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12 DAYS HOP ON HOP OFF BUS TOUR

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Tour Start Date:   Available every day
This tour is bookable by single traveller - group not necessary

TravelShop Turkey Tour Prices - Per Person

Triple Room:  from Euro 1218.00   Single Room:  from Euro 1516.00

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

12 DAYS HOP ON HOP OFF BUS TOUR SUMMARY:


Welcome to Turkey! If you are looking for something special and extraordinary then look no further. The best tour in Turkey, Enjoy first class service and guided transportation through the historical and picturesque sites of Istanbul, battlefields of Gallipoli, the Trojan Horse of Troy, Pergamon offers one of the Seven Churches of St John from the Bible before reaching the ancient city of Ephesus, the white calcium hot pools of Pamukkale, beautiful views of the Mediterranean coast in Antalya, Konya Mevlana before seeing the underground cities of Cappadoccia and the Capital of Turkey Ankara.
 
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12 DAYS HOP ON HOP OFF BUS TOUR ITINERARY:

Day 1 - Istanbul - Arrival Day
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 included)
Pick up at 08:30am from your hotel for the a day tour of old Istanbul city.
Visit to 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. 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 GRAND COVERED BAZAAR In this labyrinth of streets and passages are more then 4, 000 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, brassware and trays, water ewers, onyx - ware and meerschaum pipes. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Please Note: Hagia Sophia is open on every day, Topkapi Palace closed on tuesdays, Grand Bazaar closed on sundays. If your tour is on one of these days we would offer you to visit Underground Cistern instead of Topkapi palace museum, instead of Grand Baazar you will visit Spice Bazaar.

Day 3 - Istanbul Boshorus Cruise& Shopping Tour
(Breakfast included)
After breakfast at 08:30am we depart for Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise. A traditional excursion by boat along the waterway seperating Europe and Asia.The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion you will pass the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace, and further along, the parks and imperial pavillions of Yildiz Palace. On the coastal edge of this park, is Ciragan Palace, 300 meters of is marble facade faces the shore. At Ortakoy a great variety of artists gather every Sunday to display their work along the street. Ortakoy is a symbol of tolerance with a church, a mosque and a synagogue existing side by side for centuries.RUMELI FORTRESS Built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452 prior to the conquest of Istanbul, was completed in only four months to control and protect Bosphorus. It is one of the most beautiful works of military architecture anywhere in the world. BEYLERBEYI PALAS (from the boat)The summer residence of ottoman sultans whit its orginalfurnuture and magnificent gardens with the Harem on the Asian. BOSPHORUS BRIDGE unique change to step from one continent (Asia) to another (Europe) CAMLICA HILL the highest point in Istanbul. at the top of it you can rest and admire the magnificent panorama of Istanbul and the bosphours from the beautiful gardens, landscaped in traditional style. SHOPPING POSSIBILITY AT BEDESTEN Exhebition the traditional silk weaving girls at the carpet weaving courses autohorised by The Ministry of national education Possibility to see jewellery, handscraftscentre and leatherware show. Free time providend for shopping. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 4 - Istanbul to Gallipoli Tour
(Breakfast, local lunch and local dinner included)
06:30am 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. Dinner and Overnight in Canakkale.

Day 5 - Troy Tour - Pergamon - Kusadasi
(Breakfast, local lunch and local 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. Dinner and Overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 6 - Kusadasi - Ephesus Tour - Turkish Village Sirince
(Breakfast, local lunch and local 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. Dinner and Overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 7 - Kusadasi - Pamukkale Tour
(Breakfast, local lunch and local dinner included)
At 08:00 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. Dinner and Overnight in Pamukkale

Day 8 - Pamukkale to Antalya by local bus
(Breakfast and dinner included)
Today, from Pamukkale to Antalya, we may use luxury public bus. This service is door to door, we pick you up from your hotel and drop you to Denizli bus station and again we pick you up from bus station in Antalya and drop you to your hotel in Antalya. Tea, coffee, snacks and TV are available on the buses. We will also have one break on the way after 2,5 hours. Only 5 hours drive to Antalya. Overnight in Antalya.

Day 9 - Antalya Aspendos and Perge Tour
(Breakfast, local lunch and local dinner included)
After breakfast we will depart for Perge and Aspendos.
PERGE: According to the geographer Strabon. Perge has been founded by Akhas who came down here after the Trojan wars. Perge was first mentioned in 334 BC when Alexander the Great passed through here. In the following years, Perge went under the control of Pergamon when the Kingdom of Pergamon became a part of the Roman city. In the first and the second centuries BC, Perge became one of the richest towns in Pamphylia. Therefore it is not a surprise that St. Paul started his campaign in Anatolia from Perge in 46 AD. After Perge, we will depart for Aspendos. Lunch break on the way.
ASPENDOS: The eastern land of Antalya was called Pamphylia in ancient times. Aspendos (Belkis) lies 47 km east of Antalya in the Pamphylian plain. In 486 BC, Greeks and Persians had a great battle here (Greeks won, they didn't stay for long). During the reign of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (161-80 AD) Aspendos got its theatre, which is the best preserved of all. It was built by Romansand maintained by Byzantines and Seljuks. The ruins of the ancient city are extensive and include a stadium, an agora, and a basilica. Dinner and overnight in Antalya.

