Destination : Istanbul, Turki Duration : 8 Days 7 Nights Price start from : RM 5 599 14 DEC – 23 DEC 2015 DAY 01 ISTANBUL – CANAKKALE [ MEALS : L/D ] Upon arrival, proceed to Istanbul city tour. Visit the Blue Mosque, also known as Mosque of Sultan Ahmet, which boasts a unique […]
Destination : Istanbul, Turki
Duration : 8 Days 7 Nights
Price start from : RM 5 599
14 DEC – 23 DEC 2015
DAY 01 ISTANBUL – CANAKKALE [ MEALS : L/D ]
Upon arrival, proceed to Istanbul city tour. Visit the Blue Mosque, also known as Mosque of Sultan Ahmet, which boasts a unique feature of 6 minarets. View its glorious interiors and distinctive blue tiles. Next, view the only remains of Hippodrome of Constantinople, which consist 3 monumental columns and a fountain. This is where chariot races took place in the past. Then, visit St. Sophia Church (Hagia Sophia), is a former Eastern Orthodox Church converted to a mosque and must see attraction because of its religious and architectural significance. Next, visit Topkapi Palace, once the seat of the Ottoman Empire. Presently, it is a museum palace with a wide collection of porcelain, antiques, holy relics and other treasures. Today, a ferry ride cross Marmara Sea and overnight in Canakkale.
DAY 02 CANAKKALE – KUSADASI [ MEALS : B/L/D ]
Drive to the Troy Wooden Horse at the city center. We will visit this ancient famous wooden Troy horse. Continue to Pergamon and along the way, feast your eyes on the beautiful Agean Sea view with lush olive trees and some Greek and Turkish islands. After lunch, drive to Kusadasi. Next, visit Isa Bey Mosque, one of the oldest mosque in Kusadasi. Next visit Artemis Temple which is one of the ancient seven wonders of the world. We may stop over at a Turkish Delight and Apple Tea Outlet in Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi.
DAY 03 KUSADASI – PAMUKKALE [ MEALS : B/L/D ]
After breakfast, set off for Selcuk Village and explore Ephesus Ancient City, one of the world’s most outstanding archaeological sites. You will find awesome structures such as the Library of Celsius, Hadrian Temple, Marble Street and Agora. Continue to Pamukkale and visit the ruins Ancient City of Hierapolis and explore Cotton Castle, a World Heritage site, made of fascinating white terraces and pools created by calcareous hot spring waters flowing down the mountain. Overnight in Pamukkale.
DAY 04 PAMUKKALE – KONYA – CAPPADOCIA [ MEALS : B/L/D ]
Today, travel to Konya. Photo stop in a 700 year old ancient caravanserai ( a ‘hotel’ for ancient traders and travellers on silk road). Next, visit the museum of 13th century Philosopher, Melvana Celaleddin-i Rumi, which used to be the cloister for Mevlevi Dervishes. Mevlana was a philosopher and mystic of Islam, but not a Muslim of the orthodox type. His doctrine advocates unlimited tolerance, positive reasoning, goodness, charity and awareness through love. To him and to his disciples all religions are more or less truth. Looking with the same eye on Muslim, Jew and Christian alike, his peaceful and tolerant teaching has appealed to men of all sects and creeds. Continue to Cappadocia.
DAY 05 CAPPADOCOA [ MEALS : B/L/D ]
Hot air ballooning over the charming landscape during sun rise is optional this morning time. Today, be enchanted by the Underground City of Kaymakli, once a place of refuge for 15000 Christians. Witness the ancient bedrooms, church, meeting hall and food storage rooms in this eight-storey city connected by 30km of corridors and passageways. Next, get the rare chance to experience the beauty and work of Turkey’s handmade crafts through a turkish carpet weaving course. Following this, a visit to the Pigeon Valley. Next, photo stops will be made at Uchisar “castle” village, a fantasy-land of strange and wonderful works of man and nature. Then, proceed to Avanos Pottery Village, set on the banks of the Kizilirmark (Red River). Finally, a chance to view turkish semi precious turkish turquoise (the name given by Marco Polo which means color of Turks ). Overnight in Cappadocia.
DAY 06 FREE AND EASY
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner include
DAY 07 CAPPADOCIA – ANKARA – BOLU [ MEALS : B/L/D ]
This morning, drive pass picturesqure Salt Lake and arrive to Ankara – capital of Turkey. Our Ankara sightseeing highlights include the magnificent Ataturk Mausoleum and Museum, the final resting place of Mustafa Kamal Ataturk, who regarded as the father of modern Turkey. The mausoleum features a mix of different architectural styles from various Anatolian civilization museum. Overnight in Bolu.
DAY 08 BOLU – ISTANBUL [ MEALS : B/L/D ]
After breakfast in Bolu hotel, drive to Istanbul and start the Istanbul full day city tour covers
Bosphorous Cruise trip. Here, you will be able to soak in the sights and sounds of Turkey’s Asia and
Europe sector as you cruise through this water channel that is the very beat of life in Istanbul. Witness the magnificient architecture of the buildings along the river and the interesting activities of our local people. We will get very chance of taking photo of Rumeli Castle and Anatolia Castle build by the conquerer of Istanbul in 1453. Next, visit Famous Spice Market (Egyptian Bazaar). Next visit 500-year old Grand Bazaar, a maze of over 4,000 stalls and shop selling leather goods, jewellers, handicrafts, ceramics, Turkish coffee and other local products. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 09 ISTANBUL DEPARTURE [ MEALS : B ]
You will have free and easy day before you return back to your home. Transfer to airport for your flight back home, bringing back wonderful memories and superb souvenirs from your Turkish vacation.
Air Ticket ( Return )
English Speaking Guide
AC Deluxe Transportation
Entrance fees for the museums
Parking and local taxes
Meals as per itinerary
1.5lt water during meals share for 4 pax & 0.5lt water daily perpax in the bus
Tips for portages in and out at hotels & Tips for local restaurants
Private boat arrangement for Bosphorus Cruise with the condition of 10 pax and above
Ferry transportation in between Istanbul + Canakkale
Visa expenses if required
Airport portage Services if required
Tipping Guide and Driver