10 days / 9 nights

Magic Carpet Tour

Inclusions

meals
accomodation
activities
transfer
sightseeing

Themes

Honeymoon
Adventure
Family
Summer

Snapshot

Ankara - Atatürk's Mausoleum Ephesus - UNESCO Heritage site Gallipoli - Chunuk Bair - New Zealand Memorial Gallipoli - Lone Pine - Australian Memorial Gallipoli Battlefields Tour Göreme Open Air museum Istanbul - Hippodrome Istanbul - St. Sophia Museum Konya - Mevlana Museum Pamukkale - Hierapolis Sirince - Village Sultanhani Caravansary Cappadocia - Kaymakli - Underground City Gallipoli - ANZAC Cove Gallipoli - Johnson's Jolly - original tunnels Gallipoli - The Nek - original trenches Göreme - UNESCO Heritage site Istanbul - Blue Mosque Istanbul - Old City - UNESCO Heritage site Istanbul - Topkapi Palace Pamukkale - Calcium Travertines - UNESCO Heritage site Pergamum - UNESCO Heritage site Site of the Temple of Artemis Troy - UNESCO Heritage site

Inclusions

Inbound Transfer - Istanbul New Istanbul Airport (IST) Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) Outbound Transfer - Istanbul New Istanbul Airport (IST) Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle Car ferry fees between Canakkale and Eceabat Tips except driver and guide Entrance fees 
9 nights - accommodation. 
- 2 nightsBoutiqueIstanbulLalahan Hotel / Port Bosphorus Hotel / Sirkeci Mansion Hotel
- 1 nightSpecial ClassÇanakkaleMD Barbaros Hotel
- 2 nightsBoutiqueKuşadasıIlayda Avantgarde Hotel
- 1 night4 starPamukkaleColossae Thermal Hotel
- 2 nightsBoutiqueCappadociaElevres Stone House Hotel
- 1 nightBoutiqueIstanbulLalahan Hotel / Port Bosphorus Hotel / Sirkeci Mansion Hotel 
9 Breakfasts, 6 Dinners

Exclusions

Suggested optional activities Tips - driver and guide Compulsory Travel Insurance

Itinerary

Day 1
Saturday Istanbul
Welcome to Istanbul. You will transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours, free to explore Istanbul. Overnight Istanbul
Day 2
Sunday Istanbul Old City
After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome. Cruise between two continents on the stretch of water that separates Europe from Asia in the afternoon with an optional 'Half day Bosphorous cruise'. Overnight Istanbul
Day 3
Monday Gallipoli Battlefields
One of the most emotionally touching places in Turkey, today we visit the WW1 Battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, The Nek, Johnston's Jolly, original trenches and tunnels. Overnight Çanakkale
Day 4
Tuesday Troy, Acropolis of Pergamum
This morning, step back in time as we visit Troy, home of the famed Trojan Horse and then tour the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples and library made Pergamum a renowned cultural and political centre in its time. Overnight Kuşadası
Day 5
Wednesday Ephesus, Kusadasi
Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre before continuing to the former Greek village of Sirince, famous for its fruit wines. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand and what determines their value. Overnight Kuşadası
Day 6
Thursday Pamukkale, Hierapolis
This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading to the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as Travertines, in Pamukkale where we also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. Take a dip, amongst ancient columns, in the hot springs that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers. Overnight Pamukkale
Day 7
Friday Silk Road, Konya
Today we travel the ancient Silk Road visiting Sultanhani Caravansary and the Mevlana museum in Konya along the way. Tonight, don't miss the optional traditional Turkish folklore evening! Overnight Cappadocia
Day 8
Saturday Cappadocia, Goreme, Underground City
Marvel at the lunar landscape of Cappadocia today as we visit the Goreme Valley Open Air Museum and the fairy chimneys, and explore the many levels of an underground city. Overnight Cappadocia
Day 9
Sunday Ankara
Early morning departure to the nation's capital, Ankara where we visit Anitkabir, mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, before returning to Istanbul. Overnight Istanbul
Day 10
Monday Istanbul
After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends and are transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

Accomodations

1 STAR
Colossae Thermal Hotel, Elevres Stone House Hotel, Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel, Lalahan Hotel, MD Barbaros Hotel, Sirkeci Mansion Hotel or similar
4 STAR
Port Bosphorus Hotel or similar

Policies

Please Note: 1. Group Size : Minimum Group Size of 2. 2. Age : Minimum Age of 8. Whilst there is no Maximum Age set it is assumed the customer is fit enough to take part in the activity or tour. Health documents may be requested. 3. Single travellers are obliged to pay Single Supplement and will have the hotel room to themselves. 4. 2019 Itinerary changes - Previously this tour travelled from Ephesus through Bursa to Istanbul. o/n Istanbul. End of tour - Now it will travel from Ephesus to Canakkale visiting Pergamum & Troy along the way, o/n Canakkale. Gallipoli tour and onto Istanbul. o/n Istanbul. End of tour - As such it is now 1 extra day longer 11 days.

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