Day 10 - Antalya to Cappadocia by Flight
(Breakfast and local dinner included)
After breakfast, 12:00 hrs check out and free time till departure. Then we depart for Antalya airport for our domestic flight to Cappadocia. Transfer from Kayseri airport to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore Cappadocia. Dinner and Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 11 - Cappadocia Tour
(Breakfast, local lunch and local dinner included)
Today we will get to know the Cappadocia region, a volcanic area in which the geological formation started 10 million years ago. As a result of these formations phallic like pillars have come to life. The beautiful horse country Katpatuka, (as the Persians called her) is an unbelievable strip of land, enchanting and mysterious. Cappadocia region is also famous for its arts, including ceramic and carpets. You will be picked up approximatley 09:30 from your hotel to join our regular tour. Tour starts with 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. Dinner and overnight Cappadocia.

Day 12 - Cappadocia to Istanbul - End of Tour
(Breakfast included)
After breakfast you will have free time shopping in Cappadocia. Then we depart for Kayseri airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul and then back to home. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in the future in one of our tours again. Have a nice trip back home and thanks for choosing TravelShop Turkey.



12 DAYS HOP ON HOP OFF BUS TOUR INCLUDES:
  • All Airport transfer mention in site the Itinerary
  • Domestic flight from Antalya to Cappadocia
  • Domestic flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul
  • 3 nights hotel in Istanbul
  • 1 night hotel in Canakkale
  • 2 nights in Kusadasi
  • 1 night in Pamukkale
  • 2 nights in Antalya
  • 2 nights in Cappadocia
  • 11 open buffet breakfasts
  • 6 local lunches during tours
  • 8 local dinners at hotels
  • Guided Istanbul city tour
  • Guided Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise
  • Guided Gallipoli tour
  • Guided Troy tour
  • Guided Acropolis of Pergamon tour
  • Guided Ephesus tour
  • Guided Pamukkale and Hierapolis tour
  • Guided Antalya Apendos&Perge tour
  • Guided Cappadocia tour with Goreme Air Museum
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
  • Professional English-speaking tour guides
  • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary

TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:
  • International flights
  • Insurance: All types
  • Turkey entry visa
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned at the included section

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



12 DAYS HOP ON HOP OF BUS
REGULAR SUMMER PRICES IN EURO:
Summer Season: from 10.03. - 10.11.
Room Type Triple Room Shared Double Single Room
4 star hotels €  1218.00 €  1258.00 €  1516.00
5 star hotels €  1434.00 €  1540.00 €  1959.00


12 DAYS HOP ON HOP OF BUS
REGULAR WINTER PRICES IN EURO:
Winter Season: from 11.11. - 11.03.
Room Type Triple Room Shared Double Single Room
4 star hotels €  1112.00 €  1140.00 €  1293.00
5 star hotels €  1316.00 €  1246.00 €  1500.00


If there are more than 4 travellers, we can provide you a special discounted price. We have special rates for private tours if you are interested in doing your tour on private basis. Please contact us for requests and more information.

If you are a travel agency or tour operator, please register at our agency section for special B2B rates.


4 STAR HOTELS LIST
ISTANBUL:
4 STAR FERONYA HOTEL
CANAKKALE:
4 STAR IRIS HOTEL
KUSADASI:
4 STAR MARINA HOTEL
PAMUKKALE:
4 STAR TRIPOLIS HOTEL
ANTALYA:
4 STAR BEST WESTERN PLUS KHAN HOTEL
CAPPADOCIA:
4 STAR TASSARAY HOTEL


5 STAR HOTELS LIST
ISTANBUL:
5 STAR BARCELORE ERESIN TOPKAPI HOTEL
CANAKKALE:
5 STAR KOLIN HOTEL
KUSADASI:
5 STAR CHARIRSMA HOTEL
PAMUKKALE:
5 STAR COLOSSAE HOTEL
ANTALYA:
5 STAR THE MARMARA HOTEL
CAPPADOCIA:
GAMIRASU CAVE HOTEL

If this hotel list is not available at the time of your booking then we will arrange similar hotels. If you prefer a different category hotel, there might be an additional cost.

OPTIONAL TOURS
Istanbul
1001 Nights Dinner Show Transfer included
Bosphorus Dinner Cruise Transfer included
Kusadasi
Skydiving Ephesus Transfer included
Daily Turkish Bath Transfer included
Cappadocia
Daily Whirling Dervishes Transfer included
Hot Air Ballooning Transfer included

What are the discounts for children?
Under 2 years of age, your child will travel free of charge by land. Flight ticket insurance cost will be 20 Euro only.
Children under 6 years of age are charged at 50% of a full priced adult tour in Istanbul.
Children 7-11 years of age are charged at 75% of a full priced adult tour in Istanbul.
Children above 11 years are full priced adult fares.
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