Istanbul - Old City Tour- Aya Sofya (St Sophia)- Blue Mosque- Topkapi Palace- Hippodrome Gallipoli - Battlefields Tour- ANZAC Cove- Lone Pine - Australian Memorial- Johnson's - The Nek - original trenches- Chunuk Bair - New Zealand Memorial Troy – Tour-Bergama - Pergamum Tour-Ephesus - Site of the Temple of Artemis-Ephesus – Tour-Sirince – Village-Pamukkale - Calcium Travertines-Pamukkale - Hieropolis Tour Aphrodisias – Tour-Kayakoy - Greek Village-Antalya - Aspendos Tour-Antalya - Manavgat Waterfalls-Konya - Mevlana Museum-Cappadocia - Sultanhani Caravansary- Open Air Museum- Uchisar Citadel- Underground City Tour- Ihlara Valley Ankara - Atatürk's Mausoleum
TOUR CODE Flying Carpet Tour 15 Day
DEPART FROM Istanbul to Istanbul
PICKUP LOCATION Istanbul Airport
HIGLIHGTS Istanbul - Old City Tour- Aya Sofya (St Sophia)- Blue Mosque- Topkapi Palace- Hippodrome Gallipoli - Battlefields Tour- ANZAC Cove- Lone Pine - Australian Memorial- Johnson's - The Nek - original trenches- Chunuk Bair - New Zealand Memorial Troy – Tour-Bergama - Pergamum Tour-Ephesus - Site of the Temple of Artemis-Ephesus – Tour-Sirince – Village-Pamukkale - Calcium Travertines-Pamukkale - Hieropolis Tour Aphrodisias – Tour-Kayakoy - Greek Village-Antalya - Aspendos Tour-Antalya - Manavgat Waterfalls-Konya - Mevlana Museum-Cappadocia - Sultanhani Caravansary- Open Air Museum- Uchisar Citadel- Underground City Tour- Ihlara Valley Ankara - Atatürk's Mausoleum
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Flying Carpet Comfort - 15 days
 
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 at your own pace. 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, the Aya Sofya, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome. Overnight Istanbul (B)
 Day 3  Monday          Gallipoli Battlefields
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 Canakkale (B, D)
 Day 4  Tuesday          Troy, Acropolis of Pergamum
Step back in time today as we visit Troy and its famed Trojan Horse, followed by a tour of the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political centre in its time. Overnight Kusadasi (B, D)
 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 Kusadasi (B, D)
 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 (B, D)
 Day 7  Friday Aphrodisias, Fethiye
Today we drive south towards the Mediterranean coast, visiting the ancient site of Aphrodisias along the way. Overnight Fethiye (B)
 Day 8  Saturday         Fethiye
Today you have the option to relax on a day cruise around the 12 Islands of Fethiye or experience one of Turkey’s highlights on an optional day tour to Saklikent Gorge, Turkey’s longest and deepest canyon. Overnight Fethiye (B)
 Day 9  Sunday           Kayakoy, Antalya
Relaxing morning, before a late afternoon drive to the resort town of Antalya visiting the deserted Greek village of Kayakoy on the way. Overnight Antalya (B, D)
 Day 10  Monday          Aspendos, Manavgat Waterfalls
Today, we will visit famous theatre at Aspendos which is known for one of the best preserved theatres of Asia Minor, still used today. Then we will visit Manavgat Waterfalls for a pleasant resting spot. Overnight Antalya (B, D)
 Day 11 Tuesday          Konya, Cappadocia
Early departure for Cappadocia, stopping en-route to visit Konya and the mausoleum of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi with its accompanying museum. This afternoon we also stop to visit Sultanhani Caravansary, the largest in Anatolia. Overnight Cappadocia (B, D)
 Day 12  Wednesday     Goreme, Uchisar Castle
Marvel at the lunar landscape with a fully guided tour of Goreme Valley, the fairy chimneys, Uchisar castle and more. Tonight, don't miss the optional traditional Turkish folklore evening!
Overnight Cappadocia (B, D)
 Day 13 Thursday         Ihlara Valley, Underground City
Today we trek through the wildly beautiful Ihlara Valley and explore the many levels of an underground city. Overnight Cappadocia (B, D)
 Day 14   Friday 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 (B)
(Optional morning flight to Istanbul from Kayseri, Cappadocia)
 Day 15  Saturday         Istanbul
After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends and are transferred to the airport for your onward flight. (B)

Tour includes
Inbound Airport Transfer - Istanbul - Atatürk Airport (IST)
OR Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
Outbound Airport Transfer - Istanbul - Atatürk Airport (IST)
OR Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
Tips except driver and guide
Entrance fees
14 nights - accommodation.
2 nights 4 star Antalya Best Western Khan Hotel-1 night 4 star Çanakkale Büyük Truva Hotel-3 nights Boutique Cave Cappadocia Blue Valley Hotel-2 nights 4 star Fethiye Hotel Marina Vista -3 nights 4 star Istanbul Tryp by Wyndam -2 nights 4 star Kuşadası Grand Blue Sky -1 night 5 star Pamukkale Colossae Thermal Hotel
14 Breakfasts, 9 Dinners
 
Tour does not include
Suggested optional activities
Tips – driver and guide

Prices
01 May 2014 to 31 Oct 2014
Per Person in twin share accommodation Cost   1,199 Eur
Single Supl.      480 Eur

Tour Departure Date
 
May  2014; 03-17-31    June 2014; 14-28  July 2014; 12-26  August  2014; 09-23
September 2014; 06-20 October 2014 ; 04-18
 
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