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Our Turkey tours & vacation packages are designed to create the perfect experience for the visitors to Turkey. We believe in a personal, ''hands on'' approach that makes any group outing a blast! Our finger is always on Turkey’s ever changing pulse & this is how we are consistently able to create the perfect holiday experience for couples, families, small groups & individual travelers to Turkey. Independent travel packages are often the best way to see the the main highlights of a country & immerse yourself in it's culture. Our exclusive Turkey travel programs are carefully designed to exceed your expectations. Small group tours will also ensure that your holiday benefits the destination & local people.

 

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DUE TO THE CONFLICT IN SYRIA THIS TRAVEL PACKAGE IS NON OPERATIONAL

Day 01 : Arrival Istanbul

Arrival to Istanbul Airport & meet for transfer on to the hotel. Rest of the day is then at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 02 : Istanbul
After breakfast, a visit to Topkapi Palace, the main residence of the Ottoman Sultans. Then ancient Hippodrome, once the sporting ground of chariots & political riots. After a lunch break, visit Hagia Sophia Museum, once the largest church in the world for 1000 years. Then visit the Blue Mosque, designed with 6 delicate minarets & a striking blue Iznik tiled interior. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 03 : Istanbul
We head to explore the bustling Egyptian Spice Market of 17th century origin. Next we take a ferry up Istanbul's winding Bosphorus strait. After a lunch break back on shore, we will visit the Dolmabahce Palace, the 19th century lavish Ottoman residence on the Bosphorus. Some free time at the picturesque fishermen's village of Ortakoy before returning back to hotel.

Day 04 : Istanbul / Cappadocia
Early morning flight from Istanbul Ataturk airport to Kayseri. Arrival & transfer to Goreme. After check in & relaxation, we will begin to explore with Devrent Valley. Next, visit Pasabag also known as Monk's Valley, followed by a short drive to Avanos, famous for its clay pottery. After a lunch break there, we then proceed to Goreme Open Air Museum, featuring the most impressive of all rock carved churches in Cappadocia. Overnight in Goreme.

Day 05 / Cappadocia
After breakfast we start our day with a gentle hike in Red Valley, through orchards & vineyards, fairy chimneys & rock-carved houses. After a short drive we then visit Derinkuyu Underground City where an entire community of Christians lived in a system of subterranean caves & tunnels. Afterwards a short hike through the green Ihlara Valley along the stream. Stop in Belisirma village for lunch & then on to Selime for a panoramic view.

Day 06 : Cappadocia / Ephesus / Kusadasi
Transfer to Kayseri Airport for Izmir flight. Transfer to hotel. Today we visit the Ancient City of Ephesus which is among the best places in the world enabling one to genuinely 'soak in' the atmosphere of Roman times. After lunch, we depart to visit the House of Virgin Mary where she is said to be brought here by St. John & have spent the last of her days. The tour also includes a visit to the remains of Artemis Temple. Overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 07 : Pamukkale / Istanbul
After breakfast, hotel check out & we will drive to Pamukkale. Pamukkale or "Cotton Castle", is famous for its white lime cascades rise over 300 feet above the ground, with hot, mineral-enriched waters flowing down through the pools & rock formations. Nearby is the ancient Roman health spa of Hierapolis, famous for its hot baths, theater, agora & remarkable necropolis. After Pamukkale, you will be transferred to Izmir Airport for Istanbul flight. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 08 : Istanbul / Damascus (Syria)
Transfer to Ataturk airport, afternoon flight to Damascus. On arrival transfer to your hotel with evening at leisure. Overnight in Damascus.

Day 09 : Damascus
Damascus is splendid city of a glorious past. Explore the national museum, the folklore museum, the tomb of Saladin & the straight street of Damascus are to be visited before lunch. This afternoon is an easy visit to the Christian quarter where St. Ananias saw the vision of God who ordered him to cure St. Paul out of his blindness. Free time to do shopping in the souq of Hamdieh. At the end of the day we drive over Qasioun Mountain to overlook Damascus. Back to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 10 : Palymra / Damascus
Today continue your drive through the famous Syrian Desert to Palmyra, the city of a thousand column. We explore the temple of god Bel, the museum, the viarecta, the tombs, the theater, the Agora, the monumental arch, Zanobia bath & Diocletian camp. Lunch to be included in a local restaurant. Driving back to Damascus for overnight stay.

Day 11 : Damascus / Bosra / Cairo (Egypt)
We depart Damascus southward to visit Bosra, one of the ten prominent Roman cities. We start the visit at the Roman gate of the wind & we walk to the underground market, the lantern gate, the Islamic castle, the Roman theater, the water reservoir, the Nabatean gate, the Byzantine cathedral & the church of the nostorian monk Bahira who met Prophet Mohammed & predicated his prophetic mission. Transfer to airport for flight to Cairo Egypt. Transfer to hotel upon arrival, overnight in Cairo.

Day 12 : Cairo
Meeting your tour guide at hotel lobby & start sightseeing with a visit to Memphis, ancient capital of Egypt dating from 3100 BC which contains the beautiful representation of King Ramsis II through his colossal statue. Then proceed to Sakkara to see the world famous Step Pyramid of King Zoser, the oldest known of Egypt's 107 Pyramids. At the Pyramids area, visit the Three Pyramids built for Pharaohs Cheops, Chephren & Mycerinus on the Giza Plateau & the mysterious Sphinx. Return to Cairo with the evening at leisure. Optional : Nile Dinner Cruise. Overnight in Cairo.

Day 13 : Cairo
After breakfast you will be picked up from your hotel to visit the Egyptian Museum, which features artifacts from the Pharaonic period. Over 250,000 overwhelming artifacts are presented, including an exhibit dedicated to Tutankhamen collection of treasure, gold & jewelry which was enclosed in his tomb for over 3,500 years before it was discovered in the 1920s when his tomb was excavated. Then proceed to visit Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque & Citadel of Salah El Din. Head to Old Cairo to visit the Hanging Church, Abu Sirga Church & Synagogue. Overnight in Cairo.

Day 14 : Cairo
Free day at leisure. Overnight Cairo.

Day 15 : Cairo Departure
Breakfast, check out & as per your international flight time transfer on to Cairo Airport for homebound flight.
 
 
Duration:
14nights/15days
Transport:
Flight & coach
Highlights:
Istanbul, Goreme, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Damascus, Palymra, Bosra, Cairo, Giza
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Small group &/or private option
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Budget/Comfort/Deluxe or combination of either hotels
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All year-round
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