12 days / 11 nights

Magic Explorer Tour

Inclusions

meals
accomodation
activities
transfer
sightseeing

Themes

Honeymoon
Adventure
Family
Summer

Snapshot

Arsemia Cappadocia - Kaymakli - Underground City Gallipoli - ANZAC Cove Gallipoli - Johnson's Jolly - original tunnels Gallipoli - The Nek - original trenches Gaziantep - Mosaic Museum Göreme - UNESCO Heritage site Harran Istanbul - Hippodrome Istanbul - St. Sophia Museum Kahramanmaraş Karatay Caravansaray Mt. Nemrut - Ancient Site Pamukkale - Hierapolis Sanliurfa - Mevlid-i Halil Mosque Severus (Cendere) Bridge Site of the Temple of Artemis Troy - UNESCO Heritage site Ataturk Dam Ephesus - UNESCO Heritage site Gallipoli - Chunuk Bair - New Zealand Memorial Gallipoli - Lone Pine - Australian Memorial Gallipoli Battlefields Tour Göbekli Tepe Göreme Open Air museum Istanbul - Blue Mosque Istanbul - Old City - UNESCO Heritage site Istanbul - Topkapi Palace Karakuş Tümülüsü Konya - Mevlana Museum Pamukkale - Calcium Travertines - UNESCO Heritage site Pergamum - UNESCO Heritage site Sanliurfa (Urfa) Sirince - Village Sultanhani Caravansary

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 Domestic flight between Gaziantep and Istanbul and transfers Entrance fees 
12 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
- 3 nightsBoutiqueCappadociaElevres Stone House Hotel
- 1 night4 starAdiyamanNemrut Kervansaray Hotel
- 1 night4 starSanliurfa (Urfa)Hotel Harran
- 1 nightBoutiqueIstanbulLalahan Hotel / Port Bosphorus Hotel / Sirkeci Mansion Hotel 
12 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 8 Dinners

Exclusions

Suggested optional activities Tips - driver and guide Compulsory Travel Insurance

Itinerary

Day 1
Saturday Istanbul
Welcome to Istanbul! You will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours, free to explore. 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 Galipoli 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 Pergamon. Its impressive temples and library made Pergamon 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 Mt Nemrut, Karatay Caravansaray, Kahramanmaras
Departure in the morning from Cappadocia, we we cross the Tekir plateau towards Adiyaman and Mt Nemrut. Along the way our first stop will be the Seljuk Karatay Caravansaray. The next stop will be Pinarbasi for a short tea break than onto Kahramanmaras which produces Turkey's best ice cream! From here we pass through Adiyaman and visit Arsemia, once the capital of the Commagene Kingdom, before continuing to the ancient Severus (Cendere) Bridge and the Karakus Tumulus where members of the royal family were buried. This evening we will go to Mt Nemrut, ascend the mountain, watch the magical sunrise over the plateau, and visit the massive ancient rock statues. After the sunset we return to Adiyaman. Overnight Adiyaman
Day 10
Monday Gobekli Tepe, Sanliurfa, Harran
Today we drive to Sanliurfa, visiting Ataturk Dam, Turkey's largest, along. After short break we drive to Gobekli Tepe, predating Stonehenge by some 6,000 years, some believe it is the site of the world's oldest temple. Lunch will be in Sanliurfa and after lunch we visit the Harran, a village of Mud-Brick "beehive" houses mentioned in the book of Genesis where Abraham spend last years of his life. we will visit the ruins of Harran including city walls, oldest Islamic university and the castle dated to eighteen century. We then drive back to Sanliurfa where we will stay and you will have chance to see Mevlid-i Halil Mosque, where you can see the Prophet Abraham Cave and the Pools of the Holy Carp surrounding it, then wander around oriental covered bazaar. Overnight Sanliurfa (Urfa)
Day 11
Tuesday Gaziantep, Istanbul
Departure from Sanliurfa for Gaziantep where you can see the famous Mosaic Museum, the largest in the world and home to the famous 'Gypsy Girl' mosaic. This museum exhibits superb mosaics discovered at the roman site of Belkis - Zeugma before Birecik Dam flooded most of the site. After lunch, we catch a flight to Istanbul from Gaziantep airport. Overnight Istanbul
Day 12
Wednesday 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
Any 3 Star or 4 Star, Colossae Thermal Hotel, Elevres Stone House Hotel, Hotel Harran, Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel, MD Barbaros Hotel, Port Bophorus 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. Domestic flight times may vary due to various circumstances 5. You will need to have your passport handy at check-in for any domestic flights

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Starting From
2012

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