAYS NEW YEAR TOUR IN ISTANBUL INCLUDES:
  • Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk airport
  • 1 Christmas Gift Box
  • 3 nights hotel in Istanbul
  • 1 night hotel in Canakkale
  • 2 nights in Kusadasi
  • 1 night in Pamukkale
  • 2 nights in Antalya with All inclusive concept
  • 2 nights in Cappadocia
  • 11 open buffet breakfasts
  • 10 lunches
  • 11 dinners
  • Guided Istanbul city tour
  • Guided Gallipoli tour
  • Guided Troy tour
  • Guided Acropolis of Pergamon tour
  • Guided Ephesus tour
  • Guided Pamukkale and Hierapolis tour
  • Guided Antalya Old City tour with waterfalls
  • Guided Konya tour
  • Guided Cappadocia Tour with Underground City and Goreme Open Air Museum
  • Guided Ankara tour
  • Transportation in a fully air - conditioned, non - smoking coach
  • Professional English - speaking tour guides
  • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • Return airport transfer

Please Note: Hagia Sophia is open on every day, Topkapi Palace closed on tuesdays, Grand Bazaar closed on sundays.

TOUR EXCLUDES:
  • International flights
  • Personal expenses: Lunches, extras at hotel or additional meals
  • Tipping: Tips for guides and drivers
  • Insurance: All types
12 DAYS SPECIAL CHRISTMAS TOUR
REGULAR TOUR PRICES IN EURO:
Room Type Triple Room Shared Double Single Room
5 star hotels €  739.00 €  769.00 €  1029.00

5 STAR HOTELS LIST
Istanbul: 5 Star Elite World Hotel Taksim
Canakkale: Grand Anzac Boutique Hotel
Kusadasi: 5 Star Charisma Hotel
Pamukkale: 5 Star Colossae Hotel
Antalya: 5 Star Spice Hotel & Spa
Cappadocia: Luxury Gamirasu Cave Hotel

OPTIONAL TOURS SPECIAL FOR 10TH ANNIVERSARY
Istanbul
1001 Nights Dinner Show Euro: 30.00 Per Person
Bosphorus Dinner Cruise Euro: 35.00 Per Person

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