TURKEY - ON THE TRAIL OF THE GREAT CIVILIZATIONS For more detailed program please switch over to RUSSIAN VERSION
Day 1 Depart the US for Istanbul.
Day 2 Arrive Istanbul. Transfer to hotel, lodging, time for leisure. Dinner. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3 Breakfast, followed by bus panoramic tour of Istanbul - Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, much more . Transfer to Ankara - the capital of Turkey , arrive Ankara, lodging in hotel, dinner . Overnight in Ankara.
Day 4 Breakfast . Panoramic tour of Ankara. Transfer to Hattusha - the capital of Hittite civilization, included to UNESCO World Heritage list . Visit the carved in rock sanctuary Yazilikaya.Transfer to Cappadocia , lodging in hotel , dinner. For extra charge about EUR 25 visit the dervish dances. *) Overnight in Cappadocia .
Day 5 Breakfast. Excursion to underground nine level town Kaymakli , monastery complex Gereme . Visit the unique ceramic production . Dinner. Overnight in Cappadocia
Day 6 Breakfast. Walking tour of the Mevlana religious complex , where the mausoleum of Mevlana Rumi is located ( Muslim poet and Sufi mystic ). Transfer to Pamukkale , lodging in hotel, dinner . Overnight in Pamukkale .
Day7. Breakfast. Tour of Pamukkale, visit the travertine white mountains with natural thermal pools. Extra - visit bathing areas *). Transfer to Kusadasi on the Aegean , lodging in seaside hotel. Dinner. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 8. Breakfast. Tour of Ephesus - the early christian center , visit the ruins of Artemis temple .Transfer to Pergamon. Visit the ancient library and the Trayan Temple. Transfer to Gurey on the Aegean sea , lodging in seaside hotel . Dinner. Overnight in Gurey
Day 9. Breakfast, Transfer to the famous Troy, city tour. Return to Istanbul through Dardanelles strait. Arrive Istanbul airport at about 7.00 PM
For hotel list please refer to RUSSIAN VERSION
Please note :
1. Extra night in Istanbul hotel DBL $55 p/p, SNGL $75 p/p
2. Private transfer to Istanbul airport $75 p/car ( 1-3 pax )
Tour price includes:
- All bus transfers according to the program,
- Accomodation in 3* and 4* hotels , HB
- All entrance tickets to museums according to the program,
- Russian speaking guide's services
Tour price does not include :
- Extra services and meals, marked by *)
- Tips to drivers, porters and guides .
Attention! The tour program described above is for information purposes only and may be changed for each tour date before departure . A passport with an expiration date of at least 6 months past the tour end date is mandatory. USA citizen should obtain Turkey visa by visiting www.evisa.gov.tr. Trip insurance is highly recommended. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with "The terms and conditions " of our company. Thanks!